Download E-books Histoire de l'éducation dans l'Antiquité, tome 2 PDF

By Henri-Irénée Marrou

Histoire de l'éducation dans l'Antiquité2. Le monde romain« L'éducation homérique, l'éducation spartiate, los angeles pédérastie en tant qu'éducation, l'ancienne éducation athénienne, and so forth. Autant d'ensembles bien centrés sur un problème vivant. Rien de stéréotypé. Beaucoup de grosses questions abordées et, sinon résolues, du moins discutées avec pénétration. Pas de pédantisme. Un réel et solide savoir. Le consistent souci de fournir au lecteur le moyen d'en vérifier les resources. D'un mot, un livre éclairant. Capital pour qui veut comprendre, en profondeur, les sociétés de l'Antiquité classique. »Lucien FebvreHenri-Irénée Marrou (1904-1977)Un des grands historiens de l'Antiquité tardive, spécialiste d'Augustin et de l'augustinisme, qui fut aussi critique musical sous le nom d'Henri Davenson. Il a notamment publié, au Seuil, L'Eglise de l'Antiquité tardive (1985) et Saint Augustin et l'augustinisme (2003).

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Download E-books Classics: A Very Short Introduction PDF

By Mary Beard

We're all classicists--we come into contact with the classics every day: in our tradition, politics, medication, structure, language, and literature. What are the genuine roots of those affects, besides the fact that, and the way do our interpretations of those elements of the classics vary from their unique truth? This creation to the classics starts off with a trip to the British Museum to view the frieze which as soon as embellished the Apollo Temple a Bassae. via those sculptures John Henderson and Mary Beard advised us to think about the importance of the examine of Classics as a method of discovery and enquiry, its worth by way of literature, philosophy, and tradition, its resource of images, and the explanations for the continuation of those pictures into and past the 20th century. Designed for the final reader and pupil alike, A Very brief creation to Classics demanding situations readers to undertake a clean method of the Classics as an incredible cultural effect, either within the old global and twentieth-century--emphasizing the ongoing have to comprehend and examine this enduring subject.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and magnificence, Very brief Introductions provide an advent to a couple of life's best subject matters. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they reveal the best modern wondering the primary difficulties and matters in hundreds and hundreds of key issues, from philosophy to Freud, quantum idea to Islam.

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Download E-books Agrippine : Sexe, crimes et pouvoir dans la Rome Impériale PDF

By Virginie Girod

Agrippine los angeles Jeune appartient à l. a. lignée des femmes dangereuses, des empoisonneuses, des séductrices, entre Médée et woman Macbeth. Son plus grand crime ? Avoir porté un monstre à l. a. tête de Rome ! automobile Agrippine los angeles Jeune est los angeles mère de Néron, le tyran qu’on accusa de tous les vices, le most suitable persécuteur des chrétiens. Pour déposer los angeles couronne de lauriers sur l. a. tête de son fils et gouverner Rome à ses côtés, Agrippine souilla ses mains du sang d’innocents, s’offrit à des hommes de toutes stipulations pour mieux les manipuler. Hélas, Néron, une fois son pouvoir bien établi, assassina sa démiurge de mère. Mais l’historiographie est trompeuse. Derrière l. a. criminelle sensuelle, derrière los angeles mère indigne, se cache une femme résiliente et intelligente, une femme politique redoutable, déterminée et machiavélique. Le destin d’Agrippine est incroyable. D’illustre naissance, descendante à l. a. fois d’Auguste, de Marc Antoine et de Jules César, elle révolutionna los angeles fonction d’impératrice et prit half au gouvernement de Rome envers et contre tous en dépit de sa de femme. Et si c’était là sa plus grande transgression ?

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Download E-books Euripides I: Alcestis, Medea, The Children of Heracles, Hippolytus (The Complete Greek Tragedies) PDF

By Euripides

Euripides I comprises the performs “Alcestis,” translated via Richmond Lattimore; “Medea,” translated via Oliver Taplin; “The childrens of Heracles,” translated by means of Mark Griffith; and “Hippolytus,” translated via David Grene.
 
Sixty years in the past, the college of Chicago Press undertook a momentous undertaking: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that may be the last word source for academics, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. below the specialist administration of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, these translations mixed accuracy, poetic immediacy, and readability of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so energetic and compelling that they continue to be the normal translations. this present day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the major English-language types through the twenty-first century.
 
