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On Sparta

Author : Plutarch
ISBN : 9780140449433
Genre : History
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Through his Lives of Sparta's leaders and his recording of memorable Spartan Sayings, Plutarch depicts a people who lived frugally and mastered their emotions in all aspects of life, who disposed of unhealthy babies in a deep chasm, introduced a gruelling regimen of military training for boys, and treated their serfs brutally. Plutarch's writing brings to life the personalities and achievements of Sparta. Revised edition includes a new introduction , a new essay on Plutarch, notes, a glossary, updated further reading, and an index.
Category: History

Plutarch On Sparta

Author : Plutarch
ISBN : 0140444637
Genre : History
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Two more of Plutarch's lives, covering the careers of the Spartan kings, Agis and Cleomenes.
Category: History


Author : Conn Iggulden
ISBN : 3453417968
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History Of The Peloponnesian War

Author : Thucydides
ISBN : 9780141909394
Genre : History
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Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author's ambitious claim. Thucydides himself (c.460-400 BC) was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war. He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict.
Category: History

Insights On Insincerity

Author : Chris Edwards
ISBN : 9781475841732
Genre : Education
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Insights on Insincerity analyzes the concept of insincerity thematically through four types of relationships: from authority to the subordinate, the subordinate to authority, among equals, and in the self and society. Through this, references to classical literature, history, psychology, sociology, and popular culture are examined and analyzed.
Category: Education

Women In The Classical World

Author : Elaine Fantham
ISBN : 9780199762163
Genre : History
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Information about women is scattered throughout the fragmented mosaic of ancient history: the vivid poetry of Sappho survived antiquity on remnants of damaged papyrus; the inscription on a beautiful fourth century B.C.E. grave praises the virtues of Mnesarete, an Athenian woman who died young; a great number of Roman wives were found guilty of poisoning their husbands, but was it accidental food poisoning, or disease, or something more sinister. Apart from the legends of Cleopatra, Dido and Lucretia, and images of graceful maidens dancing on urns, the evidence about the lives of women of the classical world--visual, archaeological, and written--has remained uncollected and uninterpreted. Now, the lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched Women in the Classical World lifts the curtain on the women of ancient Greece and Rome, exploring the lives of slaves and prostitutes, Athenian housewives, and Rome's imperial family. The first book on classical women to give equal weight to written texts and artistic representations, it brings together a great wealth of materials--poetry, vase painting, legislation, medical treatises, architecture, religious and funerary art, women's ornaments, historical epics, political speeches, even ancient coins--to present women in the historical and cultural context of their time. Written by leading experts in the fields of ancient history and art history, women's studies, and Greek and Roman literature, the book's chronological arrangement allows the changing roles of women to unfold over a thousand-year period, beginning in the eighth century B.C.E. Both the art and the literature highlight women's creativity, sexuality and coming of age, marriage and childrearing, religious and public roles, and other themes. Fascinating chapters report on the wild behavior of Spartan and Etruscan women and the mythical Amazons; the changing views of the female body presented in male-authored gynecological treatises; the "new woman" represented by the love poetry of the late Republic and Augustan Age; and the traces of upper- and lower-class life in Pompeii, miraculously preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Provocative and surprising, Women in the Classical World is a masterly foray into the past, and a definitive statement on the lives of women in ancient Greece and Rome.
Category: History

A History Of My Times

Author : Xenophon
ISBN : 9780141926858
Genre : History
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Xenophon's History recounts nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC. Continuing the story of the Peloponnesian War at the point where Thucydides finished his magisterial history, this is a fascinating chronicle of the conflicts that ultimately led to the decline of Greece, and the wars with both Thebes and the might of Persia. An Athenian by birth, Xenophon became a firm supporter of the Spartan cause, and fought against the Athenians in the battle of Coronea. Combining history and memoir, this is a brilliant account of the triumphs and failures of city-states, and a portrait of Greece at a time of crisis.
Category: History

Ber Die Reitkunst

Author : Xenophon
ISBN : 3275017241
Genre : Horsemanship
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The Obstacle Is The Way

Author : Ryan Holiday
ISBN : 9781782830054
Genre : Business & Economics
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We give up too easily. With a simple change of attitude, what seem like insurmountable obstacles become once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Ryan Holiday, who dropped out of college at nineteen to serve as an apprentice to bestselling 'modern Machiavelli' Robert Greene and is now a media consultant for billion-dollar brands, draws on the philosophy of the Stoics to guide you in every situation, showing that what blocks our path actually opens one that is new and better. If the competition threatens you, it's time to be fearless, to display your courage. An impossible deadline becomes a chance to show how dedicated you are. And as Ryan discovered as Director of Marketing for American Apparel, if your brand is generating controversy - it's also potentially generating publicity. The Stoic philosophy - that what is in the way, is the way - can be applied to any problem: it's a formula invented more than 2,000 years ago, whose effectiveness has been proven in battles and board rooms ever since. From Barack Obama's ability to overcome obstacles in his election races, to the design of the iPhone, the stoic philosophy has helped its users become world-beaters.
Category: Business & Economics


Author : John le Carré
ISBN : 9783843706506
Genre : Fiction
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Alle Romane von John le Carré jetzt als E-Book! - Ein junger Tschetschene reist illegal nach Deutschland ein. Dort gerät er sofort in das Fadenkreuz verschiedener Geheimdienste, die ihn verbissen jagen. Sein Schicksal scheint besiegelt, früher oder später wird man ihn verhaften und nach Russland abschieben. Doch dann bekommt er unerwartete Hilfe von einer jungen Anwältin und Bürgerrechtlerin. Es beginnt ein gnadenloser Wettlauf und ein Kampf zwischen Gewissenlosigkeit und Nächstenliebe, eiskaltem Kalkül und Gleichgültigkeit. »Der zornige Roman eines Schriftstellers, der realisiert, dass die Regierungen der westlichen Welt und ihre Geheimdienste nichts begriffen haben.« Der Spiegel
Category: Fiction