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  1. Hesiod's Works and Days

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

    Lilah Grace Canevaro (Author)

    Regular Price: £71.00

    Special Price: £40.00

    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
  2. Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy

    Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy [Hardback]

    Fabian Meinel (Author)

    Regular Price: £69.99

    Special Price: £25.00

    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
  3. 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

    Special Price: £30.00

    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
  4. No Laughing Matter

    No Laughing Matter [Paperback]

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

    Regular Price: £36.99

    Special Price: £10.00

    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
  5. 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
  6. Rome, Polybius and the East

    Rome, Polybius and the East [Hardback]

    Peter Sidney Derow (Author); Andrew Erskine (Editor); Josephine Crawley Quinn (Editor)

    Regular Price: £100.00

    Special Price: £35.00

    ISBN: 9780199640904
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Rome, Polybius, and the East offers a collection of seventeen of the more important papers written by the late Peter Derow, Hody Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Wadham College, Oxford, during the course of his career. With a detailed introd... .... Learn More
  7. Greek Music, Drama, Sport, and Fauna

    Greek Music, Drama, Sport, and Fauna [Hardback]

    Calum Maciver (Editor)

    £70.00

    ISBN: 9780905205571
    Published by : Francis Cairns (Publications) Ltd
    Volume: 4
    PROFESSOR E. KERR BORTHWICK (1925–2008) studied Classics at Aberdeen University and at Christ’s College Cambridge before being appointed Lecturer, first at the University of Leeds and then, in 1955, at Edinburgh Univer... .... Learn More
  8. Narrative and Identity in the Ancient Greek World

    Narrative and Identity in the Ancient Greek World [Paperback]

    Tim Whitmarsh (Author)

    Regular Price: £21.99

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    ISBN: 9781107491021
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    This study, by a leading scholar of Greek literature and culture under the Roman empire, considers the Greek romance, those happy-ever-after tales of young love and its tribulations set in an imaginary classicising past. Whitmarsh offers a fresh r... .... Learn More
  9. Homer Between History and Fiction in Imperial Greek Literature

    Homer Between History and Fiction in Imperial Greek Literature [Paperback]

    Lawrence Kim (Author)

    Regular Price: £23.99

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    ISBN: 9781107485297
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Did Homer tell the 'truth' about the Trojan War? If so, how much, and if not, why not? The issue was hardly academic to the Greeks living under the Roman Empire, given the centrality of both Homer, the father of Greek culture, and the Trojan War, ... .... Learn More
  10. Why Homer Matters

    Why Homer Matters [Hardback]

    Adam Nicholson (Author)

    Regular Price: £25.00

    Special Price: £7.95

    ISBN: 9781627791793
    Published by : Henry Holt
    Where does Homer come from? And why does Homer matter? His epic poems of war and suffering can still speak to us of the role of destiny in life, of cruelty, of humanity and its frailty, but why they do is a mystery. How can we be so intimate with ... .... Learn More

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