Plutarch s Lives

Author: Plutarch
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0375756779
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Plutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory. Richly anecdotal and full of detail, Volume I contains profiles and comparisons of Romulus and Theseus, Numa and Lycurgus, Fabius and Pericles, and many more powerful figures of ancient Greece and Rome. The present translation, originally published in 1683 in conjunction with a life of Plutarch by John Dryden, was revised in 1864 by the poet and scholar Arthur Hugh Clough, whose notes and preface are also included in this edition.

Hannibal

Author: Patrick N Hunt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439109779
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: History

Hannibal is “an exciting biography of one of history’s greatest commanders…a thrilling page-turner” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) about the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees, and who is still regarded today as one of the greatest military strategists in history. Hannibal Barca of Carthage, born 247 BC, was one of the great generals of the ancient world. His father, Hamilcar, imposed Carthaginian rule over much of present-day Spain. After Hamilcar led the Carthaginian forces against Rome in the First Punic War, Hannibal followed in his father’s footsteps. From the time he was a teenager, Hannibal fought against Rome. He is famed for leading Carthage’s army across North Africa, into Spain, along the Mediterranean coast, and then crossing the Alps with his army and war elephants. Hannibal won victories in northern Italy by outmaneuvering his Roman adversaries and defeated a larger Roman army at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC. Unable to force Rome to capitulate, however, he was eventually forced to leave Italy and return to Carthage when a savvy Roman general named Scipio invaded North Africa. Hannibal and Scipio fought an epic battle at Zama, which Hannibal lost. Many Carthaginians blamed Hannibal, who was exiled until his death. Hannibal is still regarded as a military genius. Napoleon, George Patton, and Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. are only some of the generals who studied and admired him. His strategy and tactics are still taught in military academies. “With wonderful energy…archeologist and historian Patrick Hunt distills his survey of literature about the Second Punic War into a brightly dramatic story that covers virtually every anecdote connected with Hannibal” (The Christian Science Monitor). “Hunt’s story of the doomed general, whose exploits are more celebrated than those of his vanquishers, will appeal to any reader interested in military history or strategy” (Publishers Weekly).

Alexander the Great and Hern n Cort s

Author: Justin D. Lyons
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498505284
Release Date: 2015-03-04
Genre: History

This biographical pairing of Alexander the Great and Hernán Cortés reflects both upon the character and the leadership abilities of the two famous conquerors. The book joins historical narrative with source analysis and consideration of moral themes revealing underappreciated aspects of their leadership.

Erz hlungen

Author: Fedor M. Dostoevskij
Publisher:
ISBN: 3150024862
Release Date: 1991
Genre:


The Well Educated Mind A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had Updated and Expanded

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393253917
Release Date: 2015-11-16
Genre: Education

The enduring and engaging guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition. Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven’t because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. Newly expanded and updated to include standout works from the twenty-first century as well as essential readings in science (from the earliest works of Hippocrates to the discovery of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs), The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of six literary genres—fiction, autobiography, history, drama, poetry, and science—accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the end of each chapter—ranging from Cervantes to Cormac McCarthy, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Aristotle to Stephen Hawking—preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing. The Well-Educated Mind reassures those readers who worry that they read too slowly or with below-average comprehension. If you can understand a daily newspaper, there’s no reason you can’t read and enjoy Shakespeare’s sonnets or Jane Eyre. But no one should attempt to read the “Great Books” without a guide and a plan. Bauer will show you how to allocate time to reading on a regular basis; how to master difficult arguments; how to make personal and literary judgments about what you read; how to appreciate the resonant links among texts within a genre—what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary?—and also between genres. In her best-selling work on home education, The Well-Trained Mind, the author provided a road map of classical education for parents wishing to home-school their children; that book is now the premier resource for home-schoolers. In The Well-Educated Mind, Bauer takes the same elements and techniques and adapts them to the use of adult readers who want both enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading. Followed carefully, her advice will restore and expand the pleasure of the written word.

The Birth Order Book of Love

Author: William Cane
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780738212623
Release Date: 2008-01-28
Genre: Psychology

Studies show the most reliable scientific predictor of personality is birth order-your place among your siblings. The Birth Order Book of Love is the first guide to consider this factor when finding the perfect mate. Why do firstborns often find romance with lastborns? Who's the worst match for an only child? Cane examines the 12 personality/birth order types (older brother of brothers, younger sister of sisters, etc.), revealing why certain birth orders are more compatible and which ones can present communication challenges (and how to overcome them). Cane has analyzed the birth order of 6,000 celebrities, historical figures, and modern couples. Readers will learn what birth order says about them, which celebrity they'd be most compatible with, and who their best match is in real life.

