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  • Poesie-Erotik-Witzby Andreas Spal

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.53

    The places destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E., especially Pompeii, have preserved a precious trove of non-monumental inscriptions relating to ancient daily life. Then as now, eroticism and humor were often combined and sometimes put into verse. These carmina are presented here for the first time in a critical edition... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.53

    Konversion als Religionsübertritt und Bewusstseinswandel ist im historischen Wandel unterschiedlich verstanden worden. Mit dem Fokus auf die in Konversionsnarrativen häufige Verknüpfung von Religionswechsel und Identitätsbildung untersucht der vorliegende Band, wie das Potential, ein ?neuer? Mensch zu werden, in unterschiedlichen Medien der Selbstbeschreibung... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 137.40

    This 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 brings together leading international scholars and acute young researchers, exploring how various aspects of Homeric poetics can be... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 137.40

    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$ 116.25

    This study focuses on the reception of tragedy and the tragic in Hellenistic poetry. It illustrates how classical tragedy and the tragic idea were incorporated in the poems of Callimachus and Theocritus, Apollonius? Argonautica , the iambic Alexandra and late Hellenistic poetry. It demonstrates that ?the tragic? was not doomed to failure in the... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.53

    Lennart Håkanson died suddenly in June 1987, immediately after completing his fundamental critical edition of the Elder Seneca?s Controversiae and Suasoriae . In his preface, Håkanson referred to an ongoing commentary on those works, which was never published because of his death. This volume presents Håkanson?s commentary on the first book of... more...

  • Critical Notes on Virgilby Gian Biagio Conte

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 63.39

    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$ 126.82

    Taking their point of departure from Frederick Ahl?s pioneering work, the distinguished scholars in this volume have come together to re-examine the relation of poetry and power in the context of authoritarian regimes in ancient Rome and to examine the ways that poets not only commented on imperial politics, but also were direct participants in the... more...

  • Allusion and Allegoryby Boris Kayachev

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.53

    The Ciris ,  a Latin mythological poem of contested date and authorship, has received a certain amount of scholarly attention during the twentieth century, but on the whole has failed to meet with an adequate appreciation. This study is aimed at vindicating the Ciris , mainly by exploring its use of pre-Virgilian poetic texts largely... more...

  • Disjunktion und Diskrepanzby Kai Schöpe

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.53

    This study deals with Italian and French travesties of the Aeneis published in the 17th century. These works imitate Virgil's authoritative work through contrast. Travesty as a special kind of disjunctive transformation of antiquity thereby reveals the conflict between provocative transgression and the persistence of traditional poetics in the Early... more...