Category Archives: Classical Studies

Download E-books A Companion to Julius Caesar PDF

A spouse to Julius Caesar contains 30 essays from top students reading the existence and after lifetime of this nice polarizing figure.

  • Explores Caesar from a number of views: army genius, ruthless tyrant, significant flesh presser, first-class orator, refined guy of letters, and more
  • Utilizes Caesar’s personal extant writings
  • Examines the viewpoints of Caesar’s contemporaries and explores Caesar’s portrayals via artists and writers in the course of the ages

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Download E-books A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought PDF

Includes 34 essays from prime students in historical past, classics, philosophy, and political technological know-how to light up Greek and Roman political notion in all its range and intensity.

  • Offers a wide survey of historic political inspiration from Archaic Greece via past due Antiquity
  • Approaches historical political philosophy from either a normative and historic focus
  • Examines Greek and Roman political concept inside old context and modern debate
  • Explores the position of old political suggestion in a number philosophies, resembling the person and group, human rights, faith, and cosmopolitanism

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Download E-books Food in the Ancient World PDF

By John M. Wilkins, Shaun Hill

Publish yr note: First released February third 2006
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In Food within the old World, a revered classicist and a training world-class chef discover a millennium of consuming and drinking.

• Explores a millennium of nutrition intake, from c.750 BC to two hundred AD.
• exhibits the pivotal function nutrition had in a global the place it was once associated with morality and the social order.
• issues humans from all walks of existence – impoverished electorate subsisting on cereals to the meat-eating elites.
• Describes non secular sacrifices, historic dinner events and consuming bouts, in addition to unique meals and recipes.
• Considers the position of nutrition in old literature from Homer to Juvenal and Petronius.

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Download E-books Pedagogy and Power: Rhetorics of Classical Learning (Ideas in Context) PDF

This booklet examines beliefs of classical studying on the way to make an important and provocative contribution to present and previous discussions at the position of schooling in society--why we educate and research what we do. Essays by means of classicists, historians, philosophers and literary students argue for seeing the historical past of historical schooling as a facet of political concept and background, the determine of the instructor and of the coed being necessarily implicated in a number of constructions of highbrow, social and political authority.

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Download E-books Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity PDF

"The first common remedy of ladies within the historic global to mirror the serious insights of recent feminism. even though a lot debated, its place because the uncomplicated textbook on women's historical past in Greece and Rome has infrequently been challenged."--Mary Beard, occasions Literary complement. Illustrations.

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Download E-books Fragments (Penguin Classics) (English and Greek Edition) PDF

By Brooks Haxton

Fragments of knowledge from the traditional world

In the 6th century b.c.-twenty-five hundred years prior to Einstein-Heraclitus of Ephesus declared that power is the essence of subject, that every thing turns into strength in flux, in relativity. His nice ebook, On Nature, the world's first coherent philosophical treatise and touchstone for Plato, Aristotle, and Marcus Aurelius, has lengthy been misplaced to history-but its surviving fragments have for millions of years tantalized our best thinkers, from Montaigne to Nietzsche, Heidegger to Jung. Now, acclaimed poet Brooks Haxton provides a strong free-verse translation of all one hundred thirty surviving fragments of the lessons of Heraclitus, with the traditional Greek originals superbly reproduced en face.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts superior by way of introductions and notes by means of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity PDF

A significant other to game and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity offers a chain of essays that observe a socio-historical standpoint to myriad features of historic game and spectacle.

  • Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire
  • Includes contributions from a number foreign students with numerous Classical antiquity specialties
  • Goes past the standard concentrations on Olympia and Rome to ascertain activity in towns and territories during the Mediterranean basin
  • Features numerous illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, inner cross-referencing, and a close index to extend accessibility and help researchers

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Download E-books Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World PDF

By Donald G. Kyle

This can be a readable, up to date, illustrated advent to the background of game and spectacle within the historical global from the traditional close to East via Greek and Hellenistic occasions and into the Roman Empire.

  • Covers athletics, wrestle activities, chariot racing, beast fights and gladiators.
  • Traces the precursors of Greek and Roman activities and spectacles within the historic close to East and the Bronze Age Aegean.
  • Investigates the origins, nature and that means of activity, masking problems with violence, professionalism, type, gender and eroticism.
  • Challenges the idea that Greek game and Roman spectacle have been polar opposites.
  • Approaches game and spectacle as overlapping and suitable good points of civilized states and empires.

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Download E-books Thales von Milet in der frühen christlichen Literatur (Studia Praesocratica, Band 3) PDF

By Andreas Schwab

Thales von Milet (7.-6. Jh. v. Chr.) gilt als eine der bedeutendsten Figuren der griechischen Philosophie und Wissenschaft. Dennoch sind von seinem Lebennur wenigeAnekdoten bekannt und von seinem Werk ist nichts direkt überliefert. Durch seine Untersuchung erschließt Andreas Schwab erstmals eine große Zahl von Textzeugnissen frühchristlicher Autoren, sowohl westlicher wie östlicher Theologen, die sich über Thales äußern. Dieses spannungsreiche Nachleben des Thales und seiner Ideen wird eingehend untersucht und kommentiert.

Thales of Miletus (7th-6th centuries BC) is considered the most vital figures in Greek philosophy and technological know-how. however we all know few anecdotes approximately his lifestyles, and none of his paintings has survived at once. This was once one of many major purposes at the back of Andreas Schwab’s paintings, who for the 1st time commented on multiple hundred passages in early Christian authors on Thales’ existence and works. those are documented in a brand new selection of tales on Thales (Traditio Presocratica vol 1, 2009). specific awareness is paid to the themes of literary discourse and the argumentative contexts in which reference is made to Thales. The observation isn't meant as a reconstruction of Thales’ existence and educating, quite the portrayals of his determine and ideas, in addition to their functionality in later sessions are analyzed and commented on with regards to the Christian texts. The Latin texts variety from Tertullian to Augustine and Isidore of Seville, the Greek texts from the 1st apologists to Eusebius of Caesarea and the Chronicle of John Malalas. The interdisciplinary nature of this cutting edge, diachronous heritage of Thales’ “image” furthers either study into early Greek philosophy, in addition to a deeper realizing of early Christian philosophy and theology.

Series Overview:

Vol. 1: Gemelli, Laura: Democrito e l'Accademia (2007)
Vol. 2: Marcinkowska-Rosól, Maria: Die Konzeption des "noein" bei Parmenides von Elea (2010)
Vol. three: Schwab, Andreas: Thales von Milet in der frühen christlichen Literatur (2011)
Vol. four: Cornelli, Gabriele: looking for Pythagoreanism (2013)
Vol. five: On Pythagoreanism (2013) Ed. by means of Cornelli, Gabriele / McKirahan, Richard / Macris, Constantinos
Vol. 6: Marcinkowska-Rosol, Maria: Die Prinzipienlehre der Milesier (2014)
Diels, Hermann: Prolegomena to the "Doxographi Graeci" (2016) Ed. via Primavesi, Oliver

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Download E-books The Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry: Studies in Ancient Thought PDF

By Stanley Rosen

Now to be had in paperback, The Quarrel among Philosophy and Poetry makes a speciality of the theoretical and functional suppositions of the long-standing clash among philosophy and poetry. Stanley Rosen--one of the best Plato students of our day--examines philosophical job, wondering even if technical philosophy is a species of poetry, a political application, an interpretation of human life in keeping with the information of nineteenth and 20th-century thinkers, or a contemplation of beings and Being.

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