The Thebaid

The Thebaid Book

[_PDF_] The Thebaid | Download Pdf - ePub - Kindle - eBook

You can Read or Download Pdf The Thebaid by Publius Papinius Statius in full 432 pages, and many more Literary Criticism books similar to The Thebaid

The Thebaid

By Publius Papinius Statius
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Isbn : 1421402777
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 873
  • File Pdf: the-thebaid.pdf

Book Summary:

And in a helpful series of notes, he offers background information on the major characters and incidents.

Similar Books For Reading


  • The Fragility of Power
    The Fragility of Power
    A Book written by Stefano Rebeggiani, published by Oxford University Press 2018-09-10 - 288 pages - part of Literary Collections books. Read more >>
  • The Fragility of Power
    The Fragility of Power
    A Book written by Stefano Rebeggiani, published by Oxford University Press 2018-09-10 - 288 pages - part of Literary Collections books. Read more >>
  • Seven Against Thebes
    Seven Against Thebes
    A Book written by Aeschylus,Helen H. Bacon, published by Oxford University Press 1991-04-25 - 102 pages - part of History books. Read more >>
  • The Thebaid of Statius
    The Thebaid of Statius
    A Book written by Patrick Yaggy, published by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers 2014-05-01 - 274 pages - part of Foreign Language Study books. Read more >>
  • The Search for the Self in Statius' ›Thebaid‹
    The Search for the Self in Statius' ›Thebaid‹
    A Book written by Jean-Michel Hulls, published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG 2021-07-19 - 320 pages - part of Literary Criticism books. Read more >>
  • Poems in Context
    Poems in Context
    A Book written by Laura Miguélez-Cavero, published by Walter de Gruyter 2008-11-06 - 453 pages - part of Literary Criticism books. Read more >>
  • Anticipation and Anachrony in Statius’ Thebaid
    Anticipation and Anachrony in Statius’ Thebaid
    A Book written by Robert Simms, published by Bloomsbury Publishing 2019-10-03 - 216 pages - part of History books. Read more >>

Related Books

A Companion to Ancient Epic

By John Miles Foley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1405153040
  • Pages : 696
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 401
  • File Pdf: a-companion-to-ancient-epic.pdf

Book Summary:

A Companion to Ancient Epic presents for the first time a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of ancient Near Eastern, Greek and Roman epic. It offers a multi-disciplinary discussion of both longstanding ideas and newer perspectives. A Companion to the Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman epic traditions Considers the interrelation between these different traditions Provides a balanced overview of longstanding ideas and newer perspectives in the study of epic Shows how scholarship over the last forty years has transformed the ways that we conceive of and understand the genre Covers recently introduced topics, such as the role of women, the history of reception, and comparison with living analogues from oral tradition The editor and contributors are leading scholars in the field Includes a detailed index of poems, poets, technical terms, and important figures and events

A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome

By Andrew Zissos
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118878094
  • Pages : 624
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 472
  • File Pdf: a-companion-to-the-flavian-age-of-imperial-rome.pdf

Book Summary:

A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of the political, economic, social, and cultural nuances of the Flavian Age (69–96 CE). Includes contributions from over two dozen Classical Studies scholars organized into six thematic sections Illustrates how economic, social, and cultural forces interacted to create a variety of social worlds within a composite Roman empire Concludes with a series of appendices that provide detailed chronological and demographic information and an extensive glossary of terms Examines the Flavian Age more broadly and inclusively than ever before incorporating coverage of often neglected groups, such as women and non-Romans within the Empire

The Commerce of War

By Neil Coffee
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 9780226111902
  • Pages : 344
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 177
  • File Pdf: the-commerce-of-war.pdf

Book Summary:

Latin epics such as Virgil’s Aeneid, Lucan’s Civil War, and Statius’s Thebaid addressed Roman aristocrats whose dealings in gifts, favors, and payments defined their conceptions of social order. In The Commerce of War, Neil Coffee argues that these exchanges play a central yet overlooked role in epic depictions of Roman society. Tracing the collapse of an aristocratic worldview across all three poems, Coffee highlights the distinction they draw between reciprocal gift giving among elites and the more problematic behaviors of buying and selling. In the Aeneid, customary gift and favor exchanges are undermined by characters who view human interaction as short-term and commodity-driven. The Civil War takes the next logical step, illuminating how Romans cope once commercial greed has supplanted traditional values. Concluding with the Thebaid, which focuses on the problems of excessive consumption rather than exchange, Coffee closes his powerful case that these poems constitute far-reaching critiques of Roman society during its transition from republic to empire.

