Author: Marinos Yeroulanos

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1784534927

Category: History

Page: 897

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A 2016 Book of the Year, BBC History Magazine Human wisdom is of little or no value', wrote Plato in his Apology. And yet the ancient Greeks, including Plato himself, more than any other people of antiquity were fascinated by the pursuit of the wisdom they called philosophia. That search for knowledge involved an extensive use of maxims and quotations, as we can see from those expressions of Homer prefaced by the phrase 'as people say'. Homer, the Seven Sages and the Pre-Socratic philosophers are still extensively quoted in all the major western languages. Yet for all their popularity, until now there has been no single resource to which interested readers might turn. This unique reference book offers one of the most comprehensive selections of Greek quotations ever committed to print. With its English text matched by the original Greek, the volume collects 7500 entries, ranging from the archaic period to late antiquity, and across philosophy, drama, poetry, history, science and medicine, each indexed with key words to enable fast sourcing. Together, these selections provide an incomparable insight into the glories of Greek civilization.
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Author: Henry T. (Henry Thomas) 1816-187 Riley

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781361833360

Category: History

Page: 666

View: 491

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Author: Oxford University Press,TME.

Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198601739

Category: Reference

Page: 1136

View: 7334

More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k
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A Manual for the Tracer of Lost Quotations

Author: Anthony W. Shipps

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252016950

Category: Reference

Page: 194

View: 480

Discusses how lost quotations are located and verified using tools and methods for identifying the sources of the quotations
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Comprising 14,000 Idioms, Proverbs, Maxims, Mottoes, Technical Words and Terms, and Press Allusions from the Works of the Great Writers in Latin, Greek, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Alphabetically Arranged, with English Translations and Equivalents

Author: Hugh Percy Jones

Publisher: N.A


Category: Quotations

Page: 532

View: 4942

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The Culture and History of Quotation

Author: Ruth Finnegan

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1906924333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

View: 5598

Quoting is all around us. But do we really know what it means? How do people actually quote today, and how did our present systems come about? This book brings together a down-to-earth account of contemporary quoting with an examination of the comparative and historical background that lies behind it and the characteristic way that quoting links past and present, the far and the near.Drawing from anthropology, cultural history, folklore, cultural studies, sociolinguistics, literary studies and the ethnography of speaking, Ruth Finnegan 's fascinating study sets our present conventions into crosscultural and historical perspective. She traces the curious history of quotation marks, examines the long tradition of quotation collections with their remarkable recycling across the centuries, and explores the uses of quotation in literary, visual and oral traditions. The book tracks the changing defi nitions and control of quoting over the millennia and in doing so throws new light on ideas such as imitation, allusion, authorship, originality and plagiarism .
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Author: David Sacks,Oswyn Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195112061

Category: History

Page: 306

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Alphabetically arranged entries provide a detailed look at the history of this ancient culture, covering such topics as art, architecture, technology, and women's roles.
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The Illiterati's Guide to Latin Maxims, Mottoes, Proverbs and Sayings

Author: Jon R. Stone

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415969093

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 394

View: 1018

"The Routledge Dictionary of Latin Quotations offers a comprehensive treasure of nearly eight thousand Latin quotations, mottoes, proverbs and maxims from the birth of the Republic to the fall of the Empire, and into the age of Renaissance and Reformation. This treasure of Latin wit and witticism is drawn from the worlds of philosophy, literature, politics, law, science, religion, drama, poetry, and warfare. Also included in this volume are an extensive English-Latin index and a handy layman's guide to Latin pronunciation." -- back cover.
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Eine komparative Übersicht

Author: Walter Puchner

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: 3205203127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 486

