Download E-books Asclepius: The Perfect Discourse of Hermes Trismegistus PDF

By Clement Salaman

"The Asclepius" is considered one of philosophical books ascribed to the mythical sage of old Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who used to be believed in classical and renaissance occasions to have lived almost immediately after Moses. The Greek unique, misplaced due to the fact that classical instances, is believed up to now from the second or third century advert. even though, a Latin model survived, of which this quantity is a translation. Like its significant other, the "Corpus Hermeticum" (also released by means of Duckworth as "The method of Hermes"), the "Asclepius" describes the main profound philosophical questions within the type of a talk approximately secrets and techniques: the character of the single, the position of the gods, and the stature of the individual. not just does this paintings supply religious information, however it is additionally a useful perception into the minds and feelings of the Egyptians in old and classical instances. a number of the perspectives expressed additionally replicate Gnostic ideals which handed into early Christianity.

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Download E-books Reason and Necessity: Essays on Plato's Timaeus PDF

Plato's Timaeus encompasses a strong and influential fantasy, of the development of the universe via a divine craftsman. A god imposes cause on necessity, to convey order from a primeval 'receptacle' of disordered subject. There effects the 'child' that is the cosmos - a duplicate of an eternally-existing ideal version. the following 8 new essays from a unusual foreign forged, discover facets of this demanding paintings: the rules of the legendary narrative, how the realm soul and human physique are shaped, implications for sickness - psychological and actual, the significance of song and harmonious share. Later advancements also are taken care of: Aristotle's conception of iteration, the statement of Proclus and parts of contemporary evolutionary concept.

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Download E-books El satiricón (Biblioteca Clásica Gredos) (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Petronio, Lisardo Rubio Fernández, Sebastián Mariner

Por varias y bien diversas razones, El Satiricón se ha convertido en una de las obras de l. a. literatura antigua latina de mayor actualidad en los angeles época moderna. Por una parte, constituye junto El asno de oro de Apuleyo, el único testimonio de cierta importancia del cultivo del género novelístico entre los romanos. Por otra, es una fuente capital para los estudios del latín vulgar; del latín de cada día, raramente reflejado en los textos literarios, del que surgen las lenguas romances en un lento pero ininterrumpido proceso evolutivo. Además, el picante y desmesurado realismo - a veces verdadero surrealismo - que tiñe muchos pasajes de esta curiosa obra, ha llamado l. a. atención de no pocos críticos y artistas de nuestro tiempo, entre los que habría que citar en primer término - y cómo no - a Federico Fellini.
Pero El Satiricón no sólo intriga e interesa por lo que enseña, sino también por lo que oculta. Así, por de pronto, no sabemos ni cuál period el volumen overall de los angeles obra, de l. a. que el muy importante del texto conservado no nos da más que algunas partes, ni cuál period el esquema argumental de su conjunto (si es que lo tenía, y no se limitaba a una técnica meramente aditiva del relato); ni estamos seguros, en fin, de quién fue su autor ni de cuándo se escribió. En efecto, aunque resulte bastante verosímil que El Satiricónsea obra del famoso Petronio que brilló en l. a. corte de Nerón como arbiter elegantiarum, hasta el momento en que se despidió de esta vida echándole en cara al tirano todas sus vilezas, subsisten razonables dudas al respecto. Pero por encima de todo, El Satiricón es una de las obras de l. a. literatura antigua con mayor aliciente para el lector moderno. Y ello no sólo por su hilarante visión de los ambientes que retrata, sino también porque -un poco al modo de los tal vez contemporáneos restos arqueológicos de Pompeya- nos permite asomarnos a l. a. vida cotidiana de los pequeños protagonistas de los angeles historia antigua.

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Download E-books The Works of Archimedes: Volume 1, The Two Books On the Sphere and the Cylinder: Translation and Commentary PDF

By Archimedes

The works translated here--the books at the Sphere and Cylinder--were a resource of significant delight for Archimedes, the best scientist of antiquity. Accompanying this translation is the 1st clinical variation of the diagrams, which includes new details from the lately came upon Archimedes Palimpsest. the amount additionally comprises the 1st English translation of Eutocius's statement. Reviel Netz's observation analyzes Archimedes's paintings from modern examine views equivalent to medical type and the cognitive background of mathematical texts.

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Download E-books Transient Truths: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Propositions PDF

By Berit Brogaard

What are the issues that we assert, think, and wish? The orthodox view between philosophers is eternalism: those are contents that experience their truth-values forever. brief Truths offers the 1st book-length exposition and safeguard of the opposing view, temporalism: those are contents that may switch their truth-values in addition to alterations on the earth. Berit Brogaard argues that temporal contents are contents and propositions within the complete experience. This undertaking consists of an intensive research of the way we discuss and preserve psychological states through the years, an exam of the way the phenomenology of psychological states undergo at the content material of psychological states, an research of ways we cross on details in temporally prolonged conversations, and a revival of a Priorian stressful good judgment. The view indicates a broader view based on which a few different types of illustration have a determinate truth-value in simple terms relative to positive factors concerning the topic who does the representing. If this view is correct, winning semantic illustration calls for a watch on our personal place within the world.

