Download e-book for kindle: Lines of Enquiry: Studies in Latin Poetry by Niall Rudd

By Niall Rudd

ISBN-10: 0511552521

ISBN-13: 9780511552526

ISBN-10: 0521209935

ISBN-13: 9780521209939

ISBN-10: 0521611865

ISBN-13: 9780521611862

In those experiences of Latin poetry Niall Rudd demonstrates quite a few serious tools and ways. He exhibits the way it will be fruitful at varied instances to contemplate the old historical past of a poem, its language or constitution, its position in a literary culture, the position of serious paradigms, etc. but when no unmarried procedure has certain and invariable authority this doesn't mean serious anarchy. each one has its personal validity for various reasons, its personal strengths and obstacles. The reader needs to be flexible and delicate to various probabilities, yet no longer doctrinaire.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Trophies of Time: English Antiquarians of the by Graham Parry

By Graham Parry

ISBN-10: 0198129629

ISBN-13: 9780198129622

ISBN-10: 0199234272

ISBN-13: 9780199234271

In Britain during the interval there has been a continual interest in regards to the origins of the country and its associations, encouraged before everything through the book in 1586 of Camden's Britannia. A striking crusade of scholarship built, which tried to visualize the vanished societies that had as soon as flourished there. What will be identified of prehistoric Britain from its monuments and language? may well the lay-out of Roman Britain be recovered? used to be it attainable in some way to retrieve the language, faith, and legislation of Saxon England? The solutions to those questions frequently had a concerning modern problems with church and nation and likewise enabled electorate to achieve a brand new perception into the nature and id in their state. the various such a lot realized males of the age addressed themselves to antiquarian enquiry and this ebook offers vigorous and interesting pictures of Camden, Cotton, Selden, Spelman, Ussher, Dugdale, Aubrey, and plenty of different lesser-known students.

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New PDF release: Petronius and the Anatomy of Fiction

By Victoria Rimell

ISBN-10: 052181586X

ISBN-13: 9780521815864

Metaphors of the physique shape a tremendous function of Petronius' Satyricon. This e-book claims that the textual content should be learn as a unified entire instead of as episodic jumble, regardless of its fragmentation. offered as traumatic in addition to comedian, intricately dependent in addition to chaotic, the examine asserts that the Satyricon's imagery consistently mirrors obvious paradoxes. hence corporeality is explored as a metaphor instead of simply as an index of the "low" style of the unconventional.

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Download e-book for iPad: Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle (Clarendon by A. W. Price

By A. W. Price

ISBN-10: 0198248997

ISBN-13: 9780198248996

ISBN-10: 0585156980

ISBN-13: 9780585156989

Reissued in 1997 with corrections and a brand new Afterword, this booklet absolutely explores for the 1st time an idea universal to Plato and Aristotle, which unites their treatments-- differently very different--of love and friendship. the belief is that even though individuals are separate, their lives needn't be. One person's lifestyles may well overflow into another's, and as such, assisting another individual is a manner of serving oneself. the writer exhibits how their view of affection and friendship, inside of not just own relationships, but additionally the loved ones or even the city-state, provides to solve the previous dichotomy among egoism and altruism.

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Theocritus and the Archaeology of Greek Poetry - download pdf or read online

By Richard Hunter

ISBN-10: 0521035260

ISBN-13: 9780521035262

This booklet specializes in the hymns, mimes and erotic poems of the Greek poet Theocritus, and examines how Theocritus makes use of the traditions of past Greek poetry to recreate previous varieties in a fashion that exploits the recent stipulations below which poetry used to be written within the 3rd century BC. contemporary papyri have tremendously elevated our knowing of the way Theocritus learn archaic poetry, and those new discoveries are absolutely drawn on in a suite of readings that may swap the best way we glance at Hellenistic poetry.

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New PDF release: The Letters of the Younger Pliny

By Pliny the Younger, Betty Radice

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A well-known legal professional and administrator, Pliny (c. advert 61—113) was once 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 intensely own letters deal with an excellent diversity of subject matters — from a deeply relocating account of his uncle's loss of life within the eruption that engulfed Pompeii and observations at the early Christians — 'a determined kind of cult carried to extravagant lengths' — to descriptions of way of life in Rome, with its scandals and lawsuits, and of Pliny's lifestyles within the nation. supplying a chain of attention-grabbing perspectives of imperial Rome, his letters additionally supply one of many fullest self-portraits to outlive from classical times.

Betty Radice's definitive version used to be the 1st entire modern...