The Medieval Tradition of Thebes

By Dominique Battles
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135879494
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 480
  • File Pdf: the-medieval-tradition-of-thebes.pdf

Book Summary:

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

P. Papinius Statius Volume I

By Annabel Ritchie,Mike J. Edwards
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1443846740
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 190
  • File Pdf: p-papinius-statius-volume-i.pdf

Book Summary:

Publius Papinius Statius was born in Neapolis (Naples) in about AD 50. The twelve books of his magnum opus, the Thebaid, were published in ca. 92. The Achilleid was begun in ca. 95 and left unfinished at his death in ca. 96. The present work, in three volumes, offers a revised text of the two epics with an apparatus criticus (volume I), a prose translation (volume II), and an extensive secondary apparatus accompanied by discussion of the manuscripts and previous editions (volume III).

Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

By Antony Augoustakis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 0191626058
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 746
  • File Pdf: ritual-and-religion-in-flavian-epic.pdf

Book Summary:

This edited collection addresses the role of ritual representations and religion in the epic poems of the Flavian period (69-96 CE): Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Silius Italicus' Punica, Statius' Thebaid, and the unfinished Achilleid. Drawing on various modern studies on religion and ritual, and the relationship between literature and religion in the Greco-Roman world, it explores how we can interpret the poets' use of the relationship between gods and humans, cults and rituals, religious activities, and the role of the seer / prophet and his identification with poetry. Divided into three major sections, the volume includes essays on the most important religious activities (prophecy or augury, prayers and hymns) and the relationship between religion and political power under the Flavian emperors. It also addresses specific episodes in Flavian epic which focus on religious activities associated with the dead and the Underworld, such as purification, necromancy, katabasis, suicide, and burial. It finally explores the role of gender in ritual and religion.

Motherhood and the Other

By Antony Augoustakis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 0191614971
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 408
  • File Pdf: motherhood-and-the-other.pdf

Book Summary:

This is the first book-length study to reconstruct the role of women in the epic poems of the Flavian period of Latin literature. Antony Augoustakis examines the role of female characters from the perspective of Julia Kristeva's theories on foreign otherness and motherhood to underscore the on-going negotiation between same and other in the Roman literary imagination as a telling reflection on the construction of Roman identity and of gender and cultural hierarchies.

Medieval Mythography, Volume One

By Jane Chance
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1532688911
  • Pages : 770
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 940
  • File Pdf: medieval-mythography-volume-one.pdf

Book Summary:

The mythic world of Juno, Jupiter's consort, is one of flesh and begetting, of suffering and death, and of poetry itself. Exploring the relationship between that realm of the classical gods and the sphere of medieval mythographers, Jane Chance illuminates the efforts of medieval writers to understand human existence and the forces of nature in relation to Christian truth.

Chaucer and Boccaccio

By R. Edwards
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1403907242
  • Pages : 205
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 503
  • File Pdf: chaucer-and-boccaccio.pdf

Book Summary:

In the late Middle Ages, Chaucer invents two imaginative domains crucial to his culture and to our understanding of the emergence of selfhood, subjectivity and social arrangements; antiquity and late-medieval modernity. Edwards demonstrates in this study how this was the result of Chaucer's reading and re-writing of the works of Boccaccio, which provide sources and models for portraying the classical past and medieval modernity. In so doing, Edwards provides us with a valuable way of assessing Chaucer's analysis of late medieval culture.

