The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Greek Literature Part 3 Philosophy History and Oratory

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 1  Greek Literature  Part 3  Philosophy  History and Oratory

Oratory as a tool for moving men's minds in the Greek democracies may have reached its fullest development in the fifth century ; as a literary genre it is chiefly a phenomenon of the fourth and of Athens .

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052135983X

Category: History

Page: 236

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This volume ranges in time over a very long period and covers the Greeks' most original contributions to intellectual history. It begins and ends with philosophy, but it also includes major sections on historiography and oratory. Although each of these areas had functions which in the modern world would not be considered 'Literary', the ancients made a less sharp distinction between intellectual and artistic production, and the authors included in this volume are some of Europe's most powerful stylists: Plato, Herodotus, Thucydides and Demosthenes.
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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Greek Literature Part 1 Early Greek Poetry

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 1  Greek Literature  Part 1  Early Greek Poetry

THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL LITERATURE VOLUME I : GREEK LITERATURE PART I Early Greek Poetry PART 2 Greek Drama PART 3 Philosophy , History and Oratory PART 4 The Hellenistic Period and the Empire THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF ...

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521359813

Category: History

Page: 266

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The period from the eighth to the fifth centuries B.C. was one of extraordinary creativity in the Greek-speaking world. Poetry was a public and popular medium, and its production was closely related to developments in contemporary society. At the time when the city states were acquiring their distinctive institutions epic found the greatest of all its exponents in Homer, and lyric poetry for both solo and choral performance became a genre which attracted poets of the first rank, writers of the quality of Sappho, Alcaeus and Pindar, whose influence on later literature was to be profound. This volume covers the epic tradition, the didactic poems of Hesiod and his imitators, and the wide-ranging work of the iambic, elegiac and lyric poets of what is loosely called the archaic age. The contributors make use of recent papyrus finds (particularly in the case of Archilochus and Stesichorus) to fill out the picture of a cosmopolitan and highly sophisticated literary culture which had not yet found its intellectual centre in Athens.
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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Greek Literature Part 4 The Hellenistic Period and the Empire

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 1  Greek Literature  Part 4  The Hellenistic Period and the Empire

THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL LITERATURE VOLUME I : GREEK LITERATURE PART I Early Greek Poetry PART 2 Greek Drama PART 3 Philosophy , History and Oratory PART 4 The Hellenistic Period and the Empire THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF ...

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521359848

Category: History

Page: 296

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The emphasis of this volume is on Greek literature produced in the period between the foundation of Alexandria late in the fourth century B.C. and the end of the 'high empire' in the third century A.D. Here we see a shift away from the city states of the Greek mainland to the new centres of culture and power, first Alexandria under the Ptolemies and then imperial Rome, Greek literature, being traditionally cosmopolitan, adapted to these changes with remarkable success, and through the efficiency of the Hellenistic educational system Greek literary culture became the essential mark of an educated person in the Graeco-Roman world.
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Beyond Alexandria

Beyond Alexandria

Literary Theory: An Introduction. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing. Easterling, P. and B. Knox (1989). The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, Volume 1. Greek Literature, Part 3. Philosophy, History and Oratory.

Author: Marijn S. Visscher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190059095

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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Beyond Alexandria aims to provide a better understanding of Seleucid literature, covering the period from Seleucus I to Antiochus III. Despite the historical importance of the Seleucid Empire during the long third century BCE, little attention has been devoted to its literature. The works of authors affiliated with the Seleucid court have tended to be overshadowed by works coming out of Alexandria, emerging from the court of the Ptolemies, the main rivals of the Seleucids. This book makes two key points, both of which challenge the idea that "Alexandrian" literature is coterminous with Hellenistic literature as a whole. First, the book sets out to demonstrate that a distinctly strand of writing emerged from the Seleucid court, characterized by shared perspectives and thematic concerns. Second, Beyond Alexandria explores how Seleucid literature was significant on the wider Hellenistic stage. Specifically, it shows that the works of Seleucid authors influenced and provided counterpoints to writers based in Alexandria, including key figures such as Eratosthenes and Callimachus. For this reason, the literature of the Seleucids is not only interesting in its own right; it also provides an important entry point for furthering our understanding of Hellenistic literature in general.
Categories: Literary Collections

Aristotle on Teleology

Aristotle on Teleology

Science and Philosophy in Classical Greece, pp. ... Ancient Greek concepts of causation in comparativist perspective. ... In The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, vol. 1, part 3:Philosophy, history, and oratory. Cambridge.

