Selected Epigrams (Wisconsin Studies in Classics) by Martial,Marc Kleijwegt,Susan McLean

By Martial,Marc Kleijwegt,Susan McLean

This vigorous translation safely captures the wit and uncensored bawdiness of the epigrams of Martial, who satirized Roman society, either low and high, within the first century CE. His pithy little poems amuse, but additionally supply bright perception into the area of buyers and consumers, medical professionals and legal professionals, prostitutes, slaves, and social climbers in historic Rome. the choices disguise approximately a 3rd of Martial's 1,500 or so epigrams, augmented via an creation via historian Marc Kleijwegt and informative notes on literary allusion and wordplay by way of translator Susan McLean.

Finalist, Literary Translation Award, PEN heart united states  

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Gesellige Ordnung: Literarische Konzeptionen von geselliger by Caroline Emmelius

By Caroline Emmelius

Die literaturwissenschaftliche Studie untersucht Darstellungen geselliger Kommunikation in der europäischen Literatur des 12. bis sixteen. Jahrhunderts. Sie beschreibt die sozialen Konstellationen und kommunikativen Verfahren (wie erzählen, diskutieren), die gesellige Situationen kennzeichnen. Sie zeigt, dass sich grundlegende Prinzipien von Geselligkeit schon in der mittelalterlichen Literatur ausbilden. Im Zentrum stehen neben Texten der mittelhochdeutschen Literatur die geselligen Entwürfe in zwei Texten Boccaccios (Filocolo, Decameron), die sich für die europäische Literatur des späten Mittelalters als besonders wirkungsmächtig erweisen.

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The Gnat and Other Minor Poems of Virgil by Virgil,Gordon Williams,David R. Slavitt

By Virgil,Gordon Williams,David R. Slavitt

those pleasant poems—by turns whimsical, attractive, and vulgar—seem to have basically survived simply because they have been attributed to Virgil. yet in David R. Slavitt’s ingenious and attractive translations, they stand firmly all alone benefits. Slavitt brings to this little-known physique of verse a clean voice, vividly shooting the tone and magnificence of the originals whereas conveying a full of life experience of fun.

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Plagiarism in Latin Literature by Scott McGill

By Scott McGill

in accordance with critics who charged him with plagiarism, Virgil is related to have answered that it used to be more uncomplicated to thieve Hercules' membership than a line from Homer. This used to be to disclaim the allegations by means of implying that Virgil used to be no plagiarist in any respect, yet an writer who had performed the exertions of creating Homer's fabric his personal. numerous different texts and passages in Latin literature offer extra proof for accusations and denials of plagiarism. Plagiarism in Latin Literature explores very important questions comparable to, how do Roman writers and audio system outline the perform? and the way do the accusations and denials functionality? Scott McGill strikes among various assets, together with Terence, Martial, Seneca the Elder and Macrobius' Virgil feedback to discover those questions. within the strategy, he deals new insights into the background of plagiarism and comparable matters, together with Roman notions of literary estate, authorship and textual reuse.

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Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient by G. R. Boys-Stones

By G. R. Boys-Stones

How heavily do the theoretical notions of "metaphor" and "allegory" constructed via historic rhetoricians mirror the perform of Classical writers? this query is tackled via 11 new papers by means of a group of exceptional teachers. historic theories of metaphor are in comparison with twentieth-century choices; concept is confirmed opposed to perform; and allegory--a particular notwithstanding overlooked function of historic literature and philosophy--is explored opposed to the heritage of the rhetoricians' declare that it truly is one type of metaphor.

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L’elogio della sconfitta: Un trattato inedito di Teodoro by Marco Di Branco,Angelo Izzo

By Marco Di Branco,Angelo Izzo

Il manoscritto 11042 della Bibliothèque Royale di Bruxelles contiene due trattati del marchese di Monferrato Teodoro Paleologo (1291 ca.-1338), conservatici solo nella versione francese del traduttore normanno Jehan de Vignay. Il primo è un famoso scritto sull’arte militare e di governo, mentre il secondo, di cui qui si presenta l’editio princeps e una traduzione italiana, è un breve testo contenente riflessioni personali di Teodoro.
A dispetto del titolo, non si tratta di un tentativo di analisi socioeconomica della realtà del pace. In effetti, l’autore si concentra soprattutto sulla condanna della ricchezza in quanto story, che lo conduce all’affermazione dell’assoluta impossibilità di conciliare etica e prassi politica: abbandonata in keeping with sempre los angeles speranza di ottenere le insegne della monarchia universale, Teodoro trasfigura il proprio personale fallimento in un duro atto di accusa verso l’ingiustizia del mondo. Un piccolo classico “eterodosso” del pensiero politico bizantino.

