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  • Tales of High Priests and Taxesby Sylvie Honigman

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    In the wake of the conquests of Alexander the Great, the ancient world of the Bible?the ancient Near East?came under Greek rule, and in the land of Israel, time-old traditions and Greek culture met. But with the accession of King Antiochos IV, the soft power of culture was replaced with armed conflict, and soon the Jews rebelled against their imperial... more...

  • Migrating Talesby Richard Kalmin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Migrating Tales situates the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, in its cultural context by reading several rich rabbinic stories against the background of Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Persian, and Mesopotamian literature of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, much of it Christian in origin. In this nuanced work, Richard Kalmin argues that non-Jewish literature... more...

  • Der lunatische Roman und die Poetik der Ambivalenzby Viktoria Adam

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 62.65

    Der in Bologna lebende Schriftsteller Ermanno Cavazzoni (*1947) gehört der Autorengruppe der ?voci delle pianure? um Gianni Celati an und zählt zu den originellsten Stimmen der zeitgenössischen italienischen Literatur. Seine lunatischen Romane inszenieren virtuos das anthropologische Phänomen des Wahnsinns und die Kraft der menschlichen Phantasie.... more...

  • Held und Heldentum bei Homerby Fabian Horn

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 95.05

    Held und Heldentum bei Homer: Das homerische Heldenkonzept und seine poetische Verwendung bietet nach methodischen Vorüberlegungen und der Bestimmung des Heldenbegriffes bei Homer die erste umfassende systematische Darstellung des traditionellen epischen Heldenkonzeptes auf der Textgrundlage der Ilias. Vor deren Hintergrund, gleichsam als Folie, erfolgt... more...

  • Gesammelte Aufsätze zu Platonby Hans Krämer; Dagmar Mirbach

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    This collection of essays presents the history of the ?Tübingen School of Plato?, including all the central works by its principal exponents. It includes detailed descriptions of the succession of theoretical principles that characterized Platonism from pre-Socratic philosophy to Neo-Platonism. The elucidation of interconnections within the broad realm... more...

  • Antike Kritik an der Stoaby Rainer Nickel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 98.00

    This volume compiles contemporary records of the ancient polemic against stoicism ? a doctrine whose rigid notions led to perpetual conflict about its image of the world and of man. The texts are arranged according to the nature and mode of their argument against stoicism: skeptical anti-dogmatism, stoical self-critique, satirical parody, polemical... more...

  • Il "Carmen Saliare"by Giulia Sarullo

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The Carmen Saliare is one of the most puzzling texts of ancient Latin tradition. This book offers a new commentary of the surviving fragments of this hymn and addresses the several issues it poses from linguistic, philological and cultural points of view. The analysis of all the testimonies suggests new interpretative paths that shed new light on the... more...

  • The Author in Middle Byzantine Literatureby Aglae Pizzone

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    Author and authorship have become increasingly important concepts in Byzantine literary studies. This volume provides the first comprehensive survey on strategies of authorship in Middle Byzantine literature and investigates the interaction between self-presentation and cultural production in a wide array of genres, providing new insights into how... more...

  • Charakterfokalisation bei Lucanby Kathrin Ludwig

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    In recent years, the methods of modern narrative theory have become essential tools for researching ancient texts. This work analyzes figural perspectives in the Civil War epic Pharsalia by the Roman poet Lucan (39-65 AD), and describes their function in communicating the overall message of the text. The author demonstrates unique elements in Lucan?s... more...

  • Der paraphrastische Kommentar des Theodoros Metochites zu Aristoteles? "De generatione et corruptione"by Martin Borchert

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Philologists have long desired access to the paraphrastic commentaries on Aristotle?s writings in natural philosophy produced by the famous Byzantine scholar Theodore Metochites (1270-1332). Publication of this first critical edition and German translation of the paraphrase of Aristotle?s key work, ?On Generation and Corruption,? provides philosophers,... more...