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
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
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.

Brill's Companion to Seneca : Philosopher and Dramatist

Literary Criticism

Author - Andreas Heil
Publisher - BRILL
Pages - 896
ISBN - 9004217088


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Detail - The volume contains a comprehensive survey of each genuine or attributed work of Seneca in the style of concise handbook articles (“Works”). The cultural background (“Context”) and the most important problem areas within the philosophic and tragic corpus of Seneca are dealt with in fuller presentations (“Topics”).

The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre :

Drama

Author - Marianne McDonald
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 233
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.

The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature :

Literary Criticism

Author - Joy Porter
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 343
ISBN - 9780521822831


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Detail - Collects information on literature by Native Americans from the 1770s to the present day.

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 Philosophy :

Philosophy

Author - David Sedley
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 396
ISBN - 9780521775038


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Detail - This volume does not aim to reveal all of the mysteries of ancient philosophy to the novice, but it does aim to equip that reader with enough background material that he will be able to enter that world. Twelve overviews, each written by an authority in that area of philosophy, guides the reader through the principal schools of thought and the ideas of their main proponents. Concepts are sometimes explained in tables and are always supported by extracts but the main attraction of this work is that the contributors explain in layman's terms the basic ideas of philosophy and discuss clearly the logic of the ancient arguments. The book gets off to a good start with David Sedley's introduction which argues that Greek and Roman philosophers were mainly concerned with two dilemmas: what is a good life and why doesn't the earth fall. Includes a useful glossary.

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 Shakespearean Tragedy :

Literary Criticism

Author - Claire McEachern
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 274
ISBN - 9780521793599


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Detail - Discusses the forms, contexts, and critical and theatrical issues associated with ten Shakespearean tragedies.

The Cambridge Companion to Tacitus :

History

Author - A. J. Woodman
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 233
ISBN - 1139828207


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Detail - Tacitus is universally recognised as ancient Rome's greatest writer of history, and his account of the Roman Empire in the first century AD has been fundamental in shaping the modern perception of Rome and its emperors. This Companion provides a new, up-to-date and authoritative assessment of his work and influence which will be invaluable for students and non-specialists as well as of interest to established scholars in the field. First situating Tacitus within the tradition of Roman historical writing and his own contemporary society, it goes on to analyse each of his individual works and then discuss key topics such as his distinctive authorial voice and his views of history and freedom. It ends by tracing Tacitus' reception, beginning with the transition from manuscript to printed editions, describing his influence on political thought in early modern Europe, and concluding with his significance in the twentieth century.

The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism :

Literary Collections

Author - Jill Kraye
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 320
ISBN - 9780521436243


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Detail - Fourteen original essays providing a comprehensive introduction to Renaissance humanism.

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