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The Epic Gaze

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ISBN 13 : 1107016118
Pages : 414 pages
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Cervantes' Epic Novel

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Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN 13 : 1442691158
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Cervantes' Epic Novel PDF Format Full Free by Michael Armstrong-Roche and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2009-05-08 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Miguel de Cervantes conceived his final work, The Labours of Persiles and Sigismunda: A Northern Story (1617), as a great prose epic that would accomplish for its age what Homer and Virgil had done for theirs. And yet, by the eighteenth century Don Quixote had eclipsed Persiles in the favour of readers and writers alike and the later novel is now virtually forgotten except by specialists. This study sets out to help restore Persiles to pride of place within Cervantes's corpus by reading it as the author's summa, as a boldly new kind of prose epic that casts an original light on the major political, religious, social, and literary debates of its era. At the same time it seeks to illuminate how such a lofty and solemn ambition could coexist with Cervantes evident urge to delight. Grounded in the novel's multiple contexts - literature, history and politics, philosophy and theology - and in close reading of the text, Michael Armstrong-Roche aims to reshape our understanding of Persiles within the history of prose fiction and to take part in the ongoing conversation about the relationship between literary and non-literary cultural forms. Ultimately he reveals how Cervantes recast the prose epic, expanding it in new directions to accommodate the great epic themes - politics, love, and religion - to the most urgent concerns of his day.


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War as Spectacle

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ISBN 13 : 1472524535
Pages : 448 pages
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Download War as Spectacle PDF Format Full Free by Anastasia Bakogianni and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-10-22 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: War as Spectacle examines the display of armed conflict in classical antiquity and its impact in the modern world. The contributors address the following questions: how and why was war conceptualized as a spectacle in our surviving ancient Greek and Latin sources? How has this view of war been adapted in post-classical contexts and to what purpose? This collection of essays engages with the motif of war as spectacle through a variety of theoretical and methodological pathways and frameworks. They include the investigation of the portrayal of armed conflict in ancient Greek and Latin Literature, History and Material Culture, as well as the reception of these ancient narratives and models in later periods in a variety of media. The collection also investigates how classical models contribute to contemporary debates about modern wars, including the interrogation of propaganda and news coverage. Embracing an interdisciplinary approach to the study of ancient warfare and its impact, the volume looks at a variety of angles and perspectives, including visual display and its exploitation for political capital, the function of internal and external audiences, ideology and propaganda and the commentary on war made possible by modern media. The reception of the theme in other cultures and eras demonstrates its continued relevance and the way antiquity is used to justify as well as to critique later conflicts.


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Flavian Epic Interactions

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ISBN 13 : 3110314304
Pages : 458 pages
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Download Flavian Epic Interactions PDF Format Full Free by Gesine Manuwald and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2013-08-29 with total page 458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume on the three Flavian epic poets (Valerius Flaccus, Statius and Silius Italicus) for the first time critically engages with a unique set-up in Roman literary history: the survival of four epic poems from the same period (Argonautica; Thebaid, Achilleid; Punica). The interactions of these poems with each other and their contemporary context are explored by over 20 experts and emerging scholars. Topics studied include the political dimension of the epics, their use of epic themes and techniques and their intertextual relationship among each other and to predecessors. The recent upsurge of interest in Flavian epic has been focussed on the analysis of individual works. Looking at these poems together now allows the appreciation of their similarities and nuanced differences in the light of their shared position in literary and political history and gives insights into the literary culture of the period. The different approaches and backgrounds of the contributors ensure the presentation of a range of viewpoints. Together they offer new perspectives to the still increasing readership of Flavian epic poetry but also to anyone interested in the epic genre within Roman literature or other cultures more generally.


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Abused Bodies in Roman Epic

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ISBN 13 : 1108482627
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Abused Bodies in Roman Epic PDF Format Full Free by Andrew M. McClellan and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-07-31 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first full study of corpse mistreatment and funeral violation in Greco-Roman epic poetry, illuminating many major texts.


