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  1. 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
  2. Epideictic Rhetoric

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

    Laurent Pernot (Author)

    Regular Price: £41.00

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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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Theocritus; Moschus; Bion

    Theocritus; Moschus; Bion [Hardback]

    Neil Hopkinson (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9780674996441
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Theocritus (early third century BCE), born in Syracuse and also active on Cos and at Alexandria, was the inventor of the bucolic genre. Like his contemporary Callimachus, Theocritus was a learned poet who followed the aesthetic, developed a genera... .... Learn More
  7. 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
  8. Sophist Kings

    Sophist Kings: Persians as Other in Herodotus [Hardback]

    Vernon L Provencal (Author)

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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. Gods Rich in Praise

    Gods Rich in Praise: Early Greek and Mesopotamian Religious Poetry

    Christopher Metcalf (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780198723363
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Many scholars today believe that early Greek literature, as represented by the great poems of Homer and Hesiod, was to some extent inspired by texts from the neighbouring civilizations of the ancient Near East, especially Mesopotamia. It is true t... .... Learn More
  10. Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama

    Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama [Paperback]

    Judith Fletcher (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781107525832
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Oaths were ubiquitous rituals in ancient Athenian legal, commercial, civic and international spheres. Their importance is reflected by the fact that much of surviving Greek drama features a formal oath sworn before the audience. This is the first ... .... Learn More

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