Category: Ancient History

  • Download Xenophon: Leben und Werk (German Edition) by Rainer Nickel PDF

    By Rainer Nickel

    Das Leben des um 425 v. Chr. geborenen Atheners Xenophon liest sich wie ein Abenteuerroman: Er erlebte die aufregendste Epoche der athenischen Geschichte, kannte Sokrates, Platon, Phaidon und Kyros persönlich und conflict darüber hinaus noch ein begeisterter Schriftsteller. Es ist nicht nur das bewegte Leben des Xenophon, das in seinen Bann zieht. Der antike Grieche darf auch als ein Begründer der Autobiographie gelten. Kaum verwunderlich additionally, dass Xenophon schon in der Antike zum Liebling des Lesepublikums wurde. Und heute noch bleibt er mit seinem politisch-ökonomischen Denken, seinen ethischen Grundsätzen sowie seinen Erfahrungen mit einer ressourcengerechten Nutzung von Grund und Boden aktuell und diskussionswürdig. Rainer Nickels detaillierte Auseinandersetzung mit Xenophon und seinen Schriften hilft, die Persönlichkeit des Atheners besser zu verstehen und dabei sowohl seinen interessanten Lebenslauf, seine kulturelle und literarische Umwelt, seine Arbeitstechniken und Absichten, sowie seine politischen Anschauungen kennenzulernen.
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  • Download Greek and Roman Sexualities: A Sourcebook (Bloomsbury by Jennifer Larson PDF

    By Jennifer Larson

    because the e-book of Foucault's background of Sexuality the amount of Classical scholarship on gender, sexuality and the physique has progressively elevated in tandem with the growth of those themes in different components of the arts. This quantity will offer readers with a considerable number of fundamental assets documenting sexualities, sexual behaviors, and perceptions of intercourse, sexuality, gender, and the physique between humans within the historical Greco-Roman international. The insurance will commence with Homer within the 8th century BCE and may concentration so much seriously on Classical Greece and Rome from the Republic to the early Empire, although resources reflecting societal adjustments in later antiquity and a variety of Jewish and Christian readings can also be integrated. Authors will comprise Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Galen, Ovid and Plutarch, with each one bankruptcy together with one or colossal 'focal' readings. The fabrics will comprise poetry, heritage, oratory, scientific and philosophical writings, letters, and inscriptions, either public and private.
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  • Download Octavian und Antonius – der Kampf um das Erbe Caesars by Carolin Lucke PDF

    By Carolin Lucke

    Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, be aware: 1,3, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 26 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Inhaltsverzeichnis: +++ I. Einleitung 2 +++ II. Augustus und die antike Geschichtsschreibung three +++ III. Antonius und Octavians politische Ausgangsstellung nach den Iden des März four +++ IV. Die Machtstrategien der beiden Rivalen 7 +++ V. Octavians Bündnis mit dem Senat10 +++ VI. Das Triumvirat als Zweckbündnis und Antonius Vormachtstellung thirteen +++ VII. Schlussbetrachtung sixteen +++ Quellen- und Literaturverzeichnis 18 +++ I. Einleitung +++ Caesars Ermordung an den Iden des März forty four v. Chr. stellte einen fundamentalen Wendepunkt in der Geschichte der res publica dar. Durch den plötzlichen Tod des Diktators entstand ein riesiges Machtvakuum, welches zu großen Unruhen der plebs in Rom führte. Es begann ein Wettkampf um die Legionen, denn nur wer das mächtigste Heer führte, konnte in Zeiten des Bürgerkrieges die absolute Macht über Italien erlangen.
    Diese Proseminararbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, wie es nach der Ermordung Caesars bis zum Sieg über Sextus Pompeius 36 v. Chr. zu der allmählichen Machtverschiebung zwischen dem großen Konsul und Feldherrn Marcus Antonius und dem anfangs politisch und militärisch völlig einflusslosen Octavian kommen konnte. Analysiert werden die Faktoren die Schritt für Schritt dazu führten, Antonius aus seiner Führungsposition zu verdrängen.
    Die Seminararbeit beginnt mit einer Beurteilung der politischen Ausgangssituation Antonius und Octavians nach den Iden des März. Antonius, als größter Kontrahent Octavians, prägte die politische Entwicklung Roms von forty four v. Chr. bis 30 v. Chr. wie keine andere historische Persönlichkeit. Aus diesem Grunde ist es wichtig, seine politisch-militärische Ausgangsstellung zu analysieren, um eventuelle Gründe für seinen späteren Machtverlust aufzudecken. Die reason und Strategien der beiden Rivalen, Octavian und Antonius, werden im Folgenden erläutert. Anschließend folgt ein Kapitel, welches die besondere Bedeutung des Bündnisses Octavians mit dem Senat als eines der wichtigsten Faktoren im Laufe seines Aufstiegs aufzeigt. ....
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  • Download The Picts (The Peoples of Europe) by Benjamin Hudson PDF

