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

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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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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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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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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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Plutarch's Lives

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780375756771

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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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 biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory. Richly anecdotal and full of detail, Volume I contains profiles and comparisons of Romulus and Theseus, Numa and Lycurgus, Fabius and Pericles, and many more powerful figures 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, whose notes and preface are also included in this edition.
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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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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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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

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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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Darf man Tiere essen?

Gedanken aus der Antike. [Was bedeutet das alles?]

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159608360

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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Der Mensch ist kein Fleischfresser: Schließlich muss er Fleisch erst künstlich zubereiten, damit es überhaupt bekömmlich ist. Vegetarier leben gesünder und fühlen sich leichter und freier. Zeilen aus dem Vorwort eines vegetarischen Kochbuchs? Nein: Schon Plutarch dachte so, vor beinahe 2000 Jahren. Dabei fragte er auch nach dem rechten Umgang mit Tieren: Schädliche Tiere dürfe man töten, unschädliche zähmen und sie ihrer natürlichen Eignung gemäß rücksichtsvoll zum eigenen Nutzen einsetzen. Aber man brauche keine Gänseleberpastete und schon gar keine mit Grausamkeit verbundenen Spektakel!
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Sources of the West: From the beginning to 1715

Author: Mark A. Kishlansky

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780321011350

Category: Civilization, Western

Page: 347

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Sources of the West is a collection of excerpts from primary source documents designed to supplement textbooks and lectures in the teaching of Western Civilization. These documents are the source material historians use to construct their accounts and interpretations of history. As they examine these source materials, students learn to think historically - to examine the ideas of others, to understand past experiences on others' terms, to recognize other points of view.
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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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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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Plutarch's Lives

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greece

Page: N.A

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Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians: Volume 2

Including Their Private Life, Government, Laws, Art, Manufactures, Religion, and Early History

Author: John Gardner Wilkinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108066445

Category: History

Page: 506

View: 3753

First published in 1837, and highly influential thereafter, this well-illustrated three-volume work covers almost every aspect of ancient Egyptian life.
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