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  1. Women in Mycenaean Greece

    The Linear B Tablets from Pylos and Knossos

    By Barbara A. Olsen

    Women in Mycenaean Greece is the first book-length study of women in the Linear B tablets from Mycenaean Greece and the only to collect and compile all the references to women in the documents of the two best attested sites of Late Bronze Age Greece - Pylos on the Greek mainland and Knossos on the...

    Published April 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Human Sacrifice in Ancient Greece

    By Dennis D. Hughes

    Numerous ancient texts describe human sacrifices and other forms of ritual killing: in 480 BC Themistocles sacrifices three Persian captives to Dionysus; human scapegoats called pharmakoi are expelled yearly from Greek cities, and according to some authors they are killed; Locrin girls are hunted...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness

    The Birth of a Genre from Archaic Greece to Augustan Rome

    By Paul Allen Miller

    Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness presents a model for studying the history of lyric as a genre. Prof Miller draws a distinction between the work of the Greek lyrists and the more condensed, personal poetry that we associate with lyric. He then confronts the theoretical issues and presents a...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The ‘Hippocratic’ Corpus: Content and Context
    By Elizabeth M. Craik
    To Be Published December 8th 2014
  2. Smell and the Ancient Senses
    Edited by Mark Bradley
    To Be Published December 11th 2014
  3. Greek Fiction
    Edited by ]. R. Morgan, Richard Stoneman
    To Be Published December 14th 2014
  4. Greek Tragedy
    By H.D.F. Kitto
    To Be Published December 14th 2014
  5. Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World
    Edited by Mark Masterson, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, James Robson
    To Be Published December 15th 2014

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