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Lloyd, Janet 1934-

Works: 66 works in 322 publications in 3 languages and 10,314 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Other, Author, tra
Classifications: D58.H473, 292.07
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Janet Lloyd
A theory of the drone by Grégoire Chamayou( )

17 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a unique take on a subject that has grabbed headlines and is consuming billions of taxpayer dollars each year, philosopher Grégoire Chamayou applies the lens of philosophy to our understanding of how drones are changing our world. For the first time in history, a state has claimed the right to wage war across a mobile battlefield that potentially spans the globe. Remote-control flying weapons, he argues, take us well beyond even George W. Bush's justification for the war on terror
The economy of the Greek cities : from the archaic period to the early Roman Empire by Léopold Migeotte( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek cities and the economy. Constants and constraints -- Economy and oikonomia -- The economic space of the cities -- Primary text -- The world of agriculture. Agricultural labor and products -- Foodstuffs and how they were used -- Cultivating the soil -- Self-sufficiency and markets -- Primary texts -- Craft industries and business ventures. Private crafts -- Public works -- Primary texts -- Trade. Trading conditions -- Different levels of trading -- The business world -- Public interventions -- Primary texts
The poetics of eros in Ancient Greece by Claude Calame( )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and Ekajuk and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Poetics of Eros in Ancient Greece offers the first comprehensive inquiry into the deity of sexual love, a power that permeated daily Greek life. Claude Calame uses an anthropological and linguistic approach to re-create indigenous categories of erotic love. He maintains that Eros, the joyful companion of Aphrodite, was a divine figure around which poets constructed a physiology of desire that functioned in specific ways within a network of social relations. Calame begins by showing how poetry and iconography gave a rich variety of expression to the concept of Eros, then delivers a history of the deity's roles within social and political institutions, and concludes with a discussion of an Eros-centered metaphysics. Calame's treatment of archaic and classical Greek institutions reveals Eros at work in initiation rites and celebrations, educational practices, the Dionysiac theater of tragedy and comedy, and in real and imagined spatial settings. For men, Eros functioned particularly in the symposium and the gymnasium, places where men and boys interacted and where future citizens were educated. The household was the setting where girls, brides, and adult wives learned their erotic roles--as such it provides the context for understanding female rites of passage and the problematics of sexuality in conjugal relations. Through analyses of both Greek language and practices, Calame offers a fresh, subtle reading of relations between individuals as well as a quick-paced and fascinating overview of Eros in Greek society at large"--Provided by publisher
An introduction to Roman religion by John Scheid( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an introduction to religion in Rome during the late republic and early empire. Written by one of the world's leading scholars of the subject, it draws on the latest findings in archaeology and history to explain the meanings of rituals, rites, auspices and oracles, to describe the uses of temples and sacred ground, and to evoke the daily patterns of religious life and observance within the city Rome and its environs. The book is divided into five parts. In the first the author considers the contemporary meaning of religious terms and concepts and the role religion played in the Roman sense of identity and destiny. The second describes the religious calendar, diurnal patterns of worship and observance, and the structure of religious space in temples, sanctuaries and sacred places. The third looks at the form of religious services including the rites and purposes of sacrifices, and examines when auspices were sought and how they were read. Part IV describes the priests and priestesses - who they were; how they were trained and for what functions - and the gods and demi-gods of the Roman pantheon. Part V considers Roman theology and exegesis. -- Back cover
Sun Yat-sen by Marie-Claire Bergère( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), the first president of the Republic of China, has left a supremely ambivalent political and intellectual legacy - so much so that he is claimed as a Founding Father by both the present rival governments in Taipei and Beijing. This book argues that the life and work of Sun Yat-sen have been distorted both by the creation of the myth and by the attempts at demythification. Its aim is to provide a fresh overall evaluation of the man and the events that turned an adventurer into the founder of the Chinese Republic and the leader of a great nationalist movement
