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  • Selected Dialoguesby Lucian; C. D. N. Costa

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 8.99

    you'll find another man to harvest, Glycerion: let this one go'The Greek satirist Lucian was a brilliantly entertaining writer who invented the comic dialogue as a vehicle for satiric comment. His influence was immense, not only in the Greek world, but on later European writers such as Rabelais and Swift. His dialogues puncture the pretensions... more...

  • Ancient Greek Accentuationby Philomen Probert

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 198.99

    The accent of many Greek words has long been considered arbitrary, but Philomen Probert points to some striking correlations between accentuation and a word's synchronic morphological transparency, and between accentuation and word frequency, that give clues to the prehistory of the accent system. Bringing together comparative evidence for the... more...

  • Orality, Literacy, Memory in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worldby Anne Mackay

    BRILL 2008; US$ 154.00

    This seventh volume on Orality and Literacy in Ancient Greece and Rome presents a series of essays that explore the workings of memory in ancient texts and artworks marking the shift over centuries from an oral to a literate culture. more...

  • Constituent Syntax: Quantification, Numerals, Possession, Anaphoraby

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    New Perspectives on Historical Latin Syntax: Constituent Syntax (Quantification, Numerals, Possession, Anaphora) is the third of four volumes dealing with the long-term evolution of Latin syntax, roughly from the 4th century BCE up to the 6th century CE. Essentially an extension of Volume 2, Volume 3 concentrates on additional subsentential syntactic... more...

  • Millennium (2010) by

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2010; US$ 127.00

    Millennium pursues an interdisciplinary international approach transcending epochal boundaries to research the First Millennium AD. The editorial board and the advisory board represent a wide range of disciplines ? contributions from art and literary studies are published alongside historical, theological and philosophical contributions on the Latin,... more...

  • Entering the Agonby Elton T. E. Barker

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    This book investigates one of the most characteristic and prominent features of ancient Greek literature - the scene of debate or agon, in which with varying degrees of formality characters square up to each other and engage in a contest of words. Drawing on six case studies of different kinds of narrative - epic, historiography and tragedy - and authors... more...

  • Annus Horribilisby Mark Walker

    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...

  • Handbuch der griechischen Literatur der Antike Bd. 1: Die Literatur der archaischen und klassischen Zeitby Bernhard Zimmermann; Anne Schlichtmann

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 137.68

    Hauptbeschreibung Seitdem die Geschichte der griechischen Literatur von Wilhelm Schmid und Otto Stählin im Handbuch der Altertumswissenschaft zwischen 1929 und 1948 erschienen ist, kam mancher Neufund antiker Texte hinzu: Komödien Menanders, Bruchstücke der frühen Lyrik und der vorsokratischen Philosophie. Dadurch wurde unsere Kenntnis der griechischen... more...

  • Selections from the 'Carmina Burana'by none

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    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...

  • The History of Linguistics in the Classical Periodby Daniel J. Taylor

    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...