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Bound by the City

Author: Denise Eileen McCoskey
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2010-07-02
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 1438427174
Rating: 4.7/5 (74 downloads)

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Explores the connections between sexual difference and political structure in ancient Greek tragedy.

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Achilles' Choice

Author: David Lenson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2015-03-08
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 140087002X
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Why, during the last two hundred years, when critical achievement in the field of tragedy has been outstanding, has there been little creative practice? David Lenson examines the work of various writers not ordinarily placed in the tragic tradition—among them, Kleist, Goethe, Melville, Yeats, and Faulkner—and suggests that the tradition of tragedy does continue in genres other than drama, that is, in the novel and even in lyric poetry. The notion of tragedy's migration from one genre to others indicates, however, rather sweeping modifications in the theory of tragedy. Achilles' Choice proposes a structural model for tragic criticism that synthesizes the almost scientific theories predominant since World War II with the irrationalist theories they replaced. Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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Future Fame in the Iliad

Author: Yukai Li
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-02-10
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1350239216
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When Homeric heroes think about the meaning of their actions, they expect this to take the form of kleos, 'fame', in a future song. This volume explores the consequences of this mode of thinking in the Iliad in particular, and argues that the form of kleos and the interposition of a gap of time between event and meaning produces widespread effects, not only for the thought and psyche of the heroes, but also for the nature of poetry and Homeric scholarship. Is epic time continuous, perpetuating the fame of the heroes in the flow of poetic tradition, or does a gap intervene to put into doubt the self-identity of meaning and the possibility of memory? This question connects the poetic logic of fame for the heroes and singers of epic to the implicit temporalities of Homeric studies. Alongside the analysis of literary figures from the Iliad, such as narrative, objects and similes, this volume reads modern scholarship on Homer – including oral theory, neoanalysis and traditional referentiality – as forms of reception which have produced distinct responses to the temporality of ancient epic. The participants in epic kleos – heroes, poets and scholars – encounter each other through a tradition that joins the memories and presentiments of a past that did not happen and futures that will never arrive.

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Plato at the Googleplex

Author: Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
Publsiher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2014-07-03
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 178239558X
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Imagine that Plato came to life in the twenty-first century and embarked on a multi-city speaking tour. How would he mediate a debate between a Freudian psychoanalyst and a 'tiger mum' on how to raise the perfect child? How would he handle the host of a right-wing news program who denies there can be morality without religion? What would Plato make of Google, and of the idea that knowledge can be crowdsourced rather than reasoned out by experts? Plato at the Googleplex is acclaimed thinker Rebecca Newberger Goldstein's dazzling investigation of these conundra. With a philosopher's depth and erudition and a novelist's imagination and wit, Goldstein probes the deepest issues confronting us by allowing us to eavesdrop on Plato as he takes on the modern world; it is a stunningly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden role in today's debates on religion, morality, politics and science.

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The Choice of Paris

Author: Samuel Greene Wheeler Benjamin
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1870
Genre: Troy (Extinct city)
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Epic Interactions

Author: M. J. Clarke
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2006-09-28
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0199276307
Rating: 4.6/5 (7 downloads)

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The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours

Author: Gregory Nagy
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2020-01-10
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0674244192
Rating: 4.4/5 (92 downloads)

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The ancient Greeks’ concept of “the hero” was very different from what we understand by the term today. In 24 installments, based on the Harvard course Nagy has taught and refined since the 1970s, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours explores civilization’s roots in Classical literature—a lineage that continues to challenge and inspire us.

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Author: Matthew Wysocki
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2013-02-01
Genre: Games & Activities
ISBN: 0786470135
Rating: 4.0/5 (35 downloads)

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The word "control" has many implications for video games. On a basic level, without player control, there is no experience. Much of the video game industry focuses on questions of control and ways to improve play to make the gamer feel more connected to the virtual world. The sixteen essays in this collection offer critical examinations of the issue of control in video games, including different ways to theorize and define control within video gaming and how control impacts game design and game play. Close readings of specific games--including Grand Theft Auto IV, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Dragon Age: Origins--consider how each locates elements of control in their structures. As video games increasingly become a major force in the media landscape, this important contribution to the field of game studies provides a valuable framework for understanding their growing impact.

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Street-Gang and Tribal-Warrior Autobiographies

Author: H. David Brumble
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2018-04-10
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1783087838
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Street-Gang and Tribal-Warrior Autobiographies is a study of the autobiographies of tribal-warrior cultures in North America, the Amazon, the Orinoco Basin, the highlands of Luzon, the island of Alor — of headhunters, women, Apaches, New Guinea big men and a Yanomami captive. The book also discusses tribal-warrior autobiographies closer to home: Colton Simpson’s Inside the Crips, Mona Ruiz’s Two Badges, Nathan McCall’s Makes Me Wanna Holler and Sanyika Shakur’s Monster, autobiographies that remember gangbanging at a time when there were close to 500 gang-related homicides a year in Los Angeles—a time when gangbangers were so alienated from the larger society that they reinvented something very similar to the tribal-warrior cultures right in the asphalt heart of American cities. Grisly, probing and resonant with the voices of generations of fighters, Street-Gang and Tribal-Warrior Autobiographies is an unsettling work of cross-disciplinary scholarship.

