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How to Defeat the Saracens: Guillelmus Ade, "Tractatus Quomodo Sarraceni Sunt Expugnandi;" Text and Translation with Notes (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Humanities)


The fall of the crusader-controlled city of Acre to the Muslims in 1291 inspired many schemes for crusades to recover Jerusalem and its environs. One of these proposals is How to Defeat the Saracens, written around 1317 by William of Adam, a Dominican... (read more)

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Classical Roman Reader : New Encounters With Ancient Rome (97 Edition)

Kenneth J. Atchity (ed.)

A collection of the finest and most important writing of the Roman period, this title gives the reader access to a diversity of texts that shaped Roman thinking and provided the foundations of Western culture. 49 halftones.... (read more)

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The Golden Ass


The Golden Ass by Apuleius is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel - the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived in entirety from antiquity. It tells the story of the hero Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and... (read more)

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Exemplary Traits: Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry

J. Mira Seo

How did Roman poets create character? The mythological figures that dot the landscape of Roman poetry entail their own predetermined plotlines and received characteristics: the idea of a gentle, maternal Medea is as absurd as a spineless and weak... (read more)

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"The Metamorphoses of Ovid offers to the modern world such a key to the literary and religious culture of the ancients that it becomes an important event when at last a good poet comes up with a translation into English verse." --John Crowe Ransom... (read more)

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