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- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 8.99
You ask what is the proper measure of wealth? The best measure is to have what is necessary, and next best, to have enough. Keep well!'The letters written by the Stoic philosopher and tragedian Seneca to his friend Lucilius are in effect moral essays, whose purpose is to reinforce Lucilius' struggle to achieve wisdom and serenity, uninfluenced... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99
Cicero's speech on behalf of L. Lucinius Murena, newly elected to the consulship of 62 BCE but immediately prosecuted for electoral bribery, is especially famous for its digressions and valuable for its insights into the complex political wrangles of the late 60s. It is, however, a speech more commonly excerpted and cited than read in its entirety,... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 37.99
1. Transforming Bodies, Transforming Epic. 2. Creation, Flood, and Fire. 3. Cadmus and the Tragic Dynasty of Thebes. 4. Human Artistry and Divine Jealousy. 5. The Lives of Women. 6. Aspects of Love. 7. Heroes--Old Style and New. 8. Fantasy, the Fabulous, and the Miraculous Metamorphoses of Nature. 9. Genre and Narrative: Ovid's Polymorphous Poem.... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00
This volume presents closely connected articles by Elaine Fantham which deal with Roman responses to Greek literature on three major subjects: the history and criticism of Latin poetry and rhetoric, women in Roman life and dramatic poetry and the poetic representation of children in relation to their mothers and teachers. The volume discusses... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 67.99
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... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99
Arms and the man I sing of Troy...'So begins one of the greatest works of literature in any language. Written by the Roman poet Virgil more than two thousand years ago, the story of Aeneas' seven-year journey from the ruins of Troy to Italy, where he becomes the founding ancestor of Rome, is a narrative on an epic scale: Aeneas and his companions... more...
- Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00
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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1994; US$ 67.99
Information about women is scattered throughout the fragmented mosaic of ancient history: the vivid poetry of Sappho survived antiquity on remnants of damaged papyrus; the inscription on a beautiful fourth century B.C.E. grave praises the virtues of Mnesarete, an Athenian woman who died young; a great number of Roman wives were found guilty of poisoning... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 55.00
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE?65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and advisor to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by world-renowned... more...