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  • Darkness Visibleby W. R. Johnson

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    One of the best books ever written on one of humanity?s greatest epics, W. R. Johnson?s classic study of Vergil?s Aeneid challenges centuries of received wisdom. Johnson rejects the political and historical reading of the epic as a record of the glorious prehistory of Rome and instead foregrounds Vergil?s enigmatic style and questioning of the heroic... more...

  • South Africa's Brave New Worldby R. W. Johnson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 27.18

    The universal jubilation that greeted Nelson Mandela's inauguration as president of South Africa in 1994 and the process by which the nightmare of apartheid had been banished is one of the most thrilling, hopeful stories in the modern era: peaceful, rational change was possible and, as with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the weight of an oppressive... more...

  • The Essential Metamorphosesby Ovid; Stanley Lombardo; W. R. Johnson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 7.95

    The Essential Metamorphoses , Stanley Lombardo's abridgment of his translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses, preserves the epic frame of the poem as a whole while offering the best-known tales in a rendering remarkable for its clarity, wit, and vigor. While making no pretense of offering an experience comparable to that of reading the whole of Ovid?s... more...

  • Civil Warby Lucan; Brian Walters; W. R. Johnson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 14.95

    Written in the reign of Nero?the emperor against whom Lucan was implicated in a conspiracy and by whom he was compelled to commit suicide at the age of 25?the poet's dark, ambiguous, unfinished masterpiece focuses on the disintegration of the Roman body politic and the war between Julius Caesar and Pompey that ultimately lead to the end of the Roman... more...

  • The Determination of Organic Peroxidesby R. M. Johnson; I. W. Siddiqi; R. Belcher; D. M. W. Anderson

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Monographs in Organic Functional Group Analysis, Volume 4: The Determination of Organic Peroxides focuses on the analytical chemistry of organic peroxides. The monograph first offers information on the compositions, properties, and reactions of lipid peroxides, polymers, and petrochemicals. The text then reviews the iodometric methods, including choice... more...

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