Download e-book for iPad: Reading Women in Late Medieval Europe: Anne of Bohemia and by Alfred Thomas

By Alfred Thomas

even supposing Chaucer is usually classified because the "Father of English Literature," proof indicates that his paintings appealed to Europe and particularly ecu ladies. Rereading the Canterbury stories , Thomas argues that Chaucer imagined Anne of Bohemia, spouse of famed Richard II, as a fantastic reader, a side that got here to enormously have an effect on his writing.

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Download PDF by T. Pugh,S. Aronstein: The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy-Tale and Fantasy Past (The

By T. Pugh,S. Aronstein

for lots of, the center a while depicted in Walt Disney videos have come to determine because the center a long time, forming the earliest visions of the medieval earlier for far of the modern Western (and more and more japanese) mind's eye. The essayists of The Disney heart a long time discover Disney's mediation and new version of a fairy-tale and fable earlier, to not lament its exploitation of the center a long time for company ends, yet to envision how and why those medieval visions end up so effectively adaptable to themed entertainments many centuries after their construction. What effects is a scrupulous and entire exam of the intersection among the goods of the Disney company and well known culture's fascination with the center ages.

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Read e-book online Der Tod in Worten: Todesdarstellungen in der Literatur des PDF

By Bettina Albert

Wir wissen um den Tod, aber nichts über den Tod. In der Erfahrung des Menschen stellt der Tod bis heute eine Leerstelle dar. Das Nachdenken über den Tod gibt uns daher immer wieder Rätsel auf, die unsere Vorstellungskraft fordern. Die Literatur bietet in besonderem Maße einen Simulationsraum, in dem die lebensweltliche Perspektive überschritten werden kann, um die Lücke, die der Tod in unserer Erfahrungswelt hinterlässt, immer wieder neu individuell zu füllen. Bettina Albert kombiniert kulturhistorisches und literaturwissenschaftliches "close reading", um den poetischen Umgang mit der Leerstelle "Tod" in der deutschen und englischen Literatur des frühen Mittelalters zu erfassen. Der kommunikative Zugang zum Tod ist dabei keineswegs "gezähmt": Die einzelnen poetischen Gestaltungen zeigen mit ihrer Fülle an Todesmotiven das facettenreiche Bestreben, dem Tod trotz seiner Undurchschaubarkeit einen Sinn abzugewinnen, und belegen so eine vielseitige Auseinandersetzung mit einem Thema, dessen Anziehungskraft auch heute noch ungebrochen ist.

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Download PDF by Benjamin Fortson: Language and Rhythm in Plautus: Synchronic and Diachronic

By Benjamin Fortson

The performs of Plautus have lengthy been well-known as a distinct mine of data concerning the spoken Latin of the third and second centuries BC. yet targeted and up to date linguistic remedies of the Plautine meters and different phenomena in his performs have hitherto been missing. This e-book seeks to therapy that hole by way of providing a sequence of case-studies to glean information regarding the synchronic grammar of Plautine Latin, specifically the rhythmic association of Latin speech and the results of syntactic strategies on Latin prosodic phonology. many of the issues, comparable to enjambement and the aphaeresis of “est”, have by no means sooner than obtained such remedy, whereas others, comparable to Meyer’s and Luchs’s legislation, cut up resolutions, and iambic shortening, are supplied a less assailable linguistic footing, and fuller dialogue of allied concerns, than hitherto. subject matters in Italic syntax (such because the syntactic constitution of adpositional words and their heritage) and in Indo-European morphophonology (such because the prosodic prestige of finite verbs) are handled besides, as is an research into the results of pragmatics at the rhythmic association of words. The e-book should be of curiosity to classicists, comparative philologists, and common linguists.

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Download e-book for iPad: Lysistrate: Text, Übersetzung und Kommentar (Griechische by Aristophanes,Manfred Landfester

By Aristophanes,Manfred Landfester

Die Lysistrate des Aristophanes gehört zu den großen politischen Komödien der Weltliteratur. Aufgeführt wurde sie in Athen 411 v. Chr. an einem Dionysosfest während des Peloponnesischen Krieges zwischen Athen und Sparta als ein Plädoyer für den Frieden. Da die Männer friedensunfähig sind, übernehmen die Frauen in einer revolutionären Aktion unter Führung der Lysistrate die Initiative zum Frieden, denn auch Frauen haben „Verstand“ und „Einsicht“. Indem die alten Frauen den Männern die Kontrolle über die Staats- und Kriegskasse nehmen und die jungen Frauen zusammen mit den Spartanerinnen in einen Liebesstreik treten, erzwingen sie gemeinsam im Spiel den Frieden und damit die Rettung Griechenlands.

Das Ineinander von ernstem Thema und lasziver komischer Handlung ist ein konstitutives Merkmal der attischen Komödie der Klassik, das in der dionysischen Festkultur seine Wurzeln hat. Es hat die Rezeption der Lysistrate bis weit ins 20. Jh. massiv behindert und ist erst in der Moderne als aspect einer karnevalesken Komik anerkannt worden. Die version des Stückes mit präziser Übersetzung und einem differenzierten Kommentar soll helfen, der Komödie ihren Platz im kulturellen Gedächtnis der Gegenwart zu sichern.

