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viii, 384 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Contents Acknowledgements Introduction 1 The Festivals and Genre 2 The Comic and the Serious 3 Overview: A Developmental Study 1 Comedy and Tragedy in Athens 1 The Development of Comedy and Tragedy 2 Masks, Costumes, Choruses, Language, and Props 3 Comedy, Tragedy, and Euripides 2 Satyr Drama and the Cyclops: Where Tragedy and Comedy Meet 1 Comic Satyrs/Tragic Tales 2 Satyr Play: Net-Draggers, Festival-Goers, Trackers 3 The Cyclops 3 The Acharnians and the Paradox of the City 1 Tragedy, Comedy, and Politics 2 The Oresteia and the Bacchae: The City in a Greater Whole 3 The Double Vision of the Acharnians 4 The Wasps: Comic Heroes/Tragic Heroes 1 Comic and Tragic Consistency 2 Ajax and Medea: A Focus on Identity 3 Wasps: The Hero as Chameleon 4 Aristophanes and the Three Stooges: Pitying Your Betters, Envying Inferior Men 5 Oedipus Tyrannos and the Knights: Oracles, Divine and Human 1 Oedipus Tyrannos: Human and Divine Meaning 2 The Human Oracles of the Knights 3 Hidden Meanings and the Rejuvenation of Demos 4 Comedy and Carnival or Tragedy Upside Down 6 Persians, Peace, and Birds: God and Man in Wartime 1 The Persians: War, Empire, and the Divine 2 The Peace: Finding a God for Athens 3 The Birds: An Athenian on Olympus 7 Women at the Thesmophoria and Frogs: Aristophanes on Tragedy and Comedy 1 Parody, Metatheater, and Dialogue 2 Women at the Thesmophoria: Comedy and Tragedy Talk 3 Frogs: Comedy-and Tragedy-Save the City Conclusion: The Dionysia's Many Voices Synopses Glossary Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004310902 20160619
Aristophanes and His Tragic Muse considers the opposition of comedy and tragedy in 5th century Athens and its effect on the drama of Aristophanes. The study examines tragedy's focus on necessity and a quest for meaning as a complement to a neglected but critical element in Athenian comedy, a concern with freedom and an underlying ambivalent vision of reality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004310902 20160619
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2. Civil war [2016]

Book
lxvii, 374 pages : maps ; 17 cm.
Caesar (C. Iulius, 102 44 BC), statesman and soldier, defied the dictator Sulla; served in the Mithridatic wars and in Spain; entered Roman politics as a democrat against the senatorial government; was the real leader of the coalition with Pompey and Crassus; conquered all Gaul for Rome; attacked Britain twice; was forced into civil war; became master of the Roman world; and achieved wide-reaching reforms until his murder. We have his books of "commentarii" (notes): eight on his wars in Gaul from 58 52 BC, including the two expeditions to Britain in 55 54, and three on the civil war of 49 48. They are records of his own campaigns (with occasional digressions) in vigorous, direct, clear, unemotional style and in the third person, the account of the civil war being somewhat more impassioned.This edition of the "Civil War" replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition by A. G. Peskett (1914) with new text, translation, introduction, and bibliography. In the Loeb Classical Library edition of Caesar, Volume I is his "Gallic War"; Volume III consists of "Alexandrian War, " "African War, " and "Spanish War, " commonly ascribed to Caesar by our manuscripts but of uncertain authorship.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674997035 20160704
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Book
9 volumes : illustrations ; 17 cm.
  • v. 1. Introductory and reference materials
  • v. 2. Beginnings and early Ionian thinkers, part 1
  • v. 3. Early Ionian thinkers, part 2
  • v. 4. Western Greek thinkers, part 1
  • v. 5. Western Greek thinkers, part 2
  • v. 6. Later Ionian and Athenian thinkers, part 1
  • v. 7. Later Ionian and Athenian thinkers, part 2
  • v. 8. Sophists, part 1
  • v. 9. Sophists, part 2.
