Saturday, July 28, 2007

Also Seen

I hope this exercise is at least useful for collecting some resources and cutting down on search time. Thanks to Dennis for his contribution. Just saw a couple of other books I thought I'd link to.

Vergil in the Middle Ages by Domenico Comparetti (Benecke translation)

Vergil: A Biography by Tenney Frank

And while we're on the subject of former Bryn Mawr faculty, here is Tenney Frank's Roman Imperialism.

The Cults of Ostia, Lily Ross Taylor's doctoral thesis

And a couple from Paul Shorey:
The Unity of Plato's Thought

Horace: Odes and Epodes


Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you could tell me, how do I actually view these books on Google Books? When I go to the page, there is only a small amount of information about the book, a set of links where I can buy it, and that's all. I have a google account which I can log into, but it does not solve the problem. Can you help?

Dennis said...

On the left hand side of each page, below an image of a sample page, you will see two buttons:

Read this Book
Download PDF

That's all there is to it.

PS: Eric, I fixed the link to Comparetti's Virgil in the Middle Ages. It wasn't working.

Edward Lacey said...

The anonymous user's problem may be that Google Books takes into account where you are in deciding what to allow you to see. Here in the UK, where copyright expiry is based on the date of author's death rather than publication, the cut-off date for full view seems to be between 1863 and 1864.

Anonymous said...

Ah I see, I am in Australia which appears to mean that I can view the full text of very few Google books, even texts from the mid nineteenth century. How irritating!