Rome in Egypt's Eastern Desert

By Hélène Cuvigny
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Isbn : 1479810673
  • Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 965
  • File Pdf: rome-in-egypt-s-eastern-desert.pdf

Book Summary:

A detailed archaeological study of life in Egypt's Eastern desert during the Roman period by a leading scholar Rome in Egypt’s Eastern Desert is a two-volume set collecting Hélène Cuvigny’s most important articles on Egypt’s Eastern Desert during the Roman period. The excavations she directed uncovered a wealth of material, including tens of thousands of texts written on pottery fragments (ostraca). Some are administrative texts, but many more are correspondence, both official and private, written by and to the people (mostly but not all men) who lived and worked in these remote and harsh environments, supported by an elaborate network of defense, administration, and supply that tied the entire region together. The contents of Rome in Egypt’s Eastern Desert have all been published earlier in peer-reviewed venues, but most appear here for the first time in English. All of the contributions have been checked or translated by the editor and brought up to date with respect to bibliography, and some have been significantly rewritten by the author, in order to take account of the enormous amount of new material discovered since the original publications. A full index makes this body of work far more accessible than it was before. This book assembles into one collection thirty years of detailed study of this material, conjuring in vivid detail the lived experience of those who inhabited these forts—often through their own expressive language—and the realia of desert geography, military life, sex, religion, quarry operations, and imperial administration in the Roman world.

Medieval Women and War

By Sophie Harwood
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1350150401
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 964
  • File Pdf: medieval-women-and-war.pdf

Book Summary:

For the first time, Sophie Harwood uses the Old French tradition as a lens through which to examine women and warfare from the 12th to the 14th centuries. The result is a skilled analysis of gender roles in the medieval era, and a heightened awareness of how important literary texts are to our understanding of the historical period in which they circulated. Medieval Women and War examines both the text and illustrations of over 30 Old French manuscripts to highlight the ways in many of the texts differ from their traditionally assumed (usually classical) sources. Structured around five pivotal female types – women cited as causes for violence, women as victims of violence, women as ancillaries to warriors, women as warriors themselves, and women as political influences – this important book unpicks gendered boundaries to shed new light on the social, political and military structures of warfare as well as adding nuance to current debates on womanhood in the middle ages.

Structures of Epic Poetry

By Christiane Reitz,Simone Finkmann
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110491672
  • Pages : 2756
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 469
  • File Pdf: structures-of-epic-poetry.pdf

Book Summary:

This compendium (4 vols.) studies the continuity, flexibility, and variation of structural elements in epic narratives. It provides an overview of the structural patterns of epic poetry by means of a standardized, stringent terminology. Both diachronic developments and changes within individual epics are scrutinized in order to provide a comprehensive structural approach and a key to intra- and intertextual characteristics of ancient epic poetry.

The >Certamen Homeri et Hesiodi

By Paola Bassino
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110584778
  • Pages : 242
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 451
  • File Pdf: the-certamen-homeri-et-hesiodi.pdf

Book Summary:

This book provides a comprehensive study of the Certamen Homeri et Hesiodi, an influential ancient Greek text that narrates the lives of Homer and Hesiod and their legendary poetic contest. It offers new perspectives on the nature, uses, and legacy of the text and its tale of literary competition. Located within a recent trend in scholarship that treats ancient biographies as modes of literary reception, the first chapter discusses how, for authors throughout antiquity and beyond, staging an imaginary competition between Homer and Hesiod was an adaptable and flexible way to convey a diverse range of speculations on epic poetry. The study of the manuscript tradition reassesses the relationships between the text of the Certamen preserved in its entirety in one single manuscript, and a small number of fragmentary witnesses on papyrus. It also presents new textual evidence demonstrating the success and circulation of the text in the Renaissance, and a new critical edition with translation. The commentary focuses on how the text characterises the two poets and encourages reflection on their respective wisdom, aesthetic and ethical values, divine inspiration, and Panhellenic appeal. It also addresses the role of Alcidamas as a source for the Certamen and identifies other sophistic influences.

