Download E-books Ancient Comedy and Reception: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Henderson (2013-12-15) PDF

By unknown author

This assortment presents an outline of the reception heritage of an enormous literary style from Greco-Roman antiquity to the current day. having a look first at Athenian comedian poets and comedy within the Roman Empire, the quantity is going directly to speak about Greco-Roman comedy's reception in the course of the a while. It concludes with a glance on the smooth period, bearing in mind literary translations and level productions in addition to sleek media similar to radio and picture.

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Download E-books Herodotus in Nubia (Mnemosyne Supplements) PDF

By László Török

20th century commentaries on Herodotus' passages on Nubia, the historic nation of Kush and the Aithiopia of the Greek culture, depend totally on an superseded and biased interpretation of the textual and archaeological proof. Disputing either the Nubia photograph of 20th century Egyptology and the Herodotus interpretation of conventional Quellenkritik, the writer lines again the Aithiopian details that used to be to be had to Herodotus to a discourse on Kushite kingship created lower than the Nubian pharaohs of the Twenty-Fifth Dynasty and preserved within the Ptah sanctuary at Memphis. inadequate for a self-contained Aithiopian emblems, the knowledge received by way of Herodotus enhances and helps money owed of the land, origins, customs and historical past of alternative peoples and bears a relation to the goal of the particular narrative contexts into which the writer of The Histories inserted it.

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Download E-books Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions - 26) PDF

By Julia Annas

The culture of historic philosophy is a protracted, wealthy and sundry one, during which the notes of dialogue and argument continuously resound. This publication introduces historical debates, attractive us with the traditional advancements in their issues. relocating clear of the presentation of historical philosophy as a succession of significant thinkers, the e-book provides readers a feeling of the freshness and liveliness of old philosophy, and of its good selection of topics and types. concerning the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and magnificence, Very brief Introductions supply an creation to a couple of life's finest issues. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they display the best modern considering the relevant difficulties and matters in hundreds of thousands of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum conception to Islam.

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Download E-books Foot Steps of the Ancient Great Glacier of North America: A Long Lost Document of a Revolution in 19th Century Geological Theory PDF

By Harold W. Borns Jr., Kirk Allen Maasch

John ok. DeLaski, M.D. practiced drugs within the Penobscot Bay sector of Maine and, moreover, was once a naturalist with prepared powers of statement. His examine of the panorama resulted in the realization thick glacier had overtopped the top hills, flooded all of Penobscot Bay, prolonged some distance to the east and west and possibly was once a part of a better continental glacier. He released those very serious box observations and inferences in different articles in neighborhood newspapers and magazines, and within the American magazine of technological know-how in 1864. His paintings positioned him at the “team” of Benjamin Silliman, James D. Dana and Louis Agassiz as an suggest for glaciation because the nearby land shaping strength against that of the Biblical Deluge, a huge clinical clash of the day either in North the United States and Europe. He remained a shadowy participant, within the history, yet truly contributed severe observations to the argument via own interactions with Agassiz and different well-liked naturalists. They integrated DeLaski’s observations into their very own displays, usually with out giving him credits. John DeLaski’s precis paintings, a four hundred web page handwritten manuscript for the ebook, “The historical nice Glacier of North America”, used to be dated 1869. He died in 1874 and the booklet was once now not released. The historical importance of DeLaski’s unpublished booklet relies upon its startling contribution to 1 of the foremost medical questions of the day of no matter if the surficial geology of northern U.S. and Canada used to be attributable to the activities of the Biblical Flood or via continental glaciation. If released, this is able to were the 1st ebook in this continent, at the very least, to give a holistic dialogue of the talk within which he offered his severe observations of the surficial geology in Maine, southern New England and New Brunswick, Canada and concluded that those depositional and erosional positive factors has to be of glacial starting place. DeLaski then included different facts into the booklet for glaciation said by way of others from the zone in the course of a decade or , and from the mid and much west and Canada to suggest that the whole area was once coated by way of an ice sheet that was once a minimum of 5,000 toes and doubtless a lot thicker over inside northern U.S. and Canada and which terminated alongside a glacial margin which prolonged from southern new England as a ways westward alongside the classes of the Ohio, and Missouri Rivers. All this used to be performed whereas so much “naturalists” nonetheless recommended the Biblical Flood to provide an explanation for the main elements of the surficial geology in North the US and overseas. DeLaski’s booklet containing his serious observations of basically such a lot of panorama good points of glacial foundation, if released might were a pivotal rfile that may have strongly supported these arguing for glaciations within the glaciations vs. flood foreign argument.

