Anabasi Elleniche

Autore: Senofonte
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854138959
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Introduzione di Domenico MustiPremesse, traduzioni e note di Umberto Bultrighini e Manuela MariEdizioni integraliL’Anabasi, l’opera di Senofonte forse più letta, racconta in sette libri le vicende che precedettero e seguirono la disastrosa battaglia di Cunassa in cui, nonostante la vittoria, Ciro rimase ucciso lasciando i diecimila mercenari greci che avevano combattuto per lui disorientati, circondati da nemici in una terra sconosciuta. Fu Senofonte a guidarli, tra mille difficoltà, fino alle coste del Mar Nero e quindi in patria, rendendosi protagonista e narratore della più famosa “ritirata” della storia.Divise in tre parti e articolate in sette libri, le Elleniche ricostruiscono la storia della Grecia dalla fase finale della guerra del Peloponneso (411) alla battaglia di Mantinea (362). I primi due libri si riallacciano alle Storie di Tucidide, ma la parte principale dell’opera è nei due libri centrali (III e IV). La semplicità e l’efficacia dello stile di Senofonte hanno reso queste due opere tra le più amate dell’antichità.«Il giorno dopo scoppiò una violenta tempesta, ma era necessario marciare: i viveri, infatti, non erano sufficienti. E guidava la marcia Chirisofo, mentre Senofonte stava in retroguardia. E i nemici attaccavano con vigore e, venendo vicini perché i luoghi erano stretti, colpivano con gli archi e le fionde, sicché i Greci erano costretti a marciare lentamente, inseguendo e di nuovo retrocedendo; di frequente Senofonte ordinava di fermarsi, quando i nemici incalzavano con vigore.»Senofontenacque in Attica, a Erchia, tra il 430 e il 425. Fu discepolo di Socrate e, finita la guerra del Peloponneso, si trasferì in Asia Minore. Dopo la spedizione dei Diecimila mercenari greci ingaggiati da Ciro il giovane per combattere il fratello Artaserse, fu bandito da Atene; visse in Elide e a Corinto. Secondo alcuni morì, nel 355 circa, ad Atene.

Storici Greci

Autore: Erodoto
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854155241
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Storie • La guerra del Peloponneso • Elleniche • Anabasi • Ciropedia A cura di L. Rossetti; U. Bultrighini e M. Mari; L. SantarelliIntroduzioni di L. Canfora, D. Musti, L. Rossetti Edizioni integraliErodoto, prima che un grande storiografo, fu un grande viaggiatore: a lungo girovagò, forse a causa del suo mestiere di mercante, attraverso la Persia, lungo il corso del Nilo, fino ai deserti dell’Arabia e oltre il Mar Nero. Di tutto quello che vedeva era curioso e voleva conoscere ambiente, usi, costumi, leggi dei popoli strani e diversi che frequentava. Per questo arricchì le Storie dei conflitti tra Greci e “barbari” con descrizioni, favole e leggende, e per questo i suoi racconti dal fascino intramontabile ebbero tanto successo nell’Atene degli anni di Pericle, così ricettiva e avida di conoscenze. A Tucidide, invece, niente interessa di più della verità dei fatti, raccontati solo dopo averne esaminato e confrontato tutte le possibili fonti e versioni. Perciò La guerra del Peloponneso può essere considerata la prima opera di storiografia moderna, soprattutto per la parte riguardante quella fase che l’autore visse in prima persona. Il suo linguaggio scarno e preciso raggiunge in alcuni brani vertici involontariamente poetici, come nella famosa descrizione della peste di Atene del 430, la cui eco ritroviamo nel corso dei secoli nell’opera di Lucrezio e addirittura in Manzoni. Considerato il continuatore di Tucidide, Senofonte nelle Elleniche bene esprime la “sofferenza” e l’esasperazione delle popolazioni greche sottoposte alla politica imperialista di Atene nel V secolo. Filospartano, come traspare dalle pagine dedicate alla monarchia ideale della Ciropedia, prese parte alla spedizione in Persia dei Diecimila, i mercenari greci assoldati da Ciro il giovane. Il racconto della ritirata dei Greci, che reca il titolo di Anabasi, porta Senofonte oltre le soglie del suo tempo: «Mare! Mare!», il grido dei soldati allo sbando che increduli, dopo mesi di marce forzate, patimenti e pericoli, vedono comparire all’improvviso quel baluginio così familiare e rassicurante, esprime il fascino di un’opera che sorprende sempre per la ricchezza e la complessità delle sue cento sfumature.Erodotonacque ad Alicarnasso, nell’Asia Minore, all’incirca nel 485 a.C. Dopo innumerevoli viaggi si stabilì ad Atene, ma morì a Turii, colonia della Magna Grecia, nel 425 a.C.Senofontenacque in Attica, a Erchia, tra il 430 e il 425. Fu discepolo di Socrate e, finita la guerra del Peloponneso, si trasferì in Asia Minore. Dopo la spedizione dei Diecimila mercenari greci ingaggiati da Ciro il giovane per combattere il fratello Artaserse, fu bandito da Atene; visse in Elide e a Corinto. Secondo alcuni morì, nel 355 circa, ad Atene.Tucididenacque ad Atene non più tardi del 454 a.C. Durante la guerra contro Sparta rivestì importanti incarichi militari, ma dal 424 al 404 dovette scontare un esilio nel Peloponneso. Morì dopo il 397 a.C.

