Ancient History

Download e-book for iPad: Sophocles and Alcibiades: Athenian Politics in Ancient Greek by Michael Vickers

By Michael Vickers

Literary historians have lengthy held the view that the performs of the Greek dramatist, Sophocles deal simply with archetypes of the heroic prior and that any resemblance to modern occasions or participants is solely coincidental. during this booklet, Michael Vickers demanding situations this view and argues that Sophocles makes common and vast allusion to Athenian politics in his performs, in particular to Alcibiades, some of the most arguable Athenian politicians of his day.Vickers exhibits that Sophocles was once no closeted highbrow yet a guy deeply eager about politics and he reminds us that Athenian politics used to be intensely own. He argues cogently that classical writers hired hidden meanings and that consciously or sub-consciously, Sophocles used to be projecting onto his performs tricks of latest occasions or incidents, often of a political nature, hoping that his audience's ardour for politics might increase the recognition of his performs. Vickers strengthens his case approximately Sophocles through discussing different authors - Thucydides, Plato and Euripides - in whom he additionally demonstrates a physique of allusions to Alcibiades and others.

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Read e-book online Studies in Byzantine Sigillography. Volume 12 (French PDF

By Jean-Claude Cheynet

Sigillography has supplied Byzantine stories with quite a lot of new fabric for research. The articles in Studies in Byzantine Sigillography care for all elements of Byzantine sigillography: presentation of recent unearths, dialogue of latest tools, questions of the political and ecclesiastical management of Byzantium, prosopography, historic geography, and art-historical and iconographical difficulties.

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Francisco Pina Polo's The Consul at Rome: The Civil Functions of the Consuls in PDF

By Francisco Pina Polo

nowa days there were reviews of the Roman Republican associations as an entire in addition to in-depth analyses of the senate, the preferred assemblies, the tribunate of the plebs, the aedileship, the praetorship and the censorship. even if, the consulship, the top magistracy of the Roman Republic, has no longer obtained a similar cognizance from students. the aim of this publication is to examine the projects that consuls played within the civil sphere in the course of their time period of place of work among the years 367 and 50 BC, utilizing the preserved old resources as its foundation. in brief, it's a examine of the consuls 'at work', either inside of and outdoors the town of Rome, in such various fields as faith, international relations, laws, jurisdiction, colonisation, elections, and day by day politics. sincerely and accessibly written, it's going to supply an vital reference paintings for all students and scholars of the heritage of the Roman Republic.

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New PDF release: Hellenistic Science at Court (Science, Technology, and

By Marquis Berrey

The improvement of technology within the glossy international is usually held to rely on such associations as universities, peer-reviewed journals, and democracy. How, then, did new technology emerge within the pre-modern tradition of the Hellenistic Egyptian monarchy? Berrey argues that the courtroom society shaped round the Ptolemaic pharaohs Ptolemy III and IV (reigned successively 246-205/4 BCE) supplied an viewers for cross-disciplinary, realized wisdom, as physicians, mathematicians, and mechanicians clothed themselves within the virtues of courtiers attendant at the kings. The multicultural Greco-Egyptian court docket society prized leisure that drew on prior literature, combined genres and cultures, and highlighted movement and sound. New cross-disciplinary technology within the Hellenistic interval received its social forex and next clinical luck via its leisure price as court docket technology. historical courtroom technology sheds gentle at the lengthy historical past of clinical interdisciplinarity.

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Patients and Healers in the High Roman Empire by Ido Israelowich PDF

By Ido Israelowich

Patients and Healers within the excessive Roman Empire bargains a desirable holistic examine the perform of historical Roman drugs. Ido Irsaelowich offers 3 richly certain case studies—one concentrating on the house and replica; one other at the military; the final on scientific tourism—from the viewpoint of these on each side of the patient-healer divide. He explains intensive how humans within the classical global turned conscious of their diseases, what they believed triggered specific health problems, and why they became to convinced healers—root cutters, gymnastic running shoes, dream interpreters, pharmacologists, and priests—or sought remedy in particular locations corresponding to temples, bathtub homes, and town facilities.

