Category: Ancient Medieval Literature

  • The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse–Icelandic Prose by Kirsten Wolf

    By Kirsten Wolf

    Saints’ legends shape a considerable section of outdated Norse–Icelandic literature, and will be present in greater than 400 manuscripts or fragments of manuscripts courting from presently ahead of the 12th century to the 1700s.
    With The Legends of the Saints in outdated Norse–Icelandic Prose, Kirsten Wolf has undertaken a whole revision of the fifty-year-old handlist The Lives of the Saints in outdated Norse Prose. This up-to-date handlist organizes saints’ names, manuscripts, and versions of person lives with references to the approximate dates of the manuscripts, in addition to glossy Icelandic versions and translations. every one access concludes with secondary literature concerning the legend in query. those positive aspects mix to make The Legends of the Saints in previous Norse–Icelandic Prose a useful source for students and scholars within the field.

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  • Technopaignia Formspiele in der griechischen Dichtung by Christine Luz

    By Christine Luz

    Technopaignia is the 1st complete assortment and scholarly research of a corpus of literary phenomena whose particularity is composed within the inventive play with formal gains (acrostics, anagrams, palindromes etc.). The learn either discusses each one phenomenon individually as part of the historical past of historic literature and touches upon extra primary questions about the belief of language, the interplay of literary creation and reception, the relation of literary and non-literary sorts of writing, the character of paintings and so forth. It hence combines a literary strategy with concerns from different fields of classical reports. additionally, such a lot technopaignia have loved an extended culture of imitation and revival, as a result this ebook offers a foundation for reception stories and the examine of recent literatures. Die griechischen Technopaignia, eine Gruppe von literarischen Formspielen (Akrosticha, Anagrammen, Palindromen, Isopsepha, Figurengedichten u.a.), werden hier erstmals systematisch zusammengestellt und besprochen. Neben der Untersuchung der einzelnen Phanomene und ihrer Bedeutung fur die Literaturgeschichte wirft die Studie auch grundsatzlichere Fragen zur Konzeption von literarischem Spiel, den Grenzen und Moglichkeiten von Sprache, der Wechselwirkung von literarischer Produktion und Rezeption, dem Verhaltnis von Literatur und Subliteratur oder dem Wesen von Kunst auf und verbindet damit den literarhistorischen mit einem kulturwissenschaftlichen Ansatz. Die antiken Technopaignia sind auerdem Vorlaufer einer literarischen culture, die bis in die heutige Zeit lebendig bleibt. Ihre Untersuchung bietet dadurch einen Ausgangspunkt fur das Studium ihrer Rezeption und fur komparatistische Fragestellungen.
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  • Greek and Latin Letters: An Anthology with Translation by Michael Trapp

    By Michael Trapp

    Various letters continue to exist from the traditional international. Their diversity is in a similar way broad: legit and personal, literary and non-literary, philosophical and mundane. a few have been written by way of famous literary figures, reminiscent of Ovid and Pliny, others have been written through kings and emperors, whereas many live on from the pens of another way nameless figures from the provinces. This quantity presents a variety, with translation, aimed toward illustrating this wide variety and throws mild on many elements of historic lifestyles in addition to delivering an invaluable choice of fabric for these attracted to historical epistolography.
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  • Cognitive Approaches to Old English Poetry by Antonina Harbus

    By Antonina Harbus

    An incredible, considerate examine, making use of new and critical interpretative and significant views to a primary variety of previous English poetry. Professor John Hines, Cardiff college Cognitive techniques to literature offernew and fascinating methods of reading literature and mentalities, by way of bringing principles and methodologies from Cognitive technology into the research of literature and tradition. whereas those methods are of specific price with regards to realizing the texts of distant societies, they need to date made little or no influence on Anglo-Saxon reviews. This e-book for that reason acts as a pioneer, mapping out the hot box, explaining its relevance to previous English Literary stories, and demonstrating in perform its program to a number of key vernacular poetic texts, together with Beowulf, The Wanderer, and poems from the Exeter e-book. Adapting key rules from 3 similar fields - Cognitive Literary/Cultural stories, Cognitive Poetics, and Conceptual Metaphor thought - together with extra regularly occurring versions, derived from Literary research, Stylistics, and historic Linguistics, permits numerous new methods of pondering outdated English literature to emerge. It allows a scientific technique of studying and accounting for the conceptual constructions that underpin Anglo-Saxon poetics, in addition to fuller explorations, on the point of psychological processing, of the workings of literary language in context. the result's a collection of methods to analyzing Anglo-Saxon textuality, via distinctive stories of the options, psychological schemas, and associative good judgment implied in and triggeredby the evocative language and which means constructions of surviving works. Antonina Harbus is affiliate Professor within the division of English at Macquarie collage, Sydney, Australia.
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  • Investigación sobre los animales by Aristóteles, Julio Pallí Bonet, Carlos García Gual

