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Download Cicero, Rhetoric, and Empire (Oxford Classical Monographs) by C. E. W. Steel PDF

By C. E. W. Steel

This examine of Cicero's political oratory and Roman imperialism within the overdue Republic bargains new readings of ignored speeches. C.E.W. metal examines the position and capacities of political oratory and places Cicero's angle to empire, with its barriers and weaknesses, within the context of wider debates between his contemporaries at the difficulties of empire.

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Download Britannia 1066-1884: From Medieval Absolutism to the Birth by Charles K. Rowley, Bin Wu PDF

By Charles K. Rowley, Bin Wu

This e-book deals an analytic heritage of Britannia (first England and Wales after which nice Britain) over 8 hundred years of political turmoil, intermingled with monetary stagnation, by means of the engine of the economic revolution. The publication attracts on economics, political technology, public selection, philosophy and the legislation to probe extensive into the evolution of Britannia from an impoverished feudal after which post-feudal autocracy right into a constitutional monarchy with restricted suffrage that supplied the fulcrum for commercial and advertisement good fortune, making Britannia, through 1884, the richest state, in step with capita, on this planet. The booklet demanding situations head-on the Whiggist liberal thought of Macaulay and Trevelyan that the trail from oppression to freedom used to be one among unimpeded growth. between its novel positive factors, the booklet attracts upon the dictator’s instruction manual, as modeled by means of Bueno de Mesquita and Alistair Smith to guage the interval of various autocracy, 1066-1688. The ebook attracts upon glossy public selection conception and felony heritage to judge the delicate, corrupt constitutional monarchy that oversaw the preliminary section of post-Glorious Revolution Britannia, 1689-1775. At each one degree, the philosophical conflict among those that sought order and harmony and those that sought person liberty is meticulously defined. The e-book attracts at the contributions of the Scottish Enlightenment (Hume, Ferguson and Smith) and of classical liberal philosophy (John Stuart Mill) to provide an explanation for the ultimate vault of Britannia from a vulnerable and corrupt to a powerful and prominent constitutional monarchy grounded at the rule of legislations, over the interval 1776-1884.

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Download Curtius Rufus, Histories of Alexander the Great by J. C. Yardley, J. E. Atkinson PDF

By J. C. Yardley, J. E. Atkinson

This ebook provides a translation, with remark, of an enormous Roman resource at the finish of the reign of Alexander the nice. publication 10 of Curtius' Histories covers the reign of terror and mutiny that upon Alexander's go back from India; and gives the fullest account of the facility fight that started in Babylon instantly after his demise. The advent establishes a profile of Curtius Rufus (quite most likely a Roman Senator of the 1st century AD), and his schedule as a historian. John Yardley's translation and the remark are designed for the reader with out Latin. The observation offers certain research of the historic occasions of the an important interval 325-3 BC coated by means of Curtius, and likewise attempts to get at the back of the skin point of aspiring to express how Curtius meant his historical past to be a textual content for his time. Curtius' textual content is additionally tested as a literary success in its personal correct.

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Download The Odes of Horace (Johns Hopkins New Translations from by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Ronnie Ancona, Jeffrey H. PDF

By Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Ronnie Ancona, Jeffrey H. Kaimowitz

This groundbreaking new translation of Horace's most generally learn number of poetry is rendered in glossy, metrical English verse instead of the extra universal unfastened verse present in many different translations. Jeffrey H. Kaimowitz adapts the Roman poet's wealthy and metrically diverse poetry to English formal verse, reproducing the works in a fashion that continues constancy to the tone, timbre, and elegance of the originals whereas conforming to the principles of English prosody. every one poem is correct to the feel and aesthetic excitement of the Latin and incorporates with it the consideration, concision, and flow attribute of Horace's writing. Kaimowitz offers every one translation with annotations, offering the context priceless for figuring out and having fun with Horace's paintings. He additionally reviews on textual instability and explains how he built his verse renditions to reflect Horatian Latin. Horace and The Odes are brought in full of life type through famous classicist Ronnie Ancona.

