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Die Suche nach der Schuld : Sophokles' Oedipus Rex, Aristoteles' Poetik und das Tragödienverständnis der Neuzeit
Lurje, Michael
München : Saur, 2004
Baker Berry PA4413.O7 L87 2004

A handbook to classical reception in Eastern and Central Europe
edited by Zara Martirosova Torlone, Dana La Course Munteanu, Dorota Dutsch
Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2017
Baker Berry PA3013 .H27 2017

Vernunft und Religion bei Herodot
Krewet, Michael, author
Heidelberg : Universitätsverlag Winter, [2017]
Einführung in die Problemstellung der Arbeit -- Methode und Interpretation -- Der einleitende Satz der Historien -- Kandaules, Gyges und Kroisos -- Der Traum des Kyros -- Das Orakel der Kymaier -- Der göttliche Eingriff im Falle der Knidier -- Das Orakel und der Traum des Sabakos -- Psammetichos -- Der Traum und der Orakelspruch des Kambyses -- Polykrates -- Der Orakelspruch an die Siphnier -- Der kluge Plan des Zopyros -- Der Orakelspruch der Pythia an die Thebaner -- Die Träume des Xerxes und Artabanos -- Die Athenorakel -- Themistocles' Einsicht in das Wesen des Göttlichen -- "Was auch immer von Gott her geschehen muß, (...)" -- Ausdrücke der Notwendigkeit bei Herodot : eine alternative Deutung -- Ausgewählte Darstellungen göttlicher Einflußnahme vor Herodot -- Fazit -- Schluss.

Herodotus' presentation of history is shaped in many different ways by the religion of his time. The observation that he often attributes the reasons for human actions or events to the influence of the gods, however, has too often and too hastily led scholars to deny Herodotus a rational interpretation of the conditions of historical action. The investigation in this book is based on the observation that Herodotus' historical analysis is distinguished by the consideration of many contributing factors, including societal, cultural, ethical, religious, and other relevant factors.
Baker Berry PA4004 .K74 2017

Conflict and consensus in early Greek hexameter poetry
edited by Paola Bassino, University of Winchester, Lilah Grace Canevaro, University of Edinburgh, Barbara Graziosi, University of Durham
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Baker Berry PA3095 .C59 2017

Ladies' Greek : Victorian translations of tragedy
Prins, Yopie, author
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]
Baker Berry PA3021 .P75 2017

Lateinische Musterprosa und Sprachpflege der Neuzeit (17. - Anfang des 19. Jhs.) : Ein Wörterbuch
Nikitinski, Oleg, 1967- author
Leiden ; Brill, 2017
Während die lateinische Prosa der Renaissance-Autoren ansatzweise durch das 'Lexique de la prose latine de la Renaissance' von René Hoven erschlossen ist, gab es bisher für die späteren Autoren noch kein Wörterbuch. Besonders fehlte eine stilistische Dokumentation. Eine genaue Dokumentation ist von epochengeschichtlichem Interesse und füllt nicht nur eine Lücke in der lateinischen Lexikographie, sondern bietet auch neues Material zum Vergleich mit dem Sprachgebrauch der Nationalsprachen. Im vorliegenden Wörterbuch werden neue Wörter registriert, der Schwerpunkt liegt aber auf den neuen Bedeutungen des antiken Sprachguts. Als Ausgangspunkt wurden kultur- und speziell philologiegeschichtlich aufschlussreiche Texte lateinischer Musterprosa ausgewählt, d.h. Texte von Autoren, die im Hinblick auf die lateinische Sprachpflege als vorbildlich galten. Da diese Musterprosa-Autoren sich bemühten, möglichst antike (und dann meistens klassische) Wörter zu gebrauchen, werden in diesem Wörterbuch nur solche Wörter und Wortbedeutungen aufgenommen, die bis zum 7. Jh. n. Chr. nicht bezeugt sind.
Baker Berry PA8081 .N554 2017

A commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 3
Heyworth, S. J., author
Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2017
Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Vergil's poetic career, life, and times : Life and times -- The Eclogues -- The Georgics -- 2. THe Aeneid: a synopsis -- 3. Intertexts and influences : Homer -- Tragedy -- Hellenistic poetry -- Latin poetry -- 4. Style -- 5. Context and themes -- 6. Metre, scansion, and versification -- 7. Text and transmission -- 8. Glossary -- Maps : The voyage of Aeneas -- The Aegean Sea -- The Ionian Sea: western Greece and south Italy -- Aeneid 3 -- Commentary -- Appendix of major intertexts -- Bibliography -- Index -- Index of passages cited, discussed, or scanned -- Index of Latin words.

