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- Nomad Press 2010; US$ 12.99
All societies have their own myths and legends, but they're much more than just stories. Myths and legends tell us about a people?s history, science, and cultural valuesthe things they knew, the things they believed, and the things they felt were important. World Myths and Legends retells tales from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia,... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99 US$ 2.60
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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00
Was bedeutet Ordnung - was ordnet Bedeutung? Diese Fragen sind für die theoretische und praxeologische Selbstreflexion in den Text- und Bildwissenschaften so elementar wie komplex. Die versammelten Beiträge suchen Antworten aus verschiedenen disziplinären und methodischen Blickwinkeln anhand antiker ebenso wie neuzeitlicher Gegenstände.... more...
- University of California Press 2005; US$ 34.95
In the year A.D. 8, Emperor Augustus sentenced the elegant, brilliant, and sophisticated Roman poet Ovid to exile?permanently, as it turned out?at Tomis, modern Constantza, on the Romanian coast of the Black Sea. The real reason for the emperor's action has never come to light, and all of Ovid's subsequent efforts to secure either a reprieve or, at... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 36.95 US$ 33.62
Annabel M. Patterson offers here a reassessment of the place of Hermogenes, a Greek rhetorician of the second century A.D., in literary history. She shows that the literary men of the European Renaissance-scholars, critics, and poets-found Hermogenes' Concerning Ideas both important and extremely useful, and she finds that they vigorously applied... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 55.00
Objects as Actors charts a new approach to Greek tragedy based on an obvious, yet often overlooked, fact: Greek tragedy was meant to be performed. As plays, the works were incomplete without physical items?theatrical props. In this book, Melissa Mueller ingeniously demonstrates the importance of objects in the staging and reception of Athenian... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
Readers new to ancient epic are hampered in two ways: they do not know the ancient languages, and they are unfamiliar with the ancient world. This survey addresses the needs of these readers by offering guidance through the major classical writers of epic: it begins with Homer and concludes with an overview of the development of late ancient epic and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
In the burgeoning field of late classical antiquity the authors of late Roman Gaul have served as a mine of information regarding the historical, cultural, political, social and religious developments of the western empire, and of Gaul in particular. Ausonius is outstanding among these authors for the extraordinary range of material which his writings... more...