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Selected Poems of Gregory of Nazianzus

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Book Series: Hypomnemata ISBN: 9783525252871 9783666252877 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100404
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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St. Gregory of Nazianzus' (ca. AD 330-390) classicizing Christian verse is the earliest Greek verse of its kind that survives in any great quantity. This is a critical edition, with introduction and commentary, of four poems (I.2.17; II.1.10, 19, 32). The commentary is primarily linguistic, but attention is paid to historical and theological matters. The poems' fate in Byzantium is also examined and three Byzantine paraphrases are edited in an appendix.The introduction examines features of Gregory's poetry in general. Gregory was an enthusiastic reader of Callimachus and his use of poetic allusion deserves special attention.

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The Dispute Concerning Rhetoric in Hellenistic Thought

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Book Series: Hypomnemata ISBN: 9783525252949 9783666252945 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100402
Subject: Philosophy
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This study tries to reconstruct the dispute over rhetoric in Hellenistic thought, by using two main interrelated axes. Firstly, it delineates the exact milieu in which this dispute took place, including locations, dates and persons. Secondly, five main arguments used against rhetoric have been reconstructed, all of which concentrate on rhetoric’s claim to be considered an art.

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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

The Roman Empire

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Book Series: Roots of Imperialism ISBN: 9780745328706 9781849645478 9781783715732 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100878
Subject: History --- Migration
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A millennium and a half after the end of the period of its unquestioned dominance, Rome remains a significant presence in western culture. This book explores what the empire meant to its subjects.The idea of Rome has long outlived the physical empire that gave it form, and now holds sway over vastly more people and a far greater geographical area than the Romans ever ruled. It continues to shape our understanding of the nature of imperialism, and thus, however subtly, to influence the workings of the world. Unlike most works on Roman history, this book does not offer a simplistic narrative, with military triumph followed by decline and fall. Instead, it analyses the origins and nature of Roman imperialism, its economic, social and cultural impact on the regions it conquered, and its continuing influence in discussions and debates about modern imperialism.

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