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  • 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 – 2015-10-22 
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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 – 2015-10-11 
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    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 – 2015-09-27 
    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
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    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Thucydides Mythistoricus (Routledge Revivals)

    By F. M. Cornford

    First published in 1907 and reissued in 1965, this is a fascinating study of Thucydides’s History. Thucydides set out to write a truthful account of the Pelopennesian war, but his work reflects his Athenian fourth-century B.C. context, which was of a particular interest to Cornford. In this…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Humanist Essays (Routledge Revivals)

    By Gilbert Murray

    First published in 1964, this is a short collection of both literary and philosophical essays. Whilst two essays consider Greek literature written at the point at which the Athenian empire was breaking apart, another group explore the background from which Christianity arose, considering Paganism…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
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    Routledge Revivals

  • The Arbitration (Routledge Revivals)

    The Epitrepontes of Menander

    By Gilbert Murray

    Gilbert Murray translated and made available to modern readers The Epitrepontes of Menander or The Arbitration for the first time in 1945. The Arbitration is among the most frequently quoted and most famous of Menander’s plays and – being less farcical than others - belongs to his mature style.…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus

    Written in the Cosmos

    By Richard Rader

    Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus revivifies the complex question of fate and freedom in the tragedies of the famous Greek playwright. Starting with Sartre’s insights about radical existential freedom, this book shows that Aeschylus is concerned with the ethical ramifications of…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Resurrection and Reception in Early Christianity

    By Richard C. Miller

    This book offers an original interpretation of the origin and early reception of the most fundamental claim of Christianity: Jesus’ resurrection. Richard Miller contends that the earliest Christians would not have considered the New Testament accounts of Jesus’ resurrection to be literal or…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
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    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Virgil's Homeric Lens

    By Edan Dekel

    Virgil’s Homeric Lens reevaluates the traditional view of the Aeneid’s relationship to Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. Almost since the death of Virgil, there has been an assumption that the Aeneid breaks into two discrete halves: Virgil’s Odyssey, and Virgil’s Iliad. Although modified in various ways…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
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    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-04-22
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-04-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Homer

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