Petronius and the Anatomy of Fiction by Victoria Rimell

By Victoria Rimell

Metaphors of the physique shape an enormous function of Petronius' Satyricon. This publication claims that the textual content could be learn as a unified entire instead of as episodic jumble, regardless of its fragmentation. provided as stressful in addition to comedian, intricately established in addition to chaotic, the research asserts that the Satyricon's imagery continually mirrors obvious paradoxes. hence corporeality is explored as a metaphor instead of simply as an index of the "low" style of the unconventional.

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Pliny's Women: Constructing Virtue and Creating Identity in by Jacqueline M. Carlon

By Jacqueline M. Carlon

Pliny's ladies deals a entire attention of the various girls who seem within the letters of Pliny the more youthful. Combining certain prosopography with shut literary research, Jacqueline Carlon examines the identities of the ladies whom Pliny contains and the way they and the lads with whom they're linked give a contribution either to this presentation of exemplary Romans and especially to his personal self-promotion. almost the entire named girls in Pliny's nine-book corpus are thought of. They shape six particular teams: these linked to competition to the principate; the kinfolk of Pliny's mentor, Corellius Rufus; his family contributors; girls concerned with testamentary disputes; perfect other halves; and ladies of unseemly personality. specified research of every letter stating ladies contains the identification of its recipient and everybody named inside, its disposition in the assortment, Pliny's language and elegance, and its importance to our belief of the altering social cloth of the early principate.

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A Concise Companion to Chaucer (Concise Companions to by Corinne Saunders

By Corinne Saunders

This concise significant other presents a succinct creation to Chaucer’s significant works, the contexts during which he wrote, and to medieval proposal extra quite often. Opens with a common introductory part discussing London existence and politics, books and authority, manuscripts and readers. next sections specialise in Chaucer’s significant works – the dream visions, Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury stories. Essays spotlight the major spiritual, political and highbrow contexts for every significant paintings. additionally covers very important basic themes, together with: medieval literary genres; dream thought; the Church; gender and sexuality; and examining Chaucer aloud. Designed in order that each one contextual essay could be learn along considered one of Chaucer’s significant works.

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Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus (Oxford Classical by Emily Baragwanath

By Emily Baragwanath

In his outstanding tale of the defence of Greece opposed to the Persian invasions of 490-480 BC, Herodotus sought to speak not just what occurred, but additionally the history of recommendations and perceptions that formed these occasions and have become serious to their interpretation afterwards. a lot because the modern sophists strove to find fact concerning the invisible, Herodotus used to be acutely involved to discover hidden human motivations, whose depiction used to be very important to his undertaking of recounting and explaining the earlier. Emily Baragwanath explores the delicate narrative suggestions with which Herodotus represented this such a lot elusive number of old wisdom. therefore he was once in a position to inform a lucid tale of the previous whereas still exposing the methodological and epistemological demanding situations it offered. Baragwanath illustrates and analyses quite a number those innovations over the process a big variety of Herodotus' so much exciting narratives - from these on Athenian democracy and tyranny to Leonidas and Thermopylae - and hence offers a style for interpreting the Histories extra generally.

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The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric (Cambridge Companions by Felix Budelmann

By Felix Budelmann

Greek lyric poetry encompassed quite a lot of sorts of poem, from elegy to iambos and dithyramb to epinician. It rather flourished within the Archaic and Classical sessions, and a few of its practitioners, equivalent to Sappho and Pindar, had major cultural impact in next centuries all the way down to the current day. This better half presents an obtainable advent to this attention-grabbing and numerous physique of poetry and its later reception. It takes account of the intriguing new papyrus reveals and new severe methods that have significantly complex our realizing of either the corpus itself and of the sociocultural contexts during which lyric items have been produced, played and transmitted. every one bankruptcy is supplied with a consultant to extra analyzing, and the amount incorporates a chronology, word list and advisor to variants and translations.

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Ancient Epistolary Fictions: The Letter in Greek Literature by Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

By Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

This publication bargains the 1st accomplished examine using imaginary letters in Greek literature from Homer to Philostratus. through imaginary letters, it capability letters written within the voice of one other, and both inserted right into a narrative (epic, historiography, tragedy, the novel), or comprising a free-standing assortment (e.g. the Greek love letter collections of the Imperial Roman period). The booklet demanding situations the thought that Ovid "invented" the fictitious letter shape within the Heroides, and considers a wealth of Greek antecedents for the later eu epistolary novel culture.

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Cicero: Letters to Atticus, II, 90-165A (Loeb Classical by Cicero, D. R. Shackleton Bailey

By Cicero, D. R. Shackleton Bailey

In letters to his pricey good friend Atticus, Cicero unearths himself as to no different of his correspondents other than, possibly, his brother. those letters, during this four-volume sequence, additionally offer a shiny photograph of a momentous interval in Roman history--years marked via the increase of Julius Caesar and the downfall of the Republic.

while the correspondence starts off in November sixty eight BCE the 38-year-old Cicero is a awesome determine in Rome: an excellent legal professional and orator, who has accomplished primacy on the Roman bar and a political profession that may culminate within the Consulship in sixty three. Over the subsequent twenty-four years--to November forty four, a 12 months prior to he used to be placed to dying by way of the forces of Octavian and Mark Antony--Cicero wrote often to his good friend and confidant, sharing information and discussing affairs of industrial and country. it truly is to this corpus of over four hundred letters that we owe such a lot of our information regarding Cicero's literary task. and brought as an entire the letters offer a first-hand account of social and political existence in Rome.

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Friendly Advice (Clay Sanskrit Library), Edition: Bilingual by Naráyana

By Naráyana

Naráyana’s best-seller supplies its reader even more than “Friendly Advice.” in a single convenient collection—closely relating to the world-famous Pañcatantra or 5 Discourses on Worldly knowledge —numerous animal fables are interwoven with human tales, all designed to teach wayward princes. stories of canny procuresses compete with these of crafty crows and tigers. An intrusive ass is just thrashed by means of his grasp, however the meddlesome monkey finally ends up together with his testicles beaten. One prince manages to get pleasure from himself with a merchant’s spouse along with her husband’s consent, whereas one other is kicked out of paradise by means of a painted photo. This quantity additionally includes the compact model of King Víkrama’s Adventures, thirty-two renowned stories a couple of beneficiant emperor, informed via thirty-two statuettes decorating his lion-throne.Co-published via manhattan college Press and the JJC FoundationFor extra in this name and different titles within the Clay Sanskrit sequence, please stopover at http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

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