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Product Description: Athenian comedy is firmly entrenched in the classical canon, but imperial authors debated, dissected and redirected comic texts, plots and language of Aristophanes, Menander, and their rivals in ways that reflect the non-Athenocentric, pan-Mediterranean performance culture of the imperial era...read more
By C. W. Marshall (editor)
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9781472588838 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 19, 2015, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Athenian comedy is firmly entrenched in the classical canon, but imperial authors debated, dissected and redirected comic texts, plots and language of Aristophanes, Menander, and their rivals in ways that reflect the non-Athenocentric, pan-Mediterranean performance culture of the imperial era.

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Product Description: Athenian comedy is firmly entrenched in the classical canon, but imperial authors debated, dissected and redirected comic texts, plots and language of Aristophanes, Menander, and their rivals in ways that reflect the non-Athenocentric, pan-Mediterranean performance culture of the imperial era...read more
By Tom Hawkins (editor)
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9781472588845 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 19, 2015, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Athenian comedy is firmly entrenched in the classical canon, but imperial authors debated, dissected and redirected comic texts, plots and language of Aristophanes, Menander, and their rivals in ways that reflect the non-Athenocentric, pan-Mediterranean performance culture of the imperial era.

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Product Description: THE WORLD’S GREATEST WAR NOVEL   Humans and gods wrestling with towering emotions. Men fighting to the death amid devastation and destruction. Perhaps the Western world’s first and best storyteller, Homer draws the reader in with bated breath...read more
By Seth L. Schein (introduced by)
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9780451474346 | Signet Classic, December 1, 2015, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: THE WORLD’S GREATEST WAR NOVEL   Humans and gods wrestling with towering emotions.

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Product Description: Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardcover Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design...read more
By Coralie Bickford-smith (illustrator)
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9780141394657 | Penguin Classics, November 24, 2015, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardcover Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

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9780062046277 | Ecco Pr, November 24, 2015, cover price $39.99

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Product Description: Hailed by Tom Holland as a 'fascinating and compendious survey of ancient attitudes to Xerxes' and now available in paperback, Imagining Xerxes is a transhistorical analysis that explores the richness and variety of Xerxes' afterlives within the ancient literary tradition and the reinvention of his image in a remarkable array of cultural and historical contexts...read more
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9781472514271 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 15, 2015, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Xerxes, the Persian king who invaded Greece in 480 BC, quickly earned a notoriety that endured throughout antiquity and beyond.

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9781474260725 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 19, 2015, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: Hailed by Tom Holland as a 'fascinating and compendious survey of ancient attitudes to Xerxes' and now available in paperback, Imagining Xerxes is a transhistorical analysis that explores the richness and variety of Xerxes' afterlives within the ancient literary tradition and the reinvention of his image in a remarkable array of cultural and historical contexts.
9780516456010, titled "Word Bird's Fall Words" | Reprint edition (Childrens Pr, August 1, 1986), cover price $2.95 | also contains Word Bird''s Fall Words | About this edition: Word Bird puts words about fall in his word house--leaves, harvest, football, Pilgrims, and others.
9780318371757, titled "The Bhagavad Gita" | Asia Book Corp of Amer, June 1, 1978, cover price $6.00 | also contains The Bhagavad Gita | About this edition: Here, in one compact volume, is the episode of the great Hindu epic the Mahabharata known as “The Message of the Master” or the “Song of God,” in which Krishna reveals himself to be a god and expounds on the duties of the warrior, the prince, and all those who wish to follow in the path of the divine.

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By David Schenker (editor)
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9781444339420 | Blackwell Pub, September 21, 2015, cover price $195.00

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Product Description: The post-classical compilation known to modern scholarship as the Latin Anthology contains a collection of a hundred riddles, each consisting of three hexameters and preceded by a lemma. It would seem from the preface to this collection that they were composed extempore at a dinner to celebrate the Roman Saturnalia...read more
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9781472511027 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 22, 2014, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: The post-classical compilation known to modern scholarship as the Latin Anthology contains a collection of a hundred riddles, each consisting of three hexameters and preceded by a lemma.

