Download E-books Libanius's Progymnasmata: Model Exercises in Greek Prose Composition and Rhetoric (Writings from the Greco-Roman World) PDF

Publication annotation no longer to be had for this title.
Title: Libanius's Progymnasmata
Author: Libanius/ Gibson, Craig (TRN)
Publisher: Lightning resource Inc
Publication Date: 2008/11/20
Number of Pages: 571
Binding style: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: 2008043282

Show description

Read Online or Download Libanius's Progymnasmata: Model Exercises in Greek Prose Composition and Rhetoric (Writings from the Greco-Roman World) PDF

Similar Ancient Greece books

The Eudemian Ethics (Oxford World's Classics)

An important treatise on ethical philosophy via Aristotle, this can be the 1st time the Eudemian Ethics has been released in its entirety in any smooth language. both vital, the quantity has been translated by way of Sir Anthony Kenny, one in all Britain's such a lot wonderful teachers and philosophers, and a number one authority on Aristotle.

The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC

This option of essays by means of key names within the box of historic economies within the 'Hellenistic' age (c. 330-30BCE), presents crucial studying for a person attracted to the evolutionary development blocks of monetary background within the japanese Mediterranean and neighbouring areas. Case experiences examine administration and associations; human mobility and usual assets; the position of other brokers - temples and towns, in addition to rulers - in bettering assets and circulating wealth; the levers exerted by way of monopolies and by way of disparate prestige teams, together with slaves.

The Rise of the Greek Aristocratic Banquet

Within the upward push of the Greek Aristocratic ceremonial dinner, Wecowski deals a complete account of the origins of the symposion and its shut courting with the increase of the Greek city-state, or polis. generally outlined as a culture-oriented aristocratic dinner party, the symposion--which actually capacity "drinking together"--was a nocturnal wine occasion held via Greek aristocrats from Homer to Alexander the good.

A Cabinet of Greek Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Cradle of Western Civilization

The traditional Greeks have been a superb humans. They gave us democracy, drama, and philosophy, and lots of kinds of paintings and branches of technology will be not possible with no their effect. And but, they have been able to the main outlandish habit, preposterous ideals, and ludicrous evaluations. Like its significant other quantity, a cupboard of Roman Curiosities, this can be an uproarious miscellany of strange tales and evidence, culled from a life of instructing historical Greek civilization.

Additional resources for Libanius's Progymnasmata: Model Exercises in Greek Prose Composition and Rhetoric (Writings from the Greco-Roman World)

