The Landmark Herodotus

Author: Robert B. Strassler
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781400031146
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Fiction

Offers a definitive new translation of the works by ancient Greek historian, which includes a chronicle of the Grecco-Persian war, accompanied by maps, textual annotations, and twenty-two appendixes covering such topics as Athenian government, Persian arms and tactics, and more. Reprint.

Der englische Patient

Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446248298
Release Date: 2014-08-25
Genre: Fiction

Der Krieg ist weitergezogen. In einer verlassenen Villa in Florenz sind vier Menschen gestrandet, die Zug um Zug ihre Leidenschaften und Wünsche, ihre Geschichte und Existenz voreinander enthüllen. Ein atemberaubendes Spiel um Tod und Leben beginnt. Der Roman wurde von Anthony Minghalla mit Juliette Binoche, Willam Defoe und Jürgen Prochnow verfilmt.

The Histories

Author: Herodotus
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143107545
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: History

"Unquestionably the best English translation of Herodotus to have appeared in the past half-century." --The Times Literary Supplement In Tom Holland's vibrant translation, one of the great masterpieces of Western history springs to life. Herodotus of Halicarnassus--hailed by Cicero as the "Father of History"--composed his histories around 440 BC. The earliest surviving work of nonfiction, The Histories works its way from the Trojan War through an epic account of the war between the Persian empire and the Greek city-states in the fifth century BC, recording landmark events that ensured the development of Western culture and still capture our modern imagination. Beautifully packaged in a Penguin Classics Deluxe edition with a comprehensive array of tools to guide first-time readers and experts alike, this accessible translation makes Herodotus fresh and irresistible once more. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Democracy in the Dark

Author: Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr.
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 9781620970522
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Political Science

From Dick Cheney's man-sized safe to the National Security Agency's massive intelligence gathering, secrecy has too often captured the American government's modus operandi better than the ideals of the Constitution. In this important new book, Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr., who was chief counsel to the U.S. Church Committee on Intelligence—which uncovered the FBI's effort to push Martin Luther King to commit suicide; the CIA's enlistment of the Mafia to try to kill Fidel Castro; and the NSA's thirty-year program to get copies of all telegrams leaving the United States—uses examples ranging from the dropping of the first atomic bomb and the Cuban Missile Crisis to Iran Contra and 9/11 to illuminate this central question: how much secrecy does good governance require? Schwarz argues that while some control of information is necessary, governments tend to fall prey to a culture of secrecy that is ultimately not just hazardous to democracy but antithetical to it. This history provides the essential context to recent cases from Chelsea Manning to Edward Snowden. Democracy in the Dark is a natural companion to Schwarz's Unchecked and Unbalanced, co-written with Aziz Huq, which plumbed the power of the executive branch—a power that often depends on and derives from the use of secrecy.

The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness

Author: Brent A. Strawn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199795741
Release Date: 2012-11-15
Genre: Religion

Scholars of the social sciences have devoted more and more attention of late to the concept of human happiness, mainly from sociological and psychological perspectives. This volume, which includes essays from scholars of the New Testament, the Old Testament, systematic theology, practical theology, and counseling psychology, poses a new and exciting question: what is happiness according to the Bible? Informed by developments in positive psychology, The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness explores representations of happiness throughout the Bible and demonstrates the ways in which these representations affect both religious and secular understandings of happiness. In addition to the twelve essays, the book contains a framing introduction and epilogue, as well as an appendix of all the terms used in reference to happiness in the Bible. The resulting volume, the first of its kind, is a highly useful and remarkably comprehensive resource for the study of happiness in the Bible and beyond.

