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  • Aristophanes' Comedy of Namesby Nikoletta Kanavou

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 140.00

    Aristophanes, the celebrated Greek comic poet, is famous for his plays on contemporary themes, in which he exercises fierce political satire. Ancient political comedy made ample use of comically significant proper names ? much as is the case in modern satire. Comic names used by Aristophanes for his satirical targets (public figures,... more...

  • The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneumby Mantha Zarmakoupi

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    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?... more...

  • Monument und Inschriftby Werner Eck; Walter Ameling; Johannes Heinrichs

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    One of the most important forms of senatorial representation was a monument embellished with an inscription. Inscription and monumentwere always intimately related, so that epigraphy and the study ofancient historyare challenged to workmore closely with archaeology. Only in this way is it possible to establish a correct understanding of... more...

  • Roman Readingsby Elaine Fantham

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    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...

  • Tradition und Erneuerungby Norbert Kramer; Christiane Reitz

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 238.00

    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...

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

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 224.00

    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...

  • 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...