The Fables of Phaedrus by Phaedrus,P. F. Widdows

By Phaedrus,P. F. Widdows

Animal fables are acknowledged to have originated with Aesop, a semilegendary Samian slave, however the earliest surviving checklist of the fables comes from the Latin poet Phaedrus, who brought the recent style to Latin literature. This verse translation of The Fables is the 1st in English in additional than 2 hundred years.

In addition to the established animal fables, a couple of zone of the booklet comprises such diversified fabric as prologues and epilogues, historic anecdotes, brief tales, enlarged proverbs and sayings, comedian episodes and people knowledge, and plenty of incidental glimpses of Greek and Roman lifestyles within the classical period.

The Fables additionally sheds mild at the own historical past of Phaedrus, who turns out to were an informed slave, finally granted his freedom by means of the emperor Augustus. Phaedrus' kind is energetic, fresh, and sparse, although now not on the expense of all element and elaboration. It serves good as a car for his avowed purposes—to entertain and to provide clever information for the behavior of existence. like several fabulists, Phaedrus was once a moralist, albeit on a modest and renowned level.

An first-class advent by way of P. F. Widdows presents information regarding
Phaedrus, the historical past of The Fables, the metric type of the unique and of this translation, and anything of where of those fables in Western folklore. the interpretation is finished in a unfastened model of Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse, a kind utilized by W. H. Auden and selected right here to check the preferred tone of Phaedrus' Latin verse.

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Haunted Snohomish (Haunted America) by Deborah Cuyle

By Deborah Cuyle

old Snohomish has sufficient ghostly stories for a city two times its measurement. A policeman named Henry, who died at the flooring of the Oxford Tavern, haunts the preferred watering gap along approximately twenty different impish spirits. Incarcerated for every thing from public drunkenness to coldblooded homicide, former inmates nonetheless crowd the cells of the previous county prison on First highway, banging opposed to the steel confines. Locals characteristic the faint lilt of a mess around heard close to the railroad tracks to the spirit of the sorrowful, sullen guy who dedicated suicide at the close by bluff. writer Deborah Cuyle finds the chilling background, unusual tales and wandering souls that refuse to go away their attractive town.

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The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the by Adrienne Mayor

By Adrienne Mayor

Amazons—fierce warrior girls living at the fringes of the identified world—were the mythic archenemies of the traditional Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled of their victory over a strong Amazon military. In ancient occasions, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the good, and the Roman basic Pompey tangled with Amazons.

But simply who have been those daring barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in combating, looking, and sexual freedom? have been Amazons actual? during this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated ebook, nationwide ebook Award finalist Adrienne Mayor provides the Amazons as they've got by no means been obvious sooner than. this can be the 1st entire account of warrior ladies in delusion and background around the historic global, from the Mediterranean Sea to the nice Wall of China.

Mayor tells how awesome new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred lady skeletons buried with their guns turn out that girls warriors weren't only figments of the Greek mind's eye. Combining classical fable and paintings, nomad traditions, and medical archaeology, she unearths intimate, remarkable information and unique insights concerning the lives and legends of the ladies referred to as Amazons. Provocatively arguing undying look for a stability among the sexes explains the attract of the Amazons, Mayor reminds us that there have been as many Amazon love tales as there have been conflict tales. The Greeks weren't the single humans enchanted via Amazons—Mayor indicates that warlike ladies of nomadic cultures encouraged intriguing stories in historical Egypt, Persia, India, valuable Asia, and China.

Driven through a detective's interest, Mayor finds long-buried proof and sifts truth from fiction to teach how flesh-and-blood girls of the Eurasian steppes have been mythologized as Amazons, the equals of guys. the result's prone to develop into a classic.

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Haunted San Pedro (Haunted America) by Brian Clune,Barry Conrad

By Brian Clune,Barry Conrad

domestic to 1 of the busiest ports within the state, San Pedro performs host to viewers from all walks of life�and demise. Locals switch supernatural tales of shipwrecked ghosts, misplaced lighthouse keepers, suicidal fanatics and extra. The spirit of a local Gabrieleno guy wanders the grounds of the Wayfarers Chapel. The phantom odor of a Civil conflict officer�s cigar smoke wafts throughout the halls of the Drum Barracks. A committed worker of the ancient Warner Brothers Theatre nonetheless fixes jammed movie reels and checks apparatus within the projection room. Historian and paranormal investigator Brian Clune delves into the historical past and mysteries of those spooky beach haunts.

