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The Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry: Studies in Ancient Thought

By Stanley Rosen

Now to be had in paperback, The Quarrel among Philosophy and Poetry makes a speciality of the theoretical and sensible suppositions of the long-standing clash among philosophy and poetry. Stanley Rosen--one of the prime 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 lifestyles in accordance with the guidelines of nineteenth and 20th-century thinkers, or a contemplation of beings and Being.

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Greek Political Theory: The Image of Man in Thucydides and Plato

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The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

By Thucydides, Robert B. Strassler, Richard Crawley

Thucydides known as his account of 2 many years of conflict among Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and certainly it's the first and nonetheless most renowned paintings within the Western old culture. thought of crucial examining for generals, statesmen, and liberally expert electorate for greater than 2,000 years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of army, ethical, political, and philosophical wisdom.

Thucydides referred to as his account of 2 many years of struggle among Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and certainly it's the first and nonetheless most renowned paintings within the Western historic culture. thought of crucial examining for generals, statesmen, and liberally proficient voters for greater than 2,000 years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of army, ethical, political, and philosophical wisdom.

However, this vintage publication has lengthy awarded stumbling blocks to the uninitiated reader. Robert Strassler's new version gets rid of those hindrances by way of offering a brand new coherence to the narrative total, and by way of successfully reconstructing the misplaced cultural context that Thucydides shared together with his unique viewers. in line with the venerable Richard Crawley translation, up-to-date and revised for contemporary readers. The Landmark Thucydides encompasses a huge array of beautifully designed and provided maps, short informative appendices by means of striking classical students on matters of distinct relevance to the textual content, explanatory marginal notes on every one web page, an index of extraordinary subtlety, and various different worthy features.

In any checklist of the good Books of Western Civilization, The Peloponnesian War stands close to the pinnacle. This authoritative re-creation will make sure that its greatness is liked through destiny generations.

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Nonsense and Meaning in Ancient Greek Comedy

By Stephen E. Kidd

This ebook examines the idea that of 'nonsense' in old Greek notion and makes use of it to discover the comedies of the 5th and fourth centuries BCE. If 'nonsense' (phluaria, lēros) is one of those language felt to be unworthy of interpretation, it may support to outline convinced elements of comedy that experience proved tough to understand. no longer least is the recurrent notion that even supposing the comedian style will be significant (i.e. comprise political views, ethical sentiments and aesthetic tastes), a few of it's only 'foolery' or 'fun'. yet what precisely is that this 'foolery', this a part of comedy which allegedly lies past the scope of significant interpretation? the answer's to be present in the concept that of 'nonsense': by way of studying the ways that comedy doesn't suggest, the genre's dating to critical that means (whether it's political, aesthetic, or ethical) might be seen in a clearer gentle.

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Making Men: Sophists and Self-Presentation in Ancient Rome

By Maud W. Gleason

The careers of 2 well known second-century rhetorical virtuosos provide Maud Gleason interesting insights into the methods historical Romans built masculinity in the course of a time marked via anxiousness over manly deportment. Declamation used to be a thrilling artwork shape for the Greeks and bilingual Romans of the second one Sophistic circulate, and its top practitioners may go back and forth the empire acting in entrance of enraptured audiences. The mastery of rhetoric marked the transition to manhood for all aristocratic electorate and remained the most important to a man's social status. In treating rhetoric as a strategy of self-presentation in a face-to-face society, Gleason analyzes the deportment and writings of the 2 Sophists--Favorinus, a eunuch, and Polemo, a guy who met traditional gender expectations--to recommend the methods personality and gender have been perceived.

Physiognomical texts of the period convey how carefully males scrutinized each other for minute indicators of gender deviance in such gains as gait, gesture, facial features, and voice. Rhetoricians knowledgeable to advance those features in a "masculine" model. studying the profitable profession of Favorinus, whose high-pitched voice and florid presentation contrasted sharply with the traditionalist type of Polemo, Gleason indicates, even if, that excellent masculine habit was once no longer a monolithic abstraction. In a hugely obtainable examine treating the semiotics of deportment and the clinical, cultural, and ethical matters surrounding rhetorical task, she explores the probabilities of self-presentation within the look for acceptance as a speaker and a man.

