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  • Plinius und seine Klassikerby Katrin Schwerdtner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Das Buch bietet erstmals eine systematische Studie zur literarischen Zitation in den Pliniusbriefen. Ausgehend von der eingehenden Betrachtung der herausragenden Homer- und Vergilzitate kann die Zitation insgesamt als gezielt eingesetzte Technik erwiesen werden, durch die Plinius im Dienste seiner Darstellung wirkungsvoll auf den Bildungshorizont des... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Reading Chaucer's Poemsby Bernard O'Donoghue; Geoffrey Chaucer

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 21.86

    Bernard O'Donoghue was born in Cullen, Co. Cork in 1945. He is a Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, where he teaches Medieval English. He has published four collections of poetry, The Weakness (1991), Gunpowder ( winner of the 1995 Whitbread Award for Poetry), Here Nor There (1999) and Outliving (2003). 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...

  • 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...

  • Horace and Meby Harry Eyres

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 16.99

    Harry Eyres has become one of the most eloquent representatives of the worldwide Slow Movement. Having worked for leading newspapers and magazines as a wine writer, theater critic, and poetry editor, he created the international Slow Lane column in the Financial Times in 2004. Slow Lane encourages and facilitates thoughtful enjoyment of the profound,... more...

  • A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterraneanby Jeremy McInerney

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity... more...

  • So We Read Onby Maureen Corrigan

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; Not Available

    The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know... more...

  • The Shadow of Creusaby Anders Cullhed; Michael Knight

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Anders Cullhed?s studyexplores the early Christian confrontation with pagan culture as a remote anticipation of many later clashes between religious orthodoxy and literary fictionality. After a careful survey of Saint Augustine?s long drawn-out farewell to ancient myth and poetry, Cullhed examines other Late Antique dismissals as well... more...