The Library Book

Author: Tom Chapin,Michael Mark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481460935

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8077

What’s the best way to cure a gloomy day? A trip to the library! Based on the hit song by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, here is an affectionate, exuberant, uproarious celebration of books, reading, and—SHHH!—libraries! The rain is pouring, Dad is snoring, and the same old stuff is on TV—boring. What is there to do today? Go to the library, of course! Who will we meet there? Let's find out!

No T. Rex in the Library

Author: Toni Buzzeo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442439637

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7014

It’s a quiet morning in the library—until a little girl roars out of control! Tess resigns herself to a time-out, but finds that she is the one who has to maintain order when a T. rex leaps from the pages of a book into real life. Books scatter, knights clatter, and a pirate brandishes a sword as T. rex leads the charge to the stars. Will Tess be able to get this dino under control? And will the library ever be the same? Catchy text and energetic illustrations will make young readers eager to discover what happens next.

The Persian Wars

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674991309


Page: N.A

View: 445


The Fall of Troy

Author: Quintus (Smyrnaeus)

Publisher: Heinemann Young Books


Category: Epic poetry, Greek

Page: 627

View: 8297

Quintus was a poet who lived at Smyrna some four hundred years after Christ. His work, in fourteen books, is a bold and generally underrated attempt in Homer's style to complete the story of Troy from the point at which the Iliad closes. Quintus tells us the stories of Penthesilea, the Amazonian queen; Memnon, leader of the Ethiopians; the death of Achilles; the contest for Achilles' arms between Ajax and Odysseus; the arrival of Philoctetes; and the making of the wooden horse. The poem ends with the departure of the Greeks and the great storm which by the wrath of heaven shattered their fleet. -- jacket

The Assumptions Economists Make

Author: Jonathan Schlefer

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674065522

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 8597

Economists make confident assertions in op-ed columns and on cable news—so why are their explanations at odds with equally confident assertions from other economists? And why are all economic predictions so rarely borne out? Harnessing his frustration with this contradiction, Schlefer set out to investigate how economists arrive at their opinions.

Poems in Context

Greek Poetry in the Egyptian Thebaid 200-600 AD

Author: Laura Miguélez-Cavero

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311021041X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 453

View: 1753

Examining carefully the Egyptian epic hexameter production from the 3rd to the 6th centuries AD, especially that of the southern region (Thebaid), this study provides an image of three centuries in the history of the Graeco-Egyptian literature, in which authors and poetry are related directly to the social-economic, cultural and literary contexts from which they come. Laura Miguélez Cavero demonstrates that the traditional image of a “school of Nonnos” is not justified ‑ rather, Triphiodorus, Nonnus, Musaeus, Colluthus, Cyrus of Panopolis and Christodorus of Coptos are just the tip of a literary iceberg we know of only to some extent through the texts that papyri offer us.

The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health

Author: Karen J. Carlson,Stephanie A. Eisenstat,Terra Diane Ziporyn

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674012820

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 688

View: 4395

Physicians from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital have combined their expertise to provide an up-to-date health reference for women, including revised recommendations and timely information on women's health concerns, including alternative medicine, nutrition, prescription drugs, diagostic procedures, and many other topics.

Supports in Roman Marble Sculpture

Workshop Practice and Modes of Viewing

Author: Anna Anguissola

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108307922

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 1938

Figural and non-figural supports are a ubiquitous feature of Roman marble sculpture; they appear in sculptures ranging in size from miniature to colossal and of all levels of quality. At odds with modern ideas about beauty, completeness, and visual congruence, these elements, especially non-figural struts, have been dismissed by scholars as mere safeguards for production and transport. However, close examination of these features reveals the tastes and expectations of those who commissioned, bought, and displayed marble sculptures throughout the Mediterranean in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Drawing on a large body of examples, Greek and Latin literary sources, and modern theories of visual culture, this study constitutes the first comprehensive investigation of non-figural supports in Roman sculpture. The book overturns previous conceptions of Roman visual values and traditions and challenges our understanding of the Roman reception of Greek art.

Delphi Complete Dionysiaca of Nonnus (Illustrated)

Author: Nonnus Nonnos of Panopolis

Publisher: Delphi Classics


Category: Poetry

Page: 1245

View: 4883

‘The Dionysiaca’, an epic tale of the life and adventures of the god Dionysus, was composed by Nonnus of Panopolis and is the longest extant epic to survive antiquity. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete ‘Dionysiaca’ in Greek and English for the first time in publishing history, accompanied with beautiful illustrations, an informative introduction, special dual text feature and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Nonnus’ life and works * Features all 48 books of ‘The Dionysiaca’, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the poetry and other works * Includes translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Nonnus’ works * Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Nonnus’ works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the parts you want to read with individual contents tables * Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students * Features a bonus biography – discover Nonnus’ ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: there is no translation of Nonnus’ paraphrase of the Gospel of John in the public domain and so it cannot appear in this collection. Please visit to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles CONTENTS: The Translation THE DIONYSIACA The Greek Text CONTENTS OF THE GREEK TEXT The Dual Text DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT The Biography INTRODUCTION TO NONNUS by W. H. D. Rouse Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles

Direct Speech in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca

Narrative and rhetorical functions of the characters’ “varied” and “many-faceted” words.

