Classics 10A: Some sources for optional additional reading

Where call numbers are given, they may refer to Main Stacks or Moffitt or both collections may have copies; check the catalogue for location and availability.

General books on history, culture, literature

Sarah B. Pomeroy, Stanley M. Burstein, Walter Donlan, Ancient Greece: a political, social, and cultural history New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. DF77.A595 1999

John Boardman, Jasper Griffin and Oswyn Murray, The Oxford history of Greece and the Hellenistic world. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.  DF214.O94 2001

Hammond, N. G. L., A history of Greece to 322 B.C., 2nd ed. Oxford, Clarendon P., 1967. DF214.H28 1967

J. B. Bury and Russell Meiggs A history of Greece to the death of Alexander the Great /. 4th ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1975. DF214.B97 1975b

Vermeule, Emily. Greece in the bronze age. Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1964] DF220.V4

Snodgrass, Anthony M. Archaic Greece: the age of experiment  London: J.M. Dent, 1980. DF222.S66

Sealey, Raphael. A history of the Greek city states, ca. 700-338 B.C. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1976. DF214.S4

Kurke, Leslie. Coins, bodies, games, and gold: the politics of meaning in archaic Greece. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1999. DF222.2.K87 1999

Carol Dougherty, Leslie Kurke, eds. Cultural poetics in Archaic Greece: cult, performance, politics. New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Pres, 1993. DF222.C85 1993

Rose, Peter W. Sons of the gods, children of earth: ideology and literary form in ancient Greece. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1992. PA3015.P63.R67 1992

Froma I. Zeitlin, David M. Halperin, John J. Winkler, eds.. Before sexuality: the construction of erotic experience in the ancient Greek world.    Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1990. HQ13.B44 1990

Simon Goldhill and Robin Osborne, eds. Performance culture and Athenian democracy. Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. DF275.P47 1999

Sealey, Raphael. Women and law in classical Greece Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c1990. HQ1134.S433 1990

Blundell, Sue. Women in ancient Greece  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1995. HQ1134.B58 1995

Helene P. Foley, ed., Reflections of women in antiquity  New York: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, c1981. HQ1134.R4

Zeitlin, Froma I. Playing the other: gender and society in classical Greek literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. PA3016.W65.Z44 1996

Goldhill, Simon. The poet's voice: essays on poetics and Greek literature. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991. PA3015.P62.G65 1991

Oliver Taplin, ed. Literature in the Greek and Roman worlds: a new perspective. Oxford [England] ; New York: Oxford University Press, c2000. PA3003.L54 2000

Homeric studies

A. W. H. Adkins . Merit and responsibility (Oxford 1960)

M. Alexiou . The ritual lament in Greek tradition (Cambridge 1974)

E. Benveniste . Le vocabulaire des institutions indo-europeennes (2 vols, Paris 1969)

D. B. Claus . Toward the Soul (New Haven 1980)

E. R. Dodds . The Greeks and the irrational (Berkeley 1951)

M. I. Finley . The world of Odysseus (revised ed., London 1978)

A. W. Gouldner . Enter Plato: vol 1. The Hellenic World (New York 1966)

H. L. Lorimer . Homer and the monuments (London 1950)

I. Morris and B. Powell, edd.. A new companion to Homer (Leiden 1997) [Mnemosyne Supplementum  163]

S. Morris . Daidalos and the origins of Greek art (Princeton 1992)

R. Seaford. Reciprocity and ritual: Homer and tragedy in the developing city-state   (Oxford 1994)

A. M. Snodgrass . The Dark Age of Greece (Edinburgh 1971)

A. J. B. Wace & F. Stubbings (eds.) . A companion to Homer (London 1962)

B. Williams . Shame and necessity (Berkeley 1992)

J. M. Bremer, I. J. F. De Jong,  etc. (edd). Homer: Beyond oral poetry (Amsterdam 1987)

B. Fenik. Typical battle scenes in the Iliad (Hermes Einzelschrift 21, 1968)

R. Finnegan. Oral poetry (Cambridge 1977)

J. M. Foley. Oral-formulaic theory and research (New York 1985)

--. Traditional oral epic (Berkeley 1990)

J. B. Hainsworth. The flexibility of the Homeric formula (Oxford 1965)

C. Higbie. Measure and music (Oxford 1990)

R.Janko. Homer, Hesiod, and the Hymns (Cambridge 1982)

