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- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00
In his civil war epic, the Roman poet Lucan draws extensively on his literary forbears. This study fills a gap in the research by going beyond the boundaries of language and genre to examine his reception of Greek literature, especially Attic tragedy and Hellenistic poetry. It reveals the importance of mythical and literary models, such... 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...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 27.92
Coptic scholarship is still quite far from having an agreement on how and where the Egyptian language was affected by Greek. It is indeed an intriguing question whether outside of loanwords Greek had any influence on Coptic. Andrea Haznos? study makes observations on syntax and stylistics in translated and original Coptic literature, sifting out the... more...
- BRILL 2003; US$ 206.00
This work comprises the revised versions of selected papers read at the International Conference on the Ancient Novel (Groningen, July 2000). The essays combine judicious use of literary theory with traditional scholarship, and examines the ancient novels and related texts. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 75.00
Examines the history and development of ancient Greek and Roman drama from the late 6th century BCE through the 1st century CE. Entries cover the 80 complete plays that survived from the classical era; the major authors; the background, characters, and themes of the dramas; and the conventions and practices of their respective theaters. more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95
The Republic is Plato's most famous work and one of the seminal texts of Western philosophy and politics. The characters in this Socratic dialogue - including Socrates himself - discuss whether the just or unjust man is happier. They are the philosopher-kings of imagined cities and they also discuss the nature of philosophy and the soul among other... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 7.50
Stanley Lombardo's deft abridgment of his 2005 translation of the Aeneid preserves the arc and weight of Virgil's epic by presenting major books in their entirety and abridged books in extended passages seamlessly fitted together with narrative bridges. W. R. Johnson's Introduction, a shortened version of his masterly Introduction to that translation,... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00
The literature of Greek and Roman Antiquity handed down in manuscripts was exposed to the constant danger of texts being corrupted by manipulations not sanctioned by the author concerned. This can also be demonstrated in translations, for example if the text of a foreign-language book was altered by a translator without the original author?s consent.... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 134.99
This collection of essays celebrating the career of Jasper Griffin, one of the foremost modern scholars of classical epic, surveys the epic tradition from the eighth century BC to the nineteenth century of our era. - ;This collection of essays, written by former pupils of his, celebrates the career of Jasper Griffin, one of the foremost modern scholars... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Aeneas appears in The Illiad in vague snatches and starts as a traveling warrior of great piety who was loosely connected to the foundation of Rome. Virgil weaves these fragments into a powerful myth about the founding of Rome in The Aeneid . Aeneas travels from his native Troy to Italy then wages victorious war upon the Latins. more...