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  • 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...

  • Playing the Farmerby Philip Thibodeau

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 63.00

    Playing the Farmer reinvigorates our understanding of Vergil?s Georgics , a vibrant work written by Rome?s premier epic poet shortly before he began the Aeneid. Setting the Georgics in the social context of its day, Philip Thibodeau for the first time connects the poem?s idyllic, and idealized, portrait of rustic life and agriculture with changing... more...

  • 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$ 74.04

    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$ 60.15

    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...

  • 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 deal with 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... 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...

  • Wiley's Real Latinby Robert Maltby; Kenneth Belcher

    Wiley 2013; US$ 97.95

    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$ 140.00

    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. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor?s influence, but they lament its authority. For Western democratic societies to embrace honor, it must be compatible with social ideals like liberty, equality,... more...