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xxv, 456 pages ; 19 cm
'I remember caresses, kisses, touching each other's hair. We had no sense that anything else existed' - Elena Penga, 'Heads' 'Nothing, not even the drowning of a child Stops the perpetual motion of the world' - Stamatis Polenakis, 'Elegy' Since the crisis hit in 2008, Greece has played host to a cultural renaissance unlike anything seen in the country for over thirty years. Poems of startling depth and originality are being written by native Greeks, emigres and migrants alike. They grapple with the personal and the political; with the small revelations of gardening and the viciousness of streetfights; with bodies, love, myth, migration and economic crisis. In Austerity Measures, the very best of the writing to emerge from that creative ferment - much of it never before translated into English - is gathered for the first time. The result is a map to the complex territory of a still-evolving scene - and a unique window onto the lived experience of Greek society now.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780241250624 20160704
Green Library
xix, 429 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm.
Double names have a long history in Egypt. They are already attested on Old Kingdom funerary monuments, where concern about eternal life required a correct identification of the deceased. When Greek and Egyptian cultures came into contact under the Ptolemies, bilingual polyonymy (i.e. the combination of an Egyptian and a Greek name) became more popular. During this period, Greek ethnicity was valued as a symbol of power and social status, and was used to create borders between the rulers and the ruled. At the same time, however, it was a flexible concept and this made it a useful tool for crossing the very same boundaries it constructed. As ethnicity became a crucial aspect of one's identity, it is not surprising that bilingual polyonymy was well attested among those that formed a bridge between the ruling class and the Egyptian population: particularly military, administrative and priestly officials. Since they moved between largely separated ethnic contexts, combining names of different linguistic origins was a way to negotiate their ethnic identities. Rather than serving as a reliable source for ethnic origin, names can therefore be interpreted as an expression of the ethnic identity of an individual in a certain space or context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789042932722 20160619
Green Library
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 92 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Slick, wacky, and chomping at the bit with gobs of human-on-zombie-violence, Evil in the Time of Heroes is a Grecian take on SHAUN OF THE DEAD crossed with 28 DAYS LATER. Millennia ago in ancient Greece, blood-thirsty zombies begin wreaking havoc on humans, and only a mysterious cloaked hero (Billy Zane) and his otherworldly weapons can save them. Flash forward to the present day when Athens is once again plagued by the undead, and a ragtag band of human survivors is on the run. Among them are a taxi driver who seems to be immortal, a pair of hot-blooded soldiers with some serious chemistry, and a doctor who can't stand to get his shoes dirty while stomping zombie heads. Meanwhile, the elusive hero is back -- but zombies are only half the problem. With less than a day before Greece is bombed to contain the zombie virus, it's a race against time for the remaining humans. A highly cinematic bloodbath that's just as clever as it is gory, Evil in the Time of Heroes has it all: lighting-fast action, realistically terrifying zombies, and a healthy dose of fun. Off-the-charts fantastic! - Bloody Disgusting Consistently, hysterically audacious! One of the most purely entertaining genre films in years. - Twitch Film
4 videodiscs (approximately 559 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet. Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby Atmos. Digital: video file; Blu-ray; region A.
"This season begins with a power vacuum that protagonists across Westeros and Essos look to fill. At Castle Black, Jon Snow struggles to balance the demands of the Night's Watch with those of newly-arrived Stannis Baratheon, who styles himself the rightful king of Westeros. Meanwhile, Cersei scrambles to hold on to power in King's Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious group led by the enigmatic High Sparrow, while Jamie embarks on a secret mission. Across the Narrow Sea, Arya seeks an old friend while a fugitive Tyrion finds a new cause. And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires some hard sacrifices."--Container.
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5. Iphigeneia [2016]

1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo; Dolby. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video.
Believed to be cursed by a powerful and angry goddess for his slaying of a deer, Agamemnon must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia to remove the curse which has prevented the winds from blowing and his ships from moving forward on their mission to Troy.
