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The Tragic Idea

by Vassilis Lambropoulos, Paul Cartledge & Susanna Morton Braund

We attribute a tragic quality to many things - works, experiences, values, events - but we forget how modern this idea is. This book traces the rise of the tragic idea from early Romanticism to late Modernism....


Jill

by Amy Dillwyn & Kirsti Bohata

Jill is the story of an unconventional heroine – a gentlewoman who disguises herself as a maid and runs away to London in search of adventure after her mother dies and her father is pursued by a Victorian gold-digger....


Ctesias: On India

by Andrew Nichols

A Greek doctor serving at the court of the Persian king Artaxerxes II in the fifth century BC, Ctesias met travellers and visitors from the far eastern reaches of the Persian Empire, merchants from along the...


Virgil's Eclogues

by Virgil, Len Krisak & Gregson Davis

This new translation by poet Len Krisak of Virgil's classic of pastoral verse captures both the meaning and meter of the original. The text features the English and original Latin on facing pages and an introduction...


The Greek Search for Wisdom

by Michael K. Kellogg

The philosopher Alfred North Whitehead once said that all of Western philosophy was "but a series of footnotes to Plato." By the same token, one could argue that all of Western civilization is but an extension...


Latin Erotic Elegy: An Anthology and Reader

by Paul Allen Miller

This indispensable volume provides a complete course on Latin erotic elegy, allowing students to trace a coherent narrative of the genre's rise and fall, and to understand its relationship to the changes that...


Fifty Key Classical Authors

by Rhiannon Ash & Alison Sharrock

A chronological guide to influential Greek and Roman writers, Fifty Key Classical Authors is an invaluable introduction to the literature, philosophy and history of the ancient world.


Herrick, Fanshawe and the Politics of Intertextuality: Classical Literature and Seventeenth-Century Royalism

by Syrithe Pugh

Royalist polemic and a sophisticated use of classical allusion are at the heart of the two 1648 volumes which are the focus of this study, yet there are striking differences in their politics and in the ways...


Rhetoric in Cicero's Pro Balbo

by Kimberly A. Barber

This book offers an examination of Cicero's speech, the Pro Balbo, which was delivered during a momentous period of Roman history, in defence of a highly influential political advisor of Caesar who was charged...


Four Faces of Anger: Seneca, Evagrius Ponticus, Cassian, and Augustine

by Gertrude Gillette

This book brings to the modern age wisdom on the topic of anger by four ancient authors: Seneca, Evagrius Ponticus, Cassian, and Augustine. These authors broadly represent the classic views on anger and focus...


The Beginning of All Wisdom: Timeless Advice from the Ancient Greeks

by Steven Stavropoulos

Who knew the ancient Greeks had it all figured out three thousand years ago? In The Beginning of All Wisdom, author Steve Stavropoulos has sifted through nearly every recorded ancient Greek text for the very...


Empire of Magic: Medieval Romance and the Politics of Cultural Fantasy

by Geraldine Heng

Empire of Magic offers a genesis and genealogy for medieval romance and the King Arthur legend through the history of Europe's encounters with the East in crusades, travel, missionizing, and empire formation....


The Satires of Horace

by A. Juster & Susanna Braund

A. M. Juster's striking new translation relies on the tools and spirit of the English light verse tradition while taking care to render the original text as accurately as possible.