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  • The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneumby Mantha Zarmakoupi

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 154.00

    The Villa of the Papyri is a unique archaeological site and has been very influential in the field of classical studies. The papyri (the only intact library to survive from Graeco-Roman antiquity) and bronze sculptures found in the villa have contributed to our knowledge of the ancient world and the Villa has become for us the ?ideal model? of Roman... more...

  • Monument und Inschriftby Werner Eck; Walter Ameling; Johannes Heinrichs

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    One of the most important forms of senatorial representation was a monument embellished with an inscription. Inscription and monumentwere always intimately related, so that epigraphy and the study ofancient historyare challenged to workmore closely with archaeology. Only in this way is it possible to establish a correct understanding of how senators... more...

  • Tradition und Erneuerungby Christiane Reitz; Norbert Kramer

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Following the confusion that accompanied the demise of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, the Flavians succeeded in restoring stability to Rome. This volume of papers deals with the media strategies which were employed to help overcome a difficult initial situation and to master the crisis, thus establishing prosperous conditions in Rome and the Empire. 18... more...

  • The Humour of Homerby Samuel Butler; R. A. Streatfield

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 4.99

    Samuel Butler was regarded as an expert on ancient Greek literature, and several of his translations of texts from the period remain authoritative and continue to be used by scholars and students. This diverse collection brings together a number of essays, sketches, short stories and other pieces that offer a comprehensive introduction to Butler's... more...

  • Interpreting Aristotle?s Posterior Analytics in Late Antiquity and Beyondby F.A.J. de Haas; Mariska Leunissen; Marije Martijn

    BRILL 2011; US$ 153.00

    This volume collects Late Ancient, Byzantine and Medieval appropriations of Aristotle's Posterior Analytics, addressing the logic of inquiry, concept formation, the question whether metaphysics is a science, and the theory of demonstration. more...

  • Solon the Athenian, the Poetic Fragmentsby Maria Noussia-Fantuzzi

    BRILL 2010; US$ 230.00

    Solon, the first poet of Athens, had a formative influence on later poetry, including tragedy. Using an integrated literary, historical and philological approach, Maria Noussia Fantuzzi studies the poetry of Solon and offers a thorough analysis of the multifaceted art of this poet, sage and political actor and his place in the history of literature.... more...

  • Plato and the Poetsby Pierre Destrée; Fritz-Gregor Herrmann

    BRILL 2011; US$ 217.00

    The nineteen essays presented here aim to illuminate the ways poetry and the poets are discussed by Plato throughout his writing career. As well as throwing new light on old topics, such as mimesis and poetic inspiration, the volume introduces fresh approaches to Plato?s philosophy of poetry and literature. more...

  • Poetry as Window and Mirrorby Jacqueline Klooster

    BRILL 2011; US$ 148.00

    Concentrating on the interaction between contemporary Hellenistic poets, this book attempts to chart the complex dynamics of Alexandrian poetical imitation and reception in the light of poetical self-positioning. more...

  • Technopaignia, Formspiele in der griechischen Dichtungby Christine Luz

    BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00

    Technopaignia is the first comprehensive collection and scholarly analysis of a corpus of literary phenomena whose particularity consists in the artistic play with formal features (acrostics, anagrams, palindromes etc.). The study both discusses each phenomenon separately as a part of the history of ancient literature and touches upon more fundamental... more...

  • Sibyllinische Orakel 1-2: Studien und Kommentarby Olaf Waßmuth

    BRILL 2010; US$ 247.00

    Das Doppelbuch Sibyllinische Orakel 1-2 ist eine historische Apokalypse, die biblische und heidnische Mythologie harmonisiert. Die vorliegende Studie sieht darin ein Zeugnis der jüdisch-heidnischen Symbiose in Kleinasien, das im 2. Jahrhundert n. Chr. christlich bearbeitet wurde. Sie enthält einen detaillierten Kommentar. Sibylline Oracles book 1... more...