The Aeneid, generally considered the greatest poem of Roman literature, is a story of migration, and Book 3 is at the heart of this story-the arrestingly dramatic account that Aeneas gives to the Carthaginian Queen Dido of his people's journey from the sacked city of Troy. This journey sees them encounter a series of brilliantly characterized individuals and visit some of the most extraordinary places in the central Mediterranean, both real and imaginary: shrines and volcanoes, floating islands and monsters. Yet though it is on one level a thrilling traveller's tale, it is also a profound story of a voyage from a dead past to an uncertain, but ultimately glorious, future in Augustan Rome. This new edition contains an introduction, the Latin text, and a detailed commentary, as well as an extensive Appendix illustrating the rich variety of texts that Vergil used as his models through an ample collection of relevant passages: from the heroic voyages described in the Odyssey and the Argonautica, to tragic explorations of the aftermath of Troy's fall (especially Euripides' Hecuba, Troades, and Andromache) and texts on Delos and Etna. The introduction grounds the book in its historical and literary contexts, while the commentary itself aims to bring out the poet's artistry and learning, keeping the dramatic situation of Aeneas' story-telling in view throughout. Translations of all cited Latin and Greek and regular references to Roman history will provide readers new and old with a clear understanding not only of the original text, but also of the poet's vision of Rome, history, and humanity.
Baker Berry PA6825 .H493 2017

Thyestes
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D., author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
This new edition of 'Seneca's Thyestes' offers a comprehensive introduction, newly edited Latin text, an English verse translation designed for both performance and high-level academic study, and a detailed exegetic, analytic, and interpretative commentary on the play. The aim throughout has been to elucidate the text dramatically as well as philologically, and to locate the play firmly in its contemporary historical and theatrical context and in the ensuing literary and dramatic tradition. As such, the reception of the play by European dramatists is given especial emphasis in the introduction and throughout the commentary; this and the accessible notes on the text make this edition of particular use not only to scholars and students of classics, but also of literature and drama, and to anyone interested in the cultural dynamics of literary reception and in the interplay between theatre and history.
Baker Berry PA6664 .T5 2017

Moselle, epigrams, and other poems
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus, author
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017
The Moselle -- The epigrams -- The ephemeris -- The professors of Bordeaux -- On bissula -- A nuptial cento -- Cupid crucified.
Baker Berry PA6222.E5 W37 2017

Brill's companion to the reception of Sophocles
edited by Rosanna Lauriola, Kyriakos N. Demetriou
Leiden ; Brill, 2017
Ajax / Martina Treu -- Philoctetes / Eric Dugdale -- Oedipus the king / Rosanna Lauriola -- Oedipus at Colonus / Elizabeth W. Scharffenberger -- Antigone / Maria de Fátima Silva -- Electra / P.J. Finglass -- The women of Trachis / Sophie Mills -- The trackers / Simone Beta.

"Brill's Companion to the Reception of Sophocles offers a comprehensive account of the influence, reception and appropriation of all extant Sophoclean plays, as well as the fragmentary Satyr play The Trackers, from Antiquity to Modernity, across cultures and civilizations, encompassing multiple perspectives and within a broad range of cultural trends and manifestations: literature, intellectual history, visual arts, music, opera and dance, stage and cinematography. A concerted work by an international team of specialists in the field, the volume is addressed to a wide and multidisciplinary readership of classical reception studies, from experts to non-experts. Contributors engage in a vividly and lively interactive dialogue with the Ancient and the Modern, which, while illuminating aspects of ancient drama and highlighting their ever-lasting relevance, offers a thoughtful and layered guide of the human condition. Contributors are: Simone Beta, Eric Dugdale, Patrick Finglass, Rosanna Lauriola, Enrico Magnelli, Sophie Mills, Elizabeth Scharffenberger, Maria De Fátima Silva and Martina Treu."--
Baker Berry PA4417 .B79 2017

