Classical Studies

Download E-books The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems (Studies in the History of Greece and Rome) PDF

By Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow

The Romans built refined equipment for dealing with hygiene, together with aqueducts for relocating water from one position to a different, sewers for elimination used water from baths and runoff from walkways and roads, and private and non-private latrines. throughout the archeological list, graffiti, sanitation-related work, and literature, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow explores this little-known international of loos and sewers, supplying specified insights into Roman sanitation, engineering, city making plans and improvement, hygiene, and public well-being. concentrating on the towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, and Rome, Koloski-Ostrow's paintings demanding situations universal perceptions of Romans' social customs, ideals approximately healthiness, tolerance for dirt of their towns, and attitudes towards privateness. In charting the advanced historical past of sanitary customs from the overdue republic to the early empire, Koloski-Ostrow finds the origins of waste removing applied sciences and their implications for city future health, earlier and present.

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Download E-books Hellenism in Byzantium: The Transformations of Greek Identity and the Reception of the Classical Tradition (Greek Culture in the Roman World) PDF

By Anthony Kaldellis

This article used to be the 1st systematic learn of what it intended to be 'Greek' in overdue antiquity and Byzantium, an id that may on the other hand develop into nationwide, non secular, philosophical, or cultural. via shut readings of the resources, Professor Kaldellis surveys the distance that Hellenism occupied in every one interval; the wider debates during which it was once stuck up; and the historic reasons of its successive alterations. the 1st part (100–400) exhibits how Romanisation and Christianisation ended in the abandonment of Hellenism as a countrywide label and its limit to a destructive non secular feel and a good, albeit rarefied, cultural one. the second one (1000–1300) indicates how Hellenism was once revived in Byzantium and contributed to the evolution of its tradition. The dialogue seems to be heavily on the reception of the classical culture, which was once explanation why Hellenism was once consistently fascinating and hazardous in Christian society, and offers a brand new version for figuring out Byzantine civilisation.

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Download E-books Redefining Dionysos (Mythoseikonpoiesis) PDF

This booklet contributes to the certainty of Dionysos, the Greek god of wine, dancing, theatre and ecstasy, by way of placing jointly 30 stories of classical students. They mix the research of particular cases of specific dimensions of the god in cult, delusion, literature and iconography, with common visions of Dionysos in antiquity and sleek occasions. in basic terms from the mix of other views do we snatch the advanced character of Dionysos, and the varieties of his presence in numerous cults, literary genres, and creative kinds, from Mycenaean occasions to overdue antiquity.

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Download E-books Plutarch's Advice to the Bride and Groom and A Consolation to His Wife: English Translations, Commentary, Interpretive Essays, and Bibliography PDF

By Plutarch, Sarah B. Pomeroy

Whereas might be most sensible recognized for his Lives, Plutarch additionally wrote philosophical dialogues that represent a massive highbrow legacy from the 1st century A.D. This assortment offers very important brief works from his writings in ethical philosophy. They exhibit Plutarch at his best--informative, sympathetic, wealthy in narrative--and are observed by way of an intensive observation that situates Plutarch and his perspectives on marriage of their old context.

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Download E-books Spartans: A New History PDF

By Nigel M. Kennell

Spartans: a brand new History chronicles the whole heritage of historical Sparta from its origins to the tip of antiquity.

  • Helps bridge the distance among the typical conceptions of Sparta and what experts think and dispute approximately Spartan history
  • Applies new recommendations, views, and archaeological facts to the query of what it was once to be a Spartan
  • Takes into consideration new professional scholarship and learn released in Greek, which isn't on hand elsewhere
  • Places Spartan society into its wider Greek context

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Download E-books Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy (Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy) PDF

By David Wolfsdorf

The main issues in old Philosophy sequence presents concise books, written by means of significant students and available to non-specialists, on vital issues in old philosophy that stay of philosophical curiosity this present day. during this quantity Professor Wolfsdorf undertakes the 1st exploration of old Greek philosophical conceptions of enjoyment on the subject of modern conceptions. The ebook offers wide insurance of the traditional fabric, from pre-Platonic to outdated Stoic remedies; and within the modern interval, from global battle II to the current. exam of the character of enjoyment in old philosophy mostly happened inside of moral contexts. within the modern interval, the subject has, to a better quantity, been pursued inside of philosophy of brain and psychology. This divergence displays the dominant philosophical preoccupations of the days. yet Wolfsdorf argues that a number of the remedies are complementary. certainly, the Greeks' examinations of enjoyment have been incisive, their debates energetic and their effects have enduring worth for modern dialogue.

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Download E-books Menander, New Comedy and the Visual (Cambridge Classical Studies) PDF

By Antonis K. Petrides

This publication argues that New Comedy has a much richer functionality texture than has formerly been known. supplying shut readings of all of the significant performs of Menander, it indicates how intertextuality - the sustained discussion of recent Comedy functionality with the varied ideological, philosophical, literary and theatrical discourses of up to date polis tradition - is essential in developing semantic intensity and hence offsetting the effect that the plots are simplistic love tales without 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', studying particularly intensity the ways that the masks can infuse a number of platforms of reference into the play. mask just like the panchrēstos neaniskos (the 'all-perfect youth'), for instance, at the moment are jam-packed with that means; therefore, with their ideologically marked physiognomies, they are often robust instigators of literary and cultural allusion.

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Download E-books The Space of Time: A Sensualist Interpretation of Time in Augustine, Confessions X to XII (Supplements to the Study of Time) PDF

From Robert Grosseteste to Jean-Francois Lyotard, Augustine s advice that point is a dilation of the soul ("distentio animi") has been taken up as a seminal and debatable time-concept, but in "The area of Time," David van Dusen argues that this dilation has been essentially misinterpreted. Time in "Confessions" XI is a dilation of the "senses" in beasts, as in people. And Augustine s time-concept in "Confessions" XI isn't Platonic yet in schematic phrases, Epicurean. choosing new impacts at the "Confessions" from Aristoxenus to Lucretius whereas protecting Augustine s phenomenological interpreters in view, "The house of Time" is a path-breaking paintings on "Confessions" X to XII and a ranging contribution to the historical past of the concept that of time."

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Download E-books Classics: A Very Short Introduction PDF

By Mary Beard

We're all classicists--we come into contact with the classics every day: in our tradition, politics, drugs, structure, language, and literature. What are the genuine roots of those affects, although, and the way do our interpretations of those elements of the classics fluctuate from their unique truth? This advent to the classics starts with a trip to the British Museum to view the frieze which as soon as adorned the Apollo Temple a Bassae. via those sculptures John Henderson and Mary Beard urged us to contemplate the importance of the research of Classics as a method of discovery and enquiry, its worth by way of literature, philosophy, and tradition, its resource of images, and the explanations for the continuation of those photos into and past the 20th century. Designed for the final reader and scholar alike, A Very brief advent to Classics demanding situations readers to undertake a clean method of the Classics as an immense cultural impression, either within the old global and twentieth-century--emphasizing the continued have to comprehend and examine this enduring subject.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions provide an creation to a few of life's finest subject matters. Written by means of specialists for the newcomer, they display the best modern considering the important difficulties and concerns in thousands of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum idea to Islam.

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