Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World

Author: Edith Hall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473548969

Category: History

Page: 336

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They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. They wrote the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus, and the histories of Leonidas’s three hundred Spartans and Alexander the Great. But who were the ancient Greeks? And what was it that enabled them to achieve so much? Here, Edith Hall gives us a revelatory way of viewing this geographically scattered people, visiting different communities at various key moments during twenty centuries of ancient history. Identifying ten unique traits central to the widespread ancient Greeks, Hall unveils a civilization of incomparable richness and a people of astounding complexity – and explains how they made us who we are today. ‘A thoroughly readable and illuminating account of this fascinating people... This excellent book makes us admire and like the ancient Greeks equally’ Independent ‘A worthy and lively introduction to one of the two groups of ancient peoples who really formed the western world’ Sunday Times ‘Throughout, Hall exemplifies her subjects’ spirit of inquiry, their originality and their open-mindedness’ Daily Telegraph ‘A book that is both erudite and splendidly entertaining’ Financial Times
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The World of the Hero

Author: Sally Knights

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350015091

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specifications for AS and A-Level Classical Civilisation (first teaching September 2017). It covers all three options for Component 11: World of the Hero (Homer's Iliad, Homer's Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid). Why does the Trojan War continue to fascinate us? What makes Odysseus a hero? What links can be drawn between the Aeneid and today's global politics? This book guides AS and A-Level students to a greater understanding of the epics of Homer and Virgil, setting the poems in their cultural context and drawing on the scholarship of leading academics to explore the poetry, characters and underlying philosophies. The colour illustrations, from the Cyclops on a Greek pot to a photograph of protesting Yadizi women, reflect the universal impact and continuing relevance of these classical epics. The ideal preparation for the final examinations, all content is presented by an expert and experienced teacher in a clear and accessible narrative. Ancient literary sources are described and analysed. Helpful student features include study questions, quotations from contemporary scholars, further reading, and boxes focusing in on key people, events and terms. Practice questions and exam guidance prepare students for assessment. A Companion Website is available at www.bloomsbury.com/class-civ-as-a-level.
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How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

Author: Edith Hall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473545854

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 7754

‘Wonderful and timely ... Hugely recommended’ STEPHEN FRY What do you and an ancient philosopher have in common? It turns out much more than you might think... Aristotle was an extraordinary thinker, perhaps the greatest in history. Yet he was preoccupied by an ordinary question: how to be happy. His deepest belief was that we can all be happy in a meaningful, sustained way – and he led by example. In this handbook to his timeless teachings, Professor Edith Hall shows how ancient thinking is precisely what we need today, even if you don’t know your Odyssey from your Iliad. In ten practical lessons we come to understand more about our own characters and how to make good decisions. We learn how to do well in an interview, how to choose a partner and life-long friends, and how to face death or bereavement. Life deals the same challenges – in Ancient Greece or the modern world. Aristotle’s way is not to apply rules – it’s about engaging with the texture of existence, and striding purposefully towards a life well lived. This is advice that won’t go out of fashion.
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und die Erfindung der Kultur

Author: Edith Hall

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641244196

Category: History

Page: 416

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Von der Kraft und Faszination der griechischen Antike Sie waren die Erfinder der Demokratie, Begründer der Philosophie, Schöpfer unsterblicher Mythen – doch was genau war das Erfolgsgeheimnis der antiken Griechen und was verbindet uns mit ihnen? Edith Hall, Professorin am Londoner King’s College und eine der weltweit profiliertesten Altertumsforscherinnen, untersucht zehn Charaktereigenschaften, die allen griechischen Völkern gemeinsam waren. Über die Jahrtausende hinweg lernen wir so die wissbegierigen, humorvollen wie kompetitiven Menschen kennen, die als Seefahrer in neue Gebiete vorstießen, sich im Wettkampf in Olympia oder im Redegefecht maßen. Wir erfahren, was die Griechen dachten und fühlten, über welche Witze sie lachten – und es entsteht eine ebenso farbige wie kurzweilig-moderne Geschichte, die uns den Mythen und Göttern, Helden und Menschen so nahe bringt wie nie.
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Wie die frühen Christen die Antike zerstörten

