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The Essential Homer

The Essential Homer Author Homer
ISBN-10 9781603842242
Release 2000-09-15
Pages 532
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Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey, made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology.

The Essential Aeneid

The Essential Aeneid Author Virgil
ISBN-10 1603844309
Release 2006-03-01
Pages 248
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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.

The Essential Odyssey

The Essential Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 9781603840231
Release 2007-09-15
Pages 288
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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.

The Essential Iliad

The Essential Iliad Author Homer
ISBN-10 9781603843041
Release 2000-09-15
Pages 215
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While preserving the basic narrative of the Iliad, this selection also highlights the epic's high poetic moments and essential mythological content, and will prove especially useful in surveys of world literature.

The Essential Metamorphoses

The Essential Metamorphoses Author Ovid
ISBN-10 9781603846646
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 216
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The Essential Metamorphoses, Stanley Lombardo's abridgment of his translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses, preserves the epic frame of the poem as a whole while offering the best-known tales in a rendering remarkable for its clarity, wit, and vigor. While making no pretense of offering an experience comparable to that of reading the whole of Ovid’s self-styled history from the world's first origins down to my own time, this practical and judicious selection of myths at the heart of Roman mythology and literature yet manages to relate many of the most fascinating episodes in that world-historical march toward the Age of Augustus--and is accompanied by an Introduction that deftly sets them in their cosmological, theological, and Augustan contexts.

Theogony Works and Days

Theogony   Works and Days Author Hesiod
ISBN-10 9781585106035
Release 2015-01-02
Pages 142
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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.

Hesiod The Homeric Hymns And Homerica

Hesiod  The Homeric Hymns  And  Homerica Author Hesiod
ISBN-10 PRNC:32101076525789
Release 1914
Pages 639
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Hesiod The Homeric Hymns And Homerica has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hesiod The Homeric Hymns And Homerica also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hesiod The Homeric Hymns And Homerica book for free.

The Essential Homer Selections from the Iliad and the Odyssey

The Essential Homer   Selections from the Iliad and the Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 087220541X
Release 2000
Pages 510
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Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey, made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology.

Anthology of Classical Myth

Anthology of Classical Myth Author Stephen M. Trzaskoma
ISBN-10 9781624664991
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 680
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This new edition of Anthology of Classical Myth offers selections from key Near Eastern texts—the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic of Creation (Enuma Elish), and Atrahasis; the Hittite Song of Emergence; and the flood story from the book of Genesis—thereby enabling students to explore the many similarities between ancient Greek and Mesopotamian mythology and enhancing its reputation as the best and most complete collection of its kind.

The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War Author Thucydides
ISBN-10 9780191605000
Release 2009-06-11
Pages 784
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'The greatest historian that ever lived' Such was Macaulay's verdict on Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC) and his history of the Peloponnesian War, the momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta as rival powers and political systems that lasted for twenty-seven years from 431 to 404 BC, involved virtually the whole of the Greek world, and ended in the fall of Athens. Thucydides himself was a participant in the war; to his history he brings an awesome intellect, brilliant narrative, and penetrating analysis of the nature of power, as it affects both states and individuals. Of his own work Thucydides wrote: 'I shall be content if [my history] is judged useful by those who will want to have a clear understanding of what happened - and, such is the human condition, will happen again ... It was composed as a permanent legacy, not a showpiece for a single hearing.' So it has proved. Of the prose writers of Greece and Rome Thucydides has had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle. This new edition combines a masterly translation with comprehensive supporting material. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

On Justice Power and Human Nature

On Justice  Power  and Human Nature Author Thucydides
ISBN-10 1603845062
Release 1993
Pages 216
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Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides' political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into spare, vigorous English, and situated within a connective narrative framework, Woodruff’s selections will be of special interest to instructors in political theory and Greek civilization. Includes maps, notes, glossary.

A Rulebook for Arguments

A Rulebook for Arguments Author Anthony Weston
ISBN-10 9781624666551
Release 2018-02-01
Pages 118
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From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.


Release 1918
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THE ADVENTURES OF ODYSSEUS AND THE TALE OF TROY has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from THE ADVENTURES OF ODYSSEUS AND THE TALE OF TROY also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full THE ADVENTURES OF ODYSSEUS AND THE TALE OF TROY book for free.

On Great Writing On the Sublime

On Great Writing  On the Sublime Author Longinus
ISBN-10 0872200809
Release 1991
Pages 66
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A work of literary theory that draws on the writings of Demosthenes, Plato, Sappho, Thucydides, Euripides, and Aeschylus, among others, to examine and delineate the essentials of a noble style.

Greek Tragedy

Greek Tragedy Author Aeschylus
ISBN-10 9780141961712
Release 2004-08-26
Pages 352
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Agememnon is the first part of the Aeschylus's Orestian trilogy in which the leader of the Greek army returns from the Trojan war to be murdered by his treacherous wife Clytemnestra. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex the king sets out to uncover the cause of the plague that has struck his city, only to disover the devastating truth about his relationship with his mother and his father. Medea is the terrible story of a woman's bloody revenge on her adulterous husband through the murder of her own children.

The Essential Plotinus

The Essential Plotinus Author Plotinus
ISBN-10 0915144093
Release 1964
Pages 224
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'The Essential Plotinus is a lifesaver. For many years my students in Greek and Roman Religion have depended on it to understand the transition from antiquity to the Middle Ages. The translation is crisp and clear, and the excerpts are just right for an introduction to Plotionus's many-layered view of the world and humankind's place in it' - F. E. Romer, University of Arizona


Sunjata Author David C. Conrad
ISBN-10 0872206971
Release 2004
Pages 256
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A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his people from Sumaworo Kanté, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the great medieval empire of Mali. David Conrad conveys the strong narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation of substantial excerpts from his translation of a performance by Djanka Tassey Condé. Readers approaching the epic for the first time will appreciate the translation's highly readable, poetic English as well as Conrad's informative Introduction and notes. Scholars will find the familiar heroes and heroines taking on new dimensions, secondary characters gaining increased prominence, and previously unknown figures emerging from obscurity. "Thanks to his careful editing and translating of Condé's narrative, Conrad offers a highly readable version of the epic that is about a third of its original length. The translation communicates not only the poetic qualities and the essential events of the Sunjata legend but also the master bard's performance values. Thus, this rendering will fascinate those who already know the story and culture and those coming to the epic for the first time. Conrad provides an excellent introduction to Mande oral tradition, the role of the griot, and the Manding belief system. Though he makes no claim for this as the complete scholarly edition, he does provide helpful scholarly notes, a glossary, and a good bibliography. . . . Summing up: Highly recommended." --L. W. Yoder, CHOICE