Textual Rivals

Author: David Branscome
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472118946
Release Date: 2013-11-06
Genre: History

An investigation of what a Herodotean inquirer can do, and what he should do

Sophist Kings

Author: Vernon L. Provencal
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781780935348
Release Date: 2015-07-30
Genre: History

Sophist Kings: Persians as Other sets forth a reading of Herodotus' Histories that highlights the consistency with which the Persians are depicted as sophists and Persian culture is infused with a sophistic ideology. The Persians as the Greek 'other' have a crucial role throughout Herodotus' Histories, but their characterisation is far divorced from historical reality. Instead, from their first appearance at the beginning of the Histories, Herodotus presents the Persians as adept in the argumentation of Greek sophists active in mid-5th century Athens. Moreover, Herodotus' construct of the Sophist King, in whom political reason serves human ambition, is used to explain the Achaemenid model of kingship whose rule is grounded in a theological knowledge of cosmic order and of divine justice as the political good. This original and in-depth study explores how the ideology which Herodotus ascribes to the Persians comes directly from fifth-century sophists whose arguments served to justify Athenian imperialism. The volume connects the ideological conflict between panhellenism and imperialism in Herodotus' contemporary Greece to his representation of the past conflict between Greek freedom and Persian imperialism. Detecting a universal paradigm, Sophist Kings argues that Herodotus was suggesting the Athenians should regard their own empire as a betrayal of the common cause by which they led the Greeks to victory in the Persian wars.

Deiokes K nig der Meder

Author: Mischa Meier
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 3515085858
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Herodots Schilderung von Deiokes' Aufstieg zum Konig (1,96-1,101,1) laat sich auf verschiedene Weisen lesen: als Quelle fuer die altorientalische Geschichte und ihre Deutung durch einen Griechen, als genuin historiographischer Text am Anfang der Gattungsbildung und als Beitrag zu einem politischen Diskurs. Die hier vorgelegten, einander erganzenden und aufeinander abgestimmten Interpretationen verstehen sich als Muster fuer einen kuenftigen intra- und interdisziplinaren Kommentar zum Werk des Geschichtsschreibers zwischen Ost und West. Aus dem Inhalt Herodot, 1,96-1,101,1: Text und Ubersetzung Josef Wiesehofer: Daiukku, Deiokes und die medische Reichsbildung Mischa Meier: Die Deiokes-Episode im Werk Herodots. Uberlegungen zu den Entstehungsbedingungen griechischer Geschichtsschreibung Barbara Patzek: Die Deiokes-Erzahlung im Rahmen der Persergeschichten Herodots: eine konsequente Reihe historisch-erzahlerischer Sinngebungen? Uwe Walter: aDa sah er das Volk ganz in seiner Hand.o Deiokes und die Entstehung monarchischer Herrschaft im Geschichtswerk Herodots .


Author: Christina Clark
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472119592
Release Date: 2015-08-20
Genre: Literary Collections

Donald Lateiner, in his groundbreaking work The Sardonic Smile, presented the first thorough study of nonverbal behavior in Homeric epics, drawing a significant distinction between ancient and modern gesture and demonstrating the intrinsic relevance of this “silent language” to psychological, social, and anthropological studies of the ancient world. Using Lateiner’s work as a touchstone, the scholars in Kinesis analyze the depiction of emotions, gestures, and other nonverbal cues in ancient Greek and Roman texts and consider the precise language used to depict them. Individual contributors examine genres ranging from historiography and epic to tragedy, philosophy, and vase decoration. They explore evidence as disparate as Pliny’s depiction of animal emotions, Plato’s presentation of Aristophanes’ hiccups, and Thucydides’ use of verb tenses. Sophocles’ deployment of silence is considered, as are Lucan’s depiction of death and the speaking objects of the medieval Alexander Romance. This collection will be valuable to scholars studying Greek and Roman society and literature, as well as to those who study the imitation of ancient literature in later societies. Jargon is avoided and all passages in ancient languages are translated, making this volume accessible to advanced undergraduates. Contributors in addition to the volume editors include Jeffrey Rusten, Rosaria Vignolo Munson, Hans-Peter Stahl, Carolyn Dewald, Rachel Kitzinger, Deborah Boedeker, Daniel P. Tompkins, John Marincola, Carolin Hahnemann, Ellen Finkelpearl, Hanna M. Roisman, Eliot Wirshbo, James V. Morrison, Bruce Heiden, Daniel B. Levine, and Brad L. Cook.

