Author: W. R. Paton
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Release Date: 2018-02-03
Genre: Social Science
Excerpt from The Inscriptions of Cos It is much to be wished that the inscriptions of the more important Greek islands should be published in separate form, as the islands were always, and still are, very distinct com munities, most retentive of their peculiarities. I shall con sider myself rewarded for any labour expended on the present work, if some one caps it with a Corpus of the Rhodian Inscriptions - really a most necessary thing. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Frederic James Edward Raby
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1959
This book presents 290 representative selections of religious and secular Latin poetry from the period A.D. 300-1300. It includes not only famous hymns and sequences, but also selections from epic poetry and a large number of secular lyrics from various manuscript collections.
Symposiacs Plutarch Plutarch; later named, upon becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus: c. AD 46 - AD 120, was a Greek biographer and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. He is classified as a Middle Platonist. Plutarch's surviving works were written in Greek, but intended for both Greek and Roman readers. He lived most of his life at Chaeronea, and was initiated into the mysteries of the Greek god Apollo. For many years Plutarch served as one of the two priests at the temple of Apollo at Delphi, the site of the famous Delphic Oracle, twenty miles from his home. By his writings and lectures Plutarch became a celebrity in the Roman Empire, yet he continued to reside where he was born, and actively participated in local affairs, even serving as mayor. At his country estate, guests from all over the empire congregated for serious conversation, presided over by Plutarch in his marble chair. Many of these dialogues were recorded and published, and the 78 essays and other works which have survived are now known collectively as the Moralia.
Author: Michael C. J. Putnam
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date: 1995
In this collection of twelve of his essays, distinguished Virgil scholar Michael Putnam examines the Aeneid from several different interpretive angles. He identifies the themes that permeate the epic, provides detailed interpretations of its indivi
Author: Günter Grass
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Günter Grass, says The Times, 'is on his own as an artist', and indeed this extraordinary, provoking and joyously Rabelaisian celebration of life, food and sex is unique. Lifted from their ancient fairytale, the fisherman and his wife are still living today. During the months of Ilsebill's pregnancy, the fisherman tells her of his adventures through time with the Flounder, constituting a complete reworking of social, political and gastronomic history.