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  • An Ecology of World Literatureby Alexander Beecroft

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    What constitutes a nation?s literature? How do literatures of different countries interact with one another? In this groundbreaking study, Alexander Beecroft develops a new way of thinking about world literature. Drawing on a series of examples and case studies, the book ranges from ancient epic to the contemporary fiction of Roberto Bolaņo and Amitav... more...

  • The Poems of Exileby Ovid

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 34.95

    In the year A.D. 8, Emperor Augustus sentenced the elegant, brilliant, and sophisticated Roman poet Ovid to exile?permanently, as it turned out?at Tomis, modern Constantza, on the Romanian coast of the Black Sea. The real reason for the emperor's action has never come to light, and all of Ovid's subsequent efforts to secure either a reprieve or, at... 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...

  • 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...

  • Anthology of Classical Mythby Stephen M. Trzaskoma; R. Scott Smith; Stephen Brunet; Thomas G. Palaima

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 18.50

    This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central Greek and Roman works, as a source-based alternative to those textbooks. more...

  • Literature and the Godsby Roberto Calasso

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    Brilliant, inspired, and gloriously erudite, Literature and the Gods is the culmination of Roberto Calasso?s lifelong study of the gods in the human imagination. By uncovering the divine whisper that lies behind the best poetry and prose from across the centuries, Calasso gives us a renewed sense of the mystery and enchantment of great literature.... more...

  • Dictionary of Bibliographic Abbreviations Found in the Scholarship of Classical Studies and Related Disciplinesby Jean S. Wellington

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 175.00

    Trying to identify abbreviated titles of journals and standard bibliographic works is a major difficulty facing researchers and librarians in the field of Classical Studies. This revised edition has been greatly expanded, with nearly twice the abbreviations (17,000) and bibliographic entries (12,400) as the first edition. Also, the Greek and Cyrillic... more...