By Dio Cassius, Earnest Cary, Herbert B. Foster
Dio Cassius (Cassius Dio), ca. one hundred fifty– 235 CE, was once born at Nicaea in Bithynia in Asia Minor. at the demise of his father (Roman governor of Cilicia) he went in a hundred and eighty to Rome, entered the Senate, and lower than the emperor Commodus used to be an recommend. He held excessive places of work, turning into an in depth good friend of a number of emperors. He used to be made governor of Pergamum and Smyrna; consul in 220; proconsul of Africa; governor of Dalmatia after which of Pannonia; and consul back in 229. Of the 80 books of Dio's nice paintings Roman heritage, overlaying the period from the mythical touchdown of Aeneas in Italy to the reign of Alexander Severus (222–235 CE), we own Books 36–60 (36 and 55–60 have gaps), which conceal the years sixty eight BCE–47 CE. The lacking parts are partially provided, for the sooner gaps by way of Zonaras, who is based heavily on Dio, and for a few later gaps (Book 35 onwards) through John Xiphilinus (of the 11th century). There also are many excerpts. The amenities for learn afforded via Dio's respectable tasks and his personal make him a really very important resource for Roman historical past of the final years of the republic and the 1st 4 emperors. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Dio Cassius is in 9 volumes.
By Lorna Hardwick, Christopher Stray
Interpreting the great quantity of how during which the humanities, tradition, and regarded Greece and Rome were transmitted, interpreted, tailored and used, A spouse to Classical Receptions explores the effect of this phenomenon on either historic and later societies.Provides a finished creation and evaluation of classical reception - the translation of classical artwork, tradition, and suggestion in later centuries, and the quickest starting to be region in classicsBrings jointly 34 essays by means of a world workforce of individuals eager about old and glossy reception recommendations and practicesCombines shut readings of key receptions with wider contextualization and discussionExplores the effect of Greek and Roman tradition all over the world, together with the most important new parts in Arabic literature, South African drama, the historical past of images, and modern ethics
By Molly Whittaker
By Vitruvius, Frank Granger
Vitruvius (Marcus V. Pollio), Roman architect and engineer, studied Greek philosophy and technological know-how and received adventure during expert paintings. He used to be a type of appointed to be overseers of imperial artillery or army engines, and was once architect of at the very least one unit of constructions for Augustus within the reconstruction of Rome. overdue in lifestyles and in ailing wellbeing and fitness he accomplished, someday earlier than 27 BCE, De Architectura which, after its rediscovery within the 15th century, used to be influential sufficient to be studied through architects from the early Renaissance to fresh instances. In On structure Vitruvius provides to the culture of Greek thought and perform the result of his personal event. The contents of this treatise in ten books are as follows. publication 1: standards for an architect; city making plans; layout, towns, points; temples. 2: fabrics and their remedy. Greek platforms. three: types. varieties of Greek temples. Ionic. four: types. Corinthian, Ionic, Doric; Tuscan; altars. five: different public structures (fora, basilicae, theatres, colonnades, baths, harbours). 6: websites and making plans, specifically of homes. 7: building of pavements, roads, mosaic flooring, vaults. ornament (stucco, wall portray, colours). eight: Hydraulic engineering; water offer; aqueducts. nine: Astronomy. Greek and Roman discoveries; symptoms of the zodiac, planets, moon stages, constellations, astrology, gnomon, sundials. 10: Machines for struggle and different reasons.
By Procopius, H. B. Dewing
Procopius, born at Caesarea in Palestine overdue within the fifth century, grew to become a attorney. In 527 CE he was once made criminal adviser and secretary of Belisarius, commander opposed to the Persians, and went with Belisarius back in 533 opposed to the Vandals and in 535 opposed to the Ostrogoths. someday after 540 he back to Constantinople. He could have been that Procopius who used to be prefect of Constantinople in 562, however the date of his demise (after 558) is unknown.
Procopius's History of the Wars in eight books recounts the Persian Wars of emperors Justinus and Justinian all the way down to 550 (2 books); the Vandalic conflict and after-events in Africa 532–546 (2 books); the Gothic conflict opposed to the Ostrogoths in Sicily and Italy 536–552 (3 books); and a caricature of occasions to 554 (1 book). the entire is composed principally of army historical past, with a lot information regarding peoples and locations in addition, and approximately detailed occasions. He was once a diligent, cautious, sensible narrator of proof and advancements and indicates reliable powers of description. he's simply to the empire's enemies and boldly criticises emperor Justinian. different works by way of Procopius are the Anecdota or Secret History—vehement assaults on Justinian, Theodora, and others; and The structures of Justinian (down to 558 CE) together with roads and bridges in addition to church buildings, forts, hospitals, etc in a number of elements of the empire.
The Loeb Classical Library version of Procopius is in seven volumes.
By SunHee Kim Gertz (auth.)
By Robert A. Kaster
The grammarian was once a pivotal determine within the lives of the knowledgeable higher periods of past due antiquity. Introducing his scholars to right language and to the literature esteemed through lengthy culture, he started the schooling that proven his scholars' status in a narrowly outlined elite. His occupation therefore contributed to the social in addition to cultural continuity of the Empire. The grammarian bought honor—and feedback; the occupation gave the grammarian an organization experience of cultural authority but additionally put him able of genteel subordination in the elite.
Robert A. Kaster presents the 1st thorough examine of where and serve as of those very important yet ambiguous figures. He additionally provides a close prosopography of the grammarians, and of the opposite "teachers of letters" less than the extent of rhetoric, from the center of the 3rd in the course of the center of the 6th century, so that it will offer a worthy learn device for different scholars of late-antique education.
By Robert D. Morritt
Echoes from the Greek Bronze Age is the results of a lot that the writer has learn over a number of years. it's a examine of the techniques and works of early thinkers, from Hecataeus the early cartographer, to Herodotus survey of the then 'known world,' the concepts of Anaxagoras, Xenophon s descriptions, and the sayings of Xenophanes. Simones paintings at the paintings of reminiscence, 'The Loci' and its effect such a lot of years in a while Giordano Bruno declared as a heretic also are explored. This booklet will curiosity readers who get pleasure from historical past, archaic clinical observations and those that want a solid learn, instead of that came upon inside a turgid Classical monograph.
By Monica L. Norris Wright, Norris J. Lacy, Rupert T. Pickens
William W. Kibler is among the most efficient and flexible medievalists of his new release. a few students and scholars contemplate him basically as a expert within the medieval epic, while others give some thought to him to be an Arthurian student. he's after all either, yet he's additionally even more: a consummate philologist and editor of texts and in addition a prolific and entire translator. primarily, those that comprehend him most sensible be aware of him as a very beneficiant and modest guy. the current quantity represents an attempt by means of thirty medievalists, experts in fields as varied as William Kibler's pursuits, to point our admire for him, aptly defined within the foreword as "scholar, instructor, friend."
By Jan Stenger
Erstmals wird die Gnomik in den Siegesliedern des griechischen Chorlyrikers Bakchylides systematisch literaturwissenschaftlich untersucht und in den zeitgeschichtlichen Kontext eingeordnet. Jan Stenger weist nach, welch zentrale Bedeutung den Gnomai für die Sinnkonstitution im Siegeslied zukommt und wie Bakchylides seine Gnomai geschickt an das soziale Umfeld und den Erwartungshorizont seines Auditoriums anpasste