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The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles
A Novel

by Madeline Miller

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-03-06
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0062060635
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.” —Ann Patchett “Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles
A Novel

by Madeline Miller

  • Publisher : Ecco
  • Release : 2012-03-06
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780062060617
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Patroclus, an awkward young prince, follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Set during the Trojan War.

Nyanyian Achilles (The Song of Achilles)

Nyanyian Achilles (The Song of Achilles)
A Book

by Madeline Miller

  • Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  • Release : 2019-04-08
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 6020628213
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Yunani pada zaman para pahlawan. Patroclus, seorang pangeran muda yang kikuk, diasingkan ke istana Raja Peleus dan putranya yang sempurna, Achilles. Mereka tumbuh menjadi pemuda yang cakap dalam seni perang dan pengobatan, dan kedekatan mereka berkembang menjadi hubungan yang lebih dalam---meski sangat ditentang oleh ibu Achilles, Thetis, dewi laut yang kejam. Lalu tersiar kabar bahwa Helen dari Sparta telah diculik. Bimbang antara takut dan rasa sayang terhadap sahabatnya, Patroclus pergi bersama Achilles ke Troy, tanpa menyadari bahwa tahun-tahun selanjutnya akan menjadi ujian bagi semua yang mereka sayangi.

Circe

Circe
A Book

by Madeline Miller

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-04-10
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0316556335
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. #1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider.

Galatea

Galatea
The instant Sunday Times bestseller

by Madeline Miller

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-07-04
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 1408848147
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the internationally bestselling and prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, an enchanting short story that boldly reimagines the myth of Galatea and Pygmalion. **Featuring a new afterword by Madeline Miller** In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, he expects Galatea to please him, to be obedience and humility personified. But she has desires of her own, and yearns for independence. In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost... _________________________ Praise for CIRCE 'A thrilling tour de force of imagination' Mail on Sunday 'A bold and subversive retelling' New York Times 'A novel to be gobbled greedily in one sitting' Observer 'A remarkable achievement' Sunday Times

The Stage in the Attic Theatre of the 5th Century, B.C. ...

The Stage in the Attic Theatre of the 5th Century, B.C. ...
A Book

by John Augustine Sanford

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Greek drama

Greek drama
Pamphlet vol.]

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Screening Love and War in Troy: Fall of a City

Screening Love and War in Troy: Fall of a City
A Book

by Antony Augoustakis,Monica S. Cyrino

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2022-01-13
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1350144258
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first volume of essays published on the television series Troy: Fall of a City (BBC One and Netflix, 2018). Covering a wide range of engaging topics, such as gender, race and politics, international scholars in the fields of classics, history and film studies discuss how the story of Troy has been recreated on screen to suit the expectations of modern audiences. The series is commended for the thought-provoking way it handles important issues arising from the Trojan War narrative that continue to impact our society today. With discussions centered on epic narrative, cast and character, as well as tragic resonances, the contributors tackle gender roles by exploring the innovative ways in which mythological female figures such as Helen, Aphrodite and the Amazons are depicted in the series. An examination is also made into the concept of the hero and how the series challenges conventional representations of masculinity. We encounter a significant investigation of race focusing on the controversial casting of Achilles, Patroclus, Zeus and other series characters with Black actors. Several essays deal with the moral and ethical complexities surrounding warfare, power and politics. The significance of costume and production design are also explored throughout the volume.

Selected Letters of Michael Tippett

Selected Letters of Michael Tippett
A Book

by Thomas Schuttenhelm

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2019-11-19
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0571358152
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Throughout his life, which spanned the greater part of the twentieth century (1905-1998), Sir Michael Tippett was a prolific letter-writer. He wrote to a vast number of people over the years, including family, friends and lovers, colleagues in the music world, journalists, poets, dramatists and politicians. Published to coincide with the centenary of Tippett's birth, these carefully selected letters provide us with a first hand account of the composer's private and professional experiences, revealing a uniquely personal view which until now has remained largely unknown to the public. Bearing witness to the atrocities and advancements of the twentieth century, these letters display a fiercely creative mind struggling to construct a universal artistic expression. His correspondence places the reader at the composer's side, within the historical moment, as a witness to the creative process. Writing open, uninhibited letters became common practice for Tippett, his candid tone lending itself to tackling a wide range of personal and social issues. From the bombing of his cottage in Oxted, to the ecstatic experience of artistic breakthrough that led to progress on a new composition, each new event and accomplishment is documented with clarity and urgency.

