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xvi, 400 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Civil War of 49-48 BCE
  • 3. Italia
  • Introduction
  • 1. Crossing the Rubicon
  • 2. Opening the Sanctius Aerarium 3. The sources of soldiers
  • Conclusion
  • 4. Hispania
  • 1. Laudes Hispaniae
  • 2. C. Caesar and Hispania
  • 3. Cn. Pompeius and Hispania
  • 4. The significance of clientelae
  • 5. Gallia 1. Omnis Gallia Germaniaque 2. Massilia an ally
  • 3. Massilia a provincial capital?
  • 4. Geopolitical considerations
  • 5. Chagrin at Massilia
  • 6. Massilia and Phocaea, or the theme of libertas
  • 6. Africa
  • Introduction
  • 1. The sources of Caesar's narrative
  • 2. Legitimacy of command
  • 3. Roman armies in North Africa
  • 4. The grain of Africa
  • Conclusion
  • 7. Macedonia 1. Caesar fleeing forwards
  • 2. Pompeius' preparations for 48 BCE
  • 3. Life in the military
  • 4. Other than soldiers
  • 5. Supply-lines
  • 6. The provincial burden
  • 8. Asia
  • 1. From Pharsalus to Alexandria
  • 2. Ephesus capital of Asia
  • 3. The ceremony and rhetoric of arrival
  • 4. Caesar and the Sanctuary of Artemis of Ephesus
  • 9. Aegyptus
  • 1. Of civil wars Roman and Egyptian
  • 2. The wealth of Egypt
  • 3. Banking and imperialism
  • Conclusion.
In 'Caesar's Civil War: Historical Reality and Fabrication' Westall combines literary analysis of Caesar's Bellum Civile with a concern for the socio-economic history of the Roman empire. The 'Bellum Gallicum' and the Shakespearean play are better known, but Caesar's partisan account of the Roman civil war culminating in the battle of Pharsalus offers a historical text of perennial interest and relevance. Two introductory chapters contextualize this book and offer a traditional narrative of political and military history for 49-48 BCE. There follow seven chapters dedicated to each of the geographical theatres of civil war. These chapters show how Caesar's testimony sheds important light upon the nature of Roman rule in the Mediterranean, but also explore the problems to be encountered in using potentially tendentious testimony.
Green Library
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xxxiii, 494 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction générale / Lucile Haguet et Catherine Hofmann
  • I. Faire carrière au dix-huitième siècle
  • 1. Participer à l'éducation des princes: d'Anville et son élève Louis XV (1718-1730) / Pascale Mormiche
  • 2. Elargir ses réseaux, diversifier ses commandes: les travaux de d'Anville pour la couronne portugaise / Júnia Ferreira Furtado
  • 3. Convaincre ses mécènes: un plan d'affaire prévisionnel pour faire commerce de cartes / Mary Sponberg Pedley
  • II. Dessiner le monde depuis sa chambre
  • 1. La bibliothèque cartographique, outil de travail du géographe de cabinet / Lucile Haguet
  • 2. Une 'science de pure érudition', la géographie critique et comparée selon Jean-Baptiste d'Anville / Georges Tolias
  • 3. L'utilisation des sources orientales par Jean-Baptiste d'Anville / Jean-Charles Ducène
  • 4. Jean-Baptiste d'Anville et la cartographie de l'Amérique du Nord / Jean-François Palomino
  • III. La réception de l'œuvre de d'Anville
  • 1. Entre publicité, débat scientifique et vulgarisation: Jean-Baptiste d'Anville dans les journaux / Nicolas Verdier
  • 2. D'Anville, Gibbon et l'espace des empires: la réception britannique du géographe français à travers l'exemple de l'historien anglais / Robert Mankin
  • 3. L'appropriation des cartes de d'Anville dans le monde luso-brésilien: mémoire toponymique et stratégie diplomatique dans la région amazonienne, 1798 et 1904 / Iris Kantor
  • IV. La réception institutionnelle, patrimoniale et symbolique d'un 'grand homme'-- 1. Splendeur et décadence d'un 'grand homme': réception et postérité de d'Anville et son œuvre / Lucile Haguet
  • 2. La 'collection d'Anville' au ministère des Affaires étrangères (1772-1828): modalités et enjeux d'une appropriation / Catherine Hofmann
  • 3. D'Anville et la Bibliothèque royale/nationale: forces et ambiguïtés d'un héritage / Catherine Hofmann
  • Conclusion: célèbre et méconnu - un géographe réévalué / Jean-Marc Besse.
