Download E-books Greek Tragedies, Volume 2: Aeschylus: The Libation Bearers; Sophocles: Electra; Euripides: Iphigenia among the Taurians, Electra, The Trojan Women (3rd Edition) PDF

By Richmond Lattimore, David Grene, Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most

Greek Tragedies, quantity II includes Aeschylus’s “The Libation Bearers,” translated by way of Richmond Lattimore; Sophocles’s “Electra,” translated through David Grene; Euripides’s “Iphigenia one of the Taurians,” translated by means of Anne Carson; Euripides’s “Electra,” translated by way of Emily Townsend Vermeule; and Euripides’s “The Trojan Women,” translated by way of Richmond Lattimore.

Sixty years in the past, the collage of Chicago Press undertook a momentous undertaking: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that will be the final word source for lecturers, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. less than the specialist administration of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, these translations mixed accuracy, poetic immediacy, and readability of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so vigorous and compelling that they continue to be the normal translations. this day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the major English-language types in the course of the twenty-first century.

In this hugely expected 3rd version, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. so much have conscientiously up to date the translations to convey them even towards the traditional Greek whereas holding the vibrancy for which our English models are well-known. This version additionally contains brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, the kids of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs by way of Aeschylus, and the surviving element of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play supply crucial information regarding its first construction, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. furthermore, every one quantity comprises an creation to the lifestyles and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a word list of names and areas pointed out within the plays.

In addition to the hot content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside of and among volumes to mirror the main up to date scholarship at the order during which the performs have been initially written. the result's a suite of good-looking paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to those foundational works of Western drama, artwork, and lifestyles.

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Download E-books The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Jesse L. Byock

Composed in medieval Iceland, Hrolf's Saga is without doubt one of the maximum of all mythic-legendary sagas, touching on half-fantastical occasions that have been acknowledged to have happened in fifth-century Denmark. It tells of the exploits of King Hrolf and of his recognized champions, together with Bodvar Bjarki, the 'bear-warrior': a strong determine whose may well and bear-like nature are encouraged via an analogous mythical historical past as Beowulf. Depicting an international of wizards, sorceresses and 'berserker' opponents - initially individuals of a cult of Odin - it is a compelling story of old magic. a piece of undying energy and wonder, it deals either a treasury of Icelandic prose and a masterful amassing of epic, cultic reminiscence, conventional people story and myths from the Viking age and much earlier.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by means of introductions and notes by means of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Saga of the Jomsvikings PDF

By Lee M. Hollander

In A.D. 986, Earl Hákon, ruler of so much of Norway, gained a positive victory over an invading fleet of Danes within the nice naval conflict of Hjórunga Bay. crusing below his banner have been no fewer than 5 Icelandic skalds, the poet-historians of the previous Norse international. centuries later their bills of the conflict turned the foundation for one of many liveliest of the Icelandic sagas, with precise emphasis at the doings of the Jómsvikings, the famed contributors of a warrior group that feared not anyone and dared all. In Lee M. Hollander's trustworthy translation, all the unknown twelfth-century author's narrative genius and aptitude for dramatic scenario and stinky characterization is preserved.

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Download E-books White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness PDF

By Maurice Berger

The acclaimed paintings that debunks our myths and fake assumptions approximately race in America

Maurice Berger grew up hypersensitized to race within the charged setting of latest York urban within the sixties. His father used to be a Jewish liberal who worshiped Martin Luther King, Jr.; his mom a dark-skinned Sephardic Jew who hated black humans. Berger himself was once one of many few white young children in his reduce East facet housing project.

Berger's strange experience--and his selection to ascertain the topic of race for its a number of and complicated meanings--makes White Lies a clean and startling book.

Berger has develop into a passionate observer of race issues, looking for the delicate and not-so-subtle manifestations of racial that means in way of life. In White Lies, he encourages us to reckon with our personal complicated and infrequently troubling reviews approximately race. the result's an uncommonly sincere and affecting examine race in the US today--free of cant, strangely unique, unsettled and unsettling.

