Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2 (of 4)

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1406823309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Plutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest of biographers and moralists of all time. Volume I contains profiles and comparisons of Romulus and Theseus, Numa and Lycurgus, Fabius and Pericles, and many more formidable personalities of ancient Greece and Rome. The present translation, originally published in 1683 in conjunction with a life of Plutarch by John Dryden, was revised in 1864 by the poet and scholar Arthur Hugh Clough.
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Iraq

The Moral Reckoning

Author: Craig M. White

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739138952

Category: Philosophy

Page: 306

View: 2352

Iraq: The Moral Reckoning is an intensive application of the six classic just war theory criteria to the 2003 Iraq war decision, weighing information available at the time from a wide range of sources and concluding that the war met just one of the six, whereas a just war should meet all. It supplements the criteria with widely used ethical principles and thoroughly refutes neoconservative arguments that the war met the criteria.
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Plutarch's Lives

Author: George Long

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781721825783

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Page: 188

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Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by George Long Excerpt LIFE OF PELOPIDAS. I. Cato the elder, speaking to some persons who were praising a man of reckless daring and audacity in war, observed that there is a difference between a man's setting a high value on courage, and setting a low value on his own life-and rightly. For a daring soldier in the army of Antigonus, but of broken and ill health, being asked by the king the reason of his paleness, confessed that he was suffering from some secret disorder. When then the king, anxious for him, charged his physicians to use the greatest care in their treatment, if a cure were possible, at length this brave fellow, being restored to health, was no longer fond of peril and furious in battle, so that Antigonus reproved him, and expressed surprise at the change. The man made no secret of his reason, but answered: "My, king, you have made me less warlike by freeing me from those miseries on account of which I used to hold my life cheap." And the Sybarite seems to have spoken to the same effect about the Spartans, when he said that "they do no great thing by dying in the wars in order to escape from such labours and such a mode of life as theirs." We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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Plutarch's Lives

Author: George Long

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781721825783

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Page: 188

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Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by George Long Excerpt LIFE OF PELOPIDAS. I. Cato the elder, speaking to some persons who were praising a man of reckless daring and audacity in war, observed that there is a difference between a man's setting a high value on courage, and setting a low value on his own life-and rightly. For a daring soldier in the army of Antigonus, but of broken and ill health, being asked by the king the reason of his paleness, confessed that he was suffering from some secret disorder. When then the king, anxious for him, charged his physicians to use the greatest care in their treatment, if a cure were possible, at length this brave fellow, being restored to health, was no longer fond of peril and furious in battle, so that Antigonus reproved him, and expressed surprise at the change. The man made no secret of his reason, but answered: "My, king, you have made me less warlike by freeing me from those miseries on account of which I used to hold my life cheap." And the Sybarite seems to have spoken to the same effect about the Spartans, when he said that "they do no great thing by dying in the wars in order to escape from such labours and such a mode of life as theirs." We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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Partakers of the Divine Nature

The History and Development of Deificiation in the Christian Traditions

Author: Michael J. Christensen,Jeffery A. Wittung

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838641118

Category: Religion

Page: 325

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This critical volume focuses on the issue of continuity and discontinuity of the Christian concept of theosis, or deification, in the intellectual history of ideas. It addresses the origin, development, and function of theosis from its antecedents in ancient Greek philosophy to its nuanced use in contemporary theological thought. Often seen as a heresy in the Protestant West, the revival of interest in deification in both lay and scholastic circles heralds a return to foundational understandings of salvation in the Christian church before the divisions of East and West, Catholic and Protestant.
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PLUTARCHS LIVES

Author: John 1631-1700 Dryden,Plutarch,Arthur Hugh 1819-1861 Clough

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781371946913

Category: History

Page: 596

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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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Volume 2, Tome II: Kierkegaard and the Greek World - Aristotle and Other Greek Authors

Author: Katalin Nun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351874691

