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  • Ancient Greek Epigramsby Gordon L. Fain

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    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...

  • 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

    MobileReference.com 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...

  • 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

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphusby Theocritus

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 63.00

    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...

  • The Ancient Critic at Workby René Nünlist

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 47.00

    This 2009 book shows the importance of the Greek scholia, the marginal and interlinear notes on manuscripts, for understanding ancient literary criticism. 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...