Masters of the Mind: Exploring the Story of Mental Illness from Ancient Times to the New Millennium

By Theodore Millon

The compelling tale of the hunt to appreciate the human brain - and its ailments

This attractive presentation of our evolving realizing of the human brain and the that means of psychological ailment asks the questions that experience involved philosophers, researchers, clinicians, and usual individuals for millennia: What factors human habit? What methods underlie own functioning and psychopathology, and what tools paintings top to relieve issues of the brain? Written via Theodore Millon, a number one researcher in character thought and psychopathology, it good points dozens of illuminating profiles of recognized clinicians and philosophers.

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A Companion to Late Antiquity

An obtainable and authoritative review shooting the power and variety of scholarship that exists at the transformative period of time often called overdue antiquity.

  • Provides a necessary assessment of present scholarship on past due antiquity – from among the accession of Diocletian in advert 284 and the tip of Roman rule within the Mediterranean
  • Comprises 39 essays from the various world's most advantageous students of the era
  • Presents this once-neglected interval as an age of strong transformation that formed the fashionable world
  • Emphasizes the critical significance of faith and its reference to fiscal, social, and political life
  • Winner of the 2009 unmarried quantity Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by means of the organization of yankee Publishers

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

This sourcebook encompasses a wealthy and available choice of Roman unique resources 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 ladies to slaves and prostitutes, the quantity brings new views to the research of Roman women's lives. Literary resources contain works by means of Livy, Catullus, Ovid, Juvenal and so forth. feedback for extra examining, a common bibliography, and an index of old authors and works also are included.

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Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life

By A. A. Long

The philosophy of Epictetus, a freed slave within the Roman Empire, has been profoundly influential on Western notion: it bargains not just stimulating rules yet functional counsel in dwelling one's lifestyles. A. A. lengthy, a number one pupil of later old philosophy, provides the definitive presentation of the concept of Epictetus for a huge readership. Long's clean and shiny translations of a range of the simplest of Epictetus' discourses convey that his rules are as worthy and impressive this day as they have been amost thousand years ago.
This is a e-book for a person attracted to what we will study from historical philosophy approximately tips on how to dwell our lives.

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The Invention of Love

By Tom Stoppard

It is 1936 and A. E. Housman is being ferried around the river Styx, completely satisfied to be lifeless ultimately. The river that flows via Tom Stoppard’s The Invention of Love connects Hades with the Oxford of Housman’s adolescence: excessive Victorian morality is lower than siege from the classy flow, and an Irish scholar named Wilde is getting ready to burst onto the London scene. On his trip the elder Housman confronts the more youthful model of himself and his thoughts of the guy he enjoyed his whole existence, Moses Jackson –– the good-looking athlete who couldn't go back his feelings.

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Herodotus and Hellenistic Culture: Literary Studies in the Reception of the Histories

By Jessica Priestley

In a sequence of literary experiences, Priestley explores the various earliest historical responses to Herodotus' Histories during the extant written list of the early and heart Hellenistic interval. Responses to the Histories have been wealthy and sundry, and the variety of Hellenistic writers responding in numerous how one can Herodotus' paintings is partly a mirrored image of the Histories'own huge scope. The Histories remained correct during this later age and persevered to talk meaningfully to a large diversity of readers lengthy after Herodotus' death.
Herodotus and Hellenistic tradition explores a number of discourses the place Herodotus occupies a huge position within the highbrow historical past, and, particularly, it attracts recognition to writers now not often categorised as historians with the intention to expand our views on Herodotus' cultural significance. via discussions of up to date discourse in relation to, for example, the Persian Wars, geography, the wondrous, aesthetics, literary sort, and biography, it nuances our knowing of ways old readers reacted to and appropriated the Histories to serve their very own exact rhetorical pursuits. the quantity additionally contributes to scholarship that reappraises the very time period 'Hellenistic', drawing awareness to either diachronic continuities and synchronic diversity.

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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 blend of poetic guideline and trivial material. Exploring woman good looks and cosmeceuticals, with specific emphasis at the thought of cultus, the poem provides 5 functional recipes for remedies for Roman girls. protecting either didactic parody and pharmacological truth, this deceptively complicated poem possesses wit and vivacity and offers a huge perception into Roman social mores and daily actions.

The first complete learn 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 lady 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. distinct observation notes elucidate the textual content and person words nonetheless additional.

Ovid on Cosmetics offers and explicates this witty, subversive but major poem. Its cognizance 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 wonder in antiquity.

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Plato's Universe

By Gregory Vlastos

A uncommon Platonic pupil discusses the effect of the Greek discovery of the cosmos on man's belief of his position within the universe, describes the issues this posed, and translates Plato's reaction to this discovery. beginning with the Presocratics, Vlastos describes the highbrow revolution that started with the cosmogonies of Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes within the 6th century B.C. and culminated a century later within the atomist process of Leucippus and Democritus. What united those males was once that for them all nature remained the inviolate, all-inclusive precept of clarification, precluding any entice a supernatural reason or ordering business enterprise. In a close research of the astronomical and actual theories of the Timaeus, Vlastos demonstrates Plato's position within the reception and transmission of the invention of the recent perception of the universe. Plato supplies us the opportunity to determine that circulate from a different standpoint: that of a fierce opponent of the revolution who was firm to wrest from its extraordinary discovery, annex its cosmos, and remodel it at the development of his personal idealistic and theistic metaphysics. Washington Press. It encompasses a new advent through Luc Brisson.

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Food in the Ancient World

By John M. Wilkins, Shaun Hill

Publish 12 months note: First released February third 2006
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In Food within the old World, a revered classicist and a training world-class chef discover a millennium of consuming and drinking.

• Explores a millennium of nutrients intake, from c.750 BC to 2 hundred AD.
• indicates the pivotal position meals had in a global the place it used to be associated with morality and the social order.
• matters humans from all walks of existence – impoverished voters subsisting on cereals to the meat-eating elites.
• Describes non secular sacrifices, old dinner events and ingesting bouts, in addition to unique meals and recipes.
• Considers the function of nutrition in historical literature from Homer to Juvenal and Petronius.

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