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  • Writing Scienceby Markus Asper; Anna-Maria Kanthak

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    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 writing differ... more...

  • Aristophanes: Essays in Interpretationby Jeffrey Henderson

    Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 34.00

    A collection of interpretative essays on Aristophanes, one of the greatest and most important poets of the golden age of classical Greek literature. more...

  • Proklos, Tria Opusculaby Benedikt Strobel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    The Tria Opuscula by the Late Antique Neoplatonist Proklos are accessible in full in the translation into medieval Latin by Wilhelm von Moerbeke, as well as in fragments in the Greek texts of Late Antique and Byzantine authors. Using the form of a commentary on passages, this work assesses what we can learn from these sources about the original Greek... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novelby Tim Whitmarsh

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    Nineteen new essays by internationally renowned experts on interpretations of the Greek and Roman novel. more...

  • Apologizing for Socratesby Gabriel Danzig

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 89.99

    Apologizing for Socrates places some of the Platonic and Xenophontic writings in the context of contemporary controversies over Socrates, providing a perspective in which many of the philosophic and literary features of the text can be explained. In addition, it sheds light on the apologetic techniques used by Plato and Xenophon. more...

  • Poeticsby Anthony Kenny

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Horace and Meby Harry Eyres

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 25.99

    A wise and witty revival of the Roman poet who taught us how to carpe diem What is the value of the durable at a time when the new is paramount? How do we fill the void created by the excesses of a superficial society? What resources can we muster when confronted by the inevitability of death? For the poet and critic Harry Eyres, we can begin to... more...

  • Petroniusby Jonathan R. W. Prag; Ian D. Repath

    Wiley 2012; US$ 110.95

    Petronius: A Handbook unravels the mysteries of the Satyrica, one of the greatest literary works that antiquity has bequeathed to the modern world. Includes a dozen original essays by a team of leading Petronius and Roman history scholars Features the first multi-dimensional approach to Satyricon studies by exploring the novel's literary... more...

  • Conceptions of Happinessby Ignacio L. Götz

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 38.99

    This book presents the thesis that happiness does not mean just one thing but many, and that these many meanings have been studied, described, argued, and practiced throughout the centuries in many climes and places. This book explores many views of happiness as espoused by their original founders and developers. more...

  • Staging the Blazon in Early Modern English Theaterby Deborah Uman; Sara Morrison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 104.95

    Offering the first sustained and comprehensive scholarly consideration of the dramatic potential of the blazon, this volume complicates what has become a standard reading of the Petrarchan convention of dismembering the beloved through poetic description. At the same time, it contributes to a growing understanding of the relationship between the material... more...