Ancient Greece

From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Second Edition

Author: Thomas R. Martin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300160054

Category: Art

Page: 311

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"First edition 1996. Updated in 2000 with new suggested readings and illustrations"--Title page verso.

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook

Author: Epictetus,,Robin Hard,Christopher Gill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199595186

Category: Fiction

Page: 355

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This is the only complete modern translation of Epictetus's Discourses, together with the Handbook and fragments. A major work of Stoic practical ethics, the Discourses teach that the basis of happiness is up to us. This accessible new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and thorough notes.

Sol Tenebrarum

Eine okkulte Studie der Melancholie

Author: N.A

Publisher: Edition Roter Drache

ISBN: 3944180127

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

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Ich kann mir keine Art von Schönheit vorstellen, in der nicht auch Melancholiezu finden ist ... schrieb Charles Baudelaire im neunzehnten Jahrhundert und bezog sich damit auf ein Phänomen, das seit Jahrhunderten Philosophen, Künstler,Musiker, Dichter und Schriftsteller fasziniert. In der heutigen Welt wird Melancholie häufig mit Trauer verwechselt oder sie wird mit Depression gleichgesetzt. Aber in der Geschichte der westlichen Kultur dachte man, dass sie sowohl in depressiven Zuständen wie auch bei manischer Verzückung gegenwärtig ist. Über zweitausend Jahre lang war Melancholie Teil der Lehre von den Temperamenten, die annahm, dass Körper und Geist auf mystische Weise miteinander verbunden sind und dass diese Verbindungen alle Charakterzüge, Neigungen, Vorlieben, Erscheinungen, emotionalen Zustände sowie alle geistigen und physiologischen Funktionsstörungen erklären könnten. Traditionell nahm man an, dass eine große Bandbreite von Funktionsstörungen durch ein Ungleichgewicht der Lebensenergien verursacht wird. Über die Jahrhunderte hinweg hat Melancholie eine komplexe esoterische und philosophische Bedeutung erlangt. Sie wurde zu einer Erkrankung der Seele, zum Triumph der inneren Dunkelheit über das göttliche Licht des Verstandes, zur Quelle von Genialität und inspiriertem Wahnsinns, zum Synonym für Lethargie und Verdrießlichkeit, zur tödlichen Sünde, zum saturnischen Prinzip der Ekstase und des Leidens, zum dunklen Element in der menschlichen Natur und schließlich zur universellen Grundbeschaffenheit der Menschheit. Dieses Buch konzentriert sich auf die traditionelle Sichtweise der Melancholie und ihre Interpretation in der antiken und der modernen Geschichte der westlichen Esoterik. Es strebt danach, die alten Konzepte in einen zeitgemäßen Kontext zu übersetzen und Melancholie als einen zentralen Teil der okkulten Philosophie wieder zuentdecken, der die kritischste Phase der spirituellen Erfahrung repräsentiert. Alchemie, die dionysischen Mysterien, bacchantische Ekstase-Riten, Lycanthropie, die Wurzelsünde Acedia, spirituelle Reisen in die Unterwelt, inspirierter Wahnsinn, die dunkle Nacht der Seele, saturnische Kontemplation, qliphothische Initiationen und die mystische Bedeutung der Schwarzen Sonne dies sind nur einige der Themen in diesem faszinierenden Buch.

Fragments

Author: Heraclitus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440679285

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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Fragments of wisdom from the ancient world In the sixth century b.c.-twenty-five hundred years before Einstein-Heraclitus of Ephesus declared that energy is the essence of matter, that everything becomes energy in flux, in relativity. His great book, On Nature, the world's first coherent philosophical treatise and touchstone for Plato, Aristotle, and Marcus Aurelius, has long been lost to history-but its surviving fragments have for thousands of years tantalized our greatest thinkers, from Montaigne to Nietzsche, Heidegger to Jung. Now, acclaimed poet Brooks Haxton presents a powerful free-verse translation of all 130 surviving fragments of the teachings of Heraclitus, with the ancient Greek originals beautifully reproduced en face. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Selected Poems and Fragments

