The Antiatticist: Introduction and Critical Edition by Stefano Valente

By Stefano Valente

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The so-called Antiatticista is a Greek Atticistic lexicon an important for realizing the Atticism of the 2d cent. CE. The nameless writer authorized a broader thought of Attic language not like the main rigorous Atticists. For this (polemic) objective, he used a few older resources (in specific Hellenistic ones, akin to Aristophanes of Byzantium) the place he may well locate wealthy quotations from classical authors, in particular from comedian poets. provided that lots of them aren't any longer extant, this paintings now represents the one resource for them. the 1st severe variation of this lexicon is prefaced by way of a survey of its textual culture, direct and oblique, which issues its courting to the Byzantine lexicon Synagoge. The authorship, the typology, and the resources of the paintings also are investigated. The unedited annotations by way of David Ruhnkenius for his deliberate version of the textual content are appended. accomplished indexes are supplied on the finish of the book.

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The Transmission of "Beowulf": Language, Culture, and by Leonard Neidorf,Gregory Nagy

By Leonard Neidorf,Gregory Nagy

Beowulf, like The Iliad and The Odyssey, is a foundational paintings of Western literature that originated in mysterious conditions. In The Transmission of "Beowulf," Leonard Neidorf addresses philological questions which are primary to the learn of the poem. Is Beowulf the made from unitary or composite authorship? How considerably did scribes adjust the textual content in the course of its transmission, and what kind of time elapsed among composition and preservation?

Neidorf solutions those questions through distinguishing linguistic and metrical regularities, which originate with the Beowulf poet, from styles of textual corruption, which descend from copyists considering the poem's transmission. He argues, at the foundation of archaic positive factors that pervade Beowulf and set it except different previous English poems, that the textual content preserved within the sole extant manuscript (ca. a thousand) is basically the paintings of 1 poet who composed it circa seven hundred. after all, in the course of the poem’s written transmission, a number of hundred scribal error crept into its textual content. those blunders are interpreted within the vital chapters of the ebook as invaluable proof for language heritage, cultural swap, and scribal perform. Neidorf’s research finds that the scribes earnestly tried to standardize and modernize the text’s orthography, yet their unfamiliarity with out of date phrases and old heroes ended in widespread error. The Beowulf manuscript hence emerges from his research as an indispensible witness to strategies of linguistic and cultural switch that happened in England among the 8th and 11th centuries. An appendix addresses J. R. R. Tolkien’s Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, which used to be released in 2014. Neidorf assesses Tolkien’s basic perspectives at the transmission of Beowulf and evaluates his place on quite a few textual issues.

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Memory and Confession in Middle English Literature (The New by Kisha G. Tracy

By Kisha G. Tracy

This booklet argues that the conventional courting among the act of confessing and the act of remembering is manifested during the common juxtaposition of confession and reminiscence in center English literary texts and, moreover, that this idea permeates different manifestations of reminiscence as written by means of authors in numerous genres. This learn, throughout the framework of confession, identifies moments of recollection in the texts of 4 significant heart English authors – Langland, Chaucer, Gower, and the Gawain-Poet – and demonstrates that those authors intentionally hired the units of recollection and forgetfulness to be able to point out alterations or the inability thereof, either in behavior and in attitude, of their narrative topics.

 Memory and Confession in center English Literature explores memory’s connection to confession besides the habitual textual wisdom of confession’s skill to rework the soul; demonstrating that reminiscence and recollection is utilized in medieval literature to stress emotional and behavioral change. 

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A History of Disease in Ancient Times: More Lethal than War by Philip Norrie

By Philip Norrie

This publication indicates how bubonic plague and smallpox helped
end the Hittite Empire, the Bronze Age within the close to East and later the
Carthaginian Empire. The booklet will learn all of the attainable infectious diseases
present in precedent days and convey that lifestyles was once an everyday fight for survival
either fending off or combating opposed to those infectious affliction epidemics. The
book will argue that infectious disorder epidemics are a serious hyperlink in the
chain of causation for the dying of so much civilizations within the historic world
and that historic historians should still not forget about them, as is at the moment the
case.

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The Art of History: Literary Perspectives on Greek and Roman by Vasileios Liotsakis,Scott Farrington

By Vasileios Liotsakis,Scott Farrington

an important pattern within the examine of Greek and Roman historiographers is to simply accept that their works are to a point either technology and fiction. As scholarly curiosity broadens, as well as comparing historical historians at the foundation of the reliability of the knowledge they checklist, and verifying the narratives opposed to numerous parts of the cloth (inscriptions, excavations, numismatics), new stories are starting to problematic at the stylistic and narrative characteristics of the texts themselves. the current quantity bargains an exceptional choice of essays that in most cases emphasize the literary dimensions of the traditional Greek and Roman historians. providing narratological, linguistic, and theoretical methods to historiography, the individuals of the ebook problematic at the intersections among historiography and different literary genres, the literary manipulation of army occasions and the factors of selectivity, the reception of historic old texts in different genres, time and area in historic narrative, and lots of different correct issues. The shared trust of the authors is that there's a shut interrelation among the literary positive aspects and the medical price of historic Greek and Roman historiography.

