jan kwapisz mikolaj szymanski david petrain the muse at play riddles and wordplay in greek and latin poetry

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The Muse At Play

Author : Jan Kwapisz
ISBN : 9783110270617
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Riddles and other word games are widespread in classical literature and played a crucial role in shaping Greek and Roman cultural discourses, yet few efforts have been made to treat them in all their variety and complexity. This volume, the fruit of a conference held in May 2011 by the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of Warsaw, gathers contributions on a range of topics linked by the theme of linguistic play. With its broad spectrum of approaches, the book serves as companion to a fascinating but somewhat neglected area of ancient culture - the domain of the Playful Muse.

Homer In Stone

Author : David Petrain
ISBN : 9781107029811
Genre : Art
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The Tabulae Iliacae are a group of carved stone plaques created in the context of early Imperial Rome that use miniature images and text to retell stories from Greek myth and history - chief among them Homer's Iliad and the fall of Troy. In this book, Professor Petrain moves beyond the narrow focus on the literary and iconographic sources of the Tabulae that has characterized earlier scholarship. Drawing on ancient and modern theories of narrative, he explores instead how the tablets transfer the Troy saga across both medium and culture as they create a system of visual storytelling that relies on the values and viewing habits of Roman viewers. The book comprehensively situates the tablets in the urban fabric of Augustan Rome. New photographs of the tablets, together with re-editions and translations of key inscriptions, offer a new, clearer view of these remarkable documents of the Roman appropriation of Greek epic.

Luna Wolf Moon

Author : Ian McDonald
ISBN : 9781466847644
Genre : Fiction
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A Dragon is dead. Corta Helio, one of the five family corporations that rule the Moon, has fallen. Its riches are divided up among its many enemies, its survivors scattered. Eighteen months have passed . The remaining Helio children, Lucasinho and Luna, are under the protection of the powerful Asamoahs, while Robson, still reeling from witnessing his parent’s violent deaths, is now a ward--virtually a hostage-- of Mackenzie Metals. And the last appointed heir, Lucas, has vanished of the surface of the moon. Only Lady Sun, dowager of Taiyang, suspects that Lucas Corta is not dead, and more to the point—that he is still a major player in the game. After all, Lucas always was the Schemer, and even in death, he would go to any lengths to take back everything and build a new Corta Helio, more powerful than before. But Corta Helio needs allies, and to find them, the fleeing son undertakes an audacious, impossible journey--to Earth. In an unstable lunar environment, the shifting loyalties and political machinations of each family reach the zenith of their most fertile plots as outright war erupts. Luna: Wolf Moon continues Ian McDonald's saga of the Five Dragons. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Greek Anthology

Author : Andrew Sydenham Farrar Gow
ISBN : 0521737583
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The editors subject the Garland of Philip - an ancient anthology represented in the Palatine collection - to the same close scrutiny as the Hellenistic Epigrams, also published in Cambridge. Besides the epigrams known to have been included in the Garland the editors include other epigrams by Garland-poets and epigrams of other poets from the period 90 BC to AD 40. The first volume arranges authors alphabetically and numbers the epigrams in sequence under each author. There is full critical apparatus and a prose translation of the whole collection. The second volume contains ample commentary on the text and Greek and English indexes. The long introduction discusses the identification of the Garland-poets, style and subject matter, and the authorities for the text.

The Exeter Book

Author : George Philip Krapp
ISBN : 0231515944
Genre : English poetry
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The Oxford Handbook Of The State In The Ancient Near East And Mediterranean

Author : Peter Fibiger Bang
ISBN : 9780195188318
Genre : History
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Tracing the evolution of the state from its beginnings to the early Middle Ages, this comprehensive handbook focuses on key institutions and dynamics while providing accessible accounts of states and empires in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean.

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