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  • Julia Augustiby Elaine Fantham

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 40.95

    This scholarly biography details the life of an extraordinary woman in an extraordinary society. Julia Augusti studies the life of the only daughter of Augustus, the first Roman emperor, and the father who sacrificed his daughter and her children in order to establish a dynasty. Studying the abundant historical evidence available, this biography... more...

  • The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratoreby Elaine Fantham

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 72.99

    The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore offers a wide introduction to Cicero's political and cultural world, and illustrates, by its analysis of his imaginary dialogue between statesmen, how he introduced the principles of Greek philosophy and rhetoric into Roman education, so that his work became the basis of humanist ideals in the Renaissance and... more...

  • Roman Readingsby Elaine Fantham

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 224.00

    Die Beiträge zur Altertumskunde enthalten Monographien, Sammelbände, Editionen, Übersetzungen und Kommentare zu Themen aus den Bereichen Klassische, Mittel- und Neulateinische Philologie, Alte Geschichte, Archäologie, Antike Philosophie sowie Nachwirken der Antike bis in die Neuzeit. Dadurch leistet die Reihe einen umfassenden Beitrag zur Erschließung... more...

  • Cicero's Pro L. Murena Oratioby Elaine Fantham

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    This text provides a long-overdue pedagogical commentary on Cicero's "Pro L. Muerna Oratio" more...

  • Ovid's Metamorphosesby Elaine Fantham

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 37.99

    Ovid's Metamorphoses have been seen as both the culmination of and a revolution in the classical epic tradition, transferring narrative interest from "arms and the man," the war-centered epics from Homer to Virgil, to tales of love and fantasy. This introduction considers how Ovid found and shaped his narrative from the creation of the world to his... more...

  • Selected Lettersby Seneca; Elaine Fantham

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 8.99

    This is the largest selection of Stoic philosopher and tragedian Seneca's letters currently available. In them Seneca advises his friend Lucilius on how to do without what is superfluous, whether on the subject of happiness, riches, reputation, or the emotions. We learn too about Seneca's personal and political life in the time of Nero. more...

  • Literarisches Leben im antiken Romby Elaine Fantham; Theodor Heinze

    J.B. Metzler 2016; US$ 25.39

    Diese Sozialgeschichte der klassischen römischen Literatur setzt Standards für alle herkömmlichen Literaturgeschichten. Wer waren die Leserinnen und Leser? Welche Bildung hatten sie und wie kamen sie an die Bücher? Unter welchen Bedingungen und nach welchen Vorbildern wurde Literatur produziert? Die Autorin vermittelt Hintergrundwissen zur Lektüre... more...

  • Georgicsby Virgil; Peter Fallon; Elaine Fantham

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 8.99

    Part agricultural manual, part political poem and allegory, the Georgics' scenes are real and vivid, and the poet-farmer Peter Fallon restores to life the sights, sounds, and textures of the ancient Italian landscape. more...

  • Aeneidby Virgil; Frederick Ahl; Elaine Fantham

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 10.99

    Frederick Ahl's new translation captures the excitement, poetic energy, and intellectual force of Virgil's epic poem in a way that has never been done before. Echoing the Virgilian hexameter the verse stays almost line for line with the original in a thrillingly accurate and engaging style. more...

  • The Emperor Neroby Anthony A. Barrett; Elaine Fantham; John C. Yardley

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 31.85

    Nero's reign (AD 54–68) witnessed some of the most memorable events in Roman history, such as the rebellion of Boudica and the first persecution of the Christians—not to mention Nero's murder of his mother, his tyranny and extravagance, and his suicide, which plunged the empire into civil war. The Emperor Nero gathers into a single collection the... more...