The Theban Plays: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles

By Sophocles

Sophocles' Theban performs -- Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone -- lie on the middle of the Western literary canon. they're broadly translated, universally taught, and often played. Chronicling the downfall of Oedipus, the mythical king of Thebes, and his descendants, the Theban performs are as proper to present-day thought of love, accountability, patriotism, kin, and warfare as after they have been written 2,500 years ago.Recent translations of the performs, whereas linguistically right, frequently fail to catch the wonderful thing about Sophocles' unique phrases. In combining the talents of a individual poet, Ruth Fainlight, and an eminent classical pupil, Robert J. Littman, this re-creation of the Theban performs is either an important paintings of poetry and a devoted translation of the unique works. considerate introductions, wide notes, and glossaries body all the performs inside their old contexts and light up vital subject matters, mythological roots, and former interpretations.This based and uncommonly readable translation will make those seminal Greek tragedies obtainable to a brand new iteration of readers.

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Biblioteca histórica. Libros I-III by Diodoro De Sicilia, Francisco Parreu Alasà, Manuel

By Diodoro De Sicilia, Francisco Parreu Alasà, Manuel Serrano-Sordo, Carlos García Gual

Primer tomo de los angeles edición de los angeles Biblioteca histórica de Diodoro de Sicilia, que abarca los tres primeros libros de l. a. obra del autor grecorromano.

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Petronius and the Anatomy of Fiction by Victoria Rimell

By Victoria Rimell

Metaphors of the physique shape a huge function of Petronius' Satyricon. This publication claims that the textual content might be learn as a unified entire instead of as episodic jumble, regardless of its fragmentation. provided as annoying in addition to comedian, intricately based in addition to chaotic, the learn asserts that the Satyricon's imagery always mirrors obvious paradoxes. therefore corporeality is explored as a metaphor instead of simply as an index of the "low" style of the unconventional.

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Plautus, Vol. IV: The Little Carthaginian.Pseudolus. The by Plautus, Paul Nixon

By Plautus, Paul Nixon

Plautus (Titus Maccius), born approximately 254 BCE at Sarsina in Umbria, went to Rome, engaged in paintings attached with the degree, misplaced his funds in trade, then grew to become to writing comedies. Twenty-one performs via Plautus have survived (one is incomplete). the root of all is a unfastened translation from comedies through such writers as Menander, Diphilus, and Philemon. So we now have Greek manners of Athens approximately 300–250 BCE transferred to the Roman level of approximately 225–185, with Greek locations, humans, and customs, for well known enjoyment in a Latin urban whose personal tradition used to be now not but constructed and whose manners have been extra serious. To make his performs stay for his viewers, Plautus integrated many Roman information, particularly bearing on slavery, army affairs, and legislations, with a few invention of his personal, particularly in administration of metres. The ensuing mix is full of life, genial and funny, with reliable discussion and shiny variety. There are performs of intrigue (Two Bacchises, The Haunted condo, Pseudolus); of intrigue with a attractiveness subject (The Captives, The Carthaginian, Curculio); performs which enhance personality (The Pot of Gold, Miles Gloriosus); others which activate unsuitable id (accidental as within the Menaechmi; triggered on function as in Amphitryon); performs of household existence (The service provider, Casina, either disagreeable; Trinummus, Stichus, either pleasant). The Loeb Classical Library variation of Plautus is in 5 volumes.

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Pliny: Natural History, Volume VI, Books 20-23. (Loeb by Pliny, W. H. S. Jones

By Pliny, W. H. S. Jones

Pliny the Elder, tireless researcher and author, is writer of the encyclopedic average background, in 37 books, an unmatched compendium of Roman wisdom. The contents of the books are as follows. e-book 1: desk of contents of the others and of professionals; 2: mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; 3-6: geography and ethnography of the identified global; 7: anthropology and the body structure of guy; 8-11: zoology; 12-19: botany, agriculture, and horticulture; 20-27: plant items as utilized in drugs; 28-32: scientific zoology; 33-37: minerals (and medicine), the high quality arts, and gem stones. The Loeb Classical Library version of typical historical past is in ten volumes.

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The Letters of the Younger Pliny by Pliny the Younger, Betty Radice

By Pliny the Younger, Betty Radice

'Of path those information should not very important adequate for historical past & you may have in simple terms your self in charge for requesting them'

A well known attorney and administrator, Pliny (c. advert 61—113) used to be additionally a prolific letter-writer, who numbered between his correspondents such eminent figures as Tacitus, Suetonius and the Emperor Trajan, in addition to a large circle of family and friends. His vigorous and extremely own letters deal with an unbelievable variety of themes — from a deeply relocating account of his uncle's dying within the eruption that engulfed Pompeii and observations at the early Christians — 'a determined type of cult carried to extravagant lengths' — to descriptions of lifestyle in Rome, with its scandals and lawsuits, and of Pliny's lifestyles within the kingdom. delivering a chain of attention-grabbing perspectives of imperial Rome, his letters additionally provide one of many fullest self-portraits to outlive from classical times.

Betty Radice's definitive version was once the 1st whole modern...

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The Epitome Of Queen Lilavati by Jinaratna, Richard Fynes

By Jinaratna, Richard Fynes

The Epitome of Queen Lilávati tells the tales of the lives of a gaggle of souls as they go through a sequence of embodiments on their method to ultimate liberation from the continuous cycle of dying and rebirth. informed as a method to advertise the non-violent ethic of Jainism, it abounds in memorable incidents and characters, resembling Dhana, the wealthy service provider who tried to justify dishonest in alternate, Padmaratha, who whereas invisible tried to seduce the women of the royal family, and Vasundhara, the artificial holy guy who was once stuck in a compromising place with a feminine dog.

Written in 1297 CE by way of the Jain poet-monk Jina·ratna, The Epitome of Queen Lilávati is undeservedly nearly unknown open air India. within the tales, embodied souls suffer all too human adventures in a succession of lives, as they strengthen to ultimate free up. The e-book abounds in memorable incidents and characters, with regards to Queen Lilávati and her husband, King Simha, by means of the teacher-monk Sámara·sena.

Co-published through big apple college Press and the JJC Foundation

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Pliny: Natural History, Volume III, Books 8-11 (Loeb by Pliny, H. Rackham

By Pliny, H. Rackham

Pliny the Elder, tireless researcher and author, is writer of the encyclopedic normal heritage, in 37 books, an unequalled compendium of Roman wisdom. The contents of the books are as follows. booklet 1: desk of contents of the others and of specialists; 2: mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; 3-6: geography and ethnography of the recognized international; 7: anthropology and the body structure of guy; 8-11: zoology; 12-19: botany, agriculture, and horticulture; 20-27: plant items as utilized in medication; 28-32: scientific zoology; 33-37: minerals (and medicine), the effective arts, and gem stones. The Loeb Classical Library variation of typical heritage is in ten volumes.

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The Works of Archimedes, The Two Books On the Sphere and the by Archimedes

By Archimedes

The works translated here--The Books at the Sphere and Cylinder--were a resource of significant satisfaction for Archimedes, the best scientist of antiquity. Accompanying this translation is the 1st clinical version of the diagrams, which contains new info from the lately came upon Archimedes Palimpsest. the quantity additionally comprises the 1st English translation of Eutocius' remark. Reviel Netz's statement analyzes Archimedes' paintings from modern examine views comparable to medical kind and the cognitive background of mathematical texts.

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