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Selected letters from Pliny the Younger's Epistulae
Pliny, the Younger, author
New York ; Oxford University Press, [2017]
"This book, with original Latin accompanied by close commentary in English, offers a comprehensive introduction to Pliny the Younger's Epistulae for intermediate and advanced Latin students, with all of the necessary support (grammatical, lexical and historical) for them to be able to read quickly and fluidly. As the only selection of the letters with extensive commentary, it provides the instructor, who would otherwise need to create supporting materials, an immediate and complete resource for students" --
Baker Berry PA6638 .A4 2016

Appian's Roman History : Empire and Civil War
editor, Kathryn Welch ; Contributors, Andrew Bonnell, Kai Brodersen, Eleanor Cowan, Bronwyn Hopwood, Kit Morrell, Josiah Osgood, Luke Pitcher, Anton Powell, Jonathan Price, John Rich, Tom Stevenson, Martin Stone, Fiona Tweedie, Kathryn Welch, Richard Westall
Swansea : The Classical Press of Wales, 2015
Baker Berry PA3873.A4 A67 2015

Catullus' bedspread : the life of Rome's most erotic poet
Dunn, Daisy, author
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016
"Daisy Dunn's vivid narrative rediscovers the life and poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome's first "modern" poet, a dandy who fell in love with another man's wife and made it known to the world through his timeless verse"--
Baker Berry PA6276 .D86 2016

Ovid : a poet on the margins
Fulkerson, Laurel, 1972- author
London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
Life on the margins -- Truth stranger than fiction: poet exiled under suspicious circumstances! -- Meanwhile, back in Rome -- : Ovid's historical context -- Repetition compulsion and Ovidian excess -- Now you see him, now you still see him: Ovidian narrative style and metre -- Same story, different day: repetition and reception -- Romans at home and abroad: identity and the colonial subject -- Strangers in a strange land: explorers and exiles -- Speaking and silence: victims and victimizers -- Empire and colonialism.
Baker Berry PA6537 .F85 2016

The Aethiopis : neo-neoanalysis reanalyzed
Davies, Malcolm, 1951- author
Washington, D.C. : Center for Hellenic Studies, Trustees for Harvard University ; 2016
The Aethiopis and the Iliad -- The Aethiopis and art -- Commentary on Proclus' summary of the Aethiopis -- Commentary on the fragments of the Aethiopis.
Baker Berry PA3873.A95 A6233 2016

On the nature of things
Isidore, of Seville, Saint, -636, author
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2016
Baker Berry PA6445.I3 D413 2016

Writing biography in Greece and Rome : narrative technique and fictionalization
edited by Koen De Temmerman and Kristoffel Demoen
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Part I. Ancient biography revisited. 1. Ancient biography and formalities of fiction / Koen De Temmerman ; 2. Civic and subversive biography in antiquity / David Konstan and Robyn Walsh -- Part II. Individual biographies. 3. Life of Aesop: fictional biography as popular literature? / Grammatiki A. Karla ; 4. Parallel narratives and possible worlds in Plutarch's Life of Artaxerxes / Eran Almagor ; 5. Lucian's Life of Demonax: the Socratic paradigm, individuality, and personality / Mark Beck ; 6. The Apologia as a mise-en-abyme in Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana / Patrick Robiano ; 7. The emended monk: the Greek translation of Jerome's Vita Malchi / Christa Gray ; 8. The divided cloak as redemptio militiae: Biblical stylization and hagiographical intertextuality in Sulpicius Severus' Vita Martini / Danny Praet -- Part III. Collective biographies. 9. Mirroring virtues in Plutarch's Lives of Agis, Cleomenes and Gracchi / Maarten De Pourcq and Geert Roskam ; 10. Dying philosophers in ancient biography: Zeno the Stoic and Epicurus / Eleni Kechagia ; 11. Never say die! Assassinating emperors in Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars / Rhiannon Ash ; 12. Poetry and fiction in Suetonius' Illustrious Men / Tristan Power ; 13. Qui vitas aliorum scribere orditur: narratological implications of fictional authors in the Historia Augusta / Diederik Burgersdijk -- Part IV. Biographical modes of discourse. 14. Chion of Heraclea: letters and the life of a tyrannicide / John Paul Christy ; 15. Brief encounter: timing and biographical representation in the Ps.-Hippocratic letters / Ranja Knöbl ; 16. A shaggy thigh story: Kalasiris on the Life of Homer (Heliodorus 3.14) / Luke V. Pitcher.

