By Philoponus ; Christian Wildberg (translator)
By Anatole Mori
Apollonius Rhodius' epic poem, the Argonautica, is among the most crucial and influential literary productions of the Hellenistic interval. This e-book exhibits how the retelling of a heroic event set within the iteration prior to the Trojan warfare engages the political, spiritual, and moral dynamics of its day by way of alluding to the real-world context of the early Ptolemaic dynasty in addition to to poetic and different versions. via a hegemonic typology that levels from the simply and theocratic to the duplicitous and lawless, Apollonius characterizes the political heirs of Alexander the good as pious, civilized rulers. This interpretation is going past past stories by means of studying the political resonance of non secular job within the poem, and by means of touching on those formulations (especially the place they predicament Apollonius' departures from his literary predecessors) to the ideological building of Hellenic id in third-century Egypt.
By Vassiliki Panoussi
This can be the 1st systematic research of the significance of Greek tragedy as a primary "intertext" for Vergil's Aeneid. Vassiliki Panoussi argues that the epic's illustration of formality acts, specifically sacrifice, mourning, marriage, and maenadic rites, mobilizes a connection to tragedy. The tragic-ritual version deals a clean investigate the political and cultural functionality of the Aeneid, increasing our expertise of the poem's scope, relatively on the subject of gender, and proposing new readings of celebrated episodes, resembling Anchises' video games, Amata's maenadic rites, Dido's suicide, and the killing of Turnus. Panoussi bargains a brand new argument for the epic's ideological functionality past professional- and anti-Augustan readings. She translates the Aeneid as a piece that displays the dynamic nature of Augustan ideology, contributing to the redefinition of civic discourse and nationwide id. In her wealthy learn, readers will discover a particular exploration of the complicated courting among Greek tragedy and Vergil's Aeneid and a stimulating dialogue of difficulties of gender, strength, and beliefs in historic Rome.
By James MacKillop
Covers the gods and goddesses of Celtic delusion together with the character of Celtic faith, Celtic deities who have been associated with animals and typical phenomena or who later turned linked to neighborhood Christian saints, and the wealthy number of Celtic myths.
By Michael J. Curley
The most renowned and commonly learn books of the center a while, Physiologus comprises allegories of beasts, stones, and bushes either actual and imaginary, infused via their nameless writer with the spirit of Christian ethical and mystical teaching. followed by means of an creation that explains the origins, heritage, and literary worth of this curious textual content, this quantity additionally reproduces twenty woodcuts from the 1587 model. initially composed within the fourth century in Greek, and translated into dozens of types during the centuries, Physiologus will pride readers with its historic stories of ant-lions, centaurs, and hedgehogs—and their allegorical significance. “An dependent little publication . . . nonetheless diverting to examine at the present time. . . . The woodcuts reproduced from the 1587 Rome version are by myself definitely worth the cost of the book.”—Raymond A. Sokolov, big apple instances ebook overview
By William Edward Jelf
This publication is a facsimile reprint and should comprise imperfections reminiscent of marks, notations, marginalia and incorrect pages.
By Monika Otter
Goscelin's Liber Confortatorius is remarkable either to illustrate of high-medieval religious perform and as a checklist of a private courting. Written in approximately 1083 through the monk Goscelin to a protegee and private pal, the recluse Eva, it takes up the culture of St Jerome's letters of non secular information to ladies, and anticipates medieval recommendation literature for anchoresses. As a compendious treatise, it has a lot to inform us in regards to the highbrow pursuits and preoccupations of spiritual humans within the overdue 11th century. As a private rfile, it permits a desirable and uncommonly intimate perception into the psychology of spiritual lifestyles and the relationships among women and men within the excessive center a while. This English translation is gifted the following with notes and creation.
This quantity includes 3 masterpieces by way of the Greek playwright Sophocles, extensively appeared considering that antiquity because the maximum of all of the tragic poets. The shiny translations, which mix splendor and modernity, are extraordinary for his or her lucidity and accuracy, and are both compatible for examining for excitement, learn, or theatrical functionality. the choice of Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Electra not just bargains the reader the main influential and recognized of Sophocles' works, it additionally provides in a single quantity the 2 performs ruled via a feminine heroic determine, and the adventure of the 2 nice dynasties featured in Greek tragedy--the homes of Oedipus and Agamemnon.
By James C. Fernald
A pragmatic and worthy consultant to transparent and designated Diction for Writers, audio system, scholars, enterprise individuals and Professionals.
Part I. Synonyms, Antonyms and Prepositions
Part II. Questions and solutions (usage)