Feminizing Chaucer

Author: Jill Mann,Life Fellow in English Jill Mann

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 0859916138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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An investigation of Chaucer's thinking about women, assessed in the light of developments in feminist criticism.
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The Theological Tractates

Author: Boethius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christianity

Page: 420

View: 5295

Posted in Christianity

Greek Iambic Poetry

From the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries BC

Author: Douglas E. Gerber

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 551

View: 2134

Gerber provides a faithful and fully annotated translation of the fragments that have come down to us.
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Historical Miscellany

Author: Aelian,Nigel Guy Wilson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674995352

Category: History

Page: 514

View: 8700

Aelian's Historical Miscellany is a pleasurable example of light reading for Romans of the early third century. Offering engaging anecdotes about historical figures, retellings of legendary events, and descriptive pieces - in sum: amusement, information, and variety - Aelian's collection of nuggets and narratives could be enjoyed by a wide reading public. A rather similar book had been published in Latin in the previous century by Aulus Gellius; Aelian is a late, perhaps the last, representative of what had been a very popular genre. Here then are anecdotes about the famous Greek philosophers, poets, historians, and playwrights; myths instructively retold; moralizing tales about heroes and rulers, athletes and wise men; reports about styles in dress, foods and drink, lovers, gift-giving practices, entertainments, religious beliefs and death customs; and comments on Greek painting. Some of the information is not preserved in any other source. Underlying it all are Aelian's Stoic ideals as well as this Roman's great admiration for the culture of the Greeks (whose language he borrowed for his writings).
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A Loeb Classical Library Reader

Author: N.A

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: 9780674996168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 3604

This selection of lapidary nuggets drawn from thirty-three of antiquity's major authors includes poetry, dialogue, philosophical writing, history, descriptive reporting, satire, and fiction--giving a glimpse at the wide range of arts and sciences, thought and styles, of Greco-Roman culture. The selections span twelve centuries, from Homer to Saint Jerome. The texts and translations are reproduced as they appear in Loeb volumes. The Loeb Classical Library is the only existing series of books which, through original text and facing English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. The Loeb Classical Library Reader offers a unique sampling of this treasure trove. In these pages you will find, for example: Odysseus tricking the Cyclops in order to escape from the giant's cave; Zeus creating the first woman, Pandora, cause of mortals' hardships ever after; the Athenian general Nicias dissuading his countrymen from invading Sicily; Socrates, condemned to die, saying farewell; a description of Herod's fortified palace at Masada; Cicero's thoughts on what we owe our fellow men; Livy's description of the rape of the Sabine women; Manilius on the signs of the zodiac; Pliny's observation of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE. Here you can enjoy looking in on people, real and imaginary, who figure prominently in ancient history, and on notable events. Here, too, you can relish classical poetry and comedy, and get a taste of the ideas characteristic of the splendid culture to which we are heir.
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Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments of Sappho

Poems and Fragments of Sappho

Author: Sappho

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141931256

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

View: 9811

More or less 150 years after Homer's Iliad, Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of what is present Turkey. Little remains today of her writings, which are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. The surviving texts consist of a lamentably small and fragmented body of lyric poetry - among them poems of invocation, desire, spite, celebration, resignation and remembrance - that nevertheless enables us to hear the living voice of the poet Plato called the tenth Muse. This is a new translation of her surviving poetry.
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Ovid: Amores, Metamorphoses Selections, 2nd Edition

Amores, Metamorphoses : Selections

Author: Charbra Adams Jestin,Phyllis B. Katz

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 1610410424

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 195

View: 3511

-- Introduction to Ovid and to each selection -- Latin text based on Loeb text by Goold: Met. 1.452-567; IV 55-166; VIII.183-235; VIII.616-724; X.238-297; and Oxford text by Kenney: Amores I.1, I.3, I.9, I.11 I.12, III.15. -- Translation Questions and
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The Homeric Hymns

