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  1. Homer and His Critics

    By John Myres

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    Here is presented a succinct and insightful account of the reception of the Iliad and Odyssey from antiquity to the mid-twentieth century. The overall result is less a systematic history than a series of independent studies differing in scale and focus, the chapter on Gladstone being the most...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. People and Themes in Homer's Odyssey

    By Agathe Thornton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    Published in 1970, this important work interprets the poem with a focus on the idiosyncrasies of its originally oral composition. In part I, the main themes of the Odyssey such as ‘guest-friendship’ and ‘testing’ are investigated. The incorporation of these and other themes, such as ‘omens’ and...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. From Mycenae to Homer

    A Study in Early Greek Literature and Art

    By T. B. L. Webster

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    This book, first published in 1958, aims to describe Greek art and poetry within this ambiguous period of ancient history (often referred to as the Greek ‘Dark Ages’), and to explore the possibilities of learning about Mycenaean civilisation from its own documents and not only from archaeology....

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    Reissuing works originally published between 1958 and 1993, this five-volume set offers a selection of scholarship on the greatest classical poet, whose two monumental epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, remain foundational to the Western cultural tradition. Routledge Library Editions: Homer helps...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sophists, Socratics and Cynics (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Rankin

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Sophists, the Socratics and the Cynics had one important characteristic in common: they mainly used spoken natural language as their instrument of investigation, and they were more concerned to discover human nature in its various practical manifestations than the facts of the physical world....

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Augustus to Nero (Routledge Revivals)

    A Sourcebook on Roman History, 31 BC-AD 68

    By David Braund

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The years from the battle of Actium to the death of Nero stand at the very heart of Roman history. Yet the sources of this key period, particularly the inscriptions, papyri and coins, are not readily accessible. Crucial new discoveries remain buried in learned periodicals, and now that the study of...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. A New Companion to Greek Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Andrew Brown

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    That the works of the ancient tragedians still have an immediate and profound appeal surely needs no demonstration, yet the modern reader continually stumbles across concepts which are difficult to interpret or relate to – moral pollution, the authority of oracles, classical ideas of geography – as...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Petrarch the Poet (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introduction to the 'Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta'

    By Peter Hainsworth

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this critical and historical interpretation of Petrarch’s major Italian work, the collection of poems he called the Rerum vulgarium fagmenta, Peter Hainsworth presents Petrarch as a poet of outstanding sophistication and seriousness, occupied with issues which are still central to debates about...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Herodotus and Greek History (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Hart

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Herodotus has shaped our knowledge of life, religion, war and politics in ancient Greece immeasurably, as well as being one of the most entertaining of all Classical Greek authors: fascinating, perceptive, accessible and not at all pretentious. Herodotus and Greek History, first published in 1982,...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Phocion the Good (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lawrence A. Tritle

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Plutarch’s Life of Phocion has not been closely analysed since 1840. Laurence Trittle’s study, first published in 1988, offers a new assessment of this significant and complex personality, whilst illuminating the political climate in which he thrived. Though often thought to be of humble origin,...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge