The Greek Anthology - Vol. I of 5 (Loeb Classical Library) by T.E. Page, W.R. Paton

By T.E. Page, W.R. Paton

The Greek Anthology ('Gathering of Flowers') is the identify given to a suite of approximately 4500 brief Greek poems (called epigrams yet frequently no longer epigrammatic) through approximately three hundred composers. To the gathering (called 'Stephanus', wreath or garland) made and contributed to via Meleager of Gadara (1st century BCE) used to be additional one other by means of Philippus of Thessalonica (late 1st century CE), a 3rd via Diogenianus (2nd century), and masses later a fourth, known as the 'Circle', by way of Agathias of Myrina. those (lost) and others (also misplaced) have been in part integrated, prepared in line with contents, by way of Constantinus Cephalas (early tenth century?) into fifteen books now preserved in one manuscript of the Palatine Library at Heidelberg. The grand assortment used to be rearranged and revised by means of the monk Maximus Planudes (14th century) who additionally further epigrams misplaced from Cephalas's compilation. The fifteen books of the Palatine Anthology are: I, Christian Epigrams; II, Descriptions of Statues; III, Inscriptions in a temple at Cyzicus; IV, Prefaces of Meleager, Philippus, and Agathias; V, Amatory Epigrams; VI, Dedicatory; VII, Sepulchral; VIII, Epigrams of St. Gregory; IX, Declamatory; X, Hortatory and Admonitory; XI, Convivial and Satirical; XII, Strato's 'Musa Puerilis'; XIII, Metrical curiosities; XIV, difficulties, Riddles, and Oracles; XV, Miscellanies. ebook XVI is the Planudean Appendix: Epigrams on artistic endeavors. amazing one of the poets are Meleager, Antipater of Sidon, Crinagoras, Palladas, Agathias, Paulus Silentiarius. The Loeb Classical Library version is in 5 volumes. quantity I includes Books I–VI; quantity II, Books VII–VIII; quantity III, ebook IX; quantity IV, Books X–XII; quantity V, Books XIII–XVI.

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Burning Up by Angela Knight, Nalini Singh, Virginia Kantra, Meljean Brook

By Angela Knight, Nalini Singh, Virginia Kantra, Meljean Brook

Bring those 4 authors jointly and it's certain to ignite a spark...

Angela Knight pairs a vampire warrior and his seductive captor in a conflict opposed to demonic predators.

Nalini Singh returns to the area of her Psy-Changeling sequence as a lady in deadly hazard unearths an not going protector—and lover.

Virginia Kantra maintains the haunting stories of the Children of the Sea in her tale of a wounded soldier rescued by way of an enigmatic younger woman.

Meljean Brook launches a daring new steampunk sequence a couple of girl who moves a provocative—and terrifying—bargain for freedom.

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The Year's Best Horror Stories, Series XII

This anthology includes: Names by means of Jane Yolen; Elle Est Trois (La Mort) through Tanith Lee; Uncle Otto's Truck through Stephen King; 3.47 AM by means of David Langford; Mistral; Jon Wynne-Tyson; Out of Africa by means of David Drake; The Wall portray through Roger Johnson; souvenir by way of Vincent McHardy; Echoes by way of Lawrence C. Connolly; After photos by way of Malcolm Edwards; The Ventriloquist's Daughter by means of Juleen Brantingham; Come to the celebration by means of Frances Garfield; The Chair by way of Dennis Etchison; The Attic by means of Billy Wolfenbarger; One for the Horrors by means of David J. Schow; Spring Fingered Jack by means of Susan Casper; The Flash child through Scott Bradfield; the guy With Legs by means of Al Sarrantonio; simply ready by means of Ramsey Campbell; and the creation: Of Fads and Frights via Karl Edward Wagner.

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New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird

For greater than eighty years H.P. Lovecraft has encouraged writers of supernatural fiction, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and gaming. His issues of cosmic indifference, the utter insignificance of humankind, minds invaded through the alien, and the horrors of historical past - written with a pervasive surroundings of unexplainable dread - stay not just practicable motifs, yet are extra suitable than ever as we discover the mysteries of a universe within which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic switch is overwhelming it. within the first decade of the twenty-first century the simplest supernatural writers not imitate Lovecraft, yet they're profoundly prompted through the style and the mythos he created. New Cthulhu: the hot bizarre provides the very best of this new Lovecraftian fiction - weird and wonderful, sophisticated, atmospheric, metaphysical, mental, choked with unknown creatures and stranger characters - eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly attractive.

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The Best of the Best, Volume 1: 20 Years of the Year's Best

For years, The Year's most sensible technological know-how Fiction has been the main extensively learn brief technology fiction anthology of its sort. Now, after twenty-one annual collections, comes the final word in technological know-how fiction anthologies, The better of the easiest: two decades of the Year's top technology Fiction, within which mythical editor Gardner Dozois selects the superior brief tales for this landmark assortment. a few impressive tales include:

"The Left Hand of Darkness" via Ursula okay. Le Guin. Coming of age is a tough passage for any adolescent, yet couple that with the capability to be both intercourse and you've acquired a hassle of seismic share. Bringing readers again to the area of her vintage and top identified novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, Le Guin creates a compelling and evocative tale of transition.

"The wintry weather Market" through William Gibson. known as the SF Timothy Leary of our occasions, Gibson returns to the topic that made him a cultural icon, cyberpunk. those that recognize what they wish are frequently lauded and venerated during this society. but if these humans begin utilizing others to get it, beware!

"Trinity" through Nancy Kress. humans have looked for God because the sunrise of time, yet no longer until eventually the hot millennium did they believe to discover this celestial being via know-how. considering the fact that quickly after the sequence started, Kress has been an annual and esteemed contributor to The Year's top technology Fiction.

Contributors include:
* Stephen Baxter * Greg endure * William Bigson * Terry Bisson * Pat Cadigan * Ted Chiang * John Crowley * Tony Daniel * Greg Egan * Molly Gloss * Eileen Gunn * Joe Haldeman * James Patrick Kelly * John Kessel * Nancy Kress * Ursula okay. Le Guin * Ian R. MacLeod * David Marusek * Paul McAuley * Ian McDonald * Maureen F. McHugh * Robert Reed * Mike Resnick * Geoff Ryman * William Sander * Lucius Shepard * Robert Silverberg * Brian Stableford * Bruce Sterling * Charles Stross * Michael Swanwick * Steven Utley * Howard Waldrop * Walter Jon Williams * Connie Willis * Gene Wolfe

With paintings spanning twenty years, The better of the Best stands as one of many final technology fiction anthologies ever released.

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