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Download Claudian: Volume II (Loeb Classical Library No. 136) by Claudian, M. Platnauer PDF

Download Claudian: Volume II (Loeb Classical Library No. 136) by Claudian, M. Platnauer PDF

By Claudian, M. Platnauer

Claudius Claudianus, Latin poet of significant affairs, flourished throughout the joint reigns (394–5 CE onwards) of the brothers Honorius (Emperor within the West) and Arcadius (in the East). it appears a local of Greek Alexandria in Egypt, he was once, to pass judgement on by way of his identify, of Roman descent, notwithstanding his first writings have been in Greek, and his natural Latin can have been discovered via him as a overseas language. approximately 395 CE he moved to Italy (Milan and Rome) and notwithstanding rather a pagan, grew to become a qualified court-poet composing for Christian rulers works which provide us vital wisdom of Honorius's time. A panegyric at the brothers Probinus and Olybrius (consuls jointly in 395) used to be in the course of ten years via different poems (mostly epics in hexameters): in compliment of consulships of Honorius (395, 398, 404 CE); opposed to the Byzantine ministers Rufinus (396) and Eutropius (399); in compliment of the consulship (400) of Stilicho (Honorius's mum or dad, normal, and minister); in compliment of Stilicho's spouse Serena; combined metres at the marriage of Honorius to their daughter Maria; at the conflict with the insurgent Gildo in Africa (398); at the Getic or Gothic warfare (402); on Stilicho's good fortune opposed to the Goth Alaric (403); at the consulship of Manlius Theodorus (399); and at the marriage ceremony of Palladius and Celerina. less significant are non-official poems equivalent to the 3 books of a mythological epic at the Rape of Proserpina, unfinished as used to be additionally a conflict of Giants (in Greek). Noteworthy are Phoenix, Senex Veronensis, elegiac prefaces, and the epistles, epigrams, and idylls. throughout the patronage of Stilicho or via Serena, Claudius in 404 married good in Africa and was once granted a statue in Rome. not anything is understood of him after 404. In his poetry are actual poetic in addition to rhetorical ability, command of language, polished type, range, vigor, satire, dignity, bombast, artificiality, flattery, and different virtues and faults of the sooner 'silver' age in Latin. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Claudian is in volumes.

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Download Heroic Saga and Classical Epic in Medieval Ireland by Brent Miles PDF

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By Brent Miles

The puzzle of Ireland's function within the renovation of classical studying into the center a long time has consistently excited students, however the facts from the island's vernacular literature - in preference to that during Latin - for the learn of pagan epic has principally escaped discover. during this booklet the writer breaks new floor through interpreting the Irish texts along the Latin proof for the learn of classical epic in medieval eire, surveying the corpus of Irish texts according to histories and poetry from antiquity, specifically Togail Troi, the Irish heritage of the autumn of Troy. He argues that Irish students' learn of Virgil and Statius particularly left a profound imprint at the local heroic literature, in particular the Irish prose epic Táin Bó Cúailnge (`The Cattle-Raid of Cooley').

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Download Aristotle, Rhetoric II. A Commentary by William M. A. Grimaldi PDF

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By William M. A. Grimaldi

Aristotle, Rhetoric II: A remark completes the acclaimed paintings undertaken via the writer in his first (1980) quantity on Aristotle's Rhetoric. the 1st statement at the Rhetoric in additional than a century, it isn't prone to be outdated for a minimum of one other hundred years.

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Download The Passions in Play: Thyestes and the Dynamics of Senecan by Alessandro Schiesaro PDF

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By Alessandro Schiesaro

This booklet topics the main comprehensive and significant of Seneca's tragedies Thyestes to the type of severe research now to be had for authors reminiscent of Virgil, Ovid and Lucan. Drawing many insights from psychoanalytic idea, and up to date advances in post-Virgilian literary feedback, it additionally discusses numerous different performs of Seneca. the quantity offers, as a result, an in depth and entire research of the entire major subject matters and stylistic good points of Seneca's tragedies. whereas stressing the significance of Thyestes in post-Classical aesthetics, the research deals very important insights into authors comparable to Ovid and Lucan in addition.

