The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles
Author : Madeline Miller
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2020-11-12
ISBN 10 : 9781526634047
ISBN 13 : 152663404X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Song of Achilles Book Description:

WINNER OF THE ORANGE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION THE INTERNATIONAL SENSATION A SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Captivating' DONNA TARTT 'I loved it' J K ROWLING 'Ravishingly vivid' EMMA DONOGHUE Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear. 'A book I could not put down' ANN PATCHETT 'An exciting, sexy, violent Superman version of The Iliad' GUARDIAN 'Sexy, dangerous, mystical' BETTANY HUGHES

Nyanyian Achilles The Song of Achilles

Nyanyian Achilles  The Song of Achilles
Author : Madeline Miller
Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Total Pages : 488
Release : 2019-04-08
ISBN 10 : 9786020628219
ISBN 13 : 6020628213
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nyanyian Achilles The Song of Achilles Book Description:

Yunani pada zaman para pahlawan. Patroclus, seorang pangeran muda yang kikuk, diasingkan ke istana Raja Peleus dan putranya yang sempurna, Achilles. Mereka tumbuh menjadi pemuda yang cakap dalam seni perang dan pengobatan, dan kedekatan mereka berkembang menjadi hubungan yang lebih dalam---meski sangat ditentang oleh ibu Achilles, Thetis, dewi laut yang kejam. Lalu tersiar kabar bahwa Helen dari Sparta telah diculik. Bimbang antara takut dan rasa sayang terhadap sahabatnya, Patroclus pergi bersama Achilles ke Troy, tanpa menyadari bahwa tahun-tahun selanjutnya akan menjadi ujian bagi semua yang mereka sayangi.

The Routledge Companion to the Reception of Ancient Greek and Roman Gender and Sexuality

The Routledge Companion to the Reception of Ancient Greek and Roman Gender and Sexuality
Author : K. R. Moore
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages : 634
Release : 2024-02-09
ISBN 10 : 9781000626193
ISBN 13 : 1000626199
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to the Reception of Ancient Greek and Roman Gender and Sexuality Book Description:

This Companion covers a range of receptions of ancient Greek and Roman gender and sexuality. It explores ancient representations of these concepts as we define them today, as well as recent perspectives that have been projected back onto antiquity. Beginning in antiquity, the chapters examine how the ancient Greeks and Romans regarded concepts of what we would today call "gender" and "sexuality" based on the evidence available to us, and chart the varied interpretations and receptions of these concepts across time to the present day. In exploring how different cultures have "received" the classical past, the volume investigates these cultures’ different interpretations of Greek and Roman sexualities, and what these interpretations can reveal about their own attitudes. Through the contributions in this book, the reader gains a deeper understanding of this essential part of human existence, derived from influential sources. From ancient to modern and postmodern perspectives, from cinematic productions to TikTok videos, receptions of ancient gender and sexuality abound. This volume is of interest to students and scholars of ancient history, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, and ancient societies, as well as those working on popular culture and gender studies more broadly.

Greek drama

Greek drama
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1893
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044018101022
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greek drama Book Description:

Screening Love and War in Troy Fall of a City

Screening Love and War in Troy  Fall of a City
Author : Antony Augoustakis
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 280
Release : 2022-01-13
ISBN 10 : 9781350144255
ISBN 13 : 1350144258
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screening Love and War in Troy Fall of a City Book Description:

This is the first volume of essays published on the television series Troy: Fall of a City (BBC One and Netflix, 2018). Covering a wide range of engaging topics, such as gender, race and politics, international scholars in the fields of classics, history and film studies discuss how the story of Troy has been recreated on screen to suit the expectations of modern audiences. The series is commended for the thought-provoking way it handles important issues arising from the Trojan War narrative that continue to impact our society today. With discussions centered on epic narrative, cast and character, as well as tragic resonances, the contributors tackle gender roles by exploring the innovative ways in which mythological female figures such as Helen, Aphrodite and the Amazons are depicted in the series. An examination is also made into the concept of the hero and how the series challenges conventional representations of masculinity. We encounter a significant investigation of race focusing on the controversial casting of Achilles, Patroclus, Zeus and other series characters with Black actors. Several essays deal with the moral and ethical complexities surrounding warfare, power and politics. The significance of costume and production design are also explored throughout the volume.

