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Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • The Ancient Art of Growing Oldby Tom Payne

    Random House 2015; US$ 15.98

    Bette Davis said ?Old age ain?t no place for sissies?. If that?s true, we could all use a little help as we approach our twilight years. Translator Tom Payne turns to Cicero, Ovid, Seneca, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes to learn what the wisest minds of antiquity could tell us about the pleasures and pains of old age.... more...

  • Chronographiae quae Theophanis Continuati nomine fertur Libri I-IVby Jeffrey Michael Featherstone; Juan Signes-Codoñer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    A principal source for the second period of Iconoclasm and the Amorian dynasty, the historical compilation known as Theophanes Continuatus was among the first works of the classicising revival in Byzantium after the Dark Age (7-8th centuries). A critical edition of the Greek text of Books I?IV, replacing that of 1838 by I. Bekker, is accompanied here... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Senecaby Shadi Bartsch; Alessandro Schiesaro

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    This Companion examines the complete works of Seneca in context and establishes the importance of his legacy in Western thought. more...

  • Trimalchio's Feastby Petronius

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.36

    'I blush to say what happened next.' A satirical portrait of a drunken, orgiastic Roman banquet, hosted by the grossly ostentatious Trimalchio. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and... more...

  • Jason and Medeaby Apollonius of Rhodes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.36

    'The Argonauts were terrified at the sight. But Jason planting his feet apart stood to receive them, as a reef in the sea confronts the tossing billows in a gale.' The tragic, epic love affair that allowed Jason to get the Golden Fleece. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate... more...

  • Meditationsby Marcus Aurelius

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    Wisdom from one of the greatest philosophical minds in all of Roman history Divided into twelve books, these meditations chronicle Aurelius?s personal quest for self-improvement. This enduring text from one of history?s greatest warriors and leaders has been compared to St. Augustine?s Confessions for its timelessness, clarity, and candor. These... more...

  • The Sublime Senecaby Erik Gunderson

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Reads Seneca's philosophy and tragedy together, exploring the possibility of enlightenment and the human capacity for wisdom and knowledge. more...

  • Amadis of Gaul, Books III and IVby Garci R. de Montalvo; Edwin Place; Herbert Behm

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    In the long history of European prose, few works have been more influential and popular than Amadis of Gaul. It is a landmark work among the knight-errantry tales and probably derives from an oral tradition. Although its original author is unknown, it was likely written during the early fourteenth century, with the first known version of this work,... more...

  • De usu astrolabii eiusque constructione / Über die Anwendung des Astrolabs und seine Anfertigungby Ioannes Philoponus; Alfred Stückelberger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    This treatise on the astrolabe by the Alexandrian scholar John Philoponos includes the earliest preserved description of the planispherical device that was later widely disseminated during the Middle Ages. Stückelberger?s edition is intended for philologists as well as historians and astronomers. The newly edited Greek text is accompanied... more...

  • Negotiatores in Cirtaby Josef Löffl

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 47.99

    Das Römische Reich zieht in den Krieg gegen Jugurtha, den König der Numider. Marius und Sulla ? zwei Schlüsselfiguren des Untergangs der res publica Romana ? sind dabei und der Geschichtsschreiber Sallust berichtet detailliert über den Konflikt. Bei einem Blick auf die Fakten handelt es sich bei dem Geschehen in Nordafrika am Ende des zweiten Jahrhunderts... more...