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  • Poems in Contextby Laura Miguélez-Cavero

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    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

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 114.99

    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. more...

  • The New Posidippusby Kathryn Gutzwiller

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 74.99

    From an Egyptian mummy has come an exciting discovery of previously unknown Greek literature. This volume contains a translation of these epigrams by the Greek poet Posidippus, together with essays about the papyrus by experts in the fields of papyrology, Greek and Roman literature, Ptolemaic history, and visual culture. more...

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

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 224.99

    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. more...

  • The Theatrical Cast of Athensby Edith Hall

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 189.99

    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. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

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

  • On Coming Afterby Richard Hunter

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 293.00

    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... more...

  • Comic Businessby Martin Revermann

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 199.99

    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. more...

  • Poetics before Platoby Grace M. Ledbetter

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 66.00

    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$ 210.00

    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...