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The Ancient Quarrel between Philosophy and Poetry Revisited: Plato and the Greek Literary Tradition

By Susan B. Levin

During this research, Levin explores Plato's engagement with the Greek literary culture in his therapy of key linguistic concerns. This research, conjoined with a brand new interpretation of the Republic's typical critique of poets, helps the view that Plato's paintings represents a necessary precedent for modern reflections on ways that philosophy may benefit from appeals to literature.

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Histoire de l'éducation dans l'Antiquité, tome 1

By Henri-Irénée Marrou

Histoire de l'éducation dans l'Antiquité1. Le monde grec« L'éducation homérique, l'éducation spartiate, l. a. pédérastie en tant qu'éducation, l'ancienne éducation athénienne, and so on. Autant d'ensembles bien centrés sur un problème vivant. Rien de stéréotypé. Beaucoup de grosses questions abordées et, sinon résolues, du moins discutées avec pénétration. Pas de pédantisme. Un réel et solide savoir. Le consistent souci de fournir au lecteur le moyen d'en vérifier les assets. D'un mot, un livre éclairant. Capital pour qui veut comprendre, en profondeur, les sociétés de l'Antiquité classique. »Lucien FebvreHenri-Irénée Marrou (1904-1977)Un des grands historiens de l'Antiquité tardive, spécialiste d'Augustin et de l'augustinisme, qui fut aussi critique musical sous le nom d'Henri Davenson. Il a notamment publié, au Seuil, L'Eglise de l'Antiquité tardive (1985) et Saint Augustin et l'augustinisme (2003).

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Epicureanism (Ancient Philosophies)

By Tim O'Keefe

The Epicurean tuition of philosophy was once one of many dominant philosophies of the Hellenistic interval. based via Epicurus of Samos (century 341-270 BCE), it used to be characterised through an empiricist epistemology and a hedonistic ethics. This new advent to Epicurus deals readers transparent exposition of the critical tenets of Epicurus' philosophy, with specific pressure put on these good points that experience enduring philosophical curiosity and the place parallels could be drawn with debates in modern analytic philosophy. half 1 of the ebook examines the basics of Epicurus' metaphysics, together with atoms and the void, emergent and brilliant houses, cosmology, mechanistic biology, the character and functioning of the brain, loss of life, and freedom of motion. half 2 explores Epicurus' epistemology, together with his arguments opposed to scepticism and his principles on sensations, preconceptions and emotions. the ultimate half offers with Epicurus' ethics, exploring his arguments for hedonism, his targeted conceptions of sorts of enjoyment and wish, his trust in advantage, his notions of justice, friendship and his theology. O'Keefe presents prolonged exegesis of the arguments assisting Epicurus' positions, indicating their strengths and weaknesses, whereas displaying the connections among a number of the components of his philosophy and the way Epicureanism hangs jointly as an entire.

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Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love (Clarendon Paperbacks)

By Catherine Osborne

This targeted booklet demanding situations the normal contrast among eros, the affection present in Greek idea, and agape, the affection attribute of Christianity. concentrating on a couple of vintage texts, together with Plato's Symposium and Lysis, Aristotle's Ethics and Metaphysics,, and well-known passages in Gregory of Nyssa, Origen, Dionysius the Areopagite, Plotinus, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas, the writer exhibits that Plato's account of eros isn't really based on self-interest. during this approach, she restores where of erotic love as a Christian motif, and unravels a few longstanding confusions in philosophical discussions of love.

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The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems (Studies in the History of Greece and Rome)

By Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow

The Romans constructed refined equipment for handling hygiene, together with aqueducts for relocating water from one position to a different, sewers for elimination used water from baths and runoff from walkways and roads, and private and non-private latrines. in the course of the archeological list, graffiti, sanitation-related work, and literature, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow explores this little-known global of bogs and sewers, providing precise insights into Roman sanitation, engineering, city making plans and improvement, hygiene, and public wellbeing and fitness. concentrating on the towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, and Rome, Koloski-Ostrow's paintings demanding situations universal perceptions of Romans' social customs, ideals approximately future health, tolerance for dust of their towns, and attitudes towards privateness. In charting the complicated heritage of sanitary customs from the overdue republic to the early empire, Koloski-Ostrow unearths the origins of waste removing applied sciences and their implications for city healthiness, earlier and present.

