Il Grande Libro Della Mitologia Iliade Odissea Eneide

Autore: Stelio Martelli
ISBN: 9788809610620
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Il Grande Libro Della Mitologia Iliade Odissea Eneide

Autore: S. Martelli
ISBN: 9788809615816
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Il Grande Libro Della Mitologia Iliade Odissea

Autore: S. Martelli
ISBN: 9788809752009
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The Baltic Origins Of Homer S Epic Tales

Autore: Felice Vinci
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594776458
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Compelling evidence that the events of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey took place in the Baltic and not the Mediterranean • Reveals how a climate change forced the migration of a people and their myth to ancient Greece • Identifies the true geographic sites of Troy and Ithaca in the Baltic Sea and Calypso's Isle in the North Atlantic Ocean For years scholars have debated the incongruities in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, given that his descriptions are at odds with the geography of the areas he purportedly describes. Inspired by Plutarch's remark that Calypso's Isle was only five days sailing from Britain, Felice Vinci convincingly argues that Homer's epic tales originated not in the Mediterranean, but in the northern Baltic Sea. Using meticulous geographical analysis, Vinci shows that many Homeric places, such as Troy and Ithaca, can still be identified in the geographic landscape of the Baltic. He explains how the dense, foggy weather described by Ulysses befits northern not Mediterranean climes, and how battles lasting through the night would easily have been possible in the long days of the Baltic summer. Vinci's meteorological analysis reveals how a decline of the "climatic optimum" caused the blond seafarers to migrate south to warmer climates, where they rebuilt their original world in the Mediterranean. Through many generations the memory of the heroic age and the feats performed by their ancestors in their lost homeland was preserved and handed down to the following ages, only later to be codified by Homer in the Iliad and the Odyssey. Felice Vinci offers a key to open many doors that allow us to consider the age-old question of the Indo-European diaspora and the origin of the Greek civilization from a new perspective.

Odysseus Book Two The Return

Autore: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Editore: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468312901
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The second installment of the Odysseus series that chronicles the epic journeys of the classic Greek hero, written by the bestselling author of the Alexander Trilogy Odysseus returns in this second installment of the classic hero’s extraordinary story, masterfully brought to life by bestselling author Valerio Massimo Manfredi. After ten years of uninterrupted war, blood, and agony, the Trojans have finally been defeated, leaving Odysseus and his men to begin the long journey back to Ithaca. He’s determined to make it home, since it’s been years since he set out for Troy and his beloved family has been awaiting his return since the day he left. Little does he know, though, that he’ll encounter terrifying enemies along the way: creatures like the cyclops Polyphemus, or the lotus eaters who feast on narcotic flowers that provide only oblivion, the sorceress who turns men into swine, and the enthralling but deadly sirens all lie in wait. In this stunning new novel, Valerio Massimo Manfredi gives a new voice to one of the most adventurous and fascinating heroes of all time, showing readers in vivid detail the lengths to which Odysseus will go to return home.

The Nonexistent Knight

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544133501
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An empty suit of armor is the hero in this witty novella, a picaresque gem—now available in an independent volume for the first time—that brilliantly parodies medieval knighthood. Set in the time of Charlemagne and narrated by a nun with her own secrets to keep, The Nonexistent Knight tells the story of Agilulf, a gleaming white suit of armor with nothing inside it. A challenge to his honor sends Agilulf on a search through France, England, and North Africa to confirm the chastity of a virgin he saved from rape years earlier. In the end, after many surprising turns of plot, a closing confession draws this sparkling novella to a perfect finish.


Autore: James Vance Marshall
Editore: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590175050
Grandezza: 53,22 MB
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A plane crashes in the vast Northern Territory of Australia, and the only survivors are two children from Charleston, South Carolina, on their way to visit their uncle in Adelaide. Mary and her younger brother, Peter, set out on foot, lost in the vast, hot Australian outback. They are saved by a chance meeting with an unnamed Aboriginal boy on walkabout. He looks after the two strange white children and shows them how to find food and water in the wilderness, and yet, for all that, Mary is filled with distrust. On the surface Walkabout is an adventure story, but darker themes lie beneath. Peter’s innocent friendship with the boy met in the desert throws into relief Mary’s half-adult anxieties, and the book as a whole raises questions about what is lost—and may be saved—when different worlds meet. And in reading Marshall’s extraordinary evocations of the beautiful yet forbidding landscape of the Australian desert, perhaps the most striking presence of all in this small, perfect book, we realize that this tale—a deep yet disturbing story in the spirit of Adalbert Stifter’s Rock Crystal and Richard Hughes’s A High Wind in Jamaica—is also a reckoning with the mysteriously regenerative powers of death.

Homer S Daughter

Autore: Robert Graves
Editore: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795337434
Grandezza: 78,37 MB
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In this innovative re-imagining of the Odyssey’s history, Sicilian princess Nausicaa recounts her story, and how she, not the poet Homer, came to write the Odyssey. Set in the eighth century B.C., it recounts the story of a determined young woman who lives an adventurous life: rescuing her father’s throne from outside threats, freeing herself from an abusive marriage, and saving her two younger brothers from certain death. Nausicaa is a passionate, religious, and dynamic heroine who is more than a match for the heroes in the epic poem she claims to have authored.

Goldilocks And The Three Bears Grades Pk 3

Autore: Candice F. Ransom
Editore: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 0769638155
Grandezza: 42,30 MB
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A little girl walking in the woods finds the house of the three bears and helps herself to their belongings.

An Iliad

Autore: Alessandro Baricco
Editore: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
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Re-creates the events of the siege of Troy through the voices and perspectives of twenty-one Homeric heroes, capturing the motives, events, emotions, and drama of the era through the eyes of such characters as Andromache, Patroclus, Priam, and Achilles.