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  • Trials of Reasonby David Wolfsdorf

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 79.99 US$ 68.79

    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...

  • Homer and the Question of Strife from Erasmus to Hobbesby Jessica Wolfe

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 110.00

    Wolfe’s transnational and multilingual study is a landmark work in the study of classical reception that has a great deal to offer to anyone examining the literary, political, and intellectual life of early modern Europe. more...

  • Commento agli "Epigrammata Bobiensia"by Francesca Romana Nocchi

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 123.50

    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$ 112.27

    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...

  • The Emotions of the Ancient Greeksby David Konstan

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2007; US$ 46.95

    He illustrates how the Greeks' conception of emotions has something to tell us about our own views, whether about the nature of particular emotions or of the category of emotion itself. more...

  • In the Image of the Ancestorsby Neil Bernstein

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 72.00

    Neil W. Bernstein argues that four Roman epic poems contain depictions of kinship that are significantly different from earlier epic and examines these representations in the context of the social, political, and aesthetic changes of the early Imperial period. more...

  • Chaucer at Workby Peter Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 66.95

    Chaucer at Work is a new kind of introduction to the Canterbury Tales. It avoids excessive amounts of background information and involves the reader in the discovery of how Chaucer composed his famous work. It presents a series of sources and contexts to be considered in conjunction with key passages from Chaucer's poems. It includes sets of questions... more...

  • The Efficiency Expertby Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together... more...

  • Criticism and Fictionby William Dean Howells

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 0.99

    William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known,... more...

  • The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Scienceby Thomas Troward

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 0.99

    This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together... more...