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Classical Languages and Linguistics - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Items in Classical Languages and Linguistics (PA) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 120 days.


  • Ancient Rhetoric and the New Testament : The Influence of Elementary Greek Composition / Mikeal C. Parsons and Michael Wade Martin
    PA810 .P37 2018

  • Engaging Classical Texts in the Contemporary World : From Narratology to Reception / Louise Pratt and C. Michael Sampson, editors
    PA 3013 E54 2018eb

  • Greek tragedy and the contemporary actor / Zachary Dunbar and Stephe Harr
    PA3238

  • Ovid Amores II : a selection : poems 2, 4, 6, 10, 12 / with introduction, commentary notes and vocabulary by Alfred Artley
    PA 6519 A7 A78 2018

    This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Ovid's Amores , giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for Amores 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.10, 2.12. A detailed introduction covers the prescribed text to be read in English, placing the poems in their Roman literary context.

    Ovid's Amores represent the culmination of Roman love elegy, and the selection from Book II presented here shows the poet at the height of his literary and sexual powers. From dead parrots and eunuch slaves to the elusive mistress Corinna, Ovid teases and tantalises, deftly reworking themes and motifs from his elegiac predecessors to produce verse of effortless sophistication, wit and charm, poems that for the last two thousand years have scandalised and delighted readers in equal measure.

    Resources are available on the Companion Website www.bloomsbury.com/ocr-editions-2019-2021


  • Scribes and scholars : a guide to the transmission of Greek and Latin literature / by L.D. Reynolds [deceased], Fellow and Tutor of Brasenose College, Oxford and N.G. Wilson, Fellow and Tutor of Lincoln College, Oxford
    PA 47 R4 2013
    One of the remarkable facts about the history of Western culture is that we are still in a position to read large amounts of the literature produced in classical Greece and Rome despite the fact that for at least a millennium and a half all copies had to be produced by hand and were subject tothe hazards of fire, flood, and war. This book explains how the texts survived and gives an account of the reasons why it was thought worthwhile to spend the necessary effort to preserve them for future generations.In the second edition a section of notes was included, and a new chapter was added to deal with some aspects of scholarship since the Renaissance. In the third edition (1991), the authors responded to the urgent need to take account of the very large number of discoveries in this rapidly advancingfield of knowledge by substantially revising or enlarging certain sections. The last two decades have seen further advances, and this revised edition is designed to take account of them.

  • The Agamemnon of Aeschylus : a commentary for students / by David Raeburn and Oliver Thomas
    PA 3825 A8 A37 2011
    This commentary discusses Aeschylus' play Agamemnon (458 BC), which is one of the most popular of the surviving ancient Greek tragedies, and is the first to be published in English since 1958. It is designed particularly to help students who are tackling Aeschylus in the original Greek for the first time, and includes a reprint of D. L. Page's Oxford Classical Text of the play.

    The introduction defines the place of Agamemnon within the Oresteia trilogy as a whole, and the historical context in which the plays were produced. It discusses Aeschylus' handling of the traditional myth and the main ideas which underpin his overall design: such as the development of justice and the nature of human responsibility; and it emphasizes how the power of words, seen as ominous speech-acts which can determine future events, makes a central contribution to the play's dramatic momentum. Separate sections explore Aeschylus' use of theatrical resources, the role of the chorus, and the solo characters. Finally there is an analysis of Aeschylus' distinctive poetic style and use of imagery, and an outline of the transmission of the play from 458 BC to the first printed editions.

  • Iliad, Book nine / Homer ; edited by Jasper Griffin
    PA 4020 P9 1995
    Epic masterpiece chronicles last days of Trojan War - quarrel of Achilles and Agamemnon, siege of Troy, death of Hector, Trojan Horse, many other incidents and events. Celebrated Samuel Butler prose translation.

  • Verse with prose from Petronius to Dante : the art and scope of the mixed form / Peter Dronke
    PA 3014 L49 D76 1994
    Peter Dronke illuminates a unique literary tradition: the narrative that mixes prose with verse. Highlighting a wide range of text, he defines and explores the creative ways in which mixed forms were used in Europe from antiquity through to the 13th century.

  • How to be a friend : an ancient guide to true friendship / Marcus Tullius Cicero ; translated and with an introduction by Philip Freeman
    PA 6308 L2 F63 2018

    A splendid new translation of one of the greatest books on friendship ever written

    In a world where social media, online relationships, and relentless self-absorption threaten the very idea of deep and lasting friendships, the search for true friends is more important than ever. In this short book, which is one of the greatest ever written on the subject, the famous Roman politician and philosopher Cicero offers a compelling guide to finding, keeping, and appreciating friends. With wit and wisdom, Cicero shows us not only how to build friendships but also why they must be a key part of our lives. For, as Cicero says, life without friends is not worth living.

    Filled with timeless advice and insights, Cicero's heartfelt and moving classic--written in 44 BC and originally titled De Amicitia --has inspired readers for more than two thousand years, from St. Augustine and Dante to Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Presented here in a lively new translation with the original Latin on facing pages and an inviting introduction, How to Be a Friend explores how to choose the right friends, how to avoid the pitfalls of friendship, and how to live with friends in good times and bad. Cicero also praises what he sees as the deepest kind of friendship--one in which two people find in each other "another self" or a kindred soul.

    An honest and eloquent guide to finding and treasuring true friends, How to Be a Friend speaks as powerfully today as when it was first written.


  • Ausführliche Grammatik der lateinischen Sprache, von Dr. Raphael Kühner
    PA 2080 K8

  • The loves ; The art of beauty ; The remedies for love ; and the art of love / Ovid ; translated by Rolfe Humphries
    PA 6522 A3 1957

    ... Humphries has rendered (Ovid's) love poetry with conspicuous success into English which is neither obtrusively colloquial nor awkwardly antique." --Virginia Quarterly Review

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