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xix, 634 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Figures List of Abbreviations Author Biographies Introduction: The Reception of Aeschylus â Rebecca Futo Kennedy Part 1: Pre-Modern Receptions 1 The Reception of Aeschylus in Sicily â David G. Smith 2 The Comedians' Aeschylus â David Rosenbloom 3 Aristotle's Reception of Aeschylus: Reserved Without Malice â Dana Lacourse Munteanu 4 Aeschylus in the Hellenistic Period â Sebastiana Nervegna 5 Aeschylus in the Roman Empire â George W. M. Harrison 6 Aeschylus in Byzantium â Christos Simelidis Part 2: Modern Receptions 7 Aeschylus and Opera â Michael Ewans 8 Aeschylus in Germany â Theodore Ziolkowski 9 Inglorious Barbarians: Court Intrigue and Military Disaster Strike Xerxes, "The Sick Man of Europe" â Gonda Van Steen 10 Transtextual Transformations of Prometheus Bound in Percy Bysshe Shelley's Prometheus Unbound: Prometheus' Gifts to Humankind â Fabien Desset 11 Aeschylus and Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley â Ana Gonzalez-Rivas Fernandez 12 An Aeschylean Waterloo: Responding to War from the Oresteia to Vanity Fair â Barbara Witucki 13 Form and Money in Wagner's Ring and Aeschylean Tragedy â Richard Seaford 14 Eumenides and Newmenides: Academic Furies in Edwardian Cambridge â Patrick J. Murphy and Fredrick Porcheddu 15 The Broadhead Hypothesis: Did Aeschylus Perform Word Repetition in Persians? â Stratos E. Constantinidis 16 Persians On French Television: An Opera-Oratorio Echoing the Algerian War â Gabriel Sevilla 17 Aeschylus' Oresteia on British Television â Amanda Wrigley 18 Orestes On Trial in Africa: Pasolini's Appunti Per un'Orestiade Africana and Sissako's Bamako â Tom Hawkins 19 Reception of the Plays of Aeschylus in Africa â Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. 20 In Search of Prometheus: Aeschylean Wanderings in Latin America â Jacques A. Bromberg 21 Avatars of Aeschylus: O'Neill to Herzog/Golder â Marianne McDonald 22 The Overlooked οἰκονομία of Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Stanley Kubrick's The Shining â Geoffrey Bakewell 23 "Now Harkonnen Shall Kill Harkonnen": Aeschylus, Dynastic Violence, and Twofold Tragedies in Frank Herbert's Dune â Brett M. Rogers 24 "Save Our City": The Curious Absence of Aeschylus in Modern Political Thought â Arlene W. Saxonhouse 25 Political Theory in Aeschylean Drama: Ancient Themes and their Contemporary Reception â Larissa Atkison and Ryan K. Balot Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004249325 20171218
Brill's Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus explores the various ways Aeschylus' tragedies have been discussed, parodied, translated, revisioned, adapted, and integrated into other works over the course of the last 2500 years. Immensely popular while alive, Aeschylus' reception begins in his own lifetime. And, while he has not been the most reproduced of the three Attic tragedians on the stage since then, his receptions have transcended genre and crossed to nearly every continent. While still engaging with Aeschylus' theatrical reception, the volume also explores Aeschylus off the stage--in radio, the classroom, television, political theory, philosophy, science fiction and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004249325 20171218
Green Library
xv, 240 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library
150 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgements Introduction: The Erotics of Place Chapter One: Corinth, Courtesans and the Politics of Place Chapter Two: Medea in Corinth Chapter Three: Laconic Sex Chapter Four: Lyric Poetry, Rape and Spartan Song on the Comic Stage Chapter Five: Lesbians are not from Lesbos Chapter Six: Lesbos and the Invention of Heterosexuality in Longus' Daphnis and ChloeBibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138741768 20171023
Erotic Geographies in Ancient Greek Literature and Culture addresses the following question: how does a place "get a reputation?" The Athenians associated sexual behaviors with particular places and their inhabitants, and this book decodes the meaning of the sexualization of place and traces the repercussions of these projections. Focusing on Corinth, Sparta, and Lesbos, each section starts from the fact that there were comic joke words that made a verb out of a place name to communicate a sexual slur. Corinth was thought of as a hotbed of prostitution; Sparta was perceived as a hyper-masculine culture that made femininity a problem; Lesbos had varying historically determined connotations, but was always associated with uninhibited and adventurous sexuality. The cultural beliefs encoded in these sexualized stereotypes are unpacked. These findings are then applied to close readings, ultimately demonstrating how sensitivity to the erotics of place enables new interpretations of well-known texts. In the process of moving from individual word to culture to text, Erotic Geographies recovers a complex mode of identity construction illuminating the workings of the Athenian imaginary as well as the role of discourse in shaping subjectivity. Gilhuly brings together a deep engagement with the robust scholarly literature on sex and gender in Classics with the growing interest in cultural geography in a way that has never been done before.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138741768 20171023
