Download E-books Metzler Lexikon Antiker Literatur: Autoren Gattungen Begriffe (German Edition) PDF

Zuruck zu den Wurzeln. Ob Ilias und Odyssee, Caesars Gallischer Krieg oder die Aneas-Sage - wer die Weltliteratur verstehen will, muss die antiken Klassiker kennen. In rund 1.000 Artikeln informiert das Lexikon anschaulich uber die gesamte griechische und romische Literatur. Kompakte Erlauterungen zu Gattungen wie Idylle, Tragodie, Lyrik, Epos, Metrik und rhetorischen Figuren fuhren zu den Ursprungen der Literatur. So viel Antike muss sein."

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Download E-books Livy: History of Rome, Volume XI, Books 38-39 (Loeb Classical Library No. 313) PDF

Livy (Titus Livius), the good Roman historian, used to be born at or close to Patavium (Padua) in sixty four or fifty nine BCE; he could have lived in general in Rome yet died at Patavium, in 12 or 17 CE.

Livy's in basic terms extant paintings is a part of his heritage of Rome from the root of the town to nine BCE. Of its 142 books, we now have simply 35, and brief summaries of all of the relaxation other than . the complete paintings used to be, lengthy after his loss of life, divided into a long time or sequence of ten. Books 1–10 we've complete; books 11–20 are misplaced; books 21–45 are whole, other than components of forty-one and 43–45. Of the remaining basically fragments and the summaries stay. In appropriate type Livy, a guy of vast sympathies and pleased with Rome's earlier, provided an uncritical yet transparent and dwelling narrative of the increase of Rome to greatness.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of Livy is in fourteen volumes. The final quantity contains a accomplished index.

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Download E-books No-Man's Lands: One Man's Odyssey Through The Odyssey PDF

By Scott Huler

Whilst NPR contributor Scott Huler made yet another try and get via James Joyce’s Ulysses, he had no proposal it is going to release an obsession with the book’s idea: the traditional Greek epic The Odyssey and the lonely homebound trip of its Everyman hero, Odysseus.No-Man’s Lands is Huler’s humorous and touching exploration of the existence classes embedded inside of The Odyssey, a mythical story of wandering and longing that may be learn as a veritable guidebook for middle-aged males in all places. At age forty-four, together with his first baby at the manner, Huler felt an quick bond with Odysseus, who fought for a few 20 years opposed to bold problems to come back domestic to his cherished spouse and son. In examining The Odyssey, Huler observed the opportunity to event an outstanding vicarious event in addition to the chance to evaluate the fellow he had turn into and embody the upcoming arrival of either heart age and parenthood.But Huler discovered that it wasn’t adequate to easily learn the phrases at the page—he had to stay Odysseus’s odyssey, to go to the unique locations that make Homer’s tale so undying. And so an formidable pilgrimage used to be born . . . touring the total size of Odysseus’s two-decade trip. In six months.Huler doggedly retraced Odysseus’s each step, from the traditional ruins of Troy to his final vacation spot in Ithaca. at the approach, he discovers the Cyclops’s Sicilian cave, visits the land of the lifeless in Italy, ponders the lotus from a Tunisian hotel, and paddles a rented kayak among Scylla and Charybdis and lives to inform the story. He writes of ways and why the teachings of The Odyssey—the perils of ambition, the vacancy of glory, the worth of affection and family—continue to resonate so deeply with readers hundreds of thousands of years later. And as he eventually closes in on Odysseus’s ultimate vacation spot, he learns to totally savour what Homer has been announcing all alongside: the best adventures of all are those that convey us domestic to these we adore. half travelogue, half memoir, and half serious analyzing of the best event epic ever written, No-Man’s Lands is a rare description of 2 journeys—one old, one contemporary—and finds what The Odyssey can train us approximately being higher bosses, larger academics, larger mom and dad, and higher people.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books History of Rome, II: Books 3-4 (Loeb Classical Library) (Volume II) PDF

By Livy

Livy (Titus Livius), the good Roman historian, was once born at or close to Patavium (Padua) in sixty four or fifty nine BCE; he could have lived in general in Rome yet died at Patavium, in 12 or 17 CE.

