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  • Tradition und Erneuerungby Norbert Kramer; Christiane Reitz

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 224.00

    Following the confusion that accompanied the demise of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, the Flavians succeeded in restoring stability to Rome. This volume of papers deals with the media strategies which were employed to help overcome a difficult initial situation and to master the crisis, thus establishing prosperous conditions in Rome and... more...

  • Roman Readingsby Elaine Fantham

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    This volume presents closely connected articles by Elaine Fantham which deal with Roman responses to Greek literature on three major subjects: the history and criticism of Latin poetry and rhetoric, women in Roman life and dramatic poetry and the poetic representation of children in relation to their mothers and teachers. The volume discusses... more...

  • Ancient Scholarship and Grammarby Stephanos Matthaios; Franco Montanari; Antonios Rengakos

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    The volume aims at investigating archetypes, concepts and contexts of the ancient philological discipline from a historical, methodological and ideological perspective. It includes 26 contributions by leading scholars divided into four sections: The ancient scholars at work , The ancient grammarians on Greek language and linguistic correctness... more...

  • The Humour of Homerby Samuel Butler; R. A. Streatfield

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 4.99

    Samuel Butler was regarded as an expert on ancient Greek literature, and several of his translations of texts from the period remain authoritative and continue to be used by scholars and students. This diverse collection brings together a number of essays, sketches, short stories and other pieces that offer a comprehensive introduction to Butler's... more...

  • Interpreting Aristotle?s Posterior Analytics in Late Antiquity and Beyondby F.A.J. de Haas; Mariska Leunissen; Marije Martijn

    BRILL 2011; US$ 153.00

    This volume collects Late Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval appropriations of Aristotle's Posterior Analytics, addressing the logic of inquiry, concept formation, the question whether metaphysics is a science, and the theory of demonstration. more...

  • Solon the Athenian, the Poetic Fragmentsby Maria Noussia-Fantuzzi

    BRILL 2010; US$ 230.00

    Solon, the first poet of Athens, had a formative influence on later poetry, including tragedy. Using an integrated literary, historical and philological approach, Maria Noussia Fantuzzi studies the poetry of Solon and offers a thorough analysis of the multifaceted art of this poet, sage and political actor and his place in the history of literature.... more...

  • Plato and the Poetsby Pierre Destrée; Fritz-Gregor Herrmann

    BRILL 2011; US$ 217.00

    The nineteen essays presented here aim to illuminate the ways poetry and the poets are discussed by Plato throughout his writing career. As well as throwing new light on old topics, such as mimesis and poetic inspiration, the volume introduces fresh approaches to Plato?s philosophy of poetry and literature. more...

  • Poetry as Window and Mirrorby Jacqueline Klooster

    BRILL 2011; US$ 148.00

    Concentrating on the interaction between contemporary Hellenistic poets, this book attempts to chart the complex dynamics of Alexandrian poetical imitation and reception in the light of poetical self-positioning. more...

  • Technopaignia, Formspiele in der griechischen Dichtungby Christine Luz

    BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00

    Technopaignia is the first comprehensive collection and scholarly analysis of a corpus of literary phenomena whose particularity consists in the artistic play with formal features (acrostics, anagrams, palindromes etc.). The study both discusses each phenomenon separately as a part of the history of ancient literature and touches upon more fundamental... more...

  • Sibyllinische Orakel 1-2: Studien und Kommentarby Olaf Waßmuth

    BRILL 2010; US$ 247.00

    Das Doppelbuch Sibyllinische Orakel 1-2 ist eine historische Apokalypse, die biblische und heidnische Mythologie harmonisiert. Die vorliegende Studie sieht darin ein Zeugnis der jüdisch-heidnischen Symbiose in Kleinasien, das im 2. Jahrhundert n. Chr. christlich bearbeitet wurde. Sie enthält einen detaillierten Kommentar. Sibylline Oracles book 1... more...