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Download E-books Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon (Neuer Pauly Supplemente) (German Edition) PDF

By Manfred Landfester

Ob Homer, Hesiod, Aischylos oder Sappho, ob Plautus, Sallust, Tacitus oder Marc Aurel - sie haben mit ihren Werken Meilensteine der Literaturgeschichte gesetzt. Der Band verzeichnet für etwa 500 Hauptwerke der griechischen und lateinischen Literatur die wichtigen Daten der Überlieferungs- und Editionsgeschichte. Nach einem festen Raster mit Rubriken liefert das Nachschlagewerk alle Detailinformationen von einer Kurzcharakteristik über Papyri, wichtige Handschriften und Erstausgaben bis zu den aktuellen Textausgaben und Übersetzungen sowie Standardkommentaren. Unverzichtbar für Quellenstudium und Textanalyse. Darauf hat die Wissenschaft gewartet.

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Download E-books Fiscal Regimes and the Political Economy of Premodern States PDF

By Andrew Monson, Walter Scheidel

Encouraged by means of the recent monetary heritage, this publication represents the 1st worldwide survey of taxation within the premodern international. What emerges is a wealthy number of associations, together with experiments with refined tools akin to sovereign debt and fiduciary funds, tough the thought of a standard premodern degree of financial improvement. The experiences additionally exhibit styles and correlations throughout commonly dispersed societies that make clear the fundamental elements riding the intensification, abatement, and innovation of monetary regimes. Twenty students have contributed views from a variety of fields in addition to heritage, together with anthropology, economics, political technological know-how and sociology. The volume's assurance extends past Europe, the Mediterranean, and the close to East to East Asia and the Americas, thereby transcending the Eurocentric method of such a lot scholarship on monetary heritage.

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Download E-books The Verbal System of the Aramaic of Daniel (Studies in the Aramaic Interpretation of Scripture) PDF

By Tarsee Li

This e-book explains the verbal process of the Aramaic of Daniel within the context of present learn on grammaticalization, which, even though first pointed out by means of Meillet in 1912, didn't flourish till the start of the 1980's, and has in simple terms extra lately been utilized to the examine of historical close to japanese languages. even supposing a number of elements of the Aramaic of Daniel were topic of various reviews, together with a number of exhaustive reports at the verbal approach within the final century, it is still one of the such a lot tough to provide an explanation for. the reason provided this is coherent with the old improvement of Aramaic in addition to the observable trends within the improvement of human languages normally.

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Download E-books Native Americans, Archaeologists, and the Mounds (American Indian Studies) PDF

By Barbara Alice Mann

Ever considering that eu settlers stumbled upon the eighteenth-century mounds, factors and interpretations of them - frequently ridiculous and rarely local American - have seemed as sober scholarship. this present day, the local American Graves safeguard and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA) has intensified the controversy over who «owns» the mounds - sleek descendants of the Mound developers or Western archaeologists. Native american citizens, Archaeologists, and the Mounds is the 1st cogent examine all of the concerns surrounding the mounds, their historical past, their maintenance, and their interpretation. utilizing the traditions of these Natives descended from the Mound developers in addition to ancient and archaeological facts, Barbara Alice Mann put the mounds of their local cultural context as she examines the fraught concerns enveloping them within the twenty-first century.

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