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A Student's Seneca: Ten Letters And Selections from De by Seneca, M. D. Usher

A Student's Seneca: Ten Letters And Selections from De by Seneca, M. D. Usher

By Seneca, M. D. Usher

Born in four b.c., Seneca lived in the course of the most turbulent occasions in Roman background. He served as instruct after which adviser to the emperor Nero, witnessing firsthand many crimes and debaucheries. His reports led him to show clear of public lifestyles and retreat into philosophical contemplation. a number one proponent of Stoicism, he has encouraged writers and thinkers through the centuries.Seneca’s letters and essays are preferably appropriate for intermediate- point Latin scholars. Written in a transparent and crisp variety, they're common in scope and mental in orientation. For this version, M. D. Usher has prepared the decisions via topic, size, and measure of hassle. Usher additionally presents line-by-line notes on grammar, kind, and content material, and a vocabulary directory all Latin phrases present in the texts.

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The New Posidippus: A Hellenistic Poetry Book by Kathryn Gutzwiller

The New Posidippus: A Hellenistic Poetry Book by Kathryn Gutzwiller

By Kathryn Gutzwiller

The Milan Papyrus (P. Mil. Volg. VIII. 309), containing a set of epigrams it seems that all via Posidippus of Pella, presents essentially the most interesting new additions to the corpus of Greek literature in many years. It not just includes over a hundred formerly unknown epigrams by way of some of the most in demand poets of the 3rd century BC, yet as an artifact it constitutes our earliest instance of a Greek poetry publication. as well as a poetic translation of the full corpus of Posidippus' poetry, this quantity includes essays approximately Posidippus through specialists within the fields of papyrology, Hellenistic and Augustan literature, Ptolemaic background, and Graeco-Roman visible tradition.

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Dionysius of Halicarnassus: Roman Antiquities, Volume 6, by Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Earnest Cary

Dionysius of Halicarnassus: Roman Antiquities, Volume 6, by Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Earnest Cary

By Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Earnest Cary

Dionysius of Halicarnassus was once born sooner than fifty three BCE and went to Italy ahead of 29 BCE. He taught rhetoric in Rome whereas learning the Latin language, accumulating fabric for a background of Rome, and writing. His Roman Antiquities began appearing in 7 BCE. Dionysius states that his items in writing heritage have been to thrill fans of noble deeds and to pay off the advantages he had loved in Rome. yet he wrote additionally to reconcile Greeks to Roman rule. Of the 20 books of Roman Antiquities (from the earliest instances to 264 BCE) we've the 1st nine whole; such a lot of 10 and eleven; and later extracts and an epitome of the entire. Dionysius studied the easiest on hand literary assets (mainly annalistic and different historians) and probably a few public files. His paintings and that of Livy are our basically non-stop and designated self sustaining narratives of early Roman history.

Dionysius was once writer additionally of essays on literature protecting rhetoric, Greek oratory, Thucydides, and the way to mimic the easiest types in literature.

The Loeb Classical Library publishes a two-volume variation of the serious essays; the version of Roman Antiquities is in seven volumes.

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Velleius Paterculus: Compendium of Roman History; Res gestae by Velleius Paterculus, Frederick W. Shipley

Velleius Paterculus: Compendium of Roman History; Res gestae by Velleius Paterculus, Frederick W. Shipley

By Velleius Paterculus, Frederick W. Shipley

Velleius Paterculus, who lived within the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius (30 BCE–37 CE), served as an army tribune in Thrace, Macedonia, Greece and Asia Minor, and later, from four CE to twelve or thirteen, as a cavalry officer and legatus in Germany and Pannonia. He was once quaestor in 7 CE, praetor in 15. He wrote in books 'Roman Histories', a precis of Roman background from the autumn of Troy to 29 CE. As he approached his personal occasions he turns into a lot fuller in his therapy, specially among the dying of Caesar in forty four BCE and that of Augustus in 14 CE. His paintings has priceless concise essays on Roman colonies and provinces and a few powerful compressed portrayals of characters. Res Gestae Divi Augusti. In his 76th 12 months (13 CE–14) the emperor Augustus wrote a dignified account of his public existence and paintings of which the simplest preserved reproduction (with a Greek translation) was once engraved via the Galatians at the partitions of the temple of Augustus at Ancyra (Ankara). it's a certain record giving brief info of his public workplaces and honours; his benefactions to the empire, to the folk, and to the warriors; and his companies as a soldier and as an administrator.

