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You are currently browsing 21–30 of 58 new and published books in the subject of Classical Literature — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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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 17th 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 17th 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 17th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire

    From Augustus to Justinian

    By Albrecht Dihle

    Professor Dihle sees the Greek and Latin literature between the 1st century B.C. and the 6th century A.D. as an organic progression. He builds on Schlegel's observation that art, customs and political life in classical antiquity are inextricably entwined and therefore should not be examined...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The People of Aristophanes (Routledge Revivals)

    A Sociology of Old Attic Comedy

    By Victor Ehrenberg

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1951, The People of Aristophanes provides a sociological account of Athens in the period of its greatest glory. Drawing upon Old Attic Comedy and the plays of Aristophanes, the author recreates, for the reader, the life of Athens at that time. He writes extensively about social...

    Published May 14th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Modern Honor

    A Philosophical Defense

    By Anthony Cunningham

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor’s rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor’s influence, but they lament its authority. For Western democratic societies to embrace honor, it must be...

    Published April 18th 2013 by Routledge

  9. History of Greek Literature

    From Homer to the Hellenistic Period

    By Albrecht Dihle

    The most up-to-date history of Greek literature from its Homeric origins to the age of Augustus. Greek literary production throughout this period of some eight centuries is embedded in its historical and social context, and Professor Dihle sees this literature as a historical phenomenon, a...

    Published September 29th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Reading Epic

    An Introduction to the Ancient Narratives

    By Peter Toohey

    Readers new to ancient epic are hampered in two ways: they do not know the ancient languages, and they are unfamiliar with the ancient world. This survey addresses the needs of these readers by offering guidance through the major classical writers of epic: it begins with Homer and concludes with an...

    Published May 15th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Greek Tragedy in Action, 2nd Edition
    By Oliver Taplin
    To Be Published March 12th 2015
  2. Greek Fiction
    Edited by ]. R. Morgan, Richard Stoneman
    To Be Published March 12th 2015
  3. Horace (Routledge Revivals)
    By Costa C.D.N.
    To Be Published May 27th 2015
  4. Modern Honor: A Philosophical Defense
    By Anthony Cunningham
    To Be Published May 27th 2015
  5. Poetry and Criticism before Plato (Routledge Revivals)
    By Rosemary Harriott
    To Be Published June 19th 2015

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