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The Nightingales of Troy

By Alice Fulton
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn : 0393079503
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 831
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“Outstanding....Alice Fulton reveals herself to be triumphantly at home in the short story.”—Boston Sunday Globe In 1908, Mamie Garrahan faces childbirth aided by her arsenic-eating sister-in-law Kitty, a nun who grows opium poppies, and a doctor who prescribes Bayer Heroin. "In the twentieth century, I believe there are no saints left," Mamie remarks. But her daughters and granddaughter test this notion with far-reaching consequences. Kitty's arsenic reappears sixty years later in the hands of her distraught niece. A schoolgirl's passion for the Beatles and Melville—a passion both lonely and funny—shapes her life. Each decade is illuminated by endearingly eccentric characters: an anorexic waitress falls for a wealthy college boy in the jazz age...an exuberant young nurse questions science during the Depression...a homely seamstress designs a scandalous dress in the 1950s. The Nightingales of Troy, the first fiction collection by an acclaimed American poet, creates a vividly palpable sense of time and place. Alice Fulton's memorable characters confront the deepest dilemmas with bravery and abiding love.

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The poetic nightingale is so familiar it seems hardly to merit serious attention. Yet its ubiquity is significant, suggesting associations with erotic love, pathos and art that cross culture and history. This book examines the different nightingales of European literature, starting with the Greek myth of Philomela, the raped girl, silenced by having her tongue cut out, and then transformed into the bird whose name means poet, poetry and nightingale simultaneously. Moving from the classical to the Christian worlds, Jeni Williams discusses nightingales and nature in the early church and sees the emergence of the figure as an emotive emblem of the aristocracy in mediaeval vernacular debate poetry. Her final chapters use the nightingale and the myth to examine Elizabeth Barrett Browning's struggle for an active female voice in Victorian poetry.

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� Here rests a happy man, that is to say, a man of high birth and position, which was very lucky for him, otherwise he would have been scarcely worth notice. It is beautiful to observe how wisely nature orders these things. He walked about in a coat embroidered all over, and in the drawing-rooms of society looked just like one of those rich pearl-embroidered bell-pulls, which are only made for show; and behind them always hangs a good thick cord for use. This man also had a stout, useful substitute behind him, who did duty for him, and performed all his dirty work. And there are still, even now, these serviceable cords behind other embroidered bell-ropes. It is all so wisely arranged, that a man may well be in a good humor.

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
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  • Pages : 144
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From the UK Poet Laureate and bestselling translator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a complete verse translation of a spirited and humorous medieval English poem The Owl and the Nightingale, one of the earliest literary works in Middle English, is a lively, anonymous comic poem about two birds who embark on a war of words in a wood, with a nearby poet reporting their argument in rhyming couplets, line by line and blow by blow. In this engaging and energetic verse translation, Simon Armitage captures the verve and humor of this dramatic tale with all the cut and thrust of the original. In an agile iambic tetrameter that skillfully amplifies the prosody and rhythm of the original, Armitage’s translation moves entertainingly from the eloquent and philosophical to the ribald and ridiculous. Sounding at times like antagonists in a Twitter feud, the owl and the nightingale quarrel about a host of subjects that still resonate today—including love, marriage, identity, cultural background, class distinctions, and the right to be heard. Adding to the playful, raucous mood of the barb-trading birds is Armitage, who at one point inserts himself into the poem as a “magistrate . . . to adjudicate”—one who is “skilled with words & worldly wise / & frowns on every form of vice.” Featuring the Middle English text on facing pages and an introduction by Armitage, this volume will delight readers of all ages.

The Songs of the Kings

By Barry Unsworth
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 0307424146
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 360
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“Troy meant one thing only to the men gathered here, as it did to their commanders. Troy was a dream of wealth; and if the wind continued the dream would crumble.” As the harsh wind holds the Greek fleet trapped in the straits at Aulis, frustration and political impotence turn into a desire for the blood of a young and innocent woman – blood that will appease the gods and allow the troops to set sail. And when Iphigeneia, Agamemnon’s beloved daughter, is brought to the coast under false pretences, and when a knife is fashioned out of the finest and most precious of materials, it looks as if the ships will soon be on their way. But can a father really go to these lengths to secure political victory, and can a daughter willingly give up her life for the worldly ambitions of her father? Throwing off the heroic values we expect of them, Barry Unsworth’s mythic characters embrace the political ethos of the twenty-first century and speak in words we recognize as our own. The blowhard Odysseus warns the men to not “marginalize” Agamemnon and to “strike while the bronze is hot.” High-sounding principles clash with private motives, and dark comedy ensues. Here is a novel that stands the world on its head.

