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205 pages ; 21 cm.
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453 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
  • Achilleus Tatios' Leukippe und Kleitophon : Rhetorik im Roman
  • Rhetorik im Dienst der Verführung
  • Erotische Rede : Erzählkunst und Liebeswerben
  • Rhetorik und Erzählkunst
  • Achilleus Tatios' Roman : eine epideiktische Rede über Eros
  • Leukippe und Kleitophon in der Romantradition
  • Autor und Werk : oder : Was man nicht weiss
  • Literarisches und kulturelles Umfeld : Roman, Rhetorik und Zweite Sophistik
  • Plotstruktur und Publikum des griechischen Liebesromans
  • Achilleus Tatios' historische und moderne Rezipienten
  • Überblick über die Handlung
  • Rhetorik im Dienst des Erzählens : die Inszenierung des Romans
  • Die Rahmenhandlung
  • Erzähler und Rezipienten in Leukippe und Kleitophon
  • Der anonyme Ich-Erzähler A
  • Der Ich-Erzähler B, Kleitophon
  • Das Zusammenspiel der Erzählebenen : Übersicht
  • Erzählstrategien in den fünf griechischen Liebesromanen
  • Einleitende Überlegungen
  • Chariton, Heliodor und Xenophon
  • Das Ich-Erzähler-Setting bei Longos und Achilleus Tatios
  • Gegenüberstellung der Erzählstrategien in den fünf Liebesromanen
  • Die Ekphraseis der Rahmenhandlung und deren Rezipientenlenkung
  • Das Mädchen auf dem Stier (Ekphrasis 2)
  • Der Hain als Ort des Erzählens (Ekphrasis 3)
  • Sidon als Ort der Begegnung und des Erzählens (Ekphraseis la+b)
  • Rhetorik im Dienst der Liebe : das Liebeswerben von Kleitophon und Melite
  • Doppeltes Liebeswerben
  • Liebeswerben in Tyros : Kleitophon und Leukippe
  • Kleitophons Auftritt
  • Leukippes Auftritt
  • Kleitophons Werben um Leukippe
  • Aufbau eines zweiten Liebesromans in Ägypten?
  • Ende und Anfang
  • Wiedervereinigung der beiden lyrischen Berater
  • Tyros und Alexandria : gleiches Skript, andere Rollenverteilung
  • Liebeswerben in Alexandria und Ephesos : Melite und Kleitophon
  • Melites Auftritt
  • Eine verkehrte Hochzeit
  • Melites erfolgreiche Rhetorik
  • Kleitophon, Melite und Leukippe als Protagonisten
  • Appendix : die Titelei von Achilleus Tatios' Roman
  • Die Überlieferung
  • Auswertung : ein Ansatz für die ursprüngliche Titelei
  • Titel
  • Autorangaben
  • ... vs. ... : die Situation in der Überlieferung
  • ... vs. ... : Verbreitung im griechisch-römischen Raum
  • Etymologische Überlegungen : tat-Lallnamen
  • Bibliographie
  • Index.
Green Library
xvi, 707 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Avant-Propos
  • Abréviations et symboles
  • Introduction
  • Chapitres liminaires
  • Flexion des adjectifs sigmatiques
  • Dérivés et composés en relation avec les adjectifs sigmatiques
  • Première partie
  • Composés du type ...
  • Introduction
  • Premiers membres des composés du type ...
  • Composés du type ... (le substantif qui figure au second membre repose sur une base verbale)
  • Composés du type de ... (le subst : qui figure au 2... membre fonctionne comme abstrait par rapport à un adjectif)
  • Composés reposant sur un substantif immotivé ou à faible motivation
  • Degré radical des substantifs sigmatiques et traces éventuelles d'alternances préhistoriques dans les seconds membres sigmatiques
  • Composés correspondant à des substantifs sigmatiques en ... et en ... et composés n'appartenant ni au type ... ni au type ... : transferts de flexion
  • Composés en liaison à la fois avec un substantif sigmatique et avec une base verbale
  • Transition
  • Accentuation des composés sigmatiques
  • Deuxième partie
  • Composés du type de ...
  • Introduction : date de la création des seconds membres sigmatiques déverbatifs
  • Premiers membres des composés du type de ...