Dream Story

Autore: Arthur Schnitzler
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141960124
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This wonderful translation of Dream Story will allow a fresh generation of readers to enjoy this beautiful, heartless and baffling novella. Dream Story tells how through a simple sexual admission a husband and wife ware driven apart into rival worlds of erotic revenge.

Six Memos For The Next Millennium

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544230965
Grandezza: 73,44 MB
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“One of the most rigorously presented and beautifully illustrated critical testaments in all of literature.”—Boston Globe “A brilliant, original approach to literature, a key to Calvino’s own work and a thoroughly delightful and illuminating commentary on some of the world’s greatest writing.”—San Francisco Chronicle At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was at work on six lectures setting forth the qualities in writing he most valued, and which he believed would define literature in the century to come. Here, in Six Memos for the Next Millennium, are the five lectures he completed, forming not only a stirring defense of literature, but also an indispensable guide to the writings of Calvino himself. He devotes one “memo” each to the concepts of lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity, drawing examples from his vast knowledge of myth, folklore, and works both ancient and modern. Readers will be astonished by the prescience of these lectures, which have only gained in relevance as Calvino’s “next millennium” has dawned.

Gamiani Or Two Nights Of Excess

Autore: Alfred de Musset
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061979422
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"' What a picture! ' She shivered, making her breasts quiver, and I realized that this confession, far from horrifying her, was feeding her lust. You'll send the devil back into our flesh.' " Considered one of the truly great French writers of the nineteenth century, famed poet and novelist Alfred de Musset once decided (as great French writers are wont to do) to try his hand at erotic fiction. The glorious result was Gamiani, a classic tale of sensual pleasure and sexual excess. Reputedly inspired by the debauched history of Musset's former lover-the irrepressible George Sand-it is the classic erotic story of one man, two women . . . and two incomparable nights of uninhibited sexual adventure.

Better Than Life

Autore: Daniel Pennac
Editore: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 9781551381169
Grandezza: 77,10 MB
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"Anyone who loves to read and wants our young people to develop a similar passion will savor" Better than Life "- an enchanting, beautifully written, and wise book."--Regie Routman An essential guide to helping children discover the pleasures of reading! In "Better than Life," Daniel Pennac shares the secrets that all book lovers treasure. Delving into his experiences as a parent, a writer and a teacher, he asks, how does the love of reading begin? How is it lost? And how can it be regained? This remarkable book explores simple ways to create a life-long devotion to reading: how reading aloud can ensure that a love of books beginswhy it is important that children develop a private relationship with bookswhat "The Reader's Bill of Rights" can do to guarantee children value reading This book reads like a novel with gripping anecdotes from literature and fresh insights into creating and nurturing enthusiastic readers.

Six Walks In The Fictional Woods

Autore: Umberto Eco
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674503953
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In this exhilarating book, we accompany Umberto Eco as he explores the intricacies of fictional form and method. Using examples ranging from fairy tales and Flaubert, Poe and Mickey Spillane, Eco draws us in by means of a novelist's techniques, making us his collaborators in the creation of his text and in the investigation of some of fiction's most basic mechanisms.