Athēnaiou Deipnosophistōn biblia pentekaideka = Athenaei Deipnosophistarum libri quindecim : cum Iacobi Dalechampii Cadomensis Latinà interpretatione, vltimùm ab autore recognita & notis eiusdem ad calcem remissis
Athenaeus, of Naucratis
Lugduni : Apud Viduam Antonij de Harsy ..., MDCXII [1612]
Rauner Rare Book PA3937 .A5 1612

Rhetorical strategies in late antique literature : images, metatexts and interpretation
edited by Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas
Leiden ; Brill, 2017
"I also have to dialogue with the posterity" : Aelius Aristides' legacy to the late antiquity / Lorenzo Miletti -- Sofrosune and self-knowledge in Methodius' Symposium / Ryan C. Fowler -- Rhétorique et argumentation dans l' apologétique latine de la période constantinenne / Guadalupe Lopetegui Semperena -- Image and word in Eusebius of Caesarea (vc 3.4-24): Constantine in Nicaea / José B. Torres Guerra -- In heaven unlike on earth : rhetorical strategies in Julian's caesars / Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas -- Asianism, Arianism, and the encomium of Athanasius by Gregory of Nazianzus / Byron MacDougall -- Rhetoric against the theatre and theatre by means of rhetoric in John Chrysostom / Leonardo Lugaresi -- Socrates amongst the holy men : Socratic paradigms and styles in Eunapius' lives / Javier Campos Daroca -- Harmonia's necklace (Nonn. D. 5.135-189) : a set of jewellery, ekphrasis and a narrative node / Laura Miguélez-Cavero.

Rhetorical Strategies in Late Antique Literature: Images, Metatexts and Interpretation' is a collection of essays that survey the rhetorical tropes and the metaliterary dimension of works by important authors in a period marked by intense and thriving contact between Classical 'paideia' and Christian culture. The contributions of this volume dissect the reuse of Classical literature and the deployment of rhetorical techniques in the creation of texts and images meant for use in cultural and religious debates by building on recent interpretations of the late antique cultural landscape as a milieu in which our understanding of religious dichotomies requires a more nuanced reassessment. The authors treated in this volume include Eusebius of Caesarea, Methodius of Olympus, Gregory of Nazianzus, Nonnus and the emperor Julian.
Baker Berry PA3038 .R47 2017

Lukians Schrift "Das traurige Los der Gelehrten" : Einführung und Kommentar zu De Mercede Conductis Potentium Familiaribus, lib. 36
Häfner, Markus, author
Stuttgart : Franz Steiner Verlag, [2017]
Baker Berry PA4236 .H27 2017

Imagining reperformance in ancient culture : studies in the traditions of drama and lyric
edited by Richard Hunter, University of Cambridge ; Anna Uhlig, University of California, Davis
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
This book offers a series of studies of the idea and practice of reperformance as it affects ancient lyric poetry and drama. Special attention is paid to the range of phenomena which fall under the heading 'reperformance', to how poets use both the reality and the 'imaginary' of reperformance to create a deep temporal sense in their work and to how audiences use their knowledge of reperformance conditions to interpret what they see and hear. The studies range in scope from Pindar and fifth-century tragedy and comedy to the choral performances and reconstructions of the Imperial Age. All chapters are informed by recent developments in performance studies, and all Greek and Latin is translated.
Baker Berry PA3201 .I43 2017

Hesiod and classical Greek poetry : reception and transformation in the Fifth Century BCE
Stamatopoulou, Zoe, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Hesiod and the poetics of lyric; 2. Hesiodic narratives in lyric; 3. Lyric reception of Hesiod's didactic poetry; 4. Hesiodic narratives and the tragedians; 5. Hesiod and Old Comedy; Conclusion.

