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Greek philology and language

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Aristophanes and Menander: Three Comediesby Douglass Parker; Timothy J. Moore

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.50

    Three Comedies features the work of three dramatic geniuses of the glorious, no-holds-barred tradition of ancient Athenian comedy. Here Aristophanes, the eight-hundred-pound gorilla of Old and Middle Comedy meets Menander, elephant in the room of New Comedy, in a match made possible by Douglass Parker--if not Athenian exactly, or even ancient,... more...

  • Der Begriff ???? bei Homerby Pedro Proscurcin Junior

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 58.91

    Der vorliegende Band leistet eine philosophische Untersuchung des Begriffs Ethos (????) bei Homer. Traditionell schenken die Homer-Interpreten der konkreten Bedeutung des Begriffs allein in Bezug auf die Tiere Aufmerksamkeit und sprechen nicht über den Zusammenhang des Wortes mit den menschlichen Figuren im Text. Auch wird deren psychologische Dimension... more...

  • Wortverdreher, Sonderlinge, Gottloseby Jan Dreßler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Philosophy and rhetoric became integral elements of Athenian culture. This development was accompanied by a critical discourse that questioned their educational use and warned of its dire consequences for peaceful coexistence in the polis. This study provides the first detailed examination of this critical discourse. more...

  • Submerged Literature in Ancient Greek Cultureby Giulio Colesanti; Manuela Giordano

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Illuminating the ways ancient Greek culture placed different texts at edge of transmission remains a desideratum. Intended as a new hermeneutics to study the whole range of texts that were produced for socially relevant events in ancient Greece and to investigate the dynamics behind their inclusion or exclusion from production, diffusion and transmission,... more...

  • The Play of Wordsby Giulia Maria Chesi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This book examines the dynamics of interfamilial violence in the Oresteia. It argues that the key element of the play?s discourse about violence is to be found in the inquiry for a definition of Clytemnestra?s motherhood. By reading the play?s narrative on interfamilial violence and matricide as a narrative of uncertainties in terms of the role of... more...

  • The Greatest Empireby Emily Wilson

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    By any measure, Seneca (?4-65AD) is one of the most important figures in both Roman literature and ancient philosophy. He was the most popular writer of his day, and his writings are voluminous and diverse, ranging from satire to philosophical "consolations" against grief, from metaphysical theory to moral and political discussions of virtue... more...