Category: Greece

Greek Popular Morality in the Time of Plato and Aristotle by K. J. Dover

By K. J. Dover

In old Greece, as this day, renowned ethical attitudes differed importantly from the theories of ethical philosophers. whereas for the latter we've got Plato and Aristotle, this insightful paintings explores the typical ethical conceptions to which orators appealed in courtroom and political assemblies, and which have been mirrored in non-philosophical literature. Oratory and comedy give you the fundamental testimony, and reference is additionally made to Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, and different resources. the choice of subject matters, the contrasts and comparisons with sleek non secular, social and criminal ideas, and accessibility to the non-specialist make sure the work's entice all readers with an curiosity in historical Greek tradition and social lifestyles.

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Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture - Vol I: Archaic Greece by Werner Jaeger

By Werner Jaeger

Werner Jaeger's vintage three-volume paintings, initially released in 1939, is now on hand in paperback. Paideia, the shaping of Greek personality via a union of civilization, culture, literature, and philosophy is the foundation for Jaeger's review of Hellenic culture.Volume I describes the basis, progress, and situation of Greek tradition through the archaic and classical epochs, finishing with the cave in of the Athenian empire. the second one and 3rd volumes of the paintings take care of the highbrow background of old Greece within the Age of Plato, the 4th century B.C.--the age within which Greece misplaced every thing that's valued during this world--state, energy, liberty--but nonetheless clung to the concept that of paideia. As its final nice poet, Menander summarized the first function of this excellent in Greek tradition whilst he acknowledged: "The ownership which not anyone can remove from guy is paideia."

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Saints and Symposiasts: The Literature of Food and the by Jason König

By Jason König

Greek traditions of writing approximately foodstuff and the symposium had an extended and wealthy afterlife within the first to 5th centuries CE, in either Greco-Roman and early Christian tradition. This ebook offers an account of the background of the table-talk style, derived from Plato's Symposium and different classical texts, focusing between different writers on Plutarch, Athenaeus, Methodius and Macrobius. It offers with the illustration of transgressive, degraded, eccentric varieties of consuming and consuming in Greco-Roman and early Christian prose narrative texts, focusing specifically at the Letters of Alciphron, the Greek and Roman novels, particularly Apuleius, the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles and the early saints' lives. It argues that writing approximately intake and dialog persevered to topic: those works communicated certain principles approximately tips on how to speak and the way to imagine, designated types of the connection among earlier and current, specified and infrequently destabilising visions of human id and holiness.

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Prey on Patmos (An Aegean Prophecy) by Jeffrey Siger

By Jeffrey Siger

Saint John wrote the apocalyptic ebook of Revelation over 1900 years in the past in a cave on Greece’s japanese Aegean island of Patmos. When a respected monk from that holy island’s thousand year-old monastery is murdered in Patmos’ city sq. in the course of Easter Week, leader Inspector Andreas Kaldis of Greece’s Twenty-First Century detailed Crimes department is termed upon to discover the killer ahead of all hell breaks loose…in a fashion of conversing.   Andreas’ impolitic look for solutions brings him face-to-face with a scandal haunting the world’s oldest surviving monastic community. On the pristine Aegean peninsula of Mount Athos, remoted from the remainder of humanity, twenty monasteries sit down retaining the secrets and techniques of Byzantium amid a lifestyle nearly unchanged for greater than 1500 years. But this day this sacred safe haven harbors glossy foreign intrigues that threaten to spoil the very center of the Church…in an issue of days.

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Famous Men of Greece by John H. Haaren

By John H. Haaren

Appealing biographical sketches of thirty-five of the main popular characters within the heritage of historical Greece, from mythical occasions to its fall in 146 B.C. each one tale is informed in a transparent, uncomplicated demeanour, and is definitely calculated to rouse and stimulate the younger mind's eye. perfect creation to historic Greece for a long time nine and up.

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The House of Hades: Studies in Ancient Greek Eschatology by Lars Albinus

By Lars Albinus

This specified scrutiny of the traditional Greek conception and realizing of existence after dying is especially excited by how the Greeks communicated their ideals. the 1st a part of the e-book examines the Greek cult of the lifeless via Homer's works, akin to within the presentation of Patroclus' funeral, the hero's `psyche' and the underworld. Albinus secondly seems on the Orphic mystical culture which originated within the seventh and sixth centuries BC and provided a extra optimistic view of an individual's destiny. the ultimate part in brief examines different secret cults, reminiscent of the Eleusinian cult. The argument, mostly in accordance with linguistic info, is aimed extra at experts in Greek mysticism than at a basic readership.

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A Brief History of Ancient Astrology (Brief Histories of the by Roger Beck

By Roger Beck

A short background of old Astrology explores the idea and perform of astrology from Babylon to historic Greece and Rome and its cultural and political effect on historic societies.Discusses the union among early astrology and astronomy, unlike the trendy dichotomy among technological know-how and superstition.Explains the traditional realizing of the zodiac and its twelve symptoms, the seven planets, and the mounted circle of 'places' opposed to which the indicators and planets revolve.Demonstrates the best way to build and interpret a horoscope within the historical demeanour, utilizing unique old horoscopes and handbooks.Considers the relevance of old astrology at the present time.

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