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  • Seneca: Selected Dialogues and Consolationsby Seneca; Peter J. Anderson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 11.95

    Seneca's dialogues--as his epistolary essays have traditionally been known--offer an ideal path into the philosophical thought of first-century Rome's most famous Stoic, whose compelled suicide in 65 CE (by order of his former pupil Emperor Nero) drew comparisons to the death of Socrates. Notable for, among other things, their portrait of a providential... more...

  • Voß? Übersetzungsspracheby Anne Baillot; Enrica Fantino; Josefine Kitzbichler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    J. H. Voss is primarily remembered as a translator and his landmark translation of Homer. Yet scholarly opinion of Voss has always been divided. Critics marveled at his linguistics virtuosity, but they reproached him for his pedantry. This volume brings together essays on the creationof histranslations and their effects, and the problem of imitating... more...

  • F*ck You, I'm Irishby Rashers Tierney

    Ulysses Press 2015; US$ 12.95

    Rashers Tierney is an itinerant lecturer and anthropologist of note, presenting seminars across North America on all things Irish. His earth-shattering PhD thesis on “Flatulence in Finnegan?s Wake? has been hailed as the work that “blew apart? the clique-ish inner circle of Joycean scholarship. He is currently at work on a study entitled “Brogue... more...

  • Bert and Iby Marshall Dodge; Robert Bryan

    Down East Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Marshall Dodge and Bob Bryan began swapping funny Down East stories when they were students at Yale in the 1950s. Their fascination and appreciation for Maine and its people triggered the production of several ?Bert and I? records, from which 14 stories were selected. more...

  • People and Themes in Homer's Odysseyby Agathe Thornton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    Published in 1970, this important work interprets the poem with a focus on the idiosyncrasies of its originally oral composition. In part I, the main themes of the Odyssey such as ?guest-friendship? and ?testing? are investigated. The incorporation of these and other themes, such as ?omens? and the ?homecomings of the Achaeans?, into the dramatic... more...

  • Homer and His Criticsby John Myres

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Here is presented a succinct and insightful account of the reception of the Iliad and Odyssey from antiquity to the mid-twentieth century. The overall result is less a systematic history than a series of independent studies differing in scale and focus, the chapter on Gladstone being the most comprehensive and detailed. First published in 1958.... more...

  • Darkness Visibleby W. R. Johnson

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    One of the best books ever written on one of humanity?s greatest epics, W. R. Johnson?s classic study of Vergil?s Aeneid challenges centuries of received wisdom. Johnson rejects the political and historical reading of the epic as a record of the glorious prehistory of Rome and instead foregrounds Vergil?s enigmatic style and questioning of the heroic... more...

  • Homeric Effects in Vergil's Narrativeby Alessandro Barchiesi; Ilaria Marchesi; Philip Hardie; Alessandro Barchiesi

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    The study of Homeric imitations in Vergil has one of the longest traditions in Western culture, starting from the very moment the Aeneid was circulated. Homeric Effects in Vergil?s Narrative is the first English translation of one of the most important and influential modern studies in this tradition. In this revised and expanded edition, Alessandro... more...

  • Studien zur Originalität der römischen Tragödieby Eckard Lefèvre

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    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...

  • Krieg und Bürgerkrieg bei Lucan und in der griechischen Literaturby Annemarie Ambühl

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    In his civil war epic, the Roman poet Lucan draws extensively on his literary forbears. This study fills a gap in the research by going beyond the boundaries of language and genre to examine his reception of Greek literature, especially Attic tragedy and Hellenistic poetry. It reveals the importance of mythical and literary models, such... more...