Download The Emergence of Rus 750-1200 (Longman History of Russia) by Simon Franklin PDF

By Simon Franklin

This article charts the fractured and violent background of early Rus, overlaying Slav territories which aren't, and don't are looking to be, a part of glossy Russia. It explores the improvement, among the varied peoples of the great landmass among the Carpathians and the Urals, of a society underpinned through a commonly universal tradition and at last a typical religion, out of which might emerge the long run Russia and its neighbours. The ebook additionally describes the emergence of a dominant "state" focused on Kiev and the arrival of Christianity to the Slavs. eventually, it indicates how the sluggish proliferation of latest dynastic centres northwards and westwards shifted the power-base of the area into Russi right, the place it's going to as a result remain.

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Download Virgil's Aeneid: Interpretation and Influence by Michael C. J. Putnam PDF

By Michael C. J. Putnam

During this choice of twelve of his essays, extraordinary Virgil pupil Michael Putnam examines the Aeneid from numerous varied interpretive angles. He identifies the subjects that permeate the epic, offers special interpretations of its person books, and analyzes the poem's effect on later writers, together with Ovid, Lucan, Seneca, and Dante. furthermore, a tremendous essay on wrathful Aeneas and the strategies of Pietas is released the following for the 1st time.Putnam first surveys the highbrow improvement that formed Virgil's poetry. He then examines numerous of the poem's recurrent dichotomies and metaphors, together with idealism and realism, the road and the circle, and piety and fury. In succeeding chapters, he examines intimately the which means of specific books of the Aeneid and argues shut studying of the tip of the epic is essential for knowing the poem as an entire and Virgil's pursuits in composing it.

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Download Women in Old Norse Literature: Bodies, Words, and Power by J. Friðriksdóttir PDF

By J. Friðriksdóttir

Outdated Norse texts supply various principles approximately what it really is to be girl, proposing girls in varied social and fiscal positions. This e-book analyzes woman characters in medieval Icelandic saga literature, and demonstrates how they engaged with one of the most contested values of the interval, revealing the anxieties of either the authors and audiences.

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Download Marriage, Property, and Women’s Narratives by S. Livingston PDF

By S. Livingston

An interdisciplinary method of the examine of girls and estate, combining literature, historical past, and economics. by way of women's marriage narratives over a protracted time period, the ebook unearths the deep discontent with the establishment of estate possession as a unifying thread from the center a while up throughout the twentieth-century.

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Download The Worlds of Aulus Gellius by Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Amiel Vardi PDF

By Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Amiel Vardi

This is often the 1st number of essays in any language on Aulus Gellius. Its individuals, either demonstrated and more youthful students, contain Gellian specialists searching with experts in different fields taking a look in; they mix conventional and new techniques. matters diversity from the bilingual tradition during which Gellius wrote, via his stylistic decisions, his talents in etymology and narrative, his relation to the antiquarian culture, the wide-spread expectancies of miscellany, his declare to teach his readers, the speculation of "Gellian humanism," and his perspective in the direction of intellectuals, to his reception within the heart a long time, the Renaissance, and the clinical Revolution.

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Download Hellenistic bookhands by Cavallo, Guglielmo, Guglielmo Cavallo, Herwig Maehler PDF

By Cavallo, Guglielmo, Guglielmo Cavallo, Herwig Maehler

The handbook illustrates ninety four Greek literary papyrus texts from Egypt and Herculaneum and documents the different sorts of scripts utilized in copying works of Greek literature, from the earliest surviving bookrolls written within the 4th century BC as much as the 1st century advert. the purpose is twofold: (1) to set up their relative (and, anywhere attainable, absolute) chronological series, and (2) to tell apart and signify their stylistic gains. Specimens of other forms of scripts (hands) that seem stylistically comparable were grouped jointly. of their joint advent, the authors summarize the most result of their research and try to determine the social and cultural components that experience decided the advance of alternative forms of Greek literary scripts through the Hellenistic and Augustan period. The e-book additionally incorporates a entire bibliography and indices. Hellenistic Bookhands is a instrument for students and scholars of Classics, Greek papyrology, palaeography, and the transmission of Classical Greek literature.

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Download Medieval Literature, 1300-1500 (Edinburgh Critical Guides to by Pamela King; PDF

By Pamela King;

Medieval Literature, 1300-1500 bargains shut readings of heart English texts put in the tradition with which they have interaction. recognized works, just like the Canterbury stories, are mentioned along lesser-known poems, prose, and performs, in 5 thematically-organized chapters, observed by way of a priceless serious gear. Reflecting the proliferation of simple variations, this booklet extends the diversity of heart English writing for which there's available up to date serious aid, allowing the coed, the overall reader, the direction clothier, and the aspirant professional, to learn generally and with entertainment within the medieval interval.

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Download Epigrams, Volume I: Spectacles, Books 1-5 (Loeb Classical by Martial PDF

By Martial

Written to have fun the eighty CE starting of the Roman Colosseum, Martial's first e-book of poems, "On the Spectacles," tells of the exhibits within the new enviornment. the nice Latin epigrammist's twelve next books seize the spirit of Roman lifestyles in brilliant element. Fortune hunters and busybodies, orators and attorneys, schoolmasters and acrobats, medical professionals and plagiarists, appealing slaves and beneficiant hosts populate his witty verses. We glimpse right here the theater, public video games, existence within the geographical region, banquets, lions within the amphitheater, the eruption of Vesuvius. Martial's epigrams are often obscene, occasionally affectionate and fun, and continually pointed. Like his modern Statius, notwithstanding, Martial shamelessly flatters his client Domitian, one among Rome's worst-reputed emperors. Shackleton Bailey's translation of Martial's usually tough Latin gets rid of many misunderstandings in earlier types. The textual content is especially that of his hugely praised Teubner variation of 1990 ("greatly improved to its predecessors," R. G. M. Nisbet wrote in Classical Review). those volumes substitute the sooner Loeb version with translation via Walter C. A. Ker (1919).

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Download The Last Trojan Hero: A Cultural History of Virgil's Aeneid by Philip Hardie PDF

By Philip Hardie

“I sing of fingers and of a guy: his destiny had made him fugitive: he was once the 1st to trip from the coasts of Troy so far as Italy and the Lavinian shores.” The resonant starting traces of Virgil’s Aeneid rank one of the most famed and continuously recited verses to were handed right down to later a while by way of antiquity. And after the Odyssey and the Iliad, Virgil’s masterpiece is arguably the best classical textual content within the complete of Western literature. This sinuous and richly characterized epic vitally motivated the poetry of Dante, Petrarch and Milton. The doomed love of Dido and Aeneas encouraged Purcell, whereas for T S Eliot Virgil’s poem used to be ‘the vintage of all Europe’. The poet’s stirring story of a refugee Trojan prince, ‘torn from Libyan waves’ to stumbled on a brand new place of birth in Italy, has supplied a lot fertile fabric for writings on colonialism and for discourses of ethnic and nationwide id. The Aeneid has even been seen as a template and a resource of philosophical justification for British and American imperialism and adventurism. In his significant new ebook Philip Hardie explores the various amazing afterlives―ancient, medieval and modern―of the Aeneid in literature, tune, politics, the visible arts and movie.

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