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Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature

By Feeney, Denis

Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2016. Virgil, Ovid, Cicero, Horace, and other authors of ancient Rome are so firmly established in the Western canon today that the birth of Latin literature seems inevitable. Yet, Denis Feeney boldly argues, the beginnings of Latin literature were anything but inevitable. The cultural flourishing that in time produced the Aeneid, the Metamorphoses, and other Latin classics was one of the strangest events in history. Beyond Greek traces the emergence of Latin literature from 240 to 140 BCE, beginning with Roman stage productions of plays that represented the first translations of Greek literary texts into another language. From a modern perspective, translating foreign-language literature into the vernacular seems perfectly normal. But in an ancient Mediterranean world made up of many multilingual societies with no equivalent to the text-based literature of the Greeks, literary translation was unusual if not unprecedented. Feeney shows how it allowed Romans to systematically take over Greek forms of tragedy, comedy, and epic, making them their own and giving birth to what has become known as Latin literature. The growth of Latin literature coincides with a period of dramatic change in Roman society. The powerful but geographically confined Roman city-state of 320 BCE had conquered all of Italy just fifty years later. By the time Rome became the unquestioned dominant power in the Mediterranean over the course of the next century, its citizens could boast of having a distinct vernacular literature, as well as a historical tradition and mythology, that put them in a unique relationship with Greek culture. 368p. bibliography. Uncorrected Proof. Softcover. As New.

$30.00

The Roman Way

By Hamilton,Edith

New York: Book of the Month Club, 1991. This editon was created in 1991 by arrangement with W.W.Norton.and is a facsimile of the edition first published in 1932. 281p.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. New/New.

$17.50

The Voyage of the Argo: The Argonautica of Gaius Valerius Flaccus

By Gaius Valerius Flaccus

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. The story of Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece is one of the oldest and most familiar tales in classical literature. Apollonius of Rhodes wrote the best-known version, in Greek, in the third century B.C.E. The Latin poet Gaius Valerius Flaccus began his own interpretation of the story in the first century of the Christian era, but he died before completing it. With The Voyage of the "Argo," the acclaimed poet and translator David Slavitt recovers for modern readers the only surviving work of this little-known writer. The result is an engaging rendition of Jason's adventures, of particular interest when compared to the Greek version of the story. While Apollonius' tale offers a subtle psychological study of Medea, Valerius Flaccus' achievement is to present Jason as a more complete and compelling heroic figure. Slavitt, for one, enjoyed the rediscovery immensely -- and he invites his readers to do the same.165p. Has shadow of price sticker on rear boards, else as new. . 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Translated David R Slavitt.

$30.00

Stage Antiquities of the Greeks and Romans and their Influence

By Allen, James Turney

New York: Longmans Green & Co, 1927. Our Debt to Greece and Rome series. 206p. illus bibliography index: roma. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

$20.00

Gia to Syntomon Tou Viou / De Brevitate Vitae [IN GREEK]

By Seneca, Lucius Annaeus

Athens: To Pontiki Ekdoseis , 2015. Translated by Eleni Papantoniu. Reissue. Softcover. New Book from Greece.

$10.00

Apuleius: Metamorphoses, an Intermediate Latin Reader
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Apuleius: Metamorphoses, an Intermediate Latin Reader

By Apuleius, Lucius

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. "Apuleius' famous novel, The Metamorphoses, tells the story of a man who was magically changed into an ass, and who had various (humorous, sad, exciting, disturbing, erotic, horrific) adventures before he regained his human form. This book contains selections from the novel and is aimed at students moving on to genuine, unsimplified latin prose after completing an introductory Latin course. It contains a useful introduction, detailed notes providing a lot of help with grammar, expression and translation, a full vocabulary, and passages of appreciation to make the selections come alive as literature and to enhance students' perception and enjoyment of the stories. 151p. . First Thus. Soft Cover. New. Illus. by Edited By Paul Murgatroyd.

$35.00

Satirical Sketches

By Lucian of Samosata

London: Penguin, 1962. Translated With an Introduction By Paul Turner. Original Vintage Penguin edition. [ L117]. Contains : Introduction. Talks. Sketches - Conversations in Low Society. Conversations in High Society. Conversations in the Underworld. Stories. 320p. notes glossary. Clean tight copy. paper age toned.. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good.

$6.00

From a Sabine Jar: Reading Horace, Odes 1.9
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From a Sabine Jar: Reading Horace, Odes 1.9

By Edmunds, Lowell

Chapel Hill, NC: Univ of North Carolina Pr, 1992. . 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$35.00

God Was Born in Exile : Ovid at Tomi

By Horia, Vintila

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1961. Introduction by M.Daniel-Rops. Fictional autobiography of Ovid after being banished to Tomi in Dacia (Romania). Because of the political controversy the Romanian author declined the Prix Goncourt ). Maps on endpapers. . 1st US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Price Clipped. Illus. by Translated by A. Lytton Sells.

$25.00

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

By Shevelove, Burt; Gelbart, Larry & Sondheim, Stephen

New York: Applause Theatre Book Publishers, 1991. Introduction by Larry Gelbart. Text of the hilarious musical comedy based on the Roman plays of Plautus and produced with music and lyics by Stephen Sondheim. Photographs of famous performances 184p. illus . First Thus. Soft Cover. New.

$17.50

Classical Literary Criticism: Translations and Interpretations

By Preminger, Alex

New York: Ungar Pub Co, 1984. Abridged edition of "Classical and Medieval Literary Criticism"[1974] . Soft Cover. Very Good.