Action Tv Tough Guys Smooth Operators And Foxy Chicks

Autore: Anna Gough-Yates
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1136358722
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From re-runs of 'TV classics' like The Avengers or Starsky and Hutch, to soundtracks, club nights and film remakes such as Mission Impossible II, the action series is enjoying a popular revival. Yet little attention has been paid to the history, nature and enduring appeal of the action series, and its place in popular culture, past and present. Action TV traces the development of the action series from its genesis in the 1950s. From The Saint to Knigh t Rider, contributors explore the key shows which defined the genre, addressing issues of audiences and consumption, gender and sexuality, fashion and popular culture. They examine the institutional and cultural factors influencing the action series, and relate shifts in the genre to other forms of popular culture including film, pop music, fashion and popular literature. Chapters include: * Of leather suits and kinky boots: The Avengers, style and popular culture * 'Who loves ya, baby?': Kojak, action and the great society *'A lone crusader in a dangerous world': heroics of science and technology in Knight Rider * Angels in chains? feminism, femininity and consumer culture in Charlie's Angels * 'Who's the cat that won't cop out?' Black masculinity in American action shows of the sixties and seventies

Cover Art

Autore: Liz Emirzian
Editore: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612434525
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Original cover designs for history's greatest novels that can be framed as individual artworks Moby-Dick. Pride and Prejudice. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Everyone has their favorite works of classic fiction. But how to showcase this passion for great novels? WithCover Art, book lovers receive 20 tear-out prints on high-quality cardstock that allow them to literally hang their love of literature on the wall for all to see. An ingenious, one-of-a-kind concept, this book offers beautiful, hand-drawn cover designs by artist Liz Emirzian. It's an affordable, cohesive collection of wall art set on perforated, tear-out cardstock sheets that perfectly fit any 8” x 10” frame or any 5” x 7” matte. With each cover design complementing the others, readers can frame one or all of them to create an elegant literary wall or room. On the back of each cover, the author details the inspiration for the artwork together with the history and story behind the famous novel. Covering a range of genres, there are covers for every taste, includingAlice in Wonderland, Little Women, Les Miserables, Anna Karenina,Ulysses, Metamorphosis, and much, much more.

Elliot Allagash

Autore: Simon Rich
Editore: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1682306410
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"Fellow high school losers, use your video game money to buy this book! Simon Rich will make you relive the dread, the hilarity, and the insanity of those formative years like no one else. Open at your own peril!"—Gary Shteyngart There are things money can’t buy: integrity, honor, discipline. Unfortunately for Seymour Herson, he’s got a more pressing matter at hand: surviving eighth grade. He’s dead last in just about everything at Glendale, the Manhattan private school his parents are working so hard to keep him in. His grades are so low a C warrants a celebration. His athletic skill is limited to how much chocolate milk he can drink in one sitting. You’d think someone with such a natural knack for underachieving could at least have a pretty good social life, but Seymour’s more familiar with the lockers he’s been stuffed in than the kids they belong to. To top it off, being bullied constantly lands him in detention along with his tormentors. His newest? Elliot Allagash, heir to the Allagash fortune, descendant of the inventor of paper, particularly talented at pushing kids down the stairs. But Elliot’s interest seems to go beyond run-of-the-mill bullying. Bored with being forced to study alongside commoners, Elliot sees a golden opportunity to bring chaos to Glendale’s entire social order: Seymour. Set on transforming Seymour into the most popular and successful kid in school, Elliot takes matters into his own evil little hands. With his vast amount of money and questionable connections, making Elliot a superstar should be a piece of cake. If a few lives get ruined in the process, that’s just a happy little coincidence. If only Seymour wasn’t so dead set on being nice. “Reading this hilarious morality tale about the cost of that popularity makes me happy that I went through my high school years as an outsider. And it makes me even happier that Simon Rich did.”—Seth Meyers "I found Simon Rich's first novel, about an evil teenage billionaire, to be suspenseful and hilarious. I am so glad I don't have to lie in this blurb like I usually do."—Judd Apatow