AESCHYLUS: THE ORESTES PLAYS OF $ 6.00
translated by Paul Roche, 256 pgs, 4.3x7, Paper
Complete texts of The Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers & the Eumenides. In this forceful and vigorous new translation, the author reveals the power and grandeur of Aeschylus' great trilogy.
AESCHYLUS: PERSIANS $ 7.95
translated by Janet Lembke, 144 pgs, 5.5x8, Paper
This tragedy is not only the earliest existing play in the Western tradition, it is also drawn directly from the playwright's own experiences at the battle of Salamis, making it the only account of the Persian wars composed by an eyewitness.
AESCHYLOUS: PROMETHEUS BOUND $ 7.95
translated by James Scully, 140 pgs, 5.4x8, Paper
This book was written as part of a tragic trilogy and this translation is unique in including the extant fragments of the companion plays.
AESCHYLUS: SEVEN AGAINST THEBES $ 8.50
translated by Anthony Hecht, 112 pgs, 5.3x8, Paper
This book tells the history of the Argive attempt to claim the kingdom of Thebes and of the deaths of the brothers Eteocles & Polyneices, each by the others hand.
ANCIENT SCIENCE THROUGH THE GOLDEN AGE OF GREECE $ 14.90
by G. Sarton, 64 pgs, 101 illustrations, 5.4x8.5, Paper
More than a history of Greek science, this fascinating book provides a lucid account of ancient and early Greek cultures.
APOLLONIUS OF RHODES: Jason & the Golden Fleese $ 8.25
translated by: R. Hunter, 175 pgs, 4.5x7.3, Paper
The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous Colchian princess, Medea. This is the only extant Greek epic poem to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, and it is a major product of the brilliant world of the Ptolemaic court.
APPROACHES TO GREEK MYTH $ 16.95
by Lowell Edmunds, 456 pgs, Paper
A sophisticated contemporary analyses of Greek mythology.
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF GREECE $ 19.95
by William Biers, 346 pgs, 8.2x9.6, Paper
A comprehensive introduction to Greek archaeology includes chapters on the Minoans, the Mycemaeans, and the Dark Ages down through the Hellenistic Age. Each of these chapters begins with a sketch of the political, economic and social background.
ARETE: Ancient Greek Sports $ 15.00
by Stephen G Miller, 248 pgs, 6x9, Paper
An absorbing description of the culture of Greek athletics from the greatest of teachers, the Ancients themselves: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle on pentathlon, Philostratos on athletic hygiene, Xenophon on body building etc.
ARISTOPHANES: CLOUDS $ 30.95
introduction by Kenneth Dover, 254 pgs, 4.8x7.3, Paper
ARISTOPHANES: LYSISTRATA $ 5.50
by Douglas Parker, 128 pgs, 4.2x6.9, Paper
A woman's strike for peace using the most powerful weapon in the feminine arsenal forms the core of this, the most perfectly constructed and continuously popular play.
ARISTOTLE, THE BASIC WORKS OF $ 40.00
by R. Mckeon, 1487 pgs, 5.9x6.7, Cloth
The influence of Aristotle, as initiating a tradition, has been continuous from his day to the present.
ARISTOTLE, PHILOSOPHY OF $ 7.00
by R. Bambrough, 432 pgs, 4.2x7, Paper
This book offers a new translation along with a contemporary reevaluation of the philosophy of the master of Western thought, and shows his vital, continuing influence in our modern world.
ARISTOTLE : ON RHETORIC $ 13.95
translated by George A Kennedy, 368 pgs, 5.5x8.3, Paper
Easy to read, trustworthy, with the added distinction of bringing out more clearly than any other translation the way Aristotle's reasoning works.
ARISTOTLE : THE POLITICS $ 13.90
translated by Ernest Barker, 490 pgs, 5.3x8, Paper
The fountainhead of social & political theory in a definitive translation. An admirable consolidation of the wisdom of Aristotle with the guidance of modern scholarship.
ARISTOTLE: THEORY OF POETRY & FINE ART $ 12.90
translated by S.H. Butcher, 497 pgs, 5.4x8.5, Paper
Best translation of a highly influential classic. Greek and English on facing pages. Long analytic introduction.
