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  • 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...

  • Liebesgedichte / Amoresby Ovid; Niklas Holzberg

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    First published in 1999 within the bilingual collection Sammlung Tusculum, the Latin/German edition of Ovid's Amores (Erotic Poems) has now been revised and updated in a way which includes and reflects the findings of recent scholarship. With its new introduction, the annotations, an essay on the reception of the poems, and a comprehensive bibliography,... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This masterpiece of Byzantine literature is now available for the first time in a German translation. The Greek text is based on a new critical edition appearing in the Millennium Studies series. The imperial counselor, polymath, and writer Michael Psellos (1018-ca. 1076) portrays the rulers of Byzantium from Basil II to Michael VII, and, along the... more...

  • 'Königtum' in der politischen Kultur des spätrepublikanischen Romby Christian Sigmund

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The widespread notion that Romans hated monarchy (odium regni) ever since the beginning of the Republic runs counter to the many positive connotations they attributed to reges and regnum. This study takes this contradiction as its point of departure and shows how Romans could condemn the idea of royal rule while at the same time maintaining a positive... more...

  • Giovenale, "Satira" 8by Giuseppe Dimatteo

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    This work offers a new interpretation and an in-depth analysis of one of the least studied among Juvenal?s satires. The introduction examines the structure of the piece and some of its rhetorical features. An overview of the history of the text is followed by a revised critical edition and an Italian translation. The commentary offers a systematic... more...

  • The Shadow of Creusaby Anders Cullhed

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Anders Cullhed?s studyexplores the early Christian confrontation with pagan culture as a remote anticipation of many later clashes between religious orthodoxy and literary fictionality. After a careful survey of Saint Augustine?s long drawn-out farewell to ancient myth and poetry, Cullhed examines other Late Antique dismissals as well as appropriations... more...

  • William Shakespeares Römerdramenby Nicolina Rink

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 50.25

    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$ 46.90

    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...

  • From Ecclesiastes to Simone Weilby Ernest Rubinstein

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 84.99

    This book reads major philosophers from the Western philosophical canon and beyond for the spirituality implicit in their metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and logic. Ernest Rubinstein revives for the modern reader the spiritual import of philosophy as an area of inquiry and study. more...

  • A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republicby Dean Hammer

    Wiley 2014; US$ 199.95

    A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic offers a comparative approach to examining ancient Greek and Roman participatory communities. Explores various aspects of participatory communities through pairs of chapters—one Greek, one Roman—to highlight comparisons between cultures Examines the types of relationships that... more...