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  • Anthology of Classical Mythby Stephen M. Trzaskoma; R. Scott Smith; Stephen Brunet; Thomas G. Palaima

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 18.95

    This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central Greek and Roman works, as a source-based alternative to those textbooks. In addition to the complete texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony , this collection provides generous selections from over 50 texts... more...

  • Homer's The Iliadby Bob Linn

    Wiley 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. Homer's classic Greek epic, The Iliad , plunges you into the midst of... more...

  • Augustine's "Confessions": A Biographyby Garry Wills

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    In this brief and incisive book, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills tells the story of the Confessions --what motivated Augustine to dictate it, how it asks to be read, and the many ways it has been misread in the one-and-a-half millennia since it was composed. Following Wills's biography of Augustine and his translation of the Confessions... more...

  • Horazrezeption in der Renaissanceby Anja Stadeler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The study compares the Horace commentaries by Cristoforo Landino and Denis Lambin, who took diametrically different approaches in their readings of Horace, the subject of their Renaissance era commentaries. It casts light on the commentaries and the reception of Horace during the Renaissance as well as on the work of two outstanding scholars... more...

  • The Names of Homeric Heroesby Nikoletta Kanavou

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    The purpose of this book is to contribute to the appreciation of the linguistic, literary and contextual value of Homeric personal names. It considers both epics and is structured around the character and action of selected heroes in their Homeric contexts. It offers a survey of modern etymologies, set against ancient views, in order to... more...

  • Al-Hasan ibn Musa al-Nawbakhti, Commentary on Aristotle "De generatione et corruptione"by Marwan Rashed

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    This book presents the oldest commentary on Aristotle written in Arabic, a compendium of De Generatione et Corruptione . Its author was the Imamite theologian Ibn M?s? al-Nawbakht? (fl. ca. 900), of whom a single work (among more than forty ones recorded) was known to be extant. This new text sheds light both on the Greek tradition ?... more...

  • Euripides, "Hekabe"by Kjeld Matthiessen

    De Gruyter 2011; 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,... 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 2016; 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...

  • Scholia Graeca in Thucydidemby Alexander Kleinlogel

    De Gruyter 2016; 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...