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  • The Myth of Paganism

    The Myth of Paganism
    av Robert Shorrock

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780715636688

    Traditional and still prevalent accounts of late antique literature draw a clear distinction between ‘pagan’ and ‘Christian’ forms of poetry: whereas Christian poetry is taken seriously in terms its contribution to culture an…

  • Chaos, Cosmos and Creation in Early Greek Theogonies

    Chaos, Cosmos and Creation in Early Greek Theogonies

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781350221840

    Cosmological narratives like the creation story in the book of Genesis or the modern Big Bang are popularly understood to be descriptions of how the universe was created. However, cosmologies also say a great deal more. Indeed, the majority of cosmo…

  • Propertius

    Propertius
    av A. M. Keith

    Pocket - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780715634530

    In "Propertius: Poet of Love and Leisure", Alison Keith explores Propertius' elegiac poetry in the context of early imperial Roman society. Examining a variety of themes associated with both Propertian poetics (such genre theory, poetic models, the…

  • Behind the Mask

    Behind the Mask
    av Angela M. Heap

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781350190696

    This new study of Menander casts fresh light not only on the techniques of the playwright but also on the literary and historical contexts of the plays. Menander (342/1-292/1 BCE) wrote over a hundred popular comedies, several of which were adapted…

  • Behind the Mask

    Behind the Mask
    av Angela M. Heap

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472534927

    This new study of Menander casts fresh light not only on the techniques of the playwright but also on the literary and historical contexts of the plays. Menander (342/1-292/1 BCE) wrote over a hundred popular comedies, several of which were adapted…

  • Classics and the Bible

    Classics and the Bible
    av John Taylor

    Pocket - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780715634813

    "Classics and the Bible" looks at story-patterns and themes which Greek and Latin literature shares with the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament. Direct influence or a common source can explain some similarities, but uncannily parallel plots and…

  • The Roman Book

    The Roman Book
    av Rex Winsbury

    Pocket - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780715638293

    The publishing of Roman books has long and often been misrepresented by false analogies with modern publishing. This comprehensive new study examines, by appeal to what Roman authors themselves tell us, both the raw materials and aesthetic criteria…

  • Culture and Philosophy in the Age of Plotinus

    Culture and Philosophy in the Age of Plotinus
    av Mark Edwards

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780715635636

    This book offers a survey of the teachings of, and relations between, four leading figures in third-century Platonism: Longinus, Plotinus, Porphyry and Iamblichus. It documents and explains the coalescence of Aristotelian and Platonic elements in th…

  • Statius, Poet Between Rome and Naples

    Statius, Poet Between Rome and Naples
    av Carole E. Newlands

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780932132

    This book examines the poetry of Statius (c. 40-96 AD), in relation to significant social and cultural issues of his day, in particular shifting attitudes to Hellenism, gender and Roman imperialism. It also discusses the reception of Statius' poetry…

  • Pausanias

    Pausanias
    av Maria Pretzler

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780715634967

    In this book, Maria Pretzler combines a thorough introduction to Pausanias with exciting new perspectives. She considers the process and influences that shaped the "Periegesis", and maps out its literary and cultural context. Pausanias' text records…

  • Juvenal and the Satiric Genre

    Juvenal and the Satiric Genre
    av Frederick Jones

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780715636862

    While claiming to stand outside literature altogether, Roman verse satire was the most aggressively literary of Roman genres, Juvenal's particularly so. In the opening lines of the corpus, his performance creates an arena in which the various genres…