  • Diathèse et construction du sens
  • Rection des composés à second membre déverbatif
  • Morphologie des seconds membres déverbatifs et relations avec les thèmes verbaux
  • Introduction
  • Seconds membres sigmatiques liés à des présents radicaux thématiques et seconds membres dérivés de présents infixés ou de présents suffixes par *s- ou par *-sk-
  • Seconds membres sigmatiques liés à des aoristes thématiques et seconds membres liés à des aoriste athématiques radicaux
  • Seconds membres en relation avec des thèmes verbaux suffixés
  • Seconds membres en relation avec des parfaits
  • Seconds membres tirés de verbes en ...
  • Adjectifs d'étymologie obscure ou reposant sur un thème verbal non attesté en grec
  • Relations des composés sigmatiques avec les composés en -o- et en ...
  • Troisième partie
  • Adjectifs sigmatiques non composés
  • Vocabulaire français
  • Conclusion
  • Un cas de métamorphisme dérivationnel
  • Appendice : formes attestées chez les lexicographes
  • Bibliographie
  • Index des auteurs modernes
  • Index des passages cités
  • Index des matières
  • Index des seconds membres
  • Index inverse des seconds membres
  • Index des mots.
Ce livre étudie une classe d?adjectifs du grec ancien, dits sigmatiques parce qu?ils se terminent par le phonème /s/ (sigma). Il y a eu en indo-européen des noms de genre neutre caractérisés par un suffixe *-e/os-, comme *génos± naissance ? ou *wékwos± parole ?. Ces noms ont pu être employés en second membre de composé dans des adjectifs comme grec eu-genes± de bonne naissance ? ou hêdu-epes± aux douces paroles ?. À côté de ces adjectifs composés, il y a eu en grec d?autres composés sigmatiques, dont le second membre est en relation synchronique non pas avec un nom, mais avec une base verbale : dans sunekhes on voit la racine de ékho± tenir ?, dans aphanescelle du verbe phaínomai± apparaître ?. Si la première catégorie continue un système indo-européen, ce n?est pas le cas de la seconde.
Green Library
vi, 480 pages ; 22 cm.
The Libation Bearers (Choephori) of Aeschylus is the central tragedy of his Oresteia, the only Greek trilogy that survives in full and one of the acknowledged masterpieces of Greek literature. The play enacts and explores in profound detail the unsettling myth of Orestes, the young hero who was obliged to avenge the murder of his father Agamemnon by killing his mother Clytemnestra. The standard commentary, by A. F. Garvie, is intended for advanced students and professional scholars and makes few concessions to the less experienced. This edition, while taking full account of the latest advances in scholarship and criticism, seeks to make the play accessible to a much wider range of readers. Besides an introduction and bibliography it includes a newly constituted Greek text (with critical apparatus), a facing translation closely matched to this, and a commentary keyed to the translation. The commentary seeks to interpret the play at all levels, not avoiding detailed issues of textual criticism and the meaning of individual words but also exploring the play's imagery, questions of stagecraft and dramatic effect, the poet's use of existing mythical and poetic material, and the wider significance of the play in relation to the rest of the trilogy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786940995 20180416
Green Library

5. Akzente Pindars [2018]

172 pages ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
225 pages ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xiii, 216 pages ; 18 cm.
Antigone Undone offers an urgent and mesmerizing account of the creative and destructive power of great art. In 2015 Will Aitken journeyed to Luxembourg for the rehearsals and premiere of Anne Carson's translation of Sophokles' 5th-century BCE tragedy Antigone , starring Juliette Binoche and directed by theatrical sensation Ivo van Hove. In watching the play, he became awestruck with the plight of the young woman at the centre of the action. "Look at what these men are doing to me, " An-tigone cries, expressing the predicament of the dispossessed throughout time. Transfixed by the strange and uncanny power of the play, he finds himself haunted by its protagonist, finally resulting in a suicidal breakdown. With a backstage view of the action, Aitken illuminates the creative process of Carson, Binoche, and Van Hove and offers a rare glimpse into collaborative genius in action. He also investi-gates the response to the play by Hegel, Virginia Woolf, Judith Butler, and others, who too, were moved by its timeless protest against injustice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780889775213 20180416
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xxxii, 212 pages ; 20 cm.
