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Reeve, C. D. C. (editor)
In the early fourth century B.C., Plato founded his famous Athenian school, the Academy. Among the students who came to study there were two women, Axiothea of Phlius, who wore men's clothes, and Lasthenia of Mantinea. In five dialogues, inspired by those of Plato, C. D. C. Reeve imagines these women in conversation with one another, with Plato himself, and with their fellow Academician, Aristotle. The topics they discuss - women, art, justice, freedom, and the nature of reality - are all drawn from Plato's Republic. Their lively exchanges, which quickly engage the reader, are at once an exciting and accessible introduction to some of Republic's central themes and an exploration of some of the most controversial questions we face in trying to make sense of our complexly shared lives. 72pp.
Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2001, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0872206025
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Inventory #5466
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Edited By Nilsson, Ingela
The intricate relationship between the erotic and the literary is a recurring theme in Western literature, with a starting-point in Plato's dialogues. Our need to talk, write, and read about love has resulted in a rich tradition, ranging from theoretical and philosophical discussions of Eros to love romance and poetry, clearly marked by the classical-heritage but continuously unfolding and rewriting itself. This present volume aims at providing both students and scholars with a series of discussions of this long tradition of reading and writing the erotic, seen from a number of different perspectives. A certain emphasis is placed on Classical Philology, but other contributors represent Byzantine studies, Iranian languages, History of ideas, and Comparative literature. 292pp.
Museum Tusculanum Press, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9788763507905
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Inventory #24904
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.09 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Virgil; Chew, Kristina (translator)
152pp.Rendered in an idiom drawn from present-day nature guides, gardening handbooks, how-to manuals, and scientific treatises -- and in a style influenced by twentieth-century poetry -- this bold new translation seeks to renew our appreciation of a work often relegated to the pigeonhole of didactic poetry about farming. In doing so, it reveals the Georgics as a remarkable window on Roman conceptions of the natural world and of the place of human life within it -- and also conveys a sense of how daring were Virgil's poetics in their day. Footnotes offer a wealth of information on mythology, agriculture, wildlife, geography, and astronomy while highlighting the technical, scientific, ethnographic, and other registers of the poem.
Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0872206106
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Inventory #4038
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Mitscherling, Jeff
This absorbing study of Plato's criticism of poetry offers a new interpretation based upon central features of both the pre-Platonic conception of poetry and previously neglected features of Plato's various discussions of poetry and the poets. Professor Mitscherling's analysis is unique in that he concentrates on the philosophical significance of Plato's distinction between dramatic and non-dramatic sorts of poetry. Mitscherling shows that this distinction proves in fact to be central to the conception of poetry that Plato consistently elaborates throughout his dialogues. Mitscherling also makes a unique contribution by outlining a possible Platonic aesthetics, which draws on current work in phenomenology and hermeneutics in such a way as to promise an entirely new direction for current work in continental aesthetics. The author employs Gadamer's analyses of the ontology of the work of art, in conjunction with a phenomenological analysis of the aesthetic experience, in the construction of a foundation for aesthetics that is consistently Platonic. Mitscherling concludes with the hypothesis that Plato's criticism of poetry did not apply to poetry itself, nor was it directed to art in general or the educational system, or the Sophists. Rather, Plato was specifically against the technic of mimesis, that is, the technique of persuading by appearing to be what one is not, or by merely appearing to speak the truth.479pp.
Humanity Books, 2009, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781591024316
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Inventory #20740
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 45.61 approx. - € 38.68 approx.)
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Ambden, Bettina (editor); Schwartz, Adam (editor); Tortzen, Gorm (editor); Nielsen, Thomas Heine (editor); Flensted-Jensen, Pernille (editor)
Contents: An Oracular Creed; A Note on the Textual Transmission of Aristotle's De sensu...; The Geography of the Baltic in Greek Eyes -- from Ptolemy to Laskaris Kananos; Zu drei kontroversen Stellen in der Apocolocyntosis des Seneca; Walther Amelung to Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff on Emanuel Lowy: An Unpublished Letter; Thompson's Epitaph; Louis MacNeice's 'The Death of a Cat'; Eustathe a-t-il lu Diogene Laerce?; Narrator and Narratee in Xenophon's Cyropaedia; A Puzzle. A Note on Plato's Theaetetus 154B-155D; Protagoras' New Fragment: Thirty Years Later; Plato on Being a Not-Being: The Text of Parmenides 162A-B; The Emperors' New Clothes; Family Ties and Poetic Unity; The Trial of Sokrates -- from My Point of View; Phoenix, Achilles and a Narrative Pattern; Guy Butler's Demea -- An Enlightenment Postcolonial Medea; August Wilhelm Schlegels Kritik von Goethes Hermann und Dorothea. Zur Antikenrezeption der Goethezeit; Reflections on the Shape of the Greek Stadium; Les debuts des minuscules latine et byzantine; Plutarch's Conversations on Love: etc.328pp.
Museum Tusculanum Press, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8772897783
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Inventory #5640
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.58 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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