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  • Freiheit und Determinismusby Magnus Schallenberg

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 164.83

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...