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Alexandria was the greatest of the new cities founded by Alexander the Great as his armies swept eastward. It was ruled by his successors, the Ptolemies, who presided over one of the richest and most productive periods in the whole of Greek literature. Susan A Stephens here reveals a cultural...
This study by Helene Monsacre shows how Western ideals of inexpressive manhood run contrary to the poetic vision of Achilles and his warrior companions presented in the Homeric epics. Pursuing the paradox of the tearful fighter, Monsacre examines the interactions between men and women in the Homeric poems.
By Nick Havely
Dante's British Public examines the many and various ways in which the work of the leading poet of medieval Europe has been acquired, represented, and discussed by British readers over the last six centuries.
Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages argues that ancient Greek plays reshaped early modern theatre. Through original research, the book shows both that these plays were more accessible than previously believed, and that early modern audiences responded to specific themes.
Covering Geoffrey Chaucer's life and work, David Wallace considers the influence and enduring appeal of his body of writing, exploring the wide ranging geography and iconic characters in his stories, and discusses how Chaucer's own experiences contributed to his literature.
In Inscribed Power, Ryan D. Giles explores the function of amuletic prayers, divine names, and incantation formulas that were inscribed and printed on parchment, paper and other media, and at the same time inserted into classic literary works in Spain.
This textbook supports OCR's AS and A-Level Classical Civilisation and is written for students taking Component 11 World of the Hero. The ideal preparation for the final examinations, this book covers the options Aeneid, Odyssey and Iliad. An expert and experienced teacher presents all the necessary content in a clear...
Apuleius born ca. 125 AD, one of the great stylists of Latin literature, was a prominent figure in Roman Africa best known for his picaresque novel Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass. This edition, new to the Loeb Classical Library, contains Apuleius' other surviving works that are considered genuine.
Brian Steininger revisits Japan's mid-Heian court of the Tale of Genji and the Pillow Book, where literary Chinese was not only the basis of official administration, but also a medium for political protest, sermons of mourning, and poems of celebration.