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Marble Past, Monumental Present

Building with Antiquities in the Mediaeval Mediterranean

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Michael Greenhalgh

A broad survey of the various structural and decorative uses of marble and antiquities throughout the Mediterranean during the Millennium following the Emperor Constantine. The heavy footprint of Roman civic and religious architecture helped provide attractive and luxurious building materials, re-used to construct diverse and often sophisticated monuments. The book argues that marble-rich sites and cities around this lake were linked at various times and in varying degrees by trade, pilgrimage, war and diplomacy, as well as by the imperatives of religion - Venice to Alexandria, Damascus to Córdoba. Aachen makes less sense without reference to Rome or Jerusalem; Damascus without Kairouan; Istanbul without Cairo. To accompany the illustrations in the text, the DVD at the back of the book contains over 5,000 images, together with discussions which extend various arguments in the printed book.

A History of the Greek Language

From its Origins to the Present

Francisco Rodríguez Adrados

Greek is one of the few languages still known to us after three thousand years that are still spoken today. In this English translation of Francisco Rodríguez Adrados’s Historia de lengua griega, an overview is presented of the development of the Greek language at its different stages. Professor Adrados touches on a rich variety of topics, making A History of the Greek Language into a colourful collection of linguistic ideas.

Herodotus’ Autopsy of the Fayoum

Lake Moeris and the Labyrinth of Egypt

O.K. Armayor

From Strabo and Diodorus to Petrie and the pre-sent we have tried to build Herodotus' vast, mysterious, funerary Egyptian Labyrinth and great, man-made Lake Moeris with all manner of pyramids into the Middle-Kingdom ruins of the Fayoum basin, all on the hopeful assumption that Herodotus must have gone to the fifth-century Fayoum merely because he said so. This book constitutes a fundamental re-assessment of the problem and the implications.

Apuleius of Madauros, Pro se de magia (2 vols.)

A New Edition with Commentary

Vincent Hunink

Apuleius' speech Pro Se De Magia is a unique example of 2nd century Roman oratory and a literary masterpiece of the Second Sophistic. On this fascinating speech, no up-to-date commen-tary in English is available. The present publication aims at filling this gap. In the commentary, special attention is paid to the speaker's rhetorical strategies and the rich literary texture of the speech.

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Edited by Gary Gurtler and William Wians

This volume, the twenty-eighth year of published proceedings, contains seven papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during academic year 2011-12. The paper topics include: stages of early Greek cosmology, the decline of political virtue in Republic 8-9, two dogmas of Platonism, Meno's paradox and Sisyphus, puzzles and perplexity in Plato's dialogues, Nous and its objects in Aristotle, and Plotinus' Socratic intellectualism.

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Edited by Gary Gurtler and William Wians

This volume, the twenty-ninth year of published proceedings, contains six papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during academic year 2012-13. The paper topics include: Glaucon's fate in the Republic, divine creation and human responsibility in the Timaeus, Aristotle on orexis in generation, on the biological use of analogy and finally on dialectic as proto-phenomenological, and lastly, Proclus on likeness and unlikeness as ontological first principles.

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Edited by John J. Cleary and Gary Gurtler

This Silver Jubilee volume contains papers originally presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during the 2002-3 academic year. All of the papers presented that year were given by scholars who are regarded as leading figures in different areas in the history of ancient philosophy. From the eight papers published in this volume two concern various aspects of myth in Plato’s Republic and one explores the hermeneutical retrieval of time and memory in the Platonic corpus in general. Two papers deal with the topics from the field of physics, movement in Plato and Aristotle and the theories of atomism in the Old Academy. Finally, two papers deal with topics from the field of ethics, eudaimonism in the Greeks and morality in Seneca.

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Edited by John J. Cleary and Gary Gurtler

This Silver Jubilee volume contains papers originally presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during the 2002-3 academic year. All of the papers presented that year were given by scholars who are regarded as leading figures in different areas in the history of ancient philosophy. From the eight papers published in this volume two concern various aspects of myth in Plato’s Republic and one explores the hermeneutical retrieval of time and memory in the Platonic corpus in general. Two papers deal with the topics from the field of physics, movement in Plato and Aristotle and the theories of atomism in the Old Academy. Finally, two papers deal with topics from the field of ethics, eudaimonism in the Greeks and morality in Seneca.

This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.

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Edited by Gary Gurtler and William Wians

This volume, the twenty-fifth year of published proceedings, contains seven papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during academic year 2008-9. The papers treat topics including: mind and body in Heraclitus and Anaxagoras, a reconsideration of Socratic intellectualism, the positive motivational intent of Platonic poetics, politics and dialectic in the Statesman, Aristotle on community life, the nature of virtue according to Chrysippus, and the beauty of scientific knowledge in Proclus.

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Edited by Gary Gurtler and William Wians

This volume, the twenty-fifth year of published proceedings, contains seven papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during academic year 2008-9. The papers treat topics including: mind and body in Heraclitus and Anaxagoras, a reconsideration of Socratic intellectualism, the positive motivational intent of Platonic poetics, politics and dialectic in the Statesman, Aristotle on community life, the nature of virtue according to Chrysippus, and the beauty of scientific knowledge in Proclus.