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Griffin, Miriam T. (Miriam Tamara)

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Nero : the end of a dynasty by Miriam T Griffin( )

86 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and French and held by 3,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Nero's personality has fascinated both historians and writers of fiction, it is the nature of his reign and its context within the Julio-Claudian dynasty that has even greater importance for historians of the Roman Empire. Nero's final collapse brought to an end the dynasty Augustus had founded and placed in jeopardy the political system he had devised. To what extent does Nero's failure reveal not only his own ineptitude but the tensions and problems inherent in that system? Why did this actor-emperor find the role of princeps so difficult to play? These are the questions confronted by Miriam Griffin in her wide-ranging study. Dividing her book into two distinct yet related parts, Griffin first analyzes the reign of Nero in terms of the Emperor's attitude and initiative and then provides a diagnosis of his fall in which his personality is seen interacting with the political institutions he inherited. The accent is on Nero, but he is never viewed in isolation: the example of his family and predecessors, the influence of his advisers and rivals, and the effect upon those who had to follow him--all give a broad focus to this work."--Jacket
Seneca on society : a guide to De Beneficiis by Miriam T Griffin( )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume which explores in detail Seneca's 'De Beneficiis'. Divided into three sections, it looks at the historical and philosophical context of the work, its relation to Seneca's other texts, and concludes with a detailed synopsis of each book, accompanied by notes in commentary form
Seneca : a philosopher in politics by Miriam T Griffin( Book )

39 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The relationship between Seneca's prose works and his career as a first-century Roman statesman is problematic, for while he writes in the first person, he tells little of his external life or of the people and events that formed its setting. In this book, Miriam Griffin addresses the problem by first reconstructing Seneca's career using only outside sources and his de Clementia and Apocolocyntosis. In the second part of the book she studies Seneca's treatment of subjects of political significance, including his views on slavery, provincial policy, wealth, and suicide. Finding that on the whole, the word of the philosopher illuminates the work of the statesman, this book provides an important objective reconstruction of Seneca's the word of the philosopher illuminates the work of the statesman, this book provides an important objective reconstruction of Seneca's political career"--Publisher
A companion to Julius Caesar by Miriam T Griffin( )

34 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few historical figures, in both the ancient and the modern world, are more recognizable - or more controversial - than Julius Caesar. After ancient Rome was plunged into civil war, Caesar emerged to become the undisputed master of the Roman world. Indeed, his subsequent assassination in 44 BC marked one of the great turning points in world history as Rome made its epoch-making transition from republic to empire
On benefits by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incluye referencias bibliográficas (p. 213-214) e índice
On moral obligation. A new translation of Cicero's De officiis, with introd. and notes by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and Latin and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Obligations, composed by Cicero in late 44 B.C. following the assassination of Julius Caesar, recommends ideals of conduct to the young Roman who aspires to a political career. It explores the apparent tensions between honourable conduct and expediency in public life. The principles of honourable behaviour are based on the Stoic virtues of wisdom, justice, magnanimity, and propriety. The analysis of expediency explores the right and the wrong ways of attaining political leadership, and Cicero's conclusion is that the intrinsically useful is always identical with the honourable." "This treatise has played a seminal role in the formation of ethical values in western Christendom. It was adopted by the fourth-century Christian humanists, notably Ambrose, and became transmuted into the moral code of the high Middle Ages. Thereafter, in the Renaissance from the time of Petrarch, and in the Age of Enlightenment that followed, it was given central prominence in discussion of the government of states. On Obligations is of perennial concern in the establishment of basic principles of political and social life."--Jacket
Philosophia togata : essays on philosophy and Roman society by Miriam T Griffin( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, the mutual interaction between philosophy and Roman political and cultural life has aroused much interest. In this collection of papers, originally delivered at the seminar on Philosophy and Roman Society at the University of Oxford, scholars from several disciplines investigate this interaction in the late Republic and early Empire, with particular emphasis on the formative period of the first century B.C. The book presents chapters on key digures such as Posidonius, Antiochus of Ascalon, Philodemus, Lucretius, Cicero, and Plutarch, as well as general essays on "Philosophy, Politics, and Politicians at Rome", and "Roman Rulers and the Philosophic Adviser," with contributions from Julia Annas, P.A. Brunt, David Sedley, and others
Philosophy and power in the Graeco-Roman world : essays in honour of Miriam Griffin( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume in Miriam Griffin's honour brings together international historians of the Graeco-Roman world and students of its philosophies. It asks what the concept of philosophy meant for those in power in the Graeco-Roman world
Philosophia togata. Plato and Aristotle at Rome( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mutual interaction of philosophy and Roman political and cultural life has aroused more and more interest in recent years among students of classical literature, Roman history, and ancient philosophy. In this volume, which gathers together some of the papers originally delivered at aseries of seminars in the University of Oxford, scholars from all three disciplines explore the role of Platonism and Aristotelianism in Roman intellectual, cultural, and political life from the second century BC to the third century AD
I, Caesar : the rise and fall of the Roman Empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public and private lives of six key men who ruled the Roman Empire: Julius Caesar; Augustus; Nero; Hadrian; Constantine; and Justinian. Includes unequaled location footage; unseen images; and careful re-enactments bringing the series to life
Studies in Stoicism by P. A Brunt( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On life and death by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Rome's greatest orator, had a career of intense activity in politics, the law courts and the administration, mostly in Rome. His fortunes, however, followed those of Rome, and he found himself driven into exile in 58 BC, only to return a year later to a city paralyzed by the domination of Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar. Cicero, though a senior statesman, struggled to maintain his independence and it was during these years that, frustrated in public life, he first started to put his excess energy, stylistic brilliance, and superabundant vocabulary into writing these works of philosophy. The three dialogues collected here are the most accessible of Cicero's works, written to his friends Atticus and Brutus, with the intent of popularizing philosophy in Ancient Rome. They deal with the everyday problems of life; ethics in business, the experience of grief, and the difficulties of old age. -- Amazon.com
Politics and philosophy at Rome : collected papers by Miriam T Griffin( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents the collected papers of Miriam T. Griffin, an eminent scholar of Roman history and ancient thought whose work has played a central role in forging links between scholarship on the history of the Graeco-Roman world and its philosophies. Spanning a period of over forty years and a distinguished career as Fellow of Somerville College at Oxford, these papers include both published works, many of them now difficult to find in their original printings, and previously unpublished lectures. The collection covers a range of topics in Roman Republican and Imperial history, Roman historiography, and the interplay of Latin philosophy and Roman politics, as well as featuring a host of key Latin authors, most notably Cicero, Seneca, and Tacitus. The last of these categories, the interplay of philosophy and politics in Rome, is also the most prominent in the volume: though deeply interested in ancient philosophy, and especially Stoicism, Miriam Griffin writes primarily as a historian concerned with how Roman thinking was related to political circumstances and actions. Many of the essays have opened up new areas of discussion and formed the basis of later scholarship dealing with history and philosophy, and although some of them are quite general, serving as useful introductions to the subject area, others are more detailed and technical, inviting discussion and controversy. The style throughout is consistently dynamic and engaging, resulting in a fascinating and formidable collection from a scholar unrivalled as an expert in both the history of the Graeco-Roman world and its philosophies, and a true pioneer in the bridging of these two spheres."--
Health and sickness in Ancient Rome : Greek and Roman poetry and historiography by Langford Latin Seminar( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volumes of PLLS are published within the series ARCA, whose main focus has always been on ancient literature--Greek as well as Roman--although other areas of classical studies, notably historiography, have also been prominent
A history of cynicism from Diogenes to the 6th century A.D by Donald R Dudley( Book )

