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  • Politics through the Iliad and the Odyssey

    Hobbes writes Homer, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Catanzaro

    Facing censorship and being confined to the fringes of the political debate of his time, Thomas Hobbes turned his attention to translating Homer’s Iliad and the Odyssey from Greek into English. Many have not considered enough the usefulness of these translations. In this book, Andrea Catanzaro…

    Hardback – 2019-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • An Introduction to the History of Medicine

    From the Time of the Pharaohs to the End of the XVIIIth Century, 1st Edition

    By Charles Greene Cumston

    Originally published in 1926, An Introduction to the History of Medicine is a compilation of reliable and essential contributions to the subject of the history of medicine. The book looks at the evolution of medicine from the practices in Ancient Egypt, to the medicine of the 16th century, and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

  • Future Freedoms

    Intergenerational Justice, Democratic Theory, and Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth K. Markovits

    What do present generations owe the future? In Future Freedoms, Elizabeth Markovits asks readers to consider the fact that while democracy holds out the promise of freedom and autonomy, citizens are always bound by the decisions made by previous generations. Motivated by the contemporary political…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05
    Routledge

  • Resurrection and Reception in Early Christianity

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Truth and History in the Ancient World

    Pluralising the Past, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • The Animal and the Human in Ancient and Modern Thought

    The ‘Man Alone of Animals’ Concept, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Pope, Homer, and Manliness

    Some Aspects of Eighteenth Century Classical Learning, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

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