The Sixteen Satires

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Author: Juvenal

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141915013

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Perhaps more than any other writer, Juvenal (c. AD 55-138) captures the splendour, the squalor and the sheer energy of everyday Roman life. In The Sixteen Satires he evokes a fascinating world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachers. A member of the traditional land-owning class that was rapidly seeing power slip into the hands of outsiders, Juvenal also creates savage portraits of decadent aristocrats - male and female - seeking excitement among the lower orders of actors and gladiators, and of the jumped-up sons of newly-rich former slaves. Constantly comparing the corruption of his own generation with its stern and upright forebears, Juvenal's powers of irony and invective make his work a stunningly satirical and bitter denunciation of the degeneracy of Roman society

Tacitus

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Author: Cornelius Tacitus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rome

Page: N.A

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Juvenal and Persius

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Author: Juvenal,Susanna Morton Braund

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674996120

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 536

View: 2418

Bite and wit characterize two seminal and stellar authors in the history of satirical writing, Persius (34 62 CE) and Juvenal (writing about sixty years later). The latter especially had a lasting influence on English writers of the Renaissance and succeeding centuries.

Falco: The Official Companion

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Author: Lindsey Davis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446455238

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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One of the stories from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. As the girl came running up the steps, I decided she was wearing far too many clothes...So, in 1989, readers were introduced to Marcus Didius Falco, the Roman informer, as he stood on the steps of the Temple of Saturn, looking out across the Forum: the heart of his world. Twenty years and twenty books later, Falco fans want a companion volume. Only here will you learn the author's private background, including her descent from a failed assassin and how atheism improved her knitting. Here too are the real glories and heartache involved in research and creation: why the baby had to be born in Barcelona, which plots evolved from intense loathing of management trainees, what part a thermal vest played in the iconic Falco's conception. It can't be a complete handbook to ancient Rome, but it covers perennial issues. There are a hundred illustrations, some specially commissioned, others from family archives. Enlightening quotations come from the Falco books and from eminent sources: Juvenal, through Chandler, to 1066 and All That. Readers have asked for this book. Their paranoid, secretive author agrees it is now or never. Time to spill beans on the travertine...

Erledigt in Paris und London

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Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602464

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Nach seiner Demission als Polizeioffizier in Burma landet Orwell 1933 in den Slums: bei den Arbeitslosen, Asozialen in Paris, wo er sich als Küchenhilfe in einem Luxusrestaurant verdingt; bei den Pennern von London, mit denen er durch die Gossen und Asyle pilgert. Der unsentimentale, erschütternde Bericht eines Betroffenen.

Experiencing Rome

Culture, Identity and Power in the Roman Empire

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Author: Janet Huskinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134693141

Category: History

Page: 400

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Consolation of Philosophy

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Author: Ancius Boethius

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Boethius was an eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, and an exceptional Greek scholar. When he became involved in a conspiracy and was imprisoned in Pavia, it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned. THE CONSOLATION was written in the period leading up to his brutal execution. It is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy. Her instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restore his health and bring him to enlightenment. THE CONSOLATION was extremely popular throughout medieval Europe and his ideas were influential on the thought of Chaucer and Dante.

Töchter des Himmels

Roman

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Author: Amy Tan

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641149592

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Vier junge Frauen zwischen altem China und neuer Welt. Waverly, June, Rose und Lena, vier junge Frauen in San Francisco. Durch und durch Amerikanerinnen, die der American Way of Life stark geprägt hat – im Gegensatz zu ihren Müttern. Die sind 1949 unter dramatischen Umständen vor der roten Armee in die Vereinigten Staaten geflüchtet und noch immer chinesisch bis in die Knochen. Zwei Kulturen prallen aufeinander und scheinen nicht zueinanderzufinden. Bis die Töchter erkennen, dass sie die einmalige Chance haben, zwei Welten in sich zu verbinden, sie müssen nur bereit dafür sein.

Penguin Classics: The Catalogue

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Author: Penguin Classics

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718193474

Category: Reference

Page: 176

View: 1967

'From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime' Michel de Montaigne In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. It also features Michel de Montaigne's enchanting essay 'On Books'. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu

Jahrmarkt der Eitelkeit (Vanity Fair)

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Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027210631

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

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Jahrmarkt der Eitelkeit (Vanity Fair) ist ein wichtiges Werk des englischen Schriftstellers William Makepeace Thackeray. Der Gesellschaftsroman bietet ein facettenreiches, alle sozialen Klassen einschließendes Bild der Londoner Gesellschaft zu Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts und zeichnet sich durch seinen ironischen Stil und seine präzise Darstellung der handelnden Figuren und ihrer Charaktere aus. Die Geschichte beginnt in Miss Pinkertons "Erziehungsanstalt für junge Damen", wo Becky Sharp und Amelia Sedley soeben ihr Studium abgeschlossen haben und sich auf ihre Abreise in Amelias Haus am Russell Square vorbereiten. Becky wird als willensstarke und gewandte junge Frau beschrieben, die entschlossen ist, sich in der Gesellschaft zu behaupten und ihren Weg zu gehen, Amelia hingegen als gutmütiges, liebenswertes, aber einfältiges junges Mädchen. Am Russell Square wird Becky Sharp dem schneidigen, egozentrischen Captain George Osborne vorgestellt (mit dem Amelia von frühester Jugend an verlobt ist), sowie auch Amelias Bruder, Joseph "Joe" Sedley, einem tollpatschigen und prahlerischen, aber reichen Angehörigen der Britischen Ostindien-Kompanie, der gerade ins Vereinigte Königreich zurückgekehrt ist. William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) war ein englischer Schriftsteller und gilt neben Charles Dickens und George Eliot als bedeutendster englischsprachiger Romancier des Viktorianischen Zeitalters.

