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  • 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...

  • Strategie und Philosophie bei Senecaby Uwe Dietsche

    De Gruyter 2014;

    How seriously are we to take Seneca?s philosophizing in the Epistulae morales? Much of their content seems inconsistent and designed for mere effect. This study reveals how Seneca?s choice of words and intellectual acuity are subordinated to the pedagogical aim of gradual persuasion. It becomes apparent that Seneca?s formulation is tactical and that... more...

  • Playful Philosophy and Serious Sophistryby Georgia Sermamoglou-Soulmaidi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This book provides an interpretation of Plato?s Euthydemus as a unified piece of literature, taking into account both its dramatic and its philosophical aspects. It sheds new light on some old questions, including the relation between knowledge, virtue and happiness. Further, it pays due attention to the arguments of the sophists that are often neglected,... 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...

  • Bilder schreibenby Mario Baumann

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 119.00

    The work Eikones (Imagines/Images) by Philostratus consists of 64 fictitious descriptions of images. Mario Baumann analyzes the aesthetic virtuosity which characterizes this text. The speaker who formulates the descriptions proves himself a master in interpreting the images. He creates a unique textual composition of images which continually surprises... 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...

  • Playing the Farmerby Philip Thibodeau

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 63.00

    Playing the Farmer reinvigorates our understanding of Vergil?s Georgics , a vibrant work written by Rome?s premier epic poet shortly before he began the Aeneid. Setting the Georgics in the social context of its day, Philip Thibodeau for the first time connects the poem?s idyllic, and idealized, portrait of rustic life and agriculture with changing... more...