The Athenian Murders

Author: José Carlos Somoza

Publisher: Little Brown GBR

ISBN: 9780349116181

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 314

View: 8896

THE ATHENIAN MURDERS is a brilliant, very entertaining and absolutely original literary mystery, revolving round two intertwined riddles. In classical Athens, one of the pupils of Plato's Academy is found dead. His idealistic teacher suspects that this wasn't an accident and asks Herakles, known as the 'Decipherer of Enigmas', to investigate the death and ultimately a dark, irrational and subversive cult. The second plot unfolds in parallel through the footnotes of the translator of the text. As he proceeds with his work, he becomes increasingly convinced that the original author has hidden a second meaning, which can be brought to light by interpreting certain repeated words and images. As the main plot and also the translation of the manuscript advances, there are certain sinister coincidences, and it seems that the text is addressing him personally and in an increasingly menacing manner... THE ATHENIAN MURDERS constitutes a highly compelling, entertaining and intelligent game about the different ways we can see and read reality, about our refusal to take things 'as they are' and our need to interpret hidden meanings into everyday life.

The Gentle, Jealous God

Reading Euripides' Bacchae in English

Author: Simon Perris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472511204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 490

Euripides' Bacchae is the magnum opus of the ancient world's most popular dramatist and the most modern, perhaps postmodern, of Greek tragedies. Twentieth-century poets and playwrights have often turned their hand to Bacchae, leaving the play with an especially rich and varied translation history. It has also been subjected to several fashions of criticism and interpretation over the years, all reflected in, influencing, and influenced by translation. The Gentle, Jealous God introduces the play and surveys its wider reception; examines a selection of English translations from the early 20th century to the early 21st, setting them in their social, intellectual, and cultural context; and argues, finally, that Dionysus and Bacchae remain potent cultural symbols even now. Simon Perris presents a fascinating cultural history of one of world theatre's landmark classics. He explores the reception of Dionysus, Bacchae, and the classical ideal in a violent and turmoil-ridden era. And he demonstrates by example that translation matters, or should matter, to readers, writers, actors, directors, students, and scholars of ancient drama.

Literary Territories: Cartographical Thinking in Late Antiquity

Author: Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190493348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 4543

Literary Territories introduces readers to a wide range of literature from 200-900 CE in which geography is a defining principle of literary art. From accounts of Holy Land pilgrimage, to Roman mapmaking, to the systematization of Ptolemys scientific works, Literary Territories argues that forms of literature that were conceived and produced in very different environments and for different purposes in Late Antiquity nevertheless shared an aesthetic sensibility which treated the classical inhabited world, the oikoumene, as a literary metaphor for the collection and organization of knowledge. This type of cartographical thinking stresses the world of knowledge that is encapsulated in the literary archive. The archival aesthetic coincided with an explosion of late antique travel and Christian pilgrimage which in itself suggests important unifying themes between visual and textual conceptions of space. Indeed, by the end of Late Antiquity the geographical mode appears in nearly every type of writing in multiple Christian languages (Greek, Latin, Syriac, and others). The diffusion of cartographical thinking throughout the real-world oikoumene, now the Christian Roman Empire, was a fundamental intellectual trajectory of Late Antiquity.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 4743

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Opfergaben

Thriller

Author: Jeffrey Siger

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641046890

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5233

Eine scheinbar idyllische Insel, rituelle Morde und ein Kommissar, der gegen alle Widerstände einen Serienkiller stoppen muss Als Kommissar Andreas Kaldis unfreiwillig von Athen auf die Insel Mykonos versetzt wird, ist er sich sicher, dass seine Tage bei der Mordkommission gezählt sind. Denn wo sollte hier, im Urlaubsparadies, das Verbrechen lauern? Doch der Alptraum beginnt, als die sterblichen Überreste einer jungen Frau gefunden werden – einer Touristin, die auf rituelle Weise ermordet wurde. Als kurz darauf erneut eine junge Touristin verschwindet, kann Kaldis förmlich spüren, dass der Killer sie in seiner Gewalt hat und nur darauf wartet, sie seinem grausamen Ritual zu unterziehen ...

