Heracles and Other Plays by Euripides, John Davie

By Euripides, John Davie

Euripides, the youngest of the 3 nice Athenian playwrights, used to be born round 485 BC of a kin of fine status. He first competed within the dramatic fairs in 455 BC, coming basically 3rd; his checklist of luck within the tragic competitions is under that of both Aeschylus or Sophocles. there's a culture that he used to be unpopular, even a recluse; we're advised that he composed poetry in a cave via the ocean, close to Salamis. what's transparent from modern facts, even though, is that audiences have been thinking about his leading edge and sometimes anxious dramas. His paintings was once debatable already in his lifetime, and he himself was once considered as a ‘clever’ poet, linked to philosophers and different intellectuals. in the direction of the tip of his lifestyles he went to dwell on the court docket of Archelaus, king of Macedon. It was once in the course of his time there that he wrote what many think about his greates paintings, the Bacchae. while information of his loss of life reached Athens in early 406 BC, Sophocles seemed publicly in mourning for him. Euripides is assumed to have written approximately ninety-two performs, of which seventeen tragedies and one satyr-play identified to be his live on; the opposite play that's attributed to him, the Rhesus, may possibly actually be by means of a later hand.

John Davie is head of classics at St. Paul's tuition in London.

Richard Rutherford is show in Greek and Latin literature at Christ Church, Oxford.

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By Euripides, John Davie

Euripides, the youngest of the 3 nice Athenian playwrights, used to be born round 485 BC of a kin of fine status. He first competed within the dramatic fairs in 455 BC, coming basically 3rd; his checklist of luck within the tragic competitions is under that of both Aeschylus or Sophocles. there's a culture that he used to be unpopular, even a recluse; we're advised that he composed poetry in a cave via the ocean, close to Salamis. what's transparent from modern facts, even though, is that audiences have been thinking about his leading edge and sometimes anxious dramas. His paintings was once debatable already in his lifetime, and he himself was once considered as a ‘clever’ poet, linked to philosophers and different intellectuals. in the direction of the tip of his lifestyles he went to dwell on the court docket of Archelaus, king of Macedon. It was once in the course of his time there that he wrote what many think about his greates paintings, the Bacchae. while information of his loss of life reached Athens in early 406 BC, Sophocles seemed publicly in mourning for him. Euripides is assumed to have written approximately ninety-two performs, of which seventeen tragedies and one satyr-play identified to be his live on; the opposite play that's attributed to him, the Rhesus, may possibly actually be by means of a later hand.

John Davie is head of classics at St. Paul's tuition in London.

Richard Rutherford is show in Greek and Latin literature at Christ Church, Oxford.

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The Mabinogion (Penguin Classics) by Jeffrey Gantz

By Jeffrey Gantz

Drawing on fable, folklore and heritage, the tales of the "Mabinogion" handed from generations of storytellers earlier than they have been written down within the 13th century within the shape we all know. Set in twin geographical regions of the forests and valleys of Wales and the shadowy otherworld, the stories are permeated via a dreamlike surroundings. In "Math Son of Mathonwy" brothers plot to hold off the virginal Goewin, whereas in "Manawydan Son of Llyr" a chieftain roams all through Britain after a spell is forged over his land. And King Arthur's court docket offers the backdrop to stories corresponding to "How Culhwch gained Olwen", within which a tender guy needs to entire many initiatives ahead of he can marry a giant's daughter.

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By Jeffrey Gantz

Drawing on fable, folklore and heritage, the tales of the "Mabinogion" handed from generations of storytellers earlier than they have been written down within the 13th century within the shape we all know. Set in twin geographical regions of the forests and valleys of Wales and the shadowy otherworld, the stories are permeated via a dreamlike surroundings. In "Math Son of Mathonwy" brothers plot to hold off the virginal Goewin, whereas in "Manawydan Son of Llyr" a chieftain roams all through Britain after a spell is forged over his land. And King Arthur's court docket offers the backdrop to stories corresponding to "How Culhwch gained Olwen", within which a tender guy needs to entire many initiatives ahead of he can marry a giant's daughter.

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Chinese Fables: The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales by Shiho S. Nunes

By Shiho S. Nunes

Winner of the 2014 Aesop Prize for Children's and younger grownup Literature

Winner of the 2013 Gelett Burgess Children's ebook Award for Fables, Folklore & Fairytales

2014 inventive baby journal ebook of the yr Award Winner

For millions of years, chinese language storytellers have thrilled listeners with tales concerning the price of virtues like honesty, recognize, braveness and self-reliance. Chinese Fables collects nineteen of those remarkable stories, a few of them relationship again to the 3rd century BCE, and retells them in modern English for a contemporary audience.

Each of those tales bargains a nugget of historic folks knowledge and stocks features of chinese language tradition and lore. the entire stories exhibit the foibles and knowledge of human adventure with nice humor and affection. And even supposing the teachings are common, the wit and style are uniquely Chinese.

Beautifully illustrated by way of a grasp chinese language artist utilizing a patchwork of historical tones and textures, with a deft contact of humor, this ebook will supply nice pleasure to youngsters and adults alike.