ATHENIAN MYTHS AND INSTITUTIONS $ 16.95
by Wm. Blake Tyrrell, 240 pgs, 5.5x8.3, Paper
A happy combination of scholarship and readability that provides us with an invaluable understanding of how myth functioned in Athenian culture and how we interpret classic texts.
BACKING INTO THE FUTURE $ 26.00
by Bernard Knox, 351 pgs, 5.6x8.2, Cloth
The early Greek imagination envisaged the past and the present as in front of us-we can see them. The future, invisible, is behind us. Only a few very wise men can see what is behind them; some of these men, like the blind prophet Tiresias, have been given this privilege by the gods. The rest of us are walking blind, backwards into the future.
BARBARIAN ASIA AND THE GREEK EXPERIENCE $ 42.50
by P. Georges, 358 pgs, 5.8x8.8, Cloth
The author explores the ways ancient Greeks viewed and interacted with non- Greeks during the classical period.
BEFORE SEXUALITY $ 18.80
by D. Halperin, 526 pgs, 6.1x9.2, Paper
In this volume, which explores the iconography, politics, ethics, poetry, and medical practices in ancient Greece, eminent classicists not only discuss sex, but demonstrate how norms , practices, and even the very definitions of what counts as sexual activity have varied significantly over time.
BISEXUALITY IN THE ANCIENT WORLD $ 16.00
by E. Cantarella, 296 pgs, 6.2x9.5, Paper
In this readable and thought-provoking history of bisexuality in the classical age, the author draws on the full range of sources to reconstruct and compare the bisexual cultures of Athens and Rome.
BLACK ATHENA REVISITED $ 19.95
edited by Mary R. Lefkowitz and Guy MacLean Rogers, 522 pgs, 6.1x9.3, Paper
In this collection of twendy essays leading scholars in a broad range of disciplines confront the claims made by Martin Bernal in "Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization." The contributors to this volume argue that Bernal's claims are exaggerated and in many cases unjustified. Topics covered include race and anthropology; the question of an Egyptian invasion of Greece; the origins of Greek language and anti-Semitism in classical scholarship.
BULFINCH'S MYTHOLOGY $ 19.50
by T. Bulfinch, 862 pgs, 5.7x8.5, Cloth
For almost a century and a half this book has been the text by which the great tales of Gods & Goddesses of antiquity have been known. A series of private notes grew into one of the single most useful and concise guides to literature and mythology. BULFINCH'S MYTHOLOGY $ 37.50 edited by R. Martin, 732 pgs, 7.7x9.6, Cloth This new edition contains all of Bulfinch's delightfull original text along with his notes and instructions. Fifty specially commissioned new drawings illuminate the text.
CHILDREN & CHILDHOOD IN CLASSICAL ATHENS $ 14.90
by Mark Golden, 288 pgs, 5.4X8.4, Paper
Drawing on literary, artistic, & archaeological sources, Golden offers a vivid portrait of the public and private lives of children in ancient Greece.
CLASSICAL LITERATURE $ 31.00
by Bernard Knox, 866 pgs, 5.7x9.2, Cloth
Generous and well-chosen, and well-mediated by a great scholar's introduction and notes. This book offers a broad purchase on classical letters, by way of an anthology of superlative translations.
COLLECTED ANCIENT GREEK NOVELS $ 24.50
by B. P. Reardon, 826 pgs, 6x8.9, Paper
Prose fiction, although not always associated with antiquity, did in fact flourish in ancient Greece. Translations of the Greek stories, however, have not been readily available in English. This volume aims to fill that gap by offering 9 complete stories under the designation of novel or romance.
A COMPANION TO THE ILIAD $ 11.95
by M. M. Wilcock, 293 pgs, 5.3x8, Paper
The author provides a line-by-line commentary that explains the many factual details, mythological allusions, and Homeric conventions that a student or general reader could not be expected to bring to an initial encounter with the Iliad. Based on the translation by R. Lattimore.
