By Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) was once a Roman Stoic thinker, dramatist, statesman, and adviser to the emperor Nero, all in the course of the Silver Age of Latin literature. the total Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a clean and compelling sequence of recent English-language translations of his works in 8 obtainable volumes. Edited by way of world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this enticing assortment restores Seneca—whose works were hugely praised by means of smooth authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson—to his rightful position one of the classical writers most generally studied within the humanities.
Anger, Mercy, Revenge comprises 3 key writings: the ethical essays On Anger and On Clemency—which have been penned as suggestion for the then younger emperor, Nero—and the Apocolocyntosis, a super satire lampooning the tip of the reign of Claudius. buddy and show, in addition to thinker, Seneca welcomed the age of Nero in tones alternately critical, poetic, and comic—making Anger, Mercy, Revenge a piece simply as advanced, astute, and impressive as its author.
By Alexander Pushkin
Yevgeniy Onyegin is Pushkin's well-known novel in verse. It comprises a number of the most interesting traces to be present in Russian poetry and is understood by way of middle by way of many Russians. the following it's reprinted as Pushkin himself wrote it within the old school orthography.
By Seneca, Richard M. Gummere
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. four BCE, of a favourite and filthy rich relations, spent an ill early life and adolescence at Rome in an aunt's care. He grew to become well-known in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial carrier. After a few shame in the course of Claudius' reign he grew to become teach after which, in fifty four CE, advising minister to Nero, a few of whose worst misdeeds he didn't hinder. concerned (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself by way of order in sixty five. filthy rich, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of discomfort and dying, he preached scorn of either; and there have been different contrasts among perform and precept. now we have Seneca's philosophical or ethical essays (ten of them routinely referred to as Dialogues)—on windfall, steadfastness, the chuffed existence, anger, relaxation, tranquility, the brevity of lifestyles, gift-giving, forgiveness—and treatises on normal phenomena. additionally extant are 124 epistles, during which he writes in a calm sort approximately ethical and moral questions, pertaining to them to non-public reviews; a skit at the reliable deification of Claudius, Apocolocyntosis (in Loeb quantity 15); and 9 rhetorical tragedies on historic Greek topics. Many epistles and all his speeches are misplaced. The 124 epistles are amassed in Volumes IV–VI of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume variation of Seneca.
By Sextus Propertius, Richardson
The Latin poet Propertius (ca. 5016 B.C.) is taken into account through many to be the best elegiac poet of Rome. lengthy ignored as a result obscurity of his concept and the vagaries of his syntax, Propertius has now emerged as a author of compelling originality and highbrow energy. during this authoritative version of Propertius’s elegies, L. Richardson, jr, makes those hard poems either intelligible and accessible.For scholars of literature and background alike, Propertius deals insights into the highbrow international of Augustan Rome and Roman society. His perplexities and frustrations, his struggles with himself and along with his domineering and capricious mistress Cynthia, and his exhilarations and depressions all strike an incredibly everyday chord for the trendy reader.Through an in-depth creation and explanatory notes, Richardson strives to make the poems as readable as attainable, even as studying the complexities and textual problems of the texts. every one elegy is followed via an introductory be aware delivering a literary interpretation of the poem, via complete and targeted statement.
By Bruce Louden
The Odyssey's higher plot consists of a few specific genres of delusion, all of that are extant in a variety of close to japanese cultures (Mesopotamian, West Semitic, Egyptian). unexpectedly, the close to jap tradition with which the Odyssey has the main parallels is the previous testomony. attention of the way a lot of the Odyssey makes a speciality of non-heroic episodes - hosts receiving site visitors, a king disguised as a beggar, reputation scenes among long-separated kin - reaffirms the Odyssey's parallels with the Bible. particularly the e-book argues that the Odyssey is in a dialogic dating with Genesis, which gains an analogous 3 varieties of delusion that contain nearly all of the Odyssey: theoxeny, romance (Joseph in Egypt), and Argonautic delusion (Jacob successful Rachel from Laban). The Odyssey additionally deals exciting parallels to the booklet of Jonah, and Odysseus' remedy by means of the suitors bargains shut parallels to the Gospels' depiction of Christ in Jerusalem.
By Frank Bezner
This learn analyses the complicated function performed by way of the idea that of a ‘veiled fact’ (integumentum) within the highbrow tradition of the 12th Century. 8 chapters study the concept that in theological texts and milieux (e.g. Peter Abelard, Bernard of Clairvaux, Gilbert of Poitiers); in ordinary philosophy (William of Conches); in literary commentaries and literary concept; in literature (Bernard Silvester, Alan of Lille); and in methodological discussions of the Artes sermocinales and language (John of Salisbury). Key questions implied (and mentioned) comprise: 12th-century reflections at the limits of human rationality; the influence of 12th-century methodological discussions for the evolution of Scholasticism; the character and scope of medieval literary concept and hermeneutics; the significance of an interdisciplinary highbrow historical past for the certainty of medieval notion. Readership: All these attracted to highbrow background, the philosophical, theological, literary tradition of the twelfth century, Medieval Latin, the historical past of allegory and medieval literary conception, in addition to literary theorists.
By P. J. Heslin
As we persist with Achilles' metamorphosis from wild boy to demure lady to lover to hero, Statius brilliantly illustrates a chain of contrasting codes of habit: female and male, epic and elegiac. this primary full-length learn of the poem addresses not just the narrative itself, but additionally units the parable of Achilles on Scyros inside of a extensive interpretive framework. The exploration levels from the reception of the Achilleid in Baroque opera to the anthropological parallels that experience emerged to give an explanation for Achilles' transvestism.
By Rachel Kitzinger
"Dance of phrases" argues for a basic distinction within the modes of expression of actor and refrain. The refrain perspectives the motion from the point of view of dancers and singers, whereas the actors' figuring out is formed by way of the accountability they must make issues occur. whereas this accountability models the actors' concerns of reason and impression, linear move via time and area, and a feeling of heritage, the refrain' sensibilities come up out of the rhythms of its tune and activities. Its mode of expression is a selected method of speaking and elaborating on man's position within the better order, and its view of the motion is bounded incidentally that music and dance replicate that order.
By Tappan Eva March 1854-1930
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By Costas Panayotakis
It is a newly revised, severe textual content of the fragments attributed to the Roman knight and mimographer Decimus Laberius, a witty and crudely satirical modern of Cicero and Caesar. Laberius might be the main celebrated comedian playwright of the past due Republic, and the fragments of performs attributed to him contain the overpowering majority of the extant proof for what we conventionally name 'the literary Roman mime'. the quantity additionally contains a survey of the features and improvement of the Roman mime, either as a literary style and as a kind of well known theatrical leisure, in addition to a re-assessment of where of Laberius' paintings inside of its ancient and literary context. this is often the 1st English translation of the entire fragments, and the 1st certain English observation on them from a linguistic, metrical, and (wherever attainable) theatrical point of view.