Download E-books Strabo: Geography, Volume VI, Books 13-14 (Loeb Classical Library No. 223) PDF

Strabo (ca. sixty four BCE to ca. 25 CE), an Asiatic Greek of Amasia in Pontus, studied at Nysa and after forty four BCE at Rome. He turned a prepared vacationer who observed a wide a part of Italy, a number of close to jap areas together with the Black Sea, a number of components of Asia Minor, Egypt so far as Ethiopia, and components of Greece. He used to be many years in Alexandria the place he doubtless studied arithmetic, astronomy, and history.

Strabo's historic paintings is misplaced, yet his most vital Geography in seventeen books has survived. After introductory books, numbers three and four take care of Spain and Gaul, five and six with Italy and Sicily, 7 with north and east Europe, 8–10 with Greek lands, 11–14 with the most areas of Asia and with Asia Minor, 15 with India and Iran, sixteen with Assyria, Babylonia, Syria, and Arabia, 17 with Egypt and Africa. In define he follows the good mathematical geographer Eratosthenes, yet provides common descriptions of separate international locations together with actual, political, and ancient info. A sequel to his old memoirs, Geography is deliberate it sounds as if for public servants instead of students—hence the money owed of actual beneficial properties and of ordinary items. at the mathematical facet it really is a useful resource of knowledge approximately Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, and Posidonius.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of Strabo is in 8 volumes.

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Download E-books Roman History, Volume V: Books 46-50 (Loeb Classical Library) PDF

By Dio Cassius

Dio Cassius (Cassius Dio), ca. one hundred fifty– 235 CE, used to be born at Nicaea in Bithynia in Asia Minor. at the loss of life of his father (Roman governor of Cilicia) he went in a hundred and eighty to Rome, entered the Senate, and less than the emperor Commodus used to be an suggest. He held excessive places of work, changing into a detailed pal 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 History, 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 through Zonaras, who is predicated 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 study afforded via Dio's legit tasks and his personal make him a truly important resource for Roman background of the final years of the republic and the 1st 4 emperors.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of Dio Cassius is in 9 volumes.

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Download E-books Pausanias: Description of Greece, Volume II, Books 3-5 (Laconia, Messenia, Elis 1) (Loeb Classical Library No. 188) PDF

Pausanias, born most likely in Lydia in Asia Minor, was once a Greek of the 2d century CE, approximately 120–180, who travelled greatly not just in Asia Minor, Palestine, Egypt and North Africa, but additionally in Greece and in Italy, together with Rome. He left an outline of Greece in ten books, that's like a topographical guidebook or journey of Attica, the Peloponnese, and primary Greece, stuffed out with historic debts and occasions and digressions on proof and wonders of nature. His leader curiosity used to be the monuments of artwork and structure, particularly the main recognized of them; the accuracy of his descriptions of those is proved via surviving remains.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of Pausanias is in 5 volumes; the 5th quantity comprises maps, plans, illustrations, and a normal index.

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Download E-books CliffsNotes on Sophocles' Oedipus Trilogy (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides) PDF

By Charles Higgins

The unique CliffsNotes learn publications supply specialist observation on significant issues, plots, characters, literary units, and historic historical past. the most recent iteration of titles during this sequence additionally characteristic glossaries and visible components that supplement the vintage, primary format.

CliffsNotes at the Oedipus Trilogy is your price tag to a better figuring out of 3 tragic dramas from Sophocles. Meet the topic of those performs: Oedipus, the banished king of Greek mythology who killed his father and married his mom. Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone are undying works that proceed to captivate audiences even today.

This learn advisor covers all 3 performs with severe commentaries, summaries, and personality analyses — tools designed to open your eyes to the richness of Sophocles' paintings. different good points that assist you research include

  • Life and history of the playwright, Sophocles
  • An creation to Greek theatre
  • A personality map that graphically illustrates the relationships one of the characters
  • Critical essays on destiny and formality and transcendence within the Oedipus Trilogy
  • A assessment part that checks your knowledge
  • A source middle choked with books, movies, and web sites

Classic literature or sleek modern day treasure — you will are aware of it all with professional details and perception from CliffsNotes research guides.

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Download E-books The Land of Ionia: Society and Economy in the Archaic Period PDF

By Alan M. Greaves

Incorporating over a century of archaeological learn, Greaves deals a reassessment of Archaic Ionia that makes an attempt to appreciate the quarter inside its higher Mediterranean context and offers a thematic review of its towns and folks.

  • Seeks to stability the Greek and Anatolian cultural impacts at paintings in Ionia during this very important interval of its historical past (700BC to the conflict of Lade in 494BC)
  • Organised thematically, masking panorama, financial system, towns, colonisation, conflict, cult, and art
  • Accesses German and Turkish scholarship, offering an invaluable element of access to the printed literature for teachers and students

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Download E-books Roman Poetry: From the Republic to the Silver Age PDF

By Professor Dorothea Wender

Meshing her personal wit, verve, and gusto with that of the Roman poets she interprets, Dorothea Wender strips either the cloak of awe and the dusty mantle of boredom from the classics.

