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  • Greek Tragedy and the Emotions (Routledge Revivals)by W. B. Stanford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    According to Aristotle the main purpose of tragedy is the manipulation of emotions, and yet there are relatively few accessible studies of the precise dynamics of emotion in the Athenian theatre. In Greek Tragedy and the Emotions , first published in 1993, W.B. Stanford reviews the evidence for ‘emotionalism’ – as the great Attic playwrights presented... more...

  • Genealogy of the Tragicby Joshua Billings

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Why did Greek tragedy and "the tragic" come to be seen as essential to conceptions of modernity? And how has this belief affected modern understandings of Greek drama? In Genealogy of the Tragic , Joshua Billings answers these and related questions by tracing the emergence of the modern theory of the tragic, which was first developed around 1800... more...

  • A New Companion to Greek Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)by Andrew Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    That the works of the ancient tragedians still have an immediate and profound appeal surely needs no demonstration, yet the modern reader continually stumbles across concepts which are difficult to interpret or relate to – moral pollution, the authority of oracles, classical ideas of geography – as well as the names of unfamiliar legendary and mythological... more...

  • The Greek Sense of Theatreby J Michael Walton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    In this updated and extended edition of The Greek Sense of Theatre, scholar and practitioner J.Michael Walton revises and expands his visual approach to the theatre of classical Athens. From the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides to the old and new comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, he argues that while Greek drama is seen now as... more...

  • Greek Theatre in the Fourth Century BCby Eric Csapo; Hans Rupprecht Goette; J. Richard Green; Peter Wilson

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Age-old scholarly dogma holds that the death of serious theatre went hand-in-hand with the 'death' of the city-state and that the fourth century BC ushered in an era of theatrical mediocrity offering shallow entertainment to a depoliticised citizenry. The traditional view of fourth-century culture is encouraged and sustained by the absence... more...

  • Greek Tragic Theatreby Rush Rehm

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    Emphasizing the political nature of Greek tragedy, as theatre of, by and for the polis , Rush Rehm characterizes Athens as a performance culture ; one in which the theatre stood alongside other public forums as a place to confront matters of import. In treating the various social, religious and practical aspects of tragic production, he shows how... more...

  • Greek classics notesby Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Wiley 2004; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.99

    This sweeping survey of ancient Greek culture covers the greatest works of Greek poets, dramatists, philosophers, writers, and historians. These writings are the foundation of the way we think and act and are important to the student of the human condition. more...

  • Tradition and Innovation in Hellenistic Poetryby Marco Fantuzzi; Richard Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 50.00

    An examination of Hellenistic poetry and of its reception at Rome. more...

  • Greek Mythography in the Roman Worldby Alan Cameron

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 134.99

    By the Roman age the traditional stories of Greek myth had long since ceased to reflect popular culture, and become instead a central element in elite culture. This book illustrates the importance of semi-learned mythographic handbooks in the social, literary, and artistic world of Rome. One of the most intriguing features of these works is the fact... more...

  • Hesperosby P. J. Finglass; C. Collard; N. J. Richardson

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 224.99

    A wide-ranging collection of articles on Greek poetry written by distinguished scholars from four continents. It honours the achievement of Martin West, and includes a full bibliography of his academic publications. more...