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- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00
Renaissance writer Laura Cereta (1469?1499) presents feminist issues in a predominantly male venue?the humanist autobiography in the form of personal letters. Cereta's works circulated widely in Italy during the early modern era, but her complete letters have never before been published in English. In her public lectures and essays, Cereta explores... more...
- OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 169.99 US$ 146.19
An exploration of the way in which early Christians engaged with the Roman intellectual elite and its highly sophisticated Graeco-Roman tradition. Roger Green examines the works of Juvencus, Sedulius, and Arator, and shows how they repackaged the New Testament as epic, to try to make a bridge between two very different cultures. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 16.00
A fiercely independent thinker, colorful storyteller, and spirited teacher, David Grene devoted his life to two things: farming, which he began as a boy in Ireland and continued into old age; and classics, which he taught for several decades that culminated in his translating and editing, with Richmond Lattimore, of The Complete Greek Tragedies... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
Erasmus of Rotterdam wrote the essay The Praise of Folly during a week at Sir Thomas More's estate in Bucklersbury. He later refined and extended the piece. In it he personifies Folly as a god, whose companions are likewise-personified sins and human weaknesses. His work criticizes the Catholic Church, and culminates in a statement of Christian... more...
- Elsevier Science 2008; US$ 335.00
A volume of the Opera Omnia of Erasmus series, this title is comprised of two separate treatise translated into one volume. First, The Institution of Christian Matrimony (Basel, 1526) which was dedicated to Catherine of Aragon. In this work, Erasmus deals with the religious, moral and physical aspects of marriage, also discussing Canon law. Conservative... more...
- Princeton University Press 2002; US$ 78.50 US$ 62.80
When Crusader armies on their way to the Holy Land attacked Jewish communities in the Rhine Valley, many Jews chose suicide over death at the hands of Christian mobs. With their defiant deaths, the medieval Jewish martyr was born. With the literary commemoration of the victims, Jewish martyrology followed. Beautiful Death examines the evolution... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 207.00
Survey of neo-latin epic in France during the 16th and 17th centuries, more extensive than anything presented to date. Repertorium of more than 80 poems with detailed information on their contents and their authors. Development of the literary genre. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 123.00
This book gathers, for the first time, all the extracts (often long) surviving from otherwise lost works of Elias of Thriplow, thirteenth century English schoolmaster. Texts include so-called Petronius Rediuiuus, a collection of stories and essays reflecting the language of spicy Petronius. more...