Livy's in simple terms extant paintings is a part of his historical past of Rome from the basis of town to nine BCE. Of its 142 books, we've simply 35, and brief summaries of all of the relaxation other than . the entire paintings was once, lengthy after his demise, divided into a long time or sequence of ten. Books 1–10 now we have complete; books 11–20 are misplaced; books 21–45 are complete, other than elements of forty-one and 43–45. Of the remaining simply fragments and the summaries stay. In most appropriate kind Livy, a guy of huge sympathies and happy with Rome's earlier, awarded an uncritical yet transparent and dwelling narrative of the increase of Rome to greatness.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of Livy is in fourteen volumes. The final quantity contains a accomplished index.

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Download E-books The Golden Age of the Classics in America: Greece, Rome, and the Antebellum United States PDF

By Carl J. Richard

In a masterful learn Carl Richard explores how the Greek and Roman classics grew to become enshrined in American antebellum tradition. For the 1st time, wisdom of the classics prolonged past aristocratic men to the center category, girls, African americans, and frontier settlers.

The classics formed how american citizens interpreted advancements round them. the instance of Athens allowed politicians of the democratic age to espouse classical wisdom with no seeming elitist. the commercial Revolution produced a backlash opposed to utilitarianism that headquartered at the classics. Plato and different ancients had a profound effect at the American romantics who created the 1st nationwide literature, and pious Christians in an age of non secular fervor controlled to reconcile their religion with the literature of a pagan tradition. The classics provided each side of the slavery debate with their leader rhetorical instruments: the Aristotelian safeguard of slavery to Southern slaveholders and the idea that of usual legislation to the Northern abolitionists.

The Civil battle ended in a thorough alteration of the academic procedure in a fashion that gradually eroded the preeminence of the classics. they might by no means regain the profound impression they held within the antebellum era.

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Download E-books Greek and Roman Calendars: Constructions of Time in the Classical World PDF

By Robert Hannah

The graceful functioning of an ordered society is dependent upon the ownership of a way of regularising its actions over the years. that implies is a calendar, and its regularity is a functionality of the way good it versions the kind of standard events of the celestial our bodies - of the moon, the sunlight or the celebs. Greek and Roman Calendars examines the traditional calendar as simply this sort of time-piece, whose components are quite simply defined in astronomical and mathematical phrases. the tale of those calendars is one in every of a continuing fight to keep up a correspondence with the regularity of the seasons and the sunlight, although the calendars have been often in response to the abnormal moon. yet on one other, extra human point, Greek and Roman Calendars steps past the in simple terms mathematical and reports the calendar as a social software, which individuals used to organise their actions. It units the calendars of the Greeks and Romans on a degree occupied by means of actual humans, who built and lived with those time-pieces for quite a few reasons - agricultural, spiritual, political and economic.This is usually a narrative of intersecting cultures, of Greeks with Greeks, of Greeks with Persians and Egyptians, and of Greeks with Romans, within which numerous calendaric traditions clashed or compromised.

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Download E-books The Dance of the Islands: Insularity, Networks, the Athenian Empire, and the Aegean World (Oxford Classical Monographs) PDF

By Christy Constantakopoulou

Christy Constantakopoulou examines the heritage of the Aegean islands and altering options of insularity, with specific emphasis at the 5th century BC. Islands are a in demand function of the Aegean panorama, and this necessarily created numerous various (and occasionally contradictory) perceptions of insularity in classical Greek suggestion. Geographic research of insularity emphasizes the interaction among island isolation and island interplay, yet the
predominance of islands within the Aegean sea made island isolation virtually very unlikely. fairly, island connectivity was once a huge function of the historical past of the Aegean and was once expressed on many degrees. Constantakopoulou investigates island interplay in fashionable components, faith and imperial politics,
examining either the spiritual networks positioned on islands within the historical Greek international and the impression of imperial politics at the Aegean islands throughout the 5th century.

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Download E-books A Companion to the Ancient Near East PDF

By Daniel C. Snell

A Companion to the traditional close to East bargains scholars and normal readers a accomplished review of close to jap civilization from the Bronze Age to the conquests of Alexander the nice.

  • Covers the civilizations of the Sumerians, Hittites, Babylonians, Assyrians, Israelites and Persians
  • Places specific emphasis on social and cultural history
  • Covers the legacy of the traditional close to East within the medieval and smooth worlds
  • Provides an invaluable bibliographical advisor to this box of study

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