Progymnasmata: Greek Textbooks of Prose Composition and Rhetoric (Writings from the Greco-Roman World)

For college kids of classical, medieval, and early glossy literature and of the heritage of schooling, Kennedy (classics emeritus, U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) provides and reviews on 4 Greek treatises for instructing prose composition and trouble-free rhetoric. They have been written throughout the time of the Roman Empire and studied in the course of the Byzanti

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Her Share of the Blessings: Women's Religions among Pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman World (Oxford Paperbacks)

By Ross Shepard Kraemer

During this pathbreaking quantity, Ross Shepard Kraemer presents the 1st entire examine women's religions in Greco-Roman antiquity. She vividly recreates the spiritual lives of early Christian, Jewish, and pagan ladies, with many desirable examples: Greek women's devotion to goddesses, rites of Roman matrons, Jewish ladies in rabbinic and diaspora groups, Christian women's struggles to workout authority and autonomy, and women's roles as leaders within the complete spectrum of Greco-Roman religions. In each case, Kraemer unearths the connections among the social constraints below which girls lived, and their non secular ideals and practices.
the connection between lady autonomy, sexuality, and faith emerges as a power topic. examining the monastic Jewish Therapeutae and numerous Christian groups, Kraemer demonstrates the paradoxical liberation which girls accomplished through rejection of sexuality, the physique, and the feminine. within the epilogue, Kraemer pursues the worrying implications such findings have for modern women.
according to an dazzling number of fundamental resources, Her percentage of the Blessings is an insightful paintings that is going past the constraints of past scholarship to supply a extra actual portrait of girls within the Greco-Roman world.

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Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

In Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom, Mary P. Nichols argues for the centrality of the belief of freedom in Thucydides' inspiration. via her shut examining of his History of the Peloponnesian War, she explores the manifestations of this subject. towns and contributors in Thucydides' historical past take freedom as their objective, whether or not they declare to own it and wish to keep up it or whether or not they wish to reach it for themselves or others. Freedom is the target of either antagonists within the Peloponnesian struggle, Sparta and Athens, even supposing in several methods. one of many fullest expressions of freedom might be visible within the rhetoric of Thucydides’ Pericles, in particular in his recognized funeral oration.

More than just documenting the fight for freedom, notwithstanding, Thucydides himself is taking freedom as his reason. at the one hand, he demonstrates that freedom makes attainable human excellence, together with braveness, self-restraint, deliberation, and judgment, which help freedom in flip. nevertheless, the pursuit of freedom, in one’s personal regime and on the planet at huge, clashes with pursuits and fabric necessity, and certainly the very passions required for its aid. Thucydides’ paintings, which he himself thought of a ownership forever, for that reason speaks a great deal to our time, encouraging the safeguard of freedom whereas caution of the bounds and risks in doing so. The strong needs to protect freedom, Thucydides teaches, yet pay attention that the fee no longer develop into freedom itself.

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Eros and Greek Athletics

Old Greek athletics provide us a transparent window on many very important elements of historical tradition, a few of that have certain parallels with sleek activities and their position in our society. old athletics have been heavily hooked up with faith, the formation of younger women and men of their gender roles, and the development of sexuality. Eros was once, from one point of view, an incredible god of the health club the place homoerotic liaisons bolstered the conventional hierarchies of Greek tradition. yet Eros within the athletic sphere used to be additionally a logo of life-affirming friendship or even of political freedom within the face of tyranny. Greek athletic tradition used to be now not rather a lot a box of goals as a box of wish, the place fervent festival for honor was once balanced through cooperation for universal social goals.

Eros and Greek Athletics is the 1st in-depth examine of Greek physique tradition as occur in its athletics, sexuality, and gender formation. during this complete review, Thomas F. Scanlon explores whilst and the way athletics used to be associated with faith, upbringing, gender, sexuality, and social values in an evolution from Homer until eventually the Roman interval. Scanlon indicates that ladies and men made assorted makes use of of a similar contests, that pederasty and athletic nudity have been fostered through an athletic revolution starting within the overdue 7th century B.C., and that public athletic gala's should be visible as quasi-dramatic performances of the human pressure among hope and loss of life. Accessibly written and whole of insights that would problem long-held assumptions approximately historic activity, Eros and Greek Athletics will attract readers attracted to historic and glossy activities, faith, sexuality, and gender studies.

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La Grèce préclassique, des origines à la fin du VIe siècle (Nouvelle histoire de l'Antiquité, Volume 1)

By Jean-Claude Poursat

Nouvelle histoire de l’Antiquité

1. Jean-Claude Poursat, La Grèce préclassique. Des origines à los angeles fin du VIe siècle
2. Edmond Lévy, La Grèce au Ve siècle. De Clisthène à Socrate
3. Pierre Carlier, Le IVe Siècle grec. Jusqu’à l. a. mort d’Alexandre
4. Pierre Cabanes, Le Monde Hellénistique. De los angeles mort d’Alexandre à l. a. paix d’Apamée (323-188 av. J.-C.)
5. Claude Vial, Les Grecs. De los angeles paix d’Apamée à l. a. bataille d’Actium (188-31 av J.-C.)
6. Agnès Rouveret, Rome avant l’impérialisme
7. Jean-Michel David, La République romaine. Da l. a. deuxième guerre punique à los angeles bataille d’Actium (218-3 av. J-C.)
8. Patrick Le Roux, Le Haut-Empire romain en Occident. D’Auguste aux Sévères (31 av. J.-C.-235 apr. J.-C.)
9. Maurice Sartre, Le Haut-Empire romain. Les provinces de Méditerranée orientale d’Auguste aux Sévères
10. Jean-Michel Carrié, Aline Rousselle, L’Empire romain en mutation. Des Sévères à Constantin (192-337 apr. J.-C.)

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War and Society in the Greek World

The position of war is valuable to our knowing of the traditional Greek global. during this e-book and the better half paintings, War and Society within the Roman World, the broader social context of warfare is explored. This quantity examines its impression on Greek society from Homeric instances to the age of Alexander and his successors and discusses the importance of the factors and earnings of battle, the hyperlinks among conflict, piracy and slavery, and exchange, and the ideology of struggle in literature and sculpture.

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A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A significant other to Ethnicity within the old Mediterranean provides a finished number of essays contributed through Classical reports students that discover questions with regards to ethnicity within the old Mediterranean world.

  • Covers issues of ethnicity in civilizations starting from old Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into past due Antiquity
  • Features state of the art study on ethnicity on the subject of Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities
  • Reveals the categorical relationships among old and glossy ethnicities
  • Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an energetic section of social identity
  • Represents a basic wondering of officially accredited and stuck different types within the field

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The Language of the Papyri

By T. V. Evans

The trendy rediscovery of the Greek and Latin papyri from Egypt has remodeled our wisdom of the traditional global. we can't, although, make a similar declare within the particular quarter of language examine. even though vital stories of the language of the papyri have seemed sporadically over the last century, we're nonetheless dealing this present day with a linguistic source of impressive richness which has rarely started to be explored. each scrap of papyrus and each ostracon (potsherd) or capsule unearthed has the aptitude to alter a few element of how we expect concerning the Greek and Latin languages. This booklet show that strength, through collecting jointly essays from seventeen students who current various views and methodological techniques. The Language of the Papyri charts present instructions of foreign examine, and also will offer a stimulus for destiny work.

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