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Download E-books Judah Halevi And His Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada (Hebrew Language and Literature Series) PDF

By Ann Brener

Might be the best Hebrew poet due to the fact that biblical occasions, Judah Halevi (ca. 1075-1141) is best-known for his Songs of Zion, written overdue in existence. but if Halevi first seemed at the degree of historical past, he used to be only a younger guy, awfully proficient - and fully unknown. This examine specializes in Halevi s earliest interval of creativity inside a circle of Hebrew poets centering at the Muslim city-kingdom of Granada. half One examines the entice of Muslim Spain for an up-and-coming younger poet and the poems paving his means thither; half , the social atmosphere within which this circle of poets flourished and the dynamics at the back of a lot of its poems. a couple of poems are introduced in translation, many for the 1st time."

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Download E-books The Cup of Song: Studies on Poetry and the Symposion PDF

The symposion is arguably the main major and well-documented context for the functionality, transmission, and feedback of archaic and classical Greek poetry, a contrast attested through its endured carry at the poetic mind's eye even after its dying as a functionality context. The Cup of Song explores the symbiotic courting of the symposion and poetry all through Greek literary heritage, contemplating the previous either as a literal functionality context and as an imaginary house pregnant with social, political, and aesthetic implications.

This selection of essays by way of a world staff of best students illuminates a number of the aspects of this courting, from Greek literature's earliest beginnings via to its afterlife in Roman poetry, starting from the close to japanese origins of the Greek symposion within the 8th century to Horace's evocations of his archaic versions and Lucian's figuring out remodeling of vintage texts. every one bankruptcy discusses one point of sympotic engagement through key authors around the significant genres of Greek poetry, together with archaic and classical lyric, tragedy and comedy, and Hellenistic epigram; discussions of literary resources are complemented via research of the visible facts of painted pottery. attention of those various modes and genres from the unifying viewpoint in their relation to the symposion ends up in a characterization of the complete spectrum of sympotic poetry from its very beginnings via to the Hellenistic age that keeps a watch either to its shared universal positive aspects and to the specificity of person genres and texts.

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Download E-books The Elder Pliny on the Human Animal: Natural History Book 7 (Clarendon Ancient History Series) PDF

As a close examine of the human animal, defined through its writer because the raison d'etre of nature, e-book Seven of the elder Pliny's Natural History is important to the knowledge of the paintings as an entire. moreover, in spite of the fact that, it presents useful perception into the extreme complicated of rules and ideology present in Pliny's period, lots of that have resonances for different eras and cultures. the current examine features a massive advent studying the heritage to Pliny's lifestyles, inspiration, and writing, including a latest English translation, and an in depth observation which emphasizes the significance of ebook Seven as in all probability the main attention-grabbing cultural list surviving from early imperial Rome.

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Download E-books The World of Middle Kingdom Egypt (2000-1550 BC): Volume 1: Contributrions on Archaeology, Art, Religion, and Written Sources (Middle Kingdom Studies) PDF

The quantity offers a suite of articles at the heart nation and moment Intermediate interval of historical Egypt. Written by way of specialists, those papers current new insights into the artwork, archaeology and faith of a nonetheless no longer rather well recognized interval of Egyptian historical past.

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Download E-books Greek Lyric: Sappho and Alcaeus (Loeb Classical Library No. 142) (Volume I) PDF

By David A. Campbell

This quantity comprises the poetic fragments of the 2 illustrious singers of early sixth-century Lesbos: Sappho, the main well-known girl poet of antiquity, whose major subject matter used to be love; and Alcaeus, poet of wine, struggle, and politics, and composer of brief hymns to the gods. additionally incorporated are the imperative testimonia, the ancients' studies at the lives and paintings of the 2 poets.

The 5 volumes within the Loeb Classical Library variation of Greek Lyric include the surviving fragments of solo and choral tune. This poetry was once now not preserved in medieval manuscripts, and few entire poems stay. Later writers quoted from the poets, yet basically quite a bit as proper their wishes; those quotations are supplemented by way of papyrus texts present in Egypt, so much of them badly broken. The top of the range of what continues to be makes us comprehend the enormity of our loss.

quantity I offers Sappho and Alcaeus. quantity II comprises the paintings of Anacreon, composer of solo track; the Anacreontea; and the earliest writers of choral poetry, significantly the seventh-century Spartans Alcman and Terpander. Stesichorus, Ibycus, Simonides, and different sixth-century poets are in quantity III. Bacchylides and different fifth-century poets are in quantity IV besides Corinna (although a few argue that she belongs to the 3rd century). quantity V includes the hot institution of poets lively from the mid-fifth to the mid-fourth century and in addition collects folks songs, ingesting songs, hymns, and different nameless pieces.

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