The Landmark Thucydides

Author: Thucydides
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416590873
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: History

Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.

Thucydides

Author: Robin S. Doak
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 075651875X
Release Date: 2006-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Learn about the life of this famous early historian.

Thucydides Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199803218
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

The Poetics of Fear

Author: Chris Erickson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781441119230
Release Date: 2010-05-05
Genre: Political Science

The Poetics of Fear looks at how fear is used for political purposes, focusing on the binary logic of 'this is the way things are, and there is nothing (else) you can do about it' -- a logic that underlies the realist tradition in international relations theory. The Shield of Achilles from Homer's Iliad is used as metaphorical analysis to look at what the politics of fear is, how it works, and how it can be resisted. It aims to provide a human response to human security matters. The work first shows how the Shield works to paralyze its audience. How can it be resisted? One response is to offer a warning about the hazards of bearing the Shield. After looking at thinkers such as Plato, Baudrillard, and Nietzsche, the work concludes with an examination of ekphrasis as a critical tool.With a unique and fresh perspective, The Poetics of Fear will be relevant to those interested in security studies and critical theoretical approaches to political science.

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

Der oligarchische Umsturz des Jahres 411 v Chr und die Herrschaft der Vierhundert in Athen

Author: Herbert Heftner
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: IND:30000037159500
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Athens (Greece)

Die Sizilienkatastrophe von 413 v. Chr. zog eine tiefgehende Erschutterung der Demokratie in Athen nach sich, in deren Folge im Jahre 411 eine oligarchische Umsturzbewegung die Oberhand gewann. Das daraus hervorgegangene Regime der -Vierhundert- hielt sich allerdings nur vier Monate lang an der Macht, bis es von einer Gegenbewegung demokratischer und gemassigt-oligarchischer Krafte gesturzt wurde. <BR> Das vorliegende Werk bietet eine historisch-quellenkritische Untersuchung der Ereignisse von 411, die neben dem Verfassungsumsturz auch die Anfangsphase der Bewegung und die Vorgange wahrend der Herrschaft der Vierhundert einbezieht. Weitere Schwerpunkte bilden die in der aristotelischen Athenaion Politeia uberlieferten Verfassungsentwurfe und die sogenannte -Verfassung der Funftausend-."

Philosophie in Twilight

Author: Marlies Ferber
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527505241
Release Date: 2010-06-08
Genre: Philosophy

Hier erfahren Sie, wieso Stephenie Meyers Liebesgeschichte so viele Menschen fasziniert und warum es sich dabei um so viel mehr als oberflächliche Jugendliteratur handelt: - Wieso fühlen sich Menschen von Vampiren magisch angezogen? - Sollte Edward seine Fähigkeit zum Gedankenlesen einsetzen? - Ist Edward ein romantischer Held oder einfach nur ein Stalker? - Was sagt der Kampf der "vegetarischen" Cullen-Familien gegen ihren Durst nach menschlichem Blut über den freien Willen aus? - Wird das ewige Leben nicht sogar an der Seite einer geliebten Person irgendwann langweilig?

Persisches Feuer

Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 360894463X
Release Date: 2008
Genre:

