Xenophon the Socratic Prince: The Argument of the Anabasis of Cyrus

By Eric Buzzetti

The Anabasis of Cyrus is Xenophon's counterpart to Machiavelli's Prince. The paintings explores the political lifestyles at its height, studying no matter if morality and virtue should be reconciled in and during rule. Of the 3 version rulers awarded within the paintings, an important is Xenophon himself. he's depicted as leaving his instructor Socrates to turn into the chief of 10000 Greek mercenaries. How did his Socratic schooling support him reconcile morality with virtue? The Anabasis is a thrilling chronicle of the march to 'The Sea! The Sea!' it's also a looking research of the political value of the Socratic schooling in addition to an advent to the comparative advantages of the political and the philosophic lives.

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The Political Theory of Aristophanes: Explorations in Poetic Wisdom

Examines the political dimensions of Aristophanes’ comedian poetry.

This unique and wide-ranging assortment of essays bargains, for the 1st time, a finished exam of the political dimensions of that madcap comedian poet Aristophanes. Rejecting the declare that Aristophanes is little greater than a trifling comic, the members to this interesting quantity exhibit that Aristophanes merits to be put within the ranks of the best Greek political thinkers. As those essays demonstrate, all of Aristophanes’ performs deal with problems with basic political value, from battle and peace, poverty and wealth, the relation among the sexes, demagoguery and democracy to the function of philosophy and poetry in political society. available to scholars in addition to students, The Political conception of Aristophanes can be used simply within the lecture room, yet whilst function a beneficial resource for these undertaking extra complex examine. even if the sector is political philosophy, classical reviews, heritage, or literary feedback, this paintings will make it essential to reconceptualize how we comprehend this nice Athenian poet and strength us to realize the political ramifications and underpinnings of his uproarious comedies.

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Wheelock's Latin Reader: Selections from Latin Literature (2nd Edition)

By Frederic M. Wheelock

Initially meant by way of Professor Frederic M. Wheelock as a sequel to Wheelock's Latin, his vintage introductory Latin textbook, Wheelock's Latin Reader, newly revised and up-to-date via Richard A. LaFleur, is the best textual content for any intermediate-level Latin path. You'll discover a wealthy choice of of prose and poetry from a variety of classical authors, in addition to briefer passages from medieval and overdue Latin writers, each one awarded within the Latin within which it used to be initially written. precious beneficial properties contain wide notes; an entire Latin-English vocabulary; maps of historic Italy, Greece, and the Roman Empire; and various photos illustrating features of classical tradition, mythology, and heritage featured within the readings.

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Thales von Milet in der frühen christlichen Literatur (Studia Praesocratica, Band 3)

By Andreas Schwab

Thales von Milet (7.-6. Jh. v. Chr.) gilt als eine der bedeutendsten Figuren der griechischen Philosophie und Wissenschaft. Dennoch sind von seinem Lebennur wenigeAnekdoten bekannt und von seinem Werk ist nichts direkt überliefert. Durch seine Untersuchung erschließt Andreas Schwab erstmals eine große Zahl von Textzeugnissen frühchristlicher Autoren, sowohl westlicher wie östlicher Theologen, die sich über Thales äußern. Dieses spannungsreiche Nachleben des Thales und seiner Ideen wird eingehend untersucht und kommentiert.

Thales of Miletus (7th-6th centuries BC) is considered the most vital figures in Greek philosophy and technological know-how. nonetheless we all know few anecdotes approximately his lifestyles, and none of his paintings has survived without delay. This was once one of many major purposes in the back of Andreas Schwab’s paintings, who for the 1st time commented on multiple hundred passages in early Christian authors on Thales’ lifestyles and works. those are documented in a brand new choice of tales on Thales (Traditio Presocratica vol 1, 2009). specific recognition is paid to the themes of literary discourse and the argumentative contexts during which reference is made to Thales. The remark isn't really meant as a reconstruction of Thales’ lifestyles and educating, really the portrayals of his determine and concepts, in addition to their functionality in later sessions are analyzed and commented on near to the Christian texts. The Latin texts variety from Tertullian to Augustine and Isidore of Seville, the Greek texts from the 1st apologists to Eusebius of Caesarea and the Chronicle of John Malalas. The interdisciplinary nature of this cutting edge, diachronous historical past of Thales’ “image” furthers either study into early Greek philosophy, in addition to a deeper realizing of early Christian philosophy and theology.

