Aeneas

Autore: Simone Sarasso
Editore: Rizzoli
ISBN: 8858678346
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Per generare quel figlio dagli occhi color del mare, la divina Afrodite non ha disdegnato le grazie di un comune mortale, lo spiantato Anchise. Ma nonostante i natali, la strada del piccolo Æneas inizia in salita. Abbandonato dalla madre e allevato dalle ninfe, si fa uomo con il duro addestramento di un centauro: non sa che nelle sue vene scorre il sangue di una dea e del fondatore di Troia. E, prima di essere riconosciuto come nipote da re Priamo, è la ferocia selvaggia del misterioso Alessandro a insegnargli la violenza. L’amore, quello arriva dopo, a corte, e ha le lentiggini dorate della dolce Creusa. Ma sull’Olimpo qualcuno ha già scelto per lui: Æneas non è destinato a una vita umile da pastore. È un principe guerriero, e il suo futuro sarà luminoso, così è scritto nelle stelle. E se a Sparta non riesce a evitare che Paride compia il maledetto ratto della bellissima Elena e scoppi la guerra tra le guerre, quando a Troia divampano le fiamme, Æneas scopre sulla sua pelle che al Fato non si può che obbedire. Simone Sarasso ci guida in uno straordinario viaggio attraverso il mito, svelandoci per la prima volta il dietro le quinte del capolavoro virgiliano: un romanzo unico, la storia che ha fatto di un uomo un eroe.

Sharpe S Trafalgar

Autore: Bernard Cornwell
Editore: Harper
ISBN: 9780060194253
Grandezza: 49,30 MB
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A dazzling nautical adventure that finds Bernard Cornwell's beloved ensign Richard Sharpe in the middle of one of history's most spectacular naval engagements: the battle at Cape Trafalgar off the coast of Spain. The year is 1805, and Richard Sharpe, having completed his tour in India (Sharpe's Tiger; Sharpe's Triumph; Sharpe's Fortress), is headed back to England, where he will join a newly formed regiment, the Green Jackets. Traveling aboard Captain Peculiar Cromwell's East Indiaman cargo ship, the Calliope, is the lovely Lady Grace Hale, whose regal presence may provide intrigue and distraction from what promises to be an otherwise uneventful voyage home. But nothing is uneventful in the life of Richard Sharpe, even at sea: the Calliope is captured by a formidable French warship, the Revenant, which has been terrorizing British nautical traffic in the Indian Ocean. The french warship races toward the safety of its own fleet, carrying a stolen treaty that, if delivered, could provoke India into a new war against the British -- and render for naught all that Sharpe has fought for so bravely till now. But help comes from an unexpected quarter. An old friend, a captain in the Royal Navy, is on the trail of the Revenant, and Sharpe comes aboard a 74-gun man-of-war called Pucelle in hot pursuit. Then Admiral Horatio Nelson arrives, with his magnificent fleet of twenty-seven. What results is a breathtaking retelling of one of the most ferocious and one-sided sea battles in European history, in which Nelson -- and Sharpe -- vanquish the combined naval might of France and Spain at Trafalgar.

Emporium Rivista Mensile Illustrata D Arte Letteratura Scienze E Variet

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The Firebrand

Autore: Marion Zimmer Bradley
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575113839
Grandezza: 47,70 MB
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'Still my fate: always to speak the truth, and only to be thought mad' Kassandra, daughter of Priam the king and Hecuba the priestess, twin sister to Paris and prophetess of Apollo, her visions dismissed as lunatic ravings, is powerless to avert the fall of Troy...

