Herman Melville and the Politics of the Inhuman

Author: Michael Jonik
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108420923
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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An ambitious, revisionary study of not only Herman Melville's political philosophy, but also of our own deeply inhuman condition.

Plutarch's Lives

Author: Plutarch
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780375756771
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 752
View: 401
Plutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory. Richly anecdotal and full of detail, Volume I contains profiles and comparisons of Romulus and Theseus, Numa and Lycurgus, Fabius and Pericles, and many more powerful figures of ancient Greece and Rome. The present translation, originally published in 1683 in conjunction with a life of Plutarch by John Dryden, was revised in 1864 by the poet and scholar Arthur Hugh Clough, whose notes and preface are also included in this edition.


Author: John 1631-1700 Dryden,Plutarch,Arthur Hugh 1819-1861 Clough
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781374624245
Category: History
Page: 462
View: 1466
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Der philosophische Glaube angesichts der Offenbarung

Author: Karl Jaspers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783796534317
Page: 850
View: 1404

Inventing Hell

Dante, the Bible and Eternal Torment
Author: Jon M. Sweeney
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455582239
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 2882
Hell: The word means terror, darkness, and eternal separation from God. Some people think the Bible is clear about hell, but what if they're mistaken? With gripping narrative and solid scholarship, Sweeney charts hell's "evolution" from the Old Testament underworld Sheol, through history and literature, to the greatest influencer of all: Dante's Inferno. He reveals how the modern idea of hell is based mostly on Dante's imaginative genius-but in the process, he offers a more constructive understanding of the afterlife than ever before. Disturbing and enthralling, Sweeney will forever alter what we think happens to us after we die-and more importantly, he will make us reconsider how we live.

Colloquia familiaria

Author: Desiderius Erasmus
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 8963

Rethinking Plato

A Cartesian Quest for the Real Plato
Author: Necip Fikri Alican
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401208123
Category: Philosophy
Page: 620
View: 1092
No new book on Plato can surprise Plato scholars. For there is nothing new under the sun, nor inside the cave. We have grown complacent in our preconceptions of Plato, habitually adopting the web of belief that comes with the canonical corpus. Yet it is not the web itself that stands in the way of progress, but the tendency to adopt it without question. Rethinking Plato is, as the subtitle suggests, a Cartesian quest for the real Plato. What makes it Cartesian is that it looks for Plato independently of the prevailing paradigms on where we are supposed to find him.The result of the quest is a complete pedagogical platform on Plato. This does not mean that the book leaves nothing out, covering all the dialogues and all the themes, but that it provides the full intellectual apparatus for doing just that.It consists of two parts. The first is a general orientation in three chapters, one each pertaining to the life, thought, and works of Plato. The second is a dialogic companion covering the four dialogues built around the last days of Socrates, with a separate chapter devoted to each: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo .


Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 7500


Caesar. Plutarch. Übers. und hrsg. von Marion Giebel
Author: Plutarchus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150024959
Page: 220
View: 899

The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Volume II

(A Modern Library E-Book)
Author: Plutarch
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780679641759
Category: Social Science
Page: 736
View: 629
Plutarch's Parallel Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., form a brilliant social history of the ancient world. They were originally presented in a series of books that gave an account of one Greek and one Roman life, followed by a comparison of the two: Theseus and Romulus, Alcibiades and Coriolanus, Demosthenes and Cicero, Demetrius and Antony. Plutarch was interested in the personalities of his subjects and on the way their characters molded their actions, leading them to tragedy or victory. He was a moralist of the highest order. 'It was for the sake of others that I first commenced writing biographies' he says, 'but I find myself proceeding and attaching myself to it for my own; the virtues of these great men serving me as a sort of looking-glass, in which I may see how to adjust and adorn my own life' Plutarch was a man of immense erudition who had traveled widely throughout the Roman Empire, and the Lives are richly anecdotal and full of detail. They were the principal source of Shakespeare's Roman plays.