Author: Catherine Nixey

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641210852

Category: History

Page: 368

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Die frühen Christen als die wahren Barbaren: ein neuer Blick auf die Anfänge des Christentums Im Römischen Reich war das religiöse Leben vielfältig – bis unter den ersten christlichen Kaisern alles anders wurde: Mit aller Macht versuchten die frühen Christen, Andersgläubige zu bekehren, und erwiesen sich dabei nicht nur als extrem intolerant, sondern auch als äußerst gewalttätig. Im ganzen Imperium zertrümmerten sie Tempel und Kultgegenstände, verbrannten Bücher, jagten Philosophen aus den Städten und verfolgten diejenigen, die weiter den alten Göttern opferten. In »Heiliger Zorn« zeichnet die britische Historikerin und Journalistin Catherine Nixey ein gänzlich neues und zutiefst erschütterndes Bild der frühen Christen. Packend enthüllt sie die Gräueltaten, die hinter dem Triumph des Christentums stecken und mit zum Untergang der Antike führten.
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The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work

Author: Joanne B. Ciulla

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307786153

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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A wide-ranging look at the allure and changing significance of work.With seductions, misunderstandings, and misinformation everywhere, this immensely readable book calls for a new contract--with ourselves. Drawing from history, mythology, literature, pop culture, and practical experience, Ciulla probes the many meanings of work or its meaninglessness and asks: Why are so many of us letting work take over our lives and trying to live in what little time is left? What has happened to the old, unspoken contract between worker and employer? Why are young people not being disloyal when they regularly consider job-changing? Employers can't promise as much to workers as before. Is that because they promise so much to stockholders? Why are there mass layoffs and "downsizing" in a time of unequaled corporate prosperity? And why are the most common lies in business about satisfactory employee performance? The traditional contract between employers and employees is over. This thoughtful and provocative study shows how to replace it by the one we make with ourselves. From the Hardcover edition.
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2 Bände. Griechisch - Deutsch

Author: Herodot

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 305009091X

Category: History

Page: 1446

View: 4899

Herodot (geb. um 484 v. Chr., gest. um 425) wird mit Recht der Vater der Geschichtsschreibung genannt. Er verfasste eine Urgeschichte der alten Kulturen: des Vorderen Orients, Ägyptens und Griechenlands. Die welthistorische Auseinandersetzung zwischen Persern und Griechen, die Beschreibung der Schlachten von Marathon, den Thermopylen, Salamis und Platää sind von außerordentlicher Lebendigkeit. Der Weitgereiste ist zugleich aber auch der meisterhafte Erzähler von Geschichten, die in die Weltliteratur eingegangen sind, wie z. B. das Schicksal des Krösus, Gyges und sein Ring oder der Ring des Polykrates. Herodot gehört zu den Klassikern der griechischen Literatur, zu ihren ernstesten - und schwierigsten - Autoren, trotz oder gerade wegen seiner scheinbaren Leichtigkeit. Herodots Werk birgt in sich verhaltene Größe, Leiden und Leidenschaft, Welterfahrung und tiefe Klugheit.
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Author: Aristoteles

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849603849

Category:

Page: 285

View: 1998

Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Die Nikomachische Ethik (altgriechisch ἠθικὰ Νικομάχεια, ēthiká Nikomácheia) ist die bedeutendste der drei unter dem Namen des Aristoteles überlieferten ethischen Schriften. Da sie mit der Eudemischen Ethik einige Bücher teilt, ist sie möglicherweise nicht von Aristoteles selbst in der uns erhaltenen Form zusammengestellt worden. Warum die Schrift diesen Titel trägt, ist unklar. Er bezieht sich möglicherweise auf Aristoteles’ Sohn Nikomachos, auf seinen gleichnamigen Vater oder eine andere Person dieses Namens. (aus wikipedia.de)
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Author: Harry Sadd

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493194844

Category: Architecture

Page: 234

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A look at history like you’ve never see before. A quirky, often humorous look at the things that make us human. How did the pyramids come to be or how was chocolate made palatable .It’s all in this book. From the earliest control of fire to the atomic bomb this book tells it all.
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Tragödie

Author: Aischylos

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104019525

Category: Fiction

Page: 45

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Mit dem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. Ein beeindruckender Perspektivwechsel: Obwohl Aischylos selbst auf griechischer Seite gegen die Perser unter Xerxes gekämpft hatte, schildert er ihre Niederlage mit tiefstem Mitgefühl aus ihrer Sicht. Er zeigt ihre Angst, ihren Schmerz, ihre Trauer. Auf schreckliche Weise bewahrheitet sich ein Angsttraum der Perserin Atossa: Ihr Sohn, der Fürst Xerxes, wurde von den Athenern besiegt. Fast das gesamte persische Heer wurde ausgelöscht, das mächtige Reich ist zerstört. Die Trauerklagen beschwören den Geist der verstorbenen Königs Dareios herauf, der die Ursache der Katastrophe benennt.
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How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and