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Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, An (Notre by John Henry Cardinal Newman,Ian Ker

By John Henry Cardinal Newman,Ian Ker

An Essay at the improvement of Christian Doctrine, reprinted from the 1878 version, “is rightly considered as some of the most seminal theological works ever to be written,” states Ian Ker in his foreword to this 6th version. “It remains,” Ker keeps, "the vintage textual content for the theology of the advance of doctrine, a department of theology which has turn into specially vital within the ecumenical era.” John Henry Cardinal Newman starts off the Essay via defining how real advancements in doctrine ensue. He then provides a sweeping attention of the expansion of doctrine within the Catholic Church from the time of the Apostles to his personal period. He demonstrates that the fundamental “rule” lower than which Christianity proceeded during the centuries is to be present in the primary of improvement, and he emphasizes that during the complete lifetime of the Church this precept has been in impression and safeguards the religion from any corruption.

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The Stag of Love: The Chase in Medieval Literature by Marcelle Thiébaux

By Marcelle Thiébaux

A game and an army workout, looking concerned competitive motion with guns and canines, and pursuit to the purpose of wrestle and killing, for the sake of game, foodstuff or conquest. The Stag of Love explores the physique of erotic metaphor that constructed from the search including Ovid's flourishing legacies.

While representing various human event, the metaphor reveals its dominant expression within the literature of affection. As Marcelle Thiébaux demonstrates, the hunt's disciplined violence represented sexual wish, in addition to options and humanities for purchasing love, the thrill of affection, and love's raising mystique. The style gave upward push to a lavish imagery of footprints and monitoring, arrows, nets, canine and leashes, wounds, dismemberment and blood, that continued to Shakespeare's day.

Thiébaux opens with an account of a medieval chase and its ceremonies. She introduces hunt manuals that outlined and gentrified the game, in levels from the party's departure to the ferocity of the fight to the animal's demise. those levels tailored conveniently to narrative constructions within the love chase, exhibiting pursuit, war of words with the loved, and consummation. In English literature, Thiébaux considers Beowulf, Aefric's Life of Saint Eustace, Sir Gawain and the fairway Knight, and the works of Chaucer. inside continental ecu literature, she discusses Aucassin and Nicolete, Chrétien de Troyes' Erec, Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan, the Nibelungenlied, and Wolfram von Eschenbach's works. She concludes with a scrutiny of newly recovered or little-known narratives of the 13th, fourteenth and 15th centuries.

Originally released in 1974, The Stag of Love brings to lifestyles a topic of perennial curiosity to medievalists, and to all readers intrigued via the innovative remedy of affection within the Western world.

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Son of Classics and Comics (Classical Presences) by George Kovacs,C. W. Marshall

By George Kovacs,C. W. Marshall

Wonder girl. Asterix the Gaul. Watchmen. those renowned comics, etc, use classical assets, narrative styles, and references to counterpoint their ingenious worlds and deepen the tales they current. This quantity explores that wealthy interplay. Son of Classics and Comics offers 13 unique reviews of representations of the traditional global within the medium of comics. development at the starting place confirmed through their groundbreaking Classics and Comics (2011), George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall have accrued a variety of essays with a brand new, international standpoint. Chapters are helpfully grouped to facilitate lecture room use, with sections on receptions of Homer, on manga, on Asterix, and at the feel of a "classic" within the smooth international. All Greek and Latin passages are translated. Lavishly illustrated, the quantity considerably widens the variety of obtainable experiences at the reception of the Greek and Roman worlds in comics, and deepens our knowing of comics as a literary medium. Son of Classics and Comics will attract scholars and students of classical reception in addition to comics fans.

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The City as Comedy: Society and Representation in Athenian by Gregory W. Dobrov

By Gregory W. Dobrov

those 13 essays mix classical students' curiosity in theatrical construction with a growing to be interdisciplinary inquiry into the city contexts of literary construction. Taking as their departure aspect the yearly comedian competitions on the Athenian dramatic gala's, the members research how the polis--as a spot, a political entity, a particular social association, and a collection of ideological representations--was enacted on level from the center of the 5th century B.C. in the course of the fourth.

Applying a number of serious methods to Athenian comedy, those essays are grouped round 3 extensive different types: utopianism, fissures within the social cloth, and the recent polis of fourth-century comedy. The participants discover the sociopolitical and fabric contexts of the works mentioned and hint the style into the fourth century, whilst it underwent profound adjustments. at the same time a learn of classical Greek literature and an research of cultural construction, this assortment unearths how for 2 centuries Athens itself used to be reworked, staged as comedy, and, finally, formed through modern fabric, social, and ideological forces.

The individuals are Elizabeth Bobrick, Gregory Crane, Gregory Dobrov, Malcolm Heath, Jeffrey Henderson, Timothy P. Hofmeister, Thomas okay. Hubbard, David Konstan, Heinz-GAnther Nesselrath, Frank Romer, Ralph M. Rosen, Niall W. Slater, and John Wilkins.

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