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Ancient & Classical

  • Excerpta historica quae Constantini VII Porphyrogeniti dicuntur. Volumen I. De legationibus Romanorum ad gentesby Pia Carolla

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    The Excerpta de Legationibus Romanorum commisioned by the Byzantine Emperor Constantinus VII comprise circa 160 diplomatic texts of 16 Greek historians from Polybius, Diodorus and Dionysius Halicarnassensis to Theophylactus Simocatta and Georgius Monachus. This new edition (the first in over 100 years) is the first to take into account the most relevant... more...

  • Der paraphrastische Kommentar des Theodoros Metochites zu Aristoteles? "De generatione et corruptione"by Martin Borchert

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Philologists have long desired access to the paraphrastic commentaries on Aristotle?s writings in natural philosophy produced by the famous Byzantine scholar Theodore Metochites (1270-1332). Publication of this first critical edition and German translation of the paraphrase of Aristotle?s key work, ?On Generation and Corruption,? provides philosophers,... more...

  • Harry Potter and the Classical Worldby Richard A. Spencer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    J.K. Rowling has drawn deeply from classical sources to inform and color her Harry Potter novels, with allusions ranging from the obvious to the obscure. "Fluffy," the vicious three-headed dog in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, is clearly a repackaging of Cerberus, the hellhound of Greek and Roman mythology. But the significance... more...

  • Aeneisby Vergil; Niklas Holzberg

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    Vergil?s Aeneid is one of the greatest works of world literature. Published around 18 BCE, this epic poem narrates the mythical antecedents of the foundation of Rome. The translation is in verses ? in hexameter as the original version? but, leaving behind the classicistic tradition, uses contemporary German to render the Latin text.... more...

  • Plinius und seine Klassikerby Katrin Schwerdtner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    This volume offers a systematic study of the use of literary quotations in Pliny?s letters. By looking at exemplary quotations from Homer and Virgil, the author shows how Pliny uses quotations as a literary device to appeal to the intellectual background of his contemporary readership. more...

  • Euripides and the Politics of Formby Victoria Wohl

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    How can we make sense of the innovative structure of Euripidean drama? And what political role did tragedy play in the democracy of classical Athens? These questions are usually considered to be mutually exclusive, but this book shows that they can only be properly answered together. Providing a new approach to the aesthetics and politics of Greek... more...

  • A Companion to Food in the Ancient Worldby John Wilkins; Robin Nadeau

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Food in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of the cultural aspects relating to the production, preparation, and consumption of food and drink in antiquity. ? Provides an up-to-date overview of the study of food in the ancient world ? Addresses all aspects of food production, distribution, preparation, and consumption... more...

  • Greek Historiographyby Thomas F. Scanlon

    Wiley 2015; US$ 69.95

    In this comprehensive new volume, Thomas Scanlon provides an accessible and up-to-date survey of the ancient Greek genre of historical writing from its origins before Herodotus to the Greek historians of the Roman imperial era, seven centuries later. Situating historical writing among the forms of epic and lyric poetry, drama, philosophy, and science... more...

  • A Companion to Ancient Educationby W. Martin Bloomer

    Wiley 2015; US$ 54.95

    A Companion to Ancient Education presents a series of essays from leading specialists in the field that represent the most up-to-date scholarship relating to the rise and spread of educational practices and theories in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Reflects the latest research findings and presents new historical syntheses of the rise,... more...

  • Vergilīs Political Commentaryby Leendert Weeda

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    Vergil?s commentary on political issues is discussed after analyzing the whole of the poet?s work. His political engagement ? noticeable in much of his work, is clear. The new notion of the functional model, which the poet often used when making a political statement is introduced. New interpretations of a number of the Eclogues and passages... more...