Download E-books The Oresteian Trilogy: Agamemnon; The Choephori; The Eumenides (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Aeschylus

The simply surviving trilogy from precedent days - a narrative of homicide, insanity and justice

Aeschylus (525-c.456 bc) set his nice trilogy within the rapid aftermath of the autumn of Troy, while King Agamemnon returns to Argos, a victor in warfare. Agamemnon depicts the hero's discovery that his kinfolk has been destroyed by way of his wife's infidelity and ends along with his demise at her callous hand. Clytemnestra's crime is repaid in The Choephori whilst her outraged son Orestes kills either her and her lover. The Eumenides then follows Orestes as he's hounded to Athens via the Furies' legislations of vengeance and depicts Athene exchanging the bloody cycle of revenge with a method of civil justice. Written within the years after the conflict of Marathon, The Oresteian Trilogy affirmed the deliverance of democratic Athens not just from Persian conquest, but additionally from its personal barbaric past.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous through introductions and notes by way of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Creatures of Light and Darkness PDF

By Roger Zelazny

gods, homes, one quest, and the everlasting struggle among lifestyles and dying

to avoid wasting his country, Anubis, Lord of the lifeless, sends forth his servant on a project of vengeance. whilst, from the home of lifestyles, Osiris sends forth his son, Horus, at the comparable venture to damage completely and perpetually The Prince Who used to be 1000.

yet neither of those superhuman warriors is ready for the unusual and harrowing international of mortal lifestyles, and the item That Cries within the evening may perhaps damage not just their worlds, yet all mankind.

As Zelazny did with the Hindu pantheon within the mythical, groundbreaking vintage Lord of Light, the grasp storyteller right here breathes new existence into the Egyptian gods with one other mind-blowing story of mythology and mind's eye.

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Download E-books The Great Mother: Analysis of the Archetype (Bollingen Series XLVII) PDF

By Erich Neumann

One other monography in Bollingen's sequence devoted to tradition, arts and philosophy

Neumann examines how the female has been skilled and expressed in lots of cultures from prehistory to our personal time. showing as goddess and demon, gate and pillar, backyard and tree, soaring sky and containing vessel, the female is obvious as a vital consider the dialectical relation of person realization, symbolized by way of the kid, to the ungraspable matrix, symbolized by means of the good Mother.

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"Neumann's artistic instinct has enabled him to learn in those files of the prior a content material and that means that throws a beam of sunshine at the mental heritage of [hu]mankind."--Journal of Analytical Psychology

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Download E-books Celtic Myths, Celtic Legends PDF

By R. J. Stewart

."..Not an educational translation yet a suite of stories which are retold with lavish illustrations. Stewart chosen the Celtic tales from collections and manuscripts, interpretations and reworkings of Celtic myths, and standard ballads and tales.... those are hard-edged tales that illustrate the cruelty of an early humans, yet also they are fanciful and beautiful. The author's retelling of those tales is especially poetic and lovely. Recommended."-- "LJ
. 176 pages (11 in color), forty b/w illus., 7 half x nine 3/4.

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Download E-books Tragic Views of the Human Condition: Cross-Cultural Comparisons between Views of Human Nature in Greek and Shakespearean Tragedy and the Mahābhārata and Bhagavadgītā PDF

By Lourens Minnema

Can tragic perspectives of the human situation as identified to Westerners via Greek and Shakespearean tragedy be pointed out outdoors eu tradition, within the Indian tradition of Hindu epic drama? In what respects can the Mahabharata epic's and the Bhagavadgita's perspectives of the human be referred to as 'tragic' within the Greek and Shakespearean senses of the word?

