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Epic

Epic

  • Author: Conor Kostick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783789140259
  • Category:
  • Page: 365
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Epic

Epic

Form, Content, and History

  • Author: Frederick Turner
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 1412849446
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 377
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There is widespread belief that the world's religions contradict each other. It follows that if one religion is true, the others must be false-an assumptions that implies, and may actually create, religious strife. In Natural Religion, acclaimed poet; critic, and essayist Frederick Turner sets out to show that the natural world offers grounds for stating that all religions are, in some respect, true. This book explores syncretism, whereby all religions are seen as grasping the same strange and complex reality, but by very different means and handles. The idea that all religions are true raises a supervening question: if so, what must the real physical universe be like? Turner approaches these questions in terms of scientific inquiry. Book jacket.

Epic

Epic

Britain's Heroic Muse 1790-1910

  • Author: Herbert F. Tucker
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199232997
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 752
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Literary history has conventionally viewed Milton as the last real practitioner of the epic in English verse. Herbert Tucker's spirited book shows that the British tradition of epic poetry was unbroken from the French Revolution to World War I.

The Epic Gaze

The Epic Gaze

Vision, Gender and Narrative in Ancient Epic

  • Author: Helen Lovatt
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107016118
  • Category: History
  • Page: 414
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Re-envisions epic from Homer to Nonnus through theories of the gaze.

Frakturrisiko bei Frauen mit Osteoporose: Eine Datenanalyse der EPIC-Potsdam-Studie

Frakturrisiko bei Frauen mit Osteoporose: Eine Datenanalyse der EPIC-Potsdam-Studie

  • Author: Jae Hyong Sorgenfrei
  • Publisher: Diplomica Verlag
  • ISBN: 3959347731
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 128
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Die European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Potsdam-Studie (EPIC-Potsdam-Studie) ist Teil der großen mehr als 500.000 Studienteilnehmer in 23 Studienzentren aus 10 europäischen Ländern umfassenden internationalen, europaweiten, multizentrischen und prospektiven Kohortenstudie (EPIC-Studie) zur Untersuchung der Zusammenhänge zwischen Ernährung, Lebensstil- und Umweltfaktoren und dem Auftreten von Krebs und anderen chronischen Erkrankungen. Diese Studie bildet die Datengrundlage für die vorliegende Untersuchung. Neben Herzkreislauf- und bösartigen Erkrankungen gehört auch Osteoporose, welche häufig mit einem deutlich erhöhten Risiko für osteoporosebedingte Frakturen einhergehen kann, mit zu den bedeutsamsten chronischen Erkrankungen, die mit Ernährung, Lebensstil- und Umweltfaktoren zusammenhängen. Die Prävalenz der Osteoporose nimmt mit dem Alter zu und ist bei Frauen ab dem 50. Lebensjahr deutlich höher als bei Männern gleichen Alters. Angesichts der demographischen Entwicklung in Industrienationen mit Zunahme der Zahl älterer Menschen und der sich ungünstig ändernden Lebensgewohnheiten ist mittelfristig mit einer kontinuierlichen Steigerung der Prävalenz und Inzidenz der Osteoporose und osteoporosebedingten Frakturen zu rechnen. Im Rahmen der vorliegenden Untersuchung wurde auf der Grundlage der Daten der EPIC-Potsdam-Studie zum einen der Zusammenhang zwischen Selbstangaben von Osteoporose und dem Risiko für osteoporosebedingte Frakturen und zum anderen zwischen BUA-Werten und dem Risiko für osteoporosebedingte Frakturen untersucht. Dabei wurde das Frakturrisiko der Frauen fokussiert und Männer aus der vorliegenden Untersuchung ausgeschlossen, da die Inzidenz und Prävalenz der Osteoporose und osteoporosebedingter Frakturen und damit auch das Präventionspotential bei (älteren) Frauen deutlich höher ist als bei gleichaltrigen Männern.

Epic

Epic

  • Author: Paul Innes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415587387
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 173
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This student guidebook offers a clear introduction to an often complex and unwieldy area of literary studies. Tracing epic from its ancient and classical roots through postmodern and contemporary examples this volume discusses: a wide range of writers including Homer, Vergil, Ovid, Dante, Chaucer, Milton, Cervantes, Keats, Byron, Eliot, Walcott and Tolkien texts from poems, novels, children’s literature, tv, theatre and film themes and motifs such as romance, tragedy, religion, journeys and the supernatural. Offering new directions for the future and addressing the place of epic in both English-language texts and World Literature, this handy book takes you on a fascinating guided tour through the epic.

