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  • Euripides and the Politics of Formby Victoria Wohl

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Aeneisby Vergil; Niklas Holzberg

    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...

  • Vergil´s Political Commentaryby Leendert Weeda

    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...

  • A Reading of Lucretius' De Rerum Naturaby Lee Fratantuono

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 139.99

    This book offers a comprehensive commentary on Lucretius' De Rerum Natura, the earliest surviving full scale epic poem from ancient Rome. more...

  • Historienby Tacitus; Kai Brodersen; Alfons Städele; Martin Hose; Thomas Baier

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 114.48

    Cornelius Tacitus (ca. 55?120 n. Chr.) ist der bedeutendste antike Geschichtsschreiber. In seinen Historien schildert er die Geschichte des Römischen Reiches zwischen den Jahren 69 und 96 n. Chr., die Zeit der Flavier. Ursprünglich umfasste dieses Werk 14 Bücher. Heute sind davon lediglich die Bücher I bis IV sowie der Anfang von Buch V erhalten. Tacitus... more...

  • Komödienby Martin Hose; Thomas Baier

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 137.39

    Menander (342/341?293/292 v. Chr.) ist der bedeutendste Dichter der Neuen Komödie. Gemeinsam mit dem Philosophen Epikur war er Ephebe in Athen; er studierte bei Theophrast und war mit Demetrios von Phaleron befreundet. Von seinen über 100 Komödien sind die Titel von 96 Stücken überliefert. Der Chor spielt nur noch eine Nebenrolle mit musikalischen... more...

  • The Iliadby Homer

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers.... more...

  • Beer-Topiaby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    For more than 25 years, Uncle John?s Bathroom Reader has helped readers amazing things they didn?t know (and amazing things you didn?t know you didn?t know). Now, Uncle John?s tackles one of the world?s best loved and ? fastest growing interests ? beer. Pull up a stool and chug a pint of Beer-Topia , a rich, deep-bodied keg of beer knowledge,... more...

  • 52 Things to Do While You Pooby Hugh Jassburn

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 10.99

    Perching on the porcelain can be very boring when you have nothing to do but poo. But fear no more, as excretion expert Hugh Jassburn has put together a compendium of entertaining activities and informative fun that will make you want to stay put, even if you don't need to go. Doing a number two will never be the same again. Filled with clever mazes,... more...

  • Ovid für Liebendeby Publius Ovidius Naso; Ruth von Albrecht; Michael von Albrecht

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 15.25

    Publius Ovidius Naso (43 v. Chr. ? 18 n. Chr.) stammte aus einer Ritterfamilie. Er gab die politische Laufbahn zugunsten der Dichtung auf, wurde aber wegen moralisch bedenklichen Einflusses seiner Werke von Augustus im Jahr 8 n. Chr. ans Schwarze Meer verbannt. Bis dahin vom Glück verwöhnt, hat Ovid diesen Sturz nie verwunden und starb verbittert im... more...