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Gabriele Simeoni (1509-1570 ?) : un Florentin en France entre princes et libraires
sous la direction de Silvia D'Amico et Catherine Magnien-Simonin
Genève : Droz, [2016]
Baker Berry PA85.S56 G33 2016

Ammianus' Julian : narrative and genre in the Res Gestae
Ross, Alan J. 1983- author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
Building on recent developments in the application of literary approaches and critical theories to historical texts, Ammianus' presentation of Julian is evaluated by considering the Res Gestae within three interrelated contexts: as a work of Latin historiography, which consciously sets itself within a classical and classicizing generic tradition; in a more immediate literary and political context, as the final contribution by a member of an 'eyewitness' generation to a quarter century of intense debate over Julian's legacy by several authors who had lived through his reign and had been in varying degrees of proximity to Julian himself; and as a narrative text, in which narratorial authority is closely associated with the persona of the narrator, both as an external narrating agent and an occasional participant in the events he relates. This is complemented by a literary survey and a re-analysis of Ammianus' depiction of several key moments in Julian's reign, such as his appointment as Caesar, the battle of Strasbourg in 357 AD, his acclamation as Augustus, and the disastrous invasion of Persia in 363 AD. It suggests that the Res Gestae presents a Latin-speaking, western audience with an idiosyncratic and 'Romanized' depiction of the philhellene emperor and that, consciously exploiting his position as a Greek writing in Latin and as a contemporary of Julian, Ammianus wished his work to be considered a culminating and definitive account of the man and his life.
Baker Berry PA6205 .R67 2016

The lost plays of Greek tragedy
Wright, Matthew author
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016-
Volume 1. Neglected authors --
Baker Berry PA3136 .W75 2016

C. Suetoni Tranquilli De vita Caesarum libros VIII ; et De grammaticis et rhetoribus librum
Suetonius, approximately 69-approximately 122, author
Oxonii [Oxford, England] : e Typographeo Clarendoniano, 2016
Baker Berry PA6700 .A2 2016

The rhetorical exercises of Nikephoros Basilakes : progymnasmata from twelfth-century Byzantium
Nikēphoros, ho Vasilakēs, active 12th century, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
Introduction -- Fables -- Narratives -- Maxims -- Refutation -- Confirmation -- Encomium -- Ethopoeiae.

"Progymnasmata, preliminary exercises in the study of declamation, were the cornerstone of elite education from Hellenistic through Byzantine times. Using material from Greek literary, mythological, and historical traditions, students and writers composed examples ranging from simple fables to complex arguments about fictional laws. In the Byzantine period, the spectrum of source material expanded to include the Bible and Christian hagiography and theology. This collection was written by Nikephoros Basilakes, imperial notary and teacher at the prestigious Patriarchal School in Constantinople during the twelfth century. In his texts, Basilakes made significant use of biblical themes, especiallly in character studies--known as ethopoeiae--featuring King David, the Virgin Mary, and Saint Peter. The Greek exercises presented here, translated into English for the first time, shed light on education under the Komnenian emperors and illuminate literary culture during one of the most important epochs in the long history of the Byzantine Empire."--
Baker Berry PA181 .N55 2016

Voice and voices in antiquity
edited by Niall W. Slater
Boston : Brill, [2017]
Baker Berry PA3003 .V65 2017

Abrégé des Histoires Philippiques de Trogue Pompée
Justinus, Marcus Junianus, author
Paris : Les Belles Lettres, 2016-
Tome I. Livres I-X
Baker Berry PA6445 .J6 2016

From agent to spectator : witnessing the aftermath in ancient Greek epic and tragedy
Allen-Hornblower, Emily, author
Boston : De Gruyter, [2016]
"We tend to associate the act of witnessing with bystanders who have not played an active role in the events that they are watching. The present monograph considers characters from Homer's Iliad and Greek tragedy that are looking on and reacting (in word, deed, or both) to their own actions. It closely examines those scenes in which they are put in the position of a spectator, witnessing the aftermath of their deed(s)"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PA4037 .A6117 2016

From Byzantium to Italy : Greek studies in the Italian Renaissance
Wilson, N. G. 1935- author
London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
Baker Berry PA78.I8 W54 2017

Experiencing Hektor : character in the Iliad
Kozak, Lynn, author
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
Introductin: binge watching the Iliad -- Enter Hektor -- Killing time -- Ends.

