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Works And Days And Theogony

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 9781624660672
Genre : Poetry
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"Robert Lamberton's Introduction is an excellent, concise exposition of current scholarly debate: his notes are informative and helpful. . . . Those who want a translation that captures something of the spirit of an ancient Greek poetic voice and its cultural milieu and transmits it in an appealing, lively, and accessible style will now turn to Lombardo." --M. A. Katz, Wesleyan University, in CHOICE

Theogony Works And Days

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 9781585106035
Genre : Fiction
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Greek poet Hesiod took many lines of thought and knowledge - myth, fable, personal experience, practical understanding - and wove them into one great whole. He did as much with the origins of the Greek gods in the Theogony, and then did the same in creating his manual of moral and practical advice, Works and Days. Here, Stephanie Nelson’s translation of Works and Days is paired with Richard S. Caldwell’s take on the Theogony. Along with introductory essays, these comprehensible versions of Hesiod’s two best-known poems make it easy for readers to see why Hesiod’s writings continue to resound through the ages.

Das Muttertrauma In Der Griechischen Mythologie

Author : Ewald Rumpf
ISBN : UVA:X001224403
Genre : Mythology, Greek
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Poems And Fragments

Author : Sappho
ISBN : 0872205916
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 40. 4 MB
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Little remains today of the writings of the archaic Greek poet Sappho (fl. late 7th and early 6th centuries B.C.E.), whose work is said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. The surviving texts consist of a lamentably small and fragmented body of lyric poetry--among them, poems of invocation, desire, spite, celebration, resignation, and remembrance--that nevertheless enables us to hear the living voice of the poet Plato called the tenth Muse. Stanley Lombardo's translations give us a virtuoso embodiment of Sappho's voice, whose telltale charm, authority, immediacy, directness, intensity, and sudden changes of tone are among the hallmarks of his masterly translation. Pamela Gordon introduces us to the world of Sappho, discusses questions surrounding the transmission of her manuscripts, offers advice on reading these texts, and concludes with an enlightening discussion of same-sex desire in Sappho.

Aeneid

Author : Virgil
ISBN : 1603844295
Genre : Poetry
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Long a master of the crafts of Homeric translation and of rhapsodic performance, Stanley Lombardo now turns to the quintessential epic of Roman antiquity, a work with deep roots in the Homeric tradition. With characteristic virtuosity, he delivers a rendering of the Aeneid as compelling as his groundbreaking translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey, yet one that—like the Aeneid itself—conveys a unique epic sensibility and a haunting artistry all its own. W. R. Johnson's Introduction makes an ideal companion to the translation, offering brilliant insight into the legend of Aeneas; the contrasting roles of the gods, fate, and fortune in Homeric versus Virgilian epic; the character of Aeneas as both wanderer and warrior; Aeneas' relationship to both his enemy Turnus and his lover Dido; the theme of doomed youths in the epic; and Virgil's relationship to the brutal history of Rome that he memorializes in his poem. A map, a Glossary of Names, a Translator's Preface, and Suggestions for Further Reading are also included.

The Essential Aeneid

Author : Virgil
ISBN : 1603844309
Genre :
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This ample abridgment of Stanley Lombardo's translation of Virgil's 'Aeneid' will be ideal for use in such courses as those surveys of Roman history or classical mythology in which time may not permit a reading of the epic in its entirety. W R Johnson's generous Introduction brilliantly illuminates the place of the 'Aeneid' in Roman mythology, history, and literature.

Theogony

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 9781585106257
Genre : Fiction
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This translation contains an introduction, commentary and interpretive essay and well as numerous notes and annotations to provide the history and background of the epic, and the mythological context in which it is placed. Hesiod's straightforward account of family conflict among the gods is the best and earliest evidence of what the ancient Greeks believed about the beginning of the world. Includes Hesiod's "Works and Days", lines 1-201, and material from the Library of Apollodorus.

The Essential Odyssey

Author : Homer
ISBN : UOM:39015074055776
Genre : Poetry
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This generous abridgment of Stanley Lombardo's translation of the Odyssey offers more than half of the epic, including all of its best-known episodes and finest poetry, while providing concise summaries for omitted books and passages. Sheila Murnaghan's Introduction, a shortened version of her essay for the unabridged edition, is ideal for readers new to this remarkable tale of the homecoming of Odysseus.

Euripides

Author : Euripides
ISBN : STANFORD:36105048482926
Genre : Drama
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Baseball And The Mythic Moment

Author : James D. Hardy, Jr.
ISBN : 9780786426508
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Why do some events become transcendent moments of cultural significance, while others fade into relative obscurity? This book answers that question by studying baseball, and examines why moments like Ruth's called shot have become American cultural myths, while many other players, games and events have not.

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