    By Benjamin Hudson

    The Picts is a survey of the old and cultural advancements in northern Britain among advert three hundred and advert 900. Discarding the preferred view of the Picts as savages, they're published to were politically winning and culturally adaptive contributors of the medieval eu world.

     

    • Re-interprets our definition of ‘Pict’ and offers a bright depiction in their political and armed forces organization
    • Offers an up to date assessment of Pictish existence in the surroundings of northern Britain
    • Explains how paintings equivalent to the ‘symbol stones’ are old documents in addition to proof of artistic inspiration.
    • Draws on a variety of transnational and comparative scholarship to put the Picts of their eu context
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  • Download Pericles of Athens by Vincent Azoulay,Paul Cartledge,Janet Lloyd PDF

    By Vincent Azoulay,Paul Cartledge,Janet Lloyd

    Pericles has the infrequent contrast of giving his identify to a whole interval of heritage, embodying what has frequently been taken because the golden age of the traditional Greek international. “Periclean” Athens witnessed tumultuous political and armed forces occasions, and achievements of the top order in philosophy, drama, poetry, oratory, and structure. Pericles of Athens is the 1st booklet in a long time to re-examine the lifestyles and legacy of 1 of the best generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical global. during this compelling severe biography, Vincent Azoulay takes a clean examine either the classical and smooth reception of Pericles, spotting his achievements in addition to his failings. From Thucydides and Plutarch to Voltaire and Hegel, historic and sleek authors have puzzled Pericles’s courting with democracy and Athenian society. this is often the enigma that Azoulay investigates during this groundbreaking e-book. Pericles of Athens bargains a balanced examine the advanced existence and afterlife of the mythical “first citizen of Athens.”

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  • Download The Mixtecs of Oaxaca: Ancient Times to the Present (The by Ronald Spores,Andrew K. Balkansky PDF

    By Ronald Spores,Andrew K. Balkansky

    The Mixtec peoples have been one of the significant unique builders of Mesoamerican civilization.  Centuries ahead of the Spanish Conquest, they shaped literate city states and maintained a uniquely leading edge know-how and a flourishing economy.  this present day, hundreds of thousands of Mixtecs nonetheless stay in Oaxaca, in present-day southern Mexico, and hundreds of thousands extra have migrated to destinations all through Mexico, the us, and Canada. during this accomplished survey, Ronald Spores and Andrew okay. Balkansky—both preeminent students of Mixtec civilization—synthesize a wealth of archaeological, old, and ethnographic info to track the emergence and evolution of Mixtec civilization from the time of earliest human career to the present.



    The Mixtec area has been the point of interest of a lot fresh archaeological and ethnohistorical activity.  during this quantity, Spores and Balkansky comprise the newest on hand learn to teach that the Mixtecs, besides their pals the Valley and Sierra Zapotec, represent one of many world’s so much striking civilizations, antecedent to—and identical to—those of the better-known Maya and Aztec.  utilising what they consult with as a “convergent methodology,” the authors mix concepts and result of archaeology, ethnohistory, linguistics, organic anthropology, ethnology, and player commentary to supply considerable new insights at the Mixtecs’ a number of alterations over 3 millennia.
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  • Download Saint Augustin. Un voyage au coeur du temps: I. Une histoire by Patrice Cambronne PDF

