The Essential Aeneid

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Author: Virgil

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603840613

Category: Poetry

Page: 248

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Stanley Lombardo's deft abridgment of his 2005 translation of the Aeneid preserves the arc and weight of Virgil's epic by presenting major books in their entirety and abridged books in extended passages seamlessly fitted together with narrative bridges. W. R. Johnson's Introduction, a shortened version of his masterly Introduction to that translation, will be welcomed by both beginning and seasoned students of the Aeneid, and by students of Roman history, classical mythology, and Western civilization.

Aeneid

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Author: Virgil,Stanley Lombardo

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844291

Category: Poetry

Page: 432

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Long a master of the crafts of Homeric translation and of rhapsodic performance, Stanley Lombardo now turns to the quintessential epic of Roman antiquity, a work with deep roots in the Homeric tradition. With characteristic virtuosity, he delivers a rendering of the Aeneid as compelling as his groundbreaking translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey, yet one that—like the Aeneid itself—conveys a unique epic sensibility and a haunting artistry all its own. W. R. Johnson's Introduction makes an ideal companion to the translation, offering brilliant insight into the legend of Aeneas; the contrasting roles of the gods, fate, and fortune in Homeric versus Virgilian epic; the character of Aeneas as both wanderer and warrior; Aeneas' relationship to both his enemy Turnus and his lover Dido; the theme of doomed youths in the epic; and Virgil's relationship to the brutal history of Rome that he memorializes in his poem. A map, a Glossary of Names, a Translator's Preface, and Suggestions for Further Reading are also included.

Orestie

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Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 334

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Aeneid 1–6

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Author: Vergil

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585106380

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 536

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The first of a two-volume edition of Vergil's Aeneid, Aeneid 1–6 is part of a new series of Vergil commentaries from Focus, designed specifically for college students and informed by the most up-to-date scholarship. The editors, who are scholars of Roman epic, not only provide grammatical and syntantical aid in translating and navigating the complexities of Vergil's Latin, but also elucidate the stylistic and interpretive issues that enhance and sustain readers' appreciation of the Aeneid. Editions of individual Aeneid books with expanded comments and general vocabulary of each book are also being made available by Focus. FEATURES: The complete Books 1–6 in Latin with the most up-to-date notes and commentary by today’s leading scholars of Roman epic; A general introduction to the entire volume that sets forth the literary, cultural, political, and historical background necessary to interpret and understand Vergil; Book commentaries that include: an introduction to each book, as well as shorter introductions to major sections to help frame salient passages for students; line-by-line notes providing grammatical and syntactical help in translating, discussion of the most up-to-date scholarship, and explanations of literary references that help students make connections between Vergil and Homer; Appendix on meter clearly and helpfully demonstrating the metrical concepts employed in the Aeneid with actual examples from the text, giving students the framework for understanding Vergil’s poetic artistry; Glossary on rhetorical, syntactic, and grammatical terms that aids students in identifying and discussing the characteristic elements of Vergil's style.

Aeneid 2

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Author: Vergil

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585106143

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

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This book is part of a series of individual volumes covering Books 1-6 of Vergil's Aeneid. Each book includes an introduction, notes, bibliography, commentary and glossary, and is edited by an Vergil scholar. This is Book Two in the series.

Aeneid 3

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Author: Vergil

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585108227

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 188

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This book is part of a series of individual volumes covering Books 1-6 of Vergil's Aeneid. Each book includes an introduction, notes, bibliography, commentary and glossary, and is edited by an Vergil scholar. This is Book Three in the series.

Aeneid 6

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Author: Vergil

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585104868

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 190

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This is the sixth in the series of books of the Aeneid which include the text in Latin, with an introduction and commentary.

1000 Jahre Deutsche Literatur

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Author: Gudrun Clay

Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company

ISBN: 9781585100408

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 196

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This new third-year text introduces students to early German literature in an appropriate historical and cultural context. 1000 Jahre is more than a simple anthology, selections are carefully chosen for pedagogical affect and their high interest, including original writings in Old High German. Emphasis on cultural and historical events bring the selections to life. Contains, in addition, pedagogically sound exercises ranging from content information to thought provoking questions. The materials are classroom tested and extensively reviewed, in an easy and teachable format with integrated exercises for each chapter.