Véritable 'Strabon français' pour ses contemporains, Jean-Baptiste d'Anville est considéré comme l'un des plus grands géographes des Lumières. Ce livre, fruit du travail d'analyse d'une dizaine de spécialistes internationaux, fondé sur des sources nombreuses et souvent inédites, est la première monographie à lui être consacrée. Comment cet inconnu, fils de tailleur parisien, se retrouve-t-il à vingt-deux ans géographe du roi et précepteur du jeune Louis XV? C'est ce parcours extraordinaire que retracent les auteurs de cet ouvrage, en reconstituant le réseau qu'il a su se créer tout en s'assurant la protection des ducs d'Orléans sur trois générations et l'intérêt de la couronne portugaise. Au fil des chapitres se révèle l'impressionnante habileté intellectuelle de d'Anville, capable de satisfaire les exigences de ses mécènes sans trahir ses sources, conservant son intégrité de savant malgré la pression des enjeux diplomatiques. Sans quitter son cabinet parisien, par le seul exercice d'une critique aiguisée et d'un croisement systématique des sources (textes anciens, récits de voyage, mesures astronomiques, informations orales...), d'Anville remodèle les contours du monde ancien et moderne, avec une exactitude qui sera validée par les mesures de terrain a posteriori. Ce livre dresse un portrait tout en nuances d'un géographe de cabinet au siècle des Lumières. Penché derrière l'épaule du savant, le lecteur découvre comment il élabore très tôt une rigoureuse méthodologie de travail, bâtit sa carrière, constitue l'une des plus grandes collections de cartes du XVIIIe siècle, et influence jusqu'à nos jours la représentation du monde et de ses frontières.
True 'French Strabo' for his contemporaries, Jean-Baptiste d'Anville is considered one of the greatest geographers of the Enlightenment. This book, the fruit of the analytical work of a dozen international specialists, based on numerous and often unpublished sources, is the first monograph to be dedicated to him. How does this stranger, the son of a Parisian tailor, find himself at twenty-two a geographer to the king and tutor to the young Louis XV? It is this extraordinary journey that the authors of this book retrace, reconstructing the network that it has been able to create while ensuring the protection of the Dukes of Orleans over three generations and the interest of the Portuguese crown. Over the course of the chapters reveals D'Anville's impressive intellectual ability, able to satisfy the requirements of his patrons without betraying his sources, maintaining his scholarly integrity despite the pressure of diplomatic issues. Without leaving his Parisian cabinet, by the only exercise of a sharp criticism and a systematic crossing of the sources (old texts, stories of voyage, astronomical measurements, oral informations ...),a posteriori . This book paints a portrait in nuances of a cabinet geographer in the Age of Enlightenment. Leaning behind the scholar's shoulder, the reader discovers how he elaborates very early a rigorous methodology of work, builds his career, constitutes one of the largest collections of cards of the eighteenth century, and influences to this day the representation of the world and its borders.--Voltaire Foundation.
