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Product Description: Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought follows the construction of reality from Homer into the Hellenistic era and beyond. Not only in didactic poetry or philosophical works but in practically all genres from the time of Homer onwards, Greek literature has shown an awareness of the relationship between verbal art and the social, historical, or cultural reality that produces it, an awareness that this relationship is an approximate one at best and a distorting one at worst...read more
By Arum Park (editor)

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9781138955226 | Routledge, October 3, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought follows the construction of reality from Homer into the Hellenistic era and beyond.

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Product Description: The categories of classical narratology have been successfully applied to ancient texts in the last two decades, but in the meantime narratological theory has moved on. In accordance with these developments, Narratology and Interpretation draws out the subtler possibilities of narratological analysis for the interpretation of ancient texts...read more
By Antonios Rengakos (editor)

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9783110214529 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, August 1, 2009, cover price $210.00 | About this edition: The categories of classical narratology have been successfully applied to ancient texts in the last two decades, but in the meantime narratological theory has moved on.

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9783110482362 | Reprint edition (Walter De Gruyter Inc, June 20, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The categories of classical narratology have been successfully applied to ancient texts in the last two decades, but in the meantime narratological theory has moved on.

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Product Description: In Masterpieces of Metonymy, Gregory Nagy analyzes metonymy as a mental process that complements metaphor. If metaphor is a substitution of something unfamilar for something familiar, then metonymy can be seen as a connecting of something familiar with something else that is already familiar...read more

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9780674088320 | Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic, January 18, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In Masterpieces of Metonymy, Gregory Nagy analyzes metonymy as a mental process that complements metaphor.

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Product Description: This book presents a substantially revised version of some of the most important and innovative articles published by Alan Cameron in the field of late antique Greek poetry and philosophy. Much new material has been added to the account of the "Wandering Poets" from early Byzantine Egypt, and earlier judgment on their paganism is nuanced...read more

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9780190268947 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 2, 2015, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: This book presents a substantially revised version of some of the most important and innovative articles published by Alan Cameron in the field of late antique Greek poetry and philosophy.

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Product Description: Ancient Greek culture is pervaded by a profound ambivalence regarding female beauty. It is an awe-inspiring, supremely desirable gift from the gods, essential to the perpetuation of a man's name through reproduction; yet it also grants women terrifying power over men, posing a threat inseparable from its allure...read more

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9780199731602 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 7, 2013, cover price $31.95

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9780190263539 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2015), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Ancient Greek culture is pervaded by a profound ambivalence regarding female beauty.
9780521284745, titled "History and Biography" | Cambridge Univ Pr, October 1, 1981, cover price $4.95 | also contains History and Biography | About this edition: BEALES, D.

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Product Description: Diachrony showcases the importance of diachronic models for the interpretation of ancient Greek literature and culture. These models study the evolution of culture as a system. Contributors to this volume seek to be methodologically explicit as they build a variety of diachronic approaches to a wide range of subjects...read more

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9783110425376 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, November 27, 2015, cover price $210.00 | About this edition: Diachrony showcases the importance of diachronic models for the interpretation of ancient Greek literature and culture.

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Product Description: Ancient Obscenities inquires into the Greco-Roman handling of explicit representations of the body in its excretory and sexual functions, taking as its point of departure the modern preoccupation with the obscene. The essays in this volume offer new interpretations of materials that have been perceived by generations of modern readers as “obscene”: the explicit sexual references of Greek iambic poetry and Juvenal’s satires, Aristophanic aischrologia, Priapic poetics, and the scatology of Pompeian graffiti...read more
By Ann Suter (editor)

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9780472119646 | Univ of Michigan Pr, November 18, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Ancient Obscenities inquires into the Greco-Roman handling of explicit representations of the body in its excretory and sexual functions, taking as its point of departure the modern preoccupation with the obscene.

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Product Description: A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introduction to the wide range of texts and literary forms produced in the Greek language over the course of a millennium beginning from the 6th century BCE up to the early years of the Byzantine Empire...read more
By David Schenker (editor)

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9781444339420 | Blackwell Pub, October 12, 2015, cover price $195.00 | About this edition: A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introduction to the wide range of texts and literary forms produced in the Greek language over the course of a millennium beginning from the 6th century BCE up to the early years of the Byzantine Empire.

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Product Description: With a thorough examination of ancient views of literary and artistic realism, allegory and symbolism, The Poetics of Phantasia brings together a study of the ways in which the concept of imagination (phantasia in Greek) was used in ancient aesthetics and literary theory...read more

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9781472507655 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 8, 2014, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: With a thorough examination of ancient views of literary and artistic realism, allegory and symbolism, The Poetics of Phantasia brings together a study of the ways in which the concept of imagination (phantasia in Greek) was used in ancient aesthetics and literary theory.
9780312905897, titled "Hit or Miss Management" | J P Tarcher, November 1, 1980, cover price $8.95 | also contains Hit or Miss Management

