By Edgar Cayce
By Patricia A. Rosenmeyer
The first referenece to letter writing happens within the first textual content of western literature, Homer's Iliad. From the very starting, Greeks have been enthusiastic letter writers, and letter writing turned a special literary style. Letters have been incorporated within the works of historians yet additionally they shaped the root of works of fiction, and the formal substructure for lots of types of poem.
Patricia Rosenmeyer, an expert at the background of the Greek letter, assembles during this ebook a consultant number of such 'literary letters', from Aelian and Alciphron to Philostrartus and the intended letters of Themistocles.
The booklet should be worthy for all scholars of Greek literature specially these learning Greek (and Latin) letter.
By Edward Day
By James Renshaw
Review questions all through this e-book problem scholars to learn additional and ponder probably the most very important social, political and cultural problems with classical Greece. Many subject matters elevate problems with modern relevance, corresponding to the rights of electorate in a democracy, pressured marriage and techniques to schooling.
The ebook is supported through an internet site which, comprises finished assets at the social, political and cultural problems with classical Greece.
By Peter Green,Eugene N. Borza
This biography starts now not with one of many universally recognized incidents of Alexander's existence, yet with an account of his father, Philip of Macedonia, whose many-territoried empire used to be the 1st at the continent of Europe to have an successfully centralized executive and army. What Philip and Macedonia needed to supply, Alexander made his personal, yet Philip and Macedonia additionally made Alexander shape a major context for figuring out Alexander himself. but his origins and coaching don't absolutely clarify the fellow. After he was once named hegemon of the Hellenic League, many philosophers got here to congratulate Alexander, yet one used to be conspicuous by means of his absence: Diogenes the Cynic, an ascetic who lived in a clay bath. Piqued and curious, Alexander himself visited the thinker, who, while requested if there has been whatever Alexander may perhaps do for him, made the well-known answer, "Don't stand among me and the sun." Alexander's courtiers jeered, yet Alexander silenced them: "If I weren't Alexander, i'd be Diogenes." This comment was once as unforeseen in Alexander because it will be in a contemporary leader.
For the overall reader, the ebook, redolent with gritty information and completely conscious of Alexander's darker facet, deals a gripping story of Alexander's profession. complete backnotes, fourteen maps, and chronological and genealogical tables serve readers with extra really expert interests.
By Philip R. Davies
Philip R. Davies, one of many prime students of old Israel in recent times, starts off by way of studying the relevance of the learn of historical Israel, giving an summary of the assets and concerns dealing with historians in drawing close the cloth. Davies then keeps by way of many of the theories and hypotheses that students have complicated in the course of the twentieth century, exhibiting how various methods are provided and occasionally how they're either underpinned and undermined by way of more than a few ideological views. Davies additionally explains the increase and fall of Biblical Archaeology, the 'maximalist/minimalist' debate. After this useful survey of previous methodologies Davies introduces readers to the present tendencies in biblical scholarship today, overlaying components comparable to cultural reminiscence, the impression of literary and social medical thought, and the idea of 'invented history'. eventually, Davies considers the massive query: how many of the resources of data might be mixed to put in writing a latest heritage that mixes and debts for all of the information on hand, in a significant manner. This new advisor should be a needs to for college students of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.
By Klaus Becker
In einer kleinen, aber durchaus farbintensiven Palette von Biografien aus der antiken Welt stellt der Autor die tragischen Schicksale derer dar, die aus Berufung oder Genialität der Geschichte ihren Stempel aufgedrückt und nach strahlenden Erfolgen gewaltsam aus dem Wege geschafft wurden. An den Lebenswegen von Miltiades, Themistokles, Pausanias, Tiberius und Gaius Gracchus, Cicero und Seneca zeigt uns der Autor die Herausforderungen, die eindrucksvollen Bravourstücke und das unbegreifliche Geheimnis des Scheiterns dieser ausgewählten Persönlichkeiten, deren Verdienste und Schöpfergeist wir bis heute bewundern.
By Nicole Bischoff
Im ersten und zweiten Jahrhundert n.Chr. sorgt eine steigende Popularität syrischer Kulte für eine langsame Übernahme des syrischen Sonnengottes, vor allem des „Sol Invictus Elagabal“ in der vierjährigen Regierungszeit Elagabals. Unter diesem Kaiser erlebte der syrische Sol eine Blütezeit, die allerdings mit dem Mord an Elagabal rasant endete. Bis zu Aurelian rund 50 Jahre später verschwand der Kult größtenteils aus dem öffentlichen Leben der Römer. Aurelian entwickelte den Kult vollkommen neu und nutzte ihn für politische Belange, welches auch nachfolgende Herrscher nachahmten.
By Bernd Seidensticker,Martin Vöhler
By Constanze Mey