The series publishes important new editions of and commentaries on texts from Greco-Roman antiquity, especially annotated editions of texts surviving only in fragments. Due to its programmatically wide range the series provides an essential basis for the study of ancient literature.
An Edition with Prolegomena and Commentary
Author: Richard Carden
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Mit seiner Jesus-Trilogie hat Benedikt XVI. die moderne Exegese herausgefordert. Ein Buch, das sich konsequent an der Heiligen Schrift orientiert und Zeugnis gibt über eine Jahrzehnte umfassende AuseinanderSetzung mit der zentralen Gestalt des christlichen Glaubens, der Person Jesus von Nazareth. Die Beiträge dokumentieren die Wortmeldungen international angesehener Wissenschaftler während einer Tagung an der Päpstlichen Lateranuniversität in Rom. In Kooperation mit der "Fondazione Vaticana" liegen die Beiträge nunmehr in einer deutschen Version vor und laden den Leser erneut ein, sich intensiv mit Joseph Ratzingers/Benedikts XVI. Hinführung zu Jesus Christus auseinanderzuSetzen. Dabei wird der Blick auch auf den Kontext der Theologie Ratzingers gelenkt, insbesondere auf die bibelhermeneutischen Fragestellungen und auf Einzelaspekte der Jesus-Trilogie.
Eine Herausforderung für die moderne Exegese
Author: Christian Schaller
Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Pustet
Lush and opulent, romantic and sinister, The Morning Star, Vol. III in the Katerina Trilogy, reimagines the lives of Russia's aristocracy in a fabulously intoxicating and page-turning fantasy. St. Petersburg, Russia, 1890 Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, wants to be known as a doctor, not a necromancer. But Tsar Alexander III forbids women to attend medical school; his interest in Katerina extends only to her ability to raise the dead. Twice now, Katerina has helped him by using her power to thwart the forces of darkness—vampires bent on resurrecting the lich tsar Konstantin Pavlovich so that he can take what he sees as his rightful place on the throne. Katerina thought she had bound Konstantin to the Greylands, the realm of the dead, but he has found a way out. Now he is searching for the Morning Star, a sword that will allow him to command a legion of supernatural warriors. Katerina must find the sword before Konstantin does—and she must travel to Egypt to do so. Along the way, she puts up with unwanted attention from her former fiancé, the nefarious Prince Danilo, and struggles with her feelings for her true love, George Alexandrovich. But with the looming threat from Konstantin, Katerina's focus remains on the sword. Russia's fate will be determined by whoever wields the Morning Star—and delivers the final blow. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Robin Bridges
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Author: A. F. Garvie
Publisher: CUP Archive
Category: Danaus (Greek mythology)
The classic Trilogy by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle, 1886-1961), including a large section of referential notes for readers and students, compiled by Professor Aliki Barnstone. As civilian war poetry (written under the shattering impact of World War II). Trilogy's three long poems rank with T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets" and Ezra Pound's "Pisan Cantos." The first book of the Trilogy, "The Walls Do Not Fall," published in the midst of the "fifty thousand incidents" of the London blitz, maintains the hope that though "we have no map; / possibly we will reach haven,/ heaven." "Tribute to Angels" describes new life springing from the ruins, and finally, in "The Flowering of the Rod"—with its epigram "...pause to give/ thanks that we rise again from death and live."—faith in love and resurrection is realized in lyric and strongly Biblical imagery.
Author: Hilda Doolittle
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Category: Literary Collections
Warum ist Lesen so schrecklich gefährlich? Spuren von Gewalt gibt es nicht. Und doch ist Vera Gavrilovic äußerst beunruhigt. Noch nie ist in ihrer Buchhandlung jemand gestorben. Der Notarzt kommt, und auch ein Inspektor der Kriminalpolizei. Die Untersuchung ergibt gar nichts. Der Tote ist einfach beim Lesen gestorben. Weder medizinische noch kriminelle Ursachen lassen sich finden. Aber bald darauf liegt wieder jemand tot in der Buchhandlung. Aus lauter Verzweiflung verliebt sich die schöne Buchhändlerin in den Kriminalisten, der ein echter Literaturkenner ist. Aber die Serie von Todesfällen in der Buchhandlung "Papyrus" reißt einfach nicht ab. Hat der Geheimdienst etwas damit zu tun? Steckt eine Sekte dahinter? Und was führt der Besitzer des Tee-Salons im Schilde, wo Vera und Lukic sich treffen? Ein spannender, postmoderner Thriller von einem Meister des schwarzen Humors.
Author: Zoran Živkovic
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
This handbook provides students and scholars with a highly readable yet detailed analysis of all surviving Greek tragedies and satyr plays. John Ferguson places each play in its historical, political, and social context—important for both Athenian and modern audiences—and he displays a keen, discriminating critical competence in dealing with the plays as literature. Ferguson is sensitive to the meter and sound of Greek tragedy, and, with remarkable success, he manages to involve even the Greekless reader in an actual encounter with the Greek as poetry. He examines language and metrics in relation to each tragedian's dramatic purpose, thus elucidating the crucial dimension of technique that other handbooks, mostly the work of philologists, renounce in order to concentrate on structure and plot. The result is perceptive criticism in which the quality of Ferguson's scholarship vouches for what he sees in the plays. The book is prefaced with a general introduction to ancient Greek theatrical production, and there is a brief biographical sketch of each tragedian. Footnotes are avoided: the object of this handbook is to introduce readers to the plays as dramatic poetry, not to detail who said what about them. There is an extensive bibliography for scholars and a glossary of Greek words to assist the student with the operative moral and stylistic terms of Greek tragedy.
