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- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 6.99
The day came when I could stand it no longer! Whenever I arrived anywhere (usually with a burst of Youre not gonna believe this . . . .) the people around me knew that they would be in for yet another tale of woe about something that had just happened to me during my journey. Some would say, I don't know why you don't... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 46.00
This book studies the structure and origins of De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things), the great first-century BC poem by Lucretius. By showing how he worked from the literary model set by the Greek poet Empedocles but under the philosophical inspiration of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, the book seeks to characterise Lucretius' unique poetic achievement.... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 61.00
This narratological commentary discusses the narrative techniques, including speeches, type-scenes, themes, and motifs, of the Odyssey. Bringing together the insights into Homeric poetics gained through centuries of scholarship, it permits users to gain an in-depth insight into the workings of Homer's brilliant narrative artistry. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 60.00
This book explores the relationship between the Georgics and earlier works in the didactic tradition. It is the first comprehensive study of Virgil's use of Lucretian themes, imagery, ideas and language; it also proposes a new reading of the poem as a whole. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 50.00
This book explores the whole range of the output of an exceptionally versatile and innovative poet. Distinguished scholars introduce readers to a variety of critical approaches to Horace and to Latin poetry. Close analysis of the actual text of Horace is placed in several different political, philosophical and historical contexts. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 51.00
This book subjects the most accomplished of Seneca's tragedies to a sustained critical analysis and argues for its central importance in post-Classical aesthetics. It also discusses several other of his plays, thereby offering a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the main themes and stylistic features of his tragedies. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 42.00
The historical tragedy Octauia focuses on Nero's divorce from the princess Octavia and subsequent marriage to Poppaea Sabina. The book includes a full length introduction, a new edition of the text based on a fresh examination of the manuscripts, and a detailed commentary dealing with textual, linguistic, and literary points. more...
- University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95
This innovative study explores selected odes and epistles by the late-first-century poet Horace in light of modern anthropological and literary theory. Phebe Lowell Bowditch looks in particular at how the relationship between Horace and his patron Maecenas is reflected in these poems' themes and rhetorical figures. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00
This book examines Terence's use of language and provides the first linguistic and stylistic commentary on the extant fragments of the fabula palliata, togata and atellana. Terence, except in the case of his Eunuchus, is shown to distance himself in style and language from the practice of other comic authors. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00
This works represents a new departure in the treatment of Ovid's Heroides, letters by women deserted by men. It portrays the women as agents rather than victims, employing textual strategies for their own ends. Combining traditional scholarship with recent criticism, it is required reading for any student of Latin literature. more...