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The Art of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria by Roy Gibson,Steven Green,Alison Sharrock

By Roy Gibson,Steven Green,Alison Sharrock

The artwork of Love celebrates the bi-millennium of Ovid's cycle of subtle and subversive didactic poems on love, routinely assumed to were dropped at of entirety round advert 2. Ars Amatoria (The artwork of Love) and Remedia Amoris (Cures for Love), which purport to coach younger Roman women and men easy methods to be strong enthusiasts, have been in part accountable for the poet's exile from Rome below the emperor Augustus. None the fewer they exerted nice impact over old and later love poetry. this can be the 1st assortment in English dedicated to the poems, and brings jointly a number of the best figures within the box of Latin literature and Ovidian reports from the British Isles, Germany, Italy, and the USA. It deals more than a few views at the poetics, politics, and erotics of the poems, starting with a serious survey of contemporary examine, and concluding with papers at the historic, medieval, and sleek reception of the poems.

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Erzählen vom Heiligen: Narrative Inszenierungsformen von by Andreas Hammer

By Andreas Hammer

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Die Studie untersucht das früheste und mit über 100.000 Versen umfangreichste volkssprachige Legendar hinsichtlich seiner narrativen Inszenierungsformen von Heiligkeit. Es geht additionally nicht um shape- und motivgeschichtliche Fragen, sondern um die spezifische Poetik legendarischen Erzählens. Die Ergebnisse der Analysen lassen sich daher auch übertragen auf die Bedingungen hagiographischer Erzählungen im Allgemeinen.

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Llên yr Uchelwyr: Hanes Beirniadol Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg by Dafydd R. Johnston

By Dafydd R. Johnston

Gwaith Beirdd 12 months Uchelwyr yn y bedwaredd ganrif ar ddeg a’r bymthegfed oedd uchafbwynt traddodiad barddol Cymraeg 12 months Oesoedd Canol. Dyma ailargraffiad y gyfrol gyntaf i gynnig darlun cynhwysfawr ac awdurdodol o lenyddiaeth y cyfnod hwnnw yn ei holl agweddau. Rhoddir ystyriaeth fanwl i rai o gewri’r cywydd megis Dafydd ap Gwilym, Iolo Goch, Guto’r Glyn, Dafydd Nanmor, Lewys Glyn Cothi a Thudur Aled, a sonnir yn ogystal am lu o feirdd mawr a mân a’r tai lle caent groeso ar ecu teithiau clera ar hyd a lled y wlad. Dyfynnir llawer o gerddi difyr, rhai ohonynt yn haeddiannol enwog ac eraill sy’n derbyn sylw yma am y tro cyntaf. Trafodir rhychwant eang o farddoniaeth, yn fawl a marwnad urddasol, yn ganu gofyn ffraeth, yn ganu crefyddol dwys, yn broffwydoliaethau gwleidyddol, yn ganu serch ac yn ganu dychan deifiol. Rhoddir cyfrif hefyd am y rhyddiaith amrywiol sy’n ddrych i ddiwylliant cyfoethog y cyfnod.

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Magic Tales and Fairy Tale Magic: From Ancient Egypt to the by R. Bottigheimer

By R. Bottigheimer

This e-book examines magic's normally maleficent influence on people from old Egypt throughout the center a long time, together with stories from classical mythology, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures. It indicates that sure magical motifs lived on from age to age, yet that it took till the Italian Renaissance for magic stories to turn into fairy tales.

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Die Berserker: Die Tierkrieger des Nordens von der Vendel- by Vincent Samson,Anne Hofmann

By Vincent Samson,Anne Hofmann

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In der altnordischen Literatur stellt das Thema der kriegerischen Raserei eines der bevorzugten intent dar: der vom Kampfrausch gepackte Krieger wird mit einem wilden Tier verglichen. Über den literarischen Charakter dieser animalischen Metaphern hinaus, gehört das Phänomen des furor heroicus zu einer altertümlichen culture, die den Zusammenhang zwischen dem Krieg und der Sphäre der numinosen Kräfte veranschaulicht. Diese culture manifestiert sich in den Bräuchen und Ritualen, die bestimmten Kriegergruppen zu Eigen sind. Die vendel- und wikingerzeitlichen Quellen liefern uns eine Fülle an entsprechend wertvolleren Zeugnissen, die sich - zumindest teilweise - in einen relativ genauen historischen Kontext einbetten lassen. In vielen altisländischen Texten werden die Tierkrieger unter der Bezeichnung berserkir aufgeführt. Der Ursprung und die historische Bedeutung der berserkir, deren Wahrnehmung oft durch die in vielen Sagas auftretende topoï überschattet wird, sind seit zwei Jahrhunderten Gegenstand sich widersprechender Hypothesen. Eine aufmerksame Untersuchung der archäologischen und literarischen Quellen erlaubt es dennoch, die mit diesem archaischen Brauch verbundenen Mythen und Rituale zu rekonstruieren.



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