The Laws of Solon

A New Edition with Introduction, Translation and Commentary
Author: D F Leão,P. J. Rhodes
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857739301
Category: History
Page: 224
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Solon (c 658-558 BC) is famous as both statesman and poet but also, and above all, as the paramount lawmaker of ancient Athens. Though his works survive only in fragments, we know from the writings of Herodotus and Plutarch that his constitutional reforms against the venality, greed and political power-play of Attica’s tyrants and noblemen were hugely influential – and may even be said to have laid the foundations of western democracy. Solon’s legal injunctions covered the widest range of topics and issues: economics and labour; sexual morality; social issues; and society and politics. Yet despite their fame and influence (and Solon’s life and work generated a lively reception history), no complete edition of these writings has yet been published. This book offers the definitive critical edition of Solon’s laws that has long been needed. It comprises the original Greek fragments with English translations, commentaries, a comprehensive introduction and important comparative Latin texts. It will be enthusiastically welcomed by specialists in ancient Greek language and history.

Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens

A History of Ancient Greece
Author: Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198727887
Category: Greece
Page: 544
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A fascinating, accessible, and up-to-date history of the Ancient Greeks. Covering the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods, and centred around the disunity of the Greeks, their underlying cultural unity, and their eventual political unification.

A Versatile Gentleman

Consistency in Plutarch's Writing
Author: Jan Opsomer,Geert Roskam,Frances B. Titchener
Publisher: Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9462700761
Category: Philosophy
Page: 310
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Plutarch was a brilliant Platonist, an erudite historian, a gifted author of highly polished literary dialogues, a priest of Apollo at Delphi, and a devoted politician in his hometown Chaeronea. He felt confident in the most technical and specialized discussions, yet was not afraid of rhetorical generalizations. In his voluminous oeuvre, he appears as a sharp polemicist and a loving father, an ardent pupil but also a kind, inspiring teacher, a sober historian and a teller of wondrous tales. In view of all these different personae, erudite versatility is without any doubt a major characteristic of Plutarch’s works. A Versatile Gentleman is dedicated to Luc Van der Stockt, professor emeritus of Greek language and literature at KU Leuven and a truly versatile gentleman. The volume aims to do justice to his and Plutarch’s versatility by discussing the Chaeronean from many different angles. As such, it sheds new light on the coherence of, and the tensions in, Plutarch’s thinking and writing.

Violence and Community

Law, Space and Identity in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean World
Author: Ioannis K. Xydopoulos,Kostas Vlassopoulos,Eleni Tounta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131700177X
Category: History
Page: 198
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Violence and community were intimately linked in the ancient world. While various aspects of violence have been long studied on their own (warfare, revolution, murder, theft, piracy), there has been little effort so far to study violence as a unified field and explore its role in community formation. This volume aims to construct such an agenda by exploring the historiography of the study of violence in antiquity, and highlighting a number of important paradoxes of ancient violence. It explores the forceful nexus between wealth, power and the passions by focusing on three major aspects that link violence and community: the attempts of communities to regulate and canalise violence through law, the constitutive role of violence in communal identities, and the ways in which communities dealt with violence in regards to private and public space, landscapes and territories. The contributions to this volume range widely in both time and space: temporally, they cover the full span from the archaic to the Roman imperial period, while spatially they extend from Athens and Sparta through Crete, Arcadia and Macedonia to Egypt and Israel.

“The” Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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The Athenaeum


Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Bibliotheca Britannica; Or, A General Index to British and Foreign Literature


Author: Robert Watt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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The Athenæum


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Solon: Das Gesetzeswerk - Fragmente

Übersetzung und Kommentar
Author: Eberhard Ruschenbusch,Klaus Bringmann
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
ISBN: 9783515107839
Category: History
Page: 168
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1966 legte Eberhard Ruschenbusch in der Historia - Einzelschrift 9 seine Sammlung der Fragmente des solonischen Gesetzeswerks aus dem Jahr 594 v.Chr. in den Originalsprachen vor. Nun folgen, aus dem Nachlass des 2007 verstorbenen Verfassers herausgegeben, die Ubersetzung der 93 Fragmente, auf die Ruschenbusch die Rekonstruktion des solonischen Gesetzeswerks grundete, und ein wissenschaftlicher Kommentar, der dieses Gesetzeswerk in all seinen Dimensionen erschliesst. Dabei zeigt sich Ruschenbuschs einzigartige Kennerschaft, die in gleicher Weise den Uberlieferungszustand und den rechts- und sozialgeschichtlichen Gehalt der Texte betrifft. Er setzt sich kritisch mit der alteren Literatur auseinander und macht Ernst mit der Einsicht, dass erst das gesamte soziale und rechtliche Umfeld zusammen mit den Gesetzestexten das Recht Athens in archaischer Zeit ausmacht.

The Athenæum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Plato's Atlantis Story

Text, Translation and Commentary
Author: Christopher Gill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1786940167
Category: Atlantis
Page: 216
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This book aims to bring together all the evidence relevant for understanding Plato's Atlantis Story, providing the Greek text of the relevant Platonic texts (the start of Plato's Timaeus and the incomplete Critias), together with a commentary on language and content, and a full vocabulary of Greek words. This essential work also offers a new translation of these texts and a full introduction. The book has two special objectives. The introduction offers a full-scale interpretative reading of the Atlantis story, focused on the philosophical meaning of the story and the significance of Plato's presentation, and responding to recent scholarly discussion of these questions. In conjunction with the new translation, this introduction provides a point of entry to a fascinating story for a wide range of readers. The introduction also discusses the question whether the story had a factual basis, and assesses possible links with Minoan Crete. Secondly, the Greek text (the Oxford Classical text) and commentary are juxtaposed and presented in 'bite-size' chunks making it easy to use and helpful especially for students using the book to improve their Greek. The notes provide full grammatical and linguistic help as well as pointers on the philosophical content and presentation, supported by the translation and complete vocabulary of Greek terms. The book is a second edition of one published in 1980. This edition has a new translation, a much fuller introduction, revised and updated notes and a new commentary format.

The Athenaeum


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Publisher: N.A
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Greek Art in Motion

Studies in Honour of Sir John Boardman on the Occasion of His 90th Birthday
Author: Rui Morais,Delfim Leao,Diana Pérez,Daniela Ferreira
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781789690231
Category: Art
Page: 528
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Over 50 papers, first presented at the international congress 'Greek Art in Motion' (Lisbon, 2017) in honour of Sir John Boardman's 90th Birthday, are collected here under the following headings: Sculpture, Architecture, Terracotta & Metal, Greek Pottery, Coins, Greek History & Archaeology, Greeks Overseas, Reception & Collecting, Art & Myth.

The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature


Author: Sampson, Low, Marston & Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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The Journal of Hellenic Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Greek philology
Page: N.A
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Vols. 1 (1880)-8 (1887), plates published separately and numbered I-LXXXIII.

The Bookseller


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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British Books


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
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The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Legal Bibliography, New Series


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Legal Bibliography ...

A Quarterly Sheet, Furnishing a Record of Current Publications in Legal Literature
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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