Media & Microtext Center

6. Iphigeneia [2016]

1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo. DTS-HD Master Audio. Digital: video file; Blu-ray; region A.
Believed to be cursed by a powerful and angry goddess for his slaying of a deer, Agamemnon must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia to remove the curse which has prevented the winds from blowing and his ships from moving forward on their mission to Troy.
Media & Microtext Center
xii, 422 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: The Multilingualism of Ancient Palestine and of Jesus 1. The Languages of Ancient Palestine and of Jesus-Previous Discussion Introduction Linguistic Varieties and Their Status and Social Functions The Greek Language of the New Testament The Use of Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin Conclusion 2. Sociolinguistics and the New Testament Introduction Sociolinguistic Approaches to the New Testament-Previous Studies A Sociolinguistic Approach to the Multilingualism of Ancient Palestine-New Proposal Conclusion 3. The Sociolinguistic Landscape of Ancient Palestine Introduction Ancient Palestine as a Multilingual Speech Community Language Contact, Language Maintenance and Shifts, Language Decline, and Language Death in Ancient Palestine Dialect Geography, Language Boundary, and Isogloss with Reference to the Geography and Inhabitants of Ancient Palestine Conclusion 4. The Sociolinguistic World of Jesus Introduction Dialect Geography, Language Boundary, and Isogloss with Reference to the Geography and Inhabitants of Ancient Palestine The Social Network of Jesus Jesus' Multilingual Proficiency Conclusion 5. Jesus' Multilingualism in the Gospel of Matthew Introduction Variable Social Domains Ethnography of Communication Procedure for the Analysis of the Gospel of Matthew Sociolinguistic Rules for the Language Selection in Ancient Palestine Analysis of the Type of Language Use in the Gospel of Matthew Conclusion Conclusion: Final Remarks and Implications of This Study Appendix 1: Map of Ancient Palestine Appendix 2: The Social Network of Jesus with Reference to the Gospel of Matthew Appendix 3: Procedural Flowchart of the Probable-Language Selection in a Speech Event or Situation Appendix 4: Summary List of Speech Events of the Use of the Languages of Ancient Palestine with Reference to the Gospel of Matthew Bibliography Index of Ancient Sources Index of Modern Authors Index of Subjects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004303157 20160619
In "The Multilingual Jesus and the Sociolinguistic World of the New Testament, " Hughson Ong provides a comprehensive study of the sociolinguistic dynamics that compose the speech community of ancient Palestine, including its historical linguistic shifts and geographical linguistic landscape.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004303157 20160619
Green Library
176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vi, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface Abbreviations INTRODUCTION Preliminary Remarks Setting-Background Life of Parmenides Literary Character GREEK TEXT AND TRANSLATION FRAGMENT 1 Importance of the First Fragment Controversy over the Images Path of Delusion Overview of Fragment Manuscript Tradition of Fragment Fragment 1 Text and Commentary Conspectus of Imagery FRAGMENTS 2-19 TEXT AND COMMENTARY EPILOGUE TRANSLATION WITH INTERLINEAR GREEK TEXT WORD-LIST Bibliography Index of Ancient Authors Cited Index of Modern Authors Cited Index of Subjects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761867425 20160718
This book intends to establish, against his numerous modern critics, that the ancient philosopher Parmenides was a mystic. Instead of arriving at his conclusions by cold reason, Parmenides found the unity of Being, which he called "the Truth, " by turning to a life of meditation. His use of reason throughout his poem was not intended to discover the Truth, but to undermine those who would disallow the Truth which had been revealed to him: the Truth as living and intelligent that is, some One, not something. In making the case that Parmenides was basically a religious seer, this book makes clear that the rationalist opponents of this interpretation have inevitably misread and emended the text to suit their views. Far from rejecting a mythic presentation of ultimate Reality, Parmenides' narrative upholds the doctrine that all Truth is one, as the mystics proclaim. This book also attempts to explain how, if Reality is ultimately one, multiplicity and flux can be part of the human experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761867425 20160718
