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  • Greek Dramaby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 54.00

    Presents critical essays which discuss the birth of Greek drama and how the art evolved. more...

  • Kontinuität und Wandel der Philologien.by Johanna Wolf

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 74.43

    Die vorliegende Studie untersucht die zentralen gegenstands-, methoden- und institutionsbezogenen Konzepte, die der Ausbildung der Romanischen Philologie im 19. Jahrhundert zugrunde liegen. Analysiert wird ein Korpus von programmatischen Schriften der frühen "Romanis - ten", in denen über die Identität des eigenen Fachs, wissenschaftliche Ansprüche... more...

  • Ancient Greek Epigramsby Gordon L. Fain

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    After Sappho but before the great Latin poets, the most important short poems in the ancient world were Greek epigrams. Beginning with simple expressions engraved on stone, these poems eventually encompassed nearly every theme we now associate with lyric poetry in English. Many of the finest are on love and would later exert a profound influence on... more...

  • Games of Venusby Peter Bing; Rip Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Recent attacks on contemporary art have portrayed the erotic content of works by Robert Mapplethorpe and others as if it were a deviation from the Western artistic tradition. On the contrary, there is a rich tradition of eroticism in the arts beginning with the erotic verse of ancient Greek and Roman poets. Games of Venus , the first comprehensive... more...

  • L'art de la guerreby Victoria Charles; Sun Tzu

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Au cours de l'histoire, nombreuses sont les guerres qui changèrent le paysage politique et culturel du monde. Source de bouleversements, de destructions et de violences, elles contribuèrent néanmoins à l'évolution de la création artistique. En effet, malgré les événements traumatisants qu'elles engendrent, les guerres inspirent les artistes depuis... more...

  • Puerilitiesby Daryl Hine

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Elegiac lyrics celebrating the love of boys, which the translator terms Puerilities , comprise most of the twelfth book of The Greek Anthology . That book, the so-called Musa Puerilis , is brilliantly translated in this, the first complete verse version in English. It is a delightful eroticopia of short poems by great and lesser-known Greek poets,... more...

  • Timaeusby Plato; Peter Kalkavage

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 8.95

    English translation of Plato's dialogue concerning speculation on the nature of the physical world and human beings. more...

  • Ancient Greek Literary Lettersby Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 37.95

    The first referenece to letter writing occurs in the first text of western literature, Homer's Iliad. From the very beginning, Greeks were enthusiastic letter writers, and letter writing became a distinct literary genre. Letters were included in the works of historians but they also formed the basis of works of fiction, and the formal substructure... more...

  • Between Ecstasy and Truthby Stephen Halliwell

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 49.99

    As well as producing one of the finest of all poetic traditions, ancient Greek culture produced a major tradition of poetic theory and criticism. Halliwell's volume offers a series of detailed and challenging interpretations of some of the defining authors and texts in the history of ancient Greek poetics: the Homeric epics, Aristophanes' Frogs,... more...

  • Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphusby Theocritus

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 85.00

    Under Ptolemy II Philadelphus, who ruled Egypt in the middle of the third century B.C.E., Alexandria became the brilliant multicultural capital of the Greek world. Theocritus's poem in praise of Philadelphus?at once a Greek king and an Egyptian pharaoh?is the only extended poetic tribute to this extraordinary ruler that survives. Combining the Greek... more...