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Month: August 2016

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

This booklet offers historic Greek tragedy within the context of late-twentieth-century examining, feedback and function. The twelve chapters, written through seven unique students, hide tragedy as an establishment within the civic lifetime of historic Athens, more than a few ways to the surviving performs, and altering styles of reception, variation and function from antiquity to the current.

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The Iliad

By Homer

The nice struggle epic of Western literature, translated by means of acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
 
courting to the 9th century B.C., Homer’s undying poem nonetheless vividly conveys the horror and heroism of fellows and gods wrestling with towering feelings and scuffling with amidst devastation and destruction, because it strikes inexorably to the wrenching, tragic end of the Trojan conflict. popular classicist Bernard Knox observes in his exceptional creation that even though the violence of the Iliad is grim and constant, it coexists with either photos of civilized existence and a poignant craving for peace.
 
Combining the talents of a poet and student, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the yank Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the power of up to date language to this enduring heroic epic. He continues the force and metric track of Homer’s poetry, and inspires the effect and nuance of the Iliad’s enthralling repeated words in what Peter Levi calls “an fantastic performance.”

This Penguin Classics Deluxe version additionally positive factors French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes via uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Ancient Greek Athletics

By Stephen G. Miller

The earliest Olympic video games all started greater than twenty-five-hundred years in the past. What have been they prefer, how have been they organised, who participated? have been old activities a way of getting ready adolescence for battle? during this lavishly illustrated booklet, a global professional on old Greek athletics presents the 1st entire creation to the topic, vividly describing historic sporting activities and video games and exploring their effect on artwork, literature, and politics. utilizing a wide range of historical assets, written and visible, and together with contemporary archaeological discoveries, Stephen Miller reconstructs historical Greek athletic fairs and the information of particular athletic occasions. He additionally explores broader subject matters, together with the function of girls in old athletics, where of amateurism, and the connection among athletic occasions and social and political lifestyles. released within the 12 months the fashionable Olympic video games go back to Athens, this ebook might be a resource of knowledge and delight for somebody attracted to the historical past of athletics and the origins of the world's most famed wearing occasion.

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Demosthenes and His Time: A Study in Defeat

By Raphael Sealey

This e-book attracts on a variety of facts to check the historical past of Athens from 386 to 322 B.C. Taking a sympathetic view of the second one Athenian League, Sealey makes a speciality of the occupation of Demosthenes to supply vital insights into Athenian politics and regulations. Demosthenes skilled repeated setbacks in his early makes an attempt at public job, yet chanced on his project as a statesman within the clash with Macedon and accordingly grew to become the major guy in Athens. Sealey rejects theories that suppose programmatic divisions between Athenian statesmen into professional- and anti-Macedonians, and argues that each one Athenians energetic in politics resented Macedonian ascendancy yet famous the need of lodging to improved energy. His account concludes with the defeat of Athens and its allies and the suicide of Demosthenes, featuring new insights not just into the lifetime of Demosthenes and the turbulent years of his political profession, but additionally the social and foreign elements referring to Athenian political task in general.

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Plato's Symposium (Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature)

Oxford ways to Classical Literature (Series Editors: Kathleen Coleman and Richard Rutherford) introduces person works of Greek and Latin literature to readers who're coming near near them for the 1st time. every one quantity units the paintings in its literary and ancient context, and goals to provide a balanced and interesting evaluate of its content material, artistry, and objective. a quick survey of the impression of the paintings upon next generations is integrated to illustrate its enduring relevance and tool. All quotations from the unique are translated into English.

Plato's Symposium tells of a cocktail party at an important aspect in Athenian heritage at which the visitors come to a decision that they are going to each one in flip convey a speech in compliment of affection. The funny and awesome paintings that follows issues the best way in the direction of all Western puzzling over love. The Symposium can be certainly one of Plato's so much refined meditations at the perform of philosophy. This e-book introduces the literary and ancient context of Plato's paintings, surveys and explains the arguments, and considers why Plato has forged this paintings in a hugely strange narrative shape. a last bankruptcy strains the effect of the Symposium from antiquity to the fashionable day.

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Constructions of Childhood in Ancient Greece and Italy

Those 20 papers discover historical notions and reviews of formative years round the Mediterranean, from prehistory to overdue antiquity. they're grouped into sections on households; Socialization and Enculturation; Rituals and lifestyles Transitions; Gender and illustration; Burial; Commemoration; and early life and the Classical culture. The participants come from a number of various disciplines, together with artwork historical past, archaeology, classical philology, and actual anthropology.

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