Minor Characters Have Their Day

Minor Characters Have Their Day
Author : Jeremy Rosen
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2016-10-04
ISBN 10 : 9780231542401
ISBN 13 : 0231542402
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minor Characters Have Their Day Book Description:

How do genres develop? In what ways do they reflect changing political and cultural trends? What do they tell us about the motivations of publishers and readers? Combining close readings and formal analysis with a sociology of literary institutions and markets, Minor Characters Have Their Day offers a compelling new approach to genre study and contemporary fiction. Focusing on the booming genre of books that transform minor characters from canonical literary texts into the protagonists of new works, Jeremy Rosen makes broader claims about the state of contemporary fiction, the strategies of the publishing industry over recent decades, and the function of literary characters. Rosen traces the recent surge in "minor-character elaboration" to the late 1960s and works such as Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea and Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. These early examples often recover the voices of marginalized individuals and groups. As the genre has exploded between the 1980s and the present, with novels about Ahab's wife, Huck Finn's father, and Mr. Dalloway, it has begun to embody the neoliberal commitments of subjective experience, individual expression, and agency. Eventually, large-scale publishers capitalized on the genre as a way to appeal to educated audiences aware of the prestige of the classics and to draw in identity-based niche markets. Rosen's conclusion ties the understudied evolution of minor-character elaboration to the theory of literary character.

Selected Letters of Michael Tippett

Selected Letters of Michael Tippett
Author : Thomas Schuttenhelm
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2019-11-19
ISBN 10 : 9780571358151
ISBN 13 : 0571358152
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Letters of Michael Tippett Book Description:

Throughout his life, which spanned the greater part of the twentieth century (1905-1998), Sir Michael Tippett was a prolific letter-writer. He wrote to a vast number of people over the years, including family, friends and lovers, colleagues in the music world, journalists, poets, dramatists and politicians. Published to coincide with the centenary of Tippett's birth, these carefully selected letters provide us with a first hand account of the composer's private and professional experiences, revealing a uniquely personal view which until now has remained largely unknown to the public. Bearing witness to the atrocities and advancements of the twentieth century, these letters display a fiercely creative mind struggling to construct a universal artistic expression. His correspondence places the reader at the composer's side, within the historical moment, as a witness to the creative process. Writing open, uninhibited letters became common practice for Tippett, his candid tone lending itself to tackling a wide range of personal and social issues. From the bombing of his cottage in Oxted, to the ecstatic experience of artistic breakthrough that led to progress on a new composition, each new event and accomplishment is documented with clarity and urgency.

The New Simonides

The New Simonides
Author : Deborah Dickmann Boedeker
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages : 312
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 9780195137675
ISBN 13 : 0195137671
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Simonides Book Description:

Boedecker and Sider's edited volume gathers the best of the recent research on Simonides' newly expanded oeuvre into this collection, which is a useful reference for scholars of Greek poetry.


Author : Madeline Miller
Publisher : A&C Black
Total Pages : 20
Release : 2013-07-04
ISBN 10 : 9781408848142
ISBN 13 : 1408848147
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Galatea Book Description:

From the internationally bestselling and prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, an enchanting short story that boldly reimagines the myth of Galatea and Pygmalion. **Featuring a new afterword by Madeline Miller** In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, he expects Galatea to please him, to be obedience and humility personified. But she has desires of her own, and yearns for independence. In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost... _________________________ Praise for CIRCE 'A thrilling tour de force of imagination' Mail on Sunday 'A bold and subversive retelling' New York Times 'A novel to be gobbled greedily in one sitting' Observer 'A remarkable achievement' Sunday Times