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Get Lucian: Selected Dialogues (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Lucian, C. D. N. Costa

ISBN-10: 0199258678

ISBN-13: 9780199258673

ISBN-10: 1423768027

ISBN-13: 9781423768029

A translation of fourteen of Lucian's dialogues, providing a cross-section of his types and satirical ambitions, from critical polemic (Alexander, Peregrinus) to lighter squibs and character-portrayals (Dialogues of the Courtesans). additionally incorporated are how one can Write historical past and his most famed piece, a real background, a parody of the preferred fashion for extraordinary traveler's stories. every piece has a precis creation, and notes to elucidate imprecise allusions within the textual content. The advent examines in a few aspect Lucian's value as a dominant Atticizer within the interval of the second one Sophistic, in addition to his terribly frequent impression on later eu literature.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Cambridge Companion to Horace by Stephen Harrison

By Stephen Harrison

ISBN-10: 0521536847

ISBN-13: 9780521536844

ISBN-10: 0521830028

ISBN-13: 9780521830027

Horace is with no query one of many extra vital writers in Latin literature, and it truly is unlucky, i think, that he's so seldom learn outdoor of scholarly circles. inside of those circles, investigations and debates relating to his work--particularly Ars Poetica--have been ongoing for roughly four hundred years, and the quantity of considerable scholarship is impressive, albeit usually conflicting. The Cambridge better half to Horace bargains a extensive evaluate of a few of the newer views at the poet, and since the entire entries are very short, it makes for simple examining. the matter, after all, is that not one of the entries meets the normal of significant scholarship, although they have been written via a few critical students. therefore, a person with an curiosity in realizing extra approximately Horace past what one could come upon in an undergraduate survey path will locate this publication missing. In his dialogue of Ars Poetica, for instance, Andrew Laird makes a lot of the meant impact of Neoptolemus, yet he doesn't hassle to envision a number of the experiences, comparable to these by means of Jensen (1923) and Dahlman (1957) that challenged this intended impression. Nor does he discover the truth that poietes, poema, and poiesis have a protracted background, courting a minimum of to the 5th century BC and the paintings of Herodotus--a historical past that might make Neoptolemus beside the point if those subject matters certainly supply an organizational schema for Ars Poetica simply because they'd be commonplaces within the Greco-Roman literary culture. the truth that the Cambridge significant other can't function a scholarly textual content doesn't, even if, detract from its usefulness for undergraduates. Admittedly, there are few undergraduate survey classes nowadays that come with Horace, yet this article will be an invaluable adoption anywhere they exist.

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New PDF release: Interaction in Poetic Imagery: With Special Reference to

By Michael Silk

ISBN-10: 051155253X

ISBN-13: 9780511552533

ISBN-10: 0521024609

ISBN-13: 9780521024600

ISBN-10: 0521204178

ISBN-13: 9780521204170

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 in addition with the idea of literature as such: it investigates a facet of poetic imagery within the sensible context of historic poetry. throughout the research, many illustrative passages from English verse are mentioned, however the corpus of poetry selected for specific awareness is early Greek lyric and drama (up to and together with Aeschylus and Pindar) and the different hundred proper passages from this corpus are tested systematically. Dr Silk formulates a brand new severe notion, 'interaction', to signify convinced beneficial properties of metaphor and different imagery and explores intimately their nature and value. in addition to interplay itself, many subsidiary 'matters coming up' are given great therapy: there are discussions of comparable matters within the fields of stylistics and literary idea, new recommendations on a variety of points of historic literature (notions of Greco-Roman theorists in addition to practices of Greek poets), and particularly, vital contributions to the idea and perform of 'literary lexicography' in a useless language.

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Download e-book for kindle: Decimus Laberius: The Fragments by Costas Panayotakis

By Costas Panayotakis

ISBN-10: 052188523X

ISBN-13: 9780521885232

This can be a newly revised, serious textual content of the fragments attributed to the Roman knight and mimographer Decimus Laberius, a witty and crudely satirical modern of Cicero and Caesar. Laberius could be the main celebrated comedian playwright of the past due Republic, and the fragments of performs attributed to him contain the overpowering majority of the extant facts for what we conventionally name 'the literary Roman mime'. the quantity additionally features a survey of the features and improvement of the Roman mime, either as a literary style and as one of those well known theatrical leisure, in addition to a second look of where of Laberius' paintings inside of its ancient and literary context. this is often the 1st English translation of the entire fragments, and the 1st unique English remark on them from a linguistic, metrical, and (wherever attainable) theatrical standpoint.

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