The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse–Icelandic Prose by Kirsten Wolf

By Kirsten Wolf

Saints’ legends shape a considerable component to previous Norse–Icelandic literature, and will be present in greater than 400 manuscripts or fragments of manuscripts relationship from presently earlier than the 12th century to the 1700s.
With The Legends of the Saints in previous Norse–Icelandic Prose, Kirsten Wolf has undertaken an entire revision of the fifty-year-old handlist The Lives of the Saints in previous Norse Prose. This up to date handlist organizes saints’ names, manuscripts, and versions of person lives with references to the approximate dates of the manuscripts, in addition to sleek Icelandic versions and translations. each one access concludes with secondary literature concerning the legend in query. those beneficial properties mix to make The Legends of the Saints in outdated Norse–Icelandic Prose a useful source for students and scholars within the field.

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Homer in the Twentieth Century: Between World Literature and by Barbara Graziosi, Emily Greenwood

By Barbara Graziosi, Emily Greenwood

This number of essays explores the an important position of Homer within the transferring cultural panorama of the 20th century. It argues that Homer used to be seen either because the founder of the Western literary canon and as sharing very important good points with poems, performances, and traditions which have been usually deemed neither literary nor Western: the epics of Yugoslavia and sub-Saharan Africa, the keening performances of Irish ladies, the spontaneous inventiveness of the Blues. The e-book contributes to present debates in regards to the nature of the Western literary canon, the evolving thought of worldwide literature, the connection among orality and the written note, and the discussion among texts throughout time and house. Homer within the 20th Century contends that the Homeric poems play an immense function in shaping these debates and, conversely, that the stories of the 20th century open new avenues for the translation of Homer's much-travelled texts.

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Cicero on Divination: Book 1 (Clarendon Ancient History by David Wardle

By David Wardle

Within the Books of De divinatione Cicero considers ideals touching on destiny and the potential of prediction: within the first e-book he places the (principally Stoic) case for them within the mouth of his brother Quintus; within the moment, conversing in his personal individual, he argues opposed to them. during this new translation of, and statement on, booklet One--the first in English for over eighty years--David Wardle publications the reader in the course of the process Cicero's argument, giving specific awareness to the normal Roman and the philosophical belief of divination.

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Beginner's Grammar of the Greek New Testament by William Hersey Davis

By William Hersey Davis

This scarce antiquarian ebook is a facsimile reprint of the unique. as a result of its age, it will probably include imperfections reminiscent of marks, notations, marginalia and incorrect pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we now have made it to be had as a part of our dedication for shielding, protecting, and selling the world's literature in cheap, prime quality, smooth variants which are real to the unique paintings.

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Ethics and Exemplary Narrative in Chaucer and Gower (Chaucer by J. Allan Mitchell

By J. Allan Mitchell

Why do medieval writers often utilize exemplary rhetoric? How does it paintings, and what are its moral and poetical values? And if Chaucer and Gower has to be obvious as vigorously subverting it, then why do they persist in utilizing it? Borrowing from fresh advancements in moral feedback and thought, this ebook addresses such questions by means of reconstructing a overdue medieval intent for the ethics of exemplary narrative. the writer argues that Chaucer's Canterbury stories and Gower's Confessio Amantis attest to the power of a story - instead of strictly normative - ethics that has roots in premodern traditions of sensible cause and rhetoric. Chaucer and Gower are proven to be inheritors and respecters of an early and unforeseen kind of moral pragmatism - which has profound implications for the orthodox background of ethics within the West.

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Allegories of Farming from Greece and Rome: Philosophical by Leah Kronenberg

By Leah Kronenberg

During this e-book Professor Kronenberg indicates that Xenophon's Oeconomicus, Varro's De Re Rustica and Virgil's Georgics usually are not easily works on farming yet belong to a practice of philosophical satire which makes use of allegory and irony to question the which means of morality. those works metaphorically attach farming and its comparable arts to political existence; yet rather than providing farming in its conventional guise as a good image, they use it to version the deficiencies of the energetic lifestyles, which in flip is juxtaposed to a well-liked contemplative lifestyle. even if those 3 texts will not be often handled jointly, this e-book convincingly connects them with an unique and provocative interpretation in their allegorical use of farming. It additionally fills an enormous hole in our figuring out of the literary affects at the Georgics through exhibiting that it truly is formed not only via its poetic predecessors yet by means of philosophical discussion.

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Catullus and the Poetics of Roman Manhood by David Wray

By David Wray

This literary examine of the first-century BCE Roman poet, Catullus makes use of units of comparative versions to supply a brand new knowing of his poems. the 1st includes cultural anthropological debts of male social interplay within the premodern Mediterranean, and the second one, the postmodern poetics of such twentieth-century poets as Louis Zukofsky, that are characterised by means of simultaneous juxtaposition, a "collage" aesthetic, and self-allusive play. The publication might be of curiosity to scholars of comparative literature and gender experiences in addition to to classicists.

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Anthology of classical myth : primary sources in translation by Stephen M. Trzaskoma, R. Scott Smith, Stephen Brunet

By Stephen M. Trzaskoma, R. Scott Smith, Stephen Brunet

This quantity is designed as a significant other to the normal undergraduate mythology textbooks or, while assigned along the significant Greek and Roman works, as a source-based replacement to these textbooks.

In addition to the full texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony, this assortment offers beneficiant choices from over 50 texts composed among the Archaic Age and the fourth century A.D. historic interpretation of delusion is represented right here in decisions from the allegorists Heraclitus, Cornutus and Fulgentius, the rationalists Palaephatus and Diodorus of Sicily, and the philosophers and historians Plato, Herodotus and Thucydides. Appendices deal with proof from inscriptions, papyri and Linear B pills and contain a thematic index, a mythological dictionary, and genealogies. A considerate creation helps scholars operating with the first resources and the opposite assets provided the following; an in depth notice to teachers deals feedback on the way to comprise this ebook into their courses.

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Chrétien de Troyes in Prose: The Burgundian Erec and Cligés by Joan Tasker Grimbert, Carol J. Chase

By Joan Tasker Grimbert, Carol J. Chase

In the midst of the 15th century nameless writers `translated' into prose Chr?©tien de Troyes's first verse romances, Erec and Clig?©s (dating from the 12th century), for the circle of Philip the great, duke of Burgundy. for a very long time unfairly brushed off as trite and slavish renderings of Chr?©tien's masterful narratives, the prose Erec and Clig?©s really advantage cautious learn of their personal correct, for those center French reworkings adapt the sooner romances to slot the pursuits of the fifteenth-century public. The authors up-to-date not just the language but in addition the descriptions of chivalric exploits, tourneys, and siege war; in addition, they confirmed genuine ingenuity within the manner they changed the tale line, clarifying motivation, rescripting characters, and shortening some of the descriptions. The romances provide important insights into the evolution of Arthurian romance, the background of reception of Chr?©tien's paintings, and the mentality and tradition of 1 of the main awesome courts to flourish within the past due center a while. This quantity provides the 1st English prose translations of the writings, followed by means of an advent featuring the old, cultural, and literary context, and notes.

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