Epic

Dante's Divine Comedy: A Poetic Translation in Iambic by Dante Alighieri

By Dante Alighieri

This translation was once first published in 1994. For the electronic version, Stephen Wentworth Arndt has revised his textual content and shortened the notes. it's not solely trustworthy simply because to breed the rhymes he has ocasionally needed to excise or swap a observe, and occasionally even upload considered one of his personal invention, yet he specifies those alterations within the notes. At any expense it does glance to be an enticing linguistic experiment.

The "Divine Comedy," the best epic of the center a while and maybe of all time, tells the tale of Dante’s trip throughout the afterlife. After descending via all of the circles of hell, Dante climbs the stages of Mount Purgatory after which rises throughout the celestial spheres till he attains the beatific imaginative and prescient of God. Stephen Wentworth Arndt has produced a different translation of this vintage of global literature, utilizing iambic pentameter for Dante’s eleven-syllable line, his interlocking triplet rhyme development (terza rima), smooth diction, and basic notice order in a translation hugely devoted to the feel of the unique. additionally, he employs excellent rhymes throughout—a feat one in demand Dante translator declared “apparently impossible.” To the simplest of our wisdom, he's the 1st and simply translator to have performed so within the 400-year historical past of Dante translations into English. This masterful translation comes with a prose precis of every canto and concise notes to spot the varied folks and areas pointed out within the poem yet unusual to the trendy reader.

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Les Chétifs by Geoffrey M. Myers

By Geoffrey M. Myers

The outdated French campaign Cycle involves a chain of epic poems that jointly shape a cycle about the First campaign and the mythical occasions linked to Godefroi de Buillon. the complete cycle contains 8 volumes, that are being released as modifying is completed. In quantity V, Les Chetifs(The Captives), the tremendous adventures of a gaggle of crusaders captured by way of the Saracens are mentioned. the current variation is predicated at the most sensible extant verse manuscript (Paris, Bibliotheque nationwide, Fonds Francais 12558), and all of the variation studying are recorded from the opposite 9 surviving verse texts. a whole severe equipment is equipped: notes, a desk of right names, a word list, and a bibliography. The version is preceded through an advent that offers a precis of past paintings during this box, an research of the motion of the epic, a dialogue of the manuscript culture, and a bit at the topography of the poem.

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The Warding of Witch World (Secrets of the Witch World) by Andre Norton

By Andre Norton

It's a determined time in Witch global. The Magestone, the major to the pandimensional gates, has been misplaced and now all of the gates are open. within the vintage sequence' grand finale, an enormous flood of evil is set to clean internationally as Simon Tregarth returns to steer the planet's heroes within the ultimate battle opposed to the forces of darkness.

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The War After Armageddon by Ralph Peters

By Ralph Peters

Stunning scenes of battle…unforgettable soldiers…heartbreaking betrayals….  during this lovely, fast paced novel, a ruthless destiny battle unfolds in a twenty first century nightmare: l. a. is a radioactive spoil; Europe lies bleeding; and Israel has been destroyed…with hundreds of thousands slaughtered.  A livid the US fights to reclaim the devastated Holy Land. The Marines hurricane ashore; the U.S. military does conflict in a Biblical landscape.  Hi-tech weaponry is lifeless and primitive hatreds flare.  Lt. Gen. Gary “Flintlock” Harris and his brave warriors fight for America’s survival--with ruthless enemies to their entrance and treachery at their rear.  Islamist fans, crusading Christians, and unscrupulous politicians open the door to genocide. The conflict After Armageddon thrusts the reader right into a terrifying destiny during which all that is still is the horror of war--and the foundation of person heroism.  A grasp at bringing to lifestyles “the everlasting soldier,” Ralph Peters tells a riveting story that honors these american citizens who struggle and sacrifice occupied with a dream of freedom.

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The Commerce of War: Exchange and Social Order in Latin Epic by Neil Coffee

By Neil Coffee

Latin epics equivalent to Virgil’s Aeneid, Lucan’s Civil struggle, and Statius’s Thebaid addressed Roman aristocrats whose dealings in presents, favors, and funds outlined their conceptions of social order. within the trade of battle, Neil espresso argues that those exchanges play a critical but ignored function in epic depictions of Roman society.            Tracing the cave in of an aristocratic worldview throughout all 3 poems, espresso highlights the excellence they draw among reciprocal reward giving between elites and the extra not easy behaviors of shopping for and promoting. within the Aeneid, accepted reward and desire exchanges are undermined by means of characters who view human interplay as momentary and commodity-driven. The Civil struggle takes the subsequent logical step, illuminating how Romans cope as soon as advertisement greed has supplanted conventional values. Concluding with the Thebaid, which specializes in the issues of over the top intake instead of alternate, espresso closes his robust case that those poems represent far-reaching reviews of Roman society in the course of its transition from republic to empire.