In this hugely expected 3rd version, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. so much have rigorously up to date the translations to carry them even toward the traditional Greek whereas protecting the vibrancy for which our English models are well-known. This version additionally contains brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The little ones of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs by way of Aeschylus, and the surviving section of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play provide crucial information regarding its first construction, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. additionally, every one quantity comprises an advent to the existence and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a word list of names and locations pointed out within the plays.
 
In addition to the recent content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside of and among volumes to mirror the main updated scholarship at the order within which the performs have been initially written. the result's a collection of good-looking paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to those foundational works of Western drama, artwork, and life.

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Download E-books Ovid on Cosmetics: Medicamina Faciei Femineae and Related Texts PDF

By Marguerite Johnson

The Medicamina Faciei Femineae is a didactic elegy that showcases an early instance of Ovid's trademark mixture of poetic guideline and trivial subject material. Exploring woman attractiveness and cosmeceuticals, with specific emphasis at the inspiration of cultus, the poem provides 5 useful recipes for remedies for Roman girls. protecting either didactic parody and pharmacological fact, this deceptively complicated poem possesses wit and vivacity and gives an enormous perception into Roman social mores and day by day actions.

The first complete learn in English dedicated to this little-researched yet multi-faceted poem, Ovid on Cosmetics contains an advent that situates the poem inside 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 attractiveness 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. precise remark notes elucidate the textual content and person words nonetheless extra.

Ovid on Cosmetics provides and explicates this witty, subversive but major poem. Its realization to the technicalities of cosmeceuticals and cosmetics, together with precise analyses of person components and the consequences of particular lotions and make-up, make this paintings an important contribution to the wonder in antiquity.

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Download E-books Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series) PDF

By Mark A. Chancey

Studying structure, inscriptions, cash, and artwork from Alexander the Great's conquest until eventually the early fourth century CE, Mark Chancey argues that the level of Greco-Roman tradition for the period of Jesus has usually been drastically exaggerated. Antipas's reign within the early first century was once certainly a time of transition, however the extra dramatic shifts in Galilee's cultural weather occurred within the moment century, after the arriving of a giant Roman garrison. Any try to comprehend the Galilean surroundings of Jesus needs to realize the importance of the region's ancient improvement in addition to how Galilee matches into the bigger context of the Roman East.

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Download E-books Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey: A Biography (Books That Changed the World) PDF

By Alberto Manguel

While it's unknown if there ever was once a guy named Homer, there is not any doubt that the epic poems assembled lower than his identify shape the cornerstone of Western literature, feeding our mind's eye for over and a part millennia. The Iliad and The Odyssey, with their stories of the Trojan conflict, Achilles, Ulysses and Penelope, the Sirens, the Cyclops, Helen of Troy, and the petulant gods, are time-honored to so much readers simply because they're so pervasive. From Plato to Virgil, Pope to Joyce, the poems were instructed and retold, interpreted and decorated. during this sleek and sweeping e-book, Alberto Manguel lines the lineage of the poems from their inception and primary recording. He considers the unique goal of the poems—either as allegory of philosophical fact or as a list of historic truth—surveys the demanding situations the pagan Homer provided to the early Christian international, and maps the unfold of the works around the globe and during the centuries. Manguel follows Homer throughout the maximum literature ever created and, peculiarly, delights within the poems themselves.

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Download E-books Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece PDF

By Sarah Iles Johnston

During the archaic and classical sessions, Greek rules in regards to the useless advanced in line with altering social and cultural conditions—most significantly alterations linked to the advance of the polis, resembling funerary laws, and alterations as a result of elevated contacts with cultures of the traditional close to East. In Restless Dead, Sarah Iles Johnston offers and translates those alterations, utilizing them to construct a posh photograph of how during which the society of the useless mirrored that of the dwelling, expressing and defusing its tensions, reiterating its values and at last changing into a resource of important strength in case you knew tips to regulate it. She attracts on either famous resources, resembling Athenian tragedies, and more recent texts, akin to the Derveni Papyrus and a lately released lex sacra from Selinous.

Topics of concentration contain the foundation of the goes (the ritual practitioner who made interplay with the lifeless his specialty), the chance to the dwelling provided by means of the ghosts of these who died dishonorably or in advance, the improvement of Hecate right into a mistress of ghosts and its connection to girl rites of transition, and the advanced nature of the Erinyes. Restless Dead culminates with a brand new analyzing of Aeschylus' Oresteia that emphasizes how Athenian fantasy and cult manipulated principles concerning the useless to serve political and social ends.

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