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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...

  • Ovid's Metamorphosesby Elaine Fantham

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    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...

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

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    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

    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...

  • Cicero's Pro L. Murena Oratioby Elaine Fantham

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99 US$ 22.35

    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...

  • Selected Lettersby Seneca; Elaine Fantham

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    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...

  • Georgicsby Virgil; Peter Fallon; Elaine Fantham

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    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 US$ 9.45

    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$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    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...

  • Apophthegmataby Desiderius Erasmus; Elaine Fantham; Betty I. Knott-Sharpe

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 295.00

    Assembled for the young Prince William of Cleves, Erasmus’ Apophthegmata consists of thousands of sayings and anecdotes collected from Greek and Latin literature for the moral education of the future ruler. more...