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  • Greek Comedy and Ideologyby David Konstan

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 154.99

    In comedy, happy endings resolve real-world conflicts. These conflicts, in turn, leave their mark on the texts in the form of gaps in plot and inconsistencies of characterization. Greek Comedy and Ideology analyzes how the structure of ancient Greek comedy betrays and responds to cultural tensions in the society of the classical city-state. It explores... more...

  • Murder among Friendsby Elizabeth S. Belfiore

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 144.99

    This book argues that Greek tragedy as a genre is characterized by plots centering on kin killing. It contains a detailed analysis of five plays, and comprehensive documentation of this plot pattern in all of the extant tragedies, and in the lost plays of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E. more...

  • The Maculate Museby Jeffrey Henderson

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 50.00

    This edition of a textbook which offers a detailed discussion of obscenity in Ancient Greek comedy has been revised to include an introduction and updated with additional philological material. more...

  • A Companion to Greek Rhetoricby Ian Worthington

    Wiley 2008; US$ 228.95 US$ 206.06

    This complete guide to ancient Greek rhetoric is exceptional both in its chronological range and the breadth of topics it covers. Traces the rise of rhetoric and its uses from Homer to Byzantium Covers wider-ranging topics such as rhetoric's relationship to knowledge, ethics, religion, law, and emotion Incorporates new material giving us fresh... more...

  • A Guide to Hellenistic Literatureby Kathryn Gutzwiller

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95 US$ 113.36

    This book is a guide to the extraordinarily diverse literature of the Hellenistic period. A guide to the literature of the Hellenistic age, from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE to the Battle of Actium in 31 BC Provides overviews of the social, political, intellectual and literary historical contexts in which Hellenistic literature... more...

  • Greek Tragedyby Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz

    Wiley 2008; US$ 115.95 US$ 104.36

    Greek Tragedy sets ancient tragedy into its original theatrical, political and ritual context and applies modern critical approaches to understanding why tragedy continues to interest modern audiences. An engaging introduction to Greek tragedy, its history, and its reception in the contemporary world with suggested readings for further... more...

  • Poems in Contextby Laura Miguélez-Cavero

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    “Sozomena” means “saved” in Greek. The series is dedicated to the recovery and presentation of texts that have only survived from Greek or Roman antiquity thanks to extraordinary find circumstances. It is primarily concerned with papyri, thousands of which await deciphering in universities and libraries. The primary intention of the... more...

  • The Stanzaic Architecture of Early Greek Elegyby Christopher A. Faraone

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 114.99

    A study of poetic form in early Greek elegy. Christopher A. Faraone draws on analogies from Italian and English song and poetry of the Renaissance. All Greek is translated and all technical terms explained. more...

  • The New Posidippusby Kathryn Gutzwiller

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 74.99

    From an Egyptian mummy has come an exciting discovery of previously unknown Greek literature. This volume contains a translation of these epigrams by the Greek poet Posidippus, together with essays about the papyrus by experts in the fields of papyrology, Greek and Roman literature, Ptolemaic history, and visual culture. more...

  • Wandering Poets in Ancient Greek Cultureby Richard Hunter; Ian Rutherford

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 37.00

    Explores the phenomenon of wandering poets, setting them within the wider context of ancient networks of exchange, patronage and affiliation. more...