The Art of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria by Roy Gibson, Steven Green, Alison Sharrock

By Roy Gibson, Steven Green, Alison Sharrock

The paintings of Love celebrates the bi-millennium of Ovid's cycle of refined and subversive didactic poems on love, commonly assumed to were dropped at final touch round advert 2. Ars Amatoria (The paintings of Love) and Remedia Amoris (Cures for Love), which purport to coach younger Roman women and men tips on how to be strong fans, have been partially answerable for the poet's exile from Rome lower than the emperor Augustus. None the fewer they exerted nice impression over old and later love poetry. this is often the 1st assortment in English dedicated to the poems, and brings jointly the various best figures within the box of Latin literature and Ovidian reviews from the British Isles, Germany, Italy, and the us. It bargains quite a number views at the poetics, politics, and erotics of the poems, starting with a severe survey of modern examine, and concluding with papers at the historic, medieval, and sleek reception of the poems.

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A Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and by Kelly Devries

By Kelly Devries

There's probably no different extra energetic region for examine in medieval background than medieval army heritage, with its attendant and complementary box, the background of medieval army know-how. some time past 20 years, it appears extra significant scholarly inroads were made during this box than in the other historic style of medieval reports or chronological interval of army background. What this has intended is that it really is now more challenging to take care of with all the traits and assets within the box than ever ahead of. accordingly the necessity for a reference paintings which covers what has formerly been written and which, in flip, will help the coed, either the more matured educational and the newbie, to enhance his or her paintings in medieval army heritage or the background of medieval army expertise. using library catalogues, bibliographies, and footnotes, this bibliography has compiled the main whole checklist of secondary references to works in medieval army background and the historical past of army expertise. It retains relatively strictly to a geography which facilities on traditional medieval boundaries-Europe, Byzantium, and the center East. besides the fact that, the chronology does range from the normal medieval dates. due to its effect at the early heart a long time, references to past due Antiquity, specifically to the army historical past and expertise of the 3rd- and fourth-century Roman Empire were incorporated. For the other cause, the impression of the center a long time at the 16th and early 17th centuries, references to army historical past and know-how as much as 1648 were integrated besides. this is often particularly vital within the examine of the Ottoman Turkish Wars and hands and Armor, the place the tip of the 15th century as a chronological terminus makes little experience.

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Expurgating the Classics. Editing Out in Greek and Latin by Stephen Harrison, Christopher Stray

By Stephen Harrison, Christopher Stray

Within the first assortment to be dedicated to this topic, a individual forged of individuals explores expurgation in either Greek and Latin authors in old and sleek instances. the main concentration is at the interval from the 17th to the 20th century, with chapters starting from early Greek lyric and Aristophanes via Lucretius, Horace, Martial and Catullus to the expurgation of schoolboy texts, the Loeb Classical Library and the Penguin Classics. The members draw on proof from the papers of editors, and on fabric in publishing information. The creation discusses either the different sorts of expurgation, and the way it differs from similar phenomena similar to censorship.

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The elephant In medieval legend and art by George C. Druce

By George C. Druce

"Among the bigger wild animals the elephant has continually held a number one position. because the lion hasaroused admiration and worry in guy, so has the elephant aroused interest and wonderment; and this isn't fabulous after we ponder its nice dimension and extraordinary visual appeal. Visits of elephants to this nation within the center a long time are yet infrequently recorded. the main attention-grabbing is that of the elephant provided by means of Louis of France to King Henry III in 1255, as similar via Matthew Paris. It was once stored on the Tower and lived 4 years, and we're instructed that many folks flocked to determine the unusual sight. it's been preserved to us pictorially, for there's a great representation of it in MS. Parker sixteen at Corpus Christi university, Cambridge, and others no longer so stable in MS. Nero D i. and MS. Julius D vii. on the British Museum. The miniature within the MS. at Corpus (plate I) indicates us an elephant of the African species status mounted to a stake via the ankle, including its keeper who holds a knotted membership and is feeding it. it's very quite drawn, being good proportioned, the ears huge and tusks projecting from the higher jaw as in nature. Its trunk is also normal, yet its ft infrequently so passable. at the flooring of the miniature is written the identify of its keeper, Henry of Florence, and an announcement that the dimensions of the beast could be measured through the peak of the fellow. The texts of those manuscripts supply a long description of elephants, together with many info taken from Aristotle and Pliny, and quotations from Bernardus Silvester and Horace. Illustrations of elephants are rather a number of in medieval manuscripts, in particular the bestiaries and manuscripts of Alexander’s Romance; they usually ensue freely in ecclesiastical carving and heraldry. The choice is given to the elephant with the fort on its again, that's possibly typical in view of the widespread references in early writers to using elephants in struggle, and the final approval for this kind. The elephant and chateau as such, although, performs no half within the legend as instructed within the bestiary, even though it figures principally within the illustrations."