This is the first Oxford Classical Text of the speeches of Antiphon and Andocides, two Athenian orators of the fifth century BCE. An influential statesman, Antiphon of Rhamnus also wrote speeches for clients in court cases, of which three are extant, and three tetralogies consisting of speeches for hypothetical murder trials arguing for both prosecution and defence. The first oration of Andocides is our principal source about two scandals from the eve of the Athenian expedition against Syracuse in 415, while his second and third speeches shed light on his later exile and diplomatic efforts between Athens and Sparta. The volume also includes a fourth speech, falsely attributed to Andocides, which vigorously pillories the early career of Alcibiades up to a point just before he, like Andocides, was accused of mutilating herms and profaning the Eleusinian Mysteries in 415. Based on a comprehensive study of the manuscript tradition, this critical edition aims to set the standard for a definitive text of the speeches that will serve for the next century. Taking into account all the significant manuscript evidence as well as the most compelling corrections proposed by scholars, it also incorporates testimony from other ancient authors to establish the text of these earliest representatives of Attic oratory.
Green Library
x, 282 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. How to read the Noctes Atticae-- 2. Gellius in the history of writing about reading-- 3. Gellius on Pliny: fashioning the miscellanist and his readerly lifestyle-- 4. Encounters with tradition in Gellian research-- 5. Favorinus, fiction, and dialogue at the limits of expertise-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316510124 20180604
Long a source for quotations, fragments, and factoids, the Noctes Atticae of Aulus Gellius offers hundreds of brief but vivid glimpses of Roman intellectual life. In this book Joseph Howley demonstrates how the work may be read as a literary text in its own right, and discusses the rich evidence it provides for the ancient history of reading, thought, and intellectual culture. He argues that Gellius is in close conversation with predecessors both Greek and Latin, such as Plutarch and Pliny the Elder, and also offers new ways of making sense of the text's 'miscellaneous' qualities, like its disorder and its table of contents. Dealing with topics ranging from the framing of literary quotations to the treatment of contemporary celebrities who appear in its pages, this book offers a new way to learn from the Noctes about the world of Roman reading and thought.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316510124 20180604
Green Library
308 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction, Corinne Jouanno -- Regards critiques sur les fringe novels -- Pour une histoire de la réception des fringe novels : quelques jalons grecs et byzantins -- Le statut des biographies romancées d'après les traducteurs et les moralistes du XVIe siècle -- Les fringe novels dans le Traité sur l'origine des romans de Pierre-Daniel Huet -- Fortune de la Cyropédie -- La traduction de la Cyropédie par Vasque de Lucène : vérité historique et exemplarité -- Xenophon's Cyropaedia : fictionalities and receptions -- "Un roman accommodé à l'histoire" : Les Avantures de la princesse Axiane et la Cyropédie -- Biographies spirituelles, récits de voyages et d'aventures -- La beauté sauvage de la fiction du Moyen Âge flamboyant. Observations sur la Cronicque et Hystoire de Appollin roy de Thir (Nantes, Musée Dobrée) -- "Fable pour fable..." : La fortune de la Vie d'Ésope dans l'Europe moderne -- Apollonius de Tyane, contre-exemple pour l'âge classique et les Lumières ? Lectures critiques et parodies satiriques du récit de Philostrate -- De l'hagiographie romancée à la fiction dévote -- Le destin romanesque de la Vie d'Antoine -- La réception du cycle de Pierre et Clément dans la Légende dorée de Jacques de Voragine -- Une auctoritas en question : Barlaam et Josaphat ou la richesse poïétique d'une vita orpheline -- Les usages de La Vie de Barlaam et de Josaphat dans la fiction dévote.
"Aux marges du roman antique a fleuri une constellation de textes, fictions biographiques, hagiographies romancées ou récits de voyages et d'aventures, qui ont pour commune particularité une forte composante fictionnelle. Souvent désignés sous la commode étiquette de fringe novels, ces écrits à l'identité générique indécise, gravitant à la croisée du roman et de l'histoire, de la littérature édifiante et du divertissement, ont connu une destinée parfois bien différente de celle des romans antiques, oubliés au Moyen Âge et redécouverts par les humanistes de la Renaissance. Ce sont les divers aspects de leur réception, de la Renaissance à l'époque moderne, que les auteurs des treize articles réunis dans le présent volume ont choisi d'explorer, en se demandant si les lecteurs du passé étaient sensibles à la dimension fictionnelle des fringe novels et percevaient les affinités qui, à nos yeux, relient ces différents textes. L'étude des traductions, adaptations ou réécritures auxquelles des fringe novels comme la Cyropédie de Xénophon, la Vie d'Ésope ou Barlaam et Josaphat ont donné lieu, celle des oeuvres nouvelles que ces <4 romans de la marge" ont inspirées, l'analyse des commentaires, critiques ou polémiques qu'ils suscitèrent parfois, et le rôle qu'ils ont pu jouer dans la réflexion littéraire et les débats d'idées des Temps modernes sont autant d'indices précieux aidant à mieux cerner la perception générique qui fut réservée à ce groupe d'écrits, le type de lecture auquel ils donnèrent lieu et le profit que leurs lecteurs en escomptaient."--Page 4 of cover.
