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Medieval and modern Latin literature

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  • 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...

  • Ancilla Calliopeaeby Ludwig Braun

    BRILL 2007; US$ 207.00

    Presents a panorama of about 85 neo-latin epics composed in France during the 16th and 17th centuries. This collection includes historical, biblical and hagiographic poems. more...

  • Petronius Rediuiuus et Helias Tripolanensisby Edidit Marvin L. Colker

    BRILL 2007; US$ 123.00

    Elias of Thriplow, was a schoolmaster in the thirteenth century. He is important for his criticisms of medieval society, for the history of narrative literature, and for the history of English humanism. This book offers a critical edition of the extracts from Elias, with commentary indicating sources for the ideas and language. 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...

  • Angelo Poliziano's Lamiaby Christopher Celenza

    BRILL 2010; US$ 141.00

    This book presents the first English translation of an important Renaissance Latin text: Angelo Poliziano?s Lamia, an opening oration to a 1492 course at the University of Florence that amounts to a rethinking of the mission and nature of philosophy. An edition of the Latin text is also offered, as are four contextualizing studies. more...

  • Selected Philosophical Poems of Tommaso Campanellaby Tommaso Campanella; Sherry Roush; Sherry Roush; Sherry Roush

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    A contemporary of Giordano Bruno and Galileo, Tommaso Campanella (1568–1639) was a controversial philosopher, theologian, astrologer, and poet who was persecuted during the Inquisition and spent much of his adult life imprisoned because of his heterodox views. He is best known today for two works: The City of the Sun , a dialogue inspired... more...

  • Ordering Chaosby Bridget Balint

    BRILL 2009; US$ 138.00

    This book investigates five innovative twelfth-century prosimetrical texts inspired by Boethius?s Consolation of Philosophy, the difficulties that arose when these writers attempted to recapture Boethian certainty, and the survival of aspects of this literary mode in later Latin and vernacular literature. more...

  • John Gower, Poetry and Propaganda in Fourteenth-Century Englandby David R. Carlson

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    John Gower's works examined as part of a tradition of "official" writings on behalf of the Crown. more...

  • Arthrous Occurrence and Function in the Pauline Corpus, With Particular Focus on the Text of Romansby Victor Stephen Jacobs

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 159.95

    This work is a study of the Greek Article in the Pauline Corpus, focusing especially on the letter to the Romans. The history of development as a demonstrative and relative pronoun is traced from the Mycenaean period to its occurrence in Homer and in subsequent Greek writers. more...