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Once Upon a Time from Sicily

By Carmen Carlson
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 9781463470647
  • Pages : 92
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 550
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This is a book inspired by my family history; some of the details and characters are fictitious, and some very real. I hope you will find yourself lost in the truths and lies that inspire the chronicles of our lives. In this bitter sweet story you will find suspense, drama, death and hope, with a great deal of love for the family and a strong will to survive and some day find each other. I encourage all of you to do a little bit of searching and learn more about your own family history, youll be surprised to find a brand new story to add to the old one. For you are a part of whom they were... ---Carmen Carlson

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e-artnow presents you the greatest works of ancient Greek literature. The selection of books is based on Yale Department of Classics required reading list. Originally designed for students, this exceptional collection will benefit greatly everyone curious about the history, language, and literary and material culture of ancient Greece. Ancient Greek literature has had a profound impact on western literature at large. In particular, many ancient Roman authors drew inspiration from their Greek predecessors. Ever since the Renaissance, European authors in general, including Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, John Milton, and James Joyce, have all drawn heavily on classical themes and motifs. This collection is a compound of ancient Greek wisdom, presenting all the major works of every genre of Greek literature. Ultimately, it will train you to develop powers of critical analysis by studying the important periods and major authors of Greek literature. By studying the art, history, and cultures of the ancient world you will gain the power to illuminate problems confronting contemporary society. _x000D_ Homer:_x000D_ Introduction_x000D_ Iliad_x000D_ Odyssey_x000D_ Homeric Hymns_x000D_ _x000D_ Hesiod:_x000D_ Introduction_x000D_ Works and Days_x000D_ Theogony_x000D_ _x000D_ Greek Lyric Poetry:_x000D_ Archilochus_x000D_ Alcaeus_x000D_ Sappho_x000D_ Alcman_x000D_ Anacreon_x000D_ Theognis of Megara_x000D_ Simonides of Ceos_x000D_ Bacchylides_x000D_ Pindar_x000D_ _x000D_ The Oresteia (Aeschylus):_x000D_ The Life and Work of Aeschylus_x000D_ Agamemnon_x000D_ The Choephori (The Libation-Bearers)_x000D_ Eumenides_x000D_ _x000D_ The Tragedies of Sophocles:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Sophocles_x000D_ Ajax_x000D_ Antigone_x000D_ Oedipus at Colonus_x000D_ _x000D_ The Tragedies of Euripides:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Euripides_x000D_ Medea_x000D_ Hippolytus_x000D_ Bacchae_x000D_ _x000D_ The Comedies of Aristophanes:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Aristophanes_x000D_ Frogs_x000D_ Birds_x000D_ Lysistrata_x000D_ _x000D_ Herodotus:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Herodotus_x000D_ The Histories_x000D_ _x000D_ Thucydides:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Thucydides_x000D_ History of the Peloponnesian War_x000D_ _x000D_ Plato:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Plato_x000D_ Republic_x000D_ The Apology of Socrates (Plato)_x000D_ Symposium (Plato)_x000D_ Phaedo (Plato)_x000D_ _x000D_ Aristotle:_x000D_ The Life and Work of Aristotle_x000D_ Poetics_x000D_ Politics_x000D_ Nicomachean Ethics_x000D_ _x000D_ The Orations of Lysias_x000D_ _x000D_ The Philippics (Demosthenes)_x000D_ _x000D_ Argonautica (Apollonius)_x000D_ _x000D_ Hymns of Callimachus_x000D_ _x000D_ The Idylls of Theocritus_x000D_ _x000D_ The Rise and Fall of Greek Supremasy (Plutarch):_x000D_ The Life and Work of Plutarch_x000D_ Biographies:_x000D_ Theseus_x000D_ Solon_x000D_ Themistocles_x000D_ Aristides_x000D_ Cimon_x000D_ Pericles_x000D_ Nicias_x000D_ Alcibiades_x000D_ Phocion_x000D_ Demosthenes_x000D_ _x000D_ Epictetus:_x000D_ The Enchiridion

Yale Required Reading - Collected Works (Vol. 1)