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9781474257640 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 24, 2015, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: The post-classical compilation known to modern scholarship as the Latin Anthology contains a collection of a hundred riddles, each consisting of three hexameters and preceded by a lemma.
9780516478388, titled "Planets" | Reprint edition (Childrens Pr, April 1, 1986), cover price $4.95 | also contains Planets | About this edition: Introduces the known characteristics of the nine planets of our solar system.

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9780444419729, titled "Engineering Meteorology" | Elsevier Science Ltd, August 1, 1982, cover price $243.00 | also contains Engineering Meteorology

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9781138939905 | Routledge, August 20, 2015, cover price $105.00

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Product Description: From around 1800, particularly in Germany, Greek tragedy has been privileged in popular and scholarly discourse for its relation to apparently timeless metaphysical, existential, ethical, aesthetic, and psychological questions. As a major concern of modern philosophy, it has fascinated thinkers including Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, and Heidegger...read more
By Miriam Leonard (editor)
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9780198727798 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 21, 2015, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: From around 1800, particularly in Germany, Greek tragedy has been privileged in popular and scholarly discourse for its relation to apparently timeless metaphysical, existential, ethical, aesthetic, and psychological questions.
9780415901000, titled "Socialism Unbound" | Routledge, July 1, 1990, cover price $59.95 | also contains Socialism Unbound | About this edition: In this book, the author presents a critical re-examination of socialist thought, from Marx to the American New Left.

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Product Description: "Athena seized the writhing serpent and hurled it into the sky, and fixed it to the very pole of the heavens." The constellations we recognize today were first mapped by the ancient Greeks, who arranged the stars into patterns for that purpose...read more
By Robin Hard (trans)
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9780198716983 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 2015, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: "Athena seized the writhing serpent and hurled it into the sky, and fixed it to the very pole of the heavens.

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Product Description: Alexander * Demosthenes * Phocion * Eumenes * Demetrius * Pyrrhus * Agis and Cleomenes * Aratus * Philopoemen * FlamininusThis selection of ten Lives traces the history of Hellenistic Greece from the rise of Macedon and Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the arrival of the Romans...read more
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9780199664337 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 2015, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Alexander * Demosthenes * Phocion * Eumenes * Demetrius * Pyrrhus * Agis and Cleomenes * Aratus * Philopoemen * FlamininusThis selection of ten Lives traces the history of Hellenistic Greece from the rise of Macedon and Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the arrival of the Romans.

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Product Description: "If you're one of those terribly serious readers, now is a good time to leave."The poet we call Martial, Marcus Valerius Martialis, lived by his wits in first-century Rome. Pounding the mean streets of the Empire's capital, he takes apart the pretensions, addictions, and cruelties of its inhabitants with perfect comic timing and killer punchlines...read more
By Gideon Nisbet (trans)
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9780199645459 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 2015, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: "If you're one of those terribly serious readers, now is a good time to leave.

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Product Description: Pantomime was arguably the most popular dramatic genre during the Roman Empire, but has been relatively neglected by literary critics.Seneca's Tragedies and the Aesthetics of Pantomime adds to our understanding of Seneca's tragic art by demonstrating that elements which have long puzzled scholars can be attributed to the influence of pantomime...read more
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9781472511881 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 27, 2014, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Pantomime was arguably the most popular dramatic genre during the Roman Empire, but has been relatively neglected by literary critics.

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9781474248990 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 30, 2015, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: Pantomime was arguably the most popular dramatic genre during the Roman Empire, but has been relatively neglected by literary critics.

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A number of ancient novelists were skilful storytellers and resourceful literary artists, and their works are often carefully individualised presentations of an ancient and distinguished heritage. Ancient Fiction, first published in 1984, examines the tales retold by these novelists in light of more recently discovered Near Eastern texts, and in this way offers a tentative solution to Rohde’s celebrated problem about the origins of the Greek novel. Among the surprises that emerge are an ancient stratum of the Arabian Nights and a possible Tristan-Romance, as well as an animal Satyricon and a human Golden Ass. This new framework is, however, incidental to an examination of the achievements of ancient novelists in their own right. In presenting character, structuring narrative, imposing a veneer of sophistication or contriving a religious ethos, these writers demonstrate that their work is worthy of sympathetic study, rather dismissal as the pulp fiction of the ancient world.
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9780415746380 | Routledge, December 2, 2013, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: A number of ancient novelists were skilful storytellers and resourceful literary artists, and their works are often carefully individualised presentations of an ancient and distinguished heritage.
9780389205166 | Barnes & Noble Imports, August 1, 1984, cover price $65.50 | About this edition: In addition to Longus, this work considers Achilles Tatius, Xenophon of Ephesus, Helioforus and Chariton as ancient novelists, and discusses Christian works containing a high proportion of romantic material, including Joseph and Aseneth and The Acts of Thomas.

