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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Attic Oratorsby Edwin Carawan

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 74.99

    A collection of fourteen essays by influential scholars on the `Attic Orators', the ten or so speechwriters who developed rhetoric in democratic Athens from c.420 to c.320 BC. All Greek quotations have been translated. more...

  • On Coming Afterby Richard Hunter

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 293.00

    This book gathers together many of the principal essays of Richard Hunter, whose work has been fundamental in the modern re-evaluation of Greek literature after Alexander and its reception at Rome and elsewhere. At the heart of Hunter’s work lies the high poetry of Ptolemaic Alexandria (Callimachus, Theocritus, and Apollonius of Rhodes) and... more...

  • Performance, Iconography, Receptionby Martin Revermann; Peter Wilson

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 229.99

    This is a collection of papers from an international group of scholars who engage with the seminal work of Oliver Taplin, one of the world's leading classicists. The focus is on the performative aspect of Greek poetry of the archaic and classical period as well as on material artefacts (especially vase paintings) that interact with this kind of literature. more...

  • Female Acts in Greek Tragedyby Helene P. Foley

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63

    Although Classical Athenian ideology did not permit women to exercise legal, economic, and social autonomy, the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides often represent them as influential social and moral forces in their own right. Scholars have struggled to explain this seeming contradiction. Helene Foley shows how Greek tragedy uses gender... more...

  • Hellenische Identität in der Spätantikeby Jan Stenger

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    In der 1968 gegründeten Reihe erscheinen Monographien aus den Gebieten der Griechischen und Lateinischen Philologie sowie der Alten Geschichte. Die Bände weisen eine große Vielzahl von Themen auf: neben sprachlichen, textkritischen oder gattungsgeschichtlichen philologischen Untersuchungen stehen sozial-, politik-, finanz- und kulturgeschichtliche... more...

  • Inscribing Sorrowby Christos Tsagalis

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    Fourth-century Attic grave epigrams reflect a transitional phase in the evolution of the genre of epigram. They testify to a shift of interest towards social issues such as the family, the deceased’s age and profession. In a turbulent period of restlessness and uncertainty that followed the devastating Peloponnesian war, the commemoration... more...