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Virgil, Aeneid 6 by Nicholas Horsfall

Virgil, Aeneid 6 by Nicholas Horsfall

By Nicholas Horsfall

Operating "in the shadow of Eduard Norden" within the author's personal phrases, Nicholas Horsfall has written his personal huge observation on Aeneid 6. this is often Horsfall's 5th large-scale statement at the Aeneid, and as his past commentaries on books 7, eleven, three, and a couple of, this isn't a statement aimed toward undergraduates. Horsfall is a commentators' commentator writing with encyclopedic command of Virgilian scholarship for the main hard reader. quantity One contains the creation, textual content and translation, and bibliography, quantity contains the observation, appendices, and indices.

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Dio Chrysostom: Discourses 61-80. Fragments. Letters (Loeb by Dio Chrysostom, H. Lamar Crosby

Dio Chrysostom: Discourses 61-80. Fragments. Letters (Loeb by Dio Chrysostom, H. Lamar Crosby

By Dio Chrysostom, H. Lamar Crosby

Dio Cocceianus Chrysostomus, ca. 40–ca. one hundred twenty CE, of Prusa in Bithynia, Asia Minor, inherited together with his brothers huge houses and money owed from his beneficiant father Pasicrates. He grew to become a talented rhetorician opposed to philosophers. yet during his travels he went to Rome in Vespasian's reign (69–79) and was once switched over to Stoicism. Strongly severe of the emperor Domitian (81–96) he was once approximately eighty two banned via him from Italy and Bithynia and wandered in poverty, specifically in lands north of the Aegean, so far as the Danube and the primitive Getae. In ninety seven he spoke publicly to Greeks assembled at Olympia, used to be welcomed at Rome through emperor Nerva (96–98), and back to Prusa. Arriving back at Rome on an embassy of thank you approximately 98–99 he turned a company buddy of emperor Trajan. In 102 he travelled to Alexandria and in other places. all for a lawsuit approximately plans to decorate Prusa at his personal price, he acknowledged his case sooner than the governor of Bithynia, Pliny the more youthful, 111–112. the remainder of his existence is unknown. the vast majority of Dio's extant Discourses (or Orations) mirror political issues (the most vital of them facing affairs in Bithynia and affording precious information about stipulations in Asia Minor) or ethical questions (mostly written in later lifestyles; they include a lot of his top writing). a few philosophical and old works, together with one at the Getae, are misplaced. What survives of his success as an entire makes him favourite within the revival of Greek literature within the final a part of the 1st century and the 1st a part of the second one. The Loeb Classical Library version of Dio Chrysostom is in 5 volumes.

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The Histories by Tacitus, Rhiannon Ash, Kenneth Wellesley

The Histories by Tacitus, Rhiannon Ash, Kenneth Wellesley

By Tacitus, Rhiannon Ash, Kenneth Wellesley

In advert sixty eight, Nero's suicide marked the top of the 1st dynasty of imperial Rome. the subsequent yr was once certainly one of drama and probability, with 4 emperors - Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian - rising in succession. in accordance with authoritative resources, The Histories vividly recounts the main points of the "long yet unmarried yr" of revolution that introduced the Roman empire to the edge of cave in.

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Horace's Epodes : contexts, intertexts, and reception by Philippa Bather, Claire Stocks

Horace's Epodes : contexts, intertexts, and reception by Philippa Bather, Claire Stocks

By Philippa Bather, Claire Stocks

Protecting quite a number themes together with the iambic culture and points of gender, this number of essays at the Epodes overturns the work's ill-famed acceptance and reasserts its position as a valued member of Horace's literary corpus.

summary: protecting various themes together with the iambic culture and points of gender, this number of essays at the Epodes overturns the work's ill-famed attractiveness and reasserts its position as a valued member of Horace's literary corpus

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James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism by Jean-Michel Rabate

James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism by Jean-Michel Rabate

By Jean-Michel Rabate

In James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism a number one pupil ways the total Joycean canon during the inspiration of "egoism". this idea, Jean-Michel Rabat? argues, runs all through Joyce's paintings, and contains and comprises its contrary, "hospitality", a time period Rabat? is aware as that means a moral and linguistic starting to "the other". Rabat? explores Joyce's advanced negotiation among those poles in a research of curiosity to all students of modernism.

