Read e-book online A l'école des Anciens (French Edition) PDF

By Lucien JERPHAGNON,Christiane RANCE

Questionnant Platon, Plotin et saint Augustin, le grand historien humaniste Lucien Jerphagnon (1921-2011) nous entraîne aux resources de notre tradition et de notre temps.

D'une grande determine de l. a. philosophie à une école de pensée, des maîtres aux disciples, d'un discours sur sa méthode à une leçon d'histoire, Lucien Jerphagnon nous plonge aux assets les plus originelles de notre temps et de notre culture.
Avec son érudition savoureuse, et cet artwork fulgurant d'exhumer le crossé et d'incarner les textes, le grand historien nous rappelle pourquoi les penseurs de l'Antiquité – Platon, Plotin et saint Augustin en tête – ont porté jusqu'à nos jours une irréfutable initiation à tout ce qui est los angeles vie de l'esprit, et à tout ce qui rend vivant en général.
En recréant, par-delà les siècles, l. a. plus enthousiasmante des communautés d'esprit, Lucien Jerphagnon remplit tous les devoirs de los angeles paideia, cet artwork d'enseigner et de transmettre qui, plus qu'un savoir, est une éducation de l'être.

Lucien Jerphagnon (1921-2011), professeur émérite des Universités, spécialiste de saint Augustin dont il a édité trois volumes d'oeuvres dans " l. a. Pléiade ", a écrit sur Athènes, los angeles Rome impériale ou Vladimir Jankélévitch, son maître. Parmi ses derniers ouvrages, De l'amour, de l. a. mort, de Dieu et autres bagatelles (avec Christiane Rancé), L'homme qui riait avec les dieux, Les Armes et les Mots et Les Miscellanées d'un Gallo- Romain (Tempus).
Christiane Rancé, romancière et essayiste, est notamment l'auteur de
Prenez-moi tout, mais laissez-moi l'extase (prix des Ecrivains croyants et prix du livre de spiritualité Panorama-La Procure 2013).

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Download e-book for kindle: Patients and Healers in the High Roman Empire by Ido Israelowich

By Ido Israelowich

Patients and Healers within the excessive Roman Empire bargains a desirable holistic examine the perform of historic Roman drugs. Ido Irsaelowich provides 3 richly special case studies—one concentrating on the house and replica; one other at the military; the final on clinical tourism—from the viewpoint of these on either side of the patient-healer divide. He explains intensive how humans within the classical international turned conscious of their illnesses, what they believed brought on specific health problems, and why they grew to become to sure healers—root cutters, gymnastic running shoes, dream interpreters, pharmacologists, and priests—or sought remedy in particular locations resembling temples, tub homes, and town facilities.

The ebook brings to lifestyles the complicated habit and social prestige of all of the actors focused on the clinical industry. It additionally sheds new gentle on classical theories approximately ailment, the measures Romans undertook to take on sickness and enhance public health and wellbeing, and private expectancies for and reviews of assorted remedies.

Ultimately, Israelowich concludes that this clamoring multitude of coexisting varieties of healthiness care really shared a standard language. Drawing on a various diversity of sources—including sufferer stories; the writings of physicians, historians, and poets; and reliable guides of the Roman country— Patients and Healers within the excessive Roman Empire is a groundbreaking heritage of the tradition of classical medicine.

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Richard H. Wilkinson,Kent Weeks's The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings (Oxford PDF