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by M. C. Howatson, 576 pgs, 5.1x7.8, Paper
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CONSENT & COERSION TO SEX & MARRIAGE IN ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL
SOCIETIES $ 29.00
by Angeliki Laiou, 308 pgs, 6x9, Cloth
The essays in this volume examine rape, seduction, and the role of consent in establishing the punishment of the parties; the issues of marital debt and spousal rape; and of what is perceived as coersion.
CULTS, TERRITORY, & THE ORIGINS OF THE GREEK CITY-STATE $ 15.95
translated by J. Lloyd, 187 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
How did classical Greek city come into being? What role did religion play in its formation? Athens, with its ancient citadel and central religious cult, has traditionally been the model for the emergence of the Greek city-state. But in this original and controversial investigation, the author suggests that the Athenian model was probably the exception in the development of the polis in ancient Greece.
DAIDALOS AND THE ORIGINS OF GREEK ART $ 35.00
by Sarah P. Morris, 483 pgs, 7x10, 63 halftones, 2 maps, Cloth
In a major revisionary approach to ancient Greek culture, the author invokes as a paradigm the myths surrounding Daidalos to describe the profound influence of the Near East on Greece's artistic and literary origins.
DEMOCRACY & CLASSICAL GREECE $ 14.95
by J. K. Davies, 308 pgs, 5.5x8.2, Paper
The author traces the flowering of the extraordinary society of Classical Greece, drawing on a wealth of documentary material: houses & graves, sculpture and vases, as well as the writings of historians, orators, biographers, dramatists, and philosophers.
DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY $ 6.00
by J. Zimmerman, 300 pgs, 4.2x6.9, Paper
Over 2,000 entries with simple, complete explanations of classical myths, heroes, authors, works, place names and symbols. And a biography of recommended translations of Greek prose and poetry.
DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY $ 14.95
by Pierre Grimal, 466 pgs, 5x7.8, Paper
This easy-to-use abridged edition makes an ideal reference tool for students and general readers alike. Clear and concise entries distil the essence of Greek mythology, presenting the standard versions of each story and describing characters from Abas and Acastus to Zeus and Zeuxippe. The central figures and events are considered in full.
DICTIONARY OF MYTHOLOGY $ 6.00
by B. Evans, 310 pgs, 4.2x6.9, Paper
The legends of Greece and Rome, Norse mythology, the Arthurian legends, and the best-known figures from egyptian and babylonian mythology- all in readable, alphabetically arranged entries, with helpful cross referencing.
EARLY GREECE $ 13.95
by O. Murray, 353 pgs, 5.5x8.2, Paper
The author places the miracle that was Greece in the context of Mediterranean civilization. He shows how contact with the East catalyzed the transformation of art & religion, analyzes the invention of the alphabet, describes the expansion of Greece in trade & colonization and investigates the relationship between military technology and political progress in the overthrow of aristocratic governments.
THE EARLY GREEK CONCEPT OF THE SOUL $ 10.95
by Jan N. Bremmer, 154 pgs, 5.4x8.5, Paper
This brief, readable, and important book is richly informed in folklore and modern scholarship, much of both unfamiliar to classicists. From the Greek evidence itself, whether the known like Homer or the more obscure like Artemidorus, many new and convincing insights are gleaned.
ELEUSIS $ 15.95
by K Kerenzi, 304 pgs, 6x8, Paper
The sanctuary of Eleusis was the center of a religious cult that endured for two thousand years. The author examines the mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature.
ESSAYS ON A SCIENCE OF MYTHOLOGY $ 10.95
by C.G. Jung & C. Kerenyi, 200 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
This work on two central themes in mythology and the human unconscious, the myth of the divine child and the mysteries of Eleusis, has become a classic point of reference for students of Greek religion as well as of depth psychology.
ESSAYS ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF SOCRATES $ 18.95
by Hugh D Benson, 336 pgs,6.1x9.2, Paper
This anthology offers essays representing the range and diversity of Socratic philosophy, including a platonic dialogue, Socratic method, epistemology and ethics.
