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Product Description: Francesco Petrarca (1304–1374), one of the greatest of Italian poets, was also the leading spirit in the Renaissance movement to revive the cultural and moral excellence of ancient Greece and Rome. This two-volume set contains an ample, representative sample from his enormous and fascinating correspondence with all the leading figures of his day, from popes, emperors, and kings to younger contemporaries such as Cola di Rienzi and Giovanni Boccaccio...read more
By Elaine Fantham (trans)

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9780674058347 | Harvard Univ Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Francesco Petrarca (1304–1374), one of the greatest of Italian poets, was also the leading spirit in the Renaissance movement to revive the cultural and moral excellence of ancient Greece and Rome.
9780674971622 | Harvard Univ Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Francesco Petrarca (1304–1374), one of the greatest of Italian poets, was also the leading spirit in the Renaissance movement to revive the cultural and moral excellence of ancient Greece and Rome.

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9780199533213 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 15, 2010, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Seneca's letters to his friend Lucilius are powerful moral essays that also yield illuminating insight into Seneca's personal life and the truly turbulent times in which he lived.

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Product Description: Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and advisor to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes...read more

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9780226748320 | Italian edition edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, March 5, 2014), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and advisor to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature.

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9780226748337 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, March 25, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and advisor to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature.

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Product Description: Assembled for the young Prince William of Cleves, Erasmus’ Apophthegmata consists of thousands of sayings and anecdotes collected from Greek and Latin literature for the moral education of the future ruler. Betty I. Knott and Elaine Fantham’s two-volume annotated translation of the aphorisms and Erasmus’ commentary on them makes this once popular literary and educational text accessible to modern audiences...read more
By Elaine Fantham (trans) and Betty I. Knott (editor)

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9781442641662 | Univ of Toronto Pr, August 28, 2014, cover price $295.00 | About this edition: Assembled for the young Prince William of Cleves, Erasmus’ Apophthegmata consists of thousands of sayings and anecdotes collected from Greek and Latin literature for the moral education of the future ruler.

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Product Description: Cicero's speech on behalf of L. Lucinius Murena, newly elected to the consulship of 62 BCE but immediately prosecuted for electoral bribery, is especially famous for its digressions and valuable for its insights into the complex political wrangles of the late 60s...read more
By Elaine Fantham (introduced by)

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9780199974535 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 21, 2013, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Cicero's speech on behalf of L.

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Product Description: Cicero's speech on behalf of L. Lucinius Murena, newly elected to the consulship of 62 BCE but immediately prosecuted for electoral bribery, is especially famous for its digressions and valuable for its insights into the complex political wrangles of the late 60s...read more

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9780199974528 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, August 21, 2013, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Cicero's speech on behalf of L.

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Scholars of ancient literature have often focused on the works and lives of major authors rather than on such questions as how these works were produced and who read them. In Roman Literary Culture, Elaine Fantham fills that void by examining the changing social and historical context of literary production in ancient Rome and its empire. Fantham’s first edition discussed the habits of Roman readers and developments in their means of access to literature, from booksellers and copyists to pirated publications and libraries. She examines the issues of patronage and the utility of literature and shows how the constraints of the physical object itself―the ancient "book"―influenced the practice of both reading and writing. She also explores the ways in which ancient criticism and critical attitudes reflected cultural assumptions of the time.In this second edition, Fantham expands the scope of her study. In the new first chapter, she examines the beginning of Roman literature―more than a century before the critical studies of Cicero and Varro. She discusses broader entertainment culture, which consisted of live performances of comedy and tragedy as well as oral presentations of the epic. A new final chapter looks at Pagan and Christian literature from the third to fifth centuries, showing how this period in Roman literature reflected its foundations in the literary culture of the late republic and Augustan age. This edition also includes a new preface and an updated bibliography.

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9781421408354 | 2 edition (Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, April 18, 2013), cover price $70.00

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9781421408361 | 2 edition (Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, April 18, 2013), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Scholars of ancient literature have often focused on the works and lives of major authors rather than on such questions as how these works were produced and who read them.

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Product Description: This volume presents closely connected articles by Elaine Fantham which deal with Roman responses to Greek literature on three major subjects: the history and criticism of Latin poetry and rhetoric, women in Roman life and dramatic poetry and the poetic representation of children in relation to their mothers and teachers...read more

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9783110229332 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, March 17, 2011, cover price $224.00 | About this edition: This volume presents closely connected articles by Elaine Fantham which deal with Roman responses to Greek literature on three major subjects: the history and criticism of Latin poetry and rhetoric, women in Roman life and dramatic poetry and the poetic representation of children in relation to their mothers and teachers.

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Product Description: A collection of 14 papers in which contributors use diverging critical methods on a selection of extracts from Vergil's epic, with the examination of political references in the work being prominent, as well as the question of the Aeneid 's central meaning...read more
By Elaine Fantham (contributor), Don Fowler (contributor), Reinhold F. Glei (contributor), Gunther Gottlieb (contributor) and Hans-Peter Stahl (editor)

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9781905125333 | Classical Pr of Wales, January 16, 2009, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: A collection of 14 papers in which contributors use diverging critical methods on a selection of extracts from Vergil's epic, with the examination of political references in the work being prominent, as well as the question of the Aeneid 's central meaning.

