Monthly Archives: November 2011

Tuesday 29 November: Child Sacrifice and Flaubert’s Salammbo

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 29 November 2011 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5A.330 The texts: Salammbo Chapter XIII (extract) [link expired] Key to mythic references in Flaubert’s Salammbô [collection of online resources] Advertisements

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Tuesday 22 November: Sacrifice in Islam

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 22 November 2011 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5A.330 Abdul Atteh will host our continuing discussion of Abraham’s sacrifice, with reference to some verses from the Quran: Abraham (brief extracts from Marmaduke Pickthall’s 1930 translation, The … Continue reading

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Tuesday 15 November: Isaac versus Iphigeneia

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 15 November 2011 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5A.330 Two texts: Genesis 22.1-19 (Authorized King James Version) Aeschylus, Agamemnon 104-257, trans. MacNeice (Faber, 1936) [link expired] … and end on a song:

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Tuesday 8 November: Ritual Self-Sacrifice of the Maya Gods

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 8 November 2011 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5A.330 Suzanne Nolan will take us through the Ritual Self-Sacrifice of the Maya Gods. Suzanne has provided the following text: Maya Self-Sacrifice Texts from: Yaxchilán Hieroglyphic Stairway Two, … Continue reading

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Friedrich Hölderlin: Bread and Wine

Following this week’s discussion:— Bread & Wine (trans. Michael Hamburger, parallel text, Anvil Press; pdf link expired). Courtesy of languagescraps.blogspot.com Bread and Wine (trans. Maxine Chernoff and Paul Hoover). Scroll down Hölderlin’s Atheisms (essay by Daniel Whistler)

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