Der populäre Bestseller aus Großbritannien vom Jungstar der Historikerszene Es geschah vor 2500 Jahren, dass Ost und West Krieg miteinander führten. Im 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. war eine globale Supermacht fest entschlossen, zwei Staaten Wahrheit und Ordnung zu bringen, die sie für terroristische Schurkenstaaten ansah. Die Supermacht war Persien, dessen Könige das erste Weltreich gegründet hatten. Die terroristischen Staaten waren Athen und Sparta, eigenwillige Städte in einem weit abgelegenen armen und bergigen Land: Griechenland. Die Geschichte, wie die Bürger dieses Landes dem mächtigsten Mann der Welt widerstanden und ihn besiegten, ist eine der beeindruckendsten Episoden der Geschichte. "Persisches Feuer" gibt nicht nur eine dramatische Darstellung dieser großen Auseinandersetzung, sondern auch ein einzigartiges Gesamtbild von Ost und West. Von den Priestern in Babylon bis zur Geheimpolizei der Spartaner, von den Luxusgärten der Perser bis zu den athenischen Prostituierten, von Darius, dem Mörder und größten politischen Genie des Orients bis zu Themistokles, dem Mann, der den Westen rettete, werden alle Akteure in der faszinierenden Erzählung Tom Hollands lebendig. "Erzählte Geschichte vom Feinsten. Ein Buch, das mich wirklich gefesselt hat." Ian McEwan Tom Holland, geboren 1968, studierte in Cambridge und Oxford Geschichte. Der Autor und Journalist hat sich mit BBC-Sendungen über Herodot, Homer, Thukydides und Vergil einen Namen gemacht. Holland lebt mit Frau und zwei Kindern in London. Tom Holland ist Bestseller-Autor für Fiction und Historisches Buch. Er hat zahlreiche Auszeichnungen erhalten, u. a. "Steven-Runciman-Preis für historische Erzählungen" zusammen mit Robin Lane Fox.

Air Force Officer s Guide

Author: Stephen E. Wright
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811760157
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Genre: Reference

Air Force officers of all ranks, from cadets to generals, both active duty and reserves, will find this revised edition essential reading for a successful career.

Chinese and Indian Strategic Behavior

Author: George J. Gilboy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107379633
Release Date: 2012-03-12
Genre: Political Science

This book offers an empirical comparison of Chinese and Indian international strategic behavior. It is the first study of its kind, filling an important gap in the literature on rising Indian and Chinese power and American interests in Asia. The book creates a framework for the systematic and objective assessment of Chinese and Indian strategic behavior in four areas: (1) strategic culture; (2) foreign policy and use of force; (3) military modernization (including defense spending, military doctrine and force modernization); and (4) economic strategies (including international trade and energy competition). The utility of democratic peace theory in predicting Chinese and Indian behavior is also examined. The findings challenge many assumptions underpinning Western expectations of China and India.

From Judgment to Passion

Author: Rachel Fulton Brown
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231500760
Release Date: 2002-12-18
Genre: History

Devotion to the crucified Christ is one of the most familiar, yet most disconcerting artifacts of medieval European civilization. How and why did the images of the dying God-man and his grieving mother achieve such prominence, inspiring unparalleled religious creativity as well such imitative extremes as celibacy and self-flagellation? To answer this question, Rachel Fulton ranges over developments in liturgical performance, private prayer, doctrine, and art. She considers the fear occasioned by the disappointed hopes of medieval Christians convinced that the apocalypse would come soon, the revulsion of medieval Jews at being baptized in the name of God born from a woman, the reform of the Church in light of a new European money economy, the eroticism of the Marian exegesis of the Song of Songs, and much more. Devotion to the crucified Christ is one of the most familiar yet disconcerting artifacts of medieval European civilization. How and why did the images of the dying God-man and his grieving mother achieve such prominence, inspiring unparalleled religious creativity and emotional artistry even as they fostered such imitative extremes as celibacy, crusade, and self-flagellation? Magisterial in style and comprehensive in scope, From Judgment to Passion is the first systematic attempt to explain the origins and initial development of European devotion to Christ in his suffering humanity and Mary in her compassionate grief. Rachel Fulton examines liturgical performance, doctrine, private prayer, scriptural exegesis, and art in order to illuminate and explain the powerful desire shared by medieval women and men to identify with the crucified Christ and his mother. The book begins with the Carolingian campaign to convert the newly conquered pagan Saxons, in particular with the effort to explain for these new converts the mystery of the Eucharist, the miraculous presence of Christ's body at the Mass. Moving on to the early eleventh century, when Christ's failure to return on the millennium of his Passion (A.D. 1033) necessitated for believers a radical revision of Christian history, Fulton examines the novel liturgies and devotions that arose amid this apocalyptic disappointment. The book turns finally to the twelfth century when, in the wake of the capture of Jerusalem in the First Crusade, there occurred the full flowering of a new, more emotional sensibility of faith, epitomized by the eroticism of the Marian exegesis of the Song of Songs and by the artistic and architectural innovations we have come to think of as quintessentially high medieval. In addition to its concern with explaining devotional change, From Judgment to Passion presses a second, crucial question: How is it possible for modern historians to understand not only the social and cultural functions but also the experience of faith—the impulsive engagement with the emotions, sometimes ineffable, of prayer and devotion? The answer, magnificently exemplified throughout this book's narrative, lies in imaginative empathy, the same incorporation of self into story that lay at the heart of the medieval effort to identify with Christ and Mary in their love and pain.

