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  • 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...

  • Setting Plato Straightby Todd W. Reeser

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    When we talk of platonic love or relationships today, we mean something very different from what Plato meant. For this, we have fifteenth and sixteenth-century European humanists to thank. As these scholars?most of them Catholic?read, digested, and translated Plato, they found themselves faced with a fundamental problem: how to be faithful to the... more...

  • Myriobiblosby Theodora Antonopoulou; Sofia Kotzabassi; Marina Loukaki

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 157.19

    This volume presents a broad array of contributions on Byzantine literature and culture, in which well-known Byzantinists approach topics of ceremonial, education, historiography, hagiography, homiletics, law, philology, philosophy, prosopography, rhetoric and theology. New editions and analyses of texts and documents are included. The... more...

  • Letters on Ethicsby Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Margaret Graver; A. A. Long; Margaret Graver; A. A. Long

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    The Roman statesman and philosopher Seneca (4 BCE?65 CE) recorded his moral philosophy and reflections on life as a highly original kind of correspondence. Letters on Ethics includes vivid descriptions of town and country life in Nero?s Italy, discussions of poetry and oratory, and philosophical training for Seneca?s friend Lucilius. This volume,... more...

  • Studien zur Originalität der römischen Tragödieby Eckard Lefèvre

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 157.19

    The collected papers in this volume, many of them previously unpublished, demonstrate the politcial character of Roman tragedy and show that, during the Imperial period, panegyrics often shifted to opposition. more...

  • L'art de la guerreby Victoria Charles; Sun Tzu

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Au cours de l'histoire, nombreuses sont les guerres qui changèrent le paysage politique et culturel du monde. Source de bouleversements, de destructions et de violences, elles contribuèrent néanmoins à l'évolution de la création artistique. En effet, malgré les événements traumatisants qu'elles engendrent, les guerres inspirent les artistes depuis... more...

  • Translation as Museby Elizabeth Marie Young

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 50.00

    Poetry is often said to resist translation, its integration of form and meaning rendering even the best translations problematic. Elizabeth Marie Young disagrees, and with  Translation as Muse , she uses the work of the celebrated Roman poet Catullus to mount a powerful argument that translation can be an engine of poetic invention. Catullus... more...

  • Cento Vergilianusby Faltonia Betitia Proba; Alessia Fassina; Carlo M. Lucarini

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 67.34

    In 1888 K. Schenkl published the first critical edition of Proba?s Cento. Schenkl knew about 25 manuscripts, only eleven of which are referred to in his apparatus. Since that time about 70 new manuscripts have been discovered; this volume provides a full description of the manuscript tradition in the praefatio and demonstrates that the... more...

  • De la Religion, considérée dans sa source, ses formes et ses développements, Tome IIIby Kurt Kloocke; Denis Thouard; Kurt Kloocke; Hermann Krapoth; Denis Thouard; Laura Wilfinger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 224.59

    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...

  • Narcissus and the Invention of Personal Historyby Kenneth J. Knoespel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1985. This investigation of Ovid?s fable takes a different tack to previous studies of the love lyric or the themes but looks at the creation of narrative strategies to explain Narcissus? experience. The story has always been understood as literally impossible but invites readers to ask what is meant by the puzzling tale of... more...