The fragments and testimonia of the early Greek philosophers (often labeled the Presocratics) have always been not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and ancient philosophy but also a perennially fresh resource that has stimulated Western thought until the present day. This new systematic conception and presentation of the evidence differs in three ways from Hermann Diels s groundbreaking work, as well as from later editions: it renders explicit the material s thematic organization; it includes a selection from such related bodies of evidence as archaic poetry, classical drama, and the Hippocratic corpus; and it presents an overview of the reception of these thinkers until the end of antiquity. Volume I contains introductory and reference materials essential for using all other parts of the edition. Volumes II III include chapters on ancient doxography, background, and the Ionians from Pherecydes to Heraclitus. Volumes IV V present western Greek thinkers from the Pythagoreans to Hippo. Volumes VI VII comprise later philosophical systems and their aftermath in the fifth and early fourth centuries. Volumes VIII IX present fifth-century reflections on language, rhetoric, ethics, and politics (the so-called sophists and Socrates) and conclude with an appendix on philosophy and philosophers in Greek drama.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674997103 20161031
Volume VI of the nine-volume Loeb edition of Early Greek Philosophy includes the later Ionian and Athenian thinkers Anaxagoras, Archelaus, and Diogenes of Apollonia, along with chapters on early Greek medicine and the Derveni Papyrus.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674997073 20161031
The fragments and testimonia of the early Greek philosophers (often known as the pre-Socratics) have always been not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and ancient philosophy but also a perennially fresh resource that has stimulated Western thought until the present day. This new systematic conception and presentation of the evidence differs in three ways from Hermann Diels s groundbreaking late-nineteenth-century work as well as from later editions: it renders explicit the material s thematic organization; it includes a selection from such related bodies of evidence as archaic poetry, classical drama, and the Hippocratic corpus; and it presents an overview of the reception of these thinkers until the end of antiquity.Volume I presents an introduction, preliminary chapters on ancient doxography, the cosmological and moral background, and the Ionian thinkers from Pherecydes to Heraclitus. Volume II presents western Greek thinkers from the Pythagoreans to Hippo. Volume III presents later philosophical systems and their aftermath in the fifth and early fourth centuries, from Anaxagoras through the Derveni papyrus. Volume IV presents fifth-century reflections on language, rhetoric, ethics, and politics (the so-called sophists and Socrates) and concludes with an appendix on philosophy and philosophers in tragedy and comedy, concordances, and indexes.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996922 20161031
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Book
lxx, 577 pages ; 17 cm.
  • General introduction
  • Bibliography
  • Abbreviations
  • On the constitution of the art of medicine. Introduction
  • Text and translation
  • The art of medicine. Introduction
  • Text and translation
  • A method of medicine to Glaucon. Introduction
  • Book I
  • Book II.
Galen of Pergamum (AD 129-?199/216), physician to the court of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was a philosopher, scientist, and medical historian, a theoretician and practitioner, who wrote forcefully and prolifically on an astonishing range of subjects and whose impact on later eras rivaled that of Aristotle. Galen synthesized the entirety of Greek medicine as a basis for his own doctrines and practice, which comprehensively embraced theory, practical knowledge, experiment, logic, and a deep understanding of human life and society. In the three classic works in this volume, On the Constitution of the Art of Medicine, The Art of Medicine, and A Method of Medicine to Glaucon, Galen covers fundamental aspects of his practice in a lucid and engaging style designed to appeal to a broad audience. - Jacket flap.
