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  • Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Aristotle and the Poetics

    By Angela Curran

    Aristotle’s Poetics is the first philosophical account of an art form and is the foundational text in the history of aesthetics. The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Poetics is an accessible guide to this often dense and cryptic work. Angela Curran introduces and assesses:…

    Paperback – 2015-10-23 
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    Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ovid (Routledge Revivals)

    The Classical Heritage

    Edited by William S. Anderson

    Ovid: The Classical Heritage, first published in 1995, contains a diverse collection of reflections, ranging from the first century, through the Middle Ages, to the twentieth, on a poet who has been adored and reviled in equal measure. With the entire notion of ‘Western culture’ under duress, the…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Narcissus and the Invention of Personal History

    By Kenneth J. Knoespel

    Originally published in 1985. This investigation of Ovid’s fable takes a different tack to previous studies of the love lyric or the themes but looks at the creation of narrative strategies to explain Narcissus’ experience. The story has always been understood as literally impossible but invites…

    Hardback – 2015-08-07
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    Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography

  • Poetry and Criticism before Plato (Routledge Revivals)

    By Rosemary Harriott

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Aristophanes (Routledge Revivals)

    Poet and Dramatist

    By Rosemary Harriott

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Sophocles (Routledge Revivals)

    The Classical Heritage

    By Roger Dawe

    Sophocles: The Classical Heritage, first published in 1996, contains a diverse collection of reflections, 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…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Ancient Fiction (Routledge Revivals)

    The Novel in the Graeco-Roman World

    By Graham Anderson

    A number of ancient novelists were skilful storytellers and resourceful literary artists, and their works are often carefully individualised presentations of an ancient and distinguished heritage. Ancient Fiction, first published in 1984, examines the tales retold by these novelists in light of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Latin Explorations (Routledge Revivals)

    Critical Studies in Roman Literature

    By Kenneth Quinn

    Latin Explorations, first published in 1963, offers a fresh approach to Roman poetry from Catullus to Ovid. Traditionally, the period is divided for specialist studies – Lyric, Epic and Elegy. In each of them, techniques of interpretation prevail, isolated from contemporary ideas about poetry and…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Modern Honor

    A Philosophical Defense

    By Anthony Cunningham

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
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    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Horace (Routledge Revivals)

    By Costa C.D.N.

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
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    Routledge Revivals

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