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  • Hellenistic Studies at a Crossroadsby Richard Hunter; Antonios Rengakos; Evina Sistakou

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    This volume brings together fifteen papers which address key issues in the field of Hellenistic studies. In using modern critical approaches, the authors discuss the genre, style, narrative and aesthetics of post-classical literature and highlight its cultural and ideological contexts. By reassessing conventional views and methods the... more...

  • History of Greek Literatureby Albrecht Dihle

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The most up-to-date history of Greek literature from its Homeric origins to the age of Augustus. Greek literary production throughout this period of some eight centuries is embedded in its historical and social context, and Professor Dihle sees this literature as a historical phenomenon, a particular mode of linguistic communication, with its specific... more...

  • An Introductionby Giulio Colesanti; Manuela Giordano

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Illuminating the ways ancient Greek culture placed different texts at edge of transmission remains a desideratum. Intended as a new hermeneutics to study the whole range of texts that were produced for socially relevant events in ancient Greece and to investigate the dynamics behind their inclusion or exclusion from production, diffusion... more...

  • An Introduction to Greek Tragedyby Ruth Scodel

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    An accessible introduction for students and anyone interested in increasing their enjoyment of Greek tragic plays. more...

  • The Origins of Criticismby Andrew Ford

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 46.00

    By "literary criticism" we usually mean a self-conscious act involving the technical and aesthetic appraisal, by individuals, of autonomous works of art. Aristotle and Plato come to mind. The word "social" does not. Yet, as this book shows, it should--if, that is, we wish to understand where literary criticism as we think of it today came from. Andrew... more...

  • Paianby Lutz Käppel

    De Gruyter 1992; US$ 225.00

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

  • Philosophy and Writingby Anne Margaret Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00

    The outcome of three years of research on the role of institutions in labor markets at the research unit Labor Market Policy and Employment of the Social Science Research Center Berlin, these seven contributions were originally presented at a conference in December 1992 before a group of experts i more...

  • The Poetics of Eros in Ancient Greeceby Claude Calame; Janet Lloyd

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    The Poetics of Eros in Ancient Greece offers the first comprehensive inquiry into the deity of sexual love, a power that permeated daily Greek life. Avoiding Foucault's philosophical paradigm of dominance/submission, Claude Calame uses an anthropological and linguistic approach to re-create indigenous categories of erotic love. He maintains... more...

  • Reclams Lexikon der griechischen und römischen Autorenby Bernhard Kytzler

    Reclam Verlag 2015; US$ 8.83

    In den zwölf Jahrhunderten von Homer bis in die späte Kaiserzeit entstanden praktisch alle literarischen Gattungen, die bis heute lebendig sind. Das Lexikon stellt neben den antiken Literaten und Dichtern im engeren Sinne auch die Historiker, Philosophen, Rhetoren und Fachschriftsteller vor, ferner die anonym überlieferten Werke und die Bibel. Die... more...