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By Plutarch; Edited by Beneker, Jeffrey
Classicist Beneker translates three political essays written by the philosopher, statesman, and moralist Plutarch of Chaeronia. These essays are timeless reflections on the proper way to lead and serve, publicly, at least with respect to the European and American political tradit...ions.Read more
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By Beneker, Jeffrey
The Passionate Statesman explores the intersection of passion and politics in Plutarch's Parallel Lives, with special emphasis on how he represents the influence of eros, or erotic desire, on the careers of some of the most prominent statesmen from Greco-Roman antiquity.
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By Basilakes, Nikephoros; Edited and translated by Beneker, Jeffrey; Gibson, Craig a.; Other Nikaephoros
Progymnasmata, exercises in the study of declamation, were the cornerstone of elite education from Hellenistic through Byzantine times. The Rhetorical Exercises of Nikephoros Basilakes, translated here into English for the first time, illuminate teaching and literary culture in o...ne of the most important epochs of the Byzantine Empire.Read more
By Plutarch; Narrator Waterson, Matthew; Translated by Beneker, Jeffrey
Timeless advice on how to be a successful leader in any field.
By Andreopoulos, Michael; Translated by Beneker, Jeffrey; Gibson, Craig a.
The Byzantine Sinbad collects The Book of Syntipas the Philosopher, originally a Persian story, and the sixty-two tales of The Fables of Syntipas--both translated from Syriac in the late eleventh century by Michael Andreopoulos. This volume is the first English translation to inc...lude these texts alongside the Byzantine Greek originals.Read more
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Edited by Beneker, Jeffrey; Tsouvala, Georgia
Demonstrates the varying conceptions of an institution that was central to ancient social and political life-and remains prominent in the modern world. This book contributes to understanding of the era and will fascinate anyone interested in depictions of marriage and the role an...d status of women in the late Hellenistic and early Imperial periods.Read more
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