By Jens / Körndle, Franz Haustein,Wolfgang Beck
By Michael A.H. Newth
By James C. Hogan
James C. Hogan offers a normal advent to Aeschylean theater and drama, through a line-by-line remark on all the seven performs. He locations Aeschylus within the old, cultural, and spiritual context of fifth-century Athens, exhibiting how the motion and metaphor of Aeschylean theater might be illuminated via details on Athenian legislation athletic contests, kinfolk with neighboring states, ideals concerning the underworld, and numerous different info of Hellenic lifestyles. Hogan clarifies phrases that would puzzle smooth readers, corresponding to position names and mythological references, and offers unique consciousness to textual and linguistic concerns: arguable questions of interpretation; tough or major Greek phrases; use of favor, rhetoric, and commonplaces in Greek poetry; and Aeschylus's position within the poetic culture of Homer, Hesiod, and the elegiac poets. useful info on staging and construction is additionally incorporated, as are maps and illustrations, a bibliography, indexes, and large cross-references among the seven performs. approaching volumes will disguise the works of Sophocles and Euripides.
By Helen Damico
By Seth L. Schein
diverse pathways into the translation of the epics, together with mythological allusion, intertextuality, the metrics of the Homeric hexameter, and the elemental distinction among divinity and humanity. additionally integrated are chapters which concentrate on the paintings of Milman Parry and Ioannis Kakridis, founders of the 2 such a lot fruitful
twentieth-century scholarly techniques to Homeric scholarship: the learn of the Iliad and the Odyssey as conventional oral formulaic poetry (Parry), and the examine of the poems' variations and differences of conventional mythology, folktales, and poetic motifs according to their exact issues and poetic reasons (Kakridis). the amount attracts to a detailed with 3 chapters which debate probably the most compelling poetic and demanding receptions of the Iliad and the Odyssey on account that the
late 19th century, and the institutional reception of the epics in schools and universities within the usa over the last centuries. Written over a interval of forty five years, this assortment displays the authors long-standing curiosity in, and scholarly and important techniques to, the
literary interpretation of Homeric poetry.
By Roy Gibson
By Rachel Jacoff
By Janine Köster
Die etwa 3.000 erhaltenen skandinavischen Runensteine der Wikinger gelten nach dem gängigen wissenschaftlichen Verständnis als Totengedenksteine. Tatsächlich enthalten aber nur 218 Inschriften dieser Runensteine explizite Aussagen zum Thema Tod und Sterben.
Die vorliegende Studie stellt die Inschriftengruppen mit und ohne Sterbeterminologie einander gegenüber. Bei der Herangehensweise mit statistischen Hilfsmitteln betritt die Autorin innerhalb der Runologie methodisches Neuland. Sie stellt die Erforschung der wikingerzeitlichen Runensteininschriften auf eine solide empirische Grundlage.
Zunächst werden das Datenmaterial quantitativ aufbereitet und eine Fülle von neuen Erkenntnissen präsentiert. Im zweiten Teil diskutiert Köster die Befunde qualitativ anhand der Frage, ob die wikingerzeitlichen Runensteininschriften in erster Linie dem Totengedenken dienten, oder ob sie überwiegend doch für noch lebende Personen erstellt wurden.
By James A Steintrager
"An very important contribution to stories of eighteenth-century tradition and to literary background and idea and for people with an curiosity in horror, sentimentality, the discovery of the trendy person, and ethics of 'the human.'"
-Daniel Cottom, David A. Burr Chair of Letters, collage of Oklahoma
Cruel satisfaction: Enlightenment tradition and the Inhuman investigates the fascination with cheerful malice in eighteenth-century Europe and the way this obsession helped tell the very which means of humanity. Steintrager unearths how the certainty of cruelty moved from an inexplicable, it appears paradoxical "inhuman" excitement within the misfortune of others to an eminently human trait stemming from will and freedom. His learn levels from moral philosophy and its elaboration of ethical monstrosity because the negation of soft benevolence, to depictions of cruelty-of teenagers mistreating animals, scientists engaged in vivisection, and the painful methods of early surgery-in works similar to William Hogarth's "The 4 phases of Cruelty," to the clash among humane sympathy and radical liberty illustrated by means of the writings of the Marquis de Sade. In each one example, the desire to deny a spot for cruelty in an enlightened international finds a darker aspect: a deep funding in depravity, a necessity to reenact brutality within the identify of struggling with it, and, eventually, an erotic attachment to suffering.
By Daniel Hooley
- Provides a compact and seriously up to date advent to Roman satire.
- Focuses at the improvement and serve as of satire in literary and social contexts.
- Takes account of contemporary severe approaches.
- Keeps the uninitiated reader in brain, presuming no previous wisdom of the subject.
- Introduces each one satirist in his personal old time and position – together with the masters of Roman satire, Lucilius, Horace, Persius, and Juvenal.
- Facilitates comparative and intertextual dialogue of other satirists.