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  • 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 and idiosyncratic... 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...

  • De Lingua Latina Xby Daniel J. Taylor

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 158.00

    De Lingua Latina X has never been so courageously edited nor so daringly translated as in this long-awaited sequel to Taylor’s Declinatio (SiHoLS 2). The editor’s intimate familiarity with both the extant archetype and Varro’s unique linguistic theory and practice make this volume indispensable for an understanding of LL X ,... more...

  • Aspects of Apuleius' Golden Assby W.H. Keulen; Ulrike Egelhaaf-Gaiser

    BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00

    The contributions to this volume on the Isis Book reassess current interpretations, highlight aspects of text, language, and style, and develop new lines of approach regarding the interpretation of this fascinating many-layered text, the last book of Apuleius? famous novel. more...

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

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 8.95

    `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...

  • Roman Lyricby Francis Cairns

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 196.00

    Francis Cairns has made well-known contributions to the study of Roman Epic and Elegy. Roman Lyric assembles his substantial body of work on Roman lyric, about 30 papers published over the period 1969 to 2010 in many European and American periodicals, themed volumes and Festschriften, along with some new papers.The volume is fully indexed and contains... more...

  • Work in Progressby Sean Alexander Gurd

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 73.99

    Work in Progress offers an in-depth study of the role of literary revision in the compositional practices and representational strategies of Roman authors at the end of the republic and the beginning of the principate. It focuses on Cicero, Horace, Quintilian, Martial, and Pliny the Younger, but also offers discussions of Isocrates, Plato, and Hellenistic... more...