Written in the third century bc in Alexandria, this is the only full surviving account of Jason's legendary quest for the Golden Fleece. Chronicling a journey that sees jason and his crew traverse perilous seas, and confront the lure of the Sirens' song, negotiate the treacherous Cyanean Rocks, The Voyage of Argo is a masterful depiction of distinctly human heroism and betrayal caused by love.
The Sacred Pipe: Black Elk's Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux The Civilization of the American Indian Series Book 36University of Oklahoma Press #ad - The sacred pipe, published as volume thirty-six in the Civilization of the American Indian Series, will be greeted enthusiastically by students of comparative religion, philosophers, historians, ethnologists, and everyone interested in American Indian life. Then they will realize that we Indians know the One true God, and that we pray to Him continually.
Black elk was the only qualified priest of the older Oglala Sioux still living when The Sacred Pipe was written. Shortly before his death in august, and through this book in which i shall explain what our pipe really is, when he was the "keeper of the sacred pipe, peace may come to those peoples who can understand, 1950, " he said, "It is my prayer that, through our sacred pipe, and understanding which must be of the heart and not of the head alone.
The Sacred Pipe: Black Elk's Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux The Civilization of the American Indian Series Book 36 #ad - Beginning with the story of white buffalo cow woman's first visit to the Sioux to give them the sacred pip~, which were disclosed, Black Elk describes and discusses the details and meanings of the seven rites, one by one, to the Sioux through visions. This is his book: he gave it orally to joseph Epes Brown during the latter's eight month's residence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where Black Elk lived.
He takes the reader through the sun dance, the purification rite, " and other rites, the "keeping of the soul, showing how the Sioux have come to terms with God and nature and their fellow men through a rare spirit of sacrifice and determination. The wakan mysteries of the siouan peoples have been a subject of interest and study by explorers and scholars from the period of earliest contact between whites and Indians in North America, but Black Elk's account is without doubt the most highly developed on this religion and cosmography.
Black elk of the sioux has been recognized as one of the truly remarkable men of his time in the matter of religious belief and practice.
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Written in the third century B. C. Its engagement with traditions of science, astronomy and medicine, with its combination of the fantastical and the real, winged heroes, this epic story of one of the most beloved heroes of Greek mythology, and a magical vessel that speaks, is truly without parallel in classical or contemporary Greek literature and is now available in an accessible and engaging translation.
Jason and the Argonauts Penguin Classics #ad - For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. The first new penguin classics translation of the argonautica since the 1950sNow in a riveting new verse translation, Jason and the Argonauts also known as the Argonautica is the only surviving full account of Jason’s voyage on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece aided by the sorceress princess Medea.
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Greek tragedies, ” translated by elizabeth wyckoff; and euripides’s “hippolytus, ” translated by david grene; sophocles’s “Oedipus the King, ” translated by David Grene; Sophocles’s “Antigone, ” translated by Richmond Lattimore; Aeschylus’s “Prometheus Bound, Volume I contains Aeschylus’s “Agamemnon, ” translated by David Grene.
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In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life. Under the expert management of eminent classicists david grene and Richmond Lattimore, poetic immediacy, Sophocles, those translations combined accuracy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations.
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Translated by sir samuel garth, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, John Dryden, William Congreve. . The metamorphoses" is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid, considered his magnum opus.
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This special annotated edition includes new, comprehensive commentary and notes by Joseph D. These are some of the most famous roman myths as you've never read them before—sensuous, audacious—from the fall of Troy to birth of the minotaur, dangerously witty, and many others that only appear in the Metamorphoses.
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