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Andreas Heil, Technische Universität Dresden
In four separate studies, Andreas Heil shows that Seneca, in his tragedies Thyestes, Hercules furens, Troas (Troades) and Medea, handles dramatic time less experimentally than has been assumed before. Thus, the survey considerably deepens our understanding of Seneca's dramatic technique. In ...
This book offers the first comprehensive collection and scholarly analysis of the Greek technopaignia (acrostics, anagrams, palindromes, pattern poems etc.) and discusses both their significance for the history of literature and their interaction with non-literary fields of ancient ...
This study investigates the reception of contemporary religion in Hellenistic poetry. Using the cult of Artemis as a paradigm, it analyses Callimachus’ and Theocritus’ references to contemporary religious phenomena and their contextualization and transformation in literature.
Michael von Albrecht
The medium of Seneca's Lebenskunst is language. We first change the meaning of words through philosophical reflection, then ourselves. Rhetorical patterns guide us in constructing an inner world and in defining ourselves. Texts in Latin and in translation document Seneca's seminal role in the ...
The present volume deals with Lucan's epic on the Civil War. It focuses on the main artistic principles of the poem, studying both the underlying history and its poetical reworking by the author.
A new critical edition plus commentary of famous papyrus fragments commonly ascribed to the archaic Greek poet Stesichoros. His 'Sack of Troy' and the 'Calydonian Boarhunt' are included.
Edited by Annette Harder, Remco Regtuit, Peter Stork, Gerry Wakker
This volume contains the collected articles of the Groningen Professor of Ancient Greek, Stefan Radt, and a survey of his publications. These articles, which show great philological acumen, are of considerable importance for the study of ancient Greek.
The book interprets all seven Sophoclean tragedies (5th century B.C.) as a whole, focussing on the aspect of individuals being guilty of not reaching proper conclusions about their own selves and their situation, although they possess the means and ability to do so.
Die Erzählung von Meleagros offers a detailed analysis of the origin and development of the myth of the Calydonian boar-hunt. It is the first complete presentation of all literary sources of the Calydonian hunt, as well as of other adventures of its central hero Meleagros. The myth started off ...
A close study of the Berlin Huguenot Refuge and its most famous figure, Jean Barbeyrac. Deeply rooted in the archives and full of new materials, it greatly clarifies the complicated relationship of Huguenot learning to cultural patronage, political cabals, theological disputes, and wider ...
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