By Walter Eder,Manfred Landfester,Johannes Renger,Brigitte Egger
By Walter Eder,Manfred Landfester,Johannes Renger,Brigitte Egger
By Tom Holland,Andreas Wittenburg
»Erzählte Geschichte vom Feinsten.
Ein Buch, das mich wirklich gefesselt hat.«
»Eine atemberaubende und glänzend geschriebene Gesamtschau der Machtkämpfe im Rom von Caesar und Cicero.«
»Eine packende, spannende und ungemein unterhaltsame Darstellung der römischen Republik.«
Books of the 12 months, Sunday Times
»Tom Holland erzählt den Untergang der römischen Republik neu: ein geistreiches Werk. Hochaktuell.«
Independent on Sunday
By Josiah Ober
When does democracy paintings good, and why? Is democracy the simplest kind of govt? those questions are of perfect significance this day because the usa seeks to advertise its democratic values in a foreign country. Democracy and Knowledge is the 1st publication to appear to old Athens to give an explanation for how and why without delay democratic executive by means of the folks produces wealth, energy, and security.
Combining a heritage of Athens with modern theories of collective motion and rational selection constructed by means of economists and political scientists, Josiah Ober examines Athenian democracy's precise contribution to the traditional Greek city-state's outstanding good fortune, and demonstrates the precious classes Athenian political practices carry for us at the present time. He argues that the foremost to Athens's luck lay in how the city-state controlled and arranged the aggregation and distribution of data between its voters. Ober explores the institutional contexts of democratic wisdom administration, together with using social networks for gathering details, exposure for development universal wisdom, and open entry for decreasing transaction expenses. He explains why a government's try to dam the stream of data makes democracy stumble. Democratic participation and deliberation devour kingdom assets and social strength. but as Ober exhibits, some great benefits of a well-designed democracy a ways outweigh its costs.
figuring out how democracy can result in prosperity and safeguard is one of the such a lot urgent political demanding situations of recent occasions. Democracy and Knowledge finds how historical Greek politics can assist us go beyond the democratic dilemmas that confront the area today.
By Renate Lafer,Karl Strobel
Der Band gibt aus vielfältigen Perspektiven Einblicke in die wesentlichen Bereiche des privaten und öffentlichen Lebens der römisch-griechischen antiken Welt. Neben papyrologischen Studien liegt ein Schwerpunkt dabei auf weiteren materiellen Befunden, insbesondere Münzen. Hinzu kommen sozio-historische Untersuchungen ebenso wie Beiträge zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte.
By Deborah Kamen
Ancient Greek literature, Athenian civic ideology, and sleek classical scholarship have all labored jointly to augment the concept that there have been 3 well outlined prestige teams in classical Athens--citizens, slaves, and resident foreigners. yet this book--the first finished account of prestige in historical democratic Athens--clearly lays out the proof for a much wider and extra complicated spectrum of statuses, one who has very important implications for knowing Greek social and cultural historical past. via revealing a social and felony fact differently masked via Athenian ideology, Deborah Kamen illuminates the complexity of Athenian social constitution, uncovers tensions among democratic ideology and perform, and contributes to bigger questions about the connection among citizenship and democracy.
every one bankruptcy is dedicated to 1 of ten particular prestige teams in classical Athens (451/0-323 BCE): chattel slaves, privileged chattel slaves, conditionally freed slaves, resident foreigners (metics), privileged metics, bastards, disenfranchised electorate, naturalized voters, lady voters, and male voters. studying quite a lot of literary, epigraphic, and felony proof, in addition to components no longer regularly thought of jointly, resembling estate possession, corporal inviolability, and non secular rights, the booklet demonstrates the real felony and social differences that have been drawn among numerous teams of people in Athens. even as, it unearths that the limits among those teams have been much less fastened and extra permeable than Athenians themselves stated. The e-book concludes through attempting to clarify why historic Greek literature keeps the fiction of 3 prestige teams regardless of a much more complicated reality.
By R. Scott Smith,Christopher Francese
By Endall Beall
By Philip Henry Stanhope
- the whole and broad footnoting from the unique version, set as bankruptcy endnotes, that are missing from different typically on hand editions.
- a mess of recent bankruptcy endnotes and different editorial annotations which aid carry Mahon's paintings up-to-date;
- a supplemental examining record of historical and modern works in English that have been no longer to be had in Mahon's day.
- Lord Mahon's prefaces to the 1828 and 1848 variants, that are missing from different mostly on hand variants.
- a brand new preface to the 2006 edition.
Long out of print, this quantity chronicles the impressive profession of Belisarius (A.D. 505(?)-A.D. 565), the final nice basic of Imperial Rome. emerging from vague beginnings, Belisarius turned the right-hand guy of the emperor Justinian I in his sixth century bid to reconquer the misplaced western provinces of the Roman Empire. In an epic series of campaigns, Belisarius destroyed the Vandalic nation in North Africa and the Ostrogothic nation in Italy yet eventually, the exhausted assets of the weakened empire and intrigues of the imperial courtroom in Constantinople led to the undoing of the fellow and lots more and plenty of his work.
The lifetime of Belisarius belongs within the choice of any library with a suite in classics, past due Roman/Byzantine reports, or army historical past. Likewise, it's a worthwhile addition to the bookshelves of Byzantinists and researchers of overdue antiquity and the early heart Ages.
By Nancy Demand
In the 5th century BC Thebes, confronted with the demanding situations awarded by means of defeat and shame within the Persian Wars – it had sided with the invaders – succeeded not just in regaining its former prominence, but in addition in laying the foundation for its hegemony of Greece within the early a part of the fourth century.
In Thebes within the 5th Century, first released in 1982, Nancy call for examines the political and army background of this popular urban, in addition to a couple of different features of Theban tradition and society: its actual structure, non secular cults, poetry and tune, arts, crafts and philosophy.
Other subject matters of specific curiosity contain a bankruptcy on Pythagoreanism in Thebes, an appendix at the facts for the participation of girls in Pythagoreanism, and an research, extending in the course of the ebook, of the position of ladies in Theban society.