Ancient Classical

Discontinuous Syntax: Hyperbaton in Greek by A. M. Devine

By A. M. Devine

The interface among syntax and which means, either semantic and pragmatic, has emerged as maybe the richest and so much interesting region of present linguistics thought. This learn applies a few of these principles to hyperbaton, providing an unique new concept with huge functions for our knowing of Greek syntax. scholars of epic will discover a clean viewpoint on orality in Homer whereas the overall classicist will find a extra detailed and specific framework for the research of textual which means in literary learn.

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Everyday Writing in the Græco-Roman East by Roger S. Bagnall

By Roger S. Bagnall

Most of the typical writing from the traditional world—that is, casual writing now not meant for a longevity or broad public distribution—has perished. Reinterpreting the silences and blanks of the old list, best papyrologist Roger S. Bagnall convincingly argues that normal people—from Britain to Egypt to Afghanistan—used writing of their day-by-day lives way more greatly than has been well-known. Marshalling new and little-known facts, together with extraordinary graffiti lately came upon in Smyrna, Bagnall provides a desirable research of writing in numerous segments of society. His publication bargains a brand new photo of literacy within the historical global during which Aramaic competitors Greek and Latin as a very good overseas language, and within which many different neighborhood languages enhance technique of written expression along those metropolitan tongues.

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Mathematics in Western Culture by Morris Kline

By Morris Kline

"[Kline] is unfalteringly transparent in explaining mathematical rules; he's discovered yet now not pedantic; he has historic discernment, a sympathetic social outlook and a pleasant experience of enjoyable and irony.... the wonder and fascination and infrequent excellence of arithmetic emerge from his tale. it really is a thrilling, provocative publication. - clinical American"Still the simplest textbook for the historical past and philosophy of arithmetic for undergraduate liberal arts scholars. particularly reliable for the age of the clinical Revulution. - Janet A. Fitzgerald, Molloy university, NYProduct DescriptionThis e-book provides a remarkably nice account of the affects arithmetic has exerted at the improvement of philosophy, the actual sciences, faith, and the humanities in Western lifestyles.

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Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Volume II (Loeb Classical by David Magie

By David Magie

The Scriptores Historiae Augustae, or Historia Augusta, is a suite of biographies of Roman emperors, heirs, and claimants from Hadrian to Numerianus (117– 284 CE). The paintings, that is modeled on Suetonius, purports to be written through six various authors and fees records and public files widely. considering the fact that we own no non-stop account of the emperors of the second one and 3rd centuries, the Historia Augusta has obviously attracted prepared awareness. within the final century it has additionally generated the gravest suspicions. current opinion holds that the complete is the paintings of a unmarried writer (who lived for the duration of Theodosius) and includes a lot that's plagiarism or even downright forgery. The Loeb Classical Library variation of the Historia Augusta is in 3 volumes.

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Philo, Volume VI: On Abraham. On Joseph. On Moses by Philo, F. H. Colson

By Philo, F. H. Colson

The thinker Philo was once born approximately 20 BCE to a trendy Jewish relatives in Alexandria, the executive domestic of the Jewish Diaspora in addition to the executive heart of Hellenistic tradition; he used to be informed in Greek in addition to Jewish studying. In trying to reconcile biblical teachings with Greek philosophy he built principles that had extensive impact on Christian and Jewish non secular idea. The Loeb Classical Library version of the works of Philo is in ten volumes and vitamins, allotted as follows. quantity I: production; Interpretation of Genesis II and III. II: at the Cherubim; The Sacrifices of Abel and Cain; the more severe assaults the higher; The Posterity and Exile of Cain; at the Giants. III: The Unchangeableness of God; On Husbandry; Noah's paintings as a Planter; On Drunkenness; On Sobriety. IV: The Confusion of Tongues; The Migration of Abraham; The inheritor of Divine issues; at the initial reviews. V: On Flight and discovering; swap of Names; On desires. VI: Abraham; Joseph; Moses. VII: The Decalogue; On precise legislation Books I–III. VIII: On specified legislation publication IV; at the Virtues; Rewards and Punishments. IX: each solid guy Is loose; The Contemplative existence; The Eternity of the area; opposed to Flaccus; Apology for the Jews; On windfall. X: at the Embassy to Gaius; indexes. complement I: questions about Genesis. II: questions about Exodus; index to supplementations.

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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 incredible evidence from the World's maximum Empire." i presumed it sounded attention-grabbing and will be a enjoyable learn. it really is truly lovely attention-grabbing, yet it is not that enjoyable. it really is essentially a word list of Roman proof prepared byt subject (family, nutrients, the military, etc.) yet after the 1st couple of tidbits in every one part, it's stretching to be exciting. The evidence are, good, simply actual. it really is most likely a greater e-book for selecting up and examining 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 exciting sufficient.

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Of Golden Manes and Silvery Faces: The Partheneion 1 of by Kyriakos Tsantsanoglou

By Kyriakos Tsantsanoglou

Ever because the papyrus containing Alcman´s Partheneion used to be first released in 1863, classical students have strived to unravel its enigma. This booklet provides a verse-by-verse observation to the textual content with a couple of new proposals according to a close inspection of the papyrus. The Scholia to the Partheneion, the place a number of new readings are made, vastly elucidate the composition of the refrain, the variety of its individuals, the id of the protagonist ladies, the social context, in addition to questions of functionality. a brand new version of the Partheneion and the Scholia is out there on the finish, with a translation of the poem.

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

By Christopher Bassford

This highbrow heritage examines the reception of Carl von Clausewitz's army theories in Britain and the us. within the first complete research of the literature, Christopher Bassford argues that the influence of Clausewitzian conception has been underestimated and he follows the path of Clausewitzian effect from pre-1873 Britain to 1945. Bassford unearths that between those that explicitly mentioned Clausewitz and his theories have been squaddies, newshounds, historians, political scientists and propagandists. In bringing this literature to gentle, Clausewitz in English makes a persuasive case for Clausewitzian thought having a big influence at the large improvement of the British and American army considering. it will likely be of curiosity to quite a lot of army and highbrow historians.

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