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  • A Companion to Greek Rhetoricby Ian Worthington

    Wiley 2008; US$ 228.95 US$ 198.42

    This complete guide to ancient Greek rhetoric is exceptional both in its chronological range and the breadth of topics it covers. Traces the rise of rhetoric and its uses from Homer to Byzantium Covers wider-ranging topics such as rhetoric's relationship to knowledge, ethics, religion, law, and emotion Incorporates new material giving us fresh... more...

  • A Guide to Hellenistic Literatureby Kathryn Gutzwiller

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95 US$ 109.16

    This book is a guide to the extraordinarily diverse literature of the Hellenistic period. A guide to the literature of the Hellenistic age, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE to the Battle of Actium in 31 BC Provides overviews of the social, political, intellectual and literary historical contexts in which Hellenistic literature... more...

  • Greek Tragedyby Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz

    Wiley 2008; US$ 115.95 US$ 100.49

    Greek Tragedy sets ancient tragedy into its original theatrical, political and ritual context and applies modern critical approaches to understanding why tragedy continues to interest modern audiences. An engaging introduction to Greek tragedy, its history, and its reception in the contemporary world with suggested readings for further... more...

  • Poems in Contextby Laura Miguélez-Cavero

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    Examining carefully the Egyptian epic hexameter production from the 3rd to the 6th centuries AD, especially that of the southern region (Thebaid), this study provides an image of three centuries in the history of the Graeco-Egyptian literature, in which authors and poetry are related directly to the social-economic, cultural and literary contexts... more...

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

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    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 US$ 64.49

    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...

  • Hesperosby P. J. Finglass; C. Collard; N. J. Richardson

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 224.99 US$ 193.49

    A wide-ranging collection of articles on Greek poetry written by distinguished scholars from four continents. It honours the achievement of Martin West, and includes a full bibliography of his academic publications. more...

  • On Coming Afterby Richard Hunter

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 293.00

    This work gathers together the principal essays of Richard Hunter, whose work has been fundamental in the modern re-evaluation of Greek literature after Alexander and its reception at Rome and elsewhere. At the heart of Hunter?s work lies the high poetry of Ptolemaic Alexandria and the narrative literature of later antiquity (?the ancient... more...

  • The Theatrical Cast of Athensby Edith Hall

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 189.99 US$ 163.39

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

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