By Richard H. Wilkinson,Kent Weeks

The royal necropolis of recent country Egypt, often called the Valley of the Kings (KV), is likely one of the so much important--and celebrated--archaeological websites on the earth. situated at the west financial institution of the Nile river, approximately 3 miles west of recent Luxor, the valley is domestic to greater than sixty tombs, all relationship to the second one millennium BCE. the main well-known of those is the tomb of Tutankhamun, first chanced on through Howard Carter in 1922. different recognized pharaoh's interred the following comprise Hatshepsut, the single queen present in the valley, and Ramesses II, old Egypt's maximum ruler. a lot has transpired within the research and exploration of the Valley of the Kings during the last few years. a number of significant discoveries were made, significantly the many-chambered KV5 (tomb of the sons of Ramesses II) and KV sixty three, a formerly unknown tomb present in the center of the valley. Many components of the royal valley were explored for the 1st time utilizing new applied sciences, revealing old huts, shrines, and stelae. New reviews of the DNA, filiation, cranio-facial reconstructions, and different elements of the royal mummies have produced very important and occasionally arguable effects.
The Oxford instruction manual of the Valley of the Kings offers an up to date and thorough reference designed to fill a truly genuine hole within the literature of Egyptology. it will likely be a useful source for students, academics, and researchers with an curiosity during this key sector of Egyptian archaeology. First, introductory chapters find the Valley of the Kings in house and time. next chapters supply targeted examinations of person tombs: their building, content material, improvement, and importance. ultimately, the e-book discusses the present prestige of ongoing problems with upkeep and archaeology, similar to conservation, tourism, and location administration. as well as fresh paintings pointed out above, aerial imaging, distant sensing, reviews of the tombs' architectural and ornamental symbolism, difficulties of conservation website administration, and reviews of KV-related temples are only the various features no longer lined in the other paintings at the Valley of the Kings. This quantity can provide to develop into the first scholarly reference paintings in this very important global historical past Site.

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The Optical Corrections of the Doric Temple by Tapio Prokkola PDF

By Tapio Prokkola

MEANINGS IN GREEK ARCHITECTURE
A NEW method of AN old QUESTION
The optical corrections of the Greek Doric temple were a debatable query within the historical past of structure. They have been first pointed out via the Roman architect and author Vitruvius. in response to him they have been intended to avoid optical distortions that another way could make the temple glance defective. This clarification has ever because been repeated by way of such a lot students even supposing a few of them preserve that the corrections have been truly applied to convey energy to the another way too static visual appeal of the temple.
Tapio Prokkola, the writer of this ebook, is either an architect and a historian of principles. He provides a completely new concept concerning the which means of the optical corrections of the Doric temple. This thought is predicated on an research of the worth process and beliefs of the traditional Greeks. because of this research, he claims that the main imperative excellent of the Greeks dwelling in city-states and construction Doric temples was once the proper of cohesion in plurality. This perfect used to be in keeping with their dwelling stipulations within the polis and enlivened via the traditional heroic reviews inherited from their Homeric culture. all the most crucial positive aspects of existence have been equipped in line with this perfect: the polis itself, its army association – the hoplite phalanx, and at last -- the Doric temple, which was once the last word image of the city-state. the entire optical corrections in addition to many different insistent positive factors of the Doric temple have been easily technique of the architects to make the temple to conform with this excellent.
The writer offers the improvement historical past of the Doric temple and exhibits how the temple used to be constructed from an doubtful starting via many, usually contradictory levels until eventually the ultimate target, the precise of harmony in plurality, used to be eventually completed in classical temples accurately with the aid of the optical corrections.
The writer additionally claims that every one past interpretations were in response to a false impression of the phrases of Vitruvius, and that during truth the phrases of Vitruvius have been really probably in keeping with a false impression of the phrases of Ictinus, the fashion designer of the Parthenon, as a result of varied beliefs among Classical Greece and the early Roman Empire. This conception has been awarded within the so much compelling shape, and definitely not anyone, who reads this ebook, can examine a Doric temple with a similar eyes as sooner than.
The booklet is lavishly illustrated together with 60 diversified temple plans, 30 facades and several drawings and photographs.

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Download PDF by Averil Cameron: Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire: The Development of

By Averil Cameron

Many purposes may be given for the increase of Christianity in overdue antiquity and its flourishing within the medieval global. In asking how Christianity succeeded in changing into the dominant ideology within the unpromising situations of the Roman Empire, Averil Cameron turns to the improvement of Christian discourse over the 1st to 6th centuries A.D., investigating the discourse's crucial features, its results on latest kinds of verbal exchange, and its eventual preeminence. students of overdue antiquity and normal readers attracted to this important old interval could be intrigued through her exploration of those influential alterations in modes of communication.

