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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0307755126
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In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, his fourth volume to explore “the hinges of history,” Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining—and historically unassailable—journey through the landmarks of art and bloodshed that defined Greek culture nearly three millennia ago. In the city-states of Athens and Sparta and throughout the Greek islands, honors could be won in making love and war, and lives were rife with contradictions. By developing the alphabet, the Greeks empowered the reader, demystified experience, and opened the way for civil discussion and experimentation—yet they kept slaves. The glorious verses of the Iliad recount a conflict in which rage and outrage spur men to action and suggest that their “bellicose society of gleaming metals and rattling weapons” is not so very distant from more recent campaigns of “shock and awe.” And, centuries before Zorba, Greece was a land where music, dance, and freely flowing wine were essential to the high life. Granting equal time to the sacred and the profane, Cahill rivets our attention to the legacies of an ancient and enduring worldview. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes.

The Wine-Dark Sea

The Wine-Dark Sea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Aickman
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571316409
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Aickman's 'strange stories' (his preferred term) are constructed immaculately, the neuroses of his characters painted in subtle shades. He builds dread by the steady accrual of realistic detail, until the reader realises that the protagonist is heading towards their doom as if in a dream. First published in 1988, The Wine-Dark Sea contains eight stories that build towards disturbing yet enigmatic endings, including the classic story 'Your Tiny Hand is Frozen.' 'Of all the authors of uncanny tales, Aickman is the best ever . . . His tales literally haunt me; his plots and his turns of phrase run through my head at the most unlikely moments.' Russell Kirk

HELEN: The Wine Dark Sea

HELEN: The Wine Dark Sea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phoebe Conn,Stickel, Ph.D., E. Garry,
Editor: ePublishing Works!
ISBN: 1614178445
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HELEN: The Wine Dark Sea by Phoebe Conn,Stickel, Ph.D., E. Garry, Summary

The willful daughter of Zeus and a mortal queen, she's the beautiful wife of the Spartan king. But her great love for the lost Trojan prince will beget bloody devastation, and spill her tears into the Wine-Dark Sea. ALSO BY PHOEBE CONN: The Hearts of Liberty, in series order Savage Destiny Defiant Destiny Forbidden Destiny Wild Destiny Scarlet Destiny Hearts of California, in series order Hearts of Gold No Sweeter Ecstasy Tempt Me With Kisses Star Pilot Series, in order Outlaw Rising Starfire Rising Cyborg Rising

The Wine-Dark Sea (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 16)

The Wine-Dark Sea (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 16) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick O’Brian
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007429428
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The Wine-Dark Sea (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 16) by Patrick O’Brian Summary

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the sixteenth book in the series.

A Landscape with Dragons

A Landscape with Dragons Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael O'Brien
Editor: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1681490129
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The Harry Potter series of books and movies are wildly popular. Many Christians see the books as largely if not entirely harmless. Others regard them as dangerous and misleading. In his book A Landscape with Dragons, Harry Potter critic Michael O'Brien examines contemporary children's literature and finds it spiritually and morally wanting. His analysis, written before the rise of the popular Potter books and films, anticipates many of the problems Harry Potter critics point to. A Landscape with Dragons is a controversial, yet thoughtful study of what millions of young people are reading and the possible impact such reading may have on them. In this study of the pagan invasion of children's culture, O'Brien, the father of six, describes his own coming to terms with the effect it has had on his family and on most families in Western society. His analysis of the degeneration of books, films, and videos for the young is incisive and detailed. Yet his approach is not simply critical, for he suggests a number of remedies, including several tools of discernment for parents and teachers in assessing the moral content and spiritual impact of this insidious revolution. In doing so, he points the way to rediscovery of time-tested sources, and to new developments in Christian culture. If you have ever wondered why a certain children's book or film made you feel uneasy, but you couldn't figure out why, this book is just what you need. This completely revised, much expanded second edition also includes a very substantial recommended reading list of over 1,000 books for kindergarten through highschool.

