Les Gracques : Crise agraire et révolution à Rome

By Claude Nicolet

De décembre 134 à juin ou juillet 133 av. J.-C., dans l. a. fièvre des partisans de Tibérius Gracchus, tribun de l. a. plèbe en lutte contre le Sénat et les riches, dans los angeles haine des nantis qui allaient les massacrer, les pourchasser, les juger, les condamner, un mythe s'effondre - celui de los angeles sagesse et de l'équilibre du gouvernement de los angeles République. Mais aussi celui de l. a. solidarité profonde des Romains qui avait permis de triompher d'Hannibal. Ils se brisent sur los angeles query sociale. l. a. crise agraire qui couvait depuis les conquêtes a enfin éclaté. Elle va durer un siècle. Les contemporains ne s'y sont pas trompés, qui dès le départ ont le sentiment d'une rupture, d'une révolution : Rome pour toujours a changé.

Show description

Continue Reading

The Symptom and the Subject: The Emergence of the Physical Body in Ancient Greece

By Brooke Holmes

The Symptom and the Subject takes an in-depth examine how the actual physique first emerged within the West as either an item of data and a mysterious a part of the self. starting with Homer, relocating via classical-era clinical treatises, and shutting with reports of early moral philosophy and Euripidean tragedy, this e-book rewrites the conventional tale of the increase of body-soul dualism in historical Greece. Brooke Holmes demonstrates that because the physique (sôma) turned a topic of actual inquiry, it decisively replaced old Greek rules concerning the that means of soreness, the soul, and human nature.

by means of venture a brand new exam of organic and clinical proof from the 6th via fourth centuries BCE, Holmes argues that it was once largely via altering interpretations of signs that folks started to understand the actual physique with the senses and the brain. as soon as attributed basically to social brokers like gods and daemons, signs started to be defined by way of physicians by way of the actual ingredients hidden contained in the individual. Imagining a daemonic area contained in the individual yet mostly less than the brink of feeling, those physicians helped to extensively rework what it intended for people to be susceptible, and ushered in a brand new ethics established at the accountability of taking good care of the self.

The Symptom and the Subject highlights with clean value how classical Greek discoveries made attainable new and deeply influential methods of wondering the human subject.

Show description

Continue Reading

Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Martin West is well known as some of the most major classicists of all time. Over approximately part a century his guides have remodeled our realizing of Greek poetry. This quantity celebrates his success with twenty-five papers on various components of the topic which he has illuminated, written through wonderful students from 4 continents. it is also West's Balzan Prize reputation speech, 'Forward into the Past', during which he explains his method of literary scholarship, and a whole bibliography of his educational publications.

Show description

Continue Reading

Greek Tragedy and Political Philosophy: Rationalism and Religion in Sophocles' Theban Plays

By Peter J. Ahrensdorf

During this booklet, Peter Ahrensdorf examines Sophocles' strong research of a valuable query of political philosophy and a perennial query of political lifestyles: may still electorate and leaders govern political society via the sunshine of unaided human cause or non secular religion? via a clean exam of Sophocles' undying masterpieces - Oedipus the Tyrant, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone - Ahrensdorf deals a sustained problem to the existing view, championed through Nietzsche in his assault on Socratic rationalism, that Sophocles is an opponent of rationalism. Ahrensdorf argues that Sophocles is a surely philosophical philosopher and a rationalist, albeit person who advocates a wary political rationalism. Such rationalism constitutes a center method among an excessive political rationalism that dismisses faith - exemplified in Oedipus the Tyrant - and a piety that rejects cause - exemplified by means of Oedipus at Colonus. Ahrensdorf concludes with an incisive research of Nietzsche, Socrates, and Aristotle on tragedy and philosophy. He argues, opposed to Nietzsche, that the rationalism of Socrates and Aristotle features a profound knowledge of the tragic size of human lifestyles and as a result resembles in primary methods the somber and humane rationalism of Sophocles.

