The Bacchi

Author: Belinda McBride


ISBN: 1304499812


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Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia

Author: Giovanni Casadio,Patricia A. Johnston

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292749945

Category: Religion

Page: 390

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In Vergil's Aeneid, the poet implies that those who have been initiated into mystery cults enjoy a blessed situation both in life and after death. This collection of essays brings new insight to the study of mystic cults in the ancient world, particularly those that flourished in Magna Graecia (essentially the area of present-day Southern Italy and Sicily). Implementing a variety of methodologies, the contributors to Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia examine an array of features associated with such "mystery religions" that were concerned with individual salvation through initiation and hidden knowledge rather than civic cults directed toward Olympian deities usually associated with Greek religion. Contributors present contemporary theories of ancient religion, field reports from recent archaeological work, and other frameworks for exploring mystic cults in general and individual deities specifically, with observations about cultural interactions throughout. Topics include Dionysos and Orpheus, the Goddess Cults, Isis in Italy, and Roman Mithras, explored by an international array of scholars including Giulia Sfameni Gasparro ("Aspects of the Cult of Demeter in Magna Graecia") and Alberto Bernabé ("Imago Inferorum Orphica"). The resulting volume illuminates this often misunderstood range of religious phenomena.


Author: Euripides,Friedrich Gotthold Schöne

Publisher: N.A



Page: 120

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Das Drama und seine Inszenierung

Vorträge des internationalen literatur- und theatersemiotischen Kolloquiums, Frankfurt am Main, 1983

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111348539

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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Author: Sheryl Rambeau

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738581132

Category: History

Page: 127

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At the beginning of the 20th century, historian Herman Daniel Jerrett noted that there was "no other part of the world with a placer seam formation filled with small gold-bearing veins and veinlets, so great or so crumpled, crushed and its fold mashed together, as that on the Georgetown Divide." First a simple base and supply camp for early miners, Georgetown survived despite repeated challenges from fires and economic slumps. Now rebuilt, it offers physical proof of the hardy pioneer spirit that settled this small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Historic Main Street offers numerous examples of "fireproof" architectural styles, more hopeful than realistic, including the 100-foot-wide Main Street itself, unique in Mother Lode mining towns.

The history of Rome

Author: Thomas Keightley

Publisher: N.A



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Rome and the Mysterious Orient

Three Plays by Plautus

Author: Plautus

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520938229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

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Still funny after two thousand years, the Roman playwright Plautus wrote around 200 B.C.E., a period when Rome was fighting neighbors on all fronts, including North Africa and the Near East. These three plays—originally written for a wartime audience of refugees, POWs, soldiers and veterans, exiles, immigrants, people newly enslaved in the wars, and citizens—tap into the mix of fear, loathing, and curiosity with which cultures, particularly Western and Eastern cultures, often view each other, always a productive source of comedy. These current, accessible, and accurate translations have replaced terms meaningful only to their original audience, such as references to Roman gods, with a hilarious, inspired sampling of American popular culture—from songs to movie stars to slang. Matching the original Latin line for line, this volume captures the full exuberance of Plautus's street language, bursting with puns, learned allusions, ethnic slurs, dirty jokes, and profanities, as it brings three rarely translated works—Weevil (Curculio), Iran Man (Persa), and Towelheads (Poenulus)—to a wide contemporary audience. Richlin's erudite introduction sets these plays within the context of the long history of East-West conflict and illuminates the role played by comedy and performance in imperialism and colonialism. She has also provided detailed and wide-ranging contextual introductions to the individual plays, as well as extensive notes, which, together with these superb and provocative translations, will bring Plautus alive for a new generation of readers and actors.

The Saktas

An Introductory and Comparative Study

Author: Ernest A. Payne

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486149072

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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DIVFavorite Russian Fairy Tales, Irish Fairy Tales, Japanese Fairy Tales, Favorite Celtic Fairy Tales and North American Indian Legends. /div

Delphi Complete Works of Plutarch (Illustrated)

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1909496626

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

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Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of works that have entertained generations of readers since the days of Imperial Rome. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Plutarch, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Plutarch's life and works * Features the complete works of Plutarch, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the works * Provides the complete PARALLEL LIVES and the complete extant essays of MORALIA, for the first time in digital printing * Includes many translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Plutarch's works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the biographies and treatises you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies - discover Plutarch's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations PARALLEL LIVES MORALIA The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO PLUTARCH by Bernadotte Perrin LIFE OF PLUTARCH by Aubrey Stewart Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles

Architecture of Greece

Author: Janina K. Darling

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321528

Category: Architecture

Page: 237

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Describes both the design and social functions of the most buildings throughout Greece.

The United States Medical and Surgical Journal

A Quarterly Magazine of the Homœopathic Practice of Medicine and Medical Science in General. ... . Volume I-IX, 1865-74

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



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California Geology

Author: California. Division of Mines and Geology

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

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Constructive Drinking

Author: Mary Douglas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134557787

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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First published in 1987, Constructive Drinking is a series of original case studies organized into three sections based on three major functions of drinking. The three constructive functions are: that drinking has a real social role in everyday life; that drinking can be used to construct an ideal world; and that drinking is a significant economic activity. The case studies deal with a variety of exotic drinks

An Universal Etymological English Dictionary

Comprehending The Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue, Either Ancient Or Modern, from the Ancient British, Saxon, Danish, Norman and Modern French ... : And Also A Brief and Clear Explication of All Difficult Words Derived from Any of the Aforesaid Languages .... Containing An Additional Collection of Words (not in the first Volume) with their Explications and Etymologies from the Ancient British, Teutonic, Dutch, Saxon ...

Author: Nathan Bailey

Publisher: N.A



Page: 800

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Structure and Function

Author: Peter Comba

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048128884

Category: Science

Page: 260

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The art of chemistry is to thoroughly understand the properties of molecular compounds and materials and to be able to prepare novel compounds with p- dicted and desirable properties. The basis for progress is to fully appreciate and fundamentally understand the intimate relation between structure and function. The thermodynamic properties (stability, selectivity, redox potential), reactivities (bond breaking and formation, catalysis, electron transfer) and electronic properties (spectroscopy, magnetism) depend on the structure of a compound. Nevertheless, the discovery of novel molecular compounds and materials with exciting prop- ties is often and to a large extent based on serendipity. For compounds with novel and exciting properties, a thorough analysis of experimental data – state-of-the-art spectroscopy, magnetism, thermodynamic properties and/or detailed mechanistic information – combined with sophisticated electronic structure calculations is p- formed to interpret the results and fully understand the structure, properties and their interrelation. From these analyses, new models and theories may emerge, and this has led to the development of ef cient models for the design and interpre- tion of new materials and important new experiments. The chapters in this book therefore describe various fundamental aspects of structures, dynamics and physics of molecules and materials. The approaches, data and models discussed include new theoretical developments, computational studies and experimental work from molecular chemistry to biology and materials science.