Download E-books Frontinus: De Aquaeductu Urbis Romae (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries, Volume 42) PDF

By Frontinus, R. H. Rodgers

Julius Frontinus was once appointed by means of the Emperor Nerva to the submit of water commissioner for town of Rome in ninety seven CE. In at the Water-Rights of the town of Rome he files his tasks, tasks and accomplishments in the course of his first yr in place of work. He additionally sketches the historical past of the aqueducts and furnishes a wealth of technical information. this is often the main authoritative version of this paintings to be released to date.

"The version [R. H. Rodgers] has produced, longingly expected and warmly heralded by means of many water researchers for a few years now, is an impeccable instance of scholarship. Its arrival is to be celebrated, because it provides us a brand new and interesting milestone in Frontinus reports. the quantity is wealthy in all kinds of aspect water student may care to know."
- Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, Brandeis collage, The Classical Bulletin

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Download E-books Xenophon the Socratic Prince: The Argument of the Anabasis of Cyrus PDF

By Eric Buzzetti

The Anabasis of Cyrus is Xenophon's counterpart to Machiavelli's Prince. The paintings explores the political lifestyles at its height, interpreting no matter if morality and virtue might be reconciled in and during rule. Of the 3 version rulers awarded within the paintings, crucial is Xenophon himself. he's depicted as leaving his instructor Socrates to turn into the chief of 10000 Greek mercenaries. How did his Socratic schooling aid him reconcile morality with virtue? The Anabasis is a thrilling chronicle of the march to 'The Sea! The Sea!' it's also a looking out research of the political importance of the Socratic schooling in addition to an advent to the comparative advantages of the political and the philosophic lives.

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Download E-books All in a Don's Day PDF

By Mary Beard

Her important subject matters are the classics, universities and instructing - and a lot else in addition to. during this moment assortment following on from the good fortune of it is a Don's existence, Beard ponders no matter if Gaddafi's house is Roman or no longer, we percentage her 'terror of humiliation' as she enters 'hairdresser state' and stick with her problem as she wanders throughout the obstacle of illegible handwriting on exam papers and 'longing for the following dyslexic' - on whose paper the solutions are typed, now not handwritten. compliment for it is a Don's lifestyles 'Delightful...it has the virtues of brevity, eclecticism and studying worn lightly...if they might had Mary Beard on their facet again then, the Romans could nonetheless have their empire' day-by-day Mail

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Download E-books Sexual Morality in Ancient Rome PDF

By Rebecca Langlands

Typically, students have approached Roman sexuality utilizing different types of sexual ethics drawn from modern, Western society. during this 2006 booklet Dr Langlands seeks to maneuver clear of those in the direction of a deeper knowing of the problems that mattered to the Romans themselves, and the ways that they negotiated them, by way of concentrating on the untranslatable proposal of pudicitia (broadly that means 'sexual virtue'). She deals a sequence of nuanced shut readings of texts from a large spectrum of Latin literature, together with background, oratory, love poetry and Valerius Maximus' paintings Memorable Deeds and Sayings. Pudicitia emerges as a arguable and unsettled subject, on the center of Roman debates concerning the distinction among women and men, the relation among brain and physique, and the ethics of strength and standing differentiation inside Roman tradition. The publication develops concepts for forthcoming the learn of an historic tradition via delicate serious readings of its literary productions.

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Download E-books Law and Ethics in Greek and Roman Declamation (Law & Literature, Volume 10) PDF

Old declamation defies effortless categorization. It stands on the crossroads of numerous sleek disciplines. purely in the prior few many years the complexity of declamation and the promise inherent in its research have end up famous. The publication comprises thirteen essays from foreign students, engages with the multidisciplinary nature of old declamation, concentrating on the interactions in declamation among rhetoric, literature, legislation, and ethics.

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Download E-books A Companion to Women in the Ancient World (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) PDF

By Sheila Dillon

Selected through selection as a 2012 awesome educational Title
Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable point out as a unmarried quantity Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences

A significant other to ladies within the historical World offers an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based choice of newly-commissioned essays from favorite students at the learn of girls within the historical world.

  • The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based selection of readings to handle the learn of girls within the historical world
  • Explores a large variety of issues with regards to girls in antiquity, together with: Mother-Goddess concept; ladies in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the close to East; ladies and the kinfolk, the nation, and faith; gown and Adornment; lady Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial girls; ladies in past due Antiquity; Early ladies Saints; and lots of more
  • Thematically prepared to stress the significance of ancient issues of continuity, improvement, and innovation
  • Reconsiders a lot of the well known facts and preconceived notions on the subject of girls in antiquity
  • Includes contributions from the various so much widespread students linked to the learn of ladies in antiquity

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Download E-books The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics (Martin Classical Lectures) PDF

By Martha C. Nussbaum

The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy no longer as a indifferent highbrow self-discipline, yet as a sophisticated artwork of grappling with problems with day-by-day and pressing human importance: the phobia of loss of life, love and sexuality, anger and aggression. Like drugs, philosophy to them was once a rigorous technological know-how aimed either at realizing and at generating the flourishing of human lifestyles. during this attractive publication, Martha Nussbaum examines texts of philosophers dedicated to a healing paradigm--including Epicurus, Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus, Chrysippus, and Seneca--and recovers a useful resource for our ethical and political inspiration this present day. This version includes a new creation by means of Nussbaum, during which she revisits the subjects of this now vintage work.

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Download E-books Doctrine and Doxography: Studies on Heraclitus and Pythagoras (Sozomena: Studies in the Recovery of Ancient Texts) PDF

By David Sider, Dirk Obbink

This quantity includes the court cases of a convention at the Presocratic philosophers Pythagoras and Heraclitus. Investigated by means of a crew of foreign students are key difficulties in doxography, Pythagorean groups, trademarks, concord, psychology, flux, quantity idea, ethics, and theology. Designed for all scholars of historical philosophy, this quantity will spur extra investigations into those cardinal matters of early Greek medical thinkers.

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Download E-books Thinking Like a Lawyer: Essays on Legal History and General History for John Crook on His Eightieth Birthday (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum) (Sum) PDF

It is a ebook in regards to the legislations and lifetime of Rome within which participants reply to John Crook's injunction to 'think like legal professionals' via ranging so far as historical Greece, old Persia and glossy Denmark to expound their subject matters and draw comparisons. a gap part makes a speciality of Civil legislation, roughly as conventionally conceived, with chapters at the peculium, on municipal legislation at Irni in Roman Spain, on advisers of Roman provincial governors, and on violent crime. Roman perceptions of the actual and human worlds are the point of interest of a moment part, and comparisons among Greek, Roman and sleek methods of wondering legislations and govt come into the 3rd part. within the ultimate part, participants argue the heritage of legislations and existence from refractions of genuine and imagined Rome."

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