Stories of Daily Life from the Roman World

Extracts from the Ancient Colloquia
Author: Eleanor Dickey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107176808
Category: History
Page: 150
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What did Roman children do first when they arrived at school in the morning? What excuse for missing school could be counted on to stave off a whipping from the teacher? What did a Roman banker do when someone came to borrow money? What did a Roman wife say when her husband came home drunk? The answers to such questions can be found not in mainstream ancient literature (whose writers had their minds on higher things) but in language textbooks for ancient Latin learners. These 'colloquia' offer an ancient introduction to Roman culture, covering such areas as shopping, banking, bathing, dining, arguing, and going to school; recently rediscovered, they are here presented for the first time in a format aimed at readers with no prior knowledge of Latin, Greek, or the ancient world. They come complete with introductory material, extensive illustrations, and a full explanation of their fascinating history.

Learn Latin from the Romans

A Complete Introductory Course Using Textbooks from the Roman Empire
Author: Eleanor Dickey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107140846
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 570
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The only introductory Latin textbook to use texts written by ancient Romans for Latin learners, presented in one volume.

Oralität und Literalität

Die Technologisierung des Wortes
Author: Walter J. Ong
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658109726
Category: Social Science
Page: 190
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Walter J. Ongs Standardwerk erweist sich vor dem Hintergrund des heutigen Wandels von Medien, Kultur und Gesellschaft als relevanter denn je: Es bietet in anschaulicher Weise Einblicke in den Charakter mündlicher und schriftlicher Gesellschaften und führt damit vor Augen, welche zentrale Bedeutung der Transformation von Kommunikation für die gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Entwicklung zukommt. Ong zeichnet nach, wie tiefgreifend unsere gesamte Kultur durch den Übergang von der mündlichen zur schriftlichen und dann zur elektronischen Kommunikation, durch die Entwicklung des Schreibens und Druckens umgestaltet worden ist. Dieses Buch zeigt eindrucksvoll die unterschiedliche Bedeutung mündlicher und schriftlicher Kommunikationsweisen und hilft, die ‚zweite Oralität’ einer digitalen Medienumgebung zu verstehen. Es beantwortet Fragen wie: welchen Stellenwert hat gesprochene Sprache in einer schriftbasierten Gesellschaft? Wie haben sich Kulturen durch immer leistungsfähigere Aufzeichnungstechniken verändert? Und in welchem Spannungsverhältnis befinden sich Oralität und Literalität im elektronischen Zeitalter?

Der Äsop-Roman

Author: Niklas Holzberg,Andreas Beschorner,Stefan Merkle
Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag
ISBN: 9783823348658
Category: Aesop's fables
Page: 197
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The Educational Thought and Influence of Matthew Arnold

Author: W.F. Connell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134684568
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Drawing on the great wealth of knowledge and experience of education practitioners and theorists, these volumes explore the very important relationship between education and society. These book became standard texts for actual and intending teachers. Drawing upon comparative material from Israel France, and Germany, titles in The Sociology of Education set of the Internation Library of Sociology also discuss the key questions of girls' and special needs education, and the psychology of education.

Rhetorik und Stilistik / Rhetoric and Stylistics. Halbband 1

Author: Ulla Fix
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110211408
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1154
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The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

The World of Early Egyptian Christianity

Language, Literature, and Social Context : Essays in Honor of David W. Johnson
Author: D. W Johnson
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813214807
Category: History
Page: 226
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With increasing interest in early Egyptian (Coptic) Christianity, this volume offers an important collection of essays about Coptic language, literature, and social history by the very finest authors in the field. The essays explore a wide range of topics and offer much to the advancement of Coptic studies

Linguistics Into Interpretation

Speeches of War in Herodotus VII 5 & 8-18
Author: J. M. Ophuijsen (van.),Peter Stork
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004114555
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 325
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An analysis of a crucial passage in direct speech by different speakers from the "History" of Herodotus as to the linguistic characteristics relevant to its interpretation, which aims to be helpful to readers of any part of Herodotus' "History."

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

Author: Charles B. Puskas,C. Michael Robbins
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621893316
Category: Religion
Page: 394
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Studying the New Testament requires a determination to encounter this collection of writings on its own terms. This classic introduction by Charles B. Puskas, revised with C. Michael Robbins, provides helpful guidance. Since the publication of the first edition, which was in print for twenty years, a host of new and diverse cultural, historical, social-scientific, socio-rhetorical, narrative, textual, and contextual studies has been examined. Attentive also to the positive reviews of the first edition, the authors retain the original tripartite arrangement on 1) the world of the New Testament, 2) interpreting the New Testament, and 3) Jesus and early Christianity. This volume supplies readers with pertinent primary and secondary material. The new edition carries on a genuine effort to be nonsectarian, and although it is more of a critical introduction than a general survey, it is recommended to midlevel college and seminary students and to anyone who wants to be better informed about the New Testament.

Greek Concept of Nature, The

The Politics of Theory-Building and Pedagogy in Composition
Author: Gerard Naddaf
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791483673
Category: Philosophy
Page: 265
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Explores the origin and evolution of the Greek concept of nature up until the time of Plato.

In Search of History

Historiography in the Ancient World and the Origins of Biblical History
Author: John Van Seters
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
ISBN: 9781575060132
Category: History
Page: 399
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The primary concern of this book is to understand the origins and nature of history writing in ancient Israel. The investigation is undertaken against the background of history writing in the Near Eastern and classical worlds.