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Product Description: Based on Elaine Fantham's 2004 Robson lectures, Latin Poets and Italian Gods reconstructs the response of Roman poets in the late republic and Augustan age to the rural cults of central Italy. Study of Roman gods is often limited to the grand equivalents of the Olympian Greek deities such as Jupiter, Mars, and Juno...read more

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9781442640597 | Univ of Toronto Pr, November 12, 2009, cover price $59.00 | About this edition: Based on Elaine Fantham's 2004 Robson lectures, Latin Poets and Italian Gods reconstructs the response of Roman poets in the late republic and Augustan age to the rural cults of central Italy.

The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore aims to provide an accessible study of Cicero's first and fullest dialogue, on the ideal orator-statesman. It illustrates the dialogue's achievement as a reflection of a civilized way of life and a brilliantly constructed literary unity, and considers the contribution made by Cicero's recommendations to the development of rhetoric and higher education at Rome. Because Cicero deliberately set his extended conversation in the generation of his childhood teachers, a study of the dialogue in its historical setting can show how the political and cultural life of this earlier period differed from Cicero's personal experience of the collapse of senatorial government, when the overwhelming power of the "first triumvirate" forced him into political silence in the last decade of the republic. After an introductory chapter reviewing Cicero's position on return from exile, chapters include a comparative study of the careers of M. Antonius and L. Licinius Crassus, protagonists of the dialogue, a discussion of Cicero's response to Plato's criticisms of rhetoric in the Gorgias and Phaedrus, and his debt to Aristotle's Rhetoric, analysis of the dialogue's treatment of Roman civil law, existing Latin literature and historical writing, Strabo's survey of the sources and application of humor, political eloquence in senate and contio, theories of diction and style, and the techniques of oral delivery. An epilogue looks briefly at Cicero's De re publica and Tacitus' Dialogus de oratoribus as reflections on the transformation of oratory and free (if oligarchic) republican government by debate to meet the context of the new autocracy.

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9780199263158 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 7, 2004, cover price $190.00 | About this edition: The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore aims to provide an accessible study of Cicero's first and fullest dialogue, on the ideal orator-statesman.

Paperback:

9780199207732, titled "The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore" | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, February 8, 2007, cover price $73.00

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9781428815919 | 1 edition (Academic Internet Pub Inc, December 31, 2006), cover price $27.95

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Product Description: Virgil's affectionate poem of the land brings us the disappointments as well as the rewards of the countryman's year-round devotion to his crops, his vines and olives, livestock great and small, and the complex society of his bees...read more

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9780192806796 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 7, 2006, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Virgil's affectionate poem of the land brings us the disappointments as well as the rewards of the countryman's year-round devotion to his crops, his vines and olives, livestock great and small, and the complex society of his bees.

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Product Description: This scholarly biography details the life of an extraordinary woman in an extraordinary society. Julia Augusti studies the life of the only daughter of Augustus, the first Roman emperor, and the father who sacrificed his daughter and her children in order to establish a dynasty...read more

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9780415331463 | Routledge, September 2, 2006, cover price $40.95 | About this edition: This scholarly biography details the life of an extraordinary woman in an extraordinary society.

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Product Description: This scholarly biography details the life of an extraordinary woman in an extraordinary society. Julia Augusti studies the life of the only daughter of Augustus, the first Roman emperor, and the father who sacrificed his daughter and her children in order to establish a dynasty...read more

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9780415331456 | Routledge, August 3, 2006, cover price $135.00 | About this edition: This scholarly biography details the life of an extraordinary woman in an extraordinary society.

Miscellaneous:

9780203392423 | Routledge, June 19, 2006, cover price $34.95

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Product Description: Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature (Series Editors: Kathleen Coleman and Richard Rutherford) introduces individual works of Greek and Latin literature to readers who are approaching them for the first time. Each volume sets the work in its literary and historical context, and aims to offer a balanced and engaging assessment of its content, artistry, and purpose...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780195154092 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, July 15, 2004, cover price $83.00 | About this edition: Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature (Series Editors: Kathleen Coleman and Richard Rutherford) introduces individual works of Greek and Latin literature to readers who are approaching them for the first time.

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9780195154108 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, July 15, 2004, cover price $38.95 | About this edition: Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature (Series Editors: Kathleen Coleman and Richard Rutherford) introduces individual works of Greek and Latin literature to readers who are approaching them for the first time.

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Product Description: Julius Caesar changed world history by inaugurating the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. This themed volume of PLLS handles the important and controversial problem of Caesar's own attitudes to 'liberty' and 'autocracy'...read more

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9780905205397 | Francis Cairns, September 1, 2003, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Julius Caesar changed world history by inaugurating the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.

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Product Description: Scholars of ancient literature have often focused on the works and lives of major authors rather than on such questions as how these works were produced and who read them. In Roman Literary Culture, Elaine Fantham fills that void by examining the changing social and historical context of literary production in ancient Rome and its empire...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780801852046 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, April 1, 1996, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: "This is a book that needed to be written in answer to a deep gap in our resources on Latin literature.