Author: Friedrich Hölderlin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141962186

Category: Poetry

Page: 400

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Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) is now recognized as one of Europe’s supreme poets. He first found his true voice in the epigrams and odes he wrote when transfigured by his love for the wife of a rich banker. He later embarked on an extraordinarily ambitious sequence of hymns exploring cosmology and history, from mythological times to the discovery of America and his own era. The ’Canticles of Night’, by contrast, include enigmatic fragments in an unprecedented style, which anticipates the Symbolists and Surrealists. Together the works collected here show Hölderlin’s use of Classical and Christian imagery and his exploration of cosmology and history in an attempt to find meaning in an uncertain world.

Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments of Sappho

Poems and Fragments of Sappho

Author: Sappho

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141931256

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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More or less 150 years after Homer's Iliad, Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of what is present Turkey. Little remains today of her writings, which are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. The surviving texts consist of a lamentably small and fragmented body of lyric poetry - among them poems of invocation, desire, spite, celebration, resignation and remembrance - that nevertheless enables us to hear the living voice of the poet Plato called the tenth Muse. This is a new translation of her surviving poetry.

Grashalme

(Auswahl)

Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843015430

Category: Poetry

Page: 116

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Walt Whitman: Grashalme. (Auswahl) Erstdruck der ersten Version (anonym im Selbstverlag): Brooklyn, New York 1855. Die Ausgabe wurde in den folgenden 8 Auflagen immer wieder erweitert. Die endgültige Version der Sammlung erschien als Ausgabe letzter Hand: Philadelphia (David McKay) 1891/92. Der Text der hier vorliegenden Auswahl folgt der Übers. v. Wilhelm Schölermann. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Whitman, Walt: Grashalme. Übers. v. Wilhelm Schölermann, Leipzig: Eugen Diederichs, 1904 Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Thomas Eakins, Porträt von Walt Whitman, 1887-88. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Early poems and fragments, 1785-1797

Author: William Wordsworth,Carol Landon,Jared R. Curtis

Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 891

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This volume is made up of work from the beginning of Wordsworth's poetic career, when he was a Hawkshead schoolboy, until the end of his time at Racedown in mid-1797. Like other volumes in The Cornell Wordsworth series, this book is based on detailed study of the relevant manuscripts. Much of the material Carol Landon and Jared Curtis have selected, including manuscript poems and fragments, was never published in Wordsworth's lifetime. (Early works that appear in other volumes of The Cornell Wordsworth have been omitted.)The editors draw heavily on seventeen complete or partial notebooks. Thirteen of them are presented in photographic copies; all are described fully in bibliographical terms. Although some writing from the notebooks has appeared in print since the poet's death in 1850, the Landon and Curtis edition supersedes earlier versions in thoroughness and overall reliability. The editors present a plausible new organization of the Vale of Esthwaite materials and establish a nearly complete sequential version of the Wordsworth-Wrangham "Imitation of Juvenal", the "Greyhound Ballad", and the two Dirges.

Fluchtstücke

Roman

Author: Anne Michaels

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827079691

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Anne Michaels ist Dichterin. Sie hat als solche zu veröffentlichen begonnen und für ihre 1986 und 1991 erschienenen Gedichtbände «The Weight of Oranges» und «Miner's Pond» Auszeichnungen erhalten. Auch ihr erster Roman mit dem deutschen Titel «Fluchtstücke» enthält Sätze von atemberaubender lyrischer Dichte: Knappheit und Härte der Anfangsseiten ihres Romans üben beim Lesen einen Sog aus, dem man sich nicht entziehen kann: So grauenerregend die Geschichte einsetzt, man will weiterlesen, mehr über das Schicksal des Protagonisten erfahren. Der siebenjährige Jakob Beer wird Zeuge, wie im Zweiten Weltkrieg Deutsche seine Eltern, polnische Juden, erschlagen und seine ältere Schwester verschleppen. Er flieht und versteckt sich auf dem Gelände einer archäologischen Grabungsstätte. Dort wird er nach Tagen von einem griechischen Forscher gefunden und gerettet. In der Obhut dieses Mannes verbringt er seine Kindheit und Jugend auf einer griechischen Insel, später wandert er mit ihm nach Toronto aus. Jakob wird Autor, wird Dichter und versucht seine Erfahrungen auf diesem Wege zu verarbeiten. Die schrecklichen Bilder seiner Kindheit lassen ihn lange nicht los. Eine erste Ehe scheitert daran, und erst als reifer Mann findet er in der Beziehung zu einer jungen Frau zu einer Art innerer Ruhe.