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11. Baby blue [2018]

299 pages ; 20 cm.
Stratos Gazis hates being called a hit man. What he is, is a conscientious fixer. He fixes problems that few can fix. Things that people are willing to pay handsomely to get done provided he concludes the targets deserve their fate. The story centers around the blue-eyed orphan Emma, the "baby blue" of the title, a beautiful teenage girl with a talent for card tricks of exceptional sophistication - all the more impressive for her tender years and the blindness that has afflicted her since the age of eight. Emma and her adoptive father, a former investigative journalist, roam the streets of Athens together, earning enough to keep body and soul together by performing Chaplinesque sketches. When the ex-journalist is brutally murdered, Angelino, a well-connected Athenian underworld figure, takes the girl under his wing and retains the services of Stratos to find her father's killers. Meanwhile, Costas Dragas, a top homicide cop and Gazis's best friend, has taken on the investigation of a spate of murders of pedophiles, and as usual, has gone to war with the media. It slowly emerges that their cases intersect and that corporate interests, more powerful than they could ever have imagined, lie behind the murders they both need to solve. Through a combination of experience and the ability to read the ailing city, its residents and its streets with consummate skill, the case is solved, but not without some subliminal tutoring from a great classic of the cinema.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908524911 20180730
Green Library
xii, 198 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction a. Preface b. Date and Authorship 1 c. Manuscript Tradition d. Our Poem e. The Tradition of Fable f. Epic Parody g. Parodic Epic h. Homeric Language and Meter i. Date and Authorship 2 j. A Note on Translation k. Works Cited Greek Text English Translation Commentary Vocabulary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350035942 20180416
This book offers students of Greek and scholars interested in Greek literature the first English-language commentary on the "Battle of Frogs and Mice", a short animal epic ascribed to Homer in the ancient world. The book includes a contextualizing introduction covering issues of literary genre, literary history and the language of Homeric Greek. In addition to a revised Greek text, the volume also offers a new translation of the poem. The commentary furnishes readers with extensive linguistic and literary information so that they may investigate the problem of the poem's character and authorship on their own. A full vocabulary at the back ensures this is a one-stop shop for students reading the poem.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350035942 20180416
Green Library
366 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Each entry, in this case, the individual works by Bede, have an introduction, and encylopaedic references to:[-][-]1) the critical edition(s) in which the work is found (e.g. CPL or CCSL)[-]2) extant manuscripts[-]3) occurrences in lists by near-contemporaries, such as Alcuin, to show early circulation[-]4) citations or references within Anglo-Saxon verse[-]5) quotations or citations in later authors (such as Alcuin, Boniface).[-][-]This is typically followed by a summary of the content of the work, and how later Anglo-Saxon authors used the material. Cross-references are provided to other articles in the encyclopaedia dealing with these other works and authors.[-].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462981324 20180917
Anglo-Saxon England; Bede.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462981324 20180917
Green Library
358 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xii, 397 pages ; 25 cm.
