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1. The Fall of Troyby 4th century
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2. The Fall of Troy
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3. 4th-Century Poets; Gregory of

1. The Fall of Troyby 4th century Smyrnaeus Quintus
by Smyrnaeus Quintus
Kindle Edition: Pages (2008-09-01)
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"Homer's "Iliad" begins towards the close of the last of the ten years of the Trojan War: its incidents extend over some fifty days only, and it ends with the burial of Hector. The things which came before and after were told by other bards, who between them narrated the whole "cycle" of the events of the war, and so were called the Cyclic Poets. Of their works none have survived; but the story of what befell between Hector's funeral and the taking of Troy is told in detail, and well told, in a poem about half as long as the "Iliad". Some four hundred years after Christ there lived at Smyrna a poet of whom we know scarce anything, save that his first name was Quintus. He had saturated himself with the spirit of Homer, he had caught the ring of his music, and he perhaps had before him the works of those Cyclic Poets whose stars had paled before the sun. We have practically no external evidence as to the date or place of birth of Quintus of Smyrna, or for the sources whence he drew his materials. His date is approximately settled by two passages in the poem, viz. vi. 531 sqq., in which occurs an illustration drawn from the man-and-beast fights of the amphitheatre, which were suppressed by Theodosius I. (379-395 A.D.); and xiii. 335 sqq., which contains a prophecy, the special particularity of which, it is maintained by Koechly, limits its applicability to the middle of the fourth century A.D. "

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2. The Fall of Troy
by 4th century Smyrnaeus Quintus
Paperback: 234 Pages (2006-11-03)
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Asin: 1406942693
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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Publisher: London : W. Heinemann; Cambridge Harvard University PressNotes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes.When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Bad translation
The story itself is not bad, although it does not at all compare with Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey. With that in mind, the translation itself is awful.

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3. 4th-Century Poets; Gregory of Nazianzus, Ausonius, Lactantius, Claudian, Quintus Smyrnaeus, Juvencus, Zuo Si, Tao Qian, Prudentius
Paperback: 70 Pages (2010-04-30)
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Asin: 115514953X
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Gregory of Nazianzus, Ausonius, Lactantius, Claudian, Quintus Smyrnaeus, Juvencus, Zuo Si, Tao Qian, Prudentius, Faltonia Betitia Proba, Palladas, Publilius Optatianus Porfirius, Wang Rong, Severus Sanctus Endelechius, Yuan Shansong. Excerpt:This article is about the Roman poet Ausonius. For John Ausonius, the Swedish murderer, see John Ausonius . Monument to Ausonius in Milan . Decimius Magnus Ausonius (ca. 310 395) was a Latin poet and rhetorician , born at Burdigala (Bordeaux ). Biography Decimius Magnus Ausonius was born in Bordeaux in ca. 310. His father was a noted physician of Greek ancestry and his mother was descended on both sides from long-established aristocratic Gallo-Roman families of southwestern Gaul . Ausonius was given a strict upbringing by his aunt and grandmother, both named Aemilia. He received an excellent education, especially in grammar and rhetoric, but professed that his progress in Greek was unsatisfactory. Having completed his studies, he trained for some time as an advocate, but he preferred teaching. In 334, he established a school of rhetoric in Bordeaux, which was very popular. His most famous pupil was St. Paulinus of Nola , who later became Bishop of Nola . After thirty years of this work, he was summoned by Valentinian to the imperial court to teach Gratian , the heir-apparent. The prince greatly respected his tutor, and after his accession bestowed on him the highest titles and honours that any Roman (besides from the royal family) could attain, culminating in the consulate in 379. Ausonius also took part in a military campaign against the Alamanni , in 375, and then later he received the Suebian slave girl Bissula as his part of the booty; he later addressed a poem to her. After the murder of Gratian in 383, Ausonius retired to his estates... ... Read more


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