Download E-books Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey: A Biography (Books That Changed the World) PDF

By Alberto Manguel

While it's unknown if there ever used to be a guy named Homer, there's no doubt that the epic poems assembled lower than his identify shape the cornerstone of Western literature, feeding our mind's eye for over and a part millennia. The Iliad and The Odyssey, with their stories of the Trojan struggle, Achilles, Ulysses and Penelope, the Sirens, the Cyclops, Helen of Troy, and the petulant gods, are commonly used to so much readers simply because they're so pervasive. From Plato to Virgil, Pope to Joyce, the poems were instructed and retold, interpreted and decorated. during this sleek and sweeping ebook, Alberto Manguel strains the lineage of the poems from their inception and primary recording. He considers the unique goal of the poems—either as allegory of philosophical fact or as a checklist of historic truth—surveys the demanding situations the pagan Homer offered to the early Christian global, and maps the unfold of the works world wide and during the centuries. Manguel follows Homer in the course of the maximum literature ever created and, specially, delights within the poems themselves.

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By Alberto Manguel

While it's unknown if there ever used to be a guy named Homer, there's no doubt that the epic poems assembled lower than his identify shape the cornerstone of Western literature, feeding our mind's eye for over and a part millennia. The Iliad and The Odyssey, with their stories of the Trojan struggle, Achilles, Ulysses and Penelope, the Sirens, the Cyclops, Helen of Troy, and the petulant gods, are commonly used to so much readers simply because they're so pervasive. From Plato to Virgil, Pope to Joyce, the poems were instructed and retold, interpreted and decorated. during this sleek and sweeping ebook, Alberto Manguel strains the lineage of the poems from their inception and primary recording. He considers the unique goal of the poems—either as allegory of philosophical fact or as a checklist of historic truth—surveys the demanding situations the pagan Homer offered to the early Christian global, and maps the unfold of the works world wide and during the centuries. Manguel follows Homer in the course of the maximum literature ever created and, specially, delights within the poems themselves.

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Download E-books Beyond the Second Sophistic: Adventures in Greek Postclassicism PDF

By Tim Whitmarsh

The “Second Sophistic” usually refers to a interval on the peak of the Roman Empire’s strength that witnessed a flourishing of Greek rhetoric and oratory, and because the nineteenth century it has frequently been seen as a safety of Hellenic civilization opposed to the domination of Rome. This e-book proposes a truly assorted version. protecting well known fiction, poetry and Greco-Jewish fabric, it argues for a wealthy, dynamic, and various tradition, which can't be decreased to an easy version of continuity. Shining new mild on a sequence of playful, resourceful texts which are ignored of the normal bills of Greek literature, Whitmarsh versions a extra adventurous, exploratory method of later Greek tradition. Beyond the second one Sophistic deals not just a brand new method of taking a look at Greek literature from three hundred BCE onwards, but additionally a problem to the Eurocentric, aristocratic structures put on the Greek historical past. available and energetic, it's going to entice scholars and students of Greek literature and tradition, Hellenistic Judaism, international literature, and cultural theory.

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By Tim Whitmarsh

The “Second Sophistic” usually refers to a interval on the peak of the Roman Empire’s strength that witnessed a flourishing of Greek rhetoric and oratory, and because the nineteenth century it has frequently been seen as a safety of Hellenic civilization opposed to the domination of Rome. This e-book proposes a truly assorted version. protecting well known fiction, poetry and Greco-Jewish fabric, it argues for a wealthy, dynamic, and various tradition, which can't be decreased to an easy version of continuity. Shining new mild on a sequence of playful, resourceful texts which are ignored of the normal bills of Greek literature, Whitmarsh versions a extra adventurous, exploratory method of later Greek tradition. Beyond the second one Sophistic deals not just a brand new method of taking a look at Greek literature from three hundred BCE onwards, but additionally a problem to the Eurocentric, aristocratic structures put on the Greek historical past. available and energetic, it's going to entice scholars and students of Greek literature and tradition, Hellenistic Judaism, international literature, and cultural theory.

