When Men Were Men: Masculinity, Power and Identity in Classical Antiquity (Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society)

When males have been Men questions the deep-set assumption that men's heritage speaks and has consistently spoken for we all, by means of exploring the heritage of classical antiquity as an explicitly masculine story.
With a preface by way of Sarah Pomeroy, this learn employs assorted methodologies and specializes in a huge diversity of resource fabrics, classes and locations.

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La herencia viva de los clásicos: Tradiciones, aventuras e innovaciones

By Mary Beard

“Este libro –nos cube Mary Beard, l. a. más grande figura genuine de los estudios clásicos- es un viaje guiado por el mundo clásico, desde el palacio prehistórico de Knossos, en Creta, hasta el imaginario poblado de Astérix, en las Galias”. En él nos habla de personajes famosos, como Alejandro el Magno o Nerón, pero también de los angeles gente común, de los esclavos, los soldados o los millones de ciudadanos del Imperio que vivían bajo un régimen de ocupación militar. Este libro recupera sus vidas y costumbres; pero su objeto central es el de enseñarnos a disfrutar de los angeles riqueza que representa l. a. herencia de los clásicos, donde hay mucho que sigue siendo vivo y palpitante. Un campo del saber que no es sólo tradición, sino también aventura e innovación, donde queda mucho por descubrir y debatir acerca de los más diversos temas: de cuán importante fue realmente Cleopatra, de si Calígula no fue más que un chalado o de cómo se las arreglaron los romanos para adquirir tantos esclavos. “Si los romanos hubieran podido contar en su tiempo con Mary Beard –ha dicho un crítico-  conservarían todavía el Imperio”. 

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The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

By Thucydides, Robert B. Strassler, Richard Crawley

Thucydides known as his account of 2 many years of struggle among Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and certainly it's the first and nonetheless most famed paintings within the Western historic culture. thought of crucial examining for generals, statesmen, and liberally knowledgeable voters for greater than 2,000 years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of army, ethical, political, and philosophical wisdom.

Thucydides referred to as his account of 2 many years of struggle among Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and certainly it's the first and nonetheless most renowned paintings within the Western historic culture. thought of crucial studying for generals, statesmen, and liberally expert voters for greater than 2,000 years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of army, ethical, political, and philosophical wisdom.

However, this vintage ebook has lengthy awarded hindrances to the uninitiated reader. Robert Strassler's re-creation gets rid of those hindrances by way of offering a brand new coherence to the narrative total, and via successfully reconstructing the misplaced cultural context that Thucydides shared together with his unique viewers. in response to the venerable Richard Crawley translation, up to date and revised for contemporary readers. The Landmark Thucydides contains a immense array of beautifully designed and awarded maps, short informative appendices by means of amazing classical students on matters of distinctive relevance to the textual content, explanatory marginal notes on each one web page, an index of exceptional subtlety, and various different worthy features.

In any checklist of the nice Books of Western Civilization, The Peloponnesian War stands close to the pinnacle. This authoritative re-creation will make sure that its greatness is favored by way of destiny generations.

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Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae: Philosophizing Theatre and the Politics of Perception in Late Fifth-Century Athens (Cambridge Classical Studies)

By Ashley Clements

Aristophanes' comedian masterpiece Thesmophoriazusae has lengthy been famous among the performs of previous Comedy for its deconstruction of tragic theatricality. This booklet unearths that this deconstruction is grounded now not easily in Aristophanes' wider engagement with tragic realism. really, it demonstrates that from its outset Aristophanes' play attracts upon Parmenides' philosophical revelations relating truth and phantasm, applying Eleatic strictures and imagery to philosophize the theatrical state of affairs, criticize Aristophanes' poetic rival Euripides as promulgator of damaging deceptions, divulge the damaging complicity of Athenian theatre audiences in tragic phantasm, and articulate political suggestion to an viewers negotiating a interval of political turmoil characterised by way of deception and uncertainty (the months prior to the oligarchic coup of 411 BC). The booklet thereby restores Thesmophoriazusae to its right prestige as a philosophical comedy and divulges hitherto unrecognized facts of Aristophanes' political use of Eleatic rules throughout the past due 5th century BC.

