Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 9780679412717
Release Date: 1992
Genre: History

Introduction by D. A. Rees; Translation by A. S. L. Farquarson

The Physiology of Taste

Author: Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307593835
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Cooking

A culinary classic on the joys of the table—written by the gourmand who so famously stated, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are”—in a handsome new edition of M. F. K. Fisher’s distinguished translation and with a new introduction by Bill Buford. First published in France in 1825 and continuously in print ever since, The Physiology of Taste is a historical, philosophical, and ultimately Epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes on everything and anything gastronomical. Brillat-Savarin, who spent his days eating through the famed food capital of Dijon, lent a shrewd, exuberant, and comically witty voice to culinary matters that still resonate today: the rise of the destination restaurant, diet and weight, digestion, and taste and sensibility. From the Hardcover edition.

Story of Philosophy

Author: Will Durant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671201593
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Examines the history of speculative thought by focusing on such dominant personalities as Plato, Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Author: Aurelius Marcus
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192839071
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Literary Criticism

A. S. L. Farquharson's translation was originally published in 1944, as part of a major commentary on Marcus Aurelius' work. In this volume, Farquharson's work is brought up to date and supplied with an introduction and notes for the student and general reader. A selection of lively letters from Marcus to his tutor Fronto, most of which date from his earlier years, is also included.

An Anthology of English Prose 1400 1900

Author: Eirian James
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107554252
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

Originally published in 1956, this anthology aims to introduce English prose literature to an audience of new readers.

Translation and the Classic

Author: Alexandra Lianeri
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199288076
Release Date: 2008-08-21
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This collection of 18 essays, including one by Nobel Prize winning author J.M. Coetzee, explores the fascinating and nuanced relationship between translation and the classic text

Classical Traditions in Renaissance Philosophy

Author: Jill Kraye
Publisher: Variorum
ISBN: STANFORD:36105026158704
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Philosophy

Considering the impact of classical thought on Renaissance philosophy, in the first part of this volume Dr Kraye addresses the interpretations of ancient philosophy put forward by various thinkers of the Italian Renaissance, including the humanist Angelo Poliziano and the Platonist Marsilio Ficino. In the second, she examines the central role of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics within Renaissance moral philosophy and considers the influence of other classical treatises on ethics, especially the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. The final section explores controversies concerning the authenticity of works in the Aristotelian canon, together with the early printing history of Aristotle. All the articles locate philosophical questions within the historical and cultural context of the Renaissance. Particular attention is paid to the importance of philological scholarship within philosophical debates. The collection includes an essay on Philipp Melanchthon's ethical commentaries and textbooks, previously only available in German translation.

Classics Revisited

Author: Kenneth Rexroth
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811209881
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Literary Criticism

An introduction to the world's great literature is presented in sixty critical essays, each of which discusses the theme, summarizes the plot and explores the work's implications.