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Download E-books Fragments (Penguin Classics) (English and Greek Edition) PDF

By Brooks Haxton

Fragments of knowledge from the traditional world

In the 6th century b.c.-twenty-five hundred years ahead of Einstein-Heraclitus of Ephesus declared that strength is the essence of topic, that every little thing turns into strength in flux, in relativity. His nice e-book, On Nature, the world's first coherent philosophical treatise and touchstone for Plato, Aristotle, and Marcus Aurelius, has lengthy been misplaced to history-but its surviving fragments have for hundreds of thousands of years tantalized our best thinkers, from Montaigne to Nietzsche, Heidegger to Jung. Now, acclaimed poet Brooks Haxton provides a strong free-verse translation of all one hundred thirty surviving fragments of the lessons of Heraclitus, with the traditional Greek originals fantastically reproduced en face.

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 a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts superior through introductions and notes by way of special students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

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By Brooks Haxton

Fragments of knowledge from the traditional world

In the 6th century b.c.-twenty-five hundred years ahead of Einstein-Heraclitus of Ephesus declared that strength is the essence of topic, that every little thing turns into strength in flux, in relativity. His nice e-book, On Nature, the world's first coherent philosophical treatise and touchstone for Plato, Aristotle, and Marcus Aurelius, has lengthy been misplaced to history-but its surviving fragments have for hundreds of thousands of years tantalized our best thinkers, from Montaigne to Nietzsche, Heidegger to Jung. Now, acclaimed poet Brooks Haxton provides a strong free-verse translation of all one hundred thirty surviving fragments of the lessons of Heraclitus, with the traditional Greek originals fantastically reproduced en face.

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 a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts superior through introductions and notes by way of special students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books A Companion to Food in the Ancient World (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) PDF

A significant other to foodstuff within the historical World offers a complete review of the cultural elements in terms of the creation, practise, and intake of foods and drinks in antiquity.

• presents an up to date assessment of the learn of foodstuff within the historic world

• Addresses all facets of nutrition creation, distribution, practise, and intake in the course of antiquity

• beneficial properties unique scholarship from the most influential North American and ecu experts in Classical historical past, old historical past, and archaeology

• Covers a large geographical variety from Britain to historical Asia, together with Egypt and Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, areas surrounding the Black Sea, and China

• Considers the relationships of nutrition when it comes to historical vitamin, food, philosophy, gender, type, faith, and more

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A significant other to foodstuff within the historical World offers a complete review of the cultural elements in terms of the creation, practise, and intake of foods and drinks in antiquity.

• presents an up to date assessment of the learn of foodstuff within the historic world

• Addresses all facets of nutrition creation, distribution, practise, and intake in the course of antiquity

• beneficial properties unique scholarship from the most influential North American and ecu experts in Classical historical past, old historical past, and archaeology

• Covers a large geographical variety from Britain to historical Asia, together with Egypt and Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, areas surrounding the Black Sea, and China

• Considers the relationships of nutrition when it comes to historical vitamin, food, philosophy, gender, type, faith, and more

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Download E-books Aphrodite und Eros in der antiken Tragödie: Mit Ausblicken auf motivgeschichtlich verwandte Dichtungen PDF

By Ursula Bittrich

Publish yr note: First released in 2005
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Aphrodite und Eros - ihr Wesen und Wirken ist richtungweisend für den Handlungsablauf zahlreicher antiker Tragödien. Die Autorin zeigt an ausgewählten Dramen von Aischylos bis Seneca sowie an verwandten Texten vom frühgriechischen Epos bis hin zu Theokrit, Ovid und Nonnos, wie sich das Bild dieser beiden so facettenreichen Gottheiten unter Wahrung bestimmter Konstanten tradiert und gewandelt hat.