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Download Honour, Exchange and Violence in Beowulf by Peter S. Baker PDF

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By Peter S. Baker

This booklet examines violence in its social atmosphere, and particularly as an important aspect within the heroic procedure of trade (sometimes referred to as the economic climate of Honour). It situates Beowulf in a northern eu tradition the place violence was once now not stigmatized as facts of a breakdown in social order yet relatively was once obvious as a cheap method to get issues performed; the place kings and their retainers observed themselves peculiarly as warriors whose leader profession used to be the pursuit of honour; and the place such a lot winning kings have been these perceived as so much predatory. notwithstanding kings and their topics yearned for peace, the political and non secular associations of the time did little to restrain their violent impulses.
Drawing on works from Britain, Scandinavia, and eire, which exhibit how the perform of violence used to be ruled by way of principles and customs which have been saw, with diversifications, over a large sector, this publication uses historicist and anthropological methods to its topic. It takes a impartial perspective in the direction of the phenomena it examines, yet while describes them fortnightly, heading off euphemism and excuse-making at the one hand and condemnation at the different. during this it makes an attempt to prevent the mistakes of critics who've occasionally been led off beam through smooth assumptions concerning the morality of violence.

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Download Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography by John Marincola PDF

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By John Marincola

This ebook is a examine of a number of the claims to authority made via the traditional Greek and Roman historians all through their histories, and of how during which the culture of historic historiography formed their responses and molded the presentation of themselves to their viewers. Guiding them of their claims to be authoritative was once the culture of the founders and top practitioners of historical past, Herodotus and Thucydides.

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Download Morals and Villas in Seneca's Letters: Places to Dwell by John Henderson PDF

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By John Henderson

John Henderson makes a speciality of 3 key Letters traveling 3 Roman villas, and divulges their that means as designs for contrasting lives. Seneca brings the philosophical epistle to Latin literature, growing types for moralizing which characteristic self-criticism, parody, and lively revision of fantasy. The Stoic moralist wrests writing clear of Greek authorities and texts, and recasts it into severe pondering in Latin phrases, inside a Roman context. The Letters include serious pondering on metaphor and translation, self-transformation and cultural culture.

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Download The Art of Euripides: Dramatic Technique and Social Context by Donald J. Mastronarde PDF

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By Donald J. Mastronarde

During this ebook Professor Mastronarde attracts at the seventeen surviving tragedies of Euripides, in addition to the fragmentary continues to be of his misplaced performs, to discover key subject matters within the interpretation of the performs. It investigates their relation to the Greek poetic culture and to the social and political buildings in their unique surroundings, aiming either to be conscious of the nice number of the corpus and to spot commonalities throughout it. In interpreting such issues as style, structural recommendations, the refrain, the gods, rhetoric, and the portrayal of ladies and males, this learn highlights the ways that viewers responses are manipulated by using plot constructions and the multiplicity of viewpoints expressed. It argues that the dramas of Euripides, via their dramatic procedure, pose a robust problem to easy formulations of norms, to the studying of constant human personality, and to the search for simple task and closure.

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Download Homer's Iliad by Harold Bloom PDF

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By Harold Bloom

In his creation Harold Bloom states that, including the Bible, the Iliad "represents the root of Western literature, notion, and spirituality." The piece is the point of interest of this identify in our Bloom's Notes sequence. in addition to a set of a few of the easiest feedback on hand at the paintings, this article contains a structural and thematic research, an index of issues and ideas, and extra. This sequence is edited through Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the arts, Yale college; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, ny collage Graduate university. those texts are the fitting reduction for all scholars of literature, providing concise, easy-to-understand biographical, serious, and bibliographical details on a particular literary paintings. additionally supplied are a number of assets for ebook reviews and time period papers with a wealth of knowledge on literary works, authors, and significant characters.

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Download Engendering Rome: Women in Latin Epic (Roman Literature and by A. M. Keith PDF

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By A. M. Keith

This learn examines the function of girl characters within the Roman epic poetry of Virgil, Ovid and different writers. Its 5 chapters argue that the feminized landscapes, militaristic girls, and gorgeous girl corpses of the Roman epic culture might be interpreted together with using the style via historic educators as a way of inculcating Roman codes of masculinity and femininity of their scholars. the problems addressed are of curiosity not only to classicists but in addition to scholars of later poetic traditions and to these pursuing gender experiences.

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