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  • Influences on Peripatetic Rhetoricby David C. Mirhady

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Focuses particularly on the generation before Aristotle wrote his Rhetoric, the central text of ancient Greek rhetorical theory. This work concentrates on different aspects of the Peripatetics' writings, both of Aristotle and Theophrastus, their thoughts on character, emotion, logos, and metaphor, the influences of dramatic writings, and others. more...

  • Greek Tragedyby Edith Hall

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 133.00

    This is the first translation of the Progymnasmata of Severos of Alexandria (indentified here as Severos, Patriarch of Antioch) into a modern language, including a philological commentary and detailed essays on rhetoric and style, as well as the language. 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...

  • Beyond the Fifth Centuryby Ingo Gildenhard; Martin Revermann

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    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 BC up to the Middle Ages. The volume breaks new ground in several ways: in its chronological scope, the various modes of reception considered, the... more...

  • Reading Greek Tragedyby Simon Goldhill

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 40.00

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

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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    The past few decades have seen the development of new critical methods with which the poetic and rhetorical dimensions of ancient Greek texts can be evaluated. In this volume, an international group of distinguished scholars comes together to examine how a wide range of ancient texts in different genres were able to assert their authority... more...

  • The Language of Greek Comedyby Andreas Willi

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 174.99

    The contributions to this volume illustrate how the linguistic study of Greek comedy can deepen our knowledge of the intricate connections between the dramatic texts and their literary and socio-cultural environment. Topics discussed include the relationship of comedy and iambus, the world of Doric comedy in Sicily, figures of speech and obscene vocabulary... more...