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Thebaid
A Song of Thebes
Statius
The clarity of Joyce's translation highlights the poem's superb versification, sophisticated use of intertextuality, and bold formal experimentation and innovation. A substantial introduction and annotations make this epic accessible to students.



Helen of Troy and Her Shameless Phantom
Norman Austin
Like the male heroes of epic poetry, Helen of Troy has been immortalized, but not for deeds of strength and honor; she is remembered as the beautiful woman who disgraced herself and betrayed her family and state. Norman Austin here surveys...



Primary "Ousia"
An Essay on Aristotle's Metaphysics Z and H
Michael J. Loux
Michael J. Loux here presents a fresh reading of two of the most important books of the Metaphysics, Books Z and H, in which Aristotle presents his mature theory of primary substances (ousiai). Focusing on the interplay of Aristotle's early and late...



Sophocles and Alcibiades
Athenian Politics in Ancient Greek Literature
Michael Vickers
Literary historians have long held the view that the plays of the Greek dramatist Sophocles deal purely with archetypes of the heroic past and that any resemblance to contemporary events or individuals is purely coincidental. In this book, Michael...



Two Faces of Oedipus
Sophocles' "Oedipus Tyrannus" and Seneca's "Oedipus"
Sophocles, Seneca
Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus is the most famous of ancient tragedies and a literary masterpiece. It is not, however, the only classical dramatization of Oedipus' quest to discover his identity. Between four and five hundred years after Sophocles' play...



The Anabasis of Cyrus
Xenophon
In this new translation of the Anabasis, Wayne Ambler achieves a masterful combination of liveliness and a fidelity to the original uncommon in other...



Platonic Stoicism
The Dialogue between Platonism and Stoicism in Antiquity
Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Series 1, No. 39 This book examines the important but largely neglected issue of the intricate mutual influences between Platonism and Stoicism in the Hellenistic period, the Imperial Age, and after. Although this...



A Commentary on Plutarch's "De latenter vivendo"
Geert Roskam
In this book, Plutarch's anti-Epicurean polemic is understood against the background of the previous philosophical tradition.



On Providence
Proclus
The universe is, as it were, one machine, wherein the celestial spheres are analogous to the interlocking wheels and the particular beings are like the things moved by the wheels and all events are determined by an inescapable necessity. To speak of...



On Plato's "Cratylus"
Proclus
Proclus' commentary on Plato's Cratylus is the only ancient commentary on this work to have come down to us, and is illuminating in two special ways. First, it is actually the work of two Neoplatonists. The majority of the material is supplied by the...



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