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9781474257596 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 24, 2015, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: With a thorough examination of ancient views of literary and artistic realism, allegory and symbolism, The Poetics of Phantasia brings together a study of the ways in which the concept of imagination (phantasia in Greek) was used in ancient aesthetics and literary theory.
9780516487168, titled "Countdown to Christmas" | Reprint edition (Childrens Pr, July 1, 1986), cover price $4.95 | also contains Countdown to Christmas

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Product Description: As well as producing one of the finest of all poetic traditions, ancient Greek culture produced a major tradition of poetic theory and criticism. Halliwell's volume offers a series of detailed and challenging interpretations of some of the defining authors and texts in the history of ancient Greek poetics: the Homeric epics, Aristophanes' Frogs, Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Poetics, Gorgias's Helen, Isocrates' treatises, Philodemus' On Poems, and Longinus' On the Sublime...read more

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9780199570560 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, February 20, 2012, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: As well as producing one of the finest of all poetic traditions, ancient Greek culture produced a major tradition of poetic theory and criticism.

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9780198707011 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, September 9, 2015), cover price $50.00 | About this edition: As well as producing one of the finest of all poetic traditions, ancient Greek culture produced a major tradition of poetic theory and criticism.

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Product Description: Kinesis: The Ancient Depiction of Gesture, Motion, and Emotion analyzes the depiction of emotions, gestures, and nonverbal behaviors in ancient Greek and Roman texts, and considers the precise language depicting them. Individual contributors examine genres ranging from historiography and epic to tragedy, philosophy, and vase decoration...read more
By Judith P. Hallett (editor)

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9780472119592 | Univ of Michigan Pr, June 28, 2015, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Kinesis: The Ancient Depiction of Gesture, Motion, and Emotion analyzes the depiction of emotions, gestures, and nonverbal behaviors in ancient Greek and Roman texts, and considers the precise language depicting them.

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Product Description: The so-called Antiatticista is a Greek Atticistic lexicon (2nd cent. CE), rich in quotations from classical writers, many from works now lost. The author approved a broader idea of Attic language in contrast to the most rigorous Atticists...read more

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9783110401479 | Critical edition (Walter De Gruyter Inc, September 25, 2015), cover price $140.00 | About this edition: The so-called Antiatticista is a Greek Atticistic lexicon (2nd cent.

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Soon after the death of Alexander the Great, the priest Berossus wrote the first known narrative and comprehensive history of his native Babylon, and the priest Manetho likewise wrote the first such history of his native Egyptian civilization. Nothing like these histories had been produced before in these cultures. Clio’s Other Sons considers why that is: why were these histories written at this point, and for what purposes?Berossus and Manetho operated at the crossings of several political, social, and intellectual worlds. They were members of native elites under the domination of Macedonian overlords; in their writings we can see suggestions that they collaborated in the foreign rule of their lands, but at the same time we see them advocating for their cultures. Their histories were written in Greek and betray active engagement with Greek historical writing, but at the same time these texts are clearly composed from native records, are organized along lines determined by local systems of time-reckoning, and articulate views that are deeply informed by regional scholarly and wisdom traditions. In this volume John Dillery charts the interactions of all these features of these historians. An afterword considers Demetrius, the approximate contemporary of Berossus and Manetho in time, if not in culture. While his associates wrote new histories, Demetrius’ project was a rewriting of an existing text, the Bible. This historiographical “corrective” approach sheds light on the novel historiography of Manetho and Berossus.

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9780472072279 | Univ of Michigan Pr, April 29, 2015, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Soon after the death of Alexander the Great, the priest Berossus wrote the first known narrative and comprehensive history of his native Babylon, and the priest Manetho likewise wrote the first such history of his native Egyptian civilization.

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9780472052271 | Univ of Michigan Pr, April 29, 2015, cover price $50.00

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Product Description: 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 of an extensive cultural program that included athletic competition, coinage, architecture, sanctuary dedication, city foundation, and much more...read more

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9780199366859 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 2, 2015, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: This groundbreaking book attempts a fully contextualized reading of the poetry written by Pindar for Hieron of Syracuse in the 470s BC.

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Product Description: 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, the event that inaugurated Greek history, to conceptions of Imperial Hellenism...read more

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9780521194495 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 15, 2010, cover price $109.99 | About this edition: Did Homer tell the 'truth' about the Trojan War?

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9781107485297 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 1, 2015, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Did Homer tell the 'truth' about the Trojan War?

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Product Description: Exploring both how Plato engaged with existing literary forms and how later literature then created 'classics' out of some of Plato's richest works, this book includes chapters on such subjects as rewritings of the Apology and re-imaginings of Socrates' defence, Plato's rich style and the criticisms it attracted and how Petronius and Apuleius threaded Plato into their richly comic texts...read more

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9781107012929 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 19, 2012, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Exploring both how Plato engaged with existing literary forms and how later literature then created 'classics' out of some of Plato's richest works, this book includes chapters on such subjects as rewritings of the Apology and re-imaginings of Socrates' defence, Plato's rich style and the criticisms it attracted and how Petronius and Apuleius threaded Plato into their richly comic texts.