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Download E-books Devayani, Sharmishtha and Yayati: A love triangle that changed a dynasty PDF

By Ashok K. Banker

One of many least-known, but so much poignant love tales, is the story of Devayani, daughter of Shukracharya, Guru of the Asuras, and Kacha son of Brihaspati, Guru of the Devas. The Devas or Gods of the Vedic age have been everlasting enemies of the Asuras or Demonic races. How may the son of the preceptor of the Gods in all probability desire to discover love and happiness with the daughter of the preceptor of the Demons? but love plant life within the unlikeliest locations and so Kacha and Devayani started to dream the most unlikely dream. Their love used to be doomed to finish tragically however the how and wherefore of the tragedy is what makes their tale so unforgettable. however the tale doesn’t finish there. as a substitute, it segues (after a niche of some years) into one other: the affection triangle of Devayani, her former good friend Sharmishtha, and the guy they either enjoyed, Yayati. After a quarrel together with her buddy Sharmishtha, Devayani used her father’s effect and tool to strength her good friend Sharmishtha to reside out the remainder of her lifestyles as Devayani’s own maidservant. in the future, Devayani chanced on herself trapped on the backside of a good deep within the wooded area. quickly after, a stranger wandering throughout the woodland, chanced throughout her.. On studying that he was once Yayati, king of a strong kingdom, she blackmailed him right into a courting. yet unknown to Devayani, Yayati fell in love with Sharmishtha, leading to a love triangle that presages the plots of numerous present-day cleaning soap operas. learn directly to see how Ashok’s storytelling shines marvelous gentle upon this gem pried free from the mosaic of his personal Mahabharata sequence.

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Download E-books Mortal Love PDF

By Elizabeth Hand

Swirling among eras and continents, Mortal Love is an extreme novel of unforgettable characters stuck in a whirlwind of paintings, love, and intrigue. Mercurial Larkin Meade may possibly carry the foremost to misplaced creative masterpieces, and to secrets and techniques too devastating to visualize. Is there an timeless second? An immortal muse? Is there ... an angel of loss of life?

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Download E-books The Greek Myths (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) PDF

By Robert Graves

The most beneficial in Greek mythology, in a stunning photograph Deluxe version with a brand new creation by way of the bestselling writer of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

From the construction of the realm out of Chaos and the delivery of the Olympians to the Trojan struggle and Odysseus's go back, Robert Graves's extraordinary retelling of the Greek myths has lengthy been acclaimed because the definitive version. Graves attracts on assets scattered all through old literature, utilizing a novelist's ability to weave a crisp, coherent narrative of every fantasy and supplying commentaries with cross-references, interpretations, and causes in keeping with good scholarship. the result's a vintage quantity of a number of the maximum tales ever told—stories of the gods, heroes, and awesome occasions that encouraged Homer, the Greek tragedians, and quite a bit of next ecu literature.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes through individual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Fox (Animal) PDF

We understand little or no in regards to the fox and its habits—and our lack of information, Martin Wallen argues, is rooted within the fox’s undesirable attractiveness. Lowly, sly, and categorised as vermin, foxes raid henhouses and rubbish packing containers, unfold affliction, and injure household pets. whilst, foxes are frequently thought of appealing, mysterious, or even oddly human. This publication is the 1st to totally discover the fox because the item of either derision and fascination, from the forests of North the USA to the deserts of Africa to the Arctic tundra.

Whether portrayed as an unrepentant thief, a shape-shifter, or an outlaw, the fox’s fundamental goal in literature, Wallen demonstrates, is to disrupt human order. In chinese language folklore, for instance, the fox turns into a crafty mistress, luring human males clear of their other halves. Wallen additionally discusses the various ways that fox-related phrases have entered the vernacular, from “foxy woman” to the method of “foxing,” or souring beer in the course of fermentation. considerate and illuminating, Fox indicates that this stunning creature is as beguiling because it is controversial.

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Download E-books Hebrew Myths: The Book Of Genesis PDF

By Robert Graves

This exhaustive exploration of the Hebrew myths and the ebook of Genesis resulted from a amazing collaboration among one pupil raised as a strict Protestant and one raised as a strict Jew. It is going past Christian biblical and Judaic delusion and accommodates midrashes, folks stories, apocryphal texts, and different imprecise assets to increase and entire the tales. An exciting view of the suppressed and censored pre-biblical debts is the outcome, in addition to a wealthy feel of a tradition inclusive of oral and literary traditions, the place the non secular is deeply rooted in panorama and history.

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Download E-books How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology PDF

By Luc Brisson

In this concise yet wide-ranging examine, Luc Brisson describes how the myths of Greece and Rome have been transmitted from antiquity to the Renaissance. He argues that philosophy used to be chargeable for saving fantasy from historic annihilation. even though philosophy used to be at the beginning severe of delusion, mythology was once gradually reincorporated into philosophy via allegory. Brisson finds how philosophers hired allegory and the way it enabled delusion to tackle a couple of diversified interpretive platforms through the centuries: ethical, actual, mental, political, or even metaphysical.
             “This outstanding booklet confirms Brisson’s prestige as one of many significant professionals within the box of classical antiquity. total, and with this glorious translation, the publication is invaluable.”—Choice
            “A compressed review with moments of serious perception. . . . Its strengths lie within the info Brisson is ready to paintings into this short treatment.”—Peter Struck, Journal of Religion

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