The Persian Boy

A Novel of Alexander the Great: A Virago Modern Classic
Author: Mary Renault
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405526211
Category: Fiction
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The Persian Boy traces the last years of Alexander's life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas. Abducted and gelded as a boy, Bagoas is sold as a courtesan to King Darius of Persia, but finds freedom with Alexander the Great after the Macedon army conquers his homeland. Their relationship sustains Alexander as he weathers assassination plots, the demands of two foreign wives, a sometimes mutinous army, and his own ferocious temper. After Alexander's mysterious death, we are left wondering if this Persian boy understood the great warrior and his ambitions better than anyone.

The Novels of Alexander the Great

Fire from Heaven, The Persian Boy, and Funeral Games
Author: Mary Renault
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480433373
Category: Fiction
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A New York Times–bestselling trilogy about the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and its leader from an author hailed by Hilary Mantel as “a shining light.” Fire from Heaven is a gripping account of the formative years of Alexander’s life. The story tells of his complex relationship with his parents; of his two great bonds—to his horse, Oxhead, and to his dearest friend and eventual lover, Hephaistion—and of the army he commands when he is barely an adult. Coming of age during the battles for southern Greece, Alexander the Great first takes someone’s life at age twelve and swiftly eliminates his rivals as soon as he comes to power, emerging in this novel as a captivating and complex figure. The iconic Persian Boy centers on the Macedon king as seen through the eyes of his lover and most faithful attendant, the eunuch Bagoas. When Bagoas is very young, his father is murdered and he is sold as a slave to King Darius of Persia. Then, when Alexander conquers the land, he is given Bagoas as a gift, and the boy is besotted. This passion comes at a time when much is at stake—Alexander has two wives, conflicts are ablaze, and plots on his life abound. The result is a riveting account of a great conqueror’s years of triumph and, ultimately, heartbreak. In Funeral Games, a bloody struggle for power rages after the death ofAlexander, leaving an empire that extends from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River. The power players include Ptolemy, two father-son teams, and a cadre of influential women—not least of whom is Eurydike, whose plan is to marry Alexander’s disabled brother, Arridaios. Brimming with outsize personalities, brazen plots, and a sweeping sense of history, Funeral Games brings to vivid life the world of Alexander the Great, and the seismic tumult in the wake of his death. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author. “Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us.” —Hilary Mantel

THE PERSIAN BOY MARY RENAULT


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Das Gegenteil von Einsamkeit


Author: Marina Keegan
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104033331
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Meisterhafte Stories voller Lebenslust Wenige Tage nach ihrem Yale-Abschluss starb Marina Keegan bei einem Autounfall. Sie war ein Ausnahmetalent, das der Welt brillante Texte voller Lebenslust hinterließ. Selbstbewusst und authentisch schrieb sie über Themen, die sie wie viele junge Erwachsene beschäftigten: Liebe, Lust, Eifersucht, Selbstzweifel, Geborgenheit, Ablehnung, Familie und Zukunft. Marina Keegans Stories und Essays vereinen schwerelosen, sensiblen und mitreißenden Optimismus mit ungeheurer literarischer Reife: hoffnungsvoll, wild und melancholisch. Man liest sich atemlos, lachend und mit Tränen in den Augen durch das ganze fulminante Buch.

The Ladies' Wreath


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Category: American literature
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Insel zweier Welten

Roman
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 364107567X
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Zwei Menschen, die sich finden. Zwei Welten, die aufeinanderprallen Nordamerika, 1660 – auf einer kleinen Insel, die heute Martha‘s Vineyard heißt: die 12-jährige Bethia wächst in einer puritanischen Siedlung auf. Ihr Vater ist Prediger, ein strenger Mann, dessen Mission es ist, seinen Glauben auf das Eiland vor Cape Cod zu bringen, das sich die englischen Siedler mit den Wampanoag-Indianern teilen. Doch Bethia fühlt sich fast magisch angezogen von diesen Fremden, die sie oft heimlich auf ihren Streifzügen durch die wilde Natur der Insel beobachtet. Eines Tages trifft sie auf Caleb, den Sohn eines Häuptlings. Auch er ist fasziniert von dem Mädchen mit den blauen Augen und dem wachen Verstand. Die beiden knüpfen ein zartes Band. Doch als sie heranwachsen, kommt der Moment, an dem sie gezwungen werden, für ihre Freundschaft und für ihren Platz im Leben zu kämpfen ...