Green Library
xxi, 346 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
A comprehensive examination of the art and culture of the ancient Greek kingdoms of the great Hellenistic period The Hellenistic Age spanned the three momentous centuries from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. to the crowning of Emperor Augustus and the establishment of the Roman Empire. This splendidly illustrated volume examines the rich diversity of art forms-including sculpture in marble, bronze, and terracotta; gold jewelry; engraved gems; and coins-throughout the Hellenistic kingdoms of ancient Greece, and especially in the great city of Pergamon (in present-day Turkey). Featuring more than 250 objects from major museums around the world, including the renowned collection from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, and essays by an international team of specialists, this book describes the historical context in which these sumptuous works of art were created, and provides a new understanding of this period of masterful artistic accomplishment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781588395870 20160822
Green Library
xxv, 494 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • The place and limits of wisdom revisited / Stuart Weeks
  • Ethics in the wisdom literature of the Old Testament / John Barton
  • 'Mother in Israel': women and wisdom / Jenni Williams
  • Orality and the sage: a word (proverb) to the wise suffices / Aulikki Nahkola
  • The nineteenth-century beginnings of 'wisdom literature', and its twenty-first-century end? / Will Kynes
  • Literary and linguistic matters in the book of Proverbs / Gary A. Rendsburg
  • 'The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom': calendars, divination and stories of terror / James E. Patrick
  • One or two things you may not know about the universe: the cosmology of the divine speeches in Job / David J.A. Clines
  • The canonical taming of Job (Job 42.1-6) / Terje Stordalen
  • The rhetorical structure of Ecclesiastes / John Jarick
  • Is patristic exegesis good for biblical scholarship? Jerome and Gregory of Nyssa on Qohelet / Jennie Grillo
  • At play in potential space: reading King Qohelet's building experiment with psychoanalytic spatial theory / Mette Bundvad
  • 'I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the harp' (Psalm 49.4): the wisdom tradition and the Psalms / Susan Gillingham
  • The Song of Songs: a wisdom book / Edmée Kingsmill SLG
  • Wisdom and the Garden of Eden / John Day
  • The absence of wisdom in the wilderness / Philip Y. Yoo
  • Jeremiah, creation and wisdom / Katharine J. Dell
  • Handel's Nabal / Deborah W. Rooke
  • Ben Sira's table manners and the social setting of his book / James K. Aitken
  • Ben Sira on friendship: notes on intertextuality and method / James E. Harding.
This collection of essays examines the wisdom traditions of the Old Testament from a variety of angles. The slipperiness of the concept of 'wisdom literature', the transmission of 'wise' advice for living, rabbinic and patristic approaches to the Bible's wisdom traditions, and cutting-edge modern perspectives on such Old Testament books as Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes are all to be found here. In the tradition of the renowned previous volumes from the Oxford Old Testament Seminar - King and Messiah in Israel and the Ancient Near East (1998), In Search of Pre-Exilic Israel (2004), Temple and Worship in Biblical Israel (2005), and Prophecy and Prophets in Ancient Israel (2010)-this new volume again brings the scholarship of the Oxford Seminar, here focused on the rich subject of Old Testament wisdom traditions, to an international readership.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780567663160 20160619
Green Library

12. 12 Greek poems after Cavafy [2015 ... ]

35 p. ; 22 cm.
