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  • Aristophanis Fabvlae IIby N. G. Wilson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 44.99

    A new edition of Aristophanes, replacing the previous OCT (1900-1). It incorporates a better picture of the transmission of the text from antiquity, and more accurate reports of manuscript readings. - ;This new edition of Aristophanes is intended to replace the previous Oxford Classical Text published in 1900-1. Since that date it has been possible... more...

  • Hyperidesby Judson Herrman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 59.99

    Abbreviations and Bibliography I. Abbreviations II. Bibliography Introduction I. The Historical Background II. The Rhetorical Background III. Hyperides' Funeral Oration IV. The Text and Translation Text and Translation Commentary Appendixes I. Papyrological Notes II. Critical Conjectures Indexes I. General II. Greek Words more...

  • The Origins of Criticismby Andrew Ford

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    By "literary criticism" we usually mean a self-conscious act involving the technical and aesthetic appraisal, by individuals, of autonomous works of art. Aristotle and Plato come to mind. The word "social" does not. Yet, as this book shows, it should--if, that is, we wish to understand where literary criticism as we think of it today came from. Andrew... more...

  • Ctesias' History of Persia: Tales of the Orientby Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones; James Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 36.95

    Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia . Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world?s most powerful kings and queens. His position gave him special insight into the workings of Persian court life and access to the gossip and scandal... more...

  • The World of Ion of Chiosby Victoria Jennings; Andrea Katsaros

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Ion is important to any study of Classical Greece because of the literary innovations which he pioneered. This book offers a comprehensive examination of the life, works and reception of Ion of Chios, the prolific and innovative fifth century BC writer on classical Greek mythology, history and society. more...

  • Theios Sophistèsby Kristoffel Demoen; Danny Praet

    BRILL 2008; US$ 196.00

    In this collection of interpretative essays on Flavius Philostratus? Vita Apollonii , leading scholars and younger critics make for a combination of methodological continuity and innovation. The wide range of approaches does justice to the text?s high level of literary, historical and philosophical-religious sophistication. more...

  • Von den Toren des Hades zu den Hallen des Olymp. Artemiskult bei Theokrit und Kallimachosby Ivana Slavkova Petrovic

    BRILL 2007; US$ 130.00

    Investigates the reception of contemporary religion in Hellenistic poetry and analyses the treatment of the cult of Artemis - taken as paradigmatic - in Theocritus' second Idyll and Callimachus' Hymns. This monograph aims to advance scholarly understanding of the contextualization and transformation of religious motifs in Hellenistic literature. more...

  • Berichtigungsliste der Griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Ägypten, 12by H. A. Rupprecht

    BRILL 2009; US$ 203.00

    "The Berichtigungsliste der Griechisen Papyruskunden aus Agypten", compiled under the auspices of the 'Association Internationale de Papyrologues', is an indispensable tool for any editor or user of Greek papyrus documents. Like its predecessors, this eleventh volume lists, in alphabetical order of papyri, the new corrections of readings... more...

  • Plato and Hesiodby G. R. Boys-Stones; J. H. Haubold

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 94.99

    It hardly needs repeating that Plato defined philosophy partly by contrast with the work of the poets. What is extraordinary is how little systematic exploration there has been of his relationship with specific poets other than Homer. This neglect extends even to Hesiod, though Hesiod is of central importance for the didactic tradition quite generally,... more...

  • Tierbilder aus dem ersten Jahrhundertby Ragnar Kinzelbach

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 126.00

    The Artemidorus papyrus, originating from Alexandria at the beginning of the 1st century A.D., contains on its verso 41 drawings by one hand, thereof 38 sketches of animals (some comprising two species each,thus resulting in 44 species), most of them labelled withtheir Greek names. As visible fromthe ?title? on the papyrus itself, it presents terrestrial... more...