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Ancient & Classical

  • Cityscapingby Therese Fuhrer; Felix Mundt; Jan Stenger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    These papers investigate the representation, symbolism and discursive functions of urban space. The focus is on texts in which Rome and other ancient cities play a prominent role. Continuities and interruptions in the history of ?cityscaping? are revealed by drawing on modern classics of writing the city. Contributions from the fields... more...

  • Meine Taten / Res gestae divi Augustiby Augustus; Ekkehard Weber

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    The Res Gestae Divi Augusti , a funerary inscription recounting the deeds of Augustus, was originally displayed on two bronze pillars in Rome. While the originals have been lost, a Latin and Greek copy were found in 1555 in today?s Ankara. Augustus lays stress not only on his foreign policy successes, but also emphasizes his care of the... more...

  • The Iliadby Homer

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers.... more...

  • A Companion to Ancient Aestheticsby Destré; Pierre e; Penelope Murray

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    The first of its kind, A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics presents a synoptic view of the arts, which crosses traditional boundaries and explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media—oral, aural, visual, and literary. Investigates the many ways in which the arts were experienced and conceptualized in the... more...

  • Lucan und der Prinzipatby Nadja Kimmerle

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Lucan?s Bellum Civile ( Pharsalia ) is traditionally read as a political critique of the Principate. However, several features of this text run counter to this interpretation. This study reexamines Lucan?s work using the model of the unreliable narrator to illuminate its portrayal of contradictory structures in Nero?s Principate. The... more...

  • The Shadow of Creusaby Anders Cullhed; Michael Knight

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Anders Cullhed?s study explores the early Christian confrontation with pagan culture as a remote anticipation of many later clashes between religious orthodoxy and literary fictionality. After a careful survey of Saint Augustine?s long drawn-out farewell to ancient myth and poetry, Cullhed examines other Late Antique dismissals as well... more...

  • A Companion to Julian of Norwichby Liz Herbert McAvoy

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 29.15

    Julian of Norwich, the fourteenth/early fifteenth-century anchoress and mystic, is one of the most important and best-known figures of the Middle Ages. Her Revelations , intense visions of the divine, have been widely studied and read; the first known writings of an English woman, their influence extends over theology and literature. However, many... more...

  • Irritationenby Ramona Früh; Therese Fuhrer; Marcel Humar; Martin Vöhler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Irritation and destabilization can unsettle established opinions, attitudes, and behaviors.  The contributions in this volume seek to study this phenomenon further by examining a range of literary and vernacular texts, with particular attention to topics related to rhetoric and literary theory, as well as pedagogical and linguistic issues. ... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Neo-Latinby Sarah Knight; Stefan Tilg

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 149.99

    From the dawn of the early modern period around 1400 until the eighteenth century, Latin was still the European language and its influence extended as far as Asia and the Americas. At the same time, the production of Latin writing exploded thanks to book printing and new literary and cultural dynamics. Latin also entered into a complex interplay with... more...

  • Persiusby Shadi Bartsch

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Roman poet and satirist Persius (34?62 CE) was unique among his peers for lampooning literary and social conventions from a distinctly Stoic point of view. A curious amalgam of mocking wit and philosophy, his Satires are rife with violent metaphors and unpleasant imagery and show little concern for the reader?s enjoyment or understanding. ... more...