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  • Intende, Lector - Echoes of Myth, Religion and Ritual in the Ancient Novelby Marília P. Futre Pinheiro; Anton Bierl; Roger Beck

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    Despite the recent and intensified scholarly interest in the field of myth and ritual, inquiry into major shifts in mythical and ritual poetics is still in a preliminary stage. The essays in this collection advance our understanding considerably as they probe the intersections of myth and ritual with the plot of the novels. The volume provides a substantial... more...

  • 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...

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

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 41.19

    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...

  • 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...

  • Athenian Tragedy in Performanceby Melinda Powers

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Foregrounding critical questions about the tension between the study of drama as literature versus the study of performance, Melinda Powers investigates the methodological problems that arise in some of the latest research on ancient Greek theatre. She examines key issues and debates about the fifth-century theatrical space, audience, chorus, performance... 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...

  • 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...

  • When A Young Man Falls in Loveby Vincent J. Rosivach

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    When A Young Man Falls in Love examines the plays of New Comedy to reveal how the sexual relationships between the male and female protagonists are essentially exploitative. It poses important questions about the dramatic portrayal of women in the Greek and Roman worlds. more...

  • Persuasion: Greek Rhetoric in Actionby Ian Worthington

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    Greek rhetoric, in its diverse forms and impact on its contemporary context, is central to an understanding of ancient culture. The influence and exploitation of rhetoric in ancient times and modern reactions to it are the focus of this book. In recent years there has been a renaissance in the study of Greek rhetoric and oratory, informed by modern... 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...