Books in category Literary Collections – Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • Tibullus A Hellenistic Poet at Rome

    Tibullus: A Hellenistic Poet at Rome
    Francis Cairns

    This book will be of particular interest to students of Latin and Hellenistic Greek literature, and, as all Greek is translated, it should also be useful to students of comparative literature.

  • Myth and Poetry in Lucretius

    Myth and Poetry in Lucretius
    Monica R. Gale

    This book attempts to provide a more positive assessment of Lucretius' aims and methodology by considering the poet's attitude to myth, and the role which it plays in the De Rerum Natura, against the background of earlier and contemporary …

  • Shakespeare and the Classics

    Shakespeare and the Classics
    Charles Martindale, A. B. Taylor

    This accessible book offers a rounded and comprehensive treatment of Shakespeare's classicism and will be a useful first port of call for students and others approaching the subject.

  • Landscape and the Spaces of Metaphor in Ancient Literary Theory and Criticism

    Landscape and the Spaces of Metaphor in Ancient Literary Theory and Criticism
    Nancy Worman

    Explores a new area of ancient literary theory and criticism by examining how landscape and metaphor shape discussions of style.

  • The Emperor of the Sorcerers Book 1

    The Emperor of the Sorcerers, Book 1
    , Budhasvamin, James Mallinson

    Budha-svamin tells the epic tale of the youthful exploits of prince Nara-vahana-datta.

  • The Roman Cultural Revolution

    The Roman Cultural Revolution
    Thomas Habinek, Alessandro Schiesaro

    Multi-disciplinary exploration of the Roman Revolution as a cultural phenomenon.

  • Patterns of Redemption in Virgil s Georgics

    Patterns of Redemption in Virgil’s Georgics
    Llewelyn Morgan

    At the time of this book's first publication in 1999, orthodoxy interpreted the Georgics as a statement of profound ambivalence towards Octavian and his claim to be Rome's saviour after the catastrophe of the civil wars.

  • Latin Erotic Elegy

    Latin Erotic Elegy
    Paul Allen Miller

    This indispensable volume provides a complete course on Latin erotic elegy, allowing students to trace a coherent narrative of the genre's rise and fall, and to understand its relationship to the changes that marked the collapse of the …

  • The Transvestite Achilles

    The Transvestite Achilles
    P. J. Heslin

    Offers the first book-length examination of Statius' unfinished epic, the Achilleid.

  • The Metamorphosis of Persephone

    The Metamorphosis of Persephone
    Stephen Hinds

    The book is at once a literary historical enquiry into the double transformation of the rape of Persephone, and a critical exploration of the self-conscious delight in language and in writing manifested in and between these twin Ovidian …

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