Angelology: A Novel by Danielle Trussoni

By Danielle Trussoni

An exciting epic approximately an historic conflict reignited in our time- among a hidden society and heaven's darkest creatures

There have been giants within the earth in these days; and in addition after that, while the sons of God got here in unto the daughters of guys, and so they bore young ones to them.

Genesis 6:5

Sister Evangeline used to be only a woman whilst her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate manhattan. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the well-known philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the past due mom enhanced of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline right into a mystery heritage that stretches again 1000 years: an historic clash among the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously attractive descendants of angels and people, the Nephilim.

For the secrets and techniques those letters defend are desperately coveted by means of the once-powerful Nephilim, who goal to perpetuate conflict, subvert the nice in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have committed their lives to preventing them, and their shared project, which Evangeline has lengthy been destined to affix, reaches from her bucolic abbey at the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in big apple, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.

Rich in heritage, jam-packed with spell binding characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the parable of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise misplaced right into a riveting story of normal humans engaged in a conflict that might ensure the destiny of the area.

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A Life Well Lived: A Study of the Book of Ecclesiastes by Tommy Nelson

By Tommy Nelson

Within the hope and quest to make experience of the area and our lifestyles, 3 nice sirens have lured women and men right into a lull with the empty promise to make their lives significant. the nice king of Israel, Solomon, even though the wisest guy, was once now not proof against their track. yet on the finish of his lifestyles, Solomon, in all of his God-given knowledge, stopped to consider on all that competed for his recognition. He wrote his conclusions within the e-book of Ecclesiastes.Tommy Nelson keeps his learn of Solomon's writings through taking an in-depth examine Ecclesiastes. In an international similar to ours, the place the quest for which means and goal propels mankind to attempt every little thing below the solar, Solomon's conclusions ring louder than ever for a those who want solutions greater than ever.

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The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur by Victor Pelevin

By Victor Pelevin

Victor Pelevin, the iconoclastic and wildly attention-grabbing modern Russian novelist who The New Yorker named the most effective eu Writers less than 35, upends any traditional notions of what mythology needs to be along with his targeted tackle the parable of Theseus and the Minotaur. via making a enthralling international the place the surreal and the hyperreal collide, The Helmet of Horror is an intensive retelling of the parable of Theseus and the Minotaur set in an online chat room. they've got by no means met, they've been assigned unusual pseudonyms, they inhabit exact rooms that open out onto very assorted landscapes, they usually have entered a discussion they can not escape — a discourse outlined and destroyed by means of the Helmet of Horror. Its wearer is the dominant strength they name Asterisk, a strength for strong and unwell within which the Minotaur is without end current and Theseus is the good unknown. The Helmet of Horror is dependent in keeping with the best way we converse within the twenty-first century — utilizing the Internet — but instilled with the figures and narratives of classical mythology. it's a labyrinthine exam of epistemological uncertainty that considerably reinvents this fantasy for an age the place info is considerable yet wisdom eventually inconceivable.

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The Undrowned Child (Undrowned Child, Book 1) by Michelle Lovric

By Michelle Lovric

Unique ebook: 2009

Teodora has continually longed to go to Venice, and eventually she has her probability. yet unusual and sinister issues are afoot within the appealing floating urban. Teo is readily subsumed right into a mystery international during which salty-tongued mermaids run subversive printing presses, ghosts strong and undesirable patrol the streets, statues converse, rats learn, and librarians fluidly become cats. And the place a ebook, The Key to the key City, leads Teo immediately into the guts of the chance that threatens to smash town to which she feels she belongs. An historical proverb turns out to unite Teo with a Venetian boy, Renzo, and with the Traitor who has again from the darkish previous to wreak revenge. . . . yet who's the Undrowned baby destined to avoid wasting Venice?

