Satyricon

Author: Petronius,Petronius Arbiter

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872205109

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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Attributed to the Roman satirist Petronius, a courtier of the emperor Nero, Satyricon c. 65 C.E. may be the first novel-- one as steamy as many modern bestsellers. Ruden (affiliation unspecified) integrates her translation with ten commentaries about the work and the ancient world, acknowledging Muller's 1983 edition of Petronius as her main source for the Latin text. Suggests readings beyond the references. Paper edition (unseen), $9.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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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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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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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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Siegeslieder

Griechisch - Deutsch

Author: Pindar

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050092173

Category: History

Page: 416

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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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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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On Obligations

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839688

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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On Obligations (De officiis) was written by Cicero in late 44 BC after the assassination of Julius Caesar to provide principles of behaviour for aspiring politicians. It explores the apparent tensions between honourable conduct and expediency in public life, and the right and wrong ways ofattaining political leadership. The principles of honourable behaviour are based on the Stoic virtues of wisdom, justice, magnanimity, and propriety; in Cicero's view the intrinsically useful is always identical with the honourable. Cicero's famous treatise has played a seminal role in the formation of ethical values in western Christendom. Adopted by the fourth-century Christian humanists, it beame transmuted into the moral code of the high Middle Ages. Thereafter, in the Renaissance from the time of Petrarch, and in theAge of Enlightenment that followed, it was given central prominence in discussion of the government of states. Today, when corruption and conflict in political life are the focus of so much public attention, On Obligations is still the foremost guide to good conduct.
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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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Der Traum

Author: Emile Zola

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849618277

Category:

Page: 289

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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Der 16. Band der Rougon-Macquard-Reihe erzählt die Geschichte der unehelichen Tochter Sidonies, Angelique.
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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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Die Lebensfreude

La joie de vivre: Die Rougon-Macquart

Author: Emile Zola

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027216109

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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Der Roman Die Lebensfreude erzählt die Entwicklung eines jungen Mädchens im Frankreich der 60er und 70er Jahre des 19. Jahrhunderts. Er schildert seine Pubertät, die Liebe zu seinem Vetter und seine Einbindung in die Lebensverhältnisse einer bürgerlichen Familie. Zugleich nimmt er die verdorbenen, von Egoismus und Gier nach persönlichem Vorteil dominierten gesellschaftlichen Strukturen der Zeit unter die Lupe. Zola beschreibt, wie auf diesem Nährboden das junge Mädchen in einer schmerzhaften Entwicklung zu einem demütigen und barmherzigen Menschen wächst, wie es Kraft und Stärke entwickelt und sich so zu einem überlegenen Charakter und personifizierten Gegenentwurf zum Geist der Zeit bildet. Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola (1840-1902) war ein französischer Schriftsteller und Journalist. Zola gilt als einer der großen französischen Romanciers des 19. Jahrhunderts und als Leitfigur und Begründer der gesamteuropäischen literarischen Strömung des Naturalismus. Zugleich war er ein sehr aktiver Journalist, der sich auf einer gemäßigt linken Position am politischen Leben beteiligte.
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Landmarks in Classical Literature

Author: Philip Gaskell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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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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Die Sünde des Abbé Mouret

La Faute de l'Abbé Mouret: Die Rougon-Macquart

Author: Emile Zola

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027215897

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

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Die Sünde des Abbé Mouret ist ein 1875 erschienener Roman von Émile Zola. Er bildet den 5. Teil des Rougon-Macquart-Zyklus. Die Handlung spielt im fiktiven kleinen Provinzstädtchen Artauds. Im Mittelpunkt steht Serge Mouret, der dem Leser bereits aus Die Eroberung von Plassans bekannt ist. Der neurotische junge Priester Mouret hat eine Pfarrstelle in dem kleinen Städtchen Artauds angetreten. Die Einwohner Artauds sind religiös desinteressiert und durch Inzest erblich geschädigt. Nach einer schweren nervlichen Erkrankung verliert Serge sein Gedächtnis. Auf dem Landgut Le Paradou wird er von Albine, der Tochter des Eigentümers des Guts, gepflegt. Seine medizinische Versorgung übernimmt Doktor Pascal. Die offenbar in der Familie Mouret vererbte Nervenkrankheit wird von Doktor Pascal erforscht und in mehreren Büchern des Zyklus thematisiert. In dessen letztem Roman übernimmt Doktor Pascal die Hauptrolle und präsentiert dort schließlich das Ergebnis seiner Forschungen. Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola (1840-1902) war ein französischer Schriftsteller und Journalist. Zola gilt als einer der großen französischen Romanciers des 19. Jahrhunderts und als Leitfigur und Begründer der gesamteuropäischen literarischen Strömung des Naturalismus. Zugleich war er ein sehr aktiver Journalist, der sich auf einer gemäßigt linken Position am politischen Leben beteiligte.
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Selected Letters

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero,P. G. Walsh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199214204

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 369

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This selection of Cicero's letters not merely documents in detail Cicero's career but simultaneously provides a month-by-month record of the collapse of the republic and its replacement by a tyranny. It provides a vivid picture of daily life and politics in Rome, the assassination of Caesar, and Cicero's vain resistance to the rise of Mark Antony.
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The Satyricon

Author: Petronius Arbiter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192833051

Category: Rome

Page: 212

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The most celebrated prose work to have survived from the ancient world, THE SATYRICON recounts the sleazy progress of a pair of literate scholars as they wander through the cities of the southern Mediterranean in the age of Nero, encountering type-figures whom the author wishes to satirize. P.G. Walsh captures the spirit of the original in this new and lively translation.
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