The Babylonian Disputation Poems

With Editions of the Series of the Poplar, Palm and Vine, the Series of the Spider, and the Story of the Poor, Forlorn Wren


Author: Enrique Jiménez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004336265

Category: Poetry

Page: 544

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The Babylonian Disputation Poems studies a group of ancient Babylonian poems featuring discussions between animals and trees. It contains editions of several new texts as well as an assessment of the genre and its impact on later traditions of literary disputations.

First Latin Reader


Author: Edward Conner Chickering

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin language

Page: 281

View: 6601

Writing Latin


Author: James Morwood,Richard Ashdowne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472502787

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 7692

A completely new guide to writing Latin from scratch, this user-friendly book includes key features such as: broad coverage - all the major grammatical constructions of the Latin language are covered, reinforcing what students have learnt from reading Latin; thorough accessible explanations - no previous experience of writing in Latin assumed; hundreds of examples - clear accurate illustrations of the constructions described, all with full translations; over six hundred practice sentences - graduated exercises leading students through three levels of difficulty from elementary to advanced level; introduction to Latin word order - a brief guide to some of the most important principles; and, longer passages for practising continuous prose composition - more challenging passages to stretch the most able students. It also includes features such as: commentaries on examples of Latin prose style - passages from great Latin prose writers focus attention on imitating real Latin usage; and, complete list of vocabulary - all the words needed for the exercises and a valuable reference for English-Latin work in general.

Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City


Author: Leslie Day,Don Riepe

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421416190

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 3110

Look around New York, and you’ll probably see birds: wood ducks swimming in Queens, a stalking black-crowned night-heron in Brooklyn, great horned owls perching in the Bronx, warblers feeding in Central Park, or Staten Island’s purple martins flying to and fro. You might spot hawks and falcons nesting on skyscrapers or robins belting out songs from trees along the street. America’s largest metropolis teems with birdlife in part because it sits within the great Atlantic flyway where migratory birds travel seasonally between north and south. The Big Apple’s miles of coastline, magnificent parks, and millions of trees attract dozens of migrating species every year and are also home year-round to scores of resident birds. There is no better way to identify and learn about New York’s birds than with this comprehensive field guide from New York City naturalist Leslie Day. Her book will quickly teach you what each species looks like, where they build their nests, what they eat, the sounds of their songs, what time of year they appear in the city, the shapes and colors of their eggs, and where in the five boroughs you can find them—which is often in the neighborhood you call home. The hundreds of stunning photographs by Beth Bergman and gorgeous illustrations by Trudy Smoke will help you identify the ninety avian species commonly seen in New York. Once you enter the world of the city’s birds, life in the great metropolis will never look the same. -- Susan B. Elbin, PhD, Director of Conservation and Science, New York City Audubon

The Arts of Imitation in Latin Prose

Pliny's Epistles /Quintilian in Brief


Author: Christopher Whitton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108476570

Category: History

Page: 568

View: 1353

Imitation was central to Roman culture, and a staple of Latin poetry. But it was also fundamental to prose. This book brings together two monuments of the High Empire, Quintilian's Institutio oratoria ('Training of the orator') and Pliny's Epistles, to reveal a spectacular project of textual and ethical imitation. As a young man Pliny had studied with Quintilian. In the Epistles he meticulously transforms and subsumes his teacher's masterpiece, together with poetry and prose ranging from Homer to Tacitus' Dialogus de oratoribus. In teasing apart Pliny's rich intertextual weave, this book reinterprets Quintilian through the eyes of one of his sharpest readers, radically reassesses the Epistles as a work of minute textual artistry, and makes a major intervention in scholarly debates on intertextuality, imitation and rhetorical culture at Rome. The result is a landmark study with far-reaching implications for how we read Latin literature.

Adam's Latin Grammar

Simplified, by Means of an Introduction ...


Author: Alexander Adam,Allen Fisk

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin language

Page: 206

View: 854

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy


Author: Dennis William Hauck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636125

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 8925

More than magic... Where else can one combine chemistry and philosophy to turn base metal into gold while discovering a magical elixir to prolong life? Here's a simple and straightforward guide to alchemy that explains its basic principles. Written by one of the world's few practicing alchemists, it's a concise reference guide that provides easy-to-follow information so that anybody can be a wizard-in-training.