Pompeii's Ashes: The Reception of the Cities Buried by Vesuvius in Literature, Music, and Drama

By Eric Moormann

Even though there are numerous works facing Pompeii and Herculaneum, none of them attempt to surround the whole spectrum of fabric regarding its reception in well known mind's eye.

Pompeii’s Ashes surveys a large number of such works, starting from travelogues among ca. 1740 and 2010 to 250 years of fiction, together with level works, track, and flicks. the 1st chapters supply an in-depth research of the excavation historical past and an summary of the reflections of tourists. The six ultimate chapters talk about a number of clearly-defined genres: old novels with pagan traits, and people with Christians and Jews as protagonists, modern adventures, time touring, mock manuscripts, and works devoted to Vesuvius. “Pompeii’s Ashes” demonstrates how the everlasting fascination with the oldest still-running archaeological initiatives on the planet started, built, and proceed formerly.

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Histoire générale de l'Empire romain, tome 2 : La crise de l'Empire (des derniers Antonins à Dioclétien)

By Paul Petit

Avec l’arrivée de Marc-Aurèle sur le trône s’ouvre un siècle de crise dans tous les domaines. Secoué par des guerres intestines, des invasions barbares, des problems politiques, le monde romain est durablement affaibli. Les populations paient le prix des destructions dues aux guerres, de los angeles disette et des épidémies qui sévissent et l’unité de l’Empire se défait progressivement. Un à un, tous les fondements du pouvoir s’effritent, contraignant les quelque 70 empereurs qui se succèdent en un siècle à accentuer un pouvoir toujours plus autoritaire et absolu, tandis que dans l’ombre s’affirme l. a. grande faith des siècles suivants : le christianisme.Cette synthèse magistrale sur l’Empire romain est devenue un classique des études antiques, intégralement reprise en three volumes en « issues Histoire ».

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Thinking Men: Masculinity and its Self-Representation in the Classical Tradition (Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society)

Thinking Men explores inventive and highbrow expression within the classical global because the self illustration of guy. It starts off from the idea that the historical past of classical antiquity because the ancients inform it's a background of fellows. even though, the focal point of this quantity is the production, new version and new release of that male self as provided in language, poetry, drama, philosophical and clinical idea and paintings: guy developing himself as topic in classical antiquity and past. This fantastically illustrated quantity, which incorporates a preface via Nathalie Kampen, offers a thought-provoking and stimulating perception into the representations of guys in Classical tradition.

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Neoplatonism (Ancient Philosophies)

By Pauliina Remes

Although Neoplatonism has lengthy been studied, till lately many had brushed aside this complicated process of principles as extra mystical than philosophical. contemporary learn, despite the fact that, has supplied a brand new point of view in this hugely influential institution of notion, which flourished within the pagan global of Greece and Rome up via past due antiquity. Pauliina Remes's lucid, accomplished, and up to date advent reassesses Neoplatonism's philosophical credentials, from its founding by means of Plotinus (204-70, C.E.) throughout the closure of Plato's Academy in 529. utilizing an available, thematic technique, she explores the tips of best Neoplatonists reminiscent of Porphyry, Iamblichus, Proclus, Simplicius, and Damascius, in addition to much less famous thinkers. She situates their rules along classical Platonism, Stoicism, and the neo-Pythagoreans in addition to different highbrow hobbies of the time, together with Gnosticism, Judaism, and Christianity. She additionally considers Neoplatonism's enduring legacy within the heritage of philosophical inspiration, supplying a gateway to Neoplatonism for modern readers.

Copub: Acumen Publishing Limited

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Classics: A Very Short Introduction

By Mary Beard

We're all classicists--we come into contact with the classics each day: in our tradition, politics, drugs, structure, language, and literature. What are the genuine roots of those affects, notwithstanding, and the way do our interpretations of those features of the classics vary from their unique truth? This advent to the classics starts with a trip to the British Museum to view the frieze which as soon as adorned the Apollo Temple a Bassae. via those sculptures John Henderson and Mary Beard suggested us to think about the importance of the examine of Classics as a method of discovery and enquiry, its price when it comes to literature, philosophy, and tradition, its resource of images, and the explanations for the continuation of those photos into and past the 20th century. Designed for the final reader and scholar alike, A Very brief advent to Classics demanding situations readers to undertake a clean method of the Classics as a massive cultural impact, either within the historic global and twentieth-century--emphasizing the ongoing have to comprehend and examine this enduring subject.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions supply an creation to a couple of life's best themes. Written via specialists for the newcomer, they display the best modern puzzling over the imperative difficulties and matters in hundreds of thousands of key issues, from philosophy to Freud, quantum concept to Islam.