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A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought

Includes 34 essays from major students in heritage, classics, philosophy, and political technological know-how to light up Greek and Roman political concept in all its range and intensity.

  • Offers a vast survey of historic political inspiration from Archaic Greece via overdue Antiquity
  • Approaches old political philosophy from either a normative and ancient focus
  • Examines Greek and Roman political suggestion inside of ancient context and modern debate
  • Explores the position of historical political inspiration in a number philosophies, comparable to the person and group, human rights, faith, and cosmopolitanism

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The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

By Yun Lee Too

In The thought of the Library within the old World Yun Lee Too argues that the traditional library used to be even more than its incarnation at Alexandria, which has been the point of interest for college kids of the topic up until now. actually, the library is a fancy establishment with many various types. it may be a development with books, however it can be person humans, or the person books themselves. In antiquity, the library's features are a number of: as an tool of strength, of reminiscence, of which it has numerous modes; as an articulation of a political perfect, an artwork gallery, a spot for sociality. Too in some way increases very important conceptual questions about the modern library, bringing to those the insights research of antiquity can offer.

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Ovid on Cosmetics: Medicamina Faciei Femineae and Related Texts

By Marguerite Johnson

The Medicamina Faciei Femineae is a didactic elegy that showcases an early instance of Ovid's trademark mixture of poetic guide and trivial material. Exploring woman attractiveness and cosmeceuticals, with specific emphasis at the proposal of cultus, the poem offers 5 sensible recipes for remedies for Roman ladies. masking either didactic parody and pharmacological fact, this deceptively complicated poem possesses wit and vivacity and offers a tremendous perception into Roman social mores and daily actions.

The first complete examine in English dedicated to this little-researched yet multi-faceted poem, Ovid on Cosmetics contains an creation that situates the poem inside of its literary history of didactic and elegiac poetry, its position in Ovid's oeuvre and its relevance to social values, own aesthetics and attitudes to girl good looks in Roman society. The Latin textual content is gifted on parallel pages along a brand new translation, and all Latin phrases and words are translated for the non-specialist reader. specific statement notes elucidate the textual content and person words nonetheless extra.

Ovid on Cosmetics offers and explicates this witty, subversive but major poem. Its awareness to the technicalities of cosmeceuticals and cosmetics, together with certain analyses of person parts and the consequences of particular lotions and make-up, make this paintings an important contribution to the sweetness in antiquity.

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A Companion to Julius Caesar

A significant other to Julius Caesar includes 30 essays from top students studying the existence and after lifetime of this nice polarizing figure.

  • Explores Caesar from a number of views: army genius, ruthless tyrant, very good flesh presser, top quality orator, refined guy of letters, and more
  • Utilizes Caesar’s personal extant writings
  • Examines the viewpoints of Caesar’s contemporaries and explores Caesar’s portrayals via artists and writers throughout the ages

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The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems (Studies in the History of Greece and Rome)

By Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow

The Romans built refined equipment for handling hygiene, together with aqueducts for relocating water from one position to a different, sewers for removal used water from baths and runoff from walkways and roads, and private and non-private latrines. in the course of the archeological list, graffiti, sanitation-related work, and literature, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow explores this little-known global of loos and sewers, delivering detailed insights into Roman sanitation, engineering, city making plans and improvement, hygiene, and public future health. concentrating on the towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, and Rome, Koloski-Ostrow's paintings demanding situations universal perceptions of Romans' social customs, ideals approximately wellbeing and fitness, tolerance for dust of their towns, and attitudes towards privateness. In charting the advanced historical past of sanitary customs from the past due republic to the early empire, Koloski-Ostrow finds the origins of waste elimination applied sciences and their implications for city well-being, previous and present.

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