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  • 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...

  • Die plautinischen Prologe und ihre Funktionby Elisabeth Hollmann

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 107.62

    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...

  • Literary Territoriesby Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 72.99

    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$ 86.09

    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...

  • From Agent to Spectatorby Emily Allen-Hornblower

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 86.09

    Das Ziel der neuen Reihe und der zugehörigen Zeitschrift Trends in Classics ist es, fachübergreifende Studien aus allen Bereichen der Klassischen Philologien zu versammeln, die in innovativer Weise Theorien und Methoden benachbarter Disziplinen wie Narratologie, Intertextualitätsforschung, Rezeptionsästhetik und oral poetics in ihren... more...

  • Pseudoantike Skulptur Iby Sascha Kansteiner

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 86.09

    Pseudoantike Skulptur I is based on a colloquium presented in October 2014 by the Collaborative Research Center 644 at Humboldt University. The colloquium was an opportunity to compile and test the reliability of criteria to distinguish between ancient and pseudo-ancient sculptures and fragments. Examples under scrutiny included portraits, ideal... more...

  • Roman Drama and its Contextsby Stavros Frangoulidis; Stephen J. Harrison; Gesine Manuwald

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 161.46

    Das Ziel der neuen Reihe und der zugehörigen Zeitschrift Trends in Classics ist es, fachübergreifende Studien aus allen Bereichen der Klassischen Philologien zu versammeln, die in innovativer Weise Theorien und Methoden benachbarter Disziplinen wie Narratologie, Intertextualitätsforschung, Rezeptionsästhetik und oral poetics in ihren... more...