Download PDF by W.V. Harris, Brooke Holmes, W. V. Harris: Aelius Aristides between Greece, Rome, and the Gods

By W.V. Harris, Brooke Holmes, W. V. Harris

ISBN-10: 9004172041

ISBN-13: 9789004172043

Prosperous, immodest, hypochondriac (or maybe simply an invalid), obsessively spiritual, the orator Aelius Aristides (117 to approximately one hundred eighty) isn't the most fascinating determine of his age, yet simply because he's one of many best-known - and he's in detail identified, because of his "Sacred stories" - his works are an important resource for the cultural and spiritual and political heritage of Greece lower than the Roman Empire. The papers accrued right here, the fruit of a convention held at Columbia in 2007, shape the main excessive learn of Aristides and his context to were released because the vintage paintings of Charles Behr 40 years in the past.

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In fact, this picture is completely reversed: Athens' victory is no longer a limited one, but is now universal, both in time (it is permanent and unceasing) and in space (all peoples are concerned). Moreover this new kind of rule settled down peacefully-with 'bloodless trophies'-and acts upon the whole human race as a gravitational force does, without constraint. 18 C£ section 220. See Thuc. 2-6. Haury based himself on the discrepancy between Aristides and Thucydides on the battle ofTanagra, among others, to state that the rhetor uses Ephorus (Haury 1888, 22).

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60 We must of course read this work within the contemporary political framework of the Roman Empire. Through Athens' history, Aristides offers two patterns of political behaviour. s'Athens cares for general freedom and peace, as the Romans do in the Roman this point offortune, that the popular party went off in exile because of the faction, then they were in the worst condition. Again when upon the return of that party they voted an amnesty, they enjoyed the best reputation and once more were almost as they were in the beginning'.

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