Money in Classical Antiquity (Key Themes in Ancient History)

By Sitta von Reden

This is often the 1st publication to provide a accomplished research of the effect of cash at the economic climate, society and tradition of the Greek and Roman international, utilizing new ways in financial heritage to discover how cash affected the economic climate and which components have to be thought of so that it will increase our realizing of old cash. protecting a variety of financial contexts in the Mediterranean over nearly a thousand years (c. six hundred BC - advert three hundred) its process is comparative and particular in an effort to display that money performs various roles lower than varied social and political situations. in response to the purpose of the most important issues sequence, the booklet not just deals tips to scholars and path administrators for learning funds at collage point, but in addition a few views for destiny examine to graduate scholars and experts.

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Violence and the Sacred

By René Girard

His attention-grabbing and bold booklet offers a completely constructed thought of violence because the 'heart and mystery soul' of the sacred. Girard's fertile, combative brain hyperlinks delusion to prophetic writing, primitive religions to classical tragedy.

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Thinking Men: Masculinity and its Self-Representation in the Classical Tradition (Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society)

Thinking Men explores inventive and highbrow expression within the classical international because the self illustration of guy. It starts off from the idea that the heritage of classical antiquity because the ancients inform it's a heritage of fellows. in spite of the fact that, the point of interest of this quantity is the construction, new version and new release of that male self as provided in language, poetry, drama, philosophical and medical inspiration and paintings: guy developing himself as topic in classical antiquity and past. This superbly illustrated quantity, which incorporates a preface via Nathalie Kampen, presents a thought-provoking and stimulating perception into the representations of guys in Classical tradition.

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Democrito e l'Accademia: Studi sulla trasmissione dell'atomismo antico da Aristotele a Simplicio (Studia Praesocratica, Volume 1)

By M. Laura Gemelli Marciano

How did the traditional Greek Atomists come to imagine the lifestyles of atoms, and the way did they comprehend their indivisibility? those are the main tough questions dealing with researchers into Atomism in Classical Antiquity, and it truly is those questions that Laura Gemelli addresses within the current examine. She re-examines the Ancients' culture from a brand new point of view, ranging from the impression that educational atomism and the attendant difficulties and ideas had on Aristotle's interpretation of historic Atomism.

This hitherto ignored point of view results in a serious revision of usually authorized theses akin to the origins of Atomism in Eleatism and the postulation of the atom as an answer to the aporias of countless divisibility. the writer then follows the additional improvement of the perspectives of Atomism recommend via Aristotle and Theophrastus so far as the Neo-Platonists. This ebook offers the rules for a re-assessment of the resources and a shift in point of view for study into the traditional Atomists.

Series Overview:

Vol. 1: Gemelli, Laura: Democrito e l'Accademia (2007)
Vol. 2: Marcinkowska-Rosól, Maria: Die Konzeption des "noein" bei Parmenides von Elea (2010)
Vol. three: Schwab, Andreas: Thales von Milet in der frühen christlichen Literatur (2011)
Vol. four: Cornelli, Gabriele: looking for Pythagoreanism (2013)
Vol. five: On Pythagoreanism (2013) Ed. by way of Cornelli, Gabriele / McKirahan, Richard / Macris, Constantinos
Vol. 6: Marcinkowska-Rosol, Maria: Die Prinzipienlehre der Milesier (2014)
Diels, Hermann: Prolegomena to the "Doxographi Graeci" (2016) Ed. by way of Primavesi, Oliver

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Pedagogy and Power: Rhetorics of Classical Learning (Ideas in Context)

This e-book examines beliefs of classical studying that allows you to make an important and provocative contribution to present and prior discussions at the function of schooling in society--why we educate and research what we do. Essays via classicists, historians, philosophers and literary students argue for seeing the historical past of old schooling as a side of political conception and heritage, the determine of the trainer and of the coed being necessarily implicated in a variety of buildings of highbrow, social and political authority.

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Hellenism in Byzantium: The Transformations of Greek Identity and the Reception of the Classical Tradition (Greek Culture in the Roman World)

By Anthony Kaldellis

This article was once the 1st systematic examine of what it intended to be 'Greek' in overdue antiquity and Byzantium, an identification that can however turn into nationwide, spiritual, philosophical, or cultural. via shut readings of the resources, Professor Kaldellis surveys the distance that Hellenism occupied in every one interval; the wider debates within which it used to be stuck up; and the historic explanations of its successive ameliorations. the 1st part (100–400) indicates how Romanisation and Christianisation ended in the abandonment of Hellenism as a countrywide label and its limit to a adverse non secular feel and a good, albeit rarefied, cultural one. the second one (1000–1300) indicates how Hellenism used to be revived in Byzantium and contributed to the evolution of its tradition. The dialogue seems to be heavily on the reception of the classical culture, which used to be explanation why Hellenism was once continuously fascinating and unsafe in Christian society, and provides a brand new version for knowing Byzantine civilisation.

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The Laws (Penguin Classics)

By Plato

In The Laws, Plato describes in attention-grabbing element a complete method of laws in a small agricultural utopia he named Magnesia. His legislation not just govern crime and punishment, but in addition shape a code of behavior for all facets of lifestyles in his excellent state—from schooling, game and faith to sexual behaviour, marriage and ingesting events. Plato units out a plan for the daily rule of Magnesia, administered by way of voters and elected officers, with ideally suited energy held through a Council. even though Plato's perspectives that voters may still act in entire obedience to the legislations were learn as totalitarian, The Laws still constitutes a hugely notable programme for the reform of society and gives a very important perception into the brain of 1 of Classical Greece's most excellent thinkers.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by way of introductions and notes by means of amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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

By Robert Knapp

Robert Knapp, healthcare professional en Historia Antigua y reputado divulgador, bucea en los usos y costumbres de los auténticos protagonistas de Roma y su imperio desde l. a. 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 los angeles 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 los angeles gente común buscaba prosperar y encontrar su sustento  en unos tiempos difíciles en los que abundaba l. a. enfermedad, el hambre y l. a. 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: los angeles necesidad, los angeles 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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Rhetoric Before and Beyond the Greeks

Examines rhetorical practices in cultures and time sessions that experience obtained little cognizance to date.

Focusing on historic rhetoric open air of the dominant Western culture, this assortment examines rhetorical practices in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, and China. The booklet uncovers exchange methods of knowing human habit and explores how those rhetorical practices either mirrored and encouraged their cultures. The essays handle problems with historiography and lift questions on the appliance of Western rhetorical options to those very diversified historic cultures. A bankruptcy on feedback for educating each one of those old rhetorics is included.

“…all in all we get an exceptional figuring out of the way rhetoric functioned in very diversified cultures.” — Bibliotheca Orientalis

"These essays forcefully and engagingly problem the tutorial average that Athenian rhetoric is foundational. students educating ‘the classical’ might want to pay shut consciousness to the multiplied corpus, and they're going to use this e-book as a critical textual content in histories of rhetoric classes and as a complement to extra mainstream texts." — Susan Romano, coauthor of Writing in an digital global: A Rhetoric with Readings

Contributors contain Roberta A. Binkley, furnish M. Boswell, Richard Leo Enos, William W. Hallo, Paul Y. Hoskisson, Carol S. Lipson, Yameng Liu, Arabella Lyon, David Metzger, C. Jan Swearingen, Deborah Sweeney, James W. Watts, and George Q. Xu.

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