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Greek philology and language

  • The Good Greek Girlby Maria Katsonis

    Jane Curry Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    The Good Greek Girl will make you laugh, cry, gasp and smile, written with the honesty Maria’s story deserved, and the elegance and craft expected from such an inspiring public intellectual.Maria Katsonis is the good Greek girl who grew up above her parents’ milk bar and shared a bedroom with her yiayia. That is until university where she... more...

  • Persiusby Shadi Bartsch

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Roman poet and satirist Persius (34?62 CE) was unique among his peers for lampooning literary and social conventions from a distinctly Stoic point of view. A curious amalgam of mocking wit and philosophy, his Satires are rife with violent metaphors and unpleasant imagery and show little concern for the reader?s enjoyment or understanding. ... more...

  • Seneca: Selected Dialogues and Consolationsby Seneca; Peter J. Anderson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 11.95

    Seneca's dialogues--as his epistolary essays have traditionally been known--offer an ideal path into the philosophical thought of first-century Rome's most famous Stoic, whose compelled suicide in 65 CE (by order of his former pupil Emperor Nero) drew comparisons to the death of Socrates. Notable for, among other things, their portrait of a providential... more...

  • Die römische Liebeselegieby Niklas Holzberg

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 175.61

    Die erotische Dichtung der römischen Elegiker Gallus, Properz, Tibull, Pseudo-Tibull und Ovid wird vorgestellt. Dabei werden die Elegiensammlungen jeweils als Ganzes betrachtet. Die Werkanalyse orientiert sich an der Abfolge der Gedichte in den einzelnen Büchern und verweilt länger bei besonders wichtigen Texten. Auf diese Weise bietet die Einführung... more...

  • The Wooden Walls of Thermopylaeby Nick Brown

    Clink Street Publishing 2015; US$ 4.36

    The Athenians have won their battle at Marathon. Now they await the Great King's revenge as he works to assemble a massive army unlike any the world has ever seen. In Athens, a city seething with treachery and intrigue, Mandrocles and his friends live, love and observe-bystanders among politicians and factions fighting for power as the ultimate conflict... more...

  • Shifting Genres in Late Antiquityby Geoffrey Greatrex; Hugh Elton; the assistance of Lucas McMahon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 129.95

    This volume examines the transformation that took place in a wide range of genres in Late Antiquity. Aspects of sacred and secular literature are discussed, alongside chapters on technical writing, monody, epigraphy, epistolography and visual representation. What emerges is the flexibility of genres in the period: late antique authors were not slavish... more...

  • Philosophy and Writingby Anne Margaret Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00

    The outcome of three years of research on the role of institutions in labor markets at the research unit Labor Market Policy and Employment of the Social Science Research Center Berlin, these seven contributions were originally presented at a conference in December 1992 before a group of experts i more...

  • From Homer to Tragedyby Richard Garner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    The role of poetic allusion in classical Greek poetry, to Homer especially, has often largely been neglected or even almost totally ignored. This book, first published in 1990, clarifies the place of Homer in Greek education, as well as adding to the interpretation of many important tragedies. Focussing on the dramatic masterpieces of Aeschylus,... more...

  • People and Themes in Homer's Odysseyby Agathe Thornton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    Published in 1970, this important work interprets the poem with a focus on the idiosyncrasies of its originally oral composition. In part I, the main themes of the Odyssey such as ?guest-friendship? and ?testing? are investigated. The incorporation of these and other themes, such as ?omens? and the ?homecomings of the Achaeans?, into the dramatic... more...

  • Homer and His Criticsby John Myres

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Here is presented a succinct and insightful account of the reception of the Iliad and Odyssey from antiquity to the mid-twentieth century. The overall result is less a systematic history than a series of independent studies differing in scale and focus, the chapter on Gladstone being the most comprehensive and detailed. First published in 1958.... more...