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  1. 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
  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)

    Regular Price: £62.00

    Special Price: £25.00

    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. The Spell of Hypnos

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

    Silvia Montiglio (Author)

    Regular Price: £85.00

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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
  4. Thucydides

    Thucydides [Paperback]

    P. J. Rhodes (Author)

    Regular Price: £19.99

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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
  5. Callimachus in Context

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

    Benjamin Acosta-Hughes (Author)

    Regular Price: £24.99

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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
  6. Euripides and the Politics of Form

    Euripides and the Politics of Form [Hardback]

    Victoria Wohl (Author)

    Regular Price: £33.00

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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
  7. Misery and Forgiveness in Euripides

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

    Boris Nikolsky (Author)

    Regular Price: £64.00

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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
  8. Sophist Kings

    Sophist Kings: Persians as Other in Herodotus [Hardback]

    Vernon L Provencal (Author)

    Regular Price: £90.00

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    ISBN: 9781780936130
    Published by : Bloomsbury
    Sophist Kings: Persians as Other sets forth a reading of Herodotus' Histories that highlights the consistency with which the Persians are depicted as sophists and Persian culture is infused with a sophistic ideology. The Persians as the Greek 'oth... .... Learn More
  9. Hesiod's Works and Days

    Hesiod's Works and Days: How to Teach Self-Sufficiency [Hardback]

    Lilah Grace Canevaro (Author)

    Regular Price: £71.00

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    ISBN: 9780198729549
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Greek poet Hesiod's canonical archaic text, the Works and Days, was performed in its entirety, but was also relentlessly excerpted, quoted, and reapplied. In this volume, Lilah Grace Canevaro situates the poem within these two modes of reading and... .... Learn More
  10. Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy

    Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy [Hardback]

    Fabian Meinel (Author)

    Regular Price: £69.99

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    ISBN: 9781107044463
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Pollution is ubiquitous in Greek tragedy: matricidal Orestes seeks purification at Apollo's shrine in Delphi; carrion from Polyneices' unburied corpse fills the altars of Thebes; delirious Phaedra suffers from a 'pollution of the mind'. This book ... .... Learn More

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