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  • Faszikel 1: Text und Übersetzung. Faszikel 2: Kommentarby

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 123.00

    Im Zentrum des Kommentars zum 9. Gesang steht die Interpretation der Gesandtschaft, die das griechische Invasionsheer zu Achilleus schickt, um ihn mit seiner Elitetruppe der Myrmidonen vom Kampfboykott abzubringen, und die Frage, warum der Erzähler alle Redestrategien der drei Gesandten Odysseus, Phoinix und Aias scheitern lässt. more...

  • Die Basilius-Übersetzung des Georg von Trapezunt in ihrem historischen Kontextby Christina Abenstein

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    George of Trebizond (1396?1472/3) is among the most colorful figures of early Italian humanism. His translation of the dogmatic works of St. Basil the Great, commissioned by Cardinal Bessarion, should be seen not only in the context of the Unity Council of Ferrara-Florence but also in terms of its singular role in the Plato-Aristotle controversy... more...

  • Polyeideiaby Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    This book provides a new literary treatment of an often-overlooked collection of fragmentary poems from the third century B.C.E. Alexandrian poet Callimachus. Callimachus' Iambi form a collection of thirteen poems, which rework archaic Greek iambography and look forward to Roman satire and other genres, especially to such collections as Horace's... more...

  • Arion's Lyreby Benjamin Acosta-Hughes

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Arion's Lyre examines how Hellenistic poetic culture adapted, reinterpreted, and transformed Archaic Greek lyric through a complex process of textual, cultural, and creative reception. Looking at the ways in which the poetry of Sappho, Alcaeus, Ibycus, Anacreon, and Simonides was preserved, edited, and read by Hellenistic scholars and... more...

  • Historiographie in der Antikeby Klaus-Peter Adam

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00

    Historiographical documents from Ancient Greece have existed at least since the time of Herodotus; an historical awareness developed before his time, as evidenced in historical omnia, epic literature from Mesopotamia, in the texts of Hittite letters and treaties, and in Egyptian sources. The book explores the conceptual and formal characteristics... more...

  • Der lunatische Roman und die Poetik der Ambivalenzby Viktoria Adam

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 54.89

    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...

  • The Byzantine Alexander Poemby Willem J. Aerts

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    Among the many versions of the Alexander Romance originating from Alexandria (3rd century AD) the long Byzantine Alexander Poem takes a special place. It is transmitted in only one miscellaneous manuscript, Ms. Marcianus Graecus 408, and contains 6130 ?political? (fifteen-syllable) verses. This edition presents a new critical text of the... more...

  • Seven Against Thebesby Aeschylus; Anthony Hecht; Helen H. Bacon

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 18.99

    The formidable talents of Anthony Hecht, one of the most gifted of contemporary American poets, and Helen Bacon, a classical scholar, are here brought to bear on this vibrant translation of Aeschylus' much underrated tragedy The Seven Against Thebes. The third and only remaining play in a trilogy dealing with related events, The Seven Against Thebes... more...

  • Cicero's styleby M. von Albrecht

    BRILL 2003; US$ 156.00

    An analysis of Cicero's style, covering differences of literary genres, nuances of style in individual works, and chronological development. There is an account of fixed elements typical of Cicero's diction, and interpretative studies discuss the relationship of style and context in the orations. more...

  • Geschichte der römischen Literaturby Michael von Albrecht

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 293.00

    This volume, which has now been published in eight languages, provides an overview of all Latin literature, from its beginnings to Boethius. ?Literature? is understood in the ancient sense, that is it also includes rhetoric, history, philosophy and specialised sciences. Particular attention is paid to the continued influence of Latin literature... more...