Throughout his adult life, C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933) rarely journeyed outside his native Alexandria, though he spent some of his childhood years in Liverpool and London. In the course of the 20th and 21st centuries, the reach of his poetry has been immense. It has been witnessed and addressed through a global wealth of versions, imitations and rewritings: those poems written 'in the manner of Cavafy', variously channelling his themes and style. Here, for the first time in English, is a selection of such work by poets writing in Cavafy's own language, Greek. Together they embed the intimacy of shared culture, skilfully mirroring passions and preoccupations. This bilingual presentation includes voices familiar to English readers, such as those of George Seferis and Yannis Ritsos, alongside lesser known names-all of them, engaged in layered dialogues with Cavafy. The result is a lasting image of literary influence and reception, and ultimately, of poetry translated by poetry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848614499 20160618
Green Library
671 pages : illustrations, some color ; 32 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
771 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm + 1 computer disc (4 3/4 in)
  • The Imago : Context, Contents, and Controversy / John W. O'Malley, S.J.
  • The Frontispiece and Opening Emblem of the Imago : A Translation / Michael C.J. Putnam
  • Classicism and the Baroque : The Imago primi saeculi and Its Detractors / Marc Fumaroli (translated by Paul J. Young)
  • Jesuit Uses of Art in the Province of Flanders / Jeffrey Muller
  • The Imago primi saeculi Societatis Iesu as Emblematic Self-Presentation and Commitment / Marc Van Vaeck, Toon Van Houdt, and Lien Roggen
  • Introductions to the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew poetry / Michael C.J. Putnam, Alexander Sens, and James P.M. Walsh, S.J.
  • The Emblems / Translated by Michael C.J. Putnam (Latin), Alexander Sens (Greek), and James P.M. Walsh (Hebrew)
  • Appendix : Jesuit Provinces and Houses, 1626, 1640.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
286 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Green Library
3 volumes ; 27 cm
  • v. 1. 1600-1627 : Letters no. 1-232
  • v. 2. 1627-1640 : Letters no. 233-474
  • v. 3. 1640-1656 : Letters no. 475-680.
Green Library
799 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 streaming video file (82 min.) : digital, sound, color Sound: digital. Digital: streaming video file.
An insightful documentary on the professed HSBC whistleblower Hervé Falciani and the global controversy over banking privacy and international tax regulations of the last decade. In 2008, the former employee of HSBC stole over 300,000 bank accounts and distributed them to tax authorities worldwide--the biggest leak of secret bank accounts ever. Falciani's list hit the international financial sector like a bomb and changed the course of history.
xxiv, 390 pages : portrait ; 24 cm
  • Septuagint and Samareitikon
  • The text-critical contribution of the Antiochean Greek and Old Latin texts-Case study: 2 Kings 8:10-11
  • The genealogical lists in Genesis 5 and 11 in three different versions
  • An identical scribal mistake in 1 Kings 9 and 2 Chronicles 7: consequences for the textual history of Kings and Chronicles
  • Text and Context: the textual elimination of the names of gods and its literary, administrative, and legal context
  • Once again: Hosea and the Pentateuchal traditions
  • Ezekiel, a singer of erotic songs? Some text-critical remarks on Ezekiel 33:31-32
  • If you go down to the woods today: b(e)aring the text of Proverbs MT and LXX
  • Numbers 36:13: the transition between Numbers and Deuteronomy and the redaction of the Pentateuch
  • Bel and the Dragon: the relationship between Theodotion and the Old Greek
  • The Masoretic rewriting of Daniel 4-6: the Septuagint version as witness
  • Speaking about God: person deixis in Malachi
  • Echoes of Solomon and Nehemiah: Hezekiah's cultic reforms in the Book of Chronicles
  • Textual history through the prism of historical linguistics: the case of Biblical Hebrew z-m-r
  • Whodunit? Implicit subject, discourse structure, and pragmatics in the Hebrew and Greek Bibles
  • Weighing the scales: how an Egyptian concept made its way into biblical and postbiblical literature
  • The Rabbinic Sages' allegation about LXX Genesis 1:1: Bickerman's cogent explanation
  • When did the books of Samuel become Scripture?
  • What is a biblical book?
  • Revelatory experiences as the beginning of Scripture: Paul's letters and the prophets in the Hebrew Bible
  • The canonization of the Hebrew Bible in light of Second Temple literature.
Green Library