When Men Were Men: Masculinity, Power and Identity in Classical Antiquity (Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society)

When males have been Men questions the deep-set assumption that men's historical past speaks and has constantly spoken for we all, via exploring the historical past of classical antiquity as an explicitly masculine story.
With a preface via Sarah Pomeroy, this learn employs diverse methodologies and specializes in a huge diversity of resource fabrics, classes and areas.

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

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 tricky questions dealing with researchers into Atomism in Classical Antiquity, and it's those questions that Laura Gemelli addresses within the current learn. She re-examines the Ancients' culture from a brand new standpoint, ranging from the impact that educational atomism and the attendant difficulties and ideas had on Aristotle's interpretation of historical Atomism.

This hitherto overlooked point of view ends up in a serious revision of commonly approved theses akin to the origins of Atomism in Eleatism and the postulation of the atom as an answer to the aporias of endless divisibility. the writer then follows the additional improvement of the perspectives of Atomism recommend by means of Aristotle and Theophrastus so far as the Neo-Platonists. This ebook presents the principles for a re-assessment of the resources and a shift in standpoint 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. by means of 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. through Primavesi, Oliver

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Thales von Milet in der frühen christlichen Literatur (Studia Praesocratica, Band 3)

By Andreas Schwab

Thales von Milet (7.-6. Jh. v. Chr.) gilt als eine der bedeutendsten Figuren der griechischen Philosophie und Wissenschaft. Dennoch sind von seinem Lebennur wenigeAnekdoten bekannt und von seinem Werk ist nichts direkt überliefert. Durch seine Untersuchung erschließt Andreas Schwab erstmals eine große Zahl von Textzeugnissen frühchristlicher Autoren, sowohl westlicher wie östlicher Theologen, die sich über Thales äußern. Dieses spannungsreiche Nachleben des Thales und seiner Ideen wird eingehend untersucht und kommentiert.

Thales of Miletus (7th-6th centuries BC) is considered some of the most very important figures in Greek philosophy and technological know-how. however we all know few anecdotes approximately his existence, and none of his paintings has survived at once. This used to be one of many major purposes at the back of Andreas Schwab’s paintings, who for the 1st time commented on multiple hundred passages in early Christian authors on Thales’ existence and works. those are documented in a brand new choice of stories on Thales (Traditio Presocratica vol 1, 2009). specific cognizance is paid to the subjects of literary discourse and the argumentative contexts in which reference is made to Thales. The remark isn't meant as a reconstruction of Thales’ lifestyles and educating, relatively the portrayals of his determine and ideas, in addition to their functionality in later classes are analyzed and commented on near to the Christian texts. The Latin texts variety from Tertullian to Augustine and Isidore of Seville, the Greek texts from the 1st apologists to Eusebius of Caesarea and the Chronicle of John Malalas. The interdisciplinary nature of this cutting edge, diachronous heritage of Thales’ “image” furthers either learn into early Greek philosophy, in addition to a deeper knowing of early Christian philosophy and theology.

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. by means of 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. by means of Primavesi, Oliver

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Mental Disorders in Ancient Philosophy (Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind)

By Marke Ahonen

This e-book bargains a finished research of the perspectives of historical philosophers on psychological problems. counting on the unique Greek and Latin textual resources, the writer describes and analyses how the traditional philosophers defined psychological disorder and its signs, together with hallucinations, delusions, unusual fears and irrelevant moods and the way they accounted for the respective roles of physique and brain in such issues. additionally thought of are moral questions when it comes to psychological disease, techniques to therapy and the placement of mentally ailing humans in societies of the times.

The quantity opens with a old evaluation that examines historical clinical bills of psychological ailment, from Hippocrates' well-known Sacred disorder to past due antiquity scientific authors. Separate chapters interpret intimately the writings of Plato, Aristotle, Galen and the Stoics and a last bankruptcy summarises the perspectives of assorted traces of Scepticism, the Epicurean tuition and the center and Neo-Platonists.

Offering a big and worthwhile contribution to the research of historical philosophy, psychology and medication. This quantity sheds new mild at the background of psychological sickness and provides a brand new perspective on old philosophical psychology.

