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Epic Echoes in The Wind in the Willows

Epic Echoes in The Wind in the Willows

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Georgia L. Irby
September 13, 2021

This book explores Grahame’s engagements with classical antiquity in The Wind in the Willows, including ancient epic, parody (Batrachomyomachia), and pastoral imagery. Irby demonstrates how subtle echoes – such as the structure of twelve books, arming scenes, epic catalogues, anabases and ...

Global Classics

Global Classics

1st Edition

By Jacques A. Bromberg
April 12, 2021

What makes Classics "global", and what does it mean to study the ancient world "globally"? How can the study of antiquity contribute to our understanding of pressing global issues? Global Classics addresses these questions by pursuing a transdisciplinary dialogue between Classics and Global Studies...

Democracies and Republics Between Past and Future From the Athenian Agora to e-Democracy, from the Roman Republic to Negative Power

Democracies and Republics Between Past and Future: From the Athenian Agora to e-Democracy, from the Roman Republic to Negative Power

1st Edition

By Carlo Pelloso
March 30, 2021

Democracies and Republics Between Past and Future focuses on the concepts of direct rule by the people in early and classical Athens and the tribunician negative power in early republican Rome – and through this lens explores current political issues in our society.   This volume guides readers ...

Gallus Reborn A Study of the Diffusion and Reception of Works Ascribed to Gaius Cornelius Gallus

Gallus Reborn: A Study of the Diffusion and Reception of Works Ascribed to Gaius Cornelius Gallus

1st Edition

By Paul White
May 24, 2019

Gallus Reborn is the first comprehensive study of the publication history and reception of the works that have been attributed to Gaius Cornelius Gallus, first canonical Roman elegist, friend of Virgil, and ‘missing link’ in Roman literary history. Gallus was a widely read and frequently imitated ...

Theophrastus' Characters A New Introduction

Theophrastus' Characters: A New Introduction

1st Edition

By Sonia Pertsinidis
May 01, 2018

This book presents an introduction to the Characters, a collection of thirty amusing descriptions of character types who lived in Athens in the fourth century BCE. The author of the work, Theophrastus, was Aristotle's colleague, his immediate successor and head of his philosophical school for ...

Prophets, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Roman Empire Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Cultures

Prophets, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Roman Empire: Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Cultures

1st Edition

By Leslie Kelly
November 30, 2017

This book surveys the uses and function of prophecy, prophets, and oracles among Jews, Christians, and pagans in the first three centuries of the Roman Empire and explores how prophecy and prophetic texts functioned as a common language that enabled religious discourse to develop between these ...

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