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  1. The Story of Myth

    The Story of Myth [Hardback]

    Sarah Iles Johnston (Author)

    £32.95

    ISBN: 9780674185074
    Published by : Harvard University Press
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    Greek myths have long been admired as beautiful, thrilling stories but dismissed as serious objects of belief. For centuries scholars have held that Greek epics, tragedies, and the other compelling works handed down to us obscure the "real" myths ... .... Learn More
  2. Achilles Unbound: Multiformity and Tradition in the Homeric Epics

    Achilles Unbound: Multiformity and Tradition in the Homeric Epics [Paperback]

    Casey Due (Author)

    £19.95

    ISBN: 9780674987364
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: Hellenic Studies Series
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    Though Achilles the character is bound by fate and by narrative tradition, Achilles's poem, the Iliad, was never fixed and monolithic in antiquity-it was multiform. And the wider epic tradition, from which the Iliad emerged, was yet more multiform... .... Learn More
  3. Homeric Imagery and the Natural Environment

    Homeric Imagery and the Natural Environment [Paperback]

    William Brockliss (Author)

    £20.95

    ISBN: 9780674987357
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: Hellenic Studies Series
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    Responding to George Lakoff's and Mark Johnson's analysis of metaphor, William Brockliss explores the Homeric poets' use of concrete concepts drawn from the Greek natural environment to aid their audiences' understanding of abstract concepts. In p... .... Learn More
  4. The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece

    The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece [Hardback]

    Stamatia Dova (Author)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9781472479112
    Published by : Routledge
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    Examining attitudes towards failure, loss and inadequacy as they appear in Greek literature from the eighth to the fourth century BCE, this book incorporates two major themes: failure in mythological narratives and in historical accounts. These t... .... Learn More
  5. Homer, Odyssey I: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, Commentary, and Glossary

    Homer, Odyssey I: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, Commentary, and Glossary [Paperback]

    Simon Pulleyn (Author)

    £19.95

    ISBN: 9780198824206
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    Since their composition almost 3,000 years ago the Homeric epics have lost none of their power to grip audiences and fire the imagination: with their stories of life and death, love and loss, war and peace they continue to speak to us at the deepe... .... Learn More
  6. Hesiod: The Shield. Catalogue of Women. Other Fragments

    Hesiod: The Shield. Catalogue of Women. Other Fragments [Hardback]

    Glenn W. Most (Editor)

    £16.95

    ISBN: 9780674997219
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: Loeb Classical Library
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    Hesiod describes himself as a Boeotian shepherd who heard the Muses call upon him to sing about the gods. His exact dates are unknown, but he has often been considered a younger contemporary of Homer. The first volume of this revised Loeb Classic... .... Learn More
  7. Hesiod: Theogony. Works and Days. Testimonia

    Hesiod: Theogony. Works and Days. Testimonia [Hardback]

    Glenn W. Most (Editor)

    £16.95

    ISBN: 9780674997202
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: Loeb Classical Library
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    Hesiod describes himself as a Boeotian shepherd who heard the Muses call upon him to sing about the gods. His exact dates are unknown, but he has often been considered a younger contemporary of Homer. The first volume of this revised Loeb Classic... .... Learn More
  8. The Oxford Handbook of Hesiod

    The Oxford Handbook of Hesiod [Hardback]

    Alexander Loney (Editor); Stephen Scully (Editor)

    £97.00

    ISBN: 9780190209032
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Series: Oxford Handbooks
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    This volume brings together 29 junior and senior scholars to discuss aspects of Hesiod's poetry and its milieu and to explore questions of reception over two and half millennia from shortly after the poems' conception to Twitter hashtags. Rather t... .... Learn More
  9. Women of Substance in Homeric Epic: Objects, Gender, Agency

    Women of Substance in Homeric Epic: Objects, Gender, Agency [Hardback]

    Lilah Grace Canevaro (Author)

    £70.00

    ISBN: 9780198826309
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    Women in Greek epic are treated as objects, as commodities to be exchanged in marriage or as the spoils of warfare. However, women in Homeric epic also use objects to negotiate their own agency, subverting the male viewpoint by utilizing on their ... .... Learn More
  10. Tombs of the Ancient Poets: Between Literary Reception and Material Culture

    Tombs of the Ancient Poets: Between Literary Reception and Material Culture [Hardback]

    Nora Goldschmidt (Editor); Barbara Graziosi (Editor)

    £80.00

    ISBN: 9780198826477
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    This volume explores the ways in which the tombs of the ancient poets - real or imagined - act as crucial sites for the reception of Greek and Latin poetry. Drawing together a range of examples, the collection makes a distinctive contribution to t... .... Learn More

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