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  • Narratology and Interpretationby Jonas Grethlein; Antonios Rengakos

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 149.99

    The categories of classical narratology have been successfully applied to ancient texts in the last two decades, but in the meantime narratological theory has moved on. In accordance with these developments, Narratology and Interpretation draws out the subtler possibilities of narratological analysis for the interpretation of ancient texts.... more...

  • The Origins of Criticismby Andrew Ford

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63

    By "literary criticism" we usually mean a self-conscious act involving the technical and aesthetic appraisal, by individuals, of autonomous works of art. Aristotle and Plato come to mind. The word "social" does not. Yet, as this book shows, it should--if, that is, we wish to understand where literary criticism as we think of it today came from. Andrew... more...

  • Ctesias' 'History of Persia'by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones; James Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia . Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful kings and queens. His position gave him special insight into the workings of Persian court life and access to the gossip and... more...

  • A Companion to Classical Receptionsby Lorna Hardwick; Christopher Stray

    Wiley 2008; US$ 239.95 US$ 215.96

    Examining the profusion of ways in which the arts, culture, and thought of Greece and Rome have been transmitted, interpreted, adapted and used, A Companion to Classical Receptions explores the impact of this phenomenon on both ancient and later societies. Provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of classical reception - the interpretation... more...

  • The Language of Literatureby Rutger Allan; Michel Buijs

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Following an interdisciplinary and text-oriented approach, the contributions to this volume discuss various linguistic and literary apects of Greek and Latin prose and poetry and therewith aim at bridging the gap between linguistic and literary study of classical texts. more...

  • The World of Ion of Chiosby Victoria Jennings; Andrea Katsaros

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Sixteen international contributors offer the first comprehensive examination of the life, works and reception of Ion of Chios, the prolific and innovative fifth century BC writer (variously prose and poetry) on classical Greek mythology, history and society. more...

  • Theios Sophistèsby Kristoffel Demoen; Danny Praet

    BRILL 2008; US$ 196.00

    In this collection of interpretative essays on Flavius Philostratus’ Vita Apollonii , leading scholars and younger critics make for a combination of methodological continuity and innovation. The wide range of approaches does justice to the text’s high level of literary, historical and philosophical-religious sophistication. more...

  • Writing Exile: The Discourse of Displacement in Greco-Roman Antiquity and Beyondby Jan Felix Gaertner

    BRILL 2006; US$ 144.00

    The volume explores how Greek and Latin authors perceive and present their own (real or metaphorical) exile and employ exile as a powerful trope to express estrangement, elicit readerly sympathy, and question political power structures. more...

  • Virgil, Aeneid 2by Nicholas Horsfall

    BRILL 2008; US$ 258.00

    Offers introduction, text and translation, commentary and indices to 'Aeneid 2'. This book discusses the controversial Helen-episode (spurious), matters of linguistic and textual interpretation,, metre, prosody, grammar, lexicon and idiom, as well as Virgil's sources and the literary tradition in which he writes. more...

  • Commentary on the Historia Apollonii Regis Tyriby G. Kortekaas

    BRILL 2006; US$ 247.00

    After the publication of the Latin text (Brill, 2004), with totally new ideas concerning the text-genese, a detailed commentery is absolutely requested for all future investigations. more...