Author: Nonnus (of Panopolis.)
Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
Category: Poetry
Page: 516
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Nonnos of Panopolis in Egypt, who lived in the fifth century of our era, composed the last great epic poem of antiquity. The Dionysiaca, in 48 books, has for its chief theme the expedition of Dionysus against the Indians; but the poet contrives to include all the adventures of the god (as well as much other mythological lore) in a narrative which begins with chaos in heaven and ends with the apotheosis of Ariadne's crown. The wild ecstasy inspired by the god is certainly reflected in the poet's style, which is baroque, extravagant, and unrestrained. It seems that Nonnos was in later years converted to Christianity, for in marked contrast to the Dionysiaca, a poem dealing unreservedly with classical myths and redolent of a pagan outlook, there is extant and ascribed to him a hexameter paraphrase of the Gospel of John. The Loeb Classical Library edition of the Dionysiaca is in three volumes.

No T. Rex in the Library

Author: Toni Buzzeo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442439637
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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It’s a quiet morning in the library—until a little girl roars out of control! Tess resigns herself to a time-out, but finds that she is the one who has to maintain order when a T. rex leaps from the pages of a book into real life. Books scatter, knights clatter, and a pirate brandishes a sword as T. rex leads the charge to the stars. Will Tess be able to get this dino under control? And will the library ever be the same? Catchy text and energetic illustrations will make young readers eager to discover what happens next.

The Fall of Troy

Author: Quintus (Smyrnaeus)
Publisher: Heinemann Young Books
Category: Epic poetry, Greek
Page: 627
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Quintus was a poet who lived at Smyrna some four hundred years after Christ. His work, in fourteen books, is a bold and generally underrated attempt in Homer's style to complete the story of Troy from the point at which the Iliad closes. Quintus tells us the stories of Penthesilea, the Amazonian queen; Memnon, leader of the Ethiopians; the death of Achilles; the contest for Achilles' arms between Ajax and Odysseus; the arrival of Philoctetes; and the making of the wooden horse. The poem ends with the departure of the Greeks and the great storm which by the wrath of heaven shattered their fleet. -- jacket

Tusculan Disputations

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero,Alan Edward Douglas
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780856684333
Category: History
Page: 166
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The Fifth Tusculan Disputation is the finest of the five books, its nearest rival being the First (already edited in this series). The middle three books, represented in this edition by the Second, are, as the author clearly intended, less elevated, though still showing Cicero's flair for elegant and lively exposition, and providing much valuable information about the teaching of the main Hellenistic philosophical schools, especially the Stoics. They argue that the perfect human life, or complete human well-being, that of the 'wise man', is unaffected by physical and mental distress or extremes of emotion. Against this background the Fifth puts the positive, mainly Stoic, case that virtue, moral goodness, is alone and of itself sufficient for complete well-being, providing an impressive climax to the whole work.Text with translation and comentary.

Dinosaur Vs. the Library

Author: N.A
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9781423133384
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Journeying to the library for story time, an enthusiastic Dinosaur invites his friends, including a turtle, an owl and others, to join him and discovers that his roaring may not be a popular activity at the library. By the author of Dinosaur vs. the Potty. 50,000 first printing.

Redefining Ancient Orphism

A Study in Greek Religion
Author: Radcliffe G. Edmonds III
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107038219
Category: History
Page: 464
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In a paradigm shift, redefines Orphism as a polemical label for extra-ordinary religion, good or bad.

Masks of Dionysus

Author: Thomas H. Carpenter,Christopher A. Faraone
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 344
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I'd Rather Be Reading

A Library of Art for Book Lovers
Author: Guinevere De La Mare
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452158592
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 96
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For anyone who'd rather be reading than doing just about anything else, this ebook is the ultimate must-have. In this visual ode to all things bookish, readers will get lost in page after page of beautiful contemporary art, photography, and illustrations depicting the pleasures of books. Artwork from the likes of Jane Mount, Lisa Congdon, Julia Rothman, and Sophie Blackall is interwoven with text from essayist Maura Kelly, bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, and award-winning author and independent bookstore owner Ann Patchett. Rounded out with poems, quotations, and aphorisms celebrating the joys of reading, this lovingly curated compendium is a love letter to all things literary, and the perfect thing for bookworms everywhere.

