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  • Horace and Meby Harry Eyres

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 16.99

    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$ 41.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquityby Paul Christesen; Donald G. Kyle

    Wiley 2013; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity presents a series of essays that apply a socio-historical perspective to myriad aspects of ancient sport and spectacle. Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire Includes contributions from a range of international scholars with various Classical antiquity specialties Goes beyond... more...

  • Classical Literatureby William Allan

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    From popular histories through to reworkings of classical subject matter by contemporary poets, dramatists, and novelists, the classical world and the masterpieces of its literature continue to fascinate readers and audiences in a huge variety of media. In this Very Short Introduction, William Allan explores what the 'classics' are and why... more...

  • The Last Days of Troyby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    Simon Armitage is rightly celebrated as one of the country's most original and engaging poets; but he is also an adaptor and translator of some of our most important epics, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Death of King Arthur and Homer's Odyssey . The latter, originally a commission for BBC Radio, rendered the classical tale with all... more...

  • 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...

  • The Form of Greek Romanceby Bryan P. Reardon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In the early Roman Empire a new literary genre began to flourish, mainly in the Greek world: prose fiction, or romance. Broadly defined as a love story that offers adventure and a romantic vision of life, this form of literature emerged long after the other genres and, until recently, seemed hardly worthy of critical attention. Here B. P. Reardon... 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...