Aeschylus: Oresteia. Agamemnon ; Libation- bearers ; Eumenides

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library


Category: Drama

Page: 494

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Aeschylus (ca. 525âe"456 BCE), the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the worldâe(tm)s great art forms, witnessed the establishment of democracy at Athens and fought against the Persians at Marathon. He won the tragic prize at the City Dionysia thirteen times between ca. 499 and 458, and in his later years was probably victorious almost every time he put on a production, though Sophocles beat him at least once. Of his total of about eighty plays, seven survive complete. The second volume contains the complete Oresteia trilogy, comprising Agamemnon, Libation-Bearers, and Eumenides, presenting the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, the revenge taken by their son Orestes, the pursuit of Orestes by his motherâe(tm)s avenging Furies, his trial and acquittal at Athens, Athenaâe(tm)s pacification of the Furies, and the blessings they both invoke upon the Athenian people.
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Many Convincing Proofs

Persuasive phenomena associated with gospel proclamation in Acts

Author: Stephen S. Liggins

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110460378

Category: Religion

Page: 333

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While there have been various studies examining the contents of the evangelistic proclamation in Acts; and various studies examining, from one angle or another, individual persuasive phenomena described in Acts (e.g., the use of the Jewish Scriptures); no individual studies have sought to identify the key persuasive phenomena presented by Luke in this book, or to analyse their impact upon the book’s early audiences. This study identifies four key phenomena – the Jewish Scriptures, witnessed supernatural events, the Christian community and Greco-Roman cultural interaction. By employing a textual analysis of Acts that takes into account both narrative and socio-historical contexts, the impact of these phenomena upon the early audiences of Acts – that is, those people who heard or read the narrative in the first decades after its completion – is determined. The investigation offers some unique and nuanced insights into evangelistic proclamation in Acts; persuasion in Acts, persuasion in the ancient world; each of the persuasive phenomena discussed; evangelistic mission in the early Christian church; and the growth of the early Christian church.
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The Biblical Tour of Hell

Author: Matthew Ryan Hauge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567604969

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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It is difficult to underestimate the significance of the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31 within the biblical tradition. Although hell occupies a prominent position in popular Christianrhetoric today, it plays a relatively minor role in the Christian canon. The most important biblical texts that explicitly describe the fate of the dead are in the Synoptic Gospels. Yet among these passages, only the Lukan tradition is intent on explicitly describing the abode of the dead; it is the only biblical tour of hell. Hauge examines the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31, uniquely the only 'parable' that is set within a supernatural context. The parables characteristically feature concrete realities of first-century Mediterranean life, but the majority of Luke 16:19-31 is narrated from the perspective of the tormented dead. This volume demonstrates that the distinctive features of the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus are the result of a strategic imitation, creative transformation, and Christian transvaluation of the descent of Odysseus into the house of hades in Odyssey Book 11, the literary model par excellence of postmortem revelation in antiquity.
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On the Origin and Progress of the Art of Music by John Taverner

Author: Joseph M. Ortiz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351799002

Category: Music

Page: 166

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John Taverner’s lectures on music constitute the only extant version of a complete university course in music in early modern England. Originally composed in 1611 in both English and Latin, they were delivered at Gresham College in London between 1611 and 1638, and it is likely that Taverner intended at some point to publish the lectures in the form of a music treatise. The lectures, which Taverner collectively titled De Ortu et Progressu Artis Musicæ ("On the Origin and Progress of the Art of Music"), represent a clear attempt to ground musical education in humanist study, particularly in Latin and Greek philology. Taverner’s reliance on classical and humanist writers attests to the durability of music’s association with rhetoric and philology, an approach to music that is too often assigned to early Tudor England. Taverner is also a noteworthy player in the seventeenth-century Protestant debates over music, explicitly defending music against Reformist polemicists who see music as an overly sensuous activity. In this first published edition of Taverner’s musical writings, Joseph M. Ortiz comprehensively introduces, edits, and annotates the text of the lectures, and an appendix contains the existing Latin version of Taverner’s text. By shedding light on a neglected figure in English Renaissance music history, this edition is a significant contribution to the study of musical thought in Renaissance England, humanism, Protestant Reformism, and the history of education.
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Pursuit of Perfection

Significance of the Perfection Motif in the Epistle to the Hebrews

Author: Seth M. Simisi

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498290256

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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Pursuit of Perfection explores the significance of the perfection motif in the Epistle to the Hebrews. It addresses the controversial interpretation of teleios ("perfection") in Hebrews where this notion is so central to the argument of the book. The investigation examines the meaning of perfection in an attempt to discover its significance on Hebrews theology. The need for the study is the lack of adequate treatment of the subject in the last three decades. The discussion focuses on the precise meaning to be attached to the notion of perfection and its significance for Hebrews interpretation. Through an exploration of major interpretative approaches to the notion of perfection, and its usages in classical world, Second Temple Judaism, and New Testament literature, especially Hebrews. The author argues that the notion of perfection has an eschatological significance and is linked to better provisions of the new covenant, which guarantee believers' salvation and eternal inheritance. The author sums up his argument that the call to pursue the goal of perfection is a call for commitment to the gospel message as Christians of all ages follow the example of the Christ, the one who endured suffering of the cross and its despised shame in order to bring many followers to their future eternal glory.
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Rethinking Plato

A Cartesian Quest for the Real Plato

Author: Necip Fikri Alican

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401208123

Category: Philosophy

Page: 620

View: 5689

No new book on Plato can surprise Plato scholars. For there is nothing new under the sun, nor inside the cave. We have grown complacent in our preconceptions of Plato, habitually adopting the web of belief that comes with the canonical corpus. Yet it is not the web itself that stands in the way of progress, but the tendency to adopt it without question. Rethinking Plato is, as the subtitle suggests, a Cartesian quest for the real Plato. What makes it Cartesian is that it looks for Plato independently of the prevailing paradigms on where we are supposed to find him.The result of the quest is a complete pedagogical platform on Plato. This does not mean that the book leaves nothing out, covering all the dialogues and all the themes, but that it provides the full intellectual apparatus for doing just that.It consists of two parts. The first is a general orientation in three chapters, one each pertaining to the life, thought, and works of Plato. The second is a dialogic companion covering the four dialogues built around the last days of Socrates, with a separate chapter devoted to each: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo .
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Author: Sophocles

Publisher: N.A



Page: 136

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The Oresteia

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140443332

Category: Drama

Page: 335

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A trilogy of plays dramatizes the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, Clytaemnestra, the revenge of her son, Orestes, and his judgement by the court of Athena
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The Reader's Adviser

Author: N.A

Publisher: R.R. Bowker Co.


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Author: Titus Maccius Plautus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783534138005

Category: Courtesans

Page: 237

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Curriculum Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Apollo and His Oracle in the Oresteia

Author: Deborah H. Roberts

Publisher: N.A


Category: Apollo (Greek deity) in literature

Page: 258

View: 7466

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A Guide for Instruction in Latin

Secondary School

Author: Minnesota. Department of Education

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin language

Page: 173

View: 7067

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Author: Euripides,Johann Jakob Christian Donner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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National Union Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 3423

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Vitarvm Avctio Piscator

Author: - Lucianus (Samosatensis,NULL)

Publisher: Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

ISBN: 9783519015154

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 74

View: 2654

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