"Hesiod was regarded by the Greeks as a foundational figure of their culture, alongside Homer. This book examines the rich and varied engagement of fifth-century lyric and drama with the poetic corpus attributed to Hesiod as well as with the poetic figure of Hesiod. The first half of the book is dedicated to Hesiodic reception in Pindaric and Bacchylidean poetry, with a particular focus on poetics, genealogies and mythological narratives, and didactic voices. The second half examines how Hesiodic narratives are approached and appropriated in tragedy and satyr drama, especially in the Prometheus plays and in Euripides' Ion. It also explores the multifaceted engagement of Old Comedy with the poetry and authority associated with Hesiod. Through close readings of numerous case studies, the book surveys the complex landscape of Hesiodic reception in the fifth century BCE, focusing primarily on lyric and dramatic responses to the Hesiodic tradition"--
Baker Berry Tower Room PA4011 .S73 2017

Poems
Fortunatus, Venantius Honorius Clementianus, approximately 540-approximately 600, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017
The present volume is the first English translation of all twelve books of Fortunatus's poetry. The only poem omitted is the hexameter Vita Sancti Martini. Books 1 to 3 and 5 are addressed to figures in the church or deal with religious matters; Books 6 and 7 are addressed to secular figures. Book 4 stands apart and is made up entirely of epitaphs, including to church and secular figures, and Book 8 gathers poems dedicated to the Convent of the Holy Cross, its founder, Radegund, and its abbess, Agnes, along with a succession of poems to Fortunatus's chief patron, Gregory of Tours. Fortunatus adopts a variety of tones in his poetic corpus, but characteristically praise of his subject or addressee plays a prominent role. The subjects include the great and the good in Merovingian society, from substantial panegyrics of kings to less ambitious compositions on bishops or other clergy that rehearse their virtues, including charitable, preaching, and building activities. Preserved among Fortunatus's poems are eight letters in prose--nine, if the dedicatory letter to Gregory is included--and two prose treatises,the first, on the Lord's Prayer, incomplete.--
Baker Berry PA8310.F7 A2 2017

Orality and performance in classical Attic prose : a linguistic approach
Vatri, Alessandro, 1984- author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
"This study discusses the question of whether there is a linguistic difference between classical Attic prose texts intended for public oral delivery and those intended for written circulation and private performance. Identifying such a difference which exclusively reflects these disparities in modes of reception has proven to be a difficult challenge for both literary scholars and cultural historians of the ancient world, with answers not always satisfactory from a methodological and an analytical point of view. The legitimacy of the question is first addressed through a definition of what such slippery notions as 'orality' and 'oral performance' mean in the context of classical Athens, reconstruction of the situations in which the extant prose texts were meant to be received, and an explanation of the grounds on which we may expect linguistic features of the texts to be related to such situations. The idea that texts conceived for public delivery needed to be as clear as possible is substantiated by available cultural-historical and anthropological facts; however, these do not imply that the opposite was required of texts conceived for private reception. In establishing a rigorous methodology for the reconstruction of the native perception of clarity in the original contexts of textual reception this study offers a novel approach to assessing orality in classical Greek prose through examination of linguistic and grammatical features of style. It builds upon the theoretical insights and current experimental findings of modern psycholinguistics, providing scholars with a new key to the minds of ancient writers and audiences."--
Baker Berry PA401 .V38 2017

Gonzagide : poema epico in quattro libri (sec. XV)
Arrivabene, Giovanni Pietro, 1439-1504, author
Roma : Viella, aprile 2017
"Giovanni Pietro Arravabene, prima di diventare vescovo della diocesi di Urbino (1491-1504), avrà modo di vivere alla core dei Gonzaga. Da qui il poema Gonzagide che intende offrire quasi un'epopea del marchesato di Mantova reso illustre da una figura come Ludovico III Gonzaga (1412-1478)."--Page IX.
Baker Berry PA8457.A77 G66 2017

Lo Scipio di padre Stefano Desideri e l'attività teatrale dei gesuiti
Desideri, Stefano, 1671-1749, author
Macerata : EUM, dicembre 2016
Baker Berry PA8485.D642 S35 2016

