History

Xenophon: Ethical Principles and Historical Enquiry

Author: Fiona Hobden

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 791

View: 851

The fourth century author Xenophon -- historian, philosopher, man of action – produced an output notable for diversity of content and consistency of moral outlook. This book explores some of the ethical and historical dimensions of this oeuvre.
History

The Epic Journey in Greek and Roman Literature

Author: Thomas Biggs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 911

From Homer to the moon, this volume explores the epic journey across space and time in the ancient world.
Religion

The Star of Bethlehem and the Magi

Author: George H. van Kooten

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Religion

Page: 720

View: 417

This book reports the results of the first ever multidisciplinary scientific conference dealing with the Star of Bethlehem, presenting the views of renowned specialists in astronomy, the ancient near-eastern and Greco-Roman worlds, and the history of science and religion.
History

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides

Author: Ryan Balot

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 773

View: 357

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides contains newly commissioned essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features chapters on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The creative juxtaposition of historical, literary, philosophical, and reception studies allows for a better grasp of Thucydides' complex project and its intellectual context, while at the same time providing a comprehensive introduction to the author's ideas. The volume is organized into four sections of papers: History, Historiography, Political Theory, and Context and Reception. It therefore bridges traditionally divided disciplines. The authors engaged to write the forty chapters for this volume include both well-known scholars and less well-known innovators, who bring fresh ideas and new points of view. Articles avoid technical jargon and long footnotes, and are written in an accessible style. Finally, the volume includes a thorough introduction prefacing each paper, as well as several maps and an up-to-date bibliography that will enable further study. The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides offers a comprehensive introduction to a thinker and writer whose simultaneous depth and innovativeness have been the focus of intense literary and philosophical study since ancient times.