A Companion to Roman Rhetoric

Author: William Dominik,Jon Hall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444334158

Category: History

Page: 544

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Presents a survey of Roman rhetoric that explores its ranging cultural importance. This book covers topics such as: the evolution of Roman rhetoric from its origins to the Renaissance; rhetoric's role in education and acculturation; the seminal importance of rhetoric in statesmanship and politics; and more.
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A Companion to Greek Rhetoric

Author: Ian Worthington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144433414X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 632

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This complete guide to ancient Greek rhetoric is exceptional both in its chronological range and the breadth of topics it covers. Traces the rise of rhetoric and its uses from Homer to Byzantium Covers wider–ranging topics such as rhetoric′s relationship to knowledge, ethics, religion, law, and emotion Incorporates new material giving us fresh insights into how the Greeks saw and used rhetoric Discusses the idea of rhetoric and examines the status of rhetoric studies, present and future All quotations from ancient sources are translated into English
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A Companion to Ancient Macedonia

Author: Joseph Roisman,Ian Worthington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144435163X

Category: History

Page: 696

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The most comprehensive and up-to-date work available on ancient Macedonian history and material culture, A Companion to Ancient Macedonia is an invaluable reference for students and scholars alike. Features new, specially commissioned essays by leading and up-and-coming scholars in the field Examines the political, military, social, economic, and cultural history of ancient Macedonia from the Archaic period to the end of Roman period and beyond Discusses the importance of art, archaeology and architecture All ancient sources are translated in English Each chapter includes bibliographical essays for further reading
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A Companion to Ancient Education

Author: W. Martin Bloomer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144433753X

Category: Education

Page: 520

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A Companion to Ancient Education presents a series of essays from leading specialists in the field that represent the most up-to-date scholarship relating to the rise and spread of educational practices and theories in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Reflects the latest research findings and presents new historical syntheses of the rise, spread, and purposes of ancient education in ancient Greece and Rome Offers comprehensive coverage of the main periods, crises, and developments of ancient education along with historical sketches of various educational methods and the diffusion of education throughout the ancient world Covers both liberal and illiberal (non-elite) education during antiquity Addresses the material practice and material realities of education, and the primary thinkers during antiquity through to late antiquity
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A Companion to the Roman Republic

Author: Nathan Rosenstein,Robert Morstein-Marx

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444357204

Category: History

Page: 776

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This Companion provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of Roman Republican history as it is currently practiced. Highlights recent developments, including archaeological discoveries, fresh approaches to textual sources, and the opening up of new areas of historical study Retains the drama of the Republic’s rise and fall Emphasizes not just the evidence of texts and physical remains, but also the models and assumptions that scholars bring to these artefacts Looks at the role played by the physical geography and environment of Italy Offers a compact but detailed narrative of military and political developments from the birth of the Roman Republic through to the death of Julius Caesar Discusses current controversies in the field
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A Companion to Latin Literature

Author: Stephen Harrison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405137371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

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A Companion to Latin Literature gives an authoritativeaccount of Latin literature from its beginnings in the thirdcentury BC through to the end of the second century AD. Provides expert overview of the main periods of Latin literaryhistory, major genres, and key themes Covers all the major Latin works of prose and poetry, fromEnnius to Augustine, including Lucretius, Cicero, Catullus, Livy,Vergil, Seneca, and Apuleius Includes invaluable reference material – dictionaryentries on authors, chronological chart of political and literaryhistory, and an annotated bibliography Serves as both a discursive literary history and a generalreference book
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A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought

Author: Ryan K. Balot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118556682

Category: History

Page: 688

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Comprises 34 essays from leading scholars in history, classics,philosophy, and political science to illuminate Greek and Romanpolitical thought in all its diversity and depth. Offers a broad survey of ancient political thought from ArchaicGreece through Late Antiquity Approaches ancient political philosophy from both a normativeand historical focus Examines Greek and Roman political thought within historicalcontext and contemporary debate Explores the role of ancient political thought in a range ofphilosophies, such as the individual and community, human rights,religion, and cosmopolitanism
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Cicero

Author: Gesine Manuwald

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857726234

Category: History

Page: 232

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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE) introduced Romans to the major schools of Greek philosophy, forging a Latin conceptual vocabulary that was entirely new. But for all the sophistication of his thinking, it is perhaps for his political and oratorical career that Cicero is best remembered. He was the nemisis of Catiline, whose plot to overthrow the Republic he famously denounced to the Senate. He was the selfless politician who turned down the opportunity to join Julius Caesar and Pompey in their ruling triumvirate with Crassus. He was briefly Rome's leading man after Caesar's assassination in 44 BCE.And he was the great political orator whose bitter coflict with Mark Antony led to his own violent death in 43 BCE. In her authoritative survey, Gesine Manuwald evokes the many faces of Cicero as well as his complexities and seeming contradictions. She focuses on his major works, allowing the great writer to speak for himself. Cicero's rich legacy is seen to endure in the works of Quintilian and the Church Fathers as well as in the speeches of Harry S. Truman and Barack Obama.
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A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

Author: D. T. Potts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405189886

Category: History

Page: 1500

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A comprehensive and authoritative overview of ancient material culture from the late Pleistocene to Late Antiquity Features up–to–date surveys and the latest information from major new excavations such as Qatna (Syria), Göbekli Tepe (Turkey) Includes a diverse range of perspectives by senior, mid–career and junior scholars in Europe, USA, Britain, Australia, and the Middle East for a truly international group Includes major reviews of the origins of agriculture, animal domestication, and archaeological landscapes Includes chapters dealing with periods after the coming of Alexander the Great, including studies of the Seleucid, Arsacid, Sasanian, Roman and Byzantine empires in the Near East, as well as early Christianity in both the Levant and Mesopotamia Fills a gap in literature of the Ancient Near East, dealing with topics often overlooked, including ethical and legal issues in antiquities markets and international scholarship
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A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography

Author: John Marincola

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444393828

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 752

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This two-volume Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography reflects the new directions and interpretations that have arisen in the field of ancient historiography in the past few decades. Comprises a series of cutting edge articles written by recognised scholars Presents broad, chronological treatments of important issues in the writing of history and antiquity These are complemented by chapters on individual genres and sub-genres from the fifth century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E. Provides a series of interpretative readings on the individual historians Contains essays on the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, among others, and their relationship to history
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