Show description

Continue Reading

Fragments (Penguin Classics) (English and Greek Edition)

By Brooks Haxton

Fragments of knowledge from the traditional world

In the 6th century b.c.-twenty-five hundred years earlier than Einstein-Heraclitus of Ephesus declared that power is the essence of subject, 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 a hundred thirty surviving fragments of the lessons of Heraclitus, with the traditional Greek originals superbly 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 simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes via unique students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

Show description

Continue Reading

Stoicism (Ancient Philosophies)

By John Sellars

One of the most well-liked of the Hellenistic colleges of philosophy in antiquity, Stoicism flourished for a few years and has remained a continuing presence in the course of the background of Western philosophy. Its doctrines appealed to humans from all strata of historical society-from the slave Epictetus to the emperor Marcus Aurelius. This booklet offers a lucid, accomplished creation to this nice philosophical college. It provides an summary of the background of the varsity, covers its philosophy as a approach, and explores the 3 major branches of Stoic conception. John Sellars contains ancient info at the existence and works of the traditional Stoic philosophers and summaries, analyses, and value determinations in their primary doctrines in good judgment, physics, and ethics. He additionally features a interesting account of the Stoic legacy from later antiquity to the current. the quantity features a thesaurus and chronology, which, including its obtainable but authoritative process, makes it the perfect selection for college kids, students, and basic readers attracted to what Stoicism has intended, either philosophically and traditionally, for western civilization.

Show description

Continue Reading

Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae: Philosophizing Theatre and the Politics of Perception in Late Fifth-Century Athens (Cambridge Classical Studies)

By Ashley Clements

Aristophanes' comedian masterpiece Thesmophoriazusae has lengthy been famous among the performs of previous Comedy for its deconstruction of tragic theatricality. This booklet finds that this deconstruction is grounded no longer easily in Aristophanes' wider engagement with tragic realism. relatively, it demonstrates that from its outset Aristophanes' play attracts upon Parmenides' philosophical revelations referring to fact and phantasm, utilizing Eleatic strictures and imagery to philosophize the theatrical state of affairs, criticize Aristophanes' poetic rival Euripides as promulgator of damaging deceptions, reveal the damaging complicity of Athenian theatre audiences in tragic phantasm, and articulate political suggestion to an viewers negotiating a interval of political turmoil characterised by way of deception and uncertainty (the months ahead of the oligarchic coup of 411 BC). The ebook thereby restores Thesmophoriazusae to its right prestige as a philosophical comedy and divulges hitherto unrecognized facts of Aristophanes' political use of Eleatic principles throughout the past due 5th century BC.

Show description

Continue Reading

Le Haut-Empire romain en Occident : D’Auguste aux Sévères (Nouvelle histoire de l'Antiquité, Volume 8)

By Patrick le Roux

Nouvelle histoire de l’Antiquité

1. Jean-Claude Poursat, La Grèce préclassique. Des origines à l. a. 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 los angeles mort d’Alexandre
4. Pierre Cabanes, Le Monde Hellénistique. De los angeles mort d’Alexandre à los angeles paix d’Apamée (323-188 av. J.-C.)
5. Claude Vial, Les Grecs. De los angeles paix d’Apamée à los angeles 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 l. a. 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.)

Show description

Continue Reading

Death and Immortality in Late Neoplatonism: Studies on the Ancient Commentaries on Plato's Phaedo (Ancient Mediterranean and Medieval Texts and Contexts: Studies in Platonism, Neoplatonism, and the Platonic Tradition, Volume 12)

By Sebastian Ramon, Philipp Gertz

The idea within the immortality of the soul has been defined as one of many dual pillars of Platonism and is famously defended through Socrates in Platos Phaedo. the traditional commentaries at the discussion through Olympiodorus and Damascius provide a different point of view at the reception of this trust within the Platonic tradition.

Show description

Continue Reading

Menander, New Comedy and the Visual (Cambridge Classical Studies)

By Antonis K. Petrides

This booklet argues that New Comedy has a miles richer functionality texture than has formerly been recognized. providing shut readings of the entire significant performs of Menander, it indicates how intertextuality - the sustained discussion of recent Comedy functionality with the various ideological, philosophical, literary and theatrical discourses of up to date polis tradition - is important in growing semantic intensity and hence offsetting the effect that the plots are simplistic love tales with out political or ideological resonances. It additionally explores how the visible element of the performs ('opsis') is simply as very important as any verbal technique of signification - a phenomenon termed 'intervisuality', interpreting specifically intensity the ways that the masks can infuse quite a few platforms of reference into the play. mask just like the panchrēstos neaniskos (the 'all-perfect youth'), for instance, are actually jam-packed with that means; therefore, with their ideologically marked physiognomies, they are often powerful instigators of literary and cultural allusion.

Show description

Continue Reading