Green Library
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xvi, 705 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Character and characterization in Ancient Greek literature: an introduction / Koen De Temmerman and Evert van Emde Boas
  • Epic and Elegiac Poetry. Homer / Irene de Jong
  • Hesiod / Hugo Koning
  • The Homeric hymns / Irene de Jong
  • Apollonius of Rhodes / Jacqueline Klooster
  • Callimachus /Annette Harder
  • Theocritus / Jacqueline Klooster
  • Historiography. Herodotus / Mathieu de Bakker
  • Thucydides / Tim Rood
  • Xenophon / Tim Rood
  • Polybius / Luke Pitcher
  • Appian / Luke Pitcher
  • Cassius Dio / Luke Pitcher
  • Herodian / Luke Pitcher
  • Josephus / Jan Willem van Henten and Luuk Huitink
  • Pausanias / Maria Pretzler
  • Choral Lyric. Pindar and Bacchylides / Bruno Currie
  • Drama. Aeschylus / Evert van Emde Boas
  • Sophocles / Michael Lloyd
  • Euripides / Evert van Emde Boas
  • Aristophanes / Angus Bowie
  • Menander / Peter Brown
  • Oratory. Lysias / Mathieu de Bakker
  • Aeschines and Demosthenes / Nancy Worman
  • Philosophy. Plato / Kathryn Morgan
  • Biography. Xenophon / Luuk Huitink
  • Plutarch / Judith Mossman
  • Philostratus / Kristoffel Demoen
  • Between Philosophy and Rhetoric. Dio Chrysostom / Dimitri Kasprzyk
  • Lucian / Owen Hodkinson
  • The Novel. Chariton/ Koen De Temmerman
  • Xenophon of Ephesus / Koen De Temmerman
  • Achilles Tatius / Koen De Temmerman
  • Longus / J. R. Morgan
  • Heliodorus / J.R. Morgan
  • Epilogue / Koen De Temmerman and Evert van Emde Boas.
Characterization in Ancient Greek Literature is the fourth volume in the series Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative. The book deals with the narratological concepts of character and characterization and explores the textual devices used for purposes of characterization by ancient Greek authors spanning a large historical period (from Homer to Heliodorus) and a variety of literary genres (epic, elegy, historiography, choral lyric, drama, oratory, philosophy, biography, and novel). The book's aim is not only to describe these devices, but also to investigate their effects and the implications of their use for our interpretation of the texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004356306 20180205
Green Library
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xi, 256 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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460 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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129 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Editors' preface : New perspectives on Patrick Modiano / Richard J. Golsan and Lynn A. Higgins
  • Patrick Modiano or writing as Nocturne / Bruno Blanckeman
  • Modiano, Klarsfeld, and Dora : revisiting a misunderstanding / Maryline Heck
  • In the wake of the Hussards, a young Modiano writes against the Tide / Marc Dambre
  • Mapping self and/as other : attempts to fuse horizons in Modiano and Le Clezio / Van Kelly
  • Humor, parody, and the quest for Jewish identity in Modiano's "La place de l'etoile" / Susan Rubin Suleiman
  • Improper nouns : Patrick Modiano's Rue des boutiques obscures / Gerald Prince
  • Mapping Modiano's Bordeaux / Vanessa Doriott Anderson
  • Modiano's catharsis : Dora Bruder, Un pedigree, and beyond / Richard J. Golsan
  • Modiano at the movies / Lynn A. Higgins.
Green Library
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294 pages ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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xiii, 384 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Preface
  • 1. Feasting and polis institutions : an introduction / Floris van den Eijnde
  • 2. Feasting in Early Iron Age Attika : the evidence from the site of the academy / Alexandra Alexandridou
  • 3. Power play at the dinner table : feasting and patronage between palace and polis in Attika / Floris van den Eijnde
  • 4. Feasting at the sanctuary of Apollo Hyakinthos at Amykles : the evidence from the Early Iron Age / Vicky Vlachou
  • 5. Consuming the wild : more thoughts on the Andreion / James Whitley and Richard Madgwick
  • 6. Individual and collective in the funding of sacrifices in classical Athens : the sacrificial calendar of the Marathonian Tetrapolis / Stephen Lambert
  • 7. Table arrangements : Sitesis as a polis institution (IG I3 131) / Josine Blok and Evelyn van 't Wout
  • 8. Measure for measure : fifth-century public dining at the Tholos in Athens / Ann Steiner
  • 9. The Hellenistic Symposium as feast / Kathleen Lynch
  • 10. When did the symposion die? On the decline of the Greek aristocratic banquet / Marek Wecowski
  • 11. The return of the king : civic feasting and the entanglement of city and empire in Hellenistic Greece / Rolf Strootman
  • 12. The Macedonian background of Hellenistic panegyreis and public feasting / Manuela Mari
  • 13. Sharing the civic sacrifice : civic feast, procession, and sacrificial division in the Hellenistic period / Stéphanie Paul
  • 14. A network of hearths : honors, sacrificial shares, and 'traveling meat' / Jan-Mathieu Carbon.
