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  • Dall'Elicona a Romaby Elena Merli

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    The motifs of fons inspirationis and labor limae lost their semantic force in Latin poetry after the Augustan age. This book analyzes these two topoi from Ovid to Martialand shows how poetic inspiration and lima poetica are subtly displayed for the purpose of self-fashioning and communication by poets with theirpatrons. more...

  • Studien zur Originalität der römischen Komödieby Eckard Lefèvre

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 196.00

    One of the principal dilemmas for scholars of Roman comedy is demonstrating its originality compared to its (sometimes lost) Greek forebears. In 30 papers written between 1973 and 2013, ten of them previously unpublished, the author uses close analysis of the works of Plautus and Terence to reveal each dramatist?s unique style of dramaturgy... more...

  • Vergil's Empireby Eve Adler

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 45.99

    In Vergil's Empire, Eve Adler offers an exciting new interpretation of the political thought of Vergil's Aeneid. Adler argues that in this epic poem, Vergil presents the theoretical foundations of a new political order, one that resolves the conflict between scientific enlightenment and ancestral religion that permeated the ancient world. more...

  • Reading Rivers in Roman Literature and Cultureby Prudence J. Jones

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 37.99

    This study examines rivers as a literary phenomenon, particularly in the poetry of Vergil. It first considers the Greco-Roman understanding of the river in its primary symbolic roles, cosmological, ritual and ethnographical, and then analyzes the river as a literary device, arguing that descriptions of rivers in Roman poetry are, in many cases, a form... more...

  • Die philippischen Reden / Philippicaby Cicero; Rainer Nickel; Manfred Fuhrmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 98.00

    Cicero kämpfte sein Leben lang für die Erhaltung der römischen Republik (res publica), Recht und Gerechtigkeit sowie die freie politische Auseinandersetzung im Senat und vor der Volksversammlung. In seinen vierzehn Philippischen Reden greift er so den Konsul Antonius und seine zweifelhafte Amtsführung an. Die Ziele und Methoden der Akteure auf der... more...

  • Epigramme. Gesamtausgabeby Martial; Paul Barié; Winfried Schindler

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Ohne Martial lässt sich die Gesellschaft der römischen Kaiserzeit nicht verstehen. Seine Epigramme bilden ein Sittengemälde des antiken Großstadtlebens in allen seinen Facetten. ?Nach Mensch schmeckt jede Seite von mir" (hominem pagina nostra sapit). Die zweisprachige Gesamtausgabe versucht erstmals in einer deutschen Prosaübersetzung die Gedankenbewegung... more...

  • Origo gentisby Alheydis Plassmann

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 112.00

    Die Herkunftserzählungen der früh- und hochmittelalterlichen Geschichtsschreiber, die man traditionellerweise als Origo gentis bezeichnet, werden erstmals im Gesamtkontext des Geschichtswerkes untersucht. So kann man Mustern der Identitäts- und Legitimitätsstiftung, die in den Herkunftserzählungen angelegt sind, im weiteren Text nachzuspüren... more...

  • Madness Unchainedby Lee Fratantuono

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 47.99

    The book aims at providing a coherent guide to the entirety of Virgil's Aeneid, with analysis of every scene and, in some cases, every line of crucial passages. The book tries to provide a guide to the vast bibliography and scholarly apparatus that has grown around Virgil studies (especially over the past century), and to offer some critical study... more...

  • Studien zur Originalität der römischen Tragödieby Eckard Lefèvre

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00

    The collected papers in this volume, many of them previously unpublished, demonstrate the politcial character of Roman tragedy and show that, during the Imperial period, panegyrics often shifted to opposition. more...

  • Charakterfokalisation bei Lucanby Kathrin Ludwig

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    In recent years, the methods of modern narrative theory have become essential tools for researching ancient texts. This work analyzes figural perspectives in the Civil War epic Pharsalia by the Roman poet Lucan (39-65 AD), and describes their function in communicating the overall message of the text. The author demonstrates unique elements... more...