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The Tyro s Greek and English Lexicon Or a Compendium in English of the Lexicons of Damm Sturze Schleusner Schweigh user Second Edition

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Star Invasions Compendium 2

Author : José Anastasis
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This ebook contains adult material and sexual situations and is not suitable for minors. THIS IS NOT an invite to erotica or porn. It’s just a warning to parents to keep grown-up matters at grown-up levels away from children. I know you are busy—we’re all busy! Consequently for your convenience this is a shorter version of “Star Invasions” split into two halves at a cost savings, Compendium-1, and Compendium-2. Many worlds have mysteries about their origins, this world is no different. In the beginning a crash destroys the alien crew’s spaceship of 675—the mere 50 that survive must learn to adapt to primitive levels or perish on this strange forsaken planet. The leader that emerges develops a rational, less emotional demeanor that must lead his marooned people under life-threatening circumstances. The obvious genre to put "Star Invasions" in would be Sci-Fi; yet, "Star Invasions" is so much more. It’s...“A cunningly crafted plot with characters that leap right off the page as fully formed personalities.” Even it's: "An edgy, mysterious Sci-Fi adventure with non-stop action..." —DOES NOT do it justice... The actual story narrative crosses into many genres, including Political Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Suspense, Mystery, & others; that might morph into a trilogy. “Books that try to transcend boundaries and genres are ambitious but generally a bit of a let down, and in my experience a good synopsis rarely lives up to the expectation. However Star Invasions proved to be everything I hoped it would be and more.” Star Invasions deals with five essential fledgling nations and potentially two hundred years of their history as depicted by individual characters with parallels to a certain planet—except for a nation of aliens, including a reversal of a famous Civil War. “Star Invasions” inspired one anonymous reader to evaluate this new literary work in this fashion: “Mysterious, captivating and suspenseful. I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. Wonderful and magical story!” A series of preliminary geo-political map outlines of this world are uploaded at the Page Star Invasions Maps on Facebook; organized into a photo album, along with book cover pics, and planet landscape vistas.

The Masnavi of Rumi Book Two

Author : Jalaloddin Rumi
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Jalaloddin Rumi's Masnavi-ye Ma'navi, or 'Spiritual Couplets', composed in the 13th Century, is a monumental work of poetry in the Sufi tradition of Islamic mysticism. For centuries before his love poetry became a literary phenomenon in the West, Rumi's Masnavi had been revered in the Islamic world as its greatest mystical text. Drawing upon a vast array of characters, stories and fables, and deeply versed in spiritual teaching, it takes us on a profound and playful journey of discovery along the path of divine love, toward its ultimate goal of union with the source of all Truth. In Book Two of the Masnavi, the second of six volumes, we travel with Rumi toward an understanding of the deeper truth and reality, beyond the limits of the self. Alan Williams's authoritative new translation is rendered in highly readable blank verse and includes the original Persian text for reference. True to the spirit of Rumi's poem, this new translation establishes the Masnavi as one of the world's great literary achievements for a global readership. Translated with an introduction, notes and analysis by Alan Williams and including the Persian text edited by Mohammad Este'lami.

The Fables of Phaedrus

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Animal fables are said to have originated with Aesop, a semilegendary Samian slave, but the earliest surviving record of the fables comes from the Latin poet Phaedrus, who introduced the new genre to Latin literature. This verse translation of The Fables is the first in English in more than two hundred years. In addition to the familiar animal fables, about a quarter of the book includes such diverse material as prologues and epilogues, historical anecdotes, short stories, enlarged proverbs and sayings, comic episodes and folk wisdom, and many incidental glimpses of Greek and Roman life in the classical period. The Fables also sheds light on the personal history of Phaedrus, who seems to have been an educated slave, eventually granted his freedom by the emperor Augustus. Phaedrus' style is lively, clean, and sparse, though not at the cost of all detail and elaboration. It serves well as a vehicle for his two avowed purposes—to entertain and to give wise counsel for the conduct of life. Like all fabulists, Phaedrus was a moralist, albeit on a modest and popular level. An excellent introduction by P. F. Widdows provides information about Phaedrus, the history of The Fables, the metric style of the original and of this translation, and something of the place of these fables in Western folklore. The translation is done in a free version of Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse, a form used by W. H. Auden and chosen here to match the popular tone of Phaedrus' Latin verse.

Walker s Hibernian Magazine Or Compendium of Entertaining Knowledge

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Refiguring La Fontaine

Author : Anne Lynn Birberick
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Reprint of an internationally praised collection of essays by a team of cutting-edge La Fontaine scholars.

Theoretical Practical Theology Volume 2 Faith in the Triune God

Author : Petrus Van Mastricht
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Petrus van Mastricht’s Theoretical and Practical Theology presents one of the most comprehensive methods of treating Christian doctrine. In it, Mastricht treats every theological topic according to a four-part approach: exegetical, dogmatic, elenctic, and practical. As a body of divinity, it combines a rigorous, scholastic treatment of doctrine with the pastoral aim of preparing people to live for God through Christ. Students and pastors will find it a valuable model for moving from the text of Scripture to doctrinal formulation that will edify the people of God. Volume 2, Faith in the Triune God , delivers a thorough treatment of the doctrine of God. Mastricht begins his consideration of theology proper with a substantial chapter on saving faith, reminding readers that contemplating God apart from true faith will fall short of the salvation of their soul. Mastricht then discusses the subject of God in three main divisions. First, he treats the existence of God and our knowledge of him. Second, he discusses the divine essence as it is revealed through the names and attributes of God. Third, Mastricht carefully details the Trinitarian nature of the one God who subsists in three persons.

