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  • The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literatureby Peter E. Knox; J. C. McKeown

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 31.99

    Though the wonders of ancient Roman culture continue to attract interest across the disciplines, it is difficult to find a lively, accessible collection of the full range of the era's literature in English. The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature provides a general introduction to the literature of the Roman empire at its zenith, between the second... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedyby Michael Fontaine; Adele C. Scafuro

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 174.99

    In recent decades literary approaches to drama have multiplied: new historical, intertextual, political, performative and metatheatrical, socio-linguistic, gender-driven, transgenre-driven. New information has been amassed, sometimes by re-examination of extant literary texts and material artifacts, at other times from new discoveries from the fields... more...

  • Tales from the Kathasaritsagaraby Somadeva; Arshia Sattar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    The vast ocean of stories that influenced storytelling the world over 'The Kathasaritasagara' is said to have been compiled by a Kashmiri Saivite Brahmin called Somadeva in AD 1070, although the date has not been conclusively established. Legend has it that Somadeva composed the Kathasaritasagara for Queen Suryavati, wife of King Anantadeva who ruled... more...

  • Antigoneby Intet fornavn Sofokles; Peter Brandes; Otto Steen Due

    Aarhus University Press 2004; US$ 16.52

    Sofokles' tragedie Antigone, som opførtes første gang i Athen for knap 2500 år siden, har ikke siden op­hørt med at inspirere både ved læsning og op­fø­relser. Tragedien er bearbejdet af talrige dramatikere og in­struk­tører og er stadig i sin problemstilling så aktuel som ved sin førsteopførelse. Og ingen bearbejdelser er bedre end originalen.Problemet... more...

  • Apuleius' Platonismby Richard Fletcher

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    The first exploration of the idiosyncratic brand of Platonism in the multifarious literary corpus of Apuleius of Madauros (c.AD 120?180). more...

  • Babur Namaby Annette Susannah Beveridge; Dilip Hiro

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    ?The facts are as stated here . . . I have set down of good and bad whatever is known.? The Babur Nama, a journal kept by Zahir Uddin Muhammad Babur (1483?1530), the founder of the Mughal Empire, is the earliest example of autobiographical writing in world literature, and one of the finest. Against the turbulent backdrop of medieval history, it paints... more...

  • Bankimchandra Omnibusby Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    The First Volume Of This Collector S Edition Brings Together Five Of Bankimchandra S Best-Known Works In English Translation. Set In The Bengal Of Emperor Jehangir S Time, Kapalkundala Tells The Story Of Nabakumar, A Young Woman Named Kapalkundala Whom He Rescues From A Tantric Intent On Human Sacrifice, And The Beautiful Lutfunnisa Who Has Sold Her... more...

  • De interpretationeby Aristoteles; Hermann Weidemann

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    This new edition of Aristotle's De interpretatione provides an improved text compared to the 1949 Oxford edition, based upon an evaluation of the seven earliest surviving medieval manuscripts as well as many translations and commentaries from late antiquity. A text-critical apparatus provides information about the different readings. more...

  • Held und Heldentum bei Homerby Fabian Horn

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 98.35

    Held und Heldentum bei Homer: Das homerische Heldenkonzept und seine poetische Verwendung bietet nach methodischen Vorüberlegungen und der Bestimmung des Heldenbegriffes bei Homer die erste umfassende systematische Darstellung des traditionellen epischen Heldenkonzeptes auf der Textgrundlage der Ilias. Vor deren Hintergrund, gleichsam als Folie, erfolgt... more...

  • In Defence of the Republicby Cicero

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Cicero (106-43BC) was the most brilliant orator in Classical history. Even one of the men who authorized his assassination, the Emperor Octavian, admitted to his grandson that Cicero was: 'an eloquent man, my boy, eloquent and a lover of his country'. This new selection of speeches illustrates Cicero's fierce loyalty to the Roman Republic, giving... more...