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  • The Passions in Roman Thought and Literatureby Susanna Morton Braund; Christopher Gill

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 52.00

    Understanding the emotions or 'passions' in key literary and intellectual Latin writings. more...

  • Defence Speechesby Cicero

    Oxford University Press, UK 2001; US$ 8.99

    This volume presents five of Cicero's most famous defence speeches: of Roscius, accused of murder; of Murena, accused of bribery; of Archias, on a citizenship charge; of Caelius, accused of violence; and of Milo, accused of murdering Cicero's hated enemy Clodius. These new translations achieve new standards of accuracy and introductions and... more...

  • Ancient Lettersby Ruth Morello; A. D. Morrison

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 139.99

    The surviving body of ancient letters offers the reader a stunning variety of material, ranging from the everyday letters preserved among the Oxyrhynchus papyri to imperial rescripts, New Testament Epistles, fictional or pseudepigraphical letters and a wealth of missives on almost every conceivable subject. They offer us a unique insight into ancient... more...

  • Declinatioby Daniel J. Taylor

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1974; US$ 158.00

    Marcus Terentius Varro (116?27 B.C.) was one of the most prolific writers in antiquity. However, of his De Lingua Latina only six of 25 books have survived, and these are neither complete nor free of textual corruption. This study is an attempt to provide an adequate, consistent, and comprehensive account of the linguistic theory with which Varro... more...

  • The Religious Dreamworld of Apuleius' Metamorphosesby James Gollnick

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    Apuleius' Metamorphoses is probably best known as the literary source for the myth of Eros and Psyche and as a primary source of information about mystery religions in the ancient world. There is another realm of the Metamorphoses which has, until now, received relatively little attention - namely, the many dreams found within it. The Religious... more...

  • Latin Poetry and the Judgement of Tasteby Charles Martindale

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 48.99

    This book argues for a new attention to the importance of beauty and the aesthetic in our response to poetry. Charles Martindale explores ways in which Kant's aesthetic theory, as set out in the Critique of Judgement, remains of fundamental importance for the modern critic. He argues that the Kantian 'judgement of taste' is not formalist,... more...

  • Recognizing Persiusby Kenneth J. Reckford

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    Recognizing Persius is a passionate and in-depth exploration of the libellus --or little book--of six Latin satires left by the Roman satirical writer Persius when he died in AD 62 at the age of twenty-seven. In this comprehensive and reflectively personal book, Kenneth Reckford fleshes out the primary importance of this mysterious... more...

  • Brill's Companion to Lucanby Paolo Asso

    BRILL 2011; US$ 247.00

    The present collection samples the most current approaches to Lucan?s poem, its themes, its dialogue with other texts, its reception in medieval and early modern literature, and its relevance to audiences of all times. more...

  • The Sixteen Satiresby Juvenal; Peter Green; Peter Green

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 19.20

    Perhaps more than any other writer, Juvenal (c. AD 55-138) captures the splendour, the squalor and the sheer energy of everyday Roman life. In The Sixteen Satires he evokes a fascinating world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachers. A member of the traditional land-owning... more...