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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...

  • Gebildete Steineby Timo Christian

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 69.41

    Zwischen den frühsten griechischen Versinschriften und den ältesten Werken der griechischen Literatur bestand von Anfang an eine Wechselwirkung. Die Literatur konnte sich inhaltlicher und formaler Elemente der Inschriften bedienen, die Inschriften nahmen Bezug auf die Literatur. Die Arbeit analysiert diese Wechselwirkungen für die bisher unter diesem... 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...

  • From Homer to Tragedyby Richard Garner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    The role of poetic allusion in classical Greek poetry, to Homer especially, has often largely been neglected or even almost totally ignored. This book, first published in 1990, clarifies the place of Homer in Greek education, as well as adding to the interpretation of many important tragedies. Focussing on the dramatic masterpieces of Aeschylus,... more...

  • On Germans and Other Greeksby Dennis J. Schmidt

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 19.95

    On Germans and Other Greeks Tragedy and Ethical Life Dennis J. Schmidt What Greek tragedy and German philosophy reveal about the meaning of art for ethical life. "Schmidt's investigation of tragedy is a highly significant, powerful work, one with far-reaching consequences. It bears... more...

  • Persuasion: Greek Rhetoric in Actionby Ian Worthington

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    Greek rhetoric, in its diverse forms and impact on its contemporary context, is central to an understanding of ancient culture. The influence and exploitation of rhetoric in ancient times and modern reactions to it are the focus of this book. In recent years there has been a renaissance in the study of Greek rhetoric and oratory, informed by modern... more...

  • Dangerous Voicesby Gail Holst-Warhaft

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 51.95

    In Dangerous Voices Holst-Warhaft investigates the power and meaning of the ancient lament, especially women's mourning of the dead, and sets out to discover why legislation was introduced to curb these laments in antiquity. An investigation of laments ranging from New Guinea to Greece suggests that this essentially female art form gave women considerable... more...

  • Greek Tragedy in Actionby Oliver Taplin

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95

    Oliver Taplin's seminal study was revolutionary in drawing out the significance of stage action in Greek tragedy at a time when plays were often read purely as texts, rather than understood as performances. Professor Taplin explores nine plays, including Aeschylus' agamemnon and Sophocles' Oedipus the King . The details of theatrical techniques... more...

  • When A Young Man Falls in Loveby Vincent J. Rosivach

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    When A Young Man Falls in Love examines the plays of New Comedy to reveal how the sexual relationships between the male and female protagonists are essentially exploitative. It poses important questions about the dramatic portrayal of women in the Greek and Roman worlds. more...

  • Greek Drama and Dramatistsby Alan H. Sommerstein

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 42.95

    The history of European drama began at the festivals of Dionysus in ancient Athens, where tragedy, satyr-drama and comedy were performed. Understanding this background is vital for students of classical, literary and theatrical subjects, and Alan H. Sommerstein's accessible study is the ideal introduction. The book begins by looking at the social... more...