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- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.36
For those of us who know and love the incomparable Odyssey of Homer (and there are many), Dr. Hexter has created a valuable, detailed analysis, taking into account many of Homer's most fascinating subtleties. more...
- Michael O'Mara 2011; US$ 4.99
There's only one Essex - and due to the phenomenal popularity of the hit reality-show The Only Way is Essex , the county has transformed from somewhere to be scoffed at to somewhere to be celebrated. 100% Essex is a hilarious book that does just that! Crammed full of bling, banter, Essex birds and blokes, it champions the Essex way of life as shown... more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 5.99
In this highly acclaimed translation of Sophocles' Oedipus the King , Stephen Berg (a distinguished poet) and Diskin Clay (an eminent classicist) combine their talents to offer the contemporary reader a dazzling and original version of Sophocles' timeless work. Emphasizing the intensity of the spoken language, they capture the unrelenting power of... more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 219.99
This is the first major critical study of three late plays of Euripides: Helen, Andromeda and Iphigenia among the Taurians. Matthew Wright presents a new interpretation of the plays, arguing that they are a thematically connected trilogy. His book offers a fresh approach to Euripides, and to the tragic genre as a whole. more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 21.95
Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal is a personal and political history told with acid humor and a loving heart. Barry Crimmins, a writer and commentator on Air America Radio, travels from a skeptical childhood in frozen upstate New York, through the founding of the Boston comedy scene, to a career as a satirist and activist. No villain is spared;... more...
- OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99
This is the third volume of Euripides plays in new translation. It contains the three great war plays Trojan Women, Hecuba, and Andromache, in which Euripides subjects the sufferings of Troy's survivors to a harrowing examination. The horrific brutality which both women and children undergo evokes a response of unparalleled intensity in the playwright... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00
Political humour is employed to define the boundaries between opposing political groups and to express discontent against politicians and political acts. The sociopolitical context of its production and circulation not only influences its form, content, functions, and targets, but also determines whether it will be accepted, banned, or manipulated... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 45.00
With The Lucretian Renaissance , Gerard Passannante offers a radical rethinking of a familiar narrative: the rise of materialism in early modern Europe. Passannante begins by taking up the ancient philosophical notion that the world is composed of two fundamental opposites: atoms, as the philosopher Epicurus theorized, intrinsically unchangeable... more...