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Ancient & Classical

  • Seleukeiaby Roland Oetjen; Francis Xavier Ryan

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    Dedicated to Getzel M. Cohen, a leading expert in Seleucid history, this volume gathers contributions on Seleucid history, archaeology, numismatics, political relations, policy toward the Jews, Greek cities, non-Greek populations, peripheral and neighboring regions, imperial administration, economy and public finances, and ancient descriptions of the... more...

  • Demostene, "Contro Leptine"by Mirko Canevaro

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 130.59

    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 It studies the speech as a historical document for the reconstruction of Athenian fourth-century politics, law, judicial practices and public economy.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...

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

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 97.93

    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...

  • T. Calpurnius Siculusby Evangelos Karakasis

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 119.71

    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...

  • Hesiods >Erga<by Korbinian Golla

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 87.04

    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$ 119.71

    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...

  • Homerby Barbara Graziosi

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    The Iliad and the Odyssey are the cornerstones of Western literature. Over the years they have inspired artists, writers, philosophers, musicians, playwrights, and film-makers. Barbara Graziosi introduces Homer's key works and discusses the main literary, historical, and archaeological issues at the heart of Homeric studies. more...

  • Die "Alethia" des Claudius Marius Victoriusby Thomas Kuhn-Treichel

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 119.71

    Anders als die meisten anderen spätantiken Bibeldichtungen weist die Alethia des Claudius Marius Victorius neben Einflüssen aus dem paganen Epos starke Bezüge zum Lehrgedicht und speziell zu Lukrez auf. Die vorliegende Arbeit untersucht erstmals systematisch, in welchem Verhältnis epische und lehrdichterische Elemente in der Alethia zueinander... more...

  • Tracking the Master Scribeby Sara J. Milstein

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    Characterized by collectively produced texts that changed significantly over time, Mesopotamian literature and the Hebrew Bible confound modern notions of authorship and creativity. Tracking the Master Scribe probes the methods ancient scribes employed in passing down the writing that mattered most. more...