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  1. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Political Trials in Ancient Greece (Routledge Revivals)

    By Richard A. Bauman

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    During the inspired years of the Athenian empire, through the tragedy of its collapse, to the more prosaic era that followed, most of the great names in Athenian history were involved in the procedures of criminal law. Political Trials in Ancient Greece, first published in 1990, explores the...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Classical Sparta (Routledge Revivals)

    Techniques Behind Her Success

    By Anton Powell

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This collection, first published in 1989, investigates aspects of the Spartan polity which have often been overlooked or underestimated. Viewed at least until the Renaissance as the epitome of classical virtues, Sparta has in the last two centuries suffered a rapid decline in reputation among...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Seleukos Nikator (Routledge Revivals)

    Constructing a Hellenistic Kingdom

    By John D Grainger

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Following the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, one of his commanders, Seleukos Nikator, rose over a period of forty years from being a landless refugee to the most successful of the Successor kings. This biography, first published in 1990, makes use of both historical and archaeological...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Law and Society in Classical Athens (Routledge Revivals)

    By Richard Garner

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Law and Society in Classical Athens, first published in 1987, traces the development of legal thought and its relation to Athenian values. Previously Athens’ courts have been regarded as chaotic, isolated from the rest of society and even bizarre. The importance of rhetoric and the mischief made by...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Interpretations of Greek Mythology (Routledge Revivals)

    By Jan N. Bremmer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Interpretations of Greek Mythology, first published in1987, builds on the innovative work of Walter Burkert and the ‘Paris school’ of Jean-Pierre Vernant, and represents a renewal of interpretation of Greek mythology. The contributors to this volume present a variety of approaches to the Greek...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 7th 2013 by Routledge