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Download E-books The Wound and the Witness: The Rhetoric of Torture PDF

By Jennifer R. Ballengee

Explores the rhetorical services of torture and the witnessing of torture in either classical texts and modern contexts.

The Wound and the Witness deals a traditionally grounded process to an pressing modern challenge: the endurance of torture in Western tradition. Drawing upon historical Greek and Roman texts, in addition to modern media occasions, Jennifer R. Ballengee explores the spectacle of torture as a persuasive gadget. She means that either torture and the witnessing of torture are kinds of polemical writing, performed at the physique. The research combines shut analyzing and philological learn with a materialist cultural method of historical Greek theater, early Christian bills of martyrdom, and up to date political controversies over the interrogation strategies within the U.S. government-run Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib prisons. through incorporating key classical texts by way of Sophocles, Achilles Tatius, and Prudentius, the writer demonstrates how deeply the traditional literature resonates with modern problems with the physique, rhetoric, and the spectacle of soreness.

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Download E-books Indogermanische Grammatik / Band IV: Wortbildungslehre (Derivationsmorphologie) / Teil 1: Komposition / Fasc. 4: [Lieferung 4] (Indogermanische ... Reihe: Lehr- Und Handbucher) (German Edition) PDF

Informationen zur Wissenschafts- und Terminologiegeschichte der Grammatik und Linguistik bekommt guy meist nur in schwer zugänglichen Spezialpublikationen oder in den Fussnoten der Handb|cher. Doch sollte die Herausbildung von Begrifflichkeit und Konzepten der jeweiligen Fachgebiete, mithin die Historiographie der metalinguistischen Ebene, nach Meinung des Herausgebers auch in der 'Indogermanischen Grammatik' einen zentralen Stellenwert einnehmen; erst das macht aus einem Handbuch ein Referenzwerk, wo guy auch und gerade zu Fragestellungen solcherart Auskunft erhalten kann.

In diesem Sinne finden sich - nach den forschungshistorischen Kapiteln der bereits erschienenen Faszikel mit der exhaustiven Dokumentation der Bereiche 'Stammkomposition, casus indefinitus' und 'Ergativität' - auch in der vorliegenden Lieferung four Exkurse zur (Vor-)Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft mit etlichen f|r Indogermanistik und Linguistik interessanten Entdeckungen und Neudatierungen von jeweiligen Erkenntnissen und Erstbelegen. Dabei werden der präkomparatistische Sprachvergleich der fr|hen Neuzeit, die Entdeckung des Sanskrit in Europa und die japhetischen und skythisch-turanischen Theorien mit ihrer Relevanz f|r Keilschriftforschung und Sprachklassifikation des 19. Jahrhunderts umfassend dargestellt.

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Download E-books Dio Cassius: Roman History, Volume VII, Books 56-60 (Loeb Classical Library No. 175) PDF

By Dio Cassius

Dio Cassius (Cassius Dio), ca. a hundred and fifty– 235 CE, was once born at Nicaea in Bithynia in Asia Minor. at the demise of his father (Roman governor of Cilicia) he went in a hundred and eighty to Rome, entered the Senate, and lower than the emperor Commodus used to be an suggest. He held excessive places of work, changing into an in depth buddy of numerous emperors. He used to be made governor of Pergamum and Smyrna; consul in 220; proconsul of Africa; governor of Dalmatia after which of Pannonia; and consul back in 229.

Of the 80 books of Dio's nice paintings Roman History, masking the period from the mythical touchdown of Aeneas in Italy to the reign of Alexander Severus (222–235 CE), we own Books 36–60 (36 and 55–60 have gaps), which disguise the years sixty eight BCE–47 CE. The lacking parts are in part provided, for the sooner gaps via Zonaras, who is predicated heavily on Dio, and for a few later gaps (Book 35 onwards) by means of John Xiphilinus (of the 11th century). There also are many excerpts. The amenities for examine afforded via Dio's respectable tasks and his personal make him a truly important resource for Roman heritage of the final years of the republic and the 1st 4 emperors.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of Dio Cassius is in 9 volumes.

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Download E-books Figuring Genre in Roman Satire (American Philological Association American Classical Studies) PDF

By Catherine Keane

Satirists are social critics, yet also they are items of society. Horace, Persius, and Juvenal, the verse satirists of old Rome, make the most this double identification to supply their colourful commentaries on social lifestyles and behaviour. In a clean comparative research that mixes literary and cultural research, Catherine Keane unearths how the satirists create this type of bright and incisive portrayal of the Roman social international. in the course of the culture, the narrating satirist determine doesn't become aware of human habit from a distance, yet adopts a number charged social roles to achieve entry to his subject material. In his venture to entertain and moralize, he poses alternately as a theatrical performer and a spectator, a wrongdoer and sufferer of violence, a jurist and legal, a instructor and scholar. In those roles the satirist conducts penetrating analyses of Rome's definitive social practices "from the inside." Satire's attractiveness because the critical Roman style is therefore much more justified than formerly recognized.

