Aeneid / Odyssey / Iliad

Author: Virgil,Homer,Robert Fagles

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780147505606

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Three epic poems chronicle the Greek and Trojan heroes during the Trojan War, the destruction of Troy, Odysseus's voyage to Ithaca after the war, and the adventures of the prince Aeneas after the fall of Troy.

OCR Classical Civilisation A Level Components 23 and 24

Invention of the Barbarian and Greek Art

Author: Athina Mitropoulos,Laura Snook,Alastair Thorley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350020966

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 8113

This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specification for A-Level Classical Civilisation (first teaching September 2017). It covers Components 23 and 24 from the 'Culture and the Arts' Component Group: Invention of the Barbarian by Alastair Thorley Greek Art by Athina Mitropoulos and Laura Snook What image did the ancient Greeks have of themselves and others? How and why were men and women represented differently in Greek art? To what extent is modern western ideology still influenced by ancient Greek attitudes towards the east? This book offers both A-Level students and their teachers the opportunity to consider these and many other important questions. The ideas prevalent in fifth-century Athens retain their powerful influence across the modern world, regardless of whether we agree that they should. The ideal preparation for the final examinations, all content is presented by experts and experienced teachers in a clear and accessible narrative. Ancient literary and visual sources are described and analysed, with supporting images. Helpful student features include study questions, quotations from contemporary scholars, further reading, and boxes focusing in on key people, events and terms. Practice questions and exam guidance prepare students for assessment. A Companion Website is available at www.bloomsbury.com/class-civ-as-a-level.

The Aeneid

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Virgil

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201541

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 9146

From the award-winning translator of The Iliad and The Odyssey comes a brilliant new translation of Virgil's great epic Fleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achilles’ mighty foe in the Iliad, begins an incredible journey to fulfill his destiny as the founder of Rome. His voyage will take him through stormy seas, entangle him in a tragic love affair, and lure him into the world of the dead itself--all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods. Ultimately, he reaches the promised land of Italy where, after bloody battles and with high hopes, he founds what will become the Roman empire. An unsparing portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and fate, the Aeneid redefines passion, nobility, and courage for our times. Robert Fagles, whose acclaimed translations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey were welcomed as major publishing events, brings the Aeneid to a new generation of readers, retaining all of the gravitas and humanity of the original Latin as well as its powerful blend of poetry and myth. Featuring an illuminating introduction to Virgil’s world by esteemed scholar Bernard Knox, this volume lends a vibrant new voice to one of the seminal literary achievements of the ancient world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Portable Dante

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142437544

Category: Fiction

Page: 654

View: 6533

Includes "The Divine Comedy," "The New Life," and other selected poems, prose, and letters accompanied by biographical and introductory sections.

Oedipus at Thebes

Sophocles' Tragic Hero and His Time

Author: Bernard Knox

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300074239

Category: Drama

Page: 281

View: 4296

Examines the way in which Sophocles' play "Oedipus Tyrannus" and its hero, Oedipus, King of Thebes, were probably received in their own time and place, and relates this to twentieth-century receptions and interpretations, including those of Sigmund Freud.

The Heroic Temper

Studies in Sophoclean Tragedy

Author: Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520049574

Category: History

Page: 209

View: 3079

The first two chapters of this book isolate and describe the literary phenomenon of the Sophoclean tragic hero. In all but one of the extant Sophoclean dramas, a heroic figure who is compounded of the same literary elements faced a situation which is essentially the same. The demonstration of this recurrent pattern is made not through character-analysis, but through a close examination of the language employed by both the hero and those with whom he contends. The two chapters attempt to present what might, with a slight exaggeration, be called the "formula" of Sophoclean tragedy. A great artist may repeat a structural pattern but he never really repeats himself. In the remaining four chapters, a close analysis of three plays, the Antigone, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus, emphasizes the individuality and variety of the living figures Sophocles created on the same basic armature. This approach to Sophoclean drama is (as in the author's previous work on the subject) both historical and critical; the universal and therefore contemporary appeal of the plays is to be found not by slighting or dismissing their historical context, but by an attempt to understand it all in its complexity. "The play needs to be seen as what it was, to be understood as what it is."