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Untangling Heroism

Author: Ari Kohen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-10-15
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1317964586
Rating: 4.4/5 (86 downloads)

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The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster fathers to freedom fighters are our heroes. But what motivates these people to act heroically and what prevents other people from being heroes? In our culture today, what makes one sort of hero appear more heroic than another sort? In order to answer these questions, Ari Kohen turns to classical conceptions of the hero to explain the confusion and to highlight the ways in which distinct heroic categories can be useful at different times. Untangling Heroism argues for the existence of three categories of heroism that can be traced back to the earliest Western literature – the epic poetry of Homer and the dialogues of Plato – and that are complex enough to resonate with us and assist us in thinking about heroism today. Kohen carefully examines the Homeric heroes Achilles and Odysseus and Plato’s Socrates, and then compares the three to each other. He makes clear how and why it is that the other-regarding hero, Socrates, supplanted the battlefield hero, Achilles, and the suffering hero, Odysseus. Finally, he explores in detail four cases of contemporary heroism that highlight Plato’s success. Kohen states that in a post-Socratic world, we have chosen to place a premium on heroes who make other-regarding choices over self-interested ones. He argues that when humans face the fact of their mortality, they are able to think most clearly about the sort of life they want to have lived, and only in doing that does heroic action become a possibility. Kohen’s careful analysis and rethinking of the heroism concept will be relevant to scholars across the disciplines of political science, philosophy, literature, and classics.

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Hemingway on Politics and Rebellion

Author: Lauretta Conklin Frederking
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2010-06-10
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1136947833
Rating: 4.7/5 (33 downloads)

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Hemingway has been labeled a ‘communist sympathizer,’ ‘elitist’, and a ‘rugged individualist.’ This volume embraces the complexity of political advocacy in Hemingway’s novels and short stories. Hemingway’s characters physically, intellectually and spiritually become part of resisting current conditions and affirm the value of resistance, even destruction, regardless of political outcome. Much more than political nihilism, rebellion allows man to realize the potentialities of his greatness as a leader, the realities of his solidarity as a comrade, and the simple sensations of everyday living. Hemingway draws new perspectives on the meaning of politics in our own lives at the same time as his writings affirm boundaries of political thought and literary theory for explaining many of the themes we study.

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Routledge Library Editions: Milton

Author: Various
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 2491
Release: 2023-12-31
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 0429511647
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This set of 9 volumes, originally published between 1965 and 1991, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on John Milton, with a particular focus on his epic poem Paradise Lost. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of how Milton criticism has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of English Literature.

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The Land of 10,000 Madonnas

Author: Kate Hattemer
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-04-19
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 0385391595
Rating: 4.1/5 (95 downloads)

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Five teens backpack through Europe to fulfill the mysterious dying wish of their friend in this heartwarming novel from the author of The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy. Jesse lives with his history professor dad in a house covered with postcards of images of the Madonna from all over the world. They’re gotten used to this life: two motherless dudes living among thousands of Madonnas. But Jesse has a heart condition that will ultimately cut his life tragically short. Before he dies, he arranges a mysterious trip to Europe for his three cousins, his best friend, and his girlfriend to take after he passes away. It’s a trip that will forever change the lives of these young teens and one that will help them come to terms with Jesse’s death. With vivid writing, poignant themes, and abundant doses of humor throughout, Kate Hattemer’s second novel is a satisfying journey about looking for someone else’s answers only to find yourself.

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Author: Harvey Claflin Mansfield
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2006-01-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780300122541
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This is the first comprehensive study of manliness, a quality both bad and good, mostly male, often intolerant, irrational, and ambitious. Drawing from science, literature, and philosophy, Mansfield formulates a reasoned defense of a quality hardly obedient to reason.

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Perfidy and Passion

Author: Mark Buchan
Publsiher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-08-06
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0299286339
Rating: 4.6/5 (39 downloads)

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Homer’s Iliad is often considered a poem of blunt truthfulness, his characters’ motivation pleasingly simple. A closer look, however, reveals a complex interplay of characters who engage in an awful lot of lies. Beginning with Achilles, who hatches a secret plot to destroy his own people, Mark Buchan traces motifs of deception and betrayal throughout the poem. Homer’s heroes offer bluster, their passion linked to and explained by their lack of authenticity. Buchan reads Homer’s characters between the lies, showing how the plot is structured individual denial and what cannot be said.

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Homer and Early Greek Epic

Author: Margalit Finkelberg
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2019-12-02
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 3110671522
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This collection includes thirty scholarly essays on Homer and Greek epic poetry published by Margalit Finkelberg over the past three decades. The topics discussed reflect the author’s research interests and represent the main directions of her contribution to Homeric studies: Homer's language and diction, archaic Greek epic tradition, Homer's world and values, transmission and reception of the Homeric poems. The book gives special emphasis to some of the central issues in contemporary Homeric scholarship, such as oral-formulaic theory and the role of the individual poet; Neoanalysis and the character of the relationship between Homer and the tradition about the Trojan War; the multi-layered texture of the Homeric poems; the Homeric Question; the canonic status of the Iliad and the Odyssey in antiquity and modernity. All the articles are revised and updated. The book addresses both scholars and advanced students of Classics, as well as non-specialists interested in the Homeric poems and their journey through centuries.

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The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Author: Benjamin Sammons
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2010
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0195375688
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This book takes a fresh look at a familiar element of the Homeric epics - the poetic catalogue. It shows that in a variety of contexts, Homer uses catalogue poetry not only to develop his themes, but to comment on the ideals and limitations of the epic genre itself.