Author: Berenice Verhelst

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004334653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

View: 5304

Direct Speech in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca is the first extensive study of speech in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca (5th century AD). It presents an in-depth analysis of the narrative functions of direct speech and their implications for the presentation of the epic story.

Select papyri

Author: Denys Lionel Page (Sir.)

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library


Category: Greek poetry

Page: N.A

View: 6399


Greek Alphabet

Unlock the Secrets

Author: Catherine R. Proppe

Publisher: Catherine Proppe

ISBN: 9781940274485

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 6039

What do the letters of the ancient Greek alphabet mean? Conventionally, the answer is that they are simply sounds without meaning. But the thing is, the ancient Greeks saw meaning in everything. They equated the natural world with the divine. They studied the world to understand divinity. In doing so, the ancient Greeks created the foundation of modern math, science, democracy, medicine, art, architecture, and language. In a culture that saw meaning in everything, is it likely that their written record consisted of sounds without meaning? Not very. Greek letters have meaning. Greek Alphabet: Unlock the Secrets explains why Greek letters are shaped the way they are, what they mean, and how these letters are used to form meaningful words. Spoiler alert: Omega is most definitely not the last letter of the Greek alphabet.


Author: Claudius Ptolemy

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722856595


Page: 128

View: 3403

Tetrabiblos is a text on the philosophy and practice of astrology, written in the 2nd century AD by the Alexandrian scholar Claudius Ptolemy (c. AD 90-c. AD 168). Ptolemy's Almagest was an authoritative text on astronomy for more than a thousand years, and the Tetrabiblos, its companion volume, was equally influential in astrology, the study of the effects of astronomical cycles on earthly matters. But whilst the Almagest as an astronomical authority was superseded by acceptance of the heliocentric model of the solar system, the Tetrabiblos remains an important theoretical work for astrology. Besides outlining the techniques of astrological practice, Ptolemy's philosophical defense of the subject as a natural, beneficial study helped secure theological tolerance towards astrology in Western Europe during the Medieval era. This allowed Ptolemaic teachings on astrology to be included in universities during the Renaissance, which brought an associated impact upon medical studies and literary works. The historical importance of the Tetrabiblos is seen by the many ancient, Medieval and Renaissance commentaries that have been published about it. It was copied, commented on, paraphrased, abridged, and translated into many languages. The latest critical Greek edition, by Wolfgang Hübner, was published by Teubner in 1998.

Pictorial languages and their meanings

liber amicorum in honor of Nurith Kenaan-Kedar

Author: Nurith Kenaan-Kedar,Universiṭat Tel-Aviv. Faḳulṭah le-omanuyot ʻa. sh. Yolandah ṿe-Daṿid Kats

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 490

View: 5094


Nemesis, the Roman State and the Games

Author: Michael B. Hornum

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004097452

Category: Religion

Page: 373

View: 2975

This re-evaluation of the place of Nemesis in the Roman World shows that the goddess was associated less with the lower classes than with the emperor and state. It also reveals her as particularly connected with the "munus" and "venatio" as the result of a function peculiar to these games.

Europe, What's in a Name

Author: Peter H. Gommers

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789058671493

Category: Art

Page: 223

View: 2172

Europe is a word that is almost daily on our lips. But how far do we have to go back in order to find the origins of its name? The first part of this beautifully illustrated book traces the geographical and mythological basis of Europe's name. Who came up with the idea to distinguish the world in continents with proper names? The search will bring the reader back to the early history of mankind. How did the ancient Egyptians see the world and populations around them? Where did the Hebrews get the idea to split the world in three? And what was the world-picture in ancient Greece, laid down in geographic treatises and fragments? Where did the name 'Europe' originate from? Could it be from a person, either mortal or divine? In ancient Greek literature the name 'Europa' appears quite frequently for Greek goddesses and Greek women. Strangely enough, the best known Europa myth concerns a Phoenician princess, loved by the Greek god Zeus. Many mythographs doubt the Asian descent of the Phoenician Europa. Is her real origin to be located on mainland Greece? How can the contradicting Greek myths be interpreted, and was the name universally accepted as the name for the continent? In the second part of this book, the author tells the amazing story of how the Arts have treated the Europa myths for almost three millennia. He shows the extraordinary influence of the personification of the geographic continent Europe on literature, music, sculpture, painting, tapestry and other applied arts. All this clearly demonstrates the vivid interest in Europe for the subject throughout the ages and illustrates, according to Karel van Miert in his Foreword, our common European culture.

The Life and Miracles of Thekla

A Literary Study

Author: Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

Publisher: Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic

ISBN: 9780674019614

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 4723

The Life and Miracles of Thekla offers a unique view on the reception of classical and early Christian literature in Late Antiquity. This study examines the Life and Miracles as an intricate example of Greek writing and attempts to situate the work amidst a wealth of similar literary forms from the classical world. The first half of the Life and Miracles is an erudite paraphrase of the famous second-century Acts of Paul and Thekla. The second half is a collection of forty-six miracles that Thekla worked before and during the composition of the collection. This study represents a detailed investigation into the literary character of this ambitious Greek work from Late Antiquity.