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Bilddenkmäler zur germanischen Götter- und Heldensage by Wilhelm Heizmann,Sigmund Oehrl

By Wilhelm Heizmann,Sigmund Oehrl

Im vorliegenden Band werden erstmals die wichtigsten ikonographischen Quellen zur germanischen Mythologie und Heldensage auf aktuellem Forschungsstand vorgestellt und diskutiert. Schwerpunkte liegen auf den Möglichkeiten der Interpretation sowie neuen technischen Verfahrung zur Autopsie und Bilddokumentation. Räumlich werden dabei insbesondere Skandinavien, aber auch England und Deutschland einbezogen, der zeitliche Rahmen wird von der Römischen Kaiserzeit und der späten Wikingerzeit markiert. Zu den hier behandelten Denkmälern gehören kaiserzeitliche Bilddarstellungen wie die Zierscheiben von Torsberg, die völkerwanderungszeitlichen Goldhalskragen und Goldhörner von Gallehus, die gotländischen Bildsteine, vendelzeitliche Pressbleche und Goldfolien, das angelsächsische Bilder- und Runenkästchen von Auzon (Franks Casket) sowie wikingerzeitliche Runen- und Bildsteine.

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De Keltische mythen (Dutch Edition) by Miranda Aldhouse-Green,Arian Verheij

By Miranda Aldhouse-Green,Arian Verheij

Van goden, schurken en helden tot monsters en druiden: De Keltische mythen biedt een uitgebreide staalkaart van mythen uit
Ierland en Wales. Miranda Aldhouse-Green, professional op het gebied van
archeologie en sjamanisme, vertelt aanstekelijk over deze onbekende
antieke wereld.

Overbekend is de Griekse mythologie – maar wie alleen daarover
leest mist de rijkdom van de Kelten. In dit zeer informatieve boek
neemt de schrijfster de lezer mee in deze inspirerende traditie en
plaatst zij de Keltische mythen in hun archeologische en literaire
context. Vele fraaie vondsten, van beeldjes tot tekstfragmenten, illustreren
haar betoog. Voor de liefhebber van mooie en tijdloze verhalen
valt hier veel te genieten: ook de Kelten verklaarden de wereld die
ze zagen vanuit een wereld die ze bedachten. Mythologie is van alle

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"Evil People": A Comparative Study of Witch Hunts in Swabian by Johannes Dillinger,Laura Stokes

By Johannes Dillinger,Laura Stokes

Inspired through contemporary efforts to appreciate the dynamics of the early smooth witch
hunt, Johannes Dillinger has produced a robust synthesis in line with cautious comparisons.
Narrowing his concentration to 2 particular regions—Swabian Austria and the voters of Trier—he
offers a nuanced rationalization of ways the tensions among kingdom strength and communalism
decided the process witch hunts that claimed over 1,300 lives in 16th- and
seventeenth-century Germany. Dillinger unearths that, faraway from representing the centralizing
aggression of rising early states opposed to neighborhood cultures, witch hunts have been virtually always
pushed through participants of the middling and decrease sessions in towns and villages, and so they were
stopped basically whilst early glossy states obtained the ability to regulate their

Situating his learn within the context of a pervasive magical worldview that
embraced either orthodox Christianity and people trust, Dillinger exhibits that, from time to time, witch
trials themselves have been used as magical tools, designed to steer clear of threats of impending
divine wrath. "Evil People" describes a two-century evolution within which witch
hunters who liberally bestowed the label "evil humans" on others became sleek pictures of
evil themselves.

In the unique German, "Evil
gained the Friedrich Spee Award as a great contribution to the heritage of

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Perseus (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World) by Daniel Ogden

By Daniel Ogden

The son of Zeus, Perseus belongs within the first rank of Greek heroes. certainly to a couple he was once a better hero even than Heracles. With the aid of Hermes and Athena he slew the Gorgon Medusa, conquered a potent sea monster and gained the hand of the attractive princess Andromeda. This quantity tells of his enduring fable, it is rendering in artwork and literature, and its reception throughout the Roman interval and as much as the trendy day.

This is the 1st scholarly publication in English dedicated to Perseus' fantasy in its entirety for over a century. With details drawn from a various variety of resources in addition to assorted illustrations, the quantity illuminates the significance of the Perseus fable in the course of the ages.

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Ireland's Trees – Myths, Legends & Folklore: Myth, Legend by Niall Mac Coitir

By Niall Mac Coitir

Name the 5 nice timber of eire? What bushes are pretty much came across beside holy wells or cemeteries? Which tree gave the crimson department Knights of Ulster their identify? eire used to be so seriously wooded it used to be stated a squirrel might shuttle from Cork to Killarney with out touching the floor. So it's no shock that, in historic eire, mythology and folklore have been part of the people's common wisdom approximately timber. the various myths and legends and lots more and plenty of the folklore linked to local bushes persists to this present day and are accrued jointly during this book.

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The Methods of the Gernet Classicists (RLE Myth): The by Roland A. Champagne

By Roland A. Champagne

The Gernet Centre was once based as a spot the place the structural strategy should be utilized to the classics. ‘Structuralists’ characteristic the survival, foundation and serve as of myths to universal crosscultural elements they establish as ‘structures’. As this booklet, first released as The Structuralists on Myth in 1992 explains, those constructions are bundles of knowledge now not noticeable both to the narrator or to the listener. The bundles are amassed positive factors that show both the explanations for the survival of myths, or their origins, or their capabilities inside their contexts. The structuralists examine themselves to have skills because the creditors from myths of those bundles of information.

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