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L. Gloyn, The Ethics of the Family in Seneca

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Liz Gloyn, The Ethics of the Family in Seneca, Cambridge, 2017.

Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
xi, 249 pages
ISBN : 9781107145474
99.99 $

This book is the first extensive study of the role of the family in the work of Seneca. It offers a new way of reading philosophy that combines philosophical analysis with social, cultural and historical factors to bring out the ways in which Stoicism presents itself as in tune with the universe. The family serves a central role in an individual's moral development - both the family as conventionally understood, and the wider conceptual family which Stoicism constructs. Innovative readings of Seneca's work bring out the importance of the family to his thought and how it interacts with other Stoic doctrines. We learn how to be virtuous from observing and imitating our family, who can be biological relatives or people we choose as our intellectual ancestors. The Ethics of the Family in Seneca will be of particular interest to researchers in Roman Stoicism, imperial culture and the history of the family.

 

Source : Cambridge University Press

 

Augustin d'Hippone, Les commentaires des Psaumes. Ps 118, sermons 15-32

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Augustin d'Hippone, Les commentaires des Psaumes. Ps 118, sermons 15-32, éd. Martine Dulaey, Pierre Descotes, Lucien Jansem et Mickaël Ribreau, Paris, 2017.

Éditeur : Institut d'Études Augustiniennes
Collection : Bibliothèque Augustinienne (BA 67/B)
382 pages
ISBN : 978-2-85121-284-9
37,92 € excl. tax


Dans cette collection, le volume BA 67/B est le septième d'une série consacrée aux Enarrationes in Psalmos d'Augustin, qui couvrent 2000 pages de texte latin dans l'édition complète du Corpus Christianorum de Brepols. Ce projet de l'Institut d'Études Augustiniennes est aux mains d'une équipe dont les membres travaillent ensemble depuis une dizaine d'années. La série doit comporter quatorze volumes.
Les Commentaires sur les Psaumes d'Augustin sont un ouvrage fondamental qui a été beaucoup lu à travers les siècles, comme l'atteste le nombre des manuscrits qui existent encore. Ils ne sont aujourd'hui accessibles en français que dans deux traductions du XIXe s. dont le style a vieilli et l'exactitude est parfois sujette à caution. Ces textes d'Augustin n'intéressent pas seulement les spécialistes du commentaire de texte et de l'exégèse biblique, mais aussi les philosophes, les théologiens et les historiens. Une grande partie de ces commentaires ayant été prêchés à des dates et dans des circonstances diverses, ils regorgent souvent de détails et de realia qui pourront être davantage exploités quand la collection sera à la disposition des chercheurs.

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D. J. Gargola, The Shape of the Roman Order: the Republic and its Spaces

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D. J. Gargola, The shape of the Roman order: the Republic and its spaces, Chapel Hill, 2017.

Éditeur : University of North Carolina Press
Collection : Studies in the history of Greece and Rome
xiv, 289 pages
ISBN : 9781469631820
45 $

In recent years, a long-established view of the Roman Empire during its great age of expansion has been called into question by scholars who contend that this model has made Rome appear too much like a modern state. This is especially true in terms of understanding how the Roman government ordered the city--and the world around it--geographically. In this innovative, systematic approach, Daniel J. Gargola demonstrates how important the concept of space was to the governance of Rome. He explains how Roman rulers, without the means for making detailed maps, conceptualized the territories under Rome's power as a set of concentric zones surrounding the city. In exploring these geographic zones and analyzing how their magistrates performed their duties, Gargola examines the idiosyncratic way the elite made sense of the world around them and how it fundamentally informed the way they ruled over their dominion.

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Sulpice Sévère, Chronica

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Sulpice Sévère, Chronica, Turnhout, éd. Piergiorgio Parroni, 2017.

