Children In The Roman Empire

Author: Christian Laes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521897467
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Illuminates the lives of the 'forgotten' children of ancient Rome and draws parallels and contrasts with contemporary society.

Roman Polanski

Author: Ewa Mazierska
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857716557
Size: 33.52 MB
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Roman Polanski is one of the most talented and distinguished of modern film makers. A well-informed cultural traveller, interested in the position of the outsider, he is hard to pigeonhole: he moves easily between mass audience and art-house tastes, between settings and genres; his films, including 'Two Men and a Wardrobe', 'Cul de Sac', 'Rosemary’s Baby', 'The Pianist' and 'Oliver Twist', represent diverse characters and cinematic influences. Like a magpie, he’s interested in everything he encounters, but then easily discards his treasures and moves onward. Covering all Polanski’s films as director, this welcome book addresses the eclecticism, ambiguity and paradoxes of his cinema, while seeking out the common elements in his films. Ewa Mazierska examines the autobiographical effect of Polanski’s films, his characters and diverse narratives, and the place of absurdism, surrealism and the ‘double life’ of things in his cinema. She looks into the function of music, of religion, power, patriarchy and racism in the films, as well as Polanski’s literary adaptations and his use and subversion of film genres. Herself a Polish émigré, she uncovers Polanski's Polish roots and the extent of their influence on the cinema of this mercurial film maker, at large in the world.

Roman Wolfe 3

Author: Bill Sheehan
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475955472
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What kind of maniacal deviant preys on young teenage girls and viciously terrorizes a small town in upstate New York? Roman Wolfe, a.k.a. Wolfman, is a Vietnam combat veteran who had specialized in the stealthy, nighttime-stalking and killing of the enemy. After the war Roman gets a college education and becomes an elementary school teacher who is still haunted by his violent war experiences on the "killing fields" and in the jungles of Vietnam. Roman feels the need to end his teaching career when his school's community is informed about his specialized actions in Vietnam and many parents react negatively. When most parents no longer want their children placed in Roman's classroom, he resigns his teaching position and becomes a Private Investigator who prefers to handle cases involving children. Shortly after becoming a PI, his two high-ranking state trooper friends ask him for help as a consultant in solving a serial murders case involving the killing of female children. Now Wolfman must emerge again to hunt a sadistic, but intelligent killer.

Body Language In The Greek And Roman Worlds

Author: Douglas L. Cairns
Publisher: Classical Pressof Wales
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A distinguished international cast of scholars discusses models of gesture and non-verbal communication as they apply to Greek and Roman culture, literature and art. Topics include dress and costume in the Homeric poems; the importance of looking, eye-contact, and face-to-face orientation in Greek society; the construction of facial expression in Greek and Roman epic; the significance of gesture and body language in the visual meaning of ancient sculpture; the evidence for gesture and performance style in the texts of ancient drama; the erotic significance of feet and footprints; and the role of gesture in Roman law. The volume seeks to apply a sense of history as well as of theory in interpreting non-verbal communication. It looks both at the cross-cultural and at the culturally specific in its treatment of this important but long-neglected aspect of Classical Studies.

The Secret History Of Rock N Roll

Author: Christopher Knowles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1573445649
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Sex. Drugs. Loud music. Wild costumes. Dazzling light shows. These words can all describe a great rock concert or a hot dance club, but they were also part and parcel of the ancient cultural phenomenon known as the “Mystery religions.” In this book, author Christopher Knowles shows how the Mystery religions got a secular reincarnation when a new musical form called rock 'n' roll burst onto the scene. The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll traces the history of the Mysteries — their rise, their fall, and their survival through long centuries of repression. Knowles shows how the Mysteries prefigured subcultures as diverse as Santeria, Freemasonry, Mardi Gras and even the Holiness churches of the American frontier, and explains exactly how ancient rituals and music found their way to the New World. In the process, The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll traces the development of rock's most popular genres such as punk and heavy metal, and reveals how many of rock's most iconic artists play the same archetypal roles as the ancient gods. You'll see how many of the rituals and customs and even musical styles of our postmodern society have stunning ancient parallels. You'll meet history's first pop

The Mighty Roman

Author: Jon Sindell
Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform
ISBN: 9781477460030
Size: 80.43 MB
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The Mighty Roman is a fast, funny, thought-provoking novel about baseball and the modern American man. A contemporary Mutiny On The Bounty--with bats and pranks--the story centers on the love-hate relationship between old-school minor-league manager Roman Meister, a macho behemoth appalled by the changes in “his country,” and the team captain, an elfin free spirit who flows easily among his multicultural teammates -- and challenges Roman when push comes to shove. Is Roman mighty? Was Gatsby great?

An A Z Of Type Designers

Author: Neil Macmillan
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300111514
Size: 78.81 MB
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Review: "This illustrated A-Z features outstanding type designers from around the world, from Gutenberg to the present day. Arranged alphabetically by designer's name, the book contains over 260 biographical profiles. Entries are illustrated by key typefaces taken from a wide range of sources, including type specimens, original posters, private press editions and magazine covers, and also give a list of work and, where applicable, further reading references and a website address. An essential reference for typographers, graphic designers and students, the book also features a full index and eight short texts by leading typographers - Jonathan Barnbrook, Erik van Blokland, Clive Bruton, John Downer, John Hudson, Jean Francois Porchez, Erik Spiekermann and Jeremy Tankard - that cover a variety of different aspects of type design, including typeface revivals, font piracy, designing fonts for corporate identities and the role of nationality in type design."--BOOK JACKET

Am I Sleeping With The Enemy

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606084836
Size: 67.62 MB
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When a boy cries, his father trains him in the way of the ancients. He is taught to "man up," and rejects anything feminine in his life. Thus he begins the process of becoming a man in the image of his culture. This transformation comes at the expense of his own calling to reflect the image of God. Men and women, however, were both created in this divine image and were meant to live in harmony rather than enmity. Recently, influential Christian writers and leaders have suggested that men have become too feminized and need to return to their calling to be "real men." Clark believes that this "new masculinity" is in reality a return to the way of the ancients. Drawing from his experiences as a minister, domestic- and sexual- violence prevention advocate, and community leader, Clark suggests that Jesus came to redefine masculinity and resist the cultural view of manhood, power, and oppression.

Qpb Encyclopedia Of Word And Phrase Origins

Author: Robert Hendrickson
Size: 46.18 MB
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A tracing of the sometimes bizarre and always fascinating origins and development of over 9000 words and phrases.