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  • A Guide to Ancient Greek Dramaby Ian C. Storey; Arlene Allan

    Wiley 2013; US$ 48.95 US$ 44.06

    This newly updated second edition features wide-ranging, systematically organized scholarship in a concise introduction to ancient Greek drama, which flourished from the sixth to third century BC. Covers all three genres of ancient Greek drama – tragedy, comedy, and satyr-drama Surveys the extant work of Aeschylus, Sophokles, Euripides,... more...

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forumby Dan Crompton

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 2.99

    They say the old ones are the best, and this long-negelcted collection of jokes revived from the archives of Ancient Greece confirms that in some cases this is true, and in others it really isn't. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is the first commercial translation of Philogelos - a 1600-year-old collection of Greek jokes. From absurd... more...

  • The Frogsby Aristophanes; Charles W. Eliot

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99 US$ 2.60

    Unlike many other cultural values that shift and evolve from decade to decade, comedy can be timeless. The comic masterpiece The Frogs, penned by famed Greek playwright Aristophanes more than 2,000 years ago, will leave today's readers doubled over with laughter. When the god Dionysus begins to suspect that the quality of Greek drama has taken... more...

  • The Origins of Criticismby Andrew Ford

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63

    By "literary criticism" we usually mean a self-conscious act involving the technical and aesthetic appraisal, by individuals, of autonomous works of art. Aristotle and Plato come to mind. The word "social" does not. Yet, as this book shows, it should--if, that is, we wish to understand where literary criticism as we think of it today came from. Andrew... more...

  • Critical Moments in Classical Literatureby Richard Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 80.00

    A series of innovative critical readings exploring how the ancients discussed the meaning of literary works and their importance in society. more...

  • An Introduction to Greek Tragedyby Ruth Scodel

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    An accessible introduction for students and anyone interested in increasing their enjoyment of Greek tragic plays. more...

  • Tragedy in Athensby David Wiles

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 37.00

    This book examines the performance of Greek tragedy in the classical Athenian theatre. more...

  • Found in Translationby J. Michael Walton

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 29.00

    This 2006 book addresses the wider issues of transferring any piece of theatre from a source into a target language. more...

  • Tragic Props and Cognitive Functionby Colleen Chaston

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    With its focus on 'reasoning through imagery' this book applies aspects of cognitive psychology to a study of key tragic props in order to draw connections between visual imagery and the spectators' intellectual experience of ancient Greek tragedy. more...

  • New Directions in Ancient Pantomimeby Edith Hall; Rosie Wyles

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 174.99

    A collection of specially commissioned studies in which leading world specialists explore all aspects of the ancient pantomime dancer's performance skills, popularity, and social impact, while paying special attention to the texts that formed the basis of this distinctive art form, the forerunner of modern ballet. more...