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Ancient & Classical

  • Aeschines - Alcaeusby

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 210.00

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Du sublime de Longin (Les Fiches de Lecture d'Universalis)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Par-delà deux millénaires, ce livre nous apporte un souffle vivant, non plus la moisissure des écoles et des bibliothèques » : ainsi le grand critique allemand Ernst-Robert Curtius, dans La Littérature européenne et le Moyen Âge latin (1948), salue-t-il le petit traité Du sublime (Péri Hupsous) ? un sommet selon lui de la rhétorique antique. more...

  • Diagoras of Melosby Marek Winiarczyk

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 126.00

    Diagoras of Melos (lyric poet, 5th c. B.C.) has received special attention for some time now because he was regarded as a radical atheist and the author of a prose work on atheism in antiquity. He was notorious for revealing and ridiculing the Eleusinian Mysteries and was condemned for impiety at Athens. The present book evaluates Diagoras? biography... more...

  • Poesie-Erotik-Witzby Andreas Spal

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    The places destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E., especially Pompeii, have preserved a precious trove of non-monumental inscriptions relating to ancient daily life. Then as now, eroticism and humor were often combined and sometimes put into verse. These carmina are presented here for the first time in a critical edition... more...

  • Homeric Receptions Across Generic and Cultural Contextsby Athanasios Efstathiou; Ioanna Karamanou

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    This volume provides a fresh perspective on Homeric reception through a methodologically focused, interdisciplinary investigation of the transformations of Homeric epic within varying generic and cultural contexts. It brings together leading international scholars and acute young researchers, exploring how various aspects of Homeric poetics can be... more...

  • Tragic Failuresby Evina Sistakou

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

    This study focuses on the reception of tragedy and the tragic in Hellenistic poetry. It illustrates how classical tragedy and the tragic idea were incorporated in the poems of Callimachus and Theocritus, Apollonius? Argonautica , the iambic Alexandra and late Hellenistic poetry. It demonstrates that ?the tragic? was not doomed to failure in the... more...