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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 30.00

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

  • Comic Businessby Martin Revermann

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 169.99

    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. - ;Comic Business situates... more...

  • On Coming Afterby Richard Hunter

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 266.00

    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 novel?),... more...

  • Poetics before Platoby Grace M. Ledbetter

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 59.95

    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...

  • Hellenische Identität in der Spätantikeby Jan Stenger

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    In Late Antiquity, and above all in the fourth century, far-reaching changes took place in the political, social and religious environments. The pagan authors of the Roman East (the Emperor Julian, Libanius, Eunapius, Themistius) experienced this process as a threatening crisis, and reacted with the pen. This study considers important contemporary... more...

  • The Play of Spaceby Rush Rehm

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 82.50

    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...

  • Influences on Peripatetic Rhetoricby David C. Mirhady

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Focuses particularly on the generation before Aristotle wrote his Rhetoric, the central text of ancient Greek rhetorical theory. This work concentrates on different aspects of the Peripatetics' writings, both of Aristotle and Theophrastus, their thoughts on character, emotion, logos, and metaphor, the influences of dramatic writings, and others. more...