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  • The Poems of Catullusby Gaius Valerius Catullus

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 26.95

    Catullus, who lived during some of the most interesting and tumultuous years of the late Roman Republic, spent his short but intense life (?84-54 B.C.E.) in high Roman society, rubbing shoulders with various cultural and political luminaries, including Caesar, Cicero, and Pompey. Catullus's poetry is by turns ribald, lyric, romantic, satirical; sometimes... more...

  • Mythologyby James Weigel

    Wiley 2004; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. In CliffsNotes on Mythology, you'll review the myths from seven different cultures and gain an overview of the stories that people have lived by from ancient times to the present. The gods and their stories... more...

  • Metamorphosesby Ovid; Stanley Lombardo; W. R. Johnson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 11.95

    Ovid's Metamorphoses gains its ideal twenty-first-century herald in Stanley Lombardo's bracing translation of a wellspring of Western art and literature that is too often treated, even by poets, as a mere vehicle for the scores of myths it recasts and transmits rather than as a unified work of art with epic-scale ambitions of its own. Such misconceptions... more...

  • Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worldsby Daniel Ogden

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 27.99

    In a culture where the supernatural possessed an immediacy now strange to us, magic was of great importance both in the literary and mythic tradition and in ritual practice. Recently, ancient magic has hit a high in popularity, both as an area of scholarly inquiry and as one of general, popular interest. In Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek... more...

  • Euripides, "Hekabe"by Kjeld Matthiessen

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 191.19

    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...

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

    John Wiley & Sons 2004; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.50

    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...

  • Sexuality in Greek and Roman Cultureby Marilyn B. Skinner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 48.95 US$ 42.42

    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 Virgil's Aeneidby Richard McDougall; Suzanne Pavlos

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 9.55

    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...

  • CliffsNotes on Greek Classicsby Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; Not Available

    Cliffs Notes on Greek Classics is the only reference book you need to understand the ideological and literary influence of the Greek civilization.  more...

  • CliffsNotes on Homer's Iliadby Bob Linn

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