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  • Aristophanes and Alcibiadesby Michael Vickers

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    The conventional view of Aristophanes bristles with problems. Important testimony for Alcibiades’ paramount role in comedy is consistently disregarded, and the tradition that “masks were made to look like the komodoumenoi , so that before an actor spoke a word, the audience would recognize who was being attacked” is hardly ever invoked.... more...

  • Ancient Greece A Historyby H Cotterill

    Waverley Books 2015; US$ 3.99

    Ancient Greece A History examines Greek art, literature and philosophy, with a focus on tragedy, art, philosophy, sculpture and the glorious architecture of classical Greece. In this history, the author wished to show the inner life of Ancient Greece, and captures the spirit of the country and its achievements. Cotterill leads the reader through the... more...

  • L'harmonie des Sirènes du pythagorisme ancien à Platonby Irini-Fotini Viltanioti

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    Begleitend zu den Editionsbänden der Reihe Traditio Praesocratica , in der Texte frühgriechischer Naturphilosophen in kritischer Ausgabe mit Übersetzung erscheinen, werden in der Reihe Studia Praesocratica Kommentare, Monographien und Sammelbände zur frühgriechischen Philosophie und ihrer Doxographie veröffentlicht. more...

  • The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman Thought (Routledge Revivals)by Sue Blundell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.96

    It has been much disputed to what extent thinkers in Greek and Roman antiquity adhered to ideas of evolution and progress in human affairs. Did they lack any conception of process in time, or did they anticipate Darwinian and Lamarckian hypotheses? The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman Thought , first published in1986, comprehensively... more...

  • Hellenistic Livesby Plutarch; Robin Waterfield; Andrew Erskine

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 10.99

    These ten Lives trace the history of Hellenistic Greece from the rise of Macedon and Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the arrival of the Romans. Plutarch's biographies of eminent politicians, rulers, and soldiers combine vivid portraits with a wealth of historical information. more...

  • Pausaniasby Pausanias; Susan E. Alcock; John F. Cherry; Jas Elsner

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 46.99

    Pausanias, the Greek historian and traveler, lived and wrote around the second century AD, during the period when Greece had fallen peacefully to the Roman Empire. While fragments from this period abound, Pausanias' Periegesis ("description") of Greece is the only fully preserved text of travel writing to have survived. This collection uses Pausanias... more...

  • Frontiers of Pleasureby Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 79.99

    Frontiers of Pleasure presents critical issues regarding Greek conceptions of aesthetic response while questioning influential modern notions of the aesthetic. Despite a recent rebirth of interest in the field of aesthetics, no extensive discussion of this fundamental topic has hitherto been available. more...

  • A Small Greek Worldby Irad Malkin

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 30.99

    Should we admire the Greeks for having created their civilization in spite of, or because of, the enormous distances separating their independent communities? The book claims it was a network-dynamics of Small World formation that rapidly foreshortened Mediterranean spaces, thus allowing the flows of civilizational content and self-aware notions of... more...

  • Beautyby David Konstan

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    What makes something beautiful? In this engaging, elegant study, David Konstan turns to ancient Greece to address the nature of beauty. more...

  • Satyric Playby Carl Shaw

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 77.99

    From archaic Greece to the Roman Empire, the remains of comic and satyric performances reveal a range of literary, aesthetic, historical, religious, and geographical connections. Satyric Play analyzes the details of this interplay diachronically, showing that comedy and satyr plays influenced each other in nearly all stages of their development. more...