Download Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom by David N. Sedley PDF

By David N. Sedley

This publication reports the constitution and origins of De Rerum Natura (On the character of things), the nice first-century BC poem by way of Lucretius. through exhibiting how he labored from the literary version set by means of the Greek poet Empedocles yet lower than the philosophical proposal of the Greek thinker Epicurus, the booklet seeks to symbolize Lucretius' exact poetic achivement. it's addressed to these either in Latin poetry and in old Greek and Roman philosophy.

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Download Alexandre le Grand by Pierre Briant PDF

By Pierre Briant

• Description : Ce livre n’est pas une biographie d’Alexandre le Grand (356-323 av. JC), determine historique célèbre pour ses conquêtes et l’empire qu’il parvint à édifier. À travers le type de ce personnage fascinant qui régna sur trois continents, des questions plus générales se posent : quelle est l’origine de l. a. domination d’Alexandre ? remark comprendre ses objectifs ? Quelle était los angeles state of affairs de l’adversaire, l’empire perse-achéménide, et quelles résistances los angeles conquête y a-t-elle suscitées ? remark, enfin, l’empire s’est-il organisé, avec quels rapports entre les conquérants et les populations conquises ? motor vehicle, au-delà de l. a. seule personne d’Alexandre le Grand, c’est un véritable phénomène historique que cet ouvrage examine et dont il met en reduction les principaux caractères.

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Download Pliny: Natural History, Volume IX, Books 33-35. (Loeb by Pliny, H. Rackham PDF

By Pliny, H. Rackham

Pliny the Elder, tireless researcher and author, is writer of the encyclopedic common background, in 37 books, an unmatched compendium of Roman wisdom. The contents of the books are as follows. publication 1: desk of contents of the others and of professionals; 2: mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; 3-6: geography and ethnography of the recognized international; 7: anthropology and the body structure of guy; 8-11: zoology; 12-19: botany, agriculture, and horticulture; 20-27: plant items as utilized in drugs; 28-32: scientific zoology; 33-37: minerals (and medicine), the high-quality arts, and gem stones. The Loeb Classical Library version of normal heritage is in ten volumes.

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Download Greek and Latin Authors on Jews and Judaism, volume 2: From by Menahem Stern PDF

By Menahem Stern

A entire corpus of texts in relation to Jews and Judaism via the Greek and Latin authors of Antiquity. the gathering furnishes helpful resource fabric at the position of Jews and Judaism within the Mediterranean international through the upward thrust and unfold of Hellenism, concluding with strategies of Judaism held through the Neoplatonist philosophers. The writings of every writer are observed via an creation, a severe equipment, an English translation and an in depth statement during which the assets are tested within the context of the most recent scholarship and archaeological findings.

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Download Early Greek Philosophy by John Burnet PDF

By John Burnet

If you are contemplating this publication, i discovered it available to novices, since it used to be the *first* booklet at the Presocratics I learn, and that i bought via it high-quality (with no past Greek Philosophy instruction). now not as "strenuous" as Kirk & Raven which had rates imbedded in footnotes and so forth. making it extra of a "scholarly" factor (but additionally very good nonetheless).

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Download Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, by Elton T. E. Barker PDF

By Elton T. E. Barker

This e-book investigates essentially the most attribute and widespread gains of historical Greek literature - the scene of discussion or agon, within which with various levels of ritual characters sq. as much as one another and interact in a competition of phrases. Drawing on six case experiences of alternative types of narrative - epic, historiography and tragedy - and authors as different as Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, Sophocles and Euripides, this wide-ranging research analyses each one instance of dialogue in its context based on a suite of interrelated questions: who debates, whilst, why, and with what outcomes? in accordance with the altering representations of dialogue throughout and inside of diversified genres, it exhibits the significance of discussion to those key canonical genres and, in flip, the function of literature within the building of a citizen physique in the course of the exploration, replica and administration of dissent from authority.

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Download The Art of Euripides: Dramatic Technique and Social Context by Donald J. Mastronarde PDF

By Donald J. Mastronarde

During this publication Professor Mastronarde attracts at the seventeen surviving tragedies of Euripides, in addition to the fragmentary continues to be of his misplaced performs, to discover key subject matters within the interpretation of the performs. It investigates their relation to the Greek poetic culture and to the social and political constructions in their unique environment, aiming either to be conscious of the nice number of the corpus and to spot commonalities throughout it. In analyzing such issues as style, structural suggestions, the refrain, the gods, rhetoric, and the portrayal of ladies and males, this learn highlights the ways that viewers responses are manipulated by utilizing plot buildings and the multiplicity of viewpoints expressed. It argues that the dramas of Euripides, via their dramatic approach, pose a robust problem to easy formulations of norms, to the studying of constant human personality, and to the search for walk in the park and closure.

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Download Brill's Companion to Thucydides (Brill's Companions in by Antonis Tsakmakis, Antonios Rengakos PDF

By Antonis Tsakmakis, Antonios Rengakos

This quantity on Thucydides, an important historian of the traditional global, includes articles by way of thirty prime foreign students. The contributions conceal a variety of concerns, together with Thucydides' lifestyles, highbrow milieu and predecessors, Thucydides and the act of writing, his rhetoric, historic technique and narrative innovations, narrative solidarity 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, participants, 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 stories that allows you to be of curiosity to all scholars of old historical past.

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