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  • Setting Plato Straightby Todd W. Reeser

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    When we talk of platonic love or relationships today, we mean something very different from what Plato meant. For this, we have fifteenth and sixteenth-century European humanists to thank. As these scholars?most of them Catholic?read, digested, and translated Plato, they found themselves faced with a fundamental problem: how to be faithful to the... more...

  • Letters on Ethicsby Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Margaret Graver; A. A. Long; Margaret Graver; A. A. Long

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    The Roman statesman and philosopher Seneca (4 BCE?65 CE) recorded his moral philosophy and reflections on life as a highly original kind of correspondence. Letters on Ethics includes vivid descriptions of town and country life in Nero?s Italy, discussions of poetry and oratory, and philosophical training for Seneca?s friend Lucilius. This volume,... more...

  • Studien zur Originalität der römischen Tragödieby Eckard Lefèvre

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 152.37

    The collected papers in this volume, many of them previously unpublished, demonstrate the politcial character of Roman tragedy and show that, during the Imperial period, panegyrics often shifted to opposition. more...

  • Faltonia Betitia Proba; Alessia Fassina; Carlo M. Lucarini

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 65.27

    In 1888 K. Schenkl published the first critical edition of Proba?s Cento. Schenkl knew about 25 manuscripts, only eleven of which are referred to in his apparatus. Since that time about 70 new manuscripts have been discovered; this volume provides a full description of the manuscript tradition in the praefatio and demonstrates that the... more...

  • Narcissus and the Invention of Personal Historyby Kenneth J. Knoespel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1985. This investigation of Ovid?s fable takes a different tack to previous studies of the love lyric or the themes but looks at the creation of narrative strategies to explain Narcissus? experience. The story has always been understood as literally impossible but invites readers to ask what is meant by the puzzling tale of... more...

  • The Book of Cringe - A Collection of Reasonably Clean but Silly Schoolboy Jokesby Julian Walker

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Around 2,000 jokes, puns and poems of cringe-worthy silliness - and one piece of advice: ? If at first you don?t succeed ? forget skydiving. Dad jokes at their very worst - dive in, cringe and, above all, be amused. But if you have wondered about these questions: ? What would happen if there were no hypothetical situations? ? Why didn?t Tarzan have... more...

  • Homer?s Iliad. Book IIIby Martha Krieter-Spiro; Joachim Latacz; Anton Bierl; S. Douglas Olson [English Edition]; Benjamin Millis; Sara Strack

    De Gruyter 2015; Not Available

    This commentary on the 3rd book of the Iliad concentrates on the interpretation of the ceremonial single combat between the rivals for Helen, Paris and Menelaus, a scene that reflects the origins of the Trojan War. The famous parade before the walls presents Agamemnon, Odysseus and Ajax, and reveals just how much in love Paris and Helen... more...

  • Oor Wullie: The Big Bucket of Laughs Joke Bookby Oor Wullie

    Black & White Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Welcome tae my Big Bucket o' Laughs Jokebook! I've gathered hunners o' jokes and riddles frae a' my pals - Fat Bob, Soapy Soutar and Wee Eck, so if ye've heard ony o' them afore, blame them. There are mair jokes in this book than I've had hot dinners and Ma has gi'en me plenty o' them in my time. Keep smilin'! Wullie Why did the pony cough? It was... more...

  • Aeneisby Vergil; Niklas Holzberg

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 76.16

    Die Aeneis Vergils, den man ?Vater des Abendlandes? nannte, gehört zu den bedeutendsten Dichtungen der Weltliteratur. In dem um 18 v. Chr. veröffentlichten Epos werden die mythischen Voraussetzungen für die Gründung Roms erzählt. Die Übersetzung ist metrisch, verwendet also wie das Original den Hexameter, steht aber sprachlich nicht... more...

  • Euripides and the Politics of Formby Victoria Wohl

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    How can we make sense of the innovative structure of Euripidean drama? And what political role did tragedy play in the democracy of classical Athens? These questions are usually considered to be mutually exclusive, but this book shows that they can only be properly answered together. Providing a new approach to the aesthetics and politics of Greek... more...