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Metalepsis

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ISBN 13 : 0192586297
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Metalepsis PDF Format Full Free by Sebastian Matzner and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-08-28 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Metalepsis' is a term from classical rhetoric, but in the twentieth century, it was re-framed more broadly as a crossing of the boundaries that separate distinct narrative worlds. This modern notion of metalepsis, introduced by Gérard Genette, has so far largely been theorized on the basis of examples from post-modern novels and films. Yet metalepsis has a much greater potential to address all sorts of transgressions between 'worlds' or 'levels', not only in post-modern but also pre-modern literature. This volume explores metalepsis in classical antiquity, considering questions such as: if metalepsis consists fundamentally in the breaking down of barriers, what sort of barriers and what sort of transgressions can the concept be fruitfully applied to? Can it be used within approaches other than narratology? Does metalepsis require recognisable levels of reality and fictionality, and if so, what role might be played by other planes, such as the past, the mythical or the divine? What form does metalepsis take in less obviously 'narrative' genres, such as lyric poetry? And how should it be understood in visual media? Reflecting on these questions sheds new light on important dynamics in ancient texts, and advances literary theory by probing how explorations of ancient metalepsis might change, refine, or extend our understanding of the concept itself.


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The epic of Hades, in 3 books. By the author of 'Songs of two worlds'.

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Beware the Evil Eye Volume 2

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ISBN 13 : 1498273661
Pages : 370 pages
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Download Beware the Evil Eye Volume 2 PDF Format Full Free by John H. Elliott and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2016-01-22 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the present volume, Elliott addresses the most extensive sources of Evil Eye belief in antiquity--the cultures of Greece and Rome. In this period, features of the belief found in Mesopotamian and Egyptian sources are expanded to the point where an "Evil Eye belief complex" becomes apparent. This complex of features associated with the Evil Eye--human eye as key organ of information, eye as active not passive, eye as channel of emotion and dispositions, especially envy, arising in the heart, possessors, victims, defensive strategies, and amulets--is essential to an understanding of the literary references to the Evil Eye. This volume, along with chapter 2 of volume 1, sets and illuminates the context for examining Evil Eye belief and practice in the Bible and the biblical communities (the focus of volume 3).


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The Hills of Rome

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ISBN 13 : 1139577085
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Download The Hills of Rome PDF Format Full Free by Caroline Vout and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-09-13 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rome is 'the city of seven hills'. This book examines the need for the 'seven hills' cliché, its origins, development, impact and borrowing. It explores how the cliché relates to Rome's real volcanic terrain and how it is fundamental to how we define this. Its chronological remit is capacious: Varro, Virgil and Claudian at one end, on, through the work of Renaissance antiquarians, to embrace frescoes and nineteenth-century engravings. These artists and authors celebrated the hills and the views from these hills, in an attempt to capture Rome holistically. By studying their efforts, this book confronts the problems of encapsulating Rome and 'cityness' more broadly and indeed the artificiality of any representation, whether a painting, poem or map. In this sense, it is not a history of the city at any one moment in time, but a history of how the city has been, and has to be, perceived.


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Women and War in Roman Epic

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ISBN 13 : 9004443452
Pages : 342 pages
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Texts and Violence in the Roman World

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ISBN 13 : 1108609457
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Download Texts and Violence in the Roman World PDF Format Full Free by Monica R. Gale and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the bites and scratches of lovers and the threat of flogging that hangs over the comic slave, to murder, rape, dismemberment, and crucifixion, violence is everywhere in Latin literature. The contributors to this volume explore the manifold ways in which violence is constructed and represented in Latin poetry and prose from Plautus to Prudentius, examining the interrelations between violence, language, power, and gender, and the narrative, rhetorical, and ideological functions of such depictions across the generic spectrum. How does violence contribute to the pleasure of the text? Do depictions of violence always reinforce status-hierarchies, or can they provoke a reassessment of normative value-systems? Is the reader necessarily complicit with authorial constructions of violence? These are pressing questions both for ancient literature and for film and other modern media, and this volume will be of interest to scholars and students of cultural studies as well as of the ancient world.


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Two Thousand Years of Solitude

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ISBN 13 : 0199603847
Pages : 353 pages
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Download Two Thousand Years of Solitude PDF Format Full Free by Jennifer Ingleheart and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2011-10-20 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid is an interdisciplinary study of the impact of Ovid's banishment upon later Western literature and explores the responses to Ovid's portrait of his life in exile. Two millennia after his banishment, Ovid is still a potent symbol of the punished author, suffering in exile.


