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  • Orestesby Euripides; John Peck; Frank Nisetich

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the... more...

  • [Pi-Sigma]by Peter Allan Hansen

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 266.00

    With more than 50,000 glosses, the dictionary of Hesychios of Alexandria (approx. 500 AD), the most comprehensive dictionary of antiquity, giving posterity access to the massive collections of Hellenistic and Imperial lexicographers, is at the same time an extraordinarily important source for modern Greek lexicography and comparative linguistics. The... more...

  • Helenby Euripides; James Michie; Colin Leach

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Transcending the literal bounds of genre, Euripides' Helen has been characterized as both a comedy and a tragedy. In this evocative translation by James Michie and Colin Leach, Euripides' delicate balance--in all its subtlety of texture and tone--is beautifully captured. Finding its source in a myth ascribed to the Sicilian poet Stesichorus, this... more...

  • Roman Laughterby Erich Segal

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Times Literary Supplement . "It is refreshing to find Plautus examined for what he undeniably was--a theatrical phenomenon."-- Classical World . "We certainly need in English a book devoted to Plautus alone and here we have it."-- Phoenix . "Many readers will do as I have done: read Roman Laughter with enjoyment and profit."-- Classical Philology... more...

  • Ionby Euripides; W. S. Di Piero; Peter Burian

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49

    Series CopyBased on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, The Greek Tragedies in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals.... more...

  • The Rant Zoneby Dennis Miller

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    In this fourth installment of his acclaimed Rants series, bestselling author, Emmy Award-winning talk-show host, and wisecracking analyst for ABC's Monday Night Football Dennis Miller makes hamburger meat out of society's most sacred cows as only he can, with the kinds of allusions that require high SAT scores -- or at least a smart crib sheet. This... more...

  • The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homerby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2007; US$ 5.99

    Indulge Yourself with the best classic literature on Your PDA. Navigate easily to any chapter from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. This e-book  introduces:  Full text of The Iliad and The Odyssey translated by Samuel Butler (1835-1902). Homer?s biography. Historical and geographical  background of Ancient Greece that helps to... more...

  • Redesigning Achillesby Sophia Papaioannou

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 224.00

    The book is a detailed study on the structure and the topics of Ovid?s compedium of the Trojan Saga in Metamorphoses 12.1-13.622, the section also referred to as the ?Little Iliad?. It explores the motives and the objectives behind the selected narrative moments from the Epic Cycle that found their way into the Ovidian version of the Trojan... more...

  • Rhetorik und Geschichteby Martin Hagmaier

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    This work considers the function of the speeches in Thucydides? history, and how they are related to the presentation of the historical facts. In a detailed analysis of the war speeches dealing with the origins of the Peloponnesian war in Thucydides? first book, the author shows how the historian went further than Herodotus in functionalising... more...

  • Freiheit und Determinismusby Magnus Schallenberg

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    The book contains a comprehensive commentary on Cicero's work De fato . The introductory section deals with fundamental questions from an historical and philological perspective. The main section presents a running commentary on the text. Here, the author explains the various proposals presented by Cicero of how the Hellenistic schools intended... more...