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Pity Transformed (Classical Inter/faces) by David Konstan PDF

By David Konstan

"Pity reworked" is an exam of the way pity used to be imagined and expressed in classical antiquity. It will pay specific consciousness to the ways that the pity of the Greeks and Romans differed from sleek rules. one of the themes investigated during this learn are the attract pity in courts of legislations and the relationship among pity and wasteland; the relation among pity and love or intimacy; self-pity; the function of pity in warfare and its relation to human rights and human dignity; divine pity from paganism to Christianity; and why pity was once thought of an emotion. This ebook will lead readers to contemplate how the Greeks and Romans have been either like and in contrast to us during this basic quarter of cultural sensibility.

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Thomas Strunk's History after Liberty: Tacitus on Tyrants, Sycophants, and PDF

By Thomas Strunk

Roman historian Tacitus wrote a damning critique of the 1st century CE Roman empire. The emperors in Tacitus’ works are virtually universally tyrants surrounded via flatterers and informants, and the picture Tacitus creates is of a society that has misplaced the freedom loved lower than the Roman Republic. but Tacitus additionally poignantly depicts those that face up to this tyranny and search to revive a feeling of liberty to Rome. In his portrayal of autocrats, sycophants, and republicans Tacitus presents a permanent testomony to the worth of liberty and the evils of despotism.


History after Liberty explores Tacitus’ political idea via his realizing of liberty. inspired by way of sleek republican writers comparable to Quentin Skinner and Philip Pettit, this examine defines Tacitean libertas because the freedom from the rule of thumb of a dominus and as freedom to take part within the conventional politics of Rome via army carrier, public provider within the senate and magistracies, and public speech. All of those components are balanced in Tacitus’ writings with examples of these resisting the corruption of politics to be able to restoration a feeling of unfastened civic engagement. The paintings concludes with an exploration of Tacitus’ personal writings as an act of restoring liberty. not like so much reviews on Tacitus, History after Liberty argues that Tacitus is a republican who writes either to illustrate that Rome had develop into a tyranny and to teach a fashion out of that tyranny.


History after Liberty addresses the political considered Tacitus’ writings. As such it will likely be of so much curiosity to people who examine the background and historiography of the early Roman empire, specifically classicists and old historians. The paintings can be of use to these drawn to the antecedents to trendy political notion, fairly the heritage of republicanism and freedom; readers from this type will contain political scientists, philosophers, and glossy historians.


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The History of British Women's Writing, 700-1500: Volume One by Liz Herbert McAvoy,Diane Watt PDF

By Liz Herbert McAvoy,Diane Watt

This quantity specializes in women's literary heritage in Britain among seven-hundred and 1500. It brings to the fore a variety of women's literary task undertaken in Latin, Welsh and Anglo-Norman along that of the English vernacular, hard a rethinking of the traditions of literary historical past, and finally the concept that of 'writing' itself.

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New PDF release: Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in

By Jaume Aurell

Authoring the Past surveys medieval Catalan historiography, laying off mild at the emergence and evolution of historic writing and autobiography within the heart a while, on questions of authority and authorship, and at the hyperlinks among heritage and politics throughout the interval. Jaume Aurell examines texts from the overdue 12th to the overdue fourteenth century—including the Latin Gesta comitum Barcinonensium and 4 texts in medieval Catalan: James I’s Llibre dels fets, the Crònica of Bernat Desclot, the Crònica of Ramon Muntaner, and the Crònica of Peter the Ceremonious—and outlines the several motivations for the writing of each. 

For Aurell, those chronicles aren't mere archaeological artifacts yet relatively files that talk to their writers’ particular modern social and political reasons. He argues that those Catalonian counts and Aragonese kings have been trying to use their function as authors to legitimize their monarchical prestige, their transforming into political and monetary energy, and their competitive expansionist rules within the Mediterranean. through interpreting those texts along each other, Aurell demonstrates the moving contexts within which chronicles have been conceived, written, and browse through the center Ages.

The first learn of its type to make medieval Catalonian writings to be had to English-speaking audiences, Authoring the Past can be of curiosity to students of historical past and comparative literature, scholars of Hispanic and Romance medieval stories, and medievalists who examine the chronicle culture in different languages.

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Download e-book for kindle: The World of Tacitus' Dialogus de Oratoribus: Aesthetics and by Christopher S. van den Berg

By Christopher S. van den Berg

Coming to phrases with the rhetorical arts of antiquity inevitably illuminates our personal principles of public discourse and the conduct of speech to which they've got led. Tacitus wrote the Dialogus at a time (ca. a hundred CE) whilst excessive scrutiny of the heritage, the definitions, and the quick relevance of public speech have been all being challenged and refashioned by means of a bunch of vivid intellects and bold practitioners. This e-book demanding situations the thought that Tacitus sought to provide an explanation for the decline of oratory below the Principate. particularly, from exam of the dynamics of argument within the discussion and the underlying literary traditions there emerges a worldly attention of eloquentia within the Roman Empire. Tacitus emulates Cicero's legacy and demanding situations his place on the best of Rome's oratorical canon. He additional indicates that eloquentia is a way wherein to compete with the facility of the Principate.

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