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Ancient & Classical

  • Aristoteles, "De motu animalium"by Oliver Primavesi

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    This new edition of Aristotle?s De motu animalium presents a key text of Aristotelian biology based on aversion of the text that was long thought to belost.The volume includesa new edition of the Greek text, translation, critical apparatus, and essay on the transmissionof the medieval Latin textas well as facsimiles of the newly-discovered Berlin manuscript. more...

  • Hesiods >Erga<by Korbinian Golla

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 89.80

    In the Erga [Works and Days] Hesiod unfolds an image of a man whose existence is not determined solely by ineluctable fate. Led by his mind ( nous ), the individual instead assumes responsibility for his own behavior. This study examines both this perspective ? novel in the context of early Greek literature ? and shows that nous is... more...

  • Homerby Barbara Graziosi

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    The Iliad and the Odyssey are the cornerstones of Western literature. Over the years they have inspired artists, writers, philosophers, musicians, playwrights, and film-makers. Barbara Graziosi introduces Homer's key works and discusses the main literary, historical, and archaeological issues at the heart of Homeric studies. more...

  • Die "Alethia" des Claudius Marius Victoriusby Thomas Kuhn-Treichel

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 123.50

    Anders als die meisten anderen spätantiken Bibeldichtungen weist die Alethia des Claudius Marius Victorius neben Einflüssen aus dem paganen Epos starke Bezüge zum Lehrgedicht und speziell zu Lukrez auf. Die vorliegende Arbeit untersucht erstmals systematisch, in welchem Verhältnis epische und lehrdichterische Elemente in der Alethia zueinander... more...

  • Tracking the Master Scribeby Sara J. Milstein

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    Characterized by collectively produced texts that changed significantly over time, Mesopotamian literature and the Hebrew Bible confound modern notions of authorship and creativity. Tracking the Master Scribe probes the methods ancient scribes employed in passing down the writing that mattered most. more...

  • Mediterranean Families in Antiquityby Sabine R. Huebner; Geoffrey Nathan

    Wiley 2016; US$ 144.95 US$ 125.62

    This comprehensive study of families in the Mediterranean world spans the Bronze Age through Late Antiquity, and looks at families and households in various ancient societies inhabiting the regions around the Mediterranean Sea in an attempt to break down artificial boundaries between academic disciplines. more...

  • The Greek Playsby Mary Lefkowitz; James Romm; Sophocles; Aeschylus; Euripides

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 40.00

    A landmark anthology of the masterpieces of Greek drama, featuring all-new, highly accessible translations of some of the world?s most beloved plays, including Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and Oedipus the King   The great plays of Ancient Greece are among the most enduring and important legacies of the... more...

  • Disjunktion und Diskrepanzby Kai Schöpe

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 89.80

    This study deals with Italian and French travesties of the Aeneis published in the 17th century. These works imitate Virgil's authoritative text in a way that is discrepant to its original form. Travesty as a special kind of disjunctive transformation of antiquity thereby reveals the conflict between provocative transgression and the persistence of... more...

  • Greek Texts and Armenian Traditionsby Francesca Gazzano; Lara Pagani; Giusto Traina

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 123.50

    This volume explores, with an interdisciplinary approach, the interaction between the ancient Armenian and Greek worlds and their literatures, focusing on the Armenian translations of Greek texts, the historical context and historiographic sources, the Armenian reception of biblical, Christian and Byzantine literature, as well as philological, linguistic... more...

  • The Greek View of Poetryby E.E. Sikes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    The Greek View of Poetry details critical theories and the appreciation of poetry by the ancient Greeks. Originally published in 1931, this text deals with a whole range of Greek critics from very early criticism to Longinus and his views on Homer in an attempt to provide a historical view of the importance of poetry to Greek society. This title... more...