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  • The Metaphysical Poetsby David Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The Metaphysical Poets provides an introduction to the work of six strikingly various and original poets- Donne, Herbert, Crashaw, Vaughan, Marvell and Traherne. By closely examining how the poems work, the book aims to help readers at all stages of proficiency and knowledge to enjoy and critically appreciate the ways in which fantastic and elaborate... more...

  • Murder Trialsby Cicero

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 23.98

    Cicero's speeches "In Defence of Sextus Roscius of Amerina," "In Defence of Aulus Cluentius Habitus," "In Defence of Gaius Rabirius," "Note on the Speeches in Defence of Caelius and Milo," and "In Defence of King Deiotarus" provide insight into Roman life, law, and history. more...

  • Mythologie für Dummiesby Christopher W. Blackwell; Amy Hackney Blackwell

    Wiley 2015; US$ 11.50

    Alles von Aphrodite bis Zarathustra Mythologie ist spannender als jeder Krimi, grausamer als jeder Horrorfilm und leidenschaftlicher als jeder Liebesroman. Aber wie hieß noch gleich der Meeresgott der Griechen? Was geschah bei der Götterdämmerung? Und wer gehörte zu König Artus? Tafelrunde? Antworten auf diese und viele weitere Fragen finden Sie... more...

  • The Names of Homeric Heroesby Nikoletta Kanavou

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    The purpose of this book is to contribute to the appreciation of the linguistic, literary and contextual value of Homeric personal names. It considers both epics and is structured around the character and action of selected heroes in their Homeric contexts. It offers a survey of modern etymologies, set against ancient views, in order to... more...

  • Narrating Desireby Marília P. Futre Pinheiro; Marilyn B. Skinner; Froma I. Zeitlin

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    Despite the recent explosion of scholarly interest in the field of ancient sexuality, inquiry into major shifts in erotic consciousness is still in a preliminary stage. The essays in this collection, which focus upon the representation of the desiring subject in prose fiction, advance our understanding considerably as they probe the ambiguities... 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...

  • The Persians and Other Playsby Aeschylus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.98

    Aeschylus (525-456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. The Persians , the only Greek tragedy to deal with events from recent Athenian history, depicts the final defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis, through the eyes of the Persian court of King Xerxes, becoming a tragic... more...

  • Petroniusby Jonathan R. W. Prag; Ian D. Repath

    Wiley 2012; US$ 43.95

    Petronius: A Handbook unravels the mysteries of the Satyrica, one of the greatest literary works that antiquity has bequeathed to the modern world. Includes a dozen original essays by a team of leading Petronius and Roman history scholars Features the first multi-dimensional approach to Satyricon studies by exploring the novel's... more...

  • A Philosophical Commentary on the Politics of Aristotleby Peter L. Phillips Simpson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    The Politics , Aristotle's classic work on the nature of political community, has been a touchstone of Western debates about society and government. In this volume, Peter Simpson presents a complete philosophical commentary on the Politics , an analysis of the logical structure of the entire text and each of its constitutive arguments and conclusions.... more...

  • Plato's "Sophist" Revisitedby Beatriz Bossi; Thomas M. Robinson

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This book consists of a selection of papers which throw new light on old problems in one of Plato?s most difficult dialogues. The first set of papers deals with definitions of sophistry from different perspectives (T. Robinson, F. Casadesús, J. Monserrat-P. Sandoval, A. Bernabé, M. Narcy and K. Dorter). In the central section E. Hülsz,... more...