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  • Morals and Villas in Seneca's Lettersby John Henderson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 29.00

    John Henderson explores three letters of Seneca describing visits to Roman villas. more...

  • Figuring Genre in Roman Satireby Catherine Keane

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 87.99

    Horace, Persius, and Juvenal, the verse satirists of ancient Rome, developed a unique mode of social criticism by borrowing from their culture's existing methods of entertainment and moral judgment. Keane's analysis of the satiric genre reveals its debt to four key Roman practices: theater, public violence, legal process, and teaching. more...

  • Roman Laughterby Erich Segal

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 57.99

    "Mr. Segal has performed the by no means trifling task of making [Plautus's] achievement credible and understandable."-- Times Literary Supplement . "It is refreshing to find Plautus examined for what he undeniably was--a theatrical phenomenon."-- Classical World . "We certainly need in English a book devoted to Plautus alone and here we have it."--... more...

  • The Garden of Priapusby Amy Richlin

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 69.99

    Statues of the god Priapus stood in Roman gardens to warn potential thieves that the god would rape them if they attempted to steal from him. In this book, Richlin argues that the attitude of sexual aggressiveness in defense of a bounded area serves as a model for Roman satire from Lucilius to Juvenal. Using literary, anthropological, psychological,... more...

  • Virgil Recomposedby Scott McGill

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 159.99

    This is the first book to present a comprehensive study of the mythological and secular Virgilian centos. more...

  • Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Romeby Robert Kaster

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 34.99

    Emotion, Restraint, and Community examines the ways in which emotions, and talk about emotions, interacted with the ethics of the Roman upper classes in the late Republic and early Empire. By considering how various Roman forms of fear, dismay, indignation, and revulsion created an economy of displeasure that shaped society in constructive ways,... more...

  • Martial's Epigrams Book Twoby Craig A. Williams

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 92.99

    This edition provides an English translation of and detailed commentary on the second book of epigrams published by the Latin poet Marcus Valerius Martialis. The past ten years have seen a resurgence of interest in Martial's writings. But contemporary readers are in particular need of assistance when approaching these epigrams, and until now there... more...

  • Mythical and Legendary Narrative in Ovid's Fastiby Paul Murgatroyd

    BRILL 2005; US$ 139.00

    This book analyses the mythical and legendary narratives in the Fasti as narrative. It covers aspects such as aperture, closure, characterization, internal narrators, description, space, time and also the narratives' complex relationship with Virgil, Livy and Ovid's own earlier works. more...

  • Poetic Memoryby Heather van Tress

    BRILL 2004; US$ 129.00

    This study of Callimachus' and Ovid's allusive practice offers a unique view of the application of one theory of allusion (based upon that of Conte, but subsequently expanded upon) to a Greek and Latin poet. more...

  • Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica, Book Iby A. J. Kleywegt

    BRILL 2005; US$ 219.00

    This book is a philological and literary commentary on the first book of the Argonautica, a Latin epic written by Valerius Flaccus in the first century A.D. more...