The Cambridge Companion to Seneca

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Author : Shadi Bartsch ,Alessandro Schiesaro
Publisher : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Isbn 10 :1107694213
Isbn 13 :9781107694217

Detail :The Roman political leader, thinker and author Lucius Annaeus Seneca dramatically influenced the progression of Western thought. His works have had AN incomparable impact on the event of moral theory, shaping a code of behavior for managing tyranny in his own age that endures nowadays. This Companion totally examines the whole philosopher corpus, with special stress on the aspects of his writings that have challenged interpretation. The authors place Seneca within the context of the traditional world and trace his spectacular inheritance in literature, art, religion, and politics from Neronian Rome to the first trendy amount. Through vital discussion of the recent proliferation of philosopher studies, this volume compellingly illustrates however the perception of Seneca and his specific sort of Stoicism has evolved over time. It provides a comprehensive summary that may profit students and students in classics, literary study, history, philosophy and ideology, further as general readers.

The Cambridge Companion to Seneca :

Drama

Author - Shadi Bartsch, Alessandro Schiesaro
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 378
ISBN - 1107035058


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Detail - This Companion examines the complete works of Seneca in context and establishes the importance of his legacy in Western thought.

The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Nero :

Art

Author - Shadi Bartsch, Kirk Freudenburg, Cedric Littlewood
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 428
ISBN - 1107052203


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Detail - A lively and accessible guide to the rich literary, philosophical and artistic achievements of the notorious age of Nero.

The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics :

Philosophy

Author - Brad Inwood
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 438
ISBN - 9780521779852


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Detail - Introduction: Stoicism, an intellectual odyssey /Brad Inwood --The school, from Zeno to Arius Didymus /David Sedley --The school in the Roman imperial period /Christopher Gill --Stoic epistemology /R.J. Hankinson --Logic /Susanne Bobzien --Stoic natural philosophy (physics and cosmology) /Michael J. White --Stoic theology /Keimpe Algra --Stoic determinism /Dorothea Frede --Stoic metaphysics /Jacques Brunschwig --Stoic ethics /Malcolm Schofield --Stoic moral psychology /Tad Brennan --Stoicism and medicine /R.J. Hankinson --The stoic contribution to traditional grammar /David Blank and Catherine Atherton --The stoics and the astronomical sciences /Alexander Jones --Stoic naturalism and its critics /T.H. Irwin --Stoicism in the philosophical tradition: Spinoza, Lipsius, Butler /A.A. Long.

The Cambridge Companion to Cicero :

History

Author - C. E. W. Steel
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 422
ISBN - 0521509939


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Detail - A comprehensive and authoritative account of one of the greatest and most prolific writers of classical antiquity.

The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire :

History

Author - Kirk Freudenburg
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 352
ISBN - 9780521803595


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Detail - Satire as a distinct genre of writing was first developed by the Romans in the second century BCE. Regarded by them as uniquely 'their own', satire held a special place in the Roman imagination as the one genre that could address the problems of city life from the perspective of a 'real Roman'. In this Cambridge Companion an international team of scholars provides a stimulating introduction to Roman satire's core practitioners and practices, placing them within the contexts of Greco-Roman literary and political history. Besides addressing basic questions of authors, content, and form, the volume looks to the question of what satire 'does' within the world of Greco-Roman social exchanges, and goes on to treat the genre's further development, reception, and translation in Elizabethan England and beyond. Included are studies of the prosimetric, 'Menippean' satires that would become the models of Rabelais, Erasmus, More, and (narrative satire's crowning jewel) Swift.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre :

Drama

Author - Marianne McDonald, Michael Walton
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages -
ISBN - 1139827251


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Detail - This series of essays by prominent academics and practitioners investigates in detail the history of performance in the classical Greek and Roman world. Beginning with the earliest examples of 'dramatic' presentation in the epic cycles and reaching through to the latter days of the Roman Empire and beyond, this 2007 Companion covers many aspects of these broad presentational societies. Dramatic performances that are text-based form only one part of cultures where presentation is a major element of all social and political life. Individual chapters range across a two thousand year timescale, and include specific chapters on acting traditions, masks, properties, playing places, festivals, religion and drama, comedy and society, and commodity, concluding with the dramatic legacy of myth and the modern media. The book addresses the needs of students of drama and classics, as well as anyone with an interest in the theatre's history and practice.

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