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Theophrastus Characters

Author : Théophraste
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This edition offers an improved text and translation of the collection, with a comprehensive commentary.

Theophrastus Characters

Author : Sonia Pertsinidis
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This book presents an introduction to the Characters, a collection of thirty amusing descriptions of character types who lived in Athens in the fourth century BCE. The author of the work, Theophrastus, was Aristotle's colleague, his immediate successor and head of his philosophical school for thirty-five years. Pertsinidis' lively, original and scholarly monograph introduces Theophrastus as a Greek philosopher. It also outlines the remarkable influence of the Characters as a literary work and provides a detailed discussion of the work's purpose and its connection with comedy, ethics and rhetoric.

The Characters of Theophrastus

Author : Theophrastus
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Theophrastus

Author : Theophrastus
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This work is a collection of character-sketches of those who might be met in Athens in the late fourth century BC. This edition presents a radically improved text and a translation which, while readable, maintains the nuances of the Greek. The commentary is comprehensive, covering every feature of the text.

Theophrastus Characters

Author : James Romm
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"These Characters are people we know--they're our quirky neighbors, our creepy bosses, our blind dates from hell. Sharp-tongued Theophrastus, made sharper than ever in this fresh new edition, reminds us that Athenian weirdness is as ageless as Athenian wisdom." -Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at Cambridge University, presenter of BBC's Civilisations The more things change, the more they stay the same: Theophrastus' Characters, a classical Greek text newly translated for a modern audience, is a joyful festival of fault-finding. The book outlines 30 characters, each crystallizing a human flaw all readers will immediately recognize, and is a humorous survey of failings, follies, and bad behavior taken straight off the streets of Athens and brought into our everyday fraught and divisive social and political scene. Brilliantly illustrated by acclaimed artist Andre Carrilho, this is an irresistible treasure of a book. WHEN ARISTOTLE WROTE that "comedy is about people worse than ourselves," he may have been recalling a hard-edged gem of a treatise written by his favorite student, Theophrastus. Theophrastus' Characters is a joyous festival of fault-finding: a collection of thirty closely observed personality portraits, defining the full spectrum of human flaws, failings, and follies. With piquant details of speech and behavior taken straight off the streets of ancient Athens, Theophrastus gives us sketches of the mean, vile, and annoying that are comically distorted yet vividly real. Enlivened by Pamela Mensch's fresh translation--the first widely available English version in over half a century--Theophrastus' Characters transports us to a world populated by figures of flesh and blood, not bronze and marble. The wry, inventive drawings help envoke the cankered wit of this most modern of ancient texts. Lightly but helpfully annotated by classicist James Romm, these thirty thumbnail portraits are startlingly recognizable twenty-three centuries later. The characters of Theophrastus are archetypes of human nature that remain insightful, caustic, and relevant.

The Characters of Theophrastus

Author : Theophrastus
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The Moral Characters of Theophrastus

Author : Theophrastus
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The Characters of Theophrastus Translated and Illustrated by Physiognomical Sketches To Which Are Subjoined the Greek Text with Notes and Hints on the Individual Varieties of Human Nature

Author : Francis Howell
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Theophrastus Characters

Author : Theophrastus
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Theophrastus' Characters is a collection of thirty short character-sketches of various types of individuals who walked the streets of Athens in the late fourth century BC. This edition presents a radically improved text for a unique work which had a profound influence on European literature. The translation is designed to be readable and reveals the nuances of the original Greek--through a comprehensive commentary that clarifies the often enigmatic references within the text.

The Characters of Theophrastus

Author : Theophrastus
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Theophrastou Charakt res The Characters of Theophrastus an Engl tr with intr and notes by R C Jebb

Author : Theophrastus
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The Characters of Theophrastus

Author : Theophrastus
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The Characters

Author : Theophrastus
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The Characters of Theophrastus

Author : Theophrastus Theophrastus
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Excerpt from The Characters of Theophrastus: Newly Edited and Translated Bearings from Constantinople to Alexandria. With the doctrine of the normal line, ' exploded by A. C. Clark, went much critical lumber, and the dust is only just beginning to clear. The peculiar char acter of this text, with its recurring Kai and its natural toleration of displacement, makes it an excellent campus vile to experiment on. It would be too much to hope that my readers will come away from my Introduction as confident as I am that our mss. Go back to an ll-letter line archetype, but I cannot help feeling that there is a plausibility in the emendations I have based upon my hypothesis which is not to be found in the others. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Characters of Theophrastus An English translation from a revised text with introduction and notes by R C Jebb etc

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The Moral Characters of Theophrastus Translated from the Greek with Notes To which is Prefixed a Critical Essay on Characteristic writings By H Gally

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The Moral Characters of Theophrastus Made English from the Greek With a Prefatory Discourse Concerning Theophrastus from the French of Monsr de la Bruyere The Sixth Edition

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The Characters of Theophrastus

Author : Charles E. Bennett
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Peripatetic Rhetoric After Aristotle

Author : William Wall Fortenbaugh
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Interest in ancient rhetoric and its relevance to modern society has increased dramatically over recent decades. In North America, departments of speech and communications have experienced a noticeable renaissance of concern with ancient sources. On both sides of the Atlantic, numerous journals devoted to the history of rhetoric are now being published. Throughout, Aristotle's central role has been acknowledged, and there is also a growing awareness of the contributions made by Theophrastus and the Peripatetics. Peripatetic Rhetoric After Aristotle responds to this recent interest in rhetoric and peripatetic theory. The chapters provide new insights into Peripatetic influence on different periods and cultures: Greece and Rome, the Syrian- and Arabic-speaking worlds, Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and the international scene today. Contributors to this volume include Maroun Aouad, Lucia Calboli Montefusco, Thomas Conley, Tiziano Dorandi, Lawrence D. Green, Doreen C. Innes, George A. Kennedy, Michael Leff, and Eckart Schutrumpf. This comprehensive analysis of the history of rhetoric ranges from the early Hellenistic period to the present day. It will be of significant interest to classicists, philosophers, and cultural historians.

Backgrounds of Early Christianity

Author : Everett Ferguson
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New to this expanded & updated edition are revisions of Ferguson's original material, updated bibliographies, & a fresh dicussion of first century social life, the Dead Sea Scrolls & much else.