art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

Name your list

Who Am I? (Mis)Identity and the Polis in "Oedipus Tyrannus"
ISBN: PB: 9780674237940, Harvard University Press, June 2019
270 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Oedipus's major handicap in life is not knowing who he is – and both parricide and incest result from his ignorance of his identity. With two questions – "Who am I?" and "Who is my father?" – on his mind (and on his lips), the obsessed Oedipus arrive...
PB:
£17,95
QTY:
Homer's Thebes Epic Rivalries and the Appropriation of Mythical Pasts
ISBN: PB: 9780674237926, Harvard University Press, May 2019
426 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are the only early Greek heroic epics to have survived the transition to writing, even though extant evidence indicates that they emerged from a thriving oral culture. Among the missing are the songs of Boeotian Thebes. "Ho...
PB:
£21,95
QTY:
Audible Punctuation Performative Pause in Homeric Prosody
ISBN: PB: 9780674237957, Harvard University Press, May 2019
350 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
"Audible Punctuation" focuses on the pause in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, both as a compositional feature and as a performative aspect of delivery, arguing for the possibilities and limits of expressing phrases in performance. Ronald Blankenborg's ana...
PB:
£20,95
QTY:
Demetrios of Scepsis and His Troikos Diakosmos Ancient and Modern Readings of a Lost Contribution to Ancient Scholarship
ISBN: PB: 9780674237933, Harvard University Press, May 2019
276 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Ancient scholarship had many faces, but most have faded away over time. Demetrios of Scepsis is one of the more shadowy of these lost figures, best known for his commentary on the Trojan Catalogue in Book 2 of the "Iliad". Alexandra Trachsel's work r...
PB:
£17,95
QTY:
Cypria
ISBN: PB: 9780674237919, Harvard University Press, March 2019
210 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
The "Cypria", so named because its poet supposedly came from the island of Cyprus, was an early Greek epic that is known to us primarily through quotations and references to passages by later authors, as well as through a prose summary of its plot an...
PB:
£14,95
QTY:
In Her Own Words The Life and Poetry of Aelia Eudocia
ISBN: PB: 9780674987371, Harvard University Press, December 2018
275 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
"In Her Own Words: The Life and Poetry of Aelia Eudocia" is the first full-length study to examine Eudocia's writings as a unified whole and to situate them within their wider fifth-century literary, social, and religious contexts. Responsible for ov...
PB:
£17,95
QTY:
Achilles Unbound Multiformity and Tradition in the Homeric Epics
ISBN: PB: 9780674987364, Harvard University Press, December 2018
225 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 8 colour illus.
Though Achilles the character is bound by fate and by narrative tradition, Achilles's poem, the "Iliad", was never fixed and monolithic in antiquity – it was multiform. And the wider epic tradition, from which the "Iliad" emerged, was yet more multif...
PB:
£19,95
QTY:
Homeric Imagery and the Natural Environment
ISBN: PB: 9780674987357, Harvard University Press, December 2018
310 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 6 colour illus., 1 table
Responding to George Lakoff's and Mark Johnson's analysis of metaphor, William Brockliss explores the Homeric poets' use of concrete concepts drawn from the Greek natural environment to aid their audiences' understanding of abstract concepts. In part...
PB:
£20,95
QTY:
Agamemnon, the Pathetic Despot Reading Characterization in Homer
ISBN: PB: 9780674984455, Harvard University Press, September 2018
275 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Agamemnon led a ten-year-long struggle at Troy only to return home and die a pathetic death at his wife's hands. Yet while Agamemnon's story exerts an outsize influence – rivalled by few epic personalities – on the poetic narratives of the Iliad and...
PB:
£17,95
QTY:
One Man Show Poetics and Presence in the "Iliad" and "Odyssey"
ISBN: PB: 9780674980020, Harvard University Press, September 2018
445 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 8 halftones, 18 line illus.
This book plumbs the virtues of the Homeric poems as scripts for solo performance. Despite academic focus on orality and on composition in performance, we have yet to fully appreciate the "Iliad" and "Odyssey" as the sophisticated scripts that they a...
PB:
£17,95
QTY: