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  • Latin Epics of the New Testamentby Roger P. H. Green

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 149.99

    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. - ;Latin Epics of the... more...

  • The Mabinogionby Sioned Davies

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.99

    The 11 tales of the Mabinogion combine Celtic mythology and Arthurian romance. This new translation recreates the storytelling world of medieval Wales and re-invests the tales with the power of performance. - ;Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history - these are just some of the themes embraced by the... more...

  • Cambridge Orations, 1993?2007by Anthony Bowen

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    A selection of the Latin speeches delivered by Anthony Bowen as Public Orator of the University of Cambridge. more...

  • Of Farming and Classicsby David Grene; Robert B. Pippin

    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...

  • Beautiful Deathby Susan L. Einbinder

    Princeton University Press 2002; US$ 67.50

    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...

  • Symbola et emblemata tam moralia quam sacraby Joachim Camerarius d. J.; Wolfgang Harms; Gilbert Heß

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 321.00

    Joachim Camerarius (1534?1598), the Nuremberg doctor and botanist, produced one of the most influential writings on European emblematics with his four-volume work which was published from 1595?1605. In this 1587 volume, appearing for the time with scholarly commentary, Camerarius develops a new project - he sets the moral-religious interpretation of... more...

  • Päpste und Poetenby Thomas Haye

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    During the Middle Ages, the Papal Curia was the most important addressee for learned Latin poetry within Europe. Much of it was unsolicited; authors address their works to the Apostolic See, they dedicate their writings to individual popes and glorify them in panegyrics. The study examines the expectations and aims associated with such poetry and to... more...

  • George Buchananby Caroline Erskine; Roger Mason

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    George Buchanan (1506-82) was the most distinguished Scottish humanist of the sixteenth century with an unparalleled contemporary reputation as a Latin poet, playwright, historian and political theorist. This volume represents the first attempt to explore the subsequent influence and importance of his broader interests and ideas. An international cast... more...

  • Ioannis Lodovici Vivis Valentini praefatio in leges Ciceronis et aedes legumby Juan Luis Vives; Constant Matheeussen

    De Gruyter 1984; US$ 56.00

    Praefatio in Leges Ciceronis et Aedes Legum (Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana). more...

  • Martini Dorpii Naldiceni Orationes IVby Martinus Dorpius; Jozef Ijsewijn

    De Gruyter 1986; US$ 84.00

    Orationes IV, Cum Apologia Et CB. more...