Calliope the Muse

Author: Joan Holub,Suzanne Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481450042

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 803


Calliope, the muse of epic poetry, has trouble putting her bright and fun ideas into action in this twentieth Goddess girls adventure!

A Milton Encyclopedia

Author: William Bridges Hunter

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838718384

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

View: 3089


This nine volume set presents in easily accessible format the extensive information now available about John Milton. It has grown to be a study of English civilization of Milton's time and a history of literary and political matters since then.

Writing for the Eyes in the Spanish Golden Age

Author: Frederick Alfred De Armas

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838755712

Category: Art

Page: 310

View: 1364


Although the very notion of writing for the eyes was not new to the Spanish Golden Age, its ubiquitous presence during this period calls for rethinking of the traditional separation between the visual and the verbal in studies of Iberian culture." "This collection of essays seeks to open up this complex interdisciplinary field of study by including essays on many aspects of visual writing in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain."--Jacket.
Posted in: Art

Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology

Author: C. Scott Littleton

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761475590

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 1844


More than three hundred alphabetically arranged entries cover mythological beings, themes, and deities from around the world.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429973427

Category: Poetry

Page: 432

View: 8775


The Odyssey is the original journey tale, a genre that has lasted three thousand years, and has had a lasting influence on on literature and art. The trials of Odysseus were first told by the great bard Homer. For ten long years the Greeks and Trojans have fought on the plains of Troy, and now Odysseus, the King of Ithaca, and the other victorious Greeks are ready to sail home. But after offending the sea god, Poseidon, Odysseus is hurled into years of wandering the seas, encountering monsters and sirens, raging storms and seductive idylls, before he is able to return to his wife, his son and his homeland. This masterpiece keeps its appeal not only because it reflects a glorious time of heroes and wonders, but because it is a work that still speaks to the lives we live today. Forge book is proud to present The Odyssey in Dr. Eickhoff's compelling and authoritative new translation. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Loneliest Muse

Author: Tyger B. Dacosta

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469791803

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 402


Even though she is over two hundred years old, Hope is the youngest of the nine Greek Muses who live on the island of Leisha. Hope wants nothing more than to please her sisters but she alone faces the greatest challenge a Muse has ever known: she lacks a talent in which to inspire others. Delphi, the blind Muse of Prophecy, foresees that in order for Hope to find her talent and fulfill her destiny she must do what no other Muse has ever done, she must leave the island of Leisha. Hope is uncertain but is assured by Clio the Muse of History she will not go alone. Aided by a magical, golden swan boat, Hope bravely sails off into the approaching dawn, uncertain of where the beautiful swan boat will take her. In this extraordinary fantasy tale, Hope embarks on an adventure filled with Fairies, Dragons and other mystical creatures that will teach her more about herself and her hidden strengths then she ever imagined.

Travelers' Tales Paris

True Stories

Author: James O'Reilly,Sean O'Reilly,Larry Habegger

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1609520742

Category: Travel

Page: 424

View: 3363


Paris is one city that you should endeavor to know over the course of a lifetime, and not just in one or two visits. It is the center of the civilized universe, and it belongs to everyone—even to those who see it only in their dreams. The City of Light has bestowed on millions the gift of the incandescent present, an image or experience into which all life is condensed and reflected upon for years to come. Travelers’ Tales Paris captures the romance of the world’s favorite city through stories that entertain, inform, and touch the heart. John Gregory Dunne reveals the manic pleasures of driving in the city’s chaotic traffic. Joseph Diedrich and Katya Macklovich explore romantic encounters that could only happen here. Herbert Gold and David Applefield take aim at the nostalgia surrounding The Left Bank, one reveling in its literary past, the other urging the visitor to reach out to a new, modern Paris in the outlying area of Montreuil. Tim O’Reilly and Coleman Lollar evoke the appeal of unexpected tourist sites, and Marcel Laventurier recounts his harrowing escape from the Nazis on a train bound for occupied Paris in a tale you will never forget.

The Aeneid

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Virgil

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201541

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 6296


From the award-winning translator of The Iliad and The Odyssey comes a brilliant new translation of Virgil's great epic Fleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achilles’ mighty foe in the Iliad, begins an incredible journey to fulfill his destiny as the founder of Rome. His voyage will take him through stormy seas, entangle him in a tragic love affair, and lure him into the world of the dead itself--all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods. Ultimately, he reaches the promised land of Italy where, after bloody battles and with high hopes, he founds what will become the Roman empire. An unsparing portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and fate, the Aeneid redefines passion, nobility, and courage for our times. Robert Fagles, whose acclaimed translations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey were welcomed as major publishing events, brings the Aeneid to a new generation of readers, retaining all of the gravitas and humanity of the original Latin as well as its powerful blend of poetry and myth. Featuring an illuminating introduction to Virgil’s world by esteemed scholar Bernard Knox, this volume lends a vibrant new voice to one of the seminal literary achievements of the ancient world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.