Epic

Epic

The Story God Is Telling

  • Author: John Eldredge
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1418566144
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 112
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Life, for most of us, feels like a movie we’ve arrived to forty minutes late. Sure, good things happen, sometimes beautiful things. But tragic things happen too. What does it mean? We find ourselves in the middle of a story that is sometimes wonderful, sometimes awful, usually a confusing mixture of both, and we haven’t a clue how to make sense of it all. No wonder we keep losing heart. We need to know the rest of the story. For when we were born, we were born into the midst of a great story begun before the dawn of time. A story of adventure, of risk and loss, heroism . . . and betrayal. A story where good is warring against evil, danger lurks around every corner, and glorious deeds wait to be done. Think of all those stories you’ve ever loved—there’s a reason they stirred your heart. They’ve been trying to tell you about the true Epic ever since you were young. There is a larger story And you have a crucial role to play.

The Epic of America

The Epic of America

  • Author: James Truslow Adams
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 141284701X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 433
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Originally published in 1931 by Little, Brown, and Company.

The Epic in Film

The Epic in Film

From Myth to Blockbuster

  • Author: Constantine Santas
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742555297
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 235
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Encourages us to wonder why critics have routinely dismissed the epic film. This work argues that blockbuster and artistic are not mutually exclusive terms and that epic film is an inherently profound genre in its ability to tap into a nation's dreams and fears.

Epic and Empire

Epic and Empire

Politics and Generic Form from Virgil to Milton

  • Author: David Quint,Professor David Quint
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691015200
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 433
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Alexander the Great, according to Plutarch, carried on his campaigns a copy of the Iliad, kept alongside a dagger; on a more pronounced ideological level, ancient Romans looked to the Aeneid as an argument for imperialism. In this major reinterpretation of epic poetry beginning with Virgil, David Quint explores the political context and meanings of key works in Western literature. He divides the history of the genre into two political traditions: the Virgilian epics of conquest and empire that take the victors' side (the Aeneid itself, Camoes's Lusíadas, Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata) and the countervailing epic of the defeated and of republican liberty (Lucan's Pharsalia, Ercilla's Araucana, and d'Aubigné's Les tragiques). These traditions produce opposing ideas of historical narrative: a linear, teleological narrative that belongs to the imperial conquerors, and an episodic and open-ended narrative identified with "romance," the story told of and by the defeated. Quint situates Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained within these rival traditions. He extends his political analysis to the scholarly revival of medieval epic in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and to Sergei Eisenstein's epic film, Alexander Nevsky. Attending both to the topical contexts of individual poems and to the larger historical development of the epic genre, Epic and Empire provides new models for exploring the relationship between ideology and literary form.

Epic Into Novel

Epic Into Novel

Henry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

  • Author: Henry Power
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198723873
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 232
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Epic into Novel looks at Henry Fielding's adaptation of classical epic in the context of what he called the 'Trade of . . . authoring'. Fielding was always keen to stress that his novels were modelled on classical literature. Equally, he was fascinated by--and wrote at length about--the fact that they were objects to be consumed. He recognised that he wrote in an age when an author had to consider himself 'as one who keeps a public Ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their Money.' In describing his work, he alludes both to Homeric epic and to contemporary cookery books. This tension in Fielding's work has gone unexplored, a tension between his commitment to a classical tradition and his immersion in a print culture in which books were consumable commodities. This interest in the place of the ancients in a world of consumerism was inherited from the previous generation of satirists. The 'Scriblerians'--among them Jonathan Swift, John Gay, and Alexander Pope--repeatedly suggest in their work that classical values are at odds with modern tastes and appetites. Fielding, who had idolised these writers as a young man, developed many of their satiric routines in his own writing. But Fielding broke from the Swift, Gay, and Pope in creating a version of epic designed to appeal to modern consumers. Henry Power provides new readings of works by Swift, Gay, and Pope, and of Fielding's major novels. He examines Fielding's engagement with various Scriblerian themes--primarily the consumption of literature, but also the professionalisation of scholarship, and the status of the author--and shows ultimately that Fielding broke with the Scriblerians in acknowledging and celebrating the influence of the marketplace on his work.

Roman Epic

Roman Epic

  • Author: Anthony J. Boyle
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134763247
  • Category: History
  • Page: 356
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Roman epic is both index and critique of the foundational culture of the western world. It is one of Europe's most persistent and determinant poetic modes. In this book distinguished Latinists examine the formation and evolution of Roman epic from its beginnings in the third century BC to the high Italian Renaissance. Featuring a variety of methodologies and approaches, it clarifies the literary importance and political and moral meaning of Roman epic.