Between One Culture

Between One Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Schiller
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 303020538X
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This book argues that science and the arts are not two different cultures, but rather different manifestations of the same culture. Divided into seven parts, it presents a collection of translated and revised essays, mostly at the intersection between realia and humaniora. In the first two parts, the author discusses how some myths, both ancient and modern, have become intertwined with scientific ideas. The chapters in the following four parts address poems, novels, plays, and pieces of fine art that have some scientific content, as well as scientific findings which seem to have also been discovered in art. The chapters in the final part examine a number of inspiring doubts and necessary errors in the history of science. This collection of essays, most of which were originally published in Hungarian, is intended for the general public and as such includes no mathematical, physical or chemical formulae. It offers a unique resource for all those curious about the interconnections between science, art and literature.

The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 17)

The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 17) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick O’Brian
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007429436
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The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 17) by Patrick O’Brian Summary

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the seventeenth book in the series.

The Voice of the Rising Generation

The Voice of the Rising Generation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James E. Hughes, Jr.,Susan E. Massenzio,Keith Whitaker
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118936523
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The Voice of the Rising Generation by James E. Hughes, Jr.,Susan E. Massenzio,Keith Whitaker Summary

Avoid "Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves" by Finding Your Voice Growing up in a family with significant wealth or a familybusiness can often feel like an exercise in silence. What shouldyou ask? Whom should you ask? When? Is it ever right to talk aboutsuch things? The Voice of the Rising Generation speaks directly tothose who find themselves living in that silence, the so-called"next generation." Great wealth or a family business can act like a"black hole," sapping the dreams and aspirations of futuregenerations who feel that they can never measure up to thefortune's founder. This book, written by a psychologist, aneducator, and a wise counselor who single-handedly changed thelandscape of family wealth, diagnoses with economy and precisionthe cause of entitlement and dependency. It is not too much moneyor too few chores. It is the failure of rising generations toindividuate, that is, to pursue their dreams, develop theirresilience, and find their voice. Many books are addressed to parents and grandparents who worryabout the effects of wealth on their descendants. Almost alone inthe field, this book speaks directly to 20-, 30- and 40-somethings,encouraging them—literally, giving them courage—to meetthe challenge of integrating wealth's power into their lives,rather than disappearing into the black hole. Readers will: Come to understand the true causes of entitlement anddependency Identify the psychological characteristics of the risinggeneration and the challenges proper to its development Clarify their own dreams, work, and vocation Navigate personal relationships and communication within thecontext of wealth Recognize the special challenges faced when rising is delayeduntil mid-life. If you are a young person who is starting your life's journeyand wondering about the effects of parental gifts, trusts, or afamily business, this book will offer you questions, reflections,and lessons-learned to help you find your own way. If you are aparent, grandparent, elder, or mentor, The Voice of the RisingGeneration can serve the young people in your life as a giftmore precious than gold.

Clarissa Oakes (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15)

Clarissa Oakes (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick O’Brian
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000742941X
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Clarissa Oakes (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15) by Patrick O’Brian Summary

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the fifteenth book in the series.

The Iliad

The Iliad Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Homer
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920432
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'The first great book, and the first great book about the suffering and loss of war' Guardian One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its centre is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, who refuses to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when the Trojan Hector kills Achilles' close friend Patroclus, he storms back into battle to take revenge - knowing this will ensure his own early death. E. V. Rieu's acclaimed translation of The Iliad was one of the first titles published in Penguin Classics, and now has classic status itself. Originally translated by E. V. RIEU Revised and updated by PETER JONES with D. C. H. RIEU Edited with an Introduction and notes by PETER JONES

The Trees of Pride

The Trees of Pride Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. K. Chesterton
Editor: Lindhardt og Ringhof
ISBN: 9176393119
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When Squire Vane receives some exotic trees from Africa, they quickly become the target of local superstition. Squire Vane is not the type of person to believe in anything supernatural and angrily dismisses their theories. But when a group of outside visitors develops an interest in the story, Vane decides to prove everyone wrong once and for all by doing what everyone is afraid of: going down to the trees at night. In the morning, he has disappeared without a trace. Reminiscent of the work of Henry James, ‘The Trees of Pride’ (1922) is extremely well-written and absorbing – a page turner of a mystery that ultimately leads to a crucial and fascinating philosophical point. Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was one of the most prolific English writers of all time. He wrote poems, plays, essays, newspaper columns, and is especially known for his fictional priest detective Father Brown. His "frenemy", the author of Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw, famously called him "a man of colossal genius" and the two of them would often engage in friendly public discussions with people like H.G. Wells and Clarence Darrow. Chesterton died in his home, and his last known words were a greeting to his wife, author Frances Blogg.

