Asterix Omnibus #2

Collects Asterix the Gladiator, Asterix and the Banquet, and Asterix and Cleopatra

Author: René Goscinny

Publisher: Papercutz

ISBN: 9781545805688

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 152

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Asterix mixes it up with everyone from Julius Caesar to Cleopatra in this outstanding Omnibus! After conquering Europe, where this feisty, little warrior is a true pop culture super-star, Asterix is invading America with another three classic adventures, newly translated into American English. Asterix conquered Europe ironically by keeping his tiny village in Gaul from being conquered by the Roman Empire. Turns out, Asterix and his fellow villagers have a secret weapon, a potion that imbues them all with super strength. But the Romans aren’t about to give up no matter how many times Asterix and his friends fend them off. These classic comics are not only incredibly entertaining, filled with humor, adventure, and great characters, but the historic figures are brought to life in a way that’s exciting and humanizing, providing educational elements to each story, similar to the Geronimo Stilton graphic novels.
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Asterix the Gladiator

Author: Goscinny

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780752866116

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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Asterix and Obelix travel to Rome and enlist as gladiators in order to rescue Cacofonix, the bard, from being thrown to the lions.
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Asterix the Gladiator

Author: Goscinny,Uderzo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752872667

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Page: N.A

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In this adventure, Asterix the Gaul and his friend Obelix travel to Rome to rescue their bard, Cacofonix. Whilst there, they manage to become gladiators, performing in front of Caesar himself.
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Antiquity in Popular Literature and Culture

Author: Konrad Dominas,Bogdan Trocha,Elżbieta Wesołowska

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443893188

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 1992

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Spiritus flat ubi vult academicus. It seems evident that the study of antiquity and the study of antiquity’s persistence will continue to be distributed ubique terrarum. This pleasing circumstance was exemplified in January 2014, at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, an institution named after Poland’s influential nineteenth-century epic and lyric poet. As part of an ongoing series of such academic meetings, the university hosted the Seventh International Conference on Fantasy and Wonder. Its topic was Antiquity in Popular Literature and Culture. Several of the papers given in Poznań appear in this volume in revised form. They demonstrate the continuing presence of the past, or, to put it slightly differently, the importance of the past in the present and, by extension, for the future.
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Son of Classics and Comics

Author: George Kovacs,C. W. Marshall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190268913

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Wonder Woman. Asterix the Gaul. Watchmen. These popular comics, and many others, use classical sources, narrative patterns, and references to enrich their imaginative worlds and deepen the stories they present. This volume explores that rich interaction. Son of Classics and Comics presents thirteen original studies of representations of the ancient world in the medium of comics. Building on the foundation established by their groundbreaking Classics and Comics (2011), George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall have gathered a wide range of essays with a new, global perspective. Chapters are helpfully grouped to facilitate classroom use, with sections on receptions of Homer, on manga, on Asterix, and on the sense of a "classic" in the modern world. All Greek and Latin passages are translated. Lavishly illustrated, the volume significantly widens the range of available studies on the reception of the Greek and Roman worlds in comics, and deepens our understanding of comics as a literary medium. Son of Classics and Comics will appeal to students and scholars of classical reception as well as comics fans.
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Graphic Novels

A Bibliographic Guide to Book-length Comics

Author: D. Aviva Rothschild

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563080869

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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The first of its kind, this annotated guide describes and evaluates more than 400 works in English. Rothschild's lively annotations discuss important features of each work-including the quality of the graphics, characterizations, dialogue, and the appropriate audience-and introduces mainstream readers to the variety and quality of graphic novels, helps them distinguish between classics and hackwork, and alerts experienced readers to material they may not have discovered. Designed for individuals who need information about graphic novels and for those interested in acquiring them, this book will especially appeal to librarians, booksellers, bookstore owners, educators working with teen and reluctant readers, as well as to readers interested in this genre.
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Turning the Page

Children's Literature in Performance and the Media

Author: Fiona M. Collins,Jeremy Ridgman

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039102556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

View: 1973

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Since the nineteenth century, children's literature has been adapted for both the stage and the screen. As the twentieth century progressed, children's books provided the material for an increasing range of new media, from radio to computer games, from television to cinema blockbuster. Although such adaptations are now recognised as a significant part of the culture of childhood and popular culture in general, little has been written about the range of products and experiences that they generate. This book brings together writers whose work offers contrasting perspectives on the process of adaptation and the varying transformations - social, historical and ideological - that take place when a text moves from the page to another medium. Linking all these contributions is an interest in the changing definition of children's literature and its target audience within an increasingly media-rich society.
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XQuery Kick Start

Author: James McGovern,Per Bothner,Kurt Cagle,James Linn,Vaidyanathan Nagarajan

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 9780672324796

Category: Computers

Page: 355

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As more developers use XML to store and define in their applications, they need tools to process and manipulate it. XQuery is the official World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specification for an XML query language. The final version of XQuery is expected at the end of 2002, and developers will crave information and useful implementation advice about this new XML tool. XQuery Kick Start will deliver both - covering the full specification and providing useful examples for developers to put into practice immediately. The book starts by explaining the role of XQuery in the XML family of specifications, and its very direct relationship to XPath. The authors then explain the specification in detail, describing the semantics and data model, before moving to examples of XQuery's use in manipulating XML databases and document storage systems. Later chapters discuss the .NET and Java implementations of XQuery and discuss development tools that facilitate XQuery development.
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