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  • London Filmsby William Dean Howells

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 1.99

    Whoever carries a mental kodak with him (as I suspect I was in the habit of doing long before I knew it) must be aware of the uncertain value of the different exposures. This can be determined only by the process of developing, which requires a dark room and other apparatus not always at hand; and so much depends upon the process that it might be well... 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...

  • Anomalies of the Short Storyby William Dean Howells

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 0.99

    William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 - May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic... In 1858, he began to work at the Ohio State Journal where he wrote poetry, short stories, and also translated pieces from French, Spanish, and German. He avidly studied German and other languages and was greatly interested in Heinrich Heine. In... more...

  • Zwischen Ereignis und Erzählungby Julia Weitbrecht; Werner Röcke; Ruth Bernuth

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    Konversion wird im christlichen Kontext meist als einschneidende Erfahrung von Überwältigung und Neuperspektivierung verstanden, wie sie im paulinischen Damaskus-Erlebnis imaginiert wird. Im historischen Wandel wie auch im Spannungsfeld der Religionen und Konfessionen aber ist Konversion auf ganz unterschiedliche Art und Weise verstanden worden, so... more...

  • Homeric Receptions Across Generic and Cultural Contextsby Athanasios Efstathiou; Ioanna Karamanou

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    This collective volume provides a fresh perspective on Homeric reception through a methodologically focused, interdisciplinary investigation of the transformations of Homeric epic within varying generic and cultural contexts. It explores how various aspects of Homeric poetics appeal and can be mapped on to a diversity of contexts under different socio-historical,... more...

  • Homer?s Iliad The Basel Commentaryby Marina Coray; Benjamin Millis; Sara Strack

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    At the centre of the commentary on Book 19 of the Iliad is the interpretation of speeches and events at the assembly of the Achaean army. It is here that the argument between Achilles and Agamemnon was settled, thus enabling the Achaeans to take the field in the decisive battle against Hector and the Trojans. more...

  • Tragic Failuresby Evina Sistakou

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

    This is the first study considering the reception of Greek tragedy and the transformation of the tragic idea in Hellenistic poetry. The focus is on third-century Alexandria, where the Ptolemies fostered tragedy as a theatrical form for public entertainment and as an official genre cultivated by the Pleiad, whereas the scholars of the Museum were commissioned... more...

  • Kommentar zu Seneca Maior, "Controversiae", Buch Iby Francesco Citti; Biagio Santorelli; Antonio Stramaglia

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    At his sudden death in 1987, Håkanson left a number of unpublished scholarly works. A former volume in this series (2014) printed four essays on the pseudo-Quintilianic Major Declamations ; one more has appeared elsewhere. The present volume contains a commentary on Book One of the Controversiae by Seneca the Elder. After an introductory note... more...

  • Critical Notes on Virgilby Gian Biagio Conte

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.00

    In this book, conceived as a sort of Prolegomena to his two Teubner editions, Conte gives account of his choices in editing his Virgilian text. Engaging in a passionate debate with his predecessors and critics, he guides the reader in a fascinating journey in the history of transmission and interpretation of Georgics and Aeneid  and... more...

  • Wordplay and Powerplay in Latin Poetryby Phillip Mitsis; Ioannis Ziogas

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    The political allegiances of major Roman poets have been notoriously difficult to pin down, in part because they often shift the onus of political interpretation from themselves to their readers. By the same token, it is often difficult to assess their authorial powerplays in the etymologies, puns, anagrams, telestichs, and acronyms that feature prominently... more...