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  • 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... more...

  • Helenby Frank McGuinness; Euripides

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    Seven years have passed since the end of the Trojan War and Menelaus, King of Sparta and husband to Helen, is making his slow and painful way home. When his ship is wrecked on the coast of Egypt he stumbles upon what seems to be his wife lingering outside the royal palace. But if this is the real Helen, who was the beautiful woman stolen by Paris,... more...

  • Persiusby Shadi Bartsch

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Roman poet and satirist Persius (34?62 CE) was unique among his peers for lampooning literary and social conventions from a distinctly Stoic point of view. A curious amalgam of mocking wit and philosophy, his Satires are rife with violent metaphors and unpleasant imagery and show little concern for the reader?s enjoyment or understanding. ... more...

  • The Form of Greek Romanceby B. P. Reardon

    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...

  • Ancient Greek Scholarshipby Eleanor Dickey

    An American Philological Association Book 2007; US$ 24.99

    Preface. 1. Introduction to Ancient Scholarship. 2. Scholia, Commentaries, and Lexica on Specific Literary Works. 2.1. Archaic and Classical Poetry. 2.2. Classical Prose. 2.3. Hellenistic Literature. 2.4. Literature of the Roman Period. 3. Other Scholarly Works. 3.1. Grammatical Treatises. 3.2. Lexica. 3.3. Other Types of Work. 4. Introduction to Scholarly... more...

  • Fiction on the Fringeby Grammatiki A. Karla

    BRILL 2009; US$ 136.00

    A collection of essays that offers a comprehensive examination of texts that traditionally have been excluded from the main corpus of the ancient Greek novel and confined to the margins of the genre, such as the "Life of Aesop", the "Life of Alexander the Great", and the "Acts of the Christian Martyrs". more...

  • Marcus Aurelius’ Rain Miracle and the Marcomannic Warsby Peter Kovacs

    BRILL 2009; US$ 151.00

    The rain and lightning miracles are the best-known events of Marcus Aurelius' northern wars. Several pagan and Christian versions existed in Antiquity. The author studies and publishes the sources and the development of the legend from Antiquity to the 14th century. more...

  • Homer's Winged Wordsby Steve Reece

    BRILL 2009; US$ 237.00

    This book is an attempt to shed new light, via the tenets of oral-formulaic theory, on the evolution and meaning of several dozen words and phrases found in early Greek epic whose etymologies have puzzled philologists for over 2500 years. more...

  • Anthology of Classical Mythby Stephen M. Trzaskoma; R. Scott Smith; Stephen Brunet; Thomas G. Palaima

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 18.50

    This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central Greek and Roman works, as a source-based alternative to those textbooks. more...

  • Literature and the Godsby Roberto Calasso

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    Brilliant, inspired, and gloriously erudite, Literature and the Gods is the culmination of Roberto Calasso?s lifelong study of the gods in the human imagination. By uncovering the divine whisper that lies behind the best poetry and prose from across the centuries, Calasso gives us a renewed sense of the mystery and enchantment of great literature.... more...