Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and Iberian Empire in by Vincent Barletta

By Vincent Barletta

Even though Alexander the nice lived greater than seventeen centuries earlier than the onset of Iberian enlargement into Muslim Africa and Asia, he loomed huge within the literature of past due medieval and early sleek Portugal and Spain. Exploring little-studied chronicles, chivalric romances, novels, travelogues, and crypto-Muslim texts, Vincent Barletta indicates that the tale of Alexander not just sowed the seeds of Iberian empire yet foreshadowed the decline of Portuguese and Spanish effect within the centuries to return. demise in Babylon depicts Alexander as a posh image of Western domination, immortality, dissolution, heroism, villainy, and demise. yet Barletta additionally exhibits that texts ostensibly celebrating the conqueror have been haunted by means of failure. interpreting literary and old works in Aljamiado, Castilian, Catalan, Greek, Latin, and Portuguese, loss of life in Babylon develops a view of empire and modernity proficient through the moral metaphysics of French phenomenologist Emmanuel Levinas. a singular contribution to the literature of empire development, loss of life in Babylon presents a body for the deep mortal nervousness that has infused and given form to the unfold of imperial Europe from its very starting.

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Causality and Scientific Explanation. Vol 1: Medieval and by William A. Wallace

By William A. Wallace

William Wallace brings an exceptional intelligence and years of mirrored image to teach how the concept that of causal clarification can give a contribution to the cumulative progress of data in technological know-how. Wallace's strategy is historic in addition to analytical, and is composed in a cautious and hugely unique research of the way the quest for reasons has supplied a paradigm of medical strategy from its origins within the heart a long time as much as the current day. the 1st of 2 volumes poses the modern query and strains its starting place again to the 'Posterior Analytics' of Aristotle. the writer then concentrates on medieval technology to record the impression of the 'Analytics' on the universities of Oxford, Paris, and Padua from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, comparing within the procedure the rival claims of historians of technological know-how as to the significance of those facilities for the genesis of the experimental process. the amount concludes with a examine of the founders of contemporary technological know-how from William Gilbert to Isaac Newton, displaying the striking use they made from causal recommendations of their personal now classical contributions.

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Treatises On Friendship And Aging by Marcus Tullius Cicero

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

THE augur Quintus Mucius Scaevola used to recount a few tales approximately his better half's father Galus Laelius, thoroughly remembered and charmingly instructed; and at any time when he noted him consistently gave him the name of "the clever" with none hesitation. I were brought by way of my father to Scaevola once I had assumed the toga virilis, and that i took good thing about the creation by no means to surrender the venerable man's part so long as i used to be capable of remain and he used to be spared to us. The final result used to be that I devoted to reminiscence many disquisitions of his, in addition to many brief pointed apophthegms, and, in brief, took as a lot good thing about his knowledge as i'll. whilst he died, I hooked up myself to Scaevola the Pontifex, whom i could enterprise to name really the main uncommon of our countrymen for skill and uprightness. yet of this latter I shall take different events to talk. to come to Scaevola the augur. between many different events I fairly take note one. He was once sitting on a semicircular garden-bench, as was once his customized, whilst I and a really few intimate buddies have been there, and he chanced to show the dialog upon a topic which approximately that point used to be in lots of people's mouths. you want to consider, Atticus, for you have been very intimate with Publius Sulpicius, what expressions of astonishment, or perhaps indignation, have been referred to as forth by way of his mortal quarrel, as tribune, with the consul Quintus Pompeius, with whom he had previously lived on phrases of the nearest intimacy and affection.

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Osprey Men-at-Arms 251 - Medieval Chinese Armies 1260-1520 by Chris J. Peers

By Chris J. Peers

In 1271, Kubilai, ruler of the Mongol Empire, proclaimed himself the 1st Emperor of the Y?an dynasty. inside many years he used to be to realize regulate of the remainder of China, in influence giving China solidarity and independence below an alien dynasty. His reign persisted until eventually 1368, whilst the local Ming dynasty got here to strength. concentrating on those regimes, this article explores the background, association and strategies of the Y?an and Ming armies from 1260-1520. a variety of illustrations and color plates painting the guns and uniforms of the chinese language troops in shiny aspect.

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The Politics of Latin Literature: Writing, Identity, and by Thomas N. Habinek

By Thomas N. Habinek

This article describes the connection among Latin literature and the politics of historical Rome. the writer argues that literature was once a cultural perform that emerged from and intervened within the political and social struggles on the middle of the Roman international. He considers works via such authors as Cato, Cicero, Horace, Ovid, and Seneca. He goals to illustrate that, from its beginnings within the past due 3rd century BC to its eclipse by way of Christian literature 600 years later, classical literature served the evolving pursuits of Roman and aristocratic energy.

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Epigrams, Volume I: Spectacles, Books 1-5 (Loeb Classical by Martial

By Martial

Written to rejoice the eighty CE starting of the Roman Colosseum, Martial's first e-book of poems, "On the Spectacles," tells of the indicates within the new enviornment. the nice Latin epigrammist's twelve next books catch the spirit of Roman existence in brilliant aspect. Fortune hunters and busybodies, orators and attorneys, schoolmasters and acrobats, medical professionals and plagiarists, appealing slaves and beneficiant hosts populate his witty verses. We glimpse the following the theater, public video games, existence within the geographical region, banquets, lions within the amphitheater, the eruption of Vesuvius. Martial's epigrams are often obscene, occasionally affectionate and a laugh, and consistently pointed. Like his modern Statius, although, Martial shamelessly flatters his client Domitian, one among Rome's worst-reputed emperors. Shackleton Bailey's translation of Martial's usually tricky Latin gets rid of many misunderstandings in prior types. The textual content is especially that of his hugely praised Teubner version of 1990 ("greatly more suitable to its predecessors," R. G. M. Nisbet wrote in Classical Review). those volumes substitute the sooner Loeb version with translation through Walter C. A. Ker (1919).