 

Available for the 1st time in paper, those English verse translations of the most important classical Roman poets function hefty choices from the savage city satire of Juvenal, the relocating philosophy of Lucretius, the attractiveness of Horace, the grace and humor of Catullus, the grave tune of Virgil, the eagerness of Propertius, the attractive sophistication of Ovid, and the obscenity of Martial.

 

Noting Wender’s “candor,” the Classical Outlook reported that during “20th-century phrases, she makes the poems full of life and pertinent.”

 

The Boston Globe said, “The conciseness is incredible, the informa­tion [in the introductions to every poet] provocative. The freshness of the decisions should still do a lot to enhance the viewers for those poets and will even encourage exam of the originals.”

 

The top suggestion got here from Wender herself: “Read those strong poems.”

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Download E-books Philo: Volume III, On the Unchangeableness of God, on Husbandry, Concerning Noah's Work As a Planter, on Drunkenness, on Sobriety (Loeb Classical Library No. 247) PDF

The thinker Philo was once born approximately 20 BCE to a favorite Jewish relatives in Alexandria, the manager domestic of the Jewish Diaspora in addition to the manager heart of Hellenistic tradition; he was once proficient in Greek in addition to Jewish studying. In trying to reconcile biblical teachings with Greek philosophy he constructed principles that had broad impact on Christian and Jewish non secular thought.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of the works of Philo is in ten volumes and vitamins, dispensed as follows. quantity I: construction; Interpretation of Genesis II and III. II: at the Cherubim; The Sacrifices of Abel and Cain; the more severe assaults the higher; The Posterity and Exile of Cain; at the Giants. III: The Unchangeableness of God; On Husbandry; Noah's paintings as a Planter; On Drunkenness; On Sobriety. IV: The Confusion of Tongues; The Migration of Abraham; The inheritor of Divine issues; at the initial stories. V: On Flight and discovering; switch of Names; On desires. VI: Abraham; Joseph; Moses. VII: The Decalogue; On unique legislation Books I–III. VIII: On designated legislation booklet IV; at the Virtues; Rewards and Punishments. IX: each solid guy Is loose; The Contemplative existence; The Eternity of the realm; opposed to Flaccus; Apology for the Jews; On windfall. X: at the Embassy to Gaius; indexes. complement I: questions about Genesis. II: questions about Exodus; index to supplements.

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Download E-books Josephus: Jewish Antiquities: Books 9-11 (Loeb Classical Library No. 326) PDF

By Josephus, Ralph Marcus

Josephus, soldier, statesman, historian, was once a Jew born at Jerusalem approximately 37 CE. a guy of excessive descent, he early turned discovered in Jewish legislations and Greek literature and was once a Pharisee. After pleading in Rome the reason for a few Jewish monks he again to Jerusalem and in sixty six attempted to avoid insurrection opposed to Rome, coping with for the Jews the affairs of Galilee. within the problems which he made his peace with Vespasian. current on the siege of Jerusalem through Titus, he got favours from those as emperors and from Domitian and assumed their kin identify Flavius. He died after 97.

As a historic resource Josephus is beneficial. His significant works are: History of the Jewish War, in seven books, from one hundred seventy BCE to his personal time, first written in Aramaic yet translated by means of himself into the Greek we've got; and Jewish Antiquities, in twenty books, from the production of the realm to sixty six CE. The Loeb Classical Library version of the works of Josephus additionally contains the autobiographical Life and his treatise Against Apion.

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Download E-books Dio Cassius: Roman History, Volume VII, Books 56-60 (Loeb Classical Library No. 175) PDF

By Dio Cassius

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 one hundred eighty to Rome, entered the Senate, and less than the emperor Commodus used to be an recommend. He held excessive workplaces, changing into a detailed pal of numerous emperors. He was once 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 History, 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 in part provided, for the sooner gaps by means 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 by means of Dio's legitimate tasks and his personal make him a truly important resource for Roman historical past of the final years of the republic and the 1st 4 emperors.

The Loeb Classical Library version of Dio Cassius is in 9 volumes.

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Download E-books Dio Cassius: Roman History, Volume VIII, Books 61-70 (Loeb Classical Library No. 176) PDF

By Dio Cassius

Dio Cassius (Cassius Dio), ca. a hundred and fifty– 235 CE, was once born at Nicaea in Bithynia in Asia Minor. at the loss of life 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 was once an recommend. He held excessive places of work, changing into a detailed buddy of a number of emperors. He was once 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 History, protecting 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 disguise the years sixty eight BCE–47 CE. The lacking parts are partially provided, for the sooner gaps via Zonaras, who is predicated heavily on Dio, and for a few later gaps (Book 35 onwards) by way of John Xiphilinus (of the 11th century). There also are many excerpts. The amenities for examine afforded by means of Dio's legitimate tasks and his personal make him a truly important resource for Roman historical past of the final years of the republic and the 1st 4 emperors.

The Loeb Classical Library version of Dio Cassius is in 9 volumes.

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