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  • Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worldsby Marina Warner

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 31.99

    Metamorphosis is a dynamic principle of creation, vital to natural processes of generation and evolution, growth and decay, yet it also threatens personal identity if human beings are subject to a continual process of bodily transformation. Shape-shifting also belongs in the landscape of magic, witchcraft, and wonder, and enlivens classical mythology,... more...

  • The Metaphysical Poetsby David Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The Metaphysical Poets provides an introduction to the work of six strikingly various and original poets- Donne, Herbert, Crashaw, Vaughan, Marvell and Traherne. By closely examining how the poems work, the book aims to help readers at all stages of proficiency and knowledge to enjoy and critically appreciate the ways in which fantastic and elaborate... more...

  • A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterraneanby Jeremy McInerney

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity... more...

  • The Poetic Eddaby Carolyne Larrington

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    She sees, coming up a second time,Earth from the ocean, eternally green;the waterfalls plunge, an eagle soars above them,over the mountain hunting fish.'After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ocean, and life is renewed. The Poetic Edda begins with The Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation... more...

  • A Handbook to the Reception of Ovidby John F. Miller; Carole E. Newlands

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid presents more than 30 original essays written by leading scholars revealing the rich diversity of critical engagement with Ovid’s poetry that spans the Western tradition from antiquity to the present day.  Offers innovative perspectives on Ovid’s poetry and its reception from antiquity to the... more...

  • Il "Carmen Saliare"by Giulia Sarullo

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The Carmen Saliare is one of the most puzzling texts of ancient Latin tradition. This book offers a new commentary of the surviving fragments of this hymn and addresses the several issues it poses from linguistic, philological and cultural points of view. The analysis of all the testimonies suggests new interpretative paths that shed new light on the... more...

  • Hermeneutik / Peri hermeneiasby Aristoteles; Hermann Weidemann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    The work Peri hermeneias (On Interpretation) occupies an important place among Aristotle?s logical writings, but in many places, it is hard to understand. The aim of this bilingual edition is to facilitate understanding for a modern reader interested in Aristotelian philosophy and the history of logic through explanatory notes on the text. 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...

  • Strategie und Philosophie bei Senecaby Uwe Dietsche

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    How seriously are we to take Seneca?s philosophizing in the Epistulae morales? Much of their content seems inconsistent and designed for mere effect. This study reveals how Seneca?s choice of words and intellectual acuity are subordinated to the pedagogical aim of gradual persuasion. It becomes apparent that Seneca?s formulation is tactical and that... more...

  • The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragonsby Liu Hsieh; Vincent Yu-Chung Shih; Vincent Yu-Chung Shih

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons is the first comprehensive work of literary criticism in Chinese, and one that has been considered essential reading for writers and scholars since it was written some 1,500 years ago. A vast compendium of all that was known about Chinese literature at the time, it is simultaneously a taxonomy... more...