A. Kahane. The interpretation of order (Oxford 1994)

G. S. Kirk (ed.). The language and background of Homer (Cambridge 1964)

--. The songs of Homer. Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1962. PA4037.K46

Lord, Albert Bates. The singer of tales (2nd ed. Stephen Mitchell and  Gregory Nagy)  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000.  PN1303.L62 2000

M. N. Nagler. Spontaneity and Tradition:  A study in the oral art of Homer  Berkeley 1974

Nagy, Gregory. . Poetry as performance: Homer and beyond  Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. PA4037.N35 1996

A. M. Parry, ed.. The Making of Homeric Verse:  The Collected Papers of Milman Parry  Oxford 1971

F. A.Wolf. Prolegomena to Homer (1795; English A.Grafton et al., Princeton 1985)

M. Arnold. On translating Homer (Oxford 1861, 1862)

S. E. Bassett. The poetry of Homer (Berkeley 1938)

W. A. Camps. An introduction to Homer (Oxford 1980)

H. W. Clarke. Homer's Readers: a historical introduction to the Iliad and the Odyssey    Newark 1981

B. Cohen, ed.. The distaff side: representing the female in Homer's Odyssey (Oxford University Press, 1995)

K. Crotty. The poetics of supplication: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey   (Ithaca, NY:  1994)

A. L. Ford. Homer: the poetry of the past  (Ithaca 1992)

J. Griffin. "The epic cycle and the uniqueness of Homer" JHS 97 (1977) 39-53

--. Homer on life and death (Oxford 1980)

G. Kirk. The Songs of Homer  Cambridge 1962

J. Latacz. Homer, his art and his world, translated by James P. Holoka. (Ann Arbor 1996)

H. A. Mason. To Homer through Pope (New York 1972)

C. A. Rubino & C. W. Shelmerdine (eds.).  Approaches to Homer (Austin 1983)

R. Rutherford. Homer  (Oxford 1996) [Greece & Rome. New surveys in the classics 26]

G. Steiner, ed.. Homer: a collection of critical essays    PA 4037 A5S7

W. G. Thalmann. Conventions of Form and Thought in Early Greek Epic Poetry  Baltimore 1984

C. H. Whitman. Homer and the Homeric Tradition  Cambridge, Mass. 1958. "Essays on Homeric Epic", Colby Quarterly 29.3 (1993)

N. Austin. Archery at the Dark of the Moon: poetic problems in Homer's Odyssey    Berkeley 1975

H. W. Clarke. The Art of the Odyssey  Englewood Cliffs 1967

H. W. Clarke, ed.. Twentieth Century Interpretations of the Odyssey: a collection of critical essays    PA 4167 T85 1983

J. S. Clay. The Wrath of Athena: gods and men in the Odyssey     Princeton 1983  [main  PA4167 C54 1983]

G. Crane. Calypso.  Backgrounds and Conventions of the Odyssey  Frankfurt am Main  1988

G. E. Dimock. The Unity of the Odyssey  Amherst 1989

Katz, Marilyn A.. Penelope's Renown

H. D. F. Kitto. Poiesis:  Structure and Thought   Berkeley  1966  (chap. III)

S. Murnaghan. Disguise and Recognition in the Odyssey    [main PA4167 M81 1987]

S. D. Olson. Blood and iron: stories and storytelling in Homer's Odyssey (Leiden 1995) [Mnemosyne Supplementum 148]

J. J. Peradotto. Man in the Middle Voice:  Name and Narration in the Odyssey  (Martin Classical Lectures) 

P. Pucci. Odysseus Polytropos:  intertextual readings in the Odyssey and Iliad  Cornell 1987  (Cornell Studies v. 46)

S. Schein, ed. Reading the Odyssey: selected interpretive essays (Princeton 1996)

C. H. Taylor, ed.. Essays on the Odyssey    PA 4037 A5T3

W. G. Thalmann. The Odyssey: an epic of return New York 1992   PA4167.T45 1992

W. G. Thalmann. The swineherd and the bow: representations of class in the Odyssey  Ithaca 1998   PA4167.T455 1998

S. Tracy. The Story of the Odyssey    Princeton 1990

I. J. F. De Jong. Narrators and focalizers in the Iliad (Amsterdam 1988)

M. W. Edwards. Homer: poet of the Iliad (Baltimore 1987)

W. T. MacCary.  Childlike Achilles (New York 1982)

R. P. Martin. The language of heroes (Cornell 1990)

M. Mueller. The Iliad (London 1984)

G. Nagy. The Best of the Achaeans  Baltimore 1979

E. T. Owen. The story of the Iliad (Ann Arbor 1946)

J. M. Redfield. Nature and culture in the Iliad (Chicago 1975)

S. L. Schein. The mortal hero (Berkeley 1984)

S. Weil. The Iliad, or the Poem of Force (1940: tr. M.McCarthy, Wallingford 1957)

J. Wright (ed.). Essays on the Iliad (Bloomington 1978)

Greek drama: General

Csapo, Eric & Slater, William J. The Context of Ancient Drama.  Ann arbor 1995 (PA3024.C75 1995*)

