Rare Books - Decorative Arts & Collectibles

Literary Non-Fiction -
Latin & Greek

View:

  • The 'Art' of Rhetoric (Loeb Classical Library)

    By Aristotle

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674992122
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: December 1926
    Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE, was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367?347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil, Hermeias, in Asia Minor and at this time married Pythias, one of Hermeias's relations. After some time at Mitylene, in 343?2 he was appointed by King Philip of Macedon to be tutor of his teen-aged son Alexander. After Philip's death in 336, Aristotle became head of his own school (of 'Peripatetics'), the Lyceum at Athens. Because of anti-Macedonian feeling there after Alexander's death in 323, he withdrew to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322.Nearly all the works Aristotle prepared for publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). They can be categorized as follows: I Practical: Nicomachean Ethics; Great Ethics (Magna Moralia); Eudemian Ethics; Politics; Economics (on the good of the family); On Virtues and Vices. II Logical: Categories; Analytics (Prior and Posterior); Interpretation; Refutations used by Sophists; Topica. III Physical: Twenty-six works (some suspect) including astronomy, generation and destruction, the senses, memory, sleep, dreams, life, facts about animals, etc. IV Metaphysics: on being as being. V Art: Rhetoric and Poetics. VI Other works including the Constitution of Athens; more works also of doubtful authorship. VII Fragments of various works such as dialogues on philosophy and literature; and of treatises on rhetoric, politics and metaphysics.The Loeb Classical Library edition of Aristotle is in twenty-three volumes.
  • 'On the Republic' and 'On the Laws' (Agora Editions)

    By Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801478918
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press
    • Published: December 2013
    Cicero's On the Republic and On the Laws are his major works of political philosophy. They offer his fullest treatment of fundamental political questions: Why should educated people have any concern for politics? Is the best form of government simple, or is it a combination of elements from such simple forms as monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy? Can politics be free of injustice? The two works also help us to think about natural law, which many people have considered since ancient times to provide a foundation of unchanging, universal principles of justice.On the Republic features a defense of politics against those who advocated abstinence from public affairs. It defends a mixed constitution, the actual arrangement of offices in the Roman Republic, against simple forms of government. The Republic also supplies material for students of Roman history—as does On the Laws. The Laws, moreover, presents the results of Cicero's reflections as to how the republic needed to change in order not only to survive but also to promote justiceDavid Fott’s vigorous yet elegant English translation is faithful to the originals. It is the first to appear since publication of the latest critical edition of the Latin texts. This book contains an introduction that both places Cicero in his historical context and explicates the timeless philosophical issues that he treats. The volume also provides a chronology of Cicero’s life, outlines of the two works, and indexes of personal names and important terms.
  • 501 Latin Verbs (Second Edition)

    By Richard E. Prior

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780764137426
    • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
    • Published: November 2007
    Popular phrases, words, and expressions accompany the complete conjugation of common Latin verbs
  • Achilles and Hector: The Homeric Hero

    By Seth Benardete

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781587310010
    • Publisher: St. Augustine's Press
    • Published: July 2005
  • Acts of Compassion in Greek Tragic Drama (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture)

    By James Franklin Johnson

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780806151663
    • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
    • Published: May 2016
  • Acts of Mar Mari the Apostle

    By Amir Harrak

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781589830936
    • Publisher: SOCIETY OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE
    • Published: July 2005
  • Adelphoe (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

    By Terence

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521290012
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: May 1976
    The Adelphoe (The Brothers) of Terence is a Latin adaptation of a comedy of the same name by the Greek comic playwright Menander. The theme of the play is the perennially interesting question of the relationship between the generations and the proper way to bring up a son. In the introduction Mr Martin considers Terence in the context of Roman comedy generally and discusses the background of the Adelphoe. There is also a section on metre and scansion and a short analysis of the textual tradition. The full and detailed commentary, besides elucidating the text, seeks at all times to help the reader to understand the work as a play to be enjoyed. The edition is intended for use by students at school and university and for anyone wishing to read and appreciate the play in the original.
  • Aelian's On the Nature of Animals

