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  • Greek Sculptureby Mark D. Fullerton

    Wiley 2016; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62

    Greek Sculpture presents a chronological overview of the plastic and glyptic art forms in the ancient Greek world from the emergence of life-sized marble statuary at the end of the seventh century BC to the appropriation of Greek sculptural traditions by Rome in the first two centuries AD. Compares the evolution of Greek sculpture over the centuries... more...

  • Die Basilius-Übersetzung des Georg von Trapezuntby Christina Abenstein

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 123.50

    Basilius? dogmatisches Werk war von zentraler Bedeutung für das Unionskonzil von Ferrara-Florenz 1438/39. Kurze Zeit danach gab Bessarion als Geschenk für Eugen IV. bei dem Rhetoriklehrer Georg von Trapezunt die Übersetzung des Textes in Auftrag. Diese enthält jedoch nicht nur die drei Bücher Contra Eunomium und das Buch De spiritu... more...

  • A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Romeby Andrew Zissos

    Wiley 2016; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00

    A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of the political, economic, social, and cultural nuances of the Flavian Age (69–96 CE). Includes contributions from over two dozen Classical Studies scholars organized into six thematic sections Illustrates how economic, social, and cultural... more...

  • Vergil´s Political Commentaryby Leendert Weeda

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    Vergil?s commentary on political issues is discussed after analyzing the whole of the poet?s work. His political engagement ? noticeable in much of his work, is clear. The new notion of the functional model, which the poet often used when making a political statement is introduced. New interpretations of a number of the Eclogues and passages... more...

  • Diachronyby José M. González

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.43

    Diachrony showcases the importance of diachronic models for the interpretation of ancient Greek literature and culture. These models study the evolution of culture as a system. Contributors to this volume seek to be methodologically explicit as they build a variety of diachronic approaches to a wide range of subjects. The period covered... more...

  • Contingentiaby Hartmut Böhme; Werner Röcke; Ulrike C. A. Stephan

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 89.80

    The role of chance in historiography is a major question for the analysis of cultural transformations. Its main subject are the transformations of contingentia itself, which has undergone substantial changes in its mythical forms (as Tyche or Fortuna) as well in its historical expressions in philosophy, theology, politics, sciences, literature... more...

  • Ignaz Weitenauers neulateinische Tragödie "Annibal moriens"by Stefanie Paul

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 145.96

    Der Jesuit Ignaz Weitenauer veröffentlichte 1758 die neulateinische Tragödie ?Annibal moriens? über den Tod des karthagischen Feldherrn. Dabei orientierte er sich inhaltlich und sprachlich stark an antiker Literatur. Der neuen Edition wird eine Übersetzung in deutsche Prosa gegenübergestellt. Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Antikenrezeption... more...

  • Claudian's In Eutropiumby Jacqueline Long

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    From A.D. 395 to 404, Claudian was the court poet of the Western Roman Empire, ruled by Honorius. In 399 the eunuch Eutropius, the grand chamberlain and power behind the Eastern Roman throne of Honorius's brother Arcadius, became consul. The poem In Eutropium is Claudian's brilliantly nasty response. In it he vilifies Eutropius and calls on Honorius's... more...

  • Vergil's Ecloguesby Barbara Hughes Fowler

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 23.99

    Best remembered for his unfinished epic, the Aeneid , the poet Vergil was celebrated in his time both for the perfection of his art and for the centrality of his ideas to Roman culture. The Eclogues , his earliest confirmed work, were composed in part out of political considerations: when the Roman authorities threatened to seize his family's land,... more...

  • The World of Ovid's Metamorphosesby Joseph B. Solodow

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Synthesizing a wealth of detailed observations, Joseph Solodow studies the structure of Ovid's poem Metamorphoses , the role of the narrator, Ovid's treatment of myth, and the relationship between Ovid's and Virgil's presentations of Aeneas. He argues that for Ovid metamorphosis is an act of clarification, a form of artistic creation, and that the... more...