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The External Evidence for Interpolation in Homer



GM Bolling


Oxford University Press 1998
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In the quest for the original Homeric text, Bolling's strategy is to begin, not with an 'Ur-text' as some earlier scholars had attempted, but with theIn the quest for the original Homeric text, Bolling's strategy is to begin, not with an 'Ur-text' as some earlier scholars had attempted, but with the poems as they appear at the beginning of our tradition, and to 'remove the accretions stratum by stratum, as in the excavation of a buried temple'. He attempts to reconstruct the earlier texts of the Iliad and Odyssey by not only identifying and eliminating interpolations, but by understanding the traditions of the earlier interpolators and editors and thus establishing a standard for future work. (1925) ...more
 

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The Penguin Book of Classical Myths



Jenny March


Penguin 2010
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Theseus' battle with the Minotaur, the tragedy of Oedipus, Arachne transformed into a spider... Greek and Roman mythology is full of unforgettable stoTheseus' battle with the Minotaur, the tragedy of Oedipus, Arachne transformed into a spider... Greek and Roman mythology is full of unforgettable stories, steeped in symbolism. These strange and powerful tales of love and betrayal, war and heroism - from the earliest creation myths to the Metamorphoses of Ovid - are retold by Jenny March, with translated and quoted passages showing how the stories were treated in ancient literature and how they have continued to inspire writers up to the present day. Hardback edition, exclusive to Postscript....more
 

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The Georgics


A Poem of the Land

Kimberly Johnson

 (Translated by)

Penguin 2010
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'Georgic' means 'to work the earth', and Virgil's Georgics (29 BCE) is a poetic celebration of the land, combining practical agricultural wisdom with 'Georgic' means 'to work the earth', and Virgil's Georgics (29 BCE) is a poetic celebration of the land, combining practical agricultural wisdom with exuberant fantasy and eulogies to the rhythms of nature. This Penguin Classics edition is translated and edited, with an introduction, notes and glossary, by Kimberley Johnson....more
 

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Titi Livi: Ab urbe condita


Tomus III

Livy; Ed. CF Walters; RS Conway


Oxford University Press 1963
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Volume 3 in the Oxford Classical Text of Livy presents the Latin text of Books 21 to 25, which concern the Second Punic War: the historian's narrativeVolume 3 in the Oxford Classical Text of Livy presents the Latin text of Books 21 to 25, which concern the Second Punic War: the historian's narrative begins with a discussion of Hannibal's character and culminates in the Romans' conquest of Syracuse. This 1928 edition by Walters (completed after his death by Conway) includes a preface (in Latin) which provides a detailed discussion of the manuscript tradition of these five books. ...more
 

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Seneca: Oedipus



AJ Boyle

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Oxford University Press 2011
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Seneca's Oedipus dramatizes one of the most enduring myths of European intellectual history. Experimental, complex and spectacular, the play examines Seneca's Oedipus dramatizes one of the most enduring myths of European intellectual history. Experimental, complex and spectacular, the play examines the psychology of guilt, the ethics of power and the order of fate. Boyle's substantial edition presents a new Latin text, a verse translation, a line-by-line commentary and an introduction which covers the Oedipus myth, Roman tragedy, Seneca's play and its immense influence in the literary tradition, from Mussato, Kyd and Shakespeare to Ted Hughes....more
 

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Persius and Juvenal


Oxford Readings in Classical Studies

Maria Plaza

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Oxford University Press 2009
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Musa Pedestris


Metre and Meaning in Roman verse

Llewelyn Morgan


Oxford University Press 2010
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Llewelyn Morgan argues that modern critics of classical literature do not take enough account of the importance of metrical form in ancient poetry. HeLlewelyn Morgan argues that modern critics of classical literature do not take enough account of the importance of metrical form in ancient poetry. He demonstrates that the rich histories behind hendecasyllables, iambics, sapphics and hexameters enabled Roman poets to create powerful effects by manipulating the character of each verse-form. In four extended essays he examines the theory and practice of these and other ancient metres through close readings of a range of classical Latin poetry. ...more
 

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Livy on the Hannibalic War



DS Levene


Oxford University Press 2010
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Horace: Satires and Epistles


Oxford Readings in Classical Studies

Kirk Freudenburg

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Oxford University Press 2009
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In the well-established tradition of the Oxford Readings series, this volume on Horace's Sermones and Epistulae combines reprints of 14 seminal articlIn the well-established tradition of the Oxford Readings series, this volume on Horace's Sermones and Epistulae combines reprints of 14 seminal articles published during the last 50 years with five new chapters - all 'chosen for their capacity to summarize, to inform, and to provoke'. They move from the basics of grammar, vocabulary and syntax to such issues as genre and socio-politics, and demonstrate the value of close reading in the interpretation of Horace's poetry. ...more
 

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Greek and Roman Historiography



John M Marincola

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Oxford University Press 2011
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The Complete Euripides


Hippolytos and Other Plays, volume 3

Peter Burian; Alan Shapiro

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Oxford University Press 2010
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Recognizing Persius



Kenneth J Reckford


Princeton University Press 2009
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The Latin poet Persius died at the age of 27 in 62 CE, leaving six satires which are notoriously difficult to interpret. But, in a perceptive reassessThe Latin poet Persius died at the age of 27 in 62 CE, leaving six satires which are notoriously difficult to interpret. But, in a perceptive reassessment of the poems, Reckford draws on a lifetime's study to argue that this very difficulty offers special advantages: he highlights how Persius' intense, inward dramatic monologues convert the performance genre of Roman satire into a vehicle of self- exploration and self-challenge which remains relevant today. ...more
 

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The Sea, The Sea



; Trans. Rex Warner


Penguin Epics 2006
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Xenophon has led his mercenaries in an expedition to overthrow the king of Persia, but now, betrayed, they are trapped in hostile country being attackXenophon has led his mercenaries in an expedition to overthrow the king of Persia, but now, betrayed, they are trapped in hostile country being attacked from all sides. This excerpt from Xenophon's own account describes his leadership as the men traverse treacherous mountains and rivers in search of the sea that will take them home. ...more
 

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The Madness of Nero



; Trans. Michael Grant


Penguin Epics 2006
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Seizing control of Rome, Nero destroys anyone - even his mother - who gets in his way, but dark omens hang over the city. The Madness of Nero tells thSeizing control of Rome, Nero destroys anyone - even his mother - who gets in his way, but dark omens hang over the city. The Madness of Nero tells this gripping tale of vice and corruption through selected passages from Tacitus' Annals, beginning with the Emperor Claudius' murder and ending where Tacitus' text breaks off. ...more
 

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A Garden of Greek Verse


Poems of Ancient Greece

Frances Lincoln


Frances Lincoln 2000
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This 'sampler' of Greek verse gives the original text and English translation of more than 30 extracts, paired with images from ancient frescoes and vThis 'sampler' of Greek verse gives the original text and English translation of more than 30 extracts, paired with images from ancient frescoes and vase paintings which help to make it a charming introduction to the work of such poets as Homer, Sappho, Alcman, Sophocles and Pindar as well as famous translators from Pope and Byron to Yeats and Maurice Bowra. ...more
 

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