Delphi Complete Works of Lucian (Illustrated)

By Lucian of Samosata
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 1786563673
  • Pages : 2034
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 157
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Lucian of Samosata is celebrated for lively and original satires, which demonstrate his cynical wit and critical interpretation of Greek literature. Well-regarded for his Attic purity and the elegance of his Greek, Lucian is now recognised as one of the first true modern innovators of literature. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. For the first time in digital publishing, this comprehensive eBook presents Lucian’s complete extant works, with beautiful illustrations, rare translations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Lucian's life and works * Features the complete extant works of Lucian, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the famous satires * Includes translations by H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler (Oxford University Press) and by A. M. Harmon (Loeb Classical Library) * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes many rare translations of Pseudo-Lucian works, available in no other collection * Lucian’s ‘Epigrams’, translated by W. R. Paton in the Loeb Classical Library ‘Greek Anthology’ editions * Features two bonus biographies – discover Lucian's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles or buy the entire series as a Super Set CONTENTS: The Translations PHALARIS 1 — Φάλαρις Α PHALARIS 2 — Φάλαρις Β HIPPIAS — Ἱππίας ἢ Βαλανεῖον DIONYSUS — Διόνυσος HERACLES — Ἡρακλῆς AMBER; OR, THE SWANS — Περὶ τοῦ Ἡλέκτρου ἢ Κύκνων THE FLY — Μυίας Ἐγκώμιον NIGRINUS — Νιγρίνου Φιλοσοφία DEMONAX — Δημώνακτος Βίος CONCERNING A HALL — Περὶ τοῦ Οἴκου MY NATIVE LAND — Πατρίδος Ἐγκώμιον OCTOGENERIANS — Μακρόβιοι A TRUE STORY — Ἀληθῶν Διηγημάτων SLANDER — Περὶ τοῦ μὴ ῥᾳδίως πιστεύειν Διαβολῇ THE CONSONANTS AT LAW — Δίκη Συμφώνων THE CAROUSAL SYMPOSIUM OR THE LAPITHS — Συμπόσιον ἢ Λαπίθαι SOLOECISTA — Ψευδοσοφιστής ἢ Σολοικιστής THE DOWNWARD JOURNEY OR THE TYRANT — Κατάπλους ἢ Τύραννος ZEUS CATECHIZED (ZEUS CROSS-EXAMINED) — Ζεὺς ἐλεγχόμενος ZEUS RANTS — Ζεὺς Τραγῳδός THE COCK — Ὄνειρος ἢ Ἀλεκτρυών PROMETHEUS — Προμηθεύς ICAROMENIPPUS OR THE SKY-MAN — Ἰκαρομένιππος ἢ Ὑπερνέφελος TIMON OR THE MISANTHROPE — Τίμων CHARON OR THE INSPECTORS — Χάρων ἢ Ἐπισκοποῦντες SALE OF CREEDS — Βίων Πρᾶσις THE FISHERMAN — Ἀναβιοῦντες ἢ Ἁλιεύς THE DOUBLE INDICTMENT — Δὶς κατηγορούμενος ON SACRIFICES — Περὶ Θυσιῶν REMARKS ADDRESSED TO AN ILLITERATE BOOK-FANCIER — Πρὸς τὸν ἀπαίδευτον καὶ πολλὰ βιβλία ὠνούμενον THE DREAM OR LUCIAN’S CAREER — Περὶ τοῦ Ἐνυπνίου ἤτοι Βίος Λουκιανοῦ THE PARASITE: PARASITIC AN ART — Περὶ τοῦ Παρασίτου ὅτι Τέχνη ἡ Παρασιτική THE LOVER OF LIES — Φιλοψευδής ἢ Ἀπιστῶν THE JUDGEMENT OF THE GODDESSES — Θεῶν Κρίσις ON SALARIED POSTS IN GREAT HOUSES — Περὶ τῶν ἐν Μισθῷ συνόντων ANACHARSIS — Ἀνάχαρσις ἢ Περὶ Γυμνασίων MENIPPUS — Μένιππος ἢ Νεκυομαντεία LUCIUS; OR, THE ASS — Λούκιος ἢ Ὄνος ON FUNERALS (ON MOURNING) — Περὶ Πένθους A PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING — Ῥητόρων Διδάσκαλος ALEXANDER THE FALSE PROPHET — Ἀλέξανδρος ἢ Ψευδόμαντις ESSAYS IN PORTRAITURE — Εἰκόνες ESSAYS IN PORTRAITURE DEFENDED — Ὑπὲρ τῶν Εἰκόνων THE SYRIAN GODDESS — Περὶ τῆς Συρίης Θεοῦ OF PANTOMIME — Περὶ Ὀρχήσεως LEXIPHANES — Λεξιφάνης THE EUNUCH — Εὐνοῦχος ASTROLOGY — Περὶ τῆς Ἀστρολογίας AMORES — Ἔρωτες THE MISTAKEN CRITIC — Ψευδολογιστής THE PARLIAMENT OF THE GODS — Θεῶν Ἐκκλησία THE TYRANNICIDE — Τυραννοκτόνος DISOWNED — Ἀποκηρυττόμενος THE PASSING OF PEREGRINUS — Περὶ τῆς Περεγρίνου Τελευτῆς THE RUNAWAYS — Δραπέται TOXARIS — Τόξαρις ἢ Φιλία DEMOSTHENES — Δημοσθένους Ἐγκώμιον HOW TO WRITE HISTORY — Πῶς δεῖ Ἱστορίαν συγγράφειν THE DIPSADS — Περὶ τῶν Διψάδων SATURNALIA — Τὰ πρὸς Κρόνον HERODOTUS OR AETION — Ἡρόδοτος ἢ Ἀετίων ZEUXIS OR ANTIOCHUS — Ζεύξις ἢ Ἀντίοχος A SLIP OF THE TONGUE IN GREETING — Ὑπὲρ τοῦ ἐν τῇ Προσαγορεύσει Πταίσματος APOLOGY FOR THE “SALARIED POSTS IN GREAT HOUSES” — Ἀπολογία HARMONIDES — Ἁρμονίδης A CONVERSATION WITH HESIOD — Διάλογος πρὸς Ἡσίοδον THE SCYTHIAN OR THE CONSUL — Σκύθης ἢ Πρόξενος PODAGRA; OR, GOUT — Ποδάγρα HERMOTIMUS — Ἑρμότιμος ἢ Περὶ Αἱρέσεων A LITERARY PROMETHEUS — Πρὸς τὸν εἰπόντα Προμηθεὺς εἶ ἐν λόγοις HALCYON — Ἀλκυὼν ἢ Περὶ Μεταμορφώσεων THE SHIP; OR, THE WISHES — Πλοἶον ἢ Εὐχαί OCYPUS; OR, SWIFT-OF-FOOT — Ὠκύπους CYNICUS (THE CYNIC) — Κυνικός DIALOGUES OF THE DEAD — Νεκρικοὶ Διάλογοι DIALOGUES OF THE SEA-GODS — Ἐνάλιοι Διάλογοι DIALOGUES OF THE GODS — Θεῶν Διάλογοι DIALOGUES OF THE COURTESANS — Ἑταιρικοὶ Διάλογοι The Spurious Works LETTERS — Ἐπιστολαί PHILOPATRIS; OR, THE PATRIOT — Φιλόπατρις ἢ Διδασκόμενος CHARIDEMUS — Χαρίδημος ἢ Περὶ Κάλλους NERO — Νέρων EPIGRAMS — Ἐπιγράμματα The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO LUCIAN by H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler INTRODUCTION TO LUCIAN by A. M. Harmon Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Figures of Play

