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    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1977
    • Libreria: Ancient World Books (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Some shelfwear and rubbing to DJ. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 312 pages; Pastoral poetry was probably the creation of the Hellenistic poet Theocritus, and he was certainly its most distinguished exponent in Greek. Vergil not only transposed the spirit of Greek pastoral into an Italian setting, blending details from the life of his native countryside into the subsequent history of the genre. On publication the Eclogues won immediate acclaim and Vergil's reputation as a major poet was establish... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1976
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear and rubbing to DJ. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 212 pages; Book VIII is one of the most attractive and important books of Virgil's Aeneid. It includes the visit of Aaneas to the site of the future Rome, the story of Hercules and Cacus, the episode between Venus and Vulcan and the description of the great symbolic shield of Aeneas. Mr Gransden's introduction relates this book to the Aeneid as a whole considers the text in various aspects: the topography, Virgil's sense of histor... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1991
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 164 pages; Book XI of the Aeneid covers four crucial days in Aeneas' struggle against the Latins. In it, Virgil gives us the funeral of Pallas, the great Latin war-council, Turnus' plan to ambush Aeneas, and the aristeia and death of Camilla. K. W. Gransden sees the second half of the Roman national epic as "Virgil's Iliad." In his introduction and commentary, he relates the themes and structure of Book XI not only to the rest of the Aeneid b... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1989
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 276 pages; The second book of Thucydides is of particular interest because it contains important sections on the funeral oration, the account of the plague at Athens and the obituary of Pericles. His exceptionally complex structure and techniques make Thucydides one of the most difficult as well as one of the most profound of ancient historians. Professor Rusten aims to assist students at all levels in learning to read Thucydides. The text, in Greek, is supported by a valuable introduction a... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1976
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor edgewear to DJ. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 272 pages; The Adelphoe (The Brothers) of Terence is a Latin adaptation of a comedy of the same name by the Greek comic playwright Menander. The theme of the play is the perennially interesting question of the relationship between the generations and the proper way to bring up a son. In the introduction Mr Martin considers Terence in the context of Roman comedy generally and discusses the background of the Adelphoe. There is also a section on ... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1970
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Pencil notes to some pages of Greek Text. Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear and chipping to DJ. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 186 pages; The theme of Sophocles' Philoctetes is of lasting significance. It revolves round Neoptolemus' struggles with his conscience, and Philoctetes' strength in adversity and refusal to accept any compromise. Sophocles explores the relationship between the two central characters with powerful subtlety. The main emphasis in Professor Webster's commentary is on explaining the impact of the play through metre and language rather than o... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1982
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 282 pages; 'Sophocles, in a play that won only second prize, created a masterpiece that in the eyes of posterity has overshadowed every other achievement in the field of ancient drama. In it he played on certain latent terrors that are part of man's nature in all kinds of societies and at all epochs; terrors whose influence may pervade our lives in ways we scarcely guess ...' These words come from the introduction to Dr Dawe's edition of Oedi... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1990
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 232 pages; Seneca's Phaedra occupies an important and influential position in the tradition of European drama. This new edition concentrates on the play's dramatic qualities, examining its Greek and Roman background. The introduction presents discussion of dramaturgy and rhetoric as well as style and textual transmission. An unusual feature is the tracing of the influence of Phaedra's story on later European literature and music. The commenta... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1984
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; The Gourdification of Claudius the God has instant and lasting appeal. It is a uniquely surviving specimen of prose-and-verse satire from the Roman world - and satire, a Roman speciality, is one of the few types of ancient literature to survive, and thrive, in modern society. Its author, Seneca, was not only gifted with intellectual virtuosity, but, at the time of writing, was the precarious power behind the throne of the dangerously developing Nero. Claudius, the target of his... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1980
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 196 pages; Plato's Symposium is the most literary of all his works and one which all students of classics are likely to want to read whether or not they are studying Plato's philosophy. But the reader does need help in appreciating both the artistry and the arguments, and in comprehending the social and cultural background against which the 'praise of love' is delivered. Sir Kenneth Dover provides here a sympathetic and modern edition of the ... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1988
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Pelling presents the Greek text of Plutarch's Life of Antony, a work remarkable for its colorful narrative and vivid characterization of Antony and Cleopatra. Although mostly concerned with the literary merit of the Life, the text is accompanied by an extensive introduction that sets the work in its historical perspective and by detailed commentary that explains points of linguistic difficulty. Especially interesting is Pelling's discussion of the influence of the Life on Shake... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1976
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear to DJ. Light foxing to prelims. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 241 pages; Plautus' Casina is a lively and well composed farce. The plot, which concerns the competition of a father and his son for the same girl and the various scurrilous tricks employed in the process, gives full scope to Plautus' inventiveness and richly comic language. The editors' aim is to establish the play as one of the liveliest of ancient comedies, and in their introduction and notes to make the reader con... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1992
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 260 pages; This edition offers the first full-scale commentary on the neglected second book of Lucan's epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey: De bello civili. It pays particular attention to Lucan's inheritance from Virgil's Augustan epic and response to its challenge. The introduction gives a general account of Lucan's life and work, a discussion of his narrative, a survey of language, style and meter, and a brief history of the text. The commentary offers assistance with gra... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1971
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 272 pages; The De Rerum Natura of Lucretius is a sustained and impassioned protest against religious superstition and irrationality. The poem takes the form of a detailed exposition of Epicurean physical theory - an extreme materialism designed to remove and discredit popular fears of the gods, death and an afterlife. Book III is generally accepted to be the finest in the whole poem; Lucretius argues there that the soul is as mortal as the bo... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1989
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 248 pages; The Greek writer Lysias is a fascinating source for the study of Athenian law, society and history in the late fifth century B.C. Six of his professional legal speeches are included in this new edition, both for their intrinsic interest and for the accessibility of their language. In his introduction, Dr. Carey discusses Lysias' life and place in the evolution of Greek prose style and in the development of Greek rhetoric. He approa... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1998
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor sticker residue to front wrap. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 304 pages; Book IV of Ovid's celebration of the calendar and the associated legends of the Roman year treats the month of April, a particularly happy phase of the Augustan ceremonial year. Around the festival of Venus and the anniversary of the foundation of Rome, Ovid retells the legends of Rome's royal founder Romulus and the Trojan hero Aeneas. The introduction and commentary pay special attention to Ovid's art as a poet, but aim to provide both the general background and sp... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1995
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor creasing to spine. Minor creasing to 1 corner of front wrap. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 329 pages continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1996
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 282 pages continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1995
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 192 pages; The Greek lyric poet Pindar is renowned for his poems celebrating the victories of athletes in the great games of Greece at Olympia, Delphi (the Pythian Games), Corinth (the Isthmian Games) and Nemea. Pindar's victory odes have the reputation of being complex and allusive in their language and reference. In this much-needed commentary on seven of the extant odes, Professor Willcock aims to open up Pindar's poetry to a wider readership by starting with a short and straightforward poem and progressing by ... continua a leggere
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1993
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor edgewear/chipping to front wrap. ; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 316 pages; Plato's dialogue Phaedo portrays Socrates in prison awaiting execution and discussing with his friends the fate of the soul after death. In this edition, consisting of introduction, text and commentary, Professor Rowe guides the reader through the difficulties--linguistic, literary and philosophical--of individual passages and of the dialogue as a whole. The comparative beginner is not neglected, but the commentary is intended for any student, classical scholar, or... continua a leggere
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