EURIPIDES: ALCESTIS $ 8.50
translated by William Arrowsmith, 142 pgs, 5.4x8, Paper
EURIPIDES: BACCHAE $ 27.00
introduction by Eric R Dodds, 320 pgs, 4.9x7.3, Paper
EURIPIDES: THE CHILDREN OF HERAKLES $ 7.95
translated by Henry Taylor, 100 pgs, Paper
EURIPIDES: CYCLOPS $ 25.95
introduction by Richard Seaford, 240 pgs, 4.8x7.3, Paper
EURIPIDES: HECUBA $ 7.25
translated by Janet Lembke, 112 pgs, 5.4x8, Paper
EURIPIDES: HELEN $ 7.30
translated by James Michie, 128 pgs, 5.3x8, Paper
EURIPIDES: HERACLES $ 34.00
introduction by Godfrey W Bond, 468 pgs, 4.8x7.3, Paper
EURIPIDES: HIPPOLYTOS $ 7.95
translated by Robert Bagg, 102 pgs, 5.4x8, Paper
EURIPIDES: IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS $ 7.95
translated by Richmond Lattimor, 102 pages, 5.3x8, Paper
EURIPIDES: MEDEA $ 17.95
edited by Alan Elliot, 174 pgs, 4.8x7.3, Paper
This famous tragedy centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea, and Medea's terrible revenge for his subsequent abandonment of her.
EURIPIDES: RHESOS $ 8.50
translated by Richard E Braun, 102 pgs, 5.3x8, Paper
THE EXPERIENCE OF TIRESIAS $ 35.00
by Nicole Loraux, 336 pgs, 6x9, Cloth
This book, its title referring to the shepherd struck blind after glimpsing Athena's naked body, captures this ambivalence in exploring how the Greek male defines himself in relationship to the feminine.
THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER $ 39.95
by R. Garland, 222 pgs, 6.4x9.5, Cloth
Drawing on classical drama and poetry, historical works, medical tracts, vase painting and sculpture, mythology, and ethnography, the author examines the high incidence of disability and deformity among the Greek and Roman population. From the deaf, the blind, and the lame to hunchbacks, dwarfs, and giants, he explores the lives of the handicapped and their place in ancient society.
FEAR OF DIVERSITY P $ 15.95, C $ 35.95
by A.W. Saxonhouse, 253 pgs, 6.3x9.3, Cloth
This book is a thoughtful, unpretentious and lucid discussion of issues of importance to ancient & contemporary theorists. Every chapter has a number of arresting & provocative ideas and some, such as the chapter on the Republic, are truly original.
GREAT CLASSICAL MYTHS $ 14.80
edited by F.R.B. Godolyshin, 469 pgs, 5.8x8.2, Cloth
This volume presents the Greek myths in English translation of the Greek poets whose versions have caught the imagination of writers and painters of the Western World.
GREEK AS A TREAT $ 9.95
by Peter France, 224 pgs, 16 pgs of photos, 5x7.8, Paper
There are many extremely valid reasons why studying the Greeks should still be the very foundation of an education. In this book the author explores the amazing world of the ancient Greeks. In art, science, medicine, politics, drama, sports, and philosophy, the Greeks possessed an unrivaled sense of excellence and beauty.
GREEK HOMOSEXUALITY $ 16.00
by K.J. Dover, 246 pgs, 6.1x9.3, Paper
With philological brilliance and scholarly objectivity, the author presents facts that can no longer be ignored. It is a step closer toward understanding the complex nature of the Greeks, the cultural fathers of Western civilization.
GREEK LYRICS $ 7.00
translated by R. Lattimore, 82 pgs, 5.2x8, Paper
Professor Lattimore has completely freed the poems from sentimentality, and the thrilling ancient names - Anacreon, Alcaeus, Simonides, Sappho - acquire fresh brilliance and vitality under his hand.
GREEK MYTHS $ 16.00
by Robert Graves, 2 Volumes, 850 pgs, 7.2x4.4, Paper
This work covers, in nearly two hundred sections, the creation myths, the legends of the birth & lives of the great Olympians, the Theseus, Oedipus, & Heracles cycles, the Argonaut voyage, the tale of Troy, and much more.
GREEK PROSE STYLE $ 40.75
by J. D. Denniston, 139 pgs, 6x9, Cloth
This history of the development of Greek prose, based on the author's lectures, was designed for use by students of Greek classical writings and professors.
