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Greek philology and language

  • Genealogy of the Tragicby Joshua Billings

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Why did Greek tragedy and ?the tragic? come to be seen as essential to conceptions of modernity? And how has this belief affected modern understandings of Greek drama? In Genealogy of the Tragic , Joshua Billings answers these and related questions by tracing the emergence of the modern theory of the tragic, which was first developed around 1800... more...

  • In a Landscapeby John Gallaher

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book-length essay-poem chronicles the meditations of an adopted son—now a father—struggling with the meaning of family, love, and death. more...

  • Lucian and His Roman Voicesby Eleni Bozia

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Lucian and His Roman Voices examines cultural exchanges, political propaganda, and religious conflicts in the Early Roman Empire through the eyes of Lucian, his contemporary Roman authors, and Christian Apologists. Offering a multi-faceted analysis of the Lucianic corpus, this book explores how Lucian, a Syrian who wrote in Greek and who became... more...

  • The Bacchae of Euripidesby Euripides; Donald Sutherland

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 13.00

    This new translation of The Bacchae? that strange blend of Aeschylean grandeur and Euripidean finesse?is an attempt to reproduce for the American stage the play as it most probably was when new and unmutilated in 406 B.C. The achievement of this aim involves a restoration of the "great lacuna" at the climax and the discovery of several primary stage... more...

  • Shamelessby Cristiana Franco

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    The figure of the dog is a paradox. As in so many cultures, past and present, the dog in ancient Greece was seen as the animal closest to humans, even as it elicited from them the most negative representations. Still a loaded term today, the word bitch not only signified shamelessness and a lack of self-control but was also exclusively figured as... more...

  • Antigone (NHB Modern Plays)by Sophocles; Owen McCafferty

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights. The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone?s brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or must... more...

  • A Handbook to the Reception of Ovidby John F. Miller; Carole E. Newlands

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid presents more than 30 original essays written by leading scholars revealing the rich diversity of critical engagement with Ovid’s poetry that spans the Western tradition from antiquity to the present day.  Offers innovative perspectives on Ovid’s poetry and its reception from antiquity to the... more...

  • Lernzirkel zum ablativus absolutusby Julia Drumm

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 21.26

    Der Lernzirkel stellt die lateinische Partizipialkonstruktion ablativus absolutus vor. An vielfältigen, überwiegend handlungsorientierten Stationen mit unterschiedlichen Schwierigkeitsgraden wird das Erkennen, Verstehen und Übersetzen des ablativus absolutus eingeübt. Der Lernzirkel kann sowohl zur Einführung als auch zur Wiederholung des Themas eingesetzt... more...

  • Lysias 21by Aggelos Kapellos

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Despite its importance as document for political life in Athens after 402 B.C.E. and the development of Attic oratory, Lysias? 21st speech has never been the subject of an extensive scholarly commentary. The present volume fills this gap. Focusing on structural, strategic and argumentative aspects of the speech, this thorough commentary is an indispensable... more...

  • Oedipus the King and Antigoneby Sophocles; Peter D. Arnott

    Wiley 2014; US$ 11.95

    Translated and edited by Peter D. Arnott, this classic and highly popular edition contains two essential plays in the development of Greek tragedy- Oedipus the King and Antigone -for performance and study. The editor's introduction contains a brief biography of the playwright and a description of Greek theater. Also included are a list of principal... more...