Stimmen der Geschichte

Author: Dennis Pausch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110224184
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: History

A common narrative device in historical writing in antiquity was the use of speeches delivered by a historical person, which the historian composed and rendered in direct speech. This work presents, for the first time, a comprehensive comparison of how the most important historians in antiquity used this device. The focus on the historians’ speeches is less on their fictionality but on their different functions as literary technique. The essays in this volume explore how the speeches were used to characterize the speaker and other historical persons and to describe historical events from multiple perspectives.

The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika

Author: Robert B. Strassler
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781400034765
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Genre: History

"Covering the years between 411 and 362 B.C.E., a particularly dramatic period during which the alliances among Athens, Sparta, Thebes, Persia, and other states were in constant flux ... Beautifully illustrated, heavily annotated, and filled with detailed, clear maps, this edition gives us a new, authoritative, and completely accessible translation by John Marincola, and a comprehensive introduction by David Thomas. This is also the only edition of Xenophon's Hellennika that contains relevant passages from the contemporary histories of Ephorus/Diodorus Siculus and the Oxyrhynchus Historian, two sources whos accounts sometime confirm and sometime refute that of Xenophon. With sixteen appendixes written by some of today's top scholars, including Paul Cartledge, Peter Krentz, Christopher Tuplin, and P.J. Rhodes. "The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika" is the most readable and comprehensive edition available of an essential history"--Back cover

Greek Warfare From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great

Author: Lee L. Brice
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610690706
Release Date: 2012-10-17
Genre: History

This book brings together reference material and primary source documents concerning the most important people, places, events, and technologies of Classical Greek warfare in one easy-to-use volume—an invaluable resource for students, educators, and general readers interested in this compelling subject. • Charts present at-a-glance statistical information • Maps depict important battles and the political delineation of Greece at different time periods • Numerous illustrations of important people, events, and technologies help bring history to life

Realit t Imagination und Theorie

Author: Wolfgang Kullmann
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 3515081844
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

Im Zentrum stehen unveroffentlichte Untersuchungen zum Thema aHomer und Troiao, die beweisen, daa die Ilias keine historische Quelle fuer einen Kampf der mykenischen Griechen gegen Troia darstellt, und deuten das Epos als dichterische Projektion von Problemen der Lebenswelt des Dichters im 7. Jh. in die imaginierte Bronzezeit. Bisher nur verstreut publizierte Studien runden das Bild ab. Weitere unedierte Arbeiten beschaftigen sich mit neuen Erkenntnissen der Neoanalyse und mit der Anwendung narratologischer Theorien auf Epos und Drama der Antike. Im 2. Teil geht es um Realitat und Imagination u.a. in der Prasentation des Dionysos und der Frauenproblematik durch Euripides.

War Welfare Democracy

Author: Peter J. Munson
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781612345390
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Genre: History

American foreign policy since World War II has actively sought to reshape both domestic and international orders to hasten the coming of the end of history in a peaceful democratic utopia. While the end of the Cold War heightened optimism that this goal was near, policymakers still face dramatic challenges. In War, Welfare & Democracy, Peter J. Munson argues that the foreign policy problems we face today stem from common roots—the modern state system's struggle to cope with the pressures of market development and sociopolitical modernization. Washington's policies seek to treat challenges as varied as insurgency, organized crime, fiscal crises, immigration pressures, authoritarianism, and violations of human rights with a schizophrenic mix of realpolitik and idealism. The ideologies that inform this outlook were born during the Great Depression and two world wars and honed during the early years of the Cold War. Although the world has long since changed, American policy has failed to adjust. The world's leading welfare states face a crisis of aging populations, shrinking revenues, and spiraling costs in their attempts to provide services and social security for their citizens, compounding this inflexibility. By addressing the inequality of wealth, security, and stability brought on by dramatic economic change and modernization, Munson describes how the United States can lead in reforming the welfare state paradigm and adjust its antiquated policies to best manage the transformation we all must face.