Livy: History of Rome, Vol. I, Books 1-2 (Loeb Classical by Livy

By Livy

Livy (Titus Livius), the nice Roman historian, used to be born at or close to Patavium (Padua) in sixty four or fifty nine BCE; he can have lived in most cases in Rome yet died at Patavium, in 12 or 17 CE. Livy's simply extant paintings is a part of his background of Rome from the basis of the town to nine BCE. Of its 142 books, we have now simply 35, and brief summaries of the entire leisure other than . the complete paintings was once, lengthy after his loss of life, divided into many years or sequence of ten. Books 1–10 we've got complete; books 11–20 are misplaced; books 21–45 are whole, other than components of forty-one and 43–45. Of the remainder basically fragments and the summaries stay. In correct type Livy, a guy of large sympathies and pleased with Rome's prior, offered an uncritical yet transparent and dwelling narrative of the increase of Rome to greatness. The Loeb Classical Library version of Livy is in fourteen volumes. The final quantity encompasses a complete index.

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The Last Medieval Queens: English Queenship, 1445-1503 by J. L. Laynesmith

By J. L. Laynesmith

The final medieval queens of britain have been Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne Neville, and Elizabeth of York - 4 very diversified ladies whose lives and queenship have been ruled through the Wars of the Roses. This publication isn't really a standard biography yet a thematic research of the ideology and perform of queenship. It examines the motivations at the back of the alternative of the 1st English-born queens, the multi-faceted rituals of coronation, childbirth, and funeral, the divided loyalties among kin and king, and the importance of a place on the middle of the English strength constitution that can basically be crammed through a lady. It sheds new gentle at the queens' struggles to guard their kid's rights to the throne, and argues that ideologically and politically a queen used to be essential to the correct workout of mature kingship during this interval.

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Lady and the Virgin: Image, Attitude and Experience in by Penny Schine Gold

By Penny Schine Gold

Penny Schine Gold presents a daring research of key literary and creative photographs of girls within the center a long time and the connection among those photographs and the particular event of ladies. She argues that the complicated interactions among women and men as expressed in either picture and adventure mirror a typical trend of ambivalence and contradiction. therefore, girls are noticeable as either invaluable and damaging, robust and submissive, and the reality of women's event encompasses girls on top of things and regulated, self reliant and dependent.

Vividly recreating the wealthy texture of medieval existence, Gold successfully and eloquently is going past an easy equation of social context and illustration. within the strategy. she demanding situations both basic judgments of ancient classes as being both "good" or "bad" for women.

"[The girl and the Virgin] provides its findings in a sort that are supposed to allure scholars in addition to their teachers. The cautious and regulated use of such a lot of other kinds of resources . . . deals us a necessary medieval case examine within the inner-relationship among the segments of society and its ethos or worth system."—Joel T. Rosenthal, The heritage instructor

"Something of a travel de strength in an interdisciplinary method of history."—Jo Ann McNamara, Speculum

"[A] well-written, tremendous well-researched e-book. . . . the girl and the Virgin is beneficial, readable, and good informed."—R. Howard Bloch, Modern Philology

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Political, Religious and Social Conflict in the States of by Sarah Alyn Stacey

By Sarah Alyn Stacey

Taking clash as its collective topic, this booklet brings jointly the paintings of early smooth experts to supply a variety of insights into the political, social and non secular weather in Savoy among 1400 and 1700. The members specialise in the wider context of early sleek eu historical past, making transparent the occasionally missed political and old value of Savoy. the quantity explores the varied mechanisms wherein political, social and spiritual conflicts have been articulated on the subject of a variety of fundamental assets, lots of that are unpublished. The chapters provide very important views on matters similar to: the diplomatic kinfolk among the court docket of Savoy and sure overseas powers in the course of a time of ecu unrest; the position of propaganda; the development of nationwide and spiritual identities; and persecution and resistance, significantly on the subject of the Reformation and the Waldensians. The conclusions which are validated enhance a greater realizing of the historical past of Savoy and of the wider conflicts shaping Europe within the early sleek interval.

