Greek Literature in the Roman Empire by Jason Konig

By Jason Konig

In this e-book Jason Konig deals for the 1st time an available but complete account of the multi-faceted Greek literature of the Roman Empire, focusing in particular at the first 3 centuries advert. He covers in flip the Greek novels of this era, the satirical writing of Lucian, rhetoric, philosophy, clinical and miscellanistic writing, geography and historical past, biography and poetry, delivering a shiny advent to key texts, with wide citation in translation. The demanding situations and pleasures those texts supply to their readers have turn out to be newly preferred within the classical scholarship of the final or 3 many years. additionally there was renewed curiosity within the function performed through novelistic and rhetorical writing within the Greek tradition of the Roman Empire extra widely, and within the many various ways that those texts reply to the realm round them. This quantity deals a vast advent to these intriguing developments.

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Love and Providence: Recognition in the Ancient Novel by Silvia Montiglio

By Silvia Montiglio

From the Odyssey and King Lear to glossy novels by way of Umberto Eco and John le Carré, the popularity scene has loved a longevity in western literature. It first grew to become a standard characteristic of prose literature within the Greek novels of the 1st century CE. In those examples, it's the occasion that guarantees the chuffed finishing for the hero and heroine, and as such, it kind of feels, used to be as interesting for Greek readers because the canonical Hollywood kiss is for modern motion picture goers. Recognitions are rather satisfying within the context of the traditional novels as the style as an entire celebrates the idyllic social order to which the heroes and heroines belong and from which they've been harshly severed. inspite of their excessive frequency and thematic significance, novelistic recognitions have attracted little serious cognizance, in particular on the subject of epic and tragedy. With Love and Providence, Silvia Montiglio seeks to fill this hole. She starts off by means of introducing the that means of recognitions within the historic novel either in the novels' narrative constitution and suggestion world--that is, the values and beliefs propounded within the narrative. She pursues those pursuits whereas analyzing novels through Chariton, Xenophon of Ephesus, Achilles Tatius, Longus, Heliodorus, Apuleius, and Petronius, in addition to the Life of Apollonius of Tyre, the pseudo-Clementine recognitions, and the Jewish novel Joseph and Aseneth. as well as addressing questions led to through the recognitions--What does it suggest for fans to acknowledge one another on the finish in their adventures? Is attractiveness the affirmation of sameness or an acknowledgement of change?--Montiglio addresses the rapport novelists entertain with their literary culture, epic and drama. The e-book concludes through emphasizing the originality of the novels for the improvement of the popularity motif, and by way of explaining its effect in early-modern ecu literature.

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Pliny: Natural History, Volume IX, Books 33-35. (Loeb by Pliny, H. Rackham

By Pliny, H. Rackham

Pliny the Elder, tireless researcher and author, is writer of the encyclopedic typical historical past, in 37 books, an unmatched compendium of Roman wisdom. The contents of the books are as follows. booklet 1: desk of contents of the others and of gurus; 2: mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; 3-6: geography and ethnography of the recognized global; 7: anthropology and the body structure of guy; 8-11: zoology; 12-19: botany, agriculture, and horticulture; 20-27: plant items as utilized in medication; 28-32: clinical zoology; 33-37: minerals (and medicine), the effective arts, and gem stones. The Loeb Classical Library variation of typical historical past is in ten volumes.

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Brill's Companion to Propertius (Brill's Companions in by Hans-Christian Gunther

By Hans-Christian Gunther

The current quantity offers a entire consultant to 1 of the main tricky authors of classical antiquity. the entire significant points of Propertius' paintings, its issues, the poetical process, its assets and versions, in addition to the historical past of Propertian scholarship and the vexed difficulties of textual feedback, are handled in contributions through Joan sales space, James Butrica, Francis Cairns, Elaine Fantham, Paolo Fedeli, Adrian Hollis, Peter Knox, Robert Maltby, Tobias Reinhardt and Richard Tarrant; due area is additionally given to the reception of the writer from antiquity and the renaissance (Simona Gavinelli) as much as the trendy age (Bernhard Zimmermann). on the centre stands an interpretation of the 4 transmitted books via Gesine Manuwaldt, Hans-Peter Syndikus, John Kevin Newman, and Hans-Christian Gunther.