Easterling, P. E. ed. The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy.  Cambridge 1997 (PA3131.E28 1997)

Goldhill, Simon. Reading Greek Tragedy.  Cambridge 1986   (PA3131.G541 1986)

Green, Richard & Handley, Eric. Images of the Greek Theatre.   Austin 1995  (PA3201.G8 1995*)

Heath, Malcolm. The Poetics of Greek Tragedy. PA 3131 H43 1987

Herington,John. Poetry into Drama: early Greek tragedy and the Greek poetic tradition. PA 3135 H47 1985

Jones, John. On Aristotle and Greek Tragedy.  London 1962   (PA3131.J65*)

Kitto, H. D. F. Greek Tragedy:  a Literary Study. (3rd ed.) Lonbdon 1960   (PA3131.K5 1961 Moff.)

Kitto, H. D. F. Form and Meaning in Drama. PA 3131 K48

Kitto, H. D. F. Poiesis:  Structure and Thought. PA 3054 K5

Lattimore, Richmond A. Story Patterns in Greek Tragedy.  Ann Arbor 1964 (PA3133.L3)

Lesky, Albin. Greek Tragedy.  1967

Lesky, Albin. Greek Tragic Poetry  (transl. by M. Dillon).  New Haven 1983   (PA3131.L413 1983)

Loraux, Nicole. Tragic Ways of Killing a Woman. PA 3136 L6713 1987

Padel, Ruth. In and out of the mind: Greek images of the tragic self.  Princeton, 1992  (PA3136.P28 1992)

Pickard-Cambridge, Arthur W. Dithyramb, Tragedy, and Comedy (2nd ed. rev. T. B. L. Webster).  1962  (PA3131.P5 1927)

Pickard-Cambridge, Arthur W. The Dramatic Festivals of Athens (2nd ed, rev. J. Gould and D. M. Lewis).  Oxford 1968 (with suppl. and corr. 1988)   (PA3201.P51 198)

Scodel, Ruth. Theater and society in the classical world.    Ann Arbor 1993   (PA3024.T47 1993)

Seaford, Richard. Reciprocity and ritual: Homer and tragedy in the developing city-state.  Oxford, 1994  (PA3052.S43 1994)

Silk, M. S., ed. Tragedy and the tragic: Greek theatre and beyond.  Oxford 1996 (PA3133.T73 1996)

Sommerstein, Alan H. et al., eds. Tragedy, comedy, and the polis: papers from the Greek Drama Conference.   Bari 1993   (PA3133.G66 1990)

Taplin, Oliver. Greek Tragedy in Action.  Berkeley 1978   (PA3201.T3*)

Vernant, J. P. Tragedy and Myth in ancient Greece. PA 3136 V4613 1981

Vickers, Brian. Towards Greek Tragedy:  drama, myth, society.   London 1973   (PA3131.V45 1973 Moff.)

Walton, J. Michael. Greek Theatre Practice. PA 3201 W35

Winkler, John J. & Zeitlin, Froma I., eds. Nothing to do with Dionysos?: Athenian drama in its social context.  Princeton 1990    (PA3136.N68 1990)

Zimmermann, Bernhard. Greek tragedy: an introduction, translated by Thomas Marier..  Baltimore 1991.  (PA3131 .Z513 1991)

Aristotle. Aristotle's Poetics, transl. with an introd. and notes by James Hutton.  New York 1982   (PN1040.A513 1982)

Aristotle. Poetics: introduction, commentary and appendixes by D. W. Lucas.  Oxford 1968   (PA3893.P5 1968)

Halliwell, Stephen. Aristotle's poetics.  London 1986   (PN1040.A53.H3521 1986)

Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich. Hegel on Tragedy, ed. by A. and H. Paolucci.  New York 1975   (XL8.8238)

Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Birth of Tragedy, and the Case of Wagner, tr. by W. Kaufmann.  New York 1967   (B3313.G42.E551 Moff.)

