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  • The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rhetoricby Erik Gunderson

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    Comprehensive overview of rhetorical practice and theory in Graeco-Roman antiquity, from Homer to early Christianity. more...

  • Colloquial Greekby Niki Watts

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95

    This second edition of Colloquial Greek has been completely revised and updated to make learning Greek easier and more enjoyable than ever before! Specially developed by an experienced teacher for self-study and class use, this course offers you a step-by-step approach to spoken Greek. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Greek... more...

  • Ancient Rhetoric and Oratoryby Thomas Habinek

    Wiley 2008; US$ 123.95

    This book introduces readers to the ancient rhetorical tradition by investigating key questions about the origins, nature and importance of rhetoric. Explores the role of the orator, especially the two greatest figures of the tradition, Demosthenes and Cicero Investigates the place of rhetoric at the center of ancient education Considers... more...

  • Rhetoric in Classical Historiographyby A.J. Woodman

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This radical study argues against the view that the historian's craft has remained largely unchanged since classical times. Includes detailed discussion of the work of Thucydides, Cicero, Sallust, Livy and Tacitus. more...

  • Variation and Morphosyntactic Change in Greekby Dr Panayiotis Pappas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 128.00

    This book deals with some of the major theoretical and descriptive concerns of the historical linguist. The author presents a variationist analysis of weak object pronoun placement in Greek during a transitional period of the language when these elements exhibited both clitic-like and affix-like behaviour. The statistical analysis of the data, providing... more...

  • The Trajectory of Archaic Greek Trimetersby Ippokratis Kantzios

    BRILL 2005; US$ 160.00

    This volume, through a detailed examination of the themes, morphology, and diction of the archaic Greek trimeters, makes a strong case that this genre is complex and dynamic and that its evolution may be explained in the context of the larger literary developments of the period. more...

  • Übersetzung antiker Literaturby Martin S. Harbsmeier; Josefine Kitzbichler; Katja Lubitz; Nina Mindt

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 147.00

    Translation presents a multi-layered process which transforms both the language and culture of the translator and the perception of the language and culture of what is translated. The discussion about the extent to which the individual form and culturally alien content of literary texts allows them to be translated took on a new quality in Germany... more...

  • Sound, Sense, and Rhythm: Listening to Greek and Latin Poetryby Mark W. Edwards

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 37.50

    This book concerns the way we read--or rather, imagine we are listening to--ancient Greek and Latin poetry. Through clear and penetrating analysis Mark Edwards shows how an understanding of the effects of word order and meter is vital for appreciating the meaning of classical poetry, composed for listening audiences. The first of four chapters examines... more...

  • Gellius the Satiristby Wytse Keulen

    BRILL 2008; US$ 177.00

    Presents a portrait of the second-century miscellanist Aulus Gellius. Highlighting Gellius' use of humour and irony in his portrayals of controversial celebrities such as Favorinus and Herodes Atticus, this book provides a corrective to interpretations of Gellius as an uncritical philhellene or an apolitical bookworm. more...

  • Read and write Greek scriptby Sheila Hunt; Dennis Couniacis

    Hodder Education 2010; US$ 20.78

    Read and write Greek script is a clear step-by-step guide to the written language, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how it works in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning. more...