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Pliny: Natural History, Volume I, Books 1-2 (Loeb Classical by Pliny, H. Rackham

By Pliny, H. Rackham

Pliny the Elder, tireless researcher and author, is writer of the encyclopedic ordinary historical past, in 37 books, an unequalled compendium of Roman wisdom. The contents of the books are as follows. booklet 1: desk of contents of the others and of gurus; 2: mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; 3-6: geography and ethnography of the recognized global; 7: anthropology and the body structure of guy; 8-11: zoology; 12-19: botany, agriculture, and horticulture; 20-27: plant items as utilized in medication; 28-32: scientific zoology; 33-37: minerals (and medicine), the high quality arts, and gem stones. The Loeb Classical Library variation of common historical past is in ten volumes.

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Vom Römertum zum Ästhetizismus: Studien zu den Briefen des by Eckard Lefèvre

By Eckard Lefèvre

Die Untersuchung bemuht sich, die im allgemeinen vernachlassigte kunstlerische shape der Briefe des jungeren Plinius herauszustellen. Behandelt werden folgende Themen: Exempla antiquitatis (Wurdigungen groer demeanour, die noch die alte Zeit verkorpern und fur Plinius vorbildhaft sind: Verginius Rufus, Titius Aristo, Antoninus Arrianus, Cornutus Tertullus), Verfall der individuellen Freiheit nicht nur unter Domitian, sondern auch unter Trajan, des Senats und der Redekunst der Gegenwart, bedeutende Schriftsteller in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart (Cicero, Plinius der Altere, Silius Italicus, Martial), humanitas im Umgang mit anderen (sowohl mit anderen Volkern als auch mit Frauen und Sklaven), schlielich die Villa als geistiger Lebensraum und die Rezeption der Landschaft. Plinius spricht jeweils aus einem dezidiert eigenen Blickwinkel heraus. Auf diese Weise ergibt sich ein Gesamtbild seiner geistigen Personlichkeit sowie der kulturellen Bedingungen der Epoche, da das Einverstandnis der Adressaten aus dem Senatorenstand vorauszusetzen ist.

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The Library, Volume I: Books 1-3.9 (Loeb Classical Library by Apollodorus, James G. Frazer

By Apollodorus, James G. Frazer

The Library presents in 3 books a grand precis of conventional Greek mythology and heroic legends. Written in transparent and unaffected type, the compendium faithfully follows the Greek literary resources. it really is hence a massive list of Greek bills of the beginning and early historical past of the area and their race. This paintings has been attributed to Apollodorus of Athens (born c. a hundred and eighty BCE), a pupil of Aristarchus. however the textual content as we have now it was once written via an writer most likely residing within the first or moment century of our period. In his hugely valued notes to the Loeb Classical Library variation (which is in volumes) J. G. Frazer cites the imperative passages of alternative historical writers the place each one specific tale is informed and compares some of the types to these within the Library.

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The Athenian Constitution by Aristotle, Frederic G. Kenyon

By Aristotle, Frederic G. Kenyon

Most likely written via a pupil of Aristotle, The Athenian Constitution is either a heritage and an research of Athens' political equipment among the 7th and fourth centuries BC, which stands as a version of democracy at a time while city-states lived lower than different types of presidency. the author recounts the foremost reforms of Solon, the guideline of the tyrant Pisistratus and his sons, the emergence of the democracy within which strength was once shared by means of all loose male voters, and the management of Pericles and the demagogues who him. He is going directly to research the city's management in his personal time - the council, the officers and the judicial approach. For its info on Athens' improvement and the way the democracy labored, The Athenian Constitution is a useful resource of information in regards to the Athenian city-state.

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