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  • Vergil's Aeneid and Greek Tragedyby Vassiliki Panoussi

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    This book is a systematic study of the importance of Greek tragedy as a fundamental 'intertext' for Vergil's Aeneid. more...

  • Virgil's Gazeby J. D. Reed

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Virgil's Aeneid invites its reader to identify with the Roman nation whose origins and destiny it celebrates. But, as J. D. Reed argues in Virgil's Gaze , the great Roman epic satisfies this identification only indirectly--if at all. In retelling the story of Aeneas' foundational journey from Troy to Italy, Virgil defines Roman national identity... more...

  • Wheelock's Latin Reader, 2eby Richard A. LaFleur

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    Originally intended by Professor Frederic M. Wheelock as a sequel to Wheelock's Latin, his classic introductory Latin textbook, Wheelock's Latin Reader, newly revised and updated by Richard A. LaFleur, is the ideal text for any intermediate-level Latin course. You'll find a rich selection of of prose and poetry from a wide range of classical authors,... more...

  • The Women of Pliny's Lettersby Jo-Ann Shelton

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    Pliny's letters offer a significant source of information about the lives of Roman women (predominantly, though not exclusively, upper-class women) during the late first and early second centuries CE. In the 368 letters included in his ten published books of epistles, Pliny mentions over 30 women by name, addresses letters to seven, and refers to... more...

  • Writing Exile: The Discourse of Displacement in Greco-Roman Antiquity and Beyondby Jan Felix Gaertner

    BRILL 2006; US$ 144.00

    The volume explores how Greek and Latin authors perceive and present their own (real or metaphorical) exile and employ exile as a powerful trope to express estrangement, elicit readerly sympathy, and question political power structures. more...

  • "Inter graecos latinissimus, inter latinos graecissimus"by Claudia Märtl; Christian Kaiser; Thomas Ricklin

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    Cardinal Bessarion is renowned for having bridged the frontier that existed between the Western world of Latin and the Eastern world of Greek. As an integrative intermediary and humanistic patron of culture, he served as a witness to the epoch?s diverse and momentous processes of inclusion and exclusion. The articles attempt to reconstruct... more...

  • The Birthday Bookby Holt N. Censorinus; Holt N. Parker

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 36.00

    Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman scholar Censorinus bestowed upon his best friend a charming birthday present: The Birthday Book , which appears here in its long-awaited first English translation. Laying out everything he knew about birthdays, the book starts simply, but by the conclusion of this brief yet brilliant gem, Censorinus has sketched... more...

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

    Wiley 2009; US$ 133.95

    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...

  • Cambridge Orations, 1993?2007by Anthony Bowen

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 29.00

    A selection of the Latin speeches delivered by Anthony Bowen as Public Orator of the University of Cambridge. more...

  • Catullusby Julia Haig Gaisser

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 99.99

    A collection of the most interesting and important articles on Catullus from around 1950 to 2000, together with three short pieces from the Renaissance. The readings demonstrate a number of approaches and challenges readers to look at Catullus in different ways. An introduction by Julia Haig Gaisser traces recent themes in Catullan criticism. - ;Oxford... more...