Über das Schicksal

(griechisch - deutsch) Übersetzt und kommentiert von Andreas Zierl

Author: Alexander von Aphrodisias

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3050068973

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Lost Libraries

The Destruction of Great Book Collections Since Antiquity

Author: J. Raven

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230524257

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 1788

This pioneering volume of essays explores the destruction of great libraries since ancient times and examines the intellectual, political and cultural consequences of loss. Fourteen original contributions, introduced by a major re-evaluative history of lost libraries, offer the first ever comparative discussion of the greatest catastrophes in book history from Mesopotamia and Alexandria to the dispersal of monastic and monarchical book collections, the Nazi destruction of Jewish libraries, and the recent horrifying pillage and burning of books in Tibet, Bosnia and Iraq.

Reenchanted Science

Holism in German Culture from Wilhelm II to Hitler

Author: Anne Harrington

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691050508

Category: History

Page: 309

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By the 1920s in Central Europe, it had become a truism among intellectuals that natural science had "disenchanted" the world, and in particular had reduced humans to mere mechanisms, devoid of higher purpose. But could a new science of "wholeness" heal what the old science of the "machine" had wrought? Some contemporary scientists thought it could. These years saw the spread of a new, "holistic" science designed to nourish the heart as well as the head, to "reenchant" even as it explained. Critics since have linked this holism to a German irrationalism that is supposed to have paved the way to Nazism. In a penetrating analysis of this science, Anne Harrington shows that in fact the story of holism in Germany is a politically heterogeneous story with multiple endings. Its alliances with Nazism were not inevitable, but resulted from reorganizational processes that ultimately brought commitments to wholeness and race, healing and death into a common framework. Before 1933, holistic science was a uniquely authoritative voice in cultural debates on the costs of modernization. It attracted not only scientists with Nazi sympathies but also moderates and leftists, some of whom left enduring humanistic legacies. Neither a "reduction" of science to its politics, nor a vision in which the sociocultural environment is a backdrop to the "internal" work of science, this story instead emphasizes how metaphor and imagery allow science to engage "real" phenomena of the laboratory in ways that are richly generative of human meanings and porous to the social and political imperatives of the hour.

Born in the Big Rains

A Memoir of Somalia and Survival

Author: Fadumo Korn,Sabine Eichhorst

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558615784

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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The author describes her life, from her childhood living with a nomadic tribe in Somalia to her position as a spokesperson against female genital mutiliation.

Ovid in Exile

Power and Poetic Redress in the Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto

Author: Matthew McGowan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047424077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 4661

This study considers exile in Ovid's Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto as a place of genuine suffering and a metaphor for poetry's marginalization from Rome. It analyzes, in particular, the poet's representation of himself and the emperor Augustus against the background of Roman religion, law, and poetry.

The Tradition of the Goddess Fortuna in Roman Literature and in the Transitional Period

Author: Howard Rollin Patch

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781340452674

Category: History

Page: 66

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Divine Providence in Philo of Alexandria

Author: Peter Frick

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161471414

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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In his study Peter Frick starts with the examination of the theocentric structure of Philo's thought as outlined in the important passage De Opificio Mundi 171-2 where Philo correlates the idea of providence with his concept of God and the theory of creation. On this basis, any adequate understanding of providence in Philo must begin with the correlation between the formal aspects of the Philonic concept of God, especially the idea of God's transcendence, and Philo's conceptualization of the idea of providence in light of these formal aspects. In particular, the issue is how Philo can predicate that God is provident in nature, although God cannot be apprehended in his essence. Moreover, Philo explains the immanence of God in the cosmos in terms of the Logos and the divine powers, one of which he specifically characterizes as the providential power. Both the aspects of divine transcendence and immanence cohere in Philo's theory of creation. He conceives of the role of providence in cosmological matters as being responsible for the design, administration and continuous existence of the created universe. Two further issues, the questions of astral fatalism and theodicy, are critically important for a thorough understanding of Philo's conception of divine providence. Philo rejects the assumption implied in astral fatalism that the stars are transcendent divinities and thus have causal powers over human affairs. And he rejects astral fatalism because it renders absurd the notion of moral responsibility. Concerning the question of theodicy, Philo proceeds from the Platonic premise that God is not the cause for evil in any way. For him, the existence of moral evil exonerates God and his providence as the cause for evil and anchors the blame in the person.

De Fato

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero,R. W. Sharples

Publisher: Classical Texts

ISBN: 9780856684760

Category: History

Page: 244

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Cicero and Boethius did more than anyone else to transmit the insights of Greek philosophy to the Latin culture of Western Europe which has played so influential a part in our civilisation to this day. Cicero's treatise On Fate, though surviving only in a fragmentary and mutilated state, records contributions to the discussion of a central philosophical issue, that of free will and determinism, which are comparable in importance to those of twentieth-century philosophers and indeed sometimes anticipate them. Study of the treatise has been hindered by the lack of a combined Latin text and English translation based on a clear understanding of the arguments; Dr Sharples' text is intended to meet this need. The last book of Boethius' Consolation is linked with Cicero's treatise by its theme, the relation of divine foreknowledge to human freedom. Text with translation and commentary.