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Electra and Other Plays by Sophocles

By Sophocles

Four seminal tragedies by way of the grasp Greek dramatist, in glowing new translations

Of the multiple hundred performs Sophocles wrote over the process his lengthy lifestyles, purely seven live to tell the tale. This quantity collects 4 of them, all newly translated. Electra portrays the grief of a tender girl for her father, Agamemnon, who has been killed by way of her mother?s lover. Ajax depicts the enigma of energy and weak point vis-àvis the autumn of the nice hero. Women of Trachis dramatizes the tragic love and blunder of Heracles?s abandoned spouse, Deianeira; Philoctetes examines the clash among actual strength and ethical strength.

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A Commentary on Herodotus Books I-IV (Bks. 1-4) by David Asheri, Alan Lloyd, Aldo Corcella

By David Asheri, Alan Lloyd, Aldo Corcella

Herodotus, one of many earliest and maximum of Western prose authors, set out within the overdue 5th century BC to explain the realm as he knew it - its peoples and their achievements, including the factors and process the good wars that introduced the Greek towns into clash with the empires of the close to East. each one next iteration of historians has sought to exploit his textual content and to degree their wisdom of those cultures opposed to his phrases.

This remark via best students, initially released in Italian, has been absolutely revised by way of the unique authors and has now been edited for English-speaking readers by means of O. Murray and A. Moreno. it really is designed to be used along the Oxford Classical textual content of Herodotus, and should change the century-old old statement of the way and Wells (1912) because the so much authoritative account of recent scholarship on Herodotus.

Books I-IV conceal the background and cultures of Lydia, Egypt, Persia, and the nomads of Scythia and North Africa, of their contacts with the Greeks from legendary occasions to the beginning of the 5th century BC; those subject matters, with many digressions, are woven into an account of the growth of the Persian Empire and its family members with the Greeks.

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Heracles and Other Plays by Euripides, John Davie

By Euripides, John Davie

Euripides, the youngest of the 3 nice Athenian playwrights, used to be born round 485 BC of a kinfolk of fine status. He first competed within the dramatic fairs in 455 BC, coming merely 3rd; his checklist of good fortune within the tragic competitions is under that of both Aeschylus or Sophocles. there's a culture that he was once unpopular, even a recluse; we're instructed that he composed poetry in a cave by way of the ocean, close to Salamis. what's transparent from modern facts, besides the fact that, is that audiences have been fascinated with his leading edge and sometimes demanding dramas. His paintings was once arguable already in his lifetime, and he himself used to be considered as a ‘clever’ poet, linked to philosophers and different intellectuals. in the direction of the top of his lifestyles he went to reside on the courtroom of Archelaus, king of Macedon. It was once in the course of his time there that he wrote what many ponder his greates paintings, the Bacchae. whilst information of his loss of life reached Athens in early 406 BC, Sophocles seemed publicly in mourning for him. Euripides is believed to have written approximately ninety-two performs, of which seventeen tragedies and one satyr-play identified to be his live on; the opposite play that's attributed to him, the Rhesus, may possibly in truth be by means of a later hand.

John Davie is head of classics at St. Paul's college in London.

Richard Rutherford is coach in Greek and Latin literature at Christ Church, Oxford.

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The Everything Classical Mythology Book (2nd Edition) by Nancy Conner

By Nancy Conner

Romance, betrayal, ardour, tragedy, violence, and scandal. No, it's no longer the most recent truth television look for love--it's classical mythology.

For years, humans have grew to become to the traditional Greek and Roman myths for exciting analyzing, incredible storylines, special characters, and unheard of drama. This advisor explains the nice tales and the way they nonetheless impact literature, leisure, and lifestyle. From heroes and heroines to monsters and villains, this interesting advisor covers all of it. within, you are going to study how:

• The Greeks defeated the Titans
• Odysseus tricked the Cyclops
• Hercules finished the twelve labors
• Peruses slew Medusa
• The Greeks bested the Trojans
• Hades kidnapped Persephone
• Bellerophon killed the Chimera
With a simple reference chart of the gods and goddesses and their interrelations, this action-packed ebook is helping you carry classical mythology to existence!

