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  1. The Story of Myth

    The Story of Myth [Hardback]

    Sarah Iles Johnston (Author)

    £36.95

    ISBN: 9780674185074
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    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. Agamemnon, the Pathetic Despot: Reading Characterization in Homer

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

    Andrew Porter (Author)

    £19.95

    ISBN: 9780674984455
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: Hellenic Studies Series
    Volume: 78
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    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
  3. Re-Wiring The Ancient Novel, (2 volumes)

    Re-Wiring The Ancient Novel, (2 volumes): Volume 1: Greek Novels, Volume 2: Roman Novels and Other Important Texts [Hardback]

    Edmund Cueva (Editor)

    £180.00

    ISBN: 9789492444561
    Published by : Barkhuis
    Series: Ancient Narrative Supplements
    Volume: 24
    The Fifth International Conference on the Ancient Novel, which was held in Houston, Texas, in the fall of 2015, brought together scholars and students of the ancient novel from all over the world in order to share new and significant developments ... .... Learn More
  4. 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
    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
  5. 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
    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
  6. Parody, Politics and the Populace in Greek Old Comedy

    Parody, Politics and the Populace in Greek Old Comedy [Hardback]

    Donald Sells (Author)

    £85.00

    ISBN: 9781350060517
    Published by : Bloomsbury
    This book argues that Old Comedy's parodic and non-parodic engagement with tragedy, satyr play, and contemporary lyric is geared to enhancing its own status as the preeminent discourse on Athenian art, politics and society. Donald Sells locates th... .... Learn More
  7. The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries

    The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries [Hardback]

    Marco Antonio Santamaria Alvarez (Editor)

    £117.00

    ISBN: 9789004384842
    Published by : Brill
    Series: Papyrologica Lugduno-Batava
    Volume: 36
    The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries is devoted to this fascinating and challenging document, discovered in 1962 in a tomb in Derveni, near Thessaloniki, and dated c. 340-320 BCE. It contains a text probably written at the end of 5th ... .... Learn More
  8. Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays

    Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays [Hardback]

    Richard Seaford (Author); Robert Bostock (Editor)

    £100.00

    ISBN: 9781107171718
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Richard Seaford is one of the most original and provocative classicists of his age. This volume brings together a wide range of papers written with a single focus. Several are pioneering explorations of the tragic evocation and representation of r... .... Learn More
  9. Hesiod: The Shield. Catalogue of Women. Other Fragments

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

    Glenn W. Most (Editor)

    £19.95

    ISBN: 9780674997219
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: Loeb Classical Library
    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
  10. Hesiod: Theogony. Works and Days. Testimonia

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

    Glenn W. Most (Editor)

    £19.95

    ISBN: 9780674997202
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Series: Loeb Classical Library
    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

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