Sammlung

Author: Gaius Valerius Catullus,Guy Lee

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192835871

Category: Poetry

Page: 195

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116 poems by the great 1st century B.C. Latin poet.
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The Poems

Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192835734

Category: Elegiac poetry, Latin

Page: 205

View: 6674

Of the Greek and Latin love poets, Propertius (c. 50-10 B.C.) is one of those who holds the most immediate appeal for the twentieth-century reader. His helpless infatuation for the sinister figure of his mistress Cynthia forms the main subject of his poetry, and is analyzed with a tormented but witty grandeur in all its changing moods--from ecstasy to suicidal despair. This study includes English verse translations of his work, along with a chronology, explanatory notes, and a brief bibliography.
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Catullus

A Commentary

Author: Christian James Fordyce,Gai Valeri Catul,Gaius Valerius Catullus

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198721475

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 422

View: 9504

This edition of eighty of Catullus's poems is designed for use at school and university. The Latin text (taken from the Oxford Classical Text of Catullus edited by Sir Roger Mynors) is accompanied by an introduction on the life of Catullus, and a commentary which interprets the poems in the light of the most up-to-date scholarship.
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Michael Gagarin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195170725

Category: History

Page: 3584

View: 9591

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome is the clearest and most accessible guide to the world of classical antiquity ever produced. This multivolume reference work is a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format. The articles, written by leading scholars in the field, seek to convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths. Areas covered include: · Greek and Latin Literature · Authors and Their Works · Historical Figures and Events · Religion and Mythology · Art, Artists, Artistic Themes, and Materials · Archaeology, Philosophers, and Philosophical Schools · Science and Technology · Politics, Economics, and Society · Material Culture and Everyday Life
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Oden und Epoden

Author: Horace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 354

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Landmarks in Classical Literature

Author: Philip Gaskell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781579581923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

View: 8685

This text investigates the meaning of conditional protasis markers like Spanish si and English if from a pragmatic perspective instead of taking them to be used in hypothetical or uncertain situations only.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Siegeslieder

Griechisch - Deutsch

Author: Pindar

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050092173

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 6827

Pindar, geboren 522/518 v. Chr. bei Theben, hat Chorlyrik überwiegend religiösen Inhalts geschrieben: Hymnen, Paiane und Dithyramben, aber auch Mädchenlieder, Tanzlieder und Trauergesänge. Vollständig erhalten geblieben sind die vier Bücher Siegeslieder (Epinikien), die den strengen Stil mythischer Dichtung mit der Sprache der sportlichen Wettkämpfe verbinden. Mit dieser Verschränkung von aktuellem Anlass, mythischem Hintergrund, überlieferter Lebensweisheit und poetologischer Reflexion werden Spannungsbögen entworfen, die in der antiken wie in der modernen Lyrik einzigartig sind. Bereits in hellenistischer Zeit galt Pindar als der Lyriker schlechthin. Nicht anders sahen ihn die Römer, wobei Horaz in seiner Ode 4,2 warnt, der Versuch, Pindar nachzuahmen, könne leicht wie der Flug des Ikaros mit einer Bruchlandung enden. In Deutschland beginnt die Wirkungsgeschichte mit Klopstock, reicht über Hölderlin und die Dichter des Sturm und Drang, wie den jungen Goethe, hin zu Nietzsche und den George-Kreis. Auch in der Lyrik Ezra Pounds sind Nachklänge der Oden Pindars unverkennbar. Die vorliegende Ausgabe der Siegeslieder bietet neben dem griechischen Text eine Übersetzung, deren Präzision es dem Kenner des Griechischen ermöglicht, sich in den Urtext einzulesen. Pindars Bildwelt wird exakt reproduziert, gewissermaßen "dokumentiert", in einer rhythmisierten Prosa, die eigenständig neben früheren Pindar-Verdeutschungen steht. Die sprachliche Struktur des Originals wird in ihrer harten Fügung bewahrt und nicht einer Umsetzung in das Gewohnte geopfert. Zugleich wird eine Annäherung an eine unserer Zeit gemäße Sprachform erreicht, die dem literarisch Interessierten den Zugang zu Pindar entschließt. Eingehende Analyse zur Deutung und zur Wirkungsgeschichte können zu einem vertieften Verständnis führen.
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Discourses, Fragments, Handbook

