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Vite Parallele. Vol. 2

By Plutarch

Spesso un breve episodio, una parola, un motto di spirito mette in luce il carattere molto meglio che non battaglie con migliaia di morti, grandissimi schieramenti di eserciti, assedi di città. Di vite e non di storia s'impegna a scrivere Plutarco, autore di lingua greca tra i più importanti e fecondi del mondo classico. Nato a Cheronea intorno al 50 d.C., durante il regno dell'imperatore Claudio, egli fu cittadino dell'Impero romano e condusse una lunga vita: morì ottantenne, dopo essere stato studioso, politico, filosofo, scrittore e sacerdote del dio Apollo a Delfi. Consapevole di vivere in una fase della storia caratterizzata dalla necessità di riunire sotto un unico cielo due mondi distinti, quello greco e quello latino, Plutarco reinterpretò in modo originale los angeles tradizione romana della biografia aneddotica, modificandone los angeles forma e los angeles struttura in line with venire incontro alle nuove esigenze di un impero che aveva sempre meno frontiere tra Oriente e Occidente. Le Vite Parallele raccolgono così, a coppie, le biografie di un uomo illustre greco e di un suo corrispettivo latino, scelti secondo criteri di somiglianza nel carattere o nel destino, allo scopo, di natura morale, di mettere in luce l'uomo.

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After Thermopylae: The Oath of Plataea and the End of the Graeco-Persian Wars (Emblems of Antiquity)

By Paul Cartledge

The conflict of Plataea in 479 BCE is one in all global history's unjustly missed occasions. It decisively ended the specter of a Persian conquest of Greece. It concerned tens of millions of warring parties, together with the biggest variety of Greeks ever introduced jointly in a typical reason. For the Spartans, the driver at the back of the Greek victory, the conflict was once candy vengeance for his or her defeat at Thermopylae the yr earlier than. Why has this pivotal conflict been so overlooked?

In After Thermopylae, Paul Cartledge masterfully reopens one of many nice puzzles of historic Greece to find, up to attainable, what occurred at the box of conflict and, simply as vital, what occurred to its reminiscence. a part of the reply to those questions, Cartledge argues, are available in a little-known oath seemingly sworn by way of the leaders of Athens, Sparta, and several Greek city-states sooner than the battle-the Oath of Plataea. via an research of this oath, Cartledge presents a wealth of perception into old Greek tradition. He exhibits, for instance, that once the Athenians and Spartans weren't struggling with the Persians they have been battling themselves, together with a propaganda warfare for keep an eye on of the reminiscence of Greece's defeat of the Persians. This is helping clarify why this present day we with ease take note the Athenian-led victories at Marathon and Salamis yet no longer Sparta's victory at Plataea. certainly, the Oath illuminates Greek anxieties over historic reminiscence and over the Athens-Sparta competition, which might erupt fifty years after Plataea within the Peloponnesian conflict. additionally, as the Oath was once finally a spiritual rfile, Cartledge additionally makes use of it to focus on the profound function of faith and fantasy in historic Greek existence. With compelling and eye-opening detective paintings, After Thermopylae presents a long-overdue historical past of the conflict of Plataea and a wealthy portrait of the Greek ethos in the course of some of the most severe classes in historical history.

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Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Second Edition

In this compact but accomplished heritage of historical Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. targeting the advance of the Greek city-state and the society, tradition, and structure of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, army, social, and cultural background in a booklet that might attract scholars and basic readers alike. Now in its moment variation, this vintage paintings now positive aspects new maps and illustrations, a brand new advent, and updates throughout.
 
“A limpidly written, hugely available, and accomplished heritage of Greece and its civilizations from prehistory throughout the cave in of Alexander the Great’s empire. . . . A hugely readable account of old Greece, rather necessary as an introductory or evaluation textual content for the coed or the overall reader.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“A polished and informative paintings that might be important for common readers and students.”—Daniel Tompkins, Temple University

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Ancient Medicine (Sciences of Antiquity Series)

By Vivian Nutton

The first variation of Ancient Medicine used to be the main whole exam of the medication of the traditional global for 100 years. the recent version comprises the most important discoveries made because the first variation, particularly from very important texts came upon in fresh reveals of papyri and manuscripts, making it the main complete and up to date survey available.

Vivian Nutton will pay specific consciousness to the existence and paintings of medical professionals in groups, hyperlinks among medication and magic, and examines the several techniques to drugs around the historical global. the recent variation comprises extra on Rufus and Galen in addition to augmented details on Babylonia, Hellenistic medication and past due Antiquity.

With lately came upon texts made obtainable for the 1st time, and supplying new proof, this huge exploration demanding situations at present held views, and proves a useful source for college kids of either classics and the background of medicine.

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Homer between History and Fiction in Imperial Greek Literature (Greek Culture in the Roman World)

Did Homer inform the 'truth' in regards to the Trojan battle? if that is so, how a lot, and if no longer, why now not? the difficulty was once rarely educational to the Greeks residing lower than the Roman Empire, given the centrality of either Homer, the daddy of Greek tradition, and the Trojan struggle, the development that inaugurated Greek heritage, to conceptions of Imperial Hellenism. This publication examines 4 Greek texts of the Imperial interval that deal with the subject - Strabo's Geography, Dio of Prusa's Trojan Oration, Lucian's novella real tales, and Philostratus' fictional discussion Heroicus - and exhibits how their resourceful explorations of Homer and his courting to historical past bring up vital questions about the character of poetry and fiction, the identification and intentions of Homer himself, and the importance of the heroic earlier and Homeric authority in Imperial Greek tradition.

