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  • Phaedoby G. M. A. Grube

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1977; US$ 6.95

    The book is written for anyone seriously interested in Plato's thought and in the history of literary theory or of rhetoric. No knowledge of Greek is required. The focus of this account is on how the resources both of persuasive myth and of formal argument, for all that Plato sets them in strong contrast, nevertheless complement and reinforce each... more...

  • The Essential Aeneidby Virgil; Stanley Lombardo; W.R. Johnsonn

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 7.50

    Stanley Lombardo's deft abridgment of his 2005 translation of the Aeneid preserves the arc and weight of Virgil's epic by presenting major books in their entirety and abridged books in extended passages seamlessly fitted together with narrative bridges. W. R. Johnson's Introduction, a shortened version of his masterly Introduction to that translation,... more...

  • The Essential Homerby Homer; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 14.50

    Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey , made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology. more...

  • Prometheus Boundby Aeschylus; Deborah Roberts

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 6.95

    "This is the best Prometheus Bound in English. Deborah Roberts' translation is accurate, readable, and true to the original in idiom, imagery, and the combination of a high style with occasional colloquialism. The informative notes and perceptive Introduction will help readers to experience the play with heightened pleasure and understanding."... more...

  • Metamorphosesby Ovid; A. D. Melville; E. J. Kenney

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 5.99

    The modern, unacademic idiom of A.D. Melville's translation opens the way to a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality. more...

  • Oedipus the Kingby Sophocles; Stephen Berg; Diskin Clay

    Oxford University Press, USA 1978; US$ 5.99

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the sense of poetry evident in the originals.... more...

  • Geschlechtervorstellungen und soziale Differenzierung bei Appian aus Alexandrienby Kordula Schnegg

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 28.20

    Im zweiten Jahrhundert n. Chr. verfasst der Ägypter Appian ein historiographisches Werk über die Geschichte Roms. In detailreichen Schilderungen erklärt er die Macht und die territoriale Ausdehnung des Römischen Reiches. Die Art und Weise, wie Appian seine Geschichte schreibt, sowie die Rollen, die er den männlichen und weiblichen Figuren zuteilt,... more...

  • Kleine Geschichte der antiken Komödieby Gregor Maurach

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 57.23

    Wer kennt nicht die beiden Masken, von denen die eine lacht, die andere weint? Die eine symbolisiert die Komödie, die andere die Tragödie. Gregor Maurach zeigt, wie nahe beieinander Lachen und Weinen in den Stücken der antiken Dichter liegen. Aristophanes schrieb seine Komödien nicht zuletzt aus Sorge um seine Heimatstadt Athen, ihre verfehlte Politik... more...

  • Objects as Actorsby Melissa Mueller

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 44.00

    Objects as Actors  charts a new approach to Greek tragedy based on an obvious, yet often overlooked, fact: Greek tragedy was meant to be performed. As plays, the works were incomplete without physical items?theatrical props. In this book, Melissa Mueller ingeniously demonstrates the importance of objects in the staging and reception of Athenian... more...

  • Papyri from the New York University Collection II (P.NYU II)by Bruce E. Nielsen; Klaas A Worp

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 45.42

    Dieser Band enthält 53 literarische und dokumentarische Texte, die mit Ausnahme von zwei zugehörigen Fragmenten aus den Sammlungen von Princeton University, bzw. dem Istituto Papirologico ?G. Vitelli? in Florenz alle in der Papyrus-Sammlung der New York University aufbewahrt werden. Für diese Publikation sind die ursprünglich in vier separaten Lieferungen... more...