Æsop's Fables in English and Latin, interlineary. [Edited by John Locke.] ... With sculptures by Aesop Summary
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Aesop's Fables by Aesop Summary
'The story goes that a sow who had delivered a whole litter of piglets loudly accosted a lioness. "How many children do you breed?" asked the sow. "I breed only one", said the lioness, "but it is very well bred!"' The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of prose and verse fables scattered throughout Greek and Roman literature. First published in English by Caxton in 1484, the fables and their morals continue to charm modern readers: who does not know the story of the tortoise and the hare, or the boy who cried wolf? This new translation is the first to represent all the main fable collections in ancient Latin and Greek, arranged according to the fables' contents and themes. It includes 600 fables, many of which come from sources never before translated into English. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Roger L'Estrange and the Making of Restoration Culture by Anne Dunan-Page,Beth Lynch Summary
Roger L'Estrange (1616-1704) was one of the most remarkable, significant and colourful figures in seventeenth-century England. This collection of essays by leading scholars of the period highlights the instrumental role he played in the shaping of the political, literary, and print cultures of the Restoration period. Taking an interdisciplinary approach the volume covers all the major aspects of his career, as well as situating them in their broader historical and literary context. By examining his career in this way the book offers insights that will prove of worth to political, social, religious and cultural historians, as well as those interested in seventeenth-century literary and book history.
History of the Graeco-Latin Fable by Francisco Rodríguez Adrados Summary
Spanning from Sumer to the present day few literary genres show greater continuity throughout their history than the fable. Historical evidence reaching as far back as Antiquity, supports the study of more than 500 works considered to be fables. This translation of the original Spanish, standard work on the fable, traces the history of the Graeco-Latin fable, investigates its origins, reconstructs lost collections from the Hellenistic Age, and establishes relationships between the fablist of the Imperial Age and the study of Medieval, Greek and Latin fables. Supplements at the end of each chapter have been added, giving information on a new bibliography and some new data, together with references to subsequent studies.
The Coming of the Book by Lucien Febvre,Henri-Jean Martin Summary
Books, and the printed word more generally, are aspects of modern life that are all too often taken for granted. Yet the emergence of the book was a process of immense historical importance and heralded the dawning of the epoch of modernity. In this much praised history of that process, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, as well as the study of modes of consciousness, to root the development of the printed word in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe.
The National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints by Library of Congress,American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries. National Union Catalog Subcommittee Summary
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Reformation and Latin Literature in Northern Europe by Inger Ekrem,Minna Skafte Jensen,Egil Kraggerud Summary
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Opening The Nursery Door by Mary Hilton,Morag Styles,Victor Watson Summary
Opening the Nursery Door is a fascinating collection of essays inspired by the discovery of a tiny archive: the nursery library of Jane Johnson 1707-1759, wife of a Lincolnshire vicar. It has captured the scholarly interest of social anthropologists, historians, literary scholars, educationalists and archivists as it has opened up a range of questions about the nature of childhood within English cultural life over three centuries: the texts written and read to children, the multifarious ways childhood has been considered, shaped and schooled through literacy practices, and the hitherto ignored role of women educators in early childhood across all classes.
History and Historiography of Linguistics by Hans-Josef Niederehe,E. F. K. Koerner Summary
This wide-ranging volume brings together a selection of papers dealing with the history of linguistics from Antiquity to the present and from various areas of the world. The volume is divided into nine sections and includes an index of names and an index of subjects. I. Generalia: Sylvain Auroux, Richard Baum, Volker Heeschen, Konrad Koerner, Joachim Mugdan. II. Antiquity: Talbot J. Taylor, Vivien Law, William E. McMahon, Haiim B. Rosen. III. Arabic Linguistics: William J. Jobling, Janusz Danecki, Kees Versteegh, Mohammed Sawaie. IV. The Middle Ages: Mark Amsler, Irene Rosier, Louis G. Kelly, Julio Cesar Santoyo, Mirko Tavoni. V. Renaissance: Claire Lecointre, Pierre Lardet, Manuel Breva-Claramonte, Olga Koutna, Douglas A. Kibbee, Claudio Marazzini, Hans-Dieter Paufler. VI. The 17th Century: Aldo Scaglione, Jana Privratska, Joseph L. Subbiondo, Wendy Ayres-Bennett, Annie Boone. VII. The 18th Century: Rudiger Schreyer, Robert S. Leventhal, Klaus D. Dutz, Olga Pombo, Ramon Sarmiento, Herbert Ernst Brekle, Werner Bahner, Michel Trousson, Jean-Claude Choul, Gerda Haîler, Brigitte Schlieben-Lange. VIII. The 19th Century: Joachim Gessinger, Maria Tsiapera, Manfred Kohrt, Hartmut Schmidt, Ulrich Ricken, Joan Leopold, T. Craig Christy, Joanna Radwanska Williams, Pierre Swiggers & Willy van Hoecke, Simone Delesalle, Michel Pierrard, Jacques-Philippe Saint-Gerard, Jan Noordegraaf, Gerhard Schlimpert, Ronald Lotsch, Tiborc Fazekas, Elke Nowak. IX. The 20th Century: Brigitte Nerlich, John Hewson, Simon Bouquet, Julie Andresen, W. Terrence Gordon, William Cowan.
