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  1. 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)

    Regular Price: £78.99

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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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. A Companion to Greek Literature

    A Companion to Greek Literature [Hardback]

    Martin Hose (Editor); David Schenker (Editor)

    Regular Price: £148.00

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    ISBN: 9781444339420
    Published by : Wiley-Blackwell
    Fom the monumental works of Homer to the texts of the early church fathers, the ancient Greeks produced a body of literature that has been rarely equalled throughout history. A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introduction to... .... Learn More
  7. Holy Men and Charlatans in the Ancient Novel

    Holy Men and Charlatans in the Ancient Novel [Hardback]

    Gareth Schmeling (Editor); Michael Paschalis (Editor); Stelios Panayotakis (Editor)

    £61.00

    ISBN: 9789491431906
    Published by : Barkhuis
    Series: Ancient Narrative Supplementum
    The present volume comprises the papers delivered at RICAN 6, which was held in Rethymnon, Crete, on May 30-31, 2011. The focus is placed on male and female characters in the ancient novel and related texts, both pagan and Christian; these charact... .... Learn More
  8. Philosophy and the Ancient Novel

    Philosophy and the Ancient Novel [Hardback]

    Marília F. Futre Pinheiro (Editor); Silvia Montiglio (Editor)

    £57.20

    ISBN: 9789491431890
    Published by : Barkhuis
    Series: Ancient Narrative Supplementum
    The papers assembled in this volume explore a relatively new area in scholarship on the ancient novel: the relationship between an ostensibly non-philosophical genre and philosophy. This approach opens up several original themes for further resear... .... Learn More
  9. 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
  10. Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes

    Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes [Hardback]

    Gwendolyn Compton-Eagle (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781107083790
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    This book offers an interpretation of the handling of costume in the plays of the fifth-century comic poet Aristophanes. Drawing on both textual and material evidence from the fourth- and fifth-century Greek world, it examines three layers of cost... .... Learn More

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