Xenophon Ethical Principles and Historical Enquiry

Author: Fiona Hobden
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004224377
Release Date: 2012-08-28
Genre: History

The fourth century author Xenophon -- historian, philosopher, man of action – produced an output notable for diversity of content and consistency of moral outlook. This book explores some of the ethical and historical dimensions of this oeuvre.

The Star of Bethlehem and the Magi

Author: George H. van Kooten
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004308473
Release Date: 2015-11-16
Genre: Religion

This book reports the results of the first ever multidisciplinary scientific conference dealing with the Star of Bethlehem, presenting the views of renowned specialists in astronomy, the ancient near-eastern and Greco-Roman worlds, and the history of science and religion.

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides

Author: Ryan Balot
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190647742
Release Date: 2017-02-10
Genre: History

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides contains newly commissioned essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features chapters on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The creative juxtaposition of historical, literary, philosophical, and reception studies allows for a better grasp of Thucydides' complex project and its intellectual context, while at the same time providing a comprehensive introduction to the author's ideas. The volume is organized into four sections of papers: History, Historiography, Political Theory, and Context and Reception. It therefore bridges traditionally divided disciplines. The authors engaged to write the forty chapters for this volume include both well-known scholars and less well-known innovators, who bring fresh ideas and new points of view. Articles avoid technical jargon and long footnotes, and are written in an accessible style. Finally, the volume includes a thorough introduction prefacing each paper, as well as several maps and an up-to-date bibliography that will enable further study. The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides offers a comprehensive introduction to a thinker and writer whose simultaneous depth and innovativeness have been the focus of intense literary and philosophical study since ancient times.

Space Place and Landscape in Ancient Greek Literature and Culture

Author: Kate Gilhuly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107042124
Release Date: 2014-09-22
Genre: Architecture

This book brings together a collection of original essays that engage with cultural geography and landscape studies to produce new ways of understanding place, space, and landscape in Greek literature from the fifth and fourth centuries BCE. The authors draw on an eclectic collection of contemporary approaches to bring the study of ancient Greek literature into dialogue with the burgeoning discussion of spatial theory in the humanities. The essays in this volume treat a variety of textual spaces, from the intimate to the expansive: the bedroom, ritual space, the law courts, theatrical space, the poetics of the city, and the landscape of war. And yet, all of the contributions are united by an interest in recuperating some of the many ways in which the ancient Greeks in the archaic and classical periods invested places with meaning and in how the representation of place links texts to social practices.

Homer and the Good Ruler in Antiquity and Beyond

Author: Jacqueline Klooster
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004365858
Release Date: 2018-05-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

Homer and the Good Ruler in Antiquity and Beyond focuses on the important question of how and why later authors employ the Homeric epics to reflect on various types and aspects of leadership.

The Alexander Romance by Ps Callisthenes

Author: Krzysztof Nawotka
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004335226
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Alexander Romance by Ps.-Callisthenes is a historical commentary on a third century AD Greek fictional biography of Alexander the Great, the anonymous Historia Alexandri Magni. The text is used as a source for the Ancient History of Greece, Macedonia and Egypt.

Achaemenid Studies

Author: Christopher Tuplin
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 3515069011
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: History

Aus dem Inhalt: Cyprus before and under the Achaemenids: Problems in Chronology, Strategy, Assimilation and Ethnicity u The Parks and Gardens of the Achaemenid Empire u The Place of Persia in Athenian Literatur: Tragedy, Persian Landscape and Geography, Comedy, Orators and Philosophers, General Observations u Appendix: The Location of Places Mentioned in the Fortification Archive u Bibliography u Index.

The Symposion in Ancient Greek Society and Thought

Author: Fiona Hobden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107026667
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Genre: History

This book provides nsights into the symposion's importance in Greek culture by tracing the discursive power of its representations.

On the Agora

Author: Christopher P. Dickenson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004334755
Release Date: 2016-12-08
Genre: History

On the Agora is an innovative study of the transformation of the Greeks' most important public space for the period from the death of Alexander the Great (323 BC) to the height of the Roman Empire (c. 200 AD).

Free speech in classical antiquity Penn Leiden Colloquium on Ancient Values June 2002 at the University of Pennsylvania

Author: Ineke Sluiter
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004139251
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: History

This book contains a collection of essays on the notion of "Free Speech" in classical antiquity. The essays examine such concepts as "freedom of speech," "self-expression," and "censorship," in ancient Greek and Roman culture from historical, philosophical, and literary perspectives. Among the many questions addressed are: what was the precise lexicographical valence of the ancient terms we routinely translate as "Freedom of Speech," e.g., Parrhesia in Greece, Licentia in Rome? What relationship do such terms have with concepts such as "isegoria," "demokratia" and "eleutheria"; or "libertas," "res publica" and "imperium"? What does ancient theorizing about free speech tell us about contemporary relationships between power and speech? What are the philosophical foundations and ideological underpinnings of free speech in specific historical contexts?

Preface to Plato

Author: Eric A. HAVELOCK
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674038431
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Literary Criticism


HOSIOS A Semantic Study of Greek Piety

Author: Saskia Peels
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004304277
Release Date: 2015-10-12
Genre: Literary Criticism

In HOSIOS – A Semantic Study of Greek Piety Saskia Peels elucidates the semantics of the Ancient Greek adjective hosios and its cognates.

The Use of Anonymous Characters in Greek Tragedy

Author: Florence Yoon
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004229037
Release Date: 2012-07-25
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book examines the substantial role played by invented anonymous figures in the transformation of traditional mythological heroes into the unique dramatic characters of Greek Tragedy.

Information Gathering in Classical Greece

Author: Frank Santi Russell
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472110640
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

Cloak-and-dagger work was as much a part of the ancient world as the modern. While gadgets may change, the principles do not: espionage in antiquity was just as dangerous, its stakes just as high. Without Sinon, a double agent for the Greeks, Troy would never have fallen. Frank Russell studies spies in the ancient Greek world and presents fascinating information on the nature of the Great Game, its players, its pawns, and their methods. Information Gathering in Classical Greece opens with chapters on tactical, strategic, and covert agents. Methods of communication are explored, from fire-signals to dead-letter drops. Frank Russell categorizes and defines the collectors and sources of information according to their era, methods, and spheres of operation, and he also provides evidence from ancient authors on interrogation and the handling and weighing of information. Counterintelligence is also explored, together with disinformation through "leaks" and agents. The author concludes this fascinating study with observations on the role that intelligence-gathering has in the kind of democratic society for which Greece has always been famous. This valuable and absorbing volume is accessible to any student of intelligence or ancient history. All passages have been translated, and context is provided for historical figures who might not be widely known. Notes are extensive and offer further avenues of study for the technical or specialist reader. Frank S. Russell has taught at Dartmouth College.