Gendering Classicism

The Ancient World in Twentieth-Century Women's Historical Fiction
Author: Ruth Hoberman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791433355
Category: History
Page: 199
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Gendering Classicism explores the intersection of feminism, historical fiction, and modernism through the work of six writers, all of whom wrote historical novels set in ancient Greece or Rome: Naomi Mitchison, Mary Butts, Laura Riding, Phyllis Bentley, Bryher, and Mary Renault. As women gained access to higher education in the late nineteenth century, they gained access also to the classical learning that had for so long demarcated and legitimated the British ruling classes. Steeped in misogyny, the classical tradition presented educated women with a massive project: the recasting of that tradition in terms that acknowledged the existence of women - as historical agents and interpreters of the historical past.

Nicht ohne meine Tochter


Author: Betty Mahmoody,William Hoffer
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404611300
Category: Fiction
Page: 543
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Die Autorin, von ihrem persischen Ehemann in Teheran festgehalten, hätte fliehen können, ihre Tochter aber sollte sie zurücklassen...

The Shadow of Ararat

Book One of 'The Oath of Empire'
Author: Thomas Harlan
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429974958
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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In what would be A.D. 600 in our history, the Empire still stands, supported by the Legions and Thaumaturges of Rome. Now the Emperor of the West, the Augustus Galen Atreus, will come to the aid of the Emperor of the East, the Augustus Heraclius, to lift the siege of Constantinople and carry a great war to the very doorstep of the Shahanshah of Persia. It is a war that will be fought with armies both conventional and magical, with bright swords and the darkest necromancy. Against this richly detailed canvas of alternate history and military strategy, Thomas Harlan sets the intricate and moving stories of four people. Dwyrin MacDonald is a Hibernian student at a school for sorcerers in Upper Egypt, until he runs afoul of powerful political interests and is sent off half-trained to the Legions. His teacher, Ahmet,undertakes to follow Dwyrin and aid him, but Ahmet is drawn into service with the queen of Palmeyra. Thyatis is a young female warrior, extensively trained by her patron in the arts of covert warfare. And Maxian Atreus is Galens youngest brother, a physician and sorcerer. He has discovered that an enemy of Rome has placed a dreadful curse on the City, which must be broken before Rome can triumph. Woven with rich detail youd expect from a first-rate historical novel, while through it runs yarns of magic and shimmering glamours that carry you deeply into your most fantastic dreams At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Key to Arnold's practical introduction to the Greek Accidence. Ed. 4. 1847


Author: William SPECIALL
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Practical introduction to Greek accidence


Author: Thomas Kerchever Arnold
Publisher: N.A
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Category: Greek language
Page: 152
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Warrior of Rome I: Fire in the East

Fire in the East
Author: Harry Sidebottom
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141952288
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Warrior of Rome I: Fire in the East is Harry Sidebottom's historical debut. The year is AD 255 - the Roman Imperium is stretched to breaking point, its authority and might challenged along every border. The greatest threat lies in Persia to the east, where the massing forces of the Sassanid Empire loom with fiery menace. There the isolated Roman citadel of Arete awaits inevitable invasion. One man is sent to marshal the defences and shore up crumbling walls. A man whose name itself means war: a man called Ballista. Alone, Ballista is called to muster the forces and the courage to stand first and to stand hard against the greatest enemy ever to confront the Imperium. This is part one of Warrior of Rome: an epic of empire, of heroes, of treachery, of courage, and most of all, a story of brutal bloody warfare. Dr Harry Sidebottom is a leading authority on ancient warfare - he applies his knowledge with a spectacular flair for sheer explosive action and knuckle-whitening drama. Fans of Bernard Cornwell will love Sidebottom's recreation of the ancient world. Praise for Harry Sidebottom: 'Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship' The Times 'The best sort of red-blooded historical fiction' Andrew Taylor, author of The American Boy Dr. Harry Sidebottom is Fellow of St Benets Hall, and Lecturer at Lincoln College, Oxford - where he specializes in ancient warfare and classical art.

