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  • Fashioning the Feminine in the Greek Novelby Katharine Haynes

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    The Greek novel occupies a special place in the debate on gender in antiquity, forcing us to ask why the female protagonists are such strong and positive characters. This book rejects the hypothesis of a largely female readership, and also sees a problem in ascribing this pattern to the reflection of a blanket improvement in the status of women. Katharine... more...

  • Genealogy of the Tragicby Joshua Billings

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Why did Greek tragedy and "the tragic" come to be seen as essential to conceptions of modernity? And how has this belief affected modern understandings of Greek drama? In Genealogy of the Tragic , Joshua Billings answers these and related questions by tracing the emergence of the modern theory of the tragic, which was first developed around 1800... more...

  • Greek Drama and Dramatistsby Alan H. Sommerstein

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 42.95

    The history of European drama began at the festivals of Dionysus in ancient Athens, where tragedy, satyr-drama and comedy were performed. Understanding this background is vital for students of classical, literary and theatrical subjects, and Alan H. Sommerstein's accessible study is the ideal introduction. The book begins by looking at the social... more...

  • Greek Mythography in the Roman Worldby Alan Cameron

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 124.99

    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 Greek Sense of Theatreby J Michael Walton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    In this updated and extended edition of The Greek Sense of Theatre, scholar and practitioner J.Michael Walton revises and expands his visual approach to the theatre of classical Athens. From the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides to the old and new comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, he argues that while Greek drama is seen now as... more...

  • The Greek Theatre and Festivalsby Peter Wilson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 184.99

    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...

  • Greek Tragedyby Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz

    Wiley 2008; US$ 111.95

    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... more...

  • Greek Tragedyby Edith Hall

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 67.99

    This is an invaluable introduction to ancient Greek tragedy which discusses every surviving play in detail and provides all the background information necessary for understanding the context and content of the plays. Edith Hall argues that the essential feature of the genre is that it always depicts terrible human suffering and death, but in a way... more...

  • Greek Tragedyby H. D. F. Kitto

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    This classic work not only records developments in the form and style of Greek drama, it also analyses the reasons for these changes. It provides illuminating answers to questions that have confronted generations of students, such as: * why did Aeschylus introduce the second actor? * why did Sophocles develop character drawing? * why are some of Euripides'... more...

  • Greek Tragedy and the Emotions (Routledge Revivals)by W. B. Stanford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    According to Aristotle the main purpose of tragedy is the manipulation of emotions, and yet there are relatively few accessible studies of the precise dynamics of emotion in the Athenian theatre. In Greek Tragedy and the Emotions , first published in 1993, W.B. Stanford reviews the evidence for ?emotionalism? ? as the great Attic playwrights presented... more...