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- The History Press 2010; US$ 13.11
These are just a few of the topics covered in this book. As Mark Walker makes clear, present-day English is still steeped in its Roman and Latin origins. As a result English still has many thousands of Latin words in everyday use. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 20.78
This is a selection from the 13the century collection of secular latin poems. Some are serious (eg Crusade poems) but the majority are light, including many love poems. A number of items from the Carmina are well known as text for Carl Orff's 'Scenic Cantata'. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 180.00
The study of Greek and Roman language science has figured prominently in the remarkable renascence of interest in the history of linguistics of the last twenty years. We know more now than we did several decades ago about what the Greeks and Romans were thinking, writing, and doing in matters grammatical, and the scholars who contribute to this volume... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 180.00
This volume presents the main tenets of Sanctius? linguistic theory and explores the questions raised by Robin Lakoff in her 1969 review of the Grammaire générale et raisonnée (Port Royal) . Part I surveys earlier developments in the study of language, in particular the Graeco-Roman and Medieval traditions, the Renaissance period, and Judaeo-Arabic... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 46.95
George Kennedy's three volumes on classical rhetoric have long been regarded as authoritative treatments of the subject. This new volume, an extensive revision and abridgment of The Art of Persuasion in Greece , The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric under Christian Emperors, provides a comprehensive history of classical rhetoric,... more...
- C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 60.33
Das Ziel dieser Arbeit ist ein besseres Verständnis der Kommunikation zwischen Livius und seinen Lesern über Geschichte und die Analyse der vor diesem Hintergrund zu beobachtenden literarischen Techniken. Zu diesem Zweck wird der Text hier programmatisch in seiner Gesamtheit in den Blick genommen und bei seiner Interpretation stets die Perspektive... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 8.95
a Greek gentleman in a straw hat, standing absolutely motionless at a slight angle to the universe' E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster's description of C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933) perfectly encapsulates the unique perspective Cavafy brought to bear on history and geography, sexuality and language in his poems. Cavafy writes about people on the periphery,... more...
- Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 59.93
Hauptbeschreibung Die Vorstellung, dass 'fides' der Maßstab politischer Ethik zu sein habe, wird von vielen römischen Autoren transportiert. Der Historiker Livius bezeichnet daher die List als die am "wenigsten römische Kunst", 'ars minime Romana'. Doch die Kultur der Römer, die sich an so vielen Werten zu orientieren scheint, hat möglicherweise... more...
- Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 40.87
Hauptbeschreibung Current interpretations of Apuleius' 'Golden Ass' cover the entire spectrum from a religious autobiography to an incongruous collection of titillating stories. The goal of this book is to explain the extraordinary polyphony of Apuleius' novel as a product of the 2nd century CE context, in which elite culture (philosophy and sophistic... more...