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  • Fantasy in Greek and Roman Literature

    1st Edition

    By Graham Anderson

    Fantasy in Greek and Roman Literature offers an overview of Greek and Roman excursions into fantasy, including imaginary voyages, dream-worlds, talking animals and similar impossibilities. This is a territory seldom explored and extends to rarely read texts such as the Aesop Romance, The Battle of…

    Hardback – 2019-07-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Gallus Reborn

    A Study of the Diffusion and Reception of Works Ascribed to Gaius Cornelius Gallus, 1st Edition

    By Paul White

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-05-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Classical Studies

  • Maecenas

    1st Edition

    By Peter Mountford

    While much has been written of the importance of Agrippa in Augustus’ rise to power as the first emperor of Rome, Maecenas remains a shadowy figure despite being a vital part in the success of Augustus. After the assassination of Julius Caesar, Maecenas was a vital negotiator between Octavian…

    Hardback – 2019-05-14 
    Routledge

  • Dictionary of Riddles

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Bryant

    Originally published in 1990, Dictionary of Riddles is a collection of nearly 1500 of the most cryptic and entertaining riddles from history. Drawn from sources throughout the world, the collection ranges from earthy medieval jokes about fleas, worms and vegetables to the sophisticated puzzles…

    Hardback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Mood

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, New Theories, 1st Edition

    Edited by Birgit Breidenbach, Thomas Docherty

    Mood is a phenomenon whose study is inherently interdisciplinary. While it has remained resistant to theorisation, it nonetheless has a substantial influence on art, politics and society. Since its practical omnipresence in every-day life renders it one of the most significant aspects of affect…

    Hardback – 2019-04-23 
    Routledge
    Warwick Series in the Humanities

  • The Epic

    1st Edition

    By Paul Merchant

    First published in 1971, this work examines the tradition of the epic and the many forms in which it has presented itself over time. After unpicking the defining aspects of an epic, the book tracks the literary tradition from the classical period through to modern day. Exploring major texts such…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Comedy

    1st Edition

    By Moelwyn Merchant

    First published in 1972, this work pursues the question ‘what is comedy?’ In its quest for an answer it explores critical theory, psychology, sociology and metaphysics. It also examines the classical origins of comedy, different kinds of comedy, the rituals of comedy, its relationship with other…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Allegory

    1st Edition

    By John MacQueen

    First published in 1970, this book examines the use of allegory in religious, philosophical and literary texts. It traces the development of the device over time from the Classical period through to the early modern and modern periods, demonstrating its evolution from the transmission of myths and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Rhetoric

    1st Edition

    By Peter Dixon

    First published in 1971, this book provides a historical account of the fortunes of Rhetoric. Beginning with a study of classical rhetorical theory and practice, it goes on to explore the impact of rhetoric on English literature and the renunciation of rhetoric from the late 17th century. The book…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Routledge Revivals: The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (1906)

    From the Mahabharata, 1st Edition

    First published in 1909, this book presents an English translation of chapters 25-42 of the Bhishma Parva from the epic Sanskrit poem Mahabharata — better known as the Bhagavad-Gita, reckoned as one of the "Five Jewels" of Devanagari literature. The plot consists of a dialogue between Prince Arjuna…

    Paperback – 2018-12-05
    Routledge

  • Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry

    An Anthology of New Translations, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Diane J. Rayor, William W. Batstone

    Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry, first published almost 25 years ago, offered students accurate and poetic translations of poems from the sudden flowering of lyric and elegy in Rome at the end of the Republic and in the first decades of the Augustan principate. Now updated in this second edition,…

    Paperback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge

  • Revival: The Vercelli Book (1932)

    The Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records - A Collective Edition, 1st Edition

    Edited by George Philip Krapp

    In accordance with the plan of this collective edition of Anglo-Saxon poetry, as announced in the Preface to the first volume, containing the texts of the Junius Manuscript, the poetical parts of the Vercelli Book are here groped together in a second volume.…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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