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xii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction 1. Intergenerational Justice and Democratic Theory 2. A Narrative Turn 3. Arche, Finitude, and Community in Aristophanes 4. Mothers, Powerlessness, and Intergenerational Agency in Euripides 5. Freedom, Responsibility, and Transgenerational Orientation in Aeschylus 6. Art, Space, and Possibilities for Intergenerational Justice in Our Time.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138064584 20171218
What do present generations owe the future? In Future Freedoms, Elizabeth Markovits asks readers to consider the fact that while democracy holds out the promise of freedom and autonomy, citizens are always bound by the decisions made by previous generations. Motivated by the contemporary political and theoretical landscape, Markovits examines the relationship between democratic citizenship and time by engaging ancient Greek tragedy and comedy. She reveals the ways in which democratic thought in the West has often hinged on ignoring intergenerational relationships and the obligations they create in favor of an emphasis on freedom as sovereignty. She claims that democratic citizens must develop a set of self-directed practices that better acknowledge citizens' connections across time, cultivating a particular orientation toward themselves as part of much larger transgenerational assemblages. As celebrations and critiques of Athenian political identity, the ancient plays at the core of Future Freedoms remind readers that intergenerational questions strike at the heart of the democratic sensibility. This invaluable book will be of interest to students, researchers, and scholars of political theory, the history of political thought, classics, and social and political philosophy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138064584 20171218
Green Library
viii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The text and author of the Hieroglyphica
  • Linguistic signs
  • Natural signs
  • Divine symbols
  • The cosmos of the Hieroglyphica
  • Conclusion.
Green Library
vi, 190 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"In Juvenal's Global Awareness Osman Umurhan applies theories of globalization to an investigation of Juvenal's articulation and understanding of empire, imperialism and identity. Umurhan explains how the increased interconnectivity between different localities, ethnic and political, shapes Juvenal's view of Rome as in constant flux and motion. Theoretical and sociological notions of deterritorialization, time-space compression and the rhizome inform the satirist's language of mobility and his construction of space and place within 2nd century Rome and its empire. The circulation of people, goods and ideas generated by processes of globalization facilitates Juvenal's negotiation of threats and changes to Roman institutions that include a wide array of topics, from representations of the army and food to discussions of cannibalism and language. Umurhan's analysis stresses that Juvenalian satire itself is a rhizome in both function and form. This study is designed for audiences interested in Juvenal, empire and globalization under Rome."-- Provided by publisher
Green Library
xxi, 215 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Green Library
x, 247 pages ; 23 cm
Green Library

9. The Odyssey [2018]

582 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Translator's note
  • Maps. The world of The odyssey
  • The Aegean and Asia Minor
  • Mainland Greece
  • The Peloponnese
  • The odyssey. The boy and the goddess
  • A dangerous journey
  • An old king remembers
  • What the sea god said
  • From the goddess to the storm
  • A princess and her laundry
  • A magical kingdom
  • The songs of a poet
  • A pirate in a shepherd's cave
  • The winds and the witch
  • The dead
  • Difficult choices
  • Two tricksters
  • A loyal slave
  • The prince returns
  • Father and son
  • Insults and abuse
  • Two beggars
  • The queen and the beggar
  • The last banquet
  • An archery contest
  • Bloodshed
  • The olive tree bed
  • Restless spirits.
Green Library

10. On winds [2018]

x, 374 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The text
  • The translation and commentary
  • Aristotle and theophrastus on the nature of wind
  • The structure of on winds
  • An aristotelian windrose
  • Abbreviations
  • Sigla
  • Sigla Codicum
  • Text and translation
  • Commentary
  • Bibliography
  • Index nominum
  • Index locorum.
"In 'Theophrastus of Eresus: On Winds', Robert Mayhew provides a critical edition of the Greek text with English translation and commentary on the sole Peripatetic treatise devoted specifically to winds, by Aristotle's successor in the Lyceum. This is the first edition of this text to appear in over forty years, and the first ever to make use not only of the twelve medieval manuscripts but also of the Oxyrhynchus papyrus fragment of this work (first published in 1986). The lengthy commentary attempts to explain this difficult (and often corrupt) text and its relationship to Aristotle's meteorological theory and scientific methodology."-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xxv, 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Green Library
ix, 195 pages ; 24 cm
  • A humanist debate on comedy
  • Reception in northern Europe and England
  • Plautus and English comedy: points of comparison in essentials
  • Plautus and English comedy: making talk and scene
  • Plautus and English comedy: further points of comparison
  • Conclusion: 'Nothing is said that has not been said before'.
