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La Invención Del Cuerpo (Biblioteca de Ensayo / Serie menor)

En el mundo clásico, el pensamiento religioso, los hábitos sociales y los angeles divergencia entre lo masculino y lo femenino dieron lugar a un odd arte erótico cuyo estudio ayuda a entender l. a. compleja naturaleza de estas sociedades. Carmen Sánchez no plantea aquí un ensayo sobre los angeles sexualidad en el mundo griego y romano, sino un recorrido por el imaginario visible del erotismo clásico, donde los textos se han tratado como ilustraciones con los angeles intención de entender, explicar y, sobre todo, oír las imágenes. Este libro explora el erotismo en el arte de l. a. cultura clásica, desde l. a. invención del desnudo público hasta l. a. construcción de las populares escenas de cortejo gay masculino, desde l. a. utilización del falo como amuleto hasta l. a. exploración de los angeles alteridad del erotismo sobrenatural y mágico.

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Her Share of the Blessings: Women's Religions among Pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman World (Oxford Paperbacks)

By Ross Shepard Kraemer

During this pathbreaking quantity, Ross Shepard Kraemer offers the 1st finished examine women's religions in Greco-Roman antiquity. She vividly recreates the non secular lives of early Christian, Jewish, and pagan ladies, with many desirable examples: Greek women's devotion to goddesses, rites of Roman matrons, Jewish girls in rabbinic and diaspora groups, Christian women's struggles to workout authority and autonomy, and women's roles as leaders within the complete spectrum of Greco-Roman religions. In each case, Kraemer unearths the connections among the social constraints lower than which ladies lived, and their spiritual ideals and practices.
the connection between girl autonomy, sexuality, and faith emerges as a chronic subject matter. examining the monastic Jewish Therapeutae and diverse Christian groups, Kraemer demonstrates the paradoxical liberation which girls accomplished through rejection of sexuality, the physique, and the feminine. within the epilogue, Kraemer pursues the nerve-racking implications such findings have for modern women.
in keeping with an dazzling number of fundamental assets, Her proportion of the Blessings is an insightful paintings that is going past the constraints of earlier scholarship to supply a extra actual portrait of ladies within the Greco-Roman world.

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Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome

Contemporary advances in cognitive psychology, socio-linguistics, and socio-anthropology are revolutionizing our figuring out of literacy. in spite of the fact that, this examine has made purely minimum inroads between classicists. In flip, historians of literacy proceed to depend upon outmoded paintings by means of classicists (mostly from the 1960's and 1970's) and feature little entry to the present reexamination of the traditional facts. This well timed quantity seeks to formulate attention-grabbing new methods of conceiving the whole thought of literacy within the old global, as text-oriented occasions embedded particularly socio-cultural contexts.

In the quantity, chosen major students reconsider from the floor up how scholars of classical antiquity may top process the query of literacy long ago, and the way that research may possibly materially intersect with adjustments within the means that literacy is now seen in different disciplines. the outcome will supply readers new methods of considering particular components of "literacy" in antiquity, reminiscent of the character of private libraries, or what it ability to be a bookseller in antiquity; new constructionist questions, comparable to what constitutes studying groups and the way they model themselves; new takes at the public sphere, similar to how literacy intersects with commercialism, or with using public areas, or with the development of civic identification; new essentialist questions, corresponding to what do "book" and "reading" characterize in antiquity, why literate cultures advance, or why literate cultures topic.

Containing new paintings from latest striking students of literacy in antiquity, Ancient Literacies may be an integral assortment for all scholars and students of interpreting cultures within the classical world.

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Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophy (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series)

The old Greeks weren't in simple terms the founders of western philosophy, however the genuine time period "philosophy" is Greek in foundation, probably relationship again to the past due 6th century BC. Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Euclid, and Thales are yet the various better-known philosophers of historic Greece. through the amazingly fertile interval working from approximately the center of the 1st millennium BC to the center of the 1st millennium advert, the area observed the increase of technology, a number of colleges of inspiration, and—many believe—the beginning of contemporary civilization.

This moment variation of Historical Dictionary of old Greek Philosophy covers the heritage of Greek philosophy via a chronology, an introductory essay, a thesaurus, and an intensive bibliography. The dictionary part has over 1500 cross-referenced entries on very important philosophers, options, matters, and occasions. This e-book is a superb entry aspect for college students, researchers, and an individual eager to be aware of extra approximately Greek philosophy.

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The Basic Works of Aristotle (Modern Library Classics)

By Aristotle

Preserved by way of Arabic mathematicians and canonized by means of Christian students, Aristotle’s works have formed Western concept, technological know-how, and faith for almost thousand years. Richard McKeon’s The uncomplicated Works of Aristotle–constituted out of the definitive Oxford translation and in print as a Random apartment hardcover for sixty years–has lengthy been thought of the simplest to be had one-volume Aristotle. showing in paperback in the end, this variation contains choices from the Organon, at the Heavens, the fast actual Treatises, Rhetoric, between others, and at the Soul, On iteration and Corruption, Physics, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, and Poetics of their entirety.

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The Spartans: The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece

By Paul Cartledge

The Spartans have been a society of warrior-heroes who have been the residing exemplars of such center values as responsibility, self-discipline, self-sacrifice, and severe sturdiness. This e-book, written via one of many world’s best specialists on Sparta, lines the increase and fall of Spartan society and explores the great impression the Spartans had on their international or even on ours. Paul Cartledge brings to lifestyles figures like mythical founding father Lycurgus and King Leonidas, who embodied the heroism so heavily pointed out with this precise tradition, and he indicates how Spartan ladies loved an strangely dominant and strong function during this hyper-masculine society. established firmly on unique assets, The Spartans is the definitive ebook approximately the most interesting cultures of historical Greece.

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Sparta at War: Strategy, Tactics and Campaigns, 950-362 BC

By Scott M. Rusch

Through the 8th century bc, Sparta grew to become one of many best towns of old Greece, conquering the southern Peloponnese, and from the mid-sixth century bc till the mid-fourth, Sparta grew to become an army strength of famous significance. for nearly centuries the massed Spartan military remained unbeaten within the box. Spartan officials additionally commanded with nice luck armies of mercenaries or coalition allies, in addition to fleets of warfare galleys. even though it is the stand of the 3 Hundred at Thermopylae that has earned Sparta timeless repute, it was once her victories over either Persian invaders and the armies and navies of Greek competitors that upheld her place of management in Greece. Even a gentle decline in Spartiate numbers, annoyed through a poor earthquake in 464 bc, did not finish their dominance. simply whilst the Thebans realized how one can defeat the massed Spartan military in pitched conflict was once Sparta toppled from her place of primacy.

Scott Rusch examines what's recognized of the heritage of Sparta, from the cost of town to her defeat at Theban fingers, focusing upon army campaigns and the strategic situations that drove them. Rusch deals clean views on vital questions of Spartan historical past, and illuminates a few of antiquity’s so much outstanding campaigns.

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Sparta and Lakonia: A Regional History 1300-362 BC

By Paul Cartledge

In this absolutely revised and up-to-date variation of his groundbreaking research, Paul Cartledge uncovers the realities at the back of the effective fantasy of Sparta.

The e-book explores either the city-state of Sparta and the territory of Lakonia which it unified and exploited. Combining the extra conventional written resources with archaeological and environmental views, its insurance extends from the apogee of Mycenaean tradition, to Sparta's an important defeat on the conflict of Mantinea in 362 BC.

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