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  • The Iliadby Homer

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers.... more...

  • 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...

  • 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 Oxford Handbook of Neo-Latinby Sarah Knight; Stefan Tilg

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 149.99

    From the dawn of the early modern period around 1400 until the eighteenth century, Latin was still the European language and its influence extended as far as Asia and the Americas. At the same time, the production of Latin writing exploded thanks to book printing and new literary and cultural dynamics. Latin also entered into a complex interplay with... more...

  • Ovid's Metamorphosesby Elaine Fantham

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 35.99

    Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature (Series Editors: Kathleen Coleman and Richard Rutherford) introduces individual works of Greek and Latin literature to readers who are approaching them for the first time. Each volume sets the work in its literary and historical context, and aims to offer a balanced and engaging assessment of its content, artistry,... more...

  • Pliny the Elder: Themes and Contextsby Roy Gibson; Ruth Morello

    BRILL 2011; US$ 141.00

    Pliny's Naturalis Historia is a sophisticated encyclopaedia of the riches of the ancient world. The contributors to the present volume represent and join a new generation of critics who have begun to examine the dominant motifs which give shape to the work. 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...