Literature & the Learner by Frances S. Goforth Summary
As a genre text, not an anthology, this text teaches students about literature forms and discusses ways of using literature in the classroom. It is used to give students the background they need to evaluate, select, and use children's literature in their own teaching. A database of current literature is provided with the text and will be updated annually.
Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History by Early Book Society Summary
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The Library and Reading of Jonathan Swift by Dirk Friedrich Passmann,Heinz J. Vienken Summary
The library of Jonathan Swift was sold by auction after his death in 1745. Fortunately, there is the auction catalogue, printed in 1746, so we know most of the books Swift owned at the time of his death. The catalogue lists a total of 657 lots. Earlier in his life, Swift had formed a habit of drawing up lists of the books he had read or owned. The first extant, of his reading, dates from 1697/1698, when he was employed by his mentor Sir William Temple. Another inventory of books he owned, Swift compiled in 1715, Although the sale catalogue was published in facsimile by Harold Williams as Dean Swift's Library (Cambridge, 1932), and the 1715 inventory twice (by T.P. LeFanu in 1927 and by William LeFanu in 1988), a thorough and minute description of the volumes in Swift's library has not bee undertaken so far. The first part of this handbook, in four volumes, concentrates on the library proper. All individual books are described with a full collational formula, the complete contents, and remarks on the history and transmission of the text, on the life of the author, and on the significance of his writings for a late seventeenth- or early eighteenth-century reader. In order to provide a contemporary assessment of an author's status in Swift's day, the reader always finds a transcription of the relevant entry from the English translation (in two bulky volumes) of Moreri's The Great Historical, Geographical and Poetical Dictionary (1694), a work also on Swift's shelves. Swift's own copies have been Consulted whenever their exact locations are known in European and North American libraries. Moreover, most marginalia and inscriptions have been scrupulously consulted and checked against existingprinted versions. They are also fully transcribed. Where Swift is known to have quoted from, referred to or alluded to an author, all identified passages in Swift's writings are presented and discussed. Swift may have consulted many works in the libraries of his friend Thomas Sheridan or of Sir William Temple. Therefore, volume IV contains a transcript of the sale catalogue of Sheridan's library (1739) and a tentative list of Temple's library, reconstructed from references in Temple's works and secondary sources. In volume IV, the reader will find an index of references to Swift's works that enables him to consult this handbook when using the current standard editions of the Dean's poems, prose and correspondence.
Aesop for Children by Aesop Summary
This edition, with 114 color illustrations, was first published in 1919. According to Wikipedia: "Aesop (ca. 620-564 BC), known for the genre of fables ascribed to him, was by tradition born a slave and was a contemporary of Croesus and Solon in the mid-sixth century BC in ancient Greece... The body of work identified as Aesop's Fables was transmitted by a series of later authors writing in both Greek and Latin. Demetrius of Phalerum (ca. 350-ca. 280 BC) made a collection in ten books, probably in prose (Lopson Aisopeion sunagogai) for the use of orators, which has been lost. Next appeared an edition in elegiac verse, cited by the Suda, but the author's name is unknown. Phaedrus, a freedman of Augustus, rendered the fables into Latin. Babrius turned the fables into Greek choliambics in the earlier part of the 3rd century A.D. Another 3rd century author, Titianus, rendered the fables in prose, now lost. Avianus (of uncertain date, perhaps the 4th century) translated 42 of the fables into Latin elegiacs. The 4th century grammarian Dositheus Magister also made a collection of Aesop's Fables, now lost. Aesop's Fables continued to be revised and translated through the ensuing centuries, with the addition of material from other cultures, so that the fables known today in some cases bear little relation to the original fables of Aesop. With a surge in scholarly interest in Aesop and Aesopic fable beginning toward the end of the 20th century, some attempt has been made to determine the nature and content of the very earliest fables which may be most closely linked to the historic Aesop... Milo Winter (August 7, 1888 – August 15, 1956) was a well known book illustrator, who produced works for editions of Aesop's Fables, Arabian Nights, Alice in Wonderland, Gulliver's Travels, Tanglewood Tales (1913) and others. He was born in Princeton, Illinois and trained at Chicago’s School of the Art Institute. He lived in Chicago until the early 1950s, when he moved to New York City. From 1947 to 1949, he was the art editor of Childcraft books and from 1949, was the art editor in the film strip division of Silver Burdett Company."
