Books in category Literary Criticism – Ancient & Classical

  • Women on the Edge

    Women on the Edge
    Euripides, Ruby Blondell

    Women on the Edge, a collection of Alcestis, Medea, Helen, and Iphegenia at Aulis, provides a broad sample of Euripides' plays focusing on women, and spans the chronology of his surviving works, from the earliest, to his last, incomplete, …

  • Macrobius Saturnalia Books 3 5

    Macrobius: Saturnalia, Books 3-5
    Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius Macrobius, Robert A. Kaster

    A full introduction places the work in its cultural context and analyzes its construction, while indexes of names, subjects, and ancient works cited in both text and notes make the work more readily accessible than ever before.

  • Epics of Sumerian Kings

    Epics of Sumerian Kings
    H. L. Herman L. J. Vanstiphout

    This volume presents for the first time both the authoritative Sumerian text and an elegant English translation of four Sumerian epics, the earliest known in any language.

  • The Art Of Love

    The Art Of Love

    Should any one of the people not know the art of loving, let him read me; and taught by me, on reading my lines, let him love. By art the ships are onward sped by sails and oars; by art are the light chariots, by art is Love, to be guided.

  • A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World

    A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World
    Rubina Raja, Jörg Rüpke

    A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions of religion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman …

  • Petronius

    Jonathan R. W. Prag, Ian D. Repath

    Petronius: A Handbook unravels the mysteries of the Satyrica, one of the greatest literary works that antiquity has bequeathed to the modern world.

  • Days Linked by Song

    Days Linked by Song
    Gerard O’Daly

    O'Daly looks at Prudentius' lyric poems, the Cathemerinon, Poems for the Day, and how they achieve a remarkable creative tension between the two worlds that determined Prudentius' culture: the beliefs and practices, sacred books, and …

  • Demosthenes the Orator

    Demosthenes the Orator
    Douglas M. MacDowell

    In the most comprehensive account available of the texts of Demosthenes, Douglas M. MacDowell describes and assesses all of the great orator's speeches, including those for the lawcourts as well as the addresses to the Ekklesia.

  • Greek and Latin Letters

    Greek and Latin Letters
    Michael Trapp

    Anthology of Greek and Latin letters with facing-page English translation, full commentary and introduction.

  • The Poetry of Criticism

    The Poetry of Criticism
    Ross Stuart Kilpatrick

    Ross Kilpatrick discusses how the three epistles are related, what the roles of the three addressees are, how the themes and views expressed relate to them, and whether there is in the Ars Poetica a single unifying theme.

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