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    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 37.00

    This book explores the relationship between the Georgics and earlier works in the didactic tradition. more...

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    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 46.00

    A study of the poems of Statius' Silvae, exploring their insights into the culture of the Flavian period. more...

  • Learned Girls and Male Persuasionby Sharon Lynn James

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 60.00

    This study transforms our understanding of Roman love elegy, an important and complex corpus of poetry that flourished in the late first century b.c.e. Sharon L. James reads key poems by Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid for the first time from the perspective of the woman to whom they are addressed—the docta puella, or learned girl, the poet's beloved.... more...

  • Propertius in Loveby Sextus Propertius

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 24.95

    These ardent, even obsessed, poems about erotic passion are among the brightest jewels in the crown of Latin literature. Written by Propertius, Rome's greatest poet of love, who was born around 50 b.c., a contemporary of Ovid, these elegies tell of Propertius' tormented relationship with a woman he calls "Cynthia." Their connection was sometimes blissful,... more...

  • Statius and Epic Gamesby Helen Lovatt

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 96.00

    Offers a new reading of Statius' Thebaid through an examination of the games in Book 6. more...

  • The Transvestite Achillesby P. J. Heslin

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

    Offers the first book-length examination of Statius' unfinished epic, the Achilleid. more...

  • Epic in Republican Romeby Sander M. Goldberg

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 144.99

    This book is a major new study of the epic poetry of Republican Rome. Goldberg treats the creators of these now-fragmentary works not simply as predecessors of Vergil, but as pioneers and poets in their own right. But Goldberg goes beyond practical criticism, exploring in the literary experiments of Andronicus, Naevius, Ennius, and Cicero issues... more...

  • Brill's companion to Ciceroby J. May

    BRILL 2002; US$ 301.00

    This volume is intended as a companion to the study of Cicero's oratory and rhetoric, for both students and experts in the field. The book is arranged along roughly chronological lines and covers most aspects of Cicero's oratory and rhetoric. more...

  • Brill's companion to Ovidby B. Weiden Boyd

    BRILL 2002; US$ 332.00

    This volume on the Roman poet Ovid (43 BCE - 17 CE) contains articles by 14 international scholars. Contributions cover a wide range of topics, including a biographical essay, a survey of the major manuscripts and textual traditions, and a comprehensive discussion of Ovid's style more...

  • Clio and the poetsby D.S. Levene; D.P. Nelis

    BRILL 2002; US$ 237.00

    The Augustan age was one in which writers were constantly reworking the Roman past, and which was marked by a profound engagement of poets with historians. In this book 17 leading scholars from Europe and America examine the fascinating interaction between such apparently diverse genres. more...