The Laughter of Aphrodite

"One of the best novels set in the Classical world."—Gore Vidal

Author: Peter Green

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520203402

Category: Fiction

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"One of the best novels set in the Classical world."—Gore Vidal
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The Laughter of Aphrodite

Peter Green recreates the life and times of the Greek lyric poet Sappho in this beautifully conceived, sharply detailed work of historical imagination.

Author: Peter Green

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ISBN: OCLC:709987927

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Laughter of Aphrodite

"The spiritual and intellectual journey of a feminst theologian from Christianity to the goddess."--Cover.

Author: Carol P. Christ

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: UOM:39015011675595

Category: Aphrodite (Greek deity)

Page: 238

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"The spiritual and intellectual journey of a feminst theologian from Christianity to the goddess."--Cover.
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Alexander to Actium

A meticulous analysis of Hellenistic culture spanning three centuries, from the death of Alexander the Great in 325 B.C. Green surveys every significant aspect of Hellenistic cultural development in this colorful, complex period that will ...

Author: Peter Green

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520083493

Category: History

Page: 970

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A meticulous analysis of Hellenistic culture spanning three centuries, from the death of Alexander the Great in 325 B.C. Green surveys every significant aspect of Hellenistic cultural development in this colorful, complex period that will fascinate all readers. 217 illustrations, 30 maps.
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Harvard Studies in Classical Philology

Thus we get the laughter and the mocking speech , again in Aphrodite's mouth . Here too the poem plays with the topos of Eros triumphant : Aphrodite is amused to see her son for once overcome — and this time by such an insignificant foe ...

Author: R. J. Tarrant

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067437939X

Category: Literary Criticism

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From Women s Experience to Feminist Theology

Christ , Laughter of Aphrodite , p . 75 . Christ , Laughter of Aphrodite , p . 74. ' The Phenomenology of Anger ' comes from Diving into the Wreck , p . 165 . 3. Christ , Laughter of Aphrodite , p . 74 . 4. Christ .

Author: Linda Hogan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850755205

Category: Social Science

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What are the implications of adopting a primacy-of-praxis position in feminist theology? How can we respect the diversity of women's experience while retaining it as a useful analytic category? Do these twin resources of women's experience and praxis together imply that feminist theology is ultimately relativist? Through an analysis of the work of some of today's key feminist theologians - Christian, Womanist and post-Christian-the author considers these and other central methodological questions. This work examines the origins and development of the categories of women's experience and praxis and argues that the adoption of these resources ought to result in a hermeneutic of difference and a reluctance to claim a normative theory for feminist theology.
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Classical Bearings

In a collection of sixteen literary and historical essays, classics scholar Peter Green covers a wide range of subjects--from the mysteries of the Delphic Oracle to Victorian pederasty--and reveals his serious concern that we are losing the ...

Author: Peter Green

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520208110

Category: History

Page: 328

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In a collection of sixteen literary and historical essays, classics scholar Peter Green covers a wide range of subjects--from the mysteries of the Delphic Oracle to Victorian pederasty--and reveals his serious concern that we are losing the legacy of antiquity through the corrosive methodologies of modern academic criticism.
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Gender and Judaism

She laughs, and the next patriarch is named in association with her laughter. ... a journey to the Goddess," which is the subtitle of her book Laughter of Aphrodite, writes self-reflexively about "Gavriel's laughter" entering her bones.

Author: Tamar Rudavsky

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814774533

Category: Religion

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Every morning Jewish men offering their prayers to God in the traditional manner include the line Blessed are you Lord our God, King of the universe who has not made me a woman. Regardless of one's interpretation of this line, it is an inescapable fact that traditional Judaism views women and men and their places within Judaism quite differently. But Judaism is not a static religion. It has always been influenced by changes in its surrounding environment. Throughout history, issues of gender have both influenced and been influenced by classical and modern Jewish perspectives. This transformation continues today, as feminist thinkers attempt to discover how modern women fit into Jewish thought and practice. Is halakhah gender inclusive? How do conceptualizations of the Jewish home effect Jewish women's identities? What is the relation between the experiences of historical Jewish women and the roles of their present day sisters? How have changing gender roles affected the identity of the Jewish male? In this groundbreaking anthology, twenty scholars seek to address these and other questions. Among the many subjects covered are: gender boundaries in Kabbalah; images of Jewish masculinity; the challenge of women's rabbinic leadership; Jewish feminist theory; rabbinic responses to wife-beating; Orthodox women in the modern world; and patriarchy, Judaism, and Nazism in German feminist thought.
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Understanding Theories of Religion