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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The articles in this volume employ source-work research to trace Kierkegaard's understanding and use of authors from the Greek tradition. A series of figures of varying importance in Kierkegaard's authorship are treated, ranging from early Greek poets to late Classical philosophical schools. In general it can be said that the Greeks collectively constitute one of the single most important body of sources for Kierkegaard's thought. He studied Greek from an early age and was profoundly inspired by what might be called the Greek spirit. Although he is generally considered a Christian thinker, he was nonetheless consistently drawn back to the Greeks for ideas and impulses on any number of topics. He frequently contrasts ancient Greek philosophy, with its emphasis on the lived experience of the individual in daily life, with the abstract German philosophy that was in vogue during his own time. It has been argued that he modeled his work on that of the ancient Greek thinkers specifically in order to contrast his own activity with that of his contemporaries.
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Paul's Definitions of the Gospel in Romans 1

Author: Robert Matthew Calhoun

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161509490

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Chicago.
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Plutarch's lives, 5

translated from the original greek

Author: Plutarco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Plutarch's Lives

The Translation Called Dryden's

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greece

Page: N.A

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Römische Geschichte, Band 1

Author: Theodor Mommsen

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849683222

Category: History

Page: 200

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Mommsens berühmtestes Werk erschien von 1854 bis 1856 und schildert die Geschichte Roms bis zum Ende der römischen Republik und der Herrschaft Caesars, den Mommsen als genialen Staatsmann darstellte. Die politischen Auseinandersetzungen vor allem der späten Republik werden auch in der Terminologie mit den politischen Entwicklungen des 19. Jahrhunderts (Nationalstaat, Demokratie) verglichen. Das engagiert geschriebene Werk gilt als Klassiker der Geschichtsschreibung. Dies ist Band 1, bis zur Abschaffung des römischen Königtums.
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Plutarch's Lives

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605202665

Category: History

Page: 468

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When the Greek historian PLUTARCH (c. 46 A.D.-120 A.D.) set out to tell the tales of the famous figures from Greek and Roman history, he was more concerned with illuminating their characters than enumerating their deeds, more interested in exploring their moral failings and triumphs than in listing their conquests. The result: Plutarch's Lives. Though Plutarch is known to have taken some liberties with his Lives-his comparisons of certain Greek and Roman figures are often more fanciful than strictly accurate-his words are, in many instances, the only sources of information that have survived for some personages. And in the aggregate, his radical approach to biography exerted a profound influence on the literature to come, particularly throughout the Renaissance and Enlightenment. Shakespeare lifted some passages verbatim from the Lives, and other writers inspired by Plutarch range from James Boswell to Alexander Hamilton to Cotton Mather. Ralph Waldo Emerson called the Lives a "bible for heroes." Across the five volumes, Plutarch explores the stories of such notables as: Romulus Pericles Coriolanus Pyrrhus Lysander Pompey Alexander Caesar Cicero Antony and others. Cosimo is proud to present these handsome new editions, based on the classic 17th-century translations by English poet and playwright JOHN DRYDEN (1631-1700), and revised and edited in the 19th century by Oxford scholar ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH (1819-1861).
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Catalogue

Author: Napa (Calif.). Goodman Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library catalogs

Page: 15

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The ships of Tarshish

the Phoenicians

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954012922

Category: Carthage (Extinct city)

Page: 344

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Shakespeare Adaptations from the Early Eighteenth Century

Five Plays

Author: Kristine Johanson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611474604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 474

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This book provides, for the first time, a scholarly edition of five adaptations of Shakespeare from the early eighteenth century. Providing a critical introduction and extensive explanatory notes, Shakespeare Adaptations from the Early Eighteenth Century firmly situates the texts of Coriolanus, Richard II, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI, and Henry V in the literary, cultural, and political contexts of the period.
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The statesman in Plutarch&s works. 2. “The” statesman in Plutarch&s Greek and Roman "Lives"

Author: Lukas De Blois

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004138080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 395

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This volume presents the second half of the proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of the International Plutarch Society (2002). The selected papers are divided by theme in sections concentrating on statesmen and statesmanship in Plutarch's Greek and Roman Lives. The volume bears witness to the ongoing, wide-ranging interest in Plutarch's biographies.
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Blasphemy

verbal offense against the sacred, from Moses to Salman Rushdie

Author: Leonard Williams Levy

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 1698

This book is about the suppression of freedom of expression in the religious belief and experience; it is also about an inchmeal progression in the scope of freedom of expression.
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Alexander

Caesar. Plutarch. Übers. und hrsg. von Marion Giebel

Author: Plutarchus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150024959

Category:

Page: 220

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