Living With A Dead Language

Living With A Dead Language

Living With A Dead Language

“A delightful mix of grammar and growth, words and wonder.” – The Washington Post An entertaining exploration of the richness and relevance of the Latin language and literature, and an inspiring account of finding renewed purpose through learning something new and challenging After thirty-five years as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country. Bored, aimless, and lost in the woods, she hoped to challenge her restless, word-loving brain by beginning a serious study of Latin at local colleges. As she begins to make sense of Latin grammar and syntax, her studies open unexpected windows into her own life. The louche poetry of Catullus calls up her early days in 1970s New York, Lucretius elucidates her intractable drivenness and her attraction to Buddhism, while Ovid’s verse conjures a delightful dimension to the flora and fauna that surround her. Women in Roman history, and an ancient tomb inscription give her new understanding and empathy for her tragic, long deceased mother. Finally, Virgil reconciles her to her new life—no longer an urban exile, but a rustic scholar, writer and teacher. Along the way, she meets an impassioned cast of characters: professors, students and classicists outside of academia who keep Latin very much alive. Written with humor, heart, and an infectious enthusiasm for words, Patty’s book is an object lesson in how learning and literature can transform the past and lead to an unexpected future.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ann Patty
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-06-14
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781101980248


The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

25th Anniversary Edition Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Sogyal Rinpoche
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-02-29
Total Pages : 464 Pages
ISBN : 9781448116959


The Lake Of Dead Languages

The Lake Of Dead Languages

“A gothic and elegant page-turner.”—The Boston Globe Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson fled the Heart Lake School for Girls in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. The week before her graduation, in that sheltered wonderland, three lives were taken, all victims of suicide. Only Jane was left to carry the burden of a mystery that has stayed hidden in the depths of Heart Lake for more than two decades. Now Jane has returned to the school as a Latin teacher, recently separated and hoping to make a fresh start with her young daughter. But ominous messages from the past dredge up forgotten memories. And young, troubled girls are beginning to die again–as piece by piece the shattering truth slowly floats to the surface. . . .

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Carol Goodman
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2005-12-27
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9780345490919


Long Live Latin

Long Live Latin

Latin has given us so much, from Virgil's Aeneid to Ovid's Metamorphoses, from some of the world's most enduring stories to the words we use everyday. And yet we call it dead. Oxford academic Nicola Gardini argues the case for its vitality and value, offering a personal and passionate defence of its beauty and future. From ancient writers we can learn about such vital aspects of life as love, purpose, eloquence, beauty and loss. These lessons from the past can illuminate our present, and Gardini encourages us to dig to the roots of our own language to consider how Latin has influenced the ways in which we communicate, think and live today. A timely reminder that not everything needs to be 'leveraged', 'optimised' or 'efficient' - some things enrich our lives by simply being part of them.A formidable mix of history, memoir and criticism, this is a beautiful love letter to one language that ultimately celebrates the vital power of all literature.

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Author : Nicola Gardini
Publisher :
Release : 2020-09-03
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 1781259402


Lectures On The Science Of Language

Lectures On The Science Of Language

Reproduction of the original: Lectures on the Science of Language by Max Muller

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Max Muller
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2020-08-05
Total Pages : 220 Pages
ISBN : 9783752414165


How Dead Languages Work

How Dead Languages Work

What could Greek poets or Roman historians say in their own language that would be lost in translation? After all, different languages have different personalities, and this is especially clear with languages of the ancient and medieval world. This volume celebrates six such languages - Ancient Greek, Latin, Old English, Sanskrit, Old Irish, and Biblical Hebrew - by first introducing readers to their most distinctive features, then showing how these linguistic traits play out in short excerpts from actual ancient texts. It explores, for instance, how Homer's Greek shows signs of oral composition, how Horace achieves striking poetic effects through interlaced word order in his Latin, and how the poet of Beowulf attains remarkable intensity of expression through the resources of Old English. But these are languages that have shared connections as well. Readers will see how the Sanskrit of the Rig Veda uses words that come from roots found also in English, how turns of phrase characteristic of the Hebrew Bible found their way into English, and that even as unusual a language as Old Irish still builds on common Indo-European linguistic patterns. Very few people have the opportunity to learn these languages, and they can often seem mysterious and inaccessible: drawing on a lucid and engaging writing style and with the aid of clear English translations throughout, this book aims to give all readers, whether scholars, students, or interested novices, an aesthetic appreciation of just how rich and varied they are.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Coulter H. George
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-04-05
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780192594143


Multilingual Metal Music

Multilingual Metal Music

This multi-disciplinary book explores the textual analysis of heavy metal lyrics written in languages other than English including Japanese, Yiddish, Latin, Russian, Hungarian, Austrian German, and Norwegian. Topics covered include national and minority identity, politics, wordplay, parody, local/global, intertextuality, and adaptation.

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Genre : Music
Author : Amanda DiGioia
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2020-12-18
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : 9781839099489


Linguistics And New Testament Greek

Linguistics And New Testament Greek

This work offers students the most current discussion of the major issues in Greek and linguistics by leading authorities in the field. Featuring an all-star lineup of New Testament Greek scholars--including Stanley Porter, Constantine Campbell, Stephen Levinsohn, Jonathan Pennington, and Robert Plummer--it examines the latest advancements in New Testament Greek linguistics, making it an ideal intermediate supplemental Greek textbook. Chapters cover key topics such as verbal aspect, the perfect tense, deponency and the middle voice, discourse analysis, word order, and pronunciation.

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Genre : Religion
Author : David Alan Black
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2020-10-27
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781493426928


The Living Age

The Living Age

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Genre : Literature
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1874
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : CORNELL:31924079600890


The Practical Study Of Languages

The Practical Study Of Languages

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Genre : Language and languages
Author : Henry Sweet
Publisher :
Release : 1899
Total Pages : 302 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015010224460