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9781138013223 | Routledge, June 10, 2015, cover price $54.95

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Product Description: Sophocles: The Classical Heritage, first published in 1996, contains a diverse collection of reflections, ranging from the 16th century to the 20th, on one of the three great Attic tragedians, the author of perhaps the most famous play of all time...read more
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9780415749473 | Routledge, November 15, 2013, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Sophocles: The Classical Heritage, first published in 1996, contains a diverse collection of reflection, ranging from the 16th century to the 20th, on one of the three great Attic tragedians, the author of perhaps the most famous play of all time.

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9780415749480 | Routledge, June 10, 2015, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Sophocles: The Classical Heritage, first published in 1996, contains a diverse collection of reflections, ranging from the 16th century to the 20th, on one of the three great Attic tragedians, the author of perhaps the most famous play of all time.

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Product Description: To many people Aristophanes is the most immediately attractive and enjoyable of the Greek dramatists. No other comedies from the great age of Attic drama survive in a complete state, and the vigour of his fictions and the brilliance of his humour maintain their power to stimulate and entertain even after two thousand years...read more
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9780415749213 | Routledge, November 15, 2013, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: To many people Aristophanes is the most immediately attractive and enjoyable of the Greek dramatists.

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9780415749220 | Routledge, June 10, 2015, cover price $48.95 | About this edition: To many people Aristophanes is the most immediately attractive and enjoyable of the Greek dramatists.

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Aristotle is justly famed as the founder of literary criticism, but he was not its inventor: his approach was shaped, not only by the ideas newly current in the fourth century, but also by the literature, critical attitudes and language which he inherited. It is this inheritance which concerns the author of Poetry and Criticism Before Plato, first published in 1969: setting the words of poets and critics side by side. The relationship between the poets and the Muses, and Plato’s account of poetic inspiration and metaphorical language are both discussed. In the later chapters Professor Harriott traces the emergence of critical techniques and vocabulary as revealed in the writings of philosophers, sophists and dramatists. Finally, the two surviving passages of practical criticism are investigated: the literary contest between Aeschylus and Euripides in the Frogs of Aristophanes and Socrates’ exegesis of a poem by Simonides in Plato’s Protagoras.
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9780415749145 | Routledge, November 15, 2013, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: Aristotle is justly famed as the founder of literary criticism, but he was not its inventor: his approach was shaped, not only by the ideas newly current in the fourth century, but also by the literature, critical attitudes and language which he inherited.

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9780415749152 | Routledge, June 10, 2015, cover price $48.95

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Product Description: Leisured Resistance examines the varied ways in which cultured Roman aristocrats, of very different periods, used their country estates as a political and literary tool. While for some the villas were retreats in which to compose literature and to escape from politics, others adapted this same tradition of cultured otium (or deliberate retirement from everyday politics) to present radical and competing visions of society and literature alike...read more
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9780715634899 | Bristol Classical Pr, January 30, 2014, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Leisured Resistance examines the varied ways in which cultured Roman aristocrats, of very different periods, used their country estates as a political and literary tool.

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9781474244022 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, June 18, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Leisured Resistance examines the varied ways in which cultured Roman aristocrats, of very different periods, used their country estates as a political and literary tool.

