Present Shock in Late Fifth-Century Greece

By Francis M. Dunn

Francis M. Dunn's Present surprise in overdue Fifth-Century Greece examines the common social and cultural disorientation skilled through Athenians in a interval that witnessed the revolution of 411 B.C.E. and the army misadventures in 413 and 404---a disturbance as robust as that defined in Alvin Toffler's Future Shock. The past due 5th century was once a time of mammoth cultural and highbrow switch, finally resulting in a shift clear of Athenians' conventional tendency to hunt authority long ago towards a better reliance at the authority of the current. while, Dunn argues, writers and thinkers not just registered the surprise yet explored how you can comply with dwelling with this new experience of uncertainty. utilizing literary case stories from this era, Dunn exhibits how narrative suggestions replaced to target depicting a global during which occasions have been not utterly predetermined through the previous, impressing upon readers the rewards and demanding situations of suffering to discover their very own method forward.

Although Present surprise in overdue Fifth-Century Greece concentrates upon the past due 5th century, this book's interdisciplinary procedure might be of wide curiosity to students and scholars of historical Greece, in addition to someone enthusiastic about the remarkably versatile human knowing of time.

Francis M. Dunn is Professor of Classics on the collage of California, Santa Barbara. he's writer of Tragedy's finish: Closure and Innovation in Euripidean Drama (Oxford, 1996), and coeditor of Beginnings in Classical Literature (Cambridge, 1992) and Classical Closure: interpreting the top in Greek and Latin Literature (Princeton, 1997).

"In this attention-grabbing research, Francis Dunn argues that during overdue fifth-century Athens, existence grew to become enthusiastic about the present---that relocating rapid among previous and destiny. Time itself replaced: new clocks and calendars have been constructed, and narratives have been packed with suspense, twist of fate, and uncertainty approximately issues to return. abruptly, destiny surprise was once now."
---David Konstan, John Rowe Workman wonderful Professor of Classics and the Humanistic culture and Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University

"In this interesting paintings, Dunn examines the ways that the Greeks built time after which exhibits how those can shed new gentle on a variety of philosophical, dramatic, old, medical and rhetorical texts of the past due 5th century. An unique and best study."
---Michael Gagarin, James R. Dougherty, Jr., Centennial Professor of Classics, the college of Texas at Austin

"Interesting, transparent, and compelling, Present surprise in past due Fifth-Century Greece analyzes attitudes towards time in historic Greece, focusing particularly on what Dunn phrases 'present shock,' within which swift cultural switch undermined the authority of the previous and submerged contributors in a disorienting found in overdue fifth-century Athens. Dunn deals clever and lucid analyses of various complicated texts, together with pre-Socratic and sophistic philosophy, Euripidean tragedy, Thucydides, and clinical texts, making an enormous contribution to discussions approximately classical Athenian proposal that would be greatly learn and brought up by means of students engaged on Greek cultural heritage and historiography."
---Victoria Wohl, affiliate Professor, division of Classics, collage of Toronto

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By Francis M. Dunn

Francis M. Dunn's Present surprise in overdue Fifth-Century Greece examines the common social and cultural disorientation skilled through Athenians in a interval that witnessed the revolution of 411 B.C.E. and the army misadventures in 413 and 404---a disturbance as robust as that defined in Alvin Toffler's Future Shock. The past due 5th century was once a time of mammoth cultural and highbrow switch, finally resulting in a shift clear of Athenians' conventional tendency to hunt authority long ago towards a better reliance at the authority of the current. while, Dunn argues, writers and thinkers not just registered the surprise yet explored how you can comply with dwelling with this new experience of uncertainty. utilizing literary case stories from this era, Dunn exhibits how narrative suggestions replaced to target depicting a global during which occasions have been not utterly predetermined through the previous, impressing upon readers the rewards and demanding situations of suffering to discover their very own method forward.

Although Present surprise in overdue Fifth-Century Greece concentrates upon the past due 5th century, this book's interdisciplinary procedure might be of wide curiosity to students and scholars of historical Greece, in addition to someone enthusiastic about the remarkably versatile human knowing of time.

