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  • The Maculate Museby Jeffrey Henderson

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 50.00

    This edition of a textbook which offers a detailed discussion of obscenity in Ancient Greek comedy has been revised to include an introduction and updated with additional philological material. 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...

  • Murder among Friendsby Elizabeth S. Belfiore

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 134.99

    This volume argues that Greek tragedy as a genre is characterized by plots centering on kin killing. It contains a detailed analysis of five plays, and comprehensive documentation of this plot pattern in all of the extant tragedies, and in the lost plays of the fifth and fourth centuries BC. more...

  • Musaeus. Linus. Epimenides. Papyrus Derveni. Indicesby Alberto Bernabé

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 140.00

    This final volume of the Poetae epici Graeci includes the testimonia and fragments of Musaeus, Linus, Epimenides and the Papyrus Derveni. Numerous indices ( fontium, verborum, auctorum et operum ) and a Concordantia numerorum facilitate the use of the entire edition. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    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...

  • A New Companion to Greek Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)by Andrew Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • The New Posidippusby Kathryn Gutzwiller

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 74.99

    From an Egyptian mummy has come an exciting discovery of previously unknown Greek literature. The newly-discovered papyrus containing over 100 epigrams by the Hellenistic poet Posidippus is artefactually the earliest known Greek poetry book. This volume contains a new translation of Posidippus' poetry as well as essays about the papyrus by experts... more...

  • Nikarchos II: Epigrammataby Andreas Schatzmann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 75.70

    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...

  • On Coming Afterby Richard Hunter

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 280.00

    This work gathers together the principal essays of Richard Hunter, whose work has been fundamental in the modern re-evaluation of Greek literature after Alexander and its reception at Rome and elsewhere. At the heart of Hunter?s work lies the high poetry of Ptolemaic Alexandria and the narrative literature of later antiquity (?the ancient... more...

  • On Germans and Other Greeksby Dennis J. Schmidt

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 19.95

    On Germans and Other Greeks Tragedy and Ethical Life Dennis J. Schmidt What Greek tragedy and German philosophy reveal about the meaning of art for ethical life. "Schmidt's investigation of tragedy is a highly significant, powerful work, one with far-reaching consequences. It bears... more...