Mythology

Prometheus Bound and Other Plays: Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, The Persians

By Aeschylus

Aeschylus (525–456 BC) introduced a brand new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, elevating it to the prestige of excessive artwork. In Prometheus Bound the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by means of Zeus for bold to enhance the nation of wretchedness and servitude during which mankind is stored. The Suppliants tells the tale of the fifty daughters of Danaus who needs to flee to flee enforced marriages, whereas Seven opposed to Thebes indicates the inexorable downfall of the final contributors of the cursed kinfolk of Oedipus. And The Persians, the one Greek tragedy to accommodate occasions from contemporary Athenian heritage, depicts the aftermath of the defeat of Persia within the conflict of Salamis, with a sympathetic portrayal of its disgraced King Xerxes.

Philip Vellacott’s evocative translation is followed via an creation, with person discussions of the performs, and their assets in background and mythology.

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The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5)

By Rick Riordan

Although the Greek and Roman staff participants of the Argo II have made growth of their many quests, they nonetheless look no towards defeating the earth mom, Gaea. Her giants have risen - them all - and they're more desirable than ever.

The gods, nonetheless being affected by a number of character sickness, are dead. How can a handful of younger demigods wish to persevere opposed to Gaea's military of robust giants? As harmful because it is to go to Athens, they've got no different choice. they've got sacrificed an excessive amount of already. And if Gaea wakes, it truly is online game over . . .

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Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God (?r?mad Bh?gavata Pur??a, Book X)

The Purana is without doubt one of the most vital and well known Hindu texts, the opposite being the Ramayana. it truly is a part of the preferred culture, instead of a literary vintage just like the Upanishads or the Gita. It tells the tale of the god Krishna, the ultimate godhead of the Hindus and worshipped by way of them for over and a part millennia. the preferred tales approximately him happen during this, the tenth publication, that's the climax of the epic. The tales relate to Krishna's formative years and formative years within the forests of Vrindavan one of the herdspeople, pleasant stories which lie in the back of a lot of Hindu artwork, showing in portray, temple sculpture, drama, dance and tune.

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Duck (Animal series)

The squat, noisy duck occupies a trendy function within the human cultural mind's eye, as evidenced through every little thing from the rubber duck of adolescence baths to coverage advertisements. With Duck, Victoria de Rijke explores the universality of this quacking chook throughout the process human tradition and history.
 
From the Eider duck to the Brazilian teal to the universal mallard, duck species are richly assorted, and de Rijke deals a accomplished review in their evolutionary background. She explores the various roles that the duck performs in literature, artwork, and religion—including the Hebrew trust that geese symbolize immortality, and the Finnish fable that the universe used to be hatched from a duck’s egg. the writer additionally highlights the numerous function humor has constantly performed in human imaginings of duck existence, comparable to the Topographia Hibernia, a twelfth-century tome contending that geese originated as growths on tree trunks washed up on a seashore. however the ebook doesn't forget the bird’s position in lifestyle besides, from foodstuff dishes to jokes to cherished lively characters corresponding to Daffy Duck and Donald Duck. Duck is an enjoyable account of a chicken whose certain silhouette is understood the area over.

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Quest for the Secret Keeper (Oracles of Delphi Keep)

By Victoria Laurie

Delphi maintain is awash in task, and for Ian, Theo, and Carl, their shelter can be nearing its finish. The Royal military has taken the preserve to exploit as a sanatorium and the tunnels operating below the hold and the fortress are excellent to establish a relevant communications outpost for the upcoming struggle. The earl is worked up to aid the hassle, yet now the preserve is not any longer secure for the orphans they usually needs to be evacuated to his wintry weather place of abode.
Ian, Theo, and Carl recognize that if they're despatched away, they will not be safe. yet extra very important than their safeguard is interpreting the 3rd prophecy. All clues aspect to a quest. The orphans do not know the place they need to pass, yet they be aware of they need to rescue the key Keeper.
To do this, despite the fact that, they should determine who this mystery Keeper is. And what, precisely are the secrets and techniques he is preserving?

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More Lost Massey Lectures: Recovered Classics from Five Great Thinkers

By Claude Lévi-Strauss, Barbara Ward, Frank H. Underhill, George Grant, Willy Brandt

A broadcasting fixture for greater than forty five years and Canada’s preeminent public lecture sequence, the CBC's Massey Lectures function provocative talks on urgent issues through significant modern thinkers. the various series’ best lectures were misplaced for a few years, unavailable to the general public in any shape — beforehand. More misplaced Massey Lectures provides lately rediscovered talks: Nobel Prize-winner Willy Brandt discusses the harmful inequities among constructing and industrialized international locations whereas Barbara Ward explains the beginning and situation of underdeveloped international locations and Frank Underhill speaks at the deficiencies of the Canadian structure. George Grant's speak at the worsening main issue of the West via an exam of Friedrich Nietzsche is joined by way of Claude Levi-Strauss at the nature of fable and its position in human background. not just of substantial historic value, those lectures stay highly suitable within the twenty first century. additionally integrated is an advent by means of veteran CBC manufacturer Bernie Lucht.

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Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae: Two Handbooks of Greek Mythology (Hackett Classics)

By Apollodorus

By delivering, for the 1st time in one variation, entire English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae--the most crucial surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this quantity permits readers to match the two's types of crucial Greek and Roman myths. A common advent units the Library and Fabulae into the broader context of historical mythography; introductions to every textual content talk about in higher element problems with authorship, target, and impact. A common index, an index of individuals and geographic destinations, and an index of authors and works stated by way of the mythographers also are included.

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Bulfinch's Mythology (Leather-bound Classics)

Can’t maintain your entire gods and goddesses instantly? brooding about approximately mythological references in vintage literature? Bulfinch’s Mythology bargains approachable debts of historic legends in a compilation of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, banker and Latinist. This quantity contains all 3 of Bulfinch’s unique titles: The Age of myth, The Age of Chivalry, and The Legends of Charlemagne. Bulfinch states his function for the booklet sincerely: “Our paintings isn't really for the realized, nor for the theologian, nor for the thinker, yet for the reader of English literature . . . who needs to understand the allusions so usually made by way of public audio system, academics, essayists, and poets, and people which take place in well mannered conversation.” This compilation was once familiar because the authoritative textual content on mythology in faculties for over a century.

Lexile rating: 1190L

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L'Énéide

By Virgile, Paul Veyne

« L’épopée virgilienne n’est jamais languissante, elle a de l. a. fluidité et du rythme ; avant même de saisir l. a. beauté d’ensemble de l’œuvre, nous percevons tout de suite, ligne à ligne, que l’écriture de l’Énéide est une des plus limpides et raffinées qui soit, semée de vers dont l. a. pureté, l’opalescence et l’émotion donnent le frisson ».

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