Francis M. Dunn is Professor of Classics on the collage of California, Santa Barbara. he's writer of Tragedy's finish: Closure and Innovation in Euripidean Drama (Oxford, 1996), and coeditor of Beginnings in Classical Literature (Cambridge, 1992) and Classical Closure: interpreting the top in Greek and Latin Literature (Princeton, 1997).

"In this attention-grabbing research, Francis Dunn argues that during overdue fifth-century Athens, existence grew to become enthusiastic about the present---that relocating rapid among previous and destiny. Time itself replaced: new clocks and calendars have been constructed, and narratives have been packed with suspense, twist of fate, and uncertainty approximately issues to return. abruptly, destiny surprise was once now."
---David Konstan, John Rowe Workman wonderful Professor of Classics and the Humanistic culture and Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University

"In this interesting paintings, Dunn examines the ways that the Greeks built time after which exhibits how those can shed new gentle on a variety of philosophical, dramatic, old, medical and rhetorical texts of the past due 5th century. An unique and best study."
---Michael Gagarin, James R. Dougherty, Jr., Centennial Professor of Classics, the college of Texas at Austin

"Interesting, transparent, and compelling, Present surprise in past due Fifth-Century Greece analyzes attitudes towards time in historic Greece, focusing particularly on what Dunn phrases 'present shock,' within which swift cultural switch undermined the authority of the previous and submerged contributors in a disorienting found in overdue fifth-century Athens. Dunn deals clever and lucid analyses of various complicated texts, together with pre-Socratic and sophistic philosophy, Euripidean tragedy, Thucydides, and clinical texts, making an enormous contribution to discussions approximately classical Athenian proposal that would be greatly learn and brought up by means of students engaged on Greek cultural heritage and historiography."
---Victoria Wohl, affiliate Professor, division of Classics, collage of Toronto

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Greece in the Making 1200-479 BC (The Routledge History of the Ancient World)

By Robin Osborne

Greece within the Making 1200–479 BC is an available and complete account of Greek historical past from the tip of the Bronze Age to the Classical interval. the 1st version of this booklet broke new flooring via acknowledging that, barring a small variety of archaic poems and inscriptions, nearly all of our literary facts for archaic Greece said basically what later writers desired to inform, and so was once topic to systematic choice and distortion. This booklet bargains a story which recognizes the later traditions, as traditions, yet insists that we needs to essentially confront the modern proof, which is in huge half archaeological and artwork historic, and needs to make feel of it in its personal phrases.

In this moment variation, in addition to updating the textual content to take account of modern scholarship and re-ordering, Robin Osborne has addressed extra explicitly the weaknesses and unsustainable interpretations which the 1st variation selected simply to omit. He now spells out why this booklet beneficial properties no ‘rise of the polis’ and no ‘colonization’, and why the therapy of Greek payment overseas is inevitably unfold over a number of chapters. scholars and academics alike will quite get pleasure from the improved dialogue of financial background and the extra systematic remedy of problems with gender and sexuality.

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By Robin Osborne

Greece within the Making 1200–479 BC is an available and complete account of Greek historical past from the tip of the Bronze Age to the Classical interval. the 1st version of this booklet broke new flooring via acknowledging that, barring a small variety of archaic poems and inscriptions, nearly all of our literary facts for archaic Greece said basically what later writers desired to inform, and so was once topic to systematic choice and distortion. This booklet bargains a story which recognizes the later traditions, as traditions, yet insists that we needs to essentially confront the modern proof, which is in huge half archaeological and artwork historic, and needs to make feel of it in its personal phrases.

In this moment variation, in addition to updating the textual content to take account of modern scholarship and re-ordering, Robin Osborne has addressed extra explicitly the weaknesses and unsustainable interpretations which the 1st variation selected simply to omit. He now spells out why this booklet beneficial properties no ‘rise of the polis’ and no ‘colonization’, and why the therapy of Greek payment overseas is inevitably unfold over a number of chapters. scholars and academics alike will quite get pleasure from the improved dialogue of financial background and the extra systematic remedy of problems with gender and sexuality.

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Last of the Amazons

By Steven Pressfield

The writer of the foreign bestsellers Gates of Fire and Tides of War provides his so much gripping and ingenious novel of the traditional world–a lovely epic of affection and struggle that breathes lifestyles into the grand delusion of the ferocious woman warrior tradition of the Amazons.