Statius and Epic Games

Statius and Epic Games

Sport, Politics and Poetics in the Thebaid

  • Author: Helen Lovatt
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521847421
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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Offers a new reading of Statius' Thebaid through an examination of the games in Book 6.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141907185
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 128
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Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. Together they journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. When Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh's grief and fear of death are such that they lead him to undertake a quest for eternal life. A timeless tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure, The Epic of Gilgamesh is a landmark literary exploration of man's search for immortality.

The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic

The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic

  • Author: Jeffrey H. Tigay
  • Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780865165465
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 384
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Special Features- Aims to show how The Gilgamesh Epic developed from its earliest to its latest form- Systematic, step-by-step tracking of the stylistic, thematic, structural, and theological changes in The Gilgamesh Epic- Relation of changes to factors (geographical, political, religious, literary) that may have prompted them- Attempts to identify the sources (biographical, historical, literary, folkloric) of the epic's themes, and to suggest what may have been intended by use of these themes- Extensive bibliography- Indices

A Companion to Ancient Epic

A Companion to Ancient Epic

  • Author: John Miles Foley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405153040
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 696
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A Companion to Ancient Epic presents for the first time a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of ancient Near Eastern, Greek and Roman epic. It offers a multi-disciplinary discussion of both longstanding ideas and newer perspectives. A Companion to the Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman epic traditions Considers the interrelation between these different traditions Provides a balanced overview of longstanding ideas and newer perspectives in the study of epic Shows how scholarship over the last forty years has transformed the ways that we conceive of and understand the genre Covers recently introduced topics, such as the role of women, the history of reception, and comparison with living analogues from oral tradition The editor and contributors are leading scholars in the field Includes a detailed index of poems, poets, technical terms, and important figures and events

The Epic of Latin America

The Epic of Latin America

  • Author: John A. Crow
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520077232
  • Category: History
  • Page: 961
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Examines the history of Latin America, from the time of the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs to the present day

The Renewal of Epic

The Renewal of Epic

Responses to Homer in the Argonautica of Apollonius

  • Author: Virginia H. Knight
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004103863
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 335
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This work considers various modes of allusion to Homer in Apollonius' Argonautica, with particular reference to the poem's adaptation of recurrent scenes in Homer, the relationship of the Argonauts' voyage to Odysseus' wanderings and the treatment of the gods.

History and Warfare in Renaissance Epic

History and Warfare in Renaissance Epic

  • Author: Michael Murrin
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226554051
  • Category: History
  • Page: 387
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Although the Renaissance epic was the principal literary means of representing war in its time, modern readers of the epic often lack a basic understanding of the history of warfare. Michael Murrin here offers the first analysis to bring an understanding of both the history of literature and the history of warfare to the study of the epic. Analyzing English, Italian, and Iberian epics published between 1483 and 1610, Murrin focuses on particular aspects of warfare (cavalry clashes, old and new style sieges, the tactical use of the gun, naval warfare) and the responses to them by authors from Malory to Milton. Throughout, Murrin traces a parallel development in the art of war and in the epic as it emerged from the romance. Murrin demonstrates that with new technology and increasing levels of carnage, the practice of war gradually drifted from traditional epic modes. But before changes in warfare completely doomed the tradition in which the epic was rooted, this crisis provoked an unprecedented range of experiment which marks heroic narrative in the late Renaissance and ultimately led to the epic without war. A much-needed introduction to the neglected subject of warfare in epic literature, this work is an uncommonly wide-ranging exercise in comparative criticism that will appeal to historians and students of literature alike.

3 Minuten Zusammenfassung von Epic Content Marketing von Joe Pulizzi

3 Minuten Zusammenfassung von Epic Content Marketing von Joe Pulizzi

  • Author: thimblesofplenty
  • Publisher: thimblesofplenty
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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Thimblesofplenty ist eine Gruppe von Freunden, die zufällig auch Geschäftsleute und Bücherwürmer sind. Wir wollten zu halten mit den neuesten Geschäfts-Bücher, fand aber Zeit war ein Faktor. So wir haben die Arbeit geteilt und jeder von uns nahm ein Buch und es für die anderen zusammengefasst haben. Wir haben gedacht dass es eine gute Idee wäre, diese Zusammenfassungen mit Ihnen zu teilen. Für einen kleinen Preis und eine 3 Minuten Zeitaufwand unsere Zusammenfassungen bietet Ihnen einige der Weisheit aus dem Buch, einige Denkanstöße und hoffentlich den Anstoß, Zeit machen, das ganze Buch zu lesen!