Feasting and commensality formed the backbone of social life in the polis, the most characteristic and enduring form of political organization in the ancient Greek world. Exploring a wide array of commensal practices, Feasting and Polis Institutions reveals how feasts defi ned the religious and political institutions of the Greek citizen-state. Taking the reader from the Early Iron Age to the Imperial Period, this volume launches an essential inquiry into Greek power relations. Focusing on the myriad of patronage roles at the feast and making use of a wide variety of methodologies and primary sources, including archaeology, epigraphy and literature, Feasting and Polis Institutions argues that in ancient Greece political interaction could never be complete until it was consummated in a festive context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004356726 20180806
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384 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
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152 pages ; 19 cm.
Summary: The bilingualism in the work of Samuel Beckett can be defined as a figure of the passage, paradigmatic of all the other forms of transition that characterize the creative journey of this writer: at the same time author, translator, poet, playwright, director stage and director.--Classiques Garnier.
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x, 293 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Notes on Contributors Homer and the Good Ruler in Antiquity and Beyond: Introduction Jacqueline Klooster and Baukje van den Berg The Birth of the Princes' Mirror in the Homeric Epics Irene J.F. de Jong Between Gods and Mortals: The Piety of Homeric Kings Will Desmond A Speaker of Words and Doer of Deeds: The Reception of Phoenix' Educational Ideal Jacqueline Klooster Plato's Homer as a Guide for Moderation and Obedience Patrick G. Lake The Problem with the Prince: Agamemnon in the Ancient Exegetical Tradition on Homer Elsa Bouchard Educating Kings through Travel: The Wanderings of Odysseus as a Mental Model in Polybius' Histories Maria Gerolemou Some Critical Themes in Philodemus' On the Good King According to Homer Jeffrey Fish Eumaeus, Evander, and Augustus: Dionysius and Virgil on Noble Simplicity Casper C. de Jonge Speaking Homer to Power: Anecdotes of Greek Intellectuals and Their Rulers in Plutarch's Symposia David F. Driscoll Homeric Ideals Versus Roman Realities? Civil War, Autocracy, and the Reception of Homer in Silius Italicus' Punica Elina Pyy Homer and the Good Ruler in the `Age of Rhetoric': Eustathios of Thessalonike on Excellent Oratory Baukje van den Berg On the Good King According to Homer: A Sixteenth-Century Treatise by Christophoros Kondoleon Filippomaria Pontani `Royal Blood Will Stain My Spear': Satire, Trauma, and Semi-barbarous Princelings in Robert Graves' The Anger of Achilles Laura McKenzie Index Locorum General Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004365810 20180618
Homer and the Good Ruler in Antiquity and Beyond focuses on the important question of how and why later authors employ Homeric poetry to reflect on various types and aspects of leadership. In a range of essays discussing generically diverse receptions of the epics of Homer in historically diverse contexts, this question is answered in various ways. Rather than considering Homer's works as literary products, then, this volume discusses the pedagogic dimension of the Iliad and the Odyssey as perceived by later thinkers and writers interested in the parameters of good rule, such as Plato, Philodemus, Polybius, Vergil, and Eustathios.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004365810 20180618
Green Library
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xci, 164 pages : 1 illustration ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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xv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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310 pages ; 19 cm.
