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

    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...

  • 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...

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

    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 IIIby Martha Krieter-Spiro; Joachim Latacz; Anton Bierl; S. Douglas Olson [English Edition]; Benjamin Millis; Sara Strack

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This commentary on the 3rd book of the Iliad concentrates on the interpretation of the ceremonial single combat between the rivals for Helen, Paris and Menelaus ? a scene that reflects the origins of the Trojan War. The famous parade before the walls presents Agamemnon, Odysseus and Ajax, as well as revealing just how much in love Paris and Helen are,... more...

  • Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Wellby Ivor Ludlam

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well reimagines the central theme of Plato's foundational work through an interpretation of its characters as paradigms of the apparent good. Focusing attention on the dialogue itself, Ivor Ludlam provides an innovative, holistic, and dramatic new perspective on the classic text. ... 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... 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$ 30.00

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

  • Helenby Frank McGuinness; Euripides

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    Seven years have passed since the end of the Trojan War and Menelaus, King of Sparta and husband to Helen, is making his slow and painful way home. When his ship is wrecked on the coast of Egypt he stumbles upon what seems to be his wife lingering outside the royal palace. But if this is the real Helen, who was the beautiful woman stolen by Paris,... more...