“All of a sudden,” Christ interjects, “I heard what I can only describe as the laughter of Aphrodite.” Like Brown in her Vodou ecstasies, Christ voyages out of the mundane world: The sound was clear and vivid. I heard Aphrodite saying ...

Author: Ivan Strenski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118457726

Category: Religion

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Featuring comprehensive updates and additions, the second edition of Understanding Theories of Religion explores the development of major theories of religion through the works of classic and contemporary figures. • A new edition of this introductory text exploring the core methods and theorists in religion, spanning the sixteenth-century through to the latest theoretical trends • Features an entirely new section covering religion and postmodernism; race, sex, and gender; and religion and postcolonialism • Examines the development of religious theories through the work of classic and contemporary figures from the history of anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology • Reveals how the study of religion evolved in response to great cultural conflicts and major historical events • Student-friendly features include chapter introductions and summaries, biographical vignettes, a timeline, a glossary, and many other learning aids
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Callimachus and His Critics

49 (of a boastful laugh by Aphrodite). A less obvious case is Iliad xxi. 508, where Zeus smiles at Artemis when she complains to him about being ill-treated by Hera. But while it is true enough that Zeus is treating Artemis “the way any ...

Author: Alan Cameron

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400887422

Category: Literary Criticism

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Callimachus has usually been seen as the archetypal ivory-tower poet, the epitome if not the inventor of the concept of art for art's sake, author of erudite works written to be read in book form by fellow poets and scholars. Abundant evidence, much of it assembled here for the first time, suggests a very different story: a world of civic festivals rather than books and libraries, a world in which poetry and poets played a central and public role. In the course of the argument, Cameron casts fresh light on the lives, dates, works, and interrelationships of most of the other leading poets of the age. Another axiom of modern scholarship is that the object of Callimachus's literary polemic was epic. Yet Cameron shows that the thriving school of epic poets celebrating the wars of Hellenistic kings that has so dominated modern study simply never existed. Elegy was the fashionable genre of the age, and the bone of contention between Callimachus and his rivals (all fellow elegists) was the nature of elegiac narrative. A final chapter sketches some of the implications of this revised view of Callimachus and his world for the interpretation of Roman, especially Augustan, poetry. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite

49 jöö yeXovijaaoo: the Sweet laughter which accompanies Aphrodite's boasting resembles the vanity of the laughter of Paris as he boasts over the wounded Diomedes at Il. 11.378–96 &é pud Aa jöö yeadagas ék Aóxov dutijömoe kai eixópwevos ...

Author: Andrew Faulkner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191553425

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, which tells of the seduction of the shepherd Anchises by the love-goddess Aphrodite, has long been recognized as a masterpiece of early Western literature. This edition is designed as a reference tool to aid scholars and students in their study of the poem. The introduction and commentary deal with points of language appropriate to the specialist or student of Greek, but also with matters of literary interpretation of interest to the non-specialist reader.
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Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography

Aphrodite, the god- dess of love, was even called the “lover of laughter.” In the Iliad, the gods laugh heartily upon seeing Hephaestus (Vulcan), the god of fire and metalworking, limping around the palace to pour them ...

Author: Helene E. Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787935

Category: History

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Theocritus A Selection

92 Daphnis ' silence , broken only after Aphrodite's final provocation , marks him as a tragic figure . tós : i.e. ... 94 The change of refrain marks the arrival of Aphrodite , Daphnis ' ' enemy ' . ... The laughter of Aphrodite may ...