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The Epitome Of Queen Lilavati by Jinaratna, Richard Fynes

The Epitome Of Queen Lilavati by Jinaratna, Richard Fynes

By Jinaratna, Richard Fynes

The Epitome of Queen Lilávati tells the tales of the lives of a gaggle of souls as they go through a chain of embodiments on their solution to ultimate liberation from the continuous cycle of loss of life and rebirth. informed as a method to advertise the non-violent ethic of Jainism, it abounds in memorable incidents and characters, resembling Dhana, the wealthy service provider who tried to justify dishonest in alternate, Padmaratha, who whereas invisible tried to seduce the women of the royal family, and Vasundhara, the substitute holy guy who was once stuck in a compromising place with a feminine dog.

Written in 1297 CE via the Jain poet-monk Jina·ratna, The Epitome of Queen Lilávati is undeservedly virtually unknown outdoors India. within the tales, embodied souls suffer all too human adventures in a succession of lives, as they increase to ultimate unencumber. The booklet abounds in memorable incidents and characters, with regards to Queen Lilávati and her husband, King Simha, via the teacher-monk Sámara·sena.

Co-published by way of ny collage Press and the JJC Foundation

For extra in this identify and different titles within the Clay Sanskrit sequence, please stopover at http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

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Philoponus : on Aristotle posterior analytics 1.1-8 by John Philoponus

Philoponus : on Aristotle posterior analytics 1.1-8 by John Philoponus

By John Philoponus

Aristotle's Posterior Analytics elaborates for the 1st time within the historical past of Western philosophy the notions of technological know-how and the necessities for the distinct type of wisdom scientists own. His version is arithmetic and his therapy of technology quantities to a philosophical dialogue, from the viewpoint of Aristotelian syllogistic, of mathematical proofs and the foundations they're in line with. Chapters 1-8 expound the rules of Aristotle's thought, mentioning the similarities and changes among medical wisdom and different sorts of wisdom, setting up the necessity for easy ideas, and opting for the categories of rules and the resource of necessity linked to clinical evidence. Philoponus' vast statement, the main entire old dialogue of Posterior Analytics booklet 1, deals uniquely helpful testimony to the way in which this e-book was once learn and understood in overdue antiquity, in addition to offering info on previous interpretations. Of specific curiosity is Philoponus' account of medical ideas, that's dependent not just on Aristotle but additionally at the Greek mathematical culture, particularly Euclid and his commentator Proclus.

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Cambridge The Transvestite Achilles by P. J. Heslin

Cambridge The Transvestite Achilles by P. J. Heslin

By P. J. Heslin

As we stick with Achilles' metamorphosis from wild boy to demure woman to lover to hero, Statius brilliantly illustrates a sequence of contrasting codes of habit: female and male, epic and elegiac. this primary full-length examine of the poem addresses not just the narrative itself, but additionally units the parable of Achilles on Scyros inside of a wide interpretive framework. The exploration levels from the reception of the Achilleid in Baroque opera to the anthropological parallels that experience emerged to provide an explanation for Achilles' transvestism.

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Wandering Poets in Ancient Greek Culture: Travel, Locality by Richard Hunter, Ian Rutherford

Wandering Poets in Ancient Greek Culture: Travel, Locality by Richard Hunter, Ian Rutherford

By Richard Hunter, Ian Rutherford

Even if contemporary scholarship has enthusiastic about the city-state because the context for the creation of Greek poetry, for poets and performers trip was once extra the norm than the exception. This publication strains this imperative element of old tradition from its roots within the close to jap societies which preceded the Greeks, throughout the approach within which early semi-mythical figures similar to Orpheus have been imagined, the poets who travelled to the intense courts of archaic tyrants, and on into the fluid mobility of imperial and overdue vintage tradition. The emphasis is either on why poets travelled, and on how neighborhood groups used the abilities of those outsiders for his or her personal reasons. Wandering poets also are set in the wider context of historic networks of trade, patronage and association among groups and are obvious as one fairly robust manifestation of a characteristic of old lifestyles that's too usually neglected.

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