Éditeur : Brepols
Collection : Corpus Christianorum Series Latina (CCSL 63)
XXXIX-193 pages
ISBN : 978-2-503-56819-5
140 €


La presente edizione dei 'Chronica' di Sulpicio Severo, un'opera fondamentale, tra l'altro, per la conoscenza della storia delle eresie del IV sec., segna un progresso rispetto a quella di Karl Halm (1866), non solo per una rinnovata ispezione autoptica del 'codex unicus' (Vat. Pal. lat. 825 = P) che li tramanda, ma anche per un riesame del secolare travaglio critico esercitato a partire dall''editio princeps' (Basilea 1556 = b), che ha portato a significativi miglioramenti del testo. L'apparato critico negativo, estremamente sintetico, registra le lezioni di P, di b e degli ultimi due editori (Halm e de Senneville-Grave), ma rinvia alle 'Note complementari' ogni volta che la scelta effettuata necessiti di giustificazioni. All'apparato critico si affiancano altri due apparati, delle fonti bibliche e degli autori classici e cristiani, elencate poi in due distinti indici alla fine del volume. La prefazione illustra, in modo succinto ma esauriente, i caratteri di questa singolare opera (la prima storia universale cristiana), le sue peculiarità linguistiche e stilistiche che, come è noto, hanno valso all'autore l'appellativo di 'Sallustio cristiano', la storia del testo attraverso un vaglio accurato delle principali edizioni e del loro apporto all'esegesi e alla costituzione del testo, infine i criteri che hanno presieduto all'edizione dell'opera.

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Sh. Bartsch, S. Braund et D. Konstan, Lucius Annaeus Seneca. The complete tragedies, volume 2

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Shadi Bartsch, Susanna Braund et David Konstan, Lucius Annaeus Seneca. The complete tragedies, volume 2, Chicago, 2017.

Éditeur : University of Chicago Press
Collection : The complete works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca
xxviii, 320 pages
ISBN : 9780226013602
45 €

Edited by world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, the Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca offers authoritative, modern English translations of the writings of the Stoic philosopher and playwright (4 BCE–65 CE). The two volumes of The Complete Tragedies presents all of his dramas, expertly rendered by preeminent scholars and translators.
The first volume contains Medea, The Phoenician Women, Phaedra, The Trojan Women, and Octavia, the last of which was written in emulation of Senecan tragedies and serves as a unique example of political tragedy. This second volume includes Oedipus, Hercules Mad, Hercules on Oeta, Thyestes, and Agamemnon. High standards of accuracy, clarity, and style are maintained throughout the translations, which render Seneca into verse with as close a correspondence, line for line, to the original as possible, and with special attention paid to meter and overall flow. In addition, each tragedy is prefaced by an original translator's introduction offering reflections on the work's context and meaning. Notes are provided for the reader unfamiliar with the culture and history of classical antiquity. Accordingly, The Complete Tragedies will be of use to a general audience and professionals alike, from the Latinless student to scholars and instructors of comparative literature, classics, philosophy, drama, and more.

 

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L. Baray, Celtes, Galates et Gaulois, mercenaires de l'antiquité

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Luc Baray, Celtes, Galates et Gaulois, mercenaires de l'antiquité, Paris, 2017.

Éditeur : Librairie Picard
Collection : Antiquités / synthèses
240 pages
ISBN : 9782708410220
31 €

Le mercenariat celte suscite depuis quelques années un grand intérêt en raison du renouveau de l'étude de la violence et de la guerre dans les sociétés anciennes. Le but de cet ouvrage est donc d'établir un point précis de nos connaissances sur le mode de fonctionnement d'un phénomène militaire de grande ampleur. Aucun travail historique ne s'est intéressé à ce que l'auteur nomme la sociologie du mercenariat celte, autrement dit aux différents aspects qui touchent à la composition et au mode de fonctionnement des contingents de mercenaires celtes.

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G. de la Bédoyère, Praetorian: the rise and fall of Rome's imperial bodyguard

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Guy de la Bédoyère, Praetorian: the rise and fall of Rome's imperial bodyguard, New Haven-Londres, 2017.

Éditeur : Yale University Press
vii, 336 pages
ISBN : 9780300218954
35 $

A riveting account of ancient Rome's imperial bodyguard, the select band of soldiers who wielded the power to make—or destroy—the emperors they served
Founded by Augustus around 27 B.C., the elite Praetorian Guard was tasked with the protection of the emperor and his family. As the centuries unfolded, however, Praetorian soldiers served not only as protectors and enforcers but also as powerful political players. Fiercely loyal to some emperors, they vied with others and ruthlessly toppled those who displeased them, including Caligula, Nero, Pertinax, and many more. Guy de la Bédoyère provides a compelling first full narrative history of the Praetorians, whose dangerous ambitions ceased only when Constantine permanently disbanded them.

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