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Ancient Medieval Literature

Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle (Clarendon by A. W. Price

By A. W. Price

Reissued in 1997 with corrections and a brand new Afterword, this ebook totally explores for the 1st time an idea universal to Plato and Aristotle, which unites their treatments-- in a different way very different--of love and friendship. the belief is that even though individuals are separate, their lives needn't be. One person's lifestyles may well overflow into another's, and as such, supporting someone else is a fashion of serving oneself. the writer indicates how their view of affection and friendship, inside of not just own relationships, but in addition the loved ones or even the city-state, offers to solve the previous dichotomy among egoism and altruism.

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The Athenian Institution of the Khoregia: The Chorus, the by Peter Wilson

By Peter Wilson

This publication is the 1st significant examine of the potential in which the classical Athenians organised and funded their many pageant choruses. It explores the mechanics of the establishment wherein a minority of wealthy voters have been required to rearrange and pay for a pageant refrain, together with choruses for tragic and comedian drama, and situates this accountability in the diversity of events for elite management in Athens' complex pageant calendar. Peter Wilson is going directly to exhibit the significance of the khoregia to our realizing of the workings of Athenian democracy itself, and to illustrate the measure to which the establishment was once itself a hugely performative get together, a chance for elite demonstrate within the democratic setting. The post-classical background of the khoregia and its visual appeal in quite a lot of different Greek groups also are tested.

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Letters to Atticus, Edition: Reprint 1913 by Cicero

By Cicero

Полное трёхтомное издание писем знаменитого оратора и литератора Марка Туллия Цицерона к своему другу Аттику. Более four hundred писем (в sixteen книгах), в которых содержится много информации о деятельности Цицерона, социальной и политической жизни в Риме. Тома содержат латинский текст и английский перевод, статьи, а также хронологический порядок писем и именной указатель.

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The Iliad: A Commentary: Volume 5, Books 17-20 by Mark W. Edwards, G. S. Kirk

By Mark W. Edwards, G. S. Kirk

This can be quantity 5 of the key six-volume remark on Homer's Iliad now being ready lower than the final editorship of Professor G.S. Kirk. Volumes I and II, released in 1985 and 1990 respectively, have been edited via Professor Kirk himself. Like its predecessors, the current quantity (the first to be edited through one among Professor Kirk's 4 collaborators) contains 4 introductory essays (including discussions of similes and different positive factors of narrative sort) by way of the statement. The Greek textual content isn't really incorporated. This undertaking is the 1st large-scale remark at the Iliad for almost 100 years, and takes certain account of language, kind, and thematic constitution in addition to of the complicated social and cultural history to the paintings.

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Themistius: On Aristotle Physics 5-8 (Ancient Commentators by Themistius, Robert B. Todd

By Themistius, Robert B. Todd

Themistius' therapy of Books 5-8 of Aristotle's Physics indicates this commentator's potential to spot, isolate and talk about the middle principles in Aristotle's account of swap, his concept of the continuum, and his doctrine of the unmoved mover. His paraphrase provided his historical scholars, as they're going to now provide his glossy readers, a chance to come across vital positive aspects of Aristotle's actual concept, synthesized and epitomized in a way that has continually marked Aristotelian exegesis yet was once raised to a brand new point through the cutting edge approach to paraphrase pioneered by means of Themistius. Taking selective yet telling debts of the sooner Peripatetic culture (notably Theophrastus and Alexander of Aphrodisias), this commentator creates a framework which may nonetheless be profitably utilized by Aristotelian students today.

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Pindar and the Construction of Syracusan Monarchy in the by Kathryn A. Morgan

By Kathryn A. Morgan

This groundbreaking booklet makes an attempt an absolutely contextualized interpreting of the poetry written by way of Pindar for Hieron of Syracuse within the 470s BC. It argues that the victory odes and different occasional songs composed through Pindar for the Sicilian tyrant have been a part of an intensive cultural application that integrated athletic festival, coinage, structure, sanctuary commitment, urban starting place, and masses extra. within the tumultuous years following the Persian invasion of Greece in 480, elite Greek leaders and their towns struggled to capitalize at the Greek victory and to outline themselves as loose peoples who triumphed over the specter of Persian monarchy. Pindar's victory odes are a big contribution to Hieron's objective of panhellenic pre-eminence, redescribing modern tyranny as an instantiation of golden-age kingship and consonant with most sensible Greek culture. In a fragile technique of cultural legitimation, the poet's compliment deploys athletic victories as a indicators of extra normal preeminence. 3 preliminary chapters set the level through providing the heritage and tradition of Syracuse less than the Deinomenid tyrants, exploring problems with functionality and patronage, and juxtaposing Hieron to rival Greek leaders at the mainland. next chapters learn in flip all Pindar's preserved poetry for Hieron and contributors of his court docket, and contextualizes this poetry via evaluating it to the songs written for Hieron by means of Pindar's poetic modern, Bacchylides. those odes enhance a particularly "tyrannical" mythology within which a hero from the earlier enjoys strange closeness with the gods, in simple terms to convey damage on him or herself by way of failing to regulate this closeness thoroughly. Such unfavorable exemplars counterbalance Hieron's luck and current the hazards opposed to which he needs to (and does) guard himself by means of regal advantage. The readings that emerge are marked via unparalleled integration of literary interpretation with the political/historical context.

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The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel by Tim Whitmarsh

By Tim Whitmarsh

The Greek and Roman novels of Petronius, Apuleius, Longus, Heliodorus and others were adored for millennia, yet by no means extra so than now. The Cambridge significant other to the Greek and Roman Novel includes nineteen unique essays through a world solid of specialists within the box. The emphasis is upon the serious interpretation of the texts inside historic settings, either in antiquity and within the later generations which have been and remain encouraged by way of them. all of the critical problems with present scholarship are addressed: sexuality, cultural identification, classification, faith, politics, narrative, variety, readership and lots more and plenty extra. 4 sections conceal cultural context of the novels, their contents, literary shape, and their reception in classical antiquity and past. each one bankruptcy contains information on extra examining. This assortment should be crucial for students and scholars, in addition to for others who wish an up to date, obtainable creation into this exhilarating fabric.

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