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  • 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 Fringe: Novelistic Writing in the Post-Classical Ageby Grammatiki Karla

    BRILL 2009; US$ 136.00

    The present volume includes studies on texts that traditionally have been confined to the margins of the genre of the ancient novel, 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. 2004; US$ 18.95

    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. In addition to the complete texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony , this collection provides generous selections from over 50 texts... 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...

  • Petrus in Romby Otto Zwierlein

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    This revised and supplemented second edition of Zwierlein?s best-selling volume undertakes a systematic study of the ancient texts testifying to St Peter?s time in Rome. It evaluates inter alia texts by Early Christian Church teachers (Justin Martyr, Dionys of Corinth, Irenaeus of Lyons), the letters by Ignatius of Antioch (classified... more...

  • Der "Euagoras" des Isokratesby Evangelos Alexiou

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    Present-day research is gradually finding a new approach to Isocrates, the 4th-century Greek orator who due to the influence of Plato was largely neglected in the 19th and part of the 20th century. His Euagoras, an encomium of the Cypriot king Euagoras I, had a decisive influence on the establishment and development of the prose encomium.... more...

  • The Queen of the Airby John Ruskin

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Influential English art and culture critic John Ruskin turns his focus to ancient myth in this compelling volume. Containing the complete texts of three of Ruskin's lectures, the critic's lyrical prose and keen insight shed new light on a number of Greek mythological figures. more...