Aufruhr

eine Liebesgeschichte

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Author: Shashi Tharoor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518457924

Category: Adult children

Page: 330

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Juvenalia

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Author: Richard Quick

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783196777

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 64

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Simon Callow does stand-up comedy. Filthy, foul mouthed, viciously funny and deeply politically incorrect. The target: immigrants, plutocrats, women, gays. As last delivered in Rome AD 100. Juvenal was one angry white middle-class male. In Juvenalia he tells it like it was. And is. The writer, Juvenal born circa AD55, wrote sixteen satires that attacked the decadence of Rome in its heyday. Here, adapted by Richard Quick, we are given a view into the moral decline that is as relevant now, as it was back then.

Juvenal in English

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Author: Martin M. Winkler

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin poetry

Page: 488

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Homophobia

A History

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Author: Byrne Fone

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1466817070

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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The first comprehensive history of homophobia-from ancient Athens to the halls of Congress-this bold, original work is certain to become a classic. It is the last acceptable prejudice. In an age when racial and ethnic name-calling are viewed with distaste, and physical epithets are frowned upon, hatred of homosexuals remains rife. Now, in a tour de force of historical and literary research, Byrne Fone chronicles the evolution of homophobia through the centuries. Delving into literary sources as diverse as Greek philosophy, the Bible, Elizabethan poetry, and the Victorian novel, as well as historical texts and propaganda from the French Revolution to the Moral Majority, Fone finds that same-sex desire has always been the object of legal, social, and religious persecution. Fone shows how the biblical story of Sodom became the primary source for later prohibitions against homosexuality. He charts the subtle shifts in public attitudes and law, from Anglo-Saxon edicts that imposed death by burning upon "confess'd sodomytes," to Victorian decrees that punished sodomy with "forfeiture of all rights, including procreation" (i.e., castration). Sifting the evidence of our own times, including Reader's Digest articles and TV talk-show transcripts, Fone demonstrates that homophobia remains one of the central tenets of law, science, faith, and literature, and defines the very essence of what it means to be male or female. Written by an acclaimed expert in gay and lesbian history, Homophobia is the best sort of history: lively, accessible, and enlightening.

Der gefährlichste Ort der Welt

Roman

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Author: Lindsey Lee Johnson

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423432675

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Willkommen in Mill Valley! Willkommen am gefährlichsten Ort der Welt! Als Tristan Bloch eines Morgens auf sein Fahrrad steigt und losradelt, auf die Golden Gate Bridge zu, den heißen, schweißnassen Kopf gesenkt, da ahnen wir schon, dass ihn der Verrat seiner Angebeteten, Calista, vernichtet hat. Sein Liebesbrief wurde auf Facebook gepostet, und das war ihre Schuld. Fünf Jahre später: Kurz nach dem dramatischen Ende einer Abschlussparty betrachtet Calista, Tristans erste und letzte große Liebe, in dem Versuch, die Ereignisse zu begreifen, ein altes Klassenfoto – Tristan, lachend, in seinen unmöglichen grellgelben Trainingshosen, der sanfte Dave Chu, der durchtriebene Ryan Harbinger, Baseball-Captain und Schwarm aller Mädchen, Abigail Cress, damals noch Calistas beste Freundin, die später mit einem Lehrer anbandelte, und all die anderen, die mit dem Leben und der Liebe gespielt hatten. Ihre fröhlichen Gesichter täuschen. »Sie taten, was sie konnten, um zu überleben.« Für einen von ihnen war Mill Valley, das verträumte reiche Städtchen über der Bucht von San Francisco, ein vermeintliches Paradies, zur Hölle geworden. Und sie, die zurückblieben, waren vom Leben gezeichnet, noch bevor es richtig begonnen hatte. Lindsey Lee Johnson leuchtet »den gefährlichsten Ort der Welt« aus den verschiedenen Perspektiven ihrer Figuren aus und entlarvt den amerikanischen Traum als die Illusion einer Gesellschaft, die ihrer inneren Leere zu entkommen sucht.

Teaching Classical Studies

A Report on Curriculum Content and Resource Materials from a Working Party of the Schools Council Classics Committee

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Classical

Page: 143

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The Satires of Horace and Persius

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Author: Horace,Persius

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913134

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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The Satires of Horace (65-8 BC), written in the troubled decade ending with the establishment of Augustus' regime, provide an amusing treatment of men's perennial enslavement to money, power, glory and sex. Epistles I, addressed to the poet's friends, deals with the problem of achieving contentment amid the complexities of urban life, while Epistles II and the Ars Poetica discuss Latin poetry - its history and social functions, and the craft required for its success. Both works have had a powerful influence on later Western literature, inspiring poets from Ben Jonson and Alexander Pope to W. H. Auden and Robert Frost. The Satires of Persius (AD 34-62) are highly idiosyncratic, containing a courageous attack on the poetry and morals of his wealthy contemporaries - even the ruling emperor, Nero.

Readings in the Western Humanities

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Author: Roy T. Matthews,F. DeWitt Platt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9781559345774

Category: Education

Page: 238

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