Ancient & Medieval Literature
epub |eng | 2010-08-06 | Author:Plutarch

45. On the next day the Romans covered their advance more effectively, and when the Parthians attacked they met with a severe shock. They rode up expecting to have nothing ...
( Category: Rome April 19,2020 )
epub |eng | 2015-01-27 | Author:Michael Grant

THE DEFEAT OF HANNIBAL After maintaining his army for fifteen years in Italy, he is driven out, followed to North Africa, and finally defeated at the battle of Zama.1 Over ...
( Category: Anthologies April 19,2020 )
epub |eng | 2003-04-18 | Author:Aristophanes

[Flute music.] CHORUS: Listen, you men down there in the half–light! Shadowy, impalpable, dreamlike phantoms: feeble, wingless, ephemeral creatures of clay, dragging out your painful lives till you wither like ...
( Category: Medieval April 19,2020 )
epub |eng | 2010-10-21 | Author:Horace

EPISTLE 16 After describing his Sabine estate, Horace reflects on the nature of goodness. My dear Quinctius, to save you asking about my farm – whether it feeds its master ...
( Category: Satire April 19,2020 )
epub |eng | 1984-02-06 | Author:Sophocles & Robert Fagles & Bernard Knox & Bernard Knox

OEDIPUS: . But why? If I’m their son—Merope, Polybus? MESSENGER: Polybus was nothing to you, that’s why, not in blood. OEDIPUS: What are you saying—Po!ybus was not my father? MESSENGER: ...
( Category: Ancient & Classical April 19,2020 )
epub |eng | 2012-09-18 | Author:Diogenes Of Sinope [Dobbin, Robert]

126 On Self-Sufficiency [5] Just as a good actor should perform well any role the playwright assigns him, so a good man should play well whatever role fortune assigns him. ...
( Category: Professionals & Academics April 19,2020 )
epub |eng | 1953-04-18 | Author:Sophocles

WOMEN OF TRACHIS Some time after the performance of his famous labours in the service of Eurystheus, Heracles married Deianeira, daughter of Oineus of Calydon, whom he won after a ...
( Category: Medieval April 19,2020 )
epub |eng | 2011-04-04 | Author:Unknown

2. ‘Why should you visit from Valland, scatter-brain, my dwelling? You have, gold-goddess, if you want to know, gentle lady, washed a man’s blood from your hands.’ Then Brynhild said: ...
( Category: Ancient & Medieval Literature April 19,2020 )
epub |eng | 2011-02-14 | Author:Medieval Writings on Secular Women (Penguin Classics) [Retail]

62. A Wife Defends the Property Rights of herself and her Husband, Barcelona, 17 October 987 This document is written against the background of the aftermath of Al-Mansur’s sacking of ...
( Category: Ancient & Classical April 19,2020 )
epub |eng | 2013-04-07 | Author:Bede

Chapter 30: During a plague the East Saxons lapse into idolatry, but are quickly recalled from their errors by Bishop Jaruman [a.d. 665] At the same time, the kings Sighere ...
( Category: Ancient & Classical April 19,2020 )
epub |eng | 2011-07-15 | Author:Marie France & Glyn S. Burgess & Keith Busby [S. Burgess, Glyn]

VI Les Deus Amanz There once took place in Normandy a now celebrated adventure of two young people who loved each other and who both met their end because of ...
( Category: European April 19,2020 )
epub |eng | 2011-12-30 | Author:Red Lilies & Frightened Birds (Penguin Classics) [Retail]

21 First, the cattle would be taken, then womenfolk captured, and lastly, all the men routed. The whole country would be devastated to become the haunt of spirits. This is ...
( Category: Ancient & Medieval Literature April 19,2020 )
azw3, epub |eng | 2007-02-06 | Author:A.N.D. Haksar

322 The horses wake and, softly neighing, search for grass on every side, the cock too waves its copper plume and sounds a note, both high and sweet, which lovers ...
( Category: Ancient & Medieval Literature April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 2006-10-25 | Author:Granoff, Phyllis [Granoff, Phyllis]

21 SIṂHIKĀ Now when her time came the Queen Vicitramālā, wife of Sukośala, gave birth to a son. The delivery was smooth and the baby bore all of the auspicious ...
( Category: Ancient & Medieval Literature April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 2003-04-23 | Author:Homer

V Hymn to Aphrodite Muse, speak to me of the works of Aphrodite, the golden one, the Cyprian, she who awakens sweet longing in the gods and subdues the race ...
( Category: Medieval April 19,2020 )