Dialogues and Essays

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca,John Davie,Tobias Reinhardt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199552401

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 263

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Stoic philosopher and tutor to the young emperor Nero, Seneca wrote moral essays - exercises in practical philosophy - on how to live in a troubled world. Strikingly applicable today, his thoughts on happiness and other subjects are here combined in a clear, modern translation with an introduction on Seneca's life and philosophy.

Trostschriften

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843072124

Category: Philosophy

Page: 116

View: 5105

Lucius Annaeus Seneca: Trostschriften Trostschrift an Marcia: Entstanden etwa zwischen 37 und 41 n. Chr. Erstdruck in: Opera, herausgegeben von M. Moravus, 1. Band, Neapel 1475. Erste deutsche Übersetzung durch M. Herr unter dem Titel »Ein Trostbüchlin zu der Martia« in: Sittliche Zuchtbücher, Straßburg 1536. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Albert Forbiger von 1867. Trostschrift an seine Mutter Helvia: Entstanden 41 n. Chr. Erstdruck in: Opera, herausgegeben von M. Moravus, 1. Band, Neapel 1475. Erste deutsche Übersetzung durch M. Herr unter dem Titel »Ein Trostbuch zu seiner Mutter Albina« in: Sittliche Zuchtbücher, Straßburg 1536. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Albert Forbiger von 1867. Trostschrift an Polybius: Entstanden wahrscheinlich 43 n. Chr. Erstdruck in: Opera, herausgegeben von M. Moravus, 1. Band, Neapel 1475. Erste deutsche Übersetzung durch M. Herr unter dem Titel »Ein Trostbüchlin zum Polybio« in: Sittliche Zuchtbücher, Straßburg 1536. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Albert Forbiger von 1867. Da der Text nur fragmentarisch überliefert ist, wurde er in einigen Handschriften Senecas Traktat »Vom glückselige Leben« als Kapitel 20 ff. angehängt. Darauf bezieht sich die in Klammern gesetzte zweite Zählung in römischen Zahlen. Vom glückseligen Leben: Entstanden etwa 58/59 n. Chr. Erstdruck in: Opera, herausgegeben von M. Moravus, 1. Band, Neapel 1475. Erste deutsche Übersetzung durch M. Herr unter dem Titel »Von dem seligen Leben« in: Sittliche Zuchtbücher, Straßburg 1536. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Albert Forbiger von 1867. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2014. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Seneca: Ausgewählte Schriften. Übersetzt und erläutert von Albert Forbiger, Stuttgart: Hoffmann, 1867. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Alfred Stevens, In Memoriam, 1858. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

'The Tempest' in Context

Sin, Repentance and Forgiveness

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 178308376X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 6814

This engaging book provides detailed in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1611 would have brought to interpreting ‘The Tempest’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the concept of tragi-comedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a world attempting to come to terms with capitalism and colonialism while re-addressing the nature of rule.

'Antony and Cleopatra' in Context

The Politics of Passion

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783083786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 2971

This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1607 would have brought to interpreting ‘Antony and Cleopatra’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world lost through passion and machination.

'King Lear' in Context

The Cultural Background

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783083743

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 4310

This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1606 would have brought to interpreting ‘King Lear’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world in free fall.

On Life and Death

Author: Cicero

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199644144

Category:

Page: 288

View: 7064

'any service I may have rendered my countrymen in my active life I may also extend to them... now that I am at leisure'Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Rome's greatest orator, had a career of intense activity in politics, the law courts and the administration, mostly in Rome. His fortunes, however, followed those of Rome, and he found himself driven into exile in 58 BC, only to return a year later to a cityparalyzed by the domination of Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar. Cicero, though a senior statesman, struggled to maintain his independence and it was during these years that, frustrated in public life, he first started to put his excess energy, stylistic brilliance, and superabundant vocabulary intowriting these works of philosophy. The three dialogues collected here are the most accessible of Cicero's works, written to his friends Atticus and Brutus, with the intent of popularizing philosophy in Ancient Rome. They deal with the everyday problems of life; ethics in business, the experience ofgrief, and the difficulties of old age.