Euripides's revolution under cover : an essay
Pucci, Pietro, author
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016
Introduction : Euripides's poetic game and law of composition -- Anthropomorphism -- The protection of the self and the role of sophia -- Some connotations of sophia -- Polyneikes' truth -- Hecuba's rhetoric -- Eros in Euripides's poetics : sex as the cause of the Trojan War -- The lewd gaze of the eye -- The power of love : who is Aphrodite? -- Phaedra -- Hermione : the Andromache -- Female victims of war : The Troades -- Survival in poetry -- Figures of metalepsis : the invention of literature -- The failure of politics in Euripides's poetics : politics in Suppliant women -- Political philosophy : a universal program of peace and progress -- How to deliberate a war -- Democracy and monarchy -- The battle -- The rescue of the corpses -- Return to arms -- The polis's loss of control and authority -- The Bacchants' gospel and the Greek city -- Pentheus and Tiresias -- Dionysus' revenge : first round -- Revenge prepares its murderous weapons -- Initiation and sacrifice -- Victory and defeat -- Euripides's poetry.
Baker Berry PA3978 .P83 2016

Scholia in Claudii Aeliani libros de natura animalium
edidit et apparatu critico instruxit Claudio Meliadò
Boston : De Gruyter, [2017]
Claudius Aelianus' De natura animalium treatise enjoyed great popularity until the Byzantine age due to its subject and the author's reputation as a model for Atticist writers. This volume contains the first critical edition of its scholia and glosses found in the mediaeval manuscripts, and of the rich exegetical commentary originally composed in the circle of Planudes and Moschopulus to accompany selections for textbooks in the Palaeologan Age. --
Baker Berry PA3821.Z5 S44 2017

Apologia ; Florida ; De deo Socratis
Apuleius, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; Harvard University Press, 2017
"Apuleius, one of the great stylists of Latin literature, was born ca. 125 AD in Madauros to a politically prominent family and received an elite education in the provincial capital Carthage and at Athens, where he began a lifelong allegiance to Platonic philosophy. In the later 150s, he married Pudentilla of Oea, a wealthy widow, and seems to have enjoyed a distinguished public career in Africa and perhaps as an advocate in Rome. Although Apuleius is best known for his picaresque novel Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass (LCL 44, 453), he also wrote and declaimed on a wide variety of subjects. This edition contains the other surviving works of Apuleius that are considered genuine. Apologia is a speech in which Apuleius defends himself against in-laws who had accused him of having used sinister means, including magic, to induce Pudentilla to marry him. The Florida is a collection of twenty-three excerpts from speeches by Apuleius. De Deo Socratis (On Socrates' God) locates Socrates' invisible guide and protector (daimonion) within the more general concept of daimones as forces intermediary between gods and humans. This edition, new to the Loeb Classical Library, offers fresh translations and texts based on the best critical editions." -- Publisher's description
Baker Berry PA6207.A3 J66 2017

De rebus bellicis = Sur les affaires militaires
texte établi, traduit et commenté par Philippe Fleury
Paris : Les Belles Lettres, 2017
Introduction -- L'auteur et ses intentions -- Le titre de l'œuvre -- La date de publication du De rebus bellicis -- Contenu et organisation de l'œuvre -- L’innovation dans le De rebus bellicis -- La postérité du De rebus bellicis -- Les manuscrits -- Remarques sur la rédaction de l'apparat critique -- Les illustrations des manuscrits -- Les éditions -- Les études -- Bibliographie -- Sigla -- Sur les affaires militaires -- Commentaire -- Index nominum et rerum -- Liste des tableaux et des illustrations.
Baker Berry PA6379 .D23 2017

On life and death
Cicero, Marcus Tullius, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
Tusculan disputations -- On old age -- On friendship -- Appendix : two letters to friends.

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Rome's greatest orator, had a career of intense activity in politics, the law courts and the administration, mostly in Rome. His fortunes, however, followed those of Rome, and he found himself driven into exile in 58 BC, only to return a year later to a city paralyzed by the domination of Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar. Cicero, though a senior statesman, struggled to maintain his independence and it was during these years that, frustrated in public life, he first started to put his excess energy, stylistic brilliance, and superabundant vocabulary into writing these works of philosophy. The three dialogues collected here are the most accessible of Cicero's works, written to his friends Atticus and Brutus, with the intent of popularizing philosophy in Ancient Rome. They deal with the everyday problems of life; ethics in business, the experience of grief, and the difficulties of old age. -- Amazon.com
Baker Berry PA6278 .A4 2017

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