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  • 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$ 138.95

    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 expansion... more...

  • Arion's Lyreby Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Platonic Noiseby J. Peter Euben

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    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 Martin Revermann; Ingo Gildenhard

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    Beyond the Fifth Centurybrings 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 pervasive interest... more...

  • Reading Greek Tragedyby Simon Goldhill

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 37.00

    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 and claims... more...

  • Collected Papers on Greek Tragedyby C.W. Willink; W. Benjamin Henry

    BRILL 2010; US$ 309.00

    Sir Charles Willink?s work on Greek tragedy and metre is among the most important of the last fifty years. This volume collects all his mature papers, including three new articles on Euripides and additions and corrections to his earlier work. more...