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Wheelock's Latin Reader: Selections from Latin Literature (2nd Edition)

By Frederic M. Wheelock

Initially meant via Professor Frederic M. Wheelock as a sequel to Wheelock's Latin, his vintage introductory Latin textbook, Wheelock's Latin Reader, newly revised and up to date through Richard A. LaFleur, is the appropriate textual content for any intermediate-level Latin path. You'll discover a wealthy collection of of prose and poetry from a variety of classical authors, in addition to briefer passages from medieval and past due Latin writers, every one awarded within the Latin during which it used to be initially written. precious beneficial properties comprise vast notes; a whole Latin-English vocabulary; maps of old Italy, Greece, and the Roman Empire; and diverse photos illustrating points of classical tradition, mythology, and historical past featured within the readings.

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Histoire générale de l'Empire romain, tome 2 : La crise de l'Empire (des derniers Antonins à Dioclétien)

By Paul Petit

Avec l’arrivée de Marc-Aurèle sur le trône s’ouvre un siècle de crise dans tous les domaines. Secoué par des guerres intestines, des invasions barbares, des problems politiques, le monde romain est durablement affaibli. Les populations paient le prix des destructions dues aux guerres, de l. a. disette et des épidémies qui sévissent et l’unité de l’Empire se défait progressivement. Un à un, tous les fondements du pouvoir s’effritent, contraignant les quelque 70 empereurs qui se succèdent en un siècle à accentuer un pouvoir toujours plus autoritaire et absolu, tandis que dans l’ombre s’affirme los angeles grande faith des siècles suivants : le christianisme.Cette synthèse magistrale sur l’Empire romain est devenue un classique des études antiques, intégralement reprise en three volumes en « issues Histoire ».

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Plato's Universe

By Gregory Vlastos

A unusual Platonic pupil discusses the influence of the Greek discovery of the cosmos on man's conception of his position within the universe, describes the issues this posed, and translates Plato's reaction to this discovery. beginning with the Presocratics, Vlastos describes the highbrow revolution that started with the cosmogonies of Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes within the 6th century B.C. and culminated a century later within the atomist method of Leucippus and Democritus. What united those males was once that for them all nature remained the inviolate, all-inclusive precept of clarification, precluding any attract a supernatural reason or ordering company. In an in depth research of the astronomical and actual theories of the Timaeus, Vlastos demonstrates Plato's position within the reception and transmission of the invention of the hot notion of the universe. Plato offers us the opportunity to determine that flow from a distinct point of view: that of a fierce opponent of the revolution who was resolute to wrest from its impressive discovery, annex its cosmos, and remodel it at the trend of his personal idealistic and theistic metaphysics. Washington Press. It features a new advent via Luc Brisson.

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Thales von Milet in der frühen christlichen Literatur (Studia Praesocratica, Band 3)

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 thought of as the most very important figures in Greek philosophy and technological know-how. on the other hand we all know few anecdotes approximately his existence, and none of his paintings has survived without delay. This used to be 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’ lifestyles and works. those are documented in a brand new selection of stories on Thales (Traditio Presocratica vol 1, 2009). specific awareness is paid to the subjects of literary discourse and the argumentative contexts during which reference is made to Thales. The remark isn't meant as a reconstruction of Thales’ existence and instructing, relatively the portrayals of his determine and concepts, in addition to their functionality in later sessions are analyzed and commented on just about 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 leading edge, diachronous historical past of Thales’ “image” furthers either study into early Greek philosophy, in addition to a deeper figuring out 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 way 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. through Primavesi, Oliver

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The Political Theory of Aristophanes: Explorations in Poetic Wisdom

Examines the political dimensions of Aristophanes’ comedian poetry.

This unique and wide-ranging assortment of essays bargains, for the 1st time, a complete exam of the political dimensions of that madcap comedian poet Aristophanes. Rejecting the declare that Aristophanes is little greater than a trifling comic, the individuals to this attention-grabbing quantity exhibit that Aristophanes merits to be positioned within the ranks of the best Greek political thinkers. As those essays demonstrate, all of Aristophanes’ performs deal with problems with primary political significance, from conflict 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 lecture room, yet whilst function a precious resource for these carrying out extra complicated study. no matter if the sector is political philosophy, classical stories, 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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