707 books for genre «Ancient»

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Testo latino a fronte Cura e traduzione di Mario Scaffidi Abbate La fermezza del saggio è forse la dote che più di ogni altra alimenta la nostra ammirazione. Perché il vero saggio è colui che ha raggiunto l’imperturbabilità, il distacco dalle passioni e dalle cose terrene, colui che non ha paura di nulla, nemmeno della morte, e non trema neppure di fronte al crollo dell’universo. Nel De constantia sapientis (e nelle Epistulae morales qui proposte) Seneca traccia un autentico ritratto dell’uomo saggio e un vademecum della condotta da seguire per arrivare alla saggezza. Una strada per l’autosufficienza interiore, che solo la pratica costante e illuminata della virtù può indicare: difficile e piena di ostacoli, essa conduce tuttavia alla più alta delle vette. Lucio Anneo Seneca nacque a Cordova, in Spagna, intorno al 4 a.­C. Avviatosi verso un ideale ascetico di vita, da cui lo distolse il padre, abbracciò la carriera forense e la vita politica prima sotto Caligola, poi sotto Claudio . . .

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In a single volume that will be of service to philosophy students of all levels and to their teachers, this reader provides modern, accurate translations of the texts necessary for a careful study of most aspects of Aristotle's philosophy. In selecting the texts Professor J. L. Ackrill has drawn on his broad experience of teaching graduate classes, and his choice reflects issues of current philosophical interest as well as the perennial themes. Only recent translations which achieve a high level of accuracy have been chosen; the aim is to place the Greekless reader, as nearly as possible, in the position of a reader of Greek. As an aid to study, Professor Ackrill supplies a valuable guide to the key topics covered. The guide gives references to the works or passages contained in the reader, and indication of their interrelations, and current bibliography.

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Stirring reflections on the human condition from a warrior and emperor provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the 2nd century. Recognizing that suffering is at the core of life, he counsels stoic detachment in the face of inevitable pain, loss and death.

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The most widely read military classic in human history, newly translated and revised in accordance with newly discovered materials of unprecedented historical significance. Fluid, crisp and rigorously faithful to the original, this new text is destined to stand as the definitive version of this cornerstone work of Classical Chinese. Of compelling importance not only to students of Chinese history and literature, but to all readers interested in the art or the philosophy of war.­From the Hardcover edition.

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The Symposium (Ancient Greek: Συμπόσιον) is a philosophical text by Plato dated c. 385–380 BC.­[1] It concerns itself at one level with the genesis, purpose and nature of love, and (in later day interpretations) is the origin of the concept of Platonic love.

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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, based on lectures that he gave in Athens in the fourth century BCE, is one of the most significant works in moral philosophy, and has profoundly influenced the whole course of subsequent philosophical endeavour. It is soundly located within a philosophical tradition, but its argument differs markedly from those of Plato and Socrates in its emphasis on the exercise - as opposed to the mere possession - of virtue as the key to human happiness, offering seminal discussions of ethical issues that are practical in their intent. Topics covered include the role of luck in human wellbeing, moral education, responsibility, courage, justice, moral weakness, friendship and pleasure. This accessible new translation by Roger Crisp follows the Greek text closely and also provides a non-­Greek-­reader with the flavour of the original. The volume also includes a historical and philosophical introduction and notes on further reading.

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Cicero's On the Commonwealth and On the Laws were his first and most substantial attempt to adapt Greek theories of political life to the circumstances of the Roman Republic. They represent Cicero's vision of an ideal society, and remain his most important works of political philosophy. On the Commonwealth survives only in part, and On the Laws was never completed. The present volume offers a scholarly reconstruction of the fragments of On the Commonwealth and a masterly translation of both dialogues, newly prepared by James E. G. Zetzel, Professor of Classics at Columbia University. The texts are supported by a concise introduction, notes, synopsis, biographical notes and bibliography, all designed to assist students in politics, philosophy, ancient history, law and classics.

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There is a well-­known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following under the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. The Euthyphro is one of the short dialogues by which Plato commemorated Socrates's technique and manner in questioning people. Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year.

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Aphorisms

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