Green Library, Classics Library
Book
xi, 179 pages ; 23 cm
One of the best books ever written on one of humanity's greatest epics, W. Ralph Johnson's study of Vergil's Aeneid challenges centuries of received wisdom. Johnson rejects the political and historical reading of the epic as a record of the glorious prehistory of Rome and instead foregrounds Vergil's enigmatic style and questioning of the myths. With an approach to the text that is both grounded in scholarship and intensely personal, and in a style both rhetorically elegant and passionate, Johnson offers readings of specific passages that are nuanced and suggestive as he focuses on the "somber and nourishing fictions" in Vergil's poem.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226252230 20160618
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Book
xvi, 586 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. Studying fiscal regimes Andrew Monson and Walter Scheidel-- Part I. Diversity and Commonalities in Early Extraction Regimes: 2. The Inka empire Terence N. D'Altroy-- 3. The Aztec empire Michael E. Smith-- 4. The Ancient Near East and Egypt Michael Jursa and Juan Carlos Morena Garcia-- Part II. Determinants of Intensification and Abatement: 5. Hellenistic empires Andrew Monson-- 6. The Roman republic James Tan-- 7. The early Roman monarchy Walter Scheidel-- 8. The later Roman empire Gilles Bransbourg-- 9. Early imperial China, from Qin/Han through Tang Mark E. Lewis-- 10. Imperial China under the Song and late Qing Kent Gang Deng-- Part III. Divergent Trends among Established Regimes: 11. Late Rome, Byzantium and early medieval western Europe John Haldon-- 12. The Middle East in Islamic late antiquity Hugh Kennedy-- 13. The Ottoman empire Metin M. Cosgel-- 14. Early modern Japan Philip C. Brown-- Part IV. Fragmented Political Ecologies and Institutional Innovation: 15. The Greek polis and koinon Emily Mackil-- 16. Classical Athens Josiah Ober-- 17. Why did public debt originate in Europe? David Stasavage-- Part V. Comparative Perspectives and New Frontiers: 18. Tributary empires and the New Fiscal Sociology: some comparative reflections Peter F. Bang-- 19. Interpreting the comparative history of fiscal regimes Edgar Kiser and Margaret Levi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107089204 20160618
Inspired by the New Fiscal History, this book represents the first global survey of taxation in the premodern world. What emerges is a rich variety of institutions, including experiments with sophisticated instruments such as sovereign debt and fiduciary money, challenging the notion of a typical premodern stage of fiscal development. The studies also reveal patterns and correlations across widely dispersed societies that shed light on the basic factors driving the intensification, abatement, and innovation of fiscal regimes. Twenty scholars have contributed perspectives from a wide range of fields besides history, including anthropology, economics, political science and sociology. The volume's coverage extends beyond Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East to East Asia and the Americas, thereby transcending the Eurocentric approach of most scholarship on fiscal history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107089204 20160618
Classics Library
Book
xliv, 611 pages : maps ; 17 cm.
  • Preface
  • General introduction
  • References
  • General bibliography
  • Sigla
  • The Histories
  • Letters to Caesar
  • Divergences from Maurenbrecher's edition
  • Concordances
  • Indexes
  • Maps.
Sallust, Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86 35 BCE), a Sabine from Amiternum, acted as tribune against Cicero and Milo in 52, joined Caesar after being expelled from the Senate in 50, was restored to the Senate by Caesar and took part in his African campaign as praetor in 46, and was then appointed governor of New Africa (Numidia). Upon his return to Rome he narrowly escaped conviction for malfeasance in office, retired from public life, and took up historiography. Sallust s last work, the annalistic "Histories" in five books, is much more expansive than his monographs on Catiline and Jugurtha (LCL 116), treating the whole of Roman history at home and abroad in the post-Sullan age. Although fragmentary, it provides invaluable information and insight about a crucial period of history spanning the period from 78 to around 67 BCE. Although Sallust is decidedly unsubtle and partisan in analyzing people and events, his works are important and significantly influenced later historians, notably Tacitus. Taking Thucydides as his model but building on Roman stylistic and rhetorical traditions, Sallust achieved a distinctive style, concentrated and arresting; lively characterizations, especially in the speeches; and skill at using particular episodes to illustrate large general themes. For this volume, which completes the Loeb Classical Library" "edition of Sallust s works, John T. Ramsey has freshly edited the "Histories" and the two pseudo-Sallustian "Letters to Caesar, " " "supplying ample annotation.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996861 20160618
Classics Library

8. Herodoti Historiae [2015]

Book
2 volumes ; 20 cm.
  • Tomus prior. Libros I-IV continens
  • Tomus alter. Libros V-IX continens.
