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  • The Poetic Eddaby Carolyne Larrington

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    She sees, coming up a second time,Earth from the ocean, eternally green;the waterfalls plunge, an eagle soars above them,over the mountain hunting fish.'After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ocean, and life is renewed. The Poetic Edda begins with The Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation... more...

  • A Handbook to the Reception of Ovidby John F. Miller; Carole E. Newlands

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid presents more than 30 original essays written by leading scholars revealing the rich diversity of critical engagement with Ovid’s poetry that spans the Western tradition from antiquity to the present day.  Offers innovative perspectives on Ovid’s poetry and its reception from antiquity to the... more...

  • Il "Carmen Saliare"by Giulia Sarullo

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The Carmen Saliare is one of the most puzzling texts of ancient Latin tradition. This book offers a new commentary of the surviving fragments of this hymn and addresses the several issues it poses from linguistic, philological and cultural points of view. The analysis of all the testimonies suggests new interpretative paths that shed new light on the... more...

  • Hermeneutik / Peri hermeneiasby Aristoteles; Hermann Weidemann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    The work Peri hermeneias (On Interpretation) occupies an important place among Aristotle?s logical writings, but in many places, it is hard to understand. The aim of this bilingual edition is to facilitate understanding for a modern reader interested in Aristotelian philosophy and the history of logic through explanatory notes on the text. more...

  • Krieg und Bürgerkrieg bei Lucan und in der griechischen Literaturby Annemarie Ambühl

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    In seinem Bürgerkriegsepos setzt sich der römische Dichter Lucan intensiv mit seinen literarischen Vorgängern auseinander. Diese Studie schließt eine Forschungslücke, indem sie den Blick über die Sprach- und Gattungsgrenzen hinweg auf Lucans Rezeption der griechischen Literatur richtet, insbesondere der attischen Tragödie und der hellenistischen Dichtung.... more...

  • Zenon von Eleaby Gerhard Köhler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Nearly all the surviving works of Zeno of Elea are mere paraphrases and discussions of his thoughts on the part of later authors. Nevertheless, analysis of all relevant sources does lead to plausible hypotheses about the proper meaning of the ?Paradoxes of plurality? (Frag. B1?3) and the ?Paradox of place? (Frag. B5). It lends a new perspective to... more...

  • An Ecology of World Literatureby Alexander Beecroft

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    What constitutes a nation?s literature? How do literatures of different countries interact with one another? In this groundbreaking study, Alexander Beecroft develops a new way of thinking about world literature. Drawing on a series of examples and case studies, the book ranges from ancient epic to the contemporary fiction of Roberto Bolaño and Amitav... more...

  • So We Read Onby Maureen Corrigan

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 11.69

    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...

  • A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydidesby Christine Lee; Neville Morley

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides offers an invaluable guide to the reception of Thucydides, with a strong emphasis on comparing and contrasting different traditions of reading and interpretation. • Presents an in-depth, comprehensive overview of the reception of the Greek historian Thucydides • Features personal reflections... more...

  • Exploring Religion in Ancient Egyptby Stephen Quirke

    Wiley 2014; US$ 39.95

    Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulating overview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examining research drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptology and shedding new light on entrenched assumptions. Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt – a belief system that endured for 3,000 years Dispels... more...