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  • A commentary on Isocrates' Busirisby N. Livingstone

    BRILL 2001; US$ 156.00

    This volume contains a scholarly commentary on the puzzling work "Busiris" - part mythological "jeu d'esprit", part rhetorical treatise and part self-promoting polemic - by the Greek educator and rhetorician Isocrates (436-338 BC). more...

  • A companion to Apollonius Rhodiusby T.D. Papanghelis; A. Rengakos

    BRILL 2001; US$ 256.00

    This collection of essays, on the author of the "Argonautica", covers a wide range of issues from the history of the text and the problems of the poet's biography through questions of style, literary technique and intertextual relations to the epic's library and cultural reception. more...

  • Justice as an aspect of the polis idea in Solon's political poemsby J.A. Almeida

    BRILL 2003; US$ 156.00

    This text seeks to examine the meaning of justice or "dike" in the political poems of Solon from a new interpretative perspective. The author's central proposal is that the polis idea, from new classical archaeology, provides an objective standard for an interpretation of Solon's "dike". more...

  • On Horsemanshipby Xenophon; H. G. Dakyns

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.99

    On Horsemanship is a treatise on horsemanship. Written c. 350 BC it is one of the oldest such in existence. Xenophon details the best qualities to look for in a horse, and the non-abusive training of a horse in classical dressage and for military and general use. He quotes other, apparently more celebrated contemporaries of his, whose texts have since... more...

  • Theognis und die Theognideaby Hendrik Selle

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 169.12

    The collection of poems preserved under the name of Theognis is - apart from Homer and Hesiod - the only extant poetic text handed down in manuscript from the time before Pindar. Its peculiar form has provoked a long-running debate on its authenticity and genesis, which has gone so far as to cast doubts on the existence of the poet Theognis.... more...

  • Gorgiasby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. Gorgias is an important Socratic Dialogue in which Plato sets the rhetorician, whose specialty is persuasion, in opposition to the philosopher, whose specialty is dissuasion, or refutation. The art of persuasion was necessary for political and legal... more...

  • Parmenidesby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. Parmenides is one of the dialogues of Plato. It is perhaps Plato''s most challenging dialogue, as well as one of the most challenging works of philosophy ever written. The Parmenides purports to be an account of a meeting between the two... more...

  • Phaedrusby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. The Phaedrus, written by Plato, is a dialogue between Plato''s main protagonist, Socrates, and Phaedrus, an interlocutor in several dialogues. The Phaedrus was presumably composed around 370 BC, around the same time as Plato''s Republic... more...

  • The Poetry of Sapphoby Jim Powell

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 14.99

    Sappho is celebrated as the supreme ancient Greek poet of love and of the personal lyric, and noted also for her vivid participation in a living paganism. Jim Powell's translation is recognized for its unique combination of poetic mastery and scholarly penetration of the original. This edition includes his translation of the newly discovered poem,... more...

  • Il "miraggio" di Alceo: Fr. 140 V.by Benedetto Marzullo

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 95.10

    This book considers one of the most important fragments of early Greek lyric (Alkaios frag. 140 V.) as a means of communication, a revolutionary ode in which the exiled poet addresses the conspirators who have remained behind in their native city. They should take up the arms which were taken from their enemies and dedicated in the temple,... more...