GREEK RELIGION $ 17.95
by W. Burkert, 493 pgs, 5.9x9, Paper
This book has established itself as a masterpiece, packed with learning but also rich in ideas and connections of every sort. This will be the best history of Greek religion for this generation.
THE GREEK STONES SPEAK $ 15.95
by Paul MacKendrick, 534, 5x7.7, Cloth
A brilliant picture of the activity of the renowned centers of the Hellenic world, period by period, together with striking views of the workings of modern excavations....an excellent story of Greek achievement.
GREEK TRAGEDIES $ 30.85
by D. Greene, 3 Volumes, Paper
Three volumes that offer a selection of the most important plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles & Euripides. These critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of more than 3 million readers for personal libraries and classroom use. "Not merely translations, they are re-creations in English of the spirit of the Greek poetry of very high quality.
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GREEK TRAGEDY $ 11.95
by Bernhard Zimmermann, 168 pgs, Paper
A brief, well balanced and authoritative introduction of what is presently known about Greek tragedy.
GREEK AND EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGIES $ 26.00
transl. by W. Doniger, 272 pgs, 8.5x10.9, Paper
In a world that remains governed by powerful myths we must deepen our understanding of ourselves & others by considering more carefully the ways in which mythological systems to which we cling & social institutions which we are committed nourish each other. Mythology not only summarizes the progress that has already been made , but also lays the foundation for the difficult work ahead.
THE GREEK WAY $ 8.95
by Edith Hamilton, 256 pgs, 4.2x7, Paper
A picture of Greek thought and art at the time of their highest achievement.
THE GREEK WAY OF DEATH $ 12.95
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Surveying funerary rites and attitudes toward death from the time of Homer to the fourth century B.C., the author seeks to show what the ordinary Greek felt about death and the dead. Appealing to scholars and the general audience.
THE GREEK WAY OF LIFE $ 15.95
by Robert Garland, 376 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
This engrossing book is the first investigation of the life cycle of the ancient Greeks from the moment of conception to the onset of old age. The author seeks to establish not only what the ancient Greeks did at various ages, but how social persona was shaped in the process of aging.
THE GREEKS P $ 16.95, C $ 43.50
edited by Jean-Pierre Vernant, 320 pgs, 6x9
In this book leading scholars show what it meant to be Greek during the classical period. The Greeks offers the most complete portraits available of typical Greek personages from Athens to Sparta, Arcadia, Thessaly and Epirus to the city-states of Asia Minor, to the colonies of the Black Sea, southern Italy, and Sicily.
A GUIDE TO ODYSSEY $ 11.90
by R. Hexter, 365 pgs, 5.2x8, Paper
A lively and authoritative volume that will help any reader appreciate one of the essential works of Western literature. This masterly companion to Homer's epic bridges the gulf that separates us from the Homeric world.
HELLEN OF TROY AND HER SHAMELESS PHANTOM $ 29.95
by N. Austin, 223, 6.3x9.4, Cloth,
The author here surveys interpretations of Helen in Greek literature from the Homeric period through later antiquity. He looks most closely at a revisionist myth according to which Helen never sailed to Troy but a ghost impersonated her at there.
HELLENISTIC RELIGIONS $ 15.95
by Luther H Martin, 192 pgs, 5.5x8.3, Paper
A comprehensive introduction to the philosophical, cosmological and religious beliefs that developed in the Hellenistic world
THE HERO AND THE GODDESS $ 11.80
by J. Houston, 424 pgs, 5.2x8, Paper
This volume provides an experiential journey into a myth and mystery for the last 3000 years. The Odyssey metaphor for the genesis of a new society and recreated consciousness, speaks with stunning relevance to our time, and offers a superlative map for one's own personal voyage.
HESIOD: Theogony, Works & Days $ 10.95
by A.N. Athanassakis, 184 pgs, 7x10, Paper
The author captures both the tone and the style of the poems and situates Hesiod within a larger poetics tradition and the rich folk culture of Greece.
