The Georgics of Virgil

Author: David Ferry

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466895063

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

View: 6343

John Dryden called Virgil's Georgics, written between 37 and 30 B.C.E., "the best poem by the best poet." The poem, newly translated by the poet and translator David Ferry, is one of the great songs, maybe the greatest we have, of human accomplishment in difficult--and beautiful--circumstances, and in the context of all we share in nature. The Georgics celebrates the crops, trees, and animals, and, above all, the human beings who care for them. It takes the form of teaching about this care: the tilling of fields, the tending of vines, the raising of the cattle and the bees. There's joy in the detail of Virgil's descriptions of work well done, and ecstatic joy in his praise of the very life of things, and passionate commiseration too, because of the vulnerability of men and all other creatures, with all they have to contend with: storms, and plagues, and wars, and all mischance.

The Georgics and Eclogues of Virgil

Translated Into English Verse by Theodore Chickering Williams, with an Introduction by George Herbert Palmer

Author: Virgil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 166

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Writings from Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141395966

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 1501

'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered.' The fascination Ancient Egypt holds in our minds has many sources, but at the heart of it lie hieroglyphics. This extraordinary writing system was for many years seen as the ultimate challenge and puzzle before finally being cracked in the 1820s. Preserved carved in stone or inked on papyri, hieroglyphic writings give a unique insight into an awe-inspiring but also deeply mysterious culture. Toby Wilkinson has translated a rich selection of pieces, ranging from accounts of battles to hymns to stories to royal proclamations. This book is both very enjoyable and an essential resource for anyone wanting to study one of humankind's great civilizations.

The Cambridge Companion to Virgil

Author: Charles Martindale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521498852

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 3440

Twenty-one essays intended to provide an `indispensble reference book' to accompany the study of Virgil. Contributions include: Aspects of Virgil's reception in antiquity ( R. J. Tarrant ); The Vergil commentary of Servius ( Don Fowler ); The Eclogues ( Charles Martindale ); Virgilian epic ( Duncan F. Kennedy ); Virgil and the cosmos: religious and philosopjical ideas ( Susanna Morton Braund ); Virgil's style ( James O'Hara ); Sexuality and gender in Virgil's poetry ( Ellen Oliensis ); Virgil and tragedy ( Philip Hardie ).

Australian Books in Print 1999

2 Volumes

Author: K G Saur Books

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9781864520255

Category: Reference

Page: 2200

View: 4658

Whether you're looking for a book published in Australia, about Australia, or written by an Australian, you're sure to find it in Australian Books in Print. All together, some 80,000 active titles -- fiction, nonfiction, juvenile, adult, professional, large format, and standard size -- are indexed by title, author, and keyword. To facilitate ordering, 11,000 Australian publishers and distributors are profiled by name, address, personnel, sales terms, and more. Information on local agents of overseas publishers, Australian representation, associations, literary awards, and book series is also provided.

Bucolic Ecology

Virgil's Eclogues and the Environmental Literary Tradition

Author: Timothy Saunders

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472521102

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 5989

Beginning in outer space and ending up among the atoms, "Bucolic Ecology" illustrates how these poems repeatedly turn to the natural world in order to define themselves and their place in the literary tradition. It argues that the 'Eclogues' find there both a sequence of analogies for their own poetic processes and a map upon which can be located other landmarks in Greco-Roman literature. Unlike previous studies of this kind, "Bucolic Ecology" does not attribute to Virgil a predominantly Romantic conception of nature and its relationship to poetry, but by adopting such differing approaches to the physical world as astronomy, geography, topography, landscape and ecology, it offers an account of the Eclogues that emphasises their range and complexity and reaffirms their innovation and audacity.

Reading Rivers in Roman Literature and Culture

Author: Prudence J. Jones

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739112403

Category: Philosophy

Page: 123

View: 7882

This study examines rivers as a literary phenomenon, particularly in the poetry of Vergil. It first considers the Greco-Roman understanding of the river in its primary symbolic roles, cosmological, ritual and ethnographical, and then analyzes the river as a literary device, arguing that descriptions of rivers in Roman poetry are, in many cases, a form of authorial comment on the progress or structure of a narrative.

Virgil in the Renaissance

Author: David Scott Wilson-Okamura

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521198127

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 299

View: 4240

"The disciplines of classical scholarship were established in their modern form between 1300 and 1600, and Virgil was a test case for many of them. This book is concerned with what became of Virgil in this period, how he was understood, and how his poemswere recycled. What did readers assume about Virgil in the long decades between Dante and Sidney, Petrarch and Spenser, Boccaccio and Ariosto? Which commentators had the most influence? What story, if any, was Virgil's Eclogues supposed to tell? What wasthe status of his Georgics? Which parts of his epic attracted the most imitators? Building on specialized scholarship of the last hundred years, this book provides a panoramic synthesis of what scholars and poets from across Europe believed they could know about Virgil's life and poetry"--Provided by publisher.

