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  • Homer?s Iliad The Basel Commentaryby Marina Coray; Benjamin Millis; Sara Strack

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    At the centre of the commentary on Book 19 of the Iliad is the interpretation of speeches and events at the assembly of the Achaean army. It is here the argument between Achilles and Agamemnon was settled, thus enabling the Achaeans to take the field in the decisive battle against Hector and the Trojans. more...

  • Tragic Failuresby Evina Sistakou

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

    This study focuses on the reception of tragedy and the tragic in Hellenistic poetry. It illustrates how classical tragedy and the tragic idea were incorporated in the poems of Callimachus and Theocritus, Apollonius? Argonautica , the iambic Alexandra and late Hellenistic poetry. It demonstrates that ?the tragic? was not doomed to failure in the... more...

  • Kommentar zu Seneca Maior, "Controversiae", Buch Iby Francesco Citti; Biagio Santorelli; Antonio Stramaglia

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    Lennart Håkanson died suddenly in June 1987, immediately after completing his fundamental critical edition of the Elder Seneca?s Controversiae and Suasoriae . In his preface, Håkanson referred to an ongoing commentary on those works, which was never published because of his death. This volume presents Håkanson?s commentary on the first book of... more...

  • Du Bellay und Petrarcaby Barbara Vinken

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 154.00

    The highly ambivalent relationship of the Renaissance to antiquity can best be illustrated with reference to Rome. Oscillating between euphoria and melancholy, humanist thought revolved around Rome as the centre of all its hopes. Francesco Petrarca's (1304-1374) vision was a rebirth of Rome, while Joachim du Bellay (1522-1560) was preoccupied... more...

  • Critical Notes on Virgilby Gian Biagio Conte

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.00

    In this book, conceived as a sort of Prolegomena to his two Teubner editions, Conte gives account of his choices in editing his Virgilian text. Engaging in a passionate debate with his predecessors and critics, he guides the reader in a fascinating journey in the history of transmission and interpretation of Georgics and Aeneid  and... more...

  • Wordplay and Powerplay in Latin Poetryby Phillip Mitsis; Ioannis Ziogas

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    Taking their point of departure from Frederick Ahl?s pioneering work, the distinguished scholars in this volume have come together to re-examine the relation of poetry and power in the context of authoritarian regimes in ancient Rome and to examine the ways that poets not only commented on imperial politics, but also were direct participants in the... more...

  • Allusion and Allegoryby Boris Kayachev

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    The Ciris ,  a Latin mythological poem of contested date and authorship, has received a certain amount of scholarly attention during the twentieth century, but on the whole has failed to meet with an adequate appreciation. This study is aimed at vindicating the Ciris , mainly by exploring its use of pre-Virgilian poetic texts largely... more...

  • Didymos: On Demosthenesby Phillip Harding; Phillip Harding

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    The first-century BC Alexandrian scholar Didymos was nicknamed 'Bronze-guts' for his prolific output. But his work only survived in marginalia until 1901, when a papyrus containing part of his commentary on some speeches of the Greek orator-politician Demosthenes came to light. This edition provides a new text, a facing translation, an introduction,... more...

  • A Commentary on Book 4 of Valerius Flaccus' Argonauticaby Paul Murgatroyd

    BRILL 2009; US$ 182.00

    This commentary examines the text of book 4 of Valerius Flaccus' "Argonautica," and explicates sense and references, but above all, it provides a critical appreciation of the poetry, with a focus on wit, humor, elegance, subtlety, narrative skill and creative engagement with forerunners. more...

  • Constructing Literature in the Roman Republicby Sander M. Goldberg

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This 2006 book examines the problem of Rome's literary development. more...