Beyond nature and culture by Philippe Descola( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Successor to Claude Levi-Strauss at the College de France, Philippe Descola has become one of the most important anthropologists working today, and Beyond Nature and Culture has been a major influence in European intellectual life since its French publication in 2005. Here, finally, it is brought to English-language readers. At its heart is a question central to both anthropology and philosophy: what is the relationship between nature and culture? Culture - as a collective human making, of art, language, and so forth - is often seen as essentially different than nature, which is portrayed as a collective of the nonhuman world, of plants, animals, geology, and natural forces. Descola shows this essential difference to be, however, not only a specifically Western notion, but also a very recent one. Drawing on ethnographic examples from around the world and theoretical understandings from cognitive science, structural analysis, and phenomenology, he formulates a sophisticated new framework, the "four ontologies"--Animism, totemism, naturalism, and analogism - to account for all the ways we relate ourselves to nature. By thinking beyond nature and culture as a simple dichotomy, Descola offers nothing short of a fundamental reformulation by which anthropologists and philosophers can see the world afresh"--provided by publisher
The cult of art in Nazi Germany by Eric Michaud( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a new interpretation of National Socialism, this work argues that art in the Third Reich was not simply an instrument of the regime, but actually became a source of the racist politics upon which their ideology was founded
Double exposure : cutting across Buddhist and Western discourses by Bernard Faure( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Double Exposure is somewhat of an oddity. Written by a specialist for nonspecialists, it is not a book of vulgarization. Although it aims at a better integration of Western and Buddhist thought, it is not an exercise in comparative philosophy or religion. It is neither a contribution to Buddhist scholarship in the narrow sense, nor a contribution to some vague Western "spirituality." Cutting across traditional disciplines and blurring established genres, it provides a leisurely but deeply insightful stroll through philosophical and literary texts, dreams, poetry, and paradoxes
Pericles of Athens by Vincent Azoulay( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. "Periclean" Athens witnessed tumultuous political and military events, and achievements of the highest order in philosophy, drama, poetry, oratory, and architecture. Pericles of Athens is the first book in more than two decades to reassess the life and legacy of one of the greatest generals, orators, and statesmen of the classical world. In this compelling critical biography, Vincent Azoulay provides an unforgettable portrait of Pericles and his turbulent era, shedding light on his powerful family, his patronage of the arts, and his unrivaled influence on Athenian politics and culture. He takes a fresh look at both the classical and modern reception of Pericles, recognizing his achievements as well as his failings while deftly avoiding the adulatory or hypercritical positions staked out by some scholars today. From Thucydides and Plutarch to Voltaire and Hegel, ancient and modern authors have questioned the great statesman's relationship with democracy and Athenian society. Did Pericles hold supreme power over willing masses or was he just a gifted representative of popular aspirations? Was Periclean Athens a democracy in name only, as Thucydides suggests? This is the enigma that Azoulay investigates in this groundbreaking book. Pericles of Athens offers a balanced look at the complex life and afterlife of the legendary "first citizen of Athens" who presided over the birth of democracy
A history of ancient Greece by Claude Orrieux( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a major, single-volume introduction to the whole of Ancient Greek History. It covers the period from the Golden Age of Knossos and Mycenae to the incorporation of Greece into the Roman Empire in the second century BC and the transfer of Greek culture to Byzantium in the fourth century AD. The book combines narrative and socio-economic history to cover all regions of Greece, including territories on the edge of the Greek and Hellenistic worlds, as well as the traditional centres such as Athens and Sparta."--Jacket
Cardenio between Cervantes and Shakespeare : the story of a lost play by Roger Chartier( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retracing the history of this play therefore leads one to wonder about the status, in the past, of works today judged to be canonical. In this book the reader will rediscover the malleability of texts, transformed as they were by translations and adaptation, their migrations from one genre to another, and their changing meanings constructed by their various publics. Thanks to Roger Chartier's forensic skills, fresh light is cast upon the mystery of a play lacking a text but not an author."--Back cover
