The Poems of Oswald Von Wolkenstein: An English Translation by Albrecht Classen

By Albrecht Classen

This publication bargains the 1st whole English translation of the poems through the late-medieval German (Tyrolean) Oswald von Wolkenstein (1376/1377-1445). Oswald von Wolkenstein used to be one of many top poets of his time and created the most fascinating, experimental, and in addition deeply religious-conservative poetry of the total heart a long time and much past. German scholarship and musicologists have lengthy well-known the intense energy and tool of Oswald s heart excessive German songs, either when it comes to his poetic imagery and his musical functionality. This booklet proves Oswald's uvre to be the most idiosyncratic and individualistic within the complete overdue center a while. Classen finds how Oswald persevered the medieval culture, but was once a real innovator, exploring new attitudes towards love, sexuality, trip, struggle, politics, language, tune, and, particularly, his personal individuality.

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Satires of Rome: Threatening Poses from Lucilius to Juvenal by Kirk Freudenburg

By Kirk Freudenburg

The 1st entire examine of Roman verse satire to seem when you consider that 1976 presents a clean and intriguing survey of the sector. instead of describing satire's historical past as a chain of discrete achievements, it relates these achievements to each other in the sort of manner that, within the circulation from Lucilius, to Horace, to Persius, to Juvenal, we're made to feel, and notice played, the expanding strain of imperial oversight in old Rome.

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The Epic Distilled: Studies in the Composition of the Aeneid by Nicholas Horsfall

By Nicholas Horsfall

The Epic Distilled is a wealthy exploration of Virgil's use of resources within the Aeneid, contemplating components of background, geography, mythology, and ethnography. construction on and constructing the examine keen on the author's huge commentaries at the Aeneid, the amount investigates how the poem used to be written, what Virgil learn, and why specific information are interwoven into the narrative.

The quantity appears to be like past the Aeneid's poetry and plot to target the "matter" of the epic: info of colour, fabric, palms, garments, panorama, and body structure. information which would look trivial are printed as conscientiously planned and hugely major. for example, one Trojan's in particular oriental trousers are suggestive of the Trojans' non-Roman 'otherness' and healthy solidly right into a advanced ethnographic argument.

In this fashion, the that means and implications of Virgil's seriously allusive kind, together with practices and methods of composition, are unpicked meticulously. really tough and complex passages are delved into and the importance of particular information, legends, arcane references, locations, names, digressions, and inconsistencies are exposed. by way of exposing new layers of illuminating fabric, The Epic Distilled deals readers a clean method of knowing the entire highbrow texture of Virgil's epic poem.

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Seneca: Epistles 66-92 (Loeb No. 76) by Seneca, Richard M. Gummere

By Seneca, Richard M. Gummere

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. four BCE, of a sought after and filthy rich kinfolk, spent an unwell adolescence and adolescence at Rome in an aunt's care. He turned recognized in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial carrier. After a few shame in the course of Claudius' reign he turned coach after which, in fifty four CE, advising minister to Nero, a few of whose worst misdeeds he didn't hinder. concerned (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself via order in sixty five. filthy rich, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of ache and demise, he preached scorn of either; and there have been different contrasts among perform and principle.

now we have Seneca's philosophical or ethical essays (ten of them characteristically referred to as Dialogues)—on windfall, steadfastness, the chuffed lifestyles, anger, rest, tranquility, the brevity of existence, gift-giving, forgiveness—and treatises on usual phenomena. additionally extant are 124 epistles, within which he writes in a peaceful type approximately ethical and moral questions, touching on them to private studies; a skit at the reputable deification of Claudius, Apocolocyntosis (in Loeb quantity 15); and 9 rhetorical tragedies on old Greek subject matters. Many epistles and all his speeches are lost.

The 124 epistles are gathered in Volumes IV–VI of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume version of Seneca.

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The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Books II and III; De by Frank Williams

By Frank Williams

Now in paperback from SBL Press This quantity of Frank Williams translation comprises Books II and III of the Panarion.The publication is mainly concerned about the sects modern with Epiphanius, the Arian, Manichaean and others. It hence describes the idea of the fourth century church, and features a variety of resource records, a lot of them chanced on in basic terms the following. Frank Williams deals the one complete translation of Epiphanius in a contemporary language.

Features:

  • Paperback structure of a vital Brill translation
  • Coverage of Gnostic and Jewish Christian groups

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Myths and Legends of the Celts (Penguin Reference) by James MacKillop

By James MacKillop

Myths and Legends of the Celts is an engaging and wide-ranging creation to the mythology of the peoples who inhabited the northwestern fringes of Europe - from Britain and the Isle of guy to Gaul and Brittany.

Drawing on contemporary old and archaeological learn, in addition to literary and oral resources, the advisor appears on the gods and goddesses of Celtic fantasy; on the nature of Celtic faith, with its rituals of sunlight and moon worship; and on the druids who served society as judges, diviners and philosophers. It additionally examines the various Celtic deities who have been associated with animals and such usual phenomena as rivers and caves, or who later grew to become linked to neighborhood Christian saints. And it explores intimately the wealthy number of Celtic myths: from early legends of King Arthur to the tales of the Welsh Mabinogi, and from stories of heroes together with Cúchulainn, Fionn mac Cumhaill and the warrior queen Medb to stories of shadowy otherworlds - the houses of spirits and fairies.

What emerges is a superbly varied and fertile culture of fable making that has captured the mind's eye of numerous generations, brought and defined right here with compelling insight.

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The Beginnings of Greek Mathematics, 1st Edition by Árpád Szabó (auth.)

By Árpád Szabó (auth.)

