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  • Bucolica, Georgica / Hirtengedichte, Landwirtschaftby Vergil; Niklas Holzberg

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 53.23

    In Vergils Bucolica , einer Sammlung von zehn Gedichten in Hexametern, singen Hirten über das Singen und über die Liebe und nehmen dabei auch Bezug auf die römischen Bürgerkriege. Die ebenfalls hexametrischen Georgica geben sich als systematisches Lehrbuch für den Bauern, sind aber zwischen den Zeilen als Fürstenspiegel für Augustus... more...

  • Neopoeticsby Christopher Collins

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    The quest to understand the evolution of the literary mind has become a fertile field of inquiry and speculation for scholars across literary studies and cognitive science. In Paleopoetics , Christopher Collins?s acclaimed earlier title, he described how language emerged both as a communicative tool and as a means of fashioning other communicative... more...

  • Robin Hood in Outlaw/ed Spacesby Lesley Coote; Valerie B. Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Following in the tradition of recent work by cultural geographers and historians of maps, this collection examines the apparently familiar figure of Robin Hood as he can be located within spaces that are geographical, cultural, and temporal. The volume is divided into two sections: the first features an interrogation of the literary and other textually... more...

  • A Companion to Josephusby Honora Howell Chapman; Zuleika Rodgers

    Wiley 2015; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62

    A Companion to Josephus  presents a collection of readings from international scholars that explore the works of the first century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus. Represents the first single-volume collection of readings to focus on Josephus Covers a wide range of disciplinary approaches to the subject, including reception history ... more...

  • A Companion to Ancient Aestheticsby Destré; Pierre e; Penelope Murray

    Wiley 2015; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62

    The first of its kind, A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics presents a synoptic view of the arts, which crosses traditional boundaries and explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media—oral, aural, visual, and literary. Investigates the many ways in which the arts were experienced and conceptualized in the... more...

  • Greek Sculptureby Mark D. Fullerton

    Wiley 2016; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62

    Greek Sculpture presents a chronological overview of the plastic and glyptic art forms in the ancient Greek world from the emergence of life-sized marble statuary at the end of the seventh century BC to the appropriation of Greek sculptural traditions by Rome in the first two centuries AD. Compares the evolution of Greek sculpture over the centuries... more...

  • Didymos: On Demosthenesby Phillip Harding; Phillip Harding

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 72.99 US$ 65.69

    The first-century BC Alexandrian scholar Didymos was nicknamed 'Bronze-guts' for his prolific output. But his work only survived in marginalia until 1901, when a papyrus containing part of his commentary on some speeches of the Greek orator-politician Demosthenes came to light. This edition provides a new text, a facing translation, an introduction,... more...

  • A Commentary on Book 4 of Valerius Flaccus' Argonauticaby Paul Murgatroyd

    BRILL 2009; US$ 182.00

    This commentary examines the text of book 4 of Valerius Flaccus' "Argonautica," and explicates sense and references, but above all, it provides a critical appreciation of the poetry, with a focus on wit, humor, elegance, subtlety, narrative skill and creative engagement with forerunners. more...

  • Constructing Literature in the Roman Republicby Sander M. Goldberg

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00

    This book examines the problem of Rome's literary development. more...

  • Helenby Euripides; Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    Seven years have passed since the end of the Trojan War and Menelaus, King of Sparta and husband to Helen, is making his slow and painful way home. When his ship is wrecked on the coast of Egypt he stumbles upon what seems to be his wife lingering outside the royal palace. But if this is the real Helen, who was the beautiful woman stolen by Paris,... more...