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  • Die Carmina Anacreontea und Anakreonby Alexander Müller

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 76.00

    Dieses Buch eröffnet einen grundlegend neuen Zugang zu den Carmina Anacreontea wie zum Werk Anakreons und seiner Rezeption. Alexander Müller geht hierbei nicht von einem oberflächlichen Vergleich der Carmina Anacreontea mit dem Werk Anakreons aus, sondern rekonstruiert zuerst das Bild von Anakreon und seiner Dichtung, das die Dichter der Carmina Anacreontea... more...

  • I Chingby Kerson Huang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 49.00

    This book contains a dramatic and revealing translation of this ancient classic into English. The Chinese original is set side-by-side with the translation. Two things set this work apart from other translated versions. First, archeological findings are used to uncover the meaning of passages obscured for thousands of years. Second, it preserves the... more...

  • Anthology of Black Humourby André Breton; Mark Polizzotti is the author of Revolution of the Polizotti

    Saqi 2014; US$ 13.11

    This is Breton?s definitive statement on l?humour noir, one of the seminal concepts of Surrealism. In his provocative anthology of the writers he most admires, Breton discusses the acerbic aphorisms of Swift, Lichtenberg and Duchamp, the theatrical slapstick of Christian Dietrich Grabbe, the wry missives of Rimbaud, the manic paranoia of Dalí, the... more...

  • A New Companion to Greek Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)by Andrew Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    That the works of the ancient tragedians still have an immediate and profound appeal surely needs no demonstration, yet the modern reader continually stumbles across concepts which are difficult to interpret or relate to ? moral pollution, the authority of oracles, classical ideas of geography ? as well as the names of unfamiliar legendary and mythological... more...

  • Persische zarathustrische monagatby Beate Schmermbeck

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 75.04

    Ursprünglich islamischen Traditionen entstammend, hat dasGebetsgenre monagat auch in der religiösen Literatur und den Ritualen der Zarathustrier seinen Niederschlag gefunden und führte dort zur Entstehung einer Vielzahl von Gebeten in Versform und Prosa. Diese zarathustrischen monagat, die mal mehr und mal weniger eindeutig islamisches Gepräge aufweisen,... more...

  • The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoeby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ************. . more...

  • Brotherhood of Consolationby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every part and chapter. ******************. On a fine evening in the month of September, 1836, a man about thirty years of age was leaning on the parapet of that quay from which a spectator can look up the Seine from the Jardin... more...

  • Martialby Kathleen M. Coleman

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 134.99

    An edition of a collection of Latin epigrams by the poet Martial to celebrate games held in the Colosseum. An introduction sets the epigrams in their literary and social context. Each epigram is followed by an English translation and a detailed commentary discussing matters of linguistic, literary, and historical interest. - ;This book is the first... more...

  • Ciceroby Robert A. Kaster

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 65.00

    A new translation of, and commentary on, Cicero's defence of Publius Sestius against a charge of public violence. The speech provides any student of Rome with a fascinating way into the period and is also among the best introductions we have to traditional Republican values and ethics in action. - ;A new translation of, and commentary on, Cicero's... more...

  • Songs on Bronzeby Nigel Spivey

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 8.99

    A vivid, uninhibited retelling of the classic Greek stories Songs on Bronze is the first major retelling of Greek mythology in half a century; a set of lively, racy, dramatic versions of the great myths, which, in a multicultural society, are recognized more than ever as stories without equal. Most of us would like to know the Greek myths better... more...