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Nightchild (Chronicles of the Raven 3) by James Barclay

By James Barclay

There's a New strength Coming. it's going to sweep apart the 4 schools of magic. it's the energy of the land, and it has manifested itself in Lyanna, a 5 12 months previous woman. Unknowingly, she may possibly smash Balaia.
Desperate to take care of their energy, the universities will do whatever to manage the kid. If that fails, they are going to kill her.
Terrified, Lyanna’s mom, Erienne the mage, takes her into hiding. yet they can’t disguise endlessly. because the hunt is going on, Lyanna starts off to check her powers and nature itself starts off to show on Balaia.
Her father, Denser of The Raven, is additionally wanting to locate her. yet may also The Raven locate Erienne and her baby after they don't want to be came upon? And in the event that they do locate them, what then may still they do? Lyanna is ripping the realm aside. millions are death. Can The Raven find the money for to enable her live?
James Barclay has made an indicator of blistering velocity, fantastically defined motion and characters who, with their flaws, humor and commitment to one another, are quickly changing into cult heroes with myth enthusiasts.

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The divine comedy - Paradise by Dante Alighieri & Gustave Dore & Anthony Esolen [Alighieri,

By Dante Alighieri & Gustave Dore & Anthony Esolen [Alighieri, Dante & Dore, Gustave & Esolen, Anthony]

“If there's any justice on the planet of books, [Esolen’s] would be the typical Dante . . . for it slow to come.”–Robert Royal, Crisis

In this, the concluding quantity of The Divine Comedy, Dante ascends from the devastation of the Inferno and the pains of Purgatory. Led through his loved Beatrice, he enters Paradise, to profess his religion, wish, and love earlier than the Heavenly courtroom. accomplished almost immediately sooner than his loss of life, Paradise is the quantity that maybe most sensible expresses Dante’s non secular philosophy approximately resurrection, redemption, and the character of divinity. It additionally provides modern day readers a transparent window into overdue medieval perceptions approximately religion. A bilingual textual content, vintage illustrations by way of Gustave Doré, an appendix that reproduces Dante’s key resources, and different beneficial properties make this the definitive version of Dante’s final masterwork.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

From the interior Flap

The Divine Comedy is a whole scale of the depths and heights of human emotion," wrote T.S. Eliot."The final canto of the Paradiso is to my considering the top element that poetry has ever reached or ever can reach."

The Divine Comedy stands as one of many towering creations of worldwide literature, and its climactic part, the Paradiso, could be the main bold poetic try ever made to symbolize the merging of person future with common order.Having gone through Hell and Purgatory, Dante is led through his cherished Beatrice to the higher sphere of Paradise, in which lie the chic truths of Divine will and everlasting salvation, to finally adventure a rapturous imaginative and prescient of God.

"A fantastic achievement," acknowledged poet and critic Archibald MacLeish of John Ciardi's model of Dante's masterpiece."A textual content with the readability and sobriety of a prime prose translation which even as indicates in robust and unmistakable methods the run and rhythm of the nice original."

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Dawn of War (Blood War Trilogy) by Tim Marquitz

By Tim Marquitz

For centuries, the bestial Grol have clawed on the partitions of Lathah with out luck. Now armed with O'hra, mystical guns of significant energy, they've got back, to beat.

Witness to the Grol improve, Arrin can abide his exile now not. He returns to Lathah, in defiance of dying, with hopes to avoid wasting his liked princess and the kid born in their illicit affair. He unearths her unwilling to desert her humans. At her behest, Arrin searches for a sanctuary for them in simple terms to be faced via the Sha'ree, a robust race lengthy notion long past from the realm. via them, he learns it isn't simply the Grol that threaten the land.

Empowered by way of a magic by no means ahead of visible, the savage international locations unfold chaos and spoil around the realm. With Lathah below siege, and the area close to cataclysmic battle, Arrin needs to strike a take care of the Sha'ree to take the struggle to the Grol, or eternally lose his one real love: his relations.

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Seven Princes by John R. Fultz

By John R. Fultz

It's an Age of Legends.Under the watchful eye of the Giants, the kingdoms of fellows rose to strength. Now, the Giant-King has slain the final of the Serpents and ushered in an period of untold peace and prosperity. the place a fire-blackened wasteland as soon as stood, golden towns flourish in verdant fields.It is an Age of Heroes.But the geographical regions of guy face a brand new threat-- an historical sorcerer slaughters the rightful King of Yaskatha ahead of the unbelieving eyes of his son, younger Prince D'zan. With the Giant-King misplaced to a mysterious doom, apparently nobody has the ability to prevent the arrival storm.It is an Age of War.The fugitive Prince seeks allies around the nation-states of fellows and Giants to free up his father's stolen country. Six overseas Princes are tied to his destiny. just one factor is sure: conflict is coming.SEVEN PRINCES.Some will search glory.Some will search vengeance.All can be legends. (2012)

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The Raft of Odysseus: The Ethnographic Imagination of by Carol Dougherty

By Carol Dougherty

The Raft of Odysseus seems to be on the interesting intersection of conventional fable with an enthnographically-viewed Homeric global. Carol Dougherty argues that the resourcefulness of Odysseus as an adventurer on perilous seas served to illustrate to Homer's society which additionally needed to regulate in creative how one can turbulent stipulations. the glorious adventures of Odysseus act as a prism for the reviews of Homer's personal listeners--traders, seafarers, storytellers, soldiers--and supply us a glimpse into their very own international of hopes and fears, 500 years after the Iliadic occasions have been alleged to have happened.

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