Download Myriobiblos: Essays on Byzantine Literature and Culture by Theodora Antonopoulou, Sofia Kotzabassi, Marina Loukaki PDF

By Theodora Antonopoulou, Sofia Kotzabassi, Marina Loukaki

This quantity offers a extensive array of contributions on Byzantine literature and tradition, within which famous Byzantinists process themes of ceremonial, schooling, historiography, hagiography, homiletics, legislation, philology, philosophy, prosopography, rhetoric and theology. New variations and analyses of texts and records are incorporated. The essays mix conventional scholarship with more moderen methods, hence reflecting the present dynamics of the sphere.

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Download Cycad Classification: by Terrence Walters, Roy Osborne PDF

By Terrence Walters, Roy Osborne

Cycads resemble hands, yet are taxonomically relatively varied. they seem to be a major and irreplaceable part of the planet's organic variety, having advanced a number of and infrequently distinctive morphological, anatomical and biochemical gains in the course of their 250-million-year evolutionary historical past. Many cycad species exist at the present time merely as small, poorly-known or remoted populations or as decorative species in botanic gardens. on the way to comprehend totally, in addition to to preserve, this across the world endangered tropical plant workforce, it truly is paramount that cycad systematics is studied, documented and refined.This quantity provides the present kingdom of our wisdom of the systematics of the nearly three hundred species of cycads. It comprises contributions from top researchers from Australia, China, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand and the united states. it's been constructed from papers offered at a workshop held in 2002 on the Montgomery Botanical heart.

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Download Pliny the Elder's Natural History: The Empire in the by Trevor Murphy PDF

By Trevor Murphy

Pliny the Elder's traditional heritage, from first-century Rome, is an important surviving encyclopedia of the traditional international. As a advisor to the cultural meanings of daily issues in historic Rome it truly is unprecedented. targeting Pliny's debts of overseas lands and peoples, monsters, and barbarians, Trevor Murphy demonstrates the political importance of this reference e-book as a monument to the facility of Roman imperial society.

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Download Puerilities: Erotic Epigrams of the Greek Anthology by Daryl Hine PDF

By Daryl Hine

Elegiac lyrics celebrating the affection of boys, which the translator phrases Puerilities, contain lots of the 12th e-book of The Greek Anthology. That publication, the so-called Musa Puerilis, is brilliantly translated during this, the 1st entire verse model in English. it's a pleasant eroticopia of brief poems by way of nice and lesser-known Greek poets, spanning countless numbers of years, from precedent days to the overdue Christian era.The epigrams--wry, wistful, lighthearted, libidinous, and infrequently bawdy--revel within the attractiveness and fickle affection of boys and younger males and within the fleeting joys of older males in loving them. a few, no doubt bandied approximately within the lax and subtle atmosphere of banquets, are translated as limericks. additionally incorporated are a couple of effective and infrequently humorous poems approximately ladies and women.Fashion alterations in morality in addition to in poetry. this type of attachment that encouraged those verses was once thought of completely common and good for over one thousand years. many of the best possible Greek poets--including Strato of Sardis, Theocritus, and Meleager of Gadara--are to be present in those pages. The greater than 200 fifty poems diversity from the stunning to the playful to the ribald, yet all are, as an epigram can be, polished and stylish. The Greek originals face the translations, bettering the volume's attraction. a chum of sweet sixteen, i've got no adolescence in brain, for every has beauties, of a distinct variety. --Strato i have had adequate to drink; my center and soul in addition to tongue are wasting strength of will. The lamp flame bifurcates; I multiply The dinner visitors by way of at any time when I try out. not just shaken up by way of the wine-waiter, I ogle too the boy who pours the water. --Strato Venus, denying Cupid is her son, unearths in Antiochus a greater one. this is often the boy to be enamored of, Boys, a brand new love more suitable to like. --Meleager

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Download Apologetics in the Roman Empire: Pagans, Jews, and by Mark J. Edwards, Martin Goodman, Simon Price, Chris Rowland PDF

By Mark J. Edwards, Martin Goodman, Simon Price, Chris Rowland

This ebook is a accomplished survey of the discussion among pagans, Jews, and Christians within the Roman empire as much as the time while Constantine declared himself a Christian. every one bankruptcy is written via a unique student and is dedicated to a unmarried textual content or team of texts with the purpose of opting for the possible viewers, the literary milieu, and the conditions that ended in this type of writing.

