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Greek philology and language

  • Plinius und seine Klassikerby Katrin Schwerdtner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    This volume offers a systematic study of the use of literary quotations in Pliny?s letters. By looking at exemplary quotations from Homer and Virgil, the author shows how Pliny uses quotations as a literary device to appeal to the intellectual background of his contemporary readership. more...

  • Aeneisby Vergil; Niklas Holzberg

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    Vergil?s Aeneid is one of the greatest works of world literature. Published around 18 BCE, this epic poem narrates the mythical antecedents of the foundation of Rome. The translation is in verses ? in hexameter as the original version? but, leaving behind the classicistic tradition, uses contemporary German to render the Latin text.... more...

  • Euripides and the Politics of Formby Victoria Wohl

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    How can we make sense of the innovative structure of Euripidean drama? And what political role did tragedy play in the democracy of classical Athens? These questions are usually considered to be mutually exclusive, but this book shows that they can only be properly answered together. Providing a new approach to the aesthetics and politics of Greek... more...

  • Erasmus, Man of Lettersby Lisa Jardine; Lisa Jardine

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, when learning could command public admiration without the need for authorial self-promotion. Lisa Jardine, however, shows that Erasmus self-consciously created his own reputation as the central figure of the European intellectual... more...

  • Ancient Greek Verb-Initial Compoundsby Olga Tribulato

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This book provides a study of the diachronic development of compounds with a verbal first constituent in Ancient Greek. Based on an unprecedentedly comprehensive corpus of such compounds, it offers detailed treatments of their origins, structure and place within the Greek compound system, as well as in-depth and up-to-date introductions... more...

  • Vergil´s Political Commentaryby Leendert Weeda

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    Vergil?s commentary on political issues is discussed after analyzing the whole of the poet?s work. His political engagement ? noticeable in much of his work, is clear. The new notion of the functional model, which the poet often used when making a political statement is introduced. New interpretations of a number of the Eclogues and passages... more...

  • A Reading of Lucretius' De Rerum Naturaby Lee Fratantuono

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 139.99

    This book offers a comprehensive commentary on Lucretius' De Rerum Natura, the earliest surviving full scale epic poem from ancient Rome. more...

  • Was bedeutet Ordnung - was ordnet Bedeutung?by Christian David Haß; Eva Marie Noller

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    What does order mean - what orders meaning? These are at once elementary and complex questions for the theoretical and praxeological self-definition of the textual and visual sciences. The collected essays in this volume seek answers from a wide variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives in relation to both ancient and modern... more...

  • The Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus; Anthony Grafton

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    Desiderius Erasmus (1466?1536) was a Dutch humanist, scholar, and social critic, and one of the most important figures of the Renaissance. The Praise of Folly is perhaps his best-known work. Originally written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, this satiric celebration of pleasure, youth, and intoxication irreverently pokes fun at the pieties... more...

  • Panegyrici Latiniby Panegyrici Panegyrici Latini; Thomas Baier; Brigitte Müller-Rettig; Kai Brodersen; Martin Hose

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 114.48

    Zu der Sammlung der so genannten ?Panegyrici latini? oder ?Lobreden auf römische Kaiser? gehören mehrere Reden auf Kaiser Konstantin den Großen, die vermutlich in den Jahren 307 bis 311 in Trier gehalten wurden. Sie enthalten keineswegs nur übertreibendes, inhaltsleeres Herrscherlob: Die jeweiligen Redner konnten mit den Mitteln des Hofzeremoniells... more...