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  1. Oxford Readings in Greek Lyric Poetry

    Oxford Readings in Greek Lyric Poetry [Hardback]

    Ian Rutherford (Author)

    £100.00

    ISBN: 9780199216192
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    No area of ancient Greek literature has been more studied over the last few decades than "lyric poetry", which conventionally includes poetry sung by choruses or soloists accompanied by the lyre or aulos (flute). Besides its literary sig... .... Learn More
  2. 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
  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. Roman Receptions of Sappho

    Roman Receptions of Sappho [Hardback]

    Thea S. Thorsen (Editor); Stephen Harrison (Editor)

    £90.00

    ISBN: 9780198829430
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Series: Classical Presences
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    Sappho, a towering figure in Western culture, is an exemplary case in the history of classical receptions. There are three prominent reasons for this. Firstly, Sappho is associated with some of the earliest poetry in the classical tradition, which... .... Learn More
  5. 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
  6. Agamemnon, the Pathetic Despot: Reading Characterization in Homer

    Agamemnon, the Pathetic Despot: Reading Characterization in Homer [Paperback]

    Andrew Porter (Author)

    £17.95

    ISBN: 9780674984455
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: Hellenic Studies Series
    Volume: 78
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    Agamemnon led a ten-year-long struggle at Troy only to return home and die a pathetic death at his wife’s hands. Yet while Agamemnon’s story exerts an outsize influence—rivalled by few epic personalities—on the poetic narratives of the Iliad and O... .... Learn More
  7. 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
  8. Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca. 400 BC to ca. AD 400

    Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca. 400 BC to ca. AD 400 [Hardback]

    Vayos Liapis (Editor); Antonis K. Petrides (Editor)

    £90.00

    ISBN: 9781107038554
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
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    Did Greek tragedy die along with Euripides? This accessible survey demonstrates that this is far from being the case. In it, thirteen eminent specialists offer, for the first time in English, broad coverage of a little-studied but essential part o... .... Learn More
  9. Menander, New Comedy and the Visual

    Menander, New Comedy and the Visual [Paperback]

    Antonis K. Petrides (Author)

    £25.99

    ISBN: 9781107645813
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Series: Cambridge Classical Studies
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    This book argues that New Comedy has a far richer performance texture than has previously been recognised. Offering close readings of all the major plays of Menander, it shows how intertextuality - the sustained dialogue of New Comedy performance ... .... Learn More
  10. Dionysius of Halicarnassus and Augustan Rome: Rhetoric, Criticism and Historiography

    Dionysius of Halicarnassus and Augustan Rome: Rhetoric, Criticism and Historiography [Hardback]

    Richard Hunter (Editor); Casper C. de Jonge (Editor)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9781108474900
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Series: Greek Culture in the Roman World
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    The Greek author Dionysius of Halicarnassus came to Rome in 30/29 BC. He learnt Latin, developed a network of students, patrons and colleagues, and started to teach rhetoric. He published a history of early Rome (Roman Antiquities), and essays on ... .... Learn More

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