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  1. Theocritus; Moschus; Bion

    Theocritus; Moschus; Bion [Hardback]

    Neil Hopkinson (Editor)

    Regular Price: £19.95

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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
  2. Gods Rich in Praise

    Gods Rich in Praise: Early Greek and Mesopotamian Religious Poetry

    Christopher Metcalf (Author)

    Regular Price: £76.00

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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
  3. 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
  4. Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama

    Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama [Paperback]

    Judith Fletcher (Author)

    Regular Price: £23.99

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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
  5. Callimachus: The Hymns

    Callimachus: The Hymns [Paperback]

    Susan A. Stephens (Editor)

    Regular Price: £23.99

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    ISBN: 9780199783045
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Callimachus was arguably the most important poet of the Hellenistic age, for two reasons: his engagement with previous theorists of poetry and his wide-ranging poetic experimentation. Of his poetic oeuvre, which exceeded what we now have of Theocr... .... Learn More
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Pindar and the Construction of Syracusan Monarchy in the Fifth Century BC

    Pindar and the Construction of Syracusan Monarchy in the Fifth Century BC [Hardback]

    Kathryn Morgan (Author)

    Regular Price: £71.00

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    ISBN: 9780199366859
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    This groundbreaking book attempts a fully contextualized reading of the poetry written by Pindar for Hieron of Syracuse in the 470s BC. It argues that the victory odes and other occasional songs composed by Pindar for the Sicilian tyrant were part... .... Learn More
  9. No Laughing Matter

    No Laughing Matter [Paperback]

    C. W. Marshall (Author); George Kovacs (Author)

    Regular Price: £36.99

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    ISBN: 9781780930152
    Published by : Bristol Classical Press
    A wide-ranging collection of new studies of the comic theatre of Athens, from its origins until the 340s BCE. Fifteen international scholars employ an array of approaches and methodologies that will appeal to Classics and Theatre scholars while st... .... Learn More
  10. Myth, Literature and the Creation of the Topography of Thebes

    Myth, Literature and the Creation of the Topography of Thebes [Hardback]

    Daniel W. Berman (Author)

    Regular Price: £64.99

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    ISBN: 9781107077362
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    How does a city's legendary past affect its present? Thebes remains a city with one of the richest traditions of myth in all of Greece – it was the home of Cadmus, Oedipus, and Hercules, and the traditional birthplace of Dionysus. The city's topog... .... Learn More

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