Download Art of Memory: Selected Works (Volume 3) by Yates, Frances Amelia PDF

By Yates, Frances Amelia

A innovative e-book approximately mnemonic suggestions, and their relation to the background of philosophy, technological know-how, and literature

The historic Greeks, to whom a knowledgeable reminiscence was once of important importance—as it was once to all people ahead of the discovery of printing—created an complex reminiscence process, in accordance with a method of impressing "places" and "images" at the brain. Inherited and recorded by means of the Romans, this artwork of reminiscence handed into the ecu culture, to be revived, in occult shape, on the Renaissance, and especially by way of the unusual and noteworthy genius, Giordano Bruno. Such is the most subject matter of Frances Yates's targeted and detailed booklet, during which she sheds mild on such different topics as Dante's Divine Comedy, the shape of the Shakespearian theater, and the heritage of historical structure. other than its intrinsic fascination, this e-book is a useful contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the background of philosophy, of technological know-how, and of literature

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Download Inscriptions in the Private Sphere in the Greco-Roman World by Rebecca Benefiel, Peter Keegan (Le PDF

By Rebecca Benefiel, Peter Keegan (Le

Whilst one thinks of inscriptions produced lower than the Roman Empire, public inscribed monuments are inclined to are evoked. millions of such inscriptions are recognized from around the breadth of the Roman Empire, preserved simply because they have been created of sturdy fabric or have been reused in next development. This quantity appears to be like at one other element of epigraphic production – from handwritten messages scratched on wall-plaster to household sculptures categorized with texts to screens of professional patronage published in houses: a number of inscriptions seem in the deepest sphere within the Greco-Roman global. hardly ever scrutinized as a discrete epigraphic phenomenon, the incised texts studied during this quantity exhibit that writing in inner most areas was once greatly part of the epigraphic tradition of the Roman Empire.

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Download The Cambridge Ancient History Volume 2, Part 1: The Middle by I. E. S. Edwards, C. J. Gadd, N. G. L. Hammond, E. PDF

By I. E. S. Edwards, C. J. Gadd, N. G. L. Hammond, E. Sollberger

Volumes I and II of The Cambridge old background have needed to be fullyyt rewritten a result of very huge additions to wisdom that have gathered long ago forty-five years. for a similar cause it has additionally been essential to raise the dimensions of the volumes and to divide each one of them into individually released components. the person chapters have already seemed as fascicles, yet with no maps, indexes and chronological tables which, for sensible purposes, were reserved for those volumes. a few additions and corrections have additionally been made in an effort to carry the textual content, so far as attainable, modern. jointly the hot volumes supply a background of Egypt and the traditional Orient (including Greece and the Aegean quarter) all the way down to a thousand BC in a kind compatible for either professional and pupil. quantity II, half I, offers with the background of the sector from approximately 1800 to 1380 BC. This was once the period of Hammurabi in Western Asia, the Hyksos and warrior-kings of the Eighteenth Dynasty in Egypt, and the Minoan and early Mycenaean civilizations in Crete and mainland Greece.

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Download Symeonis Magistri et Logothetae Chronicon: Recensuit Staffan by Bengt Martin Staffan Wahlgren PDF

By Bengt Martin Staffan Wahlgren

This is often the 1st quantity of a two-volume variation of the "Chronicle" by means of Symeon Logothetes (10th century), one of many major resources for center Byzantine heritage. The textual content is gifted the following in a severe variation for the 1st time. the entire manuscripts are defined, and the relationships among them re-defined. Navigation during the quantity is facilitated by means of finished indexes.

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Download The Story of the Persian War from Herodotus, Illustrated by Alfred J. Church PDF

By Alfred J. Church

Stirring account of the Greeks' encounters with the Persians within the fifth century B.C., together with the conflict of Marathon, the safety of Thermopylae, and the conflict of Salamis, all retold from the heritage of Herodotus. Illustrations from sculptures and vases accompany the textual content. spouse quantity to the author's tales of the East from Herodotus. compatible for a while 12 and up.

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Download The Ancient Mariners: Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the by Lionel Casson PDF

By Lionel Casson

Written by means of the popular authority on old ships and seafaring Lionel Casson, the traditional Mariners has lengthy served the desires of all who're attracted to the ocean, from the informal reader to the pro historian. This thoroughly revised variation takes into consideration the clean details that has seemed because the e-book used to be first released in 1959, particularly that from archaeology's most modern department, marine archaeology. Casson does what no different writer has performed: he has installed a unmarried quantity the tale of all that the ancients entire at the sea from the earliest occasions to the top of the Roman Empire. He explains how they perfected buying and selling vessels from mere rowboats into large freighters that may hold over one thousand plenty, how they remodeled warships from easy oared transports into advanced rowing machines preserving 1000s of marines or even heavy artillery, and the way their maritime trade stepped forward from brief wary voyages to a community that reached from Spain to India.

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Download Metzler Lexikon Antike by Kai Brodersen, Bernhard Zimmermann PDF

By Kai Brodersen, Bernhard Zimmermann

Von Achill bis Zentaur, von Aberglaube bis Zahnpflege: 4.500 Stichworte erschließen prägnant die griechisch-römische Antike. Abgestimmt auf den Unterricht an Gymnasien und Universitäten beantwortet das in der Neuauflage um rund 500 Einträge erweiterte Lexikon alle Fragen zu Geschichte, Geografie, Archäologie, Philosophie, Mythologie, Alltag und Mentalitäten. 290 Abbildungen, Karten und Pläne zeichnen ein lebendiges Bild von der Frühzeit bis zur Spätantike.

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