Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian by Antony Augoustakis

By Antony Augoustakis

This is often the 1st book-length learn to reconstruct the position of girls within the epic poems of the Flavian interval of Latin literature. Antony Augoustakis examines the function of girl characters from the viewpoint of Julia Kristeva's theories on overseas otherness and motherhood to underscore the on-going negotiation among related and different within the Roman literary mind's eye as a telling mirrored image at the building of Roman identification and of gender and cultural hierarchies.

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The Tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle by Jonathan S. Burgess

By Jonathan S. Burgess

Even supposing the Iliad and Odyssey narrate basically quite small parts of the Trojan conflict and its aftermath, for hundreds of years those works have overshadowed different, extra finished narratives of the clash, really the poems often called the Epic Cycle. In The culture of the Trojan warfare in Homer and the Epic Cycle, Jonathan Burgess demanding situations Homer's authority at the war's background and the legends surrounding it, putting the Iliad and Odyssey within the better, usually ignored context of the full physique of Greek epic poetry of the Archaic Age. He lines the improvement and transmission of the Cyclic poems in historic Greek tradition, evaluating them to later Homeric poems and discovering that they have been way more influential than has formerly been concept.

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Orn by Piers Anthony

By Piers Anthony

The trio of scientists have been ordered to survey the planet's plants, fauna and mineral assets, and from the very starting in their project every thing they saw resulted in one startling conclusion-the mysterious global was once nearly exact with the Earth of the Paleocene interval, 70,000,000 years in the past on the very sunrise of the age of mammals! Their names have been Cal, Veg, and Aquilon, the main resourceful-and rebellious-of Earth's explorers, and with them got here 4 alien partners, the mantas. unusual flying beings, half-animal, half-fungus, the mantas possessed the keenest senses of any creatures within the universe, a present which straight away kept the undertaking from entire catastrophe. Detecting powerful vibrations coming from an outstanding distance, the mantas warned the people, and Cal discovered that it might suggest just one factor: an earthquake-one sufficiently big to provide a tidal wave that will absolutely inundate the small island the place they'd manage camp. Veg, the most powerful member of the crew, developed a crude crusing raft, and the get together placed out to sea to flee the doomed island. It used to be the start of a huge sequence of adventures which might cause them to discoveries as momentous as they have been lethal. crusing for weeks, the raft took them to a quarter significantly various from the island that they had left at the back of. And whilst a brachiosaurus, supposedly extinct within the Paleocene interval, approximately swamped the raft, they knew that they had reached a space of worthwhile clinical value-an remoted enclave of the Cretaceous interval the place the complete spectrum of the golden age of reptiles used to be current! yet simply as fantastic because the dinosaurs used to be one other creature they have been quickly to meet-Orn, a man-sized fowl who belonged to the main complicated species ever to advance in this global. Unsurpassed racial reminiscence enabled Orn's brain to arrive hundreds of thousands of years into the previous, and it used to be his presence that led the 3 people and the mantas to open insurrection. made up our minds to avoid man's harmful exploitation of this international, they need to pit themselves not just opposed to the creatures they need to avoid wasting from extinction, but additionally opposed to the all-consuming greed of Earth's strong professionals. As wealthy in clinical element because it is in breathtaking pleasure, Orn is a masterwork of the mind's eye and a tribute to the artistic genius of Piers Anthony.

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Changes: Volume Three of the Collegium Chronicles (A by Mercedes Lackey

By Mercedes Lackey

Input the exciting 3rd quantity within the epic Collegium Chronicles. In Mercedes Lackey's vintage coming-of-age tale, the orphan Magpie pursues his quest for his parent's identification with burning urgency-while additionally researching one other hidden expertise and being knowledgeable through the King's personal bring in as an secret agent for Valdemar. Shy Bardic Trainee Lena has to stand her recognized yet uncaring father, one in all Valdemar's so much well known Bards. And therapeutic Trainee undergo needs to fight opposed to his disapproving mom and dad, who're pressuring undergo to surrender the Healers' Collegium simply because he lacks the paranormal therapeutic Gift.Each of the 3 pals needs to face his or her demons and locate their precise power as they search to develop into the complete Heralds, Bards, and Healers of Valdemar.

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The Mole Chronicles by Andy Brown

By Andy Brown

Andy Brown's first novel follows a sibling dating informed via vignettes, each one tale targeted round the removing of a mole. From this premise, Brown's novel expands the institutions of moles from epidermis illness, to the burrowing animal, to mystery societies and espionage, to inform the tale of familial disorder, culture-jamming, eco-terrorism, and remorse within the lives of teenagers within the Nineties. relocating from the city decay of Montreal to the shorelines of Vancouver and again, and reflecting on various cultural and old phenomena - BMX racing, the wonderful 4, bush events, lifeguard obsessions, and the Montreal Ice typhoon - "The Mole Chronicles" is a fascinating and cutting edge debut novel.

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The Iliad: Structure, Myth, and Meaning by Bruce Louden

By Bruce Louden

Extending his specific research of Homeric epic to the Iliad, Bruce Louden, writer of The "Odyssey": constitution, Narration, and which means, back offers new ways to knowing the topics and tale of the poem. during this thought-provoking learn, he demonstrates how repeated narrative motifs argue for an extended realizing of the constitution of epic poetry. First settling on the "subgenres" of fantasy in the poem, he then reads those opposed to comparable mythologies of the close to East, constructing a context during which the poem may be extra correctly interpreted.Louden starts by means of targeting the ways that the Iliad's 3 activities correspond with and touch upon one another. He bargains unique interpretations of many episodes, significantly in books three and seven, and makes new arguments approximately a few famous controversies (e.g., the duals in booklet 9), the Iliad's use of parody, the functionality of theomachy, and the prefiguring of Hektor as a sacrificial sufferer in books three and six. the second one a part of the ebook compares fourteen subgenres of delusion within the Iliad to contemporaneous close to jap traditions similar to these of the previous testomony and of Ugaritic mythology. Louden concludes with a longer comparability of the Homeric Athena and Anat, a West Semitic goddess worshipped via the Phoenicians and Egyptians. Louden's cutting edge process yields amazing new insights into the formation and early literary contexts of Greek epic poetry. (Jan. 2008)

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The Cost of Betrayal, Book 2 The Half-Orcs by David Dalglish

By David Dalglish

Delusion writer David Dalglish keeps his sequence of the half-orc brothers, whose struggles will quickly shower the land of Dezrel in demon fire... years in the past, brother gods devastated their global with civil warfare. once they have been imprisoned, their clash ended with out a victor. Centuries handed whereas their fans secretly endured the warfare, a warfare that may quickly have an finish. The gods have stumbled on their paragons. ------ e-book Description: Their prophet useless and their domestic misplaced, the half-bloods Harruq and Qurrah Tun shape a strained alliance with a band of mercenaries outdoor the town of Veldaren. because the brothers and their allies salary a personal warfare opposed to robust thief guilds, forces more than all of them threaten to rip them aside and damage any wish for a greater existence. Harruq needs to guard his kin in any respect expenditures, for Qurrah's love of a woman with a shattered brain and the ability of a goddess may well doom all of them. the price of BETRAYAL by way of David Dalglish The demise prophet returns, and the disloyal will undergo. ------ concerning the writer: David Dalglish at the moment lives in rural Missouri together with his spouse Samantha, daughter Morgan, and puppy Asimov. He graduated from Missouri Southern country college in 2006 and presently devotes himself to perfecting his craft. He spends his loose time taking part in racquetball and staring at PBS together with his daughter.

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