"Ancient biography is now a well-established and popular field of study among classicists as well as many scholars of literature and history more generally. In particular biographies offer important insights into the dynamics underlying ancient performance of the self and social behaviour, issues currently of crucial importance in classical studies. They also raise complex issues of narrativity and fictionalization. This volume examines a range of ancient texts which are or purport to be biographical and explores how formal narrative categories such as time, space and character are constructed and how they address (highlight, question, thematize, underscore or problematize) the borderline between historicity and fictionality. In doing so, it makes a major contribution not only to the study of ancient biographical writing but also to broader narratological approaches to ancient texts"--
Baker Berry PA3043 .W75 2016

Angelinetum and other poems
Marrasio, Giovanni, approximately 1404-1452, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
Angelinetum -- Carmina varia -- Appendix I. Illustrative texts -- Appendix II. Marrasio's masque in Ferrara (1433).
Baker Berry PA8547.M5376 A2 2016

Avitus, Saint, Bishop of Vienne, author
Paris : Les Belles Lettres, 2016
Baker Berry PA6229.A9 A6 2016

Circolazione di testi e scambi culturali in Terra d'Otranto tra tardoantico e Medioevo
a cura di Alessandro Capone ; con la collaborazione di Francesco G. Giannachi e Sever J. Voicu
Città del Vaticano : Biblioteca apostolica vaticana, 2015
Baker Berry PA5135.I8 C57 2015

Cicero Pro Milone : a selection : sections 24-32, 34-35, 43-52 and sections 53-64 (-defendere), 72-80
Cicero, Marcus Tullius, author
London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
Baker Berry PA6279 .M5 2016

Submerged literature in ancient Greek culture
edited by Giulio Colesanti and Manuela Giordano
Berlin : De Gruyter, [2014-2016]
[1] An introduction -- volume 2. Case studies / edited by Giulio Colesanti and Laura Lulli -- volume 3. The comparative aspect / edited by Andrea Ercolani and Manuela Giordano.
Baker Berry PA3052 .S83 2014

A handbook to the reception of Greek drama
edited by Betine van Zyl Smit
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016
A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama presents a comprehensive overview of the global reception of ancient Greek tragedies and comedies from antiquity to the present day. Featuring contributions from a variety of international scholars and top experts in the field, essays cover the evolution of Greek drama and its translation, transmission, and adaptation across the centuries and throughout the world. Chapters cover Greek drama's reception across cultures and continents, featuring sections on Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, North America, South America, and the South Pacific. A series of essays also covers the rediscovery of the great works of the ancient Greeks in Italy, France, and England between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. Chapters go on to discuss the global spread of Greek drama from the eighteenth century to the present, exploring the myriad ways the tragedies, dramas, and comedies of the ancient Greeks have been staged, translated, and adapted throughout the modern world. A final set of essays focuses at operas adapted from Greek drama, along with films around the world based on the plays of the ancient Greeks. Illuminating and thought-provoking, A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama offers insights into the contributions of an ancient civilization with an enduring legacy.
Baker Berry PA3133 .H35 2016

