Aetna and the Moon Explaining Nature in Ancient Greece and by Liba Taub, Mary Jo Nye

By Liba Taub, Mary Jo Nye

Classical authors used either prose and poetry to discover and clarify the flora and fauna. In Aetna and the Moon, Liba Taub examines the diversity of how within which historic Greeks and Romans conveyed medical details. Oregon kingdom collage Press is proud to offer this inaugural quantity within the Horning vacationing students sequence. In historic Greece and Rome, lots of the technical literature on medical, mathematical, technological, and clinical matters used to be written in prose, because it is this present day. besides the fact that, Greek and Roman poets produced an important variety of extensively learn poems that handled medical subject matters. Why could an writer decide on poetry to provide an explanation for the wildlife? this query is complex by means of claims made, considering the fact that antiquity, that the expansion of rational rationalization concerned the abandonment of poetry and the rejection of fable in want of technology. Taub makes use of texts to discover how medical principles have been disseminated within the historical global. The nameless writer of the Latin Aetna poem defined the technological know-how in the back of the volcano Etna with poetry. The Greek writer Plutarch juxtaposed medical and mythic factors in his discussion at the Face at the Moon. either texts offer a lens during which Taub considers the character of medical conversation in historical Greece and Rome. basic readers will relish Taub’s considerate dialogue about the offerings to be had to historical authors to show their principles approximately science—as vital at the present time because it was once in antiquity—while Taub’s cautious examine and energetic writing will have interaction classicists in addition to historians of technology.

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A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising by J. C. McKeown

By J. C. McKeown

"A cupboard of Roman Curiousities" is subtitled "Strange stories and magnificent evidence from the World's maximum Empire." i assumed it sounded attention-grabbing and will be a enjoyable learn. it truly is really beautiful attention-grabbing, yet it is not that enjoyable. it truly is primarily a word list of Roman evidence prepared byt subject (family, nutrients, the military, etc.) yet after the 1st couple of tidbits in every one part, it really is stretching to be interesting. The proof are, good, simply genuine. it truly is most likely a greater publication for choosing up and interpreting an excerpt or at a time than a entrance to again learn. i attempted to learn it via and acquired bored, yet flipping round pages used to be interesting sufficient.

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Brill's companion to the reception of Euripides by Rosanna Lauriola, Kyriakos N. Demetriou

By Rosanna Lauriola, Kyriakos N. Demetriou

Brill's spouse to the Reception of Euripides offers a entire account of the impression and appropriation of all extant Euripidean performs due to the fact their inception: from antiquity to modernity, throughout cultures and civilizations, from a number of views and inside a extensive variety of human event and cultural developments, particularly literature, highbrow historical past, visible arts, track, opera and dance, degree and cinematography. A concerted paintings through a global crew of experts within the box, the quantity is addressed to a large and multidisciplinary readership of classical reception reviews, from specialists to non-experts. participants interact in a vividly and energetic interactive discussion with the traditional and the fashionable which, whereas illuminating features of old drama and highlighting their ever-lasting relevance, deals a considerate and layered advisor of the human .

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Dionysius of Halicarnassus: Roman Antiquities, Volume III, by Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Earnest Cary

By Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Earnest Cary

Dionysius of Halicarnassus used to be born earlier than fifty three BCE and went to Italy prior to 29 BCE. He taught rhetoric in Rome whereas learning the Latin language, accumulating fabric for a background of Rome, and writing. His Roman Antiquities began appearing in 7 BCE. Dionysius states that his gadgets in writing historical past have been to thrill fanatics of noble deeds and to pay off the advantages he had loved in Rome. yet he wrote additionally to reconcile Greeks to Roman rule. Of the 20 books of Roman Antiquities (from the earliest instances to 264 BCE) we've got the 1st nine whole; so much of 10 and eleven; and later extracts and an epitome of the total. Dionysius studied the easiest on hand literary resources (mainly annalistic and different historians) and probably a few public files. His paintings and that of Livy are our in simple terms non-stop and distinctive self sustaining narratives of early Roman history.

Dionysius was once writer additionally of essays on literature masking rhetoric, Greek oratory, Thucydides, and the way to mimic the simplest types in literature.

The Loeb Classical Library publishes a two-volume version of the severe essays; the variation of Roman Antiquities is in seven volumes.