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Classics: A Very Short Introduction

By Mary Beard

We're all classicists--we come into contact with the classics every day: in our tradition, politics, medication, structure, language, and literature. What are the genuine roots of those impacts, although, and the way do our interpretations of those points of the classics range from their unique truth? This advent to the classics starts with a trip to the British Museum to view the frieze which as soon as adorned the Apollo Temple a Bassae. via those sculptures John Henderson and Mary Beard advised us to think about the importance of the learn of Classics as a method of discovery and enquiry, its price by way of literature, philosophy, and tradition, its resource of images, and the explanations for the continuation of those photos into and past the 20 th century. Designed for the overall reader and scholar alike, A Very brief advent to Classics demanding situations readers to undertake a clean method of the Classics as an incredible cultural impact, either within the old international and twentieth-century--emphasizing the ongoing have to comprehend and examine this enduring subject.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions supply an advent to a few of life's finest themes. Written by means of specialists for the newcomer, they reveal the best modern considering the crucial difficulties and matters in 1000's of key themes, from philosophy to Freud, quantum thought to Islam.

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Poetics (Penguin Classics)

By Aristotle

Essential analyzing for all scholars of Greek theatre and literature, and both stimulating for an individual attracted to literature

In the Poetics, his near-contemporary account of classical Greek tragedy, Aristotle learn the dramatic components of plot, personality, language and spectacle that mix to supply pity and worry within the viewers, and asks why we derive excitement from this it seems that painful method. Taking examples from the performs of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, the Poetics brought into literary feedback such relevant options as mimesis ('imitation'), hamartia ('error') and katharsis, that have knowledgeable critical wondering drama ever on the grounds that. Aristotle explains how the simplest tragedies depend on trouble and backbone, reputation and reversals, whereas centring on chaaracerts of heroic stature, idealised but actual to lifestyles. the most perceptive and influential works of feedback in Western literary historical past, the Poetics has expert critical wondering drama ever on account that.

Malcolm Heath's lucid translation makes the Poetics fully obtainable to the trendy reader. during this version it's observed through a longer advent, which discusses the foremost options intimately, and contains feedback for additional reading.

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 historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by means of introductions and notes through special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Histoire de l'éducation dans l'Antiquité, tome 2

By Henri-Irénée Marrou

Histoire de l'éducation dans l'Antiquité2. Le monde romain« L'éducation homérique, l'éducation spartiate, l. a. pédérastie en tant qu'éducation, l'ancienne éducation athénienne, and so forth. Autant d'ensembles bien centrés sur un problème vivant. Rien de stéréotypé. Beaucoup de grosses questions abordées et, sinon résolues, du moins discutées avec pénétration. Pas de pédantisme. Un réel et solide savoir. Le consistent souci de fournir au lecteur le moyen d'en vérifier les resources. D'un mot, un livre éclairant. Capital pour qui veut comprendre, en profondeur, les sociétés de l'Antiquité classique. »Lucien FebvreHenri-Irénée Marrou (1904-1977)Un des grands historiens de l'Antiquité tardive, spécialiste d'Augustin et de l'augustinisme, qui fut aussi critique musical sous le nom d'Henri Davenson. Il a notamment publié, au Seuil, L'Eglise de l'Antiquité tardive (1985) et Saint Augustin et l'augustinisme (2003).

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (Oxford Companions)

What did the traditional Greeks devour and drink? What position did migration play? Why was once emperor Nero well-liked by the standard humans yet much less so with the higher periods? Why (according to historic authors) was once Oedipus ('with swollen foot') so called?

For over 2,000 years the civilizations of historical Greece and Rome have captivated our collective mind's eye and supplied thought for therefore many features of our lives, from tradition, literature, drama, cinema, and tv to society, schooling, and politics. a few of the roots of ways existence is lived within the West at the present time should be traced to the traditional civilizations, not just in politics, legislations, expertise, philosophy, and technology, but additionally in social and kinfolk existence, language, and art.

This authoritative A to Z consultant good points over seven-hundred entries on all facets of lifestyles in old Greece and Rome. appealing illustrations, jargon-free entries, and an invaluable chronology and bibliography make this spouse the proper consultant for readers drawn to studying extra in regards to the Graeco-Roman global. in addition to offering sound details on all points of classical civilization corresponding to heritage, politics, ethics, morals, legislation, society, faith, mythology, technology and know-how, language, literature, artwork, and scholarship, the entries within the spouse replicate the altering interdisciplinary elements of classical stories, protecting large thematic matters, similar to race, nationalism, gender, ethics, and ecology, confirming the influence classical civilizations have had at the sleek world.

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The Sophists

The 3rd quantity of Professor Guthrie's nice historical past of Greek concept, entitled The Fifth-Century Enlightenment, offers in components with the Sophists and Socrates, the most important figures within the dramatic and basic shift of philosophical curiosity from the actual universe to guy. every one of those elements is now on hand as a paperback with the textual content, bibliography and indexes amended the place priceless in order that each one half is self-contained. The Sophists assesses the contribution of people like Protagoras, Gorgias and Hippias to the intense highbrow and ethical fermant in fifth-century Athens. They puzzled the bases of morality, faith and arranged society itself and the character of data and language; they initiated a complete sequence of vital and carrying on with debates, and so they provoked Socrates and Plato to an important restatement and defence of conventional values.

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