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  • On the Nature of Thingsby Lucretius; Martin Ferguson Smith

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2001; US$ 14.50

    Martin Ferguson Smith's work on Lucretius is both well known and highly regarded. However, his 1969 translation of De Rerum Natura —long out of print—is virtually unknown. Readers will share our excitement in the discovery of this accurate and fluent prose rendering. For this edition, Professor Smith provides a revised translation, new... more...

  • The Essential Aeneidby Virgil; Stanley Lombardo; W.R. Johnsonn

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 7.50

    Stanley Lombardo's deft abridgment of his 2005 translation of the Aeneid preserves the arc and weight of Virgil's epic by presenting major books in their entirety and abridged books in extended passages seamlessly fitted together with narrative bridges. W. R. Johnson's Introduction, a shortened version of his masterly Introduction to that translation,... more...

  • Die römische Liebeselegieby Niklas Holzberg

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 174.48

    Die erotische Dichtung der römischen Elegiker Gallus, Properz, Tibull, Pseudo-Tibull und Ovid wird vorgestellt. Dabei werden die Elegiensammlungen jeweils als Ganzes betrachtet. Die Werkanalyse orientiert sich an der Abfolge der Gedichte in den einzelnen Büchern und verweilt länger bei besonders wichtigen Texten. Auf diese Weise bietet die Einführung... more...

  • Persiusby Shadi Bartsch

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Roman poet and satirist Persius (34?62 CE) was unique among his peers for lampooning literary and social conventions from a distinctly Stoic point of view. A curious amalgam of mocking wit and philosophy, his Satires are rife with violent metaphors and unpleasant imagery and show little concern for the reader?s enjoyment or understanding. ... more...

  • Apocolocyntosisby Lucius Annaeus Seneca; W. H. D. Rouse

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 4.99

    Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also known as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger, was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist, who also acted as a tutor and adviser to emperor Nero. Attributed to Seneca is this political satire on the Roman emperor Claudius, Apocolocyntosis or The Pumpkinification of Claudius . The title, meaning "Pumpkinification"... more...

  • On Benefitsby Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also known as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger, was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist, who also acted as a tutor and adviser to emperor Nero. Seneca spoke of addressing life's issue through practical steps and considered it important that an individual faces their own mortality. more...

  • Seneca: Selected Dialogues and Consolationsby Seneca; Peter J. Anderson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 11.95

    Seneca's dialogues--as his epistolary essays have traditionally been known--offer an ideal path into the philosophical thought of first-century Rome's most famous Stoic, whose compelled suicide in 65 CE (by order of his former pupil Emperor Nero) drew comparisons to the death of Socrates. Notable for, among other things, their portrait of a providential... more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil; John Dryden

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Aeneas appears in The Illiad in vague snatches and starts as a traveling warrior of great piety who was loosely connected to the foundation of Rome. Virgil weaves these fragments into a powerful myth about the founding of Rome in The Aeneid . Aeneas travels from his native Troy to Italy then wages victorious war upon the Latins. more...

  • Sermo Iurisby Ulrich C. J. Gebhardt

    BRILL 2009; US$ 200.00

    This book is concerned with legal language in non-legal Latin literature. Examining the use of legal discourse as a poetical means, it provides fresh vistas on Augustan poetry and explores the potential for the poetic transformation of a technical language. Dieses Buch untersucht den Gebrauch der rAmischen Rechtssprache in nichtfachsprachlichen Texten.... more...

  • R. O. A. M. Lyneby R. O. A. M. Lyne

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 164.99

    This volume presents a wide range of pieces from a world-class Latinist which displays both his diverse interests as a scholar and his consistent concern with Augustan texts, their language and literary texture. The range of articles, written over more than three decades and including one previously unpublished piece, covers the same connected territory... more...