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In The Footsteps Of The Ancients

Author : Ronald G. Witt
ISBN : 0391042025
Genre : Philosophy
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This monograph demonstrates why humanism began in Italy in the mid-thirteenth century. It considers Petrarch a third generation humanist, who christianized a secular movement. The analysis traces the beginning of humanism in poetry and its gradual penetration of other Latin literary genres, and, through stylistic analyses of texts, the extent to which imitation of the ancients produced changes in cognition and visual perception. The volume traces the link between vernacular translations and the emergence of Florence as the leader of Latin humanism by 1400 and why, limited to an elite in the fourteenth century, humanism became a major educational movement in the first decades of the fifteenth. It revises our conception of the relationship of Italian humanism to French twelfth-century humanism and of the character of early Italian humanism itself. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.
Category: Philosophy

Sports And Games Of The Ancients

Author : Steve Craig
ISBN : 0313316007
Genre : History
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Looks at some of the sports and games of the ancient world from seven different geographic regions as they are currently understood, and includes suggestions on how to adapt many of the games to modern use.
Category: History

Dewey And The Ancients

Author : Christopher C. Kirby
ISBN : 9781472510556
Genre : Philosophy
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Dewey's students at Columbia saw him as "an Aristotelian more Aristotelian than Aristotle himself." However, until now, there has been little consideration of the influence Greek thought had on the intellectual development of this key American philosopher. By examining, in detail, Dewey's treatment and appropriation of Greek thought, the authors in this volume reveal an otherwise largely overlooked facet of his intellectual development and finalized ideas. Rather than offering just one unified account of Dewey's connection to Greek thought, this volume offers multiple perspectives on Dewey's view of the aims and purpose of philosophy. Ultimately, each author reveals ways in which Dewey's thought was in line with ancient themes. When combined, they offer a tapestry of comparative approaches with special attention paid to key contributions in political, social, and pedagogical philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Polestar Of The Ancients

Author : John O. Hayden
ISBN : 0874131251
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Tracing the influence of Aristotle on literary criticism (both ancient and modern), the author analyzes such basic tenets as mimesis, universality, and morality in the theory of Horace, Longinus, Sir Philip Sidney, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Matthew Arnold, and others.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Ancients

Author : Gregory M. Tucker
ISBN : 9781440109676
Genre : Fiction
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Based on the true story of the undiscovered seventeen tons of gold that was hidden in the Four Corners area of New Mexico in the 1930s, The Ancients is a historical-fictional novel full of adventure, laughter, and horror. Old Man Lowery, a veteran treasure hunter armed with information, sets off across the mystical New Mexico desert in search of the gold. Hunting him are several closely bonded friends desperate to overtake the old man. Their intentions are not to get the gold, but rather to stop the treasure hunter from unleashing a curse that has remained dormant for many years. As teenagers, the friends had not only discovered a treasure of gold on a Navajo reservation, but also a lost civilization that mixed Christian and Navajo beliefs in terrible ways. Events they had spent a decade trying to forget they are now being forced to revisit. Explore the bonding of friends, Navajo culture, and the essence of evil in The Ancients.
Category: Fiction

Voices Of The Ancients

Author : Stephen B. Shaffer
ISBN : 9781462110223
Genre : History
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Discusses the ancient people who inhabited North America before Book of Mormon times.
Category: History

Voice Of The Ancients

Author : Cha Rnacircle
ISBN : 9781770972261
Genre : Drama
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When men and women came to this continent forty thousand years ago, an ice sheet covered most of North America. The climate was very different. There was an abundance of food. The animals grew to huge sizes, and so did their predators. I have carved the bones of those animals and have worked with the artifacts of the people. As I held them in my hands, they whispered their stories... Their blood flows in my veins and yours... I am the voice of the ancients, listen... the story starts twenty thousand years ago in the Midwest... This is the first book in the series......
Category: Drama