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  • Sons of Odysseusby Alan Ogden

    Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 21.86

    In this follow-up to his acclaimed A Spur Called Courage, military historian Alan Ogden repeats the formula of picking exceptional WW2 Special Operations Executive [SOE] heroes - this time nineteen who operated behind enemy lines in Greece. ]]> more...

  • Theatre in Ancient Greek Societyby J. R. Green

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    In Theatre in Ancient Greek Society the author examines the social setting and function of ancient Greek theatre through the thousand years of its performance history. Instead of using written sources, which were intended only for a small, educated section of the population, he draws most of his evidence from a wide range of archaeological material... more...

  • Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empireby Albrecht Dihle

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Professor Dihle sees the Greek and Latin literature between the 1st century B.C. and the 6th century A.D. as an organic progression. He builds on Schlegel's observation that art, customs and political life in classical antiquity are inextricably entwined and therefore should not be examined separately. Dihle does not simply consider narrowly defined... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Honor Thy Godsby Jon D. Mikalson

    The University of North Carolina Press 1992; US$ 29.99

    Honor Thy Gods: Popular Religion in Greek Tragedy more...

  • Nikarchos II: Epigrammataby Andreas Schatzmann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 101.56

    Vorgelegt wird erstmals eine umfassende Kommentierung aller erhaltenen Epigramme des möglicherweise aus Ägypten stammenden Nikarch II (2. Hälfte 1 Jh. n. Chr.). Seine in griechischer Sprache verfassten Spottepigramme, die teilweise auch der lateinisch schreibende Martial als Modell benutzt hat, sind zum größten Teil in den Sammelhandschriften der Anthologia... 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...

  • Erzähllogiken in der Literatur des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeitby Florian Kragl; Christian Schneider

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 48.98

    Hauptbeschreibung Erzählen ist ein menschliches Grundbedürfnis. Zu allen Zeiten haben Menschen erzählt. Aber nicht zu allen Zeiten haben sie auf dieselbe Weise erzählt. Dabei variieren Motive, Stoffe und Themen ebenso wie die Art und Weise, das Erzählte zu arrangieren und seine Einzelbestandteile so miteinander zu verknüpfen, dass sie den Eindruck... more...

  • Greek Tragedy in Actionby Oliver Taplin

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95

    Oliver Taplin's seminal study was revolutionary in drawing out the significance of stage action in Greek tragedy at a time when plays were often read purely as texts, rather than understood as performances. Professor Taplin explores nine plays, including Aeschylus' agamemnon and Sophocles' Oedipus the King . The details of theatrical techniques... more...