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Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Odysseyby Barry B. Powell

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Odyssey is one of the world's greatest and best-loved poems. It has survived for twenty-eight centuries, through upheavals that have wiped out most of what was written in the ancient world. Now Barry B. Powell, one of the twenty-first century's leading Homeric scholars, has given us a powerful new translation. Powell's translation renders... more...

  • Lucretius: De Rerum Natura Book IIIby Lucretius; E. J. Kenney

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    Completely revised and considerably enlarged edition of this best-selling edition of Lucretius' account of why death does not matter. 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$ 76.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Sapphoby Sappho; Diane Rayor; André Lardinois

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 56.00

    Diane Rayor's graceful translations and André Lardinois's thorough introduction and notes present the best combination of intelligibility, information, and poetry. more...

  • A Handbook of Greek Literature (Routledge Revivals)by H. J. Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    First published in 1934, this book covers a broad array of ancient Greek literature, taking into account the most acknowledged of the Greek authors as well as those less well known. H. J. Rose presents the latest findings of the time in terms of research into Greek literature and covers subjects from Homer, Comedy and Poetry, to Philosophy, Science,... more...

  • Latin Literature of the Fourth Century (Routledge Revivals)by J. W. Binns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This volume, offering an insight into the literary world of Rome in the fourth century AD, reflects an increased interest in the writers of the 150 years before the collapse of the Western Empire, who have long been over-shadowed by the pre-eminence accorded since the eighteenth century to the Golden and Silver ages. Among the writers examined... more...