The Pleasant Nights

Author : Don Beecher
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Renowned today for his contribution to the rise of the modern European fairy tale, Giovan Francesco Straparola (c. 1480–c. 1557) is particularly known for his dazzling anthology The Pleasant Nights. Originally published in Venice in 1550 and 1553, this collection features seventy-three folk stories, fables, jests, and pseudo-histories, including nine tales we might now designate for ‘mature readers’ and seventeen proto-fairy tales. Nearly all of these stories, including classics such as ‘Puss in Boots,’ made their first ever appearance in this collection; together, the tales comprise one of the most varied and engaging Renaissance miscellanies ever produced. Its appeal sustained it through twenty-six editions in the first sixty years. This full critical edition of The Pleasant Nights presents these stories in English for the first time in over a century. The text takes its inspiration from the celebrated Waters translation, which is entirely revised here to render it both more faithful to the original and more sparkishly idiomatic than ever before. The stories are accompanied by a rich sampling of illustrations, including originals from nineteenth-century English and French versions of the text. As a comprehensive critical and historical edition, these volumes contain far more information on the stories than can be found in any existing studies, literary histories, or Italian editions of the work. Donald Beecher provides a lengthy introduction discussing Straparola as an author, the nature of fairy tales and their passage through oral culture, and how this phenomenon provides a new reservoir of stories for literary adaptation. Moreover, the stories all feature extensive commentaries analysing not only their themes but also their fascinating provenances, drawing on thousands of analogue tales going back to ancient Sanskrit, Persian, and Arabic stories. Immensely entertaining and readable, The Pleasant Nights will appeal to anyone interested in fairy tales, ancient stories, and folk creations. Such readers will also enjoy Beecher’s academically solid and erudite commentaries, which unfold in a manner as light and amusing as the stories themselves.

The Anthropology of Wisdom Literature

Author : Wanda Ostrowska Kaufmann
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This unusual book examines definitions of the fable, apologue, parable, moral tale, etc. The author applies methodologies used by archaeologists in the study of artifacts to the study of literature.

Access to Western Esotericism

Author : Antoine Faivre
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This is the first systematic treatment of esotericism to appear in English. Here is also a historical survey, beginning with the Alexandrean Period, of the various esoteric currents such as Christian Kabbalah, Theosophy, Alchemy, Rosicrucianism, and Hermeticism. Common characteristics of these currents are the notion of universal interdependency and the experience of spiritual transformation. The author establishes a rigorous methodology; provides clarifying definitions of such key terms as “gnosis,” “theosophy,” “occultism,” and “Hermeticism;” and offers analysis of contemporary esotericism based on three distinct pathways. The second half of the book presents a series of studies on several important figures, works, and movements in Western esotericism—studies devoted to some of the most characteristic and illuminating aspects that this form of thought has taken, such as theosophical speculations on androgyny, rosicrucian literature, and Masonic symbolism. The book is completed by a rich and selective Bibliography conceived as a means of orientation and a tool for research.

A Catalogue of the Library of an Eminent Divine Deceased and Several Valuable Collections of Books Recently Purchased Now Selling for Ready Money Remarkably Cheap by Shepperson and Reynolds Booksellers No 137 Oxford Street

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Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution

Author : Ann Hughes
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This is the first comprehensive study of Gangraena, an intemperate anti-sectarian polemic written by a London Presbyterian Thomas Edwards and published in three parts in 1646. These books, which bitterly opposed any moves to religious toleration, were the most notorious and widely debated texts in a Revolution in which print was crucial to political moblization. They have been equally important to later scholars who have continued the lively debate over the value ofGangraena as a source for the ideas and movements its author condemned. This study includes a thorough assessment of the usefulness of Edwards's work as a historical source, but goes beyond this to provide a wide-ranging discussion of the importance of Gangraena in its own right as a lively work of propaganda,crucial to Presbyterian campaigning in the mid-1640s.Contemporary and later readings of this complex text are traced through a variety of methods, literary and historical, with discussions of printed responses, annotations and citation. Hughes's work thus provides a vivid and convincing picture of revolutionary London and a reappraisal of the nature of 1640s Presbyterianism, too often dismissed as conservative. Drawing on the newer histories of the book and of reading, Hughes explores the influence of Edwards's distasteful but compellingbook.

Encyclopedia of Fable

Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
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Entries include authors, titles, sources, characters, and subcultures of fables, exemplary tales, and storytelling.

The Foreign Quarterly Review

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Transmitting and Circulating the Late Antique and Byzantine Worlds

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Transmitting and Circulating the Late Antique and Byzantine Worlds seeks to be a crucial contribution to the history of medieval connectedness.

The New and Complete American Encyclopedia

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The London Catalogue of Books Published in Great Britain

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Fables of Modernity

Author : Laura Brown
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Fables of Modernity expands the territory for cultural and literary criticism by introducing the concept of the cultural fable. Laura Brown shows how cultural fables arise from material practices in eighteenth-century England. These fables, the author says, reveal the eighteenth-century origins of modernity and its connection with two related paradigms of difference—the woman and the "native" or non-European. The collective narratives that Brown finds in the print culture of the period engage such prominent phenomena as the city sewer, trade and shipping, the stock market, the commercial printing industry, the "native" visitor to London, and the household pet. In connecting imagination and history through the category of the cultural fable, Brown illuminates the nature of modern experience in the growing metropolitan centers, the national consequences of global expansion, the volatility of credit, the transforming effects of capital, and the domestic consequences of colonialism and slavery.

The London catalogue of books MDCCCXIV compiled by W Bent on large paper cm 22

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The London Catalogue of Books with Their Sizes and Prices angl

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