The Sea Mark

Captain John Smith's Voyage to New England
Author: Russell M. Lawson
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 1611687179
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 2202
The first complete narrative history of Captain John Smith's exploration of the New England coast

The early editions of Arthur Hugh Clough

Author: Patrick Greig Scott
Publisher: Scholarly Title
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 106
View: 5377

The Language Police

How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn
Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307428850
Category: Education
Page: 288
View: 8946
If you’re an actress or a coed just trying to do a man-size job, a yes-man who turns a deaf ear to some sob sister, an heiress aboard her yacht, or a bookworm enjoying a boy’s night out, Diane Ravitch’s internationally acclaimed The Language Police has bad news for you: Erase those words from your vocabulary! Textbook publishers and state education agencies have sought to root out racist, sexist, and elitist language in classroom and library materials. But according to Diane Ravitch, a leading historian of education, what began with the best of intentions has veered toward bizarre extremes. At a time when we celebrate and encourage diversity, young readers are fed bowdlerized texts, devoid of the references that give these works their meaning and vitality. With forceful arguments and sensible solutions for rescuing American education from the pressure groups that have made classrooms bland and uninspiring, The Language Police offers a powerful corrective to a cultural scandal. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101157213
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 2695
A definitive edition of stories by the master of supernatural fiction Howard Phillips Lovecraft's unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived chiefly from Edgar Allan Poe) with the genre of science fiction that emerged in the early 1920s. This Penguin Classics edition brings together a dozen of the master's tales-from his early short stories "Under the Pyramids" (originally ghostwritten for Harry Houdini) and "The Music of Erich Zann" (which Lovecraft ranked second among his own favorites) through his more fully developed works, "The Dunwich Horror," The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, and At the Mountains of Madness. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories presents the definitive corrected texts of these works, along with Lovecraft critic and biographer S. T. Joshi's illuminating introduction and notes to each story. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Communicable diseases
Page: N.A
View: 3934

Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Classical literature
Page: N.A
View: 3084

Plutarch (Classic Reprint)

Author: Rudolf Hirzel
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781334351143
Category: Philosophy
Page: 230
View: 3428
Excerpt from Plutarch Kapitel I. Bootien II. Leben und Charakter Plutardis III. Politische Stellung. Verhaltnis zu Rom IV. Philanthropie V. Wirksamkeit VI. Schrifistellerei VII. Der Historiker VIII. Nachwirken Plutardms im Altertum IX. Plutardi bei den Christen X. Das Mittelalter XI. Bei den Byzantinern XII. Die Renaissance XIII. Die Reformation und die Anfange der Altertumswissenschaft XIV. Die Franzosen: Rabelais, Montaigne, Amyot XV. Heroenkultus XVI. Zeitalter Ludwigs XIV. Corneille, Racine, Lafontaine XVII. Englander: Shakespeare, Bacon, Dryden XVIII. Niederlande und Schweiz XIX. Adltzehntes Jahrhundert: Humanitat und Philanthropie. Die Revolution. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Animals as Domesticates

A World View Through History
Author: Juliet Clutton-Brock
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 189
View: 7669
Eurasia after the ice -- Settlement and domestication in Eurasia -- Arrival of domesticates in Europe -- Domesticates in ancient Egypt and their origins -- Domesticates of the ancient Israelites, Assyrians, and Scythians -- Domesticates in the classical world of Greece and Rome -- Domesticates in ancient India and Southeast Asia -- Domesticates in Oceania -- Domesticates in Africa south of the Sahara -- Domesticates in the Americas -- Conclusions -- Appendix : Nomenclature of the domestic animals and their wild progenitors.

Lucretius as Theorist of Political Life

Author: J. Colman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137292326
Category: Political Science
Page: 173
View: 5794
Lucretius as Theorist of Political Life is an interpretation of Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things as a defense of philosophy given the irremediable tension between the competing claims of the philosophic and political life. The central issue is the need for, and attempt by, philosophy to justify and defend its way of life to the political community. This work uncovers how Lucretius' conception of the philosophic life, and the reaction to the human, religious, and political implications of the discovery of nature, distinguish his intention from the anti-theological animus that drives the politically and scientifically ambitious project of his modern appropriators.