Category: Greece

The Companion Guide to Rome (Companion Guides) by Georgina Masson

By Georgina Masson

Six years after his first, very thorough, revision, John castle has back to the duty, in order that this long-honoured guidebook, looked by means of the discerning customer, considering the fact that its first book 40 years in the past, because the imperative creation to the glories of Rome, keeps to provide a correct photo of the city's treasures as they're at the moment displayed. This most up-to-date variation of the advisor is immeasurably stronger via the alternative of the outdated highway plans with new, transparent types of the itineraries that constitution a quantity which continues to be the unrivalled advisor to probably the main appealing and ancient urban on the planet. John citadel, who has lived within the urban for the prior thirty years, walked each step of the routes defined so vividly through Georgina Masson, and lots of extra along with. as well as checking and updating the data she supplied so inimitably, he exposed and describes a wealth of points of interest which slipped her realize, and accompanies the customer via all of the significant museums and galleries as now prepared. the result's a consultant to that incomparable array of classical, Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces in order to enthral first-time viewers to the everlasting urban and likewise pride the power returnee with clean proposal and stimulation.

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Assassins of Athens by Jeffrey Siger

By Jeffrey Siger

Whilst the physique of a boy from certainly one of Greece’s so much well known households turns up in a dumpster in a single of Athens’ worst neighborhoods, leader Inspector Andreas Kaldis of the Greek Police’s precise Crimes department is sure there’s a message within the homicide. yet who despatched it and why? Andreas’ politically mistaken look for solutions takes him deep into the sordid, legal aspect of Athens nightlife and directly to the glittering international of Athens society the place age-old frictions among previous cash and new breed jealousy, homicide, revenge, revolutionaries, and a few very harmful truths.

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The Athenian Nation by Edward Cohen

By Edward Cohen

Challenging the fashionable assumption that old Athens is healthier understood as a polis, Edward Cohen boldly recasts our figuring out of Athenian political and social existence. Cohen demonstrates that old assets spoke of Athens not just as a polis, but additionally as a "nation" (ethnos), and that Athens did surround the features now used to spot a "nation." He argues that during Athens fiscal, non secular, sexual, and social dimensions have been no less important than political and juridical issues, and for this reason rejects winning scholarship's equation of Athens with its male citizen body.

In truth, Cohen exhibits that the kinds of "citizen" and "noncitizen" have been even more fluid than is frequently assumed, and that a few noncitizens exercised enormous energy. He explores such topics because the fiscal significance of businesswomen and prosperous slaves; the authority exercised by way of enslaved public functionaries; the sensible egalitarianism of erotic family members and the huge and significant protections opposed to sexual abuse of either loose people and slaves, and particularly of kids; the large involvement of all sectors of the inhabitants in major non secular and native actions. All this emerges from using clean felony, fiscal, and archaeological proof and research that display the social complexity of Athens, and the demographic and geographic components giving upward push to private anonymity and restricting own contacts--leading to the production of an "imagined group" with a jointly conceptualized id, a unified economic system, and nationwide "myths" set in old fabrication.

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Commentary and Tradition: Aristotelianism, Platonism, and by Pierluigi Donini, Mauro Bonazzi, Robert W. Sharples

By Pierluigi Donini, Mauro Bonazzi, Robert W. Sharples

The amount collects an important papers Pierluigi Donini wrote within the final 3 a long time with the purpose of marketing a greater evaluation of post-hellenistic philosophy. The philosophical relevance of post-hellenistic philosophy is now greatly (though now not but universally) famous. but a lot continues to be performed. the typical perform of focusing each one unmarried university in itself detracts from a balanced review of the options exploited by means of many philosophers of the interval. at the assumption that debates between faculties play a tremendous position within the philosophy of the commentators, Donini concentrates at the interplay among top Aristotelians and Platonists and demonstrates that the advancements of either structures of proposal have been seriously prompted by way of a continuing war of words among the 2 colleges. And while in situations similar to Alcinous and Aspasius this is often primarily uncontroversial, for different authors such us Alexander, Antiochus and Plutarch the pioneering paintings of Donini paves the way in which for a greater knowing in their doctrines and positively confirms the highbrow significance of the 1st imperial age, while the rules have been laid of types of either Aristotelianism and Platonism that have been certain to impact the total background of eu concept, from past due Antiquity onwards.