Green Library
ix, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
This Study of the Narrator in Nonnus of Panopolis' Dionysiaca by Camille Geisz investigates manifestations of the narratorial voice in Nonnus' account of the life and deeds of Dionysus (4th/5th century C.E.). Through a variety of interventions in his own voice, the narrator reveals much about his relationship to his predecessors, his own conception of story-telling, and highlights his mindfulness of the presence of his narratee. Narratorial devices in the Dionysiaca are opportunities for displays of ingeniousness, discussions of sources, and a reflection on the role of the poet. They highlight the innovative style of Nonnus' epic, written as a compendium of influences, genres, and myths, and encompassing the influence of a thousand years of Greek literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004355330 20171218
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14. Tacitus Annals XVI [2018]

xii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • List of Figures Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction Text Commentary Glossary Further Reading and Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350023512 20180115
Book XVI of Tacitus' Annals is the last of the surviving books of the great Roman historian's monumental account of the reigns of the emperors from Tiberius to Nero. The unfinished book offers a stunning portrait of Nero in his last years, a man now free of the restraining influences of his mother Agrippina and tutor Seneca. Annals XVI presents such unforgettable scenes as the spectacle of Petronius' suicide, and the mad quest of Nero to find the gold of the Carthaginian queen Dido. This edition provides a commentary to the entire book, with notes carefully aimed at first-time readers of Tacitus as well as more advanced students. An introduction provides a guide to what we know of Tacitus' life and work, as well as to the reign of Nero and Tacitus' depiction of an empire in transition, of a Rome teetering on the verge of chaos and collapse. A full vocabulary at the end of the volume is a vital resource for students preparing this text for class work or assessment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350023512 20180115
Green Library
x, 228 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgements Introduction: theatre as mimetic mind Chapter 1 - Muthos: probability and prediction Chapter 2 - Opsis: the embodied view Chapter 3 - Ethos: the character of catharsis Chapter 4 - Dianoia: intention in action Chapter 5 - Melos: music and the mind Chapter 6 - Lexis: somatosensory words Chapter 7 - Metabasis: dissociation and democracy Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138205529 20171009
Theatrocracy is a book about the power of the theatre, how it can affect the people who experience it, and the societies within which it is embedded. It takes as its model the earliest theatrical form we possess complete plays from, the classical Greek theatre of the fifth century BCE, and offers a new approach to understanding how ancient drama operated in performance and became such an influential social, cultural, and political force, inspiring and being influenced by revolutionary developments in political engagement and citizen discourse. Key performative elements of Greek theatre are analyzed from the perspective of the cognitive sciences as embodied, live, enacted events, with new approaches to narrative, space, masks, movement, music, words, emotions, and empathy. This groundbreaking study combines research from the fields of the affective sciences - the study of human emotions - including cognitive theory, neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, psychiatry, and cognitive archaeology, with classical, theatre, and performance studies. This book revisits what Plato found so unsettling about drama - its ability to produce a theatrocracy, a "government" of spectators - and argues that this was not a negative but an essential element of Athenian theatre. It shows that Athenian drama provided a place of alterity where audiences were exposed to different viewpoints and radical perspectives. This perspective was, and is, vital in a freethinking democratic society where people are expected to vote on matters of state. In order to achieve this goal, the theatre offered a dissociative and absorbing experience that enhanced emotionality, deepened understanding, and promoted empathy. There was, and still is, an urgent imperative for theatre.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138205529 20171009
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x, 228 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Klodios aus Neapel, Herakleides Pontikos und die Schrift Gegen die Vegetarier
  • Die dreischichtige Schrift Gegen die Vegetarier im vergleich mit Theophrasts Über die Frömmigkeit
  • Die Grenzen der Gerechtigkeit zwischen Menschen, Tieren und Pflanzen: oikeiosis, philanthropia und "räumliche Terminologie" in der Schrift DA.
