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Stories from northern myths by Emilie Kip Baker

Stories from northern myths by Emilie Kip Baker

By Emilie Kip Baker

Tales From Northern Myths via Emilie Kip Baker explores the interesting and colourful global of Norse mythology. you may have noticeable the heroes within the video clips. you can now study the unique tales that encouraged modern day portrayals of Loki, Thor, Odin, Sif, and different mythical characters. Chapters during this ebook comprise, Odin’s look for knowledge, Sif’s Golden Hair and the Making of the Hammer, How Thor Fought the enormous Hrungner, The Valkyrie, How Brunhilde got here to Burgundy, and The demise of Siegfried.

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Demosthenes, Speeches 50-59 (The Oratory of Classical by Victor Bers

Demosthenes, Speeches 50-59 (The Oratory of Classical by Victor Bers

By Victor Bers

This can be the 6th quantity within the Oratory of Classical Greece. This sequence provides the entire surviving speeches from the past due 5th and fourth centuries BC in new translations ready by way of classical students who're on the vanguard of the self-discipline. those translations are specifically designed for the wishes and pursuits of brand new undergraduates, Greekless students in different disciplines, and most people. Classical oratory is a useful source for the learn of historical Greek existence and tradition. The speeches provide proof on Greek ethical perspectives, social and monetary stipulations, political and social ideology, legislations and criminal process, and different points of Athenian tradition which have been mostly overlooked: girls and kin existence, slavery, and faith, to call quite a few. Demosthenes is considered the best orator of classical antiquity; certainly, his very eminence will be liable for the inclusion below his identify of a couple of speeches he potentially didn't write. This quantity comprises 4 speeches which are most likely the paintings of Apollodorus, who's known as "the 11th Attic Orator." despite their authorship, despite the fact that, this set of ten legislation courtroom speeches offers a shiny experience of private and non-private existence in fourth-century BC Athens. They inform of the friendships and quarrels of rural friends, of younger males joined in raucous, deliberately stunning habit, of households enduring nice poverty, and of the elaborate involvement of prostitutes within the lives of voters. additionally they take care of the outfitting of warships, the grain alternate, demanding situations to citizenship, and regulations at the civic position of guys in debt to the nation.

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Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra (Oxford World's by Sophocles

Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra (Oxford World's by Sophocles

By Sophocles

This quantity includes 3 masterpieces by way of the Greek playwright Sophocles, largely seemed considering antiquity because the maximum of all of the tragic poets. The shiny translations, which mix beauty and modernity, are impressive for his or her lucidity and accuracy, and are both appropriate 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 well-known of Sophocles' works, it additionally provides in a single quantity the 2 performs ruled by means of a feminine heroic determine, and the event of the 2 nice dynasties featured in Greek tragedy--the homes of Oedipus and Agamemnon.

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Nonnos: Dionysiaca, Volume II, Books 16-35 (Loeb Classical by Nonnos, W. H. D. Rouse

Nonnos: Dionysiaca, Volume II, Books 16-35 (Loeb Classical by Nonnos, W. H. D. Rouse

By Nonnos, W. H. D. Rouse

Nonnos of Panopolis in Egypt, who lived within the 5th century of our period, composed the final nice epic poem of antiquity. The Dionysiaca, in forty eight books, has for its leader subject the excursion of Dionysus opposed to the Indians; however the poet contrives to incorporate all of the adventures of the god (as good as a lot different mythological lore) in a story which starts with chaos in heaven and ends with the apotheosis of Ariadne's crown. The wild ecstasy encouraged through the god is definitely mirrored within the poet's sort, that's baroque, extravagant, and unrestrained. it sounds as if Nonnos used to be in later years switched over to Christianity, for in marked distinction to the Dionysiaca, a poem dealing unreservedly with classical myths and redolent of a pagan outlook, there's extant and ascribed to him a hexameter paraphrase of the Gospel of John. The Loeb Classical Library version of the Dionysiaca is in 3 volumes.

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The Exagoge of Ezekiel by Howard Jacobson

The Exagoge of Ezekiel by Howard Jacobson

By Howard Jacobson

The Exagoge is a drama at the topic of the Jewish Exodus, written in Greek within the type of a Greek tragedy via a Jew residing in Alexandria most likely at a while through the moment century BC. It survives in 269 traces - now not remoted verses yet forming a number of non-stop passages - adequate to offer the form of the play and to bare Ezekiel as a tragedian of value. For the coed of Jewish literary heritage and suggestion Ezekiel is a most vital resource, of curiosity for being one of many earliest examples of Jewish exegesis and paraphrase of the Bible. Professor Jacobson accompanies the textual content of the play with a translation. within the remark he examines the fragments line by means of line, evaluating them with the biblical account and different bills in similar Jewish resources. The gigantic and readable advent examines the historic, social and highbrow heritage to Ezekiel and the Exagoge.

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Memory in Vergil's Aeneid: Creating the Past by Aaron M. Seider

Memory in Vergil's Aeneid: Creating the Past by Aaron M. Seider

By Aaron M. Seider

Tracing the trail from Troy's destruction to Rome's starting place, the Aeneid explores the transition among prior and destiny. because the Trojans fight to came upon a brand new urban and the narrator sings of his audience's often-painful background, reminiscence turns into intertwined with a vital leitmotif: the problem of being a part of a gaggle that survives violence and destruction in simple terms to stand the daunting activity of remembering what was once misplaced. This booklet bargains a studying of the epic that engages with serious paintings on reminiscence and questions the present view that Aeneas needs to fail to remember his disastrous background on the way to break out from a cycle of loss. contemplating the most important scenes corresponding to Aeneas' reconstruction of Celaeno's prophecy and his slaying of Turnus, this publication demonstrates that reminiscence within the Aeneid is a reconstructive and dynamic method, person who deals a social and narrative mechanism for integrating a aggravating earlier with an doubtful destiny.

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Interaction in Poetic Imagery: With Special Reference to by Michael Silk

Interaction in Poetic Imagery: With Special Reference to by Michael Silk

By Michael Silk

This can be an strange and unique contribution to literary concept. Michael Silk is a classicist, yet his booklet is worried not just with the literature of antiquity, but additionally with the speculation of literature as such: it investigates a facet of poetic imagery within the sensible context of old poetry. through the research, many illustrative passages from English verse are mentioned, however the corpus of poetry selected for specific consciousness is early Greek lyric and drama (up to and together with Aeschylus and Pindar) and the different hundred appropriate passages from this corpus are tested systematically. Dr Silk formulates a brand new severe idea, 'interaction', to signify convinced beneficial properties of metaphor and different imagery and explores intimately their nature and importance. along with interplay itself, many subsidiary 'matters coming up' are given colossal remedy: there are discussions of similar concerns within the fields of stylistics and literary idea, new ideas on numerous features of historical literature (notions of Greco-Roman theorists in addition to practices of Greek poets), and especially, very important contributions to the speculation and perform of 'literary lexicography' in a lifeless language.

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