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  • Euripides' "Alcestis"by Andreas Markantonatos

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    This unique volume is an accessible yet in-depth narratological study of Euripides? Alcestis . It contextualizes the play in terms of its reception by the original audience, locating the intricate narrative tropes of the plot in the dynamics of fifth-century Athenian mythology and religion. It will reward readers interested in Greek literature... more...

  • Sophoclesby Sophocles

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 10.95

    Linked by their common setting in Thebes, Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus stand at the fountainhead of world drama. This volume presents a new, and accurate yet poetic and playable translation by playwright Don Taylor, who has also directed plays for a BBC-TV production. more...

  • Dall'Elicona a Romaby Elena Merli

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    The motifs of fons inspirationis and labor limae lost their semantic force in Latin poetry after the Augustan age. This book analyzes these two topoi from Ovid to Martial and shows how poetic inspiration and lima poetica are subtly displayed for the purpose of self-fashioning and communication by poets with their patrons. more...

  • Vergil's Empireby Eve Adler

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 38.99

    In Vergil's Empire, Eve Adler offers an exciting new interpretation of the political thought of Vergil's Aeneid. Adler argues that in this epic poem, Vergil presents the theoretical foundations of a new political order, one that resolves the conflict between scientific enlightenment and ancestral religion that permeated the ancient world. more...

  • Homer's The Odysseyby Leland Ryken

    Crossway 2013; US$ 3.99

    Guides readers through Homer’s The Odyssey and highlights the universal theme of longing for redemption as displayed in this epic tale of a man trying to find his way home. Part of the Christian Guides to the Classics series. more...

  • The Song of the Sirens and Other Essaysby Pietro Pucci

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 36.99

    In this collection of his essays on Homer, some new and some appearing for the first time in English, the distinguished scholar Pietro Pucci examines the linguistic and rhetorical features of the poet's works. Arguing that there can be no purely historical interpretation, given that the parameters of interpretation are themselves historically determined,... more...

  • Epigramme. Gesamtausgabeby Martial; Paul Barié; Winfried Schindler

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Ohne Martial lässt sich die Gesellschaft der römischen Kaiserzeit nicht verstehen. Seine Epigramme bilden ein Sittengemälde des antiken Großstadtlebens in allen seinen Facetten. ?Nach Mensch schmeckt jede Seite von mir" (hominem pagina nostra sapit). Die zweisprachige Gesamtausgabe versucht erstmals in einer deutschen Prosaübersetzung die Gedankenbewegung... more...

  • Die philippischen Reden / Philippicaby Cicero; Rainer Nickel; Manfred Fuhrmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 98.00

    Cicero kämpfte sein Leben lang für die Erhaltung der römischen Republik (res publica), Recht und Gerechtigkeit sowie die freie politische Auseinandersetzung im Senat und vor der Volksversammlung. In seinen vierzehn Philippischen Reden greift er so den Konsul Antonius und seine zweifelhafte Amtsführung an. Die Ziele und Methoden der Akteure auf der... more...

  • A Penelopean Poeticsby Barbara Clayton

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 29.99

    A Penelopean Poetics looks at the relationship between gender ideology and the self-referential poetics fo the Odyssey through the figure of Penelope. Her poetics become a discursive thread through which different feminine voices can realize their resistant capacities. Author, Barbara Clayton, informs discussions in the classics, gender studies, and... more...

  • Oikonomikaby Renate Zoepffel

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 140.00

    Die hier vorliegende neue Übersetzung und Kommentierung der drei kleinen Schriften geht vom ursprünglichen Wortsinn von oikonomia als Verwaltung eines Haushalts aus. Sie sichtet die griechische Tradition zum Thema von Homer bis Stobaios sowie die Entwicklung der Wissensvermittlung im 5. und 4. Jh. v. Chr. und kommt damit zu ganz neuen Ergebnissen:... more...