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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 Tragedyby H. D. F. Kitto

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    This classic work not only records developments in the form and style of Greek drama, it also analyses the reasons for these changes. It provides illuminating answers to questions that have confronted generations of students, such as: * why did Aeschylus introduce the second actor? * why did Sophocles develop character drawing? * why are some of Euripides'... 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...

  • Greek Tragedy and the Emotions: An Introductory Studyby W. B. Stanford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    According to Aristotle the main purpose of tragedy is the manipulation of emotions, and yet there are relatively few accessible studies of the precise dynamics of emotion in the Athenian theatre. In Greek Tragedy and the Emotions , first published in 1993, W.B. Stanford reviews the evidence for ?emotionalism? ? as the great Attic playwrights... more...

  • Genealogy of the Tragicby Joshua Billings

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Why did Greek tragedy and ?the tragic? come to be seen as essential to conceptions of modernity? And how has this belief affected modern understandings of Greek drama? In Genealogy of the Tragic , Joshua Billings answers these and related questions by tracing the emergence of the modern theory of the tragic, which was first developed around 1800... more...

  • A New Companion to Greek Tragedyby Andrew Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    That the works of the ancient tragedians still have an immediate and profound appeal surely needs no demonstration, yet the modern reader continually stumbles across concepts which are difficult to interpret or relate to ? moral pollution, the authority of oracles, classical ideas of geography ? as well as the names of unfamiliar legendary and mythological... 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...

  • Kyklos - Griechisches und Byzantinischesby Hans-G. Beck; Athanasios Kambylis; Paul Moraux

    De Gruyter 1978; US$ 210.00

    Kyklos: Griech. u. Byzantin. : Rudolf Keydell zum 90. more...

  • Archaic and Classical Choral Songby Lucia Athanassaki; Ewen Lyall Bowie

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00

    This book addresses the performance and dissemination of Greek poems of the seventh to the fifth centuries BC whose premieres were presented by a chorus singing in a ritual context or in secular celebrations of athletic victories. It explores how choruses presented themselves; individuals? and communities?roles in funding performances and securing... more...