Author: Monte Ransome Johnson

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191536502

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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Monte Johnson examines one of the most controversial aspects of Aristiotle's natural philosophy: his teleology. Is teleology about causation or explanation? Does it exclude or obviate mechanism, determinism, or materialism? Is it focused on the good of individual organisms, or is god or man the ultimate end of all processes and entities? Is teleology restricted to living things, or does it apply to the cosmos as a whole? Does it identify objectively existent causes in the world, or is it merely a heuristic for our understanding of other causal processes? Johnson argues that Aristotle's aporetic approach drives a middle course between these traditional oppositions, and avoids the dilemma, frequently urged against teleology, between backwards causation and anthropomorphism. Although these issues have been debated with extraordinary depth by Aristotle scholars, and touched upon by many in the wider philosophical and scientific community as well, there has been no comprehensive historical treatment of the issue. Aristotle is commonly considered the inventor of teleology, although the precise term originated in the eighteenth century. But if teleology means the use of ends and goals in natural science, then Aristotle was rather a critical innovator of teleological explanation. Teleological notions were widespread among his predecessors, but Aristotle rejected their conception of extrinsic causes such as mind or god as the primary causes for natural things. Aristotle's radical alternative was to assert nature itself as an internal principle of change and an end, and his teleological explanations focus on the intrinsic ends of natural substances - those ends that benefit the natural thing itself. Aristotle's use of ends was subsequently conflated with incompatible 'teleological' notions, including proofs for the existence of a providential or designer god, vitalism and animism, opposition to mechanism and non-teleological causation, and anthropocentrism. Johnson addresses these misconceptions through an elaboration of Aristotle's methodological statements, as well as an examination of the explanations actually offered in the scientific works.
Categories: Philosophy

The Legacy of Isocrates and a Platonic Alternative

The Legacy of Isocrates and a Platonic Alternative

Political Philosophy and the Value of Education James R. Muir ... Kennedy, G.A. (1963) The Art of Persuasion in Greece. ... The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, Vol. 1, Part 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Author: James R. Muir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351730730

Category: Education

Page: 298

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Bringing together the history of educational philosophy, political philosophy, and rhetoric, this book examines the influence of the philosopher Isocrates on educational thought and the history of education. Unifying philosophical and historical arguments, Muir discusses the role of Isocrates in raising two central questions: What is the value of education? By what methods ought the value of education to be determined? Tracing the historical influence of Isocrates’ ideas of the nature and value of education from Antiquity to the modern era, Muir questions normative assumptions about the foundations of education and considers the future status of education as an academic discipline.
Categories: Education

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature pt 1 Early greek poetry

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  pt  1  Early greek poetry

... British Library cataloguing in publication data The Cambridge history of classical literature . Vol . 1 [ Greek literature ] , Pt 3 , Philosophy , history and oratory . 1. Classical literature , to c . 500 Critical studies 1.

Author: P. E. Easterling

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106013789273

Category: Classical literature

Page: 236

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Categories: Classical literature

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Greek Literature

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature  Volume 1  Greek Literature

15 Plato and the Socratic work of Xenophon by F. H. SANDBACH , Emeritus Professor of Classics , University of Cambridge I Xenophon 2 Plato 16 Oratory by GEORGE A. KENNEDY I The beginnings of literary oratory 2 Oratory in the fourth ...

Author: E. W. Handley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521210429

Category: History

Page: 960

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This volume looks at literature of the Hellenistic period.
Categories: History

Ctesias Persian History Introduction text and translation

Ctesias  Persian History  Introduction  text  and translation

1989: The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, Vol. I part 3: Philosophy, History and Oratory, Cambridge [paperback edition]. Eck, B. 1990: ›Surlaviede Ctésias‹, REG 103, pp. 404–434. Edelman, D. 2005: The Origins of the ›Second ...

Author: Ctesias

Publisher: Wellem Verlag

ISBN: 9783941820012

Category: Assyria

Page: 441

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Categories: Assyria

Why History

Why History

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature , Vol . 1 , Part 3 : Philosophy , History and Oratory ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1989 ) , 46–59 , here 55 and Walbank , Polybius , Rome and the Hellenistic World , 172–6 ; cf ...

Author: Donald Bloxham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192602343

Category: History

Page: 409

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What is the point of history? Why has the study of the past been so important for so long? Why History? A History contemplates two and a half thousand years of historianship to establish how very different thinkers in diverse contexts have conceived their activities, and to illustrate the purposes that their historical investigations have served. Whether considering Herodotus, medieval religious exegesis, or twentieth-century cultural history, at the core of this work is the way that the present has been conceived to relate to the past. Alongside many changes in technique and philosophy, Donald Bloxham's book reveals striking long-term continuities in justifications for the discipline.
Categories: History