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Mabel Lang's distinguished contributions to Bronze Age and Classical archaeology were matched by sensitive and original studies of Greek historical writing. This volume, edited by Jeffrey S. Rusten and Richard Hamilton, collects her articles on Thucydides and adds substantial previously unpublished material on Thucydidean thought-patterns, adaptations of Herodotean structure, and the importance of indirect speeches in his history.
Together with introductory and biographical essays by Jeffrey Rusten and Eleanor Dickey, and Miss Lang's distinguished longtime colleague Mary Patterson McPherson, these papers will enable students of historiography in general to obtain a better under-standing of how Thucydides engaged his audience.
Jeffrey S. Rusten is Professor of Classics at Cornell University. Richard Hamilton is Paul Shorey Professor Emeritus of Greek at Bryn Mawr College.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9799713-4-1; 6x9, 219 pages, $65.00
This latest volume from accomplished literary critic Franco Ferrari offers extraordinary new insight into the life and works of Sappho, one of the most individualistic and evocative poets of antiquity.
Sappho's Gift: The Poet and Her Community presents the fragmentary papyrological evidence about the poems, and considers Sappho's iconography, the types of poems and their occasions, her audience, and milieu.
Important for those new to Sappho, this volume also offers fresh readings that will be of interest to scholars who are well familiar with the poems.
Benjamin Acosta-Hughes is Professor of Greek at The Ohio State University. Lucia Prauscello is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity Hall.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9799713-3-4; 6x9, 228 pages, five halftones, subject and source indices, $62.00