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  • On the Nature of the Universeby Lucretius; Ronald Melville; Don Fowler

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 8.99

    `Therefore this terror and darkness of the mind Not by the sun's rays, nor the bright shafts of day, Must be dispersed, as is most necessary, But by the face of nature and her laws.' Lucretius' poem On the Nature of the Universe combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Horaceby Stephen Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    In this 2007 volume a superb international cast of contributors present an assessment of Horace, his work and its themes. 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...

  • Letters on Ethicsby Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Margaret Graver; A. A. Long; Margaret Graver; A. A. Long

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 52.00

    The Roman statesman and philosopher Seneca (4 BCE?65 CE) recorded his moral philosophy and reflections on life as a highly original kind of correspondence. Letters on Ethics includes vivid descriptions of town and country life in Nero?s Italy, discussions of poetry and oratory, and philosophical training for Seneca?s friend Lucilius. This volume,... 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 Iuris: Rechtssprache und Recht in der augusteischen Dichtungby Ulrich 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$ 184.99

    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...

  • Livius und der Leserby Dennis Pausch

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 62.03

    Das Ziel dieser Arbeit ist ein besseres Verständnis der Kommunikation zwischen Livius und seinen Lesern über Geschichte und die Analyse der vor diesem Hintergrund zu beobachtenden literarischen Techniken. Zu diesem Zweck wird der Text hier programmatisch in seiner Gesamtheit in den Blick genommen und bei seiner Interpretation stets die Perspektive... more...

  • Ars Romanaby Frank Wittchow

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 62.98

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Vorstellung, dass 'fides' der Maßstab politischer Ethik zu sein habe, wird von vielen römischen Autoren transportiert. Der Historiker Livius bezeichnet daher die List als die am "wenigsten römische Kunst", 'ars minime Romana'. Doch die Kultur der Römer, die sich an so vielen Werten zu orientieren scheint, hat möglicherweise... more...