HIPPOCRATES $ 18.95
translated by W.D. Smith, 440 pgs, 4.1x6.2, Paper
In the casebooks and notes that make up the seven books called Epidemics we can watch ancient physicians observing patients, evaluating treatments & developing theories about the body.
HOMER, POET OF THE ILIAD $ 14.90
by M. Edwards, 341 pgs, 6x9, Paper
Since interpretation of the epic requires an understanding of the ancient oral tradition and its conventions, the author offers a comprehensive analysis of the poetics of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He also discusses essential elements of Homeric Society-its religion, history and social values-to clarify the style and substance of the poetry.
HOMER: THE ILIAD $ 8.90
translated by Ennis Rees, 544 pgs, 5.3x8, Paper
A modern verse translation that captures the true poetry of the Iliad,. Natural and free flowing language. An Iliad for all readers.
HOMER: THE ILIAD $ 10.00
translated by Michael Reck, Paper
A remarkable version ... a Homer whose sound and weight will stand up to delivery aloud. The line-for-line rendering brings it very close to the original, without the padding that so often gets in the way.
HOMER: THE ODYSSEY $ 7.30
translated by Walter Shewring, 384 pgs, 4.5x7.3, Paper
HOMER: THE ODYSSEY $ 9.00
transl. by R. Fitzgerald, 509 pgs, 5.3x8.1, Paper
When Fidzgerald's translation of the Odyssey was first published, it was hailed as the best in the English language and won the Bollingen award.
THE HYMNS OF HERMES $ 6.90
by G. R. Mead, 85 pgs, 5x7, Paper
In addition to providing translation of the beautiful Greek hymns from the ancient Hermetic writings, this volume is an excellent introduction to the Hermetic Gnosis.
THE HYMNS OF ORPHEUS $ 12.80
translated by R.C. Hobart, 184 pgs, Paper
These beautiful hymns to the Greek divinities are attributed to Orpheus, the musician and poet who was the founder of the Greek Mysteries. His music not only had the power to stay the gates of death, but the celestial harmonies were so beautiful as to sway the beasts of the field.
THE ILIAD OF HOMER $ 9.50
translated by R. Lattimore, 525 pgs, 5.2x8, Paper
The finest translation of Homer ever made into the English language. Certainly the best modern verse translation. IN AND OUT OF THE MIND: Greek Images of the Tragic Self $ 12.95 by Ruth Padel, 230 pgs, 6x9, Paper The author explores Greek conceptions of human innerness and the way in which Greek tragedy shaped European notions of mind and self.
IN THE BEGINNING: Some Greek views on the Origins of Life $ 68.50
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This book is a general survey of the Greek's extraordinarily rapid advance from a mythological to a rational view of the world & of man's origins & place in the universe.
MACULATE MUSE $ 20.95
by J. Henderson, 267 pgs, 6x9, 6.2x9.3, Paper
For the first time in the history of scholarship on Greek old comedy in general and on Aristophanes in particular we have a comprehensive study of the obscenity which is so prominent a feature of old comedy.
MINOAN RELIGION $ 49.60
by N. Marinatos, 306 pgs, 7.2x10.2, Cloth
Beginning with the period before the palaces(2900 BC) and ending with the postpalatial era (1200 BC), the author discusses the religion of Bronze Age Crete, showing that changes in religious expression were linked with historical and social changes.
MORTALS AND IMMORTALS $ 13.95
by J. Vernant, 342 pgs, 6.1x9.2, Paper
Vernant's work ranges across the entire field of ancient Greek religion, philosophy, and literature and joins exacting philological scholarship to exciting and innovative theoretical paradigms.
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS IN ANCIENT GREECE $ 35.00
by W. D. Anderson, 248 pgs, 6.3x9.6, Cloth
The author illustrates the place of musicians and music-making in Greek life from the Archaic to the Hellenistic and Greco-Roman periods. He addresses such topics as their costumes and sacral robes, their affinities with shamans and gods, and their instruments, principally the lyre or kithara and the double reed pipes.
MUSIC IN GREEK & ROMAN CULTURE$ 13.90
by G. Comotti, 200 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
This book offers a survey of Greek music from earliest times through the Roman imperial period.
