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Ancient & Classical

  • "Artes Grammaticae" in frammentiby Maria Chiara Scappaticcio

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 210.00

    Artes Grammaticae in frammenti collects and scrutinizes all the known Latin and bilingual (Greek-Latin and Latin-Greek) grammatical texts on papyrus (1 st cent. B.C. - VI th cent. A.D) in order to add further tesserae in the mosaic of our knowledge of forms, practices and circulation of Latin grammar and language and of Roman education,... more...

  • "Cato Peripateticus" ? stoische und peripatetische Ethik im Dialogby Philip Schmitz

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Book 3 of Cicero?s de finibus is generally regarded as an accurate description of Stoic ethics. This study shows that Cicero did not present Stoic orthodoxy but combined it with contemporary peripatetic theory. This has implications for our understanding of Stoa and Peripatos and offers new insights into Cicero?s methods and the philosophical... more...

  • "Hadriani genitura" ? Die astrologischen Fragmente des Antigonos von Nikaiaby Stephan Heilen

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 252.00

    This critical edition provides for the very first time a thorough presentation of Antigonus?s life, work, sources, and reception. The commentary is based on a systematic assessment of all relevant ancient handbooks and horoscopes. more...

  • "Kleine Leute" und große Helden in Homers Odyssee und Kallimachos' Hekaleby Marios Skempis

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Callimachus? Hekale is one of the most famous short epics of Greek literature and was highly regarded as such in antiquity. This study addresses the question of whether and to what extent the Hekale is related to the Homeric epics, and especially the Odyssey . The ensuing conclusions show that the Odyssey exerted a strong influence... more...

  • 'Königtum' in der politischen Kultur des spätrepublikanischen Romby Christian Sigmund

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The widespread notion that Romans hated monarchy ( odium regni ) ever since the beginning of the Republic runs counter to the many positive connotations they attributed to reges and regnum . This study takes this contradiction as its point of departure and shows how Romans could condemn the idea of royal rule while at the same time... more...

  • "Spuria Macri"by Ulrike Jansen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    ?Spuria Macri? consists of 20 chapters and 487 hexameters about plant, animal, and mineral remedies added to the poem ?Macer Floridus.? This translation, the first ever into German, contains rich commentaries on language, sources, reception, authorship, intellectual history, and genre. more...

  • "The Story of Apollonius, King of Tyre"by Stelios Panayotakis

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 196.00

    The anonymous Latin Story of Apollonius , King of Tyre ( Historia Apollonii regis Tyri ) is a romance of adventure, possibly of Greek origins, with Christian elements in its plot. Well known for its important afterlife, including Shakespeare?s Pericles , the Story of Apollonius is commonly viewed as a Christianised folktale of a... more...

  • The "Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite" and Related Textsby S. Douglas Olson

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite (600s BCE?) tells the story of a brief encounter between the goddess of love and the cowherd Anchises, which led to the birth of the Trojan hero Aeneas. Less than 300 lines long, it is among the shortest of the so-called ?major Homeric Hymns?, but is nonetheless richly and beautifully conceived and narrated.... more...

  • The "Homeric Hymn to Hermes"by Athanassios Vergados

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00

    This volume offers a detailed philological commentary on the longest of the Homeric Hymns. The commentary is preceded by a lengthy introduction addressing the Hymn?s ideas on poetry and music, its humorous aspects, the poem?s relation to the rest of archaic hexameter literature, its reception in later literature, its structure, date and... more...

  • The "Sacred History" of Euhemerus of Messeneby Marek Winiarczyk

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This is a comprehensive study of the life and work of Euhemerus. His utopian novel describes the travel to the island Panchaia. According to Euhemerus, in the temple of Zeus Triphylius there was a stele which presented the Olympian gods as deified kings. Winiarczyk?s book studies the sources of the theological views and of the description... more...