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  • 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...

  • Xenophonby Vivienne J. Gray

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    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$ 154.00

    This book applies the basic principles of narratology to an ancient Greek tragedy, namely Euripides? Phoenissae . In a play with an exceptionally rich plot, a narratological study yields interesting interpretive results regarding the use of myth, narrators, narrative levels, time and space, as well as the relation of the Phoenissae ... more...

  • Helping Friends and Harming Enemiesby Mary Whitlock Blundell

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book is a detailed study of five plays of Sophocles that examines a key ethical principle. 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...

  • A Guide to The Odysseyby Ralph Hexter

    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...

  • 100% Essexby Wendy Roby

    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...