Beginnings in Classical Literature (Yale Classical Studies by Francis M. Dunn (editor), Thomas Cole (editor)

By Francis M. Dunn (editor), Thomas Cole (editor)

The ways that literary works start have proved attention-grabbing to readers and critics at the very least in view that Aristophanes. This selection of essays provides existence to an issue of perennial curiosity by means of proposing quite a few unique readings in approximately all of the significant genres of Greek and Latin literature. the themes of those essays diversity from narrative voices within the starting of the Odyssey to ideological purposes for Tacitus' selection of a starting within the Histories, and from a survey of commencing units in Greek poetry to the playwright's negotiations with the viewers in Roman comedy. different papers talk about 'false starts off' in Gorgias and Herodotus, the prologues of Greek tragedy, Plato's 'frame' dialogues, not on time proems in Virgil, the function of the shopper in Horace, aristocratic beginnings in Seneca, and 'inappropriate' prefaces in Plutarch. through embracing a number of authors and a wide variety of techniques, from formal research of commencing units to post-structural interpretation, those twelve contributions by way of either more youthful and tested students provide a thrilling new point of view on beginnings in classical literature.

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Le commissaire exigerait une visite en règle des ateliers de confection et des tailleurs de Paris. Et enrôlerait de la piétaille en uniforme pour quadriller la zone, tels des troufions en pleine guérilla urbaine. Le pronostic se révéla exact. — On se paye bien sûr les ateliers clandestins, dit N’Diop avec un sourire extra large. — Vous démarrez par eux. — Ça va être un sacré bordel, patron, lâcha Argenson. Ils vont s’égailler comme des lapins en nous voyant débarquer et il va falloir leur courir après.

Au cœur du marasme d’une époque. J’ai connu ça avec Jim Morrison. La première fois que je l’ai rencontré, je ne l’ai pas reconnu. Le dieu californien avait doublé de volume. Je ne savais pas que je venais de papoter avec le symbole d’une jeunesse en plein désarroi. Il faut dire qu’on ne nous recrute pas pour nos qualités intellectuelles, nous les flics. Sauf vous, bien sûr. Bon, ça a été un plaisir. Mais ma séance de cinoche m’attend. Un film policier avec un flic au QI de 170, et un truand qui plafonne à 175.

C’est un flic à la retraite, pas un loup-garou, Serge. — Qui sait ? Le temps l’a peut-être plus abîmé que prévu. Elle aurait fait hurler toutes les meutes de loups-garous de Paris, en pardessus de tweed ou pas. La fatigue de ces dernières journées fondait en sa présence. Il alla dans la chambre, se déshabilla avant de s’allonger sur le lit. Lorsqu’elle apparut sur le seuil, quelques secondes d’éternité plus tard, il constata qu’elle avait eu la même idée. La Seine brassait des vagues pourpres.

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