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

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 116.25

    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$ 84.53

    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...

  • The Art of Historyby Vasileios Liotsakis; Scott Farrington

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 116.25

    This book is a collective volume on classical historiography. Approaching the ancient Greek and Roman historical texts from a literary point of view, the essays of the book elaborate on the effect of the compositional devices ? in terms of style and narrative ? of the ancient historians on the representation of the historical reality. more...

  • Demostene, "Contro Leptine"by Mirko Canevaro

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 126.82

    The book offers an introduction, translation and commentary of the earliest political speech delivered by Demosthenes, the Against Leptines . It studies the speech as a historical document for the reconstruction of Athenian fourth-century politics, law, judicial practices and public economy. It sheds light on the institution of nomothesia , on Athenian... more...

  • A Companion to Euripidesby Laura K. McClure

    Wiley 2017; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00

    A Companion to Euripides is an up-to-date, centralized assessment of Euripides and his work, drawing from the most recently published texts, commentaries, and scholarship, and offering detailed discussions and provocative interpretations of his extant plays and fragments. The most contemporary scholarship on Euripides and his oeuvre, featuring... more...

  • T. Calpurnius Siculusby Evangelos Karakasis

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 116.25

    This book, a comprehensive survey of T. Calpurnius Siculus? pastoral opus, focuses on the poet?s seven eclogues, which are read primarily through the lens of generic evolution and interaction, in an attempt to establish his poetics and his epigonal generic profile. It also contextualizes the generic changes presented by his work into the socio-historical... more...

  • Le >Declamazioni Minori< dello Pseudo-Quintilianoby Alfredo Casamento; Danielle van Mal-Maeder; Lucia Pasetti

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 95.10

    Dedicated to the Minor Declamations ascribed to Quintilian, this volume explores different aspects of this ancient school book: a manual introducing the reader to the daily work of a master rhetorician, as well as an instrument to explore ancient imagery and the close relationship connecting binding rhetoric, literature and law. more...

  • Bucolica, Georgica / Hirtengedichte, Landwirtschaftby Vergil; Niklas Holzberg

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 52.81

    In Vergils Bucolica , einer Sammlung von zehn Gedichten in Hexametern, singen Hirten über das Singen und über die Liebe und nehmen dabei auch Bezug auf die römischen Bürgerkriege. Die ebenfalls hexametrischen Georgica geben sich als systematisches Lehrbuch für den Bauern, sind aber zwischen den Zeilen als Fürstenspiegel für Augustus... more...

  • Neopoeticsby Christopher Collins

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    The quest to understand the evolution of the literary mind has become a fertile field of inquiry and speculation for scholars across literary studies and cognitive science. In Paleopoetics , Christopher Collins?s acclaimed earlier title, he described how language emerged both as a communicative tool and as a means of fashioning other communicative... more...