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Literary history

  • 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...

  • The Frogsby Aristophanes; Charles W. Eliot

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    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...

  • Submerged Literature in Ancient Greek Cultureby Giulio Colesanti; Manuela Giordano

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Illuminating the ways ancient Greek culture placed different texts at edge of transmission remains a desideratum. Intended as a new hermeneutics to study the whole range of texts that were produced for socially relevant events in ancient Greece and to investigate the dynamics behind their inclusion or exclusion from production, diffusion and transmission,... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    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 can be obtained by email: reference@routledge-ny.com.]]> more...

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

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Past scholarship described the fourth century BC as an age of theatrical decline. This book, the first to explore all aspects of fourth-century theatre, reveals it to be an epoch of unparalleled expansion and innovation. 19 leading scholars evaluate the evidence for fourth-century drama to become the pre-eminent cultural institution of the ancient... 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...

  • 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...

  • Form and Meaning in Dramaby H. D. F. Kitto

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Analysing six Greek tragedies - the Orestes triology, Ajax , Antigone and Philoctetes - and Hamlet , this book also contains a chapter on the Greek and the Elizabethan dramatic forms and one on religious drama. This is an important work from an author respected for a constructive and sensitive quality of criticism. more...

  • Greek Literature in the Roman Period and in Late Antiquityby Gregory Nagy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...