Pacifism and English Literature: Minstrels of Peace by R. White

By R. White

This well timed e-book strains rules of pacifism via English literature, rather poetry. 4 wide-ranging chapters, drawing on either spiritual and secular texts, offer highbrow and ancient contexts. There follows a chronological research of poetry which rejects warfare and celebrates peace, from the center a long time to the current day. The e-book offers concept for all readers who heavily think that clash and battle don't remedy difficulties, and for college students it offers a brand new form of thematic background of literature.

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Bacchylides: Politics, Performance, Poetic Tradition by David Fearn

By David Fearn

Bacchylides: Politics, functionality, Poetic Tradition combines shut literary research of Bacchylides' poetry with certain dialogue of the valuable function poetry performed in quite a few differing political contexts all through Greece within the early 5th century BC. In Bacchylides' compliment poetry, David Fearn argues, the poet manipulates a variety of past Greek literature not just to raise the prestige of his filthy rich buyers, but additionally to impress considered the character of political energy and aristocratic society. New mild is additionally shed on Bacchylides' Dithyrambs, via exact dialogue of the facts for the kuklios khoros ('circular chorus') and its relation to quite a few diversified non secular gala's, specifically inside democratic Athens. The hyperlinks created among literary matters and cultural contexts reinvigorate those underappreciated poems and demonstrate their crucial value for the self-definition of political groups.

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Cicero, Rhetoric, and Empire by C. E. W. Steel

By C. E. W. Steel

This research of Cicero's political oratory and Roman imperialism within the overdue Republic bargains new readings of ignored speeches. C.E.W. metal examines the function and capacities of political oratory and places Cicero's angle to empire, with its boundaries and weaknesses, within the context of wider debates between his contemporaries at the difficulties of empire.

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Fortune's Faces: The Roman de la Rose and the Poetics of by Daniel Heller-Roazen

By Daniel Heller-Roazen

Arguably the one such a lot influential literary paintings of the ecu heart a long time, the Roman de l. a. Rose of Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun has typically posed a few problems to trendy critics, who've seen its many interruptions and philosophical discussions as indicators of a scarcity of formal association and a regularly medieval predilection for encyclopedic summation. In Fortune's Faces, Daniel Heller-Roazen calls into query those exams, supplying a brand new and compelling interpretation of the romance as a gently developed and far-reaching exploration of where of fortune, probability, and contingency in literary writing.Situating the Romance of the Rose on the intersection of medieval literature and philosophy, Heller-Roazen exhibits how the thirteenth-century paintings invokes and radicalizes classical and medieval traditions of mirrored image on language and contingency: that of the Proven?al, French, and Italian love poets, who sought to compose their "verses of natural nothing"in a language Dante outlined as "without grammar," and that of Aristotle's dialogue of "future contingents" because it was once obtained and subtle within the common sense, physics, theology, and epistemology of Boethius, Abelard, Albert the nice, and Thomas Aquinas.Through an in depth research of the poetic textual content and an in depth reconstruction of the logical and metaphysical inspiration of contingency, Fortune's Faces charts the changes that literary constructions (such as subjectivity, autobiography, prosopopoeia, allegory, and self-reference) endure in a piece that defines itself as significantly contingent. thought of in its complete poetic and philosophical dimensions, the Romance of the Rose hence acquires an altogether new value within the heritage of literature: it seems that as a piece that steadily explores its personal skill to be except it really is. (2006)

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The Castles of Edward I in Wales 1277-1307 by Christopher Gravett

By Christopher Gravett

In 1277 Edward I collected a big military and marched into Wales to subdue the insurgent Welsh princes who persisted to raid and pillage English managed parts of Wales, or even England itself. A key a part of his technique of subjugating and colonizing the Welsh was once to erect a fortress at each aspect the place his military rested, to supply everlasting bases for English garrisons and a visible reminder of English power.
This name takes an in depth examine the layout, improvement and rules of security of the Edwardian Welsh castles, documenting lifestyle inside their partitions and the ancient occasions that came about round them. key websites corresponding to Cardigan, Aberystwyth and Conwy it highlights the various fort designs starting from fortifications in response to French types to the defenses encouraged through Constantinople, illustrated with 8 pages of complete color illustrations and cutaway paintings. Chris Gravett presents a transparent rationalization of why the castles have been there, who lived in them and the way they have been outfitted - an important studying for someone drawn to probably the most romantic and militarily potent constructions ever created.

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Nicander of Colophon's "Theriaca": A Literary Commentary by Floris Overduin

By Floris Overduin

Nowa days the Theriaca of Nicander of Colophon (2nd century BCE) has now not attracted many fans. Its complex type, abstruse diction and technical subject material – venomous bites and their treatments – have lengthy cast off classical students. within the wake of renewed curiosity in Hellenistic poetry, besides the fact that, Nicander’s darkish poetry merits new appreciation.
In this publication Floris Overduin offers a literary remark at the Theriaca, concentrating on Nicander’s inventive advantages. seen opposed to the history of Alexandrian aesthetics and the didactic epic culture, Nicander merits satisfaction of position between his Hellenistic friends. This booklet, the 1st complete observation in English, may well therefore give a contribution to the reappraisal of Nicander’s Theriaca as a piece of literature, no longer technology.

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The Orphic Hymns by Apostolos N. Athanassakis, Benjamin M. Wolkow

By Apostolos N. Athanassakis, Benjamin M. Wolkow

At the very beginnings of the Archaic Age, the good singer Orpheus taught a brand new faith that based round the immortality of the human soul and its trip after demise on its solution to discovering an enduring domestic. He felt that reaching purity through heading off meat and refraining from committing damage additional promoted the pursuit of a calm existence. components of the worship of Dionysus, reminiscent of shape-shifting and ritualistic ecstasy, have been fused with Orphic ideals to supply a strong and illuminating new faith that stumbled on expression within the secret cults. Practitioners of this new faith composed a superb physique of poetry, a lot of that is translated in The Orphic Hymns.

The hymns offered during this e-book have been anonymously composed someplace in Asia Minor, probably in the course of the 3rd century advert. At this turbulent time, the Hellenic earlier used to be battling for its survival, whereas the recent Christian religion used to be spreading in every single place. The Orphic Hymns therefore replicate a pious spirituality within the type of conventional literary conventions. The hymns themselves are dedicated to particular divinities in addition to to cosmic parts. Prefaced with choices, strings of epithets invoke some of the attributes of the divinity and prayers ask for peace and health and wellbeing to the start up. Coauthors Apostolos N. Athanassakis and Benjamin M. Wolkow have produced a correct and stylish translation followed by way of wealthy commentary.

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A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography by John Marincola

By John Marincola

Книга A significant other to Greek and Roman Historiography (2 quantity Set) A better half to Greek and Roman Historiography (2 quantity Set) Книги Исторические Автор: John Marincola Год издания: 2008 Формат: pdf Издат.:Wiley-Blackwell Страниц: 656 Размер: 3,3 ISBN: 1405102160 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:This two-volume significant other to Greek and Roman Historiography displays the hot instructions and interpretations that experience arisen within the box of historic historiography long ago few decades.Comprises a sequence of leading edge articles written via known students offers extensive, chronological remedies of significant matters within the writing of heritage and antiquity those are complemented by way of chapters on person genres and sub-genres from the 5th century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E. presents a sequence of interpretative readings at the person historians comprises essays at the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, between others, and their dating to historical past

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