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The Last Days of Socrates (Penguin Classics) by Plato

By Plato

The trial and loss of life of Socrates (469-399 BCE) have nearly as significant a position in Western realization because the trial and demise of Jesus. In 4 very good dialogues, Plato offers the vintage account. Euthyphro unearths Socrates outdoors the court-house, debating the character of piety, whereas the Apology is his strong rebuttal of the costs of impiety and a defence of the philosopher's existence. within the Crito, whereas looking forward to execution in legal, Socrates counters the arguments of associates urging him to flee. eventually, within the Phaedo, he's proven frivolously convinced within the face of dying, skilfully arguing the case for the immortality of the soul.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater by way of introductions and notes by way of special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Epictetus' Handbook and the Tablet of Cebes: Guides to Stoic by Keith Seddon

By Keith Seddon

This new translation of 2 works, one by way of Epictetus and the opposite through Cebes, old Greek philosophers of the Imperial interval, are provided in new translations of clear, undemanding English.

In this book, readers will methods to maintain emotional concord and a ‘good move of lifestyles’ no matter what fortune could carry in shop for them.

This smooth English translation of the full Handbook is supported by way of and includes:

* the 1st thorough statement considering the fact that that of Simplicius, 1500 years in the past * a close advent * large word list * index of keywords * chapter-by-chapter dialogue of subject matters * useful tables that make clear Stoic moral doctrines as a look.

Accompanying the Handbook is the Tablet of Cebes, a curious and interesting textual content. In whole distinction, but complementing the Handbook’s extra traditional philosophical presentation, the pill indicates growth to philosophical knowledge as a trip via a panorama inhabited via personifications of happiness, fortune, the virtues and vices.

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Marathon: The Crucial Battle That Created Western Democracy by Alan Lloyd

By Alan Lloyd

This publication serves as an outstanding advent to the conflict of Marathon and the occasions best as much as it. firstly, it may be famous that it is a well known historical past booklet. consequently the intensity that it is going into is quite constrained. if you are searching for an in depth research of the conflict then this e-book goes to be a huge sadness for you. lots of the publication is taken up with the occasions top as much as the conflict. The conflict itself merely covers the final 15-20 pages. the 1st part is at the historic Greeks (Specifically the Athenians), the second one covers the Persians, and the 3rd covers the rapid prelude to the battle. It covers all of the major characters and establishes the cultures and societies which are clashing with loads of perception. The writing variety during this ebook makes it a excitement to learn, and it will definitely be an exceptional ebook for individuals new to this period of time. My largest challenge with this ebook is that it's not longer.

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Famous Men of Greece by John H. Haaren

By John H. Haaren

Appealing biographical sketches of thirty-five of the main well-known characters within the historical past of historic Greece, from mythical instances to its fall in 146 B.C. every one tale is informed in a transparent, easy demeanour, and is easily calculated to evoke and stimulate the younger mind's eye. perfect advent to old Greece for a long time nine and up.

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A History of Trust in Ancient Greece by Steven Johnstone

By Steven Johnstone

An huge, immense volume of literature exists on Greek legislations, economics, and political philosophy. but nobody has written a background of belief, probably the most basic features of social and fiscal interplay within the historical global. during this clean examine antiquity, Steven Johnstone explores the way in which democracy and markets flourished in historic Greece no longer loads via own relationships as via belief in summary systems—including funds, standardized dimension, rhetoric, and haggling.

Focusing on markets and democratic politics, Johnstone attracts on speeches given in Athenian courts, histories of Athenian democracy, comedian writings, and legislation inscribed on stone to ascertain how those platforms labored. He analyzes their potentials and boundaries and the way the Greeks understood and critiqued them. In supplying the 1st finished account of those pervasive and an important platforms, A historical past of belief in old Greece hyperlinks Greek political, financial, social, and highbrow background in new methods and demanding situations modern analyses of belief and civil society.

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