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Greek philology and language

  • Who Knows Tomorrowby Lisa Lovatt-Smith

    Weinstein Publishing 2014; US$ 26.00

    Lisa Lovatt-Smith shares her extraordinary journey from being a Vogue international editor to living in a mud hut in Ghana. more...

  • Genealogy of the Tragicby Joshua Billings

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Why did Greek tragedy and ?the tragic? come to be seen as essential to conceptions of modernity? And how has this belief affected modern understandings of Greek drama? In Genealogy of the Tragic , Joshua Billings answers these and related questions by tracing the emergence of the modern theory of the tragic, which was first developed around 1800... more...

  • Senecas Schrift De beneficiis und der Wandel im römischen Benefizienwesenby Jan Wolkenhauer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 57.40

    In der Aristokratie der römischen Republik wurden existenziell wichtige Hilfeleistungen unter dem Namen »Wohltaten« (beneficia) in breit angelegten Netzen persönlicher Bindungen erwiesen. Die Etablierung der kaiserlichen Herrschaft bewirkte hier fundamentale Änderungen.Dieses Buch untersucht, wie sich die Vermittlungswege von beneficia im Umbruch zur... more...

  • Lustrum Band 55 ? 2013by Michael Weißenberger; Marcus Deufert

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 93.93

    Lustrum Band 55 enthält einen großen Forschungsbericht über Juvenal. Walter Kißel, ein ausgewiesener Kenner der römischen Satire, leistet eine kritische Würdigung der vollständig erfassten wissenschaftlichen Literatur, die diesem letzten großen Vertreter der römischen Verssatire zwischen 1962 und 2011 gewidmet worden ist. Der Bericht zerfällt in zwei... more...

  • In a Landscapeby John Gallaher

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book-length essay-poem chronicles the meditations of an adopted son—now a father—struggling with the meaning of family, love, and death. more...

  • Lucian and His Roman Voicesby Eleni Bozia

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Lucian and His Roman Voices examines cultural exchanges, political propaganda, and religious conflicts in the Early Roman Empire through the eyes of Lucian, his contemporary Roman authors, and Christian Apologists. Offering a multi-faceted analysis of the Lucianic corpus, this book explores how Lucian, a Syrian who wrote in Greek and who became... more...

  • The Bacchae of Euripidesby Euripides; Donald Sutherland

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 13.00

    This new translation of The Bacchae? that strange blend of Aeschylean grandeur and Euripidean finesse?is an attempt to reproduce for the American stage the play as it most probably was when new and unmutilated in 406 B.C. The achievement of this aim involves a restoration of the "great lacuna" at the climax and the discovery of several primary stage... more...

  • Satiren des Mittelaltersby

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 41.74

    Seit dem 11. Jahrhundert kennen wir mittelalterliche Satiren in Versform. Die meist anonym überlieferten Gedichte knüpfen an altrömische Dichter wie Horaz oder Juvenal an, die damals nicht zufällig als vorzügliche Schulautoren galten, und fanden rasch große Verbreitung. Die Texte waren für ein Publikum geschrieben, das nicht unbedingt dem Klerus im... more...

  • Shamelessby Cristiana Franco

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    The figure of the dog is a paradox. As in so many cultures, past and present, the dog in ancient Greece was seen as the animal closest to humans, even as it elicited from them the most negative representations. Still a loaded term today, the word bitch not only signified shamelessness and a lack of self-control but was also exclusively figured as... more...

  • Antigone (NHB Modern Plays)by Sophocles; Owen McCafferty

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights. The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone?s brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or must... more...