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  • Virgil: The Aeneidby K. W. Gransden; S. J. Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 19.00

    This 2004 guide gives a full account of the historical setting and significance of The Aeneid. more...

  • Helenby Ronald K. S. Euripides; James Michie; Colin Leach

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 19.99

    Outstepping the literal bounds of genre, this work has been referred to by scholars as both a tragedy and a comedy. This translation attempts to preserve Euripides' structure of subtlety and his comments on both the futility of war and the distinction between appearance and reality. more...

  • Roman Laughterby Erich Segal

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 49.99

    This reissue of a book in English devoted to the work of the Roman comedy writer (c. 254 - 184 BC) includes a new preface and additional appendices covering the plays 'Amphitryon' and 'Captivi'. more...

  • Ionby George E. Euripides; W. S. Di Piero; Peter Burian

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 24.99

    "Ion" is an enactment of the changing relations between the human and divine orders, and the way in which our understanding of the gods is mediated and re-visioned by myths. It contains near disasters, poorly informed actions and misdirected intentions that almost result in catastrophe. more...

  • Orestesby Richmond Euripides; John Peck; Frank Nisetich

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 24.99

    This is a translation of Euripides's 'Orestes' by Peck, a poet, and Nisetich, a classicist, with introduction, glossary, and full stage directions. more...

  • Electraby A. E. Sophocles; Anne Carson; Michael Shaw

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    Sophocles' "Electra" tells the story of the revenge Orestes and Electra take on their mother, Clytemnestra, for he murder of their father Agamemnon, after he returns from the Trojan War. This edition of the play is preceded by a critical introduction and is accompanied by explanatory notes. more...

  • Sophrosyne and the Rhetoric of Self-Restraintby Adriaan Rademaker

    BRILL 2004; US$ 169.00

    This study provides a new description of the semantics of sophrosyne, and investigates the use of the term as an instrument of persuasion in the main texts from the Archaic and Classical era. more...

  • Martial's Epigrams, 2by Martial

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 74.99

    This edition provides an English translation of and detailed commentary on the second book of epigrams published by the Latin poet Marcus Valerius Martialis. This new commentary carefully illuminates the allusions to people, places, things, and cultural practices of late first-century Rome that pervade Martial's poetry. more...

  • Philoctetesby Sophocles

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 14.99

    Centering on the Greek army's attempt to win the trust of their master bowman Philoctetes, without whom they cannot win the Trojan War, Philoctetes is a morally complex and timelessly relevant meditation on ends and means, on patriotism, and on the relationship between public duty and private interest. more...

  • The Rant Zoneby Dennis Miller

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    In this fourth installment of his acclaimed Rants series, bestselling author, Emmy Award-winning talk-show host, and wisecracking analyst for ABC's Monday Night Football Dennis Miller makes hamburger meat out of society's most sacred cows as only he can, with the kinds of allusions that require high SAT scores -- or at least a smart crib sheet. This... more...