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A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

A better half to recreation and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity offers a chain of essays that observe a socio-historical standpoint to myriad points of old game and spectacle.

  • Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire
  • Includes contributions from more than a few foreign students with a number of Classical antiquity specialties
  • Goes past the standard concentrations on Olympia and Rome to ascertain recreation in towns and territories during the Mediterranean basin
  • Features numerous illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, inner cross-referencing, and an in depth index to extend accessibility and help researchers

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Greek Medicine from Hippocrates to Galen: Selected Papers (Studies in Ancient Medicine)

This quantity makes to be had for the 1st time in English translation a range of Jacques Jouanna's papers on drugs within the Graeco-Roman international. The papers conceal greater than thirty years of Jouanna s scholarship and variety from the early beginnings of Greek medication to overdue antiquity. half One reviews the ways that Greek medication is said to its historic and cultural history (politics, rhetoric, drama, religion). half stories a couple of salient good points of Hippocratic drugs, reminiscent of dietetics, theories of health and wellbeing and sickness and ideas of psychosomatic interplay, in terms of Greek philosophical suggestion. half 3 reviews the reception of Hippocratic medication, in particular clinical ethics and the speculation of the 4 humours, in Galen and in past due antiquity."

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (Oxford Companions)

What did the traditional Greeks devour and drink? What function did migration play? Why was once emperor Nero well liked by the normal humans yet much less so with the higher sessions? Why (according to old authors) was once Oedipus ('with swollen foot') so called?

For over 2,000 years the civilizations of historical Greece and Rome have captivated our collective mind's eye and supplied notion for therefore many features of our lives, from tradition, literature, drama, cinema, and tv to society, schooling, and politics. some of the roots of how lifestyles is lived within the West this day should be traced to the traditional civilizations, not just in politics, legislation, know-how, philosophy, and technological know-how, but in addition in social and relatives lifestyles, language, and art.

This authoritative A to Z advisor beneficial properties over seven-hundred entries on all elements of existence in historical Greece and Rome. appealing illustrations, jargon-free entries, and an invaluable chronology and bibliography make this spouse definitely the right consultant for readers drawn to studying extra concerning the Graeco-Roman global. in addition to supplying sound info on all elements of classical civilization resembling historical past, politics, ethics, morals, legislations, society, faith, mythology, technology and expertise, language, literature, paintings, and scholarship, the entries within the significant other mirror the altering interdisciplinary elements of classical reports, overlaying wide thematic topics, reminiscent of race, nationalism, gender, ethics, and ecology, confirming the impression classical civilizations have had at the sleek world.

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

This e-book examines beliefs of classical studying with a view to make an important and provocative contribution to present and earlier discussions at the function of schooling in society--why we train and examine what we do. Essays by way of classicists, historians, philosophers and literary students argue for seeing the heritage of historical schooling as a facet of political thought and historical past, the determine of the instructor and of the scholar being unavoidably implicated in a number of buildings of highbrow, social and political authority.

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Democrito e l'Accademia: Studi sulla trasmissione dell'atomismo antico da Aristotele a Simplicio (Studia Praesocratica, Volume 1)

By M. Laura Gemelli Marciano

How did the traditional Greek Atomists come to imagine the life of atoms, and the way did they comprehend their indivisibility? those are the main tough questions dealing with researchers into Atomism in Classical Antiquity, and it's those questions that Laura Gemelli addresses within the current examine. She re-examines the Ancients' culture from a brand new viewpoint, ranging from the effect that educational atomism and the attendant difficulties and ideas had on Aristotle's interpretation of historical Atomism.

This hitherto overlooked standpoint results in a serious revision of as a rule authorized theses reminiscent of the origins of Atomism in Eleatism and the postulation of the atom as an answer to the aporias of endless divisibility. the writer then follows the extra improvement of the perspectives of Atomism recommend through Aristotle and Theophrastus so far as the Neo-Platonists. This publication presents the rules for a second look of the assets and a shift in point of view for examine into the traditional Atomists.

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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