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Download Spectacle and Society in Livy's History by Andrew Feldherr PDF

By Andrew Feldherr

Public spectacle--from the morning rituals of the Roman noble to triumphs and the exhibits of the Arena--formed a very important section of the language of strength in historical Rome. The historian Livy (c. 60 B.C.E.-17 C.E.), who presents our fullest description of Rome's early background, offers his account of the expansion of the Roman country itself as anything to be seen--a visible monument and public spectacle. via research of a number of episodes in Livy's historical past, Andrew Feldherr demonstrates the ways that Livy makes use of particular visible imagery to make the reader not just an observer of sure key occasions in Roman background but in addition a player in these occasions. This cutting edge examine accommodates contemporary literary and cultural concept with targeted old research to place an historic textual content into discussion with modern discussions of visible culture.In Spectacle and Society in Livy's background, Feldherr indicates how Livy makes use of the literary illustration of spectacles from the Roman previous to build a brand new feel of civic id between his readers. He deals a brand new means of figuring out how Livy's approach addressed the political and cultural wishes of Roman voters in Livy's day. as well as renewing our figuring out of Livy via sleek scholarship, Feldherr presents a brand new evaluate of the historian's goals and techniques through asking what it ability for the historian to make readers spectators of heritage.

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Download Medieval Philosophy: From 500 to 1500 Ce (The History of by Brian Duignan PDF

By Brian Duignan

The burgeoning of Christianity all through Europe observed an attendant transformation within the box of philosophy. The philosophers of the center a long time endeavored to reconcile doubtless incompatible strategies: faith and cause. whereas either finally contain trust in whatever, their methods fluctuate notably. by way of drawing broadly from the paintings in their predecessors, like Plato and Aristotle, medieval philosophers have been capable of finding logical bases for his or her theological ideals, hence utilizing rationality to raised understand their religion. This attention-grabbing quantity seems to be on the people who pioneered those new colleges of proposal and their lasting results on our knowing of the character of fact.

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Download Women and Wealth in Late Medieval Europe by T. Earenfight PDF

By T. Earenfight

The twelve essays in girls and Wealth in overdue Medieval Europe think again the vexing factor of ladies, funds, wealth, and gear from specific views - literature, historical past, architectural heritage - utilizing new archival assets. The members research how cash and altering attitudes towards wealth affected strength family among men and women of all ranks, in particular the patriarchal social forces that restricted the variety of ladies s financial offerings. utilising theories on gender, tradition, and gear, this quantity unearths wealth as either the driving force in gender kin and an actual indicator of different, extra refined, different types of energy and impact mediated through gender.

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Download Burning Shadows by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro PDF

By Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

20 years powerful, the Saint-Germain cycle is likely one of the such a lot compelling works of darkish myth and horror of our age.  traditionally actual, those deeply emotional novels have a faithful readership.  In Burning Shadows, Yarbro seems to be on the mythical Huns from the viewpoint of the folk who confronted the brunt in their attacks.  The vampire Saint-Germain seeks sanctuary at an remoted monastery, unwilling to desert the masses of terrified villagers he has led in flight from the Huns.  a couple of Roman squaddies and a few village Watchmen are the monastery’s safeguard force—and they're undermined through the non secular fervor of a few of the priests, who argue that for the reason that everyone’s destiny is in God’s palms, it really is silly to shield themselves.  within the hothouse surroundings of the high-walled monastery, Saint-Germain needs to take specific care whilst slaking his vampire thirst, for discovery of his precise Nature will lead to his real dying.

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Download An introduction to Greek tragedy by Ruth Scodel PDF

By Ruth Scodel

"This e-book presents a quick and available advent to Greek tragedy for college students and common readers alike. no matter if readers are learning Greek tradition, acting a Greek tragedy, or just drawn to studying a Greek play, this e-book may help them to appreciate and revel in this hard and worthwhile style. An creation to Greek Tragedy offers heritage details; is helping readers take pleasure in, enjoy, Read more...

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Download The Myths of Fiction: Studies in the Canonical Greek Novels by Edmund Cueva PDF

By Edmund Cueva

Simply 5 old Greek novels have survived to the current, says Cueva, and the style is relegated to the perimeter of the literary canon. He explores one point of this small choice: the interrelation of the functionality of fantasy and fictional literature, and the improvement of this dating. He argues that the usage of delusion elevated because the

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