Tales from China

Author: Cyril Birch,Rosamund Fowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192750785

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 195

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Collects stories from the Chinese tradition relating the creation of the earth, and the place of ghosts, rain-makers, and magicians in China's storytelling tradition.

The Tale of Troy

Author: Roger Green

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141973269

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 1311

The story of Helen and the judgement of Paris, of the gathering Heroes and the seige of Troy; of Achilles and his vulnerable heel, reared by the Centaur on wild honey and the marrow of lions; of Odysseus, the last of the Heroes, his plan for the wooden Horse and his many adventures on his long journey home to Greece. Also contains a beautiful introduction by best-selling author Michelle Paver, and additional endmatter including an author profile, who's who, activities, glossary and more.

In Search of a Homeland

The Story of the Aeneid

Author: Penelope Lively,Ian Andrew

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9781845077921

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Aeneas flees from the sacked city of Troy, entrusted by his goddess-mother Venus with a daunting mission: to find a new homeland for his people. Over 2000 years after Virgil wrote his epic The Aeneid, Penelope Lively retells Aeneas' story with pace poignancy and drama, while Ian Andrew's illustrations bring the characters beautifully to life. Together they create an introduction to The Aeneid which takes its place alongside Rosemary Sutcliff's classic retellings of Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey. The book includes a Latin pronunciation guide and a map of Aeneas' long, arduous, death-defying journey.

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition)

Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393253635

Category: Education

Page: 880

View: 8464

Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.

The Aeneid for Boys and Girls

Author: Alred J. Church

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625583397

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 9466

Follow Aeneid as he flees a burning Troy with his family and sets out on a dangerous journey to found what will one day become The Roman Empire. Thrill with him as he gets caught up in conflicts between the gods, all the while striving to complete his own grand destiny. Virgil intended this book to be a sequel to the Iliad and the Odyssey, and as such it takes up with events just after the finish of the Odyssey. Inscribed here are myths and legends and tales of bravery destined to last for all time.

The Way Home

Author: Julian Barr

Publisher: Odyssey Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 192565236X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 244

View: 1115

The war of the gods has left Aeneas’s country in flames. Though he is little more than a youth, Aeneas must gather the survivors and lead them to a new homeland across the roaring waves. Confronted by twisted prophecies, Aeneas faces the wrath of the immortals to find his own path. First in a trilogy based on Virgil’s epic poetry, Ashes of Olympus: The Way Home is a tale of love and vengeance in an age of bronze swords and ox-hide shields.

C.S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid

Arms and the Exile

Author: Clive Staples Lewis,A. T. Reyes,Walter Hooper,David O. Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300167177

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

View: 9916

C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) is best remembered as a literary critic, essayist, theologian, and novelist, and his famed tales The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters have been read by millions. Now, A. T. Reyes reveals a different side of this diverse man of letters: translator. Reyes introduces the surviving fragments of Lewis's translation of Virgil's epic poem, which were rescued from a bonfire. They are presented in parallel with the Latin text, and are accompanied by synopses of missing sections, and an informative glossary, making them accessible to the general reader. Writes Lewis in A Preface to Paradise Lost, “Virgil uses something more subtle than mere length of time…. It is this which gives the reader of the Aeneid the sense of having lived through so much. No man who has read it with full perception remains an adolescent.” Lewis's admiration for the Aeneid, written in the 1st century BC and unfolding the adventures of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy and became the ancestor of the Romans, is evident in his remarkably lyrical translation. C. S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid is part detective story, as Reyes recounts the dramatic rescue of the fragments and his efforts to collect and organize them, and part illuminating look at a lesser-known and intriguing aspect of Lewis's work.


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Category: Literary Criticism

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Doomed Love

Author: Virgil

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141968850

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

View: 7332

From the fall of Troy to the deadly Harpies, Aeneas' epic voyage is filled with tragedy, destruction and omens of danger. As he recounts his adventures to Dido, who gives him sanctuary, they fall in love. But the Gods intervene and Aeneas realizes their relationship cannot last. United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love's endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, gay love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, not to mention lost love, twisted and obsessional love...

