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  • Divine Talkby Gunther Martin

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 134.99

    Gunther Martin examines the references to religion in the speeches of Demosthenes and other Athenian orators in the 4th century BC. In Part I he demonstrates the role religion plays in the rhetorical strategy of speeches in political trials: his main argument is that speakers had to be consistent in their approach to religion throughout their career.... more...

  • Menanderby Malcolm Heath

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 198.99

    This book undertakes a fundamental assessment of Menander of Laodicea ('Menander Rhetor'), and of the nature and functions of rhetoric in later antiquity (second to fifth centuries AD). It examines Menander's fragments, collected here for the first time, in detail, showing that he was primarily an expert on judicial and deliberative oratory;... more...

  • Götter, Mythen, Philosophenby Fabio Berdozzo

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00

    One of Lucian?s main topics is the critical observation of religious life. His criticism of religious ideas, however, takes place exclusively as dispute with the forms and models of literary tradition. Even when discussing the positions of philosophers, he remains a writer; his gods are literary gods. Nowhere in his oeuvre is there evidence of a personal... more...

  • 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...