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  • 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

  • Pope, Homer, and Manliness

    Some Aspects of Eighteenth Century Classical Learning

    By Carolyn D. Williams

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Homer

  • People and Themes in Homer's Odyssey

    By Agathe Thornton

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Homer

  • Homer and His Critics

    By John Myres

    Edited by Dorothea Gray

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Homer

  • From Homer to Tragedy

    The Art of Allusion in Greek Poetry

    By Richard Garner

    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.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Homer

  • Form and Meaning in Drama

    A Study of Six Greek Plays and of Hamlet

    By H. D. F. Kitto

    Analysing six Greek tragedies - the Orestes triology, Ajax, Antigone and Philoctetes - and Hamlet, this book also contains a chapter on the Greek and the Elizabethan dramatic forms and one on religious drama. This is an important work from an author respected for a constructive and sensitive…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

  • From Mycenae to Homer

    A Study in Early Greek Literature and Art

    By T. B. L. Webster

    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.…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Homer

  • The People of Aristophanes (Routledge Revivals)

    A Sociology of Old Attic Comedy

    By Victor Ehrenberg

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Sophists, Socratics and Cynics (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Rankin

    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.…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Herodotus and Greek History (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Hart

    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,…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Untangling Heroism

    Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero

    By Ari Kohen

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-08-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

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