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  • Comic Businessby Martin Revermann

    Oxford University Press, UK 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. - ;Comic Business situates... 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... more...

  • Hellenische Identität in der Spätantikeby Jan Stenger

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    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$ 91.00

    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 Mirhady

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Each paper explores the influences on different parts of Peripatetic rhetoric, its discussion of character, emotion, reason, and style, its relationships with other texts, including those of Theodectes and the Rhetorica ad Alexandrum, and its relationship with the oratory of the 4th century BC. 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...

  • 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...

  • Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theaterby Eric Csapo

    Wiley 2010; US$ 143.95

    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 the... more...

  • Arion's Lyreby Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 55.00

    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...