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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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Dionysos in Classical Athens

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Book Series: Religions in the Graeco-Roman World ISBN: 9789004270121 9789004270121 Year: DOI: 10.1163/9789004270121 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102231
Subject: Religion
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"Dionysos, with his following of satyrs and women, was a major theme in a big part of the figure painted pottery in 500-300 B.C. Athens. As an original testimonial of their time, the imagery on these vases convey what this god meant to his worshippers. It becomes clear that he was not only appropriate for wine, wine indulgence, ecstasy and theatre. Rather, he was presenton many, both happy and sad, occasions. The vase painters have emphasized different aspects of Dionysos for their customers inside and outside of Athens, depending on the political and cultural situation."

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Early Greek Poets’ Lives

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ISBN: 9789004186156 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101504
Subject: Arts in general
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This book examines the formation and development of the biographical traditions about early Greek poets, focusing on the traditions of Hesiod, Stesichorus, Archilochus, Hipponax, Terpander and Sappho. The study provides a detailed overview of the traditions and chronographical material about these poets and seeks to clarify who were the creators of the particular traditions; what were the sources; when the traditions were formed; and to what extent they are shaped by formulaic themes and story-patterns. It challenges several mainstream assumptions on the subject, for example, that the traditions were formed mainly in the Post-Classical period; that the only significant source for the legends is the works of the particular poet; and that the poets were perceived as “new heroes.”

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Classics --- Classics --- greek --- history --- poetry

Greek Medicine from Hippocrates to Galen

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Book Series: Studies in Ancient Medicine ISBN: 9789004208599 9789004232549 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627416 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100628
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This volume makes available in English translation a selection of Jacques Jouanna's papers on Greek and Roman medicine, ranging from the early beginnings of Greek medicine to late antiquity.

Roman Gods

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Book Series: Religions in the Graeco-Roman World ISBN: 9789004175037 9789047428480 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100647
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Drawing exclusively on the evidence from urban Rome up to the age of Constantine, the book analyzes the pagan, Jewish, and Christian concepts of 'god' along the lines of space, time, personnel, function, iconography and ritual.

Dionysos in Archaic Greece

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Book Series: Religions in the Graeco-Roman World ISBN: 9789004144453 9789047418825 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100632
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An interpretation of the god Dionysos as seen by Greek vase painters before the golden age of classical culture, which will help understand his wide popularity beyond wine consumption, which lasted until the end of antiquity.

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

Virtues for the People

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ISBN: 9789058678584 Year: DOI: 10.11116/VP_PLU Language: English
Publisher: Leuven University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102275
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Plutarch of Chaeronea was by no means an armchair philosopher. He believed in the necessity for a philosopher to affect the lives of his fellow citizens. That urge inspired many of his writings to meet what he considered people's true needs. Although these writings on practical ethics illustrate in various ways Plutarch's authorial talents and raise many challenging questions (regarding their overall structure, content, purpose, and underlying philosophical and social presuppositions), they have attracted only limited scholarly attention.Virtues for the People’s collected essays deal with these questions from different perspectives and throw a new light upon this multifaceted domain of Plutarch's thinking and writing. Special points of interest are the concept of ‘popular philosophy' itself and its implications, its dependence on a more theoretical philosophical background, and the importance of moral progress, the therapy of wickedness, and the common experiences of everyday life.

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.

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.

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