Download E-books Stories from Northern Myths PDF

Tales From Northern Myths via Emilie Kip Baker explores the interesting and colourful international of Norse mythology. you will have visible the heroes within the video clips. you can now examine the unique tales that encouraged modern day portrayals of Loki, Thor, Odin, Sif, and different mythical characters. Chapters during this publication contain, Odin’s look for knowledge, Sif’s Golden Hair and the Making of the Hammer, How Thor Fought the large Hrungner, The Valkyrie, How Brunhilde got here to Burgundy, and The dying of Siegfried.

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Download E-books Historia romana. Libros I-XXXV (Fragmentos) (Biblioteca Clásica Gredos) (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Dion Casio, Domingo Plácido Suárez, Juan José Torres Esbarranch, Carlos García Gual

La Historia romana es una de las obras más importantes sobre esta materia en lengua griega. Dividida en ochenta libros, abarca desde los orígenes legendarios de los angeles ciudad hasta l. a. época del emperador Alejandro Severo, de quien el autor fue amigo own y consejero
Casio Dión Cocceiano de Nicea (c. 155-235 d.C.) llegó a Roma desde Bitinia al poco de las ascensión de Cómodo al trono (180), y ocupó destacados cargos administrativos en tiempos de Pértinax, Septimio Severo, Caracalla, Macrino y Alejandro Severo. Según cuenta él mismo, en un sueño se le apareció un genio que le ordenó escribir historia, y a raíz del incidente acometió l. a. composición de los angeles Historia romana, una de las obras más importantes sobre esta materia en lengua griega y fuente insustituible para el estudio de l. a. evolución histórica y política de Roma. Dividida en ochenta libros, abarca desde los orígenes legendarios de l. a. ciudad hasta los angeles época del emperador Alejandro Severo, contemporáneo del autor. Amigo y consejero del emperador, Dión se mostraba claro partidario de l. a. monarquía, lo cual le diferencia de otros historiadores de época imperial.
Sólo se han conservado completos los libros que van del XXXVI al LIV; del resto quedan fragmentos de extensión variable que se suelen editar acompañados de los resúmenes escritos por diversos epitomadores (los monjes bizantinos Zonaras y Xifilino son los principales), pues en muchas ocasiones estos epítomes es lo único que ha llegado hasta nosotros. En este volumen se incluyen los fragmentos y resúmenes de los libros I-XXXV; abarca, por tanto, desde los orígenes de Roma hasta l. a. época de Pompeyo (primera mitad del siglo I a.C.).
La Historia romana es una de las obras más importantes sobre esta materia en lengua griega y una fuente insustituible para el estudio de l. a. evolución histórica y política de Roma

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Download E-books The Sea and Englishness in the Middle Ages: Maritime Narratives, Identity and Culture PDF

By Sebastian I. Sobecki

Neighborhood and imperial, insular and expansive, either English but British: geographically and culturally, the ocean keeps to form altering versions of Englishness. This quantity strains the various literary origins of insular identification from neighborhood groups to the total archipelago, laying open the continuities and disruptions within the sea's courting with English identification in a British context. starting from the beginnings of insular literature to Victorian medievalisms, the themes handled contain King Arthur's fight with muddy banks, the afterlife of Edgar's cast charters, outdated English homilies and narratives of migration, Welsh and English principles approximately Chester, Anglo-Norman perspectives of the ocean within the Vie de St Edmund and Waldef, post-Conquest cartography, The ebook of Margery Kempe, the works of the Irish Stopford Brooke, and the making of an Anglo-British identification in Victorian Britain. individuals: Sebastian Sobecki, Winfried Rudolf, Fabienne Michelet, Catherine A.M. Clarke, Judith Weiss, Kathy Lavezzo, Alfred Hiatt, Jonathan Hsy, Chris Jones, Joanne Parker, David Wallace

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Download E-books Plutarch: Moralia, Volume VII, On Love of Wealth. On Compliancy. On Envy and Hate. On Praising Oneself Inoffensively. On the Delays of the Divine Vengeance. On Fate... (Loeb Classical Library No. 405) PDF

Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. 45–120 CE, was once born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in relevant Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a instructor in philosophy, used to be given consular rank by way of the emperor Trajan and a procuratorship in Greece through Hadrian. He was once married and the daddy of 1 daughter and 4 sons. He seems as a guy of kindly personality and self sustaining concept, studious and learned.