Chinese children's tales include:

the sensible Bride
Stealing the Bell
Kwan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy
Cooking the Duck
Scaring the Tigers
The Dragon Slayer

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By Shiho S. Nunes

Winner of the 2014 Aesop Prize for Children's and younger grownup Literature

Winner of the 2013 Gelett Burgess Children's ebook Award for Fables, Folklore & Fairytales

2014 inventive baby journal ebook of the yr Award Winner

For millions of years, chinese language storytellers have thrilled listeners with tales concerning the price of virtues like honesty, recognize, braveness and self-reliance. Chinese Fables collects nineteen of those remarkable stories, a few of them relationship again to the 3rd century BCE, and retells them in modern English for a contemporary audience.

Each of those tales bargains a nugget of historic folks knowledge and stocks features of chinese language tradition and lore. the entire stories exhibit the foibles and knowledge of human adventure with nice humor and affection. And even supposing the teachings are common, the wit and style are uniquely Chinese.

Beautifully illustrated by way of a grasp chinese language artist utilizing a patchwork of historical tones and textures, with a deft contact of humor, this ebook will supply nice pleasure to youngsters and adults alike.

Chinese children's tales include:

the sensible Bride
Stealing the Bell
Kwan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy
Cooking the Duck
Scaring the Tigers
The Dragon Slayer

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Everbound (Everneath, Book 2) by Brodi Ashton

By Brodi Ashton

In Brodi Ashton's breathtaking sequel to Everneath--about which New York Times bestselling writer best friend Condie stated, "Ashton's beautiful storytelling and strong-on-her-own-terms major personality set this one aside. Wonderful!"--Nikki needs to trip in the course of the underworld to be reunited with the affection of her life.

Ever considering that Nikki Beckett watched as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save lots of her, taking her position at the hours of darkness Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity, she's been dwelling a borrowed lifestyles. determined for solutions, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal undesirable boy who desires to make her his queen--and the single individual least prone to aid. yet his middle has been touched by way of every thing approximately Nikki, and he is of the same opinion to aid within the purely manner he can: by way of taking her to the Everneath himself. Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, simply to find that their trip can be tougher than they'd anticipated--and extra lethal. yet Nikki vows to prevent at not anything to avoid wasting Jack--even if it skill making an enormous sacrifice of her own.

Inspired by way of the Persephone delusion, the eye-catching first ebook during this sequence, Everneath, earned a VOYA ideal Ten of 2011 and a Whitney Award!

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By Brodi Ashton

In Brodi Ashton's breathtaking sequel to Everneath--about which New York Times bestselling writer best friend Condie stated, "Ashton's beautiful storytelling and strong-on-her-own-terms major personality set this one aside. Wonderful!"--Nikki needs to trip in the course of the underworld to be reunited with the affection of her life.

Ever considering that Nikki Beckett watched as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save lots of her, taking her position at the hours of darkness Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity, she's been dwelling a borrowed lifestyles. determined for solutions, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal undesirable boy who desires to make her his queen--and the single individual least prone to aid. yet his middle has been touched by way of every thing approximately Nikki, and he is of the same opinion to aid within the purely manner he can: by way of taking her to the Everneath himself. Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, simply to find that their trip can be tougher than they'd anticipated--and extra lethal. yet Nikki vows to prevent at not anything to avoid wasting Jack--even if it skill making an enormous sacrifice of her own.

Inspired by way of the Persephone delusion, the eye-catching first ebook during this sequence, Everneath, earned a VOYA ideal Ten of 2011 and a Whitney Award!

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The Mystery of the Coniunctio: Alchemical Image of by Edward F. Edinger

By Edward F. Edinger

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"I idea the Rosarium essay particularly used to be very in actual fact written and lots more and plenty more uncomplicated to appreciate than interpreting from Jung's exposition. I'm quick changing into an Edinger fan."

"If you will have a brief, transparent and concise clarification of a few critical thoughts in Jung's writings on alchemy you actually can't beat this book."

The coniunctio is the result of the alchemical strategy while eventually the opposites are effectively united. The mental parallel, the production of conscious-ness that is going hand in hand with the method of individuation, is the topic of Jung's final significant paintings, Mysterium Coniunctionis. right here Dr. Edward Edinger demystifies either the coniunctio and Jung's writings approximately it, in lectures: "An creation to Jung's Mysterium Coniunctionis" and "A mental Interpretation of the Rosarium Pictures" - the exciting sequence of ten alchemical drawings on which Jung dependent his very important paintings. -- Midwest e-book assessment

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By Edward F. Edinger

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"I idea the Rosarium essay particularly used to be very in actual fact written and lots more and plenty more uncomplicated to appreciate than interpreting from Jung's exposition. I'm quick changing into an Edinger fan."

"If you will have a brief, transparent and concise clarification of a few critical thoughts in Jung's writings on alchemy you actually can't beat this book."

