Download E-books Compendium of Roman History / Res Gestae Divi Augusti (Loeb Classical Library, No. 152) PDF

Velleius Paterculus, who lived within the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius (30 BCE–37 CE), served as an army tribune in Thrace, Macedonia, Greece and Asia Minor, and later, from four CE to twelve or thirteen, as a cavalry officer and legatus in Germany and Pannonia. He was once quaestor in 7 CE, praetor in 15. He wrote in books 'Roman Histories', a precis of Roman historical past from the autumn of Troy to 29 CE. As he approached his personal instances he turns into a lot fuller in his therapy, specially among the demise of Caesar in forty four BCE and that of Augustus in 14 CE. His paintings has valuable concise essays on Roman colonies and provinces and a few powerful compressed portrayals of characters.

Res Gestae Divi Augusti. In his 76th 12 months (13 CE–14) the emperor Augustus wrote a dignified account of his public existence and paintings of which the simplest preserved replica (with a Greek translation) used to be engraved by means of the Galatians at the partitions of the temple of Augustus at Ancyra (Ankara). it's a designated record giving brief info of his public places of work and honours; his benefactions to the empire, to the folks, and to the warriors; and his prone as a soldier and as an administrator.

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Download E-books Demosthenes, Speeches 50-59 (The Oratory of Classical Greece, V. 6) PDF

This is the 6th quantity within the Oratory of Classical Greece. This sequence provides the entire surviving speeches from the past due 5th and fourth centuries BC in new translations ready through classical students who're on the vanguard of the self-discipline. those translations are particularly designed for the desires and pursuits of ultra-modern undergraduates, Greekless students in different disciplines, and the final public.

Classical oratory is a useful source for the research of historic Greek existence and tradition. The speeches supply facts on Greek ethical perspectives, social and fiscal stipulations, political and social ideology, legislation and felony strategy, and different points of Athenian tradition which were mostly overlooked: girls and kinfolk lifestyles, slavery, and faith, to call only a few.

Demosthenes is considered the best orator of classical antiquity; certainly, his very eminence will be liable for the inclusion below his identify of a few speeches he in all likelihood did not write. This quantity comprises 4 speeches which are most likely the paintings of Apollodorus, who's often called "the 11th Attic Orator." despite their authorship, in spite of the fact that, this set of ten legislation court docket speeches supplies a brilliant experience of private and non-private lifestyles in fourth-century BC Athens. They inform of the friendships and quarrels of rural associates, of younger males joined in raucous, deliberately stunning habit, of households enduring nice poverty, and of the difficult involvement of prostitutes within the lives of voters. additionally they care for the outfitting of warships, the grain exchange, demanding situations to citizenship, and regulations at the civic function of guys in debt to the state.

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Download E-books Cato and Varro: On Agriculture (Loeb Classical Library No. 283) PDF

Cato (M. Porcius Cato) the elder (234–149 BCE) of Tusculum, statesman and soldier, was once the 1st vital author in Latin prose. His speeches, works on jurisprudence and the artwork of warfare, his precepts to his son on a variety of topics, and his nice ancient paintings on Rome and Italy are misplaced. yet we've got his De Agricultura; terse, critically clever, grimly funny, it provides principles in a variety of points of a farmer's financial system, together with even scientific and cooking recipes, and divulges fascinating info of household life.

Varro (M. Terentius), 116–27 BCE, of Reate, popular for his enormous studying, was once an antiquarian, historian, philologist, scholar of technological know-how, agriculturist, and poet. He was once a republican who used to be reconciled to Julius Caesar and was once marked out via him to oversee an meant nationwide library. Of Varro's greater than seventy works concerning thousands of volumes we have now just one on agriculture and nation affairs (Rerum Rusticarum) and a part of his paintings at the Latin language (De Lingua Latina; Loeb nos. 333, 334), notwithstanding we all know a lot approximately his Satires. all the 3 books on state affairs starts off with a good mise en scene and makes use of discussion. the 1st booklet offers with agriculture and farm administration, the second one with sheep and oxen, the 3rd with bird and the retaining of different animals huge and small, together with bees and fishponds. There are vigorous interludes and a picture historical past of political events.

