By Robert Knapp
Robert Knapp, health practitioner en Historia Antigua y reputado divulgador, bucea en los usos y costumbres de los auténticos protagonistas de Roma y su imperio desde los angeles época de Augusto, a principios del primer milenio, hasta los angeles llegada al poder de Constantino tres siglos después. Les da voz a través de los vestigios que aún se preservan de sus palabras a través de l. a. literatura, las cartas y las inscripciones, así como del retrato que de ellos hacen las élites en sus obras y poesía.
El libro muestra como los angeles gente común buscaba prosperar y encontrar su sustento en unos tiempos difíciles en los que abundaba los angeles enfermedad, el hambre y los angeles violencia y en los que los poderes les oprimían e ignoraban. Los capítulos, dedicados a cada uno de los grupos sociales, revelan cuáles eran los lazos existentes entre ellos: l. a. necesidad, los angeles explotación, l. a. esperanza y el miedo, y narra cómo los esclavos devienen en forajidos o por qué los hijos de los liberados acababan formando parte del ejército. En definitiva, ciudadanos invisibles de un imperio que cambió el mundo mientras daba forma a sus vidas.
By Brooke Holmes
The Symptom and the Subject takes an in-depth examine how the actual physique first emerged within the West as either an item of data and a mysterious a part of the self. starting with Homer, relocating via classical-era clinical treatises, and shutting with stories of early moral philosophy and Euripidean tragedy, this booklet rewrites the conventional tale of the increase of body-soul dualism in historic Greece. Brooke Holmes demonstrates that because the physique (sôma) grew to become a topic of actual inquiry, it decisively replaced historical Greek principles concerning the which means of discomfort, the soul, and human nature.
through venture a brand new exam of organic and clinical facts from the 6th via fourth centuries BCE, Holmes argues that it used to be largely via altering interpretations of signs that individuals started to understand the actual physique with the senses and the brain. as soon as attributed essentially to social brokers like gods and daemons, signs started to be defined via physicians when it comes to the actual ingredients hidden contained in the individual. Imagining a daemonic area contained in the individual yet principally less than the edge of feeling, those physicians helped to substantially remodel what it intended for people to be susceptible, and ushered in a brand new ethics established at the accountability of caring for the self.
The Symptom and the Subject highlights with clean significance how classical Greek discoveries made attainable new and deeply influential methods of considering the human subject.
By Jessica Priestley
In a chain of literary stories, Priestley explores a few of the earliest historical responses to Herodotus' Histories in the course of the extant written checklist of the early and center Hellenistic interval. Responses to the Histories have been wealthy and sundry, and the variety of Hellenistic writers responding in several how you can Herodotus' paintings is partly a mirrored image of the Histories'own vast scope. The Histories remained proper during this later age and endured to talk meaningfully to a wide diversity of readers lengthy after Herodotus' death.
Herodotus and Hellenistic tradition explores numerous discourses the place Herodotus occupies an incredible position within the highbrow historical past, and, specifically, it attracts realization to writers no longer frequently classified as historians so one can develop our views on Herodotus' cultural value. via discussions of up to date discourse in terms of, for example, the Persian Wars, geography, the wondrous, aesthetics, literary variety, and biography, it nuances our knowing of ways historical readers reacted to and appropriated the Histories to serve their very own detailed rhetorical objectives. the amount additionally contributes to scholarship that reappraises the very time period 'Hellenistic', drawing consciousness to either diachronic continuities and synchronic diversity.
Martin West is well known as probably the most major classicists of all time. Over approximately part a century his courses have remodeled our figuring out of Greek poetry. This quantity celebrates his fulfillment with twenty-five papers on assorted components of the topic which he has illuminated, written by way of unusual students from 4 continents. it is usually West's Balzan Prize popularity speech, 'Forward into the Past', during which he explains his method of literary scholarship, and an entire bibliography of his educational publications.
Elite ladies within the Roman international have been frequently trained, socially trendy, or even really autonomous. but the social regime that ushered those related ladies into marriage and childbearing at an early age used to be remarkably restrictive. within the first book-length learn of girlhood within the early Roman Empire, Lauren Caldwell investigates the explanations for this paradox. via an exam of literary, felony, clinical, and epigraphic resources, she identifies the social pressures that tended to weigh down matters approximately women' person future health and health and wellbeing. In demonstrating how early marriage was once pushed via quite a few issues, together with the price put on premarital virginity and paternal authority, this booklet complements an realizing of the placement of ladies as they made the transition from early life to womanhood.
The 3rd quantity of Professor Guthrie's nice historical past of Greek suggestion, entitled The Fifth-Century Enlightenment, offers in components with the Sophists and Socrates, the foremost figures within the dramatic and basic shift of philosophical curiosity from the actual universe to guy. each one of those components is now to be had as a paperback with the textual content, bibliography and indexes amended the place helpful in order that each one half is self-contained. The Sophists assesses the contribution of people like Protagoras, Gorgias and Hippias to the intense highbrow and ethical fermant in fifth-century Athens. They wondered the bases of morality, faith and arranged society itself and the character of data and language; they initiated an entire sequence of significant and carrying on with debates, they usually provoked Socrates and Plato to an enormous restatement and defence of conventional values.
By Luca Asmonti
This quantity provides a variety of literary and epigraphic assets at the background of the world's first democracy, delivering a accomplished survey of the most important subject matters and ideas of Athenian democratic tradition. starting with the legendary origins of Athenian democracy less than Theseus and describing the historic improvement of Athens' democratic associations via Solon's reforms to the start of democracy less than Cleisthenes, the booklet addresses the broader cultural and social repercussions of the democratic method, concluding with a survey of Athenian democracy within the Hellenistic and Roman age. All resources are awarded in translation with complete annotation and statement and every bankruptcy opens with an advent to supply history and course for readers. resources contain fabric by means of Aristotle, Homer, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Thucydides, Cicero, Tacitus and so forth. the quantity additionally contains an Az of keyword phrases, an annotated bibliography with feedback for extra interpreting within the fundamental assets in addition to sleek severe works on Athenian democracy, and an entire index.
By David Sider, Dirk Obbink
This quantity includes the lawsuits of a convention at the Presocratic philosophers Pythagoras and Heraclitus. Investigated by means of a crew of overseas students are key difficulties in doxography, Pythagorean groups, emblems, concord, psychology, flux, quantity idea, ethics, and theology. Designed for all scholars of historic philosophy, this quantity will spur extra investigations into those cardinal matters of early Greek medical thinkers.
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