Epic Visions

Author: Helen Lovatt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110703938X
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Epic Visions from the Author: Helen Lovatt. A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary collection exploring different ways of visualising Greek and Roman epic in both ancient and modern culture.

Krieg Und B Rgerkrieg Bei Lucan Und In Der Griechischen Literatur

Author: Annemarie AmbĂĽhl
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110390361
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Krieg Und B Rgerkrieg Bei Lucan Und In Der Griechischen Literatur from the Author: Annemarie Ambühl. In his civil war epic, the Roman poet Lucan draws extensively on his literary forbears. This study fills a gap in the research by going beyond the boundaries of language and genre to examine his reception of Greek literature, especially Attic tragedy and Hellenistic poetry. It reveals the importance of mythical and literary models, such as the Trojan War and the fratricidal war around Thebes, for Lucan’s epic formulation of the civil war theme.

The Epic Gaze

Author: Helen Lovatt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107016118
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The Epic Gaze from the Author: Helen Lovatt. Re-envisions epic from Homer to Nonnus through theories of the gaze.

Classical Literature On Screen

Author: Martin M. Winkler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107191289
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Classical Literature On Screen from the Author: Martin M. Winkler. This book examines different affinities between major classical authors and great filmmakers alongside representations of ancient myth and history in popular cinema.

Introduction To Latin

Author: Susan C. Shelmerdine
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585106275
Size: 39.92 MB
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Introduction To Latin from the Author: Susan C. Shelmerdine. Introduction to Latin, Second Edition is an introductory Latin textbook designed with a streamlined flow that allows it to be completed in one year. Its concise and uncluttered approach gives students what they need to master the material. Grammar is integrated within the context of reading fluency. Innovative exercises provide translation practice as well as build “instinctive skills” that prepare students for reading authentic Latin works. Features: Concise, streamlined presentation focuses on what students need to know, allowing the material to be covered in a year, even for courses which meet only three days a week Innovative exercises that go beyond the usual translation practice, engaging students with the mechanisms of the language and developing “more instinctive” skills Succinct grammatical explanations that don’t overwhelm the students with superfluous detail while also providing help for students with little or no understanding of English grammar Latin readings from ancient sources in the form of both sentences and short passages allow for students to connect with authentic Latin Practical instructions often overlooked by other textbooks, including reading a dictionary entry, reading strategies, sentence patterns, gapping, and expectations New to the Second Edition Revised order of presentation that spreads material out more evenly between the first and second halves of the book Derivatives exercises added at the end of each chapter providing practice connecting English words with their Latin roots Bridge to next level: final three chapters provide review and include longer narrative readings with minimal editing to bridge students to the next level of Latin Revised selection of readings for more appropriate level of difficulty

Petronius And The Anatomy Of Fiction

Author: Victoria Rimell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139436250
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Petronius And The Anatomy Of Fiction from the Author: Victoria Rimell. Petronius' Satyricon, long regarded as the first 'novel' of the Western tradition, has always sparked controversy. It has been puzzled over as a strikingly modernist riddle, elevated as a work of exemplary comic realism, condemned as obscene and repackaged as a morality tale. This reading of the surviving portions of the work shows how the Satyricon fuses the anarchic and the classic, the comic and the disturbing, and presents readers with a labyrinth of narratorial viewpoints. Dr Rimell argues that the surviving fragments are connected by an imagery of disintegration, focused on the pervasive Neronian metaphor of the literary text as a human or animal body. Throughout, she discusses the limits of dominant twentieth-century views of the Satyricon as bawdy pantomime, and challenges prevailing restrictions of Petronian corporeality to material or non-metaphorical realms. This 'novel' emerges as both very Roman and very satirical in its 'intestinal' view of reality.

Secret History

Author: Nick Redfern
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578595592
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Secret History from the Author: Nick Redfern. History is written by the winners—and the powerful—but how much of it is fiction? And who is really in control today? From the dawn of civilization to the 21st century, from ancient aliens to the New World Order, Secret History: Conspiracies from Ancient Aliens to the New World Order examines, explores, and uncovers the hidden, overlooked, and buried history of mankind. The book moves from biblical, Egyptian, Mayan, Greek, and early mysteries of antiquity to the clandestine doings of the Nazis and the Masons and assassination plots of the more recent past to the surveillance, monitoring, mind-control, and secret schemes of today. Researcher Nick Redfern investigates the stories, mythologies, lore behind incredible events and clandestine groups of yesterday and today. More than 60 entries dig deep into the manipulation of events by influential groups, including … • Historical riddles—alien visitations, space gods, and human–alien crossbreeding. • Government cover ups—mind control, murders, scientists, and secret agents. • Powerful groups and intended consequences—9-11, new world order, bird-flu, and chemtrails. Tracing the chilling and lasting effects of conspiracies, cabals, and plots, Secret History: Conspiracies from Ancient Aliens to the New World Order exposes their deep reach in shaping today's world.

Faith Hope And Poetry

Author: Malcolm Guite
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754669067
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Faith Hope And Poetry from the Author: Malcolm Guite. Faith, Hope and Poetry explores the poetic imagination as a way of knowing; a way of seeing reality more clearly. Presenting a series of critical appreciations of English poetry from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day, Malcolm Guite applies the insights of poetry to contemporary issues and the contribution poetry can make to our religious knowing and the way we `do Theology'. This book is not solely concerned with overtly religious poetry; attends to the paradoxical ways in which the poetry of doubt and despair also enriches theology. Developing an original analysis and application of the poetic vision of Coleridge, Larkin and Seamus Heaney in the final chapters, Guite builds towards a substantial theology of imagination and provides unique insights into truth which complement and enrich more strictly rational ways of knowing. Readers of this book will return to their reading of poetry equipped with new insights and enthusiasm and will be challenged to integrate imaginative ways of knowing into their other academic and intellectual pursuits.

Flavian Poetry And Its Greek Past

Author: Antonios Augoustakis
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004266496
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Flavian Poetry And Its Greek Past from the Author: Antonios Augoustakis. Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past examines the intimate literary affiliation between the Flavian poets (Martial, Silius Italicus, Statius, and Valerius Flaccus) and their Greek literary predecessors, as well as its meaning within the socio-cultural context of the Flavian age.

Facing The Gods

Author: Verity Platt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521861713
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Facing The Gods from the Author: Verity Platt. Explores divine manifestations and their representations not only in art, but also in literature, histories and inscriptions. The cultural analysis of epiphany is set within a historical framework that examines its development from the archaic period through the Hellenistic world and into the Roman Empire.