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


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 : National Geographic Books
Release : 2017-06-06
Total Pages : 0 Pages
ISBN : 9781101980231


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


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 : 1900
Total Pages : 280 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015025909469


We Are What We Mourn

We Are What We Mourn

Why are so many contemporary poets writing elegies? Given a century shaped by two world wars, vast population displacements, and shifting attitudes towards aging and death, is the elegy form adaptable to the changing needs of writers and audiences? In a sceptical age, where can consolation be found? In We Are What We Mourn Priscila Uppal examines why and how the work of mourning has drastically changed in the latter half of the twentieth century, focusing on the strong pattern in contemporary English-Canadian elegy that emphasizes connection rather than separation between the living and the dead. Uppal offers a penetrating reading of Canadian elegies that radically challenges English and American elegy traditions as well as long-standing psychological models for successful mourning. She sets up useful categories for elegy study - parental elegies, elegies for places, and elegies for cultural losses and displacements - and suggests where elegy and mourning studies might be headed post 9/11. The first book on the Canadian poetic elegy, We Are What We Mourn challenges all previous ideas about the purpose of mourning and will intrigue anyone interested in how mourning shapes cultural identity.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Priscila Uppal
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 322 Pages
ISBN : 9780773534568


An Introduction To Language

An Introduction To Language

An Introduction to Language offers an engaging guide to the nature of language, focusing on how language works – its sounds, words, structures, and phrases – all investigated through wide-ranging examples from Old English to contemporary pop culture. Explores the idea of a scientific approach to language, inviting students to consider what qualities of language comprise everyday skills for us, be they sounds, words, phrases, or conversation Helps shape our understanding of what language is, how it works, and why it is both elegantly complex and essential to who we are Includes exercises within each chapter to help readers explore key concepts and directly observe the patterns that are part of all human language Examines linguistic variation and change to illustrate social nuances and language-in-use, drawing primarily on examples from English Avoids linguistic jargon, focusing instead on a broader and more general approach to the study of language, and making it ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time Supported by additional web resources – available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/hazen/introlanguage – including student study aids and testbank and notes for instructors

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Kirk Hazen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-08-25
Total Pages : 456 Pages
ISBN : 9780470658963


On The Material Aids Of Education Being An Inaugural Lecture On The Occasion Of The Educational Exhibition Of 1854 Etc

On The Material Aids Of Education Being An Inaugural Lecture On The Occasion Of The Educational Exhibition Of 1854 Etc

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Genre :
Author : William Whewell
Publisher :
Release : 1854
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : BL:A0023794820