Plutarch wrote on many matters. hottest have regularly been the forty six Parallel Lives, biographies deliberate to be moral examples in pairs (in each one pair, one Greek determine and one comparable Roman), notwithstanding the final 4 lives are unmarried. All are precious assets of our wisdom of the lives and characters of Greek and Roman statesmen, infantrymen and orators. Plutarch's many different diverse extant works, approximately 60 in quantity, are referred to as Moralia or ethical Essays. they're of excessive literary price, in addition to being of serious use to humans attracted to philosophy, ethics and religion.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of the Moralia is in fifteen volumes, quantity XIII having parts.

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Download E-books Ciropedia (Biblioteca Clásica Gredos) (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Jenofonte, Ana Vegas Sansalvador, Carlos García Gual

Jenofonte compone una imagen idealizada de Ciro el Grande, rey de Persia, con una intención didáctica y moralizante: mostrar en qué consiste y cómo se forma el gobernante virtuoso. En ello se advierte, como en Platón, el magisterio de Sócrates, maestro de ambos.
Hijo de una Atenas que iba perdiendo su antiguo esplendor, Jenofonte (h. 430-354 a.C.) es uno de los mejores prosistas áticos y un muy lúcido testigo de su época. Aventurero y escritor, discípulo de Sócrates, apasionado de los angeles historia, los angeles educación, l. a. equitación y los angeles caza, trató todos estos intereses particulares en sus diversas obras. l. a. Ciropedia («educación de Ciro») es una suerte de novela de formación protagonizada por Ciro el grande, rey de Persia, de intención ethical y didáctica, en el que Jenofonte se propone componer un «espejo de príncipes». Para ello crea un personaje idealizado, el perfecto estadista, gobernante y basic, de hábitos un tanto espartanos y impressive magnanimidad. Con ello el autor pone de manifiesto l. a. influencia del magisterio de Sócrates, de quien fue discípulo, en su concepción de l. a. educación para los angeles virtud, l. a. areté (concepción análoga a l. a. que Platón argumentó en los angeles República, escrita en l. a. misma época). En su exposición del modelo, Jenofonte describe l. a. constitución y el sistema educativo de Persia, preceptos y tácticas militares, y todo cuanto contribuye a l. a. formación de un gran gobernante.
Jenofonte supo amenizar su tratado ejemplarizante con una variada colección de recursos narrativos (cuento renowned, biografía y romance), que se combinan con los angeles narración política y militar.

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Download E-books Gender and Medieval Drama (Gender in the Middle Ages) PDF

By Katie Normington

The point of interest of this examine is upon the Corpus Christi performs, supplemented via different functionality practices reminiscent of festive and social entertainments, civic parades, funeral processions and public punishments. the most argument pertains to the conventional ways to women's non-performance within the Corpus Christi dramas, yet different components are thought of and analysed, together with the semiotics of the cross-dressed actor and the importance of the visible and spatial language of the processional level to gender debates. In end, there's a sequence of readings which re-evaluate the dramatic portrayal of a range of holy and vulgar girls - the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, Mrs Noah and Dame Procula. The emphasis through the publication is upon a performance-based research. facts from files of Early English Drama, social, literary and cultural resources are drawn jointly so one can examine how performances in the past due center a while have been either formed via, and formed, the general public picture of ladies. KATIE NORMINGTON is Lecturer in Drama, Royal Holloway, London.

