The Age of Alexander

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141970383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 1794

Plutarch's parallel biographies of the great men in Greek and Roman history are cornerstones of European literature, drawn on by writers and statesmen since the Renaissance, most notably by Shakespeare. This selection provides intimate glimpses into the lives of these men, depicting, as he put it, 'those actions which illuminate the workings of the soul'. We learn why the mild Artaxerxes forced the killer of his usurping brother to undergo the horrific 'death of two boats'; why the noble Dion repeatedly risked his life for the ungrateful mobs of Syracuse; why Demosthenes delivered a funeral oration for the soldiers he had deserted in battle; and why Alexander, the most enigmatic of tyrants, self-destructed after conquering half the world.

Alexander der Große

Eroberer der Welt

Author: Robin Lane Fox

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608940787

Category:

Page: 807

View: 9573

Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641195500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 8318

Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.

Das Phantom des Alexander Wolf

Roman

Author: Gaito Gasdanow

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446239200

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7820

Ein ehemaliger Weißgardist erinnert sich an ein tragisches Erlebnis im Bürgerkrieg in Russland, als er einen Reiter niederschoss. Jahre später, im Exil in Paris, findet er den Vorfall in einem Buch beschrieben. Er versucht den Autor namens Alexander Wolf zu treffen, doch stattdessen begegnet er der rätselhaften Jelena und verliebt sich in sie. Eines Tages erzählt sie ihm von ihrem früheren Geliebten, der dachte, bald sterben zu müssen, weil er dem Tod schon einmal entronnen war. In einem brillanten Spannungsbogen erzählt Gaito Gasdanow, der mit Nabokov, Proust und Camus verglichen wurde, diesen 1947 erschienenen Roman, in dem Liebe und Tod aufs engste verwoben sind. Sein Protagonist Alexander Wolf ist eine der geheimnisvollsten und unvergesslichsten Figuren der Weltliteratur.

The Rise of Rome

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241326966

Category: History

Page: 832

View: 1884

The biographies collected in this volume bring together Plutarch's Lives of those great men who established the city of Rome and consolidated its supremacy, and his Comparisons with their notable Greek counterparts. Here he pairs Romulus, mythical founder of Rome, with Theseus, who brought Athens to power, and compares the admirable Numa and Lycurgus for bringing order to their communities, while Titus Flamininus and Philopoemen are portrayed as champions of freedom. As well as providing an illuminating picture of the first century AD, Plutarch depicts complex and nuanced heroes who display the essential virtues of Greek civilization - courage, patriotism, justice, intelligence and reason - that contributed to the rise of Rome. These new and revised translations by W. Jeffrey Tatum and Ian Scott-Kilvert capture Plutarch's elegant prose and narrative flair. This edition also includes a general introduction, individual introductions to each of the Lives and Comparisons, further reading and notes. The Rise of Rome is the penultimate title in Penguin Classics' complete revised Plutarch in six volumes. Other titles include Rome In Crisis, On Sparta, Fall of the Roman Republic, The Age of Alexander and The Rise and Fall of Athens (forthcoming 2014).

Die Bounty

die wahre Geschichte der Meuterei auf der Bounty

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827001634

Category:

Page: 624

View: 5504

Three Novels of New York

The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, The Age of Innocence (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101577320

Category: Fiction

Page: 784

View: 5615

For the 150th anniversary of Edith Wharton's birth: her three greatest novels in a couture-inspired deluxe edition featuring a new introduction by Jonathan Franzen. Born into a distinguished New York family, Edith Wharton chronicled the lives of the wealthy, the well born, and the nouveau riches in fiction that often hinges on the collision of personal passion and social convention. This volume brings together her best-loved novels, all set in New York. The House of Mirth is the story of Lily Bart, who needs a rich husband but refuses to marry without both love and money. The Custom of the Country follows the marriages and affairs of Undine Spragg, who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating. The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Innocence concerns the passionate bond that develops between the newly engaged Newland Archer and his finacée's cousin, the Countess Olenska, new to New York and newly divorced. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rome in Crisis

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141959738

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

View: 4285

Bringing together nine biographies from Plutarch's Parallel Lives series, this edition examines the lives of major figures in Roman history, from Lucullus (118-57 BC), an aristocratic politician and conqueror of Eastern kingdoms, to Otho (32-69 AD), a reckless young noble who consorted with the tyrannical, debauched emperor Nero before briefly becoming a dignified and gracious emperor himself. Ian Scott-Kilvert's and Christopher Pelling's translations are accompanied by a new introduction, and also includes a separate introduction for each biography, comparative essays of the major figures, suggested further reading, notes and maps.

