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  • 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...

  • The Adventure of the Human Intellectby Kurt A. Raaflaub

    Wiley 2016; US$ 149.95 US$ 129.96

    The Adventure of the Human Intellect presents the latest scholarship on the beginnings of intellectual history on a broad scope, encompassing ten eminent ancient or early civilizations from both the Old and New Worlds. Borrows themes from The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man (1946), updating an old topic with a new approach and up-to-date... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Caesar's Gallic Warsby Bruce Jackson

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 5.99

    This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you?ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works. more...

  • Die Jugend des Dionysosby Nicole Kröll

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    Die Ampelos-Episode ist eine Schlüsselszene der Dionysiaka des spätantiken Dichters Nonnos - durch den Tod und die Verwandlung des Satyrn Ampelos wird Dionysos mit seinen Hauptattributen Weinstock und Wein ausgestattet. Ziel des Buches ist es, mittels detaillierter literarischer Analyse der Episode die poetische Formensprache der Dionysiaka... more...

  • Philostrats Apollonios und seine Weltby Balbina Bäbler; Heinz-Günther Nesselrath

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 85.20

    In Philostrats Lebensbeschreibung des Apollonios findet sich eine Reihe von Partien, in denen dieser weltreisende Philosoph mit Griechen und Nichtgriechen über Phänomene der Kunst und der Religion spricht. Das vorliegende Buch präsentiert diese Partien in einer neuen zweisprachigen Ausgabe und erläutert sie durch Essays, die die eigenartige, aber... more...

  • Trials of Reasonby David Wolfsdorf

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 79.99 US$ 71.99

    The study focuses on a set of fourteen so-called early dialogues, beginning with a methodological framework that explains how to integrate the argumentation and the drama in these texts. Unlike most canonical philosophical works, the early dialogues do not merely express the results of the practice of philosophy. Rather, they dramatize philosophy as... more...

  • Commento agli "Epigrammata Bobiensia"by Francesca Romana Nocchi

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 117.17

    The Epigrammata Bobiensia are a collection of 71 poems, written between the fourth and fifth century d.C. in a cultural milieu of educated pagans associated with Symmachus, but gravitating toward Ausonius. The absence of polemical accents and the choice for balanced expressions fit well with this pagan elite, for whom the literary revival of classic... more...

  • Portraying the Prince in the Renaissanceby Patrick Baker; Ronny Kaiser; Maike Priesterjahn; Johannes Helmrath

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 106.51

    What role do rulers play in historical texts and what determines the way they are portrayed? More fundamentally, what qualifies a text as a work of history, and what functions do such writings have with regard to rulers? This volume explores these themes, considering the national or regional, personal, discursive, and generic parameters that influenced... more...