These fifteen essays deal with Nietzsche's view of various aspects of classical antiquity as compared to those of Augustine,
Thomas Aquinas, Dante, Voltaire, Winkelmann, Hamann, Goethe, Schiller, Heine, Byron, the fin de siecle Decadents and others.
An introductory essay by classical scholar H. Lloyd-Jones plus two essays on Nietzsche's aesthetics by W. Kaufmann and K.
Weinberg round out the contributions by M. L. Baeumer, E. Biser, M. Boulby, S. L. Gilman, P. Heller, R. M. Helm, M. Hester,
R. S. Fraser, J. C. O'Flaherty, H. Rehder, K. Schlechta, and H. Wingler.