Literature of the Western World: v. 1

Literature of the Western World: v. 1 : The Ancient World Through the Renaissance

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For surveys of World Literature or Literature of the Western World in departments of English, Comparative Literature. The most comprehensive, best-selling anthology of its kind, this two-volume survey allows students and instructors to choose among the most important canonical and less-familiar texts of the Western literary tradition in Europe and the Americas. It offers complete texts whenever possible, uses the best translations of foreign-language material, and, when appropriate, presents more than one text by each author. It provides extensive analytic and explanatory apparatus, including detailed historical and biographical notes and introductions to six literary periods.
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  • Paperback | 2384 pages
  • 157.48 x 223.52 x 68.58mm | 1,814.36g
  • Longman Inc
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 013018666X
  • 9780130186669

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This first volume of a two-volume survey allows students and instructors to choose among the most important canonical and less familiar texts of the Western literary tradition in Europe and the Americas.

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Prentice Hall's exclusive Companion Website(TM) that accompanies both volumes of Literature of the Western World offers tools and support that make it easy for students and instructors to integrate this online study guide with the text. This site is a comprehensive resource that is organized according to the chapters within the text and features a variety of learning and teaching modules:

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(NOTE: *New to this edition.)Volume I: The Ancient World Through the Renaissance THE ANCIENT WORLD. Gilgamesh. The Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) King James Version: Genesis. Job. Psalms. Homer: from The Iliad. The Odyssey. *Aesop: Fables. Aeschylus: The Oresteia. Agamemnon. The Libation Bearers. The Eumenides. Sophocles: Oedipus the King. Antigone. Euripides: Medea. *Helen. Aristophanes: Lysistrata. Virgil: from The Aeneid. Ovid: from Amores. Heroides. Metamorphoses. The New Testament (King James Version): from The Gospel According to Saint Matthew. Greek and Latin Lyric Poetry. Sappho: Poems.*Pindar: First Olympian Ode.*Theocritus: Idyll 1: Song of Thyrsis.Catullus: Poems.*Horace: Odes, Book 1.*Propertius: Elegies. Book I, no. 6: "I Am No Ordinary Coward". Book II, no. 15: "No Man More Blest!". Book III, no. 16: "Midnight, and a Letter Comes to Me". Book IV, no. 7: "A Ghost Is Someone". Cultural Texts of the Ancient World. *Plato: from The Republic and The Apology.Aristotle, from Nicomachean Ethics and Poetics.Herodotus: from The History.Thucydides: from The Peloponnesian War.Livy: from The History of Rome.Marcus Aurelius: from Meditations. THE MIDDLE AGES. From The Koran. *The Cattle Raid of Cooley: Exile of the Sons of Uisliu. *Hrafnkel the Priest of Frey. Marie de France: Lais. from *Fables. *Renard the Fox: from Renard the Fox.* Dante Alighieri: The Divine Comedy. *The Thousand and One Nights: The Story of Sindbad the Sailor. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Geoffrey Chaucer: from The Canterbury Tales. Christine de Pizan: from The Book of the City of Ladies. Everyman. Cultural Texts of the Middle Ages. *John of Salisbury: from Polycraticus.Pope Eugene III: General Summons to a Crusade.Usamah Ibn-Munqidh: from Memoirs.Andreas Capellanus: from The Art of Courtly Love.Giraldus Cambrensis: from The Topography of Ireland.Saint Francis of Assisi: The Canticle of the Sun.Roger Bacon: from Opus Majus.Saint Thomas Aquinas: from Summa Contra Gentiles.Pope Boniface VIII: The Bull "Unum Sanctum."The Goodman of Paris": from The Goodman of Paris. THE RENAISSANCE. Francis Petrarch: Rhymes. Giovanni Boccaccio: The Decameron. Marguerite de Navarre: The Heptameron. Michel de Montaigne: Essays: Of Cannibals, From Apology for Raymond Sebond. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Don Quixote. *William Shakespeare: The Tempest. John Milton: Paradise Lost. Renaissance Lyric Poetry. Garcilaso de la Vega: Your Face Is Written in My Soul. While There Is Still the Color of a Rose...Santa Teresa de Jesus: If, Lord, Thy Love for Me Is Strong. Let Nothing Disturb Thee.Joachim Du Bellay: Regrets, XXXI. From a Winnower of Wheat to the Winds.Pierre de Ronsard: To Cassandre. On the Death of Marie. To Helene. Sonnet to an Unnamed Person.Fray Luis de Leon: Ode to Francisco Salins. The Life of the Blessed. At the Ascension. The Assumption of the Virgin.San Juan de la Cruz: One Dismal Night. O Living Flame of Love. I Entered Where I Did Not Know. A Shepherd, Young and Mournful, Grieves Alone. I Know Full Well the Water's Flowing Power.Edmund Spenser: Epithalamion.Luis de Gongora: A Rose. A Nightingale. The Spring. Soar High, My Love. Life's Greatest Misery. Allegory of the Brevity of Things Human. The Rosemary Spray.Bartolome Leonardo do Argensola: I Must Confess, Don Juan. Mary Magdalene.Lope de Vega: The Good Shepherd. Tomorrow. At Dawn the Virgin Is Born. Ice and Fires Contend with My Child. Where Are You Going, Maiden? A Little Carol of the Virgin. A Sonnet All of a Sudden.Michael Drayton: How Many Paltry, Foolish Painted Things. Since There's No Help.William Shakespeare: Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day. Sonnet 30: When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought. Sonnet 64: When I Have Seen by Time's Fell Hand Defaced. Sonnet 73: That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold. Sonnet 116: Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds. Sonnet 129: The Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame. Sonnet 130: My Mistress' Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun. Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made of Truth.Thomas Campion: I Care Not for These Ladies. Follow Your Saint.John Donne: The Good-Morrow. Song: Go, and Catch a Falling Star. The Canonization. The Funeral. The Flea. A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning. Love's Diet. Elegy XIX: To His Mistress Going to Bed. Holy Sonnets. A Hymn to God the Father.Robert Herrick: To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time. To Daffodils.John Milton: On the Late Massacre in Piedmont. When I Consider How My Light Is Spent.Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: On Her Portrait. This Evening When I Spoke to You. Elusive Shadow of My Substance, Stay. Verses Against the Inconsequence of Men's Tastes and Strictures. Cultural Texts of the Renaissance. *Giovanni Pico della Mirandola: from Oration on the Dignity of Man.Desiderius Erasmus: from In Praise of Folly.Niccolo Machiavelli: from The Prince.Nicholas Copernicus: from The Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres.Baldassare Castiglione: from The Book of the Courtier.Martin Luther: from The Ninety-Five Theses.
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