Ancient Greece

A Companion to Ancient Education (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A better half to historical Education provides a sequence of essays from best experts within the box that signify the main up to date scholarship with regards to the increase and unfold of academic practices and theories within the historic Greek and Roman worlds.

  • Reflects the most recent study findings and offers new ancient syntheses of the increase, unfold, and reasons of old schooling in old Greece and Rome
  • Offers finished assurance of the most sessions, crises, and advancements of historic schooling besides old sketches of assorted academic tools and the diffusion of schooling during the historical world
  • Covers either liberal and intolerant (non-elite) schooling in the course of antiquity
  • Addresses the cloth perform and fabric realities of schooling, and the first thinkers in the course of antiquity via to past due antiquity

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The Mystery-Religions

This vintage examine deals an realizing of the traditional non secular cults, exploring their attraction and eventual failure within the face of Christianity. subject matters comprise the Eleusinian mysteries of historic Greece; Asiatic cults of Cybele, the Magna Mater, and Attis; Dionysian teams; Orphics; Egyptian devotees of Isis and Osiris; Mithraism; and others.

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Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire

Alexander the nice, might be the main commanding chief in background, united his empire and his military through the colossal strength of his will. His loss of life on the age of thirty-two spelled the tip of that unity.

The tale of Alexander’s conquest of the Persian empire is understood to many readers, however the dramatic and consequential saga of the empire’s cave in continues to be nearly untold. it's a story of loss that starts with the best lack of all, the demise of the Macedonian king who had held the empire jointly.

With his loss of life, it used to be as though the solar had disappeared from the sunlight procedure, as though planets and moons started to spin crazily in new instructions, crashing into each other with unbelievable force.

Alexander bequeathed his energy, legend has it, “to the strongest,” forsaking a mentally broken part brother and a posthumously born son as his basically heirs. In an odd compromise, both figures—Philip III and Alexander IV—were increased to the kingship, quick changing into prizes, pawns, fought over through a half-dozen Macedonian generals. each one successor may confer legitimacy on whichever basic managed him.

At the book’s middle is the monarch’s so much energetic defender; Alexander’s former Greek secretary, now reworked right into a basic himself. He used to be a guy either interesting and unique, a guy jam-packed with tips and connivances, just like the enthroned ghost of Alexander that provides the e-book its name, and turns into the selecting think about the precarious fortunes of the royal family.

James Romm, magnificent classicist and storyteller, tells the galvanizing saga of the boys who Alexander and located themselves incapable of holding his empire. the outcome was once the undoing of an international, previously united in one empire, now ripped aside right into a nightmare of warring realms suffering for domination, the template of our personal occasions.

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Maximus of Tyre: The Philosophical Orations

Trapp bargains a brand new annotated translation of the philosophical orations of Maximus of Tyre. those orations hide quite a number subject matters from Platonic theology to the correct angle to excitement. They open a window onto the second one century's international of the second one Sophistic and Christian apologists, in addition to directly to that of the Florentine Platonists of the later 15th century who learn, studied, and imitated the orations.

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Landmark Essays on Classical Greek Rhetoric: Volume 3 (Landmark Essays Series)

This volume's goal is to supply scholars and students of classical rhetoric with a collection of exemplary works within the region of Greek rhetorical thought. the various articles incorporated listed below are now not simply obtainable and feature been chosen with the cause of offering graduate and undergraduate scholars with an invaluable selection of secondary resource fabrics. This e-book can be expected as an invaluable textual content for students who will reap the benefits of having those resources extra on hand.

Scholarship in classical Greek rhetorical thought in general is geared toward the sort of ambitions:
* Historical reconstruction is figure that makes an attempt to appreciate the contributions of previous theorists or practitioners. students all for the historic reconstruction of Greek rhetorical theories try and comprehend the cultural context within which those theories initially look.
* Contemporary appropriation is figure that makes an attempt to make use of the insights of prior theorists or practitioners as a way to tell present concept or feedback. instead of describe rhetorical concept because it developed in the course of the contingencies of the earlier, students who test the modern appropriation of classical texts achieve this with the intention to shed perception on rhetorical issues as they're manifested in brand new setting.

As may be visible within the following articles, ancient reconstruction and modern appropriation range by way of goals and methods. as the aim of historic reconstruction is to seize the earlier -- insofar as attainable -- by itself phrases, the tools of the historian and, in classical paintings, the philologist, are applicable. accordingly, the various papers draw seriously at the unique Greek terminology to explain a given theorist's contributions. All Greek phrases were transliterated during this variation with a purpose to increase clarity. additionally, the meanings of Greek phrases which aren't explicitly mentioned contain a bracketed translation to make the textual content extra available for non-Greek interpreting audiences.

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A History of the Classical Greek World, 478 - 323 BC (Blackwell History of the Ancient World)

By P. J. Rhodes

This e-book provides an obtainable account of classical Greek background, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BC to the dying of Alexander the good in 323 BC. the writer describes the years which witnessed the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the institution of the Athenian empire; the Peloponnesian warfare, which concerned the full Greek international; the improvement of Macedonian energy less than Philip II; and the conquests of Alexander the nice. His account combines narrative with research, and offers with significant social, fiscal and cultural advancements in addition to political and armed forces occasions. Rhodes information the facts on which his narrative is predicated, including inscriptions, cash and fabric is still, and descriptions the issues, that have to be borne in brain in utilizing this proof.

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Greek Comedy and Ideology

By David Konstan

In comedy, chuffed endings unravel real-world conflicts. those conflicts, in flip, depart their mark at the texts within the type of gaps in plot and inconsistencies of characterization. Greek Comedy and Ideology analyzes how the constitution of historic Greek comedy betrays and responds to cultural tensions within the society of the classical city-state. It explores the utopian imaginative and prescient of Aristophanes' comedies--for instance, an omnipotent urban inhabited by way of birds, or an international of unlimited wealth presided over via the god of wealth himself--as interventions within the political problems with his time. David Konstan is going directly to learn the extra deepest international of Menandrean comedy (including diversifications of Menander via the Roman playwright Terence), within which difficulties of social prestige, citizenship, and gender are negotiated through elaborately contrived plots. In end, Konstan appears to be like at an imitation of historic comedy through Moliére, and how during which the ideology of rising capitalism transforms the premises of the classical genre.

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