Der t gliche Stoiker

Author: Ryan Holiday
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783960920717
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Self-Help

Wie findet man das wahre Glück? Wie lässt sich Erfolg wirklich bemessen? Und wie geht man mit den Herausforderungen des Alltags wie Wut, Trauer und der Frage nach dem Sinn des Ganzen um? Was große Geister wie George Washington, Friedrich der Große, Weltklassesportler oder Top-Performer längst für sich entdeckt haben, liegt mit "Der tägliche Stoiker" erstmals gesammelt vor. New York Times-Bestsellerautor Ryan Holiday und Stephen Hanselman haben das Wissen der Stoiker in 366 zeitlose Lektionen verpackt und zeigen, dass die Philosophie des Stoizismus nicht nur zeitlos, sondern gerade für unsere hektische und unsichere Zeit ein Segen ist. Weisheit, Mut, Gerechtigkeitssinn und Selbstbeherrschung sowie Gelassenheit lassen sich erlernen und helfen uns, in der zunehmenden Komplexität unserer Welt zu bestehen. Die uralten Weisheiten der Stoiker, gesammelt und kommentiert, unterstützen bei diesen alltäglichen Herausforderungen.

Annalen

Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher:
ISBN: UCAL:$B14381
Release Date: 1871
Genre:


Lucretius as Theorist of Political Life

Author: J. Colman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137292322
Release Date: 2012-12-05
Genre: Political Science

Lucretius as Theorist of Political Life is an interpretation of Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things as a defense of philosophy given the irremediable tension between the competing claims of the philosophic and political life. The central issue is the need for, and attempt by, philosophy to justify and defend its way of life to the political community. This work uncovers how Lucretius' conception of the philosophic life, and the reaction to the human, religious, and political implications of the discovery of nature, distinguish his intention from the anti-theological animus that drives the politically and scientifically ambitious project of his modern appropriators.

Eine gyptische K nigstochter

Author: Georg Ebers
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849693480
Release Date: 2016-03-06
Genre: Fiction

Der historische Roman stellt das Erstlingswerk des Schriftstellers Georg Ebers dar und erzählt die Geschichte der ägyptischen Prinzessin Nitetis, die den babylonischen Fürsten Cambyses II. heiraten soll. Als allerdings einer seiner Eunuchen Cambyses einflüstert, dass Nitesis eigentlich dessen Bruder Bartja liebe, nimmt das Verhängnis seinen Lauf.

Marc Aurel Selbstbetrachtungen

Author: Marc Aurel
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 9783746704173
Release Date: 2018-02-28
Genre: History

Der römische Kaiser Marc Aurel nimmt wahr, dass er sich an der Macht verändert hat. Er reflektiert seine grundlegenden ethischen Prinzipien. Auch bemerkt er, dass seine Macht die Art der anderen verändert hat, sich ihm zu nähern: Wie umgehen mit Schmeichlern und Heuchlern? Der Stoiker Marc Aurel folgt in vielerlei Hinsicht Seneca und Epikur, entwickelt aber auch eigene philosophische Ideen. Die »Selbstbetrachtungen« von Marc Aurel bieten einen seltenen Einblick in die Gefühls- und Gedankenwelt eines römischen Kaisers. Das Buch füllt damit eine Lücke der Geschichtsschreibung, die sich vornehmlich an äußeren Ereignissen und deren Datum orientiert. Die »Selbstbetrachtungen« eignen sich sowohl zum zügigen Durchlesen, als auch zum gelegentlichen Blättern.

Der Heizer

Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Severus Verlag
ISBN: 9783958551893
Release Date: 2016-03
Genre: Fiction

„Du mußt dich aber zur Wehr setzen, ja und nein sagen, sonst haben doch die Leute keine Ahnung von der Wahrheit.“ Verstoßen von seinen Eltern und nach Amerika geschickt, versucht der junge, naive Karl sein Leben in die Hand zu nehmen. Doch noch auf dem Schiff wird er zum Spielball der Mitmenschen und Umstände. Kann sich der junge Karl emanzipieren? Fragmentarisch bleibt Kafkas Erzählung Der Heizer als erstes Kapitel eines Romans, der nicht beendet wurde. Geplant auch als Teil eines Erzählbandes Die Söhne (Die Verwandlung, Das Urteil) – steckt gerade im Fragment der Reiz und wirft die Frage nach Gesellschaft und Selbstfindung auf den Leser zurück.