Focussing upon a range of dramas from "Aeschylus" to "Seneca," the writer demonstrates how the pictures of the 2 multifaceted gods, Aphrodite and Eros, were transmitted, even as that definite gains were preserved. The emphasis at the harmful facet of the twofold love gods is proven to be attribute of tragedy

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By Ursula Bittrich

Publish yr note: First released in 2005
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Aphrodite und Eros - ihr Wesen und Wirken ist richtungweisend für den Handlungsablauf zahlreicher antiker Tragödien. Die Autorin zeigt an ausgewählten Dramen von Aischylos bis Seneca sowie an verwandten Texten vom frühgriechischen Epos bis hin zu Theokrit, Ovid und Nonnos, wie sich das Bild dieser beiden so facettenreichen Gottheiten unter Wahrung bestimmter Konstanten tradiert und gewandelt hat.

Focussing upon a range of dramas from "Aeschylus" to "Seneca," the writer demonstrates how the pictures of the 2 multifaceted gods, Aphrodite and Eros, were transmitted, even as that definite gains were preserved. The emphasis at the harmful facet of the twofold love gods is proven to be attribute of tragedy

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

By M. Laura Gemelli Marciano

How did the traditional Greek Atomists come to imagine the life 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 really is those questions that Laura Gemelli addresses within the current research. 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 historical Atomism.

This hitherto ignored standpoint results in a serious revision of in general accredited theses equivalent to the origins of Atomism in Eleatism and the postulation of the atom as an answer to the aporias of limitless divisibility. the writer then follows the additional improvement of the perspectives of Atomism recommend through Aristotle and Theophrastus so far as the Neo-Platonists. This publication offers the rules for a second look of the resources and a shift in point of view for examine 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. via 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. via Primavesi, Oliver

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By M. Laura Gemelli Marciano

How did the traditional Greek Atomists come to imagine the life 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 really is those questions that Laura Gemelli addresses within the current research. 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 historical Atomism.

This hitherto ignored standpoint results in a serious revision of in general accredited theses equivalent to the origins of Atomism in Eleatism and the postulation of the atom as an answer to the aporias of limitless divisibility. the writer then follows the additional improvement of the perspectives of Atomism recommend through Aristotle and Theophrastus so far as the Neo-Platonists. This publication offers the rules for a second look of the resources and a shift in point of view for examine 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. via 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. via Primavesi, Oliver

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Download E-books Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations PDF

By Mary Beard

A nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award finalist, this is often “the ideal creation to classical stories, and merits to develop into whatever of a typical paintings” (Observer).

Mary Beard, drawing on thirty years of educating and writing approximately Greek and Roman background, offers a breathtaking portrait of the classical international, a e-book within which we stumble upon not just Cleopatra and Alexander the good, Julius Caesar and Hannibal, but additionally the typical people―the hundreds of thousands of population of the Roman Empire, the slaves, squaddies, and ladies. How did they reside? the place did they pass if their marriage was once in hassle or in the event that they have been broke? Or, maybe simply as vital, how did they fresh their the teeth? easily combining the epic with the quotidian, Beard forces us alongside how one can reexamine such a lot of of the assumptions we held as gospel―not the least of them the belief that the Emperor Caligula was once bonkers or Nero a monster. With capacious wit and verve, Beard demonstrates that, faraway from being carved in marble, the classical global continues to be greatly alive. 17 illustrations

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By Mary Beard

A nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award finalist, this is often “the ideal creation to classical stories, and merits to develop into whatever of a typical paintings” (Observer).

Mary Beard, drawing on thirty years of educating and writing approximately Greek and Roman background, offers a breathtaking portrait of the classical international, a e-book within which we stumble upon not just Cleopatra and Alexander the good, Julius Caesar and Hannibal, but additionally the typical people―the hundreds of thousands of population of the Roman Empire, the slaves, squaddies, and ladies. How did they reside? the place did they pass if their marriage was once in hassle or in the event that they have been broke? Or, maybe simply as vital, how did they fresh their the teeth? easily combining the epic with the quotidian, Beard forces us alongside how one can reexamine such a lot of of the assumptions we held as gospel―not the least of them the belief that the Emperor Caligula was once bonkers or Nero a monster. With capacious wit and verve, Beard demonstrates that, faraway from being carved in marble, the classical global continues to be greatly alive. 17 illustrations

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World (Encyclopedia of Society & Culture in the Ancient World) 4 Vol. PDF

Supplying accomplished insurance of the traditional international, this 4 quantity encyclopedia starts with an advent that outlines the most important milestones within the improvement of human society.

