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  • The Author in Middle Byzantine Literatureby Aglae Pizzone

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    Author and authorship have become increasingly important concepts in Byzantine literary studies. This volume provides the first comprehensive survey on strategies of authorship in Middle Byzantine literature and investigates the interaction between self-presentation and cultural production in a wide array of genres, providing new insights into how... more...

  • Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld and the Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycleby Alhena Gadotti

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 322.00

    Providing a new perspective on the Sumerian Gilgamesh stories, Alhena Gadotti argues that a Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle was developed as early as Ur III, and that Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld was the first, not the last story of this cycle. Prompted by several texts that have come to light since Aaron Shaffer's 1963 publication of the text,... more...

  • Playful Philosophy and Serious Sophistryby Georgia Sermamoglou-Soulmaidi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This book provides an interpretation of Plato?s Euthydemus as a unified piece of literature, taking into account both its dramatic and its philosophical aspects. It sheds new light on some old questions, including the relation between knowledge, virtue and happiness. Further, it pays due attention to the arguments of the sophists that are often neglected,... more...

  • The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragonsby Liu Hsieh; Vincent Yu-Chung Shih; Vincent Yu-Chung Shih

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons is the first comprehensive work of literary criticism in Chinese, and one that has been considered essential reading for writers and scholars since it was written some 1,500 years ago. A vast compendium of all that was known about Chinese literature at the time, it is simultaneously a taxonomy and history... more...

  • Der lunatische Roman und die Poetik der Ambivalenzby Viktoria Adam

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 65.37

    Der in Bologna lebende Schriftsteller Ermanno Cavazzoni (*1947) gehört der Autorengruppe der ?voci delle pianure? um Gianni Celati an und zählt zu den originellsten Stimmen der zeitgenössischen italienischen Literatur. Seine lunatischen Romane inszenieren virtuos das anthropologische Phänomen des Wahnsinns und die Kraft der menschlichen Phantasie.... more...

  • Cervantes and the Mystery of Lawlessnessby Alban K. Forcione

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.50

    This examination of the last two tales of Cervantes' Novelas ejemplares reveals the Christian Humanist tradition implicit in the most elusive works of the collection. In his study of El casamiento enganoso and El coloquio de los perros Alban Forcione demonstrates that Cervantes retained in their ostensible pessimism the themes of Erasmus' vision of... more...

  • English and Italian Literature From Dante to Shakespeareby Robin Kirkpatrick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    This is the first comprehensive critical comparison of English and Italian literature from the three centuries from Dante to Shakespeare. It begins by examining Chaucer's relationship with Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, and then looks at similar relationships within the areas of humanist education, lyric poetry, the epic, theatrical comedy, the short... more...

  • Held und Heldentum bei Homerby Fabian Horn

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 98.49

    Held und Heldentum bei Homer: Das homerische Heldenkonzept und seine poetische Verwendung bietet nach methodischen Vorüberlegungen und der Bestimmung des Heldenbegriffes bei Homer die erste umfassende systematische Darstellung des traditionellen epischen Heldenkonzeptes auf der Textgrundlage der Ilias. Vor deren Hintergrund, gleichsam als Folie, erfolgt... more...

  • Statius and Virgilby Randall T. Ganiban

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    This 2007 book explores the degree to which Statius' Thebaid is engaged in a dialogue with the ideas and poetry of Virgil's Aeneid. 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...