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  • Grief Lessonsby Euripides; Anne Carson; Anne Carson

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    Euripides, the last of the three great tragedians of ancient Athens, reached the height of his renown during the disastrous Peloponnesian War, when democratic Athens was brought down by its own outsized ambitions. ?Euripides,? the classicist Bernard Knox has written, ?was born never to live in peace with himself and to prevent the rest of mankind... more...

  • Quintus Smyrnaeus »Posthomerica« 1by Silvio Bär

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 72.13

    Die Arbeit stellt die erstmalige Teilkommentierung (Verse 1?219) des ersten Buches der Posthomerica des Quintus Smyrnaeus dar, welches in Fortsetzung der Ilias das Geschick der Amazonenkönigin Penthesileia vor Troja berichtet. Auf essayhafte Einleitungen zu den einzelnen inhaltlichen Einheiten folgt der jeweilige Lemmakommentar. Vorangestellt sind... more...

  • Eros und Bekehrungby Christian Wetz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 58.60

    Die »Wandlung Aseneths« genannte zentrale Episode in der frühjüdischen Schrift »Joseph und Aseneth« (JosAs) funktioniert nach dem Schema der rites de passage, wie es Arnold van Gennep beschrieben hat, und weist darüber hinaus im Anschluss an Victor Turner Kennzeichen des Liminalen auf. Gleichzeitig bricht sie mit dem Schema der Mädchentragödie (Walter... more...

  • Amazonen zwischen Griechen und Skythenby Charlotte Schubert; Alexander Weiß

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    Until now, the image of the Amazons that prevailed in classical antiquity has been predominantly interpreted within the framework of gender discourse. However,Amazons have been paradigmatic in all literary and pictorial genres and through all epochs of antiquity as representatives of various contrast in myth and history, including the familiar and... more...

  • Literatur der Antike und Philologie der Neuzeitby Ernst Vogt; Erich Lamberz

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    This collection of papers contains some 60 articles selected from the works of the philologist Ernst Vogt. They dealwith a variety of very different aspects of the study of ancient languages, for example the history of literary forms and genres, Greek literature of the Hellenistic and Roman imperial periods, the history of transmission and reception,... more...

  • "Spuria Macri"by Ulrike Jansen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    ?Spuria Macri? consists of 20 chapters and 487 hexameters about plant, animal, and mineral remedies added to the poem ?Macer Floridus.? This translation, the first ever into German, contains rich commentaries on language, sources, reception, authorship, intellectual history, and genre. more...

  • Book of Deviby Bulbul Sharma

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.28

    Devi, Mother and Protector of the world, isone of the most loved figures of Hindu iconography. In her various incarnations, Devi is warrior, mother, faithful wife, and the fount of knowledge, delivering all that her devotees ask of her. Bulbul Sharma tells the fascinating story of Devi in this book, drawing upon the many strands of myth and legend... more...

  • The Bibleby George Anastaplo

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 44.99

    This investigation of biblical experiences and teachings turns around an account of the Ten Commandments. The developments leading up to their promulgation are described and thereafter the consequences of their application in a variety of circumstances (including the Christian developments) are also shown. more...

  • Evolution and Empathyby Milton E. Brener

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    This book applies new scientific research in the fields of biology and genetics to an empirical study of the Greco-Roman civilizations and the European Renaissance. These two periods were remarkable in part because of the dominance of empathy and humanism in the philosophical thought of each era. Both periods were preceded by the influx of many populations... more...

  • Ordinary Oblivion and the Self Unmooredby Jennifer R. Rapp

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    Rapp begins with a question posed by the poet Theodore Roethke: "Should we say that the self, once perceived, becomes a soul?" Through her examination of Plato's Phaedrus and her insights about the place of forgetting in a life, Rapp answers Roethke's query with a resounding Yes. In so doing, Rapp reimagines the Phaedrus, interprets... more...