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Supplying accomplished insurance of the traditional international, this 4 quantity encyclopedia starts with an advent that outlines the most important milestones within the improvement of human society.

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Download E-books Ovid on Cosmetics: Medicamina Faciei Femineae and Related Texts PDF

By Marguerite Johnson

The Medicamina Faciei Femineae is a didactic elegy that showcases an early instance of Ovid's trademark mix of poetic guide and trivial subject material. Exploring girl good looks and cosmeceuticals, with specific emphasis at the idea of cultus, the poem offers 5 functional recipes for remedies for Roman girls. masking either didactic parody and pharmacological fact, this deceptively advanced poem possesses wit and vivacity and gives a major perception into Roman social mores and day by day actions.

The first complete research in English dedicated to this little-researched yet multi-faceted poem, Ovid on Cosmetics comprises an creation that situates the poem inside of its literary historical past of didactic and elegiac poetry, its position in Ovid's oeuvre and its relevance to social values, own aesthetics and attitudes to lady attractiveness in Roman society. The Latin textual content is gifted on parallel pages along a brand new translation, and all Latin phrases and words are translated for the non-specialist reader. targeted observation notes elucidate the textual content and person words nonetheless additional.

Ovid on Cosmetics offers and explicates this witty, subversive but major poem. Its consciousness to the technicalities of cosmeceuticals and cosmetics, together with specific analyses of person parts and the consequences of particular lotions and make-up, make this paintings an important contribution to the sweetness in antiquity.

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By Marguerite Johnson

The Medicamina Faciei Femineae is a didactic elegy that showcases an early instance of Ovid's trademark mix of poetic guide and trivial subject material. Exploring girl good looks and cosmeceuticals, with specific emphasis at the idea of cultus, the poem offers 5 functional recipes for remedies for Roman girls. masking either didactic parody and pharmacological fact, this deceptively advanced poem possesses wit and vivacity and gives a major perception into Roman social mores and day by day actions.

The first complete research in English dedicated to this little-researched yet multi-faceted poem, Ovid on Cosmetics comprises an creation that situates the poem inside of its literary historical past of didactic and elegiac poetry, its position in Ovid's oeuvre and its relevance to social values, own aesthetics and attitudes to lady attractiveness in Roman society. The Latin textual content is gifted on parallel pages along a brand new translation, and all Latin phrases and words are translated for the non-specialist reader. targeted observation notes elucidate the textual content and person words nonetheless additional.

Ovid on Cosmetics offers and explicates this witty, subversive but major poem. Its consciousness to the technicalities of cosmeceuticals and cosmetics, together with specific analyses of person parts and the consequences of particular lotions and make-up, make this paintings an important contribution to the sweetness in antiquity.

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Download E-books Early Greek Philosophy (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Jonathan Barnes

The works amassed during this quantity shape the real origin of Western philosophy—the base upon which Plato and Aristotle and their successors could ultimately construct. but the significance of the Pre-Socratics thinkers lies much less of their influence—great notwithstanding that was—than of their striking highbrow ambition and imaginitive succeed in. Zeno's dizzying 'proofs' that movement is very unlikely; the intense atomic theories of Democritus; the haunting and enigmatic epigrams of Heraclitus; and the maxims of Alcmaeon: fragmentary as they typically are, the options of those philosophers appear strikingly smooth of their challenge to forge a very medical vocabulary and manner of reasoning.

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

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By Jonathan Barnes

The works amassed during this quantity shape the real origin of Western philosophy—the base upon which Plato and Aristotle and their successors could ultimately construct. but the significance of the Pre-Socratics thinkers lies much less of their influence—great notwithstanding that was—than of their striking highbrow ambition and imaginitive succeed in. Zeno's dizzying 'proofs' that movement is very unlikely; the intense atomic theories of Democritus; the haunting and enigmatic epigrams of Heraclitus; and the maxims of Alcmaeon: fragmentary as they typically are, the options of those philosophers appear strikingly smooth of their challenge to forge a very medical vocabulary and manner of reasoning.

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

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