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  • Lysistrataby Aristophanes; Jack Lindsay

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    One of the few plays that survived intact from the heyday of ancient Grecian drama, Lysistrata is an enormously influential work of satirical comedy. In order to bring an end to a destructive and never-ending war, the women of Greece take a temporary vow of chastity, pledging to remain abstinent until the conflict ends. As can be expected, mayhem --... more...

  • On Horsemanshipby Xenophon; H. G. Dakyns

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.99

    On Horsemanship is a treatise on horsemanship. Written c. 350 BC it is one of the oldest such in existence. Xenophon details the best qualities to look for in a horse, and the non-abusive training of a horse in classical dressage and for military and general use. He quotes other, apparently more celebrated contemporaries of his, whose texts have since... more...

  • Hippolytus & The Bacchaeby Euripides; Gilbert Murray

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 4.99

    The Ancient Greek Euripides wrote the play Hippolytus , a tragedy based on the myth of the son of Theseus, Hippolytus. The gods play a central part in Hippolytus, and Aphrodite and Artemis appear at the start and end respectively. It is thought they were also present throughout, as two statues onstage. The Bacchae , which is also called The Bacchantes... more...

  • The Trojan Womenby Euripides; Gilbert Murray

    The Floating Press 1915; US$ 3.99

    The Trojan Women follows the women of Troy after the famous war which devastated their city. It is believed to have been influenced by the capture of Melos, an Aegean Island, and the treatment of its population by the Athenians. These historical events took place the same year the play premiered, 415 BC. more...

  • The Birdsby Aristophanes

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Birds is a comic play by the Greek playwright Aristophanes. It garnered awards in 141 BC when it was first performed, and continues to be critically received today. A middle-aged Athenian convinces the world's birds to build a new city between the heavens and the earth. This position fortuitously allows them to intercept all communication of... more...

  • Epos, Lyrik, Dramaby Boris Dunsch; Arbogast Schmitt; Thomas A. Schmitz

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 80.54

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Beiträge dieser Festschrift gehen aus der Perspektive unterschiedlicher Fachtraditionen der Genese und Ausformung der literarischen Gattungen Epos, Lyrik und Drama nach und bilden damit das breit gespannte Interesse Ernst-Richard Schwinges ebenso ab wie die weit über die Grenzen der Klassischen Philologie hinausgehende Resonanz,... 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...

  • Römische Briefliteratur: Plinius und Cicero - Lehrerbandby Peter Kuhlmann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 11.87

    Der Lehrerband enthält zu jedem Text eine Interpretationsskizze, Vorschläge zur Unterrichtsplanung sowie einen stichpunktartigen Erwartungshorizont zu den Aufgaben.   Der Lehrerband enthält zu jedem Text eine Interpretationsskizze, Vorschläge zur Unterrichtsplanung sowie einen stichpunktartigen Erwartungshorizont zu den Aufgaben.... 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...

  • Charakterfokalisation bei Lucanby Kathrin Ludwig

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    In recent years, the methods of modern narrative theory have become essential tools for researching ancient texts. This work analyzes figural perspectives in the Civil War epic Pharsalia by the Roman poet Lucan (39-65 AD), and describes their function in communicating the overall message of the text. The author demonstrates unique elements in Lucan?s... more...