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  • Decorumby Jan Dietrich Müller

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 126.00

    Appropriateness is the key to persuasion: a speech can only be convincing when it takes into account the opinions of the audience and the concrete situation. But how can rhetorical theory? which like any other theory has to abstract? grasp appropriateness as a phenomenon? What concepts did it develop in order to achieve this? The central thesis of... more...

  • Luciano di Samosata, "Timone o il misantropo"by Gianluigi Tomassi

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    In the Greek literature of the imperial period, Lucian of Samosata is surely one of the most versatile and creative figures. Thanks to his Dialogues he became one of the most famous and appreciated ancient Greek authors, and his fame could only be compared toPlato or Plutarch?s. Within Lucian?s works, Timon is referable to the author?s maturity and... more...

  • Apollonius Dyscolusby Fred W. Householder

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 165.00

    Apollonius Dyscolus was the first formal syntactician in Graeco-Roman linguistics. He considered the nature of language to be logical and rule-governed, and assumed an underlying structure for all levels of language. It might be said that from the work of his predecessors, he extracted syntax. This volume contains an English translation of ? mainly... more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer; Walter Shewring; G. S. Kirk

    Oxford University Press, UK 1980; US$ 8.99

    The first English prose translation of Homer's The Odyssey to appear in over thirty years, Shewring's translation comes as close to the spirit of the original Greek as our language will allow. more...

  • The Ideology of Classicismby Nicolas Wiater

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00

    This is the first systematic study of Greek classicism, a crucial element of Graeco-Roman culture under Augustus, from the perspective of cultural identity: what vision of the world and their own role in it motivated Greek and Roman intellectuals to commit themselves to reliving the classical Greek past in Augustan Rome? This book will be of interest... more...

  • Mythische Erzählstrukturen in Herodots "Historien"by Katharina Wesselmann

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    Herodotus is often criticised for his mythical representation of historical events. However, this offers an important key to the understanding of the text. Starting with the reconstruction of a contemporary mythical-ritual framework, in her reading of the Histories Katharina Wesselmann uses the associative content of the traditional themes of iniquity,... more...

  • Contestazione e conservazioneby Giuseppe Russo

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    Why was Lucian of Samosata attacked for his ideas but admired for the perfection of his Greek and the elegance of his writings? The origins of this two-sided attitude towards Lucian seem to lie in the scholia his text was provided with by Arethas, archbishop of Caesarea. The Lucianic ideas that the strict prelate refutes are mostly in contrast to the... more...

  • Orpheus in der Spätantikeby Oliver Schelske

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    In this work, the short epos Orpheus? Argonautica that dates from Late Antiquity is subjected to a comprehensive re-examination. It reveals a work in which the poetic structure is much more complex than previously assumed and shows how Orpheus? figure was handled in Late Antiquity thus presenting the recipient with a number of links to philosophic-religious... more...

  • Aesop's Fablesby Aesop; Laura Gibbs

    Oxford University Press, UK 2002; US$ 8.99

    This new translation is the first to represent all the main fable collections in ancient Latin and Greek derived from the legendary Aesop, arranged according to the fables' contents and themes. It includes 600 fables, many of which come from sources never before translated into English. - ;'The story goes that a sow who had delivered a whole... more...

  • The Library of Greek Mythologyby Apollodorus; Robin Hard

    Oxford University Press, UK 1997; US$ 8.99

    The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the Library of Apollodorus is a unique guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War. Used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, it tells the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated... more...