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Download E-books Living Classics: Greece and Rome in Contemporary Poetry in English (Classical Presences) PDF

This choice of essays explores the vast use of Latin and Greek literary texts in quite a number fresh poetry written in English. It comprises either contributions from poets, who comprise Tony Harrison, Seamus Heaney, and Michael Longley, conversing approximately their makes use of of classical literature of their personal paintings in lyric poetry and in theatre poetry, and essays from educational specialists at the related issues. Living Classics asks why modern poets are returning to creating types of and allusions to Greek and Roman literature of their paintings, and interrogates the parallel curiosity of contemporary classical students within the modern reception of classical texts.

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Download E-books The Ancient Critic at Work: Terms and Concepts of Literary Criticism in Greek Scholia PDF

The big yet underrated corpus of Greek scholia, the marginal and interlinear notes present in manuscripts, is a crucial resource for historical literary feedback. The proof of the scholia considerably provides to and complements the image that may be won from learning the suitable treatises (such as Aristotle's Poetics): scholia additionally include recommendations that aren't present in the treatises, and they're indicative of ways the techniques are literally positioned to exploit within the revolutionary interpretation of texts. This booklet additionally demonstrates that it is necessary to check either old terminology and the circumstances the place a selected phenomenon is just paraphrased. Nineteen thematic chapters supply a repertoire of many of the phrases and ideas of historic literary feedback. The proper witnesses are generally quoted in Greek and English translation. A word list of Greek phrases (with translation) and several other indices permit the ebook additionally for use for reference.

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Download E-books Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness: The Birth of a Genre from Archaic Greece to Augustan Rome PDF

By Paul Allen Miller

Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness provides a version for learning the background of lyric as a style. Prof Miller attracts a contrast among the paintings of the Greek lyrists and the extra condensed, own poetry that we go along with lyric. He then confronts the theoretical concerns and provides a worldly, Bakhtinian interpreting of the improvement of the lyric shape from its origins in archaic Greece to the extra individualist form of Augustan Rome. This publication will attract classicists and, on account that English translations of passages from the traditional authors are supplied, to people who specialize in comparative literature.

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Download E-books Euripides: Electra (Aris & Phillips Classical Texts (Paperback)) PDF

King Agamemnon is lengthy useless and his killers rule at Argos. Orestes returns from exile to avenge his father through killing his mom Clytemnestra and her seducer Aegisthus. His vengeance will free up his sister Electra from oppression and fix Orestes to his domestic and country. this can be the single episode from Greek legend taken care of in surviving performs through all 3 of the nice Athenian tragedians of the 5th century B.C. ― Aeschylus in his Libation-bearers (part of the Oresteia trilogy), Sophocles and Euripides each one in performs named Electra. the 3 performs offer a different list of improvement and divergence within the content material and elegance of Athenian tragic drama. In Euripides' fingers the tale turns into a tragedy of all too human feelings and illusions. Orestes' revenge is subordinated to Electra's hatred and resentment of her mom and the usurper. Clytemnestra's dying brings brings no longer pleasure and recovery yet revulsion, separation and renewed exile. Unwarned by means of the gods, Electra and Orestes understand too past due the human charges of executing Apollo's justice. This variation of Euripides' play was once first released in 1988. the second one variation is greatly revised to mirror newer paintings at the textual content of the play and its interpretation. Martin Cropp is Professor Emeritus of Greek and Roman experiences on the college of Calgary. within the Classical Texts sequence he has additionally edited Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris (2001) and Euripides: chosen Fragmentary performs, quantity 1 with Christopher Collard and Kevin Lee (1995, revised 2009) and quantity 2 with Christopher Collard and John Gibert (2004).

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Download E-books The Literature of Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of Stories, Instructions, Stelae, Autobiographies, and Poetry; Third Edition PDF

An anthology of old Egyptian literature, revised to provide clean translations of the entire texts in addition to a few 25 new entries, together with writings from the past due literature of the Demotic interval on the finish of classical Egyptian background. it's also an intensive bibliography.

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Download E-books The Derveni Papyrus: Cosmology, Theology and Interpretation PDF

Gábor Betegh provides the 1st systematic reconstruction and exam of the Derveni papyrus and analyzes its function within the highbrow milieu of its age. present in 1962 close to Thessaloniki one of the continues to be of a funeral pyre, it really is one of many earliest surviving Greek papyri and is a rfile of fundamental significance for figuring out non secular and philosophical advancements of the time of Socrates. The booklet will attraction strongly to classicists, philosophers and historians of faith.

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