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  • Tradition und Erneuerungby Christiane Reitz; Norbert Kramer

    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 the Empire. 18... 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...

  • 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...

  • "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...

  • A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republicby Jane DeRose Evans

    Wiley 2013; US$ 200.95

    A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic offers a diversity of perspectives to explore how differing approaches and methodologies can contribute to a greater understanding of the formation of the Roman Republic. Brings together the experiences and ideas of archaeologists from around the world, with multiple backgrounds and areas of... more...

  • Book of Deviby Bulbul Sharma

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    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$ 94.95

    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...

  • Nonnus of Panopolis in Contextby Konstantinos Spanoudakis

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Nonnus, a 5th-century poet from Panopolis (Egypt), composed the Dionysiaca, a mythological epic in 48 books, as well as a paraphrase of the Gospel of St John. He has long been a neglected and misrepresented figure. These 24 essays by an international team of experts place the poet in his time?s educational, philosophical, religious and cultural context.... more...

  • Modern Honorby Anthony Cunningham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    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. more...