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  • Of Farming and Classicsby David Grene; Robert B. Pippin

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    A fiercely independent thinker, colorful storyteller, and spirited teacher, David Grene devoted his life to two things: farming, which he began as a boy in Ireland and continued into old age; and classics, which he taught for several decades that culminated in his translating and editing, with Richmond Lattimore, of The Complete Greek Tragedies... more...

  • The Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus; John Wilson

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    Erasmus of Rotterdam wrote the essay The Praise of Folly during a week at Sir Thomas More's estate in Bucklersbury. He later refined and extended the piece. In it he personifies Folly as a god, whose companions are likewise-personified sins and human weaknesses. His work criticizes the Catholic Church, and culminates in a statement of Christian... more...

  • Erasmi Opera Omnia, V-6by A. G. Weiler; M. Cytowska

    Elsevier Science 2008; US$ 335.00

    A volume of the Opera Omnia of Erasmus series, this title is comprised of two separate treatise translated into one volume. First, The Institution of Christian Matrimony (Basel, 1526) which was dedicated to Catherine of Aragon. In this work, Erasmus deals with the religious, moral and physical aspects of marriage, also discussing Canon law. Conservative... more...

  • Petronius Rediuiuus et Helias Tripolanensisby Marvin L Colker

    BRILL 2007; US$ 123.00

    This book gathers, for the first time, all the extracts (often long) surviving from otherwise lost works of Elias of Thriplow, thirteenth century English schoolmaster. Texts include so-called Petronius Rediuiuus, a collection of stories and essays reflecting the language of spicy Petronius. more...

  • Encounters and Reflectionsby Seth Benardete; Ronna Burger

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 46.00

    By turns wickedly funny and profoundly illuminating, Encounters and Reflections presents a captivating and unconventional portrait of the life and works of Seth Benardete. One of the leading scholars of ancient thought, Benardete here reflects on both the people he knew and the topics that fascinated him throughout his career in a series of candid,... more...

  • Angelo Poliziano's Lamiaby Christopher Celenza

    BRILL 2010; US$ 141.00

    This book presents the first English translation of an important Renaissance Latin text: Angelo Poliziano’s Lamia, an opening oration to a 1492 course at the University of Florence that amounts to a rethinking of the mission and nature of philosophy. An edition of the Latin text is also offered, as are four contextualizing studies. more...

  • Selected Philosophical Poems of Tommaso Campanellaby Tommaso Campanella; Sherry Roush; Sherry Roush; Sherry Roush

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 58.00

    A contemporary of Giordano Bruno and Galileo, Tommaso Campanella (1568–1639) was a controversial philosopher, theologian, astrologer, and poet who was persecuted during the Inquisition and spent much of his adult life imprisoned because of his heterodox views. He is best known today for two works: The City of the Sun , a dialogue inspired by Plato’s... more...

  • Mythologie und Alchemie in der Lehrepik des frühen 17. Jahrhundertsby Thomas Reiser

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 137.99

    In historical and cultural studies, the Early Modern Age has developed a profile of its own. The book series Frühe Neuzeit (Early Modern Age) publishes editions, monographs and collected volumes advancing fundamental research in the field. It does not seek to produce wide-ranging overviews, premature syntheses or pretentious constructions... more...

  • Der Jedermann im 16. Jahrhundertby Raphael Dammer; Benedikt Jeßing

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 210.00

    The series "QUELLEN UND FORSCHUNGEN ZUR LITERATUR- UND KULTURGESCHICHTE" (Sources and Research in the History of Literature and Culture), with a rich tradition stretching back to 1874, is an established feature among the renowned publications for German Literary Studies. Edited by Ernst Osterkamp and Werner Röcke at the Humboldt University... more...

  • Späthumanismus in Schlesienby Robert Seidel

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    In historical and cultural studies, the Early Modern Age has developed a profile of its own. The book series Frühe Neuzeit (Early Modern Age) publishes editions, monographs and collected volumes advancing fundamental research in the field. It does not seek to produce wide-ranging overviews, premature syntheses or pretentious constructions... more...