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  • 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... 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...

  • Aesopic Conversations: Popular Tradition, Cultural Dialogue, and the Invention of Greek Proseby Leslie Kurke

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    Examining the figure of Aesop and the traditions surrounding him, Aesopic Conversations offers a portrait of what Greek popular culture might have looked like in the ancient world. What has survived from the literary record of antiquity is almost entirely the product of an elite of birth, wealth, and education, limiting our access to a fuller range... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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... more...

  • The Muse at Playby Jan Kwapisz; David Petrain; Mikolaj Szymanski

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    Riddles and other word games are widespread in classical literature and played a crucial role in shaping Greek and Roman cultural discourses, yet few efforts have been made to treat them in all their variety and complexity. This volume, the fruit of a conference held in May 2011 by the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of... more...

  • Studies in Greek Elegy and Iambusby Martin L. West

    De Gruyter 1974; US$ 182.00

    Studies in Greek Elegy and Iambus (Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte) more...