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Ancient Medieval Literature

Chronographiae Quae Theophanis Continuati Nomine Fertur by Jeffrey Michael Featherstone, Juan Signes-Codoner

By Jeffrey Michael Featherstone, Juan Signes-Codoner

Taking up the place the the chronicle of the monk Theophanes leaves off, the compilation referred to as Theophanes Continuatus was initially commissioned through the emperor Constantine VII (912-959) and marked the revival, or reinvention, of the style of heritage in Byzantium, which additionally incorporated the fewer winning textual content of Genesios, who labored with an identical file of resources. A critical resource for the second one interval of Iconoclasm and the Amorian dynasty, the tendentious narrative of Books I-IV of Theophanes Continuatus was meant to justify the murderous accession of Basil I (867-886), grandfather of Constantine VII and founding father of the Macedonian dynasty, by means of providing the emperors who preceded Basil as merciless heretics (Leo V, Michael II, Theophilus) or profligates (Michael III). however the proof the following recorded and the usually playful use of Classical studying provide facts to the cautious reader that the revival of Byzantine army strength and tradition from the darkish Age of the 7th and 8th centuries won momentum less than those similar emperors. the current severe version of Books I-IV replaces that of 1838 by way of I. Bekker. observed by way of the 1st whole English translation and grammatical and old indexes, the paintings is meant for experts, scholars, and students in comparable fields.

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Oxford Classics: Teaching and Learning 1800-2000 by Christopher Stray

By Christopher Stray

Oxford, the house of misplaced reasons, the epitome of the area of medieval and renaissance studying in Britain, has regularly interested at a number of degrees: social, institutional, cultural. Its rival, Cambridge, was once lengthy ruled through arithmetic, whereas Oxford's prime research was once Classics. during this pioneering e-book, sixteen prime experts discover various points of Oxford Classics within the final 2 hundred years: curriculum, educating and studying, scholarly sort, publishing, gender and social exclusion and the influence of German scholarship. Greats (Literae Humaniores) is the main celebrated classical direction on the planet: the following its early days within the mid-19th century and its reform within the overdue twentieth are mentioned, within the latter case by means of these in detail concerned with the reforms. a gap bankruptcy units the scene via evaluating Oxford with Cambridge Classics, and a number of other outdated favourites are revisited, together with such regular Oxford items as Liddell and Scott's "Greek-English Lexicon", the "Oxford Classical Texts", and Zimmern's "Greek Commonwealth". The e-book as an entire bargains a pioneering, wide-ranging survey of Classics in Oxford.

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Postethnic Narrative Criticism: Magicorealism in Oscar by Frederick Luis Aldama

By Frederick Luis Aldama

Magical realism has turn into nearly synonymous with Latin American fiction, yet this fashion of representing the layered and infrequently contradictory fact of the topsy-turvy, late-capitalist, globalizing global reveals both vibrant expression in U.S. multi ethnic and British put up colonial literature and picture. Writers and filmmakers comparable to Oscar 'Zeta' Acosta, Ana Castillo, Julie sprint, Hanif Kureishi, and Salman Rushdie have made significant use of magical realism to articulate the trauma of dislocation and the legacies of colonialism that individuals of colour event within the publish colonial, multi ethnic world.This booklet seeks to redeem and refine the speculation of magical realism in U.S. multi ethnic and British publish colonial literature and movie. Frederick Aldama engages in theoretically subtle readings of Ana Castillo's "So faraway from God", Oscar 'Zeta' Acosta's "Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo", Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children", "Shame", "The Satanic Verses", and "The Moor's final Sigh", Julie Dash's "Daughters of the Dust", and Stephen Frears and Hanif Kureishi's "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid". Coining the time period 'magicorealism' to represent those works, Aldama not just creates a put up ethnic serious technique for enlarging the touch area among the genres of novel, movie, and autobiography, but additionally shatters the interpretive lens that normally confuses the transcription of the genuine international, the place fact and falsity practice, with narrative modes ruled through different standards.

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Miasma: Pollution and Purification in Early Greek Religion by Robert Parker

By Robert Parker

Lots of the often learn Greek texts handle "pollution". The pollutants subject seems in tragedies, historic texts, and political oratory. Purity is a continuing trouble in ritual texts, and Greeks underwent many small purifications of their daily lives. convinced archaic non secular pursuits even made "purification" the trail to felicity within the afterlife. First released in 1983, Miasma is the 1st paintings in English to regard this subject in detail.

