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Experiencing Hektor

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ISBN: 9781474245449 9781474245463 Year: Pages: 304 Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100085
Subject: Religion
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This book presents a rigorous philological examination of every instance where Hektor enters the Iliad, analysing each entrance's narrative context and style. In so doing, the author challenges and destabilises previous popular and scholarly assumptions about Hektor, and about the Iliad as a whole.

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Cicero's Law

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ISBN: 9781474408820 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102650
Subject: History
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This volume brings together an international team of scholars to debate Cicero's role in the narrative of Roman law in the late Republic – a role that has been minimised or overlooked in previous scholarship. This reflects current research that opens a larger and more complex debate about the nature of law and of the legal profession in the last century of the Roman Republic.

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Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

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ISBN: 9781474410991 9781474411004 9781474411011 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101061
Subject: Philosophy
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From the sixth century BCE onwards there occurred a revolution in thought, with novel ideas such as such as that understanding the inner self is both vital for human well-being and central to understanding the universe. This intellectual transformation is sometimes called the beginning of philosophy. And it occurred – independently it seems - in both India and Greece, but not in the vast Persian Empire that divided them. How was this possible? This is a puzzle that has never been solved. This volume brings together Hellenists and Indologists representing a variety of perspectives on the similarities and differences between the two cultures, and on how to explain them. It offers a collaborative contribution to the burgeoning interest in the Axial Age and will be of interest to anyone intrigued by the big questions inspired by the ancient world.

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Classics --- History --- Ancient --- Greece --- Indian --- Philosophy

Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

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ISBN: 9781474411073 9781474433181 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101044
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Why did human beings first begin to write history? Lisa Irene Hau argues that a driving force among Greek historians was the desire to use the past to teach lessons about the present and for the future. She uncovers the moral messages of the ancient Greek writers of history and the techniques they used to bring them across. Hau also shows how moral didacticism was an integral part of the writing of history from its inception in the 5th century BC, how it developed over the next 500 years in parallel with the development of historiography as a genre and how the moral messages on display remained surprisingly stable across this period. For the ancient Greek historiographers, moral didacticism was a way of making sense of the past and making it relevant to the present; but this does not mean that they falsified events: truth and morality were compatible and synergistic ends.

Ancient Worlds in Digital Culture

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Book Series: Digital Biblical Studies ISBN: 9789004325234 Year: Pages: 318 DOI: 10.1163/9789004325234 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 283302
Subject: Religion
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The volume presents a selection of research projects in Digital Humanities applied to the “Biblical Studies” in the widest sense and context. Taken as a whole, the volume restitutes the merging Digital Culture at the beginning of the 21st century.


6 Digital Editing and the Greek New Testament (Book chapter)

Book title: Ancient Worlds in Digital Culture

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Book Series: Digital Biblical Studies ISBN: 9789004325234 9789004325234 Year: Pages: 17 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 283302
Subject: Religion
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The textual tradition of the Bible has inspired many of the most significant
developments, principles and methodologies in editorial practice, from the
parallel texts and critical symbols of Origen’s Hexapla in the early third century
to Lachmann’s nineteeth-century stemmatics. It is therefore unsurprising that,
in this digital age, the New Testament continues to be at the forefront of new
and exciting initiatives. The present chapter describes the workflow and tools
developed for the Editio Critica Maior of the Greek New Testament, in particular
those associated with the Workspace for Collaborative Editing, and how
these have shaped the task of editing both the text and documents of the New
Testament and offer new models of publication thanks to the capacity of electronic
media and the Internet.

Ovid on Cosmetics

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ISBN: 9781472514424 9781472506740 9781472507495 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102546
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The Medicamina Faciei Femineae is a didactic elegy which showcases an early example of Ovid's trademark combination of a moralistic, instructive form and trivial subject and meter. Exploring female beauty and cosmetics, with particular emphasis on the concept of ‘cultus', the poem also presents five practical recipes for cosmetic treatments used by Roman women. Covering both didactic parody and pharmacological reality, this deceptively complex poem possesses wit, vivacity and importance. The first full study devoted to this little-researched but multi-faceted poem, Ovid on Cosmetics includes an in-depth introduction which situates the poem within its literary heritage of didactic and elegiac poetry, its place in Ovid's oeuvre and its relevance to social values, personal aesthetics and attitudes to female beauty in Roman society.

Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989

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ISBN: 9781472579379 9781472579409 9781472579393 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102537
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Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989 explores the diverse ways that contemporary world fiction has engaged with ancient Greek myth. Whether as a framing device, or a filter, or via resonances and parallels, Greek myth has proven fruitful for many writers of fiction since the end of the Cold War. This volume examines the varied ways that writers from around the world have turned to classical antiquity to articulate their own contemporary concerns.Featuring contributions by an international group of scholars from a number of disciplines, the volume offers a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach to contemporary literature from around the world. Analysing a range of significant authors and works, not usually brought together in one place, the book introduces readers to some less-familiar fiction, while demonstrating the central place that classical literature can claim in the global literary curriculum of the third millennium.

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