By Gregory Dobrov
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0195353781
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 248
  • File Pdf: figures-of-play.pdf

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Figures of Play explores the reflexive aspects of ancient theatrical culture across genres. Fifth century tragedy and comedy sublimated the agonistic basis of Greek civilization in a way that invited the community of the polis to confront itself. In the theatre, as in the courts and assemblies, a significant subset of the Athenian public was spectator and judge of contests where important social and ideological issues were played to it by its own members. The "syntax" of drama is shown to involve specific "figures of play" through which the theatrical medium turns back on itself to study the various contexts of its production. Greek tragedy and comedy were argued to be tempermentally metafictional in that they are always involved in recycling older fictions into contemporary scenarios of immediate relevance to the polis. The phemonenology of this process is discussed under three headings, each a "figure of play": 1) surface play--momentary disruption of the theatrical pretense through word, sign, gesture; 2) mise en abyme--a mini-drama embedded in a larger framework; 3) contrafact--an extended remake in which one play is based on another. Following three chapters in which this framework is set forth and illustrated with concrete examples there are five case studies named after the protagonists of the plays in question: Aias, Pentheus, Tereus, Bellerophontes, Herakles. Hence the other meaning of "figures of play" as stage figures. In the second section of the book on "the Anatomy of Dramatic Fiction," special attention is paid to the interaction between genres. In particular, Aristophanic comedy is shown to be engaged in an intense rivalry with tragedy that underscores the different ways in which each genre deployed its powers of representation. Tragedy refashions myth: in Bakkhai, for example, it is argued that Euripides reinvented Dionysis to be specifically a theatrical god, a symbol of tragedy's powers of representation. Comedy refashions tragedy: in a series of utopian comedies, Aristophanes re-enacts a tragic scenario in a way that revals comedy as a superior means of solving political and social crisis.

The Tragedies of Euripides

By Euripides
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1625588348
  • Pages : 307
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 188
  • File Pdf: the-tragedies-of-euripides.pdf

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In this volume of Euripides tragedies you will find the pays Hecuba, Orestes, The Phúnician Virgins, Medea, Hippolytus, Alcestis, The Bacchae, The Heracleidae, Iphigenia in Aulis, and Iphigenia in Tauris.

Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre

By Rush Rehm
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317606841
  • Pages : 174
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 104
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Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre, a revised edition of Greek Tragic Theatre (1992), is intended for those interested in how Greek tragedy works. By analysing the way the plays were performed in fifth-century Athens, Rush Rehm encourages classicists, actors, and directors to approach Greek tragedy by considering its original context. Emphasizing the political nature of tragedy as a theatre of, by, and for the polis, Rehm characterizes Athens as a performance culture, one in which the theatre stood alongside other public forums as a place to confront matters of import and moment. In treating the various social, religious and practical aspects of tragic production, he shows how these elements promoted a vision of the theatre as integral to the life of the city – a theatre whose focus was on the audience. The second half of the book examines four exemplary plays, Aeschylus’ Oresteia trilogy, Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus, and Euripides’ Suppliant Women and Ion. Without ignoring the scholarly tradition, Rehm focuses on how each tragedy unfolds in performance, generating different relationships between the characters (and chorus) on stage and the audience in the theatre.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities

By Charles Russell Coulter,Patricia Turner
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135963908
  • Pages : 610
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 137
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The history of the divine is the history of human thought. For as long as men and women have pondered the mysteries of their existence, they have answered their own questions with stories of gods and goddesses. Belief in these deities shaped whole civilizations, yet today many of their names and images lie buried. The Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities makes those names available to the general reader as well as the scholar. This reference work lists all the known gods through recorded history. Alphabetically arranged entries provide the name of each deity (with alternate spellings), as well as notes on names that may be linguistically or functionally related. The tribe or culture that worshiped the deity is identified, and the god's origins and functions are explained. An extensive bibliography provides opportunities for further research and an exhaustive index provides access to the entries through virtually all names, forms and kinds of deities.

Complete Works Of Euripides. Illustrated

By Euripides
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : PKEY:SMP2200000096494
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 258
  • File Pdf: complete-works-of-euripides-illustrated.pdf

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Along with Aeschylus and Sophocles, Euripides is one of the three ancient Greek tragedians for whom any plays have survived in full. Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama down to modern times, especially in the representation of traditional, mythical heroes as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. His contemporaries associated him with Socrates as a leader of a decadent intellectualism. But he was also the literary ancestor of comic dramatists as diverse as Menander and George Bernard Shaw. ALCESTIS MEDEA HERACLEIDAE HIPPOLYTUS ANDROMACHE HECUBA THE SUPPLIANTS ELECTRA HERACLES THE TROJAN WOMEN IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS ION HELEN PHOENICIAN WOMEN ORESTES BACCHAE IPHIGENIA AT AULIS CYCLOPS

The Historian's Craft in the Age of Herodotus

By Nino Luraghi
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 0191528897
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 913
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The origins and development of Greek historiography cannot be properly understood unless early historical writings are situated in the framework of late archaic and early classical Greek culture and society. Contextualization opens up new perspectives on the subject in The Historian's Craft in the Age of Herodotus. At the same time, such writings offer significant insights into how works of Herodotus reflect the attitude of fifth-century Greeks towards the transmission and manipulation of knowledge about the past. Essays by an international range of experts explore all aspects of the topic and, at the same time, make a thought-provoking contribution to the ongoing debates concerning literacy and oral culture.

The Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt Vol 4

By Robert Morrison,Michael Eberle-Sinatra
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000749096
  • Pages : 2400
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 413
  • File Pdf: the-selected-writings-of-leigh-hunt-vol-4.pdf

Book Summary:

This edition makes available in a single edition all of Hunt's major works, fully annotated and with a consolidated index. The set will include all of Hunt's poetry, and an extensive selection of his periodical essays.

Faces of Silence in Ancient Greek Literature

By Efi Papadodima
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110695626
  • Pages : 326
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 630
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The volume offers new insights into the intricate theme of silence in Greek literature, especially drama. Even though the topic has received respectable attention in recent years, it still lends itself to further inquiry, which embraces silence's very essence and boundaries; its applications and effects in particular texts or genres; and some of its technical features and qualities. The particular topics discussed extend to all these three areas of inquiry, by looking into: silence's possible role in the performance of epic and lyric; its impact on the workings of praise-poetry; its distinct deployments in our five complete ancient novels; Aristophanic, comic and otherwise, silences; the vocabulary of the unspeakable in tragedy; the connections of tragic silence to power, authority, resistance, and motivation; female tragic silences and their transcendence, against the background of male oppression or domination; famous tragic silences as expressions of the ritualized isolation of the individual from both human and divine society. The emerging insights are valuable for the broader interpretation of the relevant texts, as well as for the fuller understanding of central values and practices of the society that created them.