The Greeks

A Portrait of Self and Others

Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191577839

Category: History

Page: 248

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This book provides an original and challenging answer to the question: 'Who were the Classical Greeks?' Paul Cartledge - 'one of the most theoretically alert, widely read and prolific of contemporary ancient historians' (TLS) - here examines the Greeks and their achievements in terms of their own self-image, mainly as it was presented by the supposedly objective historians: Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Many of our modern concepts as we understand them were invented by the Greeks: for example, democracy, theatre, philosophy, and history. Yet despite being our cultural ancestors in many ways, their legacy remains rooted in myth and the mental and material contexts of many of their achievements are deeply alien to our own ways of thinking and acting. The Greeks aims to explore in depth how the dominant group (adult, male, citizen) attempted, with limited success, to define themselves unambiguously in polar opposition to a whole series of 'Others' - non-Greeks, women, non-citizens, slaves and gods. This new edition contains an updated bibliography, a new chapter entitled 'Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others', and a new afterword.

The Greek World After Alexander 323–30 BC

Author: Graham Shipley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134065310

Category: History

Page: 568

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The Greek World After Alexander 323–30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingdoms. An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion, philosophy, and science, and establishes how far they are presented as radical departures from the culture of Classical Greece or were continuous developments from it. Graham Shipley explores the culture of the Hellenistic world in the context of the social divisions between an educated elite and a general population at once more mobile and less involved in the political life of the Greek city.

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

Realia Byzantina

Author: Sofia Kotzabassi,Giannis Mavromatis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110222310

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 658


This volume combines twenty-six contributions on Byzantine literature in which well-known Byzantine scholars approach subjects from epistolography, historiography, hagiography, philology and prosopography. New editions of many of the texts and documents analysed are included.

Interpretation and Dionysos

Method in the Study of a God

Author: Park McGinty

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110801825

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 6010


Since its founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology, philosophy of science, scientific atheism, structuralism, and theories of religion. From time to time the series publishes volumes that map the state of the art and the history of the discipline.


Essays in Ancient History, Literature, and Philosophy Presented to Alan L. Boegehold : on the Occasion of His Retirement and His Seventy-fifth Birthday

Author: Geoffrey W. Bakewell,James P. Sickinger,Alan Lindley Boegehold

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited


Category: History

Page: 363

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These thirty essays were presented to Alan L Boegehold, a distinguished philologist and an inspirational teacher, on the occasion of his retirement and his seventy-fifth birthday. The contributions fall into two categories, each one reflecting Boegehold's diverse interests in classical studies: the first section includes essays on literary and philosophical topics, several of which pick up on the theme of "gestures"; the second section is representative of Boegehold's more specialised research in Greek epigraphy, history and law. Contents: Biography of Alan L Boeghold; A divine audience for the celebration of Asopichus' victory in Pindar's Fourteenth Olympian Ode (L Athanassaki) ; Poi de kai pothen ; self-motion in Plato's Phaedrus (G W Bakewell) ; Drinking from the sources: John Barton's Tantalus and the epic cycle (D Boedeker) ; Mania and melancholy: Some Stoic texts on insanity (M Graver) ; A gesture in Archilochos 118 (West)? (C Hahnemann) ; When an identity was expected: The slaves in Aristophanes' Knights (J Henderson) ; Nemesis and Phthonos (D Konstan) ; A reading of Ausonius, Professores I (J Pucci) ; Horace epi. 1.13: Compliments to Augustus (M C J Putnam) ; When a gesture was misinterpreted: didonai titthion in Menander's Samia (A C Scafuro) ; Optical illusions in ancient Greece (P Tribodeau) ; Gesture (W F Wyatt, Jr) ; Some observations on the Appianos sarcophagus ( IGUR 1700) (G Bucher) ; The first tragic contest: Revision revised (A P Burnett) ; Notes for a philologist (J McK Camp) ; Two passages in Thucydides (M Chambers) ; Livy's narrative habit (J D Chaplin) ; Athenian prostitution as a liberal profession (E E Cohen) ; Sanides and Sanidia (John E Fischer) ; Thuc. 2.13.3: 600 T. of tribute (C W Fornara) ; Delivering the go(o)ds: Demetrius Poliorcetes and Hellenistic divine kingship (P Green) ; Lysias 14 and 15. A note on the grafes astrateias (M H Hansen) ; Counterproposal at Carthage (Aristotle, Politics II.11.5-6) (G L Huxley) ; Kallias A ( IG I3 52A) and Thucydides 2.13.3 (J Kennelly) ; Slander in ancient Athens: A common law perspective (W T Loomis) ; The bones of Orestes (D D Philips) ; The ostracism of Damon (K A Raaflaub) ; The date of Pnyx III: SEG XII 87, the law of Eukrates on tyranny (337/6 BC) (M B Richardson) ; Archon dates, atthidographers and the sources of Ath. Pol. 22-26 (J P Sickinger) ; A major Athenian letter-cutter ca. 410 to ca. 380: The cutter of IG II2 17 (S V Tracy) .

