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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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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 demonstrates how the rich histories behind hendecasyllables, iambics, sapphics and hexameters enabled Roman poets to create powerful eLlewelyn Morgan demonstrates how the rich histories behind hendecasyllables, iambics, sapphics and hexameters enabled Roman poets to create powerful effects by manipulating the character of each verse-form. ...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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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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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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The Silvae of Statius


Translated with Notes and Introduction by

Betty Rose Nagle


Indiana University Press 2004
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Published towards the end of the 1st century CE, the occasional poems collected in Statius' five books of Silvae offer valuable insights into the RomaPublished towards the end of the 1st century CE, the occasional poems collected in Statius' five books of Silvae offer valuable insights into the Roman world during Domitian's reign, but few English versions have so far been available. Betty Rose Nagle's new translation in graceful verse makes these poems accessible through her notes, an extensive glossary and an introduction which both locates Statius in his historical and literary context and explains the importance of the Silvae. ...more
 

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Procli in Platonis Parmenidem Commentaria


Tomus III: libros VI-VII et indices continens

Carlos Steel; Leen Van Campe

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Oxford University Press 2009
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The monumental commentary by Proclus (412-485 CE) on Plato's Parmenides has had a crucial influence on later readings of an enigmatic dialogue. This fThe monumental commentary by Proclus (412-485 CE) on Plato's Parmenides has had a crucial influence on later readings of an enigmatic dialogue. This final volume of the Oxford Classical Text edition contains Books 6 and 7 in Greek, with appendices, scholia and index fontium. Based on study of both the Greek tradition and medieval Latin translation, it features a painstaking reconstruction of the lost final sections, using the evidence of William of Moerbeke's Latin version. ...more
 

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Horace: Odes and Epodes


Odes and Epodes

Michele Lowrie

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Oxford University Press 2009
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This volume in the Oxford Readings series brings together the most important recent articles on Horace's Odes and Epodes, as well as classic French, GThis volume in the Oxford Readings series brings together the most important recent articles on Horace's Odes and Epodes, as well as classic French, German and Italian studies translated into English for the first time. In her introduction Lowrie explains how the 19 selected readings illustrate a range of formalist, structuralist and historicizing approaches and how they relate to the seminal issues in current scholarship on Horatian lyric. ...more
 

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The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika



Robert B Strassler; Trans. John Marincola

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Quercus 2011
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Beginning where Thucydides left off, Xenophon's History of Greece covers the 50-year period from 411 BCE, as the aftermath of Athenian defeat in the PBeginning where Thucydides left off, Xenophon's History of Greece covers the 50-year period from 411 BCE, as the aftermath of Athenian defeat in the Peloponnesian War brought constant flux in the alliances of the Greek world. In common with other volumes in the Landmark series, this accessible new translation of his great work is furnished with appendices and abundant annotations, maps and other illustrations which allow the reader to visualize clearly the events described. ...more
 

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