La novella del buon vecchio e della bella fanciulla by Italo Svevo

By Italo Svevo

L. a. novella del buon vecchio e della bella fanciulla Ci fu un preludio all'avventura del buon vecchio, ma si svolse senza ch'egli quasi l'avvertisse. In un breve istante di riposo dovette ricevere nel suo ufficio una vecchia donna che gli presentava e raccomandava una fanciulla, los angeles propria figlia. Erano nation ammesse alla sua presenza in forza di un biglietto di presentazione di un suo amico. Il vecchio strappato ai suoi affari non arrivava a levarseli del tutto dalla mente e guardava intontito il biglietto sforzandosi d'intenderlo presto e presto liberarsi dalla seccatura. los angeles vecchia non tacque according to un solo istante, ma egli non ritenne o percepí che qualche breve frase: – los angeles giovinetta period uniqueness, intelligente e sapeva leggere e scrivere, ma meglio leggere che scrivere. – Poi una frase che lo colpí perché strana: – Mia figlia accetta qualsiasi impiego according to l'intera giornata purché le avanzi il breve pace di cui ha bisogno in keeping with il suo bagno quotidiano. – Infine los angeles vecchia disse l. a. frase che portò l. a. scena advert una rapida conclusione: alla Tramvia prendono ora delle donne al posto di conduttrici e bigliettarie. Subito deciso, il vecchio scrisse un biglietto di raccomandazione consistent with l. a. Direzione della Società Tramviaria e congedò le due donne. Lasciato ai suoi affari, li interruppe ancora consistent with un istante ...

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The Narrator in Archaic Greek and Hellenistic Poetry by Andrew D. Morrison

By Andrew D. Morrison

This 2007 textual content re-examines the connection of Hellenistic poetry to Archaic poetry. It demonstrates how Callimachus, Theocritus and Apollonius advance their basic narrators or major narrative voices - a imperative characteristic in their poetic demeanour - via exploiting and adapting versions from quite a lot of Archaic poets and genres, together with Homer, Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, Pindar, Sappho, Archaic iambos, and early elegy. It is going past prior paintings by way of bringing jointly a detailed learn of the Hellenistic re-making of the poetic types of the previous with the 1st finished exam of the first narrators of the key poems and fragments of Archaic and Hellenistic poetry. development on narratological techniques to literary texts, it explores the ways that Archaic poets create their narrators and increase personas throughout their diverse works. It additionally indicates that poets equivalent to Pindar and Hesiod supplied a useful narrative 'pattern-book' for Hellenistic poets to conform and test with.

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The Art of Euripides: Dramatic Technique and Social Context by Donald J. Mastronarde

By Donald J. Mastronarde

During this ebook Professor Mastronarde attracts at the seventeen surviving tragedies of Euripides, in addition to the fragmentary is still of his misplaced performs, to discover key subject matters within the interpretation of the performs. It investigates their relation to the Greek poetic culture and to the social and political constructions in their unique surroundings, aiming either to be responsive to the nice number of the corpus and to spot commonalities throughout it. In interpreting such subject matters as style, structural innovations, the refrain, the gods, rhetoric, and the portrayal of ladies and males, this learn highlights the ways that viewers responses are manipulated by utilizing plot buildings and the multiplicity of viewpoints expressed. It argues that the dramas of Euripides, via their dramatic process, pose a powerful problem to basic formulations of norms, to the analyzing of constant human personality, and to the hunt for walk in the park and closure.

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The Saga of the Volsungs (Penguin Classics) by Jesse L. Byock

By Jesse L. Byock

One of many nice books of worldwide literature--an unforgettable story of jealousy, unrequited love, greed, and vengeance. in keeping with Viking Age poems and composed in thirteenth-century Iceland, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend, and sheer human drama in telling of the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer, who acquires runic wisdom from one among Odin's Valkyries. but the saga is decided in a truly human international, incorporating oral thoughts of the fourth and 5th centuries, while Attila the Hun and different warriors fought at the northern frontiers of the Roman empire. In his illuminating advent Jesse L. Byock hyperlinks the historic Huns, Burgundians, and Goths with the intense occasions of this Icelandic saga. With its ill-fated Rhinegold, the sword reforged, and the magic ring of energy, the saga resembles the Nibelungenlied and has been a main resource for such delusion writers as J. R. R. Tolkien and for Richard Wagner's Ring cycle.

