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Ancient & Classical

  • The Adventure of the Human Intellectby Kurt A. Raaflaub

    Wiley 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Adventure of the Human Intellect presents the latest scholarship on the beginnings of intellectual history on a broad scope, encompassing ten eminent ancient or early civilizations from both the Old and New Worlds. Borrows themes from The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man (1946), updating an old topic with a new approach and up-to-date... more...

  • Das Bauernjahrby Palladius; Kai Brodersen

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 98.00

    How did the agricultural year look in ancient times? Palladius?s influential work on agriculture in late antiquity provides a detailed answer. It was widely disseminated during the Middle Ages and early modern period, and had a major influence on the development of farm work. For the first time, the 15 books that make up this work are made accessible... more...

  • Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedyby Mario Tel˛

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    The Greek playwright Aristophanes (active 427?386 BCE) is often portrayed as the poet who brought stability, discipline, and sophistication to the rowdy theatrical genre of Old Comedy. In this groundbreaking book, situated within the affective turn in the humanities, Mario Tel˛ explores a vital yet understudied question: how did this view of Aristophanes... more...

  • Die Jugend des Dionysosby Nicole Kr÷ll

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    The Ampelos episode is a critical scene in the Dionysiaca of Nonnos, the Late Antique poet. The death and transfiguration of the satyr Ampelos lends Dionysus his principal attributes ? the grapevine and wine. The book uses a detailed literary analysis of the Nonnos episode to present the forms of poetic language in the Dionysika and put them in... more...

  • Pseudoantike Skulptur Iby Sascha Kansteiner

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    Pseudo-ancient Sculpture I is based on a colloquium presented in October 2014 by the Collaborative Research Center 644 at Humboldt University. The colloquium was an opportunity to compile and test the reliability of criteria used in the field to distinguish between ancient and pseudo-ancient sculptures and fragments. Examples under scrutiny included... more...

  • Roman Drama and its Contextsby Stavros Frangoulidis; Stephen J. Harrison; Gesine Manuwald

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 210.00

    This volume takes a new approach to Roman drama by looking at comic and tragic plays from the Republican and imperial periods in ?context?. By presenting a number of case studies and considerations of wider issues, the 33 international contributors explore the role of Roman drama in contexts such as the literary tradition, the relationship... more...

  • The Comparative Perspectiveby Andrea Ercolani; Manuela Giordano

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    This book ? the third and concluding volume of the series on ?Submerged Literature? in ancient Greek culture ? expands the approach presented in the previous volumes to a comparative perspective. The case studies range from Qumran texts to Arabic-Islamic literature, from ancient Rome to gnostic texts, with a particular emphasis on anthropological... more...

  • The Aristotelian Mechanicsby Joyce van Leeuwen

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    Thisbook examines the transmission processes of the Aristotelian  Mechanics . It does so to enable readers to appreciate thevalue of the treatise based on solid knowledge of the principles of the text.In addition, the book?s critical examination helps clear up many of the currentmisunderstandings about the transmission of the text and the... more...

  • Greek Sculptureby Mark D. Fullerton

    Wiley 2016; US$ 119.95

    Greek Sculpture presents a chronological overview of the plastic and glyptic art forms in the ancient Greek world from the emergence of life-sized marble statuary at the end of the seventh century BC to the appropriation of Greek sculptural traditions by Rome in the first two centuries AD. Compares the evolution of Greek sculpture over the centuries... more...

  • Varietyby William Fitzgerald

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    The idea of variety may seem too diffuse, obvious, or nebulous to be worth scrutinizing, but modern usage masks the rich history of the term. This book examines the meaning, value, and practice of variety from the vantage point of Latin literature and its reception and reveals the enduring importance of the concept up to the present day. William... more...