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9780801862014 | Reprint edition (Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, April 21, 1999), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Scholars of ancient literature have often focused on the works and lives of major authors rather than on such questions as how these works were produced and who read them.

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Product Description: Book IV of Ovid's celebration of the calendar and the associated legends of the Roman year treats the month of April, a particularly happy phase of the Augustan ceremonial year. Around the festival of Venus and the anniversary of the foundation of Rome, Ovid retells the legends of Rome's royal founder Romulus and the Trojan hero Aeneas...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Elaine Fantham (editor) and Ovid

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9780521445382 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 1, 1998, cover price $123.00 | About this edition: Book IV of Ovid's celebration of the calendar and the associated legends of the Roman year treats the month of April, a particularly happy phase of the Augustan ceremonial year.

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Product Description: The Satyricon of Petronius, a comic novel written in the first century A.D., is famous today primarily for its amazing banquet tale, "Trimalchio's Feast." But this episode is only one part of the larger picture of life during Nero's rule presented in the work...read more

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9780520207158 | Univ of California Pr, January 1, 1997, cover price $57.95 | About this edition: The Satyricon of Petronius, a comic novel written in the first century A.

Bits of information about women are scattered throughout the fragmented mosaic of ancient history. The vivid poetry of Sappho survived antiquity on remnants of damaged papyrus, riddled with gaps. The inscription on a beautiful fourth century B.C.E. grave praises the virtues of Mnesarete, an Athenian woman who died young, but we do not know if the grave's marble stele shows Mnesarete, or simply a ready-made design chosen by her family. We read that on one occasion in the fourth century a great number of Roman wives were given a collective public trial and found guilty of poisoning their husbands, but we can only guess whether these "poisonings" were linked to a high occurrence of accidental food poisoning, or disease, or something more sinister. Apart from the legends of Cleopatra, Dido and Lucretia, and images of graceful maidens dancing on urns, the evidence about the lives of women of the classical world--visual, archaeological, and written----has remained uncollected and uninterpreted. Now, the lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched Women in the Classical World lifts the curtain on the women of ancient Greece and Rome, from slaves and prostitutes, to Athenian housewives, to Rome's imperial family. The first book on classical women to give equal weight to written texts and artistic representations, it brings together a great wealth of materials--poetry, vase painting, legislation, medical treatises, architecture, religious and funerary art, women's ornaments, historical epics, political speeches, even ancient coins--to present women in the historical and cultural context of their time. Written by leading experts in the fields of ancient history and art history, women's studies, and Greek and Roman literature, the book's chronological arrangement allows the changing roles of women to unfold over a thousand year period, beginning in the eighth century B.C.E. The authors seek out literature that preserves women's own voices. Both the art and the literature highlight women's creativity, sexuality and coming of age, marriage and childrearing, religious and public roles, and other themes. Fascinating chapters probe revealing aspects of the classical world: the ubiquitous reports of wild behavior on the part of Spartan and Etruscan women and the mythical Amazons; the changing views of the female body presented in male-authored gynecological treatises; the "new woman" represented by the love poetry of the late Republic and Augustan Age; and the traces of upper and lower-class life in Pompeii, miraculously preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Provocative, surprising, filled with timeless examples of the rich legacy of classical art, Women in the Classical World is a masterly foray into the past, and a definitive statement on the lives of women in ancient Greece and Rome.

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9780195067279 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 15, 1994, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Bits of information about women are scattered throughout the fragmented mosaic of ancient history.

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9780195098624 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 30, 1995, cover price $76.95 | About this edition: Information about women is scattered throughout the fragmented mosaic of ancient history: the vivid poetry of Sappho survived antiquity on remnants of damaged papyrus; the inscription on a beautiful fourth century B.
9789990217100 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 30, 1995, cover price $0.02 | also contains Women in the Classical World: Image and Text

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Product Description: This edition offers the first full-scale commentary on the neglected second book of Lucan's epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey: De bello civili. It pays particular attention to Lucan's inheritance from Virgil's Augustan epic and response to its challenge...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Elaine Fantham (editor)

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9780521422413 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1992, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: This edition offers the first full-scale commentary on the neglected second book of Lucan's epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey: De bello civili.

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Product Description: This final volume in the Literary and Educational Writings contains diverse woks spanning a generation. They demonstrate Erasmus' skill in applying classical rhetoric to contemporary Christian needs. Four are short rhetorical pieces; the next group illustrates facets of Erasmus' classical scholarship and includes several works that bear witness to Erasmus' friendship with Thomas More...read more

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9780802058188 | Univ of Toronto Pr, March 1, 1990, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: This final volume in the Literary and Educational Writings contains diverse woks spanning a generation.

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Product Description: The Description for this book, Seneca's Troades: A Literary Introduction with Text, Translation and Commentary, will be forthcoming.

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9780691035611 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 1, 1982, cover price $72.50 | About this edition: The Description for this book, Seneca's Troades: A Literary Introduction with Text, Translation and Commentary, will be forthcoming.

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