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Classical philology

  • Etymology and Grammatical Discourse in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Agesby Mark E. Amsler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 165.00

    This study focuses on the uses of the grammatical concept of etymologia in primarily Latin writings from the early Middle Ages. Etymologia is a fundamental procedure and discursive strategy in the philosophy and analysis of language in early medieval Latin grammar, as well as in Biblical exegesis, encyclopedic writing, theology, and philosophy. Read... more...

  • Causality and Connectivesby Valandis Bardzokas

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 135.00

    The book explores finely-grained distinctions in causal meaning, mostly from a relevance-theoretic perspective. To increase the challenge of this double task, i.e. a thorough as well as satisfactory account of cause and a detailed assessment of the theoretical model employed to this end, the current study involves an investigation carried out by way... more...

  • Medieval and Modern Greekby Robert Browning

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    To speakers of modern Greek the Homeric poems of the 7th century BC are not written in a foreign language. The Greek language has enjoyed a continuous tradition from earliest times until now. This book traces its history from the immediately post-classical or Hellenistic period to the present day. The aim is both to analyse the changing structure of... more...

  • Imitatio et tractatioby Alexandru Cizek

    De Gruyter 1994; US$ 196.00

    Imitatio Et Tractatio: Die Literarisch-Theoretischen Grundlagen Der Nachahmung in Antike Und Mittelalter. more...

  • Synagogeby Ian C. Cunningham

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 321.00

    The "Synagoge" (Gk: collection of useful word explanations) is one of the most important lexicographical sources from early Byzantine times. The anonymous author quotes extracts from the works of ancient authors which have not been preserved elsewhere and gives details of customs and myths from the epoch. At the same time, he presents... more...

  • Sound, Sense, and Rhythmby Mark W. Edwards

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 41.95 US$ 33.56

    This book concerns the way we read--or rather, imagine we are listening to--ancient Greek and Latin poetry. Through clear and penetrating analysis Mark Edwards shows how an understanding of the effects of word order and meter is vital for appreciating the meaning of classical poetry, composed for listening audiences. The first of four chapters... 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...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rhetoricby Erik Gunderson

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    Comprehensive overview of rhetorical practice and theory in Graeco-Roman antiquity, from Homer to early Christianity. more...

  • Ancient Rhetoric and Oratoryby Thomas Habinek

    Wiley 2008; US$ 127.95 US$ 110.89

    This book introduces readers to the ancient rhetorical tradition by investigating key questions about the origins, nature and importance of rhetoric. Explores the role of the orator, especially the two greatest figures of the tradition, Demosthenes and Cicero Investigates the place of rhetoric at the center of ancient education Considers... more...

  • Übersetzung antiker Literaturby Martin S. Harbsmeier; Josefine Kitzbichler; Katja Lubitz; Nina Mindt

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 182.00

    Translation presents a multi-layered process which transforms both the language and culture of the translator and the perception of the language and culture of what is translated. The discussion about the extent to which the individual form and culturally alien content of literary texts allows them to be translated took on a new quality in... more...