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  • Virgil Recomposedby Scott McGill

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99

    This is the first book to present a comprehensive study of the mythological and secular Virgilian centos. more...

  • Redesigning Achillesby Sophia Papaioannou

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 224.00

    The book is a detailed study on the structure and the topics of Ovid?s compedium of the Trojan Saga in Metamorphoses 12.1-13.622, the section also referred to as the ?Little Iliad?. It explores the motives and the objectives behind the selected narrative moments from the Epic Cycle that found their way into the Ovidian version of the Trojan... more...

  • Rhetorik und Geschichteby Martin Hagmaier

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    This work considers the function of the speeches in Thucydides? history, and how they are related to the presentation of the historical facts. In a detailed analysis of the war speeches dealing with the origins of the Peloponnesian war in Thucydides? first book, the author shows how the historian went further than Herodotus in functionalising... more...

  • Freiheit und Determinismusby Magnus Schallenberg

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    The book contains a comprehensive commentary on Cicero's work De fato . The introductory section deals with fundamental questions from an historical and philological perspective. The main section presents a running commentary on the text. Here, the author explains the various proposals presented by Cicero of how the Hellenistic schools intended... more...

  • The Poetry of Pathosby Gian Biagio Conte; S. J. Harrison

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 124.99 US$ 107.49

    A collection of essays on Virgil's Aeneid by a celebrated scholar and interpreter of Latin poetry. Gian Biaggio Conte focuses on the way in which Virgil reworks earlier poetry (especially that of Homer) to create a new and effective mode of epic in a period when the genre appeared to be debased or exhausted. more...

  • Demosthenis Orationesby M. R. Dilts

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 124.99 US$ 107.49

    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...

  • A Commentary on Horace: Odes Book IIIby R. G. M. Nisbet; Niall Rudd

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37

    This Commentary takes critical account of recent writing on the Odes. It deals with detailed questions of interpretation, and shows how Horace combined the tact of a court-poet with a humane individualism, and how he wrote within a literary tradition without losing a highly personal voice. more...

  • Octaviaby A. J. Boyle

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 179.99 US$ 154.79

    This is a verse translation, with commentary, of Octavia, a work of exceptional historical and dramatic interest which deals with events at the court of Nero in the decisive year 62 CE. more...

  • Medeaby Euripides; Michael Collier; Georgia Machemer

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    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...