A Translation, with Introduction and Notes

Author: Diane J. Rayor

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520282116

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6667

"This updated edition incorporates twenty-eight new lines in the first Hymn to Dionysos, along with expanded notes, a new preface, and an enhanced bibliography. With her introduction and notes, Rayor places the hymns in their historical and aesthetic context, providing the information needed to read, interpret, and fully apreciate these literary windows on an ancient world."--P. [4] of cover.
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Greek Epic Fragments from the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries BC

Author: Martin Litchfield West

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: 9780674996052

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 9647

Heroic epic of the eighth to the fifth century BCE includes poems about Hercules and Theseus, as well as the Theban Cycle and the Trojan Cycle. Genealogical epic of that archaic era includes poems that create prehistories for Corinth and Samos. These works are an important source of mythological record.
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Hellenistic Collection

Philitas, Alexander of Aetolia, Hermesianax, Euphorion, Parthenius

Author: J. L. Lightfoot,Alexander (Aetolus.),Hermesianax (of Colophon.),Euphorion (of Chalcis),Parthenius (of Nicaea)

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674996366

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 662

View: 2567

"This volume presents a selection of Hellenistic prose and poetry, ranging chronologically from Philitas of Cos through Alexander of Aetolia and Hermesianax of Colophon to Euphorion of Chalcis and Parthenius of Nicaea, whose mythography Sufferings in Love is the major work in the collection. Knowledge of many of these texts has been increased by papyrological discoveries in the last century, yet few of them have appeared in English translation before now. Taken together, these works represent the geographic and stylistic range of a rich and inventive period in Classical literature."--Jacket.
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The Poems of Exile

Tristia and the Black Sea Letters

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242609

Category: History

Page: 451

View: 9387

"This is no small achievement. For the language-lover the translation provides elegant, flowing English verse, for the classicist it conveys close approximation to the Latin meaning coupled with a sense of the movement and rhythmic variety of Ovid's language"--Geraldine Herbert-Brown, editor of Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium "This book fills a gap. There is no similar annotated English translation of Ovid's exile poetry. Thoroughly grounded in Ovidian scholarship, Green's introduction and notes are helpful and informative. The translation is accurate, idiomatic, and lively, closely imitating the Latin elegiac couplet and capturing Ovid's changing moods."--Karl Galinsky, author of Ovid's Metamorphoses: An Introduction to the Basic Aspects
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The Spectator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Breakthrough Rapid Reading

Author: Peter Kump

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780735200197

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

View: 3142

Based on the discoveries of Evelyn Wood, a speed reading expert reveals the secrets of an increased reading rate and improved retention skills through a series of graded drills and exercises
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Shipping News

A Novel

Author: Annie Proulx

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743519809

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1402

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a “head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair...features as bunched as kissed fingertips,” is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just desserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle’s Point, in a house empty except for a few mementos of the family’s unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives. Newfoundland is a country of coast and cove where the mercury rarely rises above seventy degrees, the local culinary delicacy is cod cheeks, and it’s easier to travel by boat and snowmobile than on anything with wheels. In this harsh place of cruel storms, a collapsing fishery, and chronic unemployment, the aunt sets up as a yacht upholsterer in nearby Killick-Claw, and Quoyle finds a job reporting the shipping news for the local weekly, the Gammy Bird (a paper that specializes in sexual-abuse stories and grisly photos of car accidents). As the long winter closes its jaws of ice, each of the Quoyles confronts private demons, reels from catastrophe to minor triumph—in the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty, with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod, to escape from a pickle jar, and to tie a true lover’s knot.
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Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 1906

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.
Posted in American literature

Books in Print Supplement

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 9108

Posted in American literature

Aesop's Fables

Author: Aesop,Arthur Rackham

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261282

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 223

View: 8060

A collection of animal fables told by the Greek slave Aesop.
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Brill's Companion to Valerius Flaccus

Author: Mark Heerink,Gesine Manuwald

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004278656

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

View: 8691

Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus is the first English-language survey on all key aspects of this Flavian poet. A team of international specialists offers both an account of the state of the art and new insights.
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