The Satyricon

Author: Petronius Arbiter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839527

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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The Consolation of Philosophy

Author: Boethius

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192838834

Category: Philosophy

Page: 171

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Boethius composed this classic in the sixth century A.D. while awaiting death by torture, condemned on a charge of plotting against Gothic rule, which he protested as manifestly unjust. Walsh, Emeritus Professor of Humanity at the University of Glasgow, now offers his newly translated version of this work.
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Italy

Second Edition

Author: Jane Kohen Winter,Jo-Ann Spilling,Leslie Jermyn

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1608708764

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Learn everything about Italy, including its history, culture, economy, art, people and government. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World� series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.
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Satire

Author: John T. Gilmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134106335

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

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What is satire? How can we define it? Is it a weapon for radical change or fundamentally conservative? Is satire funny or cruel? Does it always need a target or victim? Combining thematic, theoretical and historical approaches, John T. Gilmore introduces and investigates the tradition of satire from classical models through to the present day. In a lucid and engaging style, Gilmore explores: the moral politics of satire whether satire is universal, historically or geographically limited how satire translates across genres and media the boundaries of free speech and legitimacy. Using examples from ancient Egypt to Charlie Hebdo, from European traditions of formal verse satire to imaginary voyages and alternative universes, newspaper cartoons and YouTube clips, from the Caribbean to China, this comprehensive volume should be of interest to students and scholars of literature, media and cultural studies as well as politics and philosophy.
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Mein Leben als Tod

Death Comedy

Author: Der Tod

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104028192

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Death Comedy – zum Sterben schön! Der Sensenmann berichtet knochentrocken von seinen unzähligen Versuchen, sein schlechtes Image wieder aufzupolieren. Er erzählt von seinen familiären Wurzeln, seiner ungewöhnlichen Karriere und vom harten Arbeitsalltag mit allen Höhen und Tiefen. Auf diese Weise will er um Verständnis werben und den Menschen die Berührungsängste nehmen. Dokumentiert wird alles mit exklusiven Fotos und intimen Tagebucheinträgen. Schräg, schwarz, kultig!
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Ausgewählte briefe

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 226

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A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0191605654

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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An eloquent and sometimes even erotic book, the Philosophical Enquiry was long dismissed as a piece of mere juvenilia. However, Burke's analysis of the relationship between emotion, beauty, and art form is now recognized as not only an important and influential work of aesthetic theory, but also one of the first major works in European literature on the Sublime, a subject that has fascinated thinkers from Kant and Coleridge to the philosophers and critics of today. This is the only available edition of the work.
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Rights of Man, Common Sense, and Other Political Writings

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK

ISBN: 9780191567131

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 538

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Thomas Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution, while his Rights of Man sent out a clarion call for revolution throughout the world. This collection brings together Paine's most powerful political writings in the first fully annotated edition of these works. - ;`An army of principles will penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot . . . it will march on the horizon of the world and it will conquer.' Thomas Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense (1776) was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution; his Rights of Man (1791-2) was the most famous defence of the French Revolution and sent out a clarion call for revolution throughout the world. He paid the price for his principles: he was outlawed in Britain, narrowly escaped execution in France, and was villified as an atheist and a Jacobin on his return to America. Paine loathed the unnatural inequalities fostered by the hereditary and monarchical systems. He believed that government must be by and for the people and must limit itself to the protection of their natural rights. But he was not a libertarian: from a commitment to natural rights he generated one of the first blueprints for a welfare state, combining a liberal order of civil rights with egalitarian constraints. This collection brings together Paine's most powerful political writings from the American and French revolutions in the first fully annotated edition of these works. -
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Complete Letters

Author: Pliny the Younger,

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199538948

Category: History

Page: 432

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"In the introduction to his new translation, P.G. Walsh examines the background to these often intimate and enthralling letters."--Jacket.
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Landmarks in Classical Literature

Author: Philip Gaskell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

View: 1926

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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The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature

Author: Peter E. Knox,J. C. McKeown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199910723

Category: History

Page: 656

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Though the wonders of ancient Roman culture continue to attract interest across the disciplines, it is difficult to find a lively, accessible collection of the full range of the era's literature in English. The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature provides a general introduction to the literature of the Roman empire at its zenith, between the second century BC and the second century AD. Two features of this extraordinarily fertile period in literary achievement as evidenced by this anthology are immediately and repeatedly clear: how similar the Romans' view of the world was to our own and, perhaps even more obviously, how different it was. Most of the authors included in the anthology wrote in Latin, but as the anthology moves forward in time, relevant Greek texts that reflect the cultural diversity of Roman literary life are also included, something no other such anthology has done in the past. Roman literature was wonderfully creative and diverse, and the texts in this volume were chosen from a broad range of genres: drama, epic, philosophy, satire, lyric poetry, love poetry. By its very nature an anthology can abbreviate and thus obscure the most attractive features of even a masterpiece, so the two editors have not only selected texts that capture the essence of the respective authors, but also have included accompanying introductions and afterwords that will guide the reader in pursuing further reading. The presentations of the selections are enlivened with illustrations that locate the works within the contexts of the world in which they were written and enjoyed. The student and general reader will come away from this learned yet entertaining anthology with a fuller appreciation of the place occupied by literature in the Roman world.
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The Nature of the Gods