The coniunctio is the result of the alchemical strategy while eventually the opposites are effectively united. The mental parallel, the production of conscious-ness that is going hand in hand with the method of individuation, is the topic of Jung's final significant paintings, Mysterium Coniunctionis. right here Dr. Edward Edinger demystifies either the coniunctio and Jung's writings approximately it, in lectures: "An creation to Jung's Mysterium Coniunctionis" and "A mental Interpretation of the Rosarium Pictures" - the exciting sequence of ten alchemical drawings on which Jung dependent his very important paintings. -- Midwest e-book assessment

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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton

By Edith Hamilton

Because its unique book through Little, Brown and corporate in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has offered hundreds of thousands of copies during the international and verified itself as a perennial bestseller in its numerous to be had codecs: hardcover, alternate paperback, mass marketplace paperback, and ebook. Mythology succeeds like no different ebook in bringing to existence for the fashionable reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends which are the keystone of Western tradition - the tales of gods and heroes that experience encouraged human creativity from antiquity to the current.

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By Edith Hamilton

Because its unique book through Little, Brown and corporate in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has offered hundreds of thousands of copies during the international and verified itself as a perennial bestseller in its numerous to be had codecs: hardcover, alternate paperback, mass marketplace paperback, and ebook. Mythology succeeds like no different ebook in bringing to existence for the fashionable reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends which are the keystone of Western tradition - the tales of gods and heroes that experience encouraged human creativity from antiquity to the current.

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Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World History by Richard Shenkman

By Richard Shenkman

A funny tackle global background debunks the myths that encompass Cleopatra, Nero, Robin Hood, King Arthur, Joan of Arc, and different historic icons.

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By Richard Shenkman

A funny tackle global background debunks the myths that encompass Cleopatra, Nero, Robin Hood, King Arthur, Joan of Arc, and different historic icons.

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Saga of the Jomsvikings by Anonymous, Lee M. Hollander

By Anonymous, Lee M. Hollander

In A.D. 986, Earl Hákon, ruler of so much of Norway, gained a successful 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 money owed of the conflict turned the root for one of many liveliest of the Icelandic sagas, with distinct emphasis at the doings of the Jómsvikings, the famed contributors of a warrior group that feared nobody and dared all. In Lee M. Hollander's devoted translation, all the unknown twelfth-century author's narrative genius and aptitude for dramatic state of affairs and stinky characterization is preserved.

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By Anonymous, Lee M. Hollander

In A.D. 986, Earl Hákon, ruler of so much of Norway, gained a successful 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 money owed of the conflict turned the root for one of many liveliest of the Icelandic sagas, with distinct emphasis at the doings of the Jómsvikings, the famed contributors of a warrior group that feared nobody and dared all. In Lee M. Hollander's devoted translation, all the unknown twelfth-century author's narrative genius and aptitude for dramatic state of affairs and stinky characterization is preserved.

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Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae: Two Handbooks of by R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Apollodorus, Hyginus

By R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Apollodorus, Hyginus

Author note: Translated and Introductions through R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma
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By delivering, for the 1st time in one variation, whole English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae -- the 2 most vital surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this quantity allows readers to match the two's types of crucial Greek and Roman myths.

A basic creation units the Library and Fabulae into the broader context of historic mythography; introductions to every textual content talk about in larger element problems with authorship, goal, and impression. A common index, an index of individuals and geographic destinations, and an index of authors and works stated by means of the mythographers also are integrated.

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By R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Apollodorus, Hyginus

Author note: Translated and Introductions through R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma
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By delivering, for the 1st time in one variation, whole English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae -- the 2 most vital surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this quantity allows readers to match the two's types of crucial Greek and Roman myths.

A basic creation units the Library and Fabulae into the broader context of historic mythography; introductions to every textual content talk about in larger element problems with authorship, goal, and impression. A common index, an index of individuals and geographic destinations, and an index of authors and works stated by means of the mythographers also are integrated.

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The Greek Myths (Volume 1) by Robert Graves

By Robert Graves

Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, Pygmalion – what are the tales at the back of those and the masses of different popular names from Greek mythology – names that recur through the historical past of eu culture?

In a two-volume paintings that has develop into a vintage reference e-book for either the intense student and the informal inquirer, Robert Graves retells the adventures of the $64000 gods and heroes worshipped through the traditional Greeks.

Drawing on a massive diversity of assets, he has introduced jointly all of the parts of each fantasy in uncomplicated narrative shape, offering exact cross-references and indexes. every one access has an entire observation which examines difficulties of interpretation in either ancient and anthropological phrases, and within the gentle of up to date research.

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By Robert Graves

Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, Pygmalion – what are the tales at the back of those and the masses of different popular names from Greek mythology – names that recur through the historical past of eu culture?

In a two-volume paintings that has develop into a vintage reference e-book for either the intense student and the informal inquirer, Robert Graves retells the adventures of the $64000 gods and heroes worshipped through the traditional Greeks.

Drawing on a massive diversity of assets, he has introduced jointly all of the parts of each fantasy in uncomplicated narrative shape, offering exact cross-references and indexes. every one access has an entire observation which examines difficulties of interpretation in either ancient and anthropological phrases, and within the gentle of up to date research.

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