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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 37 new and published books in the subject of Greek Literature — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Virgil's Homeric Lens

    By Edan Dekel

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    Virgil’s Homeric Lens reevaluates the traditional view of the Aeneid’s relationship to Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. Almost since the death of Virgil, there has been an assumption that the Aeneid breaks into two discrete halves: Virgil’s Odyssey, and Virgil’s Iliad. Although modified in various ways...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sex and War on the American Stage

    Lysistrata in performance 1930-2012

    By Emily B. Klein

    American adaptations of Aristophanes’ enduring comedy Lysistrata have used laughter to critique sex, war, and feminism for nearly a century. Unlike almost any other play circulating in contemporary theatres, Lysistrata has outlived its classical origins in 411 BCE and continues to shock and delight...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Thucydides Mythistoricus (Routledge Revivals)
    By F. M. Cornford
    To Be Published October 15th 2014
  2. Greek Tragedy in Action, 2nd Edition
    By Oliver Taplin
    To Be Published December 14th 2014
  3. Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus: Written in the Cosmos
    By Richard Rader
    To Be Published December 17th 2014
  4. Resurrection and Reception in Early Christianity
    By Richard C. Miller
    To Be Published February 1st 2015
  5. Humanist Essays (Routledge Revivals)
    By Gilbert Murray
    To Be Published February 25th 2015

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