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  • Poetische Vergegenwärtigung, historische Distanzby Josefine Kitzbichler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Aristophanes? comedies were translated into German late, not least on account of their obscene humor and allusions to contemporary politics. Droysen?s 1835-38 translations were among the first complete German editions to be published. This study examines Droysen?s position vis-a-vis the classicizing tradition of translating and towards the reception... more...

  • Amazonen zwischen Griechen und Skythenby Alexander Weiß; Charlotte Schubert

    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...

  • The Death of King Arthurby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    The Alliterative Morte Arthure - the title given to a four-thousand line poem written sometime around 1400 - was part of a medieval Arthurian revival which produced such masterpieces as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Sir Thomas Malory's prose Morte D'Arthur. Like Gawain, the Alliterative Morte Arthure is a unique manuscript (held in the... 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...

  • A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republicby Jane DeRose Evans

    Wiley 2013; US$ 200.95

    A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic offers a diversity of perspectives to explore how differing approaches and methodologies can contribute to a greater understanding of the formation of the Roman Republic. Brings together the experiences and ideas of archaeologists from around the world, with multiple backgrounds and areas of... more...

  • Tecniche teatrali e formazione dell?oratore in Quintilianoby Francesca Romana Nocchi

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    The volume focuses on the evidence of scenic art present in Quintilian?s Institutio oratoria to verify its influence on the education of the speaker. The enquiry will also make reference to all Greek and Latin sources useful in highlighting the mutual dependence between oratory and theater from the fifth century B.C. to the second century A.D. more...

  • Book of Deviby Bulbul Sharma

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Wiley's Real Latinby Robert Maltby; Kenneth Belcher

    Wiley 2013; US$ 94.95

    This innovative guide to the Latin language, written for a new generation of students, deploys examples and translation exercises taken exclusively from the Classical Latin canon. Translation exercises use real Latin from a variety of sources, including political speeches, letters, history, poetry, and plays, and from a range of authors, including... more...

  • Modern Honorby Anthony Cunningham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor?s rehabilitation. more...