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191641979

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8067

'About things that are within our power and those that are not.' Epictetus's Discourses have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity onwards. They set out the core ethical principles of Stoicism in a form designed to help people put them into practice and to use them as a basis for leading a good human life. Epictetus was a teacher, and a freed slave, whose discourses have a vivid informality, animated by anecdotes and dialogue. Forceful, direct, and challenging, their central message is that the basis of happiness is up to us, and that we all have the capacity, through sustained reflection and hard work, of achieving this goal. They still speak eloquently to modern readers seeking meaning in their own lives. This is the only complete modern translation of the Discourses, together with the Handbook or manual of key themes, and surviving fragments. Robin Hard's accurate and accessible translation is accompanied by Christopher Gill's full introduction and comprehensive notes. 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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Hellenistic Lives

including Alexander the Great

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191641200

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 7306

Alexander * Demosthenes * Phocion * Eumenes * Demetrius * Pyrrhus * Agis and Cleomenes * Aratus * Philopoemen * Flamininus This selection of ten Lives traces the history of Hellenistic Greece from the rise of Macedon and Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the arrival of the Romans. Plutarch's biographies of eminent politicians, rulers, and soldiers combine vivid portraits of their subjects with a wealth of historical information; they constitute a uniquely important source for the period. We see how Greek politics changed as Macedon's power grew, and we learn of the warlords who followed Alexander. Resistance to Macedon is reflected in the Lives of Demosthenes and Aratus, and that of Agis and Cleomenes, two revolutionary kings of Sparta. The volume concludes with the emergence of Rome in Greek affairs, and the life of Flamininus, the Roman general who defeated Philip V of Macedon. Plutarch's elegant style combines anecdote and erudition, humour and psychological insight, consummately translated by Robin Waterfield and introduced by Andrew Erskine. These Lives from the Hellenistic period complement Greek Lives and Roman Lives in Oxford World's Classics. 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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Appendix Tibulliana

Author: Hermann Tränkle

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110887622

Category: History

Page: 387

View: 4035

Posted in History

Die Fahrt der Argonauten

Griechisch/Deutsch

Author: Apollonius (Rhodius)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 591

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Catulls Gedichte im Unterricht

Interpretationen und Unterrichtsvorschläge

Author: Hans-Joachim Glücklich

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647256595

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

View: 8936

Der Lehrerkommentar zu Catull enthält Interpretationen und Unterrichtsvorschläge zu allen Gedichten, die in der Ausgabe der Reihe EXEMPLA (Heft 1) enthalten sind. Besonderer Wert wird darauf gelegt, dass die Gedichte in ihrer Vielseitigkeit gewürdigt und nicht einseitig auf einen Catull-Lesbia-Roman oder auf Gesellschaftskritik reduziert werden. Entsprechend werden verschiedene Konzeptionen der Catull-Interpretation vorgestellt und ergebnisoffene Unterrichtsmethoden entwickelt. Erschließen, Übersetzen und semantisch-syntaktisches Interpretieren sind ebenso berücksichtigt wie Rezeptionsgeschichte, Handlungsorientierung und Umformung der Gedichte. Vorschläge für Tafelbilder und vielfältige Vergleiche der Catullgedichte miteinander und mit anderen Werken der Antike und der Gegenwart runden den Kommentar ab.
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Elegieen von Properz

Author: Karl Ludwig von Knebel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 210

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Vergil's Aeneid

selections from books 1, 2, 4, 6, 10 & 12

Author: Virgil,Barbara Weiden Boyd

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 9780865164802

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 401

View: 3888

The divinely sanctioned plight of Rome's founding hero Aeneas, a Trojan's view of the fall of Troy, the divinely finagled love affair of Aeneas and Phoenician queen Dido, Dido's angry suicide when Aeneas leaves her, their re-meeting in the Underworld, the death of Aeneas' young charge Pallas at Latin Turnus' hands, the revenge killing of Turnus by Aeneas -- all these stories are found within these selections. This edition is designed for highschool Advanced Placement and college level courses: a newly updated and revised version of selected passages from Vergil's Aeneid, Books I-VI, by Clyde Pharr (whose user-friendly format revolutionized Latin textbooks), plus additional passages from books 10 and 12, not found in Pharr. Passages included are: 1.1-519; 2.1-56; 199-297, 469-566, 735-804; 4.1-448, 642-705; 6.1-211, 450-476, 847-901; 10.420-509; 12.791-842, 887-952.
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Selected Speeches

