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  • Plato?s Styles and Charactersby Gabriele Cornelli

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

    The significance of Plato?s literary style to the content of his ideas isone of the central problems in the study of Plato. Thisvolume presents some of the most recent scholarshipon the wide range of issues related to Plato?s dialogue form. The essaysaddress general questions concerning Plato?s literary style, the relation of his style... more...

  • Pliny the Elder: Themes and Contextsby Roy Gibson; Ruth Morello

    BRILL 2011; US$ 141.00

    Pliny's Naturalis Historia is a sophisticated encyclopaedia of the riches of the ancient world. The contributors to the present volume represent and join a new generation of critics who have begun to examine the dominant motifs which give shape to the work. more...

  • The Poetic Eddaby Carolyne Larrington

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    She sees, coming up a second time,Earth from the ocean, eternally green;the waterfalls plunge, an eagle soars above them,over the mountain hunting fish.'After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ocean, and life is renewed. The Poetic Edda begins with The Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation... more...

  • Poeticsby Anthony Kenny

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    What is poetry, how many kinds of it are there, and what are their specific effects?'Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry ever written. A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, from it stems much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama,... more...

  • Porphyrios, "Contra Christianos"by Matthias Becker

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 196.00

    A hundred years after Adolf von Harnack?s first edition of Porphyry?s Contra Christianos (1916) this work presents a new collection of the fragments and testimonia with an introduction, a German translation and notes. It is the first German translation of and commentary on Contra Christianos . All texts are newly arranged. For the first... more...

  • Prometheus Bound and Other Playsby Aeschylus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.98

    Aeschylus (525?456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. In Prometheus Bound the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. The Suppliants tells the story of the fifty daughters... more...

  • The Romantic Regional Poetry of Peter Rosegger (1843-1918)by Lilian Ramos; Dean Garrett Stroud

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 179.95

    The often ignored literary treasures of Austrian Poet, Peter Rosegger, have been rediscovered for the resurgent reader’s interest in this inspiring book. more...

  • The Sacrifice of Socratesby Wm. Blake Tyrrell

    Michigan State University Press 2012; US$ 23.95

    When Athenians suffered the shame of having lost a war from their own greed and foolishness, around 404 BCE the public?s blame was directed at Socrates, a man whose unique appearance and behavior, as well as his disapproval of the democracy, made him a ready target. Socrates was subsequently put on trial and sentenced to death. However, as René Girard... more...

  • The Shadow of the Parthenonby Peter Green

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 36.95

    A lively combination of scholarship and unorthodoxy makes these studies in ancient history and literature unusually rewarding. Few of the objects of conventional admiration gain much support from Peter Green (Pericles and the "democracy" of fifth-century Athens are treated to a very cool scrutiny) but he has a warm regard for the real virtues of antiquity... more...

  • Sophocles: Philoctetesby Sophocles; Seth L. Schein

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Accessible edition with commentary of this widely read but highly complex and challenging play. more...