Updated and translated version of the standard encyclopedia for Antiquity, Paulys Real-Encyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. Articles are extensive and often address the topic in general before analyzing the issues in Greece and in Rome specifically. Bibliographies list books, essays, and journal articles for further reading.
There are also additional series published with the encyclopedia, including a five-volume set on the classical tradition and four supplements:
1) Chronologies of the Ancient World
2) Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts
3) Historical Atlas of the Ancient World
4) Reception of Myth and Mythology
5) Reception of Classical Literature
6) History of Classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary
Latin Literature by Gian Biagio Conte; Joseph B. Solodow (Translator); Don P. Fowler (Revised by); Glen W. Most (Revised by)
An authoritative and comprehensive history of Latin literature from the early republic through the late empire. Treats cultural history and reception in addition to the lives and works of authors, development of genres, and sources.
The Oxford Classical Dictionary by Simon Hornblower (Editor); Antony Spawforth (Editor); Esther Eidinow
For over sixty years, The Oxford Classical Dictionary has been the unrivalled one-volume reference in the field of classics. Now completely revised and updated. Offers over 6,700 entries written by classical scholars from around the world, the Dictionary provides coverage of Greek and Roman history, literature, myth, religion, linguistics, philosophy, law,science, art, archaeology, near eastern studies, and late antiquity. New entries supplement the existing material, including entries on topics such as Adrasteia, Latin anthologies, Jewish art, ancient religious beliefs, emotions, film, gender, kinship, and many more. Other specific developments include an added focus on two new areas: "anthropology" and "reception". Also available in print.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome by Michael Gagarin; Elaine Fantham
This new encyclopedia offers a comprehensive overview of the literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion of the Greek and Roman world from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. Essay-length articles include linked references to related entries as well as select list of titles for further reading.
Brill's Companion to Ovid by Barbara Weiden Boyd (Editor)
Publication Date: 2001-11-01
This volume on the Roman poet Ovid comprises articles by an international group of scholars. Their contributions cover a wide range of topics, including a biographical essay, a survey of the major manuscripts and textual traditions, and a comprehensive discussion of Ovid s style. The remaining chapters are devoted to focused studies of each of Ovid s major works, with emphasis given where appropriate to the poet s interest in genre and narrative techniques, his engagement with the poetry that preceded his oeuvre, his response to the political, religious, and social realities of Augustan Rome.
Online access: BMC ; HC
The Cambridge Companion to Ovid by Philip Hardie (Editor)
Publication Date: 2006
A companion to one of the greatest writers of classical antiquity, and arguably the single most influential ancient poet for post-classical literature and culture, is long overdue. Chapters by leading authorities discuss the backgrounds and contexts for Ovid, the individual works, and his influence on later literature and art. Coverage of essential information is combined with exciting new critical approaches.
Online access: BMC ; HC
A Companion to Ovid by Peter E. Knox (Editor)
Publication Date: 2012
This is a comprehensive overview of one of the most influential poets of classical antiquity. Features more than 30 newly commissioned chapters by noted scholars writing in their areas of specialization. Illuminates various aspects of Ovid's work, such as production, genre, and style; presents interpretive essays on key poems and collections;Includes detailed discussions of Ovid's primary literary influences and his reception.
Online access: BMC ; HC
A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid by John F. Miller (Editor); Carole E. Newlands (Editor)
Presents more than 30 original essays written by leading scholars revealing the rich diversity of critical engagement with Ovid's poetry that spans the Western tradition from antiquity to the present day. Introduces familiar and unfamiliar figures in the history of Ovidian reception. Demonstrates the enduring and transformative power of Ovid's poetry into modern times.
Also available as an ebook.
The Cambridge Companion to Latin Love Elegy by Thea S. Thorsen (Editor)
Latin love elegy is one of the most important poetic genres in the Augustan era. This volume brings together leading scholars from Australia, Europe and North America to present and explore the Greek and Roman backdrop for Latin love elegy, the individual Latin love elegists (both the canonical and the non-canonical), their poems and influence on writers in later times.
A Companion to Roman Love Elegy by Barbara K. Gold (Editor)
Publication Date: 2012-05-14
A Companion to Roman Love Elegy is the first comprehensive work dedicated solely to the study of love elegy. The genre is explored through 33 original essays that offer new approaches to specific elegists and the discipline as a whole. Contains original essays, which are accessible and offer a new approach to the love elegists and their work. Includes essays on the Roman elegists Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, Sulpicia, and Ovid, as well as their Greek and Roman predecessors and later writers who were influenced by their work.
Online access: BMC ; HC
Available as Ebook through Haverford. "The age of Augustus, commonly dated to 30 B.C.-A.D. 14, was a pivotal period in world history. A time of tremendous change in Rome, Italy, and throughout the Mediterranean world, many key developments were under way when Augustus took charge, and a recurring theme is the role that he played in shaping their direction. The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus captures the dynamic and richness of this era by examining important aspects of political and social history, religion, literature, and art and architecture. "--BOOK JACKET.
The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome by Edward Bispham (Editor); Thomas Harrison (Editor); Brian A. Sparkes (Editor)
The Edinburgh Companion is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, expert contributors demonstrate the multifaceted nature of classic civilization by drawing together perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, poetry to archaeology, art history to numismatics, and many more.
The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies by Alessandro Barchiesi; Walter Scheidel
Presents 55 essays written by leading scholars in five broad categories: Tools, Approaches, Genres, History (including "The Imperial Republic" and "The Early Imperial Monarchy"), and Ideas. Since it was just published in August 2010, the interpretations and bibliographies are very up-to-date.
Presents extensive annotated reading lists for authors, texts, and topics, with advice on editions, commentaries, translations, and recent studies. New articles are added twice a year.
See articles of interest including: Ovid Sexuality Latin Poetry: Imperial