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  • Submerged Literature in Ancient Greek Cultureby Giulio Colesanti; Manuela Giordano

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Illuminating the ways ancient Greek culture placed different texts at edge of transmission remains a desideratum. Intended as a new hermeneutics to study the whole range of texts that were produced for socially relevant events in ancient Greece and to investigate the dynamics behind their inclusion or exclusion from production, diffusion and transmission,... more...

  • Pseudo-Euripides, "Rhesus"by Almut Fries

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    The pseudo-Euripidean Rhesus is the only extant Greek tragedy based on an episode from Homer?s Iliad and a unique witness for the history of the genre in the 4th century BC. This new edition, with introduction and commentary, discusses textual problems, language, metre and dramaturgy as well as the mythological and literary-historical background of... more...

  • Studien zur Originalität der römischen Tragödieby Eckard Lefèvre

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    The collected papers in this volume, many of them previously unpublished, demonstrate the politcial character of Roman tragedy and show that, during the Imperial period, panegyrics often shifted to opposition. more...

  • Charakterfokalisation bei Lucanby Kathrin Ludwig

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    In recent years, the methods of modern narrative theory have become essential tools for researching ancient texts. This work analyzes figural perspectives in the Civil War epic Pharsalia by the Roman poet Lucan (39-65 AD), and describes their function in communicating the overall message of the text. The author demonstrates unique elements in Lucan?s... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2014; 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...

  • Women Writing Latinby Laurie J. Churchill; Phyllis R. Brown; Jane E. Jeffrey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Strategie und Philosophie bei Senecaby Uwe Dietsche

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    How seriously are we to take Seneca?s philosophizing in the Epistulae morales? Much of their content seems inconsistent and designed for mere effect. This study reveals how Seneca?s choice of words and intellectual acuity are subordinated to the pedagogical aim of gradual persuasion. It becomes apparent that Seneca?s formulation is tactical and that... more...

  • Zenon von Eleaby Gerhard Köhler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Nearly all the surviving works of Zeno of Elea are mere paraphrases and discussions of his thoughts on the part of later authors. Nevertheless, analysis of all relevant sources does lead to plausible hypotheses about the proper meaning of the ?Paradoxes of plurality? (Frag. B1?3) and the ?Paradox of place? (Frag. B5). It lends a new perspective to... more...

  • Liebesgedichte / Amoresby Ovid; Niklas Holzberg

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    Die zweisprachige Ausgabe der Amores (Liebesgedichte) Ovids, erstmals 1999 in der Sammlung Tusculum erschienen, bedurfte einer Überarbeitung anhandjüngster Forschungsergebnisse. Eine neue Einführung am Anfang, Erläuterungen, eine Abhandlung zur Rezeption des Textes und eine ausführliche Bibliographie machen diese Ausgabe zu einem auch für Fachleute... more...

  • Leben der byzantinischen Kaiser (976-1075)by Michael Psellos; Diether Roderich Reinsch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Dieses Meisterwerk der byzantinischen historiographischen Literatur erscheint hier erstmalig in deutscher Übersetzung, der griechische Text basiert auf einer neuen kritischen Ausgabe. Michael Psellos (1018-ca. 1076), kaiserlicher Berater universeller Gelehrter und Schriftsteller, schildert die Herrscher(innen) von Byzanz zwischen Basileios II. und... more...