Classical Literature Products

  • Torture and Truth (Routledge Revivals)

    By Page duBois

    First published in 1991, this book — through the examination of ancient Greek literary, philosophical and legal texts — analyses how the Athenian torture of slaves emerged from and reinforced the concept of truth as something hidden in the human body. It discusses the tradition of…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Achilles

    By Marta González González

    Achilles is the quintessential Greek hero, but that does not mean that he is a conventional hero. His uniqueness is dictated by his birth, as the son of a sea goddess, and his education at the hands of a centaur. The hero’s exceptional nature also forms part of the tension that both unites and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge
    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

  • Critical Essays on Roman Literature

    Satire

    Edited by J. P. Sullivan

    First published in 1963, this book is the second of two volumes which bridge the gap between the study of classics and the study of literature and attempt to reconcile the two disciplines. Focusing on satire, this collection of essays offers a critical examination of Latin literature and aims to…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Critical Essays on Roman Literature

  • Critical Essays on Roman Literature

    Elegy and Lyric

    Edited by J. P. Sullivan

    First published in 1962, this book is the first of two volumes which bridge the gap between the study of classics and the study of literature and attempt to reconcile the two disciplines. Focusing on elegy and lyric, this collection of essays offers a critical examination of Latin literature and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Critical Essays on Roman Literature

  • Juvenal’s Global Awareness

    Circulation, Connectivity, and Empire

    By Osman Umurhan

    In Juvenal’s Global Awareness Osman Umurhan applies theories of globalization to an investigation of Juvenal’s articulation and understanding of empire, imperialism and identity. Umurhan explains how the increased interconnectivity between different localities, ethnic and political, shapes Juvenal’…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography

  • Rhetoric

    By Peter Dixon

    First published in 1971, this book provides a historical account of the fortunes of Rhetoric. Beginning with a study of classical rhetorical theory and practice, it goes on to explore the impact of rhetoric on English literature and the renunciation of rhetoric from the late 17th century. The book…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Epic

    By Paul Merchant

    First published in 1971, this work examines the tradition of the epic and the many forms in which it has presented itself over time. After unpicking the defining aspects of an epic, the book tracks the literary tradition from the classical period through to modern day. Exploring major texts such…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Comedy

    By Moelwyn Merchant

    First published in 1972, this work pursues the question ‘what is comedy?’ In its quest for an answer it explores critical theory, psychology, sociology and metaphysics. It also examines the classical origins of comedy, different kinds of comedy, the rituals of comedy, its relationship with other…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Plot

    By Elizabeth Dipple

    First published in 1970, this work examines ‘Plot’ as a literary term. It traces the two and contrary ways of considering the word: the Aristotelian and the neo-classic interpretations. It then goes on to examine the methods by which the idea of plot has been expanded in modern criticism through a…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Allegory

    By John MacQueen

    First published in 1970, this book examines the use of allegory in religious, philosophical and literary texts. It traces the development of the device over time from the Classical period through to the early modern and modern periods, demonstrating its evolution from the transmission of myths and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • 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…

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

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