In one of Plato's more accessible works, Apollodorus tells a friend about a drinking party (or symposium) attended by many of intellectuals of late 5th century Athens. The men are one their second night of celebration for Agathon's victory at the city Dionysia, and decide that instead of drinking, they should give speeches in praise of love.
Apollodorus: KHandGlaucon: Elizabeth KlettCompanion to Apollodorus, and Pausanias: Beth ThomasAristodemus: ToddHWSocrates: alanmapstoneAgathon: Peter TuckerServant: staticstasyAristophanes: Libby GohnEryximachus: balaPhaedrus: Eden Rea-HedrickDiotima: A...
This was the Fortnightly Poetry for November 10, 2013.
Read in English by Alan Weyman; CaprishaPage; Drew Johnson; David Lawrence; Ernst Pattynama; Garrett Fitzgerald; Jason Mills; Jannie Meisberger; Julia Niedermaier; John Sercel; Jacob Paul Starr; mlcui; ravenotation and Savannah.
William McKendree Carleton was an American poet, best known for his poems about his rural life.
The stories, first published in 1902, are fantastic accounts of how various natural phenomena came about. The original editions of Just So Stories were illustrated with woodcuts by Kipling himself. Each story is accompanied by a poem, in a somewhat ballad style. Many of the stories are addressed to “Best Beloved” (they were first written for Kipling’s eldest daughter, Josephine, who had died during an outbreak of influenza in 1899), and throughout they use a comically elevated style inspired by the formal speech of India, full of long and improbable-sounding words, some of them made up. ...
Am Heiligen Abend erscheint dem alten Geizhals Scrooge der Geist seines verstorbenen Gesch"aftspartners Marley, der zu Lebzeiten noch schlimmer als Scrooge war, - und prophezeit diesem ein düsteres Ende für den Fall, dass er sein Leben nicht grundlegend "andere. Danach zeigt sich der Geist der vergangenen Weihnacht, welcher Scrooge in seine Kindheit zurückversetzt, gefolgt vom Geist der gegenw"artigen Weihnacht, der ihn ins Haus seines "armlich lebenden Schreibers Cratchit und dessen Familie sowie in das Haus seines Neffen geleitet. ... Am Ende begegnet er gar seinem eigenen zukünftigen ...
LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Casey at the Bat by Ernst Lawrence Thayer. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 16, 2012. Ernst Thayer was an American writer and poet who wrote "Casey at the Bat", the "single most famous baseball poem ever written" according to the Baseball Almanac.
THE WIT AND HUMOR OF AMERICA
In Ten Volumes
[Illustration: FINLEY PETER DUNNE (MR. DOOLEY)]
THE WIT AND HUMOR OF AMERICA
EDITED BY MARSHALL P. WILDER
Funk & Wagnalls Company New York and London
GOD, MACHINE--OR LISTENING POST FOR OUTSIDERS?
Horng sat opposite the tiny, fragile creature who held a microphone, its wires attached to an interpreting machine. He blinked his huge eyes slowly, his stiff mouth fumblingly forming words of a language his race had not used for thirty thousand years.
"Kor was ... is ... God ... Knowledge." He had tried to convey this to the small creatures who had invaded his world, but they did not heed. Their ill-equipped brains were trying futilely to comprehend the ancient race memory of his people.
Now they would attempt further to discover the forbidden...
Goblin Market and Other Poems (1862) is British writer Christina Rossetti's first book of poetry. The title poem is her most famous work: a creepy and sensual tale of two sisters' temptation to eat forbidden fruits. The poems explore themes of death, faith, isolation, and love, with a section of devotional pieces at the end.
This is a short book which collects together 18 charming fables, written in rhyme and intended to be enjoyed by children. Based on stories which were originally written in French by Jean de la Fontaine, these quirky fables are sure to entertain people of all ages.
FABLES IN RHYME FOR LITTLE FOLKS,
Adapted from the French of La Fontaine.
W. T. Larned
E Book Created by Tyler Anderson,
as a birthday present to little
Johnny James Webb, on his first Birthday.
I've arranged the images so they fit the story.
To All ...
A children's classic, this is the story of Rat and Mole, who have many adventures both on and off their beloved river, with their friends Toad and Badger. This version has been read in a whisper and is perfect for night-time listening in a quiet room. The low volume is intentional!
[Illustration: Front Cover]
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
[Illustration: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn ]
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
BY KENNETH GRAHAME
ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL BRANSOM
[Illustration: Front Fly Leaf showing the main cha...
Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric, as well as epic, poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during his lifetime, but recognition for his poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron; Leigh Hunt; Thomas Love Peacock; and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.