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  • Bausteine zu einer Narratologie der Dingeby Valentin Christ

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Although things play an ?active? and visible role in a number of texts, especially older works, they have rarely been examined by narratologists in their own right. This comparative study of the Eneasroman , the Roman d?Eneas and the Aeneid reveals the interpretive value of deliberate attention to objects. In addition, it also suggests... more...

  • Ovid, Metamorphosenby Gabriele Hille-Coates

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 15.38

    Ausgangspunkt dieser Metamorphosen-Lektüre ist ein Fragebogen für die Schülerinnen und Schüler: Welche Kompetenzen bringen sie mit? Welche Kompetenzen müssen noch entwickelt werden? Anschließend werden diese Kompetenzen gezielt trainiert. Dazu bietet die Ausgabe eine umfangreiche Auswahl an Aufgaben zu Textarbeit und Interpretation von Ovids Metamorphosen,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Die römische Liebeselegieby Niklas Holzberg

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 184.53

    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...

  • Darkness Visibleby W. R. Johnson

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    One of the best books ever written on one of humanity?s greatest epics, W. R. Johnson?s classic study of Vergil?s Aeneid challenges centuries of received wisdom. Johnson rejects the political and historical reading of the epic as a record of the glorious prehistory of Rome and instead foregrounds Vergil?s enigmatic style and questioning of the heroic... more...

  • Sexing the Worldby Anthony Corbeill

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    From the moment a child in ancient Rome began to speak Latin, the surrounding world became populated with objects possessing grammatical gender?masculine eyes ( oculi ), feminine trees ( arbores ), neuter bodies ( corpora ). Sexing the World surveys the many ways in which grammatical gender enabled Latin speakers to organize aspects of their society... more...

  • Homeric Effects in Vergil's Narrativeby Alessandro Barchiesi; Ilaria Marchesi; Philip Hardie; Alessandro Barchiesi

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    The study of Homeric imitations in Vergil has one of the longest traditions in Western culture, starting from the very moment the Aeneid was circulated. Homeric Effects in Vergil?s Narrative is the first English translation of one of the most important and influential modern studies in this tradition. In this revised and expanded edition, Alessandro... more...

  • Studien zur Originalität der römischen Tragödieby Eckard Lefèvre

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    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...

  • Krieg und Bürgerkrieg bei Lucan und in der griechischen Literaturby Annemarie Ambühl

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    In his civil war epic, the Roman poet Lucan draws extensively on his literary forbears. This study fills a gap in the research by going beyond the boundaries of language and genre to examine his reception of Greek literature, especially Attic tragedy and Hellenistic poetry. It reveals the importance of mythical and literary models, such... more...