THE MYTHS OF GREECE AND ROME $ 9.80
by H.A. Guerber, 395 pgs, 5.3x8.5, Paper
This generously illustrated book of classical myths has become a classic itself, long prized for its simple, graphic, accurate retelling of the principal myths of Greece and for its commentary on their origins and significance.
NOT OUT OF AFRICA: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth
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by Mary Lefkowitz, 222 pgs, 6.4x9.5, Cloth
Was Socrates black? Did Aristotle steal his ideas from the library in Alexandria? Do we owe the underlying tenets of our democratic civilization to the Africans? This is the first book to refute these spurious claims. The author examines the ancient evidence and shows how it was misunderstood both in antiquity and in modern times. The book combines a learned demolition of various "politically correct" historical fantasies with a thoughtful inquiry into questions of historical method.
NOTHING TO DO WITH DIONYSOS $ 19.95
by J. Winkler, 422 pgs, 9.2x6.1, Paper
The more we learn about the original production of tragedies and comedies in Athens the more it seems wrong even to call them plays in the modern sense of the word. Theatrical productions were civic events in honor of the god Dionysos and were attended by a politically stratified community.
THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER $ 4.50
by Allen Mandelbaum, 560 pgs, 4.3x7, Paper
A brilliant translation ... which reads like English verse and conveys some of the majesty and pathos of the original demonstrating why this epic tale has captured the imagination for nearly 3,000 years.
THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER $ 13.00
translated by R. Lattimore, 374 pgs, 5.4x8.0, Paper
In the Odyssey Professor Lattimore has found the ideal poem both for himself and for his audience; and he has come to it at the very height of his powers....Here is a master in perfect control of his medium.
THE OLDEST DEAD WHITE EUROPEAN MALES P $ 10.95, C $ 16.95
by Bernard Knox, 144 pgs, 5.9x8.6
Revolutions in modern thought have largely been made by students of the ancient Greek revolutions. The Greeks are not buried somewhere in the past. They lie in wait for us around the next corner.
THE OXFORD CLASSICAL DICTIONARY $ 56.00
edited by N.G.L. Hammond, 1176 pgs, 7.8x10, Cloth
A remarkable compendium of modern scholarship on all aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman civilization, this volume includes entries on individual names, events, and places as well as survey articles that provide extensive literary and historical background.
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by M.C. Howatson, 627 pgs, 6.5x9.5, Cloth
This volume is the ideal refernce book for anyone interested in the classical world and its literary heritage. The essential features include: accounts of the lives and works of the classical authors; character entries and plot summaries; general entries tracing the development of the various literary forms; extensive coverage of the historical, political, social, and artistic background; a chronological table providing instant access to the major literary and historical events of the period; detailed maps pin-pointing places with important literary connections; translations of all Greek and Latin words.
PAIDEIA, The Ideals of Greek Culture
by Werner Jaeger, 5.3x8, Paper
"Paideia" is intented for the general reader, because it conveys in a clear and attractive form a conception of the central point of view in Hellenic society and culture.
Volume I 544 pgs $ 19.95
Volume II 460 pgs $ 19.95
Volume III 384 pgs $ 19.95
PINDAR'S VICTORY SONGS $ 25.90
translated by Frank Nisetich, 384 pgs, Paper
The author provides the first translation of Pindar's odes into a contemporary poetic idiom, at once holding true to the Greek & giving life to the poet's spirit.
PLATO FOR BEGINNERS $ 9.90
by R. Cavaliere, 176 pgs, 5.5x8.3, Paper
This is a lucid explanation of Plato's ideas about Truth, Beauty, and the Good. Dialogues such as "Symposium", "Phaedo", "The Apology" and "The Republic" are explored in the context of Plato's time and the world today.
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Complete texts of the Republic, Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Ion, Meno & Symposium.
PLATO: PARMENIDES $ 43.00
by Constance C Meinwald, 208 pgs, 5.8x8.6, Cloth
PLATO: THE REPUBLIC $ 8.25
translated by F M Cornford, 396 pgs, 5.4x8, Paper
This version conveys the thoughts of Plato in a most convenient and least misleading form.
