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Women in the Ancient Near East

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ISBN: 9781614512639 Year: Pages: 696 DOI: 10.1515/9781614512639 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: History
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Women in the Ancient Near East offers a lucid account of the daily life of women in Mesopotamia from the third millennium BCE until the beginning of the Hellenistic period. The book systematically presents the lives of women emerging from the available cuneiform material and discusses modern scholarly opinion. Stol’s book is the first full-scale treatment of the history of women in the Ancient Near East.

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history --- classical studies

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.

Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

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Book Series: OPEL (Open Paths to Enriched Learning) ISSN: 22912614 ISBN: 9781927356173 9781927356180 9781927356197 Year: Pages: 506 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Cognitive science arose in the 1950s when it became apparent that a number of disciplines, including psychology, computer science, linguistics, and philosophy, were fragmenting. Perhaps owing to the fieldÕs immediate origins in cybernetics, as well as to the foundational assumption that cognition is information processing, cognitive science initially seemed more unified than psychology. However, as a result of differing interpretations of the foundational assumption and dramatically divergent views of the meaning of the term information processing, three separate schools emerged: classical cognitive science, connectionist cognitive science, and embodied cognitive science.

Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece

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Book Series: Beiträge zur Altertumskunde ISBN: 9783110227369 9783110200591 Year: Volume: 307 Pages: 475 DOI: 10.1515/9783110227369 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: History
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The oath was an institution of fundamental importance across a wide range of social interactions throughout the ancient Greek world, making a crucial contribution to social stability and harmony; yet there has been no comprehensive, dedicated scholarly study of the subject for over a century. This volume of a two-volume study explores the nature of oaths as Greeks perceived it, the ways in which they were used (and sometimes abused) in Greek life and literature, and their inherent binding power. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.--Provided by publisher.

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history --- greece --- oath --- classical studies --- polis

Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715–1750

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ISBN: 9780520962590 9780520287631 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_602277 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Music
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Fugue for J. S. Bach was a natural language; he wrote fugues in organ toccatas and voluntaries, in masses and motets, in orchestral and chamber music, and even in his sonatas for violin solo. The more intimate fugues he wrote for keyboard are among the greatest, most influential, and best-loved works in all of Western music. They have long been the foundation of the keyboard repertory, played by beginning students and world-famous virtuosi alike. In a series of elegantly written essays, eminent musicologist Joseph Kerman discusses his favorite Bach keyboard fugues—some of them among the best-known fugues and others much less familiar. Kerman skillfully, at times playfully, reveals the inner workings of these pieces, linking the form of the fugues with their many different characters and expressive qualities, and illuminating what makes them particularly beautiful, powerful, and moving.

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fugue --- bach --- classical music --- music theory --- keyboard

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.

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.

Essays on Plato’s Epistemology

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ISBN: 9789462700598 Year: DOI: 10.11116/EPE_AMP Language: English
Publisher: Leuven University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102262
Subject: Philosophy
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Through a careful survey of several significant Platonic texts, mainly focussing on the nature of knowledge, Essays on Plato’s Epistemology offers the reader a fresh and promising approach to Plato’s philosophy as a whole. From the very earliest reception of Plato’s philosophy, there has been a conflict between a dogmatic and a sceptical interpretation of his work and thought. Moreover, the two sides are often associated, respectively, with a metaphysical and an anti-metaphysical approach. This book, continuing a line of thought that is nowadays strongly present in the secondary literature, maintains that a third way of thinking is required. Against the widespread view that an anti-dogmatic philosophy must go together with an anti-metaphysical stance, Trabattoni shows that for Plato, on the contrary, a sober and reasonable assessment of both the powers and limits of human reason relies on a proper metaphysical outlook.

Ianus: innovación docente y reelaboraciones del legado clásico

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Book Series: Humanitas Supplementum ISSN: 21828814 ISBN: 9789892615936 Year: Pages: 158 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1594-3 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: History
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Greece and Rome have been traditionally labelled as the main pillar and the cradle of Western Civilization. However, this dictum needs to be rephrased in an increasingly globalized and unfair world. In this context, it is neccesary to implement new teaching methodologies capable of underlining the importance of this legacy not only in the interest of Universities and of culture but also in other milieus apparently unrelated to Greece and Rome. Apart from providing with several proposals of teaching innovation in the field of Classics and Ancient History, this book offers insightful contributions into the role of the Graeco-Roman culture in disparate fields such as marketing, the fight for social rights, or contemporary literature and theatre.

Metamorfoses (Μεταμορφώσεων Συναγωγή)

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Book Series: Autores Gregos e Latinos - Textos ISSN: 2183220X ISBN: 9789892614304 Year: Pages: 302 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1431-1 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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This work of Antoninus Liberalis, single specimen of this Greek poet of the Late Antiquity, follows the traditional expedient of metamorphoses. In simple Greek, the forty one small mythological episodes are a pragmatic trend imposed on a literature that is supposed to preclude immediate, condensing and quick read. Despite the stylistic simplicity, if any material provided by the author follows an old mythological tradition, Antoninus innovates and introduces his creative genius, considering the literary collection of classical antiquity that survived to the present day. The small originalities introduced would glow in later times, which, to our delight, wouldn’t let fall the author name in oblivion.

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