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Literary history

  • Arion's Lyreby Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 57.50 US$ 52.33

    Arion's Lyre examines how Hellenistic poetic culture adapted, reinterpreted, and transformed Archaic Greek lyric through a complex process of textual, cultural, and creative reception. Looking at the ways in which the poetry of Sappho, Alcaeus, Ibycus, Anacreon, and Simonides was preserved, edited, and read by Hellenistic scholars and poets, the... more...

  • I Progimnasmi di Severo di Alessandria (Severo di Antiochia?)by Eugenio Amato; Gianluca Ventrella

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 154.00

    The series was founded in 1896. it is dedicated to rare Greek and Latin texts together with translations and commentaries, as well as detailed introductions, so rendering them more accessible to a broader readership. Since 2000 the series has concentrated on "Homer's Iliad. A full commentary", presenting the text of the Iliad (by M. L. West),... 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...

  • Classical Greek Theatreby Clifford Ashby

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 29.95

    Many dogmas regarding Greek theatre were established by researchers who lacked experience in the mounting of theatrical productions. In his wide-ranging and provocative study, Clifford Ashby, a theatre historian trained in the practical processes of play production as well as the methods of historical research, takes advantage of his understanding... more...

  • Archaic and Classical Choral Songby Lucia Athanassaki; Ewen Lyall Bowie

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    This book addresses the many interlocking problems in understanding the modes of performance, dissemination, and transmission of Greek poetry of the seventh to the fifth centuries BC whose first performers were a choral group, sometimes singing in a ritual context, sometimes in more secular celebrations of victories in competitive games.... more...

  • Staged Narrativeby James Barrett

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    The messenger who reports important action that has occurred offstage is a familiar inhabitant of Greek tragedy. A messenger informs us about the death of Jocasta and the blinding of Oedipus, the madness of Heracles, the slaughter of Aigisthos, and the death of Hippolytus, among other important events. Despite its prevalence, this conventional figure... more...

  • Kyklos - Griechisches und Byzantinischesby Hans-G. Beck; Athanasios Kambylis; Paul Moraux

    De Gruyter 1978; US$ 224.00

    Kyklos: Griech. u. Byzantin. : Rudolf Keydell zum 90. 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...

  • 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...

  • Hyperboreansby Timothy P. Bridgman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    In Greek mythology, Hyperboreans were a tribe who lived far to Greece's north. Contained in what has come down to us of Greek literary tradition are texts that identify the Hyperboreans with the Celts, or Hyperborean lands with Celtic ones. This groundbreaking book studies the texts that make or imply this identification, and provides reasons why some... more...