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 4

Fourth Annual Collection

Author: Ed Gorman,Martin H. Greenberg

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429974394

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 8740

More than 200,000 words of the best mystery and suspense fiction from around the world The world's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Each year, editors Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg cast their net far and wide, across the seas, throughout the world to catch the best-the most suspenseful, most original, intriguing, confounding, downright entertaining stories of crime and mystery. Edgar winners from the U.S., Silver Dagger winners from the U.K., and stories from elsewhere as well come together here in a bountiful crop of great stories by the best in the business, including Lawrence Block - Jon L. Breen - Stanley Cohen - Bill Crider - Jeffery Deaver - Jeremiah Healy - Clark Howard - Susan Isaacs - John Lutz - Sharyn McCrumb - Ralph McInerny - Anne Perry - Bill Pronzini - Donald E. Westlake and many others. This book's a killer! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Die Pflanzenmalerin

Roman

Author: Martin Davies,Barbara Heller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570008881

Category:

Page: 315

View: 3432

Der Biologe Fitzgerald erhält den Auftrag, das einzigartige Exemplar des ausgestopften Vogels Ulieta zu finden, das vor 200 Jahren der Naturforscher Banks der Pflanzenmalerin Mary zur Erinnerung an ihre Liebe geschenkt hat. Bald merkt Fitzgerald, dass es um viel Geld geht und dass nicht nur er an dem Vogel interesiert ist.

Motherless Brooklyn

erzähl deine Geschichte im Gehen ; Roman

Author: Jonathan Lethem

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783932170485

Category:

Page: 370

View: 1147

Bibliotheca Classica

Or, a Classical Dictionary, Containing a Copious Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors

Author: John Lemprière,William Park

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical dictionaries

Page: 780

View: 6379

Annotated Books Received

A Supplement of Translation Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English imprints

Page: N.A

View: 3695

Bibliotheca Classica, Or, A Classical Dictionary

Containing a Full Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Antient Authors : with Tables of Coins, Weights, and Measures in Use Among the Greeks and Romans : to which is Now Prefixed a Chronological Table

Author: John Lemprière

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical dictionaries

Page: 860

View: 3136

Die dreizehnte Dame

Roman

Author: José Carlos Somoza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548605821

Category:

Page: 495

View: 2182

Crimina

Author: Kai Brodersen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938032039

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 239

View: 9527

Antike und moderne Demokratie

Author: Moses I. Finley,Arnaldo Momigliano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150099667

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 144

View: 999

Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander

The Evidence

Author: Joseph Roisman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118300955

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 1501

With fresh, new translations and extensive introductions andannotations, this sourcebook provides an inclusive and integratedview of Greek history, from Homer to Alexander the Great. New translations of original sources are contextualized byinsightful introductions and annotations Includes a range of literary, artistic and material evidencefrom the Homeric, Archaic and Classical Ages Focuses on important developments as well as specific themes tocreate an integrated perspective on the period Links the political and social history of the Greeks to theirintellectual accomplishments Includes an up-to-date bibliography of seminal scholarship An accompanying website offers additional evidence andexplanations, as well as links to useful online resources

The Greek World 479-323 BC

Author: Simon Hornblower

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136831258

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 8643

The Greek World 479-323 BC has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication nearly thirty years ago. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively revised and partly rewritten his original text, bringing it up-to-date for yet another generation of readers. In particular, this fourth edition takes full account of recent and detailed scholarship on Greek poleis across the Hellenic world, allowing for further development of the key theme of regional variety across the Mediterranean and beyond. Other extensive changes include a new sub-chapter on Islands, a completely updated bibliography, and revised citation of epigraphic material relating to the fourth-century BC. With valuable coverage of the broader Mediterranean world in which Greek culture flourished, as well as close examination of Athens, Sparta, and the other great city-states of Greece itself, this fourth edition of a classic work is a more essential read than ever before.

What Do I Read Next? 2002

Author: Gale Group,Neil Barron

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787652951

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 712

View: 9379

Contains descriptions of 1,201 books in nine fiction genres published in late 2001 and 2002, each including the author or editor's name, publication information, story type, major characters, subject, plot summary, and lists of reviews and other books by the same writer; arranged alphabetically by author in each genre section.

Die Apostelin

Ein Fall für Mary und Sherlock

Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732536149

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

View: 6364

England, 1923: Mary Russell und Sherlock Holmes haben geheiratet und leben in den Sussex Downs. Doch die Ruhe ist nicht von langer Dauer: Sie bekommen Besuch von der Archäologin Dorothy Ruskin, die in Palästina eine geheimnisvolle Pergamentrolle entdeckt hat. Der Inhalt ist höchst brisant, denn die Schrift enthält Informationen über die biblische Maria Magdalena und führt schnell zu Unruhen in der christlichen Glaubensgemeinschaft. Als Ruskin plötzlich stirbt, wird es auch für Mary und Sherlock gefährlich. Denn der kaltblütige Mörder heftet sich jetzt an ihre Fersen ... Laurie R. King stellt Sherlock Holmes in ihrer Mary-Russell-Reihe eine weibliche Assistentin an die Seite, die ihm intellektuell ebenbürtig ist und die eine erfrischende neue Perspektive auf den berühmtesten Detektiv der Welt bietet. Jetzt als eBook bei beTHRILLED. "Laurie King hat eine wundervoll originelle und unterhaltsame Geschichte geschrieben, die zugleich witzig, herzergreifend und spannend ist." -Booklist