The Prose Epitome

Or, Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining, Abridged from the Larger Volumes: Intended to Assist in Introducing Scholars at Classical and Ornamental Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: 456

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The Prose Epitome

Or Elegant Extracts Abridged From the Larger Volume, for the Improvement of Scholars at Classical and Other Schools, in the Art of Speaking, in Reading, Thinking, Composing, and in the Conduct of Life (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781334517686

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 486

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Excerpt from The Prose Epitome: Or Elegant Extracts Abridged From the Larger Volume, for the Improvement of Scholars at Classical and Other Schools, in the Art of Speaking, in Reading, Thinking, Composing, and in the Conduct of Life Burg I behave It '5 eefi'efs. To ray any tures on Elocution are very worthy of being con m0r8,1n Glider to {hew Importance Of and {everal art here taken from a good Delivery. I proceed, therefore, to fuch them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Early Greek Epic Fragments I

Antiquarian and Genealogical Epic

Author: Christos Tsagalis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110532875

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 487

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This book offers a new edition and comprehensive commentary of the extant fragments of genealogical and antiquarian epic dating to the archaic period (8th-6th cent. BC). By means of a detailed study of the multifaceted material pertaining to the remains of archaic Greek epic other than Homer, Hesiod, and the Homeric Hymns, it provides readers with a critical reassessment of the ancient evidence, allows access to new material hitherto unnoticed or scattered in various journals after the publication of the three standard editions now available to us, and offers a full-scale commentary of the extant fragments. This book fills a gap in the study of archaic Greek poetry, since it offers a guiding tool for the further exploration of Greek epic tradition in the archaic period and beyond.
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Epitome of the ancient history of Persia

Extracted and tr. from the Hehan Ara, a Persian manuscript

Author: Aḣmad ibn Muḣammad ibn ʻAbd al-Ghaffär (al-K̇azwīnī al-Ghifārī)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Iran

Page: 92

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The Arthurian Material in the Chronicles

Especially Those of Great Britain and France

Author: Robert Huntington Fletcher,Roger Sherman Loomis

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 335

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Justin and Pompeius Trogus

A Study of the Language of Justin's Epitome of Trogus

Author: John Yardley,Professor of Classics J C Yardley

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802087669

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Around 200AD, Marcus Junianus Justinus produced an abridged or 'epitomized' version of the Philippic Histories of the Augustan historian Pompeius Trogus. In doing so, he omitted all he did not find either intrinsically interesting or of use for historical examples. Over the centuries that followed, the abridgement eclipsed the original work in popularity, to the extent that Trogus' original work vanished and only Justin's version survived. In this investigation of the language of the Epitome, the first in almost a century, J.C. Yardley examines the work to establish how much of the text belongs to Trogus, and how much to Justin. His study compares words and expressions used in the Epitome with the usage of other Roman authors, and establishes areas where diction is similar to Augustan-era Latin and less in use in Justin's time. Yardley's extensive analysis reveals that there is more of Justin in the work than is often supposed, which may have implications for the historical credibility of the document. Yardley also demonstrates how much Trogus was influenced by his contemporary Livy as well as other Roman authors such as Sallust and Caesar, and how the Epitome reveals the influence of Roman poetry, especially the work of Virgil.
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The Medieval Siege

Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Author: Malcolm Hebron

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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Sieges were a popular subject in medieval romances. Tales of the Crusades featured champions of Christianity capturing towns in the Holy Land or mounting heroic defences. The fall of a great city such as Troy, Thebes, or Jerusalem provided opportunities for the recreation of ancient chivalry and for reflections on historical change. Images of the siege in romances also point to other forms, such as drama and love allegory, where it represents the trial of the soul or the pursuit of the beloved. This book is the first full-length study of an important theme in medieval literature. Close reading of selected Middle English shows how writers used descriptions of sieges to explore such subjects as military strategy, heroism, chivalry, and attitudes to the past. This study also draws on a wide range of writings in several languages, to set the romances in a broad context. When they are seen against a background of military manuals, patristic commentary, pageantry, and love poetry, the sieges of romance take on deeper resonances of meaning and reflect the vitality of the theme in medieval culture as a whole.
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Mediaevistik

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Medieval

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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott

Containing notes, historical and illustrative, by the author, Glossary, etc. Supplementary vol

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 341

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A Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050-1500

Author: Modern Language Association of America. Middle English Group

Publisher: New Haven : Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences : [order from: Archon Books, Hamden, Conn.], 1967-1986 .

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: 400

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