$15.00

Hispano-classical Translations Printed Between 1482 and 1600

By Beardsley, Theodore S

Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 1970. Describes 216 different translations totalling 529 printings. With an evaluation of the data, chronology, indices of authors, translators and patrons.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$50.00

Studies in Honour of Gilbert Norwood [Phoenix - Journal of the Classiclal Association of Canada Supplementary Volume I]

By White, Mary E [ed]

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1952. Festschrift issued on the retirement of Gilbert Norwood from the Classics Department,University of Toronto, containing essays such as : The Gods of Homer [G.M.A.Grube] The Seal of Theognis [Leonard Woodbury] Pelias and his Pallid Wits...Pindar [W.B.Stanford] Salamis Symphony: The Persae of Aeschylus [S.M.Adams] The Inner Conflict in the Persae.. [L.J.D.Richardson] Notes on Oedipus at Colonus [Ivan M.Linforth] Medea-Interpretations [R..A.Browne] The Spartan Invasion of Attica in 431 B. C. [W.B.Wallace] Mystery of the Choreutes [Kathleen Freeman] Why was Socrates tried? [E.A.Hvelock] Problem in the method of hypothesis in Phaedo [M.D.C.Tait] Epicurus and Menander; [Norman W.DeWitt] Cairensis of Menander by Infra Red [ J.M.Edmonds] Clement of Alexandria's Attitude toward Greek Philosophy; [J.T.Muckle] Lucretius on the Roman Theatre [Lily Rodd Taylor] Dates in the Autumn of 63BC [ O.J.Todd] The Restoration of the Virgilian Farm [H>Bennett] ... Vergil Georgics [ Robert J.Getty] Horace's Ninth Satire in its Setting [E.T.Salmon] Elegaic Themes in Horace's Odes [W.Leonard Grant] Thought sequence in the ode [H.L.Tracy] Interpretation of Seneca em 46.1 [W.H.Alexander] "And Passing Rich... " [Gilbert Bagnani] Tacitus Agricola 36.3 [L.A.MacKay] The Prophet in Israel and in Greece [T.H.Robinson] Metaphor,ancient and Modern [ H.J.Rose] On an Underestimated Feature of Language [ Joshua Whatmough] Helens in Goethe's Faust [ Barker Fairley] Milton's Pastoral Monodies [ A.S.P.Woodhouse] 278p. . 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$35.00

The Pot of Gold and Other Plays  The Pot of Gold [Aulularia] the prisoners [Captivi] The Brothers Menaechmus [Menaechmi] The Swaggering Soldier [Miles Gloriosus] and Pseudolus
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The Pot of Gold and Other Plays The Pot of Gold [Aulularia] the prisoners [Captivi] The Brothers Menaechmus [Menaechmi] The Swaggering Soldier [Miles Gloriosus] and Pseudolus

By Plautus [Titus Maccius Plautus]

London: Penguin, 1965. This is the second volume of plays by Plautus ... in a new translation suitable for the modern stage.... With broad and lively humour they reflect Roman manners and contemporary life. Includes : The Pot of Gold [Aulularia] the prisoners [Captivi] The Brothers Menaechmus [Menaechmi] The Swaggering Soldier [Miles Gloriosus] and Pseudolus.. Reprint. Pbk. Near Fine. Illus. by Trans. E.F. Watling.

$7.00

The Rope and Other Plays : The Ghost; the Rope : The Ghost [Mostellaria] The Rope [Rudens] A Three Dollar Day [Trinummus]  Amphytryo
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The Rope and Other Plays : The Ghost; the Rope : The Ghost [Mostellaria] The Rope [Rudens] A Three Dollar Day [Trinummus] Amphytryo

By Plautus [Titus Maccius Plautus]

London: Penguin, 1964. The plays of Plautus (c. 254 -184 BC ) are the earliest complete works of Latin literature we possess [he] adapted for the Roman audiences the Greek Comedy of the fourth century... " Included in this new translationl, in a form suitable for the modern stage are : The Ghost [Mostellaria] The Rope [Rudens] A Three Dollar Day Trinummus] Amphytryo. 284p.. Pbk. Very Good.

$7.00

Catullus: Love and Hate - Selected Short Poems
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Catullus: Love and Hate - Selected Short Poems

By Catullus [Gaius Valerius Catullus ]

Oak Park IL: Bolchazy Carducci Pub, 1986. Latin text, edited with notes and running vocabularies by Leo M. Kaiser . Clean, crisp unmarked copy. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Ed. Leo M. Kaiser .

$20.00

Pharsalia

By Lucan (marcus Annaeus Lucanus)

Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ Pr, 1993. "Lucan's great poem Pharsalia recounts events surrounding the decisive battle fought near Pharsalus in 48 BC during the civil war between the forces of Pompey the Great and Julius Caesar .. [this] translation conveys a strong sense of the poetry of Lucan's original ... An enlightening introduction. notes and a full glossary augment the translation" 333p.. First Thus. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Trans. Jane Wilson Joyce .

$30.00

The Pastoral Poems [The Eclogues]

By Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro)

London: Penguin, 1949. Original vintage Penguin edition (Penguin Classics L 8) . Fisrt Thus. Pbk.. Near Fine/Very Good, Slightly Scuffed. Illus. by Translated E.V.Rieu.

$35.00

The Woman of Andros [Andria]

By Terence [Publius Terentius Afer]

New York: Liberal Arts Press, 1949. Roman comedy - the play that was the inspiration for a novel by Thornton Wilder. . First Thus. Pbk. Very Good. Illus. by Trans. Frank O.Copley.

$7.00

The Odes of Horace

By Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus

New York: Washington Square Press, 1965. Parallel Latin and English texts Introduction by Rex Warner. Pbk. 284p,. notes glossary .Clean, unmarked text, but paper tanned.. Reprint. Pbk.. Very Good. Illus. by Trans. James Michie.

$7.60

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