Silk, M.S. & Stern, J. P. Nietzsche on Tragedy.  Cambridge 1981   (B3313.G43.S55*)

Girard, René. Violence and the Sacred, transl. P. Gregory.  Baltimore 1977   (BL600.G54131*)

Dixon, W. M.. Tragedy.  London 1924   (PN1892.D5*)

Mandel, Oscar. A Definition of Tragedy.   New York 1961   (PN1892.M33 1982 Moff.)

Raphael, D. D. The Paradox of Tragedy.   Bloomington, Ind. 1960  (PN1892.R3*)

Steiner, George. The Death of Tragedy.  New York 1963   (PN1892.S74*)

Williams, R. Modern Tragedy, rev.ed. London 1979   (PN1897.W5 1979)  (PN1897.W5 1966*)

Pfister, Manfred. Theory and Analysis of Drama, tr. by John Halliday.  Cambridge 1988   (PN1631.P5131 1988)


Conacher, Desmond J. Aeschylus' Oresteia: a literary commentary. PA 3825 C5C66 1987

Conacher, Desmond J. Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound: a literary commentary. PA 3825 P8C6

Gagarin, Michael. Aeschylean Drama.   Berkeley 1976   (PA3829.G31)

Goldhill, Simon. Language, Sexuality, Narrative, the Oresteia.  Cambridge 1984   (PA3825.A6.G65 1984)

Herington, C. J. Aeschylus.  New Haven 1986   (PA3829.H451 1986)

Kitto, H. D. F. Form and Meaning in Drama.  New York 1956   (PA3136 K58)

Lebeck, Anne. The Oresteia. A Study in Language and Structure.  Cambridge, Mass. 1971   (PA3825.A6.L4 1971)

McCall, M. H., ed. Aeschylus: a collection of critical essays.  Englewood Cliffs  1972   (PA 3829 M27 Moff.)

Murray, Gilbert. Aeschylus:  creator of tragedy.  Oxford 1940   (PA3829.M77 Moff.)

Podlecki, A. J. The Political Background of Aeschylean Tragedy.  Ann Arbor 1966   (PA3829.P63*)

Rosenmeyer, T. G. The Art of Aeschylus.  Berkeley 1982   (PA 3829 R63*)

Solmsen, F. Hesiod and Aeschylus.  Ithaca NY 1949   (PA 4011 S6 1967 Moff.; PA 25 C7 v.30 sem.)

Taplin, Oliver. The Stagecraft of Aechylus:  the dramatic use of exits and entrances in Greek tragedy.   Oxford 1977   (PA3829.T36*)

Thomson, George D. Aeschylus and Athens:  a study in the social origins of drama.  3London 1966   (PA3829 T46 1966*)

Winnington-Ingram, R. P. Studies in Aeschylus.  Cambridge 1983   (PA3829.W54 1983)


G. M. Kirkwood. A Study of Sophoclean Drama.   Ithaca NY 1958   (PA 4417 K48 Moff., PA4417 K5 1967 sem.)

B. M. W. Knox. The Heroic Temper: studies in Sophoclean tragedy.  Berkeley 1964   (PA 4417 K55*)

O'Brien, Michael. Twentieth Century Interpretations of Oedipus Rex. PA 4413 O7 O2

Segal, Charles P. Tragedy and Civilization:  an interpretation of Sophocles.  Cambridge, Mass. 1981   (PA25.M3 v.26, PA4417.S4 Moff.)

Whitman, Cedric. H. Sophocles: a study of heroic humanism.  Harvard 1951 (PA4417.W5 HGS, Moff.)

R. P. Winnington-Ingram. Sophocles: an interpretation.  Cambridge 1980   (PA 4417 W55 1980*)

Woodard, T. W., ed. Sophocles: a collection of critical essays.  Englewood Cliffs 1966   (PA4417 W6 1966 Moff.)