The Great Sea

The Great Sea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Abulafia
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141969997
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For over three thousand years, the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of world civilisation. From the time of historical Troy until the middle of the nineteenth century, human activity here decisively shaped much of the course of world history. David Abulafia's The Great Sea is the first complete history of the Mediterranean from the erection of the mysterious temples on Malta around 3500 BC to the recent reinvention of the Mediterranean's shores as a tourist destination. Part of the argument of Abulafia's book is that the great port cities - Alexandria, Trieste and Salonika and many others - prospered in part because of their ability to allow many different peoples, religions and identities to co-exist within sometimes very confined spaces. He also brilliantly populates his history with identifiable individuals whose lives illustrate with great immediacy the wider developments he is describing. The Great Sea ranges stupendously across time and the whole extraordinary space of the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to Jaffa, Venice to Alexandria. Rather than imposing a false unity on the sea and the teeming human activity it has sustained, the book emphasises diversity - ethnic, linguistic, religious and political. Anyone who reads it will leave it with their understanding of those societies and their histories enormously enriched.

Greece, A Love Story

Greece, A Love Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Camille Cusumano
Editor: Seal Press
ISBN: 0786750588
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Greece, A Love Story by Camille Cusumano Summary

Greece, it has been said, is where art became inseparable from life. The country evokes a richly embroidered tapestry of images, from old monuments rife with history to idyllic isles of glass-blue sea and blinding white stucco dwellings. Greece enchants its visitors with its beauty, tradition, and spirit. In this eloquent collection, women share firsthand experiences of the people, history, and landscape of Greece. Their essays go beyond ordinary travelogue to capture the ways in which Greece has shaped lives or influenced decisions. In expressing their love for the country, these women share stories as visceral as they are poignant, as entertaining as they are endearing. Whether they are seasoned travelers or armchair adventurers, Greece aficionados or those just beginning to learn about the country, readers of this compelling collection will gain a better understanding of Greece and how experiences abroad can impact their lives.

Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain

Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Irene Morra
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317005864
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Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain by Irene Morra Summary

This book is the first to examine in depth the contributions of major British authors such as W. H. Auden and E. M. Forster, as critics and librettists, to the rise of British opera in the twentieth century. The perceived literary values of British authors, as much as the musical innovations of British composers, informed the aesthetic development of British opera. Indeed, British opera emerged as a simultaneously literary and musical project. Too often, operatic adaptations are compared superficially to their original sources. This is a particular problem for British opera, which has become increasingly defined artistically by the literary sophistication of its narrative sources. The resulting collaborations between literary figures and composers have crucial implications for the development of both opera and literature. Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain reveals the importance of this literary involvement in operatic adaptation to literature and literary studies, to music and musicology, and to cultural and theoretical studies.

Cultures of Mass Tourism

Cultures of Mass Tourism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pau Obrador Pons
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317155645
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Cultures of Mass Tourism by Pau Obrador Pons Summary

With more than 230 million international tourists a year, the Mediterranean region is the largest tourist destination in the world. This book outlines that its economic importance is matched by its significance as a cultural and aesthetic phenomenon. Through a series of ethnographic insights into some of the key sites of mass Mediterranean tourism, it focuses on package tourists' experiences of the serial, banal and depthless spaces that are mushrooming along the coast and the enchantments, dissolutions and dreams that saturate them. Moving away from the notion of authentic places corrupted by mass tourism, the book shows how new forms and spaces are made and remade by the mobilities and performances of locals, workers and tourists. Finally, the book looks at the complex materialities of mass tourism and the many networks that make it possible.

