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  • 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 among... more...

  • The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneumby Mantha Zarmakoupi

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    The Villa of the Papyri is a unique archaeological site and has been very influential in the field of classical studies. The papyri (the only intact library to survive from Graeco-Roman antiquity) and bronze sculptures found in the villa have contributed to our knowledge of the ancient world and the Villa has become for us the ?ideal model? of Roman... 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...

  • 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...