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  • Studien zur Originalität der römischen Tragödieby Eckard Lefèvre

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    The collected papers in this volume, many of them previously unpublished, demonstrate the politcial character of Roman tragedy and show that, during the Imperial period, panegyrics often shifted to opposition. more...

  • Homers Iliasby Joachim Latacz; Thierry Greub; Krystyna Greub-Fracz; Arbogast Schmitt

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Homer?s Iliad has influenced European literature and art to this day. In the last 30 years, researchers have made significant progress in illuminating this epic. In this study, a leading Homer scholar engages in dialogue with the international research community to reflect on today?s most significant questions, among them the Iliad?s origins,... more...

  • Two Crafty Jackalsby Elizabeth Laird; Sadiqi Beg

    Aga Khan Museum 2014; US$ 9.95

    Two Crafty Jackals is a series of nested tales within tales illustrating examples of right or wrong behaviour that lead to good or bad results. Dimnah the jackal seeks to destroy the friendship between the King of Lions and Shanzabeh the bull out of jealousy and then must face the consequences. more...

  • Dionysus Resurrectedby Erika Fischer-Lichte

    Wiley 2013; US$ 97.95

    Dionysus Resurrected analyzes the global resurgence since the late 1960s of Euripides? The Bacchae . By analyzing and contextualizing these modern day performances, the author reveals striking parallels between transformational events taking place during the era of the play?s revival and events within the play itself. Puts forward a lively... more...

  • Recapturing Sophocles' Antigoneby William Blake Tyrrell; Larry J. Bennett

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 32.99

    In this book, Wm. Blake Tyrrell and Larry J. Bennett examine Sophocles' Antigone in the context of its setting in fifth-century Athens. The authors attempt to create an interpretive environment that is true to the issues and interests of fifth-century Athenians, as opposed to those of modern scholars and philosophers. As they contextualize the play... more...

  • Plautus in Performanceby Niall W. Slater

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    Plautus was Ancient Rome's greatest comic playwright, Shakespeare drew heavily on his plots, and his legacy is prevalent throughout modern drama. In this expanded edition of his successful book, one of America's foremost Classical scholars introduces performance criticism to the study of Plautus' ancient drama. In addition to the original detailed... more...

  • Homer lesenby Herbert Bannert

    frommann-holzboog Verlag 2010; US$ 37.96

    Mit den zeitlosen Geschichten um den Zorn Achills und der ungewissen Heimkehr des Odysseus in >Ilias Odyssee »Bannert lesen. Danach braucht es den sanften Imperativ seines Buchtitels nicht mehr, dann liest man den Homer von selbst.« Johann Schloemann, Süddeutsche Zeitung   Reihe Legenda - Band 6 more...

  • Martials 'epigrammatischer Kanon'by Nina Mindt

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 62.93

    Martial versteht es, in seine Epigramme zahlreiche Autoren und deren Werke funktional einzubinden, sei es durch direkten Verweis oder intertextuelle Verfahren. Es sind nicht nur Epigrammatiker, sondern Autoren aus fast dem gesamten antiken Gattungsspektrum, sowohl der Vergangenheit als auch der Gegenwart. So entsteht Martials ?epigrammatischer Kanon?,... more...

  • Ovid's Heroinesby Clare Pollard; Ovid

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.05

    Ovid?s Heroides, written in Rome some time between 25 and 16 BC, was once his most popular work. The title translates as Heroines. It is a series of poems in the voices of women from Greek and Roman myth – including Phaedra, Medea, Penelope and Ariadne – addressed to the men they love. Claimed as both the first book of dramatic monologues and the... more...

  • Ilias und Odysseeby Homer; Anja Grebe

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 105.77

    »Ilias« und »Odyssee« haben zahlreiche Künstler zu bildlichen Nachschöpfungen inspiriert. Nur wenige haben sich jedoch an umfangreichere Zyklen gewagt. Zu diesen zählt der englische Bildhauer und Zeichner John Flaxman (1755-1826), der 1793 eine der außergewöhnlichsten Bildfolgen zu Homers Epen schuf. Seine Umrisszeichnungen erinnern in ihrem klassizistischen... more...