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  • Zwischen Ereignis und Erzählungby Julia Weitbrecht; Werner Röcke; Ruth Bernuth

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    Conversion as a change of religion or as a radical alteration of consciousness has been understood in different ways throughout history. The present volume focuses on the close connection between conversion and identity as described in conversion narratives. It discusses how the change in status and the constitution of a new identity are reflected... more...

  • Homeric Receptions Across Generic and Cultural Contextsby Athanasios Efstathiou; Ioanna Karamanou

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    This volume provides a fresh perspective on Homeric reception through a methodologically focused, interdisciplinary investigation of the transformations of Homeric epic within varying generic and cultural contexts. It brings together leading international scholars and acute young researchers, exploring how various aspects of Homeric poetics can be... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Helenby Euripides; Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    Seven years have passed since the end of the Trojan War and Menelaus, King of Sparta and husband to Helen, is making his slow and painful way home. When his ship is wrecked on the coast of Egypt he stumbles upon what seems to be his wife lingering outside the royal palace. But if this is the real Helen, who was the beautiful woman stolen by Paris,... more...

  • Bilder schreibenby Mario Baumann

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 140.00

    The work Eikones (Imagines/Images) by Philostratus consists of 64 fictitious descriptions of images. Mario Baumann analyzes the aesthetic virtuosity which characterizes this text. The speaker who formulates the descriptions proves himself a master in interpreting the images. He creates a unique textual composition of images which continually... more...