By Richmond Lattimore, David Grene, Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most
Greek Tragedies, quantity I comprises Aeschylus’s “Agamemnon,” translated by way of Richmond Lattimore; Aeschylus’s “Prometheus Bound,” translated by means of David Grene; Sophocles’s “Oedipus the King,” translated via David Grene; Sophocles’s “Antigone,” translated via Elizabeth Wyckoff; and Euripides’s “Hippolytus,” translated through David Grene.
Sixty years in the past, the college of Chicago Press undertook a momentous venture: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that may be the last word source for lecturers, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. below 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 traditional translations. this present day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the prime English-language types through the twenty-first century.
In this hugely expected 3rd variation, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. so much have rigorously up-to-date the translations to convey them even towards the traditional Greek whereas protecting the vibrancy for which our English models are recognized. This version additionally contains brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, the youngsters 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 creation, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. moreover, each one quantity contains an advent to the existence 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 updated 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, paintings, and lifestyles.
By Roberto Calasso
The wedding OF CADMUS AND concord is a ebook with none smooth parallel. Forming an lively hyperlink in a sequence that reaches again via Ovid's METAMORPHOSES on to Homer, Roberto Calasso's re-exploration of the glorious fables and mysteries we may perhaps in simple terms imagine we all know explodes the full international of Greek mythology, items it again jointly, and provides it to us in a brand new, and magnificent, and completely contempory manner.
By Peter Christen Asbjornsen, Jorgen Moe
Lengthy a treasure in Norway, the folktales accumulated by way of Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe were acclaimed for his or her richness of humor, fullness of lifestyles, and intensity of knowing on the grounds that they first seemed in translation greater than 100 years in the past. The Norwegian folktales, acknowledged Jacob Grimm, “surpass approximately all others.” inside of those fascinating stories we meet witches, trolls, and ogres; sly foxes and nice, mysterious bears; attractive princesses and country-lads-turned-heroes. amassed right here in a gleaming modern translation by way of Pat Shaw Iversen and Carl Norman, those stories brim with the matchless power and tool in their unique telling. integrated are also the splendidly evocative unique illustrations of Erik Werenskiold and Theodor Kittelsen.With black-and-white drawings all through/
By Jean Shinoda Bolen
From fictional characters like Bridget Jones to feminist icons like Gloria Steinem, Jean Bolen’s bestselling classic Goddesses in Everywoman has been greatly learn and soundly praised.
Now comes a brand new ebook written within the related spirit and with an analogous energy. In Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, Bolen invitations girls and women to find the tenacity and braveness of the Artemis archetype and the way it may be tapped to dwell authentically.
To inform the tale, Bolen delves deeply into the parable of Atalanta, the well-known hunter and runner in historical Greek mythology, a mortal girl who's pointed out with Artemis the Greek Goddess of the search and Moon. Atalanta begun existence deserted and left to die simply because she used to be born a woman. She confronted the Calydon Boar and drew first blood; she was once the runner who might call for to be overwhelmed in a footrace by means of the fellow who may possibly declare her as his bride. She exemplifies the indomitable spirit in powerfuble, brave women and within the ladies they turn into. this can be grit, the fervour and patience to move the gap, to outlive, and to succeed.
She contains many real-life tales in addition to mythological and fictional examples of girls who're just like Atalanta, together with between others Princess Merida from the lively film Brave and Katniss from The starvation Games. Artemis and Atalanta are the ability wherein readers can navigate their very own own exploration to develop into their actual selves. Bolen dedicates this booklet to ladies and women who include the archetype of Artemis, who notice her uncrushable spirit in themselves or others.
By Clifford Geertz
Combining nice studying, interpretative originality, analytical sensitivity, and a charismatic prose type, Clifford Geertz has produced a long-lasting physique of labor with impression through the humanities and social sciences, and continues to be the key anthropologist in America.
His 1980 publication Negara analyzed the social association of Bali earlier than it was once colonized by means of the Dutch in 1906. the following Geertz utilized his generally influential approach to cultural interpretation to the myths, ceremonies, rituals, and logos of a precolonial kingdom. He stumbled on that the nineteenth-century Balinese kingdom defied effortless conceptualization by way of the conventional types of political thought and the normal Western techniques to knowing politics.
