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  • 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...

  • Greek Dramaby Moses Hadas

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 5.95

    In power, passion, and the brilliant display of moral conflict, the drama of ancient Greece remains unsurpassed. For this volume, Professor Hadas chose nine plays which display the diversity and grandeur of tragedy, and the critical and satiric genius of comedy, in outstanding translations of the past and present. His introduction explores the religious... 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...

  • On Fracturesby Hippocrates 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Hippocratic Corpus (Latin: Corpus Hippocraticum) is a collection of around seventy early medical works from ancient Greece, written in Ionic Greek…..The Hippocratic Corpus contains textbooks, lectures, research, notes and philosophical essays on various subjects in medicine, in no particular order. These works were written for different audiences,... 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...

  • Sappho's Lyreby Diane J. Rayor

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 24.95

    Sappho sang her poetry to the accompaniment of the lyre on the Greek island of Lesbos over 2500 years ago. Throughout the Greek world, her contemporaries composed lyric poetry full of passion, and in the centuries that followed the golden age of archaic lyric, new forms of poetry emerged. In this unique anthology, today's reader can enjoy the works... more...

  • Readings in Classical Rhetoricby Thomas W. Benson; Michael H. Prosser

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    Rhetoric -- the theory of oral discourse -- affected and indeed pervaded all aspects of classical thought. Bearing the stamp of its impact were the Homeric hymns, the Iliad and the Odyssey, Aeschylus' Eumenides, the great dramatic tragedies, the elegiac and lyric poetry, and the literature of the Romans, often formed in the Greek image. The rhetorical... more...

  • Greek Lyricby Andrew M. Miller

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.50

    Successfully integrating elegance and a close fidelity to the Greek, these new translations aim to provide Greekless students with as close a sense as possible of how the Greeks themselves thought and wrote about the world. Miller's skillful introduction places the works in historical context and briefly describes the different metrical forms represented... more...

  • Translation as Museby Elizabeth Marie Young

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    Poetry is often said to resist translation, its integration of form and meaning rendering even the best translations problematic. Elizabeth Marie Young disagrees, and with  Translation as Muse , she uses the work of the celebrated Roman poet Catullus to mount a powerful argument that translation can be an engine of poetic invention. Catullus... more...