Much Ado about Religion (Clay Sanskrit Library) by Bhatta Jayanta, Csaba Dezső

By Bhatta Jayanta, Csaba Dezső

This play satirizes a number of religions in Kashmir and their position within the politics of King Shankaravarman (883–902). The top personality is a tender and dynamic orthodox graduate, whose occupation starts off as a wonderful crusade opposed to the heretic Buddhists, Jains, and different delinquent sects. by way of the top of the play he realizes that the pursuits of the monarch don't inspire such inquisitional rigor.Unique in Sanskrit literature, Jay?nta Bhatta's play, a lot Ado approximately faith, is a curious mix of fiction and background, of scathing satire and fascinating philosophical argumentation. The play satirizes numerous religions in Kashmir and their position within the politics of King Sh?nkara·varman (883-902 CE). The major personality, Sank?rshana, is a tender and dynamic orthodox graduate of Vedic reviews, whose profession starts off as an excellent crusade opposed to the heretic Buddhists, Jains and different delinquent sects.Co-published via long island collage Press and the JJC FoundationFor extra in this name and different titles within the Clay Sanskrit sequence, please stopover at http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

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The Poetic Edda: Volume II: Mythological Poems by Ursula Dronke

By Ursula Dronke

This new version of mythological poems from the Poetic Edda takes the reader deep into the mind's eye of the Viking poets (c.1000 AD). atmosphere textual content and translation facet by way of facet, Dronke presents complete introductions and commentaries for every of the poems.

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Catullus and the Poetics of Roman Manhood by David Wray

By David Wray

This literary learn of the first-century BCE Roman poet, Catullus makes use of units of comparative types to provide a brand new figuring out of his poems. the 1st comprises cultural anthropological bills of male social interplay within the premodern Mediterranean, and the second one, the postmodern poetics of such twentieth-century poets as Louis Zukofsky, that are characterised by way of simultaneous juxtaposition, a "collage" aesthetic, and self-allusive play. The ebook may be of curiosity to scholars of comparative literature and gender reports in addition to to classicists.

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Aristophanes Thesmophoriazusae by Colin Austin, S. Douglas Olson

By Colin Austin, S. Douglas Olson

Thesmophoriazusae was once played in Athens in 411 BCE, probably on the urban Dionysia, and is likely one of the so much impressive of Aristophanes' 11 surviving comedies. it's the tale of the the most important second in a quarrelbetween the tragic playwright Euripides and Athens' girls, who accuse him of slandering them in his performs and are keeping a gathering at one in all their mystery fairs to set a penalty for his crimes. Thesmophoriazusae is a brilliantly artistic comedy, choked with wild slapstick humour and devastating literary parody, and is a easy resource for questions of gender and sexuality in overdue 5th-century Athens and for the preferred reception of Euripidean tragedy. Austin and Olson supply a textual content in accordance with a clean exam of the papyri and manuscripts, and an in depth statement protecting a variety of literary, ancient, and philological matters. The advent comprises sections at the date and ancient atmosphere of the play; the Thesmophoria competition; Aristophanes' dealing with of Euripidean tragedy; staging; Thesmophoriazusae II; and the background of recent serious paintings at the textual content. All Greek within the advent and remark no longer brought up for technical purposes is translated.

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Generation of Identity in Late Medieval Hagiography: by Gail Ashton

By Gail Ashton

During this interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking research, Gail Ashton examines the portrayals of girls saints in a variety of medieval texts. She deploys the French feminist severe idea of Cixous and Iriguray to light up those depictions of girls by way of males and to extra our knowing of either the lives and deeds of lady saints and the modern, and quite often male, attitudes to them.

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The Wisdom of the Middle Ages by Michael K. Kellogg

By Michael K. Kellogg

This attractive survey of significant works from overdue antiquity to the start of the Renaissance finds the intensity of inspiration and the range of expression that characterised the center a long time. Michael Kellogg demonstrates that medieval notion owes way more to old philosophy than is mostly meant; that poets of this period have been as refined and nuanced as their old opposite numbers; and that writers of this time expected lots of the traces of inquiry that gave upward push to the Renaissance.
The writer examines philosophical treatises, memoirs, letters, stories, romances, and epics, documenting the original array of evolving matters that drove the medieval look for knowledge. one of the authors and works mentioned are Augustine's Confessions; Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy; Beowulf; the writings of Abelard and Heloise, Francis of Assisi, and Thomas Aquinas; the Song of Roland; the Arthurian romances of Chrétien de Troyes; Dante's Divine...

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The Ahhiyawa Texts by Eric H. Cline

By Eric H. Cline

Twenty-six texts present in the Hittite capital of Hattusa relationship from the fifteenth–thirteenth centuries B.C.E. include references to a land referred to as “Ahhiyawa,” which such a lot students now determine with the overdue Bronze Age Mycenaean international. the topic of constant examine and controversy due to the fact that they have been first released in 1924, the letters are nonetheless on the heart of Mycenaean-Hittite reviews and are actually thought of in reports and classes focused on Troy, the Trojan warfare, and the position of either Mycenaeans and Hittites in that attainable clash. This quantity deals, for the 1st time in one resource, English translations of all twenty-six Ahhiyawa texts and a statement and short exposition on each one text's ancient implications. the quantity additionally comprises an introductory essay to the entire Ahhiyawa “problem” in addition to an extended essay on Mycenaean-Hittite interconnections and the present country of the self-discipline.

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Plutarch: Moralia, Volume XV, Fragments (Loeb Classical by Plutarch, F. H. Sandbach

By Plutarch, F. H. Sandbach

Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. 45–120 CE, used to be born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in crucial Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a instructor in philosophy, used to be given consular rank by way of the emperor Trajan and a procuratorship in Greece through Hadrian. He was once married and the daddy of 1 daughter and 4 sons. He appears to be like as a guy of kindly personality and self reliant suggestion, studious and realized. Plutarch wrote on many matters. preferred have consistently been the forty six Parallel Lives, biographies deliberate to be moral examples in pairs (in each one pair, one Greek determine and one related Roman), notwithstanding the final 4 lives are unmarried. All are priceless resources of our wisdom of the lives and characters of Greek and Roman statesmen, infantrymen and orators. Plutarch's many different various extant works, approximately 60 in quantity, are referred to as Moralia or ethical Essays. they're of excessive literary price, along with being of significant use to humans drawn to philosophy, ethics and faith. The Loeb Classical Library version of the Moralia is in fifteen volumes, quantity XIII having components.

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