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Epic Echoes in The Wind in the Willows (Hardcover): Georgia L Irby Epic Echoes in The Wind in the Willows (Hardcover)
Georgia L Irby
R1,200 Discovery Miles 12 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores Grahame's engagements with classical antiquity in The Wind in the Willows, including ancient epic, parody (Batrachomyomachia), and pastoral imagery. Irby demonstrates how subtle echoes - such as the structure into 12 books, arming scenes, epic catalogues, anabases and katabases, lying tales, Toad's "cleverness"-cumulatively suggest a link between The Wind in the Willows and classical literature. This study offers the first sustained treatment of classical allusions in The Wind in the Willows, considering the entire novel, not isolated scenes, building on existing scholarship to yield an interpretation through the lens of classical literature and its reception in Victorian and Edwardian England. This volume will provide a unique resource for students and scholars of classical reception and literature, as well as comparative literature, English literature, children's literature, gender studies, and Grahame's writing.

Greek Science of the Hellenistic Era - A Sourcebook (Hardcover): Georgia L.Irby- Massie, Paul T. Keyser Greek Science of the Hellenistic Era - A Sourcebook (Hardcover)
Georgia L.Irby- Massie, Paul T. Keyser
R2,606 Discovery Miles 26 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


Contents:
1. Introduction 2. Mathematics 3. Astronomy 4. Astrology 5. Geography 6. Mechanics 7. Optics 8. Hydrostatics and Pneumatics 9. Alchemy 10. Biology 11. Medicine 12. "Psychology"

Greek Science of the Hellenistic Era - A Sourcebook (Paperback, New): Georgia L.Irby- Massie, Paul T. Keyser Greek Science of the Hellenistic Era - A Sourcebook (Paperback, New)
Georgia L.Irby- Massie, Paul T. Keyser
R1,066 Discovery Miles 10 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


We all want to understand the world around us, and the ancient Greeks were the first to try and do so in a way we can properly call scientific. Their thought and writings laid the essential foundations for the revivals of science in medieval Baghdad and renaissance Europe. Now their work is accessible to all, with this invaluable introduction to c.100 scientific authors active from 320 BCE to 230 CE.
The book begins with an outline of a new socio-political model for the development and decline of Greek science, followed by eleven chapters that cover the main disciplines:
* the science which the Greeks saw as fundamental - mathematics
* astronomy
* astrology and geography
* mechanics
* optics and pneumatics
* the non-mathematical sciences of alchemy, biology, medicine and 'psychology'.
Each chapter contains an accessible introduction on the origins and development of the topic in question, and all the authors are set in context with brief biographies.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists - The Greek Tradition and its Many Heirs (Hardcover, New): Paul T. Keyser, Georgia... Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists - The Greek Tradition and its Many Heirs (Hardcover, New)
Paul T. Keyser, Georgia L.Irby- Massie
R7,832 Discovery Miles 78 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists is the first comprehensive English language work to provide a survey of all ancient natural science, from its beginnings through the end of Late Antiquity. A team of over 100 of the world's experts in the field have compiled this Encyclopedia, including entries which are not mentioned in any other reference work - resulting in a unique and hugely ambitious resource which will prove indispensable for anyone seeking the details of the history of ancient science. Additional features include a Glossary, Gazetteer, and Time-Line. The Glossary explains many Greek (or Latin) terms difficult to translate, whilst the Gazetteer describes the many locales from which scientists came. The Time-Line shows the rapid rise in the practice of science in the 5th century BCE and rapid decline after Hadrian, due to the centralization of Roman power, with consequent loss of a context within which science could flourish.

Conceptions of the Watery World in Greco-Roman Antiquity (Hardcover): Georgia L Irby Conceptions of the Watery World in Greco-Roman Antiquity (Hardcover)
Georgia L Irby
R2,774 Discovery Miles 27 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book explores ancient efforts to explain the scientific, philosophical, and spiritual aspects of water. From the ancient point of view, we investigate many questions including: How does water help shape the world? What is the nature of the ocean? What causes watery weather, including superstorms and snow? How does water affect health, as a vector of disease or of healing? What is the nature of deep-sea-creatures (including sea monsters)? What spiritual forces can protect those who must travel on water? This first complete study of water in the ancient imagination makes a major contribution to classics, geography, hydrology and the history of science alike. Water is an essential resource that affects every aspect of human life, and its metamorphic properties gave license to the ancient imagination to perceive watery phenomena as the product of visible and invisible forces. As such, it was a source of great curiosity for the Greeks and Romans who sought to control the natural world by understanding it, and who, despite technological limitations, asked interesting questions about the origins and characteristics of water and its influences on land, weather, and living creatures, both real and imagined.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists - The Greek Tradition and its Many Heirs (Paperback): Paul T. Keyser, Georgia... Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists - The Greek Tradition and its Many Heirs (Paperback)
Paul T. Keyser, Georgia L.Irby- Massie
R1,608 Discovery Miles 16 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists is the first comprehensive English language work to provide a survey of all ancient natural science, from its beginnings through the end of Late Antiquity. A team of over 100 of the world's experts in the field have compiled this Encyclopedia, including entries which are not mentioned in any other reference work - resulting in a unique and hugely ambitious resource which will prove indispensable for anyone seeking the details of the history of ancient science. Additional features include a Glossary, Gazetteer, and Time-Line. The Glossary explains many Greek (or Latin) terms difficult to translate, whilst the Gazetteer describes the many locales from which scientists came. The Time-Line shows the rapid rise in the practice of science in the 5th century BCE and rapid decline after Hadrian, due to the centralization of Roman power, with consequent loss of a context within which science could flourish.