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KAKOS, Badness and Anti-Value in Classical Antiquity by Ineke Sluiter, Ralph M. Rosen

By Ineke Sluiter, Ralph M. Rosen

The fourth in a sequence that explores cultural and moral values in Classical Antiquity, this quantity examines the unfavourable foils, the anti-values, opposed to which optimistic worth notions are conceptualized and calibrated in Classical Antiquity. Eighteen chapters handle this subject matter from various views - ancient, literary, criminal and philosophical. What makes an individual right into a prototypically 'bad' citizen? Or an abomination of a student? what's the courting among ugliness and price? How do icons of sexual perversion, monstruous emperors and detestable conduct functionality in philosophical and rhetorical prose? The publication illuminates the various rhetorical manifestations of the idea that of 'badness' in classical antiquity in a number of domain names.

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Oxford Readings in Ovid by Peter E. Knox

By Peter E. Knox

No different historic poet has had this sort of carry at the mind's eye of readers as Ovid. throughout the centuries, artists, writers, and poets have present in his paintings notion for brand new inventive endeavors. This anthology of twenty of the main influential papers released within the final thirty years represents the extensive diversity of severe and scholarly ways to Ovid's paintings. the total diversity of his poetry, from the Amores to the Epistles from the Black Sea, is mentioned through a number of the prime students of Latin poetry, using, serious equipment starting from philology to modern literary idea. In an introductory essay, Peter Knox surveys Ovidian scholarship over this era and locates the assembled papers inside fresh severe developments. Taken jointly, the articles during this assortment provide the reader, no matter if skilled pupil or beginner, an entrée into the present severe discourse on Ovid, who's instantly some of the most obtainable authors of classical antiquity and one of many least understood.

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The Book of Pontiffs of the Church of Ravenna by Agnellus, Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis

By Agnellus, Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis

Agnellus' Liber pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis (Book of Pontiffs of the Church of Ravenna), written within the 9th century, is a vital resource for the learn of Italian historical past from the fourth to the 9th centuries. Agnellus turns out to were a well-born priest within the church of Ravenna, and his paintings is strongly coloured through his own studies. He wrote the publication to illustrate strongly-held evaluations. One was once the apostolicity and independence of the Ravennate archbishopric; the opposite was once the ethical decline of contemporary bishops and their erosion of clerical rights. utilizing the framework of a sequence of biographies of the bishops of his see, Agnellus offers his hugely idiosyncratic view of background. The paintings is full of anecdotes, miracle tales, and mini-sermons, in addition to information regarding old occasions and creative and architectural patronage, all of that have made it a useful resource for these drawn to early medieval Italy.

Ravenna's heyday was once within the 5th via 8th centuries, while it used to be the capital first of the western Roman empire, then of the dominion of the Ostrogoths, and at last of the Byzantine exarchate of Italy. by the point Agnellus used to be writing, the town and its leaders have been suffering to take care of strength and status within the new Carolingian regime. Agnellus' paintings is mostly used as a resource of data concerning the extra illustrious earlier, and it's been particularly worthwhile to paintings historians who examine the outstanding monuments that also continue to exist in Ravenna. although, it additionally presents an important information regarding the Carolingian international within which Agnellus lived, a time while the marvels of Ravenna have been being copied or actually carried off through emperors who sought to recreate Ravenna's imperial splendor.

This translation makes this attention-grabbing textual content available for the 1st time to an English-speaking viewers. a considerable creation to Agnellus and his composition of the textual content is integrated in addition to a whole bibliography. The maps revealed within the publication also are to be had on the net .


Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis is a vacationing Lecturer within the Departments of heritage and artwork heritage at Indiana college. She has ready the definitive Latin textual content of the paintings, with a purpose to be released by way of Brepols. She is usually the editor of Historiography within the heart Ages.


"This quantity is way greater than a translation of Agnellus's Liber pontificalis ecclesiae Ravennatis. It comprises what quantities to an enormous brief monograph in this early medieval textual content, as well as wide and cautious annotation. As such, it really is a tremendous contribution to scholarship on early medieval Italian ecclesiastical background. . . . an incredibly good performed quantity that makes a considerable contribution to scholarship in different components: the research of early medieval texts, the creative and architectural heritage of Ravenna, and the ecclesiastical style of gesta episcoporum. "―Maureen C. Miller, Catholic historic Review

"Deliyannis is to be congratulated for generating the 1st complete English translation of the most resource for early medieval Ravenna. Her model of a regularly convoluted and imprecise Latin textual content is exact and lucid and is complemented via a wide-ranging introduction.Finally a particular, acerbic and sometimes fun paintings which vividly illuminates not just creative and ecclesiastical advancements but additionally the mentalities of early medieval churchmen and their city congregations has been made obtainable to a large viewers of students and students."―Thomas S. Brown, collage of Edinburgh

"This is a vital and extremely helpful Latin textual content, and its translation is very major. . . . The scholarship is impressively sound. Deliyannis demonstrates an awesome mastery of a couple of

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