Language Arts & Disciplines

A Loeb Classical Library Reader

Author: N.A

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: 9780674996168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 6794

This selection of lapidary nuggets drawn from thirty-three of antiquity's major authors includes poetry, dialogue, philosophical writing, history, descriptive reporting, satire, and fiction--giving a glimpse at the wide range of arts and sciences, thought and styles, of Greco-Roman culture. The selections span twelve centuries, from Homer to Saint Jerome. The texts and translations are reproduced as they appear in Loeb volumes. The Loeb Classical Library is the only existing series of books which, through original text and facing English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. The Loeb Classical Library Reader offers a unique sampling of this treasure trove. In these pages you will find, for example: Odysseus tricking the Cyclops in order to escape from the giant's cave; Zeus creating the first woman, Pandora, cause of mortals' hardships ever after; the Athenian general Nicias dissuading his countrymen from invading Sicily; Socrates, condemned to die, saying farewell; a description of Herod's fortified palace at Masada; Cicero's thoughts on what we owe our fellow men; Livy's description of the rape of the Sabine women; Manilius on the signs of the zodiac; Pliny's observation of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE. Here you can enjoy looking in on people, real and imaginary, who figure prominently in ancient history, and on notable events. Here, too, you can relish classical poetry and comedy, and get a taste of the ideas characteristic of the splendid culture to which we are heir.
Philosophy

Posterior Analytics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1531266371

Category: Philosophy

Page: 137

View: 453

Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher who was largely responsible for shaping Western philosophy as it is known today. Aristotle, who was one of Plato’s students and would later tutor Alexander the Great, was also regarded as the world’s first scientist and his many writings are still revered today. This edition of Posterior Analytics includes a table of contents.
History

Astronomicon: Volume 4, Liber Quartus

Author: M. Manilius,A. E. Housman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107648068

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 5792

This volume contains the Latin text of the fourth book of Manilius, first published in 1920 and then reissued in a second edition in 1937.
History

EPICTETUS THE DISCOURSES & MAN

Author: Epictetus,P. E. (Percy Ewing) 1859-1946 Matheson

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781362295051

Category: History

Page: 534

View: 3194

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Literary Criticism

Expurgating the Classics

Editing Out in Greek and Latin

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147250299X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 3731

In the first collection to be devoted to this subject, a distinguished cast of contributors explores expurgation in both Greek and Latin authors in ancient and modern times. The major focus is on the period from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, with chapters ranging from early Greek lyric and Aristophanes through Lucretius, Horace, Martial and Catullus to the expurgation of schoolboy texts, the Loeb Classical Library and the Penguin Classics. The contributors draw on evidence from the papers of editors, and on material in publishing archives. The introduction discusses both the different types of expurgation, and how it differs from related phenomena such as censorship.
History

Historical Miscellany

Author: Aelian,Nigel Guy Wilson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674995352

Category: History

Page: 514

View: 3957

Aelian's Historical Miscellany is a pleasurable example of light reading for Romans of the early third century. Offering engaging anecdotes about historical figures, retellings of legendary events, and descriptive pieces - in sum: amusement, information, and variety - Aelian's collection of nuggets and narratives could be enjoyed by a wide reading public. A rather similar book had been published in Latin in the previous century by Aulus Gellius; Aelian is a late, perhaps the last, representative of what had been a very popular genre. Here then are anecdotes about the famous Greek philosophers, poets, historians, and playwrights; myths instructively retold; moralizing tales about heroes and rulers, athletes and wise men; reports about styles in dress, foods and drink, lovers, gift-giving practices, entertainments, religious beliefs and death customs; and comments on Greek painting. Some of the information is not preserved in any other source. Underlying it all are Aelian's Stoic ideals as well as this Roman's great admiration for the culture of the Greeks (whose language he borrowed for his writings).
Verse satire, Latin

Juvenal and Persius

Author: Juvenal,Persius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Verse satire, Latin

Page: 415

View: 3379

History

Out of Athens

The New Ancient Greeks

Author: Page DuBois

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674035584

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 2946

Out of Athens sets ancient Greek culture next to the global ancient world of Vedic India, the Han dynasty in China, and the empires that survived Alexander the Great.--Publisher description.
Literary Criticism

Augustine the Reader

Meditation, Self-Knowledge, and the Ethics of Interpretation

Author: Brian Stock

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674044045

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 475

View: 637

Christianity

The Theological Tractates

Author: Boethius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christianity

Page: 420

View: 7948

History

The People’s Zion

Southern Africa, the United States, and a Transatlantic Faith-Healing Movement

Author: Joel Cabrita

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674985761

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 1366

In The People’s Zion, Joel Cabrita tells the transatlantic story of Southern Africa’s largest popular religious movement, Zionism. It began in Zion City, a utopian community established in 1900 just north of Chicago. The Zionist church, which promoted faith healing, drew tens of thousands of marginalized Americans from across racial and class divides. It also sent missionaries abroad, particularly to Southern Africa, where its uplifting spiritualism and pan-racialism resonated with urban working-class whites and blacks. Circulated throughout Southern Africa by Zion City’s missionaries and literature, Zionism thrived among white and black workers drawn to Johannesburg by the discovery of gold. As in Chicago, these early devotees of faith healing hoped for a color-blind society in which they could acquire equal status and purpose amid demoralizing social and economic circumstances. Defying segregation and later apartheid, black and white Zionists formed a uniquely cosmopolitan community that played a key role in remaking the racial politics of modern Southern Africa. Connecting cities, regions, and societies usually considered in isolation, Cabrita shows how Zionists on either side of the Atlantic used the democratic resources of evangelical Christianity to stake out a place of belonging within rapidly-changing societies. In doing so, they laid claim to nothing less than the Kingdom of God. Today, the number of American Zionists is small, but thousands of independent Zionist churches counting millions of members still dot the Southern African landscape.

Greek Textual Criticism

A Reader

Author: Robert Renehan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674435377

Category:

Page: 164

View: 9282

Literary Criticism

Aesopic fables in iambic verse

Author: Babrius,Phaedrus

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 634

View: 8324

Literary Criticism

Greek Epic Fragments from the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries BC

Author: Martin Litchfield West

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: 9780674996052

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 922

Heroic epic of the eighth to the fifth century BCE includes poems about Hercules and Theseus, as well as the Theban Cycle and the Trojan Cycle. Genealogical epic of that archaic era includes poems that create prehistories for Corinth and Samos. These works are an important source of mythological record.

Ausonius

Author: Decimus Magnus Ausonius,Paulinus (of Pella.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5419

Medicine, Greek and Roman

De Medicina

Author: Aulus Cornelius Celsus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine, Greek and Roman

Page: 1148

View: 7720

Aeneid, Books 1-6 - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Virgil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781295955206

Category:

Page: 516

View: 5505

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Loeb Classical Library.

The elder seneca.. Controversiae books 7-10

Author: James Loeb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674995109

Category:

Page: 525

View: 3399