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Literary history

  • A Companion to Greek Literatureby Martin Hose; David Schenker

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00

    A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introduction to the wide range of texts and literary forms produced in the Greek language over the course of a millennium beginning from the 6th century BCE up to the early years of the Byzantine Empire. Features contributions from a wide range of established experts and emerging scholars... more...

  • The Greek Sense of Theatreby J Michael Walton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    In this updated and extended edition of The Greek Sense of Theatre, scholar and practitioner J.Michael Walton revises and expands his visual approach to the theatre of classical Athens. From the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides to the old and new comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, he argues that while Greek drama is seen now as... more...

  • The Shadow of Creusaby Anders Cullhed; Michael Knight

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Die Beiträge zur Altertumskunde enthalten Monographien, Sammelbände, Editionen, Übersetzungen und Kommentare zu Themen aus den Bereichen Klassische, Mittel- und Neulateinische Philologie, Alte Geschichte, Archäologie, Antike Philosophie sowie Nachwirken der Antike bis in die Neuzeit. Dadurch leistet die Reihe einen umfassenden Beitrag zur Erschließung... more...

  • From Homer to Tragedyby Richard Garner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    The role of poetic allusion in classical Greek poetry, to Homer especially, has often largely been neglected or even almost totally ignored. This book, first published in 1990, clarifies the place of Homer in Greek education, as well as adding to the interpretation of many important tragedies. Focussing on the dramatic masterpieces of Aeschylus,... more...

  • Genealogy of the Tragicby Joshua Billings

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    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...

  • The Frogsby Aristophanes; Charles W. Eliot

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99 US$ 2.60

    Unlike many other cultural values that shift and evolve from decade to decade, comedy can be timeless. The comic masterpiece The Frogs, penned by famed Greek playwright Aristophanes more than 2,000 years ago, will leave today's readers doubled over with laughter. When the god Dionysus begins to suspect that the quality of Greek drama has taken... more...

  • An Introductionby Giulio Colesanti; Manuela Giordano

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This volume deals with the submerged literature of ancient Greece; that is, all the texts produced for socially relevant events that have contributed to the configuration and articulation of ancient Greek culture as we know it. In particular, the hermeneutic tool of submerged literature may shed new light on the dynamics behind the 'emersion'... more...

  • Greek Theatre in the Fourth Century BCby Eric Csapo; Hans Rupprecht Goette; J. Richard Green; Peter Wilson

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Age-old scholarly dogma holds that the death of serious theatre went hand-in-hand with the 'death' of the city-state and that the fourth century BC ushered in an era of theatrical mediocrity offering shallow entertainment to a depoliticised citizenry. The traditional view of fourth-century culture is encouraged and sustained by the absence... 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...

  • Greek Literature in the Classical Period: The Prose of Historiography and Oratoryby Gregory Nagy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    This volume is available on its own or as part of the seven volume set, Greek Literature . This collection reprints in facsimile the most influential scholarship published in this field during the twentieth century. For a complete list of the volume titles in this set, see the listing for Greek Literature [ISBN 0-8153-3681-0]. A full table of contents... more...