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  • Character Evidence in the Courts of Classical Athens

    Implementing the Rule of Law in Athenian Rhetoric

    By Vasileios Adamidis

    There has been much debate in scholarship over the factors determining the outcome of legal hearings in Athens and specifically the extent to which judicial panels were influenced by non-legal considerations in addition to, or even instead of, questions of law. Ancient rhetorical theory devoted…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • The Animal and the Human in Ancient and Modern Thought

    The ‘Man Alone of Animals’ Concept

    By Stephen T. Newmyer

    Ancient Greeks endeavored to define the human being vis-à-vis other animal species by isolating capacities and endowments which they considered to be unique to humans. This approach toward defining the human being still appears with surprising frequency, in modern philosophical treatises, in modern…

    Hardback – 2016-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Truth and History in the Ancient World

    Pluralising the Past

    Edited by Lisa Hau, Ian Ruffell

    This collection of essays investigates histories in the ancient world and the extent to which the producers and consumers of those histories believed them to be true. Ancient Greek historiographers repeatedly stressed the importance of truth to history; yet they also purported to believe in myth,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Cultural Genealogy and Early Modern Myth

    By Raphael Falco

    Cultural Genealogy explores the popularization in the Renaissance of the still-pervasive myth that later cultures are the hereditary descendants of ancient or older cultures. The core of this myth is the widespread belief that a numinous charismatic power can be passed down unchanged, and in…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10 
    Routledge

  • Vergiliana

    Critical Studies on the Texts of Publius Vergilius Maro

    By Egil Kraggerud

    In Vergiliana Egil Kraggerud collects together over 100 new, revised, and previously published discussions of textual issues in Vergil’s Eclogues, Georgics, and the Aeneid. Through these and in his Introduction, the author argues for a less conservative approach to these texts than has been…

    Hardback – 2016-10-21 
    Routledge

  • Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought

    Essays in Honor of Peter M. Smith

    Edited by Arum Park

    Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought follows the construction of reality from Homer into the Hellenistic era and beyond. Not only in didactic poetry or philosophical works but in practically all genres from the time of Homer onwards, Greek literature has shown an awareness of the relationship…

    Hardback – 2016-09-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Ekphrasis, Imagination and Persuasion in Ancient Rhetorical Theory and Practice

    By Ruth Webb

    This is a study of ekphrasis, the art of making listeners and readers 'see' in their imagination through words alone, as taught in ancient rhetorical schools and as used by Greek writers of the Imperial period (2nd-6th centuries CE). The author places the practice of ekphrasis within its cultural…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Joyce's Love Stories

    By Christopher DeVault

    In his comprehensive study of love in James Joyce's writings, Christopher DeVault suggests that a love ethic persists throughout Joyce's works. DeVault uses Martin Buber's distinction between the true love for others and the narcissistic desire for oneself to frame his discussion, showing that…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Opera From the Greek

    Studies in the Poetics of Appropriation

    By Michael Ewans

    Michael Ewans explores how classical Greek tragedy and epic poetry have been appropriated in opera, through eight selected case studies. These range from Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, drawn from Homer's Odyssey, to Mark-Antony Turnage's Greek, based on Sophocles's Oedipus the King.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Gifts of Clothing in Late Antique Literature

    By N.K. Rollason

    Both clothing and gifts in the ancient world have separately been the subject of much scholarly discussion because they were an integral part of Greek and Roman society and identity, creating and reinforcing the relationships which kept a community together, as well as delineating status and even…

    Hardback – 2016-07-29
    Routledge

  • Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre

    2nd Edition

    By Rush Rehm

    Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre, a revised edition of Greek Tragic Theatre (1992), is intended for those interested in how Greek tragedy works. By analysing the way the plays were performed in fifth-century Athens, Rush Rehm encourages classicists, actors, and directors to approach Greek tragedy…

    Paperback – 2016-07-13
    Routledge
    Understanding the Ancient World

  • Aristophanes and Women (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lauren K. Taaffe

    Aristophanes and Women, first published in 1993, investigates the workings of the great Athenian comedian’s ‘women plays’ in an attempt to discern why they were in fact probably quite funny to their original audiences. It is argued that modern students, scholars, and dramatists need to consider…

    Paperback – 2016-06-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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