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Ὁμήρου Ὀδύσσεια (Ραψῳδία 7) – The Odyssey By Homer (Book 7) by HOMER

Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια τοῦ Ὁμήρου ἐντάσσεται στὰ πλαίσια τῶν ἐργασιῶν πού ξεκίνησα ἐδῶ καὶ μερικὰ χρόνια στὴν ἰστοσελίδα μου Projet Homere (Σχέδιο Ὁμήρου (γιὰ τὴν ἑλληνικὴ γλῶσσα στὸ σύνολό της)) – http://www.projethomere.com

Ἡ ἐργασία αὐτὴ ἀφορᾷ τὴν Ραψῳδία Η – Ὀδυσσέως εἴσοδος πρὸς Ἀλκίνουν.

Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια εἶναι ἕνα ἀπὸ τὰ δύο κορυφαία ἔργα τοῦ Ὁμήρου καὶ ταυτοχρόνως τῆς Εὐρωπαϊκῆς λογοτεχνίας καὶ θεωρῶ ὅτι αὐτὰ τὰ σπουδαῖα ἀρχαῖα ἑλληνικὰ λογοτεχνικὰ ἔργα πρέπει νὰ ἠχογραφηθοῦν ἀπὸ (altro…)

Dwarf Fruit Trees by WAUGH, Frank Albert

This book is a handbook for the home orchardist. The propagation, pruning, choice of variety, and management of dwarf fruit trees, specifically apples, pears, peaches, and plums, are outlined. In addition, there is a section on berry bushes. It is geared towards gardeners in the United States of America and Canada. – Summary by A. Gramour
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Loss of the Sultana by Chester D. Berry by BERRY, Chester D.

April, 1865. The country was in turmoil. The U.S. Civil War had come to an end, thousands of Union prisoners of war had recently been released, and President Lincoln had just been assassinated. The steamship ‘Sultana’ left New Orleans on April 21st, traveled to Vicksburg, Mississippi where it took on 1,965 federal soldiers and 35 officers, all recently released prisoners of war, most of them held at the prison camps of (altro…)

Shorty McCabe by FORD, Sewell

Yes, it’s been a couple of years since I quit the ring. . . . I slid into a quiet corner for a month or so, and then I dropped into the only thing I knew how to do, trainin’ comers to go against the champs. It ain’t like pullin’ down your sixty per cent of the gate receipts, but there’s worse payin’ jobs.

Course, there’s times when I finds myself up (altro…)

Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun by LE BRUN, Élisabeth Louise Vigée

This memoirs chronicles Madame Vigée Lebrun’s childhood and the early discovery of her talent, the fortuitous break that introduced her to the world of “portraiture of the stars,” her expeditious flight from France at the height of the French Revolution, her continued success as a portraitist for the various royal houses of Europe, and her ultimate return to France. In this memoirs, Lebrun illustrates how she overcame the prejudices of the (altro…)

Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery by HARLAND, Marion

This is a practical guide to running a household in 1883. Marion Harland not only walks us through a number of important topics such as how to select and manage servants and organise a dinner party (best engage a good caterer), but also includes a number of recipes. Even today’s listeners may find a new favourite dish among the recipes contained in this volume. – Summary by Carolin
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His Lady Friend by LARDNER, Ring

This week’s poem is taken from Ringgold Wilmer “Ring” Lardner’s Bib Ballads book of poetry about his child. In his Forward he says
Dear Parents:—Don’t imagine, please,
It’s in a boastful spirit
I fashion verses such as these;…
…But babes are babes, and mine, no doubt,
Is very much like others.

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Men I’m Not Married To by PARKER, Dorothy

A saucy little poem commenting upon all men that Ms. Parker didn’t marry, perhaps implying (it’s a bit ambiguous) that upon marrying, the husband becomes far more special than all the other men in the world. It’s sort of the same theme embodied in Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, who was saddened to discover that his rose was like any other rose, except when he further realized that his rose depended upon (altro…)

Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing, The by WEBB, Mary

Mary Webb was a novelist and poet and two of her novels “Gone to Earth” and “Precious Bane” have been successfully adapted for film and television. She was passionate about nature and particularly the Shropshire countryside where she grew up and spent much of her life. At the age of 20, she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease known as Graves’ disease, a thyroid condition. She was (altro…)

Harper’s Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 13, Jan. 27, 1880 by VARIOUS

Harper’s Young People was an illustrated weekly publication for children containing delightful serialized stories, short stories, fiction and nonfiction, poetry, craft projects and more. This 13th issue of the serial, published on January 27, 1880, features an eclectic collection of stories sure to delight present-day children as it did the children of centuries past. This serial was published by Harper & Brothers, known today for their other publications Harper’s Bazaar and (altro…)

Our Search for a Wilderness, An Account of Two Ornithological Expeditions to Venezuela and British Columbia by BEEBE, William and NILES, Blair

In 1908-1909, Mary Blair Beebe and her husband, C. William Beebe made two private expeditions to Venezuela and British Guiana, exploring and collecting live birds for the New York Zoological Park. They then collaborated on a book about their “search for a wilderness,” with Mary Blair doing the bulk of the writing. The Beebe’s supplemented tropical birding with visits to gold mines in British Guiana and a lake of pitch, which (altro…)

Poems by EDDY, Mary Baker

In May, 1910, Mrs. Eddy requested her publisher to prepare a few bound volumes of her poems, for private distribution. When this became known to her friends, they urged her to allow a popular edition to be issued, to which she assented. With grateful acknowledgment, therefore, of this permission, this little volume is presented to the public, in the hope that these gems of purest thought from this spiritually-minded author will (altro…)

Atlantic Classics by VARIOUS

The Atlantic was a popular periodical with a wide range of essays and stories. In an effort to remain current, many strong and valid submissions ended up being pushed aside. The Atlantic Classic was an experimental publication, drawing on some sixteen of these good but rejected essays. – Summary by Lynne Thompson
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Constance Dunlap by REEVE, Arthur B.

Constance Dunlap is a young woman who in Chapter 1 turns amateur criminal in order to to save her husband from disgrace and imminent arrest. When this sadly doesn’t work out exactly as planned, Constance goes on to embrace a new life. More antiheroine than heroine, she uses her wits and new found talents to aid others in avoiding retribution for their crimes always one step ahead of the detective (altro…)

1000 Things Worth Knowing by FOWLER, JR., Nathaniel C.

Part almanac, part encyclopedia, part dictionary, Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr. gives us his idea of important, but sometimes obscure, facts that he thinks should be in our bank of general knowledge. He includes a large section on medical emergency and health. Items are arranged in alphabetical order, so there is no logical presentation, but reference is made easy. Or, it is just interesting browsing, and a glimpse into (altro…)

Eureka: A Prose Poem by POE, Edgar Allan

Eureka is Poe’s attempt at explaining the universe, using his general proposition “Because Nothing was, therefore All Things are”. In it, Poe discusses man’s relationship to God and the universe or, as he offers at the beginning: “I design to speak of the Physical, Metaphysical and Mathematical – of the Material and Spiritual Universe: of its Essence, its Origin, its Creation, its Present Condition and its Destiny”. In keeping with (altro…)