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  • Von den Toren des Hades zu den Hallen des Olymp. Artemiskult bei Theokrit und Kallimachosby Ivana Petrovic

    BRILL 2007; US$ 130.00

    This study investigates the reception of contemporary religion in Hellenistic poetry. Using the cult of Artemis as a paradigm, it analyses Callimachus’ and Theocritus’ references to contemporary religious phenomena and their contextualization and transformation in literature. more...

  • Greek Tragedyby Edith Hall

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 67.99

    An illustrated introduction to ancient Greek tragedy, written by one of its most distinguished experts, which provides all the background information necessary for understanding the context and content of the dramas. A special feature is an individual essay on every one of the surviving 33 plays. more...

  • Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theaterby Eric Csapo

    Wiley 2010; US$ 148.95 US$ 134.06

    Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theater examines actors and their popular reception from the origins of theater in Classical Greece to the Roman Empire Presents a highly original viewpoint into several new and contested fields of study Offers the first systematic survey of evidence for the spread of theater outside Athens and the impact of... more...

  • 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 poets, the... 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 of loss, mourning,... 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...