Harry Mount's Odyssey

Harry Mount's Odyssey Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harry Mount
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472904699
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Harry Mount's Odyssey by Harry Mount Summary

Architecture, art, sculpture, economics, mathematics, science, metaphysics, comedy, tragedy, drama and epic poetry were all devised and perfected by the Greeks. Of the four classical orders of architecture, three were invented by the Greeks and the fourth, the only one the Romans could come up with, was a combination of two of the former.The powerful ghost of ancient Greece still lingers on in the popular mind as the first great civilization and one of the most influential in the creation of modern thought. It is the starting block of Western European civilization. In his new Odyssey, eminent writer Harry Mount tells the story of ancient Greece while on the trail of its greatest son, Odysseus. In the charming, anecdotal style of his bestselling Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, Harry visits Troy, still looming over the plain where Achilles dragged Hector's body through the dust, and attempts to swim the Hellespont, in emulation of Lord Byron and the doomed Greek lover, Leander. Whether in Odysseus's kingdom on Ithaca, Homer's birthplace of Chios or the Minotaur's lair on Crete, Mount brings the Odyssey - and ancient Greece - back to life.

Deep Classics

Deep Classics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shane Butler
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474260543
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Deep Classics by Shane Butler Summary

Fragmented, buried, and largely lost, the classical past presents formidable obstacles to anyone who would seek to know it. 'Deep Classics' is the study of these obstacles and, in particular, of the way in which the contemplation of the classical past resembles – and has even provided a model for – other kinds of human endeavor. This volume offers a new way to understand the modalities and aims of Classics itself, through the ages. Its individual chapters draw fruitful connections between the reception of the classical and current concerns in philosophy of mind, cognitive theory, epistemology, media studies, sense studies, aesthetics, queer theory and eco-criticism. What does the study of the ancient past teach us about our encounters with our own more recent but still elusive memories? What do our always partial reconstructions of ancient sites tell us about the limits of our ability to know our own world, or to imagine our future? What does the reader of the lacunose and corrupted literatures of antiquity learn thereby about literature and language themselves? What does a shattered statue reveal about art, matter, sensation, experience, life? Does the way in which these vestiges of the past are encountered – sitting in a library, standing in a gallery, moving through a ruin – condition our responses to them and alter their significance? And finally, how has the contemplation of antiquity helped to shape seemingly unrelated disciplines, including not only other humanistic and scientific epistemologies but also non-scholarly modes and practices? In asking these and similar questions, Deep Classics makes a pointed intervention in the study of the classical tradition, now more widely known as 'reception studies'.

I Drink Therefore I Am

I Drink Therefore I Am Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger Scruton
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441169792
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I Drink Therefore I Am by Roger Scruton Summary

We are familiar with the medical opinion that a daily glass of wine is good for the health and also the rival opinion that any more than a glass or two will set us on the road to ruin. Whether or not good for the body, Scruton argues, wine, drunk in the right frame of mind, is definitely good for the soul. And there is no better accompaniment to wine than philosophy. By thinking with wine, you can learn not only to drink in thoughts but to think in draughts. This good-humoured book offers an antidote to the pretentious clap-trap that is written about wine today and a profound apology for the drink on which civilisation has been founded. In vino veritas.

Food and the Literary Imagination

Food and the Literary Imagination Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Archer,R. Marggraf Turley,H. Thomas,Richard Marggraf Turley
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137406372
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Food and the Literary Imagination by J. Archer,R. Marggraf Turley,H. Thomas,Richard Marggraf Turley Summary

Food and the Literary Imagination explores ways in which the food chain and anxieties about its corruption and disruption are represented in poetry, theatre and the novel. The book relates its findings to contemporary concerns about food security.

The Biblical World

The Biblical World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Barton
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134272200
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The Biblical World by John Barton Summary

The Biblical World is a comprehensive guide to the contents, historical settings and social context of the Bible. It presents the fruits of years of specialist study in an accessible form, and is essential reading for anyone who reads the Bible and would like to know more about how and why it came to be. Written by an international collection of experts, the volumes include a full overview of the full range of biblical material, before going on to more detailed discussions of myth and prophecy to poetry and proverbs. Explorations of the historical background are complemented by the findings of archaeology, and the book explores language, law, administration, social life and the arts as well. Major figures of the Bible - including Abraham, Jesus and Paul - are studied in detail, as are the main religious concepts it contains, such as salvation and purity. Also including an examination of how the Bible is viewed today, this monumental work will be an invaluable resource for students, academics and clergy, and for all to whom the Bible is important as a religious or cultural document.