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By Ismail Kadare

ISBN-10: 1611454182

ISBN-13: 9781611454185

The final of the lifeless military is a relocating and well timed meditation on battle and its outcomes by means of the winner of the inaugural guy Booker foreign Prize, on hand back in paperback. two decades after global conflict II, an Italian general—armed with maps, measurements, and dental records—is despatched to Albania to recuperate the is still of his country’s fallen infantrymen. A quarrelsome priest joins him, and in rain and sleet they dig up the Albanian countryside—once a battlefield, now a graveyard—checking the teeth and puppy tags, assembling a useless military in pine-box uniforms. as well as the brutal climate, additionally they conflict the hostility of the Albanians operating for them. this can be an errand of mercy for the final, however the probability to humiliate their one-time conquerors deals the Albanians a welcome vengeance. battling the hopelessness of his project, the final unearths his events shadowed through a German common at the comparable grotesque undertaking for his personal kingdom. In a poor crescendo at a marriage, the Italian common needs to resolution for the crimes of his nation and all international locations that experience invaded this land of eagles, looking to break its humans. enchanting and poignant, the final of the useless military is an elegy for the youngsters of each nation who're despatched in a foreign country to die in conflict.

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59 – 61); cf. Hist. 1. On C. Cornellius Gallus and the trilingual stela of Philae (today in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo), see Minas–Nerpel and Pfeiffer 2010; Hoffmann et al. 2009. See Dundas 2002, 442 for the quotation, and ibid. 433 – 4 on the lasting influence of Dio’s anti–Egypt views in modern scholarship on Roman Egypt. Cordier (2007) contextualizes Dio’s bias within his pedagogical agenda and the Egypt policies of Septimius Severus and Caracalla. On these, see p. 231 – 3. Chapter 1: Egypt and the Nile in Julio–Claudian Rome 31 ‘Egyptian wife’ (Virg.

28 There was a widespread belief that the Nile mud engenders life forms. 797 – 8) and a list of other sources in Bömer 1969, 135 – 6. 29 Greek and Roman narratives of Io’s transformation into Isis are collected in Laguna 1992, 230; Miller 1981 – 82, 106; Bonneau 1964, 269 – 70. See also p. 142 – 3, 145, 165, 176, 199, 261. 30 See Am. 11). Cf. Isis’ intervention in the tale of Iphis (Met. 666 – 797, esp. 687 – 701 and 773 – 94). In one of his exilic poems (Pont. 31 Even when we lift the veil of mythopoetics, the cultic Nile is still present in Rome.

11). Cf. Isis’ intervention in the tale of Iphis (Met. 666 – 797, esp. 687 – 701 and 773 – 94). In one of his exilic poems (Pont. 31 Even when we lift the veil of mythopoetics, the cultic Nile is still present in Rome. In his treatise On Architecture, the Augustan Vitruvius evokes the river in a didactic, ‘technical’ context. While on the topic of the proper orientation of temples, Vitruvius advises his prospective engineer: ‘if temples are to be erected alongside a river, as happens in Egypt in the region of the Nile, then the temples ought to seem to look toward the riverbanks’ (Vitr.

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