The emphasis that Christians put on language—writing, speaking, and preaching—made attainable the formation of a robust and certainly a totalizing discourse, argues the writer. Christian discourse was once sufficiently versatile for use as a public and political tool, but while for use to specific deepest emotions and emotion. Embracing the 2 opposing poles of good judgment and secret, it contributed powerfully to the sluggish recognition of Christianity and the faith's transformation from the keenness of a small sect to an institutionalized global religion.

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Download PDF by Sidney Sauer: Die Gründung und die Entwicklung der Stadt Massalia bis 49

By Sidney Sauer

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, word: 1,3, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Veranstaltung: Die griechische Kolonisation, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die Hochzeit der griechischen Kolonisation begann etwa um 800 v. Chr. und erstreckte sich von Spanien, über Italien und Nordafrika, bis an die Schwarzmeerküste. Die sector des westlichen Mittelmeerraumes wurde als letzte kolonisiert und die Haupttätigkeit hierbei lag bei der kleinasiatischen Stadt Phokaia. Die Phokaier waren auch für die Gründung Massalias an der Rhônemündung verantwortlich.
Phokaia struggle zwar eine sehr wohlhabende, prosperierende Stadt, hatte jedoch nur sehr begrenzte Möglichkeiten zum Getreideanbau. guy könnte additionally vermuten, dass Phokaia bestrebt eine oder mehrere Kolonien zu gründen um die eigene Getreideversorgung sicherzustellen.

Massalia wurde jedoch an einem Ort gegründet, an dem der Getreideanbau ebenfalls nicht sonderlich ertragreich warfare.
Es stellt sich additionally die Frage, aus welchen Gründen eine Stadt mit solchen Schwierigkeiten eine Kolonie gründet an einer Stelle, die sich mit denselben Problemen befassen muss.
Außerdem ist die Frage zu beantworten, wie Massalia in der quarter bestehen und zu solchem Reichtum kommen konnte. Es lag umgeben von feindlich gesinnten Völkern und Reichen. Da waren die Phönikier, die Konkurrenten um die Handelsrouten nach Tartessos, die Karthager und Etrusker, die im Bündnis die Phokaier zwangen ihre Kolonie auf Korsika aufzugeben. Und unmittelbar neben Massalia lebten competitive keltische Stämme.

Um diese Fragen zu beantworten, wird diese Arbeit zunächst die Stadt Phokaia, sowie den westlichen Mittelmeerraum vorstellen. Desweiteren wird der Gründungsakt Massalias beschrieben und die ökonomische und politische scenario analysiert und beschrieben, bis Massalia forty nine. V. Chr. letztlich von den Römern erobert wird.

Grundsätzlich ist noch anzumerken, dass sich die Quellenlage als äußerst schwierig darstellt. Es gibt keinen Massalioten selbst, der über die Geschichte seiner Stadt geschrieben hat. Die einzigen literarischen Quellen, die zur Verfügung stehen, wurden erst wieder nach 350 v. Chr. verfasst.

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Download PDF by Tina Hüfner: Die Frauen Neros: Agrippina Minor, Claudia Octavia, Poppaea