PLATO: THEAETETUS $ 25.95
translated by John McDowell, 272 pgs, 5.4x8, Paper
PLATO'S WORLD $ 30.95
by Joseph Cropsey, 238 pgs, 6x9, Cloth
This is a world - and a Plato - quite at odds with most other portraits. Much more than a summary of Plato's thinking, this book is an eloquent, sometimes amusing, often moving guide to the paradoxes and insights of Plato's philosophy.
PLUTARCH: THE LIVES OF THE NOBLE GRECIANS $ 37.50
translated by J. Dryden, 2 volumes 1,536 pgs, 5.2x8, Cloth
POETRY AND ITS PUBLIC IN ANCIENT GREECE P $ 16.95, C $ 55.00
by Bruno Gentili, translated by A. Thomas Cole, 408 pgs
To understand early Greek poetry we must understand the festivals and the rituals of conviviality which gave poetry its functional setting ,,, Gentili broadens the dicscussion ... to the whole question of what the cultural function of archaic poetry was.
PROLEGOMENA TO THE STUDY OF GREEK RELIGION $ 18.80
by Jane E. Harrison, 720 pgs, 5.5x8.5, illustrated, Cloth
The author examines the festivals of ancient Greece to identify the primitive "substratum" of ritual and its persistence in the classical Homeric realm of religious observance and literature.
SAPPHO'S IMMORTAL DAUGHTERS $ 25.95
by Margaret Williamson, 196 pages, 6.4x9.3 inches, Cloth
The author conduct us through ancient representations of Sappho, from vase paintings to appearances in Ovid, and traces the route by which her work has reached us, shaped along the way by excavators, editors, and interpreters. Her book offers the clearest picture yet of a woman whose place in the history of Western culture has been at once assured and mysterious.
SAPPHO'S LYRE $ 11.95
translated by Diane Rayor, 232 pgs, 6.5x8, Paper
This unique anthology presents the works of 17 poets from the 7th to 2nd centuries B.C., including a selection of archaic lyric and the complete surviving works of ancient Greek women poets.
SOPHOCLES' TRAGIC WORLD: Divinity, Nature, Society $ 40.95
by Charles Segal, 276 pages, 6.4x9.6, Cloth
Much has been written about the heroic figures of Sophocles' powerful dramas. Now Segal focuses our attention not on individual heroes and heroines, but on the world that inspired and motivated their actions - a universe of family, city, nature, and the supernatural. He shows how these ancient masterpieces offer insight into the abiding question of tragedy: how one can make sense of a world that involves so much apparently meaningless violence and suffering.
SOPHOCLES: ANTIGONE $ 7.95
translated by Richard E Braun, 126 pgs, 5.4x8, Paper
SOPHOCLES: ELECTRA & OTHER PLAYS $ 8.95
translated by E. Watling, 218 pgs, 5.1x7.8, Paper
All three of the great tragic poets of ancient Greece produced plays about the Electra myth. But if Sophocles lacks the archaic grandeaur of Aeschylus or the intensity of Euripides, his version is supreme for its power and humanity.
SOPHOCLES: OEDIPUS THE KING $ 7.95
translated by Stephen Berg, 128 pgs, 5.4x8, Paper
SOPHOCLES: THE OEDIPUS CYCLE $ 8.00
by D. Fitts, 249 pgs, 5.3x8, Paper
The myth of Oedipus, which reverberates to our own day, provided Sophocles with material for three great tragedies-Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone-which together recount his downfall, his death and the events after his death. SOPHOCLES: WOMEN OF TRACHIS $ 7.20 translated by C K Williams, 112 pgs, 5.7x8, Paper
SPORT AND RECREATION IN ANCIENT GREECE $ 17.95
by Waldo E Sweet, 302 pgs, 80 Illustrations, Paper
An excellent study of the Greek achievements in sports.
WHOM GODS DESTROY $ 39.50
by Ruth Padel, 294 pgs, 6x9, Cloth
Madness is central to Western tragedy in all epochs, but we find the origins of this centrality in early Greece: in Homeric insight into the "damage a damaged mind can do." Greece gave the West its permanent perception of madness as violent and damaging.