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A Beautiful Evil

By Kelly Keaton
  • ISBN Code: : 1442409290
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Ari struggles with a power she can’t deny—and a destiny she’s determined to fight—in this dark and sexy sequel to Darkness Becomes Her. When Ari first arrived in the dilapidated city of New 2, all she wanted was to figure out who she was. But what she discovered was beyond her worst nightmare. Ari is a descendant of Medusa and can already sense the evil growing inside her—a power the goddess Athena will stop at nothing to possess. Desperate to hold on to her humanity and protect her loved ones, Ari must fight back. But Athena’s playing mind games, not just with Ari, but with those she cares about most. And Athena has a very special plan for the brooding and sexy Sebastian. Ari is determined to defeat Athena, but time is running out. With no other options, Ari must unleash the very thing she’s afraid of: herself.

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Mary Baker Eddy was the founder of the Christian Scientist denomination. She was born at Bow, near Concord, N. H. She founded the first Christian Science Church at Boston in 1879, and opened the Massachusetts Metaphysical College there in 1881. She frequently appeared upon the lecture platform, and wrote much for the Christian Science publications, but is most widely known as the author of Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures. This edition includes the following writings: Unity Of Good Rudimental Divine Science Retrospection And Introspection Pulpit And Press No And Yes Poems

The Children of Athena

By Nicole Loraux
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691236836
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : History
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According to one myth, the first Athenian citizen was born from the earth after the sperm of a rejected lover, the god Hephaistos, dripped off the virgin goddess Athena's leg and onto fertile soil. Henceforth Athenian citizens could claim to be truly indigenous to their city and to have divine origins that bypassed maternity. In these essays, the renowned French Hellenist Nicole Loraux examines the implication of this and other Greek origin myths as she explores how Athenians in the fifth century forged and maintained a collective identity.

Unity of Good

By Mary Baker Eddy
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 129
  • Category : Science
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"Unity of Good" by Mary Baker Eddy. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Sexuality in Greek and Roman Literature and Society

By Marguerite Johnson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134689462
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : History
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This Sourcebook contains numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, all of which illuminate the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity. The detailed introduction provides full social and historical context for the sources, and guides students on how to use the material most effectively. Themes such as marriage, prostitution and same-sex attraction are presented comparatively, with material from the Greek and Roman worlds shown side by side. This approach allows readers to interpret the written records with a full awareness of the different context of these separate but related societies. Commentaries are provided throughout, focusing on vocabulary and social and historical context. This is the first major sourcebook on ancient sexuality; it will be of particular use on related courses in classics, ancient history and gender studies.

Fallen Angels and Fallen Women

By Robin Jarrell
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1608994058
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Religion
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The strange and enigmatic title "son of man" has intrigued biblical scholars for millennia. What does it mean and how does it describe Jesus in his role as the Christian messiah? Robin Jarrell surveys the mythological roots of the phrase in the ancient Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh and traces its development from the mythology of the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut's birth narrative, to the Baal Cycle in Ugaritic literature, to the story of Pandora, and finally to the story of creation found in the book of Genesis. The key to unlocking the mystery of the phrase "son of man" is embedded in the story of the first "son of man"--Noah--with the reference to "the sons of God" who found wives among the "daughters of men" and whose offspring brought devastation to the earth and the reason for the flood. In the hands of the Christian gospel writers, the parallel "son of man" figure found in the Dead Sea Scrolls reemerges in the identity of the last "son of man"--Jesus of Nazareth.

The Poems of Oswald Von Wolkenstein

By Albrecht Classen
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230617174
  • Total of Pages : 253
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This book offers the first complete English translation of the poems by the late-medieval German (Tyrolean) Oswald von Wolkenstein (1376/1377-1445). Oswald von Wolkenstein was one of the leading poets of his time and created some of the most exciting, experimental, and also deeply religious-conservative poetry of the entire Middle Ages and far beyond. German scholarship and musicologists have long recognized the extraordinary strength and power of Oswald s Middle High German songs, both in terms of his poetic imagery and his musical performance. This book proves Oswald's uvre to be one of the most idiosyncratic and individualistic in the entire late Middle Ages. Classen reveals how Oswald continued the medieval tradition, yet was a true innovator, exploring new attitudes toward love, sexuality, travel, war, politics, language, music, and, above all, his own individuality.