The epics of ancient Greece and Rome are unique in that many went unfinished, or if they were finished, remained open to further narration that was beyond the power, interest, or sometimes the life-span of the poet. Such incompleteness inaugurated a tradition of continuance and closure in their reception. Brill's Companion to Prequels, Sequels, and Retellings of Classical Epic explores this long tradition of continuing epics through sequels, prequels, retellings and spin-offs. This collection of essays brings together several noted scholars working in a variety of fields to trace the persistence of this literary effort from their earliest instantiations in the Iliad and Odyssey of Homer to the contemporary novels of Ursula K. Le Guin and Margaret Atwood.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004249356 20180611
Green Library
xix, 634 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Figures List of Abbreviations Author Biographies Introduction: The Reception of Aeschylus â Rebecca Futo Kennedy Part 1: Pre-Modern Receptions 1 The Reception of Aeschylus in Sicily â David G. Smith 2 The Comedians' Aeschylus â David Rosenbloom 3 Aristotle's Reception of Aeschylus: Reserved Without Malice â Dana Lacourse Munteanu 4 Aeschylus in the Hellenistic Period â Sebastiana Nervegna 5 Aeschylus in the Roman Empire â George W. M. Harrison 6 Aeschylus in Byzantium â Christos Simelidis Part 2: Modern Receptions 7 Aeschylus and Opera â Michael Ewans 8 Aeschylus in Germany â Theodore Ziolkowski 9 Inglorious Barbarians: Court Intrigue and Military Disaster Strike Xerxes, "The Sick Man of Europe" â Gonda Van Steen 10 Transtextual Transformations of Prometheus Bound in Percy Bysshe Shelley's Prometheus Unbound: Prometheus' Gifts to Humankind â Fabien Desset 11 Aeschylus and Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley â Ana Gonzalez-Rivas Fernandez 12 An Aeschylean Waterloo: Responding to War from the Oresteia to Vanity Fair â Barbara Witucki 13 Form and Money in Wagner's Ring and Aeschylean Tragedy â Richard Seaford 14 Eumenides and Newmenides: Academic Furies in Edwardian Cambridge â Patrick J. Murphy and Fredrick Porcheddu 15 The Broadhead Hypothesis: Did Aeschylus Perform Word Repetition in Persians? â Stratos E. Constantinidis 16 Persians On French Television: An Opera-Oratorio Echoing the Algerian War â Gabriel Sevilla 17 Aeschylus' Oresteia on British Television â Amanda Wrigley 18 Orestes On Trial in Africa: Pasolini's Appunti Per un'Orestiade Africana and Sissako's Bamako â Tom Hawkins 19 Reception of the Plays of Aeschylus in Africa â Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. 20 In Search of Prometheus: Aeschylean Wanderings in Latin America â Jacques A. Bromberg 21 Avatars of Aeschylus: O'Neill to Herzog/Golder â Marianne McDonald 22 The Overlooked οἰκονομία of Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Stanley Kubrick's The Shining â Geoffrey Bakewell 23 "Now Harkonnen Shall Kill Harkonnen": Aeschylus, Dynastic Violence, and Twofold Tragedies in Frank Herbert's Dune â Brett M. Rogers 24 "Save Our City": The Curious Absence of Aeschylus in Modern Political Thought â Arlene W. Saxonhouse 25 Political Theory in Aeschylean Drama: Ancient Themes and their Contemporary Reception â Larissa Atkison and Ryan K. Balot Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004249325 20171218
Brill's Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus explores the various ways Aeschylus' tragedies have been discussed, parodied, translated, revisioned, adapted, and integrated into other works over the course of the last 2500 years. Immensely popular while alive, Aeschylus' reception begins in his own lifetime. And, while he has not been the most reproduced of the three Attic tragedians on the stage since then, his receptions have transcended genre and crossed to nearly every continent. While still engaging with Aeschylus' theatrical reception, the volume also explores Aeschylus off the stage--in radio, the classroom, television, political theory, philosophy, science fiction and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004249325 20171218
Green Library
xv, 240 pages ; 22 cm.
  • .- 1 Byzantine Studies in an Age of Environmental Crisis.- 2 Zoomorphic and Anthomorphic Metaphors in the "Proto-Romance" Digenis Akritis.- 3 Rape, Consent, and Ecofeminist Narratology in the Komnenian Romances.- 4 Witches and Nature Control in the Palaiologan Romances and Beyond.- 5 Byzantine Posthumanism: Autpoiesis, Sympoiesis, and an Eco-Ethics of Sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319692029 20180129
Byzantine Ecocriticism: Women, Nature, and Power in the Medieval Greek Romance applies literary ecocriticism to the imaginative fiction of the Greek world from the twelfth to fifteenth centuries. Through analyses of hunting, gardening, bride-stealing, and warfare, Byzantine Ecocriticism exposes the attitudes and behaviors that justified human control over women, nature, and animals; the means by which such control was exerted; and the anxieties surrounding its limits. Adam Goldwyn thus demonstrates the ways in which intersectional ecocriticism, feminism, and posthumanism can be applied to medieval texts, and illustrates how the legacies of medieval and Byzantine environmental practice and ideology continue to be relevant to contemporary ecological and environmental concerns.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319692029 20180129
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xiv, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction. Caesarian questions: then, now, hence / L. Grillo and C. Krebs
  • Literature and politics. Caesar, literature and politics at the end of the Republic / K. Raaflaub
  • The Commentarii in their propagandistic context / C. Krebs
  • Caesar constructing Caesar / W. Batstone
  • Priesthoods, gods and stars / J. Rüpke
  • The politics of geography / A. Riggsby
  • Nostri and "the other(s)" / A. Johnston
  • Genre, rhetoric, language and style. Genres and generic contaminations in the Commentarii / D. Nousek
  • Caesar's style / C. Krebs
  • Speeches in the Commentarii / L. Grillo
  • Wit and irony / A. Corbeill
  • Literary approaches to Caesar / L. Grillo
  • Fragmentary works. Caesar the linguist: the debate about the Latin language / G. Pezzini
  • Caesar's orations / H. van der Blom
  • Caesar's poetry in its context / Sergio Casali
  • Anticato / A. Corbeill
  • The letters of Caesar / R. Morello
  • Sources and Nachleben. Caesar and Greek historians / L. Pitcher
  • Caesar and Roman historiography prior to the Commentarii / M. Chassignet
  • The Corpus Caesarianum / J. F. Gaertner
  • Caesar in Livy and Tacitus / C. S. Kraus
  • Caesar, Virgil and Lucan / T. Joseph
  • Narrating the Gallic and Civil Wars with and beyond Caesar / J. Thorne
  • Writing war with Caesar: the Commentarii's afterlife in military memoirs / H. Schadee.