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Xenophon (Oxford Readings in Classical Studies) by Vivienne J. Gray

Xenophon (Oxford Readings in Classical Studies) by Vivienne J. Gray

By Vivienne J. Gray

Xenophon's many and sundry works signify an immense resource of knowledge concerning the historical Greek international: for instance, approximately tradition, politics, social lifestyles and heritage within the fourth century BC, Socrates, horses and searching with canine, the Athenian economic system, and Sparta. besides the fact that, there was controversy approximately how his works can be learn. this option of important sleek serious essays will introduce readers to the big variety of his writing, the debates it has encouraged, and the interpretative methodologies which were used. A particularly written advent by way of Vivienne J. grey deals a survey of Xenophon's works, an account of his existence with admire to them, a quick dialogue of recent readings, connection with sleek scholarship because the unique booklet of the articles, and a severe precis in their content material. a number of articles were translated for the 1st time from French and German, and all quotations were translated into English.

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Abusive Mouths in Classical Athens by Nancy Worman

Abusive Mouths in Classical Athens by Nancy Worman

By Nancy Worman

This learn of the language of insult charts abuse in classical Athenian literature that centres at the mouth and its appetites, in particular conversing, consuming, ingesting, and sexual actions. Attic comedy, Platonic discussion, and fourth-century oratory usually set up insulting depictions of the mouth and its excesses so as to deride expert audio system as sophists, demagogues, and ladies. even though the styles of images explored are very favorite in historic invective and later western literary traditions, this is often the 1st e-book to debate this phenomenon in classical literature. It responds to a turning out to be curiosity in either abusive speech genres and the illustration of the physique, illuminating an iambic discourse that isolates the intemperate mouth as a visual brand of behaviours ridiculed within the democratic arenas of classical Athens.

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A Companion to the Lancelot-Grail Cycle (Arthurian Studies) by Carol Dover

A Companion to the Lancelot-Grail Cycle (Arthurian Studies) by Carol Dover

By Carol Dover

The early thirteenth-century French prose Lancelot-Grail Cycle (or Vulgate Cycle) brings jointly the tales of Arthur with these of the Grail, a conjunction of fabrics that maintains to fascinate the Western mind's eye this present day. Representing what's most likely the earliest large-scale use of prose for fiction within the West, it additionally exemplifies the flavor for large cyclic compositions that formed a lot of eu narrative fiction for 3 centuries.A significant other to the Lancelot-Grail Cycle is the 1st finished quantity committed completely to the Lancelot-Grail Cycle and its medieval legacy. The twenty essays during this quantity, all by means of across the world identified students, find the paintings in its social, historic, literary, and manuscript contexts. as well as addressing serious matters within the 5 texts that make up the Cycle, the participants show to trendy readers the attraction that the textual content should have had for its medieval audiences, and the richness of composition that made it compelling. This quantity becomes typical examining for students, scholars, and extra normal readers drawn to the Lancelot-Grail Cycle, medieval romance, Malory reports, and the Arthurian legends.Contributors: RICHARD BARBER, EMMANUELE BAUMGARTNER, FANNI BOGDANOW, FRANK BRANDSMA, MATILDA T. BRUCKNER, CAROL J. CHASE, ANNIE COMBES, HELEN COOPER, CAROL R. DOVER, MICHAEL HARNEY, DONALD L. HOFFMAN, DOUGLAS KELLY, ELSPETH KENNEDY, NORRIS J. LACY, ROGER MIDDLETON, HAQUIRA OSAKABE, HANS-HUGO STEINHOFF, ALISON STONES, RICHARD TRACHSLER. CAROL DOVER is affiliate professor of French and director of undergraduate stories, Georgetown collage, Washington DC.

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The Athenian Institution of the Khoregia. The chorus, the by Peter Wilson

The Athenian Institution of the Khoregia. The chorus, the by Peter Wilson

By Peter Wilson

This ebook is the 1st significant learn of the capability in which the classical Athenians organised and funded their many competition choruses. It explores the mechanics of the establishment through which a minority of wealthy electorate have been required to rearrange and pay for a competition refrain, together with choruses for tragic and comedian drama, and situates this accountability in the diversity of events for elite management in Athens' problematic pageant calendar. Peter Wilson is going directly to express the significance of the khoregia to our realizing of the workings of Athenian democracy itself, and to illustrate the measure to which the establishment used to be itself a hugely performative social gathering, a chance for elite reveal within the democratic surroundings. The post-classical background of the khoregia and its visual appeal in quite a lot of different Greek groups also are tested.

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