Summary: The theme of destruction touches on a key point of Marguerite Duras's creation, expressing the author's subjective relationship to a terrifying dimension inherent in language. This offers him a base from which it works, giving the writing its real significance.--Classiques Garnier.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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718 pages : 38 illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Dem Mimen flicht die Nachwelt keine Kränze': Im Widerspruch zu Schillers Behauptung entstanden seit dem 18. Jahrhundert zahlreiche Vers- und Prosatexte mit dem Anspruch, die ›Kunst‹ großer Mimen zu vergegenwärtigen. Der Begriff 'Mimen-Ekphrasis' stellt die Gattung dabei einerseits in die rhetorische Tradition lebendiger ›Beschreibungskunst‹; andererseits wird sie als Sonderform von ›Kunstbeschreibung‹ im Zeichen der Diskussion von Wort-Bild-Beziehungen im 18. Jahrhundert interpretiert. Intermedialitätsforschung, Bildwissenschaft und Performances Studies verbindend zeigt Rüdiger Singer auf, wie die szenische Struktur von Ekphrasen mit der plurimedialen Verfasstheit von Schauspielkunst interagiert. Dazu untersucht er englische, deutsche und italienische Texte."--Provided by publisher.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiii, 215 pages : charts (1 color), 3 maps ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Illustrations List of Roman Emperors 1 Introduction: Approaching the Imperial Roman Economy â 1â Central Aims of the Book â 2â Who Will Read This? Target Audiences â 3â Lingering Questions about Imperial Rome â 4â The Many Faces of Roman Economic History â 5â From Fine-Grained to `Big Picture': Methods and Treatment of the Evidence â 6â The Contribution of Modern Thinking to Ancient Problems â 7â Book Organization â 8â Terms and Definitions 2 The Gift That Kept on Giving: Perpetual Endowments and the Role of Prosociality in Rome's Economic Development â 1â The Evolution of Prosocial Traits from the Early Days of Rome â 2â Prosociality, Charity, and Social Capital: How Elite Benefaction Came to Be â 3â Perpetual Foundations: The Gift That Kept on Giving â 4â What Lies under the Epiphenomena? 3 Investing in the Roman Economy: Material Evidence for Economic Development â 1â Benefactions as Wealth Generators â 2â Investment Opportunities in the Roman Economy â 3â Money in the Roman Economy: The Numismatic Evidence â 4â Supplying the Demand: Coinage, Monetization, and Market Development 4 Aligning Public and Private Interests: Public Building, Private Money, and Urban Development â 1â Public Needs and Private Incentives â 2â Rome: A World of Cities â 3â Public Building in the Cities of Roman Africa: A Case Study â 4â Urbanization and the Development of the Non-Agrarian Sectors â 5â The Surprisingly Short Reach of the Roman State â 6â The Public Deeds of Private Citizens â 7â Aligning Interests 5 Measuring Economic Performance beyond GDP: Economic Growth, Income Inequality, and Roman Living Standards â 1â Real Growth in the Pre-Modern World? Debates, Controversies, and Confusion in Roman Economic History â 2â Proxy Evidence: Extrapolation or Hypothesis Testing? â 3â Rome's 99â ¯%: Economic Capacity and the Distribution of Wealth â 4â Sharing the Spoils of Success: Increasing Living Standards with Public Goods â 5â Collective Action and Prosociality in the Creation of Public Goods 6 From Prosociality to Civil Strife: Conflict, Stagnation, and Growing Regional Divides in the Third Century CE â 1â An Overview of the `Crises' of the Third Century â 2â What Really Happened after 235â ¯CE? â 3â Money, Investment, and Markets â 4â Production and Exchange â 5â The End of Roman Prosociality? Conclusion: Rome's Place in a Global History of Development Appendix 1: List of Inscriptions from the Western Empire Recording Interest being Drawn Appendix 2: List of Building Inscriptions from the North African Provinces Recording the Sponsor Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004358270 20180430
The Roman Empire has long held pride of place in the collective memory of scholars, politicians, and the general public in the western world. In Money, Culture, and Well-Being in Rome's Economic Development, 0-275 CE, Daniel Hoyer offers a new approach to explain Rome's remarkable development. Hoyer surveys a broad selection of material to see how this diverse body of evidence can be reconciled to produce a single, coherent picture of the Roman economy. Engaging with social scientific and economic theory, Hoyer highlights key issues in economic history, placing the Roman Empire in its rightful place as a special-but not wholly unique-example of a successful preindustrial state.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004358270 20180430
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xi, 391 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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viii, 285 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • 1. Enlightening the night: a cultural and historical perspective on eighteenth-century nights
  • 2. The nocturnal aesthetics of libertine fiction
  • 3. Night as a hiding space
  • 4. Nocturnal illusions: dreams of sylph-like lovers
  • 5. Nocturnal revelations
  • 6. Queens of the night: women and their nocturnal mystery in Les Liaisons dangereuses
  • 7. The end of libertine nights: Les Cent Vingt Journées de Sodome
  • Epilogue: beyond libertine nights – mornings and morrows.
