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  • Hermogenes and the Renaissanceby Annabel M. Patterson

    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...

  • Objects as Actorsby Melissa Mueller

    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...

  • A New History of Classical Rhetoricby George A. Kennedy

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 55.00 US$ 50.05

    George Kennedy's three volumes on classical rhetoric have long been regarded as authoritative treatments of the subject. This new volume, an extensive revision and abridgment of The Art of Persuasion in Greece , The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric under Christian Emperors, provides a comprehensive history of classical rhetoric,... more...

  • Reading Epicby Peter Toohey

    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...

  • Ausonius of Bordeauxby Hagith Sivan

    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...

  • Petronius and the Anatomy of Fictionby Victoria Rimell

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00

    This book explores corporeality as a metaphor and its implications for the unity of the text. more...

  • Catullus and the Poetics of Roman Manhoodby David Wray

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 37.00

    A literary study using two comparative models to offer an alternative understanding of Catullus' poems. more...

  • Cicero: On Moral Endsby Marcus Tullius Cicero; Julia Annas; Raphael Woolf

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 24.00

    An accessible 2001 translation of Cicero's important work on ethics. more...

  • Slavery and the Roman Literary Imaginationby William Fitzgerald

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 28.00

    This book deals with the ways in which the Roman literary imagination explored the phenomenon of slavery. more...

  • A commentary on Isocrates' Busirisby N. Livingstone

    BRILL 2001; US$ 156.00

    This volume contains a scholarly commentary on the puzzling work "Busiris" - part mythological "jeu d'esprit", part rhetorical treatise and part self-promoting polemic - by the Greek educator and rhetorician Isocrates (436-338 BC). more...