Tragic perspectives of the human are essentially embedded in tales. in simple terms afterwards are those perspectives expounded in theories of tragedy and in philosophical anthropologies. Minnema identifies those embedded perspectives of human nature via discussing the ways that tragic tales bring up quite a few anthropological issues-issues resembling dealing with evil, pain, conflict, loss of life, values, energy, sacrifice, ritual, conversation, gender, honour, injustice, wisdom, destiny, freedom. every one bankruptcy represents one cluster of tragic matters which are explored when it comes to their specific (Greek, English, Indian) settings sooner than being in comparison cross-culturally. in any case, the underlying query is: are Indian perspectives of the human very assorted from Western perspectives? - See extra at: http://bloomsbury.com/us/tragic-views-of-the-human-condition-9781441151049/#sthash.s9BUIlA1.dpuf

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Download E-books Go for the Gold, Atalanta! (Myth-O-Mania) PDF

By Kate McMullan

The tale approximately Atalanta wasting a race simply because she stopped to gather the golden apples Melanion threw in her course is totally incorrect. the parable most folks comprehend is a lie created by way of that myth-o-maniac Zeus. actually, Atalanta may have received that race it doesn't matter what! Hades is again to bare the reality in the back of one other Greek fantasy.

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Download E-books Bestiaire fantastique des voyageurs PDF

By Dominique Lanni

Créatures mythiques, monstres légendaires, animaux improbables… Depuis los angeles nuit des temps, les voyageurs ont peuplé les mondes lointains d’êtres aussi fascinants qu’effrayants.

Basilic ou invunche au corps hideux, Niam Niam ou Lestrygon aux moeurs étranges, Fiura ou sirène aux pouvoirs envoûtants, satyre ou homme-singe entre humanité et bestialité, nasique, orang-outang, baleine, éléphant et autres animaux exotiques élevés par les récits au rang de légendes…Ce bestiaire illustré, véritable cupboard de curiosités des voyageurs, nous transporte aux frontières du réel et des imaginaires.

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Download E-books Binu and The Great Wall: The Myth of Meng (Myths, The) PDF

From the writer of the foreign hit Raise the crimson Lantern comes a beautiful reimagining of the parable of the woman whose tears collapsed the good Wall—the seminal fantasy in chinese language tradition. Su Tong is China’s so much provocative younger author. Binu and the nice Wall is spellbinding and shocking—a travel de strength from an artist known as “a author to monitor” via Kirkus Reviews and “a actual literary expertise” via Anchee Min. In Peach village, crying is forbidden. yet as a baby, Binu by no means realized to conceal her tears. kept away from through the villagers, she confronted a bleak destiny till she met Qiliang, an orphan who provided her his hand in marriage. Then, at some point, Qiliang disappears. Binu learns that he has been transported countless numbers of miles and compelled to hard work on a undertaking of terrifying ambition and scale—the development of the good Wall. Binu is set to discover and shop her husband. encouraged by means of her love, she units out on a unprecedented trip towards nice Swallow Mountain with just a blind frog for corporation. What follows is an unforgettable tale of ardour, problem, and magical adventure.

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Download E-books The Story of the Greeks PDF

H. A. Guerber's the tale of the Greeks presents a uncomplicated yet thorough heritage of Greece. starting with Greek fantasy and legend, Guerber strikes via significant figures, the Trojan conflict, the city-states of of Sparta and Athens, the Persian struggle, the adventures of Alexander the good, prior to finishing with Greece's absorption into the Roman Empire. even supposing instructed for teenagers, the tale of the Greeks is a smart advent to somebody with an curiosity in classical Greek literature, philosophy, or historical past.

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Download E-books The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead PDF

By J. Gordon Melton

Revised, up-to-date, and enlarged, this massive reference is an alphabetic travel of the psychosexual, macabre international of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, and said realities of vampires and vampire legends from around the globe, many elements are uncovered—historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and renowned. From Vlad the Impaler and Barnabas Collins to Dracula and Lestat, this exhaustive advisor furnishes greater than 500 essays, a vampire chronology, and 60 pages of vampire assets. whole with special illustrations and images, the third variation of this well known authority contains a wealth of present occasions, together with the Twilight phenomenon; modern authors of vampire romance; the expansion and improvement of real, self-identified vampire groups; and prominent television exhibits from Buffy to True Blood.

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