When this e-book used to be first released, greater than 5 years in the past, I further an appendix on How the Pythagoreans came upon Proposition 11.5 of the 'Elements'. I was hoping that this appendix, even though varied in many ways from the remainder of the ebook, may serve to demonstrate the type of learn which has to be undertaken, if we're to procure a brand new figuring out of the old improvement of Greek arithmetic. it's going to might be be pointed out that this ebook isn't really meant to be an advent to Greek arithmetic for the final reader; its objective is to convey the issues linked to the early heritage of deductive technological know-how to the eye of classical students, and historians and philos­ ophers of technological know-how. I may still wish to finish by means of thanking my translator, Mr. A. M. Ungar, who labored not easy to supply anything greater than a mechanical translation. a lot of his paintings was once conducted through the yr which I spent at Stanford as a fellow of the guts for complicated research within the Behavioral Sciences. This enabled me to oversee the paintings of transla­ tion because it advanced. i'm satisfied to precise my gratitude to the guts for supplying me with this chance. Arpad Szabo observe ON REFERENCES the next books are usually said within the notes. until in a different way said, the variations are these given less than. Burkert, W. Weisheit und Wissensclzaft, Studien zu Pythagoras, Philo­ laos und Platon, Nuremberg 1962.

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Cinema and Classical Texts: Apollo's New Light by Martin M. Winkler

By Martin M. Winkler

Apollo used to be the traditional god of sunshine and the divine shopper of the humanities. he's accordingly a becoming metaphor for cinematography, that is the trendy paintings of writing with relocating mild. This booklet translates motion pictures as visible texts and offers the 1st systematic theoretical and sensible demonstration of the affinities among Greco-Roman literature and the cinema. It examines significant issues from classical delusion and historical past reminiscent of movie portrayals of gods, exemplified by way of Apollo and the Muses; Oedipus, antiquity's so much influential mythic-tragic hero; the query of heroism and patriotism in struggle; and the illustration of girls like Helen of Troy and Cleopatra as items of male hope and fable. protecting quite a lot of ecu and American administrators, genres and classical authors, this research presents an leading edge point of view at the disciplines of classics and cinema and demonstrates our so much influential medium's limitless diversity whilst it adapts old texts.

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Dio Chrysostom: Discourses 61-80. Fragments. Letters (Loeb by Dio Chrysostom, H. Lamar Crosby

By Dio Chrysostom, H. Lamar Crosby

Dio Cocceianus Chrysostomus, ca. 40–ca. a hundred and twenty CE, of Prusa in Bithynia, Asia Minor, inherited together with his brothers huge homes and accounts from his beneficiant father Pasicrates. He turned a talented rhetorician opposed to philosophers. yet during his travels he went to Rome in Vespasian's reign (69–79) and was once switched over to Stoicism. Strongly serious of the emperor Domitian (81–96) he was once approximately eighty two banned via him from Italy and Bithynia and wandered in poverty, particularly in lands north of the Aegean, so far as the Danube and the primitive Getae. In ninety seven he spoke publicly to Greeks assembled at Olympia, used to be welcomed at Rome by way of emperor Nerva (96–98), and again to Prusa. Arriving back at Rome on an embassy of thank you approximately 98–99 he grew to become a company pal of emperor Trajan. In 102 he travelled to Alexandria and in other places. thinking about a lawsuit approximately plans to decorate Prusa at his personal price, he acknowledged his case sooner than the governor of Bithynia, Pliny the more youthful, 111–112. the remainder of his lifestyles is unknown.

the vast majority of Dio's extant Discourses (or Orations) replicate political matters (the most vital of them facing affairs in Bithynia and affording necessary information about stipulations in Asia Minor) or ethical questions (mostly written in later existence; they comprise a lot of his most sensible writing). a few philosophical and historic works, together with one at the Getae, are misplaced. What survives of his success as an entire makes him well-known within the revival of Greek literature within the final a part of the 1st century and the 1st a part of the second.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of Dio Chrysostom is in 5 volumes.

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Christianity in the 21st Century: Reflections on the by Robert Wuthnow

By Robert Wuthnow

Within the yr 2000--and beyond--what will the church be like? What demanding situations will it face? Will the church have the ability to offer a powerful experience of neighborhood? Will it's a moral strength within the lives of american citizens? And what function will faith play in politics and within the marketplace?
In Christianity within the twenty first Century Robert Wuthnow displays on those provocative questions as he seeks to spot adjustments which are occurring now in American society that church buildings needs to deal with in the event that they are to stay important sooner or later. He foresees 5 serious areas--institutional, moral, doctrinal, political, and cultural--in which significant demanding situations will come up, then meets the thorny concerns head-on. How will church buildings' source bases, their very identification, and their ability to hold on their non secular traditions be altered? until eventually they proceed to operate as assets of worrying in a needy international? What effect will the resurgence of fundamentalism have, and the way will reasonable and liberal congregations react? How will the political actions of church buildings impact their capability to be heard within the public enviornment, and what's going to the impression be of pluralism and the present materialism of our society?
Drawing on a variety of first-hand observations and examine, Wuthnow demontrates that during each one of those 5 parts humans of religion have robust purposes to go into the following century with self assurance of their spiritual associations. yet he additionally highlights worrisome indicators, and issues to express components that have to be addressed to make sure the ongoing power for Christianity in America--not least between those are the rampant individualism that erodes non secular groups and the non secular infighting that diminishes the Christian feel of unity.
The onset of a brand new millennium offers a historical chance to take inventory of the current scenario and to devise for the future--in the years forward, a lot mirrored image is probably going to happen approximately all our significant associations. Christianity within the twenty first Century goals to give a contribution to these reflections by way of supplying a sobering, reasonable, and eventually hopeful evaluation of the place the church is now, and the place the church is headed.

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