Kallimachos

Kallimachos


  • Release: 2011-06-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9780299131739
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The famous library of Alexandria, founded around 295 BCE by Ptolemaios I, housed the greatest collection of texts in the ancient world and was a fertile site of Hellenistic scholarship. Rudolf Blum’s landmark study, originally published in German in 1977, argues that Kallimachos of Kyrene was not only the second director of the Alexandrian library but also the inventor of two essential scholarly tools still in use to this day: the library catalog and the “biobibliographical” reference work. Kallimachos expanded the library’s inventory lists into volumes called the Pinakes, which extensively described and categorized each work and became in effect a Greek national bibliography and the source and paradigm for most later bibliographic lists of Greek literature. Though the Pinakes have not survived, Blum attempts a detailed reconstruction of Kallimachos’s inventories and catalogs based on a careful analysis of surviving sources, which are presented here in full translation.

The Vanished Library

The Vanished Library


  • Release: 1990-08-29
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 205 page
  • ISBN: 0520072553
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Recreates the world of ancient Egypt, describes how the Library of Alexandria was created, and speculates on its destruction

The Vanished Queen

The Vanished Queen


  • Release: 2020-08-18
  • Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 496 page
  • ISBN: 9781982141295
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When a country is held in thrall to a vicious, despotic king, it’s up to one woman to take him down. Long ago, Queen Mirantha vanished. King Karolje claimed it was an assassination by a neighboring king, but everyone knew it was a lie. He had Disappeared her himself. But after finding the missing queen’s diary, Anza—impassioned by her father’s unjust execution and inspired by Mirantha’s words—joins the resistance group to overthrow the king. When an encounter with Prince Esvar thrusts her into a dangerous game of court politics, one misstep could lead to a fate worse than death. Esvar is the second son to an evil king. Trapped under his thumb and desperate for a way out, a chance meeting with Anza gives him the opportunity to join the resistance. Together, they might have the leverage to move against the king—but if they fail, their deaths could mean a total loss of freedom for generations to follow. Set in a world where resistance is as dangerous as it is important, The Vanished Queen is a tale of the courage and sacrifice it requires to take on a tyrant.

Vanished at Sea

Vanished at Sea


  • Release: 2012-04-30
  • Publisher: Tina Dirmann
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 9780985588014
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Thomas and Jackie Hawks had big plans. The couple wanted to sell their retirement home--a hard earned 55-foot yacht named Well Deserved --and move onto land to spend more time with family. So when a baby-faced buyer, Skylar Deleon, wanted to test drive the yacht, the Hawks were overjoyed. However, Skylar-- with his troubled past as a flamed-out childhood actor, a dishonorably discharged Marine and a suspect in the mysterious death of his former friend, Jon Jarvi --had an even more troubling future planned. But as the Hawks set sail with Skylar and two of his friends, not everyone will return. A compelling true crime, VANISHED AT SEA, is a murder mystery that starts as a missing persons' case and quickly evolves into homicide. In chilling detail, the book recounts Tom and Jackie's deadly voyage, when they begged for their lives before coldly being chained to an anchor and kicked overboard, to their deaths. Authorities are left to figure out how this much-loved retired couple simply disappeared. Could the ship's new owner, Skylar Deleon, be responsible? And is his young, pregnant wife, Jennifer, involved? With little physical evidence to go on, the police, prosecutor, and Hawks family struggle to find out the truth. It's a heart-stopping, page-turning account of the Hawks family's search for justice. This updated edition includes new details on the crime, convictions -- and surprising new evidence on the perverted sexual motivation that may have been behind it all.

The Vanished

The Vanished


  • Release: 2016-09-20
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 448 page
  • ISBN: 9781632864871
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Lying at the bottom of his apartment stairs, a postman is found dead. At first glance, his death appears to be a simple fall, a straightforward accident and the perfect case for Detective Chief Superintendent Konrad Simonsen to return to after a severe heart attack. But when he is called to investigate, new forensic evidence comes to light and something doesn't add up. Did the postman fall or was he pushed? When life-size images of a girl are discovered plastering the walls of the dead man's attic, the case takes a new and sinister turn. Who is she? Could she be alive? Soon the homicide team find themselves delving into the past, but as they approach the truth, Simonsen discovers long-hidden skeletons in his own closet.

Vanished

Vanished


  • Release: 2017-08-22
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 9781481436335
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In Washington, D.C., twelve-year-old Florian Bates, a consulting detective for the FBI, and his best friend Margaret must uncover the truth behind a series of private middle school pranks that may or may not involve the daughter of the President of the United States.

The Village That Almost Vanished

The Village That Almost Vanished


  • Release: 2009-08-15
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 79 page
  • ISBN: 9781434216113
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While visiting Scrub Brush, a frontier town, with their teacher, Edward "Egg" Garrison and his friends are told that someone is stealing the ticket money which could force the village to close and they set out to find the culprit.

Democracy in Europe

Democracy in Europe


  • Release: 2008-04-15
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9781405154598
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This history traces the development of democracy in Europe from its origins in ancient Greece up to the present day. Considers all the major watersheds in the development of democracy in modern Europe. Describes the rediscovery of Ancient Greek political ideals by intellectuals at the end of the eighteenth century. Examines the twenty-year crisis from 1789 to 1815, when the repercussions of revolution in France were felt across the European continent. Explains how events in France led to the explosion of democratic movements between 1830 and 1848. Compares the different manifestations of democracy within Eastern and Western Europe during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Considers fascism and its consequences for democracy in Europe during the twentieth century. Demonstrates how in the recent past democracy itself has become the object of ideological battles.