The Passions in Roman Thought and Literature by Susanna Morton Braund, Christopher Gill

By Susanna Morton Braund, Christopher Gill

New essays through a world group of students in Latin literature and historic philosophy discover the knowledge of feelings (or "passions") in Roman inspiration (especially philosophy and rhetorical idea) and literature. designated gains comprise the big variety of Latin authors mentioned (including such recognized Latin prose and verse writers as Cicero and Virgil), the clean and looking experiences of key literary texts and the accessibility of the publication, in transparent and nontechnical language, with Greek and Latin translated.

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Ancient Egyptian literature : an anthology by John L. Foster

By John L. Foster

Poetry, tales, hymns, prayers, and knowledge texts came upon beautiful written expression in historical Egypt whereas their literary opposite numbers have been nonetheless being recited round fireplace fires in historical Greece and Israel. but, due to its very antiquity and the centuries in which the language used to be forgotten, historical Egyptian literature is a newly stumbled on kingdom for contemporary readers.

This anthology deals an intensive sampling of all of the significant genres of historical Egyptian literature. It comprises the entire texts from John Foster's past ebook Echoes of Egyptian Voices, besides choices from his Love Songs of the recent Kingdom and Hymns, Prayers, and Songs: An Anthology of historical Egyptian Lyric Poetry, in addition to formerly unpublished translations of 4 longer and brief poems. Foster's translations seize the poetical fantastic thing about the Egyptian language and the spirit that impelled every one piece's composition, making those old masterworks sing for contemporary readers. An advent to historic Egyptian literature and its translation, in addition to short information regarding the authorship and date of every choice, completes the volume.

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Orality, Literacy, Memory in the Ancient Greek and Roman by E. A. Mackay (editor)

By E. A. Mackay (editor)

The quantity represents the 7th within the sequence on Orality and Literacy within the historic Greek and Roman Worlds. It contains a set of essays at the importance and dealing of reminiscence in old texts and visible documentation, from contexts either oral (or oral-derived) and literate. The authors talk about quite a few interpretations of 'memory' in Homeric epic, lyric poetry, tragedy, historic inscriptions, oratory, and philosophy, in addition to within the replication of old works of art, and in Greek vase inscriptions. They current hence a wide-ranging research of reminiscence as a basic school underlying the creation and reception of texts and fabric documentation in a society that gently moved from an basically oral to an basically literate tradition.

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Aristophanes and the Poetics of Competition by Zachary P. Biles

By Zachary P. Biles

Athenian comedian drama was once written for functionality at gala's honouring the god Dionysos. via dramatic motion and open discourse, poets sought to interact their opponents and provoke the viewers, all which will receive victory within the competitions. This ebook makes use of that aggressive functionality context as an interpretive framework during which to appreciate the thematic pursuits shaping the plots and poetic caliber of Aristophanes' performs specifically, and of previous Comedy generally. learning 5 person performs from the Aristophanic corpus in addition to fragments of different comedian poets, it finds the aggressive poetics specified to every. It additionally lines thematic connections with different poetic traditions, in particular epic, lyric, and tragedy, and thereby seeks to put aggressive poetics inside of broader traits in Greek literature

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A Companion to Middle English Hagiography by Sarah Salih

By Sarah Salih

The saints have been the superheroes and the stars of medieval England, bridging the space among heaven and earth, the dwelling and the useless. an unlimited physique of literature developed through the center a while to make sure that every person, from kings to peasants, knew the tales of the lives, deaths and afterlives of the saints. notwithstanding, regardless of its attractiveness and ubiquity, the style of the Saint's lifestyles has till lately been little studied. This assortment introduces the canon of center English hagiography; areas it within the context of the cults of saints; analyses key subject matters inside of hagiographic narrative, together with gender, energy, violence and historical past; and, eventually, indicates how hagiographic topics survived the Reformation. total it deals either details for these coming to the style for the 1st time, and issues ahead to new tendencies in study.

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The New Comedy of Greece and Rome by Richard L. Hunter

By Richard L. Hunter

In scripting this publication at the performs of latest Comedy the author's target is to fill a niche within the latest literature via focusing on what one could search for in looking at and examining those performs and why such an workout may be satisfying. The social comedy of Menander, Plautus and Terence supplied a mode of comedian drama which used to be to turn out the foundation of all next western comedy. Dr Hunter supplies a literary account of this drama, putting it in its historical context after which ranging over a couple of particular issues and issues: the dramatic craft of the poets, their exploration of ways to offer kind to stereotyped plots and characters, the presentation of girls, using language and issues from tragedy, where of moralising and philosophy. All Greek and Latin is translated.

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The Classical Plot and the Invention of Western Narrative by N. J. Lowe

By N. J. Lowe

This can be the tale of the way Western literature first constructed its detailed style for the type of tight, budget friendly plotting nonetheless hired in smooth fiction and cinema. The publication indicates how this flavor was once shaped in Greco-Roman antiquity out of a sequence of revolutions in storytelling, headquartered on Homer, early tragedy, Hellenistic comedy, and the Greek love-novels of the early centuries advert. alongside the best way, it attracts on cognitive technology and present literary concept to provide a resilient but obtainable new conception of what "plot" is and the way it really works.

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Frontinus, the stratagems and the aqueducts of Rome (The by Sexto Julio Frontino

By Sexto Julio Frontino

Frontinus, Sextus Iulius, ca. 35–103 CE, was once a able Roman civil officer and armed forces commander. Praetor of the town in 70 and consul in seventy three or seventy four, ninety eight and a hundred, he used to be, in regards to the 12 months seventy six, despatched to Britain as governor. He quelled the Silures of Wales, and started to construct a highway via their territory; his position used to be taken by means of Agricola in seventy eight. In ninety seven he was once given the hugely esteemed place of work of supervisor of Aqueducts at Rome. he's identified to were an augur, being succeeded through his pal Pliny the more youthful. the 2 facets of Frontinus's public occupation are mirrored in his surviving works. 'Strategemata', Stratagems, written after eighty four, provides examples of army stratagems from Greek and Roman background, for the guideline of Roman officials, in 3 books; the fourth ebook is anxious principally with army self-discipline. 'De Aquis urbis Romae', The Aqueducts of Rome, written in 97–98, offers a few historic information and an outline of the aqueducts for the water offer of the town, with legislation in relation to them. Frontinus geared toward being necessary and writes in a slightly well known sort that's either easy and transparent.

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