With parallel Latin text

Author: Martial

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191034568

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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'If you're one of those terribly serious readers, now is a good time to leave.' The poet we call Martial, Marcus Valerius Martialis, lived by his wits in first-century Rome. Pounding the mean streets of the Empire's capital, he takes apart the pretensions, addictions, and cruelties of its inhabitants with perfect comic timing and killer punchlines. Social climbers and sex-offenders, rogue traders and two-faced preachers - all are subject to his forensic annihilations and often foul-mouthed verses. Packed with incident and detail, Martial's epigrams bring Rome vividly to life in all its variety; biting satire rubs alongside tender friendship, lust for life beside sorrow for loss. Gossipy, clever, and above all entertaining, they express amusement as much as indignation at the vices they expose. This selection brings Martial to a twenty-first century readership in a prose translation that pulls no punches and presents him in all his moods. It establishes his originality as a literary author, and the significance of his achievement as the poet who conquered epigram for Rome. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Queer Shakespeare

Desire and Sexuality

Author: Goran Stanivukovic

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474295274

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

View: 6837

Queer Shakespeare: Desire and Sexuality draws together 13 essays, which offer a major reassessment of the criticism of desire, body and sexuality in Shakespeare's drama and poetry. Bringing together some of the most prominent critics working at the intersection of Shakespeare criticism and queer theory, this collection demonstrates the vibrancy of queer Shakespeare studies. Taken together, these essays explore embodiment, desire, sexuality and gender as key objects of analyses, producing concepts and ideas that draw critical energy from focused studies of time, language and nature. The Afterword extends these inquiries by linking the Anthropocene and queer ecology with Shakespeare criticism. Works from Shakespeare's entire canon feature in essays which explore topics like glass, love, antitheatrical homophobia, size, narrative, sound, female same-sex desire and Petrarchism, weather, usury and sodomy, male femininity and male-to-female crossdressing, contagion, and antisocial procreation.
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With parallel Latin text

Author: Tibullus,

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191622257

Category: Poetry

Page: 176

View: 8715

'Delia, when flames engulf my bier you'll weep for me, and then you'll mix your kisses with sad tears.' Tibullus (?55-18 BC) was one of a group of poets known as the Latin elegists, whose number included Ovid and Propertius. Living in the age of Augustus, his poems reflect Augustan ideals, but they are above all notable for their emphasis on the personal, and for their subject-matter, love. Tibullus' elegies are addressed to two different mistresses, Delia and Nemesis, and a boy, Marathus. His pious and idealistic love for Delia is replaced by a more tortured affair with the cruel Nemesis, and the poet's elegies to Marathus give a broader perspective to his treatment of the subject. Anguish and betrayal characterize Tibullus' depiction of love's changing fortunes, in poetry that is passionate, vivid, and sometimes haunting. In this parallel text edition, A. M. Juster's eloquent translations are accompanied by an introduction and notes from Robert Maltby which discuss Tibullus' work in its literary and historical context. Together they demonstrate the achievements of this fine Roman poet. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Elegieen von Properz

Author: Karl Ludwig von Knebel

Publisher: N.A



Page: 210

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Sueton's Kaiserbiographien

Author: Adolf Stahr

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5878175878

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2505

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Aristoteles' Politik

erstes, zweites und drittes Buch

Author: Aristoteles,Jacob Bernays

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political science

Page: 216

View: 8479

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Satirisches aus dem alten Rom

Author: Martial,Paul Barié,Winfried Schindler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783050054339


Page: 201

View: 3738

Als einziger römischer Dichter verfasste der um 40 n. Chr. in Bilbilis (Spanien) geborene M. Valerius Martialis ausschließlich Epigramme. Mit beißendem, frechen Witz kommentiert er alle typischen Großstadtlaster: Luxus, Geiz, Protzerei, Erbschleicherei, Gefräßigkeit und sexuelle Verirrungen aller Art.
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Leisured Resistance

Villas, Literature and Politics in the Roman World

Author: Michael Dewar

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472504127

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 3280

Leisured Resistance examines the varied ways in which cultured Roman aristocrats, of very different periods, used their country estates as a political and literary tool. While for some the villas were retreats in which to compose literature and to escape from politics, others adapted this same tradition of cultured otium (or deliberate retirement from everyday politics) to present radical and competing visions of society and literature alike. Examining in-depth sources from both prose and verse from the time of Cicero to the last centuries of the Roman Empire in the west, the title demonstrates how the traditional image of the Roman aristocrat on his country estate was politically and socially very flexible: allowing authors, as times and circumstances changed, to present themselves or their patrons and friends as being in retreat from politics, or alternatively, as providing a focus for political opposition through the deliberate embracing of cultural values and schools of philosophy that offered resistance to prevailing political orthodoxy. The title ends by exploring how this tradition was adapted in the greatly changed world of the barbarian-ruled kingdoms that replaced direct Roman rule in Gaul in the fifth and sixth centuries.
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Friedrich Hölderlins Leben, Dichtung und Wahnsinn

