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  • The Stanzaic Architecture of Early Greek Elegyby Christopher A. Faraone

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 114.99

    A study of poetic form in early Greek elegy. Christopher A. Faraone draws on analogies from Italian and English song and poetry of the Renaissance. All Greek is translated and all technical terms explained. more...

  • The New Posidippusby Kathryn Gutzwiller

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 74.99

    From an Egyptian mummy has come an exciting discovery of previously unknown Greek literature. This volume contains a translation of these epigrams by the Greek poet Posidippus, together with essays about the papyrus by experts in the fields of papyrology, Greek and Roman literature, Ptolemaic history, and visual culture. more...

  • Wandering Poets in Ancient Greek Cultureby Richard Hunter; Ian Rutherford

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 37.00

    Explores the phenomenon of wandering poets, setting them within the wider context of ancient networks of exchange, patronage and affiliation. more...

  • The Theatrical Cast of Athensby Edith Hall

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 189.99

    An examination of ancient Greek drama, and its relationship to the society in which it was produced. By focusing on the ways in which the plays treat gender, ethnicity, and class, and on their theatrical conventions, Edith Hall offers an extended study of the Greek theatrical masterpieces within their original social context. more...

  • Comic Businessby Martin Revermann

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 199.99

    Combining textual analysis with semiotic approaches developed in Theatre Studies, this book looks at Aristophanic comedy not as texts to be read but as scripts intended and designed for performance. It allies close discussion of selected plays and scenes with broader questions of genre, textual authenticity, and re-performance. more...

  • On Coming Afterby Richard Hunter

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 293.00

    Das Ziel der neuen Reihe und der zugehörigen Zeitschrift Trends in Classics ist es, fachübergreifende Studien aus allen Bereichen der Klassischen Philologien zu versammeln, die in innovativer Weise Theorien und Methoden benachbarter Disziplinen wie Narratologie, Intertextualitätsforschung, Rezeptionsästhetik und oral poetics in ihren... more...

  • Poetics before Platoby Grace M. Ledbetter

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 69.95 US$ 63.65

    Combining literary and philosophical analysis, this study defends an utterly innovative reading of the early history of poetics. It is the first to argue that there is a distinctively Socratic view of poetry and the first to connect the Socratic view of poetry with earlier literary tradition. Literary theory is usually said to begin with Plato's... more...

  • Antike als Inszenierungby Gerhard Lohse; Martin Schierbaum

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    Das dritte Bruno Snell-Symposion stellt die interdisziplinären Beiträge zur Aktualisierung von Antike unter den Leitbegriff der Inszenierung. Der Begriff deckt ein Spektrum ab, das vom klassischen Theater bis zu metaphorischen Konnotationen reicht. Das Ergriffenwerden im Sinne des aristotelischen Affekts gehört ebenso in dieses Feld, wie die... more...

  • Hellenische Identität in der Spätantikeby Jan Stenger

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    Die Spätantike, insbesondere das vierte Jahrhundert, ist eine Zeit der Transformationen, in der sich auf politischem, sozialem und religiösem Gebiet tiefgreifende Wandlungen vollzogen. Die paganen Autoren des römischen Ostens (vor allem Kaiser Julian, Libanios, Eunap und Themistios) nahmen diese Prozesse als bedrohliche Krise wahr, nicht zuletzt... more...

  • The Play of Spaceby Rush Rehm

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 95.00 US$ 86.45

    Is "space" a thing, a container, an abstraction, a metaphor, or a social construct? This much is certain: space is part and parcel of the theater, of what it is and how it works. In The Play of Space , noted classicist-director Rush Rehm offers a strikingly original approach to the spatial parameters of Greek tragedy as performed in the open-air... more...