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  • Greek Heroes in and out of Hadesby Stamatia Dova

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 35.99

    Greek Heroes in and out of Hades is a study on heroism and mortality from Homer to Plato. Through systematic readings of a wide range of ancient Greek texts, Stamatia Dova offers innovative hermeneutic approaches to heroic character and a comprehensive overview of the theme of descent to the underworld in the Iliad and the Odyssey , Bacchylides... more...

  • Reading Greekby Joint Association of Classical Teachers

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    Thoroughly-revised edition of best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students and adults. more...

  • Encounters and Reflectionsby Seth Benardete; Ronna Burger

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    By turns wickedly funny and profoundly illuminating, Encounters and Reflections presents a captivating and unconventional portrait of the life and works of Seth Benardete. One of the leading scholars of ancient thought, Benardete here reflects on both the people he knew and the topics that fascinated him throughout his career in a series of candid,... more...

  • Of Myth, Life, and War in Plato's Republicby Claudia Baracchi

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    "Baracchi has identified pivotal points around which the Republic operates; this allows a reading of the entire text to unfold.... a very beautifully written book." -- Walter Brogan "... a work that opens new and timely vistas within the Republic.... Her approach... is thorough and rigorous." -- ... more...

  • Virgil's Homeric Lensby Edan Dekel

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Virgil?s Homeric Lens reevaluates the traditional view of the Aeneid?s relationship to Homer?s Iliad and Odyssey . Almost since the death of Virgil, there has been an assumption that the Aeneid breaks into two discrete halves: Virgil?s Odyssey , and Virgil?s Iliad . Although modified in various ways over the centuries, this neat dichotomy has... more...

  • Roman Monarchy and the Renaissance Princeby Peter Stacey

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 39.00

    In this 2007 text Stacey traces the formative impact of Seneca's political philosophy upon medieval and Renaissance thinking about princely government. more...

  • The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragonsby Liu Hsieh; Vincent Yu-Chung Shih; Vincent Yu-Chung Shih

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons is the first comprehensive work of literary criticism in Chinese, and one that has been considered essential reading for writers and scholars since it was written some 1,500 years ago. A vast compendium of all that was known about Chinese literature at the time, it is simultaneously a taxonomy... more...

  • Euripides, "Hekabe"by Kjeld Matthiessen

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 224.00

    In medieval Byzantium Hecabe was Euripides? most popular tragedy, so that it is this play for which we have the most manuscripts. Although this means that the production of a critical editionto satisfymodern criteria is particularly difficult, such an edition can now be presented. It comprises a revised text, a collection of testimonials, an extensive... more...

  • CliffsNotes On Aristotle's Ethicsby Robert J. Milch; Charles H. Patterson

    John Wiley & Sons 2004; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. People have not changed significantly in the many years since Aristotle first lectured on ethics at the Lyceum in Athens . The human types and problems covered in CliffsNotes on Aristotle’s Ethics... more...

  • Die Valerius Maximus-Epitome des Ianuarius Nepotianusby Rainer Jakobi

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Rainer Jakobi presents a new critical edition of the Late Antique epitome of Valerius Maximus by Ianuarius Nepotianus and a first edition of the fragments of books III-IX preserved by Landulfus Sagax. In the exegetical commentary he explains his text-critical decisions and offers a critical analysis of the sources: besides the exempla collection of... more...