Satires. Book IV
Juvenal, author
Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2016
"Juvenal's fourth book of Satires consists of three poems which are all concerned with contentment in various forms. These poems use enormous humour and wit to puncture the pretensions of the foolish and the wicked, urging an acceptance of our lives and a more positive stance towards life and death by mockery of the pompous and comic description of the rich and famous. The Introduction places Juvenal in the history of Satire and also explores the style of the poems as well as the degree to which they can be read as in any sense documents of real life. The text is accompanied by a literal English translation and the commentary is keyed to important words in the translation and aims to be accessible to readers with little or no Latin. It seeks to explain both the factual background to the poems and also the literary qualities which make this poetry exciting and moving to a modern audience."
Baker Berry PA6447.E5 G63 2016

"Hoc satis in titulo ..." : Studien zu den Inschriften in der römischen Elegie
Bettenworth, Anja, author
Münster : Aschendorff Verlag, [2016]
Baker Berry PA6059.E6 B48 2016

Selected letters
Pliny, the Younger, author
Mundelein, Illinois, USA : Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., 2016
The life of Pliny -- The letters of Pliny -- Chronology -- Note to readers -- Suggestions for further reading.
Baker Berry PA6638 .A4 2016b

Comic democracies from ancient Athens to the American republic
Fletcher, Angus, author
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016
Introduction: modern democracies and ancient demokratia -- The ancient history of comedy and demokratia -- Fortune favors the impetuous -- The virtù of imitation -- The pursuit of indolence -- Quixotic governance -- Amending ourselves -- Demokratia at Denshawai -- Conclusion: the futures of comic democracy.
Baker Berry PA3161 .F57 2016

Marvel and artefact : the 'wonders of the east' in its manuscript contexts
Ford, A. J. (Priest), author
Leiden ; Brill, [2016]
"Marvel and Artefact examines the three surviving manuscripts of Wonders of the East (London, BL, Cotton Vitellius A. xv; London, BL, Cotton Tiberius B. v; and Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 614). After outlining the learned tradition of writing on monsters and marvels and the family of texts of which the Wonders of the East is part, A.J. Ford offers a forensic reading of each manuscript in which codex, text and image are studied together as a single artefact. By focussing on the materiality of manuscripts whose origin can only be hypothesized, this innovative and challenging work opens new vistas for the study and interpretation of medieval manuscripts and the cultures that produced them."--
Baker Berry PA8310.D39 F67 2015

Aber Hutten kehrte nicht um : Betrachtungen zu Leben und Werk Ulrich von Huttens
Spelsberg, Helmut, author
Tübingen : Narr Francke Attempto, [2015]
Baker Berry PA8535 .S64 2015

From Hittite to Homer : the Anatolian background of ancient Greek epic
Bachvarova, Mary R., author
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Introduction -- Hurro-Hittite narrative song at Hattusa -- Gilgamesh at Hattusa: written texts and oral traditions -- The Hurro-Hittite ritual context of Gilgamesh at Hattusa -- The plot of the Song of release -- The place of the Song of release in its eastern Mediterranean context -- The function and prehistory of the Song of release -- Sargon the Great: from history to myth -- Long-distance interactions: theory, practice, and myth -- Festivals: a milieu for cultural contact -- The context of epic in Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Greece -- Cyprus as a source of Syro-Anatolian epic in the Early Iron Age -- Cultural contact in Late Bronze Age western Anatolia -- Continuity of memory at Troy and in Anatolia -- The history of the Homeric tradition -- The layers of Anatolian influence in the Iliad.
Baker Berry PA3106 .B33 2016

Patterns of patronage in Renaissance Rome : Francesco Sperulo: poet, prelate, soldier, spy
Gwynne, Paul, 1958- author
Oxford ; Peter Lang, [2015]
Volume I: Francesco Sperulo: Poet, Prelate, Soldier, Spy. Sperulo's People, Biography of a Network -- The Works of Sperulo. The Golden Age Restored: Literary Patronage in Renaissance Rome -- The Poet and "the Prince": Francesco Sperulo and Cesare Borgia -- The Poet and "the Prince of Painters": Building the Villa Medici -- Sperulo on Love: Elegies and Hymns -- Bishop of San Leone: Two Orations for Pope Clement VII -- Sed durus hic et sui iudicii ubique: Sperulo and Imitatio -- Volume II: Texts, Translations and Commentaries -- Francesco Sperulo and Cesare Borgia -- Building the Villa Medici -- Elegies and Hymns -- Two Orations for Pope Clement VII -- Miscellaneous Works -- Catalogue of Manuscripts.

