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  • Translation as Museby Elizabeth Marie Young

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    Poetry is often said to resist translation, its integration of form and meaning rendering even the best translations problematic. Elizabeth Marie Young disagrees, and with  Translation as Muse , she uses the work of the celebrated Roman poet Catullus to mount a powerful argument that translation can be an engine of poetic invention. Catullus... more...

  • Two Deaths at Amphipolisby Mike Roberts

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.50

    This original book looks in detail at arguably the two most significant characters on either side in the middle years of the great Peloponnesian War and the showdown in and around Amphipolis that led to both their deaths in 422 BC.The Spartan commander Brasidas was already a veteran of many campaigns when he headed for the strategically important northern... more...

  • Games of Venusby Peter Bing; Rip Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Recent attacks on contemporary art have portrayed the erotic content of works by Robert Mapplethorpe and others as if it were a deviation from the Western artistic tradition. On the contrary, there is a rich tradition of eroticism in the arts beginning with the erotic verse of ancient Greek and Roman poets. Games of Venus , the first comprehensive... more...

  • Readings in Classical Rhetoricby Thomas W. Benson; Michael H. Prosser

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    Rhetoric -- the theory of oral discourse -- affected and indeed pervaded all aspects of classical thought. Bearing the stamp of its impact were the Homeric hymns, the Iliad and the Odyssey, Aeschylus' Eumenides, the great dramatic tragedies, the elegiac and lyric poetry, and the literature of the Romans, often formed in the Greek image. The rhetorical... more...

  • Kontinuität und Wandel der Philologien.by Johanna Wolf

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 74.43

    Die vorliegende Studie untersucht die zentralen gegenstands-, methoden- und institutionsbezogenen Konzepte, die der Ausbildung der Romanischen Philologie im 19. Jahrhundert zugrunde liegen. Analysiert wird ein Korpus von programmatischen Schriften der frühen "Romanis - ten", in denen über die Identität des eigenen Fachs, wissenschaftliche Ansprüche... more...

  • Timaeusby Plato; Peter Kalkavage

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 7.95

    This is an English translation of Plato's dialogue concerning speculation on the nature of the physical world and human beings. An extensive introduction provides careful insights to the reading of the work, the nature of Platonic dialogue and the cultural background of the Timaeus. Appendices on music, astronomy and geometry further provide guidance... more...

  • L'art de la guerreby Victoria Charles; Sun Tzu

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Au cours de l'histoire, nombreuses sont les guerres qui changèrent le paysage politique et culturel du monde. Source de bouleversements, de destructions et de violences, elles contribuèrent néanmoins à l'évolution de la création artistique. En effet, malgré les événements traumatisants qu'elles engendrent, les guerres inspirent les artistes depuis... more...

  • Between Ecstasy and Truthby Stephen Halliwell

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 149.99

    As well as producing one of the finest of all poetic traditions, ancient Greek culture produced a major tradition of poetic theory and criticism. Halliwell's volume offers a series of detailed and challenging interpretations of some of the defining authors and texts in the history of ancient Greek poetics: the Homeric epics, Aristophanes' Frogs,... more...

  • Ancient Greek Epigramsby Gordon L. Fain

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    After Sappho but before the great Latin poets, the most important short poems in the ancient world were Greek epigrams. Beginning with simple expressions engraved on stone, these poems eventually encompassed nearly every theme we now associate with lyric poetry in English. Many of the finest are on love and would later exert a profound influence on... more...

  • On Fracturesby Hippocrates

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Hippocratic Corpus (Latin: Corpus Hippocraticum) is a collection of around seventy early medical works from ancient Greece, written in Ionic Greek…..The Hippocratic Corpus contains textbooks, lectures, research, notes and philosophical essays on various subjects in medicine, in no particular order. These works were written for different audiences,... more...