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The Journey of a Book: Bartholomew the Englishman and the by Elizabeth Keen

By Elizabeth Keen

De proprietatibus rerum, ‘On the homes of things’, has lengthy been stated by means of students as a medieval encyclopedia, yet proof means that it's been many stuff to many folks. The sheer variety of extant manuscript copies and revealed versions, besides translations, diversifications, and mentions in poems and sermons, testify to its non-stop importance for Europeans of all estates and diversified walks of existence, from the 13th to the 17th centuries. whereas first compiled quickly after the time of St Francis by means of a humble continental friar to satisfy the wishes of his increasing spiritual brotherhood, by means of 1600 English males of letters had claimed Bartholomew as a noble compatriot and nationwide treasure. What was once it in regards to the paintings that propelled it via a development of medieval cultures and into an exalted place on the earth of English letters? This reception background strains proof for the adventure of ‘Properties’ over 4 centuries of social, political and non secular switch.

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Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog: Medieval Studies and New Media by Brantley L. Bryant (auth.)

By Brantley L. Bryant (auth.)

This textual content offers the entire such a lot memorable posts of the medievalist web phenomenon 'Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog', besides essays at the genesis of the weblog itself, the function of blogs in medieval scholarship, and the original pleasures of learning a period of time jam-packed with plagues, schisms, and assizes.

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A Synopsis of the Books of Adam and Eve: Second Revised by Gary A. Anderson, Michael E. Stone

By Gary A. Anderson, Michael E. Stone

This publication compares 5 significant teams of texts of an analogous pseudepigraphal booklet. This booklet isn't really acceptable for somebody who has no longer learn prior works containing or discussing the Pseudepigrapha of the previous testomony.

This ebook doesn't describe the textual issues of the paintings; nor does it speak about how the paintings suits into Jewish or Christian literature. This booklet is only meant to be resource fabric, from which the reader can decide to draw his or her personal conclusions in regards to the paintings. This synopsis comprises Greek, Latin, Armenian, Georgian, and Slavonic manuscripts of the e-book. There are significant textual transformations among those, coming from the publication having undergone many arms, lots of which had their very own rules to percentage. also, there are adjustments inside each one crew; the Latin texts are in 4 subgroups, and modifications between them are marked within the ebook.

The Greek and Latin texts are provided within the unique tongues; the Armenian in an English translation; the Georgian in a French translation; and the Slavonic in a German translation. The statement is solely in English. definite, for those who do not need a studying wisdom of French, German, Latin, and Biblical Greek, then you definately will fail to spot a minimum of one of many variation texts. This by myself skill this publication isn't really for the informal reader.

It was once interesting, even though, to work out the issues undefined critical pupil of historic texts needs to face. It gave me a brand new knowing of the little footnotes on textual ameliorations that one unearths in a contemporary Bible.

This booklet effectively does what it units out to do (give the bare texts with bibliographic references to different reviews that do analysis). the truth that this used to be now not what I had anticipated whilst i purchased it's not the author's fault. I did locate that the notations utilized in the textual content -- to teach variations inside a selected language crew of texts -- have been no longer continuously transparent and never totally defined. it could actually be that they'd were transparent for the students who're this book's meant viewers.

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On Farting: Language and Laughter in the Middle Ages (The by V. Allen

By V. Allen

This ebook provides waste as a classy class that introduces an arsy-versy global the place detritus is worthwhile. This aesthetic is utilized within the moment half to etymology, poking in the course of the "paternal dungheaps" of phrases, and tracing their origins to not Eden yet to Babel, puns, and observe play. ultimately, when it comes to Roland the Farter, who played every year a bounce, whistle, and fart sooner than the king of britain, we stumble upon the resistance of the prior to ancient clarification. Roland moons at us around the centuries, deflating our makes an attempt to develop into one flesh with the earlier, and putting laughter on the middle of understanding.

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Redesigning Achilles: 'Recycling' the Epic Cycle in the by Papaioannou, Sophia

By Papaioannou, Sophia

The booklet is a close examine at the constitution and the themes of Ovids compedium of the Trojan Saga in Metamorphoses 12.1-13.622, the part often known as the Little Iliad. It explores the explanations and the goals in the back of the chosen narrative moments from the Epic Cycle that chanced on their method into the Ovidian model of the Trojan struggle. by means of completely studying and inspiringly refashioning an unlimited volume of literary fabric, Ovid generates a scientific reconstruction of the archetypal hero, Achilles. therefore, he initiatives himself as a important successor of Homer within the epic culture, a grasp epicist, and a par to his nice Latin predecessor, Vergil.

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