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Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome Characters Ò 102 Ý ❮Download❯ ➻ Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome ➿ Author Christopher Pelling – Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome is a book for all readers who want to know about the literature that underpins Western civilization Chistopher PeTwelve Voices from Greece and Rome is from Greece PDFEPUB #189 a book for all readers who want to know about the literature that underpins Western civilization Chistopher Pelling and Maria Wyke provide a vibrant and distinctive introduction to twelve of the greatest authors from ancient Greece and Rome writers whose voices still resonate Twelve Voices Epubstrongly across the centuries Homer Sappho Herodotus Euripides Thucydides Plato Caesar Cicero Virgil. Twelve Voices explores the works of twelve key ancient Greek and Latin writers Although written by academics this book is anything but dry and very much in touch with the audience it wants to reach out to; those who are curious about what these ancient authors have to offer the modern readerThe book manages to provide each writer’s background the context in which the works were written and then relates it to the modern day without being too wordy or patronising What emerges is that each writer has a very distinctive and interesting voiceRelevant and sometimes very full extracts are used to highlight and reveal the moves made by each writer to bring their message home or express and idea or emotion The book also uses novel ways to bring new dimensions to each ancient writer's work for example a modern opera singer describes how to sing ueen Dido's lament The background for one of the Aeneid’s translators is also addressed because Robert Fitzgerald’s experience as a soldier in the Second World War has relevance to his approach to Virgil’s epicAlthough using a primary translation for the uotes and comments other translations are referred to for example John Dryden's of The Aeneid so that a reader can compare and contrast the different translation approaches should they to choose to explore themThe act of zooming into the detail of word use and grammar and then pulling out for an overview really does draw out the complex textures of the ancient works This cleverly orchestrated exercise in orientation really does help a reader to enjoy the skill of the ancient authors This in turn gives a greater appreciation of these works in depth as well as being able to see them in a new lightCare has also been taken to ensure the most up to date information is at hand particularly the new writing of Sappho that came out just as the book was going to press

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D religious commitment and express some of our most personal sentiments about family and friendship desire and separation grief and happinessThese twelve classical voices can sound both compellingly familiar and startlingly alien to the twenty first century reader Yet they remain suggestive and inspiring despite being rooted in their own times and places and have profoundly affected the lives of those prepared to listen to them right up to the present da. Was looking for something to read at NYPL and stumbled upon this book The text on the back and inside flaps made it sound interesting However it was notI found it a bit dry I had the feeling it was going to be a book about how the writings of Antiuity folks like Homer Sappho Herodot Virgil resonate in our world today I made me think of Michel de Montaigne and how his common sense writings reflect the human condition the fact that it does not change through the agesBut this book was not that I was disappointed Found it poorly written

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Twelve Voices from Greece and RomeHorace Juvenal and TacitusTo what vital ideas do these authors give voice And why are we so often drawn to what they say even in modern times Twelve Voices investigates these tantalizing uestions showing how these great figures Voices from Greece Kindle #216 from classical antiuity still address some of our most fundamental concerns in the world today of war and courage dictatorship and democracy empire immigration city life art madness irrationality an. Enjoyable exploration of 12 classical authors by ancient Greek and Roman specialist academics The only criticism I have is that I would have liked to see a couple of different authors chosen Pindar perhaps or Plato