Download The Art of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria by Roy Gibson, Steven Green, Alison Sharrock PDF

By Roy Gibson, Steven Green, Alison Sharrock

The artwork of Love celebrates the bi-millennium of Ovid's cycle of subtle and subversive didactic poems on love, normally assumed to were dropped at crowning glory round advert 2. Ars Amatoria (The paintings of Love) and Remedia Amoris (Cures for Love), which purport to educate younger Roman women and men how you can be solid enthusiasts, have been in part liable for the poet's exile from Rome less than the emperor Augustus. None the fewer they exerted nice impression over old and later love poetry. this can be the 1st assortment in English dedicated to the poems, and brings jointly some of the top figures within the box of Latin literature and Ovidian reviews from the British Isles, Germany, Italy, and the us. It bargains a variety of views at the poetics, politics, and erotics of the poems, starting with a serious survey of contemporary learn, and concluding with papers at the historical, medieval, and sleek reception of the poems.

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Download Masters of Roman Prose. From Cato to Apuleius: by Michael von Albrecht PDF

By Michael von Albrecht

During this commented anthology of Latin prose, Michael von Albrecht selects texts from a span of Roman literature overlaying 4 centuries. A precis of the contents will point out its diversity and diversity: M. Porcius Cato (the preface to De agricultura , a passage from the speech for the Rhodians of 167 B.C., and a piece from the Origines ); republican oratory (C. Gracchus, from De legibus promulgatis of 122 B.C. and Cicero from In Verrem II ); Caesar as orator and historian; passages of Sallust; a comparability of Claudius Quadrigarius and Livy as historiographers; philosophical texts from Cicero and the more youthful Seneca; and chapters on Petronius, Tacitus, Pliny the more youthful, and Apuleius. the strategy of the publication is sensible, in accordance with real interpretation of particular texts instead of on literary thought (ancient or modern). each one textual content (printed first in Latin after which in English) is via a close and versatile dialogue, someplace among essay and observation. No set development is imposed - quite the character of the textual content governs the form of its research - yet Professor von Albrecht's vibrant scholarly exposition covers so much dimensions of the artwork of Latin prose-writing. The book's number of texts and shut remedy of particular Latin passages make it a great coursebook for the learn of Latin prose. yet at the back of its accessibility lies scholarship of the top order: Professor von Albrecht's exemplary erudition finds itself within the large annotation underpinning his major textual content; and researchers in any of the fields lined through Latin prose-writers - philosophy, politics, historical past, letters, functional handbooks, leisure - will locate this booklet a important source. This booklet was once initially released in German ( Meister romischer Prosa von Cato bis Apuleius , 1971). it's been thoroughly and sympathetically translated through Neil Adkin.

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Download Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages by Bernhard Bischoff PDF

By Bernhard Bischoff

First released in 1979, this paintings, via the best residing authority on medieval palaeography, bargains the main complete and updated account in any language of the historical past of Latin script. It incorporates a targeted account of the position of the publication in cultural background from antiquity to the Renaissance and descriptions the background of e-book illumination. through environment the advance of Latin script in its cultural context, it presents an unrivalled creation to the character of medieval Latin tradition.

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Download Images of Eternal Beauty in Verse Inscriptions of the by Andrzej Wypustek PDF

By Andrzej Wypustek

In 'Images of everlasting good looks in Funerary Verse Inscriptions of the Hellenistic and Greco-Roman sessions Andrzej Wypustek presents a research of varied varieties of poetic heroization that grew to become more and more frequent in Greek funerary epigram.

The deceased have been offered as without end younger heroes, oblivious of outdated age and demise, as stars shining with an everlasting brightness in heavens or in Ether, or because the ones selected via the gods, kidnapped by means of them to their domestic within the heavens or married to them within the different global (following the examples of Ganymede, Adonis, Hylas and Persephone). the writer demonstrates that, for all their range, the typical characteristic of those verse inscriptions used to be the compliment of fantastic thing about the useless.

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Download The Book of Pontiffs of the Church of Ravenna by Agnellus, Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis PDF

By Agnellus, Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis

Agnellus' Liber pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis (Book of Pontiffs of the Church of Ravenna), written within the 9th century, is a vital resource for the examine of Italian heritage from the fourth to the 9th centuries. Agnellus turns out to were a well-born priest within the church of Ravenna, and his paintings is strongly coloured by means of his own reviews. He wrote the ebook to illustrate strongly-held reviews. One was once the apostolicity and independence of the Ravennate archbishopric; the opposite used to be the ethical decline of contemporary bishops and their erosion of clerical rights. utilizing the framework of a sequence of biographies of the bishops of his see, Agnellus provides his hugely idiosyncratic view of historical past. The paintings is full of anecdotes, miracle tales, and mini-sermons, in addition to information regarding old occasions and inventive and architectural patronage, all of that have made it a useful resource for these drawn to early medieval Italy.

Ravenna's heyday used to be within the 5th via 8th centuries, while it used to be the capital first of the western Roman empire, then of the dominion of the Ostrogoths, and at last of the Byzantine exarchate of Italy. by the point Agnellus used to be writing, the town and its leaders have been suffering to keep up strength and status within the new Carolingian regime. Agnellus' paintings is generally used as a resource of data concerning the extra illustrious previous, and it's been in particular valuable to artwork historians who examine the impressive monuments that also live to tell the tale in Ravenna. even if, it additionally offers an important information regarding the Carolingian international during which Agnellus lived, a time whilst the marvels of Ravenna have been being copied or actually carried off via emperors who sought to recreate Ravenna's imperial splendor.

