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  • Uncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Readerby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Weighing in at a whopping 544 pages, Uncle John?s CANORAMIC Bathroom Reader presents a wide-angle view of the world around us. It?s overflowing with everything that BRI fans have come to expect from this bestselling trivia series: fascinating history, silly science, and obscure origins, plus fads, blunders, wordplay, quotes, and a few surprises... more...

  • Uncle John's Weird, Weird Worldby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    It?s finally here—the book that Uncle John?s fans have been asking for: a full-color, illustrated edition featuring the most entertaining articles from the world?s bestselling bathroom trivia series! Hundreds of eye-popping photographs add a new dimension to Uncle John?s unique blend of trivia, humor, origins, history, science, and oddities. All the... more...

  • Senecas Schrift De beneficiis und der Wandel im römischen Benefizienwesenby Jan Wolkenhauer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 57.40

    In der Aristokratie der römischen Republik wurden existenziell wichtige Hilfeleistungen unter dem Namen »Wohltaten« (beneficia) in breit angelegten Netzen persönlicher Bindungen erwiesen. Die Etablierung der kaiserlichen Herrschaft bewirkte hier fundamentale Änderungen.Dieses Buch untersucht, wie sich die Vermittlungswege von beneficia im Umbruch zur... more...

  • Anything Growsby Jörg Scheller; Alexander Schwinghammer

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 31.03

    <P>Wollten Sie immer schon einmal wissen, was Sie da eigentlich im Gesicht tragen? Ob Ihr persönlicher Bartstil eher aristokratischen, demokratischen oder religiösen Ursprungs ist? Warum die 1980er Jahre eine Bartödnis waren, das 21. Jahrhundert hingegen geradezu verrückt nach Bärten ist? In diesem&nbsp;E-Book erläutern Wissenschaftler und... more...

  • The Best Joke Book (Period)by William Donohue

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Hundreds of jokes for every occasion! Why was the limbo dancer shocked when his wallet was stolen right out of his back pocket? Because he didn't think anyone could stoop so low. The ultimate collection of the world's greatest funnies, The Best Joke Book (Period) keeps you laughing for hours on end. Inside, you'll find hundreds of jokes that... more...

  • The Bacchae of Euripidesby Euripides; Donald Sutherland

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 13.00

    This new translation of The Bacchae? that strange blend of Aeschylean grandeur and Euripidean finesse?is an attempt to reproduce for the American stage the play as it most probably was when new and unmutilated in 406 B.C. The achievement of this aim involves a restoration of the "great lacuna" at the climax and the discovery of several primary stage... more...

  • Antigone (NHB Modern Plays)by Sophocles; Owen McCafferty

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights. The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone?s brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or must... more...

  • A Handbook to the Reception of Ovidby John F. Miller; Carole E. Newlands

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid presents more than 30 original essays written by leading scholars revealing the rich diversity of critical engagement with Ovid’s poetry that spans the Western tradition from antiquity to the present day.  Offers innovative perspectives on Ovid’s poetry and its reception from antiquity to the... more...

  • Oedipus the King and Antigoneby Sophocles; Peter D. Arnott

    Wiley 2014; US$ 11.95

    Translated and edited by Peter D. Arnott, this classic and highly popular edition contains two essential plays in the development of Greek tragedy- Oedipus the King and Antigone -for performance and study. The editor's introduction contains a brief biography of the playwright and a description of Greek theater. Also included are a list of principal... more...

  • Der Begriff ???? bei Homerby Pedro Proscurcin Junior

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 56.79

    Der vorliegende Band leistet eine philosophische Untersuchung des Begriffs Ethos (????) bei Homer. Traditionell schenken die Homer-Interpreten der konkreten Bedeutung des Begriffs allein in Bezug auf die Tiere Aufmerksamkeit und sprechen nicht über den Zusammenhang des Wortes mit den menschlichen Figuren im Text. Auch wird deren psychologische Dimension... more...