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  • Gebildete Steineby Timo Christian

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 68.53

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualitiesby Thomas K. Hubbard

    Wiley 2013; US$ 200.00

    A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities presents a comprehensive collection of original essays relating to aspects of gender and sexuality in the classical world. Views the various practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically Discusses Greece and Rome in each chapter, with sensitivity to the continuities... more...

  • Greek Theatre in the Fourth Century BCby Eric Csapo; Hans Rupprecht Goette; J. Richard Green; Peter Wilson

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Past scholarship described the fourth century BC as an age of theatrical decline. This book, the first to explore all aspects of fourth-century theatre, reveals it to be an epoch of unparalleled expansion and innovation. 19 leading scholars evaluate the evidence for fourth-century drama to become the pre-eminent cultural institution of... 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...

  • 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...