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  • Unity and Design in Horace's Odesby Matthew S. Santirocco

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Horace's first three books of Odes , published together in 23 B.C., are a masterpiece of Augustan literature and the culmination of classical lyric. Matthew Santirocco provides the first new critical approach to them in English in more than two decades. Drawing on recent works on ancient and modern poetry books and using several contemporary critical... more...

  • Trials of Characterby James M. May

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    By its very nature, the art of oratory involves character. Verbal persuasion entails the presentation of a persona by the speaker that affects an audience for good or ill. In this book, James May explores the role and extent of Cicero's use of ethos and demonstrates its persuasive effect. May discusses the importance of ethos, not just in classical... 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...

  • Die plautinischen Prologe und ihre Funktionby Elisabeth Hollmann

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 108.82

    Die Prologe des Plautus bilden den Anfangspunkt vieler seiner Komödien. Ihre Sprecher machen die Zuschauer mit der Parallelwelt bekannt, unterhalten sie, schaffen Spannung auf das Kommende und beeinflussen den Blick des Publikums bis weit in das Stück hinein. Das Buch analysiert die Mittel und Strukturen, die hiefür eingesetzt werden, und die virtuose... more...

  • Varietyby William Fitzgerald

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    The idea of variety may seem too diffuse, obvious, or nebulous to be worth scrutinizing, but modern usage masks the rich history of the term. This book examines the meaning, value, and practice of variety from the vantage point of Latin literature and its reception and reveals the enduring importance of the concept up to the present day. William... more...

  • Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Lettersby Jon Hall

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters examines the political and personal negotiations that Cicero undertakes in the letters exchanged with other powerful men of the Late Roman Republic, such as Caesar, Pompey and Mark Antony. Drawing upon sociolinguistic theories of politeness, the book explores the distinctive conventions of epistolary courtesy... more...

  • Making Mockeryby Ralph Rosen

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    This book explores the dynamics of comic mockery and satire in Greek and Roman poetry, and argues that poets working with such material composed in accordance with shared generic principles and literary protocols. It encourages a synoptic, synchronic view of such poetry, from archaic iambus through Roman satire. more...

  • Literary Territoriesby Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Literary Territories argues that the literature of Late Antiquity shared a defining aesthetic sensibility which treated the classical "inhabited world," the oikoumene , as a literary metaphor for the collection and organization of knowledge. more...

  • Case Studiesby Giulio Colesanti; Laura Lulli; Roberto Nicolai

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 87.04

    This book is the second volume of a series dedicated to exploring the role of ?Submerged Literature? in ancient Greek culture. It provides case studies on several genres (e.g., oracles, phlyax plays, epigrams, Aesopic fables, periplus, mysteries, medical treatises, dance, music) from the archaic to the Hellenistic and imperial period of Greek culture.... more...

  • From Agent to Spectatorby Emily Allen-Hornblower

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 87.04

    We tend to associate the act of witnessing with bystanders who have not played an active role in the events that they are watching. The present monograph considers characters from Homer?s Iliad and Greek tragedy that are looking on and reacting (in word, deed, or both) to their own actions. It closely examines those scenes in which they... more...