William Roberts, Gregoire Turgeon's About Language: A Reader for Writers PDF

By William Roberts, Gregoire Turgeon

ISBN-10: 0395874637

ISBN-13: 9780395874639

The authors of approximately Language motivate scholars to take advantage of language extra responsibly of their personal writing. greater than 70 studying decisions disguise a extensive variety of matters, together with cultural range, censorship, and gender. powerful help is supplied by way of a gap bankruptcy at the writing strategy; annotated desk of contents; bankruptcy introductions; choice headnotes, research questions and writing assignments; end-of-chapter writing assignments and study actions; and a thesaurus of language and rhetorical phrases.

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In the history of the human mind' which 'makes possible a new kind of sympathy between fellow human beings, that kind which we justly are accustomed to associate with Christianity' (pp. The cardinal instance occurs in the abject contrition confessed by the lover (Amores, i 7)-after he has administered beating to his lady. Ovid possessed a refined and delicate sensibility, a gift of sympathetic understanding often perceptible behind the gloss, the glitter, and the a R eview of H. Friinkel, Ovid; A Poet between Two Worlds (Sather Classical Lectures, vol.

The knight in his career may 'hurry towards inferior procuratorships': but he does not stop there. In fact, a large number of Prefects of the Guard or of Egypt belong to senatorial families or are related to them. One need not quote magnates like L. Seius Strabo or his son: there are also persons of consequence such as C. LS 8759 c), whose wife Funisulana Vettulla is surely the sister or daughter of an eminent consular of the time of Dornitian (cf. ILS 1005). So much for the careers of officers in the Guard.

Professor Durry, however, in this admirable history of the Praetorian Guard exhortS his readers to tum aside from certain dramatic and well-known episodes, to contemplate instead with a quiet and even benevolent eye the normal existence of this useful and necessary institution. There were long periods in which the Guard displayed exemplary conduct--and lost to scandal is lost to history. There were occasions when it followed the Emperor to war and served with disciplined valour beside the legions on the frontiers of empire.

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