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Dionysos in Classical Athens

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Book Series: Religions in the Graeco-Roman World ISBN: 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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Stealing the Club from Hercules

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ISBN: 9783110472202 9783110475838 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_631773 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100172
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In this book, conceived as a sort of Prolegomena to his two Teubner editions, Conte gives account of his choices in editing his Virgilian text. Engaging in a passionate debate with his predecessors and critics, he guides the reader in a fascinating journey in the history of transmission and interpretation of Georgics and Aeneid and shows how lively textual criticism can be.

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Classics --- Classics

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.

Für Religionsfreiheit, Recht und Toleranz

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ISBN: 9783161510021 9783161564376 Year: DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-156437-6 Language: German
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103630
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In dieser Schrift wendet sich der bedeutende spätantike Redner Libanios an den römischen Kaiser Theodosius, um seine Unterstützung für den Erhalt heidnischer Tempel zu gewinnen, die von fanatischen Christen bedroht werden. Libanios weist dabei vor allem auf die kulturgeschichtliche und identitätsstiftende Bedeutung der heidnischen Heiligtümer hin.

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.

Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1-299. Latin Text, Study Questions, Commentary and Interpretative Essays

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Book Series: Classics Textbooks ISSN: 20542437 20542445 ISBN: 9781909254169 Year: Pages: 319 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0023 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Love and tragedy dominate book four of Virgil’s most powerful work, building on the violent emotions invoked by the storms, battles, warring gods, and monster-plagued wanderings of the epic’s opening.Destined to be the founder of Roman culture, Aeneas, nudged by the gods, decides to leave his beloved Dido, causing her suicide in pursuit of his historical destiny. A dark plot, in which erotic passion culminates in sex, and sex leads to tragedy and death in the human realm, unfolds within the larger horizon of a supernatural sphere, dominated by power-conscious divinities. Dido is Aeneas’ most significant other, and in their encounter Virgil explores timeless themes of love and loyalty, fate and fortune, the justice of the gods, imperial ambition and its victims, and ethnic differences.This course book offers a portion of the original Latin text, study questions, a commentary, and interpretative essays. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Ingo Gildenhard’s incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at both A2 and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Virgil’s poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

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