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  • The Passions in Roman Thought and Literatureby Susanna Morton Braund; Christopher Gill

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 52.00

    Understanding the emotions or 'passions' in key literary and intellectual Latin writings. more...

  • The Golden Assby Apuleius; Joel C. Relihan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 12.50

    Relihan uses alliteration and assonance, rhythm and rhyme, the occasional archaism, the rare neologism, and devices of punctuation and typography, to create a sparkling, luxurious, and readable translation that reproduces something of the linguistic and comic effects of the original Latin. more...

  • Complete Lettersby Pliny the Younger

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 8.99

    Pliny's letters provide a fascinating insight into Roman life in the period 97 to 112 AD. They document politics, social life, religion, the educational system, the treatment of slaves and include a vivid description of the eruption of Vesuvius. This is a lively and sympathetic new translation. - ;'Gaius Pliny sends greetings to his friend... more...

  • The Portable Roman Readerby Various; Basil Davenport

    Penguin Publishing Group 1977; US$ 20.00

    The Romans conquered most of the known world and detailed their conquests in calm, unapologetic histories. They were a supremely urbane people who longed poetically for the farming life. Valuing toughness and practicality in all things, they turned the love poem into a cynical rebuke and wrote tragedies in which the unfathomable actions of gods gave... 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...

  • 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 edition to satisfy modern criteria is particularly difficult, such an edition can now be presented. It comprises a revised text, a collection of testimonials,... more...

  • Sexuality in Greek and Roman Cultureby Marilyn B. Skinner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 46.95

    This agenda-setting text has been fully revised in its second edition, with coverage extended into the Christian era. It remains the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sexual cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Covers a wide range of subjects, including Greek pederasty and the symposium, ancient prostitution, representations... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Homer's Odysseyby Stanley P Baldwin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Odyssey, you follow along on Homer's grand adventure.... more...

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

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 5.99

    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 are familiar to everyone. The rules of conduct and explanations of virtue and goodness that he proposes can help people of all eras better understand... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Virgil's Aeneidby Richard McDougall; Suzanne Pavlos

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 9.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Aeneid takes you on the journey of a band of survivors... more...