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  • 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...

  • A Companion to Greek Tragedyby Justina Gregory

    Wiley 2008; US$ 225.95

    The Blackwell Companion to Greek Tragedy provides readers with a fundamental grounding in Greek tragedy, and also introduces them to the various methodologies and the lively critical dialogue that characterize the study of Greek tragedy today. Comprises 31 original essays by an international cast of contributors, including up-and-coming as well... more...

  • Rhetoric and Poetics in Antiquityby Jeffrey Walker

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 124.99

    This book offers a counter-traditional account of the history of both rhetoric and poetics. In reply to traditional rhetorical histories, which view "rhetoric" primarily as an art of practical civic oratory, the book argues in four extended essays that epideictic-poetic eloquence was central, even fundamental, to the rhetorical tradition in antiquity.... more...

  • Murder among Friendsby Elizabeth S. Belfiore

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 109.99

    This volume argues that Greek tragedy as a genre is characterized by plots centering on kin killing. It contains a detailed analysis of five plays, and comprehensive documentation of this plot pattern in all of the extant tragedies, and in the lost plays of the fifth and fourth centuries BC. more...

  • Greek Mythography in the Roman Worldby Alan Cameron

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 99.99

    This title illustrates the importance of semi-learned mythographic handbooks in the social, literary, and artistic world of Rome. One of the most intriguing features of these works is the fact that they all cite classical sources for the stories they tell, sources which are often forged. more...

  • The Maculate Museby Jeffrey Henderson

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 50.00

    This edition of a textbook which offers a detailed discussion of obscenity in Ancient Greek comedy has been revised to include an introduction and updated with additional philological material. more...

  • A Companion to Greek Rhetoricby Ian Worthington

    Wiley 2008; US$ 214.95

    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 insights... more...

  • A Guide to Hellenistic Literatureby Kathryn Gutzwiller

    Wiley 2008; US$ 117.95

    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 was... more...

  • Greek Tragedyby Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz

    Wiley 2008; US$ 107.95

    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 study... more...

  • Poems in Contextby Laura Miguélez-Cavero

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    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 from... more...