The Conversion and Therapy of Desire

Augustine's Theology of Desire in the Cassiciacum Dialogues

Author: Mark J. Boone

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498229395

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 7252

The first fruits of the literary career of St. Augustine, the great theologian and Christian philosopher par excellence, are the dialogues he wrote at Cassiciacum in Italy following his famous conversion in Milan in 386 AD. These four little books, largely neglected by scholars, investigate knowledge, ethics, metaphysics, the problem of evil, and the intriguing relationship of God and the soul. They also take up the ancient philosophical project of identifying the principles and practices that heal human desires in order to attain happiness, renewing this philosophical endeavor with insights from Christian theology. Augustine's later books, such as the Confessions, would continue this project of healing desire, as would the writings of others including Boethius, Anselm, and Aquinas. Mark Boone's The Conversion and Therapy of Desire investigates the roots of this project at Cassiciacum, where Augustine is developing a Christian theology of desire, informed by Neoplatonism but transformed by Christian teaching and practices.

The Murder of Regilla

a case of domestic violence in antiquity

Author: Sarah B Pomeroy

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674042204

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 8208

Born to an illustrious Roman family in 125 BCE, Regilla was married at the age of fifteen to Herodes, a wealthy Greek. Twenty years later--and eight months pregnant with her sixth child--Regilla died under mysterious circumstances, after a blow to the abdomen delivered by Herodes's freedman. Though Herodes was charged, he was acquitted. Pomeroy's investigation suggests that despite Herodes's erection of numerous monuments to his deceased wife, he was in fact guilty of the crime.

Handbüchlein der Moral

Author: Epiktet

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 394592443X

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 1883

Das "Handbüchlein" ist das bekannteste und einflussreichste Kompendium der praktischen Lebensweisheit des berühmten Philosophen Epiktet. Zusammengestellt und herausgegeben von seinem bedeutendsten Schüler, dem römischen Historiker und Staatsmann Arrianus, dient es seit zwei Jahrtausenden allen nach Weisheit und Persönlichkeitsbildung Strebenden als treues Vademecum. Ohne den Leser mit theoretischem Ballast zu ermüden, vermittelt es die lebensethischen Maximen und im besten Sinne des Wortes humanen Lehren Epiktets unumständlich, einfach, kompakt. Das "Handbüchlein" zählt neben den Werken Senecas und den "Selbstbetrachtungen" Marc Aurels noch heute zu den populärsten Werken der antiken Lebensphilosophie.

Lucian: Selected Dialogues

Author: Luciano de Samosata,Lucian (of Samosata.),C. D. N. Costa

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199258673

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 278

View: 2886

This is a selection of pieces by the Greek satirist Lucian. Lucian invented the comic dialogue as a satiric tool, and had immense influence on many later European literatures. He is also extremely funny, whether puncturing the pretensions of pompous philosophers or describing the daily lives of Greek courtesans. The translation aims to be lively and modern in idiom, while maintaining accuracy.

Oxford World's Classics: The Deerslayer

Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191611247

Category: Fiction

Page: 588

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The Deerslayer (1841) is the last-written of Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, but the first in the development of the hero, Natty Bumppo. Here, Cooper returns Leatherstocking to his youth and to a pristine wilderness that D. H. Lawrence said was perhaps `lovelier than any place created in language'. This novel, and the contemporaneous The Pathfinder, mark Cooper's return to historical romance after more than a decade given largely to social and political commentary. Written during the period of Cooper's bitter legal battles with the Whig press, The Deerslayer reflects a retreat from his difficulties into a world of romance; but the novel also symbolically attacks Cooper's opponents and implicitly provides a critique of nineteenth-century American society. In the Introduction H. Daniel Peck offers an explanation for The Deerslayer's mysterious power over twentieth-century readers, showing how the novel's patterns of adventurous action dramatize issues of possession and loss. This edition provides the authoritative text of the novel.