As literary artists and social commentators, the satirists rival the grandest authors of the classical canon. They educate their historical and sleek readers very important classes. First, satire unearths the inherent fragilities and problems, in addition to acknowledging the advantages, of Roman society's such a lot valuable associations. The satiric standpoint deepens our figuring out of Roman ideologies and their fault traces. because the poets convey, no approach of judgment, punishment, leisure, or social association is with no its flaws and screw ups. while, readers are inspired to view the satiric style itself as a composite of those structures, loaded with cultural that means and hugely imperfect. The satirist who features as either topic and critic trains his readers to increase a severe point of view on all kinds of authority, together with his own.

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Download E-books Classificatory Particles in Kilivila (Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics) PDF

By Gunter Senft

Universal one of the world's languages is the phenomenon of category, a in part or totally grammatical department of the noun lexicon into specific sessions that finally derives from the human have to classify and clear out info on a number of degrees whereas speaking. during this ebook, Senft describes and develops a grammar of classificatory debris in Kilivila, an Austronesian language of the Trobriand Islanders in Papua New Guinea. Drawing principally on his anthropological and linguistic fieldwork within the islands, and emphasizing using classifiers in a social context, Senft offers quantitative information and a statistical profile of the prestige and use of those debris, and the classifier process that employs them.

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Download E-books Classic Writings on Poetry PDF

By William Harmon

The poet is the sayer, the namer, and represents attractiveness. he's a sovereign, and stands at the centre.―Ralph Waldo Emerson, from "The Poet"

"[The poet] is a seer.... he's individual... he's entire in himself.... the others are nearly as good as he, in simple terms he sees it they usually don't. he's not one of many refrain. "―Walt Whitman, from the preface to Leaves of Grass

Poetry has constantly given upward thrust to interpretation, judgment, and controversy. certainly, the heritage of poetry feedback is as wealthy and sundry a trip because the historical past of poetry itself. yet vintage writings reminiscent of Emerson's essay "The Poet" and Whitman's preface to Leaves of Grass function greater than a serious "call and response": the works are outstanding examples of ways the best poets themselves have written on poetics and the works in their friends and predecessors―revealing, within the technique, a lot concerning the idea and keenness in the back of their very own works.

Spanning millions of years and together with thirty-three of the main influential serious essays ever written, Classic Writings on Poetry is the 1st significant anthology of feedback dedicated completely to poetry. starting with a survey of the heritage of poetics and offering an creation and short biography for every analyzing, esteemed poet and critic William Harmon takes readers from Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Poetics to the Norse mythology of Snorri Sturluson's Skáldskaparmál. John Dryden's An Essay of Dramatic Poesy and Shelley's A Defence of Poetry are incorporated, as is an excerpt from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's verse novel Aurora Leigh, arriving, eventually, on the modernist sensibility of "Poetic truth and significant Unreality," by way of Laura (Riding) Jackson. For an individual drawn to the paintings and artifice of poetry, Classic Writings on Poetry is a trip worth taking.

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Download E-books Echoes from the Greek Bronze Age: An Anthology of Greek Thought in the Classical Age PDF

By Robert D. Morritt

Echoes from the Greek Bronze Age is the results of a lot that the writer has learn over a number of years. it's a learn of the ideas and works of early thinkers, from Hecataeus the early cartographer, to Herodotus survey of the then 'known world,' the techniques of Anaxagoras, Xenophon s descriptions, and the sayings of Xenophanes. Simones paintings at the paintings of reminiscence, 'The Loci' and its impression such a lot of years afterward Giordano Bruno declared as a heretic also are explored. This booklet will curiosity readers who take pleasure in heritage, archaic medical observations and those that need a sturdy learn, instead of that came upon inside a turgid Classical monograph.

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Download E-books Remembering the Early Modern Voyage: English Narratives in the Age of European Expansion (Early Modern Cultural Studies) PDF

This publication investigates the operations of reminiscence through the years via 3 case reviews: the well-known anthology through Richard Hakluyt memorializing the feats of Elizabethan voyagers, the eccentric autobiography of Captain John Smith, and the little identified historical past of early smooth Newfoundland.

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