Opus Mixtum

Essays in Ancient Art & Society

Author: Brita Alroth

Publisher: Coronet Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 4425



ein philosophisches Porträt

Author: Donatella Di Cesare

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161499463

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

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English summary: Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) is one of the most representative figures of twentieth century philosophy. What is his philosophical hermeneutics really about? And how did it develop and change over the years? Donatella Di Cesare recounts the life of the Marburg philosopher and retraces all the stages of his thought, from his student days in his hometown to the dark hours of Nazism and the war years in Leipzig, from the birth of hermeneutics in Heidelberg to its success in the United States and worldwide. Gadamer's philosophy increasingly moved away from Heidegger and chose Plato's dialogue, enabling him to develop his thoughts critically. By forsaking a metaphysical foundation, which did however not mean a renunciation of universality, his philosophical hermeneutics accepts finiteness and, at the same time, is receptive to a ceaseless dialogue in the ongoing comparison with other major contemporary philosophical trends. German description: Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) gehort zu den bedeutendsten Vertretern der Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts. Sein Hauptwerk Wahrheit und Methode ist mittlerweile zu einem Klassiker geworden. Aber worin besteht eigentlich seine philosophische Hermeneutik? Wie entwickelt und verandert sie sich im Lauf der Jahre? Auf einfache und bundige Weise schildert Donatella Di Cesare Gadamers Leben und geht allen Etappen seines Denkens nach: von den Studienjahren in Marburg bis zur Zeit des Nationalsozialismus und den Kriegsjahren in Leipzig, von der Geburt der Hermeneutik in Heidelberg bis zum Erfolg in Amerika und in der Welt. Das Spiel der Kunst, die Wirkungsgeschichte, eine lebensnahe Ethik, die Frage nach dem Verstehen, der Horizont der Sprache, dies alles bildet den theoretischen Kern, aus dem sich eine Philosophie entwickelt, die sich immer weiter von der Heideggers entfernt und den platonischen Dialog bevorzugt, um ihre Gedanken kritisch zu entfalten. Indem sie auf jede metaphysische Letzbegrundung verzichtet, was aber keinen Verzicht auf Universalitat bedeutet, nimmt die philosophische Hermeneutik zugleich die Endlichkeit an und offnet sich zu einem unendlichen Dialog. Ihre Kontur als eine Philosophie der unendlichen Endlichkeit zeichnet sich dabei auch in der Auseinandersetzung mit den anderen zeitgenossischen Philosophien ab: mit der Ideologiekritik Habermas', dem Pragmatismus Rortys, der Dekonstruktion Derridas, dem Nihilismus Vattimos und dem Denken der Differenz. Abschliessend zeichnet die Autorin die neuesten Perspektiven einer Hermeneutik des Anderen ab.