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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 16.99
Harry Eyres has become one of the most eloquent representatives of the worldwide Slow Movement. Having worked for leading newspapers and magazines as a wine writer, theater critic, and poetry editor, he created the international Slow Lane column in the Financial Times in 2004. Slow Lane encourages and facilitates thoughtful enjoyment of the profound,... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 43.95
"The editors have astutely chosen knowledgeable contributors capable of presenting complex material in an engaging manner to students and the educated public." Gerald Sandy, Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of British Columbia "This new handbook skillfully guides the reader through the literary and the real into the afterlife of Petronius's... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 200.95
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... more...
- 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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...