Category: Ancient

  • Download A Companion to Greek Literature by Hose, Martin; Schenker, David J PDF

    By Hose, Martin; Schenker, David J

    ISBN-10: 1118885953

    ISBN-13: 9781118885956

    A better half to Greek Literature offers a entire creation to the wide variety of texts and literary varieties produced within the Greek language over the process a millennium starting from the sixth century BCE as much as the early years of the Byzantine Empire.

    • Features contributions from a variety of demonstrated specialists and rising students of Greek literature
    • Offers complete insurance of the various genres and literary kinds produced by means of the traditional Greeks—including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the radical, and technical literature
    • Includes readings that handle the creation and transmission of historic Greek texts, old reception, person authors, and masses more
    • Explores the topic of historical Greek literature in cutting edge ways
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  • Download Space in Hellenistic Philosophy: Critical Studies in Ancient by Graziano Ranocchia, Christoph Helmig, Christoph Horn PDF

    By Graziano Ranocchia, Christoph Helmig, Christoph Horn

    ISBN-10: 3110364956

    ISBN-13: 9783110364958

    The amount discusses the concept of area by way of concentrating on the main consultant exponents of the Hellenistic colleges and explores the function performed by way of spatial ideas in either coeval and later authors who, with no in particular thematising those strategies, made use of them in a theoretically unique means. popular students examine the philosophical importance and convey to mild the frustrating personality of the traditional conceptions of house.
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  • Download Tools of the Ancient Romans: A Kid's Guide to the History & by Rachel Dickinson PDF

    By Rachel Dickinson

    ISBN-10: 0974934453

    ISBN-13: 9780974934457

    Teenagers will research all approximately diverse civilizations and inventions—the approach they replaced heritage, their evolution over centuries, and their impression on smooth times—through the actions and anecdotes supplied during this interactive series.

    One thousand years of historic Roman civilization and its impact on smooth residing are offered during this interactive consultant. Divided into subject matters and additional supplemented via time traces and sidebars, each element of Rome is mentioned, from Pompeii and gladiator bouts to the expertise at the back of Roman baths and siege machines. A entire "who's who" of old Rome explains a number of the roles in the empire and in addition takes a glance at their day-by-day lives. Children's figuring out of the Roman lifestyle is stronger with 15 actions that diversity from growing mosaics to development replicas of Roman ruins.
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  • Download People of the Earth: An Introduction to World Prehistory by Brian M. Fagan PDF

    By Brian M. Fagan

    ISBN-10: 0205966551

    ISBN-13: 9780205966554

    Understand significant advancements of human prehistory People of the Earth: An creation to international Prehistory 14/e, presents a thrilling trip notwithstanding the 7-million-year-old landscape of humankind's earlier. This across the world well known textual content offers the single actually worldwide account of human prehistory from the earliest occasions in the course of the earliest civilizations.  Written in an obtainable method for starting scholars, humans of the Earth indicates how modern-day different humanity built biologically and culturally over thousands of years opposed to a history of continuous climatic change.

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  • Download Food, Cookery, and Dining in Ancient Times: Alexis Soyer's by Alexis Soyer PDF

    By Alexis Soyer

    ISBN-10: 0486432106

    ISBN-13: 9780486432106

    "Tell me what thou eatest," Alexis Soyer declared in a well-recognized chorus, "and i'll inform thee who thou art." In his booklet Pantropheon, initially released in 1853, the fancy Frenchman (and world's first big name chef) ventures to reply to that query as he offers a wealth of enjoyable and enlightening details on what meals the folks of historic civilizations ate and the way they ready it.
    Describing the culinary achievements of the Greeks, Romans, Assyrians, Egyptians, and Jews, Soyer covers such issues because the mythological starting place of particular meals (pomegranates and eels, for example); agricultural, milling, and advertising practices; descriptions of seasonings, pastries, and unique dishes; the remedy of dinner site visitors; in addition to feedback for serving pigeon, peacock, wild boar, camel, elephant, flamingo, and different wildlife.
    Enhanced through 38 illustrations depicting food-related items and antiquity's gastronomic wonders, this witty and literal learn of epicurean delights will allure historical past buffs and nutrients fans alike.
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  • Download What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria? (Library by Edited by Mostafa El-Abbadi and Omnia Mounir Fathallah, with PDF

    By Edited by Mostafa El-Abbadi and Omnia Mounir Fathallah, with a Preface by Ismail Serageldin

    ISBN-10: 9004165452

    ISBN-13: 9789004165458

    In adopting the subject of What occurred to the traditional Library of Alexandria? This e-book goals at offering afresh, a hugely really expert dialogue of fundamental assets relating to the various facets and episodes of that lengthy disputed query. The ebook covers quite a lot of themes, starting with an preliminary presentation of other historical Egyptian forms of library associations, with a distinct concentrate on the later Coptic Nag Hamadi Library. It then bargains with the bothered occasions below later Ptolemies and Romans, while the Royal Library, the Daughter Library and the Mouseion, got here lower than a succession of threats: Caesar's Alexandrian battle in forty eight B.C., and through the tragic advancements within the 3rd and fourth centuries which eventually culminated within the destruction of the Serapeum that housed the Daughter Library.A dialogue of the highbrow milieu throughout the fourth and 5th centuries, follows, in addition to the conflicting attitudes in the Church in regards to classical studying. An research of old and new archaeological facts confirms the truth that Alexandria endured to be a urban of books and scholarship centuries after the destruction of the Library. eventually, the overdue medieval Arab tale of the destruction of the Library through order of Caliph Omar, is totally thought of and refuted via textual research of the unique assets. The members comprise: William J. Cherf, Dimitar Y. Dimitrov, Maria Dzielska, Mostafa A. El-Abbadi, Jean-Yves Empereur, Fayza M. Haikal, Georges Leroux, Bernard Lewis, Grzegorz Majcherek, Mounir H. Megally, Birger A. Pearson, Lucien X. Polastron, Qassem Abdou Qassem, and Ismail Serageldin.
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  • Download Oedipus (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World) by Lowell Edmunds PDF

    By Lowell Edmunds

    ISBN-10: 0203391357

    ISBN-13: 9780203391358

    Within the old fable, Oedipus ceased to be king while he found his crimes. still, because the Renaissance, he has governed the dominion of the mind's eye. the 20 th century starts off with the Oedipus complicated in Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams and the ability of the Oedipus fantasy endured to present itself in an stunning diversity of inventive and highbrow work.

    As a quantity within the Gods and Heroes sequence, this publication explores a key determine in historic fable incisively and accessibly, but with adequate scholarly aspect to be an 'all-you-need-to-know' for decrease point classes, a platform for additional examine at a extra complicated point or as a reference booklet of key details for researchers/academics.
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