The Shadow of Callimachus

Studies in the Reception of Hellenistic Poetry at Rome

Author: Richard Hunter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139463152

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8260

Through a series of critical readings this book builds a picture of the Roman reaction to, and adoption of, the Greek poetry of the last three pre-Christian centuries. Although the poetry of the greatest figure of Greek poetry after Alexander, Callimachus of Cyrene, and his contemporaries stands at the heart of the book, the individual studies embrace the full scope of what remains of Hellenistic poetry, both high literary productions and the more marginal poetry, such as that in honour of the great goddess Isis. The singularity of the poetry of Catullus and Virgil, of Horace and the elegists, emerges as more rich and complex than has hitherto been appreciated. Individual studies concern the poets' declared attitudes to their own work, the figure of Dionysus/Bacchus and the poetry of world conquest, the creation of similes, and the conversion of Greek bucolic into Latin pastoral.

Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Author: William Allan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019164336X

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 8470

From popular histories through to reworkings of classical subject matter by contemporary poets, dramatists, and novelists, the classical world and the masterpieces of its literature continue to fascinate readers and audiences in a huge variety of media. In this Very Short Introduction, William Allan explores what the 'classics' are and why they continue to shape our Western concepts of literature. Presenting a range of material from both Greek and Latin literature, he illustrates the variety and sophistication of these works, and considers examples from all the major genres. Ideal for the general reader interested in works of classic literature, as well as students at A-Level and University, this is a lively and lucid guide to the major authors and literary forms of the ancient period. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Virgil

a poet in Augustan Rome

Author: James Morwood

Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780521689441

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 161

View: 7430

A series of texts in Classical Civilisation, encompassing literary, historical and philosophical subjects.

The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature

Author: Peter E. Knox,J. C. McKeown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199910723

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 5932

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.

Virgil's Aeneid

A Reader's Guide

Author: David Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470777311

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

View: 2513

Written by eminent scholar David O. Ross, this guide helps readers to engage with the poetry, thought, and background of Virgil’s great epic, suggesting both the depth and the beauty of Virgil’s poetic images and the mental images with which the Romans lived. Guides readers through the complexity of Virgil’s poetic style and imagery All extracts are translated, with original Latin given when necessary Provides useful historical and social context in which to understand the poem as it was viewed in its time Includes short introductions to important topics such as Roman religion and the Roman concept of ‘character’ Features a helpful appendix which clarifies how to read and hear the poem's Latin hexameter

Vergil's Georgics

Author: Katharina Volk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199542937

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 281

View: 731

A collection of ten classic essays on Vergil's Georgics, written between 1970 and 1999. The contributions represent recent developments in Vergilian scholarship, and are placed in context in a specially written Introduction.

A Glossary of Literary Terms

Author: M.H. Abrams,Geoffrey Harpham

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285974514

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 7556

First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

destressifying

Author: Davidji

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401948014

Category: Self-Help

Page: 312

View: 2601

It’s pernicious . . . it’s diabolical . . . it creeps into every moment of our lives. It influences our relationships, impacts our body, works its way into our conversations, sparks non-nourishing behaviors, and forces us to do things we’d never want to do. It’s infectious; it’s relentless . . . it’s stress! We all know it. We all experience it. It’s the human condition – but through this book, you will learn to transcend it. Drawing on decades of experience working with individuals in extreme, high-pressure situations – including business leaders, world-class athletes, members of the military, Special Forces, and those in crisis – davidji will show you how to handle any type of stress that life throws at you. With his trademark easy-to-understand and entertaining writing style, he will transform your understanding of stress using time-tested techniques; cutting-edge science; real-world, practical applications; and in-the-moment stress busters. How you respond to the world around you determines the fabric of your life – and one read of destressifying will enhance your performance at work, at home, and in the face of daily surprises. This book will allow you to determine the speed at which life comes at you and guide you to deeper fulfillment, greater empowerment, and true peace of mind.

Vergil's Eclogues. Edited by Katharina Volk

Author: Katharina Volk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199202931

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 293

View: 7923

A collection of ten classic essays on Vergil's Eclogues, written between 1970 and 1999. The contributions represent recent developments in Vergilian scholarship, and are placed in context in a specially written introduction.