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  • 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$ 84.53

    This book is the second volume of a series dedicated to exploring the role of ?Submerged Literature? in ancient Greek culture. It provides case studies on several genres (e.g., oracles, phlyax plays, epigrams, Aesopic fables, periplus, mysteries, medical treatises, dance, music) from the archaic to the Hellenistic and imperial period of Greek culture.... more...

  • From Agent to Spectatorby Emily Allen-Hornblower

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.53

    We tend to associate the act of witnessing with bystanders who have not played an active role in the events that they are watching. The present monograph considers characters from Homer?s Iliad and Greek tragedy that are looking on and reacting (in word, deed, or both) to their own actions. It closely examines those scenes in which they... more...

  • Pseudoantike Skulptur Iby Sascha Kansteiner

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.53

    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$ 158.54

    This volume takes a new approach to Roman drama by looking at comic and tragic plays from the Republican and imperial periods in ?context?. By presenting a number of case studies and considerations of wider issues, the 33 international contributors explore the role of Roman drama in contexts such as the literary tradition, the relationship... more...

  • The Comparative Perspectiveby Andrea Ercolani; Manuela Giordano

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.53

    This book ? the third and concluding volume of the series on ?Submerged Literature? in ancient Greek culture ? expands the approach presented in the previous volumes to a comparative perspective. The case studies range from Qumran texts to Arabic-Islamic literature, from ancient Rome to gnostic texts, with a particular emphasis on anthropological... more...

  • Die Jugend des Dionysosby Nicole Kröll

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    The Ampelos episode is a critical scene in the Dionysiaca of Nonnos, the Late Antique poet. The death and transfiguration of the satyr Ampelos lends Dionysus his principal attributes ? the grapevine and wine. The book uses a detailed literary analysis of the Nonnos episode to present the forms of poetic language in the Dionysika and put them in... more...

  • On Human Bondageby John Bodel; Walter Scheidel

    Wiley 2016; US$ 99.95 US$ 86.62

    On Human Bondage —a critical reexamination of Orlando Patterson’s groundbreaking Slavery and Social Death —assesses how his theories have stood the test of time and applies them to new case studies. Discusses the novel ideas of social death and natal alienation, as Patterson first presented them 35 years ago and as they are... more...