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  • Xenophonby Vivienne J. Gray

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    Xenophon's many and varied works represent a major source of information about the ancient Greek world: for example, about culture, politics, social life and history in the fourth century BC, Socrates, horses and hunting with dogs, the Athenian economy, and Sparta. However, there has been controversy about how his works should be read. This selection... more...

  • Thank You Notesby Jimmy Fallon; the Writers of Late Night

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99

    Jimmy Fallon is very thankful. And in this first book to come from his TV show, he expresses his gratitude for everything from the light bulb he's too lazy to replace to the F12 button on his computer's keyboard. He thanks microbreweries for making his alcoholism seem like a neat hobby. He thanks the name "Lloyd" for having two L's. Otherwise it would... more...

  • Narrative, Intertext, and Space in Euripides' "Phoenissae"by Anna A. Lamari

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 133.00

    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 1989; US$ 44.00

    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...

  • Dear Gangster...by Gangster of Love; Dave Berry

    Penguin Publishing Group 1996; US$ 20.00

    He's the Ann Landers of anomie, the antidote for sniveling sensitivity, a caustic balm for our broken hearts--he's "The Gangster of Love." This collection of his columns features questions from anxious readers--with the Gangster's more or less helpful replies--which are loaded with quirky counsel on sticky problems and endless anecdotes. 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...

  • Oedipus the Kingby Sophocles; Stephen Berg; Diskin Clay

    Oxford University Press, USA 1978; US$ 5.99

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the sense of poetry evident in the originals.... more...