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Book
xiv, 152 pages, xlviii pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Classics Library
Book
225 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Classics Library
Book
146 pages : 40 illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Classics Library
Book
xxv, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • List of Images and Tables xi Preface xiii Acknowledgments xxi Abbreviations xxv 1 The Efflorescence of Classical Greece 1 2 Ants around a Pond: An Ecology of City-States 21 3 Political Animals: A Theory of Decentralized Cooperation 45 4 Wealthy Hellas: Measuring Efflorescence 71 5 Explaining Hellas' Wealth: Fair Rules and Competition 101 6 Citizens and Specialization before 550 BCE 123 7 From Tyranny to Democracy, 550-465 BCE 157 8 Golden Age of Empire, 478-404 BCE 191 9 Disorder and Growth, 403-340 BCE 223 10 Political Fall, 359-334 BCE 261 11 Creative Destruction and Immortality 293 Appendix I: Regions of the Greek World: Population, Size, Fame 317 Appendix II: King, City, and Elite Game, Josiah Ober and Barry Weingast 321 Notes 329 Bibliography 367 Index 401.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691140919 20160618
Lord Byron described Greece as great, fallen, and immortal, a characterization more apt than he knew. Through most of its long history, Greece was poor. But in the classical era, Greece was densely populated and highly urbanized. Many surprisingly healthy Greeks lived in remarkably big houses and worked for high wages at specialized occupations. Middle-class spending drove sustained economic growth and classical wealth produced a stunning cultural efflorescence lasting hundreds of years. Why did Greece reach such heights in the classical period--and why only then? And how, after "the Greek miracle" had endured for centuries, did the Macedonians defeat the Greeks, seemingly bringing an end to their glory? Drawing on a massive body of newly available data and employing novel approaches to evidence, Josiah Ober offers a major new history of classical Greece and an unprecedented account of its rise and fall. Ober argues that Greece's rise was no miracle but rather the result of political breakthroughs and economic development. The extraordinary emergence of citizen-centered city-states transformed Greece into a society that defeated the mighty Persian Empire. Yet Philip and Alexander of Macedon were able to beat the Greeks in the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE, a victory made possible by the Macedonians' appropriation of Greek innovations. After Alexander's death, battle-hardened warlords fought ruthlessly over the remnants of his empire. But Greek cities remained populous and wealthy, their economy and culture surviving to be passed on to the Romans--and to us. A compelling narrative filled with uncanny modern parallels, this is a book for anyone interested in how great civilizations are born and die. This book is based on evidence available on a new interactive website. To learn more, please visit: http://polis.stanford.edu/.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691140919 20160618
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Book
xviii, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Book
xviii, 721 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Prologue -- Part I: Cain and Abel/Qabil and Habil -- Preview: Chapters 1-3 The first murder -- Chapter 1: Cain's fratricide: rabbis and other early Jewish writers judge the case -- Chapter 2: Cain and Abel in Early Christian Writings and Art -- Chapter 3: Muslims on "...the story of the two sons of Adam" -- Comparative Summary: Cain and Abel/Qabil and Habil -- Part II: Sarah and Hagar: Mothers to Three Families -- Preview: Chapters 4-6 Abraham's rival wives -- Chapter 4: Sarah and Hagar: Jewish portrayals -- Chapter 5: Sarah and Hagar in Christian interpretations -- Chapter 6: Hagar and Ishmael, Ibrahim's family in Mecca -- Comparative Summary: Sarah and Hagar: Mothers to three families -- Part III: Joseph's Temptation by his Egyptian Master's Wife -- Preview: Chapters 7-9 Joseph/Yusuf and the Temptress -- Chapter 7: Joseph and Potiphar's wife-Jewish interpretations -- Chapter 8: Joseph put to the test-Christian sermons and art -- Chapter 9: Yusuf with Zulaykha -- Comparative Summary: Joseph's temptation by his Egyptian master's wife -- Part IV: Jonah the Angry Prophet -- Preview: Chapters 10-12 "The one of the fish" -- Chapter 10: Jonah, Nineveh, the Great Fish, and God: Jews ponder the story -- Chapter 11: Jonah and Jesus: In One Story, Two. -- Chapter 12: Islam's Yunus: from anger to praise -- Comparative Summary: Jonah the angry prophet -- Part V: Mary, Miriam, Maryam -- Preview: Chapters 13-15 Mary through three religions' eyes -- Chapter 13: Mary's Story in Christian imagination: from Jewish maiden to ever-Virgin to Heavenly Advocate -- Chapter 14: Miriam, mother of Yeshu the false messiah: Jewish counter-stories -- Chapter 15: Islam's Maryam: "chosen...above the women of the worlds" -- Comparative Summary: Mary, Miriam, Maryam -- Epilogue -- Endnotes -- Works Cited/Bibliography -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190231491 20160618
