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  • 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 Group US 1996; US$ 20.00

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA 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...

  • Metamorphosesby Ovid; A. D. Melville; E. J. Kenney

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 8.99

    The modern, unacademic idiom of A.D. Melville's translation opens the way to a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality. more...

  • Euripides' Escape-Tragediesby Matthew Wright

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 174.99

    This is the first major critical study of three late plays of Euripides: Helen, Andromeda and Iphigenia among the Taurians. Matthew Wright offers a sustained reading of the plays, arguing that they are a thematically connected trilogy. He re-examines central themes such as myth, geography, cultural identity, philosophy, religion, and (crucially) genre.... more...

  • Never Shake Hands with a War Criminalby Barry Crimmins

    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...

  • The Trojan Women and Other Playsby Euripides; James Morwood; Edith Hall

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 8.99

    Hecuba The Trojan Women AndromacheIn the three great war plays contained in this volume 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 whom Aristotle called the most tragic of the poets. Yet... more...

  • Man Madeby Joel Stein

    Grand Central Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    The smudge looked suspiciously penis- like. The doctor confirmed: "That's the baby's penis!" which caused not celebration, but panic. Joel pictured having to go camping and fix a car and use a hammer and throw a football and watch professionals throw footballs and figure out whether to be sad or happy about the results of said football throwing. ... more...

  • The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten.by Steve Martin

    Grand Central Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    With over 2.2 million followers (a number growing by the day), and a now famously uncanny ability to pack 140 characters with a maximum amount of humor and wit, Steve Martin has defined what it means to be a celebrity in today's world of social media. Martin's tweets have been covered by personal blogs, major news outlets, and everything in between,... more...