The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature

By Rita Copeland
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0191077763
  • Pages : 770
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 247
  • File Pdf: the-oxford-history-of-classical-reception-in-english-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature (OHCREL) is designed to offer a comprehensive investigation of the numerous and diverse ways in which literary texts of the classical world have stimulated responses and refashioning by English writers. Covering the full range of English literature from the early Middle Ages to the present day, OHCREL both synthesizes existing scholarship and presents cutting-edge new research, employing an international team of expert contributors for each of the five volumes. OHCREL endeavours to interrogate, rather than inertly reiterate, conventional assumptions about literary 'periods', the processes of canon-formation, and the relations between literary and non-literary discourse. It conceives of 'reception' as a complex process of dialogic exchange and, rather than offering large cultural generalizations, it engages in close critical analysis of literary texts. It explores in detail the ways in which English writers' engagement with classical literature casts as much light on the classical originals as it does on the English writers' own cultural context. This first volume, and fourth to appear in the series, covers the years c.800-1558, and surveys the reception and transformation of classical literary culture in England from the Anglo-Saxon period up to the Henrician era. Chapters on the classics in the medieval curriculum, the trivium and quadrivium, medieval libraries, and medieval mythography provide context for medieval reception. The reception of specific classical authors and traditions is represented in chapters on Virgil, Ovid, Lucan, Statius, the matter of Troy, Boethius, moral philosophy, historiography, biblical epics, English learning in the twelfth century, and the role of antiquity in medieval alliterative poetry. The medieval section includes coverage of Chaucer, Gower, and Lydgate, while the part of the volume dedicated to the later period explores early English humanism, humanist education, and libraries in the Henrician era, and includes chapters that focus on the classicism of Skelton, Douglas, Wyatt, and Surrey.

Nothing Ordinary Here

By Noelle K. Zeiner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000101371
  • Pages : 346
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 706
  • File Pdf: nothing-ordinary-here.pdf

Book Summary:

Through a combined methodology of philology, social theory and archaeology this book offers a reinterpretation of Statius's Silvae.

After 69 CE - Writing Civil War in Flavian Rome

By Lauren Donovan Ginsberg,Darcy A. Krasne
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110585847
  • Pages : 499
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 227
  • File Pdf: after-69-ce-writing-civil-war-in-flavian-rome.pdf

Book Summary:

The fall of Nero and the civil wars of 69 CE ushered in an era scarred by the recent conflicts; Flavian literature also inherited a rich tradition of narrating nefas from its predecessors who had confronted and commemorated the traumas of Pharsalus and Actium. Despite the present surge of scholarly interest in both Flavian literary studies and Roman civil war literature, however, the Flavian contribution to Rome’s literature of bellum ciuile remains understudied. This volume shines a spotlight on these neglected voices. In the wake of 69 CE, writing civil war became an inescapable project for Flavian Rome: from Statius’s fraternas acies and Silius’s suicidal Saguntines to the internecine narratives detailed in Josephus’s Bellum Iudaicum and woven into Frontinus’s exempla, Flavian authors’ preoccupation with civil war transcends genre and subject matter. This book provides an important new chapter in the study of Roman civil war literature by investigating the multi-faceted Flavian response to this persistent and prominent theme.

The Past as Legacy

By Marianne Palmer Bonz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Isbn : 9781451413571
  • Pages : 242
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 781
  • File Pdf: the-past-as-legacy.pdf

Book Summary:

Argues that the historical occasion of the great literary epics was an analogous situation for the composition of Luke-Acts.

Tono-Bungay

By H.G. Wells
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141921234
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 532
  • File Pdf: tono-bungay.pdf

Book Summary:

Presented as a miraculous cure-all, Tono-Bungay is in fact nothing other than a pleasant-tasting liquid with no positive effects. Nonetheless, when the young George Ponderevo is employed by his Uncle Edward to help market this ineffective medicine, he finds his life overwhelmed by its sudden success. Soon, the worthless substance is turned into a formidable fortune, as society becomes convinced of the merits of Tono-Bungay through a combination of skilled advertising and public credulity. As the newly rich George discovers, however, there is far more to class in England than merely the possession of wealth.

Reading Fear in Flavian Epic

By Dalida Agri
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0192675419
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 258
  • File Pdf: reading-fear-in-flavian-epic.pdf

Book Summary:

This book examines the textual representations of emotions, fear in particular, through the lens of Stoic thought and their impact on depictions of power, gender, and agency. It first draws attention to the role and significance of fear, and cognate emotions, in the tyrant's psyche, and then goes on to explore how these emotions, in turn, shape the wider narratives. The focus is on the lengthy epics of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Statius' Thebaid, and Silius Italicus' Punica. All three poems are obsessed with men in power with no power over themselves, a marked concern that carries a strong Senecan fingerprint. Seneca's influence on post-Neronian epic can be felt beyond his plays. His Epistles and other prose works prove particularly illuminating for each of the poet's gendered treatment of the relationship between power and emotion. By adopting a Roman Stoic perspective, both philosophical and cultural, this study brings together a cluster of major ideas to draw meaningful connections and unlock new readings.

