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  • Demosthenis Orationesby M. R. Dilts

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 124.99

    This new edition corrects shortcomings of earlier editors by providing a text which incorporates neglected or unavailable material from Greek manuscripts, recently published papyri, and quotations from the orations by rhetoricians dating from antiquity through to the Byzantine period. All this information is presented in notes in Greek and Latin, which... more...

  • Medeaby Euripides; Michael Collier; Georgia Machemer

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 7.99

    Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all the Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. Medea , is an excellent example of the prominence and complexity that Euripides gave to female characters. This new translation does full... more...

  • Understanding The Odyssey: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historic Documentsby Claudia Johnson; Vernon Johnson

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 57.00

    For thousands of years, The Odyssey has resonated throughout the Western world. Homer has been an original source of inspiration to writers, painters, sculptors, and filmmakers, as well as a vital source of information about the mythology, history, and culture of ancient Greece. This casebook uniquely blends commentary and primary documents, situating... more...

  • Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousingby Patrick F. McManus

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 15.00

    Like Twain -- or more contemporary humorists Dave Barry and Garrison Keillor -- Patrick McManus shares the belief that life's eternal verities exist primarily to be overturned. In McManus's world, all steaks should be chicken-fried, strong coffee is drunk by the light of a campfire, and fishing trips consist of men acting like boys and boys behaving... more...

  • The Borowitz Reportby Andy Borowitz

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 9.99

    Prepare to be shocked. From the man The Wall Street Journal hailed as a "Swiftean satirist" comes the most shocking book ever written! The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers, by award-winning fake journalist Andy Borowitz, contains page after page of "news stories" too hot, too controversial, too -- yes, shocking -- for the mainstream... more...

  • Anger, Mercy, Revengeby Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Robert A. Kaster; Martha C. Nussbaum

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE?65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and adviser to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by world-renowned... more...

  • Xenophonby Vivienne J. Gray

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 97.99

    A selection of important recent articles on Xenophon which will serve as an introduction to his writings by presenting current debates about the way in which to read them. A specially written introduction by Vivienne J. Gray places the articles in the context of Xenophon's life and works. more...

  • Narrative, Intertext, and Space in Euripides' "Phoenissae"by Anna A. Lamari

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 118.39

    Das Ziel der neuen Reihe und der zugehörigen Zeitschrift Trends in Classics ist es, fachübergreifende Studien aus allen Bereichen der Klassischen Philologien zu versammeln, die in innovativer Weise Theorien und Methoden benachbarter Disziplinen wie Narratologie, Intertextualitätsforschung, Rezeptionsästhetik und oral poetics in ihren... more...

  • Repertorium der Konjekturen in den Seneca-Tragödienby Margarethe Billerbeck; Mario Somazzi

    BRILL 2009; US$ 138.00

    The transmission of the Seneca tragedies first became an object of critical discussion by the Italian humanists and has continued to occupy scholars to the present day. Besides a brief account of the critical work of Jodocus Badius (Ascensiana 1514) and of Girolamo Avanzi (Aldina 1517) the repertory lists systematically the conjectures recorded since... more...

  • Die Ästhetik der augusteischen Dichtung: Eine Ästhetik des Verzichtsby Hans-Christian Günther

    BRILL 2009; US$ 135.00

    Starting from some central texts of Horace's late poetry this book tries to offer a general picture of Horace's poetry, his political poetry and his relationship with his patrons in particular. It is aimed not only at classicists, but also at students of literature and history. more...