Author: Cicero

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191623148

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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`My present intention is to clear myself of any suspicion of partiality by presenting the views of the generality of philosophers concerning the nature of the gods.' Cicero's philosophical works are now exciting renewed interest, in part because he provides vital evidence of the views of the (largely lost) Greek philosophers of the Hellenistic age, and partly because of the light he casts on the intellectual life of first century Rome. The Nature of the Gods is a text of central significance, presenting a detailed account of the theologies of the Epicureans and of the Stoics, together with the critical objections to these doctrines raised by the Academic school. When these Greek theories of deity are translated into the Roman context, a fascinating clash of ideologies results. This fine translation by P. G. Walsh includes a summary of the Text, and an Index and Glossary of Names. 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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Republic

Author: Plato

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191623059

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

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Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introduction. 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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Selected Letters

Author: Cicero

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191607517

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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'How I wish that you had invited me to that most attractive feast on the Ides of March!' Cicero lived through some of the most turbulent years in the history of Rome, and witnessed at first-hand the overthrow of the republic and its replacement by a tyranny. His letters to friends and family are an astonishingly detailed record of daily life and politics in Rome. This selection, covering the years 68-43 BC, not merely documents in detail Cicero's career but simultaneously provides a month-by-month record of the final collapse of the Roman senatorial government. The letters provide from the inside a vivid picture of events from the high point of Cicero's consulship of 63, through the humiliation of his exile and subsequent subjection to the dynasts, to the assassination of Caesar in 44, and Cicero's brief hour of glory in leading senatorial resistance to the tyranny of Mark Antony. In P. G. Walsh's lively new translation, Cicero's correspondence once more brings alive the excitement and danger of ancient 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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Elegieen von Properz

Author: Karl Ludwig von Knebel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 210

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Cena Trimalchionis

Author: Petronius (Arbiter),Petronius Arbiter,Konrad Müller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423091480

Category:

Page: 143

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In den Satyrica, den Schelmengeschichten, diesem unverschämten, aber lustigen und liebenswürdigen Buch des Nero-Zeitgenossen Petronius (gestorben 66 n. Chr.), steht als größtes zusammenhängendes Stück die Erzählung von einer grandiosen antiken Fresserei. Der Gastgeber ist Trimalchio, ein neureicher Fettwanst, der eine Gesellschaft halbseidener Kostgänger mit tollen Spezialitäten abfüttert, dazu mit fantastischen kulturellen Darbietungen: Niemand soll sagen, dass der große Trimalchio ein ungebildeter Mensch sei... Die Cena Trimalchionis, kulturhistorisch aufschlussreich und literarisch amüsant, ist für Kollegiaten an Gymnasien und Für alte Lateiner ein großes sprachliches Vergnügen: Mit Genuss bringt der geniale Erzähler die verschiedenen Sprach-Ebenen seiner Zeit ins Spiel - wunderschöne Wort-Verwechslungen -, und in der Übersetzung ist das auf eine oft verblüffende Weise nachgezeichnet.
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Begebenheiten des Enkolp

aus dem Satyricon des Petron übersetzt

Author: Petronius Arbiter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin literature

Page: N.A

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Kandide oder Die beste aller Welten

Author: Voltaire

Publisher: FV Éditions

ISBN: 2366686749

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

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"wir müssen unsern Garten bestellen"... Kandide, glaubt an die Lehren seines Hauslehrers Pangloß, der darüber doziert, dass diese Welt die beste aller möglichen sei und hier alles den besten Sinn hat.... "Kandide oder Die Beste Aller Welten" ist eine Brillante und Aktuelle Satire.
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Paul: A Critical Life

Author: Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019150095X

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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Here Jerome Murphy-O'Connor presents a completely new, and much more vivid and dramatic account of the life of Paul than has ever previously been attempted. From his childhood in Tarsus and his years as a student in Jerusalem to the successes and failures of his ministry, this biography has no peer in terms of its detailed reconstructions of Paul's movements and motives. Traditionally, the Acts of the Apostles has provided the framework for the lives of Paul. In recent years, however, the historical value of the Acts has been called into question. Despite the accuracy of many details, they have been linked in ways which reflect the interests of Luke rather than objective reality. Critical assessment is called for if they are to be incorporated into a life of Paul. The prime source for a reconstruction of the Apostle's life must be his own writings. Recent advances in the study of the letters have brought to light new depths which enables them to be used for biographical purposes. The originality of this book lies in the combination of these two approaches, which are reinforced by close attention to the social and cultural aspects of Paul's ministry as revealed by archaeology and contemporary texts—and it transforms a fountain of theological ideas into a human being.
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