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Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader

The romantic fiction of pirates as swashbuckling marauders terrorizing the excessive seas has lengthy eclipsed historic truth. Bandits at Sea deals a long-overdue corrective to the mythology and the mystique which has plagued the learn of pirates and served to disclaim them their rightful legitimacy as matters of investigation.

With essays via the key students on those countercultural "social bandits"—as Lingua Franca lately dubbed them—this assortment examines quite a few facets of the phenomenon within the 3 major parts the place it happened: the Caribbean/Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and East Asia. We come to appreciate who pirates have been, in addition to the socio-economic contexts less than which they constructed and flourished.

Comparisons among a variety of kinds of piracy illustrate ameliorations in perform and objective among pirates of alternative parts; social histories, together with examinations of girls pirates and their old value and situations, provide comparable perception into the private lives of pirates from different areas. faraway from serving as dens of thieves, pirate ships have been usually hugely regulated microcosms of democracy. The crews of pirate vessels knew that majority rule, racial equality and equitable department of spoils have been an important for his or her survival, marking them as considerably extra liberal than nationwide governments.

Scholars, scholars and a common viewers ever intrigued by means of tales—and now truths—of piracy at the excessive seas will welcome Bandits at Sea.

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: dropped at ebook: interpreting approximately Pirates 3
2 The Pirate and the Emperor: strength and the legislation at the Seas, 1450-1850 25
3 The Geography of Piracy: Northern Morocco within the Mid-Nineteenth Century 55
4 The Origins and rules of Eighteenth-Century British Privateering 69
5 Piracy and global heritage: An fiscal viewpoint on Maritime Predation 82
6 Pirates and Markets 107
7 Corsairing as a advertisement procedure: the perimeters of valid Trade 125
8 The Seaman as Pirate: Plunder and Social Banditry at Sea 139
9 Outlaws at Sea, 1660-1720: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity one of the Caribbean Freebooters 169
10 Black males below the Black Flag 195
11 The Buccaneer Community 211
12 The perform of Homosexuality one of the Pirates of past due Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century China 244
13 Cheng I Sao in reality and Fiction 253
14 Women and Piracy in eire: From Grainne O'Malley to Anne Bonny 283
15 Liberty underneath the Jolly Roger: The Lives of Anne Bonny and Mary learn, Pirates 299
16 Women one of the Uskoks of Senj: Literary photographs and Reality 321
Contributors 335
Permissions 339
Index 341

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Mythe et épopée, tome I : L'idéologie des trois fonctions by Georges Dumézil

By Georges Dumézil

Vers l. a. fin du IIIe millénaire av. J.-C., des cavaliers-migrateurs, venus peut-être du sud de l. a. Russie, submergèrent par vagues successives l. a. majeure partie du continent européen et poussèrent jusqu'aux confins de l'Inde. À ces conquérants, qui parlaient approximativement los angeles même langue, on a attribué par conference le nom d'Indo-Européens. Ils partageaient une imaginative and prescient du monde tripartite - le système des trois fonctions - où s'articulent, selon un ordre hiérarchique : l. a. souveraineté magique et juridique (la première fonction) ; l. a. strength body et principalement guerrière (la deuxième fonction) ; l. a. richesse tranquille et féconde (la troisième fonction). Ainsi ces très lointains ancêtres se fondaient-ils sur une belief de l. a. société qui distingue en les hiérarchisant les prêtres, les guerriers et les éleveurs-agriculteurs.

Mythe et Épopée est consacré aux usages littéraires et non pas théologiques ou religieux que les principaux peuples indo-européens ont faits de leur commun héritage. motor vehicle si los angeles constitution des trois fonctions se présente d'abord comme une laptop à faire les dieux, elle se révèle aussi être un bold tool de fabrication d'histoires. Pas uniquement de mythes, mais de récits profanes, de légendes, d'épopées, de contes où les dieux et les hommes s'en vont par trois.

Nouvelle édition corrigée en 1986

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