Minor Characters Have Their Day

Minor Characters Have Their Day
Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

by Jeremy Rosen

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0231542402
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How do genres develop? In what ways do they reflect changing political and cultural trends? What do they tell us about the motivations of publishers and readers? Combining close readings and formal analysis with a sociology of literary institutions and markets, Minor Characters Have Their Day offers a compelling new approach to genre study and contemporary fiction. Focusing on the booming genre of books that transform minor characters from canonical literary texts into the protagonists of new works, Jeremy Rosen makes broader claims about the state of contemporary fiction, the strategies of the publishing industry over recent decades, and the function of literary characters. Rosen traces the recent surge in "minor-character elaboration" to the late 1960s and works such as Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea and Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. These early examples often recover the voices of marginalized individuals and groups. As the genre has exploded between the 1980s and the present, with novels about Ahab's wife, Huck Finn's father, and Mr. Dalloway, it has begun to embody the neoliberal commitments of subjective experience, individual expression, and agency. Eventually, large-scale publishers capitalized on the genre as a way to appeal to educated audiences aware of the prestige of the classics and to draw in identity-based niche markets. Rosen's conclusion ties the understudied evolution of minor-character elaboration to the theory of literary character.

Singers, Heroes, and Gods in the Odyssey

Singers, Heroes, and Gods in the Odyssey
A Book

by Charles Segal

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9780801487262
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the special charms of the Odyssey, according to Charles Segal, is the way it transports readers to fascinating places. Yet despite the appeal of its narrative, the Odyssey is fully understood only when its style, design, and mythical patterns are taken into account as well. Bringing a new richness to interpretation of this epic, Segal looks closely at key forms of social and personal organization which Odysseus encounters in his voyages. Segal also considers such topics as the relationship between bard and audience, the implications of the Odyssey's self-consciousness about its own poetics, and Homer's treatment of the nature of poetry.

The winnowing oar - New Perspectives in Homeric Studies

The winnowing oar - New Perspectives in Homeric Studies
A Book

by Christos Tsagalis,Andreas Markantonatos

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2017-10-10
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 3110559870
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the wake of recent advances in the treatment of longstanding problems pertaining to the interpretation of Homeric poetry, this volume brings together cutting-edge research from a cohort of acclaimed scholars on Homer and the Homeric Hymns. The variety of topics covered spans the entire field of Homeric philology: the methods and solutions provided for a new edition of the Odyssey, the puzzle of the relation between the festival of the Panathenaea and the Homeric text, the disclosure of the meaning of notorious cruces pertaining to arcane formulas, the two emblematic heroes of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Achilles and Odysseus, Homeric poetics, the range and use of repetition in a traditional medium, the composition of the Homeric epics, the Apologoi and 'Cyclic' Narrative, as well as the Homeric Hymns to Hermes and Aphrodite.

Silence in the Land of Logos

Silence in the Land of Logos
A Book

by Silvia Montiglio

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2010-05-17
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9781400823765
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In ancient Greece, the spoken word connoted power, whether in the free speech accorded to citizens or in the voice of the poet, whose song was thought to know no earthly bounds. But how did silence fit into the mental framework of a society that valued speech so highly? Here Silvia Montiglio provides the first comprehensive investigation into silence as a distinctive and meaningful phenomenon in archaic and classical Greece. Arguing that the notion of silence is not a universal given but is rather situated in a complex network of associations and values, Montiglio seeks to establish general principles for understanding silence through analyses of cultural practices, including religion, literature, and law. Unlike the silence of a Christian before an ineffable God, which signifies the uselessness of words, silence in Greek religion paradoxically expresses the power of logos--for example, during prayer and sacrifice, it serves as a shield against words that could offend the gods. Montiglio goes on to explore silence in the world of the epic hero, where words are equated with action and their absence signals paralysis or tension in power relationships. Her other examples include oratory, a practice in which citizens must balance their words with silence in very complex ways in order to show that they do not abuse their right to speak. Inquiries into lyric poetry, drama, medical writings, and historiography round out this unprecedented study, revealing silence as a force in its own right.

The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett

The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett
A Book

by Kenneth Gloag,Nicholas Jones

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-01-17
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 1107021979
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Companion provides a wide ranging and accessible study of one of the most individual composers of the twentieth century. A team of international scholars shed new light on Tippett's major works and draw attention to those that have not yet received the attention they deserve.

