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  • In Consolation to his Wifeby Plutarch

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 7.98

    From an intimate and moving letter to his grieving wife on the death of their daughter, to elegant writings on morality, happiness and the avoidance of anger, Plutarch?s powerful words of consolation and inspiration still offer timeless wisdom and guidance today. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the... more...

  • Discourses on Livyby Niccolo Machiavelli; Julia Conaway Bondanella; Peter Bondanella

    Oxford University Press, UK 1997; US$ 8.99

    Machiavelli's commentary on Livy's history of Rome sets out his fundamental preference for a republican state. This translation is richly annotated, providing the contemporary reader with sufficient historical, linguistic, and political information to understand and interpret the revolutionary affirmations Machiavelli made, based on the historical... more...

  • Narrating Desireby Marília P. Futre Pinheiro; Marilyn B. Skinner; Froma I. Zeitlin

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    Despite the recent explosion of scholarly interest in the field of ancient sexuality, inquiry into major shifts in erotic consciousness is still in a preliminary stage. The essays in this collection, which focus upon the representation of the desiring subject in prose fiction, advance our understanding considerably as they probe the ambiguities... more...

  • Writing Scienceby Markus Asper; Anna-Maria Kanthak

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    Scientific and technological texts have not played a significant role in modern literary criticism. This collection, focusing mostly on medical and mathematical texts from ancient Greece, aims at approaching ancient Greek science from the cross-disciplinary perspective of authorship. Among the questions addressed are: How does scientific... more...

  • "Hadriani genitura" - Die astrologischen Fragmente des Antigonos von Nikaiaby Stephan Heilen

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 252.00

    This critical edition provides for the very first time a thorough presentation of Antigonus?s life, work, sources, and reception. The commentary is based on a systematic assessment of all relevant ancient handbooks and horoscopes. more...

  • Plato's "Sophist" Revisitedby Beatriz Bossi; Thomas M. Robinson

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This book consists of a selection of papers which throw new light on old problems in one of Plato?s most difficult dialogues. The first set of papers deals with definitions of sophistry from different perspectives (T. Robinson, F. Casadesús, J. Monserrat-P. Sandoval, A. Bernabé, M. Narcy and K. Dorter). In the central section E. Hülsz,... more...

  • Faszikel 1: Text und Übersetzung. Faszikel 2: Kommentarby

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 123.00

    Im Zentrum des Kommentars zum 9. Gesang steht die Interpretation der Gesandtschaft, die das griechische Invasionsheer zu Achilleus schickt, um ihn mit seiner Elitetruppe der Myrmidonen vom Kampfboykott abzubringen, und die Frage, warum der Erzähler alle Redestrategien der drei Gesandten Odysseus, Phoinix und Aias scheitern lässt. more...

  • Generic Interfaces in Latin Literatureby Theodore D. Papanghelis; Stephen J. Harrison; Stavros Frangoulidis

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00

    This volume pursues a key topic in the current study of Latin literature - the way in which literary texts of all periods in Latin, while usually written in an identifiable genre, characteristically allude to and interact with other genres. It pushes research forward by providing a broad range of studies concentrating on the polyphonic... more...

  • Die Suasorien des älteren Senecaby Stefan Feddern

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    This new edition of The Suasoriae of Seneca the Elder contains, in addition to the original text, its first-ever commentary, providing helpful assistance with the hard-to-read declamations. The introduction addresses problems in Seneca the Elder scholarship (the poor state of The Suasoriae?s written record, for instance) and with ancient... more...

  • Poeticsby Anthony Kenny

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    What is poetry, how many kinds of it are there, and what are their specific effects?'Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry ever written. A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, from it stems much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama,... more...