Manilius and his Intellectual Background by Katharina Volk

By Katharina Volk

This is often the 1st English-language monograph on Marcus Manilius, a Roman poet of the 1st century advert, whose Astronomica is our earliest extant entire remedy of astrology. Katharina Volk brings Manilius and his global alive for contemporary readers by way of exploring the manifold highbrow traditions that experience long past into shaping the Astronomica: historical astronomy and cosmology, the heritage and perform of astrology, the ancient and political scenario on the poem's composition, the poetic and primary conventions that tell it, and the philosophical underpinnings of Manilius' world-view. What emerges is a panoroma of the cultural mind's eye of the Early Empire, a desirable photograph of the ways that informed Greeks and Romans have been conversant in imagine and discuss the cosmos and man's position in it.

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Livy: The Early History of Rome, Books I-V by Titus Livy, Aubrey De Selincourt, Stephen Oakley

By Titus Livy, Aubrey De Selincourt, Stephen Oakley

With stylistic brilliance and ancient mind's eye, the 1st 5 books of Livy's enormous background of Rome checklist occasions from the root of Rome in the course of the heritage of the seven kings, the institution of the Republic and its inner struggles, as much as Rome's restoration after the fierce Gallic invasion of the fourth century B.C. Livy vividly depicts the good characters, legends, and stories, together with the tale of Romulus and Remus. Reprinting Robert Ogilvie's lucid 1971 creation, this very popular version now boasts a brand new preface, studying the textual content in mild of contemporary Livy scholarship, informative maps, bibliography, and an index.

Translated through Aubrey de Selincourt with an creation by means of Robert Ogilvie.

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Indo-European Poetry and Myth by M. L. West

By M. L. West

The Indo-Europeans, audio system of the prehistoric mum or dad language from which so much ecu and a few Asiatic languages are descended, most likely lived at the Eurasian steppes a few 5 or 6 thousand years in the past. Martin West investigates their conventional mythologies, religions, and poetries, and issues to parts of universal historical past. In "The East Face of Helicon" (1997), West confirmed the level to which Homeric and different early Greek poetry was once stimulated through close to jap traditions, quite often non-Indo-European. His new publication offers a foil to that paintings via selecting components of extra historical, Indo-European history within the Greek fabric. subject matters lined comprise the prestige of poets and poetry in Indo-European societies; metre, type, and diction; gods and different supernatural beings, from Father Sky and mom Earth to the Sun-god and his appealing daughter, the Thunder-god and different elemental deities, and earthly orders akin to Nymphs and Elves; the varieties of hymns, prayers, and incantations; conceptions concerning the global, its beginning, mankind, dying, and destiny; the ideology of popularity and of immortalization via poetry; the typology of the king and the hero; the hero as warrior, and the conventions of conflict narrative.

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Seneca: Epistles 66-92 (Loeb No. 76) by Seneca, Richard M. Gummere

By Seneca, Richard M. Gummere

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. four BCE, of a admired and prosperous kinfolk, spent an in poor health adolescence and adolescence at Rome in an aunt's care. He turned well-known in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial carrier. After a few shame in the course of Claudius' reign he grew to become educate after which, in fifty four CE, advising minister to Nero, a few of whose worst misdeeds he didn't hinder. concerned (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself via order in sixty five. filthy rich, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of ache and demise, he preached scorn of either; and there have been different contrasts among perform and precept. we now have Seneca's philosophical or ethical essays (ten of them usually referred to as Dialogues)—on windfall, steadfastness, the chuffed lifestyles, anger, rest, tranquility, the brevity of existence, gift-giving, forgiveness—and treatises on traditional phenomena. additionally extant are 124 epistles, during which he writes in a calm kind approximately ethical and moral questions, pertaining to them to private reviews; a skit at the legit deification of Claudius, Apocolocyntosis (in Loeb quantity 15); and 9 rhetorical tragedies on old Greek subject matters. Many epistles and all his speeches are misplaced. The 124 epistles are accrued in Volumes IV–VI of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume variation of Seneca.

