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- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00
This book examines Terence's use of language and provides the first linguistic and stylistic commentary on the extant fragments of the fabula palliata, togata and atellana. Terence, except in the case of his Eunuchus, is shown to distance himself in style and language from the practice of other comic authors. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00
This works represents a new departure in the treatment of Ovid's Heroides, letters by women deserted by men. It portrays the women as agents rather than victims, employing textual strategies for their own ends. Combining traditional scholarship with recent criticism, it is required reading for any student of Latin literature. more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 18.99
The story of a futile quest for knowledge, this ancient anti-war drama is one of the neglected plays within the corpus of Greek tragedy. Euripides' shortest tragic work, Rhesos is unique in lacking a prologue, provoking some scholars to the conclusion that the beginning of the play has been lost. In this exciting translation, Rhesos is no longer treated... more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 109.99
Euripides is a notoriously problematic and controversial playwright whose innovations, according to Nietzsche, brought Greek tragedy to an early death. Dunn here argues that the infamous and artificial endings in Euripides deny the viewer access to a stable or authoritative reading of the play, while innovations in plot and ending opened tragedy up... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 86.00
Euripides' Heracles is a play of great complexity, tracing its protagonist's development from invincible hero to the courageous bearer of suffering. This work places the play in the context of Euripidean drama, Greek dramaturgy and fifth-century Athenian society. It also explores the play's examination of divinity and human values. more...
- BRILL 2001; US$ 156.00
This volume addresses the ethical issues of "Elektra" through an analysis of the language and argumentation which the characters use to explain and justify their behaviour. The work contains a critique of interpretative approaches to the play, a bibliography, and an index of passages cited. more...
- BRILL 2002; US$ 301.00
This volume is intended as a companion to the study of Cicero's oratory and rhetoric, for both students and experts in the field. The book is arranged along roughly chronological lines and covers most aspects of Cicero's oratory and rhetoric. more...
- BRILL 2002; US$ 332.00
This volume on the Roman poet Ovid (43 BCE - 17 CE) contains articles by 14 international scholars. Contributions cover a wide range of topics, including a biographical essay, a survey of the major manuscripts and textual traditions, and a comprehensive discussion of Ovid's style more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 35.00
John Henderson explores three letters of Seneca describing visits to Roman villas, and surveys the whole collection to show how these villas work as designs for contrasting lives. Seneca brings the philosophical epistle to Latin literature, creating models for moralizing which feature self-criticism, parody, and animated revision of myth. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 18.00
This guide gives a full account of the historical setting and significance of The Aeneid, and discusses Virgil's use of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, as well as the most celebrated episodes in the poem, including the tragedy of Dido and Aeneas' visit to the underworld. more...