The Essential Aeneid

Author: Virgil

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603840613

Category: Poetry

Page: 248

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Stanley Lombardo's deft abridgment of his 2005 translation of the Aeneid preserves the arc and weight of Virgil's epic by presenting major books in their entirety and abridged books in extended passages seamlessly fitted together with narrative bridges. W. R. Johnson's Introduction, a shortened version of his masterly Introduction to that translation, will be welcomed by both beginning and seasoned students of the Aeneid, and by students of Roman history, classical mythology, and Western civilization.

Doomed Love

Author: Virgil

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141968850

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

View: 1026

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 Homeric Hymns

A Translation, with Introduction and Notes

Author: Diane J. Rayor

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520282116

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 890

"This updated edition incorporates twenty-eight new lines in the first Hymn to Dionysos, along with expanded notes, a new preface, and an enhanced bibliography. With her introduction and notes, Rayor places the hymns in their historical and aesthetic context, providing the information needed to read, interpret, and fully apreciate these literary windows on an ancient world."--P. [4] of cover.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Babylonian Epic Poem and Other Texts in Akkadian and Sumerian

Author: Andrew George

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140449198

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 844

Translated with an Introduction by Andrew George.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141965509

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

View: 3915

The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - shipwrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmityof the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must test his bravery and native cunning to the full if he is to reach his homeland safely and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him. This edition is a revised translation by D. C. H. Rieu of the translation done by his father, E. V. Rieu, in the first Penguin Classic to be published. Contains a preface by D. C. H. Rieu and an introduction by Peter Jones. Also includes a map, explanatory footnotes, a combined glossary and index, as well as suggestions for further reading of acclaimed criticisms and references.

The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry

Author: Jonathan Wordsworth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141905654

Category: Poetry

Page: 1056

View: 5119

The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Khubla Khan' and Shelley's 'Ozymandias' alongside verse from less familiar figures and women poets such as Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson. We also see familiar poets in an unaccustomed light, as Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley demonstrate their comic skills, while Coleridge, Keats and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal.

The Aeneid of Virgil

a companion to the translation of C. Day Lewis with introduction, commentary & glossary

Author: Robert Deryck Williams

Publisher: Bristol Classical Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

View: 6885

A Commentary based on the translation, with Introduction and Glossary

Heroes of the City of Man

A Christian Guide to Select Ancient Literature

Author: Peter J. Leithart

Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service

ISBN: 9781885767554

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 389

View: 7893

"[Analyzes specific ancient epics and Greek dramas in the light of Christian beliefs. Ancient poets and playwrights discussed: Hesiod, Homer, Virgil, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes.]"--Provided by publisher.

Essays Ancient and Modern

Author: Bernard Knox

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801841071

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 7206

Linked by the events of Bernard Knox's remarkable life, the twenty-five chapters of "Essays Ancient and Modern" cover subjects ranging from Hesiod, Homer, and Thucydides to Auden, Forster, and the Spanish Civil War. With a masterful eye for the telling detail, Knox continually reminds us that we share the present with antiquity's living past. A soldier in Italy finds a battered book in the rubble of a bombed-out firehouse-- and opens it to read Virgil's denunciation of war. An illiterate Greek bard composes a garbled Homeric song to celebrate the recent heroism of local partisans. A traveler heading north from modern Athens must choose between the Sacred Way-- or the NATO Road. Whether the subject is the role of women in ancient Athens or the novelists of modern Italy, the wit and erudition of Bernard Knox never fail to instruct and delight. Now in paperback, "Essays Ancient and Modern" takes it place alongside the distinguished essays of Knox's "Word and Action," a book whose title brings together, in the words of Anthony Hecht, "the double strand of his admirable career."

The Aeneid, by Vergil

Author: Robert J. Forman

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587658358

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

View: 9925

Vergil's Aeneid has long remained a staple of the Western literary canon. The essays in this volume discuss many different aspects of Vergil's work, including the historical awareness of Rome's future greatness, the significant psychological and ethical questions on fate and free-will, personal glory versus responsibility by those who lead, and the profound influence the Aeneid has had on Christian authors such as St. Augustine and Dante Alighieri. Readers should find it accessible, even without knowledge of the poem in its original Latin. To make this volume more accessible to general readers, wherever Latin, Greek, or Italian appears, an English translation immediately follows.

The Norton Book of Classical Literature

Author: Knox,

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 866

View: 9968

An anthology of classical literature features more than three hundred pieces, representing the foundation of Western literature, as well as commentary that discusses the origins of Greek language, Homer, the fall of Rome, and more.