12 editions published between 1937 and 2003 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a general introduction to the Hellenistic philosophy of Cynicism. To the student of ancient philosophy Cynicism may seem little more than a debased version of the ethics of Socrates, which exaggerates his austerity to a fanatic asceticism, hardens his irony to sardonic laughter at the follies of mankind, and affords no parallel to his love of knowledge. Diogenes was 'Socrates gone mad'. On the other hand, for the student of ancient social history and thought from the 4th century BC to the close of antiquity, and even beyond, the mind-set of cynicism is still a constant or ever-recurring theme. Dudley's monograph on ancient Cynicism, although published in 1937, remains a standard work, indeed the only book-length treatment of the subject in English. There has been a considerable amount of recent work on Hellenistic philosophy and on Cynicism in particular - articles and collected essays - but nothing that replaces the overview of Dudley, whose book is described by the editors of the most recent collection as 'the best general introduction in English'."--Bloomsbury Publishing
History and fiction : six essays celebrating the centenary of Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989)( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophia togata( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on philosophy and Roman society( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On life and death by Cicero( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Rome's greatest orator, had a career of intense activity in politics, the law courts and the administration, mostly in Rome. His fortunes, however, followed those of Rome, and he found himself driven into exile in 58 BC, only to return a year later to a city paralyzed by the domination of Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar. Cicero, though a senior statesman, struggled to maintain his independence and it was during these years that, frustrated in public life, he first started to put his excess energy, stylistic brilliance, and superabundant vocabulary into writing these works of philosophy. The three dialogues collected here are the most accessible of Cicero's works, written to his friends Atticus and Brutus, with the intent of popularizing philosophy in Ancient Rome. They deal with the everyday problems of life ; ethics in business, the experience of grief, and the difficulties of old age. -- Amazon.com
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caesar's life from humble civil servant to assassination in the Senate
 
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Seneca on society : a guide to De BeneficiisSeneca : a philosopher in politicsA companion to Julius CaesarOn benefitsOn moral obligation. A new translation of Cicero's De officiis, with introd. and notesPhilosophia togata : essays on philosophy and Roman societyPhilosophy and power in the Graeco-Roman world : essays in honour of Miriam GriffinPhilosophia togata. Plato and Aristotle at Rome
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French (6)

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