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  • Homer?s Iliad. Book VIby

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This commentary on the 6th book of the Iliad concentrates on the interpretation of two episodes which have received a great deal of scholarly attention: the encounter between Diomedes and Glaukos, which surprisingly ends with an exchange of weapons and not a duel, and the series of scenes ?Hector in Troy?, which reveal the hero?s conflicting roles... more...

  • Homer?s Iliad. Book IIIby Benjamin Millis; Sara Strack

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 18,193.00

    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...

  • Ovids verkehrte Exilweltby Simone Seibert

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The book reveals the literary ways that Ovid dealt with his exile. It develops the self-portrait of a masterful poet whose individualistic features seem to presage modernity. The figures of myth provide a schema of comparison that he used to secure his own cultural identity. He creates a tableau of an upside-down world of exile, whereby he does not... more...

  • Homeric Effects in Vergil's Narrativeby Alessandro Barchiesi; Ilaria Marchesi; Philip Hardie; Alessandro Barchiesi

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    The study of Homeric imitations in Vergil has one of the longest traditions in Western culture, starting from the very moment the Aeneid was circulated. Homeric Effects in Vergil?s Narrative is the first English translation of one of the most important and influential modern studies in this tradition. In this revised and expanded edition, Alessandro... more...

  • William Shakespeares Römerdramenby Nicolina Rink

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 47.85

    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$ 44.66

    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...

  • 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...