    By Gregory McNamee

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781595340757
    • Publisher: Trinity University Press
    • Published: June 2011
    The legends and innovations of the Roman Empire have been instilled in us since childhood. We know the great stories of legal and political governance, all-knowing gods and goddesses, military power and conquest, and developments in science and engineering. But we have known little, until now, about their knowledge of the animal kingdom – which was, by far, the most advanced in world history, thanks to the encyclopedic observations of Claudius Aelianus. Sometimes insightful, accurate, and scientific, and at other times fanciful, humorous, and bizarre, this collection of second-century insights offers the ultimate historically based entertainment for animal and nature lovers alike. Notes. 180p.
  • Aeneas to Augustus: A Beginning Latin Reader for College Students (Second Edition)

    By Mason Hammond

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674006003
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: June 1967
    Roman history in Latin readings sustained by English prefaces and generous annotation, Aeneas to Augustus is paper-bound and lithographed from typescript while practice tests its effectiveness. Prose (Part I) and poetry (Part II)--each Part a term's work with a full historic span--may be alternated during a year's course without losing continuity. Latin readings approximate a class hour's needs; each Part forms a sequence of graduated complexity; a vocabulary is included; and literary and linguistic annotations will interest both beginning and advanced students.
  • Aeneid

    By Virgil

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593082376
    • Publisher: BARNES & NOBLE
    • Published: March 2007
    The Aeneid, by Vergil, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Written more than two thousand years ago and one of Western literature's indisputable masterpieces, the Aeneid is the Roman “answer” to Homer's epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey. The latter celebrate Greek civilization through the stories of Greek victory in the Trojan War and the exploits of Odysseus. Vergil's Aeneid sings the triumph of Roman culture, transforming Troy's tragedy into a step on the path toward the founding of Rome by the descendants of the last Trojan hero, Aeneas. Fleeing the fallen city with a few followers, Aeneas undergoes a series of adventures, including a passionate love affair with the ravishing Dido, queen of Carthage, a visit to the underworld to meet the spirit of his father, and mortal combat with Turnus, a powerful king. Each episode tests his courage, morality, and humanity, and proves his worthiness to be the ancestor of one of the greatest empires in history. Sarah Spence is Professor of Classics at the University of Georgia. Founding editor of the journal Literary Imagination, she has published widely on Vergil and medieval vernacular poetry. She is author of two books, Rhetorics of Reason and Desire: Vergil, Augustine, and the Troubadors and Texts and the Self in the Twelfth Century, and has edited two volumes of essays on Vergil. She lives in Athens, Georgia.
  • The Aeneid

    By Virgil

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140440515
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: December 1956
    Recounts the experiences of the Trojan prince Aeneas, who helped found Rome
  • The Aeneid

    By Virgil

    Our Price: $31.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780226450186
    • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
    • Published: September 2017
  • The Aeneid

    By Virgil

    Our Price: $7.00 - $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679729525
    • Publisher: Vintage Classics
    • Published: June 1990
    Robert Fitzgerald has managed, by a sensitive use of faintly archaic vocabulary and a keen ear for sound and rhythm, to suggest the solemnity and the movement of Virgil's poem of Aeneas' fateful journey as no previous translator has done (including John Dryden). Brief Glossary. 443p.
  • The Aeneid

    By Virgil

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143105138
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: January 2008
    The acclaimed translator of Homer's Iliad & Odyssey brings to readers a vibrant new translation of Virgil's Aenid, retaining all of the gravitas and humanity of the original as well as its powerful blend of poetry and myth. Fleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achilles's mighty foe in the Iliad, begins an incredible journey to fulfill his destiny. His voyages will take him through stormy seas, entanglement in a tragic love affair, and allurement into the world of the dead itself - all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods. Ultimately, he reaches the promised land of Italy, to found the Roman people. Addenda. 484p.
  • Aeneid

    By Edward McCrorie Virgil

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780472065950
    • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
    • Published: January 1996
    A bold new translation of the Aeneid

View: