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Aspects of Antiquity
A Guide to Reading Herodotus' Histories
by Sean Sheehan
Call Number: DE3 .M52 2002
Publication Date: 2018-04-05
Modern scholarship judges Herodotus to be a more complex writer than his past readers supposed. His Histories is now being read in ways that are seemingly incompatible if not contradictory. This volume interrogates the various ways the text of the Histories has been and can be read by scholars- as the seminal text of our Ur-historian, as ethnology, literary art and fable.
The Design of Virgil's Bucolics
by John Van Sickle
Call Number: DE61.B87 M67 1992
Publication Date: 2004-12-24
In 1986, reviewing recent work on the Bucolics, William S. Anderson wrote, 'Van Sickle, Design, has produced the most persuasive portrait of the Eclogues, arguing cogently for what he calls an "ideological order".' The Design of Virgil's Bucolics argues that Virgil composed his ten eclogues as parts of a system: the Book of Bucolics conceived as a concerted whole. The report of frequent theatre presentations showed that Virgil caught attention withdramatic flair, masking an ideological programme that grew to encompass motifs of a returning Golden Age and new myth, providing cover for the Caesarist regime, casting the poet as a prophet, vates, and laying groundwork for the Georgics and Aeneid.
Sophocles: Oedipus the King
by P. J. Finglass (Editor)
Call Number: DE61.C4 C66 2007
Publication Date: 2018-04-05
For centuries the myth of Oedipus, the man who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother, has exerted a powerful hold on the human imagination; but no retelling of that myth has ever come close, in passion, drama, and menace to the one that we find in Sophocles' Oedipus the King. This new full-scale edition of that classic play - the first in any language since 1883 - offers a freshly constituted text based on consultation of manuscripts ancient and mediaeval. The introduction explores the play's dating and production, its creative engagement with pre-Sophoclean versions, its major themes, and its reception during antiquity.
by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Call Number: DE61.E5 S28 1974b
Publication Date: 2018-02-08
Written by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, one of the world's foremost scholars on Roman social and cultural history, this introduction to Rome in the Age of Augustus provides a fascinating insight into the social and physical contexts of Augustan politics and poetry, exploring in detail the impact of the new regime of government on society. Taking an interpretative approach, the ideas and environment manipulated by Augustus are explored, along with reactions to that manipulation.
by Alex Priou
Call Number: DE61.V56 V565 2006
Publication Date: 2018-03-20
Plato's Parmenides is regarded as a canonical work in ontology. Depicting a conversation between Parmenides of Elea and a young Socrates, the dialogue presents a rigorous examination of Socrates' theory of the forms, the most influential account of being in the philosophic tradition. In this commentary on the Parmenides, Alex Priou argues that the dialogue is, in actuality, a reflection on politics.