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  • The Shadow of the Parthenonby Peter Green

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 36.95

    A lively combination of scholarship and unorthodoxy makes these studies in ancient history and literature unusually rewarding. Few of the objects of conventional admiration gain much support from Peter Green (Pericles and the "democracy" of fifth-century Athens are treated to a very cool scrutiny) but he has a warm regard for the real virtues of antiquity... more...

  • A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquityby Paul Christesen; Donald G. Kyle

    Wiley 2013; US$ 195.00

    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 beyond... more...

  • Hippolytusby Euripides; Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    Furious that Prince Hippolytus will not worship her, Aphrodite, goddess of love, seeks revenge. Infecting Hippolytus' stepmother, Phaedra, with an overpowering desire for him, Aphrodite's retribution will sweep both prince and queen to a brutal end. A secret torment Storms through her Tosses her into that black harbour Death. Timberlake... more...

  • The Metaphysical Poetsby David Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The Metaphysical Poets provides an introduction to the work of six strikingly various and original poets- Donne, Herbert, Crashaw, Vaughan, Marvell and Traherne. By closely examining how the poems work, the book aims to help readers at all stages of proficiency and knowledge to enjoy and critically appreciate the ways in which fantastic and elaborate... more...

  • Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literatureby Larissa Tracy

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 29.15

    An ugly subject, but one that needs to be treated thoroughly and comprehensively, with a discreet wit and no excessive relish. These needs are richly satisfied in Larissa Tracy's bold and important book. DEREK PEARSALL, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University. Torture - that most notorious aspect of medieval culture and society - has evolved into... 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...