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Vita Edwardi Secundi: The Life of Edward the Second (Oxford by Wendy R. Childs

By Wendy R. Childs

The Vita Edwardi Secundi is the easiest and so much readable of the chronicles of the reign of Edward II, and throws a desirable gentle at the international of excessive politics. The nameless writer used to be with reference to the centre of politics, most likely a royal clerk, and probably John Walwayn (or somebody with the same career). His concentration is essentially on family politics and the connection of the king and his barons, and he documents the clashes and reconciliations of the interval 1311-22 in important aspect. He additionally has a lot to assert at the Scottish conflict, the appointment of bishops, and the outbreak of the French struggle. The paintings leads to the wintry weather of 1325/6 with Queen Isabella's refusal to come back from France whereas Despenser remained with the king. The paintings is way greater than an easy chronicle. the writer consciously wrote background and so commented widely on personalities, and likewise on causation, motivation, and the vices of his age. He was once beneficiant to Gaveston regardless of his delight, extra condemning of the Despensers' greed, and lamented Lancaster's wasted presents. His reviews at the arguments of each side within the clashes among the king and his rivals are really enlightening, and convey how severe have been the threats to the king's authority, specifically these voiced in 1321. The author's worry of civil conflict and makes an attempt to outline the effective line dividing resistance and treason most likely replicate the worries of many as regards to the court docket at the moment. contemporary examine has emphasised that the Vita could be obvious as a 'journal' instead of a 'memoir', and this complements its price extra, permitting historians to chart the altering perspectives of a well-placed observer through the dramatic occasions of Edward's reign.The Vita has been edited thrice prior to, as soon as in each one century on the grounds that its discovery in 1728, however the final variation of 1957 has lengthy been out of print. This new version revises the Latin textual content and translation, presents a totally new advent and historic notes to take account of modern scholarship, and features a new and whole gear and indices.

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The passions in play : Thyestes and the dynamics of Senecan by Alessandro Schiesaro

By Alessandro Schiesaro

This ebook matters the main finished and critical of Seneca's tragedies Thyestes to the type of serious research now on hand for authors comparable to Virgil, Ovid and Lucan. Drawing many insights from psychoanalytic thought, and up to date advances in post-Virgilian literary feedback, it additionally discusses numerous different performs of Seneca. the quantity provides, consequently, an in depth and entire research of the entire major issues and stylistic positive aspects of Seneca's tragedies. whereas stressing the significance of Thyestes in post-Classical aesthetics, the research bargains very important insights into authors reminiscent of Ovid and Lucan to boot.

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The Shadow of Sparta by Stephen Hodkinson, Anton Powell

By Stephen Hodkinson, Anton Powell

Long ago two decades the research of Sparta has come of age. photos favourite past within the twentieth century, of Spartans as hearty solid fellows or scarlet-cloaked automata, were outmoded by means of extra advanced scholarly reactions. As curiosity has grown within the self-images projected by means of this so much secretive of Greek towns, expanding recognition has serious about how person Greek writers from different states reacted to info, or disinformation approximately Sparta.
The reviews during this quantity offer new insights into the conventional historians' query, "What truly occurred at Sparta?". however the implications of the paintings move a long way past Laconia. They situation preoccupations of a few of the main studied of Greek writers, and support in the direction of an knowing of ways Athenians outlined the achievment, or the failure, in their personal urban

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Writing and Empire in Tacitus by Dylan Sailor

By Dylan Sailor

Writing and Empire in Tacitus examines how Tacitus' historiographical occupation serves as a controversy approximately his own autonomy and social price less than the ordinary political stipulations of the early Roman Empire. Following the arc of his profession from Agricola via Histories to Annals, this booklet specializes in ways that Tacitus' writing makes implicit claims approximately his dating to Roman society and in regards to the political consequentiality of ancient writing. In a feeling, this 2008 ebook indicates, his literary profession and the feel of alienation his works undertaking shape the correct supplement to his very winning political occupation, which, whereas fascinating, may possibly still provide the effect of degrading submission to emperors. The dialogue combines cautious realization to the historian's particular programmatic dialogue of his paintings with larger-scale research of stretches of narrative that experience unstated yet major implications for the way we view the functionality and value of Tacitus' paintings.

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