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

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 169.99

    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 Basics of New Testament Syntaxby Daniel B. Wallace

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 23.99

    An abridgment of the award-winning standard reference grammar of New Testament Greek, Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, for use in intermediate Greek courses. 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...

  • Cambridge Orations, 1993?2007by Anthony Bowen

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 29.00

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

  • Beautiful Deathby Susan L. Einbinder

    Princeton University Press 2002; US$ 75.00

    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

    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...

  • Petronius Rediuiuus et Helias Tripolanensisby Marvin L Colker

    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...

  • Päpste und Poetenby Thomas Haye

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    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... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 335.00

    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... more...

  • Encounters and Reflectionsby Seth Benardete; Ronna Burger

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 43.00

    By turns wickedly funny and profoundly illuminating, Encounters and Reflections presents a captivating and unconventional portrait of the life and works of Seth Benardete. One of the leading scholars of ancient thought, Benardete here reflects on both the people he knew and the topics that fascinated him throughout his career in a series of candid,... more...