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  1. JJP Supplement 30 (2016) Journal of Juristic Papyrology

    JJP Supplement 30 (2016) Journal of Juristic Papyrology: Fragments, Holes, and Wholes: Reconstrucing the Ancient World in Theory and Practice [Hardback]

    Tomasz Derda (Editor); Jennifer Hilder (Editor); Jan Kwapisz (Editor)

    £50.00

    ISBN: 9788394684808
    Published by : Journal of Juristic Papyrology
    Series: JJP Supplements
    Volume: 30
    The present volume offers a variety of case studies rather than a theoretically oriented survey of trends and overall approaches towards the fragmentarily preserved ancient material. Nevertheless, the discussions of specific cases are not confined... .... Learn More
  2. Archaeology and Homeric Epic

    Archaeology and Homeric Epic [Paperback]

    Susan Sherratt (Editor); John Bennet (Editor)

    £36.00

    ISBN: 9781785702952
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Sheffield Studies in Aegean Archaeology
    Volume: Sheffield Studies in Aegean Archaeology
    The relationship between the Homeric epics and archaeology has long suffered mixed fortunes, swinging between 'fundamentalist' attempts to use archaeology in order to demonstrate the essential historicity of the epics and their background, and out... .... Learn More
  3. Ancient Historiography on War and Empire

    Ancient Historiography on War and Empire [Hardback]

    Timothy Howe (Editor); Sabine Müller (Editor); Richard Stoneman (Editor)

    Regular Price: £48.00

    Special Price: £14.95

    ISBN: 9781785702990
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    In the ancient Greek-speaking world, writing about the past meant balancing the reporting of facts with shaping and guiding the political interests and behaviours of the present. Ancient Historiography on War and Empire shows the ways in which the... .... Learn More
  4. Pindars Poetics of Immortality

    Pindars Poetics of Immortality [Hardback]

    Asya C. Sigelman (Author)

    Regular Price: £67.99

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    ISBN: 9781107135017
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Modern scholarship tends to focus on the social, political and economic information that can be gleaned from Pindar's treatment of the subject of his victory odes - the athlete who brings immortality to his family and polis. In this book, Asya C. ... .... Learn More
  5. The First Poets: Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets

    The First Poets: Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets [Hardback]

    Michael Schmidt (Author)

    Regular Price: £25.00

    Special Price: £13.00

    ISBN: 9781784975975
    Published by : Head of Zeus
    A dazzling literary exploration by acclaimed poet and critic Michael Schmidt, The First Poets brings to life the great Greek poets who gave our poetic tradition its first bearings and whose works have had an enduring influence on our literature an... .... Learn More
  6. Hellenistic Tragedy

    Hellenistic Tragedy [Paperback]

    Agnieszka Kotlinska-Toma (Author)

    Regular Price: £31.99

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    ISBN: 9781474288651
    Published by : Bloomsbury
    Ancient Greek tragedy is ubiquitously studied and researched, but is generally considered to have ended, as it began, in the fifth century BC. However, plays continued to be written and staged in the Greek world for centuries, enjoying a period of... .... Learn More
  7. Writing Biography in Greece and Rome: Narrative Technique and Fictionalization

    Writing Biography in Greece and Rome: Narrative Technique and Fictionalization [Hardback]

    Koen de Temmerman (Editor); Kristoffel Demoen (Editor)

    Regular Price: £78.99

    Special Price: £50.00

    ISBN: 9781107129122
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Ancient biography is now a well-established and popular field of study among classicists as well as many scholars of literature and history more generally. In particular biographies offer important insights into the dynamics underlying ancient per... .... Learn More
  8. The Birth of Comedy

    The Birth of Comedy: Texts Documents and Art from Athenian Comic Competitions, 486-280 [Paperback]

    Jeffrey Rusten (Editor)

    Regular Price: £37.00

    Special Price: £26.00

    ISBN: 9781421421186
    Published by : Johns Hopkins University Press
    Aside from the well-known plays of Aristophanes, many of the comedies of ancient Greece are known only through fragments and references written in Greek. Now a group of distinguished scholars brings these nearly lost works to modern readers with l... .... Learn More
  9. Classical Literature

    Classical Literature [Hardback]

    Richard Jenkyns (Author)

    Regular Price: £20.00

    Special Price: £7.95

    ISBN: 9780465097975
    Published by : Basic Books
    The writings of the Greeks and Romans form the bedrock of Western culture. Inventing the molds for histories, tragedies, and philosophies, while pioneering radical new forms of epic and poetry, the Greeks and Romans created the literary world we s... .... Learn More
  10. Technical Ekphrasis in Greek and Roman Science and Literature: The Written Machine between Alexandria and Rome

    Technical Ekphrasis in Greek and Roman Science and Literature: The Written Machine between Alexandria and Rome [Hardback]

    Courtney Roby (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781107077300
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Ekphrasis is familiar as a rhetorical tool for inducing enargeia, the vivid sense that a reader or listener is actually in the presence of the objects described. This book focuses on the ekphrastic techniques used in ancient Greek and Roman litera... .... Learn More

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