By Herodotus,Sappho,Homer,Hesiod,Alcaeus,Archilochus,Anacreon,Theognis of Megara,Simonides of Ceos,Bacchylides,Pindar,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Thucydides,Plato,Aristotle,Lysias,Demosthenes,Apollonius,Callimachus,Theocritus,Plutarch,Epictetus,Gilbert Murray
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  • Isbn : EAN:4066338130112
  • Pages : 4462
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Ancient Greek literature has a profound impact on western literature at large. In particular, many ancient Roman authors drew inspiration from their Greek predecessors. Ever since the Renaissance, European authors in general, including Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, John Milton, and James Joyce, have all drawn heavily on classical themes and motifs. Even today authors are fascinated with Greek literature, and still great works of literature are based on ancient myths and plays. The readers can still relate to these works of art and learn from them, even though written two millennials ago. _x000D_ This collection is based on the required reading list of Yale Department of Classics. Originally designed for students, this anthology is meant for everyone wanting to know more about history and literature of this period, interested in poetry, philosophy and drama of Antient Greece.

Sicily

By John Julius Norwich
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 0812995198
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : History
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Critically acclaimed author John Julius Norwich weaves the turbulent story of Sicily into a spellbinding narrative that places the island at the crossroads of world history. “Sicily,” said Goethe, “is the key to everything.” It is the largest island in the Mediterranean, the stepping-stone between Europe and Africa, the link between the Latin West and the Greek East. Sicily’s strategic location has tempted Roman emperors, French princes, and Spanish kings. The subsequent struggles to conquer and keep it have played crucial roles in the rise and fall of the world’s most powerful dynasties. Yet Sicily has often been little more than a footnote in books about other empires. John Julius Norwich’s engrossing narrative is the first to knit together all of the colorful strands of Sicilian history into a single comprehensive study. Here is a vivid, erudite, page-turning chronicle of an island and the remarkable kings, queens, and tyrants who fought to rule it. From its beginnings as a Greek city-state to its emergence as a multicultural trading hub during the Crusades, from the rebellion against Italian unification to the rise of the Mafia, the story of Sicily is rich with extraordinary moments and dramatic characters. Writing with his customary deftness and humor, Norwich outlines the surprising influence Sicily has had on world history—the Romans’ fascination with Greek civilization dates back to their sack of Sicily—and tells the story of one of the world’s most kaleidoscopic cultures in a galvanizing, contemporary way. This volume has been a long time coming—Norwich began to explore Sicily’s colorful history during his first visit to the island in the early 1960s. The dean of popular historians leads his readers through the millennia with the steady narrative hand of a master teacher or the world’s most learned tour guide. Like the island itself, Sicily is a book brimming with bold flavors that begs to be revisited again and again. Praise for Sicily “Suavely readable . . . The very model of a popular historian, [Norwich] writes to give pleasure to the common reader. And what pleasure it is.”—The Wall Street Journal “Entertaining on every page . . . There is something ancient and sorrowful in Sicily, ‘some dark, brooding quality,’ just as captivating as its spellbinding history or its beautiful and varied landscapes, from beaches to lemon groves, pine forests to volcanoes. . . . The most amiable and freewheeling of guides, Norwich will always find time for the amusing anecdote.”—The Sunday Times “Utterly engrossing . . . written with passion about the art and architecture of this magical island, filled with gossipy tidbits and sweeping historical theories.”—The Daily Beast “Dazzling . . . Norwich is an elegantly graceful and entertaining storyteller.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch “Charming . . . richly nuanced history relayed with enormous fondness.”—Kirkus Reviews “A brisk and always-lively tour.”—Open Letters Monthly “Norwich is deeply in love with Sicily. [His] boundless affection has inspired a determined effort to understand its painful past. The result is impressionistic, as love often is.”—The Times “Norwich sketches personalities vividly. . . . He does the island and the reader a generous service in providing such an amiable introduction.”—The Sunday Telegraph “Norwich tells [Sicily’s] long, sad but fascinating story with sympathy and brio.”—Literary Review

