As rosanna warren noted about ferry's work in the threepenny Review, "We finally have an English Horace whose rhythmical subtlety and variety do justice to the Latin poet's own inventiveness, in which emotion rises from the motion of the verse. To sense the achievement, one has to read the collection as a whole.
The Georgics of Virgil #ad - . It takes the form of teaching about this care: the tilling of fields, the tending of vines, the raising of the cattle and the bees. And they can take one's breath away even as they continue breathing. This ebook edition includes only the English language translation of the Georgics. John dryden called virgil's Georgics, written between 37 and 30 B.
C. E. The best poem by the best poet.
The Eclogues of VirgilFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Onix descriptionvirgil's great lyrics, which were influential in so much subsequent literature, and these magically beautiful poems, rendered by the acclaimed translator of GilgameshThe Eclogues of Virgil gave definitive form to the pastoral mode, perhaps best exemplify what pastoral can do. Song replying to song replying to song, sublimely joyful, poignantly sad, " touchingly comic, the various music that these shepherds make echoes in scenes of repose and harmony, and of hardship and trouble in work and love.
Available in ebook for the first time, this english-only edition of The Eclogues of Virgil includes concise, informative notes and an introduction that describes the fundamental role of this deeply original book in the pastoral tradition.
The War with Hannibal: The History of Rome from its Foundation Books 21-30 ClassicsPenguin #ad - He vividly recreates the immense armies of hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they approached the gates of Rome; and the decimation of the Roman army at the Battle of Lake Trasimene. Yet it is also the clash of personalities that fascinates Livy, from great debates in the Senate to the historic meeting between Scipio and Hannibal before the decisive battle.
In the war with hannibal, livy 59 bc-ad 17 chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. Livy never hesitates to introduce both intense drama and moral lessons into his work, and here he brings a turbulent episode in history powerfully to life.
The Bacchae and Other Plays Penguin ClassicsPenguin #ad - Phoenician women portrays the rival sons of King Oedipus and their mother's doomed attempts at reconciliation, while Orestes shows a son ravaged with guilt after the vengeful murder of his mother. In the bacchae, a king mistreats a newcomer to his land, little knowing that he is the god Dionysus disguised as a mortal, while in Iphigenia at Aulis, the Greek leaders take the horrific decision to sacrifice a princess to gain favour from the gods in their mission to Troy.
. Through their sheer range, flawed but eloquent characters and intriguing plots, daring innovation, the plays of Euripides have shocked and stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. Finally, the rhesus depicts a world of espionage between the warring Greek and Trojan camps.
Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers ClassicsPenguin #ad - Included here are the first epistle of bishop clement of rome, an impassioned plea for harmony; The Epistle of Polycarp; The Epistle of Barnabas; The Didache; and the Seven Epistles written by Ignatius of Antioch - among them his moving appeal to the Romans that they grant him a martyr's death. A selection of letters and small-scale theological treatises from a group known as the Apostolic Fathers, several of whom were probably disciples of the Apostles, they provide a first-hand account of the early Church and outline a form of early Christianity still drawing on the theology and traditions of its parent religion, Judaism.
The writings in this volume cast a glimmer of light upon the emerging traditions and organization of the infant church, during an otherwise little-known period of its development.
The City of God Coterie ClassicsCoterie Classics #ad - The city of god by augustine of hippo shaw from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them. Augustine of hippo, city of god city of God was written just as Rome was coming to an end and is essential for understanding the history of Western Christendom.
The Odes of HoraceFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - . As rosanna warren noted about ferry's work in the threepenny Review, "We finally have an English Horace whose rhythmical subtlety and variety do justice to the Latin poet's own inventiveness, in which emotion rises from the motion of the verse. David ferry, has made an inspired translation of the complete Odes of Horace, the acclaimed poet and translator of Gilgamesh, one that conveys the wit, ardor and sublimity of the original with a music of all its own.
This ebook edition includes only the English language translation of the Odes. To sense the achievement, one has to read the collection as a whole. The latin poet horace is, along with his friend Virgil, with Virgil, the most celebrated of the poets of the reign of the Emperor Augustus, and, the most influential.
The Odes of Horace #ad - And they can take one's breath away even as they continue breathing. ". These marvelously constructed poems with their unswerving clarity of vision and their extraordinary range of tone and emotion have deeply affected the poetry of Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Pope, Dryden, and many others, Marvell, Larkin, Samuel Johnson, Herbert, Auden, Frost, Wordsworth, in English and in other languages.
The Nature of Things Penguin ClassicsPenguin #ad - He bases this on the atomic theory expounded by the Greek philosopher Epicurus, meteorology, sex, and continues with an examination of sensation, cosmology, and geology, all of these subjects made more attractive by the poetry with which he illustrates them. Lucretius' poem on the nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written.
With intense moral fervour he demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed by the mechanical laws of nature and not by gods; and that by believing this men can live in peace of mind and happiness.
The AeneidUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - Virgil’s story of the journey of aeneas has been a part of our cultural heritage for so many centuries that it’s all too easy to lose sight of the poem itself—of its brilliantly cinematic depiction of the sack of Troy; the monstrous hunger of the harpies; the intensity of Dido’s love for the hero, and the blackness of her despair; and the violence that Aeneas and his men must endure before they can settle in Italy and build the civilization whose roots we still claim as our own.
This new translation brings Virgil’s masterpiece newly to life for English-language readers. Yet in doing so, he surrenders none of the feel of the ancient world that resonates throughout the poem, and gives it the power that has drawn readers to it for centuries. So begins the Aeneid, greatest of Western epic poems.
The Aeneid #ad - He brings to the aeneid the same genius, rendering Virgil’s formal metrical lines into an English that is familiar and alive. In ferry’s hands, the aeneid becomes once more a lively, dramatic poem of daring and adventure, of love and loss, of devotion and death. David ferry has long been known as perhaps our greatest contemporary translator of Latin poetry, his translations of Virgil’s Eclogues and Georgics having established themselves as much-admired standards.
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Considered essential reading for generals, political, 000 years, moral, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of military, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2, statesmen, and philosophical wisdom. Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time, ” and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition.
The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War #ad - . Robert strassler's new edition removes these obstacles by providing a new coherence to the narrative overall, and by effectively reconstructing the lost cultural context that Thucydides shared with his original audience. Based on the venerable Richard Crawley translation, updated and revised for modern readers.
This authoritative new edition will ensure that its greatness is appreciated by future generations. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, moral, political, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of military, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2, 000 years, and philosophical wisdom. However, this classic book has long presented obstacles to the uninitiated reader.