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Histoire de l'éducation dans l'Antiquité, tome 1

By Henri-Irénée Marrou

Histoire de l'éducation dans l'Antiquité1. Le monde grec« L'éducation homérique, l'éducation spartiate, los angeles pédérastie en tant qu'éducation, l'ancienne éducation athénienne, and so forth. Autant d'ensembles bien centrés sur un problème vivant. Rien de stéréotypé. Beaucoup de grosses questions abordées et, sinon résolues, du moins discutées avec pénétration. Pas de pédantisme. Un réel et solide savoir. Le consistent souci de fournir au lecteur le moyen d'en vérifier les resources. D'un mot, un livre éclairant. Capital pour qui veut comprendre, en profondeur, les sociétés de l'Antiquité classique. »Lucien FebvreHenri-Irénée Marrou (1904-1977)Un des grands historiens de l'Antiquité tardive, spécialiste d'Augustin et de l'augustinisme, qui fut aussi critique musical sous le nom d'Henri Davenson. Il a notamment publié, au Seuil, L'Eglise de l'Antiquité tardive (1985) et Saint Augustin et l'augustinisme (2003).

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A Companion to Julius Caesar

A significant other to Julius Caesar contains 30 essays from prime students interpreting the lifestyles and after lifetime of this nice polarizing figure.

  • Explores Caesar from quite a few views: army genius, ruthless tyrant, amazing flesh presser, firstclass orator, refined guy of letters, and more
  • Utilizes Caesar’s personal extant writings
  • Examines the viewpoints of Caesar’s contemporaries and explores Caesar’s portrayals by means of artists and writers throughout the ages

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Julien dit l'Apostat : Histoire naturelle d'une famille sous le Bas-Empire

By Lucien Jerphagnon

On avait exterminé sa famille entière, puis il avait été relégué dans un lointain palais. Bref, le très chrétien Constance n'avait rien négligé pour évincer Julien de l. a. pourpre de ses ancêtres. Le voilà pourtant empereur de Rome et converti en mystery aux dieux païens. los angeles saga noire d'une dynastie, hantée de monstres froids, de prélats doubles, de barbouzes et de philosophes arrivistes est racontée ici au jour le jour. Lucien Jerphagnon joint à l'érudition un infrequent expertise d'évocation. En entreprenant cette réhabilitation de l'empereur Julien, il réussit un modèle de biographie.

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Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up (Sather Classical Lectures)

By Mary Beard

What made the Romans snicker? used to be historical Rome a carnival, choked with useful jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was once it a gently regulated tradition during which the uncontrollable way over laughter used to be a strength to fear—a global of wit, irony, and figuring out smiles? How did Romans make feel of laughter? What position did it play on this planet of the legislations courts, the imperial palace, or the spectacles of the arena?

Laughter in historic Rome explores essentially the most interesting, but additionally trickiest, of ancient topics. Drawing on a variety of Roman writing—from essays on rhetoric to a surviving Roman shaggy dog story book—Mary Beard tracks down the giggles, smirks, and guffaws of the traditional Romans themselves. From historic “monkey company” to the function of a chortle in a tradition of tyranny, she explores Roman humor from the hilarious, to the momentous, to the surprising.  yet she additionally displays on even larger old questions. what sort of background of laughter will we in all probability inform? do we ever relatively “get” the Romans’ jokes?

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Pompeii's Ashes: The Reception of the Cities Buried by Vesuvius in Literature, Music, and Drama

By Eric Moormann

Even if there are lots of works facing Pompeii and Herculaneum, none of them attempt to surround the complete spectrum of fabric on the topic of its reception in well known mind's eye.

Pompeii’s Ashes surveys a extensive number of such works, starting from travelogues among ca. 1740 and 2010 to 250 years of fiction, together with level works, tune, and movies. the 1st chapters offer an in-depth research of the excavation historical past and an summary of the reflections of tourists. The six last chapters talk about a number of clearly-defined genres: ancient novels with pagan trends, and people with Christians and Jews as protagonists, modern adventures, time touring, mock manuscripts, and works devoted to Vesuvius. “Pompeii’s Ashes” demonstrates how the everlasting fascination with the oldest still-running archaeological tasks on this planet all started, built, and proceed till no

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