" ... the first full-length study of the life and works of Francesco Sperulo of Camerino (1463--1531). In a remarkable career during which the poet progressed from serving as a soldier of fortune in the service of Cesare Borgia to an Italian bishopric, Sperulo produced a significant body of Latin poetry, here presented in a critical edition for the first time. An impressive array of contemporary figures including Leonardo da Vinci, Isabella d'Este, Raphael and Baldassare Castiglione appear in his verse. By placing his work within the larger historical, literary, political and social context, this study, published in two volumes, sheds light on the role played by neo-Latin poetry at the papal court and documents the impact of classical culture in Rome during the period usually referred to as "the High Renaissance"."--Back cover, volume 1.
Baker Berry PA8585.S645 G89 2015

The morphosyntax of transitions : a case study in Latin and other languages
Acedo-Matellán, Víctor
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
Baker Berry PA141 .A25 2016

Roman drama and its contexts
edited by Stavros Frangoulidis, Stephen J. Harrison, and Gesine Manuwald
Berlin ; De Gruyter, [2016]
Part I. Roman comedy. Introduction: Roman drama and its contexts / Gesine Manuwald and Stavros Frangoulidis -- Some dramatic terminology / Richard Hunter -- Bacchus in Roman drama / Alessandro Schiesaro -- Speculating in unreal estate : locution, locution, locution / Niall W. Slater -- The kings of comedy / Amy Richlin -- Genre and social class, or comedy and the rhetoric of self-aggrandisement and self-deprecation / Alison Sharrock -- Sententiousness in Roman comedy : a moralising reading / Martin T. Dinter -- Plautus' Aulularia and popular narrative tradition / Ioannis M. Konstantakos -- Plautus undoing himself : what is funny and what is Plautine in Stichus and Trinummus? / Sophia Papaioannou -- Prologues between performance and fiction / Kathleen McCarthy -- All's well that ends well? : old fools, morality, and epilogues in Plautus / David Christenson -- Plautus' Curculio and the case of the pious pimp / T.H.M. Gellar-Goad -- The young man in Plautus' Asinaria 127-248 / C.W. Marshall -- Civic reassignment of space in the Truculentus / Robert Germany -- Nothing to do with fides? : the speaker of the prologue and the reproduction of citizenship in Plautus' Casina / Catherine Connors -- Symmetrical recognitions in Plautus' Epidicus / Katerina Philippides -- Basket case : material girl and animate object in Plautus's Cistellaria / Mario Telò -- Elements of pantomime in Plautus' comedies / Bernhard Zimmermann.
Baker Berry PA6067 .R56 2016

Pindar's poetics of immortality
Sigelman, Asya C., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- Microstructure of Pindar's poetic time scheme: compound adjectives and lyric narratives -- Macrostructure of Pindar's poetic time scheme: the song-journey -- Case study: Pythian 11 -- Case study: Pythian 4.

"In this book, Asya Sigelman offers a new approach to the odes, exploring the fact that Pindar's language and imagery suggest that the athlete's victory is only a weaker version of the poet's immortalizing feat. Examining several central Pindaric images, Sigelman shows that they are fundamentally reflexive, structured as expressions of poetic creativity engaged in a perpetual synthesis of intra-poetic time-of the unity of the past, present, and future of the world of Pindar's song. As the book's case studies of several of the odes demonstrate, this synthesis is key to Pindar's notion of immortalization and constitutes the central poetic subject of Pindar's song which underlies and informs its praise of the victorious athlete"--
Baker Berry PA4276 .S54 2016

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