En el mundo clásico, el pensamiento religioso, los hábitos sociales y l. a. divergencia entre lo masculino y lo femenino dieron lugar a un bizarre arte erótico cuyo estudio ayuda a entender los angeles compleja naturaleza de estas sociedades. Carmen Sánchez no plantea aquí un ensayo sobre los angeles sexualidad en el mundo griego y romano, sino un recorrido por el imaginario visible del erotismo clásico, donde los textos se han tratado como ilustraciones con los angeles intención de entender, explicar y, sobre todo, oír las imágenes. Este libro explora el erotismo en el arte de l. a. cultura clásica, desde l. a. invención del desnudo público hasta los angeles construcción de las populares escenas de cortejo gay masculino, desde los angeles utilización del falo como amuleto hasta l. a. exploración de los angeles alteridad del erotismo sobrenatural y mágico.
By Donald Kagan
In the fourth and ultimate quantity of his magisterial background of the Peloponnesian warfare, Donald Kagan examines the interval from the destruction of Athens' Sicilian excursion in September of 413 B.C. to the Athenian quit to Sparta within the spring of 404 B.C. via his research of this final decade of the warfare, Kagan evaluates the functionality of the Athenian democracy because it confronted its such a lot critical problem. even as, Kagan assesses Thucydides' interpretation of the explanations for Athens’ defeat and the destruction of the Athenian Empire.
Significantly multiplied and up to date in gentle of the newest scholarship, the second one version of Garland's attractive creation to historical Greek society brings this international vividly to life--and, in doing so, explores the views and morals of general old Greek electorate throughout quite a lot of societal degrees. foods and drinks, literacy, the plight of the aged, the remedy of slaves, and lots of extra points of lifestyle in historical Greece additionally come into sharp concentration. greater than sixty illustrations are integrated, as are maps, a chronology, a word list of Greek phrases, and recommendations for additional reading.
By Tim Everson
No schooling is entire and not using a huge slice of Greek mythology. And there is not any greater means of assembly that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' publication. the entire nice gods and goddesses of historical Greece are depicted during this mammoth, appealing vintage, lovingly illustrated and skillfully advised. younger readers could be dazzled via strong Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred through dependent Athena, goddess of knowledge; intimidated by means of robust Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled by means of moody Poseidon, ruler of the ocean. those usually impetuous immortals flounce and frolic, get indiscreet, and get even. From petty squabbles to heroic deeds, their activities disguise the variety of godly--and mortal--personalities.
The D'Aulaires' illustrations have a memorable caliber: as soon as pored over, they are going to by no means go away the minds of the viewer. many years later, the identify Gaea will nonetheless evoke the delicate eco-friendly photograph of gorgeous mom Earth, her physique hills and valleys and her eyes blue lakes reflecting the celebs of her husband, Uranus the sky. No baby is simply too younger to take pleasure in the myths that experience outfitted the root for far of the world's artwork and literature over the centuries. This creation to mythology is a treasure. (Ages 10 to grownup) --Emilie Coulter
The old Greeks weren't basically the founders of western philosophy, however the real time period "philosophy" is Greek in foundation, probably courting again to the overdue 6th century BC. Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Euclid, and Thales are yet some of the better-known philosophers of old Greece. through the amazingly fertile interval working from approximately the center of the 1st millennium BC to the center of the 1st millennium advert, the area observed the increase of technological know-how, a variety of colleges of concept, and—many believe—the delivery of contemporary civilization.
This moment version of Historical Dictionary of historic Greek Philosophy covers the historical past of Greek philosophy via a chronology, an introductory essay, a word list, and an in depth bibliography. The dictionary part has over 1500 cross-referenced entries on very important philosophers, innovations, concerns, and occasions. This e-book is a superb entry element for college students, researchers, and somebody desirous to recognize extra approximately Greek philosophy.
By Victor Davis Hanson
In this sweeping and deeply imagined old novel, acclaimed classicist Victor Davis Hanson re-creates the battles of 1 of the best generals of historical Greece, Epaminondas. on the conflict of Leuktra, his Thebans beaten the fearsome military of Sparta that had enslaved its friends for 2 centuries.
We keep on with those epic old occasions in the course of the eyes of Mêlon, a farmer who has left his fields to serve with Epaminondas-swept up, opposed to his greater judgment, within the fever to unfold democracy at the same time he yearns to come to his pastoral hillside.
With a scholar's intensity of information and a novelist's vibrant mind's eye, Hanson re-creates the traditional international all the way down to its intimate details-from the load of a spear in a soldier's hand to the strange camaraderie of a slave and grasp who cross into conflict aspect by way of aspect. The finish of Sparta is a stirring drama and a wealthy, soaking up interpreting experience.
Praise for Victor Davis Hanson:
"I have by no means learn one other ebook that explains so good the fact that 'war lies at the hours of darkness hearts folks all' yet that heritage deals hope."-William Shawcross on The Father folks All
"Few writers disguise either present occasions and history-and none with the brilliance and erudition of Victor Davis Hanson."-Max Boot on The Father folks All
"Enthralling."-Christopher Hitchens on The Western method of War
This Hellenistic Greek reader is designed for college students who've accomplished a number of years of Greek and want to enhance their examining skill and achieve a greater appreciation for the variety of Hellenistic Greek. This objective can merely be complete by way of operating via a variety of Greek texts that mirror assorted types, genres, provenances, and reasons. The seventy passages during this reader were prepared into 8 elements at the foundation in their point of hassle. every one passage is observed by means of grammatical help and vocabulary lists, in addition to different aids to translation, together with a cumulative word list. The grammatical info is inside the footnotes. The vocabulary lists are comfortably prepared under the Greek texts to which they refer. • comprises canonical and non-canonical Christian texts, Septuagint (prose and poetry), Jewish Pseudepigrapha, inscriptions, and Jewish and Hellenistic literary Greek. • encompasses a net part with greater than thirty extra readings for school room and self sustaining use. • Passages supply a glimpse into the standard lifetime of Hellenistic Greeks, with issues corresponding to sexuality, slavery, magic, apocalypticism, and Hellenistic philosophy.
By Martha L. Rose