Greek Tragedy

Author: Aeschylus,Euripides,Sophocles

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 305

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Presents a collection of Greek tragedies along with background information depicting each play's cultural background and place in ritual ceremony.

Aristophanes

An Author for the Stage

Author: Carlo Ferdinando Russo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134735383

Category: History

Page: 296

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Carlo Ferdinando Russo's book has been a seminal work on Aristophanes since its publication in Italy in 1962. In his detailed analysis, Russo considers the plays as libretti for actors and singers rather than as mere texts, and never loses sight of the stage. This is the classic book about Aristophanes. Now finally available in English and much-updated, it is essential reading for any student of Athenian comedy.

Jason and the Argonauts

Author: Apollonius of Rhodes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101616806

Category: Poetry

Page: 272

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The first new Penguin Classics translation of the Argonautica since the 1950s Now in a riveting new verse translation, Jason and the Argonauts (also known as the Argonautica) is the only surviving full account of Jason’s voyage on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece aided by the sorceress princess Medea. Written in the third century B.C., this epic story of one of the most beloved heroes of Greek mythology, with its combination of the fantastical and the real, its engagement with traditions of science, astronomy and medicine, winged heroes, and a magical vessel that speaks, is truly without parallel in classical or contemporary Greek literature and is now available in an accessible and engaging translation. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Three Theban Plays

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042694

Category: Drama

Page: 432

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The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by the renowned classicist Bernard Knox. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Aristotle

Author: John B. Morrall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415326896

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

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First published in 1977 this volume is the only account published in English in the 20th century to be exclusively devoted to an interpretation of Aristotle's political thought (as distinct from commentaries, translations and works on Aristotelean philosophy in general). It places Aristotle in his background of the Greek political experience.

The Plays of Aeschylus

Author: A. F. Garvie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472519906

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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Aeschylus is the oldest of the three great Greek tragedians. Born probably in 525 or 524 BC, he lived through the end of tyranny at Athens and the restitution of democracy. He took part in the battle of Marathon in 490 and probably also in the battle of Salamis in 480, the subject of his Persians. During his life he made at least two visits to Sicily, and died there at Gela in 456 or 455. Those who wish may believe the late story that he was killed by a tortoise, which an eagle dropped on his bald head, mistaking it for a rock on which to crack the tortoise's shell. This book deals with Aeschylus' six extant plays in the chronological order of their first production: Persians, the earliest Greek tragedy that has come down to us, Seven against Thebes, Suppliants, and the three plays of the Oresteia trilogy: Agamemnon, Libation Bearers and Eumenides. It also contains also an essay on Prometheus Bound, now generally thought not to be by Aeschylus, but accepted as his in antiquity. It is intended primarily as a readable introduction to the dramatist for A-level students of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History, and for the first two years of university courses.It should be of interest also to students of other disciplines and to the non-specialist reader.

Friedrich Hölderlins Leben, Dichtung und Wahnsinn

Author: Wilhelm Waiblinger

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743719339

Category: Fiction

Page: 44

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Wilhelm Waiblinger: Friedrich Hölderlins Leben, Dichtung und Wahnsinn Entstanden 1827/28. Erstdruck »Zeitgenossen. Biographisches Magazin für die Geschichte unserer Zeit«, Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1831. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Friedrich Hölderlin (Pastell von Franz Karl Hiemer, 1792). Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 12 pt.