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  • Tragic Props and Cognitive Functionby Colleen Chaston

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    With its focus on 'reasoning through imagery' this book applies aspects of cognitive psychology to a study of key tragic props in order to draw connections between visual imagery and the spectators' intellectual experience of ancient Greek tragedy. more...

  • The Dance of the Musesby A. P. David

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 109.99

    This book develops an authentic and at the same time revolutionary musical analysis of ancient Greek poetry. It departs from the abstract metrical analyses of the past in that it conceives the rhythmic and harmonic elements of poetry as integral to the whole expression, and decisive in the interpretation of its meaning. David offers a thoroughgoing... more...

  • Bühnenmord und Botenberichtby Dorothea Zeppezauer

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 112.00

    Murder and manslaughter, eye gouging, suicide, human sacrifice - Greek tragedy is full of horrible acts which disturb and fascinate, but are never directly presented on stage. But how are they presented? Which means and forms did poets use to present the invisible in such a way on stage that it would not lose its harrowing effect? The book analyzes... more...

  • The Muse at Playby Jan Kwapisz; Mikolaj Szymanski; David Petrain

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    Riddles and other word games are widespread in classical literature and played a crucial role in shaping Greek and Roman cultural discourses, yet few efforts have been made to treat them in all their variety and complexity. This volume, the fruit of a conference held in May 2011 by the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of Warsaw, gathers... more...

  • Gyspsy and Travellers Talesby Alexander J. Thompson

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2011; US$ 5.82

    From some of the families from My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.  An entertaining and amusing look at a collection of true short stories, from the lives of the families of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Follow us as we get involved in everything from missing out on a small fortune, twice, to being moved on by the authorities, written exactly as it happens. Comedy,... more...

  • Lustspiele IIIby

    De Gruyter 1986; US$ 224.00

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  • Paianby Lutz Käppel

    De Gruyter 1992; US$ 225.00

    Paian: Studien Zur Geschichte Einer Gattung (Untersuchungen Zur Antiken Literatur Und Geschichte) more...

  • Martial und das antike Epigrammby Niklas Holzberg

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 23.01

    Das Epigramm, ein kurzes Sinn- oder Spottgedicht, war eine beliebte Literaturgattung in der Antike. Der bedeutendste römische Vertreter, Martial (ca. 40 n.Chr. - 103/04 n.Chr.), hat weit mehr als 1000 Epigramme verfasst. Geizige, Angeber, Diebe, eifersüchtige, unhöfliche, feige oder zudringliche Menschen, Ärzte, Prostituierte oder Philosophen: sie... more...

  • World's Oldest Joke Bookby Dan Crompton

    Sourcebooks 2011; US$ 10.99

    When Ancient Meets Funny Endeavors in philosophy and mythology immortalized the ancient Greeks, but what you won't find in the history books is their serious love of the funny. The same forefathers who imparted the Socratic Method and the Parthenon also passed on a wealth of filthy quips and goofy wisecracks. Some of these jokes still hit the mark,... more...

  • Tragedyby Maurice Valency

    New Amsterdam Books 1998; US$ 16.99

    This introduction to Greek tragedy, the origin of much of our modern drama, is the work of a remarkable scholar who is also a practical man of the theater. more...