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  • "Kleine Leute" und große Helden in Homers Odyssee und Kallimachos' Hekaleby Marios Skempis

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    Callimachus? Hekale is one of the most famous short epics of Greek literature and was highly regarded as such in antiquity. This study addresses the question of whether and to what extent the Hekale is related to the Homeric epics, and especially the Odyssey. The ensuing conclusions show that the Odyssey exerted a strong influence on the diction, character... more...

  • The "Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite" and Related Textsby S. Douglas Olson

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite (600s BCE?) tells the story of a brief encounter between the goddess of love and the cowherd Anchises, which led to the birth of the Trojan hero Aeneas. Less than 300 lines long, it is among the shortest of the so-called ?major Homeric Hymns?, but is nonetheless richly and beautifully conceived and narrated. This book... more...

  • The "Homeric Hymn to Hermes"by Athanassios Vergados

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    This volume offers a detailed philological commentary on the longest of the Homeric Hymns. The commentary is preceded by a lengthy introduction addressing the Hymn?s ideas on poetry and music, its humorous aspects, the poem?s relation to the rest of archaic hexameter literature, its reception in later literature, its structure, date and place of composition,... more...

  • Active Perception in the History of Philosophyby José Filipe Silva; Mikko Yrjönsuuri

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    The aim of the present work is to show the roots of the conception of perception as an active process, tracing the history of its development from Plato to modern philosophy. The contributors inquire into what activity is taken to mean in different theories, challenging traditional historical accounts of perception that stress the passivity of percipients... more...

  • Aelian's On the Nature of Animalsby Gregory McNamee

    Trinity University Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    Not much can be said with certainty about the life of Claudius Aelianus, known to us as Aelian. He was born sometime between A.D. 165 and 170 in the hill town of Praeneste, what is now Palestrina, about twenty-five miles from Rome, Italy. He grew up speaking that town?s version of Latin, a dialect that other speakers of the language seem to have found... more...

  • Aelius Aristides between Greece, Rome, and the Godsby William Harris; Brooke Holmes

    BRILL 2008; US$ 169.00

    This volume, containing fourteen papers given at a conference held at Columbia in 2007, is the most concerted attempt in recent times to understand the famous and enigmatic orator and to set him in his cultural, religious and political context. more...

  • Aeschylusby C. Collard

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 124.99

    An accurate and readable new translation, with introduction, extensive explanatory notes, and up-to-date bibliography, of four of Aeschylus' plays, including the unique historical tragedy Persians and the hugely influential Prometheus Bound. - ;A new, accurate, and readable translation of four of Aeschylus' plays: Persians, Seven Against Thebes,... more...

  • Aeschylusby A. F. Garvie

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 154.99

    Aeschylus' Persae, first produced in 472 BC, is the oldest surviving Greek tragedy. It is also the only extant Greek tragedy that deals, not with a mythological subject, but with an event of recent history, the Greek defeat of the Persians at Salamis in 480 BC. Unlike Aeschylus' other surviving plays, it is apparently not part of a connected... more...

  • Aeschylus: The Oresteiaby Simon Goldhill

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 19.00

    This is the only general introduction in English to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important of all Greek dramas. 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...