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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99
Unlike many other cultural values that shift and evolve from decade to decade, comedy can be timeless. The comic masterpiece The Frogs, penned by famed Greek playwright Aristophanes more than 2,000 years ago, will leave today's readers doubled over with laughter. When the god Dionysus begins to suspect that the quality of Greek drama has taken... more...
- Clink Street Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82
The Athenians have won their battle at Marathon. Now they await the Great King's revenge as he works to assemble a massive army unlike any the world has ever seen. In Athens, a city seething with treachery and intrigue, Mandrocles and his friends live, love and observe-bystanders among politicians and factions fighting for power as the ultimate conflict... more...
- The Floating Press 1920; US$ 3.95
The Agamemnon of Aeschylus is the first play in The Trilogy of the Oresteia , which deals with the eternal problem of the evil act causing vengeance which wreaks more evil which must be avenged. Aeschylus declares that the new ruler in heaven, Zeus, heralds the end of this cycle and the beginning of hope. Zeus has suffered and sinned and grown wise,... more...
- The Floating Press 1920; US$ 4.99
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also known as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger, was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist, who also acted as a tutor and adviser to emperor Nero. Attributed to Seneca is this political satire on the Roman emperor Claudius, Apocolocyntosis or The Pumpkinification of Claudius . The title, meaning "Pumpkinification"... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also known as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger, was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist, who also acted as a tutor and adviser to emperor Nero. Seneca spoke of addressing life's issue through practical steps and considered it important that an individual faces their own mortality. more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 154.99
This is the first comprehensive and illustrated study of the most important form of theatre in the entire Roman Empire - pantomime, the ancient equivalent of ballet dancing. Performed for more than five centuries in hundreds of theatres from Portugal in the West to the Euphrates, from Gaul to North Africa, solo male dancing stars - the forerunners... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 144.99
The future has exercised students of Modern Greek language developments for many years, and no satisfactory set of arguments for the development of the modern form from the ancient usages has ever been produced. Theodore Markopoulos elucidates the stages that led up to the appearance of the modern future in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. He... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 280.00
Founded in 1576, the University of Helmstedt was a brilliant center of late German humanism, a period that has been largely neglected in academic research. For the first time, this volume presents the lyrical works of Heinrich Meibom the Elder (1555-1625), who held the Helmstedt professorship of poetry for over 40 years. If offers a representative... more...
- Aarhus University Press 2008; US$ 26.40
Med deres menneskekundskab, erotiske indsigt, politiske tæft og skarpe formuleringer har de antikke romerske forfattere haft en overvældende indflydelse på europæisk litteratur og kultur. Med Pluk dagen bliver seksten af disse forfattere nu tilgængelige i samlet flok: Komediedigtere, lyrikere, satirikere, historikere og humanistiske vismænd står parat... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 1.99
Although he later rose to prominence as an innovative and controversial philosopher whose ideas influenced everyone from existentialist thinkers to the Nazi movement, Friedrich Nietzsche was trained in philology and published his earliest works on that topic. This essay takes a look at the use of mythology and language in the ancient Greek poet's... more...