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  • Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica, Book Iby A. J. Kleywegt

    BRILL 2005; US$ 219.00

    This book is a philological and literary commentary on the first book of the Argonautica, a Latin epic written by Valerius Flaccus in the first century A.D. more...

  • A Companion to Roman Rhetoricby Jon Hall; William Dominik

    Wiley 2008; US$ 61.95

    A Companion to Roman Rhetoric introduces the reader to the wide-ranging importance of rhetoric in Roman culture. A guide to Roman rhetoric from its origins to the Renaissance and beyond Comprises 32 original essays by leading international scholars Explores major figures Cicero and Quintilian in-depth Covers a broad range of topics such... more...

  • Glamorous Sorceryby David Rollo

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 40.00

    Through the analysis of magic as a metaphor for the mysterious workings of writing, Glamorous Sorcery sheds light on the power attributed to language in shaping perceptions of the world and conferring status. more...

  • The Golden Assby Apuleius; Joel C. Relihan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 12.50

    Relihan uses alliteration and assonance, rhythm and rhyme, the occasional archaism, the rare neologism, and devices of punctuation and typography, to create a sparkling, luxurious, and readable translation that reproduces something of the linguistic and comic effects of the original Latin. more...

  • The Blackwell History of the Latin Languageby James Clackson; Geoffrey Horrocks

    Wiley 2009; US$ 137.95

    This text makes use of contemporary work in linguistics to provide up-to-date commentary on the development of Latin, from its prehistoric origins in the Indo-European language family, through the earliest texts, to the creation of the Classical Language of Cicero and Vergil, and examines the impact of the spread of spoken Latin through the Roman Empire.... more...

  • The Regional Diversification of Latin 200 BC - AD 600by J. N. Adams

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 56.00

    This book, first published in 2007, is a comprehensive examination of regional diversification in Latin from the earliest beginnings to late antiquity. more...

  • Classics and the Uses of Receptionby Charles Martindale; Richard F. Thomas

    Wiley 2008; US$ 150.95

    This landmark collection presents a wide variety of viewpoints on the value and role of reception theory within the modern discipline of classics. A pioneering collection, looking at the role reception theory plays, or could play, within the modern discipline of classics. Emphasizes theoretical aspects of reception. Written by a wide range... more...

  • Roman Satireby Daniel Hooley

    Wiley 2008; US$ 46.95

    This compact and critically up-to-date introduction to Roman satire examines the development of the genre, focusing particularly on the literary and social functionality of satire. It considers why it was important to the Romans and why it still matters. Provides a compact and critically up-to-date introduction to Roman satire. Focuses on the... more...

  • Sprachwandel und (Dis-)Kontinuitšt in der Romaniaby Sabine Heinemann; Paul Videsott

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 126.00

    This collected volume contains most of the papers delivered to the section on Language Change and Geographical (Dis-)Continuity at the XXIX German Conference of Romance Studies. Interest is focussed on examining the commonalities and differences in the development of different Romance languages and/or dialects, with a consideration of the... more...

  • Senecaby John G. Fitch

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 74.99

    Statesman, dramatist, philosopher, and prose stylist, Seneca was a leading figure in the Roman Empire in the first century AD. This volume is a collection of outstanding articles written about him during the last four decades, with a new introduction which places the articles within the context of recent academic thought and criticism. more...