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Die Vorsokratiker, Band 3. Griechisch-lateinisch-deutsch. Auswahl der Fragmente und Zeugnisse, Übersetzung und Erläuterungen. Anaxagoras, Melissos, Diogenes von Apollonia. Die antiken Atomisten: Leukipp und Demokrit

By M. Laura Gemelli Marciano

M. Laura Gemelli Marcianos dreibändige griechisch-deutsche Vorsokratiker-Ausgabe bietet einen neuen, faszinierenden Blick auf die archaische griechische Weisheit des 7. bis five. vorchristlichen Jahrhunderts. Fragmente und Zeugnisse der sogenannten Vorsokratiker werden von den interpretierenden Darstellungen späterer Philosophengenerationen befreit und wieder in ihren jeweiligen ursprünglichen Kontext gestellt. Dabei zeigen sich individuelle, voneinander ganz verschiedene Persönlichkeiten: Wundermänner, Seher-Ärzte, Mystiker, Naturphilosophen, Gelehrte jeglicher paintings, die direkt zu uns sprechen und uns den Weg zu unseren Wurzeln weisen. Diese bisher vollständigste aktuelle zweisprachige Ausgabe der vorsokratischen Schriften liefert nicht nur eine neue, genaue Übersetzung von Fragmenten und Zeugnissen, sondern auch ausführliche Kommentierungen, Kurzbiografien und Einleitungen zu jedem Autor sowie eine Einführung in die Gesamtproblematik. Durch die Diskussion bisheriger Forschungsergebnisse werden die Grundlagen für eine neue Forschungsrichtung gelegt. Band three der dreibändigen griechisch-deutschen Vorsokratiker-Ausgabe enthält Schriften von Anaxagoras, Melissos, Diogenes von Apollonia und der antiken Atomisten. Die Fragmente und Zeugnisse sind neu übersetzt, ausführlich erläutert und werden dabei von der interpretierenden Darstellung späterer Autoren befreit. Die jeweiligen Fragmente und Zeugnisse werden anhand des Vergleichs mit den literarischen, medizinischen und technischen Schriften ihrer Zeit erklärt. Die Ergebnisse der aktuellen Forschung werden gleichzeitig kritisch überprüft. So entsteht ein neues und ungewöhnlich differenziertes Bild der sogenannten Naturphilosophen.

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Thucydides: The War of the Peloponnesians and the Athenians (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

By Thucydides

Thucydides' vintage paintings is a foundational textual content within the historical past of Western political notion. His narrative of the nice warfare among Athens and Sparta within the 5th century BC is now obvious as a hugely subtle learn of the character of political energy itself: its workout and results, its brokers and sufferers, and the arguments by which it's defended and deployed. it truly is for this reason more and more learn as a textual content in politics, diplomacy and political concept, whose scholars will locate in Thucydides many extraordinary modern resonances. This variation seeks to give the writer and the textual content of their right historic context. the recent translation is especially delicate to the dangers of anachronism, and the notes and broad reference fabric supply scholars with the entire valuable historic, cultural and linguistic history they should interact with the textual content by itself phrases.

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Aristaenetus, Erotic Letters (Writings from the Greco-Roman World)

By Aristaenetus

The first whole English translation of Aristaenetus in approximately 3 centuries

Through allusion and adaption of past authors, Aristaenetus recounts stories which are the stuff of comedy, erotic poetry, and historic novel. the following we learn of enthusiasts who use each trope of erotic literature to compliment their beloveds in over-the-top speeches. Aristaenetus amazes us with stories of paramours hatching complex schemes to accomplish their wants, whereas wily go-betweens support soft their means. He offers us with bills of untrue spouses who slightly steer clear of seize in the course of hair-raising and a laugh infidelities. This 6th century assortment is ideal for a person attracted to classical and postclassical literature.

Features:

  • English translation and Greek textual content on dealing with pages
  • Introduction with background of the text
  • Discussion of intertextual connections with Greco-Roman authors

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Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2 Vol. Set)

This quantity on Thucydides, an important historian of the traditional global, includes articles through thirty best foreign students. The contributions hide a variety of concerns, together with Thucydides lifestyles, highbrow milieu and predecessors, Thucydides and the act of writing, his rhetoric, historic strategy and narrative ideas, narrative cohesion within the heritage, the speeches, Thucydides reliability as a historian, and his legacy in the course of the centuries. different subject matters handled comprise conflict, faith, contributors, democracy and oligarchy, the discovery of political technological know-how, Thucydides and Athens, Sparta, Macedonia/Thrace, Sicily/South Italy, Persia, and the Argives. the quantity goals to supply a survey of present traits in Thucydidean reviews in order to be of curiosity to all scholars of historic heritage. "Brill's spouse to Thucydides was once presented selection striking educational name 2007.""

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The Eudemian Ethics (Oxford World's Classics)

A big treatise on ethical philosophy by means of Aristotle, this is often the 1st time the Eudemian Ethics has been released in its entirety in any glossy language. both vital, the amount has been translated by means of Sir Anthony Kenny, considered one of Britain's such a lot exclusive lecturers and philosophers, and a number one authority on Aristotle. In The Eudemian Ethics, Aristotle explores the standards that make existence worthy residing. He considers the function of happiness, and what happiness contains, and he analyzes a number of points that give a contribution to it: human business enterprise, the relation among motion and advantage, and the idea that of advantage itself. Aristotle classifies and examines a few of the ethical and highbrow virtues, and he considers the jobs of friendship and enjoyment in a existence good lived. Kenny's fantastic translation is followed by means of an excellent advent, during which he highlights the similarities and variations among this booklet and the better-known Nicomachean Ethics, with which it holds 3 books in universal. There also are many beneficial explanatory notes which make clear the arguments and allusions that Aristotle makes.

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