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  • Horace and Meby Harry Eyres

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 25.99

    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...

  • Conceptions of Happinessby Ignacio L. Götz

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 38.99

    This book presents the thesis that happiness does not mean just one thing but many, and that these many meanings have been studied, described, argued, and practiced throughout the centuries in many climes and places. This book explores many views of happiness as espoused by their original founders and developers. more...

  • Petroniusby Jonathan R. W. Prag; Ian D. Repath

    Wiley 2012; US$ 110.95

    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...

  • The Author in Middle Byzantine Literatureby Aglae Pizzone

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    Author and authorship have become increasingly important concepts in Byzantine literary studies. This volume provides the first comprehensive survey on strategies of authorship in Middle Byzantine literature and investigates the interaction between self-presentation and cultural production in a wide array of genres, providing new insights into how... more...

  • Imitate Anacreon!by Manuel Baumbach; Nicola Dümmler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Despite their rich tradition, the Carmina Anacreontea transmitted in the Palatine Anthology have received little scholarly attention. This neglect is linked to questions concerning their authenticity. Long read as poems by the ancient lyricist Anacreon, they are now regarded instead as imitations of Anacreontic lyricism. This volume presents the latest... more...

  • Erzählen und Gesang im flavischen Eposby Anke Walter

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The three Flavian poets, Valerius Flaccus, Statius, and Silius Italicus, held different views on the form and function of epic storytelling. This study shows which personae perform the role of storyteller in their works and how these interact with the narrated world and are mirrored by the singers and prophetic characters in the narrative. more...

  • "Cato Peripateticus" ? stoische und peripatetische Ethik im Dialogby Philip Schmitz

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Book 3 of Cicero?s de finibus is generally regarded as an accurate description of Stoic ethics. This study shows that Cicero did not present Stoic orthodoxy but combined it with contemporary peripatetic theory. This has implications for our understanding of Stoa and Peripatos and offers new insights into Cicero?s methods and the philosophical discourse... more...

  • Homers Iliasby Joachim Latacz; Arbogast Schmitt; Thierry Greub; Krystyna Greub-Fracz

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Homer?s Iliad has influenced European literature and art to this day. In the last 30 years, researchers have made significant progress in illuminating this epic. In this study, a leading Homer scholar engages in dialogue with the international research community to reflect on today?s most significant questions, among them the Iliad?s origins, language... more...

  • Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld and the Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycleby Alhena Gadotti

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 322.00

    Providing a new perspective on the Sumerian Gilgamesh stories, Alhena Gadotti argues that a Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle was developed as early as Ur III, and that Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld was the first, not the last story of this cycle. Prompted by several texts that have come to light since Aaron Shaffer's 1963 publication of the text,... more...