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Dio Chrysostom: Discourses 61-80. Fragments. Letters (Loeb by Dio Chrysostom, H. Lamar Crosby

By Dio Chrysostom, H. Lamar Crosby

Dio Cocceianus Chrysostomus, ca. 40–ca. a hundred and twenty CE, of Prusa in Bithynia, Asia Minor, inherited along with his brothers huge houses and money owed from his beneficiant father Pasicrates. He grew to become a talented rhetorician antagonistic to philosophers. yet during his travels he went to Rome in Vespasian's reign (69–79) and used to be switched over to Stoicism. Strongly serious of the emperor Domitian (81–96) he was once approximately eighty two banned by way of him from Italy and Bithynia and wandered in poverty, specially in lands north of the Aegean, so far as the Danube and the primitive Getae. In ninety seven he spoke publicly to Greeks assembled at Olympia, was once welcomed at Rome via emperor Nerva (96–98), and back to Prusa. Arriving back at Rome on an embassy of thank you approximately 98–99 he turned an organization pal of emperor Trajan. In 102 he travelled to Alexandria and in other places. fascinated by a lawsuit approximately plans to decorate Prusa at his personal rate, he said his case prior to the governor of Bithynia, Pliny the more youthful, 111–112. the remainder of his lifestyles is unknown. the vast majority of Dio's extant Discourses (or Orations) mirror political matters (the most vital of them facing affairs in Bithynia and affording priceless information about stipulations in Asia Minor) or ethical questions (mostly written in later existence; they comprise a lot of his top writing). a few philosophical and old works, together with one at the Getae, are misplaced. What survives of his success as an entire makes him well-liked within the revival of Greek literature within the final a part of the 1st century and the 1st a part of the second one. The Loeb Classical Library version of Dio Chrysostom is in 5 volumes.

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Seneca, Volume IV, Epistles 1-65 (Loeb Classical Library No. by Seneca, Richard M. Gummere

By Seneca, Richard M. Gummere

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. four BCE, of a well known and prosperous relations, spent an ill early life and adolescence at Rome in an aunt's care. He turned well-known in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial provider. After a few shame in the course of Claudius' reign he grew to become coach after which, in fifty four CE, advising minister to Nero, a few of whose worst misdeeds he didn't hinder. concerned (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself by means of order in sixty five. prosperous, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of ache and demise, he preached scorn of either; and there have been different contrasts among perform and principle.

now we have Seneca's philosophical or ethical essays (ten of them normally referred to as Dialogues)—on windfall, steadfastness, the chuffed existence, anger, rest, tranquility, the brevity of existence, gift-giving, forgiveness—and treatises on usual phenomena. additionally extant are 124 epistles, during which he writes in a calm type approximately ethical and moral questions, bearing on them to non-public studies; a skit at the legitimate deification of Claudius, Apocolocyntosis (in Loeb quantity 15); and 9 rhetorical tragedies on historic Greek topics. Many epistles and all his speeches are lost.

The 124 epistles are amassed in Volumes IV–VI of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume version of Seneca.

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The Trojan Women (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) by Euripides

By Euripides

Between surviving Greek tragedies basically Euripides' Trojan girls exhibits us the extinction of a complete urban, a complete humans. regardless of its grim topic, or much more likely due to the centrality of that topic to the inner most fears of our personal age, this is often one of many fairly few Greek tragedies that frequently unearths its option to the level. the following the facility of Euripides' theatrical and ethical mind's eye speaks basically around the twenty-five centuries that separate our international from his. The topic is mostly a double one: the ache of the sufferers of battle, exemplified by way of the lady who live to tell the tale the autumn of Troy, and the degradation of the victors, proven via the Greeks' reckless and finally self-destructive habit. It bargains a permanent photo of human fortitude in the course of melancholy. Trojan ladies profits specific relevance, after all, in occasions of struggle. It provides a very excessive account of human discomfort and uncertainty, yet one who can also be rooted in concerns of energy and coverage, morality and expedience. moreover, the seductions of energy and the risks either one of its workout and of resistance to it as portrayed in Trojan girls should not easily philosophical or rhetorical gambits yet a part of the lived event of Euripides' day. And their analogues in our personal day lie all too shut to hand. This new strong translation of Trojan ladies comprises an illuminating creation, explanatory notes, a word list, and recommendations for additional examining.

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Theophrastus: Characters by Theophrastus

By Theophrastus

Theophrastus' Characters is a set of thirty brief character-sketches of assorted forms of people who walked the streets of Athens within the overdue fourth century BC. This version provides a substantially more advantageous textual content for a different paintings which had a profound effect on ecu literature. the interpretation is designed to be readable and divulges the nuances of the unique Greek--through a finished observation that clarifies the usually enigmatic references in the textual content.

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