The Rape of the Lock and Other Major Writings

Poems and Other Writings

Author: Alexander Pope,Leopold Damrosch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140423508

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 488

View: 4089

A new collection includes early poems, excerpts from Pope's translation of the "Iliad," selected prose works, and letters to such contemporaries as John Gay and Jonathan Swift.

Alexander the Great

A Reader

Author: Ian Worthington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136640037

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 2920

This exciting new edition is an indispensable guide for undergraduates to the study of Alexander the Great, showing the problems of the ancient source material, and making it clear that there is no single approach to be taken. The twelve thematic chapters contain a broad selection of the most significant published articles about Alexander, examining the main areas of debate and discussion: The Sources Alexander’s Influences and the Macedonian Background Alexander’s Aims Alexander’s Battles and Generalship Alexander and the Greeks Alexander and the Persian Empire Alexander, India and the Gedrosian Desert From Mass Marriage to Death Alexander and the ‘Unity of Mankind’ Alexander and Deification Alexander and Conspiracies Alexander: The ‘Great’? The Reader has the distinctive feature of translating a substantial number of the more inaccessible primary sources; each chapter is also prefaced with a succinct introduction to the topic under consideration.

The Age of Titans

The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

Author: William M. Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912785

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 8931

While we know a great deal about naval strategies in the classical Greek and later Roman periods, our understanding of the period in between--the Hellenistic Age--has never been as complete. However, thanks to new physical evidence discovered in the past half-century and the construction of Olympias, a full-scale working model of an Athenian trieres (trireme) by the Hellenic Navy during the 1980s, we now have new insights into the evolution of naval warfare following the death of Alexander the Great. In what has been described as an ancient naval arms race, the successors of Alexander produced the largest warships of antiquity, some as long as 400 feet carrying as many as 4000 rowers and 3000 marines. Vast, impressive, and elaborate, these warships "of larger form"--as described by Livy--were built not just to simply convey power but to secure specific strategic objectives. When these particular factors disappeared, this "Macedonian" model of naval power also faded away--that is, until Cleopatra and Mark Antony made one brief, extravagant attempt to reestablish it, an endeavor Octavian put an end to once and for all at the battle of Actium. Representing the fruits of more than thirty years of research, The Age of Titans provides the most vibrant account to date of Hellenistic naval warfare.

Alexander

Selected Texts from Arrian, Curtius and Plutarch

Author: Tania Gergel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Generals

Page: 150

View: 4047

Inspired in his leadership, fearless in battle, and boundless in his ambition, Alexander the Great inherited his father's empire at the age of 20 and resolved to expand it. By the time of his death at 32, his empire covered most of the known world - from Greece to India - and comprised 2 million square miles. His achievement was - and remains - unparalleled. He was worshipped as a god in his lifetime and his legend has only grown with time. A chronological selection of extracts taken from Arrian's The Campaigns of Alexander, Plutarch's The Age of Alexander, Quintus Curtus Rufus's History of Alexander.

The Wars of Alexander the Great

336–323 BC

Author: Waldemar Heckel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472809815

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 456

The age of Alexander and his conquest of the Persian or 'Achaemenid' Empire, which had existed for over two centuries, represents a watershed in the history of the world. This book offers a fascinating insight into the achievements of one of the greatest generals ever known. Alexander's conquests are of profound significance. By perfecting the new weapons and tactics developed by his father, Philip II, and combining them with the use of specialist units and advancements in siege warfare, Alexander enabled the Macedonian kingdom to move beyond the restrictions of city-state armies and on to the stage of world conquest.

Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Hugh Bowden

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191016365

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 1314

Alexander the Great became king of Macedon in 336 BC, when he was only 20 years old, and died at the age of 32, twelve years later. During his reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest empire that had ever existed, leading his army from Greece to Pakistan, and from the Libyan desert to the steppes of Central Asia. His meteoric career, as leader of an alliance of Greek cities, Pharaoh of Egypt, and King of Persia, had a profound effect on the world he moved through. Even in his lifetime his achievements became legendary and in the centuries that following his story was told and retold throughout Europe and the East. Greek became the language of power in the Eastern Mediterranean and much of the Near East, as powerful Macedonian dynasts carved up Alexander's empire into kingdoms of their own, underlaying the flourishing Hellenistic civilization that emerged after his death. But what do we really know about Alexander? In this Very Short Introduction, Hugh Bowden goes behind the usual historical accounts of Alexander's life and career. Instead, he focuses on the evidence from Alexander's own time — letters from officials in Afghanistan, Babylonian diaries, records from Egyptian temples — to try and understand how Alexander appeared to those who encountered him. In doing so he also demonstrates the profound influence the legends of his life have had on our historical understanding and the controversy they continue to generate worldwide. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Sommer

Eine Liebesgeschichte

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492979726

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 1318

Die beklemmend schöne Liebesgeschichte eines einfachen Mädchens vom Lande und eines gebildeten Städers, die an den gesellschaftlichen Konventionen zerbricht - ein amerikanischer Klassiker der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin und Autorin von "Zeit der Unschuld" Edith Wharton. Charity Royall, ein einfaches, aber eigenwilliges Mädchen lebt zusammen mit ihrem Vormund in dem entlegenen Dorf North Dormer in Neuengland. Sie ist die Tochter einer Ausgestoßenen, die mit einer gesetzlosen, verwilderten Sippe »auf dem Berg« haust. Obwohl Charity nicht die geringste Ahnung von Büchern hat, arbeitet sie in der Bibilothek des Dorfes. Die Grenzen von Charitys Welt waren mit denen von North Dormer identisch. Als jedoch eines Tages der junge Architekt Lucius Harney auftaucht, eröffnet sich für Charity ein neues unbekanntes Universum. Sie verliebt sich ihn, obgleich er ihre Gefühle erwidert, lassen die gesellschaftlichen Konventionen ihrer Liebe keine Chance. Die Heirat mit dem ihrem Pflegevater, einem düsteren Anwalt, vermag sie zwar vor dem Schicksal ihrer Mutter zu retten, nicht aber vor der Einsamkeit des Herzens.

Ballettschuhe

Author: Noel Streatfeild

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646920157

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4604

Pauline will eine berühmte Schauspielerin werden, Petrova interessiert sich für Flugzeuge und schnelle Autos und die kleine Posy würde am liebsten Tag und Nacht tanzen. Die drei Fossil-Schwestern sind wirklich ganz schön verschieden. Deswegen geht es in Großonkel Matthews gemütlichem Haus auch oft sehr trubelig zu. Doch in einem sind sich die drei einig: Egal, was passiert - sie werden immer zusammenhalten. "Einer der ersten Romane von Mädchen, die ihr Leben unerschrocken und vergnügt selbst in die Hand nehmen. Ein reines Vergnügen, diesen Klassiker wieder zu lesen oder neu zu entdecken." (Sybil Gräfin Schönfeldt)

Alexander the Great

Selected Texts from Arrian, Curtius and Plutarch

Author: Tania Gergel,Arrian,Quintus Curtius Rufus,Plutarch

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780142001400

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 150

View: 3784

A definitive biography of the great Macedonian conqueror features writings from such ancient historians as Arrian, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius Rufus, and is timed to coincide with the release of two upcoming major motion pictures about Alexander. Original.

Sturmhöhe

Reclam Taschenbuch

Author: Emily Bronte

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 315961302X

Category: Fiction

Page: 457

View: 4619

Das Stürmische, Wilde und Raue der nordenglischen Moor- und Heidelandschaft hat sich tief eingeprägt in die Charaktere dieses Romans, der im Dezember 1847 erschien, ein Jahr nur, bevor Emily Brontë dreißigjährig an Schwindsucht starb. Niemand legt den von Ingrid Rein kongenial übersetzten Band aus den Händen, bevor er weiß, wie's ausgeht: "Ist Mr. Heathcliff ein Mensch? Wenn ja, ist er verrückt? Und wenn nicht, ist er ein Teufel?" Sturmhöhe ist ein dramatisches, stellenweise grausig-geniales Stück Weltliteratur.