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Literary history

  • Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theaterby Eric Csapo

    Wiley 2010; US$ 138.95

    Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theater examines actors and their popular reception from the origins of theater in Classical Greece to the Roman Empire Presents a highly original viewpoint into several new and contested fields of study Offers the first systematic survey of evidence for the spread of theater outside Athens and the impact of the expansion... more...

  • Aesopic Conversationsby 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...

  • 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 and claims... more...

  • Antike als Inszenierungby Gerhard Lohse; Martin Schierbaum

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    The third Bruno Snell-Symposium presents interdisciplinary contributions that place Antiquity in a modern framework. The central theme is performance. This involves presenting the Ancient World in a number of different historical and cultural contexts and presentational media beyond the environment of the stage. The starting point for the ten papers... more...

  • Antike und moderne Trag÷dieby Kurt von Fritz

    De Gruyter 1962; US$ 133.00

    Antike Und Moderne Tragoedie: Neun Abhandlungen. 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 and securing... more...

  • Argument und literarische Form in antiker Philosophieby Michael Erler; Jan Erik He▀ler; Benedikt Blumenfelder

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    In antiquity, philosophical argumentation was often embedded in a literary form of presentation whose composition followed certain genre-determined rules. At the Third Congress of the Society for Ancient Philosophy, philologists and philosophers gave presentations about this point of intersection between philosophical argument and literary forms. This... more...

  • Arion's Lyreby Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Arion's Lyre examines how Hellenistic poetic culture adapted, reinterpreted, and transformed Archaic Greek lyric through a complex process of textual, cultural, and creative reception. Looking at the ways in which the poetry of Sappho, Alcaeus, Ibycus, Anacreon, and Simonides was preserved, edited, and read by Hellenistic scholars and poets, the... more...

  • The Attic Oratorsby Edwin Carawan

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 59.99

    A collection of fourteen essays by influential scholars on the `Attic Orators', the ten or so speechwriters who developed rhetoric in democratic Athens from c.420 to c.320 BC. All Greek quotations have been translated. - ;The `Attic Orators' have left us a hundred speeches for lawsuits, a body of work that reveals an important connection between... more...

  • Authors of Greeceby Thomas Wallace Lumb

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fantastic look at the great Ancient Greek authors. Covers Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato and Demosthenes. more...