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The Earliest Syriac Translation of Aristotle's Categories: Text, Translation and Commentary (Aristoteles Semitico-Latinus)

Aristotle s good judgment first grew to become identified within the heart East in the course of the medium of the Syriac language at a time ahead of the increase of classical Arabic philosophy. the current quantity makes on hand for the 1st time the earliest Syriac translation (sixth century advert) of the types, that's the following edited including an English translation, analytical statement, glossaries and indices. the supply of such a massive early paintings will allow the beginnings of the Semitic Aristotelian culture to be studied extra comprehensively. it will open how one can a greater knowing of either the examine of Aristotelian good judgment in Syriac and in addition of the importance of the Syriac culture for the genesis and upward push of Arabic logic."

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Masters of the Mind: Exploring the Story of Mental Illness from Ancient Times to the New Millennium

By Theodore Millon

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

This attractive presentation of our evolving knowing of the human brain and the which means of psychological sickness asks the questions that experience involved philosophers, researchers, clinicians, and traditional folks for millennia: What motives human habit? What methods underlie own functioning and psychopathology, and what tools paintings top to relieve problems of the brain? Written through Theodore Millon, a number one researcher in character idea and psychopathology, it good points dozens of illuminating profiles of recognized clinicians and philosophers.

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Los olvidados de Roma: Prostitutas, forajidos, esclavos, gladiadores y gente corriente

By Robert Knapp

Robert Knapp, general practitioner en Historia Antigua y reputado divulgador, bucea en los usos y costumbres de los auténticos protagonistas de Roma y su imperio desde los angeles época de Augusto, a principios del primer milenio, hasta l. a. llegada al poder de Constantino tres siglos después. Les da voz a través de los vestigios que aún se preservan de sus palabras a través de l. a. literatura, las cartas y las inscripciones, así como del retrato que de ellos hacen las élites en sus obras y poesía.

El libro muestra como l. a. gente común buscaba prosperar y encontrar su sustento  en unos tiempos difíciles en los que abundaba los angeles enfermedad, el hambre y los angeles violencia y en los que los poderes les oprimían e ignoraban.  Los capítulos, dedicados a cada uno de los grupos sociales, revelan cuáles eran los lazos existentes entre ellos: l. a. necesidad, l. a. explotación, l. a. esperanza y el miedo, y narra cómo los esclavos devienen en forajidos o por qué los hijos de los liberados acababan formando parte del ejército. En definitiva, ciudadanos invisibles de un imperio que cambió el mundo mientras daba forma a sus vidas. 

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'Bread and Circuses': Euergetism and Municipal Patronage in Roman Italy

By Kathryn Lomas

Towns within the historic international trusted deepest generosity to supply many uncomplicated facilities, in addition to looking forward to prime voters to pay for 'bread and circuses' - unfastened foodstuff and public leisure. This number of essays by way of best students from the united kingdom and united states explores the $64000 phenomenon of benefaction and public patronage in Roman Italy.
Ranging from the past due republican interval to the later Roman Empire, the contributions disguise quite a lot of themes, together with the effect of benefactions and benefactors at the city improvement of Roman Italy, on cultural and monetary task, and at the altering position of video games and gala's in Roman society. additionally they discover the connection among groups and their benefactors, even if those have been neighborhood notables, senators, or the emperor himself, and look at how the character of benefaction replaced below the Empire.

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La République romaine : Da la deuxième guerre punique à la bataille d’Actium (218-3 av. J-C.) (Nouvelle histoire de l'antiquité, Volume 7)

By Jean-Michel David

Nouvelle histoire de l’Antiquité

1. Jean-Claude Poursat, La Grèce préclassique. Des origines à los angeles fin du VIe siècle
2. Edmond Lévy, La Grèce au Ve siècle. De Clisthène à Socrate
3. Pierre Carlier, Le IVe Siècle grec. Jusqu’à l. a. mort d’Alexandre
4. Pierre Cabanes, Le Monde Hellénistique. De los angeles mort d’Alexandre à l. a. paix d’Apamée (323-188 av. J.-C.)
5. Claude Vial, Les Grecs. De los angeles paix d’Apamée à l. a. bataille d’Actium (188-31 av J.-C.)
6. Agnès Rouveret, Rome avant l’impérialisme
7. Jean-Michel David, La République romaine. Da l. a. deuxième guerre punique à l. a. bataille d’Actium (218-3 av. J-C.)
8. Patrick Le Roux, Le Haut-Empire romain en Occident. D’Auguste aux Sévères (31 av. J.-C.-235 apr. J.-C.)
9. Maurice Sartre, Le Haut-Empire romain. Les provinces de Méditerranée orientale d’Auguste aux Sévères
10. Jean-Michel Carrié, Aline Rousselle, L’Empire romain en mutation. Des Sévères à Constantin (192-337 apr. J.-C.)

