Philological and Historical Commentary on Ammianus by J. den Boeft, J.W. Drijvers, D. den Hengst, H.C. Teitler

By J. den Boeft, J.W. Drijvers, D. den Hengst, H.C. Teitler

Publication 25 of Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae is the ultimate a part of the trilogy (books 23-25) at the emperor Julian's Persian day trip. overlaying a interval of 8 months, from June 17, 363 to February 17, 364, it features a sequence of momentous occasions: the demise of Julian on June 26, the outstanding appointment of the unexperienced Jovian as his successor, the dramatic and tough go back of the Roman military, the painful quit of Roman territory round the top process the Tigris to the Persian king Sapor, and eventually Jovian's unexpected dying. The distinction among Julian, who for all his shortcomings was once a real chief of guys, and Jovian, who lacked this stature and who didn't safeguard the integrity of the Roman Empire, supplies the publication the nature of a diptych. Readership: students drawn to the highbrow, army and political historical past of the fourth century CE, in addition to these drawn to philology within the widest experience of the be aware and in Latin linguistics.

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Antiochos III and the Cities of Western Asia Minor by John Ma

By John Ma

This significant and wide-ranging booklet examines the connection among the Greek city-states and the Hellenistic empire, focusing in particular at the interplay among Antiochos III and the towns of Western Asia Minor. Dr Ma ways this fabric from various angles: narrative background, structural analyses of imperial energy, and analyses of the features performed through language and stereotype within the interplay among rulers and governed. This paperback version contains a new preface and a piece of addenda.

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Clausewitz in English: The Reception of Clausewitz in by Christopher Bassford

By Christopher Bassford

This highbrow background examines the reception of Carl von Clausewitz's army theories in Britain and the USA. within the first entire research of the literature, Christopher Bassford argues that the influence of Clausewitzian conception has been underestimated and he follows the path of Clausewitzian impression from pre-1873 Britain to 1945. Bassford reveals that between those that explicitly mentioned Clausewitz and his theories have been infantrymen, reporters, historians, political scientists and propagandists. In bringing this literature to mild, Clausewitz in English makes a persuasive case for Clausewitzian conception having an enormous effect at the huge improvement of the British and American army pondering. will probably be of curiosity to quite a lot of army and highbrow historians.

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Juvenal and Persius (Loeb Classical Library) by Juvenal

By Juvenal

THIS version HAS BEEN changed by means of a more moderen variation Juvenal, Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis (ca. advert 60–140), grasp of satirical hexameter poetry, used to be born at Aquinum. He used his powers within the composition first of scathing satires on Roman lifestyles, with precise connection with ineptitude in poetry (Satire 1); vices of pretend philosophers (2); grievances of the necessary bad (3); and of consumers (5); a council-meeting below Emperor Domitian (4); vicious girls (6); clients of letters and studying lower than a brand new emperor (7); advantage no longer delivery as giving the Aristocracy (8); and the vice of homosexuals (9). Then matters and tone swap: we have now the genuine item of prayer (10); spendthrift and frugal consuming (11); a friend's get away from shipwreck; will-hunters (12); accountable judgment of right and wrong and wish for revenge (13); mom and dad as examples (14); cannibalism in Egypt (15); privileges of squaddies (16, unfinished). Persius Flaccus, Aulus (AD 34–62), of Volaterrae used to be of equestrian rank; he went to Rome and was once proficient in grammar, rhetoric, and Stoic philosophy. In corporation together with his mom, sister and aunt, and having fun with the friendship of Lucan and different recognized humans, he lived a sober existence. He left six Satires in hexameters: after a prologue (in scazon metre) we've got a Satire at the corruption of literature and morals (1); silly equipment of prayer (2); intentionally mistaken dwelling and shortage of philosophy (3); the well-born insincere baby-kisser, and a few of our personal weaknesses (4); compliment of Cornutus the Stoic; servility of fellows (5); and a chatty poem addressed to the poet Bassus (6).

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The Chronicle of Hydatius and the Consularia by R. W. Burgess

By R. W. Burgess

The Chronicle of Hydatius and the Consularia Constantinopolitana: modern debts of the ultimate Years of the Roman Empire (Oxford Classical Monographs), R. W. Burgess.

This e-book includes new severe variations of 2 early and demanding examples of the preferred past due Roman old genres. the 2 texts, Chronicle of Hydatius and Consularia Constantinopolitana, offer an imperative modern account of the fourth century A.D. those variations, in line with the 1st ever exam of all surviving manuscripts, are supplied with special introductions and appendices, and contain the 1st English translation of Hydatius.

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Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great by Professor of Classics Joseph Roisman

By Professor of Classics Joseph Roisman

Many very important matters surrounding Alexander the Great's conquest have captured the curiosity of students and basic readers considering the fact that antiquity. This booklet, that is meant as an informative better half for students and nonspecialist alike, acquaints us with those concerns and their present interpretations, and opens up new instructions of research because it confronts them. It covers a wide variety of themes: the ancients' representations of the king in literature and paintings; Alexander's kinfolk with Greeks, Macedonians, and the peoples of Asia; the army, political, sociological and cultural elements of his campaigns; the exploitation of his biography and the myths approximately him by way of historic philosophers to argue an ethical aspect or by way of sleek groups in and outdoors the Balkans to verify or contest ethnic and nationwide identities.

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Eros and Poetry at the Courts of Mary Queen of Scots and by S. Dunnigan

By S. Dunnigan

Eros and Poetry examines the erotics of literary hope on the Stewart courtroom in Scotland in the course of the reigns of Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI. Encompassing the interval from the early 1560s to the past due 1590s, this can be the 1st research to hyperlink jointly Scottish Marian and Jacobean courtroom literatures, offering a comparatively unknown physique of writing, newly theorized and contextualized. It argues that during this era erotic poetry can in basic terms be thought of in terms of the determine of the monarch, and that the formation of elite lyric tradition occurs lower than the shaping effect of hope for, and opposed to, the sovereign, and her or his 'passional' and symbolic powers.

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The Making of Homeric Verse by Milman Parry

By Milman Parry

Milman Parry, who died in 1935 whereas a tender assistant professor at Harvard, is now one in every of the top classical students of this century. but Parry's articles and French dissertations--highly unique contributions to the examine of Homer--have previously been tough to acquire. The Making of Homeric Verse for the 1st time collects those landmark works in a single quantity including Parry's unpublished M.A. thesis and extracts from his Yugoslavian magazine, which includes notes on Serbo-Croatian poetry and its relation to Homer. Adam Parry, the overdue son of the coed, has translated the French dissertations, written an advent at the lifestyles and highbrow improvement of his father, and supplied a survey of later paintings on Homer performed in Parry's excellent tradition.

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Appian: Roman History, I, Books 1-8.1 (Loeb Classical by Appian, Horace White

By Appian, Horace White

Appian (Appianus) used to be a Greek legit of Alexandria. He observed the Jewish uprising of 116 CE, and later turned a Roman citizen and recommend and obtained the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died in the course of the reign of Antoninus Pius who was once emperor 138–161 CE. sincere admirer of the Roman empire although unaware of the associations of the sooner Roman republic, he wrote, within the easy 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in reality conquests, from the beginnings to the days of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). 11 have come right down to us entire, or approximately so, specifically these at the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and 5 books at the Civil Wars. they're important files of army heritage. The Loeb Classical Library version of Appian is in 4 volumes.

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