Author: Theocritus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052157420X

Category: History

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Text of eight poems by the third-century BC Greek poet Theocritus with introduction and substantial commentary.
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The Greco Persian Wars

Peter Green brilliantly retells this historic conflict, evoking events the whole dramatic sweep of the events that the Persian offensive set in motion. 16 illustrations. 12 maps. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Author: Peter Green

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520203136

Category: History

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Green provides accounts of both Persian and Greek strategies which are both clear and persuasive. He displays everyday details regarding the lives of soldiers, statesmen, and ordinary citizens
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The Argonautika

The Argonautika, the only surviving epic of the Hellenistic era, is a retelling of the tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece, probably the oldest extant Greek myth.

Author: Apollonios Rhodios

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520912128

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Argonautika, the only surviving epic of the Hellenistic era, is a retelling of the tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece, probably the oldest extant Greek myth. Jason, a young prince, is sent on a perilous expedition but comes through various ordeals with the aid of the king's daughter, Medeia, winning the golden fleece and carrying off Medeia herself. He is a very modern figure, not at all Achillean: almost an anti-hero. Along the way, the story incorporates vivid accounts of early exploration and colonizing ventures. Peter Green's lively, readable verse translation captures the swift narrative movement of Apollonios's epic Greek. Apollonios Rhodios (c. 305-235 B.C.), the author of the Argonautika, was appointed Chief Librarian in the legendary library at Alexandria around 265 B.C. His first draft of this poem, composed when he was a very young man, drew scornful reactions from the literati of the day, Kallimachos in particular, who thought epic passé and long poems vulgar. Apollonios withdrew to the maritime island of Rhodes (his work is notable for its nautical expertise), where he hammered out the text as we know it today, returning to eventual success in the city that had rejected him. The compromise that resulted is a fascinating combination of age-old myth and modern treatment that produces a gripping and unforgettable narrative. Peter Green has translated this renowned poem with skill and wit, offering a refreshing interpretation of a timeless story. The cloth edition of the Argonautika includes Peter Green's lively and incisive commentary, the first on all four books since Mooney's in 1912. While clarifying text and background, the commentary takes full advantage throughout of the recent upsurge of scholarly interest in Apollonios. Alternate spelling: Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius
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Laughter Humor and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy

If so, we should not expect later Platonists to have anything to say about divine laughter—except, perhaps, ... Aphrodite is repeatedly described as smile loving (φιλομ(μ)ειδής).40 But Zeus, Hera, Athena, and Calypso also smile.

Author: Pierre Destrée

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190460549

Category: Philosophy

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"Ancient philosophers were very interested in the themes of laughter, humor and comedy. They theorized about laughter and its causes, moralized about the appropriate uses of humor and what it is appropriate to laugh at, and wrote treaties on comedic composition. Further, they were often merciless in ridiculing their opponents' positions, often borrowing comedic devices and techniques from comic poetry and drama to do so. The volume is organized around three themes that were important for ancient philosophers: the psychology of laughter, the ethical and social norms governing laughter and humor. and the philosophical uses of humor and comedic technique"--
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Religion in America Since 1945

29 Christ herself believed that the Greek goddess Aphrodite had been one manifestation of the Great Goddess, and her book The Laughter of Aphrodite (1987) described her visits to Greece, in which she tried to locate the ancient sites of ...

Author: Patrick Allitt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509312

Category: Religion

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Moving far beyond the realm of traditional "church history," Patrick Allitt here offers a vigorous and erudite survey of the broad canvas of American religion since World War II. Identifying the major trends and telling moments within major denominations and also in less formal religious movements, he asks how these religious groups have shaped, and been shaped by, some of the most important and divisive issues and events of the last half century: the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, feminism and the sexual revolution, abortion rights, the antinuclear and environmentalist movements, and many others. Allitt argues that the boundaries between religious and political discourse have become increasingly blurred in the last fifty years. Having been divided along denominational lines in the early postwar period, religious Americans had come by the 1980s to be divided along political lines instead, as they grappled with the challenges of modernity and secularism. Partly because of this politicization, and partly because of the growing influence of Asian, Latino, and other ethnic groups, the United States is anomalous among the Western industrialized nations, as church membership and religious affiliation generally increased during this period. Religion in America Since 1945 is a masterful analysis of this dynamism and diversity and an ideal starting point for any exploration of the contemporary religious scene.
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Collected Poems Volume One

They wept with laughter! And Aphrodite, she, With keener mockery than white Artemis Who smiled aloof, drew nigh him unabashed In all her blinding beauty. Carelessly, As o'er the brute brows of a stallèd ox Across that sooty muzzle and ...

