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  • Sacred Words: Orality, Literacy and Religionby André Lardinois; Josine Blok; M.G.M. van der Poel

    BRILL 2011; US$ 192.00

    A prevalent view in the current scholarship on ancient religions holds that state religion was primarily performed and transmitted in oral forms, whereas writing came to be associated with secret, private and marginal cults, especially in the Greek world. In Roman times, religions would have become more and more bookish, starting with the Sibylline... more...

  • Grief Lessonsby Euripides; Anne Carson; Anne Carson

    New York Review Books 2014; 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$ 116.68

    Hauptbeschreibung 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.... more...

  • Eros und Bekehrungby Christian Wetz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 87.51

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... more...

  • Plautus and Roman Slaveryby Roberta Stewart

    Wiley 2012; US$ 92.95

    This book studies a crucial phase in the history of Roman slavery, beginning with the transition to chattel slavery in the third century bce and ending with antiquity’s first large-scale slave rebellion in the 130s bce. Slavery is a relationship of power, and to study slavery – and not simply masters or slaves – we need to see the... 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...

  • 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...

  • "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...