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  1. Pope, Homer, and Manliness

    Some Aspects of Eighteenth Century Classical Learning

    By Carolyn D. Williams

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    The author here reassesses the concept of ‘masculinity’, and argues that it cannot be seen as an absolute standard, but only as the product of perpetual conflict between competing and unstable models. The argument is sustained by a close reading of the problematic conflict between gendered values...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. From Homer to Tragedy

    The Art of Allusion in Greek Poetry

    By Richard Garner

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    The role of poetic allusion in classical Greek poetry, to Homer especially, has often largely been neglected or even almost totally ignored. This book, first published in 1990, clarifies the place of Homer in Greek education, as well as adding to the interpretation of many important tragedies....

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Greek Tragedy in Action, 2nd Edition
    By Oliver Taplin
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  2. A Handbook of Greek Mythology, 6th Edition
    By H. J. Rose
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  3. Greek Tragedy
    By H.D.F. Kitto
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  4. Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus: Written in the Cosmos
    By Richard Rader
    To Be Published December 18th 2014
  5. Resurrection and Reception in Early Christianity
    By Richard C. Miller
    To Be Published February 2nd 2015

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