Rethinking The Other In Antiquity

Author: Erich S. Gruen
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691148526
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Gruen shows how the ancients incorporated the traditions of foreign nations, and imagined blood ties and associations with distant cultures through myth, legend, and fictive histories. He looks at a host of creative tales, including those describing the founding of Thebes by the Phoenician Cadmus, Rome's embrace of Trojan and Arcadian origins, and Abraham as ancestor to the Spartans. Gruen gives in-depth readings of major texts by Aeschylus, Herodotus, Xenophon, Plutarch, Julius Caesar, Tacitus, and others, in addition to portions of the Hebrew Bible, revealing how they offer richly nuanced portraits of the alien that go well beyond stereotypes and caricature. --Book Jacket.

Rethinking The Other In Antiquity

Author: Erich S. Gruen
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691156352
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Prevalent among classicists today is the notion that Greeks, Romans, and Jews enhanced their own self-perception by contrasting themselves with the so-called Other--Egyptians, Phoenicians, Ethiopians, Gauls, and other foreigners--frequently through hostile stereotypes, distortions, and caricature. In this provocative book, Erich Gruen demonstrates how the ancients found connections rather than contrasts, how they expressed admiration for the achievements and principles of other societies, and how they discerned--and even invented--kinship relations and shared roots with diverse peoples. Gruen shows how the ancients incorporated the traditions of foreign nations, and imagined blood ties and associations with distant cultures through myth, legend, and fictive histories. He looks at a host of creative tales, including those describing the founding of Thebes by the Phoenician Cadmus, Rome's embrace of Trojan and Arcadian origins, and Abraham as ancestor to the Spartans. Gruen gives in-depth readings of major texts by Aeschylus, Herodotus, Xenophon, Plutarch, Julius Caesar, Tacitus, and others, in addition to portions of the Hebrew Bible, revealing how they offer richly nuanced portraits of the alien that go well beyond stereotypes and caricature. Providing extraordinary insight into the ancient world, this controversial book explores how ancient attitudes toward the Other often expressed mutuality and connection, and not simply contrast and alienation.

Culture And National Identity In Republican Rome

Author: Erich S. Gruen
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801480416
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A compelling account of the assimilation and adaptation of Greek culture by the Romans during the middle and later Republic. --J. Linderski, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "American Historical Review"

Rethinking Mendelssohn

Author: Benedict Taylor
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190611782
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""Rethinking Mendelssohn offers a new perspective on Mendelssohn's music and aesthetics, arguing for a fresh critical understanding of the composer, his music, and its central relationship to nineteenth-century culture. Building on the renaissance in Mendelssohn scholarship of the last two decades, the present book sets a new tone for research on Mendelssohn, challenging the traditional modes of discourse about this composer in moving beyond rehabilitation and source studies to engage in rigorous criticism and analysis. In a word, it seeks to rethink the issues that shaped Mendelssohn, his music and its reception from his own day down to the present. This volume includes contributions from younger, emerging scholars as well as from some of the most prominent figures outside specialist Mendelssohn circles in order to open up new ways of understanding the composer and set out future directions in Mendelssohn studies. Particular attention is given here to Mendelssohn's contested views on the relationship between art and religion, the analysis of his instrumental music in the wake of recent controversies in Formenlehre and his historical importance in this field, and the burgeoning interest in his previously neglected contribution to the German song tradition, besides offering new accounts of some of this composer's most familiar orchestral pieces. ""--

Rethinking Microeconomics

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Editor: Selected Works of Joseph E. St
ISBN: 0199533725
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This is the third volume in a new, definitive, six-volume edition of the works of Joseph Stiglitz, one of today's most distinguished and controversial economists. Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001 for his work on asymmetric information and is widely acknowledged as one of the pioneers in the field of modern information economics and more generally for his contributions to microeconomics. Volume III contains a selection of Joseph E. Stiglitz's work on microeconomics. It questions well-established tenets, including many that are so fundamental they are almost taken for granted, covering basic concepts of risk and markets; the management of risk; the theory of the firm; the economics of organization; and theory of human behaviour. Stiglitz reflects on his work and the field more generally throughout the volume by including substantial original introductions to the Selected Works, the volume as a whole, and each part within the volume.

