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Views of Rome

Views of Rome

A Greek Reader

  • Author: Adam Serfass
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 0806160888
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 336
  • View: 1921
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Who were the ancient Romans? Views of Rome addresses this question by offering a collection of thirty-five annotated excerpts from Greek prose authors. As Adam Serfass explains in his introduction, these authors’ characterizations of the Romans run the gamut from fellow Hellenes, civilizers, and peacemakers to barbarians, boors, and warmongers. Although many of the authors featured in this volume—including Augustus, Cassius Dio, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Eusebius, Josephus, Julian, Libanius, Plutarch, Polybius, Strabo, and the writers of the New Testament—are important sources for Roman civilization, their written works are rarely presented in accessible Greek-language editions. These authors wrote in a variety of styles and dialects, and this collection enables readers to experience the range of expression the Greek language makes possible. Views of Rome is divided into five parts spanning early Rome through late antiquity. Within these parts, each prose selection is prefaced with a description of the featured author and the larger work from which the excerpt is drawn, as well as suggestions for further reading in English. The Greek passages themselves are accompanied by notes that provide crucial assistance for understanding grammar and vocabulary, thus enabling students to read the language with greater speed, accuracy, and nuance. Designed for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level readers of Greek, this student-friendly book bridges the worlds of Greece and Rome and inspires discussion of identity, empire, religion, and politics—matters much debated in classical antiquity and in the present day.

Cicero

Cicero

  • Author: Gesine Manuwald
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857735152
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 232
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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE) introduced Romans to the major schools of Greek philosophy, forging a Latin conceptual vocabulary that was entirely new. But for all the sophistication of his thinking, it is perhaps for his political and oratorical career that Cicero is best remembered. He was the nemesis of Catiline, whose plot to overthrow the Republic he famously denounced to the Senate. He was the selfless Consul who turned down the opportunity to join Julius Caesar and Pompey in their ruling triumvirate with Crassus. He was briefly Rome’s leading man after Caesar’s assassination in 44 BCE. And he was the indecisive schemer whose personal ambitions and bitter rivalry with Mark Antony led to his own violent death in 43 BCE as an enemy of the state. In her authoritative survey, Gesine Manuwald evokes the many faces of Cicero, as well as his complexities and seeming contradictions. She focuses on his major writings, allowing the great rhetorician to speak for himself. Cicero’s rich legacy is seen to endure in the works of Plutarch and Quintilian as well as in the speeches of Winston Churchill and Barack Obama.

Gendering War and Peace in the Gospel of Luke

Gendering War and Peace in the Gospel of Luke

  • Author: Caryn A. Reeder
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108562124
  • Category: Religion
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In this book, Caryn A. Reeder examines the gendered language and imagery of war and peace in the Gospel of Luke. Peace is represented with the blessing of fertility, pregnancy, and newborn infants. Pregnant and nursing women, women and children in general, and feminized Jerusalem also represent the horrors of war in the Gospel - abandoned, crushed to the ground, subject to woe and distress, to the point that barren wombs and dry breasts become a blessing. Reeder argues that the representation of peace with pregnant women and newborn infants, the most vulnerable in the population, indicates that victory belongs to God. This message is clarified by the encouragement of surrender and flight from besieged Jerusalem, rather than an active defense. Notably, there are no men to defend Jerusalem in Luke's warnings of war. The Gospel undermines the masculinization of war commonly found in Greco-Roman texts by redirecting the means of making peace from the violence of victory to the unmanly act of surrender.

Winning Revolutions: The Psychosocial Dynamics of Revolts for Freedom, Fairness, and Rights [3 volumes]

Winning Revolutions: The Psychosocial Dynamics of Revolts for Freedom, Fairness, and Rights [3 volumes]

The Psychosocial Dynamics of Revolts for Freedom, Fairness, and Rights

  • Author: J. Harold Ellens
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440803730
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 856
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The product of 35 senior scholars' research, these volumes examine the psychology driving the religious, political, and economic forces that cause turbulence and violence in human society. • Comprehensively analyzes the entire range of economic, political, and religious factors in social revolts • Brings to bear evidence from ancient archaeology, up-to-date psychological models, thoroughgoing sociological analysis, and objective historical reporting • Provides unprecedented coverage of the relevant issues in Greco-Roman, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious dynamics that cause immense sociocultural turbulence and watershed world change • Presents a proposed unified theory of revolution throughout the work while also distinguishing and identifying individual religious, political, and economic forces and outcomes

Meine Taten / Res gestae divi Augusti

Meine Taten / Res gestae divi Augusti

  • Author: Augustus
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110365162
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 193
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The Res Gestae Divi Augusti, a funerary inscription recounting the deeds of Augustus, was originally displayed on two bronze pillars in Rome. While the originals have been lost, a Latin and Greek copy were found in 1555 in today’s Ankara. Augustus lays stress not only on his foreign policy successes, but also emphasizes his care of the people. He proudly recounts his building accomplishments and cites the many honors bestowed upon him.

National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Union catalogs
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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

International Journal on World Peace

International Journal on World Peace

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Peace
  • Page: N.A
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Sermão pelo bom sucesso das armas de Portugal contra as de Holanda

Sermão pelo bom sucesso das armas de Portugal contra as de Holanda

  • Author: António Vieira,Frits Smulders
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter, Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
  • ISBN: 9783631482278
  • Category: History
  • Page: 370
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For review see: W.W. Klooster, in Bijdragen en mededelingen betreffende de geschiedenis der Nederlanden, jrg. 112, afl. 3 (1997); p. 414-415.

Books for College Libraries: Language and literature

Books for College Libraries: Language and literature

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780838901786
  • Category: Academic libraries
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Historia

Historia

Zeitschrift Für Alte Geschichte

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History, Ancient
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The Biblical Archaeologist

The Biblical Archaeologist

  • Author: George Ernest Wright,Frank Moore Cross,Edward Fay Campbell,Floyd Vivian Filson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Archaeology
  • Page: N.A
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Konkurrenz oder Nebeneinander

Konkurrenz oder Nebeneinander

Mysterienkulte in der hohen römischen Kaiserzeit

  • Author: Dorit Engster
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cults
  • Page: 640
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