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- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 337.28
This collection provides an overview of the reception history of a major literary genre from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day. Looking first at Athenian comic poets and comedy in the Roman Empire, the volume goes on to discuss Greco-Roman comedy?s reception throughout the ages. It concludes with a look at the modern era, taking... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95
Society and contemporary culture seem forever fascinated by the topic of time. In modern fiction, Ian McEwan (The Child in Time) and Martin Amis (Time's Arrow) have led the way in exploring the human condition in relation to past, present and future. In cinema, several cultural texts (Memento, Minority Report, The Hours) have similarly reflected a... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 211.41
This volume contains Books VI?VIII of De la Religion . These books cover the constitutive elements of sacerdotal polytheism (VI), the constitutive elements of non-sacerdotal polytheism (VII), and the Homeric poems (VIII). They occupy a key position in the economy of the work as a whole by contrasting the two forms of polytheism. In addition,... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 18.49
New English versions of Lysistrata, The Frogs, The Birds, and Ladies' Day. "Thanks to Dudley Fitts...we can appreciate Aristophanes' vigor, his robust style, his scorching wit, his earthy humor, his devotion to honesty and his poetic imagination" (Brooks Atkinson, New York Times). Index. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 45.99
Although it is one of the most dynamic and controversial areas of Greek culture, Greek modernism has received little scholarly attention as a literary and cultural phenomenon. A wide variety of competing, often clashing discourses and approaches characterize the study of Greek modernism. In this landmark volume, scholars from three continents provide... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 36.99
Homeric Stitchings is the first extended study of the Homeric Centos, a long pastiche poem on a biblical theme composed by the Theodosian Empress Eudocia using only verses from the Iliad and the Odyssey. Building upon recent work on Homeric poetics, and utilizing linguistic and semiotic methods of analysis, this study introduces readers to the Centos... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 95.10
Der falken- und hundeheilkundliche Traktat des "Moamin", das wohl meistverbreitete Handbuch seiner Art im Mittelalter, steht seit langem im Blickpunkt der Forschung. Wichtige Fragen, wie die seiner arabischen Quellen, seiner Entstehungs- und Überlieferungsgeschichte und besonders der Rolle, die Kaiser Friedrich II. (1194-1250) dabei spielte,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Didactic Epic was enormously popular in the ancient world. It was used to teach Greeks and Romans technical and scientific subjects, but in verse. Epic Lessons shows how this scientific poetry was intended not just to instruct but also to entertain. Praise for its predecessor, Reading Epic 'Toohey's erudition makes the complexities and the strangeness... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Thinking Men explores artistic and intellectual expression in the classical world as the self representation of man. It starts from the premise that the history of classical antiquity as the ancients tell it is a history of men. However, the focus of this volume is the creation, re-creation and iteration of that male self as presented in language,... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 158.54
At the Third Congress of the Society for Ancient Philosophy, philologists and philosophers gave presentations about this point of intersection between philosophical argument and literary forms. This volume seeks to provide insight into the discussion as well as stimulate further thought. more...