Category Archives: Classical Studies

Download E-books The Invention of Love PDF

By Tom Stoppard

It is 1936 and A. E. Housman is being ferried around the river Styx, completely satisfied to be lifeless ultimately. The river that flows via Tom Stoppard’s The Invention of Love connects Hades with the Oxford of Housman’s adolescence: excessive Victorian morality is below siege from the classy stream, and an Irish pupil named Wilde is getting ready to burst onto the London scene. On his trip the elder Housman confronts the more youthful model of himself and his thoughts of the fellow he enjoyed his complete existence, Moses Jackson –– the good-looking athlete who couldn't go back his feelings.

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Download E-books The Conquest of Gaul PDF

First released in advance of the tip of the Roman Republic via that mythical country's such a lot immortalized chief, "The Conquest of Gaul," also referred to as "Commentarii de Bello Gallico," is an account of Julius Caesar's catch of Gaul within the first century. starting with the Helvetian battle in fifty eight BC, Caesar makes use of his exemplary Latin prose to give an explanation for how his forces have been preserving Provence, and the way they have been later drawn out in campaigns opposed to the Veneti, the Aquitani, various Germanic peoples, the Belgae, the Gauls, and the Bretons. Caesar, probably in security of his pricey and geographically substantial wars, explains the tools of his campaigns, from the timing of the seasons to provisioning and security. This autobiographical paintings is either a concise reckoning of forces and an informative wartime narrative, constantly revealing the writer as a politically exceptional commander and an unmatched guy.

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Download E-books The Political Theory of Aristophanes: Explorations in Poetic Wisdom PDF

Examines the political dimensions of Aristophanes’ comedian poetry.

This unique and wide-ranging assortment of essays deals, for the 1st time, a entire exam of the political dimensions of that madcap comedian poet Aristophanes. Rejecting the declare that Aristophanes is little greater than an insignificant comic, the participants to this interesting quantity show that Aristophanes merits to be positioned within the ranks of the best Greek political thinkers. As those essays show, all of Aristophanes’ performs deal with problems with basic political value, from battle and peace, poverty and wealth, the relation among the sexes, demagoguery and democracy to the position of philosophy and poetry in political society. available to scholars in addition to students, The Political thought of Aristophanes can be used simply within the school room, yet whilst function a priceless resource for these accomplishing extra complicated learn. no matter if the sphere is political philosophy, classical experiences, historical past, or literary feedback, this paintings will make it essential to reconceptualize how we comprehend this nice Athenian poet and strength us to realize the political ramifications and underpinnings of his uproarious comedies.

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Download E-books Death and Immortality in Late Neoplatonism: Studies on the Ancient Commentaries on Plato's Phaedo (Ancient Mediterranean and Medieval Texts and Contexts: Studies in Platonism, Neoplatonism, and the Platonic Tradition, Volume 12) PDF

By Sebastian Ramon, Philipp Gertz

The idea within the immortality of the soul has been defined as one of many dual pillars of Platonism and is famously defended by means of Socrates in Platos Phaedo. the traditional commentaries at the discussion via Olympiodorus and Damascius provide a distinct standpoint at the reception of this trust within the Platonic tradition.

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Download E-books Food and Drink in Antiquity: Readings from the Greco-Roman World, A Sourcebook (Bloomsbury Sources in Ancient History) PDF

By John F. Donahue

Curiosity in food and drinks as an instructional self-discipline has been growing to be considerably lately.

This sourcebook is a special asset to many classes on foodstuff because it deals a thematic method of consuming and consuming in antiquity. For classics classes concentrating on old social historical past to introductory classes at the heritage of foods and drinks, in addition to these choices with a powerful sociological or anthropological strategy this quantity presents an unheard of compilation of crucial resource fabric.

The chronological scope of the excerpts extends from Homer within the 8th Century BCE to the Roman emperor Constantine within the Fourth Century CE. each one thematic bankruptcy includes an creation besides a bibliography of instructed readings. Translated excerpts are then offered observed through an explanatory historical past paragraph picking out the writer and context of every passage.

Most of the proof is literary, yet extra assets - inscriptional, criminal and non secular - also are incorporated.

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Download E-books Les Gracques : Crise agraire et révolution à Rome PDF

By Claude Nicolet

De décembre 134 à juin ou juillet 133 av. J.-C., dans l. a. fièvre des partisans de Tibérius Gracchus, tribun de los angeles plèbe en lutte contre le Sénat et les riches, dans l. a. haine des nantis qui allaient les massacrer, les pourchasser, les juger, les condamner, un mythe s'effondre - celui de l. a. sagesse et de l'équilibre du gouvernement de los angeles République. Mais aussi celui de los angeles solidarité profonde des Romains qui avait permis de triompher d'Hannibal. Ils se brisent sur los angeles query sociale. l. a. crise agraire qui couvait depuis les conquêtes a enfin éclaté. Elle va durer un siècle. Les contemporains ne s'y sont pas trompés, qui dès le départ ont le sentiment d'une rupture, d'une révolution : Rome pour toujours a changé.

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Download E-books Masters of the Mind: Exploring the Story of Mental Illness from Ancient Times to the New Millennium PDF

By Theodore Millon

The compelling tale of the search to appreciate the human brain - and its illnesses

This attractive presentation of our evolving knowing of the human brain and the which means of psychological disease asks the questions that experience interested philosophers, researchers, clinicians, and traditional individuals for millennia: What factors human habit? What techniques underlie own functioning and psychopathology, and what equipment paintings top to relieve issues of the brain? Written by means of Theodore Millon, a number one researcher in character idea and psychopathology, it beneficial properties dozens of illuminating profiles of well-known clinicians and philosophers.

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