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  1. Form and Meaning in Drama

    A Study of Six Greek Plays and of Hamlet

    By H. D. F. Kitto

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    Analysing six Greek tragedies - the Orestes triology, Ajax, Antigone and Philoctetes - and Hamlet, this book also contains a chapter on the Greek and the Elizabethan dramatic forms and one on religious drama. This is an important work from an author respected for a constructive and sensitive...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Latin Poetry of English Poets (Routledge Revivals)

    By J. W. Binns

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Thomas Campion, Milton, Crashaw, Herbert, Bourne, Walter Savage Landor – all these poets, between them spanning the period from the Elizabethan to the Victorian age, wrote a substantial body of Latin verse in addition to their better-known English poetry, representing part of the vast and almost...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Poetry and Criticism before Plato (Routledge Revivals)

    By Rosemary Harriott

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    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...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Aristophanes (Routledge Revivals)

    Poet and Dramatist

    By Rosemary Harriott

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    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...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Sophocles (Routledge Revivals)

    The Classical Heritage

    By Roger Dawe

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    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. With the entire notion of ‘Western culture’ under...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Death and the Maiden (Routledge Revivals)

    Girls' Initiation Rites in Greek Mythology

    By Ken Dowden

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    A remarkable number of Greek myths concern the plight of virgins – slaughtered, sacrificed, hanged, transformed into birds, cows, dear, bears, trees, and punished in Hades. Death and the Maiden, first published in 1989, contextualises this mythology in terms of geography, history and culture, and...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Horace (Routledge Revivals)

    By C.D.N. Costa

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Two thousand years after his death Horace is still recognised as a unique poet, having exerted marked influence on later European literature. This collection, first published in 1973, explores the different aspects of Horace’s poetic achievement in his main works: the Odes, Epistles¸ Satires and...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Seneca (Routledge Revivals)

    By Costa C.D.N.

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This volume, first published in 1974, offers a selection of modern perspectives on Seneca, covering his prose treatises, his letters and his tragedies. For centuries literary and philosophical circles had to take Seneca seriously, even if they could not always respect him, and although his...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Herodotos the Historian (Routledge Revivals)

    His Problems, Methods and Originality

    By K. H. Waters

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The work of Herodotos of Halikarnassos, ‘the father of history’, differs in many ways from that of modern historians, and it poses special problems to the student. Herodotos’ history of the Persian Wars, written in the second half of the fifth century BC, was both the first attempt at a...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Untangling Heroism

    Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero

    By Ari Kohen

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster fathers to freedom fighters are our heroes. But what motivates these people to act...

    Published October 27th 2013 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Thucydides Mythistoricus (Routledge Revivals)
    By F. M. Cornford
    To Be Published October 16th 2014
  2. Lucian and His Roman Voices: Cultural Exchanges and Conflicts in the Late Roman Empire
    By Eleni Bozia
    To Be Published October 21st 2014
  3. Greek Tragedy in Action, 2nd Edition
    By Oliver Taplin
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  4. A Handbook of Greek Mythology, 6th Edition
    By H. J. Rose
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  5. Greek Tragedy
    By H.D.F. Kitto
    To Be Published December 15th 2014

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