Harvard on the Beach

By George Gordon Byron,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,Christopher Marlowe,Benjamin Franklin,John Woolman,William Penn,Plato,Epictetus,Marcus Aurelius,Francis Bacon,John Milton,Thomas Browne,Ralph Waldo Emerson,Robert Burns,Saint Augustine,Thomas à Kempis,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Marcus Tullius Cicero,Pliny the Younger,Adam Smith,Charles Darwin,Plutarch,Virgil,Miguel de Cervantes,John Bunyan,Izaak Walton,Aesop,Wilhelm Grimm,Jacob Grimm,Hans Christian Andersen,John Dryden,Richard Brinsley Sheridan,David Garrick,Oliver Goldsmith,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Robert Browning,Dante Alighieri,Alessandro Manzoni,Homer,Richard Henry Dana,Edmund Burke,John Stuart Mill,Thomas Carlyle,Pedro Calderón de la Barca,Pierre Corneille,Jean Racine,Molière,Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,Friedrich von Schiller,Philip Sidney,Ben Jonson,Abraham Cowley,Joseph Addison,Richard Steele,Jonathan Swift,Daniel Defoe,Samuel Johnson,David Hume,Sydney Smith,Samuel Taylor Coleridge,William Hazlitt,Leigh Hunt,Charles Lamb,Thomas De Quincey,Thomas Babington Macaulay,William Makepeace Thackeray,John Ruskin
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  • Isbn : EAN:4064066398101
  • Pages : 30498
  • Category : Literary Collections
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Get smarter on the sun! Whether that be on the beach or in the deck chair on your terrace or backyard. _x000D_ The Harvard Classics in 51 volumes include the essential works of world literature, showing the progress of man from antics to modern age. In addition – there are 20 volumes of the greatest works of fiction. _x000D_ Content:_x000D_ The Harvard Classics:_x000D_ V. 1: Franklin, Woolman & Penn_x000D_ V. 2: Plato, Epictetus & Marcus Aurelius_x000D_ V. 3: Bacon, Milton, Browne_x000D_ V. 4: John Milton_x000D_ V. 5: R. W. Emerson_x000D_ V. 6: Robert Burns_x000D_ V. 7: St Augustine & Thomas á Kempis_x000D_ V. 8: Nine Greek Dramas _x000D_ V. 9: Cicero and Pliny_x000D_ V. 10: The Wealth of Nations_x000D_ V. 11: The Origin of Species_x000D_ V. 12: Plutarchs_x000D_ V. 13: Æneid_x000D_ V. 14: Don Quixote_x000D_ V. 15: Bunyan & Walton_x000D_ V. 16: 1001 Nights_x000D_ V. 17: Folklore & Fable_x000D_ V. 18: Modern English Drama_x000D_ V. 19: Goethe & Marlowe_x000D_ V. 20: The Divine Comedy_x000D_ V. 21: I Promessi Sposi_x000D_ V. 22: The Odyssey_x000D_ V. 23: Two Years Before the Mast_x000D_ V. 24: Edmund Burke_x000D_ V. 25: J. S. Mill & T. Carlyle_x000D_ V. 26: Continental Drama_x000D_ V. 27 & 28: English & American Essays_x000D_ V. 29: The Voyage of the Beagle_x000D_ V. 30: Scientific Papers_x000D_ V. 31: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini_x000D_ V. 32: Literary and Philosophical Essays_x000D_ V. 33: Voyages & Travels_x000D_ V. 34: French & English Philosophers_x000D_ V. 35: Chronicle and Romance_x000D_ V. 36: Machiavelli, Roper, More, Luther_x000D_ V. 37: Locke, Berkeley, Hume_x000D_ V. 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur_x000D_ V. 39: Prologues_x000D_ V. 40–42: English Poetry_x000D_ V. 43: American Historical Documents_x000D_ V. 44 & 45: Sacred Writings_x000D_ V. 46 & 47: Elizabethan Drama_x000D_ V. 48: Blaise Pascal_x000D_ V. 49: Saga_x000D_ V. 50: Reader's Guide_x000D_ V. 51: Lectures_x000D_ The Shelf of Fiction:_x000D_ V. 1 & 2: The History of Tom Jones_x000D_ V. 3: A Sentimental Journey & Pride and Prejudice _x000D_ V. 4: Guy Mannering_x000D_ V. 5 & 6: Vanity Fair_x000D_ V. 7 & 8: David Copperfield_x000D_ V. 9: The Mill on the Floss_x000D_ V. 10: Irving, Poe, Harte, Twain, Hale_x000D_ V.11: The Portrait of a Lady_x000D_ V. 12: Notre Dame de Paris_x000D_ V. 13: Balzac, Sand, de Musset, Daudet, de Maupassant_x000D_ V. 14 & 15: Goethe, Keller, Storm, Fontane_x000D_ V. 16–19: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev_x000D_ V. 20: Valera, Bjørnson, Kielland

