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  • Liebesgedichte / Amoresby Ovid; Niklas Holzberg

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    First published in 1999 within the bilingual collection Sammlung Tusculum, the Latin/German edition of Ovid's Amores (Erotic Poems) has now been revised and updated in a way which includes and reflects the findings of recent scholarship. With its new introduction, the annotations, an essay on the reception of the poems, and a comprehensive bibliography,... more...

  • Excerpta historica quae Constantini VII Porphyrogeniti dicuntur. Volumen I. De legationibus Romanorum ad gentesby Pia Carolla

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    The Excerpta de Legationibus Romanorum commisioned by the Byzantine Emperor Constantinus VII comprise circa 160 diplomatic texts of 16 Greek historians from Polybius, Diodorus and Dionysius Halicarnassensis to Theophylactus Simocatta and Georgius Monachus. This new edition (the first since over 100 years) is the first to take into account the most... more...

  • Scholia Graeca in Thucydidemby Alexander Kleinlogel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 280.00

    The scholia to Thucydides, which are marginalia found in Medieval Greek manuscripts, provide us with the remainders of valuable ancient and Byzantine commentaries on the verbal and textual difficulties presented by Thucydides?s complex texts. The last edition of these scholia appeared in 1927, and this publication fails to live up to important contemporary... more...

  • Die Valerius Maximus-Epitome des Ianuarius Nepotianusby Rainer Jakobi

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Rainer Jakobi presents a new critical edition of the Late Antique epitome of Valerius Maximus by Ianuarius Nepotianus and a first edition of the fragments of books III-IX preserved by Landulfus Sagax. In the exegetical commentary he explains his text-critical decisions and offers a critical analysis of the sources: besides the exempla collection of... more...

  • Studien zur Originalität der römischen Tragödieby Eckard Lefèvre

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    The collected papers in this volume, many of them previously unpublished, demonstrate the politcial character of Roman tragedy and show that, during the Imperial period, panegyrics often shifted to opposition. more...

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

    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...

  • 'Königtum' in der politischen Kultur des spätrepublikanischen Romby Christian Sigmund

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The widespread notion that Romans hated monarchy (odium regni) ever since the beginning of the Republic runs counter to the many positive connotations they attributed to reges and regnum. This study takes this contradiction as its point of departure and shows how Romans could condemn the idea of royal rule while at the same time maintaining a positive... more...

  • The Shadow of Creusaby Anders Cullhed

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Anders Cullhed?s studyexplores the early Christian confrontation with pagan culture as a remote anticipation of many later clashes between religious orthodoxy and literary fictionality. After a careful survey of Saint Augustine?s long drawn-out farewell to ancient myth and poetry, Cullhed examines other Late Antique dismissals as well as appropriations... more...

  • Plautine Trendsby Evangelos Karakasis; Ioannis N. Perysinakis

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Plautine Trends brings together experts on Roman comedy in a collective volume, focusing on key issues of modern Plautine research: Plautus?s Greek models vs. Romanisation, generic self-awareness vs. interactive innovation, comic staging, metatheatrical aspects, as well as questions of language, structure, socio-historical and philosophical context,... 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...