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    • Bookshop: Antiquarian and new books Scrinium Classical Antiquity (Netherlands)
    • Bibliographic details: Cambridge University Press, 1992. 1630p. 2 Hardback books. Series: Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire. This is the final volume of the three-volume Prosopography which provides a complete secular biographical dictionary for the Later Roman Empire from AD 260 to 641. This volume begins at the start of the reign of Justinian in 527 and ends at the death of Heraclius in 641. Like its predecessors, this volume has collected the surviving evidence about the personnel of the empire, about members of the senates of Rome and Constantinople and their families, about members of senatorial famili... Read more
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    • Bibliographic details: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 298p. Paperback. Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature. The power of Shakespeare's complex language - his linguistic playfulness, poetic diction and dramatic dialogue - inspires and challenges students, teachers, actors and theatre-goers across the globe. It has iconic status and enormous resonance, even as language change and the distance of time render it more opaque and difficult. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Language provides important contexts for understanding Shakespeare's experiments with language and offers accessible approaches to... Read more
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    • Bibliographic details: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 310p. Hardback. Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature. The power of Shakespeare's complex language - his linguistic playfulness, poetic diction and dramatic dialogue - inspires and challenges students, teachers, actors and theatre-goers across the globe. It has iconic status and enormous resonance, even as language change and the distance of time render it more opaque and difficult. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Language provides important contexts for understanding Shakespeare's experiments with language and offers accessible approaches to ... Read more
    • Bookshop: Antiquarian and new books Scrinium Classical Antiquity (Netherlands)
    • Bibliographic details: Oxford University Press, 2011. 768p. Paperback. Series: Oxford Quick Reference. It is invaluable for the general reader and those studying our past Scots Magazine 01/06/2011 (Publisher's information). 14 days Read more
    • Bookshop: Antiquarian and new books Scrinium Classical Antiquity (Netherlands)
    • Bibliographic details: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 354p. Paperback. Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Longus' Daphnis and Chloe is arguably our finest surviving Greek novel. Written under the Roman Empire and engaging with romantic, pastoral and rhetorical themes, the story and characterisation have captured the imaginations of artists over the centuries. Despite a growing interest in ancient novels over the past half-century, this is the first full commentary to address Longus' linguistic texture and its implications for his literary aspirations, as well as his narrative skills and intertextualit... Read more
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    • Bibliographic details: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 374p. Paperback. Series: Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy. This second edition of An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy presents a comprehensive introduction to key ideas and arguments in early Chinese philosophy. Written in clear, accessible language, it explores philosophical traditions including Confucianism, Daoism, Mohism, Legalism and Chinese Buddhism, and how they have shaped Chinese thought. Drawing on the key classical texts as well as up-to-date scholarship, the discussions range across ethics, metaphysics and epistemology, while also bringin... Read more
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    • Bibliographic details: Oxford University Press, 2018. 320p. Hardback. Johnson spotlights important but overlooked activists, for example, African American Catholic physician Arthur G. Falls, and she provides valuable insights into their work by taking their faith claims seriously and by tapping wide-ranging sources (from unpublished memoirs to the archives, in northern Ontario, of the trailblazing US Catholic racial justice group Friendship House.) ... Summing up: Recommended CHOICE 01/04/2019 |a 15/04/2019 (Publisher's information). 14 days Read more
    • Bookshop: Antiquarian and new books Scrinium Classical Antiquity (Netherlands)
    • Bibliographic details: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 296p. Hardback. Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Ovid is now firmly established as a central figure in the Latin poetic canon, and his Fasti is his most complex elegy. Drafted alongside the Metamorphoses before the poet's exile, it was only published after the death of Augustus, and involves a wide range of myth, Roman history, religion, astronomy and explication of the calendar. In its aetiology and conversations with gods, it is a Latin equivalent of Callimachus' Aetia. This invaluable new commentary on a central book of the poem explores Ovid'... Read more
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    • Bibliographic details: Oxford University Press, 2018. 408p. Hardback. Series: Ancient Warfare and Civilization. The analysis here is really penetrating, and the research is new. Heather weaves a brilliant narrative of the Emperor Justinian's rule in the sixth century, looking at the wars and adventures that led him to conquer much of the Mediterranean for Byzantium. It's an amazing read - everyone should go and search it out. Simon Sebag Montefiore, BBC History magazine (Publisher's information). 14 days Read more