Author: Richard Nisbett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106673

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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A “landmark book” (Robert J. Sternberg, president of the American Psychological Association) by one of the world's preeminent psychologists that proves human behavior is not “hard-wired” but a function of culture. Everyone knows that while different cultures think about the world differently, they use the same equipment for doing their thinking. But what if everyone is wrong? The Geography of Thought documents Richard Nisbett's groundbreaking international research in cultural psychology and shows that people actually think about—and even see—the world differently because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China. As a result, East Asian thought is “holistic”—drawn to the perceptual field as a whole and to relations among objects and events within that field. By contrast, Westerners focus on salient objects or people, use attributes to assign them to categories, and apply rules of formal logic to understand their behavior. From feng shui to metaphysics, from comparative linguistics to economic history, a gulf separates the children of Aristotle from the descendants of Confucius. At a moment in history when the need for cross-cultural understanding and collaboration have never been more important, The Geography of Thought offers both a map to that gulf and a blueprint for a bridge that will span it.
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Ideals of Masculinity in Ancient Greek Culture

Author: Thomas Van Nortwick

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0275988120

Category: History

Page: 166

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Exploring models for masculinity as they appear in Greek literature, this book examines how the ancient Greeks understood the meaning of a man's life.
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Vocation as the Heart of Christian Epistemology

Author: John G. Stackhouse Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199376972

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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How should a Christian think? If a serious Christian wants to think seriously about a serious subject--from considering how to vote in the next election to choosing a career; from deciding among scientific theories to selecting a mate; from weighing competing marketing proposals to discerning the best fitness plan--what does he or she do? This basic question is at the heart of a complex discourse: epistemology. A bold new statement of Christian epistemology, Need to Know presents a comprehensive, coherent, and clear model of responsible Christian thinking. Grounded in the best of the Christian theological tradition while being attentive to a surprising range of thinkers in the history of philosophy, natural science, social science, and culture, the book offers a scheme for drawing together experience, tradition, scholarship, art, and the Bible into a practical yet theoretically profound system of thinking about thinking. John Stackhouse's fundamental idea is as simple as it is startling: Since God calls human beings to do certain things in the world, God can be relied upon to supply the knowledge necessary for human beings to do those things. The classic Christian concept of vocation, then, supplies both the impetus and the assurance that faithful Christians can trust God to guide their thinking--on a "need to know" basis.
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Author: Melanie Ann Apel

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823967735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Ancient Greece was one of the most advanced ancient civilizations that we know about. They were able to craft amazing products from metal, they made advances in shipbuilding, and they improved technology for cultivating the land. Students will learn about the tools and technology of Greece from its beginnings through the Bronze Age And The Iron Age, and how these technologies influenced and were influenced by neighboring civilizations.
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Author: Laura Swan