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Reading Lucan's Civil War

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Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
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ISBN 13 : 0806178523
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Reading Lucan's Civil War PDF Format Full Free by Paul Roche and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2021-09-09 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born in 39 C.E., the Roman poet Lucan lived during the turbulent reign of the emperor Nero. Prior to his death in 65 C.E., Lucan wrote prolifically, yet beyond some fragments, only his epic poem, the Civil War, has survived. Acclaimed by critics as one of the greatest literary achievements of the Roman Empire, the Civil War is a stirring account of the war between Julius Caesar and the forces of the republican senate led by Pompey the Great. Reading Lucan’s Civil War is the first comprehensive guide to this important poem. Accessible to all readers, it is especially well suited for students encountering the work for the first time. As the editor, Paul Roche, explains in his introduction, the Civil War (alternatively known in Latin as Bellum Civile, De Bello Civili, or Pharsalia) is most likely an unfinished work. Roche places the poem in historical and literary contexts that will be helpful to first-time readers. The volume presents, chapter-by-chapter, essays that cover each of the Civil War’s ten extant books. Five further chapters address topics and issues pertaining to the entire work, including religion and ritual, philosophy, gender dynamics, and Lucan’s relationships to Vergil and Julius Caesar. The contributors to this volume are all expert scholars who have published widely on Lucan’s work and Roman imperial literature. Their essays provide readers with a detailed understanding of and appreciation for the poem’s unique features. The contributors take special care to include translations of all original Latin passages and explain unfamiliar Latin and Greek terms. The volume is enhanced by a map of Lucan’s Roman world and a glossary of key terms.


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Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733

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Publisher : Open Book Publishers
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ISBN 13 : 178374085X
Pages : 260 pages
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Download Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733 PDF Format Full Free by Ingo Gildenhard and published by Open Book Publishers. This book was released on 2016-09-05 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This extract from Ovid's 'Theban History' recounts the confrontation of Pentheus, king of Thebes, with his divine cousin, Bacchus, the god of wine. Notwithstanding the warnings of the seer Tiresias and the cautionary tale of a character Acoetes (perhaps Bacchus in disguise), who tells of how the god once transformed a group of blasphemous sailors into dolphins, Pentheus refuses to acknowledge the divinity of Bacchus or allow his worship at Thebes. Enraged, yet curious to witness the orgiastic rites of the nascent cult, Pentheus conceals himself in a grove on Mt. Cithaeron near the locus of the ceremonies. But in the course of the rites he is spotted by the female participants who rush upon him in a delusional frenzy, his mother and sisters in the vanguard, and tear him limb from limb. The episode abounds in themes of abiding interest, not least the clash between the authoritarian personality of Pentheus, who embodies 'law and order', masculine prowess, and the martial ethos of his city, and Bacchus, a somewhat effeminate god of orgiastic excess, who revels in the delusional and the deceptive, the transgression of boundaries, and the blurring of gender distinctions. This course book offers a wide-ranging introduction, the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Gildenhard and Zissos's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at AS and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Ovid's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.


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Domitian's Rome and the Augustan Legacy

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Publisher : University of Michigan Press
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ISBN 13 : 0472132679
Pages : 344 pages
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Download Domitian's Rome and the Augustan Legacy PDF Format Full Free by Raymond Marks and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2021-09-20 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combines material and literary cultural approaches to the study of the reception of Augustus and his age during the reign of the emperor Domitian


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Valerius Flaccus: Argonautica Book III

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ISBN 13 : 1107037328
Pages : 305 pages
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Download Valerius Flaccus: Argonautica Book III PDF Format Full Free by Valerius Flaccus and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-09-30 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First commentary in English on a book of this Flavian epic tailored to the needs of graduate and undergraduate students.


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From Agent to Spectator

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 3110430096
Pages : 344 pages
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Download From Agent to Spectator PDF Format Full Free by Emily Allen-Hornblower and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2016-03-07 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book looks at witnesses to suffering and death in ancient Greek epic (Homer’s Iliad) and tragedy. Internal spectators abound in both genres, and have received due scholarly attention. The present monograph covers new ground by dealing with a specific subset of characters: those who are put in the position of spectator to (and, often, commentator on) their own deed(s). By their very nature, protagonists are confined to the role of witness to the suffering (or deaths) they have caused only for brief stretches of time — often a single scene or even just the length of a speech — but every instance is of central importance, not just to our understanding of the characters in question, but also to the articulation of fundamental themes within the poetic works under examination. As they shift from the status of agent to that of witness, these protagonists, qua spectators to the consequences of their actions, give voice to, dramatize, and enact the tragic motifs of human helplessness and mortal fallibility that lie at the core of Homeric epic and Greek tragedy and that define the human condition, in a manner that leads the audience looking on to ponder their own.