She, this in Blak

By Thomas Hill
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135510350
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 351
  • File Pdf: she-this-in-blak.pdf

Book Summary:

She, This in Blak takes a fresh look at Chaucer's great Trojan romance, Troilus and Criseyde, in light of recent scholarship on late scholastic discourses on representation and causality as they pertain to human perception and judgment. This study also contributes to a growing literature on the impact of scholastic psychological theory upon contemporary cultural forms by examining the way in which late medieval accounts of perception and cognition can illuminate the construction of the poem's subjects, including one of the most compelling and controversial figures in medieval literature, Chaucer's Criseyde. By examining Chaucer's depiction of Troilus, Pandarus, and Criseyde within this contemporary cultural context, She, This in Blak offers a better grounded and more historically illuminating view of the poem than is provided by psychological readings based on modern constructions of intentionality.

Dionysus and Rome

By Fiachra Mac Góráin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110672235
  • Pages : 260
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 420
  • File Pdf: dionysus-and-rome.pdf

Book Summary:

While most work on Dionysus is based on Greek sources, this collection of essays examines the god’s Roman and Italian manifestations. Nine contributions address Bacchus’ appearance at the crossroads of Greek and Roman cultures, tracing continuities and differences between literary and archaeological sources for the god. The essays offer coverage of Dionysus in Roman art, Italian epigraphy; Latin poetry including epic, drama and elegy; and prose, including historiography, rhetorical and Christian discourse. The introduction offers an overview of the presence of Dionysus in Italy from the archaic to the imperial periods, identifying the main scholarly trends, with treatment of key Dionysian episodes in Roman history and literature. Individual chapters address the reception of Euripides’ Bacchae across Greek and Roman literature from Athens to Byzantium; Dionysus in Roman art of the archaic and Augustan periods; the god’s relationship with Fufluns and Liber in the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE; Dionysian associations; Bacchus in Cicero; Ovid’s Tristia 5.3; Bacchus in the writings of Christian Latin writers. The collection sheds light on a relatively understudied aspect of Dionysus, and will stimulate further research in this area.

The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature

By Peter E. Knox,J. C. McKeown
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199875324
  • Pages : 656
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 891
  • File Pdf: the-oxford-anthology-of-roman-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

Though the wonders of ancient Roman culture continue to attract interest across the disciplines, it is difficult to find a lively, accessible collection of the full range of the era's literature in English. The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature provides a general introduction to the literature of the Roman empire at its zenith, between the second century BC and the second century AD. Two features of this extraordinarily fertile period in literary achievement as evidenced by this anthology are immediately and repeatedly clear: how similar the Romans' view of the world was to our own and, perhaps even more obviously, how different it was. Most of the authors included in the anthology wrote in Latin, but as the anthology moves forward in time, relevant Greek texts that reflect the cultural diversity of Roman literary life are also included, something no other such anthology has done in the past. Roman literature was wonderfully creative and diverse, and the texts in this volume were chosen from a broad range of genres: drama, epic, philosophy, satire, lyric poetry, love poetry. By its very nature an anthology can abbreviate and thus obscure the most attractive features of even a masterpiece, so the two editors have not only selected texts that capture the essence of the respective authors, but also have included accompanying introductions and afterwords that will guide the reader in pursuing further reading. The presentations of the selections are enlivened with illustrations that locate the works within the contexts of the world in which they were written and enjoyed. The student and general reader will come away from this learned yet entertaining anthology with a fuller appreciation of the place occupied by literature in the Roman world.

