It has seemed to me worth while to show from the history of civilization just what war has done and has not done for the welfare of mankind.
Little of his Roman History survives, but missing portions are partly supplied from elsewhere and there are many excerpts. Enriched by anecdotes, gossip, and details of character and personal appearance, Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius born c. Besides much else, his work conveys the turmoil of his time, and the part he played in a period that saw the rise and fall of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic.
Lucius wants the sensations of a bird, but by pharmaceutical accident becomes an ass. The bulk of the novel recounts his adventures as an animal, but Lucius also recounts many stories he overhears, including that of Cupid and Psyche.
Achilles Tatius Gaselee, S. Leucippe and Clitophon, written in the second century CE, is exceptional among the ancient romances in being a first-person narrative: Plutarch Perrin, Bernadotte Plutarch c.
His forty-six Lives are biographies planned to be ethical examples in pairs, one Greek figure and one similar Roman, though the last four lives are single. They not only record careers and illustrious deeds but also offer rounded portraits of statesmen, orators, and military leaders.
History of the Wars by the Byzantine historian Procopius late fifth century to after CE consists largely of sixth century CE military history, with much information about peoples, places, and special events.
Powerful description complements careful narration. Geography is a vital source for ancient geography and informative about ancient geographers. Xenophon Miller, Walter Cyropaedia, by Xenophon c.
Notable for the Attic purity and elegance of his Greek and for literary versatility, he is famous chiefly for the lively, cynical wit of the dialogues in which he satirizes human folly, superstition, and hypocrisy.
Pindar Race, William H. Hesiod Most, Glenn W. The two extant poems of Hesiod eighth or seventh century BC are Theogony, in which he charts the history of the divine world, and Works and Days, in which he delivers moral precepts and practical advice for the world of men.
Marcus Aurelius Haines, C. His ethical, religious, and existential reflections have endured as an expression of Stoicism, a text for students of that philosophy, and a guide to the moral life. Twenty-one of his plays are extant.
Seneca Fitch, John G. AD 4—65 authored verse tragedies that strongly influenced Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists.
Plots are based on myth, but themes reflect imperial Roman politics. Fitch has thoroughly revised his two-volume edition to take account of scholarship that has appeared since its initial publication.
Rushton Virgil 70—19 BCE was a poet of immense virtuosity and influence. His Eclogues deal with bucolic life and love, his Georgics with tillage, trees, cattle, and bees. Poems of the Appendix Vergiliana are traditionally, but in most cases probably wrongly, attributed to Virgil.
The Greek Anthology, Volume I: Description of the Statues in the Gymnasium of Zeuxippus. Epigrams in the Temple of Apollonis at Cyzicus.
Prefaces to the Various Anthologies. Erotic Epigrams Paton, W. The Greek Anthology contains some 4, Greek poems in the sparkling, diverse genre of epigram, written by more than a hundred composers, collected over centuries, and arranged by subject.
This Loeb edition replaces the earlier edition by W.A Bibliographical Introduction to the Italian Humanists.
Edited by Craig Kallendorf. Italian humanism, the defining movement of the Renaissance, was a system of learning that produced a cultural renewal in Europe through the study and adoption of ancient Greco-Roman culture.
Musical Theory in the Renaissance. Cristle Collins Judd April 28, This volume of essays draws together recent work on historical music theory of the Renaissance.
Langston Hughes was first recognized as an important literary figure during the s, a period known as the "Harlem Renaissance" because of the number of emerging black writers.
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This volume unites a collection of articles which illustrate brilliantly the complexity of European cultural history in the Renaissance. Renaissance humanism is the study of classical antiquity, at first in Italy and then spreading across Western Europe in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.
The term Renaissance humanism is contemporary to that period — Renaissance (rinascimento, "rebirth") and "humanist" (whence modern humanism; also Renaissance humanism to distinguish it from later developments grouped as .
Together the papers form not just a comprehensive introduction to the issues of renaissance performance practice, but a compendium of clear thinking and elegant writing about a perpetually intriguing period of music history.