Burnett, A. P. Catastrophe Survived: Euripides' plays of mixed reversal.  Oxford 1971 (PA 3978 B8*)

Conacher, D. J. Euripidean Drama: myth, theme and structure.  Toronto 1967   (PA 3978 C74*)

Foley, Helene P. Ritual Irony: poetry and sacrifice in Euripides.  Ithaca NY 1985 (PA3978.F6 1985*)

Gregory, Justina. Euripides and the instruction of the Athenians.  Ann Arbor, 1991. (PA3978.G68 1991)

Grube, George M. A. The Drama of Euripides.  London 1941   (PA3978.G7 HGS)

Loraux, Nicole. Tragic Ways of Killing a Woman. Cambridge, Mass., 1987 (PA3136.L67131 1987)

Lloyd, Michael. The agon in Euripides.  Oxford, 1992. (PA3978.L6 1992)

Michelini, A. N. Euripides and the Tragic Tradition.   Madison 1987 (PA3978.M51 198*)

Rabinowitz, Nancy Sorkin. Anxiety veiled: Euripides and the traffic in women.  Ithaca, 1993. (PA3978.R33 1993)

Segal, Charles. Euripides and the poetics of sorrow: art, gender, and commemoration in Alcestis, Hippolytus, and Hecuba.  Durham, N.C., 1993. (PA3978.S5 1993)

Segal, Erich, ed.. Euripides: a collection of critical essays  Englewood Cliffs 1968   (PA3978 Z9S4 Moffitt)

Webster, T. B. L.. The Tragedies of Euripides   London  1967   (PA3978.W4)

Whitman, Cedric H. Euripides and the Full Circle of Myth   Cambridge, Mass. 1974 (PA3978.W51)

Aristophanes and Menander

David Bain, Actors and Audience:  a study of asides and related conventions in Greek drama  Oxford 1977

J. Blundell, Menander and the Monologue  [Hypomnemata 59]

Bowie, A. M., Aristophanes: myth, ritual, and comedy, Cambridge 1993  [res. PA3879.B84 1993]

Dover,  K. J. Aristophanic Comedy. PA 3879 D6

Goldberg, Sander. The Making of Menander's Comedy. PA 4247 G58

Harriott, Rosemary M..  Aristophanes, poet & dramatist.  London: Croom Helm, c1986.. PA3879.H351 1986

J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse: obscene language in Attic comedy New Haven 1975

R. L. Hunter, The New Comedy of Greece and Rome  Cambridge 1985

Kenneth McLeish, The Theatre of Aristophanes  London 1980

Reckford, Kenneth J.  Aristophanes' old-and-new comedy.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c1987. PA3879.R4 1987 v. 1

F. H. Sandbach,.The Comic Theatre of Greece and Rome  London 1977

Ussher, Robert Glenn. Aristophanes. Oxford: Clarendon Press ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1979. PA25.G7.N4 no.13

Whitman, Cedric. Aristophanes and the Comic Hero. PA 3883.5 W49

Wiles, David, The masks of Menander: sign and meaning in Greek and Roman performances,, Cambridge 1991 [res. PA3161.W55 1991]


Connor, W. Robert. Thucydides. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1984.. PA4461.C58 1984

Dover, Kenneth J.. Thucydides (Greece and Rone New Surveys, no. 7, 1973)

Edmunds, Lowell. Chance and Intelligence in Thucydides. Cambridge, Mass. 1975

Finley, John Huston. Thucydides. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard university press, 1942.. DF229.T6.F5

Finley, John Huston. Three Essays on Thucydides. Cambridge, Mass. 1967

Fornara, Charles W.. The Nature of History in Ancient Greece and Rome. Berkeley 1983

Hornblower, Simon. Thucydides. London: Duckworth, 1987. DF229.T6.H671 1987

Hunter, Virginia J.. Past and Process in Herodotus and Thucydides. D56 H86 1982

Hunter, Virginia J. Thucydides: the artful reporter. Toronto, Hakkert, 1973.. DF229.T6.H85 1973

Macleod, Colin. Collected Essays  (nos. 8-13 on Thucydides, esp. the rhetoric of his speeches). Oxford 1983

Pritchett. W. Kendrick. Dionysius of Halicarnassus:  On Thucydides. Berkeley 1975

de Ste. Croix, Geoffrey. The Origins of the Peloponnsian War. London 1972

Usher, Stephen. Dionysius of Halicarnassus, critical essays (Loeb ed.)I-I. Cambridge, Mass. 1974-85 II (I contains "On Thucydides"; II contains 2nd letter to Ammaeus = "On the peculiarities of Thucydides")

Westlake, H. D.. Individuals in Thucydides. Cambridge 1968

Sophists, Greek Philosophy

Guthrie, W. K. C. The Sophists. B288 G86 1971

Guthrie, W. K. C. A history of Greek philosophy. Cambridge, University Press, 1962-[81] B171.G885

Kerferd, G. B. The sophistic movement.  Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981.  B288.K47 1981