Well-known as a brilliant general and politician, Julius Caesar also played a fundamental role in the formation of the Latin literary language and remains a central figure in the history of Latin literature. With twenty-three chapters written by renowned scholars, this Companion provides an accessible introduction to Caesar as an intellectual along with a scholarly assessment of his multiple literary accomplishments and new insights into their literary value. The Commentarii and Caesar's lost works are presented in their historical and literary context. The various chapters explore their main features, the connection between literature, state religion and politics, Caesar's debt to previous Greek and Latin authors, and his legacy within and outside of Latin literature. The innovative volume will be of great value to all students and scholars of Latin literature and to those seeking a more rounded portrait of the achievements of Julius Caesar.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107670495 20180226
Green Library

19. Carmina Burana [2018]

2 volumes (xxix, 567; 794 pages) ; 21 cm.
  • volume I. Introduction ; Original collection, 1-102 ; Notes
  • volume II. Original collection, 103-228 ; Additional pieces, 1-26 ; Notes.
"Carmina Burana, literally 'Songs from Beuern,' is named after the village where the manuscript was found. The songbook consists of nearly 250 poems, on subjects ranging from sex and gambling to crusades and corruption. Compiled in the thirteenth century in South Tyrol, a German-speaking region of Italy, it is the largest surviving collection of secular Medieval Latin verse and provides insights into the vibrant social, spiritual, and intellectual life of the Middle Ages. The multilingual codex includes works by leading Latin poets such as the Archpoet, Walter of Châtillon, and the canonist Peter of Blois, as well as stanzas by German lyric poets. More than half these poems are preserved nowhere else. A selection from Carmina Burana first appeared in Victorian England in 1884 under the provocative title Wine, Women and Song. The title Carmina Burana remains fixed in the popular imagination today, conjured vividly by Carl Orff's famous cantata -- no Medieval Latin lyrics are better known throughout the world. This new presentation of the medieval classic in its entirety makes the anthology accessible in two volumes to Latin lovers and English readers alike."-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
liv, 480 pages ; 24 cm
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198715405 20180416
The Agrarian Speeches (Orationes de lege agraria) were delivered in January 63 BCE, just after Cicero had entered office as consul; they are his inaugural orations and therefore the first element of his consular activity. They not only provide valuable testimony for approaches to agrarian legislation in the late Republic, but also show how the new consul presented himself before the Senate and the People at the beginning of his consular year, a significant political event for which very few extensive sources remain. These speeches are also significant in demonstrating Cicero's rhetorical virtuosity and the sophistication of his political tactics in arguing against a proposal for a grand scheme of buying, selling, and allocating land put forward by the Tribune of the People, P. Servilius Rullus. Delivered in the same year as his arguably more famous orations against Catiline, they have nevertheless found less attention in modern scholarship. This edition offers a comprehensive introduction, a revised Latin text alongside a new English translation, and the first detailed commentary on the corpus, which, besides addressing numerous linguistic and textual issues, also explains the complex legal and historical situation and illustrates Cicero's sophisticated argumentative techniques. Drawing on the contemporary resurgence of academic interest in political oratory, it aims to bring these neglected speeches to a wider audience and will be particularly suitable for both scholars and students interested in Cicero, oratory, Roman law, or the history of the Roman Republic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198715405 20180416
Green Library