Negara capability "country" or "seat of political authority" in Indonesian. In Bali Geertz chanced on negara to be a "theatre state," ruled through rituals and emblems instead of via strength. The Balinese kingdom didn't specialise in tyranny, conquest, or powerful management. as an alternative, it emphasised spectacle. the frilly ceremonies and productions the kingdom created have been "not potential to political ends: they have been the ends themselves, they have been what the kingdom used to be for.... energy served pomp, now not pomp power." Geertz argued extra forcefully in Negara than in any of his different books for the basic value of the tradition of politics to a society.
a lot of Geertz's prior work--including his world-famous essay at the Balinese cockfight--can be visible as prime as much as the total portrait of the "poetics of power" that Negara so vividly depicts.
By Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio, Barry L. Beyerstein
50 nice Myths of well known Psychology makes use of renowned myths as a automobile for assisting scholars and laypersons to differentiate technological know-how from pseudoscience.
By Arthur Anthony Macdonell
Vedic Mythology used to be written via Arthur Anthony Macdonell in 1897. it is a 210 web page ebook, containing 135994 phrases and 5pictures. seek within is enabled for this title.
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By Richmond Lattimore, David Grene, Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most
Greek Tragedies, quantity II includes Aeschylus’s “The Libation Bearers,” translated via Richmond Lattimore; Sophocles’s “Electra,” translated by way of David Grene; Euripides’s “Iphigenia one of the Taurians,” translated by way of Anne Carson; Euripides’s “Electra,” translated via Emily Townsend Vermeule; and Euripides’s “The Trojan Women,” translated through Richmond Lattimore.
Sixty years in the past, the collage of Chicago Press undertook a momentous venture: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that will be the last word source for lecturers, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. lower 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 present day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the prime English-language types in the course of the twenty-first century.
In this hugely expected 3rd variation, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. such a lot have conscientiously up to date the translations to convey them even towards the traditional Greek whereas preserving the vibrancy for which our English models are well-known. This variation additionally comprises brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, the youngsters of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs via Aeschylus, and the surviving component to Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play provide crucial information regarding its first construction, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. additionally, each one quantity comprises an advent to the lifestyles and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a thesaurus of names and locations pointed out within the plays.
In addition to the recent content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside and among volumes to mirror the main up to date scholarship at the order within 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, paintings, and existence.
By Robert Silverberg
An exhilarating retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh, by way of one of many maximum storytellers of his generation.
Gilgamesh’s urge for food for wine, ladies, and battle is insatiable. because the King of Uruk, he oppresses his humans and burdens his urban. To mood his excesses, the gods create Enkidu, Gilgamesh’s equivalent, who turns into his maximum pal. jointly they wander the dominion as brothers, conquering demons till a merciless twist alterations Gilgamesh’s course without end. elements god and one half guy, Gilgamesh is mortal—a destiny he now resolves to beat, it doesn't matter what the cost. And so he embarks on one other trip, in pursuit of vengeance and the final word prize for a mortal king: everlasting life.
This e-book positive factors an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg together with infrequent photos and never-before-seen files from the author’s own assortment.
By Jean-Pierre Vernant
During this groundbreaking examine, Jean Pierre-Vernant delineates a compelling new imaginative and prescient of old Greece. fable and Society in old Greece takes us faraway from the calm and standard photographs of Polykleitos and the Parthenon to bare a essentially different tradition one in all slavery, of mask and dying, of scapegoats, of formality looking and ecstasies.
Vernant's provocative dialogue of assorted associations and practices together with conflict, marriage, and sacrifice information the advanced intersection of the spiritual, social, and political constructions of old Greece. The booklet concludes with Vernant's authoritative family tree of the research of fable from antiquity to structuralism and beyond.
Jean Pierre-Vernant is Professor Emeritus of Comparative examine of old Religions on the Collège de France in Paris. Janet Lloyd is a translator and author residing in England.