Narrative and Identity in the Ancient Greek Novel: Returning Romance (Greek Culture in the Roman World)

By Tim Whitmarsh

The Greek romance was once for the Roman interval what epic was once for the Archaic interval or drama for the Classical: the valuable literary car for articulating rules in regards to the dating among self and neighborhood. This ebook deals a interpreting of the romance either as a particular narrative shape (using various narrative theories) and as a paradigmatic expression of id (social, sexual and cultural). whilst it emphasises the pliancy of romance narrative and its skill to house either conservative and transformative types of id. This elasticity manifests itself in part within the version in perform among varied romancers, a few of whom are commonly Hellenocentric whereas others are more difficult. finally, despite the fact that, it's argued that it displays a rigidity in all romance narrative, which ordinarily balances centrifugal opposed to centripetal dynamics. This ebook will curiosity classicists, historians of the unconventional and scholars of narrative conception.

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The Spartans: The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece

By Paul Cartledge

The Spartans have been a society of warrior-heroes who have been the dwelling exemplars of such middle values as accountability, self-discipline, self-sacrifice, and severe sturdiness. This e-book, written through one of many world’s top specialists on Sparta, lines the increase and fall of Spartan society and explores the super impact the Spartans had on their international or even on ours. Paul Cartledge brings to lifestyles figures like mythical founding father Lycurgus and King Leonidas, who embodied the heroism so heavily pointed out with this targeted tradition, and he exhibits how Spartan girls loved an strangely dominant and robust function during this hyper-masculine society. established firmly on unique assets, The Spartans is the definitive publication approximately essentially the most interesting cultures of historic Greece.

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The Fall of the Athenian Empire (A New History of the Peloponnesian War)

By Donald Kagan

In the fourth and ultimate quantity of his magisterial historical past of the Peloponnesian struggle, Donald Kagan examines the interval from the destruction of Athens' Sicilian excursion in September of 413 B.C. to the Athenian hand over to Sparta within the spring of 404 B.C. via his research of this final decade of the warfare, Kagan evaluates the functionality of the Athenian democracy because it confronted its such a lot severe problem. even as, Kagan assesses Thucydides' interpretation of the explanations for Athens’ defeat and the destruction of the Athenian Empire.

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Vite Parallele. Vol. 2

By Plutarch

Spesso un breve episodio, una parola, un motto di spirito mette in luce il carattere molto meglio che non battaglie con migliaia di morti, grandissimi schieramenti di eserciti, assedi di città. Di vite e non di storia s'impegna a scrivere Plutarco, autore di lingua greca tra i più importanti e fecondi del mondo classico. Nato a Cheronea intorno al 50 d.C., durante il regno dell'imperatore Claudio, egli fu cittadino dell'Impero romano e condusse una lunga vita: morì ottantenne, dopo essere stato studioso, politico, filosofo, scrittore e sacerdote del dio Apollo a Delfi. Consapevole di vivere in una fase della storia caratterizzata dalla necessità di riunire sotto un unico cielo due mondi distinti, quello greco e quello latino, Plutarco reinterpretò in modo originale los angeles tradizione romana della biografia aneddotica, modificandone l. a. forma e l. a. struttura in line with venire incontro alle nuove esigenze di un impero che aveva sempre meno frontiere tra Oriente e Occidente. Le Vite Parallele raccolgono così, a coppie, le biografie di un uomo illustre greco e di un suo corrispettivo latino, scelti secondo criteri di somiglianza nel carattere o nel destino, allo scopo, di natura morale, di mettere in luce l'uomo.

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The Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries) (Volume 1)

The Colloquia are manuals written to assist historical Greeks and Romans get round in every one other's languages; they include examples of the way to behavior actions like buying, banking, vacationing neighbors, web hosting events, taking oaths, successful proceedings, utilizing the general public baths, having fights, making excuses and going to varsity. They therefore provide a distinct glimpse of lifestyle within the Early Roman Empire and are an immense source for realizing historic tradition. they've got, even if, been unjustly ignored simply because in the past there have been no smooth variations of the texts, no translations into any sleek language, and little realizing of what the Colloquia are and the place they arrive from. This ebook makes the Colloquia obtainable for the 1st time via combining a brand new version, translation and statement with a ground-breaking, complete research in their origins. it's basically written and should curiosity scholars, non-specialists students alike.

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Antiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context

By Frederick G. Naerebout, Henk Singer

"Antiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context" presents a chronological creation to the heritage of historical Mediterranean civilizations in the greater context of its modern Eurasian world.Innovative strategy organizes Greek and Roman historical past right into a unmarried chronology. Combines the conventional old tale with topics which are principal to trendy study into the traditional global together with various social, cultural, and political subject matters. allows an realizing of the traditional Mediterranean global as a cohesion, simply because the Mediterranean global is in its flip awarded as a part of a bigger entire. Covers the total historical Mediterranean international from pre-history via to the increase of Islam within the 7th century A.D.Features a various number of pictures, maps, diagrams, tables, and a chronological chart to assist comprehension. English translation of a widely known Dutch ebook, "De oudheid," now in its 3rd variation

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Cosmology and the Polis: The Social Construction of Space and Time in the Tragedies of Aeschylus

By Richard Seaford

This e-book additional develops Professor Seaford's leading edge paintings at the research of formality and cash within the constructing Greek polis. It employs the idea that of the chronotope, which refers back to the phenomenon wherein the spatial and temporal frameworks specific or implicit in a textual content have a similar constitution and uncovers a number of such chronotopes within the Homeric Hymn to Demeter and particularly the tragedies of Aeschylus. Mikhail Bakhtin's pioneering use of the chronotope used to be in literary research. This research against this derives the diversity of chronotopes occur in Greek texts from the diversity of socially integrative practices within the constructing polis - significantly reciprocity, collective ritual, and monetised trade. specifically, the tragedies of Aeschylus embodies the reassuring absorption of the recent and perilous monetised chronotope into the conventional chronotope that arises from collective ritual with its aetiological delusion.

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Language and Learning: Philosophy of Language in the Hellenistic Age

Hellenistic philosophers and students laid the principles upon which Western culture built analytical grammar, linguistics, philosophy of language and different disciplines. construction at the pioneering paintings of Plato, Aristotle and prior thinkers, they constructed a variety of theories in regards to the nature and starting place of language. Ten essays discover the traditional theories, their philosophical adequacy, and their effect on later thinkers from Augustine during the heart a while.

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