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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 98.99

    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. - ;In this study of poetic form in early Greek elegy, Christopher A. Faraone argues against the prevailing assumption that it was a genre of stichic... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 198.99

    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. - ;Martin West is widely recognized as one of the most significant classicists of all time. Over nearly half a century his publications... more...

  • The Greek Theatre and Festivalsby Peter Wilson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 164.99

    A collection of essays, by leading international scholars, on the history of the Greek theatre, and on the wider context of festival culture in which theatrical activity took place in the Greek world. The emphasis is on a fresh interpretation of the documentary material - inscriptions, archaeological remains, and monuments. - ;A collection of essays,... more...

  • The New Posidippusby Kathryn Gutzwiller

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 64.99

    From an Egyptian mummy has come an exciting discovery of previously unknown Greek literature. The newly-discovered papyrus containing over 100 epigrams by the Hellenistic poet Posidippus is artefactually the earliest known Greek poetry book. This volume contains a new translation of Posidippus' poetry as well as essays about the papyrus by experts... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    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

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 154.99

    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. - ;In this pioneering... more...