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  1. The Fall of Cities in the Mediterranean: Commemoration in Literature Folk-Song and Liturgy

    The Fall of Cities in the Mediterranean: Commemoration in Literature Folk-Song and Liturgy [Hardback]

    Ann Suter (Editor); Dorota M. Dutsch (Editor); Mary R. Bachvarova (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781107031968
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    A body of theory has developed about the role and function of memory in creating and maintaining cultural identity. Yet there has been no consideration of the rich Mediterranean and Near Eastern traditions of laments for fallen cities in commemora... .... Learn More
  2. The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West: Epinician Oral Tradition and the Deinomenid Empire

    The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West: Epinician Oral Tradition and the Deinomenid Empire [Hardback]

    Nigel Nicholson (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780190209094
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West examines the relationship between epinician and the heroizing narratives about athletes, or "hero-athlete narratives" that circulated orally in Sicily and Italy in the late archaic and early classical perio... .... Learn More
  3. Aristophanes and Alcibiades: Echoes of Contemporary History in Athenian Comedy

    Aristophanes and Alcibiades: Echoes of Contemporary History in Athenian Comedy [Hardback]

    Michael Vickers (Author)

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    ISBN: 9783110437539
    Published by : Walter de Gruyter
    The conventional view of Aristophanes bristles with problems. Important testimony for Alcibiades’ paramount role in comedy is consistently disregarded, and the tradition that “masks were made to look like the komodoumenoi, so that before an actor ... .... Learn More
  4. The Spell of Hypnos

    The Spell of Hypnos: Sleep and Sleeplessness in Ancient Greek Literature [Hardback]

    Silvia Montiglio (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781784533519
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    Sleep was viewed as a boon by the ancient Greeks: sweet, soft, honeyed, balmy, care-loosening, as the Iliad has it. But neither was sleep straightforward, nor safe. It could be interrupted, often by a dream. It could be the site of dramatic interv... .... Learn More
  5. Thucydides

    Thucydides [Paperback]

    P. J. Rhodes (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781472523990
    Published by : Bloomsbury
    Thucydides was labelled the 'greatest historian that ever lived' by Macauley and no study of Classical Greece is complete without encountering his history of the Peloponnesian War, the greatest war of Greeks against Greeks in the late fifth centur... .... Learn More
  6. The Romance between Greece and the East

    The Romance between Greece and the East [Paperback]

    Tim Whitmarsh (Editor); Stuart Thomson (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781107543003
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    The contact zones between the Greco-Roman world and the Near East represent one of the most exciting and fast-moving areas of ancient-world studies. This new collection of essays, by world-renowned experts (and some new voices) in classical, Jewis... .... Learn More
  7. Epideictic Rhetoric

    Epideictic Rhetoric: Questioning the Stakes of Ancient Praise [Hardback]

    Laurent Pernot (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780292768208
    Published by : University of North Carolina Press
    Speeches of praise and blame constituted a form of oratory put to brilliant and creative use in the classical Greek period (fifth to fourth century BC) and the Roman imperial period (first to fourth century AD), and they have influenced public spe... .... Learn More
  8. Euripides and the Politics of Form

    Euripides and the Politics of Form [Hardback]

    Victoria Wohl (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780691166506
    Published by : Princeton University Press
    How can we make sense of the innovative structure of Euripidean drama? And what political role did tragedy play in the democracy of classical Athens? These questions are usually considered to be mutually exclusive, but this book shows that they ca... .... Learn More
  9. Callimachus in Context

    Callimachus in Context: From Plato to the Augustan Poets [Paperback]

    Benjamin Acosta-Hughes (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781107470644
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Scholarly reception has bequeathed two Callimachuses: the Roman version is a poet of elegant non-heroic poetry (usually erotic elegy), represented by a handful of intertexts with a recurring set of images - slender Muse, instructing divinity, smal... .... Learn More
  10. Misery and Forgiveness in Euripides

    Misery and Forgiveness in Euripides: Meaning and Structure in the Hippolytus [Hardback]

    Boris Nikolsky (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781910589038
    Published by : Classical Press of Wales
    The tragedies of Euripides are among the most admired works of Greek literature. They are valued especially in our own day for their sceptical attitude to authority and divinity, for their psychological complexity and for their sympathetic but uns... .... Learn More

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