Emporium

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Bollettino Di Studi Latini

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Museo Civico Archeologico Lavinium

Autore: Aa.Vv.
Editore: Gangemi Editore Spa
ISBN: 884927291X
Grandezza: 41,96 MB
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È il museo dell'innovazione, presente nell'elenco dei musei innovativi redatto dal Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali. Qui i reperti e gli allestimenti si compongono in una trama polimediale e la narrazione coinvolge e avvolge il visitatore facendolo partecipare al racconto stesso. Con questa nuova edizione, dall'impaginato elegante ed arricchito da fotografie e ricostruzioni di eccezionale qualità, il volume svela i contenuti del museo, che raccoglie una selezione dei più importanti reperti emersi dagli scavi dell'antica città ed è stato ideato per raccontare la fondazione di Lavinium attribuita ad Enea, l'eroe del poema virgiliano. Cinque le sale, ognuna dedicata ad un tema: Tritonia Virgo, al culto della dea Minerva Tritonia; Mundus Muliebris, alle acconciature ed ai gioielli femminili; Hic Domus Aeneae, al viaggio di Enea da Troia alle coste laziali; Civitas Religiosa al Santuario dei Tredici Altari, rinvenuto a sud di Lavinium; Aeneas Indiges, al monumento funebre dedicato al fondatore della città, l'Heroon di Enea. This is a museum of innovation, placed by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities on the list of innovative museums. The exhibits, set in a multimedia environment, reveal their story, absorbing and fascinating the visitor who enters into the spirit of the story itself. This new edition, with an elegant layout, includes high quality pictures and three dimensional plans. The catalogue explains in details the museum finds, that have been recovered from the excavations and displayed to tell the founding of Lavinium by the mythical hero Aeneas. Five rooms, each one centred on a different theme: Tritonia Virgo, dedicated to the cult of Minerva Tritonia; Mundus Muliebris dedicated to female hair styles and jewellery; Hic Domus Aeneae, dedicated to the voyage of Aeneas from Troy to the coasts of Latium; Civitas Religiosa dedicated to the Sanctuary of the Thirteen Altars, discovered in the southern area of Lavinium; Aeneas Indiges, dedicated to the funerary monument in honour of the founder of the city, the Heroon of Enea.

The Colour Of Milk

Autore: Nell Leyshon
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241959551
Grandezza: 28,78 MB
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The Colour of Milk is the new novel by Orange longlisted author and playwright Nell Leyshon. 'this is my book and i am writing it by my own hand' The year is eighteen hundred and thirty one when fifteen-year-old Mary begins the difficult task of telling her story. A scrap of a thing with a sharp tongue and hair the colour of milk, Mary leads a harsh life working on her father's farm alongside her three sisters. In the summer she is sent to work for the local vicar's invalid wife, where the reasons why she must record the truth of what happens to her - and the need to record it so urgently - are gradually revealed. 'Haunting, distinctive voices... Mary's spare simple words paint brilliant pictures in the reader's mind . . . Nell Leyshon's imaginative powers are considerable' Independent 'Brontë-esque undertones . . . a disturbing statement on the social constraints faced by 19th-century women' FT 'A small tour de force - a wonderfully convincing voice, and a devastating story told with great skill and economy' Penelope Lively 'I loved it. The Colour of Milk is charming, Brontë-esque, compelling, special and hard to forget. I loved Mary's voice - so inspiring and likeable. Such a hopeful book' Marian Keyes 'Brilliant, devastating and unforgettable' Easy Living Nell Leyshon's first novel, Black Dirt, was longlisted for the Orange Prize, and shortlisted for the Commonwealth prize. Her plays include Comfort me with Apples, which won an Evening Standard Award, and Bedlam, which was the first play written by a woman for Shakespeare's Globe. She writes for BBC Radio 3 and 4, and won the Richard Imison Award for her first radio play. Nell was born in Glastonbury and lives in Dorset.

On Violence

Autore: Hannah Arendt
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547543086
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An analysis of the nature, causes, and significance of violence in the second half of the twentieth century. Arendt also reexamines the relationship between war, politics, violence, and power. “Incisive, deeply probing, written with clarity and grace, it provides an ideal framework for understanding the turbulence of our times”(Nation). Index.