View: 8306

Der vorliegende Band bildet eine bibliographisch reich dokumentierte Übersicht über die orale Literatur Südosteuropas und vergleicht zum ersten Mal mit übersetzten Beispielen gesungene Texte (Heldenlieder und historische Liedchroniken, Kleften- und Hajukenlieder, Balladen und Erzähllieder, religiöse Lieder und Ansingelieder, Lieder auf Tod und Trennung, Liebes-, Hochzeits- und Frühlingslieder, Karnevalslieder und Kinderlieder) und gesprochene Texte (Märchen, Sagen und Überlieferungen, Legenden und erbauliche Geschichten, Schwänke und Anekdoten, Sprichwörter und Rätsel) in einem sprach- und länderübergreifenden Zusammenhang in der traditionellen Volkskultur von Ungarn und Rumänien, den südslawischen Ländern und Albanien, Griechenland und der Türkei.
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A Treasury of Quotations in Psychology, Philosophy, and Artificial Intelligence

Author: Morton Wagman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313312847

Category: Philosophy

Page: 271

View: 8243

Focuses on distinguished quotations representing the best thinking in philosophy, psychology, and artificial intelligence from classical civilization to contemporary cognitive science.
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Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography and Natural History

Author: William Smith

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: N.A

View: 6998

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Taken Chiefly from the Latin and French, But Comprising Many from the Greek, Spanish, and Italian Languages

Author: D. E. Macdonnel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Quotations, English

Page: 415

View: 3198

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Author: Michael Grant

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780222793

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 8047

Myths of the Greeks and Romans is an essential guide to ancient literature The myths told by the Greeks and Romans are as important as their history for our understanding of what they believed, thought and felt, and of what they expressed in writing and visual art. Mythology was inextricably interwoven with the entire fabric of their public and private lives. This book discusses not only the purely fictional myths, fairy-tales and folk-tales but the sagas and legends which have some historical grounding. This is not a dictionary of stories, rather a personal selection of the most important and memorable. Michael Grant re-tells these marvellous tales, and then explores the different ways in which they have appeared throughout literature. It is an inspiring study, filled with quotations from literary sources, which gives the reader a fascinating exposition of ancient culture as well as an understanding of how vital the classical world has been in shaping the western culture of today.
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Author: Jennifer R. March

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780304357888

Category: Fiction

Page: 831

View: 4173

Brief entries describe the characters, legends, and events of Greek and Roman mythology.
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Author: Friedo Ricken

Publisher: W. Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 9783170199095

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 7982

English summary: Active philosophising, that is not limited by current states, but wants to keep the entire reality in its view has to rely on conversation with history. The antique era plays a major role in this, as the Greeks were the first to pose questions that occupy philosophers up to today. They pointed out approaches to resolution, the basic terms are their doing, thus the philosophy of the classical era is appropriate for an introduction to philosophical thinking. The work reaches from Pre-Socratic philosophy (600 B.C.) to the end of Neo-Platonism (600 AD). It emphasises on questions, terms and theses, which remain essential to modern philosophising. German description: Lebendiges Philosophieren, das nicht zeitbedingten Engfuhrungen erliegen, sondern die Fulle der Wirklichkeit im Blick behalten will, ist auf das Gesprach mit der Geschichte angewiesen. Dabei kommt der Antike eine besondere Bedeutung zu. Die Griechen haben als Erste die Fragen gestellt, welche die Philosophie bis heute beschaftigen. Sie haben grundsatzliche Losungsmoglichkeiten aufgezeigt. Die Grundbegriffe der Philosophie sind ihr Werk. Die Philosophie der Antike ist daher wie keine andere als Einfuhrung in das philosophische Denken geeignet.Die Darstellung umfasst den Zeitraum von den Vorsokratikern (6. Jh. v. Chr.) bis zum Ende des Neuplatonismus (6. Jh. n. Chr.). Herausgearbeitet werden besonders Fragestellungen, Begriffe und Thesen, die auch fur heutiges Philosophieren unverzichtbar sind. In der vollig uberarbeiteten Neuauflage wurde ein Kapitel uber Cicero hinzugefugt; die Kapitel uber Platon, Aristoteles und Plotin wurden erweitert. Die ausgewahlten Literaturhinweise informieren uber den neuesten Stand der Forschung.
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