The booklet brings to lifestyles the complicated habit and social prestige of all of the actors occupied with the clinical market. It additionally sheds new mild on classical theories approximately disease, the measures Romans undertook to take on illness and enhance public health and wellbeing, and private expectancies for and reviews of varied remedies.

Ultimately, Israelowich concludes that this clamoring multitude of coexisting kinds of health and wellbeing care truly shared a typical language. Drawing on a various diversity of sources—including sufferer tales; the writings of physicians, historians, and poets; and respectable courses of the Roman kingdom— Patients and Healers within the excessive Roman Empire is a groundbreaking background of the tradition of classical medicine.

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Download PDF by Harald Haarmann: Ancient knowledge, Ancient know-how, Ancient reasoning:

By Harald Haarmann

This ebook via well known anthropologist Harald Haarmann illuminates the purchase of information, and the meanings underlying types of wisdom, in a large temporal scope, starting from the Neolithic in the course of the glossy period. religious wisdom is on the middle of this paintings, which perspectives delusion and faith encoded in Neolithic girl collectible figurines and revived within the modern "primitive" art of artists similar to Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. inside this type of framework, this learn employs the data and insights of the really new, and intensely very important, interdisciplinary box of archaeomythology, which ties jointly info from archaeology, DNA reports, mythology, anthropology, classical reviews, different historical language reports, and linguistics. This research does so with a wealth of data in those fields, supplying significant resolutions to many questions relating to antiquity, and laying off mild upon numerous formerly misunderstood phenomena, from the genuine functionality of Stonehenge (that its objective was once no longer astronomical), to the truth that there couldn't were a mass flow of agriculturalists from Anatolia to Europe (this is a at present hotly contested issue), to special Eurasian spiritual ideals and mythological motifs (with a very good dialogue of shamanism), to platforms of writing (with an excellent discourse upon old writing systems), non secular expression, and mythology of the really major cultures of outdated Europe (Neolithic southeastern Europe). The publication additional discourses upon the legacy of this tradition in Minoan after which Greek tradition, outdated ecu (pre-Indo-European) lexical goods (that is, substrate vocabulary) in Greek, and at last the renovation of Neolithic spirituality in sleek paintings. With this interdisciplinary strategy, the research demonstrates that every one of the topics of this manuscript are interconnected, in a robust wholeness. historical wisdom, historical information, old reasoning is an remarkable research that would attraction throughout many disciplines, together with archaeology, mythology, anthropology, classical stories, historical language reports, and linguistics. The publication additionally comprises many pictures that would turn out necessary to the reader.

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Download e-book for iPad: Athens after the Peloponnesian War (Routledge Revivals): by Barry Strauss

By Barry Strauss

Historians are used to learning the origins of warfare. The rebuilding within the aftermath of battle is a topic that – at the very least in terms of Athens – has got a long way much less consciousness. in addition to the issues of reconstructing the economic system and replenishing the inhabitants, the matter of renegotiating political consensus was once both acute.


Athens after the Peloponnesian War, first released in 1986, undertakes a noticeably new research into the character of Athenian political teams. the overall version of ‘faction’ supplied via political anthropology offers an necessary paradigm for the Athenian case. extra generally, Professor Strauss argues for the significance of the commercial, social and ideological adjustments due to the Peloponnesian battle within the improvement of political nexus.


Athens after the Peloponnesian War deals an in depth demographic research, astute perception into political discourse, and is altogether the most thorough remedies of this significant interval within the Athenian democracy.

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Get A Companion to Late Antiquity (Blackwell Companions to the PDF

By Philip Rousseau

An obtainable and authoritative assessment taking pictures the power and variety of scholarship that exists at the transformative period of time referred to as overdue antiquity.

  • Provides a vital review of present scholarship on overdue antiquity – from among the accession of Diocletian in advert 284 and the top of Roman rule within the Mediterranean
  • Comprises 39 essays from a number of the world's premier students of the era
  • Presents this once-neglected interval as an age of robust transformation that formed the trendy world
  • Emphasizes the relevant significance of faith and its reference to financial, social, and political life
  • Winner of the 2009 unmarried quantity Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted via the organization of yankee Publishers

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