Specimens of the British Critics

Specimens of the British Critics
A Book

by John Wilson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1846
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ancient Greek I

Ancient Greek I
A 21st Century Approach

by Philip S. Peek

  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release : 2021-10-19
  • Pages : 644
  • ISBN : 1800642571
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this elementary textbook, Philip S. Peek draws on his twenty-five years of teaching experience to present the ancient Greek language in an imaginative and accessible way that promotes creativity, deep learning, and diversity. The course is built on three pillars: memory, analysis, and logic. Readers memorize the top 250 most frequently occurring ancient Greek words, the essential word endings, the eight parts of speech, and the grammatical concepts they will most frequently encounter when reading authentic ancient texts. Analysis and logic exercises enable the translation and parsing of genuine ancient Greek sentences, with compelling reading selections in English and in Greek offering starting points for contemplation, debate, and reflection. A series of embedded Learning Tips help teachers and students to think in practical and imaginative ways about how they learn. This combination of memory-based learning and concept- and skill-based learning gradually builds the confidence of the reader, teaching them how to learn by guiding them from a familiarity with the basics to proficiency in reading this beautiful language. Ancient Greek I: A 21st-Century Approach is written for high-school and university students, but is an instructive and rewarding text for anyone who wishes to learn ancient Greek.

Circe

Circe
The No. 1 Bestseller from the author of The Song of Achilles

by Madeline Miller

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-11-12
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1526633981
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The international Number One bestseller from the author of The Song of Achilles, shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE. In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child – not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. Scorned and rejected, Circe grows up in the shadows, at home in neither the world of gods or mortals. But Circe has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When her gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of Aiaia where she hones her occult craft, casting spells, gathering strange herbs and taming wild beasts. Yet a woman who stands alone will never be left in peace for long – and among her island's guests is an unexpected visitor: the mortal Odysseus, for whom Circe will risk everything. So Circe sets forth her tale, a vivid, mesmerizing epic of family rivalry, love and loss – the defiant, inextinguishable song of woman burning hot and bright through the darkness of a man's world. THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, TELEGRAPH, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, I PAPER, SUNDAY EXPRESS, IRISH TIMES, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, AMAZON, AUDIBLE, BUZZFEED, REFINERY 29, WASHINGTON POST, BOSTON GLOBE, SEATTLE TIMES, TIME MAGAZINE, NEWSWEEK, PEOPLE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, KIRKUS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND GOODREADS

The code of Terpsichore. The art of dancing, tr. by R. Barton

The code of Terpsichore. The art of dancing, tr. by R. Barton
A Book

by Carlo Blasis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1830
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Hero Reloaded

The Hero Reloaded
The reinvention of the classical hero in contemporary mass media

by Rosario López Gregoris,Cristóbal Macías Villalobos

  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Release : 2020-03-15
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9027261555
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What was a hero in Classical Antiquity? Why is it that their characteristics have transcended chronological and cultural barriers while they are still role models in our days? How have their features changed to be embodied by comic superheroes and film? How is their essence vulgarized and turned into a mass consumption product? What has happened with their literary and artistic representation along centuries of elitist Western culture? This book aims at posing these and other questions about heroes, allowing us to open a cultural reflection over the role of the classical world in the present, its meaning in mass media, and the capacity of the Greek and Roman civilizations to dialogue with the modern world. This dialogue offers a glimpse into modern cultural necessities and tendencies which can be seen in several aspects, such as the hero’s vulnerability, the archetype’s banalization, the possibility to extend the heroic essence to individuals in search of identities – vital as well as gender or class identities. In some products (videogames, heavy metal music) our research enables a deeper understanding of the hero’s more obvious characteristics, such as their physical and moral strength. All these tendencies – contemporary and consumable, contradictory with one another, yet vigorous above all – acquire visibility by means of a polyhedral vehicle which is rich in possibilities of rereading and reworking: the Greco-Roman hero. In such a virtual and postmodern world as the one we inhabit, it comes not without surprise that we still resort to an idea like the hero, which is as old as the West.

Study Guide

Study Guide
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (SuperSummary)

by Supersummary

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-09-15
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 9781693343773
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 109-page guide for "The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 33 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like What It Mean to Be a Hero and The Immutability of Fate.