Browse Category by Ancient Medieval Literature
Ancient Medieval Literature

Pliny: Natural History, Volume I, Books 1-2 (Loeb Classical by Pliny, H. Rackham

By Pliny, H. Rackham

Pliny the Elder, tireless researcher and author, is writer of the encyclopedic traditional historical past, in 37 books, an unequalled compendium of Roman wisdom. The contents of the books are as follows. publication 1: desk of contents of the others and of gurus; 2: mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; 3-6: geography and ethnography of the identified 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: clinical zoology; 33-37: minerals (and medicine), the high quality arts, and gem stones. The Loeb Classical Library version of average background is in ten volumes.

Show description

Continue Reading

Ancient Medieval Literature

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

By Susanna Morton Braund, Christopher Gill

New essays by way of a world crew of students in Latin literature and historical philosophy discover the certainty of feelings (or "passions") in Roman inspiration (especially philosophy and rhetorical concept) and literature. exact good points comprise the big variety of Latin authors mentioned (including such recognized Latin prose and verse writers as Cicero and Virgil), the clean and looking out reports of key literary texts and the accessibility of the booklet, in transparent and nontechnical language, with Greek and Latin translated.

Show description

Continue Reading

Ancient Medieval Literature

Canterbury Tales (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Geoffrey; Robert W. Hanning (intro & notes); Peter Tuttle

By Geoffrey; Robert W. Hanning (intro & notes); Peter Tuttle (translator) Chaucer

Excerpt from Canterbury stories
The tomb of a poet! Cried I, with a spring that electrified my informant at the very least myself - What poet lies right here and the place is he buried?
About the writer
Forgotten Books publishes millions of infrequent and vintage books. locate extra at www.forgottenbooks.com
This publication is a replica of a huge historic paintings. Forgotten Books makes use of cutting-edge know-how to digitally reconstruct the paintings, maintaining the unique layout when repairing imperfections found in the elderly replica. In infrequent circumstances, an imperfection within the unique, corresponding to a blemish or lacking web page, could be replicated in our variation. We do, even though, fix the majority of imperfections effectively; any imperfections that stay are deliberately left to maintain the kingdom of such old works.

Show description

Continue Reading

Ancient Medieval Literature

The Literature of Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of Stories, by William Kelley Simpson, Robert K. Ritner, Vincent A. Tobin,

By William Kelley Simpson, Robert K. Ritner, Vincent A. Tobin, Jr. Edward Wente

An anthology of historic Egyptian literature, revised to provide clean translations of all of the texts in addition to a few 25 new entries, together with writings from the overdue literature of the Demotic interval on the finish of classical Egyptian heritage. additionally it is an in depth bibliography.

Show description

Continue Reading

Ancient Medieval Literature

Mahabharata Book Three: The Forest, Volume Four (Clay by Vyasa, William Johnson

By Vyasa, William Johnson

“Slender girl, I got here out with you to assemble fruit. I acquired a ache in my head and fell asleep on your lap. Then I observed a bad darkness and a amazing individual. when you comprehend, then inform me - used to be it my dream? Or used to be what I observed real?”

So speaks Satyavat, newly rescued from the god of loss of life via Savitri, his devoted spouse, on the middle of 1 of the simplest enjoyed tales in Indian literature. This, and different renowned narratives, together with a model of Rama's tale, convey the wooded area booklet of the good Sanskrit epic, the Maha·bhárata, to its compelling end. Woven into the most narrative of the Pandavas’ exile, those disparate episodes point out the variety and poetic energy of the Maha·bhárata as a whole—a energy that has the capability to talk to universal human matters throughout cultures and centuries.

“The woodland” is ebook 3 of the Maha·bhárata, “The nice e-book of India.” This ultimate area of the account of the Pándavas’ twelve-year exile within the woodland includes 4 stirring tales which are among the finest recognized in Indian literature. From a hero overcoming nice odds, to a virtuous spouse who rescues her relations, and Indra tricking Karna, and Yudhi·shthira’s victory within the verbal contest with the tree spirit, those tales communicate to universal human issues throughout cultures and centuries.

Co-published by way of ny college Press and the JJC Foundation

For extra in this identify and different titles within the Clay Sanskrit sequence, please stopover at http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

Show description

Continue Reading

Ancient Medieval Literature

Religion, Myth and Folklore in the World's Epics (Religion by Lauri Honko

By Lauri Honko

The sequence Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social platforms- either in Western and non-Western societies; specifically, it examines religions of their differentiation from, and intersection with, different cultural structures, resembling artwork, economic climate, legislations and politics. Due realization is given to paradigmatic case or comparative reports that express a transparent theoretical orientation with the empirical and historic facts of faith and such features of faith as ritual, the non secular mind's eye, buildings of culture, iconography, or media. furthermore, the formation of spiritual groups, their building of identification, and their relation to society and the broader public are key problems with this sequence.

Show description

Continue Reading

Ancient Medieval Literature

Chrétien de Troyes in Prose: The Burgundian Erec and Cligés by Joan Tasker Grimbert, Carol J. Chase

By Joan Tasker Grimbert, Carol J. Chase

In the midst of the 15th century nameless writers `translated' into prose Chr?©tien de Troyes's first verse romances, Erec and Clig?©s (dating from the 12th century), for the circle of Philip the nice, duke of Burgundy. for a very long time unfairly pushed aside as trite and slavish renderings of Chr?©tien's masterful narratives, the prose Erec and Clig?©s truly benefit cautious examine of their personal correct, for those heart French reworkings adapt the sooner romances to slot the pursuits of the fifteenth-century public. The authors up to date not just the language but in addition the descriptions of chivalric exploits, tourneys, and siege war; in addition, they confirmed genuine ingenuity within the method they converted the tale line, clarifying motivation, rescripting characters, and shortening a number of the descriptions. The romances supply worthwhile insights into the evolution of Arthurian romance, the historical past of reception of Chr?©tien's paintings, and the mentality and tradition of 1 of the main awesome courts to flourish within the past due heart a while. This quantity offers the 1st English prose translations of the writings, followed by way of an advent proposing the historic, cultural, and literary context, and notes.

Show description

Continue Reading

Ancient Medieval Literature

Petronius and the Anatomy of Fiction by Victoria Rimell

By Victoria Rimell

Metaphors of the physique shape a tremendous characteristic of Petronius' Satyricon. This ebook claims that the textual content should be learn as a unified entire instead of as episodic jumble, regardless of its fragmentation. provided as nerve-racking in addition to comedian, intricately dependent in addition to chaotic, the research asserts that the Satyricon's imagery regularly mirrors obvious paradoxes. therefore corporeality is explored as a metaphor instead of simply as an index of the "low" style of the radical.

Show description

Continue Reading