Show sample text content

Forty two. Demosthenes lived 384–322 b. c. e. ; Lycurgus lived ca. 390–ca. 325/4 b. c. e. forty three. [Plutarch], Vit. X orat. 841A–844A, specially 842C. forty four. Hesiod, Theog. 22–34. forty five. Hesiod, Op. 286–292. forty six. The comedian poet Epicharmus; a similar passage (frg. 287 CGF) is stated in [Hermogenes] eight. Xenophon, Mem. 2. 1. 20, equally hyperlinks Hesiod and the unnamed poet. Cf. Hock and O’Neil, Chreia and historical Rhetoric, 187 n. 329; Foerster advert loc. seventy eight libanius’s  progymnasmata four. Θεόφραστος ἐρωτηθεὶς τί ἐστιν ἔρως ἔφησε πάθος ψυχῆς σχολαζούσης. (1) Ἐμοὶ δοκεῖ καὶ Θεόφραστον ἐπαινεῖν, ὃς ἐπὶ φιλοσοφίᾳ λαμπρὰν ἐκτήσατο δόξαν ζηλωτὴς Ἀριστοτέλους τοῦ διδασκάλου γενόμενος καὶ τοὺς ἐκείνου πόνους καὶ τὰς ἐκείνου διδασκαλίας δείξας τοῖς ἑαυτοῦ συγγράμμασιν, ᾧ καὶ τοὔνομα διὰ τὴν περὶ τὸ λέγειν ὑπῆρξεν ἀρετὴν τῶν τὸν ἐκείνου λόγον τεθαυμακότων προσηγορίαν θεμένων αὐτῷ τὸν Θεόφραστον. (2) τοῦτον ἤρετό τις προσελθὼν ἀξιώσας παρ’ αὐτοῦ μανθάνειν τί ποτ’ ἄρα χρὴ νομίζειν τὸν ἔρωτα καὶ περὶ τί φύεται τῶν ὄντων. ὁ δὲ πρὸς αὐτὸν ἔφη· τὴν ἀφειμένην τῶν φροντίδων ψυχὴν ταύτην τοῖς ἐρωτικοῖς κατέχεσθαι πάθεσι καὶ ταύταις ἐνοχλεῖν τὸν ἔρωτα ἔγνωμεν, ὁπόσας ἔστιν εὑρεῖν τῶν ἄλλων πραγμάτων κεχωρισμένας. (3) εὖ γε τοῦ λόγου, Θεόφραστε. καλῶς ἐμοὶ κατανενοηκέναι δοκεῖς τοῦ πάθους τὰς ἀφορμάς. μαρτύριον δὲ τῶν εἰρημένων ἐναργὲς τὸ τοὺς ὀρθῶς ἔχοντας λογισμοὺς τούτῳ τῷ λόγῳ συμβαίνειν. ὅτι δὲ τοῦτο τῶν μετεχόντων ἀληθείας ἐστὶ τὸ παρὰ τοῦ Θεοφράστου ῥηθὲν γνῶναι ῥᾴδιον. (4) Ἐνθυμηθῶμεν γὰρ οὑτωσὶ καὶ λογισώμεθα ψυχὴν εἶναί τινα μήτε παιδείας ὀρεγομένην, δι’ ἧς ἢ ῥητορεύειν ἔστιν ἢ φιλοσοφεῖν, μήτ’ αὖ μετιοῦσαν τὴν τῶν χειρῶν ἐργασίαν, οἷον χαλκευτικὴν ἢ τεκτονικὴν ἢ τὸ ναυπηγεῖσθαι ναῦς ἢ τὴν τῶν οἰκοδομούντων ἢ τὴν ὑφαντικὴν ἤ τινα τοιαύτην ἑτέραν ἧς τὸ ἔργον ἐν ταῖς χερσίν. εἰ τοίνυν τοιαύτην εὑρίσκοιμεν ψυχὴν ἀργίᾳ χαίρουσαν, ὄκνοις ἡδομένην, ἀτεχνίᾳ συνοῦσαν, ἆρα τὴν τοιαύτην οὐκ ἂν ἀποφαινοίμεθα φυγὴν αὐτῶν σπουδασμάτων ἤ τινα χείρω νοσεῖν; ἐπεὶ καὶ τὸν ἀντὶ τοῦ γεωργεῖν οἴκοι καθήμενον καὶ καταρρᾳθυμοῦντα τῆς γῆς καὶ τὸν ἀντὶ τοῦ πλεῖν ἐν τῇ γῇ μένοντα μάτην οὐ πεπιστεύκαμεν τῇ διανοίᾳ παρέχειν σχολὴν ὥστε τῶν ἀτόπων ἐρᾶν; (5) καὶ γὰρ οὕτως ἔχει καὶ τὸ πρᾶγμα φύσει τοιοῦτόν ἐστιν. ὁ περὶ μηδενὸς τῶν ἀναγκαίων πεφροντικὼς The workout in Anecdote seventy nine Anecdote four: Theophrastus, upon being requested what love is, acknowledged, “the ardour of an idle soul. ”47 short compliment (1) To me it sort of feels most sensible additionally to compliment Theophrastus, who got an illustrious popularity for philosophy through turning into an imitator of his instructor Aristotle and exhibiting that man’s paintings and teachings through his personal treatises; his identify additionally happened via his excellence in talking, while those that popular his speech gave him the identify Theophrastus. forty eight Paraphrase (2) somebody approached and requested him this query, asking to profit from him simply what he should think that love is and in what type of items that exist does it clearly belong. And he answered to him: “We comprehend that the soul that's published from its issues is what's possessed by means of erotic passions, and that love harasses each soul that it might probably locate indifferent from different pursuits.

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 45 votes