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  • Histories, Volume IV: Books 8-9 (Loeb Classical Library) by Herodotus, A. D. Godley

    By Herodotus, A. D. Godley

    Знаменитый труд (оставшийся незаконченным) известнейшего древнегреческого историка Геродота в русских изданиях условно называется «Историей». В иностранных издания он носит разные названия «Музы Геродота», «Истории Геродота», «Геродот» и наконец в нашем случае «Персидские войны». Это произошло, поскольку в рукописях содержащих труд Геродота нет заглавия, относящегося ко всему сочинению. Есть лишь названия nine книг, по числу муз, на которые сочинение Геродота впоследствии разделили учёные в Александрии, назвавшие книги «Музами».

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  • Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: by Jas Elsner, Ian Rutherford

    By Jas Elsner, Ian Rutherford

    This publication provides a variety of case-studies of pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman antiquity, drawing on a large choice of facts. It rejects the standard reluctance to just accept the class of pilgrimage in pagan polytheism and affirms the importance of sacred mobility not just as a huge consider figuring out historic faith and its topographies but additionally as vitally ancestral to later Christian perform.

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  • Satires, Epistles and Ars Poetica (Loeb Classical Library by Horace

    By Horace

    Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus, 65–8 BCE) was once born at Venusia, son of a freedman clerk who had him good knowledgeable at Rome and Athens. Horace supported the ill-fated killers of Caesar, misplaced his estate, turned a secretary within the Treasury, and started to write down poetry. Maecenas, lover of literature, to whom Virgil and Varius brought Horace in 39, turned his buddy and made him mostly self sustaining by way of giving him a farm. After 30 Horace knew and aided along with his pen the emperor Augustus, who after Virgil's demise in 19 engaged him to have fun imperial affairs in poetry. Horace refused to turn into Augustus's inner most secretary and died a couple of months after Maecenas. either lyric (in numerous metres) and different paintings (in hexameters) was once unfold over the interval 40–10 or nine BCE. it really is Roman in spirit, Greek in process. within the books of Satires Horace is a average social critic and commentator; the 2 books of Epistles are extra intimate and polished, the second one ebook being literary feedback as is usually the Ars Poetica. The Epodes in a number of (mostly iambic) metres are resembling the 'discourses' (as Horace known as his satires and epistles) but in addition glance in the direction of the well-known Odes, in 4 books, within the outdated Greek lyric metres used with a lot ability. a few are nationwide odes approximately public affairs; a few are friendly poems of affection and wine; a few are ethical letters; all have a unprecedented perfection. The Loeb Classical Library variation of the Odes and Epodes is in quantity quantity 33.

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  • From Gibbon to Auden: Essays on the Classical Tradition by G.W. Bowersock

    By G.W. Bowersock

    For a number of a long time G. W. Bowersock has been one among our major historians of the classical international. This quantity collects seventeen of his essays, each one illustrating how the classical previous has captured the mind's eye of a few of the best figures in sleek historiography and literature. The essays right here diversity throughout 3 centuries, the eighteenth to the 20 th, and are divided chronologically. the good Enlightenment historian Edward Gibbon is largely the unifying strength of this assortment as he appears to be like prominently within the first 4 essays, starting with Bowersock's enticing advent to the equipment and genius in the back of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Gibbon's profound impression is printed in next essays on Jacob Burckhardt, the nineteenth-century student recognized for his heritage of the Italian Renaissance yet whose paintings on past due antiquity is simply now being totally liked; the fashionable Greek poet Constantine Cavafy, whose annotations on Gibbon's Decline and Fall let us know a lot approximately his personal historic poems; and eventually W. H. Auden, whose poem and little identified essay "The Fall of Rome" have been, in quirky methods, tributes to Gibbon. the gathering reprints Auden's poem and essay in complete. the result's a wealthy survey of the early sleek and smooth makes use of of the classical earlier by way of one among its most crucial modern commentators.

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  • Hadrian and the Christians (Millennium-Studien Millennium by Marco Rizzi

    By Marco Rizzi

    The ebook sheds new gentle on a far debated factor within the box of historic heritage: the unfold of Christianity within the Roman Empire and its courting with Judaism within the 2d century. The contributions amassed during this quantity illustrate from a multidisciplinary standpoint (including archaeology, cultural, non secular, and political historical past) how Christianity came upon a unusual means of integrating into the remodeling empire lower than Emperor Hadrian. during this method, Christianity won an expanding position inside Roman society, which finally opened the door to its confirmation in next centuries.

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  • The Historian's Craft in the Age of Herodotus by Nino Luraghi

    By Nino Luraghi

    The origins and improvement of Greek historiography can't be appropriately understood except early old writings are positioned within the framework of overdue archaic and early classical Greek tradition and society. Contextualization opens up new views at the topic in The Historian's Craft in the Age of Herodotus. Essays through a world variety of specialists discover all facets of the subject and, while, make a thought-provoking contribution to the continuing debates referring to literacy and oral tradition.

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  • Sonnets and the English Woman Writer, 1560-1621: The by R. Smith

    By R. Smith

    This learn explores why ladies within the English Renaissance wrote so few sonnet sequences compared to Continental girls writers and English male authors. Rosalind Smith examines the connection among gender and style within the early sleek interval, and the serious assumptions at the moment underpinning questions of female business enterprise inside style.

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  • Thinking Men: Masculinity and its Self-Representation in the by Lin Foxhall, John Salmon

    By Lin Foxhall, John Salmon

    Considering males explores inventive and highbrow expression within the classical global because the self illustration of guy. It starts off from the basis that the historical past of classical antiquity because the ancients inform it's a historical past of guys. even though, the point of interest of this quantity is the construction, new edition and generation of that male self as awarded in language, poetry, drama, philosophical and clinical inspiration and artwork: guy developing himself as topic in classical antiquity and past. This fantastically illustrated quantity, which incorporates a preface by means of Nathalie Kampen, presents a thought-provoking and stimulating perception into the representations of guys in Classical tradition.

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