Frankenstein and Its Classics

By Jesse Weiner,Benjamin Eldon Stevens,Brett M. Rogers
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350054909
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Frankenstein and Its Classics is the first collection of scholarship dedicated to how Frankenstein and works inspired by it draw on ancient Greek and Roman literature, history, philosophy, and myth. Presenting twelve new essays intended for students, scholars, and other readers of Mary Shelley's novel, the volume explores classical receptions in some of Frankenstein's most important scenes, sources, and adaptations. Not limited to literature, the chapters discuss a wide range of modern materials-including recent films like Alex Garland's Ex Machina and comics like Matt Fraction's and Christian Ward's Ody-C-in relation to ancient works including Hesiod's Theogony, Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Apuleius's The Golden Ass. All together, these studies show how Frankenstein, a foundational work of science fiction, brings ancient thought to bear on some of today's most pressing issues, from bioengineering and the creation of artificial intelligence to the struggles of marginalized communities and political revolution. This addition to the comparative study of classics and science fiction reveals deep similarities between ancient and modern ways of imagining the world-and emphasizes the prescience and ongoing importance of Mary Shelley's immortal novel. As Frankenstein turns 200, its complex engagement with classical traditions is more significant than ever.

Penny Dreadful - The Ongoing Series Volume 2

By Chris King
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  • Publisher : Titan Comics
  • Book Code : 1785862618
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 582
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Continuing the hit TV series! The forces of darkness gather, and the end times come to London! Champions fall, new alliances are struck, and Ethan and Lily must race to find the key to Lucifer’s defeat – before the world is overrun! The worst has come to pass. Lucifer has risen and Sir Malcolm is dead. As the ultimate Evil gathers his troops, Catriona Hartdegan, the only one left to fight, takes on the forces of darkness surrounding her, with nothing but righteous fury in her heart. With the Master of Hell abroad once more, no one is safe, as Dorian Grey will learn. His past has caught up with him and he is about to that whatever loyalty he possesses will be sorely tested. Ethan, the Wolf of God, is also confronted with his fast-approaching destiny, but first he must come face to face with the woman he once knew and loved… The epic story of the critically-acclaimed SHOWTIME TV series continues in this official sequel, written by the show’s co-producer, Chris King, and stunningly illustrated by Jesús Hervás (Sons of Anarchy) and Jason Wordie. “Possibly the best book on the racks right now. Unmissable!” – Nerdly “Dark, menacing, delightfully detailed and unique!” – Graphic Policy “A successor on par with Showtime’s cult phenomenon!” – Diabolique Magazine “A proper continuation: a fourth season!” – Snap Pow p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px} Collects Penny Dreadful #2.5-2.8

Encountering Eve's Afterlives

By Holly Morse
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192580175
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
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Encountering Eve's Afterlives: A New Reception Critical Approach to Genesis 2-4 aims to destabilize the persistently pessimistic framing of Eve as a highly negative symbol of femininity within Western culture by engaging with marginal, and even heretical, interpretations that focus on more positive aspects of her character. In doing so, this book questions the myth that orthodox, popular readings represent the 'true' meaning of the first woman's story, and explores the possibility that previously ignored or muted rewritings of Eve are in fact equally 'valid' interpretations of the biblical text. By staging encounters between the biblical Eve and re-writings of her story, particularly those that help to challenge the interpretative status quo, this book re-frames the first woman using three key themes from her story: sin, knowledge, and life. Thus, it considers how and why the image of Eve as a dangerous temptress has gained considerably more cultural currency than the equally viable pictures of her as a subversive wise woman or as a mourning mother. The book offers a re-evaluation of the meanings and the myths of Eve, deconstructing the dominance of her cultural incarnation as a predominantly flawed female, and reconstructing a more nuanced presentation of the first woman's role in the Bible and beyond.

Aristophanes and Women (Routledge Revivals)

By Lauren K. Taaffe
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317700155
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Drama
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Aristophanes and Women, first published in 1993, investigates the workings of the great Athenian comedian’s ‘women plays’ in an attempt to discern why they were in fact probably quite funny to their original audiences. It is argued that modern students, scholars, and dramatists need to consider much more closely the conditions of the plays’ ancient productions when evaluating their ostensible themes. Three plays are focused upon: Lysistrata, Thesmophoriazusae, and Ecclesiazusae. All seem to speak quite eloquently to contemporary concerns about women’s rights, the value of women’s work, and the relationships between women and war, literary representation and politics. On the one hand, Professor Taaffe tries to retrieve what an ancient Athenian audience may have l appreciated about these plays and what their central theses may have meant within that culture. On the other hand, Aristophanes is discussed from the perspective of a late twentieth-century, specifically female, reader.

World Religions and Cults Volume 2

By Bodie Hodge
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  • Publisher : New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1614585040
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : Religion
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Recognize and refute the Far East false religions What do these religions teach and why? How can a Christian be an effective witness for Jesus Christ when presented with ideas that are so different from a biblical perspective? How can these religions be refuted and biblical authority be the standard? This eye-opening second volume deals with many Eastern religions like Hinduism, Taoism, New Age, Sikhism, Confucianism, Shinto, and Buddhism, as well as other pagan-based systems like Witchcraft, Voodoo, and Greek mythology (and many more)! This volume dives into these styles of religions and looks at their origins and their basic tenets as well as why they fall so short. Understanding the basic tenets of these religions helps the Bible believer see the flaws in these philosophies and discern how to be an effective witness for Jesus Christ while standing on the authority of the Bible.