    By Patrice Cambronne

    Voici une creation à l. a. lecture de los angeles Cité de Dieu, essentiellement centrée sur le regard d’Augustin sur le Temps de l’Histoire, l’Histoire étant contain comme une « Quête de critères d’intelligibilité dans un Réel disloqué — voire disloquant ». Si l’occasion de ce huge ouvrage fut le « Sac de Rome », en août 410, Augustin y songeait déjà depuis de longues années, et mit quelque quinze années à rédiger ses vingt-deux livres. C’est dire l. a. position centrale que l. a. Cité de Dieu occupe dans l’œuvre et l. a. pensée d’un des maîtres à penser de l’Occident, dont il a largement contribué à fonder l’Imaginaire. Dans les dix premiers livres — pour reprendre son propre plan —, Augustin s’attache à « revisiter » l’histoire politique et religieuse de l’Imperium Romanum, en remontant à ses plus lointaines origines légendaires ; il en reprend quelques épisodes, en évoque des figures célèbres, qu’il sera utile de situer dans leur cadre chronologique, avant de présenter les grands axes de l’Apologétique augustinienne, en considérant d’abord son contexte général, politique et religieux, en tentant ensuite d’en dégager quelques grands axes. Mais le mystère de l. a. destinée des Empires charisma besoin d’être replacé dans un ensemble infiniment plus vaste, dans un regard englobant, en une fresque extraordinaire, de l. a. Création du monde au Jugement dernier, véritable « Légende des Siècles », déployée tout au lengthy des douze livres suivants, ce qui fera l’objet des prochains volumes : 2 - Le Temps des Commencements et three - Du Temps des Promesses aux Temps de los angeles Fin.

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  • Download A Legal History of Rome by George Mousourakis PDF

    By George Mousourakis

    This e-book equips either legal professional and historian with a whole heritage of Roman legislations, from its beginnings c.1000 BC via to its re-discovery in Europe the place it was once extensively utilized until eventually the eighteenth century. 


    Combining a legislations specialist’s knowledgeable point of view of felony heritage with a socio-political and cultural concentration, it examines the assets of legislation, the ways that those legislation have been utilized and enforced, and the methods the legislation was once stimulated and stepped forward, with an exploration of civil and legal approaches and detailed recognition paid to criminal technology. the ultimate bankruptcy covers the heritage of Roman legislations in overdue antiquity and appraises the stream in the direction of the codification of legislation that culminated within the ultimate assertion of Roman legislations: the Corpus Iuris Civilis of Emperor Justinian. in the course of the ebook, George Mousourakis highlights the connection among Roman legislation and Roman existence via following the traces of the key ancient developments.


    Including bibliographic references and arranged accessibly by means of ancient period, this publication is a superb creation to the background of Roman legislations for college kids of either legislation and historical history.

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  • Download War: Antiquity and Its Legacy (Ancients and Moderns) by Aflred S. Bradford PDF

    By Aflred S. Bradford

    Over 2600 years in the past the Parian poet Archilochus wrote “we chased seven and killed them.. the thousand of us.” In all elements of the area, and in all civilizations, the background of battle, in addition to the ironic humour of these who struggle and die, might be traced again to the earliest files. however the vocabulary of contemporary battle - military, army, process, strategies - derives from Greek and Latin, whereas metaphors of clash equally evoke precedent days. Such expressions and words as 'Live by means of the sword and die via the sword', 'Pyrrhic victory', and 'arms and the fellow' are common, and all come from the classical age. Wilfred Owen, well-known soldier of the good warfare, might write the sour line 'the outdated lie: Dulce et decorum est/pro patria mori' whereas awaiting his readers to appreciate either Latin and allusion. Combining astute research of the logistics of clash with the ethics of warfare, and drawing on a various variety of cultural texts (from the Iliad to Hugo Grotius and von Clausewitz), Alfred S Bradford attracts interesting parallels among conflict and conflict in old and smooth societies. He exhibits that regardless of large ameliorations in weaponry and firepower, the fundamental rules of battle have remained unchanged over hundreds of thousands of years. battle within the glossy age is over and over illuminated through antiquity.
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  • Download As Mulheres dos Césares (Portuguese Edition) by Annelise Freisenburch PDF

    By Annelise Freisenburch

    As mulheres, amantes, mães, irmãs e filhas dos Césares têm sido popularmente caracterizadas como assassinas cruéis, adúlteras sem vergonha e interventoras políticas coniventes nos grandes dramas da corte romana. Desde 30 a. C., quando Cleópatra, Octávia e Lívia surgem no auge da mudança de Roma de república para autocracia, até ao século v, com Gala Placídia aprisionada por invasores godos, a autora traça um retrato das vidas das mulheres que ascenderam ao poder nestes cinco séculos. A política de Roma é revelada também através das histórias de Júlia, uma filha que desgraçou o pai embriagando-se no Fórum romano e praticando sexo com estranhos; Popeia, uma amante fútil que persuadiu o imperador a matar a mãe para que pudessem casar; Domícia, uma esposa que teve um caso com um ator antes de conspirar para o assassínio do marido; e Fausta, uma madrasta que tentou seduzir o próprio enteado e engendrou de seguida a sua execução, sendo depois atirada para água a ferver como castigo.
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