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  • Tragic Failuresby Evina Sistakou

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 123.50

    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$ 89.80

    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...

  • Critical Notes on Virgilby Gian Biagio Conte

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 67.34

    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$ 134.73

    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$ 89.80

    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...

  • Disjunktion und Diskrepanzby Kai Schöpe

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 89.80

    This study deals with Italian and French travesties of the Aeneis published in the 17th century. These works imitate Virgil's authoritative text in a way that is discrepant to its original form. Travesty as a special kind of disjunctive transformation of antiquity thereby reveals the conflict between provocative transgression and the persistence of... more...

  • Mediterranean Families in Antiquityby Sabine R. Huebner; Geoffrey Nathan

    Wiley 2016; US$ 144.95 US$ 125.62

    This comprehensive study of families in the Mediterranean world spans the Bronze Age through Late Antiquity, and looks at families and households in various ancient societies inhabiting the regions around the Mediterranean Sea in an attempt to break down artificial boundaries between academic disciplines. more...

  • Greek Texts and Armenian Traditionsby Francesca Gazzano; Lara Pagani; Giusto Traina

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 123.50

    This volume explores, with an interdisciplinary approach, the interaction between the ancient Armenian and Greek worlds and their literatures, focusing on the Armenian translations of Greek texts, the historical context and historiographic sources, the Armenian reception of biblical, Christian and Byzantine literature, as well as philological, linguistic... more...

  • Hesiods >Erga<by Korbinian Golla

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 89.80

    In the Erga [Works and Days] Hesiod unfolds an image of a man whose existence is not determined solely by ineluctable fate. Led by his mind ( nous ), the individual instead assumes responsibility for his own behavior. This study examines both this perspective ? novel in the context of early Greek literature ? and shows that nous is... more...