The Homeric Hymns

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Author: Susan C. Shelmerdine

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585104779

Category: Poetry

Page: 196

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This is a collection of the standard texts of ancient Greek which are important components of what we know about Greek myth, religion, language and culture. All of the works collectively known as the Homeric Hymns are collected and translated here in their entirety, and the work includes ample notes and an introduction to provide information on the works' historic importance, a chronological table, genealogical chart, maps of Greece and the Aegean Islands, and illustrations of vase paintings with mythological themes. This edition is part of the Focus Classical Library.

Medea

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Author: Euripides

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585104647

Category: Drama

Page: 102

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This is an English translation of Euripides' tragedy Medea based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and her revenge against her husband Jason. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.

Lysistrata

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Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585104728

Category: Drama

Page: 90

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This English translation of Aristophanes’ most popular comedy will appeal to the modern reader because of its lively and imaginative plot, memorable heroine, good jokes, and appeal for peace and tolerance between nations and between the sexes. This edition includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, suggestions for further reading, notes, and a map. The Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture and the roots of contemporary thought.

Casina, Amphitryon, Captivi, Pseudolus

Four Plays

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Author: Plautus

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585106151

Category: Drama

Page: 274

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This anthology contains English translations of four plays by one of the best practitioners of Roman comedy, Plautus. The plays Casina, Amphitryon, Captivi and Pseudolus provide an introduction to the world of Roman comedy. As with all Focus translations, the emphasis is on a handsomely produced, inexpensive, readable edition that is close to the original, with an extensive introduction, notes and appendices.

Antigone

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Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585106046

Category: Drama

Page: 120

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This is an English translation of Sophocles’ tragedy of Antigone and her fate when she decides to bury her dead brother Polyneices. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.

Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae

Four Plays

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Author: Euripides

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585105996

Category: Drama

Page: 316

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This anthology includes four outstanding translations of Euripides’ plays: Medea, Bacchae, Hippolytus, and Heracles. These translations remain close to the original, with extensive introductions, interpretive essays, and footnotes. This series is designed to provide students and general readers with access to the nature of Greek drama, Greek mythology, and the context of Greek culture, as well as highly readable and understandable translations of four of Euripides most important plays. Focus also publishes each play as an individual volume.

Confessions (Second Edition)

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Author: Saint Augustine,F. J. Sheed

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603845712

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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The second Hackett edition of the Sheed translation, a classic in its own right, offers a wealth of notes on philosophical, theological, historical, and liturgical issues raised by the Confessions, as well as paragraph numbers of the Latin critical edition, and a thorough index.

The Essential Petrarch

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Author: Petrarch

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624661998

Category: History

Page: 286

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Petrarch fashioned so many different versions of himself for posterity that it is an exacting task to establish where one might start to explore. . . . Hainsworth's study meets this problem through examples of what Petrarch wrote, and does so decisively and succinctly. . . . [A] careful and unpretentious book, penetrating in its organization and treatment of its subject, gentle in its guidance of the reader, nimble and dexterous in its scholarly infrastructure—and no less profound for those qualities of lightness. The translations themselves are a delight, and are clearly the result of profound meditation and extensive experiment. . . . The Introduction and the notes to each work form a clear plexus of support for the reader, with a host of deft cross-references. --Richard Mackenny, Binghamton University, State University of New York

The Tale of Cupid and Psyche

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Author: Apuleius,Joel C. Relihan

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603843299

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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Is Cupid and Psyche a romance, a folktale, a Platonic allegory of the nature of the soul, a Jungian tale of individuation, or an archetypal dream? This volume provides Joel Relihan's lively translation of this best known section of Apuleius' Golden Ass, some useful and illustrative parallels, and an engaging discussion of what to make of this classic story.