By Tina Hüfner

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, notice: 1,5, Universität Rostock, Veranstaltung: Stereotypen der Macht? Die Kaiserinnen des Imperium Romanum, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: „Hinter jeden starken Mann steht eine noch stärkere Frau, die ihn stützt.“ So sagte es angeblich schon Kaiser Napoleon. Aber traf dies auch auf einen römischen Kaiser zu, der der heutigen Welt hauptsächlich durch seine Grausamkeit und Unberechenbarkeit in Erinnerung geblieben ist? Wie urteilen die Zeitgenossen über sie?
Wenn wir die Kaiserinnen des Imperium Romanum von Livia bis Theodora betrachten wollen, dann brauchen wir eine Merkmalsschablone, um sie mit einander vergleichen zu können – die Stereotypen der Macht. Dabei finden sich verschiedene, mit relativ festen Eigenschaften belegte Frauentypen. Der confident Inbegriff der Frau wäre die matrona. Sie zeichnet sich durch Kompetenz, Fruchtbarkeit und Zurückhaltung aus. Sie füllt die ihr zugedachten Rollen als Kaiserin, Ehefrau und Mutter mit aller Zurückhaltung und zur vollsten Zufriedenheit ihres Mannes und ihres Volkes aus. Sie mischt sich nicht in die Politik ein, Repräsentiert das Herrscherhaus in Würde und versucht keine oder nur unpolitische Ziele zu verfolgen.
Als viel häufigeres Bild der kaiserlichen Ehefrau finden wir, vor allem in den Annalen des Tacitus, ein Verhalten, das Thomas Späth als „Normtransgression“ bezeichnet. Es besagt, dass Frauen gegen die römische Vorstellung der idealen Ehefrau verstoßen. Er unterscheidet dabei zwei Bereiche, einerseits den der „Machenschaften“ und andererseits den des „Ehebruchs“.
Bei jeder wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung bezüglich der Rolle einer Frau muss immer eins bedacht werden. Die Überlieferungen wurden von Männern für Männer geschrieben. Und zeichnen somit ein sehr einheitliches und spezifisches Bild der Kaiserinnen.
In der vorliegenden Hausarbeit soll untersucht werden, welche Frauen in Verbindung mit Kaiser Nero standen und was once über sie von den antiken Autoren überliefert wurde. Dabei wird ein besonderes Augenmerk auf die stereotypen Darstellungen der Weiblichkeit gelegt. Untersucht wurden zu diesem Zweck Neros Mutter Agrippina Minor, seine erste Ehefrau Claudia Octavia, seine zweite Ehefrau Poppaea Sabina, seine Geliebte Acte und seine dritte Ehefrau Statilia Messalina.
Beim Aufbau der Arbeit sind wir chronologisch vorgegangen, beginnend bei der Betrachtung der Rolle der Kaisermutter Agrippina Minor.

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Read e-book online Roman Artisans and the Urban Economy PDF

By Cameron Hawkins

This booklet bargains the 1st finished learn of monetary stipulations and monetary lifestyles in Roman towns in the course of the past due Republic and early Empire. by means of applying a worldly technique established upon comparative proof and modern financial thought, the writer develops interlocking arguments in regards to the courting among 4 key attributes of city fiscal existence in Roman antiquity: the character and value of patron call for; the constitution of city labour markets; the recommendations devised by means of city artisans of their efforts to navigate their social and fiscal environments; and the criteria that served to restrict either the final functionality of the Roman financial system, and its power for extensive progress. whereas the author's technique and conclusions may be of specific curiosity to experts in fiscal heritage, different readers will make the most of his dialogue of themes similar to slavery and manumission, the commercial importance institutions, and the effect of gender on monetary behaviour.

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Download e-book for iPad: Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical by Sarah B Pomeroy

By Sarah B Pomeroy

What did girls do in old Greece and Rome? Did Socrates' spouse Xanthippe ever pay attention his dialogues on good looks and fact? what number many girls really learn the histories of Herodotus and Thucydides? while pagan goddesses have been as strong as gods, why was once the prestige of ladies often so low? Why, in conventional histories, is part the inhabitants successfully invisible?

This special and significant publication spans a interval of 1500 years - from the autumn of Troy to the loss of life of Constantine. It examines all of the on hand proof - literary and archaeological - and reconstructs the lives of ladies from all sessions of society.

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Download e-book for kindle: Juvenal and the Poetics of Anonymity (Cambridge Classical by Tom Geue

By Tom Geue

The satirist Juvenal is still one in every of antiquity's maximum query marks. His Satires entered the mainstream of the classical culture with not anything greater than an doubtful identify and a doubtful biography to suggest them. Tom Geue argues that the lacking writer determine isn't any mere casualty of time's passage, yet a startling, concerted impact of the Satires themselves. Scribbling risky social critique lower than a old greatest of paranoia, Juvenal harnessed this darkish power via wiping all strains of himself - signature, physique, biographical snippets, social connections - from his reticent texts. This final significant ambassador of a as soon as self-betraying style took an intensive bounce into the nameless. Juvenal and the Poetics of Anonymity tracks this mystifying self-concealment over the complete Juvenalian corpus. via probing shut readings, it exhibits how vital the lacking writer used to be to this satire, and the way that absence echoes and amplifies the neurotic politics of writing lower than surveillance.

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