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- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00
Plato?s criticism of writing has engendered much controversy ? and it is where interpretations of Platonic philosophy often part ways. This study uses textual and philosophical analysis to shed light on the debate. By comparing Plato?s views to Plotinus?s thoughts about the conditions and forms of philosophical discussion, the author gives the debate... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 30.00
Nineteen new essays by internationally renowned experts on interpretations of the Greek and Roman novel. more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 74.99
Apologizing for Socrates places some of the Platonic and Xenophontic writings in the context of contemporary controversies over Socrates, providing a perspective in which many of the philosophic and literary features of the text can be explained. In addition, it sheds light on the apologetic techniques used by Plato and Xenophon. more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 8.99
What is poetry, how many kinds of it are there, and what are their specific effects?'Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry ever written. A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, from it stems much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 24.99
A wise and witty revival of the Roman poet who taught us how to carpe diem What is the value of the durable at a time when the new is paramount? How do we fill the void created by the excesses of a superficial society? What resources can we muster when confronted by the inevitability of death? For the poet and critic Harry Eyres, we can begin... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
The most comprehensive collection of perspectives on translation to date, this anthology features essays by some of the world?s most skillful writers and translators, including Haruki Murakami, Alice Kaplan, Peter Cole, Eliot Weinberger, Forrest Gander, and José Manuel Prieto. Discussing the process and possibilities of their art, they cast translation... more...
- University Press of America 2009; US$ 38.99
This book presents the thesis that happiness does not mean just one thing but many, and that these many meanings have been studied, described, argued, and practiced throughout the centuries in many climes and places. This book explores many views of happiness as espoused by their original founders and developers. more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 110.95
Petronius: A Handbook unravels the mysteries of the Satyrica, one of the greatest literary works that antiquity has bequeathed to the modern world. Includes a dozen original essays by a team of leading Petronius and Roman history scholars Features the first multi-dimensional approach to Satyricon studies by exploring the novel's literary... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00
The contributions to this volume focus on various forms of revival of Platonism in ancient philosophy. Particular attention is paid to the topics of unity and beauty, intellect and knowledge, soul and body, virtue and happiness as well as to political and religious dimensions of Plato?s legacy. The book testifies to the extraordinary capacity of the... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
Offering the first sustained and comprehensive scholarly consideration of the dramatic potential of the blazon, this volume complicates what has become a standard reading of the Petrarchan convention of dismembering the beloved through poetic description. At the same time, it contributes to a growing understanding of the relationship between the material... more...