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  • Sexuality in Greek and Roman Cultureby Marilyn B. Skinner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 46.95

    This agenda-setting text has been fully revised in its second edition, with coverage extended into the Christian era. It remains the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sexual cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Covers a wide range of subjects, including Greek pederasty and the symposium, ancient prostitution, representations... more...

  • Emily Daviesby Ann B. Murphy; Jerome J. McGann; Deirdre Raftery; Herbert F. Tucker

    University of Virginia Press 2004; US$ 76.00

    Sarah Emily Davies (1830?1921) lived and crusaded during a time of profound change for education and women?s rights in England. At the time of her birth, women?s suffrage was scarcely open to discussion, and not one of England?s universities (there were four) admitted women. By the time of her death, not only had the number of universities grown to twelve,... more...

  • Plato's "Sophist" Revisitedby Beatriz Bossi; Thomas M. Robinson

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    This book consists of a selection of papers which throw new light on old problems in one of Plato?s most difficult dialogues. The first set of papers deals with definitions of sophistry from different perspectives (T. Robinson, F. Casadesús, J. Monserrat-P. Sandoval, A. Bernabé, M. Narcy and K. Dorter). In the central section E. Hülsz,... more...

  • Euripides, "Hekabe"by Kjeld Matthiessen

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 224.00

    In medieval Byzantium Hecabe was Euripides? most popular tragedy, so that it is this play for which we have the most manuscripts. Although this means that the production of a critical editionto satisfymodern criteria is particularly difficult, such an edition can now be presented. It comprises a revised text, a collection of testimonials,... more...

  • Didymosby Phillip Harding

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 55.00

    Phillip Harding has contributed an excellent new volume on Didymus to the Clarendon Ancient History series . . . The author and the Press are to be congratulated for printing a highly useful Greek text opposite the translation . . . Throughout, Harding does an excellent job discussing earlier scholarship on fourth-century history, Didymus and its sources.... more...

  • A Commentary on Book 4 of Valerius Flaccus' Argonauticaby Paul Murqatroyd

    BRILL 2009; US$ 182.00

    This commentary examines the text of book 4 of Valerius Flaccus' "Argonautica," and explicates sense and references, but above all, it provides a critical appreciation of the poetry, with a focus on wit, humor, elegance, subtlety, narrative skill and creative engagement with forerunners. more...

  • Constructing Literature in the Roman Republicby Sander M. Goldberg

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    This 2006 book examines the problem of Rome's literary development. more...

  • Pliny the Elder: Themes and Contextsby Roy Gibson; Ruth Morello

    BRILL 2011; US$ 141.00

    Pliny's Naturalis Historia is a sophisticated encyclopaedia of the riches of the ancient world. The contributors to the present volume represent and join a new generation of critics who have begun to examine the dominant motifs which give shape to the work. more...

  • Culture In Piecesby Dirk Obbink; Richard Rutherford

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 149.99

    This volume originated in a conference of the same title, held in Oxford in September 2006, to celebrate the 70th birthday of Peter Parsons, Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford from 1989 to 2003. The contributors, who are former pupils, colleagues or collaborators with Peter Parsons, share a deep admiration for him and his work. Peter Parsons has,... more...

  • In Consolation to his Wifeby Plutarch

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 7.98

    From an intimate and moving letter to his grieving wife on the death of their daughter, to elegant writings on morality, happiness and the avoidance of anger, Plutarch?s powerful words of consolation and inspiration still offer timeless wisdom and guidance today. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the... more...