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According to Aristotle the main purpose of tragedy is the manipulation of emotions, and yet there are relatively few accessible studies of the precise dynamics of emotion in the Athenian theatre. In Greek Tragedy and the Emotions, first published in 1993, W.B. Stanford reviews the evidence for ‘emotionalism’ – as the great Attic playwrights presented it, as the actors and choruses expressed it, and as their audiences reacted to it. Sociological aspects of the issue are considered, and the whole range of emotions, not just ‘pity and fear’, is discussed. The aural, visual and stylistic methods of inciting emotion are analysed, and Aeschylus’ Oresteia is examined exclusively in terms of the emotions that it exploits. Finally, Stanford’s conclusions are contrasted with the accepted theories of tragic ‘catharsis’. Greek terms are transliterated and all quotations are in translation, so Greek Tragedy and the Emotions will appeal particularly to those unfamiliar with Classical Greek.
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9781138019027 | Reissue edition (Routledge, December 10, 2013), cover price $130.00 | About this edition: According to Aristotle the main purpose of tragedy is the manipulation of emotions, and yet there are relatively few accessible studies of the precise dynamics of emotion in the Athenian theatre.

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9781138019041 | Routledge, June 10, 2015, cover price $48.95

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Product Description: The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas is the first edited collection to discuss the performance of Greek drama across the continents and archipelagos of the Americas from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present...read more
By Patrice Rankine (editor)
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9780199661305 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 21, 2015, cover price $180.00 | About this edition: The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas is the first edited collection to discuss the performance of Greek drama across the continents and archipelagos of the Americas from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present.

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9780394578446, titled "Little Saigon" | Random House, September 1, 1989, cover price $16.00 | also contains Little Saigon | About this edition: In the aftermath of the war in Vietnam, thousands of desperate refugees fled the killing fields for new lives in Southern California.

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Aristophanes and Women, first published in 1993, investigates the workings of the great Athenian comedian’s ‘women plays’ in an attempt to discern why they were in fact probably quite funny to their original audiences. It is argued that modern students, scholars, and dramatists need to consider much more closely the conditions of the plays’ ancient productions when evaluating their ostensible themes. Three plays are focused upon: Lysistrata, Thesmophoriazusae, and Ecclesiazusae. All seem to speak quite eloquently to contemporary concerns about women’s rights, the value of women’s work, and the relationships between women and war, literary representation and politics. On the one hand, Professor Taaffe tries to retrieve what an ancient Athenian audience may have l appreciated about these plays and what their central theses may have meant within that culture. On the other hand, Aristophanes is discussed from the perspective of a late twentieth-century, specifically female, reader.
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9781138018549 | Routledge, January 14, 2014, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: Aristophanes and Women, first published in 1993, investigates the workings of the great Athenian comedian’s ‘women plays’ in an attempt to discern why they were in fact probably quite funny to their original audiences.
9780415095143 | Routledge, December 1, 1993, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Male actors playing women in ancient Greek comedy intended to reveal their nature as actors as part of a cultural identity.

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9781138018594 | Routledge, June 16, 2015, cover price $48.95

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Product Description: Lucretius’ philosophical epic De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) is a lengthy didactic and narrative celebration of the universe and, in particular, the world of nature and creation in which humanity finds its abode. This earliest surviving full scale epic poem from ancient Rome was of immense influence and significance to the development of the Latin epic tradition, and continues to challenge and haunt its readers to the present day...read more
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9781498511544 | Lexington Books, June 3, 2015, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Lucretius’ philosophical epic De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) is a lengthy didactic and narrative celebration of the universe and, in particular, the world of nature and creation in which humanity finds its abode.

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This volume, offering an insight into the literary world of Rome in the fourth century AD, reflects an increased interest in the writers of the 150 years before the collapse of the Western Empire, who have long been over-shadowed by the pre-eminence accorded since the eighteenth century to the Golden and Silver ages. Among the writers examined are Ausonius, the poet, Imperial official and tutor to Gratian; Claudian, the last major ‘classical’ poet; Prudentius, and Paulinus of Nola, two of the founders of Christian Latin poetry; Symmachus, the letter writer and supporter of die-hard paganism; and St. Augustine, whose influence on Christian thought and the Middle Ages is incalculable. These essays consider how such writers responded to a world where vitality was ebbing from the old forms of political life, religion and literature, giving way to new institutions, modes of life and horizons of reflection.
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9780415740043 | Routledge, December 2, 2013, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: This volume, offering an insight into the literary world of Rome in the fourth century AD, reflects an increased interest in the writers of the 150 years before the collapse of the Western Empire, who have long been over-shadowed by the pre-eminence accorded since the eighteenth century to the Golden and Silver ages.

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9780415740159 | Routledge, June 10, 2015, cover price $48.95

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