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Medieval Literature, 1300-1500 (Edinburgh Critical Guides to by Pamela King;

By Pamela King;

Medieval Literature, 1300-1500 deals shut readings of heart English texts put in the tradition with which they have interaction. recognized works, just like the Canterbury stories, are mentioned along lesser-known poems, prose, and performs, in 5 thematically-organized chapters, followed by means of a precious severe equipment. Reflecting the proliferation of uncomplicated variations, this booklet extends the variety of heart English writing for which there's available up to date serious aid, permitting the scholar, the overall reader, the direction clothier, and the aspirant expert, to learn generally and with leisure within the medieval interval.

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The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas, 1180-1280 by Theodore M. Andersson

By Theodore M. Andersson

In this e-book, Theodore M. Andersson, a number one student of the Norse sagas, introduces readers to the improvement of the Icelandic sagas among 1180 and 1280, an important interval that witnessed a gentle shift of emphasis from stories of experience and private contrast to the research of political and ancient propositions. starting with the 1st full-length sagas and culminating within the said masterpiece Njáls saga, Andersson emphasizes a ancient standpoint, developing a chronology for seventeen of crucial sagas and displaying how they evolve thematically and stylistically over the century lower than study.

Revisiting the long-standing debate in regards to the oral and literary elements of the sagas, Andersson argues that there's a transparent development from the a little mechanical accumulating of oral lore within the early sagas to an more and more tight and authorially managed composition within the later sagas. The early sagas—including The mythical Saga of Saint Olaf and peculiar Snorrason's Saga of Olaf Tryggvason—focus on conspicuous contributors and their memorable deeds; later works are extra apt to formulate the summary difficulties and concepts that preoccupied their authors. because the authors start to impose their perspectives at the inherited narratives, the sagas develop into an increasing number of serious and self-conscious, to the purpose the place Njáls saga will be thought of not just to approximate a unique in our feel of the time period but in addition to touch upon the saga form.

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The Medieval Manuscript Book: Cultural Approaches (Cambridge

Conventional scholarship on manuscripts has tended to target matters pertaining to their creation and has proven relatively no real interest in the cultural contexts of the manuscript publication. The Medieval Manuscript e-book redresses this by way of concentrating on facets of the medieval e-book in its cultural events. Written through specialists within the research of the hand-crafted ebook ahead of print, this quantity combines bibliographical services with broader insights into the idea and praxis of manuscript learn in parts from bibliography to social context, linguistics to place, and archaeology to conservation. the focal point of the contributions levels commonly, from authorship to miscellaneity, and from vernacularity to electronic facsimiles of manuscripts. Taken as an entire, those essays make the case that to appreciate the manuscript booklet it needs to be analyzed in all its cultural complexity, from construction to transmission to its persevered variation.

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Thucydides and Political Order: Concepts of Order and the by Christian R. Thauer, Christian Wendt

By Christian R. Thauer, Christian Wendt

This publication, the 1st of 2 monographs exploring Thucydides, includes contributions through world-class students on political order, utilizing the Peloponnesian battle to discover the historiography and political improvement of the traditional global. those students examine the unique resource fabric of the Athenian order and interpretations of such fabric.

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