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814619148

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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When St. Benedict wrote his ?little rule for beginners? in the fifth century, he could not have known it would shape the lives of religious men and women for more than fifteen hundred years. Offering instruction on prayer and community life, Benedict?s Rule espouses the values of humility, prayer, and hospitality that have marked the lives of Benedictines throughout the ages. Benedictines are those persons who commit themselves to the Rule of Benedict, and have been popes and widows, scholars and mystics and lay people from many religious traditions, including Catholics, Anglicans, Methodists, and Lutherans. They have lived in monasteries and ashrams, in busy urban centers, and in desert hermitages. Dedicated to God and the practices of the Liturgy of the Hours and monastic life, Benedictines have made significant contributions to chant, theology, and the preservation of spiritual works of literature and scholarship. Represented here is the work of major Benedictine figures throughout the ages, beginning with Pope Gregory?s account of the life of Benedict and arriving at recent statements by the Conference of Benedictine Prioresses on conflict in the world. Along with the Rule, the writing of these Benedictines remains as relevant today as in any age. ?Swan and Zagano?s book is a useful starting point for anyone seeking to explore the Benedictine tradition through selected primary texts with biographical introductions. It is accessible to readers of all backgrounds, and will urge them to launch out into other depths of discovery, where they will come to know more fully the author?s claim that ?Benedictine spirituality is enjoying a renaissance.?? S. Ephrem Hollermann, OSB Associate Professor of Theology College of Saint Benedict/Saint John?s University?Sr. Laura Swan?s The Benedictine Tradition is a lovely resource of Benedictine riches for anyone who desires to go more deeply into the nature of the Benedictine life of the spirit. From a 1500-year tradition, she has lovingly selected fourteen figures or groups, each representing a significant quality of Benedictine life. Each chapter begins with a quotation from Benedict?s Rule giving a clue to the quality for which this Benedictine is chosen. A very useful and helpful introduction to teach figure follows, along with some lovely selections from each one?s writings. I found myself slowing down as I read, to be nourished at leisure by the profound words of these persons committed to the Benedictine way. Sr. Laura closes with a chapter quoting from Benedictine prioresses as they reflect in writing on the monastic tradition in light of the demands of contemporary society. Those reflections offer a mirror for the whole of Sr. Laura?s book, which serves as a meditiation on how to be ?in but not of the world,? as a witness and sign of the love of Christ.? Norvene Vest Spiritual Director and Author ?Laura Swan?s eminently useful and enjoyable anthology fills an important gap in contemporary sources for the study of Benedictine spirituality. It stimulates a taste for the multiple, rich expressions of that fifteen century tradition and could well be a handbook for further study. This small volume includes a succinct historical overview of the tradition along with short biographies of some major teachers and writers as context for what can necessarily be only a few well-chosen, brief but substantial and often inspiring, selections from original text. I recommend it for college students, those beginning or renewing their monastic life, Benedictine oblates, and anyone looking for a sure guide to the basic but varied contour of Benedictine history and spirituality.? Katherine Howard, O.S.B. St. Benedict?s Monastery St. Joseph, Minnesota ?In her new book The Benedictine Tradition, Laura Swan has gathered together a very useful collection of readings. Since these selections are gleaned from her own practice of lectio divina, they will prove fruitful for the lectio of others. She has not contented herself with the usual well-known authors, but has ranged far and wide for her anthology. So we hear not only from Pope Gregory, but also from Raissa Maritain; not only from Venerable Bede, but also from Bede Griffiths. Finally , Sister Laura gives us more than little snippets; she gives us substantial excerpts for our spiritual nourishment.? Terrence Kardong, O.S.B. Assumption Abbey Richardton, North Dakota
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Author: David H. Allen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319017012

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

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This unique book presents a nontechnical view of the history of mechanics, from the Big Bang to present day. The impact of mechanics on the evolution of a variety of subjects is vividly illustrated, including astronomy, geology, astrophysics, anthropology, archeology, ancient history, Renaissance art, music, meteorology, modern structural engineering, mathematics, medicine, warfare, and sports. While enormous in scope, the subject matter is covered (with ample photographic support) at a level designed to capture the interest of both the learned and the curious. The book concludes with a creative and thoughtful examination of the current state of mechanics and possibilities for the future of mechanics.
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A Twenty-First-Century Critique of Our Modern Concept of Truth and the Truth of the Gospel

Author: James P. Danaher

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 0227680014

Category: Philosophy

Page: 158

View: 9684

We are now free to rethink our notion of truth in a way that is compatible with the things that Jesus said and did, and equally compatible with what we now know to be our access to truth given the limits of our human condition. This volume sets out to explore these issues in depth and examine what it might mean for us to speak of the truth of the Gospel in a twenty-first century context.
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An Anthology of Primary Sources in Translation

Author: Rebecca F. Kennedy,C. Sydnor Roy,Max L. Goldman

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624660908

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 6930

"This collection of translated excerpts from Greek and Latin authors, from the 8th c. BCE to the 3rd c. CE, brings together a wide range of texts, chosen from historians, epic poets, geographers, medical writers, satirists and others, marvelously illustrating the curiosity of Greeks and Romans about 'race' and 'ethnicity,' self and other. Since for ancient Greeks and Romans one essential element of identity and difference was customs, we learn a lot from these texts about sex and marriage, funerals, and warfare in the Mediterranean and surrounding lands. But the ancient authors also featured banalities such as clothing, horse bits, cooking, and even trash talking. The translations are fresh, accurate, and accessible. . . . In a brisk and smart Introduction [the editors] point out the absence of fixed words for race and ethnicity in classical antiquity even as they provide some good references for exploring the complexity of these modern concepts." --Mary T. Boatwright, Duke University
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