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How to Read the Crystal Or Crystal and Seer by Sepharial

By Sepharial

Dr Walter Gorn previous (1864-1929) was once an eminent English Theosophist, and a remarkable nineteenth century mystic and astrologer, larger often called Sepharial. He at first studied drugs and this up with experiences in psychology, oriental languages, astrology and numeurology. In 1886 he began to write an astrology challenge web page within the Society occasions, the place he responded the public’s questions, and in 1887 on the age of simply 23 was once admitted to the “inner sanctum” of the Theosophical Society. He used to be editor of previous Moore’s Almanac, that is nonetheless released within the twenty first century. He was once one of many founder individuals of the Theosophical circulate in England. He grew to become a really influential writer within the fields of the occult, astrology and numeurology. He should be credited because the first astrologer to exploit Earth’s “dark moon” Lilith in his calculations. His works comprise: levels of the Zodiac Symbolised (with Charubel aka John Thomas) (1898), New guide of Astrology (1898), The booklet of the straightforward manner (1904) and The Kabala of Numbers (1913).

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Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the by James Howard-Johnston

By James Howard-Johnston

James Howard-Johnston offers a sweeping and hugely readable account of doubtless the main dramatic unmarried episode in global historical past - the emergence of a brand new faith (Islam), the destruction of 2 confirmed nice powers (Roman and Iranian), and the production of a brand new global empire by means of the Arabs, all within the house of now not even more than a iteration (610-52 AD). battle looms huge, specially the place operations might be in a few aspect, as in Iraq 636-40, in Egypt 641-2 and within the long-drawn out conflict for the Mediterranean (649-98). because the first historical past of the formative part of Islam to be grounded within the vital non-Islamic in addition to Islamic assets Witnesses to a global situation is vital examining for an individual desirous to comprehend Islam as a faith and political strength, the fashionable center East, and the jihadist impulse, that's as obtrusive this day because it used to be within the 7th century.

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Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, by Elton T. E. Barker

By Elton T. E. Barker

This booklet investigates probably the most attribute and popular gains of old Greek literature - the scene of dialogue or agon, within which with various levels of ritual characters sq. as much as one another and have interaction in a competition of phrases. Drawing on six case stories of other forms of narrative - epic, historiography and tragedy - and authors as various as Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, Sophocles and Euripides, this wide-ranging learn analyses each one instance of discussion in its context in response to a suite of interrelated questions: who debates, while, why, and with what results? according to the altering representations of discussion throughout and inside various genres, it exhibits the significance of dialogue to those key canonical genres and, in flip, the function of literature within the development of a citizen physique in the course of the exploration, replica and administration of dissent from authority.

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The Iliad of Homer by Richmond Lattimore

By Richmond Lattimore

"Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus’ son Achilleus / and its devastation." For sixty years, that is how Homer has all started the Iliad in English, in Richmond Lattimore's trustworthy translation—the top-rated for generations of scholars and basic readers.

This long-awaited re-creation of Lattimore's Iliad is designed to carry the ebook into the twenty-first century—while leaving the poem as firmly rooted in historic Greece as ever. Lattimore's stylish, fluent verses—with their memorably phrased heroic epithets and noteworthy constancy to the Greek—remain unchanged, yet classicist Richard Martin has extra a wealth of supplementary fabrics designed to assist new generations of readers. a brand new advent units the poem within the wider context of Greek lifestyles, battle, society, and poetry, whereas line-by-line notes behind the quantity supply factors of unusual phrases, information regarding the Greek gods and heroes, and literary appreciation. A thesaurus and maps around out the book.

The result's a quantity that actively invitations readers into Homer's poem, supporting them to appreciate absolutely the worlds within which he and his heroes lived—and therefore permitting them to wonder, as such a lot of have for hundreds of years, at Hektor and Ajax, Paris and Helen, and the devastating rage of Achilleus.

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Ovid: Metamorphoses Book XIII (Cambridge Greek and Latin by Ovid

By Ovid

This quantity offers the Latin textual content, with an creation and entire remark, of booklet XIII of the Roman poet Ovid's lengthy paintings Metamorphoses. It discusses intimately Ovid's remedy of his assets and units out the ways that he tailored previous literature as fabric for his novel firm. tips is on the market on issues of language and magnificence, and the advent treats as a rule phrases the subjects of metamorphosis and the constitution of the poem as a complete.

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