Download E-books The Works of Archimedes: Volume 1, The Two Books On the Sphere and the Cylinder: Translation and Commentary PDF

By Archimedes

The works translated here--the books at the Sphere and Cylinder--were a resource of serious delight for Archimedes, the best scientist of antiquity. Accompanying this translation is the 1st clinical version of the diagrams, which contains new info from the lately stumbled on Archimedes Palimpsest. the amount additionally comprises the 1st English translation of Eutocius's remark. Reviel Netz's remark analyzes Archimedes's paintings from modern learn views equivalent to clinical kind and the cognitive background of mathematical texts.

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Download E-books Manichaean Texts from the Roman Empire PDF

Based through Mani (c. advert 216-276), a Syrian visionary of Judaeo-Christian ancestry from Persian Mesopotamia, Manichaeism unfold swiftly into the Roman Empire within the 3rd and fourth centuries advert and have become some of the most persecuted heresies below Christian Roman emperors. This selection of assets attracts from fabric more often than not unknown to English-speaking students and scholars. the faith tested missionary cells in Syria, Egypt, North Africa and Rome and integrated Augustine of Hippo because the most renowned of its converts.

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Download E-books The Passions in Roman Thought and Literature PDF

New essays via a world crew of students in Latin literature and historical philosophy discover the knowledge of feelings (or "passions") in Roman inspiration (especially philosophy and rhetorical thought) and literature. particular positive factors comprise the wide variety of Latin authors mentioned (including such recognized Latin prose and verse writers as Cicero and Virgil), the clean and looking out reports of key literary texts and the accessibility of the booklet, in transparent and nontechnical language, with Greek and Latin translated.

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Download E-books The Letters of the Younger Pliny (Penguin Classics) PDF

Offering a sequence of attention-grabbing perspectives of Imperial Rome, The Letters of the more youthful Pliny additionally supply one of many fullest self-portraits to outlive from classical instances. Pliny's energetic and extremely own letters tackle an incredible diversity of themes, from a deeply relocating account of his uncle's demise within the eruption that engulfed Pompeii, to observations at the early Christians—"a determined type of cult carried to extravagant lengths"—from descriptions of way of life in Rome, with its scandals and complaints, to Pliny's lifestyles within the country.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better by way of introductions and notes by means of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Pliny: Natural History, Volume IX, Books 33-35. (Loeb Classical Library No. 394) PDF

Pliny the Elder, tireless researcher and author, is writer of the encyclopedic Natural History, in 37 books, an unequalled compendium of Roman wisdom. The contents of the books are as follows. e-book 1: desk of contents of the others and of experts; 2: mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; 3-6: geography and ethnography of the identified global; 7: anthropology and the body structure of guy; 8-11: zoology; 12-19: botany, agriculture, and horticulture; 20-27: plant items as utilized in drugs; 28-32: clinical zoology; 33-37: minerals (and medicine), the positive arts, and gemstones.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of traditional background is in ten volumes.

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Download E-books Shakespeare and the Second World War: Memory, Culture, Identity PDF

Shakespeare’s works occupy a prismatic and complicated place in international tradition: they straddle either the excessive and the low, the nationwide and the international, literature and theatre. the second one global struggle provides a desirable case research of this phenomenon: such a lot, if now not all, of its fighters have laid declare to Shakespeare and feature referred to as upon his paintings to show their society’s self-image.

In wartime, such claims usually delivered to the fore a main issue of cultural id and of competing possession of this ‘universal’ writer. regardless of this, the function of Shakespeare through the moment global struggle has no longer but been tested or documented in any intensity. Shakespeare and the second one global War offers the 1st sustained overseas, collaborative incursion into this terrain. The essays exhibit how the wide range of how within which Shakespeare has been recycled, reviewed, and reinterpreted from 1939–1945 are either illuminated by means of and proceed to light up the warfare today.

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Download E-books Celtic Mythology: Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes PDF

Most folk have heard of the Celts-the elusive, historical tribal those who resided in present-day England, eire, Scotland and France. satirically characterised as either barbaric and blameless, the Celts entice the trendy global as an emblem of a bygone period, a global destroyed by means of the ambition of empire and the unfold of Christianity all through Western Europe. regardless of the pervasive cultural and literary effect of the Celts, shockingly little is understood in their lifestyle and ideology, simply because only a few documents in their tales exist. during this booklet, for the 1st time, Philip Freeman brings jointly the easiest tales of Celtic mythology. every body this day is familiar with concerning the gods and heroes of the traditional Greeks, reminiscent of Zeus, Hera, and Hercules, yet what number of people have heard of the Gaulish god Lugus or the mystical Welsh queen Rhiannon or the good Irish warrior Cu Chulainn? We nonetheless thrill to the tale of the Trojan battle, however the epic battles of the Irish Tain Bo Cuailgne are identified purely to some. And but those that have learn the tales of Celtic fantasy and legend-among them writers like J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis-have been deeply moved and encouraged via those notable stories, for there's not anything on the planet particularly like them. In those tales a mysterious and invisible realm of gods and spirits exists along and infrequently crosses over into our personal human global; fierce girls warriors conflict with kings and heroes, or even the principles of time and area should be suspended. Captured in vibrant prose those shadowy figures-gods, goddesses, and heroes-come to existence for the trendy reader.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Tacitus (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

Tacitus is universally well-known as historic Rome's maximum author of heritage, and his account of the Roman Empire within the first century advert has been primary in shaping the trendy conception of Rome and its emperors. This significant other offers a brand new, up to date and authoritative evaluation of his paintings and impression so one can be precious for college kids and non-specialists in addition to of curiosity to tested students within the box. First situating Tacitus in the culture of Roman old writing and his personal modern society, it is going directly to examine every one of his person works after which talk about key themes comparable to his distinct authorial voice and his perspectives of historical past and freedom. It ends through tracing Tacitus' reception, starting with the transition from manuscript to revealed versions, describing his impression on political concept in early glossy Europe, and concluding along with his importance within the 20th century.

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Download E-books Augustine's "Confessions": A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books) PDF

By Garry Wills

In this short and incisive booklet, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills tells the tale of the Confessions--what influenced Augustine to dictate it, the way it asks to be learn, and the numerous methods it's been misinterpret within the one-and-a-half millennia because it was once composed. Following Wills's biography of Augustine and his translation of the Confessions, this is often an exceptional creation to 1 of an important books within the Christian and Western traditions.

Understandably occupied with the tale of Augustine's lifestyles, glossy readers have mostly succumbed to the temptation to learn the Confessions as autobiography. yet, Wills argues, this can be a mistake. The e-book isn't autobiography yet quite an extended prayer, suffused with the language of Scripture and addressed to God, no longer guy. Augustine tells the tale of his lifestyles no longer for its personal value yet so that it will determine how, as a drama of sin and salvation resulting in God, it matches into sacred historical past. "We need to learn Augustine as we do Dante," Wills writes, "alert to wealthy layer upon layer of Scriptural and theological symbolism." Wills additionally addresses the lengthy afterlife of the ebook, from controversy in its personal time and relative overlook through the heart a while to a renewed prominence starting within the fourteenth century and persisting to at the present time, whilst the Confessions has turn into an item of curiosity not only for Christians but in addition historians, philosophers, psychiatrists, and literary critics.

With unrivaled readability and ability, Wills strips away the centuries of confusion that experience gathered round Augustine's religious classic.

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