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  • Bilder schreibenby Mario Baumann

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 126.00

    The work Eikones (Imagines/Images) by Philostratus consists of 64 fictitious descriptions of images. Mario Baumann analyzes the aesthetic virtuosity which characterizes this text. The speaker who formulates the descriptions proves himself a master in interpreting the images. He creates a unique textual composition of images which continually surprises... more...

  • Pliny the Elder: Themes and Contextsby Roy Gibson; Ruth Morello

    BRILL 2011; US$ 141.00

    Pliny's Naturalis Historia is a sophisticated encyclopaedia of the riches of the ancient world. The contributors to the present volume represent and join a new generation of critics who have begun to examine the dominant motifs which give shape to the work. more...

  • Culture In Piecesby Dirk Obbink; Richard Rutherford

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 149.99

    This volume originated in a conference of the same title, held in Oxford in September 2006, to celebrate the 70th birthday of Peter Parsons, Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford from 1989 to 2003. The contributors, who are former pupils, colleagues or collaborators with Peter Parsons, share a deep admiration for him and his work. Peter Parsons has,... more...

  • 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...

  • Der paraphrastische Kommentar des Theodoros Metochites zu Aristoteles? "De generatione et corruptione"by Martin Borchert

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Philologists have long desired access to the paraphrastic commentaries on Aristotle?s writings in natural philosophy produced by the famous Byzantine scholar Theodore Metochites (1270-1332). Publication of this first critical edition and German translation of the paraphrase of Aristotle?s key work, ?On Generation and Corruption,? provides philosophers,... more...

  • 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... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    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 surrounding... 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$ 182.00

    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 nature of Latin... more...