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Ancient & Classical

  • Late Antique Letter Collectionsby Cristiana Sogno; Bradley K. Storin; Edward J. Watts

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 150.00

    Bringing together an international team of historians, classicists, and scholars of religion, this volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the extant Greek and Latin letter collections of late antiquity (ca. 300?600 c.e.). Each chapter addresses a major collection of Greek or Latin literary letters, introducing the social and textual histories... more...

  • Robert Greene's Planetomachia (1585)by Nandini Das

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    When Planetomachia was published in 1585, Greene himself-always the best advertiser of his own books-promised his readers a perfectly balanced diet of edification and entertainment. He described his newest offering as an astronomical discourse on the nature and influence of the planets interlaced with 'pleasant and tragical histories,' which one could... more...

  • Poeticsby Aristotle

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    Aristotle's 'Poetics' is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. more...

  • Neopoeticsby Christopher Collins

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    The quest to understand the evolution of the literary mind has become a fertile field of inquiry and speculation for scholars across literary studies and cognitive science. In Paleopoetics , Christopher Collins?s acclaimed earlier title, he described how language emerged both as a communicative tool and as a means of fashioning other communicative... more...

  • Rhetoric in Tooth and Clawby Debra Hawhee

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    We tend to think of rhetoric as a solely human art. After all, only humans can use language artfully to make a point, the very definition of rhetoric. Yet when you look at ancient and early modern treatises on rhetoric, what you find is surprising: they?re crawling with animals. With Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw , Debra Hawhee explores this unexpected... more...

  • The Poetics of Late Latin Literatureby Ja's Elsner; Jes?s Hern?ndez Lobato

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 84.99

    For a host of reasons, traditionalist scholarship has failed to give a full and positive account of the formal, aesthetic and religious transformations of ancient poetics in Late Antiquity. This collection of new essays attempts to capture the vibrancy of the living ancient tradition reinventing itself in a new context in the hands of a series of great... more...

  • Text Linguistics and Classical Studiesby Mauro Giuffrè

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 74.00

    The work represents a significant scientific advancement on text linguistics from three different viewpoints. The first chapter provides an overview of the history of text linguistics from a broader perspective than usual, offering a complete reference framework. The second chapter presents the procedural approach to the study of text linguistics in... more...

  • Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?by Michael R. Licona; Craig A. Evans

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    Why are there differences in the stories of the Gospels? Licona turns to Greek classicist Plutarch for an answer, assessing differences that appeared when Plutarch told the same story more than once in his Lives . He suggests the differences in the Gospels often resulted from their authors employing the same compositional devices used by Plutarch. more...

  • Robin Hood in Outlaw/ed Spacesby Lesley Coote; Valerie B. Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Following in the tradition of recent work by cultural geographers and historians of maps, this collection examines the apparently familiar figure of Robin Hood as he can be located within spaces that are geographical, cultural, and temporal. The volume is divided into two sections: the first features an interrogation of the literary and other textually... more...

  • Demostene, "Contro Leptine"by Mirko Canevaro

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 126.82

    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...