Selected essays and dialogues

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 431

View: 5953

This new translation of a selection of Plutarch's miscellaneous works - the Moralia - illustrates his thinking on religious, ethical, social, and political issues. Two genres are represented: the dialogue, which Plutarch wrote in a tradition nearer to Cicero than to Plato, and the informal treatise or essay, in which his personality is most clearly displayed. His diffuse and individual style conveys a character of great charm and authority. Plutarch's works have been admired and imitated in Western literature since the Renaissance. Montaigne, who read Amyot's translation, considered Plutarch's Moralia to be a 'breviary', a book without which 'we ignorant folk would have been lost'. For Ralph Waldo Emerson it was a favourite bedside book, and an inspiration: 'a poet might rhyme all day with hints drawn from Plutarch, page on page.'.

Über das Glück

Author: Epikur

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257609655

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 6290

Epikur zählt zu den wichtigsten ›Glücksphilosophen‹ der Antike. Ein glückliches Leben erreiche man dadurch, sich maßvoll und bescheiden der schönen Dinge des Lebens zu erfreuen.

Selected Dialogues

Author: Lucian

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604798

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 3637

'you'll find another man to harvest, Glycerion: let this one go' The Greek satirist Lucian was a brilliantly entertaining writer who invented the comic dialogue as a vehicle for satiric comment. His influence was immense, not only in the Greek world, but on later European writers such as Rabelais and Swift. His dialogues puncture the pretensions of pompous philosophers and describe the daily lives of Greek courtesans; they are peopled by politicians, historians and ordinary citizens, as well as by gods and mythic figures. This selection provides a cross-section of Lucian's styles and satirical targets, from serious polemic to lighter squibs and character portrayals. It includes How to Write History and his most famous piece, A True History, a fabulous tale of space travel and a monstrous whale which prefigures the fantasies of Jules Verne. This lively new translation is both accurate and idiomatic, and the introduction highlights Lucian's importance in his own and later times. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Republic

Author: Plato

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191623059

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 728

Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Author: Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191016764

Category: History

Page: 912

View: 3852

What did the ancient Greeks eat and drink? What role did migration play? Why was emperor Nero popular with the ordinary people but less so with the upper classes? Why (according to ancient authors) was Oedipus ('with swollen foot') so called? For over 2,000 years the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have captivated our collective imagination and provided inspiration for so many aspects of our lives, from culture, literature, drama, cinema, and television to society, education, and politics. Many of the roots of the way life is lived in the West today can be traced to the ancient civilizations, not only in politics, law, technology, philosophy, and science, but also in social and family life, language, and art. Beautiful illustrations, clear and authoritative entries, and a useful chronology and bibliography make this Companion the perfect guide for readers interested in learning more about the Graeco-Roman world. As well as providing sound information on all aspects of classical civilization such as history, politics, ethics, morals, law, society, religion, mythology, science and technology, language, literature, art, and scholarship, the entries in the Companion reflect the changing interdisciplinary aspects of classical studies, covering broad thematic subjects, such as race, nationalism, gender, ethics, and ecology, confirming the impact classical civilizations have had on the modern world.

Symposium

Author: Plato

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191605492

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 8968

In his celebrated masterpiece, Symposium, Plato imagines a high-society dinner-party in Athens in 416 BC at which the guests - including the comic poet Aristophanes and, of course, Plato's mentor Socrates - each deliver a short speech in praise of love. The sequence of dazzling speeches culminates in Socrates' famous account of the views of Diotima, a prophetess who taught him that love is our means of trying to attain goodness. And then into the party bursts the drunken Alcibiades, the most popular and notorious Athenian of the time, who insists on praising Socrates himself rather than love, and gives us a brilliant sketch of this enigmatic character. The power, humour, and pathos of Plato's creation engages the reader on every page. This new translation is complemented by full explanatory notes and an illuminating introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.