The Trophies of Time: English Antiquarians of the by Graham Parry

By Graham Parry

In Britain through the interval there has been a chronic interest concerning the origins of the country and its associations, encouraged at the start via the e-book in 1586 of Camden's Britannia. A striking crusade of scholarship constructed, which tried to visualize the vanished societies that had as soon as flourished there. What will be recognized of prehistoric Britain from its monuments and language? may possibly the lay-out of Roman Britain be recovered? was once it attainable by some means to retrieve the language, faith, and legislation of Saxon England? The solutions to those questions frequently had a relating modern problems with church and nation and in addition enabled electorate to realize a brand new perception into the nature and id in their country. the various so much discovered males of the age addressed themselves to antiquarian enquiry and this publication provides vigorous and interesting images of Camden, Cotton, Selden, Spelman, Ussher, Dugdale, Aubrey, and plenty of different lesser-known students.

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Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science by Daryn Lehoux, A. D. Morrison, Alison Sharrock

By Daryn Lehoux, A. D. Morrison, Alison Sharrock

Lucretius' didactic masterpiece De Rerum Natura (On the character of Things) is among the such a lot outstanding and strong poems within the Latin language, a passionate try at dispelling humanity's worry of dying and its enslavement via fake ideals concerning the gods, and an in depth exposition of Epicurean atomist physics. for hundreds of years, it has raised the query of if it is basically a poem or basically a philosophical treatise, which additionally provides medical doctrine. the present quantity seeks to unite the 3 disciplinary facets -- poetry, philosophy, and technology -- that allows you to provide a holistic reaction to an immense monument in cultural history.

With ten unique essays and an analytical advent, the amount goals not just to mix diverse ways inside of unmarried covers, yet to provide responses to the poem through specialists from all 3 scholarly backgrounds. Philosophers and students of historical technological know-how glance heavily on the creative placement of person phrases, whereas literary critics discover moral issues and the contribution of Lucretius' poetry to the argument of the poem. issues coated comprise loss of life and grief, evolution and the cosmos, ethics and politics, conception, and epistemology.

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Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly by Simon Gaunt

By Simon Gaunt

A few of medieval culture's such a lot arresting pictures and tales inextricably affiliate love and loss of life. hence the troubadour Jaufre Rudel dies within the hands of the countess of Tripoli, having enjoyed her from afar with no ever having noticeable her. Or in Marie de France's Chevrefoil, Tristan and Iseult's deadly love is hauntingly symbolized via the fatally entwined honeysuckle and hazel. And who may possibly omit the airy spectacle of the Damoisele of Escalot's physique carried to Camelot on a supernatural funerary boat with a letter on her breast explaining how her unrequited love for Lancelot killed her? Medieval literature is thinking about the concept that love could be a deadly disorder. certainly, it's usually recommended that real love calls for sacrifice, it's essential have the capacity to die for, from, and in love. Love, in different phrases, is represented, occasionally explicitly, as a sort of martyrdom, a inspiration that's again and again strengthened through courtly literature's borrowing of non secular vocabulary and imagery. The paradigm of the martyr to like has in fact remained compelling within the early sleek and sleek interval. This publication seeks to discover what's at stake in medieval literature's preoccupation with love's martyrdom. expert through glossy theoretical ways, relatively Lacanian psychoanalysis and Jacques Derrida's paintings on ethics, it bargains new readings of a variety of French and Occitan courtly texts from the 12th and 13th centuries, and argues new secular ethics of wish emerges from courtly literature as a result of its fascination with dying. This booklet additionally examines the interaction among lyric and romance in courtly literary tradition and indicates how courtly literature's predilection for sacrificial wish imposes a repressive sex-gender method that can then be subverted through fictional ladies and queers who both fail to die on cue, or who die in complex and disruptive methods.

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Virgil and the Augustan Reception by Richard F. Thomas

By Richard F. Thomas

This ebook examines the ideological reception of Virgil at particular moments long ago millennia. It specializes in the emperor Augustus within the poetry of Virgil, detects within the poets and grammarians of antiquity seasoned- and anti-Augustan readings, reports Dryden's 1697 Royalist translation, and in addition naive American translation. It scrutinizes nineteenth-century philology's rewriting or excision of troubling readings, and covers readings by way of either supporters and rivals of fascism and nationwide Socialism. ultimately it examines how successive a while have made the Aeneid agree to their upbeat expectancies of this poet.

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Classical World Literatures: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman by Wiebke Denecke

By Wiebke Denecke

Ever because Karl Jaspers's "axial age" paradigm, there were a couple of influential stories evaluating old East Asian and Greco-Roman background and tradition. notwithstanding, so far there was no comparative research related to a number of literary traditions in those cultural spheres. This e-book compares the dynamics among the more youthful literary cultures of Japan and Rome and the literatures in their venerable predecessors, China and Greece. How have been writers of the more youthful cultures of Rome and Japan suffering from the presence of an older "reference culture," whose sophistication they favorite, while they anxiously strove to say their very own particular identification? How did they take on the problem of adopting the reference culture's literary genres, rhetorical refinement, and conceptual vocabulary for writing texts in numerous languages and inside of specified political and cultural contexts?

Classical international Literatures captures the impressive similarities among the methods early jap authors wrote their very own literature via and opposed to the literary precedents of China, and the methods Latin writers engaged and contested Greek precedents. however it additionally brings to gentle suggestive divergences which are rooted in geopolitical, linguistic, sociohistorical, and aesthetic ameliorations among early jap and Roman literary cultures. featuring a strategy of "deep comparability" for the cross-cultural comparability of premodern literary cultures and calling for a variety of worldwide literature debates into the traditional and medieval worlds, Classical global Literatures is either a theoretical intervention and a call for participation to learn and re-read 4 significant literary traditions in an cutting edge and illuminating mild.

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Biblioteca histórica. Libros IX-XII by Diodoro de Sicilia, Juan José Torres Esbarranch, Juan Manuel

By Diodoro de Sicilia, Juan José Torres Esbarranch, Juan Manuel Guzmán Hermida, Carlos García Gual

El estoico Diodoro cree que el devenir histórico de los angeles humanidad responde a un proyecto worldwide y preconcebido de l. a. divinidad. Esta visión de l. a. Historia caló en el cristianismo y ha sido los angeles predominante durante siglos en Occidente.
Diodoro aporta a sus fuentes –cuya cantidad y variedad explican el desconcertante título de Biblioteca en una obra historiográfica– una perspectiva moralizante, para mostrar los angeles intervención de los angeles divina providencia en el curso de los angeles historia, según sus postulados estoicos.
Este volumen, que incluye los fragmentos de los libros IX y X y los libros XI y XII, abarca desde l. a. época de Solón de Atenas hasta el año 415 a.C.

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The Literature of Ancient Sumer by Jeremy Black

By Jeremy Black

This anthology of Sumerian literature constitutes the main finished assortment ever released, and contains examples of lots of the kinds of composition written within the language, from narrative myths and lyrical hymns to proverbs and love poetry. The translations have benefited either from the paintings of many students and from our ever-increasing realizing of Sumerian. as well as reflecting the advances made by means of smooth scholarship, the translations are written in transparent, obtainable English. an in depth advent discusses the literary characteristics of the works, the folks who created and copied them in historic Iraq, and the way the examine of Sumerian literature has developed over the past one hundred fifty years.

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Untersuchungen zur Gestaltung und zum historischen Stoff der by Gärtner, Thomas

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