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Aspects of Death and the Afterlife in Greek Literature

Aspects of Death and the Afterlife in Greek Literature

George Alexander Gazis and Anthony Hooper (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781789621495
eISBN:
9781800852495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621495.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The concept of the afterlife has always been prominent in both Greek literature and modern scholarship alike. The fate of man after his/her allotted time has come to an end has a central position in ... More

Greek Orators VIIDemosthenes 8: On the Chersonese

Greek Orators VII: Demosthenes 8: On the Chersonese

Stephen Clarke

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781789622447
eISBN:
9781800852624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622447.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Demosthenes’ oration On the Chersonese is a masterpiece of rhetorical brilliance and contains some of the best examples of his skill as a political orator, coming as one of his final surviving ... More

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus

Jennifer R. March

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781789622546
eISBN:
9781800851023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622546.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Oedipus Tyrannus by the great tragedian Sophocles is one of the most famous works of ancient Greek literature. The play has always been admired for the unity of its plot; every bit of every scene ... More

Juvenal: Satires Book V

Juvenal: Satires Book V

John Godwin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622171
eISBN:
9781800851030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622171.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Juvenal’s fifth and last book of Satires consists of three complete poems and one fragment. The poems offer a scandalised exposure of human folly and vice, but the poet also appears to be promoting ... More

Harmful Interaction between the Living and the Dead in Greek Tragedy

Harmful Interaction between the Living and the Dead in Greek Tragedy

Bridget Martin (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621501
eISBN:
9781800341371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621501.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines harmful interaction between the living and the dead in fifth-century BC Greek tragedy, i.e. how the living can harm the dead, and how the dead can harm the living in return. ... More

Pseudo-Skylax's PeriplousThe Circumnavigation of the Inhabited World: Text, Translation and Commentary

Pseudo-Skylax's Periplous: The Circumnavigation of the Inhabited World: Text, Translation and Commentary

Graham Shipley (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620917
eISBN:
9781789623680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620917.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The text of the Periplous or ‘circumnavigation’ that survives under the name of Skylax of Karyanda is in fact by an unknown author of the 4th century BC. It describes the coasts of the Mediterranean ... More

Juvenal's Tenth Satire

Juvenal's Tenth Satire

Paul Murgatroyd

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940698
eISBN:
9781786945068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940698.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This is not a commentary on Juvenal 10 but a critical appreciation of the poem which examines it on its own and in context and tries to make it come alive as a piece of literature, offering one man’s ... More

Plato's Atlantis StoryText, Translation and Commentary

Plato's Atlantis Story: Text, Translation and Commentary

Christopher Gill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940162
eISBN:
9781786944214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940162.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book provides the materials needed for detailed study of Plato’s Atlantis story. It contains the two relevant Greek texts, the start of the Timaeus and incomplete Critias, in the Oxford ... More

Juvenal SatiresBook IV

Juvenal Satires: Book IV

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781910572320
eISBN:
9781800342736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781910572320.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Juvenal's fourth book of Satires consists of three poems which are all concerned with contentment in various forms. The poems use humour and wit to puncture the pretensions of the foolish and the ... More

Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books XI and XII

Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books XI and XII

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688720
eISBN:
9781800343023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688720.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In books I-V of De Civitate Dei, St. Augustine rejects the claim that worship of the pagan gods had brought success in this life, and in books VI-X, the prospect of a happy afterlife. In books ... More

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