Virgil on the nature of things : the Georgics, Lucretius, by Monica R. Gale

By Monica R. Gale

Virgil's agricultural poem, the Georgics, kinds a part of an extended culture of didactic epic going again to the archaic poet Hesiod. This booklet explores the connection among the Georgics and past works within the didactic culture, relatively Lucretius' De Rerum Natura ("On the character of Things"). it's the first entire examine of Virgil's use of Lucretian topics, imagery, rules and language; it additionally proposes a brand new studying of the poem as a complete, as a war of words among the Epicurean philosophy of Lucretius and the opposing global perspectives of his predecessors

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Robert Graves and the classical tradition by A. G. G. Gibson

By A. G. G. Gibson

This choice of essays presents the most recent scholarship on Graves' old fiction (for instance in I, Claudius and count number Belisarius) and his use of legendary figures in his poetry, in addition to an exam of his debatable retelling of the Greek Myths.

summary: This selection of essays presents the newest scholarship on Graves' historic fiction (for instance in I, Claudius and count number Belisarius) and his use of legendary figures in his poetry, in addition to an exam of his debatable retelling of the Greek Myths

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Rethinking Augustine's Early Theology: An Argument for by Carol Harrison

By Carol Harrison

Carol Harrison counters the belief that Augustine of Hippo's (354-430) theology underwent a progressive transformation round the time he was once consecrated Bishop in 396. as an alternative, she argues that there's a basic continuity in his inspiration and perform from the instant of his conversion in 386. The publication thereby demanding situations the overall scholarly development to start examining Augustine along with his Confessions (396), which have been all started ten years after his conversion, and refocuses cognizance on his prior works, which undergird his complete theological approach.

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The Play of Texts and Fragments: Essays in Honour of Martin by J.R.C. Cousl, James R. Hume, J. R. C. Cousland

By J.R.C. Cousl, James R. Hume, J. R. C. Cousland

This quantity is arguably some of the most vital reports of Euripides to seem within the final decade. not just does it supply incisive examinations of lots of Euripides' extant performs and their effect, it is usually seminal examinations of a few Euripides' fragmentary performs. This method represents a singular and interesting improvement in Euripidean reviews, because it is simply very lately that the fragmentary performs have began to seem in trustworthy and with ease obtainable variations. The book's thirty-two participants represent a world "who's who" of Euripidean reviews and Athenian drama, and their contributions will surely characteristic within the leading edge of scholarly discourse on Euripides and Greek drama for future years.

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Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Short Introduction by Heather O'Donoghue

By Heather O'Donoghue

From runic inscriptions to sagas, this booklet introduces readers to the vibrant international of previous Norse-Icelandic literature.

  • An advent to the vibrant global of previous Norse-Icelandic literature.
  • Covers mythology and relations sagas, in addition to much less famous components, equivalent to oral story-telling, Eddaic verse and skaldic verse.
  • An advent is helping readers to understand the language and tradition of the 1st settlers in Iceland.
  • Looks on the reception of Old-Norse-Icelandic literature over the a long time, as perspectives of the vikings have replaced.
  • Shows how an entire variety of authors from Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney were motivated through outdated Norse-Icelandic literature.

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Latin Erotic Elegy: An Anthology and Reader by Paul Allen Miller

By Paul Allen Miller

This essential quantity offers an entire path on Latin erotic elegy, permitting scholars to track a coherent narrative of the genre's upward thrust and fall, and to appreciate its courting to the adjustments that marked the cave in of the Roman republic, and the founding of the empire.The publication starts with an in depth and wide-ranging creation, significant figures, the evolution of the shape, and the Roman context, with specific specialise in the altering relatives among the sexes. The texts that persist with variety from the earliest manifestations of erotic elegy, in Catullus, via Tibullus, Sulpicia (Rome's purely girl elegist), Propertius and Ovid.An available remark explores the old heritage, problems with language and elegance, and the relation of every piece to its author's better physique of labor. the quantity closes with an anthology of severe essays consultant of the most traits in scholarship; those either remove darkness from the genre's so much salient positive factors and support the scholar comprehend its glossy reception.

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Pindars Sechste Olympische Siegesode: Text, Einleitung Und by Zsolt Adorjani

By Zsolt Adorjani

Pindar’s 6th Olympian Ode is taken into account one of many poet’s such a lot incredible victory odes. this is often the 1st full-scale observation on it. Adorjáni offers Greek textual content with serious gear, translation and metrical research. 3 introductory chapters deal with concerns of background (background, date, functionality) and literary feedback. Then follows a verse-by-verse statement rooted within the culture of philological exegesis, targeting grammatical, stylistic and interpretive beneficial properties. earlier the 6th Olympian has been praised mainly for its wonderful and lucid presentation of the parable of Iamos, a seer of Arcadian foundation and ancestor of the prophetic extended family of the Iamidae. This remark illuminates either the overpowering intensity of inspiration and the cunningly wrought constitution of this masterpiece, contributing to a greater realizing of Pindar’s verbal artistry.

Pindars sechste olympische Ode ist einer der glänzendsten Siegesgesänge des Dichters. Hier wird der erste umfassende philologische Kommentar zum Gedicht vorgelegt. Adorjáni bietet einen griechischen textual content mit kritischem Apparat, Übersetzung, metrischer examine und drei Einleitungskapiteln, die in die Probleme der Geschichtlichkeit (Hintergrund, Entstehungszeit, Aufführung) und der literarischen Interpretation hineinführen. Auf diesen Teil folgt ein von Vers zu Vers fortschreitender Kommentar, der gemäß den alten Traditionen der Texterklärung auf grammatische, stilistische und interpretatorische Fragen eingeht. Bisher wurde Olympie 6 zumeist als großartige und suggestive Erzählung des Mythos des Sehers Iamos, des Vorfahren der olympischen Iamiden, gewürdigt. Diesem Kommentar ist daran gelegen, die intrikate Gedankentiefe und vollkommenste Formkunst dieses Meisterwerks vor Augen zu führen.

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