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  • The Frogsby Aristophanes; Charles W. Eliot

    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...

  • Was bedeutet Ordnung - was ordnet Bedeutung?by Christian David Haß; Eva Marie Noller

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    What does order mean - what orders meaning? These are at once elementary and complex questions for the theoretical and praxeological self-definition of the textual and visual sciences. The collected essays in this volume seek answers from a wide variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives in relation to both ancient and modern... more...

  • The Poems of Exileby Ovid

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    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...

  • Hermogenes and the Renaissanceby Annabel M. Patterson

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 36.95 US$ 29.56

    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...

  • 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$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    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$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    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 US$ 19.68

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