The Invention of Athens

Author: Nicole Loraux
Publisher: Zone Books (NY)
ISBN: 9781890951597
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A revised edition of a groundbreaking work tracing the rhetoric, politics, andideology of funeral orations in ancient Greece, arguing that they served to celebrate the city ofAthens and the Athenian citizen.

A Companion to Greek Rhetoric

Author: Ian Worthington
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144433414X
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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


Author: Rainer E. Zimmermann
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643125208
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Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians

Author: Michelle Ballif
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313321788
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Alphabetically arranged entries on roughly 60 leading rhetoricians of antiquity detail their lives and writings and cite works for further reading.

War Democracy and Culture in Classical Athens

Author: Dr. David Pritchard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521190339
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Analyses how the democracy of the classical Athenians revolutionized military practices and underwrote their unprecedented commitment to war-making.


Author: Giorgio Agamben
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035822
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In diesem vorletzten Band der ›Homo-Sacer‹-Reihe untersucht der weltweit bekannte und renommierte Philosoph Giorgio Agamben den Bürgerkrieg als politisches Paradigma. Zwei zentrale Momente der Geistesgeschichte stehen dabei im Mittelpunkt: Im ersten Teil widmet er sich dem griechischen Begriff der »stasis«, der die Spaltung der polis in rivalisierende, gewalttätige Gruppen bezeichnet, während er im zweiten Teil eine furiose Interpretation von Hobbes' ›Leviathan‹ und dessen berühmtem Frontispiz vorlegt, und zwar aus theologischer Perspektive. Eine spannende und wichtige Diskussion eines Begriffs, der sich für das politische, philosophische und juridische Denken als zentral erweist.

Speeches for the Dead

Author: Harold Parker
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110575892
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The Menexenus, in spite of the dearth of scholarly attention it has traditionally received compared to other Platonic texts, is an important dialogue for any consideration of Plato’s views on political philosophy, history, and rhetoric – to say nothing of the dialogue’s contribution to the study of civic ideology and institutions, natural law theory, and Plato’s notion of race. Speeches for the Dead unites the contributions of scholars working on diverse aspects of the dialogue, growing out of a one-day workshop on the same subject at the University of Pennsylvania organized by the editors. In offering a variety of perspectives on the Menexenus, the volume is the very first of its kind in any language. In addition, the volume contains an up-to-date bibliography of scholarship in English, French, German, and Italian. This makes the book a definitive guide and ideal starting point for advanced students and scholars looking for further information about the dialogue.

Empire and the Ends of Politics

Author: Plato
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585105236
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This text brings together for the first time two complete key works from classical antiquity on the politics of Athens: Plato's Menexenus and Pericles' funeral oration (from Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War).

Tod in den Augen

Author: Jean-Pierre Vernant
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105614966
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Jean-Pierre Vernant gehört zu jenen französischen Althistorikern, die mit unkonventionellen interdisziplinären Arbeiten international großes Aufsehen erregt haben. Das Verdienst dieser Schule von Althistorikern liegt in dem Versuch, die Antike unter bislang vernachlässigten Fragestellungen wieder zum Reden zu bringen: für die Gegenwart. In seiner Analyse der beiden Frauengestalten Artemis und Gorgo zeigt Vernant, wie sich die symbolhafte Bedeutung der griechischen Mythologie entziffern läßt. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Gregory of Nazianzus

Author: Jostein Børtnes
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 8763503867
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Gregory of Nazianzus (ca330-390) is one of the three Greek church fathers from Cappadocia. This book explores both his theology -- which earned him the honorary title 'the Theologian' -- and his general importance as an independent thinker, prolific writer, orator, and poet. Gregory has often been in the shadow of the other Cappadocians, Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nyssa. This book demonstrates his central position in the formation of a hellenised Christian culture as well as his topicality today. More than any other ancient personality, save perhaps for Cicero and Augustine, Gregory recreates his inner life in his writings, and allows us to participate directly in the exciting intellectual and emotional climate of late antiquity. The reader is offered illuminating discussions of Gregorys exposition of the Trinity, his doctrine of deification, his theory of mental images, and his view of the ideal human self. Other contributions take his funeral orations, letters, and autobiographical poetry as points of departure for the study of family relations, gender attitudes, educational ideals, and literary accomplishments. In addition, light is shed on Gregorys seldom-studied poetical uvre and his impact on Byzantine theology and literature. The contributors are international specialists in patristics, church history, philosophy, Classical and Byzantine studies, and literary rhetoric.