♥ Book Title : Plutarch’s Pragmatic Biographies
☯ Full Synopsis : "In Plutarch’s Pragmatic Biographies, Susan Jacobs argues that the Parallel Lives portray historical leaders solving problems familiar to statesmen and generals. By linking victories and defeats to moral character, strategic insights and practical skills, Plutarch provided lessons in effective leadership."Article| Susan G. Jacobs| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Historiography of Late Republican Civil War
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Historiography of Late Republican Civil War represents a close and coherent study of developments and discussions concerning the concept of civil war in the late republican and early imperial historiography of the late Republic."Article| no defined| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Plutarch and His Roman Readers
☯ Full Synopsis : "This collection of essays on Plutarch's Parallel Lives examines the moral issues he recognized behind political leadership, and relates his writings to the audience of leading generals and administrators of the Roman empire which Plutarch aimed to influence, and to the larger social and political context of the reigns of the Flavian emperors and their successors, Nerva and Trajan, during which he wrote."Article| Philip A. Stadter| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Oxford Handbook to the Second Sophistic
☯ Full Synopsis : "Focusing on the period known as the Second Sophistic (an era roughly co-extensive with the second century AD), this Handbook serves the need for a broad and accessible overview. The study of the Second Sophistic is a relative new-comer to the Anglophone field of classics and much of what characterizes it temporally and culturally remains a matter of legitimate contestation. The present handbook offers a diversity of scholarly voices that attempt to define, as much as is possible in a single volume, the state of this rapidly developing field. Included are chapters that offer practical guidance on the wide range of valuable textual materials that survive, many of which are useful or even core to inquiries of particularly current interest (e.g. gender studies, cultural history of the body, sociology of literary culture, history of education and intellectualism, history of religion, political theory, history of medicine, cultural linguistics, intersection of the Classical traditions and early Christianity). The Handbook also contains essays devoted to the work of the most significant intellectuals of the period such as Plutarch, Dio Chrysostom, Lucian, Apuleius, the novelists, the Philostrati and Aelius Aristides. In addition to content and bibliographical guidance, however, this volume is designed to help to situate the textual remains within the period and its society, to describe and circumscribe not simply the literary matter but the literary culture and societal context. For that reason, the Handbook devotes considerable space at the front to various contextual essays, and throughout tries to keep the contextual demands in mind. In its scope and in its pluralism of voices this Handbook thus represents a new approach to the Second Sophistic, one that attempts to integrate Greek literature of the Roman period into the wider world of early imperial Greek, Latin, Jewish, and Christian cultural production, and one that keeps a sharp focus on situating these texts within their socio-cultural context."Article| William A. Johnson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Until it is Fulfilled
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♥ Book Title : Cornelius Nepos and Ancient Political Biography
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♥ Book Title : Osler
☯ Full Synopsis : "Sir William Osler (1849-1919), one of the world's most influential physicians at the turn of the twentieth century, remained popular long after his death largely due to his inspirational texts. Regretfully, changing times and literary tastes have lessened the impact of Osler's addresses despite the timelessness of his ideals and practical advice. Charles Bryan has successfully mended the disfavor in the present volume. Framing the great physician's message in contemporary, easily accessible terms, he allows modern readers to rediscover the immense appeal and pragmatism of Osler's invigorating writings. This volume is based on the author's conviction that Osler was, above all, a motivator. He set high personal goals, achieved them, and inspired others to do the same. Bryan merges what Osler wrote, said, and did with the main themes of today's motivational literature--time management, mentoring, positive thinking, and seeking a balanced life are some examples. He also draws upon the great writers--Shakespeare, Cervantes, Montaigne, Plutarch, and others--whom Osler prescribed as bedside reading for his medical students. Osler emerges as a real-life human being, not a paper saint, but a person who sought the best from his culture and knowledge, and managed to give his best in return. Readers will find this book useful not only as an index to Oslerian thought but also as a guide to principle-based yet pragmatic everyday living."Article| Bryan, Charles S| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : History and Biography in Ancient Thought
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this volume, the authors analyse ancient theories concerning the nature and the aims of historiography as well as biography. Such theories are investigated in their historical development, with special regard to the problem of oral communication in antiquity."Article| Bruno Gentili| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Critical Facsimile Edition of Thomas Batchelor
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♥ Book Title : The Life of Alexander the Great
☯ Full Synopsis : "In 336 b.c. Philip of Macedonia was assassinated and his twenty-year-old son, Alexander, inherited his kingdom. Immediately quelling rebellion, Alexander extended his father’s empire through-out the Middle East and into parts of Asia, fulﬁlling the soothsayer Aristander’s prediction that the new king “should perform acts so important and glorious as would make the poets and musicians of future ages labour and sweat to describe and celebrate him.” The Life of Alexander the Great is one of the ﬁrst surviving attempts to memorialize the achievements of this legendary king, remembered today as the greatest military genius of all time. This exclusive Modern Library edition, excerpted from Plutarch’s Lives, is a riveting tale of honor, power, scandal, and bravery written by the most eminent biographer of the ancient world."Article| Plutarch| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics: Picts-Sacraments
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