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  • Homer the Theologianby Robert Lamberton

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 31.95

    Here is the first survey of the surviving evidence for the growth, development, and influence of the Neoplatonist allegorical reading of the Iliad and Odyssey. Professor Lamberton argues that this tradition of reading was to create new demands on subsequent epic and thereby alter permanently the nature of European epic. The Neoplatonist reading... more...

  • Aeschylus: Persaeby A. F. Garvie

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 179.99

    A new edition, with Introduction and Commentary, of Aeschylus' Persae, first produced in 472 BC. A. F. Garvie argues that the play is a genuine tragedy, which, far from presenting a simple moral of hybris punished by the gods, poses questions concerning human suffering to which there are no easy answers. more...

  • Seneca and the Idea of Tragedyby Gregory A. Staley

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 92.99

    The question of why Seneca wrote tragedy has been debated at least since the 13th century. Since Seneca was a Stoic, critics have assumed that he must have written with the standard Stoic theory of literature as education in philosophy in mind. Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy argues instead that Seneca was influenced by Aristotle's famous defense... more...

  • Ten Speechesby Cicero; James E.G. Zetzel

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 13.50

    The ten speeches in this volume illustrate Cicero's entire career and exemplify all the major contexts for his oratory: before the senate, the people, and the courts. They illuminate the major political crises of Cicero's time and offer portraits of many of the major political figures. Several of these speeches also shed light on the most important... more...

  • Six Tragediesby Seneca; Emily Wilson

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 8.99

    This is a lively, readable and accurate verse translation of the six best plays by one of the most influential of all classical Latin writers. The volume includes Phaedra, Oedipus, Medea, Trojan Women, Hercules Furens, and Thyestes, together with an invaluable introduction and notes. more...

  • Understanding The Odyssey: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historic Documentsby Claudia Johnson; Vernon Johnson

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 57.00

    For thousands of years, The Odyssey has resonated throughout the Western world. Homer has been an original source of inspiration to writers, painters, sculptors, and filmmakers, as well as a vital source of information about the mythology, history, and culture of ancient Greece. This casebook uniquely blends commentary and primary documents, situating... more...

  • Demosthenis Orationes IVby Mervin R. Dilts

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 79.99

    The fourth of four volumes intended to replace the previous OCT of the great Athenian orator Demosthenes (fourth century BC); it is based on fresh and thorough study of the latest evidence, including previously neglected or unavailable material from Greek manuscripts and recently published papyri. more...

  • Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousingby Patrick F. McManus

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 9.99

    Like Twain -- or more contemporary humorists Dave Barry and Garrison Keillor -- Patrick McManus shares the belief that life's eternal verities exist primarily to be overturned. In McManus's world, all steaks should be chicken-fried, strong coffee is drunk by the light of a campfire, and fishing trips consist of men acting like boys and boys behaving... more...

  • The Borowitz Reportby Andy Borowitz

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 3.99

    Prepare to be shocked. From the man The Wall Street Journal hailed as a "Swiftean satirist" comes the most shocking book ever written! The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers, by award-winning fake journalist Andy Borowitz, contains page after page of "news stories" too hot, too controversial, too -- yes, shocking -- for the mainstream... more...

  • Anger, Mercy, Revengeby Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Robert A. Kaster; Martha C. Nussbaum

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and adviser to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by world-renowned... more...