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Minoan Architecture and Urbanism: New Perspectives on an Ancient Built Environment
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ean: 9780198793625, isbn: 0198793626,
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Minoan Crete is rightly famous for its idiosyncratic architecture, as well as its palaces and towns such as Knossos, Malia, Gournia, and Palaikastro. Indeed, these are often described as the first urban settlements of Bronze Age Europe. However, we s...
The Homeric Battle of the Frogs and Mice (Greek Texts)
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ean: 9781350035942, isbn: 1350035947,
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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 contextualizin...
Tertullian: A Historical and Literary Study
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780198143628, isbn: 0198143621,
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Tertullian lived and wrote in Roman Carthage during the reigns of Septimus Severus (193-211) and his son Caracalla (211-217). His voluminous tracts and pamphlets reveal the atmosphere of early Christianity in an era of persecution. The author sets Te...
A Concordance to the Ancrene Wisse
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ean: 9780859913959, isbn: 0859913953,
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The Concordance to `Ancrene Wisse' is a computer-based concordance to the early Middle English prose rule for anchoresses, Ancrene Wisse. The base text used in this concordance is J.R.R. Tolkien's edition of the Corpus Christi College,Cambridge manus...
Seneca on Society: A Guide to De Beneficiis
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ean: 9780199245482, isbn: 0199245487,
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Seneca's De Beneficiis (On Benefits) is the only work surviving from antiquity that discusses the exchange of gifts and services. Though the topic is of great importance, in practical moral philosophy, sociology, and in the historical study of how Ro...
Chaucer's Gifts: Exchange and Value in the Canterbury Tales (New Century Chaucer)
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ean: 9781786831699, isbn: 1786831694,
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Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales—the most celebrated literary work of medieval England—portrays the culture of the late Middle Ages as a deeply commercial environment, replete with commodities and dominated by market relationships. However, ...
Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica
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ean: 9780199586462, isbn: 0199586462,
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The Astronomica of Manilius is a poem in five books, at least partly written under the Emperor Augustus, which purports to teach the reader the art of astrology and the means by which an accurate horoscope may be cast. It is, therefore, a text from t...
Liviana: Studies on Livy
ean: 9780198824688, isbn: 0198824688,
Written as a companion volume to the author's Oxford Classical Texts edition of Livy, Books 21-25 (OUP, 2016), Liviana consists in large part of detailed discussions of 175 passages which present particular textual difficulties. The aim of these disc...
Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World
ean: 9780198723684, isbn: 0198723687,
This volume takes as its subject one of the most important Greek poems of the Hellenistic period: the Alexandra attributed to Lykophron, probably written in about 190 BC. At 1474 lines and with a riddling narrative and a preponderance of unusual voca...
Vergil's Aeneid and Greek Tragedy: Ritual, Empire, and Intertext
ean: 9780521895224, isbn: 0521895227,
This is the first systematic study of the importance of Greek tragedy as a fundamental "intertext" for Vergil's Aeneid. Vassiliki Panoussi argues that the epic's representation of ritual acts, especially sacrifice, mourning, marriage, and maenadic ri...
ean: 9780300103410, isbn: 0300103417,
This book presents an authoritative and detailed survey of the art of woodworking in the ancient Roman world. Illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs, Roman Woodworking covers topics such as the training and guild memberships of Roman...
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