The Iliad, the Odyssey, the Aeneid

Three Classics Adapted Into Engaging Plays-Plus Background and Activities-Just for Middle Schoolers

Author: Gwen Bowers

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439629188

Category: Education

Page: 81

View: 4133

Presents read-aloud plays that feature the events of the Trojan War, the ten-year wanderings of the Greek leader Odysseus after the Trojan War, and the adventures of Aeneas after the fall of Troy.

Ancient History

Resources for Teachers

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Publisher: N.A


Category: History, Ancient

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Author: Ovid

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1787240185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 624

View: 8043

The Metamorphoses consists of fifteen books and over 250 myths. The poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework.

Black Ships

Author: Jo Graham

Publisher: Redhook

ISBN: 9780316029148

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 5050

In a time of war and doubt, Gull is an oracle. Daughter of a slave taken from fallen Troy, chosen at the age of seven to be the voice of the Lady of the Dead, she is destined to counsel kings. When nine black ships appear, captained by an exiled Trojan prince, Gull must decide between the life she was born for and a most perilous adventure - to join the remnant of her mother's people in their desperate flight. From the doomed bastions of the City of Pirates to the temples of Byblos, from the intrigues of the Egyptian court to the haunted caves beneath Mount Vesuvius, only Gull can guide Prince Aeneas on his quest, and only she can dare the gate of the Underworld to lead him to his destiny. In the last shadowed days of the Age of Bronze, one woman dreams of the world beginning anew. This is her story. Just as Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon breathed new life into Arthurian legend, BLACK SHIPS evokes the world of ancient Greece with beautiful, haunting prose, extraordinary imagination, and a profoundly moving story.

Ennius' Annales and Virgil's Aeneid

Author: Nora Goldschmidt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199681295

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 7194

Quintus Ennius was once the monumental epic poet of Republican Rome, 'the father of Roman poetry'. However, around one hundred and fifty years after his epic Annales first appeared, it was decisively replaced by Virgil's Aeneid, and now survives only in fragments. Looking at the intersections between intertextuality and the appropriations of cultural memory, Goldschmidt considers the relationship between Rome's two greatcanonical epics. She focuses on how Virgil's poem appropriates and re-writes the myths and memories which Ennius had enshrined in Roman epic. Goldschmidt argues that Virgil was not just a slicker 'new poet', butconstructed himself as an older 'archaic poet' of the deepest memories of the Roman past, ultimately competing for the 'shaggy crown' of Ennius.

Pocket Museum

Ancient Rome

Author: Virginia Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500293485

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6731

A detailed exploration of nearly 200 objects from ancient Rome and museum collections around the world, gathered here into one handy, pocket-sized guide

Vergil's Aeneid: Books I-VI

Author: Clyde Pharr

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 9780865164338

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 518

View: 4100

Unsurpassed in quality and utility, Pharr's acclaimed edition includes an introduction, notes, vocabulary, appendix, and fold-out of basic vocabulary. Both paperback and clothbound now contain an "Annotated Bibliography on Vergil, to Supplement Pharr's Aeneid, " by Alexander McKay, a bibliography of articles and books in English, for use in college and high school Vergil courses, for students and their teachers.

The Tragedy of Dido Queene of Carthage

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1537804871

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

View: 7360

Christopher Marlowe was one of the most famous playwrights in all of literature. Marlowe's tragic plays, noted for their blank verse and unique protagonists, were a great influence on the legendary William Shakespeare.Some of Marlowe's classics include Doctor Faustus, Edward II, and Tamburlaine the Great. The Tragedy of Dido Queene of Carthage is a play that centers on the dramatic tale of Dido's life and her love for Aeneas.This edition includes a table of contents.