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  • The Birdsby Aristophanes

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Birds is a comic play by the Greek playwright Aristophanes. It garnered awards in 141 BC when it was first performed, and continues to be critically received today. A middle-aged Athenian convinces the world's birds to build a new city between the heavens and the earth. This position fortuitously allows them to intercept all communication of... more...

  • The Three Theban Playsby Sophocles; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox

    Penguin Publishing Group 1984; US$ 15.00

    The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family? Antigone, Oedipus the King  and  Oedipus at Colonus? are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative... more...

  • Frogsby Aristophanes; Jeffrey Henderson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 6.95

    This is an English translation of Aristophanes' popular comedy in which the god Dionysus seeks to bring the great dramatist Euripides from Hades, where he encounters another great Classical playwright, Aeschylus. Includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, suggestions for further reading, and notes. The Focus... more...

  • On the Nature of the Universeby Lucretius; Ronald Melville; Don Fowler

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 8.99

    `Therefore this terror and darkness of the mind Not by the sun's rays, nor the bright shafts of day, Must be dispersed, as is most necessary, But by the face of nature and her laws.' Lucretius' poem On the Nature of the Universe combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense... more...

  • Greek Lyricby Andrew M. Miller

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.50

    . . . the translations are first-rate, better than anything comparable I know. The author is intelligent and scrupulous; he succeeds in maintaining a much higher level of accuracy and readability than any of his competitors. --Emmet Robbins, University of Toronto more...

  • Phaedoby G. M. A. Grube

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1977; US$ 6.95

    The book is written for anyone seriously interested in Plato's thought and in the history of literary theory or of rhetoric. No knowledge of Greek is required. The focus of this account is on how the resources both of persuasive myth and of formal argument, for all that Plato sets them in strong contrast, nevertheless complement and reinforce each... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Horaceby Stephen Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    In this 2007 volume a superb international cast of contributors present an assessment of Horace, his work and its themes. more...

  • Kleine Geschichte der antiken Komödieby Gregor Maurach

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 57.23

    Wer kennt nicht die beiden Masken, von denen die eine lacht, die andere weint? Die eine symbolisiert die Komödie, die andere die Tragödie. Gregor Maurach zeigt, wie nahe beieinander Lachen und Weinen in den Stücken der antiken Dichter liegen. Aristophanes schrieb seine Komödien nicht zuletzt aus Sorge um seine Heimatstadt Athen, ihre verfehlte Politik... more...

  • Römische Poesieby von Michael Albrecht

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 183.11

    Epos, Didaktische Poesie, Elegie und Epigramm, Bukolik, Satire, Fabel und Lyrik ? Gattungen der römischen Poesie, die Michael von Albrecht für Studierende und Lehrende zum Leben erweckt. Nach bewährtem Prinzip stellt er zunächst jeweils einen kurzen lateinischen Text mit Übersetzung vor, danach folgt die Interpretation von ?Gehalt und Gestalt?: Wortschatz... more...

  • Geschlechtervorstellungen und soziale Differenzierung bei Appian aus Alexandrienby Kordula Schnegg

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 28.20

    Im zweiten Jahrhundert n. Chr. verfasst der Ägypter Appian ein historiographisches Werk über die Geschichte Roms. In detailreichen Schilderungen erklärt er die Macht und die territoriale Ausdehnung des Römischen Reiches. Die Art und Weise, wie Appian seine Geschichte schreibt, sowie die Rollen, die er den männlichen und weiblichen Figuren zuteilt,... more...