Author: Demosthenes

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645737

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 480

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'Even if everyone else succumbs to slavery, we must still fight for our freedom.' Admired by many in the ancient world as the greatest of the classic Athenian orators, Demosthenes was intimately involved in the political events of his day. As well as showing a master orator at work, his speeches are a prime source for the history of the period, when Athens was engaged in a doomed struggle against the rising power of Macedon under the brilliant father and son, Philip and Alexander. Demosthenes wrote for the courts, both for political trials in which he was involved and for other cases in which he acted as ghost-writer for plaintiff or defendant, and his lawcourt speeches give an unrivalled glimpse of the daily life of ancient Athens. He also played a central role in education in Greece and Rome from the Hellenistic period onward, and was imitated by the greatest of Roman orators, Cicero. This selection includes the fullest range of Demosthenes' speeches, for trials both public and private and for the assembly, in a single volume.
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Die Hure von Venedig

Author: Michelle Lovric

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688117239

Category: Fiction

Page: 636

View: 9086

Von den Gefahren der Liebe Als Wendelin von Speyer 1468 in Venedig eintrifft, führt er eine Erfindung mit sich, die den Beginn einer kulturellen Revolution einleitet – Gutenbergs Lettern. Zusammen mit dem jungen Buchdrucker Bruno und dem Illuminator Felice ruft der ehrgeizige Deutsche die erste Druckerei der Stadt ins Leben. Während sich Bruno und Felice in eine obsessive Dreiecksbeziehung mit der schönen Konkubine Sosia verstricken, fordert Wendelin das Schicksal auf andere Weise heraus. Er veröffentlicht die lang verschollenen Liebesgedichte Catulls – ein Schritt, der die Kirche empört, die Stadt schockiert und ihrer aller Leben für immer verändert.
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Theaetetus

Author: Plato

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191507865

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 8922

'What exactly is knowledge?' The Theaetetus is a seminal text in the philosophy of knowledge, and is acknowledged as one of Plato's finest works. Cast as a conversation between Socrates and a clever but modest student, Theaetetus, it explores one of the key issues in philosophy: what is knowledge? Though no definite answer is reached, the discussion is penetrating and wide-ranging, covering the claims of perception to be knowledge, the theory that all is in motion, and the perennially tempting idea that knowledge and truth are relative to different individuals or states. The inquirers go on to explore the connection between knowledge and true judgement, and the famous threefold definition of knowledge as justified true belief. Packed with subtle arguments, the dialogue is also a work of literary genius, with an unforgettable portrait of Socrates as a midwife of wisdom. This new edition uses the acclaimed translation by John McDowell. It includes a valuable introduction that locates the work in Plato's oeuvre, and explains some of the competing interpretations of its overall meaning. The notes elucidate Plato's arguments and draw connections within the work and with other philosophical discussions. 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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Ovid, the Love Poems

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836335

Category: Poetry

Page: 265

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Translations of Ovid's love poems.
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Georgics

Author: Virgil

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604917

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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'A countryman cleaves earth with his crooked plough. Such is the labour of his life. So he sustains his native land ...' Virgil's affectionate poem of the land does not admit brief excerpts, any more than the labour of the farmer can easily be shortened. His verse, descriptive and narrative, brings us the disappointments as well as the rewards of the countryman's year-round devotion to his crops, his vines and olives, livestock great and small, and the complex society of bees. Part agricultural manual, part political poem and allegory, the Georgics' scenes are real and vivid, and the poet-farmer Peter Fallon makes us feel the sights, sounds, and textures of the ancient Italian landscape. 'the combination of truth to the words Virgil wrote, natural vernacular speech and a general at-homeness on the land make Fallon's an inspired translation' Seamus Heaney, Irish Times 'magnificent new translation...Fallon is the perfect translator for the Georgics' Bernard O'Donoghue, Times Literary Supplement 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.
Posted in Literary Criticism