The Stage as Palimpsest

By Karoline Johanna Baumann
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ergon Verlag
  • Isbn : 3956504666
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 827
  • File Pdf: the-stage-as-palimpsest.pdf

Book Summary:

Die Studie untersucht frühneuzeitliche Epochenkonzepte mit dem Ziel einer kritischen Hinterfragung des Selbstverständnisses der Neuzeit und der damit verbundenen, das Mittelalter marginalisierenden Periodisierungskonzepte. Sie zeigt, wie auf der frühneuzeitlichen Bühne Begriffe von Zeit und Zeitlichkeit durchgespielt werden, für die die Vorstellung von Linearität und Fortschrittsgeschichtsschreibung, die unseren Epochenbegriffen zugrunde liegt, zu kurz greift. Vielmehr legen beide Stücke, auf antiken Quellen basierend, aber sowohl im Mittelalter als auch in der Neuzeit vielfach umgeschrieben und neu interpretiert, einen palimpsestartigen Zeitbegriff nahe. Ein Palimpsest enthält verschiedene Zeitstufen nicht in sukzessiver oder chronologischer Anordnung, sondern unhierarchisch neben- und übereinandergelagert. So wird die Frage nach der Epochenkonstruktion bei Shakespeare performativ gestellt, mit besonderem Fokus auf der Erfindung des Mittelalters.

Geography, Topography, Landscape

By Marios Skempis,Ioannis Ziogas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Isbn : 3110315319
  • Pages : 567
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 685
  • File Pdf: geography-topography-landscape.pdf

Book Summary:

By introducing a multifaceted approach to epic geography, the editors of the volume wish to provide a critical assessment of spatial perception, of its repercussions on shaping narrative as well as of its discursive traits and cultural contexts. Taking the genre-specific boundaries of Greco-Roman epic poetry as a case in point, a team of international scholars examines issues that lie at the heart of modern criticism on human geography. Modern and ancient discourse on space representations revolves around the nation-shaping force of geography, the gendered dynamics of landscapes, the topography of isolation and integration, the politics of imperialism, globalization, environmentalism as well as the power of language and narrative to turn space into place. One of the major aims of the volume is to show that the world of the Classics is not just the origin, but the essence of current debates on spatial constructions and reconstructions.

A Companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt

By Katelijn Vandorpe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118428455
  • Pages : 792
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 717
  • File Pdf: a-companion-to-greco-roman-and-late-antique-egypt.pdf

Book Summary:

An authoritative and multidisciplinary Companion to Egypt during the Greco‑Roman and Late Antique period With contributions from noted authorities in the field, A Companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt offers a comprehensive resource that covers almost 1000 years of Egyptian history, starting with the liberation of Egypt from Persian rule by Alexander the Great in 332 BC and ending in AD 642, when Arab rule started in the Nile country. The Companion takes a largely sociological perspective and includes a section on life portraits at the end of each part. The theme of identity in a multicultural environment and a chapter on the quality of life of Egypt's inhabitants clearly illustrate this objective. The authors put the emphasis on the changes that occurred in the Greco-Roman and Late Antique periods, as illustrated by such topics as: Traditional religious life challenged; Governing a country with a past: between tradition and innovation; and Creative minds in theory and praxis. This important resource: Discusses how Egypt became part of a globalizing world in Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine times Explores notable innovations by the Ptolemies and Romans Puts the focus on the longue durée development Offers a thematic and multidisciplinary approach to the subject, bringing together scholars of different disciplines Contains life portraits in which various aspects and themes of people’s daily life in Egypt are discussed Written for academics and students of the Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt period, this Companion offers a guide that is useful for students in the areas of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and New Testament studies.

Noscendi Nilum Cupido

By Eleni Manolaraki
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Isbn : 3110297736
  • Pages : 390
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 598
  • File Pdf: noscendi-nilum-cupido.pdf

Book Summary:

What significations did Egypt have for the Romans a century after Actium and afterwards? How did Greek imperial authors respond to the Roman fascination with the Nile? This book explores Egypt’s aftermath beyond the hostility of Augustan rhetoric, and Greek and Roman topoi of Egyptian “barbarism”. Set against history and material culture, Julio-Claudian, Flavian, Antonine, and Severan authors reveal a multivalent Egypt that defines Rome’s increasingly diffuse identity while remaining a tantalizing tertium quid between Roman Selfhood and foreign Otherness.