The Complete Harvard Anthology of the Greatest Works of World Literature

By George Gordon Byron,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,Christopher Marlowe,Benjamin Franklin,John Woolman,William Penn,Plato,Epictetus,Marcus Aurelius,Francis Bacon,John Milton,Thomas Browne,Ralph Waldo Emerson,Robert Burns,Saint Augustine,Thomas à Kempis,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Marcus Tullius Cicero,Pliny the Younger,Adam Smith,Charles Darwin,Plutarch,Virgil,Miguel de Cervantes,John Bunyan,Izaak Walton,Aesop,Wilhelm Grimm,Jacob Grimm,Hans Christian Andersen,John Dryden,Richard Brinsley Sheridan,David Garrick,Oliver Goldsmith,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Robert Browning,Dante Alighieri,Alessandro Manzoni,Homer,Richard Henry Dana,Edmund Burke,John Stuart Mill,Thomas Carlyle,Pedro Calderón de la Barca,Pierre Corneille,Jean Racine,Molière,Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,Friedrich von Schiller,Philip Sidney,Ben Jonson,Abraham Cowley,Joseph Addison,Richard Steele,Jonathan Swift,Daniel Defoe,Samuel Johnson,David Hume,Sydney Smith,Samuel Taylor Coleridge,William Hazlitt,Leigh Hunt,Charles Lamb,Thomas De Quincey,Thomas Babington Macaulay,William Makepeace Thackeray,John Ruskin
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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited collection. The Harvard Classics in 51 volumes include the essential works of world literature, showing the progress of man from antics to modern age. In addition – there are 20 volumes of the greatest works of fiction. Content: The Harvard Classics: V. 1: Franklin, Woolman & Penn V. 2: Plato, Epictetus & Marcus Aurelius V. 3: Bacon, Milton, Browne V. 4: John Milton V. 5: R. W. Emerson V. 6: Robert Burns V. 7: St Augustine & Thomas á Kempis V. 8: Nine Greek Dramas V. 9: Cicero and Pliny V. 10: The Wealth of Nations V. 11: The Origin of Species V. 12: Plutarchs V. 13: Æneid V. 14: Don Quixote V. 15: Bunyan & Walton V. 16: 1001 Nights V. 17: Folklore & Fable V. 18: Modern English Drama V. 19: Goethe & Marlowe V. 20: The Divine Comedy V. 21: I Promessi Sposi V. 22: The Odyssey V. 23: Two Years Before the Mast V. 24: Edmund Burke V. 25: J. S. Mill & T. Carlyle V. 26: Continental Drama V. 27 & 28: English & American Essays V. 29: The Voyage of the Beagle V. 30: Scientific Papers V. 31: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini V. 32: Literary and Philosophical Essays V. 33: Voyages & Travels V. 34: French & English Philosophers V. 35: Chronicle and Romance V. 36: Machiavelli, Roper, More, Luther V. 37: Locke, Berkeley, Hume V. 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur V. 39: Prologues V. 40–42: English Poetry V. 43: American Historical Documents V. 44 & 45: Sacred Writings V. 46 & 47: Elizabethan Drama V. 48: Blaise Pascal V. 49: Saga V. 50: Reader's Guide V. 51: Lectures The Shelf of Fiction: V. 1 & 2: The History of Tom Jones V. 3: A Sentimental Journey & Pride and Prejudice V. 4: Guy Mannering V. 5 & 6: Vanity Fair V. 7 & 8: David Copperfield V. 9: The Mill on the Floss V. 10: Irving, Poe, Harte, Twain, Hale V.11: The Portrait of a Lady V. 12: Notre Dame de Paris V. 13: Balzac, Sand, de Musset, Daudet, de Maupassant V. 14 & 15: Goethe, Keller, Storm, Fontane V. 16–19: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev V. 20: Valera, Bjørnson, Kielland