At the Iliad's climax, the great Trojan hero Hektor falls at the hands of Achilles. But who is Hektor? He has resonated with audiences as a tragic hero, great warrior, loyal husband and father, protector of a doomed city. Yet never has a major work sought to discover how these different aspects of Hektor's character accumulate over the course of the narrative to create the devastating effect of his death. This book documents the experience of Hektor through the Iliad's serial narrative. Drawing on diverse tools from narratology, to cognitive science, but with a special focus on film character, television poetics, and performance practice, it examines how the mechanics of serial narrative construct the character of Hektor. How do we experience Hektor as the performer makes his way through the epic? How does the juxtaposition of scenes in multiple storylines contribute to character? How does the narrative work to manipulate our emotional response? How does our relationship to Hektor change over the course of the performance? Lynn Kozak demonstrates this novel approach through a careful scene-by-scene breakdown and analysis of the Iliad, focusing especially on Hektor. In doing so, she challenges and destabilises popular and scholarly assumptions about both ancient epic and the Iliad's 'other' hero.
Baker Berry PA4037 .K665 2017

This dialectic of blood and light : George Seferis - Philip Sherrard, an exchange: 1947-1971
Seferis, George, 1900-1971, author
Limni, Evia, Greece : Denise Harvey (Publisher), 2015
Baker Berry PA5610.S36 Z4964 2015

Ménandre. Tome III
Menander, of Athens, author
Paris : Les Belles Lettres, 2016
Le laboureur -- La double tromperie -- Le poignard -- L'eunuque -- L'inspirée -- Thrasyléon -- Le carthaginois -- Le cithariste -- Le flatteur -- Les femmes qui boivent la ciguë -- La leucadienne -- Le haï -- La périnthienne.
Baker Berry PA4245 .A2 2016

Rhetoric in tooth and claw : animals, language, sensation
Hawhee, Debra, author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
We tend to think of rhetoric as a solely human art. After all, only humans can use language artfully to make a point, the very definition of rhetoric. Yet when you look at ancient and early modern treatises on rhetoric, what you find is surprising: they're crawling with animals. With Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw, Debra Hawhee explores this unexpected aspect of early thinking about rhetoric, going on from there to examine the enduring presence of nonhuman animals in rhetorical theory and education. In doing so, she not only offers a counter-history of rhetoric but also brings rhetorical studies into dialogue with animal studies, one of the most vibrant areas of interest in humanities today. By removing humanity and human reason from the center of our study of argument, Hawhee frees up space to study and emphasize other crucial components of communication, like energy, bodies, and sensation. Drawing on thinkers from Aristotle to Erasmus, Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw tells a new story of the discipline's history and development, one animated by the energy, force, liveliness, and diversity of our relationships with our "partners in feeling," other animals.
Baker Berry PA3265 .H35 2017

Prudentius and the landscapes of late antiquity
O'Hogan, Cillian, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
Baker Berry PA6648.P7 O464 2016

Homer
Graziosi, Barbara, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
Part I: The poet -- 1. Looking for Homer -- 2. Textual clues -- 3. Material clues -- 4. The poet in the poems -- Part II: The Iliad -- 5. The wrath of Achilles -- 6. A poem about Troy -- 7. The tragedy of Hector -- Part III. The Odyssey -- 8. The man of many turns -- 9. Women and monsters -- 10. An infernal journey.
Baker Berry PA4037 .G73 2016

A companion to Euripides
edited by Laura K. McClure
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2017
Baker Berry PA3978 .C73 2017

De clementia libri duo
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D., author
Boston : De Gruyter, [2016]
Baker Berry PA6661.D3 M3 2016

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