Ptolemy's Geography

By Ptolemy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 0691214115
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 406
  • File Pdf: ptolemy-s-geography.pdf

Book Summary:

Ptolemy's Geography is the only book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and one of the most influential scientific works of all time. Written in the second century AD, for more than fifteen centuries it was the most detailed topography of Europe and Asia available and the best reference on how to gather data and draw maps. Ptolemy championed the use of astronomical observation and applied mathematics in determining geographical locations. But more importantly, he introduced the practice of writing down coordinates of latitude and longitude for every feature drawn on a world map, so that someone else possessing only the text of the Geography could reproduce Ptolemy's map at any time, in whole or in part, at any scale. Here Berggren and Jones render an exemplary translation of the Geography and provide a thorough introduction, which treats the historical and technical background of Ptolemy's work, the contents of the Geography, and the later history of the work.

Chaucer Name Dictionary

By Jacqueline de Weever
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135614466
  • Pages : 472
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 997
  • File Pdf: chaucer-name-dictionary.pdf

Book Summary:

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Last Pharaohs

By J. G. Manning
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400831644
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 254
  • File Pdf: the-last-pharaohs.pdf

Book Summary:

The history of Ptolemaic Egypt has usually been doubly isolated--separated both from the history of other Hellenistic states and from the history of ancient Egypt. The Last Pharaohs, the first detailed history of Ptolemaic Egypt as a state, departs radically from previous studies by putting the Ptolemaic state firmly in the context of both Hellenistic and Egyptian history. More broadly still, J. G. Manning examines the Ptolemaic dynasty in the context of the study of authoritarian and premodern states, shifting the focus of study away from modern European nation-states and toward ancient Asian ones. By analyzing Ptolemaic reforms of Egyptian economic and legal structures, The Last Pharaohs gauges the impact of Ptolemaic rule on Egypt and the relationships that the Ptolemaic kings formed with Egyptian society. Manning argues that the Ptolemies sought to rule through--rather than over--Egyptian society. He tells how the Ptolemies, adopting a pharaonic model of governance, shaped Egyptian society and in turn were shaped by it. Neither fully Greek nor wholly Egyptian, the Ptolemaic state within its core Egyptian territory was a hybrid that departed from but did not break with Egyptian history. Integrating the latest research on archaeology, papyrology, theories of the state, and legal history, as well as Hellenistic and Egyptian history, The Last Pharaohs draws a dramatically new picture of Egypt's last ancient state.

Elements of Tragedy in Flavian Epic

By Sophia Papaioannou,Agis Marinis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110709848
  • Pages : 217
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 555
  • File Pdf: elements-of-tragedy-in-flavian-epic.pdf

Book Summary:

In the light of recent scholarly work on tragic patterns and allusions in Flavian epic, the publication of a volume exclusively dedicated to the relationship between Flavian epic and tragedy is timely. The volume, concentrating on the poetic works of Silius Italicus, Statius and Valerius Flaccus, consists of eight original contributions, two by the editors themselves and a further six by experts on Flavian epic. The volume is preceded by an introduction by the editors and it concludes with an ‘Afterword’ by Carole E. Newlands. Among key themes analysed are narrative patterns, strategies or type-scenes that appear to derive from tragedy, the Aristotelian notions of hamartia and anagnorisis, human and divine causation, the ‘transfer’ of individual characters from tragedy to epic, as well as instances of tragic language and imagery. The volume at hand showcases an array of methodological approaches to the question of the presence of tragic elements in epic. Hence, it will be of interest to scholars and students in the area of Classics or Literary Studies focusing on such intergeneric and intertextual connections; it will be also of interest to scholars working on Flavian epic or on the ancient reception of Greek and Roman tragedy.

La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy) : Purgatorio

By Paul S. Bruckman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781456878955
  • Pages : 827
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 255
  • File Pdf: la-divina-commedia.pdf

Book Summary:

This is the second book of a trilogy. Click on the links below to view the other two volumes of the trilogy. LA DIVINA COMMEDIA (THE DIVINE COMEDY) : Inferno LA DIVINA COMMEDIA (THE DIVINE COMEDY) : Paradiso