The Jews Of Italy

Author: Shlomo Simonsohn
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 900428236X
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The Jews of Italy: Antiquity describes the history of the Jewish presence on the peninsula during the first seven centuries, from the days of the Maccabees to Pope Gregory the Great.

Syrian Identity In The Greco Roman World

Author: Nathanael J. Andrade
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107244560
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By engaging with recent developments in the study of empires, this book examines how inhabitants of Roman imperial Syria reinvented expressions and experiences of Greek, Roman and Syrian identification. It demonstrates how the organization of Greek communities and a peer polity network extending citizenship to ethnic Syrians generated new semiotic frameworks for the performance of Greekness and Syrianness. Within these, Syria's inhabitants reoriented and interwove idioms of diverse cultural origins, including those from the Near East, to express Greek, Roman and Syrian identifications in innovative and complex ways. While exploring a vast array of written and material sources, the book thus posits that Greekness and Syrianness were constantly shifting and transforming categories, and it critiques many assumptions that govern how scholars of antiquity often conceive of Roman imperial Greek identity, ethnicity and culture in the Roman Near East, and processes of 'hybridity' or similar concepts.

A Companion To Greek Art

Author: Tyler Jo Smith
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118273370
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A comprehensive, authoritative account of the development Greek Art through the 1st millennium BC. An invaluable resource for scholars dealing with the art, material culture and history of the post-classical world Includes voices from such diverse fields as art history, classical studies, and archaeology and offers a diversity of views to the topic Features an innovative group of chapters dealing with the reception of Greek art from the Middle Ages to the present Includes chapters on Chronology and Topography, as well as Workshops and Technology Includes four major sections: Forms, Times and Places; Contacts and Colonies; Images and Meanings; Greek Art: Ancient to Antique

Rethinking Urban Education

Author: Andrew T. Kopan
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Rethinking Classicism

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Rethinking Sexuality

Author: David H.J. Larmour
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691016795
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In a collection of provocative essays, historians and literary theorists assess the influence of Michel Foucault and his HISTORY OF SEXUALITY on the study of classics. The essays bring to light the nature of the intimate lives of men and women in the ancient Mediterranean world--and demonstrate the importance of the HISTORY OF SEXUALITY for other fields of study, such as women's history, modern sexuality, and more. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Rethinking Democratic Education

Author: David M. Steiner
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In this timely book David Steiner argues that democratic education should equip citizens to be "the measure of all things." Questioning, criticizing, and reconstructing the language of the day, dissecting the rhetoric of politics, economy, and culture--these are the skills, Steiner contends, needed by those who will one day be the sovereign voices of our society. But this goal is not the focus of current educational reform--which aims at educating "productive citizens"--nor is it encouraged by democratic theorists in colleges and universities. A Theory of Democratic Education is the first work since John Dewey's to provide a model of education focused on the human capacity to judge and construct a well-measured life--a model in which philosophy, psychology, and pedagogy are brought together in a single, over-arching conception.

Rethinking The Turn To Religion In Early Modern English Literature

Author: Gregory Kneidel
Editor: Early Modern Literature in His
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Offering new readings of major eary modern English poets such as Spenser, Milton and Donne, Kneidel counters the trend among literary critics to associate early modern religion with Pauline inwardness and self-formation by showing how these writers took Saint Paul as a model of rhetorical skill and political acumen.

Rethinking West African Archaeology

Author: Samuel Oluwole Ogundele
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Rethinking The Judaism Hellenism Dichotomy

Author: Anders Gerdmar
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Rethinking History

Author: Marie-Rose Logan
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Antiquity

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