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9781107470743 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 1, 2015, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Exploring both how Plato engaged with existing literary forms and how later literature then created 'classics' out of some of Plato's richest works, this book includes chapters on such subjects as rewritings of the Apology and re-imaginings of Socrates' defence, Plato's rich style and the criticisms it attracted and how Petronius and Apuleius threaded Plato into their richly comic texts.

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Product Description: The great helmsman, the watchdog of the people, the medicine the state needs: all these images originated in ancient Greece, yet retain the capacity to influence an audience today. This is the first systematic study of political imagery in ancient Greek literature, history and thought, tracing it from its appearance, influenced by Near Eastern precursors, in Homer and Hesiod, to the end of the classical period and Plato's deployment of images like the helmsman and the doctor in the service of his political philosophy...read more

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9781780932064 | Bristol Classical Pr, July 18, 2013, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: The great helmsman, the watchdog of the people, the medicine the state needs: all these images originated in ancient Greece, yet retain the capacity to influence an audience today.

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9781472591661 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 20, 2014), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The great helmsman, the watchdog of the people, the medicine the state needs: all these images originated in ancient Greece, yet retain the capacity to influence an audience today.

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Product Description: A widely accepted truism says that luxury corrupts, and in both popular and scholarly treatments, the ancient city of Sybaris remains the model for destructive opulence. This volume demonstrates the scarcity of evidence for Sybarite luxury, and examines the vocabulary of luxury used by the Hellenic world...read more

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9780472072293 | Univ of Michigan Pr, November 6, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: A widely accepted truism says that luxury corrupts, and in both popular and scholarly treatments, the ancient city of Sybaris remains the model for destructive opulence.

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9780472052295 | Univ of Michigan Pr, November 6, 2014, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: A widely accepted truism says that luxury corrupts, and in both popular and scholarly treatments, the ancient city of Sybaris remains the model for destructive opulence.

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9780199688692 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 30, 2014, cover price $99.00

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9780199688708 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 30, 2014, cover price $35.00

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Product Description: This ground-breaking book applies trauma studies to the drama and literature of the ancient Greeks. Diverse essays explore how the Greeks responded to war and if what we now term "combat trauma," "post-traumatic stress," or "combat stress injury" can be discerned in ancient Greek culture...read more
By David Konstan (editor)

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9781137398857 | Palgrave Macmillan, September 11, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This ground-breaking book applies trauma studies to the drama and literature of the ancient Greeks.

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Product Description: In this book, Alexander Beecroft explores how the earliest poetry in Greece (Homeric epic and lyric) and China (the Canon of Songs) evolved from being local, oral, and anonymous to being textualized, interpreted, and circulated over increasingly wider areas...read more

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9780521194310 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, January 25, 2010), cover price $99.99 | About this edition: In this book, Alexander Beecroft explores how the earliest poetry in Greece (Homeric epic and lyric) and China (the Canon of Songs) evolved from being local, oral, and anonymous to being textualized, interpreted, and circulated over increasingly wider areas.

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9781107435483 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 21, 2014, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: In this book, Alexander Beecroft explores how the earliest poetry in Greece (Homeric epic and lyric) and China (the Canon of Songs) evolved from being local, oral, and anonymous to being textualized, interpreted, and circulated over increasingly wider areas.

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Product Description: The Greek myths are characteristically fabulous; they are full of monsters, metamorphoses, and the supernatural. However, they could be told in other ways as well. This volume charts ancient dissatisfaction with the excesses of myth, and the various attempts to cut these stories down to size by explaining them as misunderstood accounts of actual events...read more

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9780199672776 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 29, 2014, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: The Greek myths are characteristically fabulous; they are full of monsters, metamorphoses, and the supernatural.

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Product Description: This volume provides linguistic background to the ancient authors and commentary on both epigraphic and literary dialect texts. By means of dialectally and chronologically arranged texts, translated and provided with running commentary, Gary Miller compares early authors against epigraphic records to facilitate an understanding of Homer, choral lyric, and authors from different dialect areas...read more

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9781614514930 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, July 30, 2014, cover price $196.00 | About this edition: This volume provides linguistic background to the ancient authors and commentary on both epigraphic and literary dialect texts.

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Product Description: This book traces the image of the pregnant male in Greek literature as it evolves over the course of the classical period. The image - as deployed in myth and in metaphor - originates as a representation of paternity and, by extension, "authorship" of ideas, works of art, legislation, and the like...read more

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9781107017283 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2012, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: This book traces the image of the pregnant male in Greek literature as it evolves over the course of the classical period.

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9781107423497 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 10, 2014, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: This book traces the image of the pregnant male in Greek literature as it evolves over the course of the classical period.

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Product Description: The 'Classic' narratology that has been widely applied to classical texts is aimed at a universal taxonomy for describing narratives. More recently, 'new narratologies' have begun linking the formal characteristics of narrative to their historical and ideological contexts...read more
By Ruth Scodel (editor)

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9780748680108 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, June 1, 2014, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: The 'Classic' narratology that has been widely applied to classical texts is aimed at a universal taxonomy for describing narratives.

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