Freiheit und Determinismus

Ein philosophischer Kommentar zu Ciceros Schrift De fato

Author: Magnus Schallenberg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110211602

Category: Philosophy

Page: 382

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The book contains a comprehensive commentary on Cicero's work De fato. The introductory section deals with fundamental questions from an historical and philological perspective. The main section presents a running commentary on the text. Here, the author explains the various proposals presented by Cicero of how the Hellenistic schools intended to resolve the compatibility of liberty and determinism, and presents and evaluates them from a modern standpoint.
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Die attischen Nächte

IX. - XX. Buch

Author: Aulus Gellius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 502

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If Sons, Then Heirs

A Study of Kinship and Ethnicity in the Letters of Paul

Author: Caroline Johnson Hodge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199884641

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Christianity is widely understood to be a "universal" religion that transcends the particularities of history and culture, including differences related to kinship and ethnicity. In traditional Pauline scholarship, this portrait of Christianity has been justified by the letters of Paul. Interpreters claim that Paul eliminates ethnicity, or at least separates it from what is important about Christianity. This study challenges that perception. Through a detailed examination of kinship and ethnic language in Paul's letters, Johnson Hodge argues that notions of peoplehood and lineage are not rejected or downplayed by Paul; instead they are central to his gospel. Paul's chief concern is the status of the gentile peoples who are alienated from the God of Israel. Ethnicity defines this theological problem, just as it shapes his own evangelizing of the ethnic and religious "other." According to Paul, God has responded to the gentile predicament through Christ. Johnson Hodge details how Paul uses the logic of patrilineal descent to construct a myth of origins for gentiles: through baptism into Christ the gentiles become descendants of Abraham, adopted sons of God and coheirs with Christ. Although Jews and gentiles now share a common ancestor, they are not collapsed into one group (of "Christians," for example). They are separate but related lineages of Abraham. Through comparisons with other ancient authors, Johnson Hodge shows that Paul is not alone in his strategic use of kinship and ethnic language. Because kinship and ethnicity present themselves as natural and fixed, yet are also open to negotiation and reworking, they are effective tools in organizing people and power, shaping self-understanding and defining membership. If Sons, Then Heirs demonstrates that Paul's thinking is immersed in the story of Israel. He speaks not as a Christian theologian, but as a first-century Jewish teacher of gentiles responding to concrete situations in these early communities of Christ-followers. As such Paul does not reject or critique Judaism, but responds to God's call to be a "light to the nations."
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Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces (1)

31 BCÂ?AD 195

Author: Raffaele DÂ?Amato

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472815386

Category: History

Page: 48

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At its height the Roman Empire stretched across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, maintained by an army of modest size but great diversity. In popular culture these soldiers are often portrayed in a generic fashion, but continuing research indicates significant variations in Roman armour and equipment not only between different legions and the provincially-raised auxiliary cohorts that made up half of the army, but also between different regions within the empire. With reference to the latest archaeological and documentary evidence Dr D'Amato investigates how Roman Army units in the Western provinces were equipped, exploring the local influences and traditions that caused the variations in attire.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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British Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catalogs, Publishers'

Page: N.A

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Catalog of Reprints in Series

Author: Robert Merritt Orton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Editions

Page: N.A

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The Classical Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

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This companion to the Classical Quarterly contains reviews of new work dealing with the literatures and civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. Over 300 books are reviewed each year.
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Subject Guide to Books in Print 1997-98

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835239608

Category: Bibliography, National

Page: 8320

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Philogische Wochenschrift

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

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Philologische Wochenschrift

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

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Die Frau aus Andros

Author: Thornton Wilder

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104034532

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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Thornton Wilders Roman ›Die Frau aus Andros‹ erzählt von einer beeindruckenden Frau in der Spätzeit der griechischen Antike Eingebunden in Hinweise auf das »Land, das bald das Heilige genannt werden sollte«, spielt dieser Roman Thornton Wilders in der Spätzeit der griechischen Antike. Chrysis, die Nichtgriechin von der Kykladeninsel Andros, hat zur Zeit um Christi Geburt auf der ägäischen Insel Brynos zum Ärger der auf Handel eingeschworenen Bewohner den alten Brauch des Hetärenmahls mit Rezitation, Musik und Diskussion über philosophische Probleme wiederaufgenommen. Von den wohlhabenden Bürgern verachtet, versammeln sie und ihre Schwester Glykerion die sozial Schwachen, aber auch, sehr zum Leid ihrer Eltern, die jungen Männer. »Mit diesem Werk erreichte Wilder einen vorläufigen Höhepunkt seiner künstlerischen Entwicklung.« Hermann Stresau
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Oden und Epoden

Author: Horace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 354

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Books in Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Monographic series

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Marcus Terentius Varro

Author: Burkhart Cardauns

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN: 9783825312695

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 87

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M. Terentius Varro (116-27 v.Chr.), grosser Gelehrter Roms, erfasste mit griechischer Methode und zum Nutzen seiner Landsleute alle Inhalte romischen Lebens. Das umfangreiche und vielfaltige Werk ist grossenteils verloren und nur in Fragmenten greifbar. In den Antiquitates sammelte Varro alles Wissenswerte uber Staat und Religion Roms; De lingua Latina ist das erste wissenschaftliche Werk uber lateinische Sprache; die Saturae Menippeae mischen Prosa und Vers, Scherz und Ernst, um witzig und zeitkritisch die Zeitgenossen zu unterhalten und zu bessern. Die Einfuhrung will moglichst den Autor zu Wort kommen lassen und berucksichtigt vor allem De re rustica, De lingua Latina, die Satiren und die Antiquitates.
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The Classical Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

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