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  • 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...

  • Greek Tragedy in Actionby Oliver Taplin

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95

    A reissue of this seminal study which 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. more...

  • Dangerous Voicesby Gail Holst-Warhaft

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 51.95

    Holst-Warhaft investigates the power and meaning of the Greek lament, especially women's mourning of the dead, in Antiquity as well as in modern times. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    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 Tragedyby H. D. F. Kitto

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 39.95

    Provides illuminating answers to many questions: why did Sophocles develop character-drawing? How and why does it differ from that of Aeschylus? Why are some of Euripides' plots so bad and others so good? more...

  • Greek Drama and Dramatistsby Alan H. Sommerstein

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 42.95

    An ideal introduction to Greek drama. Written by an acknowledged expert in the field, Greek Drama and Dramatists is a clear, concise and comprehensive study. more...

  • Fashioning the Feminine in the Greek Novelby Katharine Haynes

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    The Greek novel plays a key part in the debate on gender in antiquity, forcing us to ask why the female protagonists are such strong and positive characters. This book shows how such heroines can be seen as a type of 'constructed feminine'. more...

  • Seeing Doubleby Susan A. Stephens

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 73.95

    When, in the third century B.C.E., the Ptolemies became rulers in Egypt, they found themselves not only kings of a Greek population but also pharaohs for the Egyptian people. Offering a new and expanded understanding of Alexandrian poetry, Susan Stephens argues that poets such as Callimachus, Theocritus, and Apollonius proved instrumental in bridging... more...

  • Staged Narrativeby James Barrett

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 63.00

    The messenger who reports important action that has occurred offstage is a familiar inhabitant of Greek tragedy. A messenger informs us about the death of Jocasta and the blinding of Oedipus, the madness of Heracles, the slaughter of Aigisthos, and the death of Hippolytus, among other important events. Despite its prevalence, this conventional figure... more...