While existing scholarship informs us about early contact between Christians, Muslims, and Jews, the nature of that interaction, and how it developed over time, is still often misunderstood. Robert Gregg emphasizes that there was both mutual curiosity, since all three religions had ancestral traditions and a commanding God in common, and also wary competitiveness, as each group was compelled to sharpen its identity against the other two. Faced with the overlap of many scriptural stories, they were eager to defend the claim that they alone were God's preferred people. In Shared Stories, Rival Tellings, Gregg performs a comparative investigation of how Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpreters-both writers and artists-developed their distinctive and exclusionary understandings of narratives common to their three Holy Books: Cain and Abel, Sara and Hagar, Joseph and Potiphar's Wife, Jonah and the Whale, and Mary the Mother of Jesus. Exposed in the process are the major issues under contention and the social-intellectual forces that contributed to spirited, creative, and sometimes combative exchanges between Muslims, Christians and Jews. In illuminating these historical moments, and their implications for contemporary relations between these three religions, Gregg argues that scripture interpreters played an often underappreciated role in each religion's individual development of thought, spirituality, and worship, and in the three religions' debates with one another-and the cultural results of those debates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190231491 20160618
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15. Silvae [2015]

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xxx, 427 pages ; 17 cm.
  • Recent scholarship on the Silvae / Kathleen M. Coleman
  • Statius to his friend Stella
  • The statue of Domitian
  • Wedding ode in honor of Stella and Violentilla
  • The villa of Manilius Vopiscus
  • To Rutilius Gallicus
  • The Baths of Claudius Etruscus
  • The kalends of December
  • Statius to his friend Melior
  • Glaucias
  • The villa of Pollius Felix
  • The tree of Atedius Melior
  • The parrot of the same
  • The tame lion
  • Consolation to Flavius Ursus
  • To Polla on Lucan's birthday
  • Statius to his friend Pollius
  • The Hercules at Surrentum
  • Send-off to Maecius Celer
  • Consolation to Claudius Etruscus
  • The hair of Flavius Earinus
  • To his wife Claudia
  • Statius to his friend Marcellus
  • The seventeenth consulship of Domitian
  • To the Emperor Domitian
  • The Domitian Way
  • To Vitorius Marcellus
  • Ode to Septimius Severus
  • The Hercules statuette
  • Ode to Vibius Maximus
  • Poem of congratulation
  • Jesting hendecasyllabics
  • Statius to his friend Abascantus
  • On the death of Priscilla
  • Praises of Crispinus
  • Lament for his father
  • Sleep
  • A lament for his boy.
Statius "Silvae, " thirty-two occasional poems, were written probably between 89 and 96 CE. Here the poet congratulates friends, consoles mourners, offers thanks, admires a monument or artistic object, and describes a memorable scene. The verse is light in touch, with a distinct pictorial quality. Statius gives us in these impromptu poems clear images of Domitian s Rome. Statius was raised in the Greek cultural milieu of the Bay of Naples, and his Greek literary education lends a sophisticated veneer to his ornamental verse. The role of the emperor and the imperial circle in determining taste is also readily apparent: the figure of the emperor Domitian permeates these poems. D. R. Shackleton Bailey s edition of the "Silvae, " which replaced the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition with translation by J. H. Mozley, is now reissued with corrections by Christopher A. Parrott.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996908 20160618
Classics Library
Book
342 pages ; 22 cm
  • Sobre Sepúlveda como traductor y comentador / Andrea Lozano-Vásquez
  • Sobre La República : Libros I & VII, capítulo VII, según la traducción latina y escolios de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda
  • Libro VII
  • Estudios complementarios. La esclavitud natural en Sepúlveda : de los escolios al I de la Política al Demócrates segundo / Felipe Castañeda
  • Economía y crematística en los comentarios de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda a la Política de Aristóteles / Jimena Hurtado y Santiago Melo Arias / La ontología política de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda / Francisco Castilla Urbano
  • Guerra, imperio y doctrina civilizadora en Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda / Giuseppe Patisso.
Classics Library
Book
xxvi, 590 pages ; 17 cm.