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Download Hethitische Orakel, Vorzeichen und Abwehrstrategien: Ein by Haas, Volkert PDF

By Haas, Volkert

This publication offers the overall reader with an account of the varied and sometimes hugely advanced oracular options which made verbal communique with the gods attainable. As detrimental oracles and omens have been in most cases an expression of divine anger, expert specialists try to divert the anger by means of ritual magic potential and hence to right the long run or transgressions from the earlier. the subject of ""Hittite mantics"" has hitherto been mostly missed, other than in professional literature, even if mantics was once of best significance for Hittite society and was once heavily certain up with politics and cult.

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Download Minor Attic Orators, Volume II: Lycurgus, Dinarchus, by Lycurgus, Dinarchus, Demades, Hyperides, J. O. Burtt PDF

By Lycurgus, Dinarchus, Demades, Hyperides, J. O. Burtt

This quantity collects the speeches of 4 orators occupied with the ill-fated resistance of Athens to the ability of Philip and Alexander the nice of Macedon. Lycurgus of Athens, ca. 396–325 BCE, focused on household affairs, specifically monetary, which he controlled for twelve years, and naval issues. He additionally built and repaired very important public constructions. Athens refused to give up him to Alexander and honoured him till his loss of life. Dinarchus of Corinth, ca. 361–291, as resident alien in Athens grew to become a forensic speaker and likewise assailed Demosthenes and others. He was once accused through Alexander's runaway treasurer Harpalus of corruption. Dinarchus favoured oligarchic executive less than Macedonian keep an eye on. He prospered lower than the regency of Demetrius Phalereus (317–307), yet used to be exiled after the recovery of democracy, returning ca. 292. Demades of Athens, ca. 380–318, was once an capable seaman, then unscrupulous baby-kisser. He favoured Philip, yet fought for Athens at Chaeronea (338). Captured there and published by way of Philip, he helped to make peace, and later stimulated Alexander after which Antipater in Athens' favour. yet recognition of bribes and his tortuous coverage ruined him and he used to be accomplished through Antipater. Hyperides of Athens, ca. 390–322, was once a forensic and political speaker who used to be antagonistic to Philip and led Athens' patriots after 325. For resistance to Antipater he finally met loss of life via violence. What survives this day of his speeches used to be found within the 19th century.

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Download Rising from the Ruins: Roman Antiquities in Neoclassic by Bruce C. Swaffield PDF

By Bruce C. Swaffield

The neoclassic tendency to write down concerning the ruins of Rome used to be either an try to recapture the grandeur of the 'golden age' of guy in addition to a lament for the passing of an exceptional civilization. John Dyer, who wrote 'The Ruins of Rome' in 1740, was once mostly answerable for the eighteenth-century revival of a distinct subgenre of panorama poetry facing ruins of the traditional international. Few poems concerning the ruins were written due to the fact that 'Antiquites de Rome' in 1558 by means of Joachim Du Bellay. Dyer used to be one among first neoclassic poets to come back to the decaying stones of a prior society as a resource of poetic concept and mind's eye. He perspectives the relics as monuments of grandeur and greatness, but in addition of drawing close dying and destruction. whereas following many of the principles and criteria of neoclassicism - that of imitating nature and giving excitement to a reader - Dyer additionally contains his own reactions and feelings in 'The Ruins of Rome'. The paintings consists from the location of a poet who serves as interpreter and translator of the topic, a prime attribute of 'prospect' poetry within the eighteenth century. a variety of different writers quick Dyer's instance, together with George Keate, William Whitehead and William Parsons. The tendency through those poets to jot down in regards to the ruins of Rome from a subjective standpoint used to be one of many most powerful subject matters in what Northrop Frye has referred to as the 'Age of Sensibility'. even supposing the renewed curiosity in Roman ruins lasted good into the 19th century, influencing Romantic poets from Lord Byron to William Wordsworth, the evolution of this sort of verse used to be a steady approach: it originated with Du Bellay's poem, persevered during the seventeenth-century work by means of Claude Lorrain and Salvator Rosa (along with the later artwork of Piranesi and Pannini), and reached adulthood with the poetic curiosity within the mind's eye within the eighteenth century. All of those elements, specifically the tendency of poets to list their subjective emotions and insights in regards to the ruins, are the weather that proved to be instrumental within the eventual improvement of Romanticism.

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