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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Grief Lessonsby Euripides; Anne Carson; Anne Carson

    New York Review Books 2016; 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$ 72.83

    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$ 59.17

    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...

  • Plautus and Roman Slaveryby Roberta Stewart

    Wiley 2012; US$ 95.95

    This book studies a crucial phase in the history of Roman slavery, beginning with the transition to chattel slavery in the third century bce and ending with antiquity?s first large-scale slave rebellion in the 130s bce. Slavery is a relationship of power, and to study slavery ? and not simply masters or slaves ? we need to see the interactions of... 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... 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$ 206.95

    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... more...