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Wit and humor

  • Terence, The Comediesby

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 169.99

    Terence (?184-159 BC) was the outstanding comic playwright of his generation at Rome and one of the founding fathers of European comic drama. This new translation with introduction and explanatory notes aims to convey the liveliness of the plays as pieces written for the theatre. more...

  • Horace: Odes and Epodesby

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 82.99

    A collection of recent articles representing some of the best recent writing on Horace's Odes and Epodes. Several classic studies in French, German, and Italian appear in English for the first time, while the Introduction surveys the state of current scholarship and offers guidance on the interpretation of Horatian lyric today. more...

  • Oxford Readings in Ovidby

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 87.99

    A collection of twenty classic papers by the critics most often consulted by students and teachers of Ovid's poetry. Taken together, these papers form the basis for contemporary interpretation of Ovid's works; an introduction by Peter Knox locates them within recent critical trends. All Latin in the text has been translated. more...

  • Cicero's Topicaby

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 87.99

    Cicero's Topica is one of the canonical texts on ancient rhetorical theory. This is the first full-scale commentary on this work, and the first critical edition of the work that is informed by a full analysis of its transmission. more...

  • Envyby Adams Media

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Envy: A Dictionary for the Jealous Everyone else... more...

  • Prometheus Boundby Aeschylus; Deborah Roberts

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 6.95

    "This is the best Prometheus Bound in English. Deborah Roberts' translation is accurate, readable, and true to the original in idiom, imagery, and the combination of a high style with occasional colloquialism. The informative notes and perceptive Introduction will help readers to experience the play with heightened pleasure and understanding."... more...

  • Cicero's styleby M. von Albrecht

    BRILL 2003; US$ 156.00

    An analysis of Cicero's style, covering differences of literary genres, nuances of style in individual works, and chronological development. There is an account of fixed elements typical of Cicero's diction, and interpretative studies discuss the relationship of style and context in the orations. more...

  • Ovid für Liebendeby von Michael Albrecht

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 15.25

    Publius Ovidius Naso (43 v. Chr. ? 18 n. Chr.) stammte aus einer Ritterfamilie. Er gab die politische Laufbahn zugunsten der Dichtung auf, wurde aber wegen moralisch bedenklichen Einflusses seiner Werke von Augustus im Jahr 8 n. Chr. ans Schwarze Meer verbannt. Bis dahin vom Glück verwöhnt, hat Ovid diesen Sturz nie verwunden und starb verbittert im... more...

  • Science… for Her!by Megan Amram

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    Megan Amram , one of Forbes’ "30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment," Rolling Stone’s "25 Funniest People on Twitter," and a writer for NBC’s hit show Parks and Recreation, delivers a politically, scientifically, and anatomically incorrect "textbook" that will have women screaming with laughter, and men... more...

  • Laughing Storeby Linus Asong

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 19.00

    Laughing Store is just what we need in times of troubles and uncertainties such as these. A book of humour from an acclaimed master of laughter, it lifts our hearts and raises our spirits. Jokes that touch about every domain of existence ? from sex to religion, from births to deaths, from politics to the beer parlour, from the courtroom to the hospital.... more...