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Les Gracques : Crise agraire et révolution à Rome

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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The Symptom and the Subject: The Emergence of the Physical Body in Ancient Greece

By Brooke Holmes

The Symptom and the Subject takes an in-depth examine how the actual physique first emerged within the West as either an item of information and a mysterious a part of the self. starting with Homer, relocating via classical-era scientific treatises, and shutting with reports of early moral philosophy and Euripidean tragedy, this e-book rewrites the conventional tale of the increase of body-soul dualism in old Greece. Brooke Holmes demonstrates that because the physique (sôma) turned a subject matter of actual inquiry, it decisively replaced historic Greek principles concerning the that means of discomfort, the soul, and human nature.

by way of project a brand new exam of organic and scientific facts from the 6th via fourth centuries BCE, Holmes argues that it was once largely via altering interpretations of signs that folks started to understand the actual physique with the senses and the brain. as soon as attributed essentially to social brokers like gods and daemons, signs started to be defined by way of physicians by way of the actual components hidden contained in the individual. Imagining a daemonic house contained in the individual yet mostly lower than the brink of feeling, those physicians helped to significantly rework what it intended for humans to be weak, and ushered in a brand new ethics founded at the accountability of caring for the self.

The Symptom and the Subject highlights with clean significance how classical Greek discoveries made attainable new and deeply influential methods of brooding about the human subject.

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The Art of Memory: Selected Works, Volume 3

By Frances Yates

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1966 by means of college Of Chicago Press and via Taylor & Francis in 1999
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A innovative booklet approximately mnemonic thoughts, and their relation to the background of philosophy, technological know-how, and literature.

The old Greeks, to whom a educated reminiscence used to be of important importance—as it was once to every person prior to the discovery of printing—created an difficult reminiscence approach, in keeping with a method of impressing "places" and "images" at the brain. Inherited and recorded by way of the Romans, this artwork of reminiscence handed into the eu culture, to be revived, in occult shape, on the Renaissance, and especially through the unusual and noteworthy genius, Giordano Bruno. Such is the most subject of Frances Yates's distinctive and particular ebook, during which she sheds gentle on such assorted matters as Dante's Divine Comedy, the shape of the Shakespearian theater, and the heritage of historical structure. other than its intrinsic fascination, this publication is a useful contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the heritage of philosophy, of technological know-how, and of literature.

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Works of Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns

By Hesiod

In Works of Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns, hugely acclaimed poet and translator Daryl Hine brings new lifestyles to the phrases of Hesiod and the area of Archaic Greece. in contrast to so much on hand prose renderings in their works, Hine's illuminating translations current those classics as they initially seemed, in verse.

This quantity comprises Hesiod's Works and Days and Theogony, of the oldest non-Homeric poems to outlive. Works and Days is stuffed with cautionary stories and recommendation for handling harvests and retaining a superb paintings ethic. Theogony is the earliest finished account of classical mythology—including the names and genealogies of the gods and monsters of Olympus, the ocean, and the underworld. Hine captures Hesiod's gritty and persuasive voice, which gives an extraordinary glimpse into the typical lifetime of traditional humans within the 8th century BCE.

In distinction, the Homeric Hymns depict aristocratic existence in voices whose polished tones show little of the narrators' personalities. those hymns (so named simply because they deal with the deities in brief invocations at first and finish of every) are one of the earliest examples of Greek epyllia, or brief tales within the epic manner.

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Agrippine : Sexe, crimes et pouvoir dans la Rome Impériale

By Virginie Girod

Agrippine l. a. Jeune appartient à l. a. lignée des femmes dangereuses, des empoisonneuses, des séductrices, entre Médée et woman Macbeth. Son plus grand crime ? Avoir porté un monstre à l. a. tête de Rome ! motor vehicle Agrippine l. a. Jeune est los angeles mère de Néron, le tyran qu’on accusa de tous les vices, le ultimate persécuteur des chrétiens. Pour déposer l. a. couronne de lauriers sur l. a. tête de son fils et gouverner Rome à ses côtés, Agrippine souilla ses mains du sang d’innocents, s’offrit à des hommes de toutes stipulations pour mieux les manipuler. Hélas, Néron, une fois son pouvoir bien établi, assassina sa démiurge de mère. Mais l’historiographie est trompeuse. Derrière los angeles criminelle sensuelle, derrière l. a. mère indigne, se cache une femme résiliente et intelligente, une femme politique redoutable, déterminée et machiavélique. Le destin d’Agrippine est incroyable. D’illustre naissance, descendante à los angeles fois d’Auguste, de Marc Antoine et de Jules César, elle révolutionna los angeles fonction d’impératrice et prit half au gouvernement de Rome envers et contre tous en dépit de sa situation de femme. Et si c’était là sa plus grande transgression ?

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