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Download E-books Tools of Literacy: The Role of Skaldic Verse in Icelandic Textual Culture of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries PDF

By Guðrún Nordal

Tools of Literacy is an intensive and ground-breaking exam of thirteenth-century skaldic verse or dróttkvætt, the literary creation of Iceland within the 13th century, and of the textual tradition which nurtured the poets. Nordal demonstrates the relationship among thirteenth-century skaldic verse and the formal learn of grammatica in colleges, and establishes that skaldic verse was once taken care of very like a Nordic identical of vintage texts. She additionally reevaluates and reemphasizes the flexibility of skaldic verse, and demonstrates the hyperlink among Icelandic authors and highbrow currents in Europe on the time. The examine systematically hyperlinks the thirteenth-century poets with major households and with ecclesiastical and secular studying, and indicates that skaldic verse-making was once one of many category symbols of the recent aristocracy in thirteenth-century Iceland.

In giving a devoted account of verse making in thirteenth-century Iceland, Nordal has constructed a database of roughly 1900 entries which serves as some degree of reference in the course of the booklet. The book's content material is new, its total insurance targeted, and it'll definitely be of curiosity to students and scholars within the fields of comparative literature, comparative mythology, previous Norse/Icelandic literature and language, and medieval studies.

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Download E-books The Complete Aeschylus: Volume II: Persians and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) PDF

By Aeschylus

In accordance with the conviction that simply translators who write poetry themselves can accurately re-create the prestigious and undying tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations sequence deals new translations that transcend the literal which means of the Greek to be able to evoke the poetry of the originals.

the amount brings jointly 4 significant works via one of many nice classical dramatists: Prometheus Bound, translated through James Scully and C. John Herrington, a haunting depiction of the main recognized of Olympian punishments; The Suppliants, translated via Peter Burian, a unprecedented drama of flight and rescue bobbing up from women's resistance to marriage; Persians, translated through Janet Lembke and C. John Herington, a masterful telling of the Persian Wars from the view of the defeated; and Seven opposed to Thebes, translated via Anthony Hecht and Helen Bacon, a richly symbolic play in regards to the feuding sons of Oedipus. those 4 tragedies have been initially to be had as unmarried volumes. This new quantity keeps the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the unique variations and provides a unmarried mixed thesaurus and Greek line numbers.

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Download E-books Le Roman de Perceforest. Première partie PDF

Vaste et luxuriante composition anonyme en prose rédigée, sous sa forme actuelle, vers le milieu du XVe siècle, le roman de Perceforest est une des plus belles réussites littéraires de l. a. fin du Moyen Age. En une grandiose fresque divisée en six events, luvre évoque les aventures des lointains ancêtres dArthur et des chevaliers de los angeles desk Ronde. Précédé dune traduction dun huge extrait de l«Historia regum Britannie» de Geoffroy de Monmouth, qui sert de warning historique à luvre, le roman begin avec le débarquement inopiné dAlexandre en Grande Bretagne. Pour redresser le royaume, tombé en déclin sous les derniers rois bretons, le souverain grec choisit deux de ses compagnons, Betis et Gadifer, pour être lun roi dAngleterre, lautre roi dEcosse. Il institue les tournois, nouvel exercice chevaleresque. Betis, qui libère les forêts dAngleterre hantées par Darnant et ses complices, prend le nom de Perceforest. Une faith nouvelle, intermédiaire entre le polythéisme païen et le christianisme arthurien, est prônée par lermite Dardanon. Des amours émouvantes dAlexandre et de Sebille naîtra une lignée royale qui aboutira à Arthur. Du sang grec coulera dans les veines du légendaire roi breton. Tout au lengthy du récit, le narrateur manifeste son goût pour le foisonnement des aventures, les effets de parallélisme et de symétrie, lévocation de cortèges magnifiquement ordonnés et de tournois animés et brillants. Après l. a. booklet des quatrième, troisième et deuxième events, Gilles Roussineau poursuit lédition du roman. Le texte est assorti dune advent littéraire et linguistique, dun vital choix de variantes, de nombreuses notes et dun glossaire développé.

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