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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Trials of Characterby James M. May

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    By its very nature, the art of oratory involves character. Verbal persuasion entails the presentation of a persona by the speaker that affects an audience for good or ill. In this book, James May explores the role and extent of Cicero's use of ethos and demonstrates its persuasive effect. May discusses the importance of ethos, not just in classical... more...

  • 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...

  • Vergil's Ecloguesby Barbara Hughes Fowler

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 23.99

    Best remembered for his unfinished epic, the Aeneid , the poet Vergil was celebrated in his time both for the perfection of his art and for the centrality of his ideas to Roman culture. The Eclogues , his earliest confirmed work, were composed in part out of political considerations: when the Roman authorities threatened to seize his family's land,... 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...

  • Die plautinischen Prologe und ihre Funktionby Elisabeth Hollmann

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    The Plautine Prologues are the starting point for many of his comedies. Their spokesperson lets the audience into a parallel world, entertains them, creates tension about what is to come, and influences the audience?s view far into the play. The book analyses the methods and structures that are called into play and the virtuosity of the variations... 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...

  • Making Mockeryby Ralph Rosen

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    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 US$ 62.77

    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...