Using and Conquering the Watery World in Greco-Roman Antiquity (Hardcover): Georgia L Irby Using and Conquering the Watery World in Greco-Roman Antiquity (Hardcover)
Georgia L Irby
R2,778 Discovery Miles 27 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume considers how Greco-Roman authorities manipulated water on the practical, technological, and political levels. Water was controlled and harnessed with legal oversight and civic infrastructure (e.g., aqueducts). Waterways were 'improved' and made accessible by harbors, canals, and lighthouses. The Mediterranean Sea and Outer Ocean (and numerous rivers) were mastered by navigation for warfare, exploration, settlement, maritime trade, and the exploitation of marine resources (such as fishing). These waterways were also a robust source of propaganda on coins, public monuments, and poetic encomia as governments vied to establish, maintain, or spread their identities and predominance. This first complete study of the ancient scientific and public engagement with water makes a major contribution to classics, geography, hydrology and the history of science alike. In the ancient Mediterranean Basin, water was a powerful tool of human endeavor, employed for industry, trade, hunting and fishing, and as an element in luxurious aesthetic installations (public and private fountains). The relationship was complex and pervasive, touching on every aspect of human life, from mundane acts of collecting water for the household, to private and public issues of comfort and health (latrines, sewers, baths), to the identity of the state writ large.

A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome - 2 Volume Set (Paperback): Georgia L Irby A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome - 2 Volume Set (Paperback)
Georgia L Irby
R1,258 Discovery Miles 12 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome beleuchtet diese Fachgebiete der Antike aus einer ganz neuen Perspektive und untersucht in 60 Kapiteln diese Disziplinen vielfaltig kritisch und aus technischer Sicht. - Erhaltlich als zweibandige Printausgabe oder als Online-Version. - Behandelt die Zeit ab 600 vor Christus, beinhaltet Kapitel zum spateren romischen Reich und den Jahrhunderten danach und diskutiert Ubergang und Rezeption der Ideen im Zeitalter der Renaissance. - Untersucht Schlusseldisziplinen, Konzepte und Entwicklungen der Wissenschaft, Technik und Medizin des Altertums vor dem Hintergrund historischer, kultureller und philosophischer Zusammenhange in der griechischen und romischen Gesellschaft. - Legt in Band 1 den Schwerpunkt auf die Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, in Band 2 auf kulturelle Anwendungen und interdisziplinare Themen.

A Little Latin Reader (English, Latin, Paperback, 2nd ed.): Mary C English, Georgia L Irby A Little Latin Reader (English, Latin, Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Mary C English, Georgia L Irby
R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Covering an extensive variety of grammatical constructions, A Little Latin Reader, Second Edition, is an ideal supplement for undergraduate courses in beginning and intermediate Latin. It presents vivid, unadapted passages, each two to ten lines in length, drawn from the poetry and prose of various Classical authors and from inscriptions. The selections are arranged according to the specific points of grammar and syntax that they demonstrate. By introducing unadapted Latin at the earliest stage of language instruction, A Little Latin Reader helps students transition more easily from beginning and intermediate Latin textbooks to authentic Latin prose and poetry. The second edition includes eighty-one new passages and two new appendices--A Basic Guide to Paleography and The Roman Calendar. FEATURES * Selections are annotated and arranged for maximum classroom flexibility * Brief introductions to each reading provide students with narrative context * Extensive vocabulary notes below each selection enable students to read entire passages without consulting a dictionary * Twelve extended prose and poetry passages serve as a challenge for advanced students and a preview of further Latin study * Appendices contain short biographies of the authors included in the text; guides to Latin meter and epigraphy; an index organized by theme; maps of locations associated with the readings; a basic guide to paleography; and The Roman Calendar * Latin texts include macrons that aid students in correct pronunciation and in the recognition of difficult forms

A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome - 2 Volume Set (Hardcover): Georgia L Irby A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome - 2 Volume Set (Hardcover)
Georgia L Irby
R7,687 Discovery Miles 76 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome brings a fresh perspective to the study of these disciplines in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives. Brings a fresh perspective to the study of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives Begins coverage in 600 BCE and includes sections on the later Roman Empire and beyond, featuring discussion of the transmission and reception of these ideas into the Renaissance Investigates key disciplines, concepts, and movements in ancient science, technology, and medicine within the historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society Organizes its content in two halves: the first focuses on mathematical and natural sciences; the second focuses on cultural applications and interdisciplinary themes 2 Volumes

A New Latin Primer (English, Latin, Paperback): Mary C English, Georgia L Irby A New Latin Primer (English, Latin, Paperback)
Mary C English, Georgia L Irby
R1,019 Discovery Miles 10 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Featuring a traditional, grammar-based approach, A New Latin Primer offers beginning students a solid overview of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. It provides concise, straightforward grammatical explanations and illustrates them with unadapted Latin examples so that students can learn from Roman authors how to employ the syntax under discussion. Each of the thirty-six lessons contains twelve short practice sentences along with fifteen passages of unadapted Latin from a wide variety of important classical and medieval authors: Catullus, Vergil, Horace, Ovid, Martial, Caesar, Cicero, Livy, Sallust, Tacitus, Augustus, Seneca, Pliny the Younger, Pliny the Elder, Augustine, Bede, inter alios. Explanatory notes and definitions of unfamiliar vocabulary appear immediately below the passages. All of the passages in a single lesson are tailored to one or two aspects of Roman culture or history, demonstrating how the study of Latin provides first-hand access to the texts that shape our understanding of the Roman world. Ideal for use in introductory courses, as a self-study volume, or as an intensive review, A New Latin Primer is accompanied by a Student Workbook and a Companion Website that contain a variety of drills, additional practice sentences, translation practice, and word games. An Instructor's Resource Manual is also available to adopters.

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