Love, Sex & Tragedy: How the Ancient World Shapes Our Lives

Underlying his brisk and learned excursions through history and art is the foundational belief, following Cicero, that learning about the classics makes a critical difference to our self-understanding. Whether we are considering the role of religion in contemporary society, our expectations about the boundaries between public and private life, or even how we spend our free time, recognizing the role of the classics is integral to our comprehension of modern life and our place in it.

Bush, and freud—goldhill's range here is enormous, Oscar Wilde, and he takes great delight in tracing both follies and fundamental philosophical questions through the centuries and continents to the birthplace of Western civilization as we know it. Lifting the veil on our inheritance of classical traditions, Goldhill offers a witty, engrossing survey of the Greek and Roman roots of everything from our overwhelming mania for "hard bodies" to our political systems.

Marx, clark Gable, George W. If you do not know where you come from, you will always be a child. Cicero wasn't talking about being a child in the sense of enjoying life in a state of ignorant bliss. Love, sex & tragedy is acclaimed classicist Simon Goldhill's corrective to our state of ignorance. He was, rather, adamant that those who don't understand their origins are consigned to a life without power or authority, without the ability to act fully in the world.

When goldhill asks "who do you think you are?" he presents us with the rarest of opportunities: the chance to let him lead us, firmly but with a wink, back two thousand years to where we are.

Plato Symposium Hackett Classics

Nugent, princeton University Hackett Pub Co Inc. And the introduction admirably presents both basic information and a sense of current scholarly opinion. A model of the kind of text one needs for lecture courses: the translation is extremely readable and made even more accessible by intelligent printing decisions on dividing the text, spacing for clarification, etc.

The notes are kept to a minimum but appear when they are really needed for comprehension and are truly informative. G. S.

Jesus Potter Harry Christ: The Fascinating Parallels Between Two of the World's Most Popular Literary Characters

A century ago, biblical criticism had revealed Jesus Christ to be almost entirely based on pre-existing mythology. A controversy over the historical Jesus has been raging for 2, 000 years. Since then, conservative biblical scholars have regained the discipline and convinced the world that - whatever else Jesus Christ was, he was undoubtedly historical.

K. Used book in Good Condition. Maybe you've read works by Freke, Doherty, and Harpur. Rowling -- the author of the harry Potter series -- achieved her success by tapping into some of the deepest and most ancient longings of the human heart. Rowling's magical series and the biblical gospels are literary fiction based ancient mythology and astrological symbolism.

Without trying to foist a gnostic version of christianity on me, and without succumbing to overzealous scholarship, Murphy gently yet forcefully introduces the strong similarities between Christianity and other first-century religious philosophies and mystery cults, concluding in the strong likelihood that Jesus was a mythical savior.

Lee harmon, author of "revelation: the way it Happened" "In the newly-released and blasphemously-titled Jesus Potter Harry Christ, Derek Murphy makes the case that J. For once, it's done tastefully and without sensationalism. In fact, he believes that Jesus is just an amalgam of history's best myths. Chuck colson, christian leader and cultural commentator Hackett Pub Co Inc.

Arguing About the Mind Arguing About Philosophy

Used book in Good Condition. This collection offers a selection of thought-provoking articles that examine a broad range of issues from the mind and body relation to animal and artificial intelligence. Topics addressed include:  the problem of consciousness the nature of the mind the relationship between the mind, body and world the notion of selfhood pathologies and behavioural problems animal, machine and extra-terrestrial intelligence.

An original and stimulating reader,  Arguing About the Mind is ideal for students new to the philosophy of mind. The editors provide lucid introductions to each section, give an overview of the debate and outline the arguments of the papers. Routledge. Hackett Pub Co Inc. Arguing about the mind is an accessible, engaging introduction to the core questions in the philosophy of mind.


Motel of the Mysteries

Carson's incredible discoveries, one of then on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber, including the remains of two bodies, permitted him to piece together the whole fabric of that extraordinary civilization.

. It is the year 4022; all of the ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Used book in Good Condition. Imagine, the excitement that howard carson, then, judging from the do not disturb sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, experienced when in crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site he felt the ground give way beneath him and found himself at the bottom of a shaft, an amateur archeologist at best, which, was clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber.

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Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life

The theme of this extraordinary book is the evolution of the modern conception of family life and the modern image; of the nature of children. Used book in Good Condition. Aries traces the evolution of the concept of childhood from the end of the Middle Ages, by means of diaries, to the present child-centered society, games, when the child was regarded as a small adult, paintings, and school curricula.

Hackett Pub Co Inc. Translated from the French by Robert Baldick. Ironically, far from triumphing in our time, he finds that individualism, has been held in check by the family, and that the increasing power of the tightly-knit family circle has flourished at the expense of the rich-textured communal society of earlier times.


The Wisdom of the Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life Learning to Live

Hackett Pub Co Inc. Vividly retelling the great tales of mythology and illuminating fresh new ways of understanding them, The Wisdom of the Myths will enlighten readers of all ages. The greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to understand them is to know the origins of philosophy, literature, law, art, science, and more.

. Indeed, as luc ferry shows in this masterful book, they remain a great store of wisdom, as relevant to our lives today as ever before. Routledge. No mere legends or clichés "herculean task, " "Achilles heel, " "Pandora's box, " etc. These classic stories offer profound and manifold lessons, " the burden of mortality, providing the first sustained attempt to answer fundamental human questions concerning "the good life, and how to find one's place in the world.

A fascinating journey through Greek mythology that explains the myths' timeless lessons and meaningHeroes, gods, and mortals. Used book in Good Condition. Harper Perennial.

Jesus Potter Harry Christ: The Fascinating Parallels Between Two of the World's Most Popular Literary Characters by Derek Murphy 2011-02-05

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Cultural Geography: Environments, Landscapes, Identities, Inequalities, third edition

Hackett Pub Co Inc. Used book in Good Condition. The new edition of cultural geography introduces co-author Margaret Walton-Roberts, whose familiarity with contemporary practices in the discipline ensures a good balance between traditional and modern approaches to cultural geography. Boxed features, questions for critical thought, and suggested further readings enhance student engagement and study.

The text has been revised and updated, hybridity and nature, with enhanced discussion of identity and power, socio-spatial relationships, feminism, and Marxism, making it more appropriate for today's student. Ultimately, particularly social, environmental, economic, political, these approaches demonstrate cultural geography's relation to other areas of geographic interest and the impact it has on them, and physical geography.

Routledge. Cultural geography: environments, identities, Landscapes, Inequalities explores the relationship between people and the places they live in by analyzing cultural identities and cultural landscapes on both local and global scales. Harper Perennial.

Beginning theory: An introduction to literary and cultural theory: Fourth edition Beginnings

Hackett Pub Co Inc. Routledge. Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for over two decades. Used book in Good Condition. Unlike many books which assume certain positions about the critics and the theories they represent, Beginning theory allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles and concepts have been grasped.

The book has been updated for this edition and includes a new introduction, expanded chapters, and an overview of the subject 'Theory after "Theory"' which maps the arrival of new 'isms' since the second edition appeared in 2002 and the third edition in 2009. This new and expanded fourth edition continues to offer readers the best single-volume introduction to the field.

Harper Perennial. The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature. Hackett Pub Co Inc. Harper Perennial.

. A pbs great american read top 100 pick“a deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly. Zadie smithone of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston.

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