Ancient & Classical


Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 10.82 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The questions asked for this week's discussion proved to be very thought consuming.... [tags: Sophocles, ancient Greek tragedy] Lysistrata by Aristophanes - In what ways is Lysistrata a woman behaving badly in her own cultural context. In the south lay the Peloponnese, itself consisting of the regions of Laconia (southeast), Messenia (southwest), Elis (west), Achaia (north), Korinthia (northeast), Argolis (east), and Arcadia (centre). [...]

Ars Amatoria, or The Art of Love

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 11.52 MB Downloadable formats: PDF In the Archaic Period influence of Egypt and Mesopotamia but the Greek character dominating. Many of the arguments of the ancient skeptics were developed in response to the positive views of their contemporaries, especially the Stoics and Epicureans, but these arguments have been highly influential for subsequent philosophers and will continue to be of great interest as long as there is widespread disagreement regarding important philosophical issues. Poor were not often able to enjoy fancy meals with well – prepared and sophisticated dishes. [...]

Aeneid (Hackett Classics)

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 6.31 MB Downloadable formats: PDF One of these leads out on to the rocks above the southern ravine; the other leads to a long staircase, completely concealed in the wall and the rocks, leading down to a subterranean well or spring. Huari saw through the ploy, however, and turned them all to stone. Although it was originally created as a luxury copy, there is some indication that in later centuries it was used daily as a hospital textbook. The Byzantine Empire inherited Classical Greek culture directly, without Latin intermediation, and the preservation of classical Greek learning in medieval Byzantine tradition further exerted strong influence on the Slavs and later on the Islamic Golden Age and the Western European Renaissance. [...]

Iliad, Book 1

Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 6.16 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The ancient Greek scholar Plutarch writes that only wrestling and the pankration were taught and practiced in the palaestra. After the death of Alexander his empire was, after quite some conflict, divided among his generals, resulting in the Ptolemaic Kingdom (based upon Egypt ), the Seleucid Empire (based on the Levant, Mesopotamia and Persia ) and the Antigonid dynasty based in Macedon. The Laws, a work reported to have been still on wax tablets, and so presumably left unfinished, when Plato died (Diogenes Laertius III. 37), treats the specificity of politics as a matter not of distinct vocational expertise but of the requirements of a “second-best” (739a) city, one in which the ideal regime of Kallipolis requiring an absence of private property for the guardians is not followed. [...]


Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 12.97 MB Downloadable formats: PDF In the fifth century, Rome's territories were divided into an Eastern and a Western Empire. C. fall of Babylon. (1961), about a first century BC expedition from Persia to search for the source of the Nile and a mythical beast said to live there. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. The Jews were another prominent group of foreigners in the land, located mostly in Alexandria, but could be found on the local level as well. The sanctuary is admittedly a long way from the town of Aegina, but Aegina is an island, and there is no obvious neighbour against whom territorial claims could plausibly have been asserted. [...]

The Iliad: A New Translation

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 9.41 MB Downloadable formats: PDF When James I came to the English throne in 1603, he hated 'magicians' and many who had lived in luxury under the reign of his predecessor Elizabeth were forced into hiding and poverty. The Iron Age saw a huge growth in artistic activity, especially in Greece and around the eastern Mediterranean. Rosemary Rowe, A Roman Ransom (2006), about a mosaic-maker in second century Roman Britain who is rousted from his sickbed to find a man's missing wife and baby son; #8 in the Libertus mystery series. [...]

The Ovid Collection

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 10.39 MB Downloadable formats: PDF This is Thespis, who first moulded tragic song, inventing new joys for his villagers, when Bacchus led the wine-smeared (?) chorus, for which a goat was the prize (?) and a basket of Attic figs was a prize too. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED ON OUR SITE, TO THE EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY LAW, WE AND OUR LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, FOR EXAMPLE, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. In a system wracked with class conflict, government by a 'strongman' was often the best solution. [...]

Theogony & Works and Days (Focus Classical Library)

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 8.88 MB Downloadable formats: PDF One formal change is that there comes to be no distinction between passive and middle in any of the tenses. The torso, hands and wrist are instrumental in the reenactment of dramatic, tragic and lyric motifs. The laws of Sparta were developed and written by Lycurgus, a legendary lawmaker who, in the 7th century B. The verbal complex that results from the combination of the verb with weak pronouns is the core of the Modern Greek clause structure, since tense, mood, and negation markers also form part of this complex (see above in Morphology and below regarding Negation and the Example Sentences). [...]

Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 6.80 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Theatre and Drama in Ancient Greece: A short and concise summary of the significant role theater played during the reign of the Ancient Greek Empire. In the Classical period, sculptures strove for realism, and their work became more graceful and elegant. In ancient Greece, there were two forms of wrestling. ALKIPPE (Greek: Αλκιππε): Original Greek form of Latin Alcippe, meaning "mighty mare." Howard Fast, Moses, Price of Eygpt (1958), about Moses growing up in the household of the Pharaoh Ramses II, and later rejecting the corruption and decadence of the court to embrace his kinship with the enslaved Hebrew people. (1964), about Berenice, the mistress of the Roman Emperor Titus. [...]

Horace: Epistles Book II and Ars Poetica (Cambridge Greek

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 11.70 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The Emperor's action may seem cruel and reactionary, but it in terms of immediate economic effects, perfectly sound: If it is that good, it will be necessary to keep it off the market. Of the Greeks, Herodotus of Halicarnassus (5th century bce, a contemporary of Xerxes I and Artaxerxes I) was the first to report on “Babylon and the rest of Assyria”; at that date the Assyrian... The independence of the poleis was fiercely defended; unification was something rarely contemplated by the ancient Greeks. [...]