Author: John Ferguson
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Author: Robert Holmes Beck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Foreign Language Study
Twelve-year-old Amunhotep III has ascended the throne, becoming king of the richest empire on earth. The boy’s mother acts as regent, but she has brought to court the renowned seer, Huy, son of a humble farmer, to be scribe and counsel to her royal son. It’s a position of power and responsibility—one fraught with intrigue and the lure of corruption. For it is Huy who controls the treasury, the military, all construction, and taxation—and perhaps most important, it’s his task to choose the young Pharaoh’s queen. His actions and premonitions, as well as his legendary past, make him very few friends and a great many enemies... The King’s Man continues the story of Huy—first seen in The Twice Born and Seer of Egypt—and his rise to power and fame. With her meticulous research and compelling prose, Pauline Gedge immerses readers in the ancient and fascinating culture that was Egypt.
Volume Three of The King's Man Trilogy
Author: Pauline Gedge
Publisher: Penguin Canada
This volume of thirteen essays includes âeoeTantalus and Anaxagoras,âe by Ruth Scodel; âeoeNotes on Seneca âe~Rhetor,âe(tm)âe by W.S. Watt; âeoeMore on Pseudo-Quintilianâe(tm)s Longer Declamations,âe by D.R. Shackleton Bailey; âeoeLurius Varus, a Stray Consular Legate,âe by Ronald Syme; and âeoeLoss of Self, Suffering, Violence: The Modern View of Dionysus from Nietzsche to Girard,âe by Albert Henrichs.
Author: D. R. Shackleton Bailey
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Aeschylus (525-456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. The Persians, the only Greek tragedy to deal with events from recent Athenian history, depicts the final defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis, through the eyes of the Persian court of King Xerxes, becoming a tragic lesson in tyranny. In Prometheus Bound, the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. Seven Against Thebes shows the inexorable downfall of the last members of the cursed family of Oedipus, while The Suppliants relates the pursuit of the fifty daughters of Danaus by the fifty sons of Aegyptus, and their final rescue by a heroic king.
The Persians / Prometheus Bound / Seven Against Thebes / The Suppliants
Publisher: Penguin UK
In recent decades the study of literature in Europe and the Americas has been profoundly influenced by modern critical theory in its various forms, whether Structuralism or Deconstructionism, Hermeneutics, Reader-Response Theory or Rezeptionsasthetik, Semiotics or Narratology, Marxist, feminist, neo-historical, psychoanalytical or other perspectives. Whilst the value and validity of such approaches to literature is still a matter of some dispute, not least among classical scholars, they have had a substantial impact on the study both of classical literatures and of the mentalite of Greece and Rome. In an attempt to clarify issues in the debate, the eleven contributors to this volume were asked to produce a representative collection of essays to illustrate the applicability of some of the new approaches to Greek and Latin authors or literary forms and problems. The scope of the volume was deliberately limited to literary investigation, broadly construed, of Greek and Roman authors. Broader areas of the history and culture of the ancient world impinge in the essays, but are not their central focus. The volume also contains a separate bibliography, offering for the first time a complete bibliography of classical studies which incorporate modern critical theory.
Author: Irene J. F. De Jong,J. John Patrick Sullivan
Category: Literary Criticism
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can best re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The tragedies collected here were originally available as single volumes. This new collection retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions, with Greek line numbers and a single combined glossary added for easy reference. This volume collects Euripides' Andromache, a play that challenges the concept of tragic character and transforms expectations of tragic structure; Hecuba, a powerful story of the unjustifiable sacrifice of Hecuba's daughter and the consequent destruction of Hecuba's character; Trojan Women, a particularly intense account of human suffering and uncertainty; and Rhesos, the story of a futile quest for knowledge.
Volume I: Trojan Women and Other Plays
Author: Peter Burian,Alan Shapiro
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Aeschylus' 'Suppliants' dramatises the myth of the fifty daughters of Danaos, who flee Egypt and come to Argos as suppliants, trying to escape forced marriage to their Egyptian cousins. It was long considered to be the earliest surviving tragedy. Even after the mid-20th century, when new evidence established a later date for the play, critics tended to condemn it for its alleged 'archaic' features. As a result it has long been underestimated, although a careful examination reveals it to be one of the most exciting tragedies. This companion employs a variety of critical approaches to set the play in its literary, dramatic, social and historical contexts, and also offers a thorough examination of the performance of the tragedy, investigating topics such as stage, action, music, song and dance.
Author: Thalia Papadopoulou
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
Encoding of the Mother in H.D.'s Poetry and Prose
Author: Brett Edward Eckelberg
Author: Brett Edward Eckelberg