This translation makes this attention-grabbing textual content available for the 1st time to an English-speaking viewers. a considerable advent to Agnellus and his composition of the textual content is integrated in addition to an entire bibliography. The maps revealed within the ebook also are to be had on the internet .

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis is a traveling Lecturer within the Departments of heritage and artwork heritage at Indiana college. She has ready the definitive Latin textual content of the paintings, in an effort to be released through Brepols. She can also be the editor of Historiography within the heart Ages.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:

"This quantity is far greater than a translation of Agnellus's Liber pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis. It comprises what quantities to a massive brief monograph in this early medieval textual content, as well as vast and cautious annotation. As such, it really is a massive contribution to scholarship on early medieval Italian ecclesiastical background. . . . a really good performed quantity that makes a considerable contribution to scholarship in different components: the research of early medieval texts, the creative and architectural background of Ravenna, and the ecclesiastical style of gesta episcoporum. "―Maureen C. Miller, Catholic ancient Review

"Deliyannis is to be congratulated for generating the 1st complete English translation of the most resource for early medieval Ravenna. Her model of a regularly convoluted and imprecise Latin textual content is actual and lucid and is complemented by way of a wide-ranging introduction.Finally a particular, acerbic and sometimes fun paintings which vividly illuminates not just inventive and ecclesiastical advancements but in addition the mentalities of early medieval churchmen and their city congregations has been made available to a large viewers of students and students."―Thomas S. Brown, college of Edinburgh

"This is a vital and extremely necessary Latin textual content, and its translation is very major. . . . The scholarship is impressively sound. Deliyannis demonstrates an awesome mastery of a few

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Download Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of by Simon Hornblower PDF

By Simon Hornblower

Simon Hornblower argues for a dating among Thucydides and Pindar no longer up to now said in glossy scholarship. He argues that historic critics have been correct to notice stylistic similarities among those nice exponents of the "severe variety" in prose and verse. partially One he explores the heritage of epinikian poetry and athletics, the values shared via the 2 authors, and faith and colonization myths, and offers a geographically geared up survey of Pindar's Mediterranean global, exploiting onomastic facts. half comprises an research of Thucydides' account of the Olympic video games of 420 BC; discussions of the 4 elements of Thucydides' historical past of their relation to Pindar; statements of process, excursuses, speeches, and narrative, particularly the Sicilian books; and a stylistic-literary comparability of Thucydides and Pindar.

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Download A Byzantine Book on Dream Interpretation: The Oneirocriticon by Maria V Mavroudi PDF

By Maria V Mavroudi

This quantity discusses the so-called Oneirocriticon of Achmet, crucial Byzantine paintings on dream interpretation which used to be written in Greek within the tenth century and has significantly encouraged next dreambooks in Byzantine Greek, Medieval Latin, and glossy eu languages. by way of evaluating the Oneirocriticon with the 2nd-century A.D. dreambook of Artemidoros (translated into Arabic within the ninth century) and 5 medieval Arabic dreambooks, this research demonstrates that the Oneirocriticon is a Christian Greek adaption of Islamic Arabic fabric and that the similarities among it and Artemidoros are end result of the impact of Artemidoros at the Arabic assets of the Byzantine paintings. The Oneirocriticon's textual culture, its language, the identities of its writer and purchaser, and its place between different Byzantine translations from Arabic into Greek also are investigated.

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Download Theocritus and the Invention of Fiction by Mark Payne PDF

By Mark Payne

The bucolic Idylls of Theocritus are the 1st literature to invent an absolutely fictional international that's not a picture of truth yet an alternative choice to it. it really is thereby exotic from the opposite Idylls and from Hellenistic poetry as a complete. This publication examines those poems within the gentle of historic and smooth conceptions of fictionality. It explores how entry to this fictional global is mediated through shape and the way this international looks as an item of hope for the characters inside of it. The argument culminates in a clean examining of Idyll 7, the place Professor Payne discusses the come across among writer and fictional construction within the poem and its value for the later pastoral culture. shut readings of Theocritus, Callimachus, Hermesianax and the Lament for Bion are supplemented with parallels from sleek modern fiction and a longer dialogue of the heteronymic poetry of Fernando Pessoa.

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Download Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor Book: Metamorphosing by Lindsay Ann Reid PDF

By Lindsay Ann Reid

Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor publication examines the ancient and the fictionalized reception of Ovid's poetry within the literature and books of Tudor England. It does so during the research of a selected set of Ovidian narratives-namely, these about the protean heroines of the Heroides and Metamorphoses. within the overdue medieval and Renaissance eras, Ovid's poetry inspired the vernacular imaginations of authors starting from Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower to Isabella Whitney, William Shakespeare, and Michael Drayton. Ovid's English proteges replicated and extended upon the Roman poet's particular and often remarked 'bookishness' of their personal diversifications of his works. concentrating on the postclassical discourses that Ovid's poetry inspired, Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor ebook engages with shiny present debates in regards to the booklet as fabric item because it explores the Ovidian-inspired mythologies and bibliographical aetiologies that proficient the sixteenth-century production, replica, and illustration of books. extra, writer Lindsay Ann Reid's discussions of Ovidianism supply substitute versions for pondering the dynamics of reception, version, and imitatio.While there's a tremendous physique of released paintings on Ovid and Chaucer in addition to at the ubiquitous Ovidianism of the 1590s, there was relatively little scholarship on Ovid's reception among those eras. Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor publication starts off to fill this hole among the a long time of Chaucer and Shakespeare via dedicating recognition to the literature of the early Tudor period. In so doing, this publication additionally contributes to present discussions surrounding medieval/Renaissance periodization.

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