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  • Aristotleby Aristotle; G. E. R. Lloyd

    Cambridge University Press 1968; US$ 36.00

    This is a concise and lucid account of the work of Aristotle. more...

  • The Complete Euripides, Volume Vby Euripides; Peter Burian; Alan Shapiro

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 11.99

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create 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 poetry of the originals. This volume... more...

  • Defence Speechesby Cicero

    Oxford University Press, UK 2001; US$ 8.99

    This volume presents five of Cicero's most famous defence speeches: of Roscius, accused of murder; of Murena, accused of bribery; of Archias, on a citizenship charge; of Caelius, accused of violence; and of Milo, accused of murdering Cicero's hated enemy Clodius. These new translations achieve new standards of accuracy and introductions and... more...

  • Divine Talkby Gunther Martin

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 134.99

    Gunther Martin examines the references to religion in the speeches of Demosthenes and other Athenian orators in the 4th century BC. In Part I he demonstrates the role religion plays in the rhetorical strategy of speeches in political trials: his main argument is that speakers had to be consistent in their approach to religion throughout their career.... more...

  • Three Playsby Euripides

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    One of the greatest playwrights of Ancient Greece, the works of Euripides (484-406 BC) were revolutionary in their depiction of tragic events caused by flawed humanity, and in their use of the gods as symbols of human nature. The three plays in this collection show his abilities as the sceptical questioner of his age. Alcestis, an early drama, tells... more...

  • The Oresteian Trilogyby Aeschylus; Philip Vellacott

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; Not Available

    Aeschylus (525-c.456 bc) set his great trilogy in the immediate aftermath of the Fall of Troy, when King Agamemnon returns to Argos, a victor in war. Agamemnon depicts the hero's discovery that his family has been destroyed by his wife's infidelity and ends with his death at her callous hand. Clytemnestra's crime is repaid in The Choephori when her... more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer; Walter Shewring; G. S. Kirk

    Oxford University Press, UK 1980; US$ 8.99

    The first English prose translation of Homer's The Odyssey to appear in over thirty years, Shewring's translation comes as close to the spirit of the original Greek as our language will allow. more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles

    Ivan R. Dee 1998; US$ 8.99

    One of the greatest, most moving of all tragedies, Antigone continues to have meaning for us because of its depiction of the struggle between individual conscience and state policy, and its delicate probing of the nature of human suffering. Plays for Performance Series. more...

  • Homer-Handbuchby Antonios Rengakos; Bernhard Zimmermann

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2011; US$ 69.96

    Hauptbeschreibung Homers Epen "Ilias" und "Odyssee" stehen am Anfang der abendländischen Schriftkultur. Ihre Wirkung auf die Literaturen Europas ist unschätzbar. Das Handbuch fasst den aktuellen Forschungsstand zusammen, gibt einen Einblick in die historischen und kulturellen Hintergründe und untersucht die bis heute andauernden literarischen Nachwirkungen... more...