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  • Greek Literature in the Classical Period: The Prose of Historiography and Oratoryby Gregory Nagy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    Greek Literature . This collection reprints in facsimile the most influential scholarship published in this field during the twentieth century. For a complete list of the volume titles in this set, see the listing for Greek Literature [ISBN 0-8153-3681-0]. A full table of contents can be obtained by email: reference@routledge-ny.com.]]> more...

  • Beyond the Second Sophisticby Tim Whitmarsh

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    The "Second Sophistic" traditionally refers to a period at the height of the Roman Empire?s power that witnessed a flourishing of Greek rhetoric and oratory, and since the 19th century it has often been viewed as a defense of Hellenic civilization against the domination of Rome. This book proposes a very different model. Covering popular fiction, poetry... 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...

  • 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...

  • Critical Moments in Classical Literatureby Richard Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 92.00

    A series of innovative critical readings exploring how the ancients discussed the meaning of literary works and their importance in society. 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...

  • The Origins of Criticismby Andrew Ford

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 42.00

    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...

  • 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 that... 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...

  • Found in Translationby J. Michael Walton

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    This 2006 book addresses the wider issues of transferring any piece of theatre from a source into a target language. more...