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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Martial's Epigramsby Garry Wills

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    One of literature?s greatest satirists, Martial earned his livelihood by excoriating the follies and vices of Roman society and its emperors, and set a pattern that satirists have admired across the ages. For the first time, readers can enjoy an English translation of these rhymes that does not sacrifice the cleverly constructed effects of Martial?s... more...

  • Rhetorik und Geschichteby Martin Hagmaier

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    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 the epic... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writingby James Mendrinos

    DK Publishing 2004; US$ 16.95

    Comedy is serious business - and serious money. In this guide, comedian, writer, and teacher Jim Mendrinos explains the principles of comedy and how to apply them to forms from stand-up to sitcoms- including fiction, film, speeches, articles, essays, and more. He also includes exercises designed to hone the craft, break through writer's block, and... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 109.99

    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. - ;This volume presents a collection... more...