Pia desideria

or, Divine addresses, in three books. Illustrated with XLVII. copper-plates

Author: Herman Hugo

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian life

Page: 238

View: 8855

Sophrosyne and the Rhetoric of Self-Restraint

Polysemy & Persuasive Use of an Ancient Greek Value Term

Author: Adriaan Rademaker

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047406982

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

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This study provides a new description of the semantics of sophrosyne, and investigates the use of the term as an instrument of persuasion in the main texts from the Archaic and Classical era.

Topics in Stoic Philosophy

Author: K Ierodiako-Nou

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199248803

Category: Philosophy

Page: 259

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Stoicism (third century BC to second century AD) is one of the richest and most influential intellectual traditions of antiquity. Leading scholars here contribute new studies of a set of topics which are the focus of current research in this area. They combine careful analytical attention to the original texts with historical sensitivity and philosophical acuity, to provide the basis for a better understanding of Stoic ethics, political theory, logic, and physics. Whereas till recently the study of Hellenistic philosophy has been mainly a historical enterprise, these essays demonstrate that a proper treatment of Stoicism engages us in philosophical questions of considerable current relevance and interest.

Interval Analysis

and Automatic Result Verification

Author: Günter Mayer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110499460

Category: Mathematics

Page: 532

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This self-contained text is a step-by-step introduction and a complete overview of interval computation and result verification, a subject whose importance has steadily increased over the past many years. The author, an expert in the field, gently presents the theory of interval analysis through many examples and exercises, and guides the reader from the basics of the theory to current research topics in the mathematics of computation. Contents Preliminaries Real intervals Interval vectors, interval matrices Expressions, P-contraction, ε-inflation Linear systems of equations Nonlinear systems of equations Eigenvalue problems Automatic differentiation Complex intervals

A Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts from the Meerman Collection in the Bodleian Library

Author: Annaclara Cataldi Palau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851243648

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 301

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This catalogue of forty manuscripts contained in the Meerman collection of medieval and renaissance Greek manuscripts at the Bodleian Library includes an introduction with extensive research on the provenance of the collection, detailed descriptions of each manuscript, and forty illustrations of manuscript pages. The collection of the Dutch bibliophile Gerard Meerman, the manuscripts were bought for the Bodleian Library in 1824 at auction at the Hague. The collection is composed almost exclusively of manuscripts that once belonged to the Jesuits of Clermont in Paris, though the works had several subsequent owners, including English collector Sir Thomas Phillipps and Guillaume Pellicier, a French ambassador to Venice in the first half of the sixteenth century. This catalogue fully demonstrates the importance of these manuscripts and is an essential scholarly resource for each item in the collection.

Propertius in Love

The Elegies

Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520935846

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 313

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These ardent, even obsessed, poems about erotic passion are among the brightest jewels in the crown of Latin literature. Written by Propertius, Rome's greatest poet of love, who was born around 50 b.c., a contemporary of Ovid, these elegies tell of Propertius' tormented relationship with a woman he calls "Cynthia." Their connection was sometimes blissful, more often agonizing, but as the poet came to recognize, it went beyond pride or shame to become the defining event of his life. Whether or not it was Propertius' explicit intention, these elegies extend our ideas of desire, and of the human condition itself.

AQA A-Level German (includes AS)

Author: Helen Kent,Paul Stocker,Amy Bates

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471858030

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 2271

Our Student Book has been approved by AQA. Support the transition from GCSE and through the new A-level specification with a single textbook that has clear progression through four defined stages of learning suitable for a range of abilities. We have developed a completely new textbook designed specifically to meet the demands of the new 2016 specification. The Student Book covers both AS and A-level in one textbook to help students build on and develop their language skills as they progress throughout the course. - Exposes students to authentic target language material with topical stimulus, and film and literature tasters for every work - Supports the transition from GCSE with clear progression through four stages of learning: transition, AS, A-level and extension - Builds grammar and translation skills with topic-related practice and a comprehensive grammar reference section - Develops language skills with a variety of tasks, practice questions and research activities - Gives students the tools they need to succeed with learning strategies throughout - Prepares students for the assessment with advice on essay-writing and the new individual research project Audio resources to accompany the Student Book can be purchased in several ways: 1) as part of the Dynamic Learning Teaching and Learning resource, 2) downloaded separately, 3) as part of the Student eTextbook. The audio resources are not part of the AQA approval process.

The Elements of Mathematical Semantics

Author: Maurice V. Aldridge

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110871432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 1097

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

The Andes

A Geographical Portrait

Author: Axel Borsdorf,Christoph Stadel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319035304

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 6805

The Andes are attracting global interest again: they hold valuable mineral resources, tourists appreciate their great natural beauty and the diversity of indigenous cultures, climbers scale rock and ice faces, while many others are intrigued by regional political developments, such as the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela or the almost unfettered hegemony of the neoliberal economic model in Chile. This volume is the first attempt for decades to present a complete overview of the longest mountain chain on the planet – a region of remarkable climatic, floristic and geologic diversity, where advanced civilization developed well before the arrival of the Spanish. Today the Andes continue to be characterized by their ethnic, demographic, cultural and economic diversity, as well as by the disparity of local socioeconomic groups. The Andean countries pursue a wide range of approaches to tackle the challenges of making the best use of their natural and cultural potential without damaging their ecological basis, as well as to overcome economic disparity and foster social cohesion. This book provides insights into this unique region and its most pressing issues, complemented by a wealth of pictures and comprehensive diagrams, which, in sum, help to better understand these fascinating mountains.