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The Craft Of Zeus

Author : John Scheid
ISBN : 0674005783
Genre : Literary Collections
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In this dazzling commentary on Greek and Roman myth and society, weaving emerges as a metaphor rich with possibility. From rituals symbolizing the cohesion of society to the erotic and marital significance of weaving, this lively book defines the logic of one of the central concepts in Greek and Roman thought.
Category: Literary Collections

The Craft Of Thought

Author : Mary Carruthers
ISBN : 0521795419
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An examination of monastic meditation, first published in 1998.
Category: Literary Criticism

Psychological Constructs And The Craft Of African Fiction Of Yesteryears

Author : Linus Tongwo Asong
ISBN : 9789956727667
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The novel remains the most popular genre in the African literary landscape. In the very large body of criticism that has been devoted to the craft of African fiction, this very stimulating study of six African novels will hold its own distinctive place for a long while. It brings to African critical thought not only an exceptional acumen of interpretation and analysis, but something much more important to most of the previous serious literary study than mere technical dissection - a keen sense of the experience and imaginative truth that make Asong's selected African texts living books as well as authentic record of human and moral values. Many of Asong's perceptions are not only critically shrewd but humanly searching, alert to aesthetic quality and invention. No one interested in creative criticism of African fiction will read this book without finding its approach a challenge to his or her own reading of African fiction, and a stimulus to understanding the growth and enduring richness of the best of the African novel. The book balances nicely in its choice of three texts in English and three in French, the two dominant colonial languages in Africa South of the Sahara. Even more interesting is the fact that although all the French texts have been translated into English, Asong opts to treat the three in the original language in which they were conceived and executed, a decision which keeps the reader as close as possible to the original idiom.
Category: Literary Criticism

Ambition And Anxiety

Author : Line Henriksen
ISBN : 9789042021495
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This comparative study investigates the epic lineage that can be traced back from Derek Walcott's Omeros and Ezra Pound's Cantos through Dante's Divina Commedia to the epic poems of Virgil and Homer, and identifies and discusses in detail a number of recurrent key topoi. A fresh definition of the concept of genre is worked out and presented, based on readings of Homer. The study reads Pound's and Walcott's poetics in the light of Roman Jakobson's notions of metonymy and metaphor, placing their long poems at the respective opposite ends of their language poles. Although there has already been an intermittent critical focus on the 'classical' (and 'Dantean') antecedents of Walcott's poetry, the present study is the first to bring together the whole range of epic intertextualities underlying Omeros, and the first to read this Caribbean masterpiece in the context of Pound's achievement.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Mantle Of The Earth

Author : Veronica della Dora
ISBN : 9780226741321
Genre : Science
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The term mantle has inspired philosophers, geographers, and theologians and shaped artists’ and mapmakers’ visual vocabularies for thousands of years. According to Veronica della Dora, mantle is the “metaphor par excellence, for it unfolds between the seen and the unseen as a threshold and as a point of tension.” Featuring numerous illustrations, The Mantle of the Earth: Genealogies of a Geographical Metaphor is an intellectual history of the term mantle and its metaphorical representation in art and literature, geography and cartography. Through the history of this metaphor from antiquity to the modern day, we learn about shifting perceptions and representations of global space, about our planetary condition, and about the nature of geography itself.
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Aeschylus Playwright Educator

Author : Robert Holmes Beck
ISBN : 9789401188180
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Tales Of Ancient Greece

Author : George William Cox
ISBN : UVA:X000400156
Genre : Legends
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This thorough and well-written book contains a multitude of stories and legends handed down from Ancient Greece. From the mythological stories of the various Greek gods and heroes to the tales of Odysseus, this book provides a wonderful resource for anyone wishing to know the stories that contributed greatly to Greek and then-Roman culture.
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Tales Of Ancient Greece

Author : Bart George William COX (calling himself Sir George William Cox)
ISBN : BL:A0018825611
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Museum Of Antiquity

Author : Levi W. Yaggy
Genre : Civilization
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The Divine Origin Of The Craft Of The Herbalist

Author : E. A. Wallis Budge
ISBN : 0486291693
Genre : Medical
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Famed Egyptologist discusses earliest Orient herbals in Egypt, Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria; their role as foundations of Greek herbals and subsequent dissemination through Asia and Europe. Gods as herbalists, divine medicines, water as divine element, oils and unguents, much more. 13 black-and-white illus. Index.
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The Craft Of Science Fiction

Author : Reginald Bretnor
ISBN : UVA:X000596753
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Mosaics As History

Author : Glen Warren Bowersock
ISBN : 0674022920
Genre : Art
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Over the past century, exploration and serendipity have uncovered mosaic after mosaic in the Near East--maps, historical images and religious scenes that constitute a treasure of new testimony from antiquity. In their complex language, G. W. Bowersock finds historical evidence, illustrations of literary and mythological tradition, religious icons, and monuments to civic pride. Attending to one of the most evocative languages of the ages, his work reveals a fusion of cultures and religions that speaks to us across time.
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A Companion To Women In The Ancient World

Author : Sharon L. James
ISBN : 9781444355000
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Selected by Choice as a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world. The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity
Category: Literary Criticism

A Humanitarian Past

Author : Adele Änggård
ISBN : 9781496993342
Genre : Social Science
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This book opens a window on our historical past. We find antiquity has drawn a blind over earlier and more humanitarian cultures, writing off their artistic and egalitarian practices – while antiquity’s social habits escalated stress. Psychologists have recently made us aware that stress has very negative results for community life. Simultaneously, archaeologists have uncovered information about Neolithic cultures and art that makes no sense seen beside ancient Greek descriptions. The more we learn about Old Europe, the more staggering and distorted the policies conveyed in ancient Greek myths, dramas, and epic poems become. Surprisingly, the Achaeans also show an intimate knowledge about their predecessor’s social values. Sadly, the Renaissance uncritically fell for the ancient Greek’s version of history, seeing it as the cradle of civilisation and our cultural heritage. They have even passed on these ideas to us today. Discovering A Humanitarian Past pitches us into an exciting and previously unexplored part of the human story.
Category: Social Science

Ridpath S Universal History

Author : John Clark Ridpath
ISBN : NYPL:33433082412689
Genre : World history
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Category: World history