This volume offers a detailed philological commentary on the longest of the Homeric Hymns. The commentary is preceded by a lengthy introduction addressing the Hymn’s ideas on poetry and music, its humorous aspects, the poem’s relation to the rest of archaic hexameter literature, its reception in later literature, its structure, date and place of composition, and the question of its transmission. Together, the introduction and the commentary provide a detailed analysis of the hymn with a view to ascertaining its significance in Greek literature.
The "Sunset over the Hermes" is a young adult mystery novel set on the gorgeous island of Bermuda. The main character, Detective Scott Mathias finds himself trying to solve a puzzle that pulls him from one end of the island to the other. As the novel unfolds, Detective Mathias is also drawn into a romantic relationship that he tries to explore while attempting to keep his personal and professional lives separate. Dangerously, the two lives find themselves ultimately intertwined.
Hermes and his Children has become something of a classic among therapists, poets, artists and readers of many callings. Rafael López-Pedraza approaches the soul through myth, pathology, image and the very living of them all. The love and passion of a man fully in his element radiates throughout this unique work, now updated and expanded for this edition.
Soldiers and journalists alike wasted no time in telling the story of the campaign to recapture the Falkland Islands after the Argentinian invasion in April, 1982. Almost without exception, however, they are concerned largely on the role of the Army, for it was the part they played which particularly fired the public imagination, and it may be said that the role of the Royal and Merchant Navies, the abiding images of which are for many the pictures of the exploding frigate Antelope, and the burning Atlantic Conveyor, has hitherto been overshadowed by the yomping of the Marines and the exploits of certain gentleman of the press. Yet none of them would have been there at all had the Royal Navy not provided the necessary transport, not to mention air cover and bombardment support. In the book David Brown, head of what was formally the Naval Historical Branch at the Ministry of Defence, tells in full for the first time the extraordinary story of how the fleet was assembeled; of how merchant-ships from luxury liners such as the Canberra to cargo-carriers of every description were 'Taken Up Form Trade' and, in a staggeringly short time, converted to their new role. He describes the stupendous problems presented by the assembling, and stowing, of the thousands of tons of stores and equipment needed by the Expeditionary Forces and the way in which these problems were dealt with.