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  • The Greatest Empireby Emily Wilson

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    By any measure, Seneca (?4-65AD) is one of the most important figures in both Roman literature and ancient philosophy. He was the most popular writer of his day, and his writings are voluminous and diverse, ranging from satire to philosophical "consolations" against grief, from metaphysical theory to moral and political discussions of virtue... 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 in Lucan?s... more...

  • Ovidby J. W. Binns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Ovid, Rome?s most cynical and worldly love poet, has not until recently been highly regarded among Latin poets. Now, however, his reputation is growing, and this volume is an important contribution to the re-establishment of Ovid?s claims to critical attention. This collection of essays ranges over a wide variety of themes and works: Ovid?s development... more...

  • Latin Explorations: Critical Studies in Roman Literatureby Kenneth Quinn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Latin Explorations , first published in 1963, offers a fresh approach to Roman poetry from Catullus to Ovid. Traditionally, the period is divided for specialist studies ? Lyric, Epic and Elegy. In each of them, techniques of interpretation prevail, isolated from contemporary ideas about poetry and dominated by barriers between ?textual?, ?exegetical?... more...

  • Latin Literature of the Fourth Centuryby J. W. Binns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This volume, offering an insight into the literary world of Rome in the fourth century AD, reflects an increased interest in the writers of the 150 years before the collapse of the Western Empire, who have long been over-shadowed by the pre-eminence accorded since the eighteenth century to the Golden and Silver ages. Among the writers examined... more...

  • Roman Tragedyby Anthony J. Boyle

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The first detailed cultural and theatrical history of a major literary form, this landmark introduction examines Roman tragedy and its place at the centre of Rome?s cultural and political life. Analyzing the work of such names as Ennius, Pacuvius and Accius, as well as Seneca and his post-Neronian successors, Anthony J. Boyle delves into detailed... more...

  • Apuleius and Africaby Benjamin Todd Lee; Ellen Finkelpearl; Luca Graverini

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The Metamorphoses or Golden Ass of Apuleius (ca. 170 CE) is a Latin novel written by a native of Madauros in Roman North Africa, roughly equal to modern Tunisia together with parts of Libya and Algeria. Apuleius? novel is based on the model of a lost Greek novel; it narrates the adventures of a Greek character with a Roman name who spends the... more...

  • Ovid: The Classical Heritageby William S. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    Ovid: The Classical Heritage , first published in 1995, contains a diverse collection of reflections, ranging from the first century, through the Middle Ages, to the twentieth, on a poet who has been adored and reviled in equal measure. With the entire notion of ?Western culture? under duress, the need to establish continuity from antiquity to... more...

  • Last Trojan Hero, Theby Philip Hardie

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 35.00

    ?I sing of arms and of a man: his fate had made him fugitive: he was the first to journey from the coasts of Troy as far as Italy and the Lavinian shores.? The resonant opening lines of Virgil?s Aeneid rank among the most famous and consistently recited verses to have been passed down to later ages by antiquity. And after the Odyssey and the Iliad,... more...

  • Senecaby Costa C.D.N.

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This volume, first published in 1974, offers a selection of modern perspectives on Seneca, covering his prose treatises, his letters and his tragedies. For centuries literary and philosophical circles had to take Seneca seriously, even if they could not always respect him, and although his reputation has fluctuated, there has been a revival of... more...