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The Mind of Thucydides
Jacqueline de Romilly, Jacqueline de Romilly
First published in France in 1956 and now available in English for the first time, this narratological analysis of Thucydides's "History of the Peloponnesian War" highlights the power and sophistication of the Greek historian's...



Diogenes of Oinoanda/Diogène d’Œnoanda
Epicureanism and Philosophical Debates/Épicurisme et controverses
The texts of Diogenes of Oinoanda (2nd century AD) who invited his readers to an Epicurean life is the largest ancient inscription ever discovered. Over 70 new finds have increased the number of known wall blocks and fragments to nearly 300, offering...



Raja Yudhisthira
Kingship in Epic Mahabharata
Kevin McGrath
In Raja Yudhisthira, Kevin McGrath brings his comprehensive literary, ethnographic, and analytical knowledge of the epic Mahabharata to bear on the representation of kingship in the poem.



Euripides' Revolution under Cover
An Essay
Pietro Pucci
In this provocative book, Pietro Pucci explores what he sees as Euripides's revolutionary literary art. While scholars have long pointed to subversive elements in Euripides’s plays, Pucci goes a step further in identifying a Euripidean program of enlightened thought enacted through carefully wrought textual strategies.



The Space That Remains
Reading Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity
Aaron Pelttari
Aaron Pelttari offers the first systematic study of fourth-century Roman poets in a quarter century, giving equal attention to both Christian and Pagan poetry while also taking seriously the issue of readership.



The Theban Plays
"Oedipus the Tyrant"; "Oedipus at Colonus"; "Antigone"
Sophocles
Precise yet fluent translations of the timeless Theban tragedies.



Libanius the Sophist
Rhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century
Raffaella Cribiore
Raffaella Cribiore draws on her unique knowledge of the entire body of Libanius’s vast literary output to offer the fullest intellectual portrait yet of this remarkable thinker.



Gilgamesh among Us
Modern Encounters with the Ancient Epic
Theodore Ziolkowski
In Gilgamesh among Us, Theodore Ziolkowski explores the surprising legacy of the poem and its hero, as well as the epic's continuing influence in modern letters and arts.



The Origin of Sin
An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"
Prudentius
The first English translation in more than 40 years of Prudentius's "Hamartigenia," which considers the origin of sin in the universe and its consequences, culminating with a vision of judgment day.



The Jeweled Style
Poetry and Poetics in Late Antiquity
Michael Roberts
"Roberts has produced a gem of a book about Latin poetry of the Roman dominate."—The Classical World



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