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- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00
The collected papers in this volume, many of them previously unpublished, demonstrate the politcial character of Roman tragedy and show that, during the Imperial period, panegyrics often shifted to opposition.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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Black & White Publishing 2015; US$ 2.90
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 <b>Why did the pony cough?</b>... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00
Vergil?s Aeneid is one of the greatest works of world literature. Published around 18 BCE, this epic poem narrates the mythical antecedents of the foundation of Rome. The translation is in verses ? in hexameter as the original version ? but, leaving behind the classicistic tradition, uses contemporary German to render the Latin text.... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00
Vergil?s commentary on political issues is discussed after analyzing the whole of the poet?s work. His political engagement ? noticeable in much of his work, is clear. The new notion of the functional model, which the poet often used when making a political statement is introduced. New interpretations of a number of the Eclogues and passages... more...