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Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • Housing the New Romansby Katharine T. von Stackelberg; Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 73.99

    This volume of scholarly essays investigates how the reception of Classical Greece and Rome and ancient Egypt redeployed Classicizing and Egyptianizing tropes in the 19th and 20th Centuries to create a new cultural hybrid: the Neo-Antique "dwelling." more...

  • Pharaoh's Land and Beyondby Pearce Paul Creasman; Richard H. Wilkinson

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 25.99

    Ancient Egypt was a rich tapestry of social, religious, technological, and economic interconnections among numerous civilizations from disparate lands. Ancient Egypt as perceived today was constantly changing-and changing the cultures around it. This work explores the diverse methods of interaction between Egypt and its neighbors during the pharaonic... more...

  • Scholia in Claudii Aeliani libros de natura animaliumby Claudio Meliadō

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 68.99

    Die Bibliotheca Teubneriana , gegründet 1849, ist die weltweit älteste, traditionsreichste und umfangreichste Editionsreihe griechischer und lateinischer Literatur von der Antike bis zur Neuzeit. Pro Jahr erscheinen 4-5 neue Editionen. Sämtliche Ausgaben werden durch eine lateinische Praefatio ergänzt. more...

  • Philebusby Plato

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 15.50

    Taking the form of a discussion between the hedonist Philebus, his naīve disciple Protarchus and Socrates, Philebus is a compelling consideration of the popular belief that pleasure is the greatest attainable good. Here, Socrates speculates on the differing intensities of both pleasure and pain; explores the notion that they can be divided into pure... more...

  • Tragic Pleasure from Homer to Platoby Rana Saadi Liebert

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book uses Greek poetry and Plato's philosophy to explain the appeal of tragedy and explore the non-cognitive value of aesthetic engagement. more...

  • The Lives of Ovid in Seventeenth-Century French Cultureby Helena Taylor

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 84.99

    Helena Taylor explores responses to the life of the ancient Roman poet, Ovid, within the charged atmosphere of seventeenth-century France. She investigates how the figure of Ovid was used to debate literary taste and modernity, and in doing so offers a fresh perspective on classical reception: its paradoxes, uses, and quarrels. more...

  • Mercury's Wingsby Richard J. A. Talbert; Fred S. Naiden

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 84.99

    Mercury's Wings marks a milestone as the first-ever volume devoted to ancient communications. Its eighteen wide-ranging essays by art historians, Assyriologists, Classicists and Egyptologists explore communications as a powerful vehicle not just for the transmission of information, but also for the conduct of religion, commerce, diplomacy, culture... more...

  • The Bacchaeby Euripides

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived complete. Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama down to modern times, especially... more...

  • Garland of the Buddha's Past Lives (Volume 2)by Aryashura; Justin Meiland

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    In this second volume of the Garland of Past Lives , Aryashura applies his elegant literary skill toward composing fourteen further stories that depict the Buddha?s quest for enlightenment in his former lives. Here the perfection of forbearance becomes the dominant theme, as the future Buddha suffers mutilations from the wicked and sacrifices himself... more...

  • Mahabharata Book Six (Volume 2)by Alex Cherniak

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    This second half of Bhishma describes the events from the beginning of the fifth day till the end of the tenth of the great battle between the Káuravas and the Pándavas. Despite grandfather Bhishma?s appeal to conclude peace with the Pándavas, Duryódhana continues the bloody battle. The key strategist is general Bhishma, commander... more...