Green Library
xviii, 366 pages ; 24 cm
  • Truth be told: the rhetoric of honesty in Odyssey 13-24 / Hilary Bouxsein
  • Clytemnestra with(out) an axe / Jennifer Starkey
  • The theology of Isocrates / Terry L. Papillon
  • Rhetorical arts in the Epicurean school / Robert N. Gaines
  • Ancient medical friendship / Marquis Berrey
  • Divine and human in Cicero's De provinciis consularibus / Christopher P. Craig
  • Philosophers and gentlemen: the orator Crassus's quaestorship, philosophers' deaths, and historical realities in Cicero's De oratore / Jakob Wisse
  • Writing letters at dinner time: Cicero's epistolary etiquette / Jon Hall
  • Cicero's correspondence with Caesar: two sides of the story / Jane W. Crawford
  • Cleopatra couldn't spell (and neither can we) / Steve Reece
  • Was Machiavelli right? Livy and the benefits of political discord / Ann Vasaly
  • Talking to Flora / John F. Miller
  • Fulmen vs. nature: Caesar in Lucan's Bellum civile / Sarah A. Nix
  • Juvenal's vowel movements / Christopher M. Brunelle
  • How to mock a heretic: methods of paratextual subversion from the classical world to Byzantium / Irenei M.C. Steenberg
  • Life in the Johannine literature and African religion / Dean M. Apel
  • The cinematic Cicero / Jon Solomon
  • Beauty and violence: classical allusion in Richard Flanagan's The narrow road to the deep north / Gwendolyn Compton-Engle
  • A spin through Macedonia (by bus) / Anne H. Groton (translated into modern Greek by Stella Galani).
Green Library
533 pages ; 25 cm.
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xlvii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Praefatio
  • Conspectus siglorum
  • Editiones auctorum et operum qui in apparatu laudantur
  • Index philologorum et uirorum doctorum qui in adnotatione laudantur
  • Aeli Donati commentum ad Andriam
  • Ad Andriam praefatio
  • Ad Andriam prologus
  • Andria 1, 1
  • Andria 1, 2
  • Andria 1, 3
  • Andria 1, 4
  • Andria 1, 5
  • Andria 2, 1
  • Andria 2, 2
  • Andria 2, 3
  • Andria 2, 4
  • Andria 2, 5
  • Andria 2, 6
  • Andria 3, 1
  • Andria 3, 2
  • Andria 3, 3
  • Andria 3, 4
  • Andria 3, 5
  • Andria 4, 1
  • Andria 4, 2
  • Andria 4, 3
  • Andria 4, 4
  • Andria 4, 5
  • Andria 5, 1
  • Andria 5, 2
  • Andria 5, 3
  • Andria 5, 4
  • Andria 5, 5
  • Andria 5, 6
  • Index laudatorum locorum
  • Index nominum et locorum
  • Index exegeticus et grammaticus
  • Index graecus rerum et uerborum.
Green Library
xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of figures Acknowledgements 1 Aeschylus and War: Comparative Perspectives on Seven Against Thebes ISABELLE TORRANCE PART I Modern Perspectives 2 Aeschylus and War: A Conversation with Lieutenant Colonel Kristen Janowsky Moderated by Olivier Morel and Isabelle Torrance-- prepared for publication by Isabelle Torrance. 3 Aeschylus, Gangland Naples, and the Siege of Sarajevo: Mario Martone's Teatro di Guerra ISABELLE TORRANCE 4 Thebes as High Collateral Damage Target: Moral Accountability for Killing in Seven Against Thebes PETER MEINECK PART II Ancient Perspectives 5 Greek Armies against Towns: Siege Warfare and the Seven Against Thebes FERNANDO ECHEVERRIA 6 Eteocles and Thebes in Aeschylus LOWELL EDMUNDS 7 The Music of War in Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes MARK GRIFFITH 8 Fathers and Sons in War: Seven Against Thebes, Pythian 8, and the Polemics of Genre MARGARET FOSTER PART III The Destruction of Thebes, Ancient and Modern 9 Aeschylus and the Destruction of Thebes: What Did Apollo's Oracle Mean? ALAN SOMMERSTEIN 10 The Destruction of Thebes in Brecht's Antigone (1948) DOUGLAS CAIRNS Bibliography Contributors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138677005 20170424
This volume brings together a group of interdisciplinary experts who demonstrate that Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes is a text of continuing relevance and value for exploring ancient, contemporary and comparative issues of war and its attendant trauma. The volume features contributions from an international cast of experts, as well as a conversation with a retired U.S. Army Lt. Col., giving her perspectives on the blending of reality and fiction in Aeschylus' war tragedies and on the potential of Greek tragedy to speak to contemporary veterans. This book is a fascinating resource for anyone interested in Aeschylus, Greek tragedy and its reception, and war literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138677005 20170424
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