Thucydides's Melian Dialogue and Sicilian Expedition

By Martha C. Taylor
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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Isbn : 0806164131
  • Pages : 486
  • Category : History
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Best known for his account of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides (c. 454–c. 395 b.c.) was an Athenian general and historian. This valuable commentary addresses the most famous part of Thucydides’s narrative: the Sicilian Expedition (books 6–8.1), which resulted in a major defeat for Athens. Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of Greek, Martha C. Taylor’s student-friendly text is the first single volume in more than a century to focus on the expedition and the first to include the Melian Dialogue (5.84–116), considered the “prelude” to the invasion. Many beginning readers of Thucydides require assistance with the author’s often difficult constructions. In her notes to the text, Taylor breaks down Thucydides’s convoluted sentences and explains them piece by piece. Her notes also explain the author’s many historical and literary references. In her in-depth introduction, Taylor provides students with all the information they need to begin reading Thucydides. She discusses what we know about the Greek author—and what we do not—and she analyzes his unique language and style. To place the Sicilian Expedition in historical context, she summarizes the events leading up to and following the Sicilian Expedition, and she examines important aspects of Athenian democracy, including Thucydides’s presentation of the Athenian boule, the city’s advisory citizen council. In addition to textual and historical commentary, this volume includes three maps; an appendix addressing the epitaph of Perikles (2.65.5–13), in which Thucydides appears to contradict his later presentation of the Sicilian Expedition; source suggestions for student term papers on relevant topics; and a general bibliography. Thucydides’s Melian Dialogue and Sicilian Expedition is designed for use with the Oxford Classical Text of Thucydides, which is available online.

The World of Sicilian Wine

By Bill Nesto,Frances Di Savino
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520955072
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 556
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The World of Sicilian Wine provides wine lovers with a comprehensive understanding of Sicilian wine, from its ancient roots to its modern evolution. Offering a guide and map to exploring Sicily, Bill Nesto, an expert in Italian wine, and Frances Di Savino, a student of Italian culture, deliver a substantive appreciation of a vibrant wine region that is one of Europe’s most historic areas and a place where many cultures intersect. From the earliest Greek and Phoenician settlers who colonized the island in the eighth century B.C., the culture of wine has flourished in Sicily. A parade of foreign rulers was similarly drawn to Sicily’s fertile land, sun-filled climate, and strategic position in the Mediterranean. The modern Sicilian quality wine industry was reborn in the 1980s and 1990s with the arrival of wines made with established international varieties and state-of-the-art enology. Sicily is only now rediscovering the quality of its indigenous grape varieties, such as Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Frappato, Grillo, and distinctive terroirs such as the slopes of Mount Etna.

