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Ancient & Classical

  • Liebesgedichte / Amoresby Ovid; Niklas Holzberg

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    First published in 1999 within the bilingual collection Sammlung Tusculum, the Latin/German edition of Ovid's Amores (Erotic Poems) has now been revised and updated in a way which includes and reflects the findings of recent scholarship. With its new introduction, the annotations, an essay on the reception of the poems, and a comprehensive bibliography,... more...

  • Late-Medieval German Women's Poetryby Albrecht Classen

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 21.86

    Although there were a number of outstanding women writers of the late middle ages, it was not thought that women composed lyric poetry. Albrecht Classen's careful investigation of archival material, however, proves this to be a misconception, and in this volume he presents a selection of secular love songs and religious hymns composed by fifteenth-... 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...

  • Lysias 21by Aggelos Kapellos

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Despite its importance as document for political life in Athens after 402 B.C.E. and the development of Attic oratory, Lysias? 21st speech has never been the subject of an extensive scholarly commentary. The present volume fills this gap. Focusing on structural, strategic and argumentative aspects of the speech, this thorough commentary is an indispensable... more...

  • Cultural Practices and Material Culture in Archaic and Classical Creteby Oliver Pilz; Gunnar Seelentag

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Crete offers rich material for investigating questions at the heart of research on social organization in ancient Greece. The essays in these proceedings use archeological and historical approaches to analyze the processes of structural change that took place in the cities of Crete during the Archaic and Classical periods, bringing together for the... more...

  • So We Read Onby Maureen Corrigan

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 11.69

    The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know... 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...

  • 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...

  • La satira 11 di Giovenaleby Francesco Bracci

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This volume is the first commentary dedicated exclusively to Juvenal?s 11th Satire. The introduction deals with problems like the unity of the poem, the relationship with its models, and the influence of the Roman moralistic tradition. The commentary examines the satire extensively taking into account textual and linguistic aspects as well as its historical... more...