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  • Arion's Lyreby Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 57.50 US$ 52.33

    Arion's Lyre examines how Hellenistic poetic culture adapted, reinterpreted, and transformed Archaic Greek lyric through a complex process of textual, cultural, and creative reception. Looking at the ways in which the poetry of Sappho, Alcaeus, Ibycus, Anacreon, and Simonides was preserved, edited, and read by Hellenistic scholars and... more...

  • Masterpieces of Classic Greek Dramaby Helaine Smith

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 57.00

    Aeschylus' Oresteia , Sophocles' Oedipus plays, Euripides' Medea and Bacchae , and Aristophanes' Birds and Lysistrata are discussed in this lively and scholarly volume. The author's experience teaching these plays to gifted high school students makes this volume particularly useful. The drama festivals, the adaptations of myth, the relevance... more...

  • I Progimnasmi di Severo di Alessandria (Severo di Antiochia?)by Eugenio Amato; Gianluca Ventrella

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 154.00

    In Mitwirkung mit der neuen Ausgabe in der Bibliotheca Teubneriana  - der Progymnasmata von Severos von Alexandreia -  befasst sich das Buch mit einem der interessantesten Rhetoren der spätantiken Literatur. Es handelt sich dabei um einen Parallelband zum BT-Text, in dem die erste Übersetzung in einer modernen Sprache des Corpus von Severus,... more...

  • The Theatricality of Greek Tragedyby Graham Ley

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 34.00

    Ancient Greek tragedy has been an inspiration to Western culture, but the way it was first performed has long remained in question. In The Theatricality of Greek Tragedy , Graham Ley provides an illuminating discussion of key issues relating to the use of the playing space and the nature of the chorus, offering a distinctive impression of the performance... more...

  • Platonic Noiseby J. Peter Euben

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 38.95 US$ 35.44

    Platonic Noise brings classical and contemporary writings into conversation to enrich our experience of modern life and politics. Drawing on writers as diverse as Plato, Homer, Nietzsche, Borges, Don DeLillo, and Philip Roth, Peter Euben shows us the relevance of both popular literature and ancient Greek thought to current questions... more...

  • Beyond the Fifth Centuryby Ingo Gildenhard; Martin Revermann

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Beyond the Fifth Century brings together 13 scholars from various disciplines (Classics, Ancient History, Mediaeval Studies) to explore interactions with Greek tragedy from the 4th century BCE up to the Middle Ages. The volume breaks new ground in several ways. Its chronological scope encompasses periods that are not usually part of research... more...

  • Reading Greek Tragedyby Simon Goldhill

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 37.00

    This book is an advanced critical introduction to Greek tragedy. more...

  • Allusion, Authority, and Truthby Phillip Mitsis; Christos Tsagalis

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    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...

  • Collected Papers on Greek Tragedyby C.W. Willink; W. Benjamin Henry

    BRILL 2010; US$ 309.00

    Sir Charles Willink’s work on Greek tragedy and metre is among the most important of the last fifty years. This volume collects all his mature papers, including three new articles on Euripides and additions and corrections to his earlier work. more...

  • Aesopic Conversationsby Leslie Kurke

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86

    Examining the figure of Aesop and the traditions surrounding him, Aesopic Conversations offers a portrait of what Greek popular culture might have looked like in the ancient world. What has survived from the literary record of antiquity is almost entirely the product of an elite of birth, wealth, and education, limiting our access to a fuller range... more...