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  • Encheiridionby Epictetus; Gerard Boter

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 56.00

    The philosopher Epictetus? Encheiridion (?Little Handbook?), written c. AD 100, is one of the most influential works of Stoic philosophy. The Greek text presented here is the first oneto be based an a full evaluation of the complete tradition. more...

  • Riddle of the Labyrinthby Margalit Fox

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 19.98

    The decoding of Linear B is one of the world's greatest stories: from the discovery of a cache of ancient tablets recording a lost prehistoric language to the dramatic solution of the riddle nearly seventy years later, it exerts a mesmerizing pull on the imagination. But, captivating as it is, this story is missing a crucial piece. Two... more...

  • Heroines of the French Epicby Michael A. H. Newth

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 72.92

    The epic tales of medieval France, called "chansons de geste", or "songs of deeds", provided the chief means of cultural and imaginative expression in the French language for over one hundred and fifty years (c.1100-1250), during one of the most significant periods of social change in the history of Western civilisation. Yet they remain largely unknown... more...

  • Euripides, "Hekabe"by Kjeld Matthiessen

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    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...

  • Aristoteles, "De motu animalium"by Oliver Primavesi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This new edition of Aristotle?s De motu animalium presents a key text of Aristotelian biology based on aversion of the text that was long thought to belost.The volume includesa new edition of the Greek text, translation, critical apparatus, and essay on the transmissionof the medieval Latin textas well as facsimiles of the newly-discovered Berlin manuscript. 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 2014; 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...