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  • CliffsNotes on Plato's The Republicby Thomas Thornburg

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format Considered to be one of the three greatest philosophical tomes of... more...

  • C. Marius Victorinus, "Commenta in Ciceronis Rhetorica"by Thomas Riesenweber

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 266.00

    As accompaniments to the edition of the Commenta in Ciceronis Rhetorica(BT), these volumes provide a prolegomena and critical commentary. The first volume lists for the first time all extant textual sources with their stemmatic interrelationships. It traces the reception history of the Commenta from late antiquity through modern era. The second volume... more...

  • Reading Roman Declamationby Martin Dinter; Charles Guérin; Marcos Martinho

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    As a genre situated at the crossroad of rhetoric and fiction, declamatio offers the freedom to experiment with new forms of discourse. Placing the literariness of (Ps)Quintilian?s oeuvre into the spotlight, this volume showcases declamation as a realm of genuine literary creation with its own theoretical underpinning, literary technique and generic... more...

  • English Literature in the Age of Chaucerby Dieter Mehl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Written in an engaging and accessible manner, English Literature in the Age of Chaucer serves as both a lucid introduction to Middle English literature for those coming fresh to the study of earlier English writing, and as a stimulating examination of the themes, traditions and the literary achievement of a number of particulary original and interesting... more...

  • William Shakespeares Römerdramenby Nicolina Rink

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 40.84

    Das vernetzte Erlernen von Sprachen findet zunehmend Eingang in den Fremdsprachenunterricht. Dabei erweist sich die Verknüpfung der Basissprache Latein und der Kommunikationssprache Englisch als optimale Förderung der Schülerinnen und Schüler zur Erreichung sich ergänzender Kernkompetenzen wie Textverständnis, Interpretation und sprachliche Handlungsfähigkeit.... more...

  • Ästhetisierung und ästhetische Erfahrung von Gewaltby Antje Wessels

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 38.12

    In der frühen Kaiserzeit, in der selbst das Töten ästhetisch überformt ist, sind die Grenzen zwischen Kunst und Lebenswelt nur schwer zu ziehen. Welche poetischen Strategien muß ein Dichter einsetzen, um sein Kunstwerk in einem solchen Umfeld als ein Kunstwerk auszuweisen, und wie kann er dem Zuschauer die Sicherheit vermitteln, daß er ein Kunstwerk... more...

  • Excerpta historica quae Constantini VII Porphyrogeniti dicuntur. Volumen I. De legationibus Romanorum ad gentesby Pia Carolla

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    The Excerpta de Legationibus Romanorum commisioned by the Byzantine Emperor Constantinus VII comprise circa 160 diplomatic texts of 16 Greek historians from Polybius, Diodorus and Dionysius Halicarnassensis to Theophylactus Simocatta and Georgius Monachus. This new edition (the first in over 100 years) is the first to take into account the most relevant... more...

  • Word Order and Expressiveness in the "Aeneid"by Paolo Dainotti

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This full-length book on Virgil?s style aims to clarify an important aspect of poetry; namely, the relationship between word order and expressiveness. Through offering a detailed analysis of selected passages of the Aeneid and other hexametric poetry that clearly shows a stylistically motivated use of the various figures, the author provides an effective... more...

  • Irritationenby Ramona Früh; Therese Fuhrer; Marcel Humar; Martin Vöhler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Irritation and destabilization can unsettle established opinions, attitudes, and behaviors. The contributions in this volume seek to study this phenomenon further by examining a range of literary and vernacular texts, with particular attention to topics related to rhetoric and literary theory, as well as pedagogical and linguistic issues. Essays investigate... more...

  • Homer?s Iliad. Book VIby Magdalene Stoevesandt; Joachim Latacz; Anton Bierl; Stuart Douglas Olson [English Edition]; Benjamin Millis; Sara Strack

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This commentary on the 6th book of the Iliad concentrates on the interpretation of two episodes which have received a great deal of scholarly attention: the encounter between Diomedes and Glaukos, which surprisingly ends with an exchange of weapons and not a duel, and the series of scenes ?Hector in Troy?, which reveal the hero?s conflicting roles... more...