Greek mythology : poetics, pragmatics, and fiction by Claude Calame( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mirror of Herodotus : the representation of the other in the writing of history by François Hartog( )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herodotus's great work is not only an account of the momentous historical conflict between the Greeks and the Persians but also the earliest sustained exploration in the West of the problem of cultural difference. François Hartog asks fundamental questions about how Herodotus represented this difference. How did he and his readers understand the customs and beliefs of those who were not Greek? How did the historian convince his readers that his account of other peoples was reliable? How is it possible to comprehend a way of life radically different from one's own? What are the linguistic, rhetorical, and philosophical means by which Herodotus fashions his text into a mirror of the marginal and unknown? In answering these questions, Hartog transforms our understanding of the "father of history." His Herodotus is less the chronicler of a victorious Greece than a brilliant writer in pursuit of otherness --
The Greeks and us : a comparative anthropology of Ancient Greece by Marcel Detienne( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new volume, the French historian Marcel Detienne focuses on Eurocentric approaches which have trumpeted the Greeks and their democratic practices as 'our' ancestors and the superiority of the Western tradition to which they gave rise. He argues that such approaches can be seen as narrow-minded and often covertly nationalistic. Detienne advocates what he calls 'comparative anthropology' which sets out to illuminate the comparisons and contrasts between the beliefs, practices and institutions of different ancient and modern societies. Detienne aims to put the Greeks in perspective among other civilizations and also to look afresh at questions of political structure, literacy, nationhood, intellect and mythology."--Jacket
Plato and the city : a new introduction to Plato's political thought by Jean-François Pradeau( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Plato and the City' provides a general introduction to Plato's political thought. It covers the main periods of Platonic thought, examining those dialogues that best show how Plato makes the city's unity the aim of politics and then philosophy
When our world became Christian, 312-394 by Paul Veyne( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short book by one of France's leading historians deals with a big question: how was it that Christianity, that masterpiece of religious invention, managed, between 300 and 400 AD, to impose itself upon the whole of the Western world? In his erudite and inimitable way, Paul Veyne suggests three possible explanations. Was it because a Roman emperor, Constantine, who was master of the Western world at the time, became a sincere convert to Christianity and set out to Christianize the whole world in order to save it?Or was it because, as a great emperor, Constantine need
Comparing the incomparable by Marcel Detienne( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chimera principle : an anthropology of memory and imagination by Carlo Severi( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using philosophical and ethnographic theory, presents new approaches to ritual and memory, relating them to visual and sound images as acts of communication
The Tyrant-slayers of ancient Athens : a tale of two statues by Vincent Azoulay( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This investigation relies on a rash bet: to write the biography of two of the most famous statues in Antiquity, the Tyrannicides. Representing the murderers of the tyrant Hipparchus in full action, these statues erected on the Agora of Athens have been in turn worshipped, outraged, and imitated. They have known hours of glory and moments of hardships, which have transformed them into true icons of Athenian democracy. The subject of this book is the remarkable story of this group statue and the ever-changing significance of its tyrant-slaying subjects. The first part of this book, in six chapters, tells the story of the murder of Hipparchus and of the statues of the two tyrannicides from the end of the sixth century to the aftermath of the restoration of democracy in 403. The second part, in three chapters, chronicles the fate and influence of the statues from the fourth century to the end of the Roman Empire. These chapters are followed by an epilogue that reveals new life for the statues in modern art and culture, including how Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union made use of their iconography.0By tracing the long trajectory of the Tyrannicides - in deed and art - Azoulay provides a rich and fascinating microhistory that will be of interest to readers of classical art and history
Flavius Josephus, the zealots and Yavne : towards a rereading of The War of the Jews by Monette Bohrmann( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The economy of the Greek cities : from the archaic period to the early Roman Empire
The poetics of eros in Ancient GreeceAn introduction to Roman religionSun Yat-senThe cult of art in Nazi GermanyDouble exposure : cutting across Buddhist and Western discoursesA history of ancient GreeceGreek mythology : poetics, pragmatics, and fictionThe mirror of Herodotus : the representation of the other in the writing of history
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