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  1. Didactic Poetry from Homer and Hesiod Onwards: Knowledge, Power, Tradition

    Didactic Poetry from Homer and Hesiod Onwards: Knowledge, Power, Tradition [Hardback]

    Lilah Grace Canevaro (Editor); Donncha O'Rourke (Editor)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9781910589793
    Published by : Classical Press of Wales
    Here a team of young, established scholars offers new perspectives on poetic texts of wisdom, learning and teaching related to the great line of Greek and Latin poems descended from Hesiod. In previous scholarship, a drive to classify Greek and La... .... Learn More
  2. Menander Rhetor. Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Ars Rhetorica

    Menander Rhetor. Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Ars Rhetorica [Hardback]

    William H Race (Editor)

    £18.95

    ISBN: 9780674997226
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: Loeb Classical Library
    Volume: 539
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    This volume contains three rhetorical treatises dating probably from the reign of Diocletian (AD 285-312) that provide instruction on how to compose epideictic (display) speeches for a wide variety of occasions both public and private. Two are att... .... Learn More
  3. Who Am I?: (mis)Identity and the Polis in Oedipus Tyrannus

    Who Am I?: (mis)Identity and the Polis in Oedipus Tyrannus [Paperback]

    Efimia D Karakantza (Author)

    £17.95

    ISBN: 9780674237940
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: Hellenic Studies
    Volume: 86
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    Oedipus's major handicap in life is not knowing who he is--and both parricide and incest result from his ignorance of his identity. With two questions--"Who am I?" and "Who is my father?"--on his mind (and on his lips), the obsessed Oedipus arrive... .... Learn More
  4. Homer's Thebes: Epic Rivalries and the Appropriation of Mythical Pasts

    Homer's Thebes: Epic Rivalries and the Appropriation of Mythical Pasts [Paperback]

    Elton T E Barker (Author); Joel P Christensen (Author)

    £21.95

    ISBN: 9780674237926
    Published by : Harvard University Press
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    Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are the only early Greek heroic epics to have survived the transition to writing, even though extant evidence indicates that they emerged from a thriving oral culture. Among the missing are the songs of Boeotian Thebes. ... .... Learn More
  5. Audible Punctuation: Performative Pause in Homeric Prosody

    Audible Punctuation: Performative Pause in Homeric Prosody [Paperback]

    Ronald J J Blankenborg (Author)

    £20.95

    ISBN: 9780674237957
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: Hellenic Studies
    Volume: 87
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    Audible Punctuation focuses on the pause in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, both as a compositional feature and as a performative aspect of delivery, arguing for the possibilities and limits of expressing phrases in performance. Ronald Blankenborg's a... .... Learn More
  6. Demetrios of Scepsis and His Troikos Diakosmos: Ancient and Modern Readings of a Lost Contribution to Ancient Scholarship

    Demetrios of Scepsis and His Troikos Diakosmos: Ancient and Modern Readings of a Lost Contribution to Ancient Scholarship [Paperback]

    Alexandra Trachsel (Author)

    £17.95

    ISBN: 9780674237933
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: Hellenic Studies
    Volume: 85
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    Ancient scholarship had many faces, but most have faded away over time. Demetrios of Scepsis is one of the more shadowy of these lost figures, best known for his commentary on the Trojan Catalogue in Book 2 of the Iliad. Alexandra Trachsel's work ... .... Learn More
  7. Homer: A Very Short Introduction

    Homer: A Very Short Introduction [Paperback]

    Barbara Graziosi (Author)

    £8.99

    ISBN: 9780199589944
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Series: Very Short Introductions
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    Homer's mythological tales of war and homecoming,the Iliad and the Odyssey, are widely considered to be two of the most influential works in the history of western literature. Yet their author, 'the greatest poet that ever lived' is something of ... .... Learn More
  8. Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

    Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era [Hardback]

    Maria Kanellou (Editor); Ivana Petrovic (Editor); Chris Carey (Editor)

    £85.00

    ISBN: 9780198836827
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    Greek epigram is a remarkable poetic form. The briefest of all ancient Greek genres, it is also the most resilient: for almost a thousand years it attracted some of the finest Greek poetic talents as well as exerting a profound interest on Latin l... .... Learn More
  9. The Cypria

    The Cypria [Paperback]

    Malcolm Davies (Author)

    £14.95

    ISBN: 9780674237919
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: Hellenic Studies
    Volume: 83
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    The Cypria, so named because its poet supposedly came from the island of Cyprus, was an early Greek epic that is known to us primarily through quotations and references to passages by later authors, as well as through a prose summary of its plot a... .... Learn More
  10. Euripides: Iphigenia among the Taurians

    Euripides: Iphigenia among the Taurians [Hardback]

    Isabelle Torrance (Author)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9781474234412
    Published by : Bloomsbury
    Series: Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy
    In this new student introduction to a Greek tragedy, Isabelle Torrance looks at what makes Iphigenia among the Taurians a successful tragedy in ancient Greek terms, and how dramatic excitement is achieved through the exotic setting, the cast of ch... .... Learn More

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