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  • A New History of Classical Rhetoricby George A. Kennedy

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 46.95

    George Kennedy's three volumes on classical rhetoric have long been regarded as authoritative treatments of the subject. This new volume, an extensive revision and abridgment of The Art of Persuasion in Greece , The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric under Christian Emperors, provides a comprehensive history of classical rhetoric,... more...

  • Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld and the Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycleby Alhena Gadotti

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 322.00

    Providing a new perspective on the Sumerian Gilgamesh stories, Alhena Gadotti argues that a Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle was developed as early as Ur III, and that Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld was the first, not the last story of this cycle. Prompted by several texts that have come to light since Aaron Shaffer's 1963 publication of the text,... more...

  • Trials of Characterby James M. May

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Trials of Character: The Eloquence of Ciceronian Ethos 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...

  • Scholia Graeca in Thucydidemby Alexander Kleinlogel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 280.00

    The scholia to Thucydides, which are marginalia found in Medieval Greek manuscripts, provide us with the remainders of valuable ancient and Byzantine commentaries on the verbal and textual difficulties presented by Thucydides?s complex texts. The last edition of these scholia appeared in 1927, and this publication fails to live up to important contemporary... more...

  • Plato's "Sophist" Revisitedby Thomas M. Robinson; Beatriz Bossi

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    This book consists of a selection of papers which throw new light on old problems in one of Plato?s most difficult dialogues. The first set of papers deals with definitions of sophistry from different perspectives (T. Robinson, F. Casadesús, J. Monserrat-P. Sandoval, A. Bernabé, M. Narcy and K. Dorter). In the central section E. Hülsz, D. O'Brien,... 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...

  • Generic Interfaces in Latin Literatureby Stavros Frangoulidis; Theodore D. Papanghelis; Stephen J. Harrison

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    This volume pursues a key topic in the current study of Latin literature - the way in which literary texts of all periods in Latin, while usually written in an identifiable genre, characteristically allude to and interact with other genres. It pushes research forward by providing a broad range of studies concentrating on the polyphonic nature of Latin... more...

  • Die Suasorien des älteren Senecaby Stefan Feddern

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    This new edition of The Suasoriae of Seneca the Elder contains, in addition to the original text, its first-ever commentary, providing helpful assistance with the hard-to-read declamations. The introduction addresses problems in Seneca the Elder scholarship (the poor state of The Suasoriae?s written record, for instance) and with ancient declamation.... more...