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  • Rules for Ageingby Roger Rosenblatt

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 11.99

    We never learn. People make the same mistakes generation after generation. Here, distilled, are the things that we should all learn about life as we get older (and we're all getting older). Rules for Ageing is a rich source of amusement for anyone who is getting on a bit, and offers genuinely good advice to those still young enough to learn.And if... more...

  • Unlikely Love Storiesby Mike McCardell

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 32.99

    These are stories of the defender of a handicapped parking spot, a woman who has delivered homemade Valentine cards to neighbours for twenty years, and love between a widower and a woman who had never been on a date before. They are the stories that never make front page headlines, but that Mike, with his keen eye for observation, reveals to be just... more...

  • The Passions in Playby Alessandro Schiesaro

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 37.00

    Critical analysis of Senecan tragedy with a particular emphasis on his most accomplished play. more...

  • Octaviaby Rolando Ferri

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 50.00

    This 2003 book is a critical edition of the only complete Roman drama of an historical subject. more...

  • Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdomby David N. Sedley

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 37.00

    This book studies the structure and origins of De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things), the great first-century BC poem by Lucretius. more...

  • A Narratological Commentary on the Odysseyby Irene J. F. de Jong

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 58.00

    This 2001 book features a new type of commentary on Homer's Odyssey which concentrates on the text's narrative art. more...

  • Virgil on the Nature of Thingsby Monica R. Gale

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 37.00

    This book explores the relationship between the Georgics and earlier works in the didactic tradition. more...

  • Tragedy's Endby Francis M. Dunn

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 139.99

    Euripides is a notoriously problematic and controversial playwright whose innovations, according to Nietzsche, brought Greek tragedy to an early death. Dunn here argues that the infamous and artificial endings in Euripides deny the viewer access to a stable or authoritative reading of the play, while innovations in plot and ending opened tragedy up... more...

  • Rhesosby Euripides; Richard Emil Braun

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 12.99

    The story of a futile quest for knowledge, this ancient anti-war drama is one of the neglected plays within the corpus of Greek tragedy. Euripides' shortest tragic work, Rhesos is unique in lacking a prologue, provoking some scholars to the conclusion that the beginning of the play has been lost.In this exciting translation, Rhesos is no longer... more...

  • Dolos and Dike in Sophokles' Elektraby L. MacLeod

    BRILL 2001; US$ 156.00

    This volume addresses the ethical issues of "Elektra" through an analysis of the language and argumentation which the characters use to explain and justify their behaviour. The work contains a critique of interpretative approaches to the play, a bibliography, and an index of passages cited. more...