Diodorus of Sicily

Author: Diodorus (Siculus.),Charles Henry Oldfather
Publisher: Cambridge, Harvard U. P
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Dionysiaca, Volume III

Author: Nonnos,Of Nonnus, Panopolis
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674993938
Page: 516
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The epic Dionysiaca by Nonnos of Panopolis in Egypt (fifth century CE) concerns Dionysus earthly career from birth at Thebes to reception on Olympus. In a poem full of mythology, astrology, and magic, Nonnos relates the god s conquest of the East and also, sensually and explicitly, his amorous adventures.

Alexandria and Alexandrianism

Papers Delivered at a Symposium Organized by The J. Paul Getty Museum and The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities and Held at the Museum, April 22–25, 1993
Author: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 0892362928
Category: Art
Page: 302
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One of the great seats of learning and repositories of knowledge in the ancient world, Alexandria, and the great school of thought to which it gave its name, made a vital contribution to the development of intellectual and cultural heritage in the Occidental world. This book brings together twenty papers delivered at a symposium held at the J. Paul Getty Museum on the subject of Alexandria and Alexandrianism. Subjects range from “The Library of Alexandria and Ancient Egyptian Learning” and “Alexander’s Alexandria” to “Alexandria and the Origins of Baroque Architecture.” With nearly two hundred illustrations, this handsome volume presents some of the world’s leading scholars on the continuing influence and fascination of this great city. The distinguished contributors include Peter Green, R. R. R. Smith, and the late Bernard Bothmer.

Valerius Flaccus: Argonautica

Author: Valerius Flaccus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316381048
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica is one of the most significant surviving works of Flavian epic, which has recently become much more popular as a field of study and teaching in Latin literature. This is the first commentary in English directly tailored to the needs of graduate and advanced undergraduate students. It provides an introduction to the major themes of the poem and the structure and content of Book III in particular which can function as an overview of the key features of Flavian epic. The detailed commentary on Book III discusses linguistic issues, intertextual and mythical allusions and thematic strands. The book consists of two major episodes in the adventures of Jason and the Argonauts which can be read together or independently of each other.

The Poems of Exile

Tristia and the Black Sea Letters
Author: Ovid
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520242609
Category: History
Page: 451
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"This is no small achievement. For the language-lover the translation provides elegant, flowing English verse, for the classicist it conveys close approximation to the Latin meaning coupled with a sense of the movement and rhythmic variety of Ovid's language"--Geraldine Herbert-Brown, editor of Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium "This book fills a gap. There is no similar annotated English translation of Ovid's exile poetry. Thoroughly grounded in Ovidian scholarship, Green's introduction and notes are helpful and informative. The translation is accurate, idiomatic, and lively, closely imitating the Latin elegiac couplet and capturing Ovid's changing moods."--Karl Galinsky, author of Ovid's Metamorphoses: An Introduction to the Basic Aspects

The Country House Library

Author: Mark Purcell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300227406
Category: Architecture
Page: 352
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Beginning with new evidence that cites the presence of books in Roman villas and concluding with present day vicissitudes of collecting, this generously illustrated book presents a complete survey of British and Irish country house libraries. Replete with engaging anecdotes about owners and librarians, the book features fascinating information on acquisition bordering on obsession, the process of designing library architecture, and the care (and neglect) of collections. The author also disputes the notion that these libraries were merely for show, arguing that many of them were profoundly scholarly, assembled with meticulous care, and frequently used for intellectual pursuits. For those who love books and the libraries in which they are collected and stored, The Country House Library is an essential volume to own.

The Researcher's Library of Ancient Texts - Volume III

The Septuagint: Translation by Sir Lancelot C. L. Brenton 1851
Author: Thomas Horn
Publisher: Defender Pub Llc
ISBN: 9780985604547
Category: Reference
Page: 825
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The Septuagint (or "LXX", or "Greek Old Testament") is a translation of the Hebrew Old Testament and certain Apocrypha, which was sponsored according to tradition in the late 3rd century BC by Ptolemy II Philadelphus, the king of Ptolemaic Egypt (283 BC to 246 BC). The Greek translation was originally created for use by the Alexandrian Jews who were fluent in Koine Greek, but not in Hebrew. Thus the Septuagint is sometimes called the "Apostle's Bible" and the one that Jesus and his disciples would have had access to. It is quoted in the New Testament by writers such as the Apostle Paul, and remained the Scripture of use by the Apostolic Fathers. The translation of the Septuagint into English by Sir Lancelot C. L. Brenton was first published in 1851 and was based primarily upon the Codex Vaticanus, one of the oldest extant manuscripts of the Greek Bible. It remains the standard of use by many scholars and students of Scripture and history. Contained in this volume (The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts Volume III): The English Translation of the Greek Septuagint Bible, Including the Apocrypha.