The Poems of Catullus (Oxford World's Classics)

Of all Greek and Latin poets Catullus might be the main obtainable to the fashionable reader. Dealing candidly with the fundamental human feelings of affection and hate, his virile, own tone exerts a robust attraction on every kind of readers. The 116 poems gathered during this new translation comprise the recognized Lesbia poems and exhibit the total variety of Catullus's mastery of lyric meter, mythological subject matters, and epigrammatic invective and wit.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different important positive factors, together with professional introductions via top specialists, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional learn, and masses more.

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The Myth of the Eternal Return: Or, Cosmos and History

By Mircea Eliade

This founding paintings of the background of religions, first released in English in 1954, secured the North American recognition of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making connection with an fabulous variety of cultures and drawing on scholarship released in a minimum of part a dozen eu languages, Eliade's The delusion of the everlasting Return makes either intelligible and compelling the non secular expressions and actions of a wide selection of archaic and "primitive" non secular cultures. whereas acknowledging go back to the "archaic" is not any longer attainable, Eliade passionately insists at the worth of knowing this view that allows you to improve our modern mind's eye of what it really is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new advent offers the contextual history to the ebook and offers a serious define of Eliade's argument in a manner that encourages readers to interact in an educated dialog with this vintage text.

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Anthology of Classical Myth: Primary Sources in Translation

This quantity is designed as a spouse to the traditional undergraduate mythology textbooks or, whilst assigned along the valuable Greek and Roman works, as a source-based substitute to these textbooks.

In addition to the total texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony, this assortment presents beneficiant choices from over 50 texts composed among the Archaic Age and the fourth century A.D. old interpretation of fable is represented right here in choices from the allegorists Heraclitus, Cornutus and Fulgentius, the rationalists Palaephatus and Diodorus of Sicily, and the philosophers and historians Plato, Herodotus and Thucydides. Appendices deal with facts from inscriptions, papyri and Linear B capsules and contain a thematic index, a mythological dictionary, and genealogies. A considerate creation helps scholars operating with the first assets and the opposite assets provided the following; an in depth be aware to teachers deals feedback on tips on how to contain this ebook into their courses.

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The Adventures of Sir Balin the Ill-Fated (The Knights' Tales Series)

By Gerald Morris

Many years in the past the good King Arthur introduced justice to England with the aid of his gallant Knights of the around desk. notwithstanding such a lot of King Arthur’s knights freely selected a lifetime of accountability, for Sir Balin the Ill-Fated, future was once foretold in a prophesy. And heavily, "ill-fated" is true there in his name, so Balin’s now not stunned while issues move bitter. nonetheless, irrespective of how dire the duty, a devoted and gallant knight by no means refuses adventure!

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The Myths We Live By (Routledge Classics)

By Mary Midgley

With a brand new creation via the author

'An based and sane little publication. – The New Statesman

Myths, as Mary Midgley argues during this strong booklet, are all over the place. In political notion they take a seat on the middle of theories of human nature and the social agreement; in economics within the pursuit of self curiosity; and in technology the belief of humans as machines, which originates within the 17th century, is a at the present time a effective strength. faraway from being the other of technology, despite the fact that, Midgley argues that fantasy is a important a part of it. Myths are neither lies nor mere tales yet a community of robust symbols for analyzing the realm. Tackling a stunning array of matters corresponding to philosophy, evolutionary psychology, animals, awareness and the surroundings in her known razor-sharp prose, The Myths we are living by way of reminds us of the strong function of symbolism and the necessity to take our ingenious existence heavily.

Mary Midgley is an ethical thinker and the writer of many books together with Wickedness, Evolution as a Religion, Beast and guy and Science and Poetry. All are released in Routledge Classics.

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Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece

By Jean-Pierre Vernant

Jean Pierre-Vernant and Pierre Vidal-Naquet are leaders in a latest French classical scholarship that has produced a a gorgeous reconfiguration of Greek idea and literature. during this paintings, released right here as a unmarried quantity, the authors current a hectic and decidedly non-classical interpreting of Greek tragedy that insists on its radical discontinuity with our personal outlook and with our social, aesthetic, and mental different types. initially released in French in volumes, this new single-volume version contains revised essays from quantity one and is the 1st English translation of either volumes.Pierre Vidal-Naquet is Director of reports and Professor of Sociology on the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. Jean Pierre-Vernant is Professor Emeritus of Comparative learn of historic Religions on the Collège de France. Janet Lloyd is a translator and author dwelling in England. disbursed for region Books.

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Voyages in Classical Mythology

By Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Voyages in Classical Mythology takes forty four nice classical event stories of mythology and exploration and retells them during this superbly written volume.

• Well-illustrated, each one access is observed by means of a map, assisting readers hint the routes of heroes and deities

• features a handy thesaurus of correct phrases from Greek and Roman Mythology

• offers a close index for simple entry to entries

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Dionysus: Myth and Cult

By Walter F. Otto

"This examine of Dionysus... is usually a brand new theogony of Early Greece." ―Publishers Weekly

"An unique analysis... of the religious importance of the Greek delusion and cult of Dionysus." ―Theology Digest

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The Hurricane Party (Myths)

Hanck Orn’s son is lifeless. once they come to the door they inform him it used to be a middle assault, yet he understands they're mendacity. So he travels to the archipelago on the outermost reaches of the land to determine what particularly occurred. He lands on an island and is met by means of a tender girl, hair streaked with blood, raving like a lunatic. She is likely one of the sisters, who inform him the tale of the way his son died within the nice corridor of the extended family, the Norse gods, who have been conserving a celebration. however the festivities quickly bought out of hand, the visitors started to argue with each other, and the mischievous shapeshifter Loki dealt a dangerous blow. Set in a dystopian destiny that recollects Orwell and Zamyatin, Klas Östergren has weaved a dizzying tale of incredible scope and foul play. relocating from the golden halls to the depths of the underworld, it truly is approximately one man’s look for justice for his son in a global at the brink.

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A Brief Guide to Native American Myths and Legends

During this fantastic remodeling of Lewis Spence's seminal Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Jon E. Lewis places the paintings in context with an in depth new introductory essay and extra remark during the ebook at the background of local americans, their language and way of life, tradition and religion/mythology. He comprises examples of myths from tribes passed over by way of Spence, a advisor to tribes and their myths by way of area, a uncomplicated Lakota (Sioux) thesaurus, courses to key pronunciations and a bibliography.

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