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Ancient & Classical

  • Scholia Graeca in Thucydidemby Alexander Kleinlogel

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 280.00

    The scholia to Thucydides, which are marginalia found in Medieval Greek manuscripts, provide us with the remainders of valuable ancient and Byzantine commentaries on the verbal and textual difficulties presented by Thucydides?s complex texts. The last edition of these scholia appeared in 1927, and this publication fails to live up to important contemporary... more...

  • The Greek Playsby Mary Lefkowitz; James Romm; Sophocles; Aeschylus; Euripides

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 40.00

    A landmark anthology of the masterpieces of Greek drama, featuring all-new, highly accessible translations of some of the world?s most beloved plays, including Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and Oedipus the King   The great plays of Ancient Greece are among the most enduring and important legacies of the... more...

  • Allusion and Allegoryby Boris Kayachev

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    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...

  • Wordplay and Powerplay in Latin Poetryby Phillip Mitsis; Ioannis Ziogas

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Critical Notes on Virgilby Gian Biagio Conte

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.00

    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...

  • Elektraby Sophokles; Thomas A. Schmitz; Thomas A. Schmitz; Thomas A. Schmitz

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 70.00

    The mythical story of Orestes?s and Electra?s act of vengeance against their mother, Clytemnestra, was developed by Sophocles as well as Aeschylus and Euripides. In his tragedy, Sophocles focused on the suffering of Electra, living in isolation with her hated mother. This commentary places particular emphasis on the impact of the play?s... more...

  • Épopée (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Proche du mythe, l'épopée chante l'histoire d'une tradition, un complexe de représentations sociales, politiques, religieuses, un code moral, une esthétique. À travers le récit des épreuves et des hauts faits d'un héros ou d'une héroïne, elle met en lumière un monde total, une réalité vivante, un savoir sur le monde. more...