Author: Alfred Noyes

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664625113

Category: Poetry

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"Collected Poems: Volume One" by Alfred Noyes. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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Delphi Works of H Rider Haggard Illustrated

Thus the time went by till at length fell the blow and I — for all my wisdom — never heard Aphrodite laughing behind her veil. Nor indeed did Noot, but then he was an old man, who, as I drew out of him, save those of his mother, ...

Author: H. Rider Haggard

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781908909442

Category: Fiction

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One of the greatest adventure story writers of all time, H. Rider Haggard’s novels have entertained readers for over a hundred years. This comprehensive eBook offers readers all of the FICTIONAL works that are in the US public domain, as well as the usual Delphi bonus texts. (Version 2) Features: * concise introductions to the novels and other works * ALL 50 novels in the US public domain, almost the complete works * each novel has its own contents table * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Victorian texts * the complete short stories, including rare works often missed out of collections * many images relating to Haggard’s life, works, places and film adaptations * EVEN includes special ALLAN QUATERMAIN and AYESHA series contents tables * features a selected non-fiction section, including Haggard’s very first book * includes both volumes of Haggard’s autobiography– explore the writer’s adventurous life! * includes the rare bonus story PRINCE: ANOTHER LION, first time in digital print * scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Haggard’s immense oeuvre * UPDATED with complete text of MORNING STAR Please note: due to US copyright laws, seven later novels cannot appear in this volume. However, once they enter the US public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free upgrade for all of our customers. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse our range of titles CONTENTS: Allan Quatermain Series Ayesha Series The Umslopogaas Series The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation Series The Novels DAWN THE WITCH’S HEAD KING SOLOMON’S MINES SHE JESS ALLAN QUATERMAIN MR MEESON’S WILL MAIWA’S REVENGE COLONEL QUARITCH, V.C. CLEOPATRA ALLAN'S WIFE BEATRICE THE WORLD’S DESIRE ERIC BRIGHTEYES NADA THE LILY MONTEZUMA’S DAUGHTER THE PEOPLE OF THE MIST JOAN HASTE HEART OF THE WORLD THE WIZARD DR THERNE SWALLOW: A TALE OF THE GREAT TREK ELISSA BLACK HEART AND WHITE HEART LYSBETH PEARL-MAIDEN STELLA FREGELIUS THE BRETHREN AYESHA: THE RETURN OF SHE THE WAY OF THE SPIRIT BENITA: AN AFRICAN ROMANCE FAIR MARGARET THE GHOST KINGS THE YELLOW GOD THE LADY OF BLOSSHOLME MORNING STAR QUEEN SHEBA’S RING RED EVE MARIE CHILD OF STORM THE WANDERER’S NECKLACE THE HOLY FLOWER THE IVORY CHILD FINISHED LOVE ETERNAL MOON OF ISRAEL WHEN THE WORLD SHOOK THE ANCIENT ALLAN SHE AND ALLAN THE VIRGIN OF THE SUN The Short Stories ALLAN THE HUNTER A TALE OF THREE LIONS PRINCE: ANOTHER LION HUNTER QUATERMAIN’S STORY LONG ODDS SMITH AND THE PHAROAHS MAGEPA THE BUCK THE BLUE CURTAINS LITTLE FLOWER ONLY A DREAM BARBARA WHO CAME BACK THE MAHATMA AND THE HARE Selected Non-Fiction CETYWAYO AND HIS WHITE NEIGHBORS A WINTER PILGRIMAGE The Biography THE DAYS OF MY LIFE Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse our range of complete works titles
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