Palermo Sicily & Its Surroundings

By Joanne Lane
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  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Isbn : 158843799X
  • Pages : 100
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 289
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This is a guide to all aspects of Palermo and its surroundings: where to stay and eat, what to see and do, how to get around. The island of Sicily is like another world compared to the rest of Italy - only three km away over the Messina Straits. And in fact the people proclaim themselves Sicilians first, with distinct differences in language, culture, food and day-to-day living. Many visitors find this surprising but refreshing. The richness in culture is seen in the architecture, theater, cinema and art found everywhere. Despite the poverty, unemployment and much-publicized Mafia control, it's a vibrant and volatile place but far safer than tourists expect.Sicilians have a strong sense of community, the pace of life is slow, schedules seem to have no importance and it can be simultaneously frustrating, entertaining and totally memorable. But, whether you come here to fish, dive, hike, ski, play golf or trace your family origins, there is plenty that is appealing to visitors. The capital of Sicily is immediately enticing despite its frenetic traffic and heady markets. It's an exciting, in-your-face and up-your-nose kind of city that's brash, fast and loveable - one of those places that is both loathed and loved in almost the same heartbeat. Jamie Oliver accurately described it as "modern-day anarchy" when he toured in 2005 writing and filming Jamie's Italy (BBC). There is crumbling architectural wealth, the diversity of multi-ethnic communities, an energetic population, tantalizing markets and wonderful coastlines, with the island of Ustica lying just off the coast. You can also retreat to the heights of Monte Pellegrino to the north or to the fine beach of Mondello. Palermo Highlights: Monreale - The ceiling of the church at Monreale in the heights above the city is a stunning example of medieval workmanship, with some of the most important of Christian mosaics in the world. Vucciria Market - The heady delights of Palermo are best experienced on foot in this bustling age-old market. Let your feet do the walking past stalls selling everything from film, batteries and electrical cord to mouth-watering delicacies like sun-dried tomatoes, eggplant and home-made pasta. Mondello - The pleasant beachfront, with fine seafood dining on ceramic plates, is a good excursion from the capital. Monte Pellegrino - Escape from the hustle and bustle of Palermo into the pleasant park area to the sanctuary on top. Bus it or walk to stretch your legs. Ustica - The turtle-shaped island off the coast is a pleasant day-escape from the busy capital. Its sparkling clear waters are perfect for scuba-diving. Monte Iato - This small mountain 30 km west of Palermo is a rocky slope littered with the remains of ancient cities in one of the region's most beautiful areas.

Plutarch's Lives

By Plutarch
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Isbn : 3986776338
  • Pages : 1480
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 622
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Plutarchs Lives Plutarch - Lives is a series of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans by the ancient Greek historian Plutarch who lived during the first and second century AD. The work consists of twenty-three paired biographies, one Greek and one Roman, and four unpaired, which explore the influence of character on the lives and destinies of important persons of ancient Greece and Rome. Rather than providing strictly historical accounts, Plutarch was most concerned with capturing his subjects common moral virtues and failings. This volume includes the complete Lives in which you will find the biographies of the following persons: Theseus, Romulus, Lycurgus, Numa Pompilius, Solon, Poplicola, Themistocles, Camillus, Pericles, Fabius, Alcibiades, Coriolanus, Timoleon, Æmilius Paulus, Pelopidas, Marcellus, Aristides, Marcus Cato, Philopmen, Flamininus, Pyrrhus, Caius Marius, Lysander, Sylla, Cimon, Lucullus, Nicias, Crassus, Sertorius, Eumenes, Agesilaus, Pompey, Alexander, Cæsar, Phocion, Cato the younger, Agis, Cleomenes, Tiberius Gracchus, Caius Gracchus, Demosthenes, Cicero, Demetrius, Antony, Dion, Marcus Brutus, Aratus, Artaxerxes, Galba, and Otho. Plutarchs Lives remains today as one of the most important historical accounts of the classical period.

Ennio Morricone

By Alessandro De Rosa
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190681020
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Master composer Ennio Morricone's scores go hand-in-hand with the idea of the Western film. Often considered the world's greatest living film composer, and most widely known for his innovative scores to The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and the other Sergio Leone's movies, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso and more recently, The Hateful Eight, Morricone has spent the past 60 years reinventing the sound of cinema. In Ennio Morricone: In His Own Words, composers Ennio Morricone and Alessandro De Rosa present a years-long discussion of life, music, and the marvelous and unpredictable ways that the two come into contact with and influence each other. The result is what Morricone himself defines: "beyond a shadow of a doubt the best book ever written about me, the most authentic, the most detailed and well curated. The truest." Opening for the first time the door of his creative laboratory, Morricone offers an exhaustive and rich account of his life, from his early years of study to genre-defining collaborations with the most important Italian and international directors, including Leone, Bertolucci, Pasolini, Argento, Tornatore, Malick, Carpenter, Stone, Nichols, De Palma, Beatty, Levinson, Almodóvar, Polanski and Tarantino. In the process, Morricone unveils the curious relationship that links music and images in cinema, as well as the creative urgency at the foundation of his experimentations with "absolute music". Throughout these conversations with De Rosa, Morricone dispenses invaluable insights not only on composing but also on the broader process of adaptation and what it means to be human. As he reminds us, "Coming into contact with memories doesn't only entail the melancholy of something that slips away with time, but also looking forward, understanding who I am now. And who knows what else may still happen."