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Roman History V: Books 46-50 (Loeb Classical Library) by Dio Cassius

By Dio Cassius

Dio Cassius (Cassius Dio), ca. a hundred and fifty– 235 CE, was once born at Nicaea in Bithynia in Asia Minor. at the loss of life of his father (Roman governor of Cilicia) he went in a hundred and eighty to Rome, entered the Senate, and less than the emperor Commodus was once an suggest. He held excessive workplaces, turning into an in depth good friend of a number of emperors. He was once made governor of Pergamum and Smyrna; consul in 220; proconsul of Africa; governor of Dalmatia after which of Pannonia; and consul back in 229. Of the 80 books of Dio's nice paintings Roman historical past, protecting the period from the mythical touchdown of Aeneas in Italy to the reign of Alexander Severus (222–235 CE), we own Books 36–60 (36 and 55–60 have gaps), which disguise the years sixty eight BCE–47 CE. The lacking parts are partially provided, for the sooner gaps by way of Zonaras, who is based heavily on Dio, and for a few later gaps (Book 35 onwards) through John Xiphilinus (of the 11th century). There also are many excerpts. The amenities for examine afforded by way of Dio's reputable tasks and his personal make him a truly important resource for Roman background of the final years of the republic and the 1st 4 emperors. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Dio Cassius is in 9 volumes.

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Shifting Social Imaginaries in the Hellenistic Period: by Eftychia Stavrianopoulou

By Eftychia Stavrianopoulou

There's a lengthy culture in classical scholarship of decreasing the Hellenistic interval to the spreading of Greek language and tradition a ways past the borders of the Mediterranean. greater than the rest this notion has hindered an appreciation of the manifold results prompted by means of the construction of latest areas of connectivity linking assorted cultures and societies in elements of Europe, Asia and Africa. In adopting a brand new technique this quantity explores the results of the continual variations of principles and practices to new contexts of that means at the social imaginaries of the events engaging in those intercultural encounters. The essays exhibit that the doubtless static end-products of the interplay among Greek and non-Greek teams, equivalent to texts, photos, and items, have been embedded in long term discourses, and hence topic to continually transferring techniques.

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The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature: The Hellenistic by Bezalel Bar-Kochva

By Bezalel Bar-Kochva

This landmark contribution to ongoing debates approximately perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic interval towards the Jewish humans. one of the major Greek intellectuals who dedicated certain recognition to the Jews have been Theophrastus (the successor of Aristotle), Hecataeus of Abdera (the father of "scientific" ethnography), and Apollonius Molon (probably the best rhetorician of the Hellenistic world). Bezalel Bar-Kochva examines the references of those writers and others to the Jews in mild in their literary output and private history; their non secular, social, and political beliefs; their literary and stylistic tools; ethnographic stereotypes present on the time; and more.

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A Companion to the Ancient Novel by Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne

By Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne

This better half addresses an issue of constant modern relevance, either cultural and literary.

  • Offers either a wide-ranging exploration of the classical novel of antiquity and a wealth of shut literary analysis
  • Brings jointly the main up to date foreign scholarship at the old novel, together with clean new educational voices
  • Includes concentrated chapters on person classical authors, akin to Petronius, Xenophon and Apuleius, in addition to a wide-ranging thematic analysis
  • Addresses puzzling questions pertaining to authorial expression and readership of the traditional novel form
  • Provides an entire creation to a style with a emerging profile

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Etudes sur les hymnes orphiques by Anne-France Morand

By Anne-France Morand

The e-book is a learn of the Orphic Hymns, a set of 87 Greek texts in hexameter addressed to numerous deities. those hymns are heavily on the topic of each other and appear to originate in Asia Minor through the first centuries of the Christian period. the nice originality of this corpus is hyperlink will be traced among a collection of ideals, rituals, choices and mysteries, and a gaggle of believers. unusually the Hymns has been mostly missed. Les etudes sur les Hymnes orphiques starts off with a research of the style. The Hymns are primarily composed of lengthy lists of epithets and are consequently special. throughout the number of epithets within the various hymns and a comparision among the several texts it really is attainable to track allusions to myths, to rituals and to mysteries with regards to the gods. this primary half additionally concentrates at the literary methods of expressing non secular principles. the gang utilizing this article stated the mythical determine Orpheus because the composer of the Hymns. it's accordingly now not marvelous to discover Dionysos on the heart of this article. the fundamental procedure is to match the content material of the Hymns to what we all know and don't find out about orphism. Questions akin to vegetarianism, prohibition of beans, trust in metempsychosis, the content material of the mysteries come up. it might probably look awkward to discover ordinarily orphic gods, similar to Protogonos, subsequent to standard gods and native deities from Asia Minor. ultimately, the gang was once organised and the contributors bore titles corresponding to boukolos, the oxherd. a wide position is given to epigraphy. the purpose is to slot those components to a definition of orphism through the first centuries of our period and to place jointly a picture of this actual staff. This publication may be necessary to students drawn to orphism, in Greek faith, in faith firstly of Christianity, in literature and in hymns.

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