The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Author: Simon Hornblower
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198706779
Release Date: 2014
Genre: History

Illustrated with full-color plates and 140 black-and-white pictures, an encyclopedic, exhaustive, and up-to-date guide contains finely detailed articles and short reference notes on the people, places, and events that shaped ancient Western civilization. UP.

Currencies and Cultures

Author: Noel Mark Noël
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781527529380
Release Date: 2019-02-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Why cultures are different can be examined through the multifaceted lens of their currencies, their economic policies, and the very foundations of how money works. Anyone who has traveled abroad immediately senses the cultural differences, even before learning about the language, politics, or history of the people. The tourist is promptly faced with strangely priced goods and services, an unknown currency of dubious value, and an alien system of payment, trade, and exchange. An investigation into the origins and evolution of money explains much about the behavior of people and their culture. The collection of coins and money often begins with an inquiry into the history of a currency and other payment media used to resolve debts and exchange goods. Coin collecting can lead to a compelling interest in the study of cultural differences as numismatists have come to appreciate the semantic connection between numisma (coinage) and nomos (customs) with nonos (laws). Those interested in economics and business would find, through the study of numismatics, a wealth of information—the equivalent of a life-long education—not only in the study of coins and currencies, but also about people and their history. Culture is defined by the values, norms, and beliefs shared among its members and supported by its cultural institutions. A symbiotic relationship exists between a currency and its culture and society. The extent to which cultural institutions encourage and reinforce their economic foundations indicates the degree of a culture’s success or failure. This book offers insights into how cultural institutions can strengthen their citizens’ values and beliefs with that of their currency, and enhance the process of trade and exchange for the betterment and prosperity of its people. The Latin phrase “cui bono?” translates into “to whose profit or advantage?” Currencies and Cultures reexamines and challenges our current understanding of economic history—and provides insights into human behavior by following the money.

Rome Polybius and the East

Author: Peter Derow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199640904
Release Date: 2014-02
Genre: History

This volume offers a collection of seventeen of the more important papers written by the late Peter Derow during the course of his career. With a detailed introduction by the editors, it is essential reading for anyone interested in Roman imperialism or Polybius, and Rome's rise to Mediterranean power.

Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

Author: Maria Kanellou
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192573797
Release Date: 2019-04-18
Genre: Poetry

Greek epigram is a remarkable poetic form. The briefest of all ancient Greek genres, it is also the most resilient: for almost a thousand years it attracted some of the finest Greek poetic talents as well as exerting a profound interest on Latin literature, and it continues to inspire and influence modern translations and imitations. After a long period of neglect, research on epigram has surged during recent decades, and this volume draws on the fruits of that renewed scholarly engagement. It is concerned not with the work of individual authors or anthologies, but with the evolution of particular subgenres over time, and provides a selection of in-depth treatments of key aspects of Greek literary epigram of the Hellenistic, Roman, and early Byzantine periods. Individual chapters offer insights into a variety of topics, from explorations of the dynamic interactions between poets and their predecessors and contemporaries, and of the relationship between epigram and its socio-political, cultural, and literary background from the third century BCE up until the sixth century CE, to its interaction with its origins, inscribed epigram more generally, other literary genres, the visual arts, and Latin poetry, as well as the process of editing and compilation which generated the collections which survived into the modern world. Through the medium of individual studies the volume as a whole seeks to offer a sense of this vibrant and dynamic poetic form and its world which will be of value to scholars and students of Greek epigram and classical literature more broadly.

Pleasure Mind and Soul

Author: Christopher Charles Whiston Taylor
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124012779
Release Date: 2008-03-20
Genre: Philosophy

C. C. W. Taylor presents a selection of his writings on a set of important topics in the work of some of the greatest ancient philosophers. The central theme of the volume is the moral psychology of Plato and Aristotle,with a special focus on pleasure and related concepts, an area central to Greek ethical thought.


ISBN: UCSC:32106017384774
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Academic libraries

The Aeneid of Virgil

Author: Robert Deryck Williams
Publisher: Bristol Classical Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015011013292
Release Date: 1985-06-01
Genre: Literary Collections

A Commentary based on the translation, with Introduction and Glossary