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    • Bibliographic details: Oxford University Press, 2016. 376p. Paperback. Reading this well-ordered collection of scholarly essays on providence and chance has enhanced my appreciation of the universe's beauty and the mystery of divine action. I recommend it not only to readers interested in the relationship of science to religion, but also to anyone interested in the question of God and the meaning of creation. John F. Haught, author of Resting on the Future: Catholic Theology for an Unfinished Universe (2015) (Publisher's information). 14 days Read more
    • Bookshop: Antiquarian and new books Scrinium Classical Antiquity (Netherlands)
    • Bibliographic details: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 238p. Hardback. Series: Cambridge Classical Studies. The astronomical material in Ovid's Fasti has been overlooked by the current trend of scholarly interest in the poem. It is this material which is the subject of this book. The author does not study Ovid's stars using the techniques of mathematical astronomy. Rather she aims to combine the methodology of recent 'programmatic' or genre-based readings with a broad cultural perspective. Arguing that the stars serve to align the Fasti with hexameter didactic poetry, she first tests the assumption that the Fas... Read more
    • Bookshop: Antiquarian and new books Scrinium Classical Antiquity (Netherlands)
    • Bibliographic details: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 285p. Hardback. Series: Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries, 49. The Colloquia are manuals written to help ancient Greeks and Romans get around in each other's languages; they contain examples of how to conduct activities like shopping, banking, visiting friends, hosting parties, taking oaths, winning lawsuits, using the public baths, having fights, making excuses and going to school. They thus offer a unique glimpse of daily life in the Early Roman Empire and are an important resource for understanding ancient culture. They have, however, been unjus... Read more
    • Bookshop: Antiquarian and new books Scrinium Classical Antiquity (Netherlands)
    • Bibliographic details: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 453p. Paperback. Series: Cambridge Classical Studies. Aristotle's account of female nature has received mostly negative treatment, emphasising what he says females cannot do. Building on recent research, this book comprehensively revises such readings, setting out the complex and positive role played by the female in Aristotle's thought with a particular focus on the longest surviving treatise on reproduction in the ancient corpus, the Generation of Animals. It provides new interpretations of the nature of Aristotle's sexism, his theory of male and female i... Read more
    • Bookshop: Antiquarian and new books Scrinium Classical Antiquity (Netherlands)
    • Bibliographic details: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 286p. Paperback. Series: Cambridge Middle East Studies, 56. Having played a role in every iteration of Syrian politics since the country gained independence in 1946, the Muslim Brotherhood were the most prominent opposition group in Syria on the eve of the 2011 uprising. But when unrest broke out in March 2011, few Brotherhood flags and slogans were to be found within the burgeoning protest movement. Drawing on extensive primary research including interviews with Brotherhood members, Dara Conduit looks to the group's history to understand why it failed to c... Read more
    • Bookshop: Antiquarian and new books Scrinium Classical Antiquity (Netherlands)
    • Bibliographic details: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 286p. Hardback. Series: Cambridge Middle East Studies, 56. Having played a role in every iteration of Syrian politics since the country gained independence in 1946, the Muslim Brotherhood were the most prominent opposition group in Syria on the eve of the 2011 uprising. But when unrest broke out in March 2011, few Brotherhood flags and slogans were to be found within the burgeoning protest movement. Drawing on extensive primary research including interviews with Brotherhood members, Dara Conduit looks to the group's history to understand why it failed to ca... Read more
    • Bookshop: Antiquarian and new books Scrinium Classical Antiquity (Netherlands)
    • Bibliographic details: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 222p. Paperback. Series: Cambridge Introductions to Literature. Shakespeare's history plays, as fresh today as when they were written, are based upon the assumption that time is not simply a destroyer but a preserver, and that 'examples past' might enable us to understand the present and anticipate the future. This lively 2007 study examines the continuing tradition of Shakespeare's history plays in stage and film productions as well as giving an account of the critical debate on these plays. Following two introductory chapters giving essential background o... Read more
    • Bookshop: Antiquarian and new books Scrinium Classical Antiquity (Netherlands)
    • Bibliographic details: Oxford University Press, 2017. 176p. Paperback. Series: New Oxford World History. This is a great book and one I highly recommend; it is a testimony to the erudition and clear writing style of its author and would be a solid addition to any library whether for students or faculty just starting out or those who want a refresher on just how integrated and foundational the period covered by this book was in the past and continues to be as it reaches to the present. David M. Kalivas, Middlesex Community College, World History Connected |a 10/05/2019 (Publisher's information). 14 days Read more
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