Explores why and how the nocturnal and the erotic came to be so intrinsically connected in French eighteenth century fiction between the start of a rakish Regence (1715-1723) and 1789.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780729412155 20180730
Green Library
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xvi, 670 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction to the comparative study of Plato and Xenophon / Gabriel Danzig
  • ‎Introduction to this volume / David M. Johnson --‎ Part 1. Methods. Comparative exegesis and the Socratic problem / Louis-André Dorion
  • ‎Xenophon's intertextual Socrates / David M. Johnson
  • ‎Division and collection: a new paradigm for the relationship between Plato and Xenophon / William H.F. Altman
  • ‎Xenophon and the Socratics / James M. Redfield
  • ‎Xenophon on "philosophy" and Socrates / Christopher Moore
  • ‎Xenophon and the Elenchos: a formal and comparative analysis / Geneviève Lachance
  • ‎Part 2. Ethics. Laughter in Plato's and Xenophon's Symposia / Katarzyna Jazdzewska
  • Socrates' physiognomy: Plato and Xenophon in comparison / Alessandro Stavru
  • ‎Xenophon's triad of Socratic virtues and the poverty of Socrates / Lowell Edmunds
  • Pity or pardon: Plato, Xenophon and Aristotle on the appropriate response to intentional wrongdoing / Roslyn Weiss
  • ‎Mechanisms of pleasure according to Xenophon's Socrates / Olga Chernyakhovskaya
  • ‎Plato, Aristotle and Xenophon on the ends of virtue / Gabriel Danzig
  • ‎Socrates Erotikos: mutuality, role reversal, and erotic Paideia in Xenophon's and Plato's Symposia / Francesca Pentassuglio
  • ‎Socratic economics and the psychology of money / Tazuko Angela van Berkel --‎ Part 3. Friendship and politics. Xenophon's conception of friendship in Memorabilia 2.6 (with reference to Plato's Lysis) / Melina Tamiolaki
  • ‎Socrates' attitude towards politics in Xenophon and Plato / Fiorenza Bevilacqua
  • ‎Plato and Xenophon on the different reasons that Socrates always obeys the law / Louis-André Dorion
  • ‎Plato's Statesman and Xenophon's Cyrus / Carol Atack --‎ Part 4. History. Sparta in Xenophon and Plato / Noreen Humble
  • ‎Plato, Xenophon and Persia / Chrisopher J. Tuplin
  • ‎The enemies of hunting in Xenophon's Cynegeticus / David Thomas.
Plato and Xenophon are the two students of Socrates whose works have come down to us in their entirety. Their works have been studied by countless scholars over the generations; but rarely have they been brought into direct contact, outside of their use in relation to the Socratic problem. This volume changes that, by offering a collection of articles containing comparative analyses of almost the entire range of Plato's and Xenophon's writings, approaching them from literary, philosophical and historical perspectives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004369016 20180820
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2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Teil I: Texte
  • Teil II. Apparate und Kommentare.
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