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A New Sublime Piero Boitani

A New Sublime par Piero Boitani

A New Sublime Piero Boitani

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(Re)discover the timeless beauty of ancient literature

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A New Sublime: Ten Timeless Lessons on the Classics Piero Boitani

[It] will move you across the globe and back in time. - Library Journal Europa Compass series - new format and covers For the readers of Mary Beard and Bethany Hughes (Re)discover the timeless beauty of ancient literature The classics never exhaust what they have to say. Informed by this belief, linguistic expert Piero Boitani invites the reader to explore the wisdom of the works of literature underpinning Western culture, and highlights their profound and sometimes surprising connection to the present. The themes explored in this book are as wide-ranging as they are enduringly relevant. They include the Iliad's depiction of power and war, as well as its invocation of compassion as one of the necessary foundations of society; the Odyssey as the world's first novel; Lucretius and the way he transformed Greek scientific thought into sublime poetry; Virgil's celebration of the history of Rome, from small village to world capital, as well as Tacitus' denunciation of the imperialistic nature of Roman power; and Ovid's Metamorphoses-a poem about incessant change the first postmodern classic.

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A remarkable book. The stories collected by Boitani, written centuries ago, still speak to us. -- Corrado Augias * La Repubblica *

À propos de Piero Boitani

Piero Boitani is one of Italy's most renowned philologists and literary critics. An expert on ancient myths, medievalist, and a Dante scholar, he is currently Professor of Comparative Literature at the Sapienza University in Rome. Ann Goldstein is one of the most accomplished translators from the Italian working today. Best known for her translations of Elena Ferrante's oeuvre, she has also brought to Anglo-Saxon readers novels by Primo Levi, Pierpaolo Pasolini, Alessandro Baricco and other classic and contemporary Italian writers.

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A New Sublime: Ten Timeless Lessons on the Classics Piero Boitani
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