How to Fix Copyright

Author: William Patry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199912919
Release Date: 2012-01-02
Genre: Law

Do copyright laws directly cause people to create works they otherwise wouldn't create? Do those laws directly put substantial amounts of money into authors' pockets? Does culture depend on copyright? Are copyright laws a key driver of competitiveness and of the knowledge economy? These are the key questions William Patry addresses in How to Fix Copyright. We all share the goals of increasing creative works, ensuring authors can make a decent living, furthering culture and competitiveness and ensuring that knowledge is widely shared, but what role does copyright law actually play in making these things come true in the real world? Simply believing in lofty goals isn't enough. If we want our goals to come true, we must go beyond believing in them; we must ensure they come true, through empirical testing and adjustment. Patry argues that laws must be consistent with prevailing markets and technologies because technologies play a large (although not exclusive) role in creating consumer demand; markets then satisfy that demand. Patry discusses how copyright laws arose out of eighteenth-century markets and technology, the most important characteristic of which was artificial scarcity. Artificial scarcity was created by the existence of a small number gatekeepers, by relatively high barriers to entry, and by analog limitations on copying. Markets and technologies change, in a symbiotic way, Patry asserts. New technologies create new demand, requiring new business models. The new markets created by the Internet and digital tools are the greatest ever: Barriers to entry are low, costs of production and distribution are low, the reach is global, and large sums of money can be made off of a multitude of small transactions. Along with these new technologies and markets comes the democratization of creation; digital abundance is replacing analog artificial scarcity. The task of policymakers is to remake our copyright laws to fit our times: our copyright laws, based on the eighteenth century concept of physical copies, gatekeepers, and artificial scarcity, must be replaced with laws based on access not ownership of physical goods, creation by the masses and not by the few, and global rather than regional markets. Patry's view is that of a traditionalist who believes in the goals of copyright but insists that laws must match the times rather than fight against the present and the future.

Die Frau aus Andros

Author: Thornton Wilder
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104034539
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Fiction

Thornton Wilders Roman ›Die Frau aus Andros‹ erzählt von einer beeindruckenden Frau in der Spätzeit der griechischen Antike Eingebunden in Hinweise auf das »Land, das bald das Heilige genannt werden sollte«, spielt dieser Roman Thornton Wilders in der Spätzeit der griechischen Antike. Chrysis, die Nichtgriechin von der Kykladeninsel Andros, hat zur Zeit um Christi Geburt auf der ägäischen Insel Brynos zum Ärger der auf Handel eingeschworenen Bewohner den alten Brauch des Hetärenmahls mit Rezitation, Musik und Diskussion über philosophische Probleme wiederaufgenommen. Von den wohlhabenden Bürgern verachtet, versammeln sie und ihre Schwester Glykerion die sozial Schwachen, aber auch, sehr zum Leid ihrer Eltern, die jungen Männer. »Mit diesem Werk erreichte Wilder einen vorläufigen Höhepunkt seiner künstlerischen Entwicklung.« Hermann Stresau