Amores II

Author: Ovid,Joan Booth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780856681752

Category: History

Page: 198

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Ovid's personal love eloquies are arguably his most attractive work. Dr Booth offers a Latin text with parallel prose translation, and on each poem there is a critical essay written for the reader with little or no Latin.
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Ovid: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199803040

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 42

View: 9572

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
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Ein Gentleman in Moskau

Roman

Author: Amor Towles

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843716196

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 7674

Moskau, 1922. Der genussfreudige Lebemann Graf Rostov wird verhaftet und zu lebenslangem Hausarrest verurteilt, ausgerechnet im Hotel Metropol, dem ersten Haus am Platz. Er muss alle bisher genossenen Privilegien aufgeben und eine Arbeit als Hilfskellner annehmen. Rostov mit seinen 30 Jahren ist ein äußerst liebenswürdiger, immer optimistischer Gentleman. Trotz seiner eingeschränkten Umstände lebt er ganz seine Überzeugung, dass selbst kleine gute Taten einer chaotischen Welt Sinn verleihen. Aber ihm bleibt nur der Blick aus dem Fenster, während draußen Russland stürmische Dekaden durchlebt. Seine Stunde kommt, als eine alte Freundin ihm ihre kleine Tochter anvertraut. Das Kind ändert Rostovs Leben von Grund auf. Für das Mädchen und sein Leben wächst der Graf über sich hinaus. "Towles ist ein Meistererzähler" New York Times Book Review "Eine charmante Erinnerung an die Bedeutung von gutem Stil" Washington Post "Elegant, dabei gleichzeitig filigran und üppig wie ein Schmuckei von Fabergé" O, the Oprah Magazine
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The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature

800-1558

Author: Professor of Classical Studies Rita Copeland,Rita Copeland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019958723X

Category: American literature

Page: 736

View: 3922

The Oxford history of classical receptio'n in English Literature (OHCREL) is designed to offer a comprehensive investigation of the numerous and diverse ways in which literary texts of the classical world have stimulated responses and refashioning by English writers. Covering the full range of English literature from the early Middle Ages to the present day, OHCREL both synthesizes existing scholarship and presents cutting-edge new research, employing an international team of expert contributors for each of the five volumes. 00OHCREL endeavours to interrogate, rather than inertly reiterate, conventional assumptions about literary 'periods', the processes of canon-formation, and the relations between literary and non-literary discourse. It conceives of 'reception' as a complex process of dialogic exchange and, rather than offering large cultural generalizations, it engages in close critical analysis of literary texts. It explores in detail the ways in which English writers' engagement with classical literature casts as much light on the classical originals as it does on the English writers' own cultural context. 00This first volume, and fourth to appear in the series, covers the years c.800-1558, and surveys the reception and transformation of classical literary culture in England from the Anglo-Saxon period up to the Henrician era.
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The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature

Volume 2: 1558-1660

Author: Patrick Cheney,Philip Hardie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019107778X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 808

View: 8754

The Oxford History of Classical Reception (OHCREL) is designed to offer a comprehensive investigation of the numerous and diverse ways in which literary texts of the classical world have stimulated responses and refashioning by English writers. Covering the full range of English literature from the early Middle Ages to the present day, OHCREL both synthesizes existing scholarship and presents cutting-edge new research, employing an international team of expert contributors for each of the five volumes. OHCREL endeavours to interrogate, rather than inertly reiterate, conventional assumptions about literary 'periods', the processes of canon-formation, and the relations between literary and non-literary discourse. It conceives of 'reception' as a complex process of dialogic exchange and, rather than offering large cultural generalizations, it engages in close critical analysis of literary texts. It explores in detail the ways in which English writers' engagement with classical literature casts as much light on the classical originals as it does on the English writers' own cultural context. This second volume, and third to appear in the series, covers the years 1558-1660, and explores the reception of the ancient genres and authors in English Renaissance literature, engaging with the major, and many of the minor, writers of the period, including Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser, and Jonson. Separate chapters examine the Renaissance institutions and contexts which shape the reception of antiquity, and an annotated bibliography provides substantial material for further reading.
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Sir Gawain and the Classical Tradition

Essays on the Ancient Antecedents

Author: E.L. Risden

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786420731

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 8817

The 14th century English alliterative poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is admired for its morally complex plot and brilliant poetics. A chivalric romance placed in an Arthurian setting, it received acclaim from the peasantry of its time for its commentary regarding important socio-political and religious concerns. The poem's technical brilliance blends psychological depth and vivid language to produce an effect widely considered superior to any other work of the time. Although the poem is a combination of English alliterative meter, romanticism, and a wide-ranging knowledge of Celtic lore, continental materials and Latin classics, the extent to which Classical antecedents affected or directed the poem is a point of continued controversy among literary scholars. This collection of essays by scholars of diverse interests addresses this puzzling and fascinating question. The introduction provides an expansive background for the topic, and subsequent essays explore the extent to which classical Greek, Roman, Arabic, Christian and Celtic influences are revealed in the poem's opening and closing allusions, themes, and composition. Essays discuss the way in which the anonymous author of Sir Gawain employs figural echoes of classical materials, cultural memoirs of past British tradition, and romantic re-textualizations of Trojan and British literature. It is argued that Sir Gawain may be understood as an Aeneas, Achilles, or Odysseus figure, while the British situation in the 14th century may be understood as analogous to that of ancient Troy.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Whitaker's Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography, National

Page: N.A

View: 3410

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Elegieen von Properz

Author: Karl Ludwig von Knebel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 210

View: 5462

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A Bibliographical Guide to Classical Studies

Literature Gaius-Pindaros (Entries 6533-10995)

Author: Graham Whitaker

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783487104676

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 7800

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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 1373

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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 9270

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Metamorphosen

Mythologie: Entstehung und Geschichte der Welt von Publius Ovidius Naso

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027210755

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 8383

Die Metamorphosen des römischen Dichters Ovid (43 v. Chr.- 17 n. Chr.), geschrieben vermutlich ab dem Jahr 1 oder 3 n. Chr. bis um 8 n. Chr., sind ein in Hexametern verfasstes mythologisches Werk über Metamorphosen. Die Metamorphosen bestehen aus 15 Büchern von je etwa 700 bis 900 Versen und beschreiben die Entstehung und Geschichte der Welt in den Begriffen der römischen und griechischen Mythologie. Ovid wählt sich die in Mythen so häufig anzutreffenden Verwandlungsgeschichten zum Thema, in denen meist ein Mensch oder ein niederer Gott in eine Pflanze, ein Tier oder ein Sternbild (Katasterismos) verwandelt wird. Das Werk beginnt mit der Entstehung der Welt aus dem Chaos und einer großen Flut, die nur ein Menschenpaar (Deukalion und Pyrrha) überlebt, und es endet mit der Verwandlung von Caesars Seele in einen Stern. Ovid bewegt sich von einem Beispiel zum anderen, indem er sich durch die Mythologie arbeitet; häufig springt er dabei auf scheinbar beliebige Weise von einer Verwandlungsgeschichte zur nächsten. In Wahrheit sind die Übergänge zwischen den einzelnen Verwandlungssagen jedoch äußerst kunstvoll.
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Gnomon

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 2506

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Die Verschwörung des Catilina

Author: Gaius Sallustius Crispus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783804411890

Category:

Page: 64

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Das kapital

Kritik der politischen oekonomic

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Capital

Page: 830

View: 2951

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Oden und Epoden

Author: Horace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 354

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Ovid

Author: Niklas Holzberg

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406419195

Category: Didactic poetry, Latin

Page: 220

View: 302

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