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  • Die Suasorien des älteren Senecaby Stefan Feddern

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    This new edition of The Suasoriae of Seneca the Elder contains, in addition to the original text, its first-ever commentary, providing helpful assistance with the hard-to-read declamations. The introduction addresses problems in Seneca the Elder scholarship (the poor state of The Suasoriae?s written record, for instance) and with ancient declamation.... more...

  • Poeticsby Anthony Kenny

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    What is poetry, how many kinds of it are there, and what are their specific effects?'Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry ever written. A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, from it stems much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama,... more...

  • D. Magnus Ausonius, "Mosella"by Joachim Gruber

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    Since the 1926 edition of C. Hosius?s critical commentary on Mosella by Ausonius, no comparable German-language work has been published. In this new edition, the Latin text is accompanied by a comprehensive critical apparatus and a German prose translation. The work?s linguistic forms, actual contents, and underlying historical situation are elucidated,... more...

  • 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...

  • Aristophanes: Four Comediesby Dudley Fitts

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 19.99

    New English versions of Lysistrata, The Frogs, The Birds, and Ladies' Day. "Thanks to Dudley Fitts...we can appreciate Aristophanes' vigor, his robust style, his scorching wit, his earthy humor, his devotion to honesty and his poetic imagination" (Brooks Atkinson, New York Times). Index. 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...

  • So We Read Onby Maureen Corrigan

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; Not Available

    The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know... 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...