Author: Wilhelm Waiblinger

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743719339

Category: Fiction

Page: 44

View: 562

Wilhelm Waiblinger: Friedrich Hölderlins Leben, Dichtung und Wahnsinn Entstanden 1827/28. Erstdruck »Zeitgenossen. Biographisches Magazin für die Geschichte unserer Zeit«, Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1831. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Friedrich Hölderlin (Pastell von Franz Karl Hiemer, 1792). Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 12 pt.
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Landmarks in Classical Literature

Author: Philip Gaskell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

View: 6619

Although deconstruction has become a popular catchword, as an intellectual movement it has never entirely caught on within the university. For some in the academy, deconstruction, and Jacques Derrida in particular, are responsible for the demise of accountability in the study of literature. Countering these facile dismissals of Derrida and deconstruction, Herman Rapaport explores the incoherence that has plagued critical theory since the 1960s and the resulting legitimacy crisis in the humanities. Against the backdrop of a rich, informed discussion of Derrida's writings -- and how they have been misconstrued by critics and admirers alike -- The Theory Mess investigates the vicissitudes of Anglo-American criticism over the past thirty years and proposes some possibilities for reform.
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Epigramme. Gesamtausgabe


Author: Martial

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050062819

Category: History

Page: 1561

View: 9023

Ohne Martial lässt sich die Gesellschaft der römischen Kaiserzeit nicht verstehen. Seine Epigramme bilden ein Sittengemälde des antiken Großstadtlebens in allen seinen Facetten. "Nach Mensch schmeckt jede Seite von mir" (hominem pagina nostra sapit). Die zweisprachige Gesamtausgabe versucht erstmals in einer deutschen Prosaübersetzung die Gedankenbewegung der Epigramme nuanciert zu erfassen. Eine Einführung und ein Sachkommentar erschließen zusätzlich das Werk eines Dichters, auf den nicht nur unser Begriff des "Plagiats" zurückgeht, sondern der in seinen Epigrammen so etwas wie den Gesellschaftsroman des ersten nachchristlichen Jahrhunderts vorgelegt hat.
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Oden und Epoden

Author: Horace

Publisher: N.A



Page: 354

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Das kapital

Kritik der politischen oekonomic

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: N.A


Category: Capital

Page: 830

View: 7514

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Über die Dichtkunst

Author: Aristoteles

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026870514

Category: Philosophy

Page: 127

View: 5550

Dieses eBook: "Über die Dichtkunst" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Die Poetik als Vorlesungsgrundlage verfasstes Buch des Aristoteles, das sich mit der Dichtkunst und deren Gattungen beschäftigt. Aristoteles gliedert die Wissenschaften in drei große Gruppen; die Poetik behandelt einen Teil des poietischen, d.h. ‚hervorbringenden‘ menschlichen Wissens in deskriptiver und präskriptiver Weise. In den Bereich der aristotelischen Poetik fallen zunächst all diejenigen Künste, die mimetischen, d. h. nachahmenden bzw. darstellenden Charakter besitzen: Epik, Tragödie, Komödie, Dithyrambendichtung, aber auch Tanz und Musik. Im Verlauf des Werkes zeigt sich aber, dass Aristoteles fast ausschließlich Dichtung im engeren Sinne behandelt, also nachahmende Kunstformen, die sich des Mediums der Sprache bedienen. Aristoteles’ Poetik steht im Zusammenhang mit seiner Rhetorik, insofern beide Schriften Sprache und Kommunikation thematisieren, sowie mit seiner Politik, insofern Dichtkunst wie Redekunst zentrale gesellschaftliche Funktionen in der griechischen Polis hatten.
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Kommentar Zu Den Simonideischen Versinschriften

Author: Andrej Petrovic

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004151532

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

View: 5634

The commentary is concerned with 15 verse inscriptions, the composition of which was probably commissioned from Simonides. The commentaries on the individual inscriptions, taking their historical, literary, and architectural contexts into consideration, follow the discussion of the archaic and classical epigrams in the first part of the book.
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Lateinische Syntax und Semantik

Author: Harm Pinkster

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin language

Page: 424

View: 1829

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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 9735

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