Series Overview:

Vol. 1: Gemelli, Laura: Democrito e l'Accademia (2007)
Vol. 2: Marcinkowska-Rosól, Maria: Die Konzeption des "noein" bei Parmenides von Elea (2010)
Vol. three: Schwab, Andreas: Thales von Milet in der frühen christlichen Literatur (2011)
Vol. four: Cornelli, Gabriele: looking for Pythagoreanism (2013)
Vol. five: On Pythagoreanism (2013) Ed. by way of Cornelli, Gabriele / McKirahan, Richard / Macris, Constantinos
Vol. 6: Marcinkowska-Rosol, Maria: Die Prinzipienlehre der Milesier (2014)
Diels, Hermann: Prolegomena to the "Doxographi Graeci" (2016) Ed. through Primavesi, Oliver

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The Ancient Quarrel between Philosophy and Poetry Revisited: Plato and the Greek Literary Tradition

By Susan B. Levin

During this learn, Levin explores Plato's engagement with the Greek literary culture in his therapy of key linguistic matters. This research, conjoined with a brand new interpretation of the Republic's usual critique of poets, helps the view that Plato's paintings represents a useful precedent for modern reflections on ways that philosophy may benefit from appeals to literature.

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Plato: Clitophon (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries)

By Plato

The Clitophon, a discussion commonly ascribed to Plato, is critical for concentrating on Socrates' function as an exhorter of different humans to interact in philosophy. this can be the 1st severe variation to be released in approximately seventy years and the 1st ever remark in English. Professor Slings presents a textual content in keeping with new exam of all proper manuscripts and accompanies it with a translation. The booklet additionally encompasses a very vast advent and remark.

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Women in Ancient Rome: A Sourcebook (Bloomsbury Sources in Ancient History)

This sourcebook features a wealthy and obtainable choice of Roman unique assets in translation starting from the Regal interval via Republican and Imperial Rome to the past due Empire and the arriving of Christianity. From Roman goddesses to mortal girls, imperial girls to slaves and prostitutes, the quantity brings new views to the research of Roman women's lives. Literary resources contain works through Livy, Catullus, Ovid, Juvenal and so forth. feedback for extra interpreting, a common bibliography, and an index of historic authors and works also are included.

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Pedagogy and Power: Rhetorics of Classical Learning (Ideas in Context)

This booklet examines beliefs of classical studying with a view to make an important and provocative contribution to present and prior discussions at the position of schooling in society--why we train and study what we do. Essays through classicists, historians, philosophers and literary students argue for seeing the heritage of old schooling as a side of political thought and heritage, the determine of the instructor and of the scholar being necessarily implicated in numerous buildings of highbrow, social and political authority.

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Greek Tragedy and Political Philosophy: Rationalism and Religion in Sophocles' Theban Plays

By Peter J. Ahrensdorf

During this e-book, Peter Ahrensdorf examines Sophocles' robust research of a crucial query of political philosophy and a perennial query of political existence: may still electorate and leaders govern political society by means of the sunshine of unaided human cause or spiritual religion? via a clean exam of Sophocles' undying masterpieces - Oedipus the Tyrant, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone - Ahrensdorf bargains a sustained problem to the existing view, championed via Nietzsche in his assault on Socratic rationalism, that Sophocles is an opponent of rationalism. Ahrensdorf argues that Sophocles is a certainly philosophical philosopher and a rationalist, albeit person who advocates a wary political rationalism. Such rationalism constitutes a center manner among an excessive political rationalism that dismisses faith - exemplified in Oedipus the Tyrant - and a piety that rejects cause - exemplified through Oedipus at Colonus. Ahrensdorf concludes with an incisive research of Nietzsche, Socrates, and Aristotle on tragedy and philosophy. He argues, opposed to Nietzsche, that the rationalism of Socrates and Aristotle features a profound understanding of the tragic measurement of human lifestyles and consequently resembles in basic methods the somber and humane rationalism of Sophocles.

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