Be Merry and Wise by Brian Alderson,Felix de Marez Oyens Summary
When did someone decide that books might be written and published for child readers? Originating from an exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, this bibliographical study focuses on the child as the audience for books in the English language. The authors show how certain creative talents, driven by a sense of purpose, or a wish to make some money, attempted to appeal directly to children, and how the publishing industry came to realise that this audience might constitute a profitable market. As well as plotting the chronological development of children's book publishing, the authors also show how publishers adapted their strategies to exploit this new market. Sweetness and light did not prevail everywhere, but even in some of the most forbidding examples presented here there was a commercial optimism that both merriment and wisdom might be happily combined, within the pages of children's literature.
Relatio Itineris in Marilandiam by Andrew White,Barbara Lawatsch-Boomgaarden,Jozef IJsewijn Summary
This lively chronicle in a bilingual edition details the characters, settings and events of the 17th-century expedition resulting in the founding of the Maryland colony. It is a significant document in the classical tradition of the English colonies in North America.
Aesop's Fables by John E. Keller,L. Clark Keating Summary
In 1489 Johan Hurus printed the first collection of fables in Spain, Lavida del Ysopetconsusfabulas hystoriadas. Illustrated with nearly 200 woodcuts, this work quickly became the most-read book in Spain, beloved of both children and adults. Reprinted many times in the next three centuries and carried to the New World, it brought to Spanish letters a cornucopia of Aesopic fables, oriental apologues, and folktales that were borrowed by such writers as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, and especially the fabulists Iriarte and Samaniego. John Keller and Clark Keating now present the first English translation of this important literary work. The Latin and German lineage of La vida was significant, for it placed Spain in the mainstream of European fable lore. The highly fictitious life of Aesop, the misshapen Greek slave who reached the highest social level, contributed to the development of medieval romance and the picaresque novel. The book is thus important to students of comparative literature, literary history, and the development of the Spanish language. Of equal value are the woodcuts, which depict the daily life of medieval Europe and contribute to a better understanding of fifteenth-century art history, bookmaking, natural history, and the visualization of narrative. La vida del Ysopet thus constitutes one of the finest concordances of text and illustration in European literary history.
Fables from the Nouvelles Poésies by John Metz,Jean de La Fontaine Summary
The Fables of La Fontaine enjoyed universal success from their first appearance in 1668. Fifty years later a collection of songs was published in Paris based on some of these tales set to vaudeville tunes and other simple airs. For th is new edition of these unknown settings the author has written an extensive historical introduction, translated all the texts into English, and provided invaluable suggestions on performance practice. A delightful and witty addition to the concert repertory.
British Museum Catalogue of Printed Books by British Museum. Department of Printed Books Summary
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The Complete Fables by Aesop Summary
Aesop was probably a prisoner of war, sold into slavery in the early sixth century BC, who represented his masters in court and negotiations, and relied on animal stories to put across his key points. All these fables, full of humour, insight and savage wit, as well as many fascinating glimpses of ordinary life, have now been brought together for the first time in this definitive and fully annotated modern edition.
The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life by Gordon Lindsay Campbell Summary
The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life is the first comprehensive guide to animals in the ancient world, encompassing all aspects of the topic by featuring authoritative chapters on 33 topics by leading scholars in their fields. Both the realities and the more theoretical aspects of the treatment of animals in ancient times are covered in chapters which explore the domestication of animals, animal husbandry, animals as pets, Aesop'sFables, and animals in classical art and comedy, all of which closely examine the nature of human-animal interaction.
A History of Harrow School, 1324-1991 by Christopher Tyerman Summary
"Avoiding polemic or apologia, this new history of Harrow, the first for over half a century, and the first to be based on unfettered access to the school and governors' archives, investigates the school's governors, masters, pupils, finances, social position, and curriculum, within the context of shifting political, cultural, and educational circumstances. It is a contribution to the social history of Britain as well as a critical study of a famous school. Unusually for school histories, this book, supported by a full academic apparatus of source references, frankly confronts the school's failings as well as its successes; its financial, educational, and sexual scandals as openly as its well-publicized eminence as the school of Byron, Churchill (and six other British prime ministers), and Nehru."--BOOK JACKET.