  • Theocritus: Testimonia ; Idylls ; Fragments ; Epigrams
  • Moschus: Testimonia ; Eros the runaway ; Europa ; Lament for Bion ; Megara ; Fragments
  • Bion: Testimonia ; Lament for Adonis ; Wedding song of Achilles and Deidamia ; Fragments
  • Adonis dead
  • Bucolic fragment (P. Rainer 29801)
  • Pattern poems (Technopaegnia).
Theocritus (early third century BCE), born in Syracuse and also active on Cos and at Alexandria, was the inventor of the bucolic genre. Like his contemporary Callimachus, Theocritus was a learned poet who followed the aesthetic, developed a generation earlier by Philitas of Cos (LCL 508), of refashioning traditional literary forms in original ways through tightly organized and highly polished work on a small scale (thus the traditional generic title "Idylls" little forms ). Although Theocritus composed in a variety of genres or generic combinations, including encomium, epigram, hymn, mime, and epyllion, he is best known for the poems set in the countryside, mostly dialogues or song-contests, that combine lyric tone with epic meter and the Doric dialect of his native Sicily to create an idealized and evocatively described pastoral landscape, whose lovelorn inhabitants, presided over by the Nymphs, Pan, and Priapus, use song as a natural mode of expression. The bucolic/pastoral genre was developed by the second and third members of the Greek bucolic canon, Moschus (fl. mid second century BCE, also from Syracuse) and Bion (fl. some fifty years later, from Phlossa near Smyrna), and remained vital through Greco-Roman antiquity and into the modern era. This edition of Theocritus, Moschus, and Bion, together with the so-called pattern poems included in the bucolic tradition, replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition by J. M. Edmonds (1912), using the critical texts of Gow (1952) and Gallavotti (1993) as a base and providing a fresh translation with ample annotation.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996441 20160618
Classics Library
Book
243 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Classics Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)

19. Confessions [2014 - ]

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volumes ; 17 cm.
  • 1. Books 1-8
Aurelius Augustine (354-430 CE), one of the most important figures in the development of western Christianity and philosophy, was the son of a pagan, Patricius of Tagaste, and his Christian wife, Monnica. While studying to become a rhetorician, he plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts, leading him to Manichaeism. In 383 he moved to Rome and then Milan to teach rhetoric. Despite exploring classical philosophical systems, especially skepticism and neoplatonism, his studies of Paul's letters with his friend Alypius, and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose, led in 386 to his momentous conversion from mixed beliefs to Christianity. He soon returned to Tagaste and founded a religious community, and in 395 or 396 became Bishop of Hippo. "Confessions, " composed ca. 397, is a spiritual autobiography of Augustine's early life, family, personal and intellectual associations, and explorations of alternative religious and theological viewpoints as he moved toward his conversion. Cast as a prayer addressed to God, though always conscious of its readers, "Confessions "offers a gripping personal story and a philosophical exploration destined to have broad and lasting impact, all delivered with Augustine's characteristic brilliance as a stylist. This edition replaces the earlier Loeb "Confessions" by William Watts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996854 20160704
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20. Confessions [2014 - 2016]

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2 volumes ; 17 cm.
  • 1. Books 1-8
  • 2. Books 9-13.
Aurelius Augustine (AD 354 430), one of the most important figures in western Christianity and philosophy, was the son of a pagan, Patricius of Tagaste, and his Christian wife, Monnica. While studying to become a rhetorician, he plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts, leading him to Manichaeism. In 383 he moved to Rome and then Milan to teach rhetoric. Despite exploring classical philosophical systems, especially skepticism and neoplatonism, his studies of Paul s letters with his friend Alypius, and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose, led in 386 to his momentous conversion from mixed beliefs to Christianity. He soon returned to Tagaste and founded a religious community, and in 395 or 396 became Bishop of Hippo."Confessions, " composed ca. 397, is a spiritual autobiography of Augustine s early life, family, personal and intellectual associations, and explorations of alternative religious and theological viewpoints as he moved toward his conversion. Cast as a prayer addressed to God, though always conscious of its readers, "Confessions" offers a gripping personal story and a philosophical exploration destined to have broad and lasting impact, delivered with Augustine s characteristic brilliance as a stylist.This edition replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition of "Confessions" by William Watts.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996939 20160704
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