Travels and Adventures in the Persian Provinces on the Southern Banks of the Caspian Sea. (etc.)


Author: James Baillie Fraser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Iran
Page: 377
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Alexander the Great


Author: EPUB 2-3
Publisher: Infobase Learning
ISBN: 1438147996
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CHBiographies

The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars AD 363-628


Author: Geoffrey Greatrex,Samuel N. C. Lieu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134756461
Category: History
Page: 408
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Late Antiquity was an eventful period on the eastern frontier of the Roman empire. From the failure of the Emperor Julian's invasion of Persia in 363 AD to the overwhelming victory of the Emperor Heraclius in 628, the Romans and Persians were engaged in almost constant conflict. This book, sequel to the volume covering the years 226-363 AD, provides translations of key texts on relations between the opposing sides, taken from a wide range of sources. Many have never before been available in a modern language, and all are fully set in context with expert commentary and extensive annotation. For more information please visit the author's supplementary website at http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~greatrex/ref.html

Handbook of the English Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries


Author: Christoph Reinfandt
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110369486
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 613
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The Handbook systematically charts the trajectory of the English novel from its emergence as the foremost literary genre in the early twentieth century to its early twenty-first century status of eccentric eminence in new media environments. Systematic chapters address ̒The English Novel as a Distinctly Modern Genreʼ, ̒The Novel in the Economy’, ̒Genres’, ̒Gender’ (performativity, masculinities, feminism, queer), and ̒The Burden of Representationʼ (class and ethnicity). Extended contextualized close readings of more than twenty key texts from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1899) to Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island (2015) supplement the systematic approach and encourage future research by providing overviews of reception and theoretical perspectives.

Die Tochter der Wälder

Roman
Author: Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426435195
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
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»Du wirst herausfinden, was zu tun ist, Tochter der Wälder – durch Verrat und Verlust und durch viele Prüfungen ...« Im 9. Jahrhundert nach Christus müssen die keltischen Fürsten ihr Land gegen den Ansturm der Briten verteidigen. Fern der Schlachtfelder wächst Sorcha als jüngste Tochter der Herren von Sevenwaters auf. Das behütete Leben findet ein jähes Ende als ein Fluch ihre sechs Brüder trifft. Sorcha ist die Einzige, die sie retten kann – doch dafür muss sie mehr aufgeben als sie sich jemals hätte vorstellen können ... Der erste Band der bezaubernden Erfolgsserie von Juliet Marillier! Alle Romane der magischen Sevenwaters-Saga in der Reihenfolge ihres Erscheinens: »Die Tochter der Wälder«, »Der Sohn der Schatten«, »Das Kind der Stürme« und »Die Erben von Sevenwaters«. Begeisterte Leserstimmen: »Ein rundum wundervolles Buch von einer brillianten Autorin!« »Man liebt und leidet mit den Protagonisten mit - und bei einigen Stellen kamen mir sogar die Tränen vor Rührung.« »Wer noch etwas von seiner Liebe zu Märchen aus der Kindheit ins Erwachsensein hinübergerettet hat, wird von diesem zauberhaften Roman begeistert sein. Unbedingt lesenswert!« »Von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite gelingt es Juliet Marillier den Leser zu fesseln. Man kann sich perfekt in die Charaktere hineinversetzten; fühlt, freut und leidet mit ihnen.«

General report on public instruction in the North western Provinces. [Continued as] Report on state of popular education. [Continued as] Report on progress of education


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