    By Aristóteles, Julio Pallí Bonet, Carlos García Gual

    Aristóteles creó los estudios de biología y zoología, y los fundó sobre una base empírica y filosófica tan firme que sostuvo todo el edificio de estas ciencias hasta el siglo XIX, más de dos milenios después de l. a. aparición de sus tratados.
    Las grandes aportaciones de Aristóteles en el ámbito científico se sitúan, aparte de los angeles lógica, en las ciencias naturales, en las que puso los fundamentos sobre los que se han edificado las grandes construcciones de los angeles biología y los angeles zoología a lo largo de los siglos, y si bien l. a. moderna evolución de estas disciplinas ha llevado más allá de los conceptos del Estagirita, éstos han quedado como los angeles base histórica que es critical tener en cuenta. Junto con Partes de los animales, Reproducción de los animales y otros tratados de ciencias naturales (todos ellos aparecidos en esta misma colección), los angeles Investigación sobre los animales fundó los angeles biología con principios empíricos y filosóficos, y le confirió las líneas generales que conservaría hasta el siglo XIX, más de dos milenios después de su muerte.
    La Investigación estudia las partes externas e internas de los animales, sus diversos componentes (sangre, huesos, pelo...), sus varios modos de reproducción, dietas, hábitos y comportamientos. Entre las muchas especies que se someten a observación hay ovejas, ciervos, leones, hienas, elefantes, ratones, palomas, águilas, cuervos, tortugas, lagartijas, toda suerte de insectos y, en specific, animales marinos (peces, crustáceos, cefalópodos, testáceos): en suma, todas las especies animales que conocían los griegos.
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  • Aristophanes And His Theatre of the Absurd by Paul Cartledge

    By Paul Cartledge

    Aristophanes, the Athenian comedian dramatist, is still well known regardless of old alterations in angle and trust. putting the performs of their overall civic, non secular and dramatic context, this account explores their value for modern audiences, and their carrying on with attraction. Separate chapters tackle features of his paintings and global, and try to define the playwright's personal critiques at a time of excessive political debate. With unique texts quoted in translation this accomplished and full of life research will offer scholars with a useful perception into the performs and their position in classical Athens.
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  • Defining Greek narrative by Douglas Cairns, Ruth Scodel

    By Douglas Cairns, Ruth Scodel

    The 'Classic' narratology that has been extensively utilized to classical texts is aimed toward a common taxonomy for describing narratives. extra lately, 'new narratologies' have began linking the formal features of narrative to their historic and ideological contexts. This quantity seeks this type of rethinking for Greek literature. It has heavily comparable targets: to outline what's normally Greek in Greek narratives of other classes and genres, and to work out how narrative suggestions and matters strengthen over time.

    The 15 distinctive members discover questions corresponding to: How is Homeric epic like and in contrast to Gilgamesh and the Hebrew Bible? What do Greek historians regularly fail to inform us, having realized from the culture what to disregard? How does lyric regulate narrative ideas from different genres?
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  • Philoponus : against Aristotle on the eternity of the world by Aristotle.; Philoponus, John; Wildberg, Christian

    By Aristotle.; Philoponus, John; Wildberg, Christian

    Philoponus'' treatise opposed to Aristotle at the Eternity of the realm, an assault on Aristotle''s astronomy and theology is worried typically with the eternity and divinity of the 5th aspect, or ''quintessence'', of which Aristotle took the celebs to be composed. Pagans and Christians have been divided on no matter if the area had a starting, and on even if a trust that the heavens have been divine used to be a mark of religion. Philoponus claimed on behalf of Christianity that the universe was once no longer everlasting. His such a lot unbelievable arguments, the place wrung paradox out of the pagan trust in an enormous earlier, have been. Read more...

    Philoponus' treatise opposed to Aristotle at the Eternity of the realm, an assault on Aristotle's astronomy and theology is worried usually with the eternity and divinity of the 5th aspect, or 'quintessence', of which Aristotle took the celebs to be composed. Read more...
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