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  • 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...

  • The World of Ovid's Metamorphosesby Joseph B. Solodow

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Synthesizing a wealth of detailed observations, Joseph Solodow studies the structure of Ovid's poem Metamorphoses , the role of the narrator, Ovid's treatment of myth, and the relationship between Ovid's and Virgil's presentations of Aeneas. He argues that for Ovid metamorphosis is an act of clarification, a form of artistic creation, and that the... more...

  • French Reimaginings of the Ancient Legend of Arion and the Dolphinby Thoron Hollard; Chris Dearden

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2015; US$ 199.95

    The relationship between humans and dolphins has been a subject of interest since earliest times... more...

  • 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...

  • Die plautinischen Prologe und ihre Funktionby Elisabeth Hollmann

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    The Göttinger Forum was founded in 1998 as a free, electronic publication and alternative to conventional journals. The GFA contains multi-disciplinary contributions on Greek and Latin Philology, Ancient History and Classical Archaeology. The Beihefte are conceived as historical-philological supplements to the journal and comprehensive... 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

    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

    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...

  • Case Studiesby Giulio Colesanti; Laura Lulli; Roberto Nicolai

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    The book is the second volume of a series of studies dealing with the Submerged literature in ancient Greek culture (s. vol. 1: G. Colesanti, M. Giordano, eds., Submerged Literature in Ancient Greek Culture. An Introduction , Berlin-Boston, de Gruyter, 2014). It is a peculiar starting point of the research in the field of Greek culture,... more...

  • Fallstudien zu antiken Skulpturen und ihren Imitationenby Sascha Kansteiner

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    Although Antiquity itself has been intensively researched, together with its reception, to date this has largely happened in a compartmentalized fashion. This series presents for the first time an interdisciplinary contextualization of the productive acquisitions and transformations of the arts and sciences of Antiquity in the slow process... more...