Steven Pressfield has won a passionate around the world following for his superb novels of old Greece, Gates of Fire and Tides of War. In Last of the Amazons, Pressfield has handed himself, re-creating a vanished global in an excellent novel that would satisfaction his unswerving readers and convey legions extra to his singular and robust recovery of the previous.

In the time earlier than Homer, the mythical Theseus, King of Athens (an real old figure), set sail on a trip that introduced him into the land of tal Kyrte, the “free people,” a country of proud lady warriors whom the Greeks referred to as “Amazons.” The Amazons, certain to one another as enthusiasts in addition to warring parties, distrusted the Greeks, with their conceited speak of “civilization.” So while the good warfare queen Antiope fell in love with Theseus and fled with the Greeks, the potent Amazon kingdom rose up in rage.

Last of the Amazons isn't really in basic terms a masterful story of battle and revenge. Pressfield has created a solid of terribly vibrant characters, from the unforgettable Selene, whose give up to the Greeks does not anything to tame her; to her lover, Damon, an Athenian warrior who grows to cherish the wild Amazon methods; to the narrator, Bones, a tender woman from a noble kin who used to be nursed through Selene from beginning and secretly taught the Amazon manner; to the good Theseus, the tragic king; and to Antiope, the noble queen who betrayed tal Kyrte for the affection of Theseus.

With marvelous immediacy and notable realization to army element, Pressfield transports readers into the warmth and terror of battle. both outstanding is his production of the Amazon state, its humans, its rituals and myths, its greatness and savagery. Last of the Amazons is exciting on each web page, an epic story of the conflict among wildness and civilization, patriotism and love, guy and girl.

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By Steven Pressfield

The writer of the foreign bestsellers Gates of Fire and Tides of War provides his so much gripping and ingenious novel of the traditional world–a lovely epic of affection and struggle that breathes lifestyles into the grand delusion of the ferocious woman warrior tradition of the Amazons.

Steven Pressfield has won a passionate around the world following for his superb novels of old Greece, Gates of Fire and Tides of War. In Last of the Amazons, Pressfield has handed himself, re-creating a vanished global in an excellent novel that would satisfaction his unswerving readers and convey legions extra to his singular and robust recovery of the previous.

In the time earlier than Homer, the mythical Theseus, King of Athens (an real old figure), set sail on a trip that introduced him into the land of tal Kyrte, the “free people,” a country of proud lady warriors whom the Greeks referred to as “Amazons.” The Amazons, certain to one another as enthusiasts in addition to warring parties, distrusted the Greeks, with their conceited speak of “civilization.” So while the good warfare queen Antiope fell in love with Theseus and fled with the Greeks, the potent Amazon kingdom rose up in rage.

Last of the Amazons isn't really in basic terms a masterful story of battle and revenge. Pressfield has created a solid of terribly vibrant characters, from the unforgettable Selene, whose give up to the Greeks does not anything to tame her; to her lover, Damon, an Athenian warrior who grows to cherish the wild Amazon methods; to the narrator, Bones, a tender woman from a noble kin who used to be nursed through Selene from beginning and secretly taught the Amazon manner; to the good Theseus, the tragic king; and to Antiope, the noble queen who betrayed tal Kyrte for the affection of Theseus.

With marvelous immediacy and notable realization to army element, Pressfield transports readers into the warmth and terror of battle. both outstanding is his production of the Amazon state, its humans, its rituals and myths, its greatness and savagery. Last of the Amazons is exciting on each web page, an epic story of the conflict among wildness and civilization, patriotism and love, guy and girl.

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The Staff of Oedipus: Transforming Disability in Ancient Greece (Corporealities: Discourses Of Disability)

By Martha L. Rose

Ancient Greek photos of incapacity permeate the Western realization: Homer, Teiresias, and Oedipus instantly are evoked. yet The employees of Oedipus seems at incapacity within the historical global during the lens of incapacity experiences, and divulges that our interpretations of incapacity within the historic global are usually skewed. those fake assumptions in flip lend weight to modern day discriminatory attitudes towards disability.
Martha L. Rose considers quite a number disabilities and the narratives surrounding them. She examines not just old literature, but in addition papyrus, skeletal fabric, inscriptions, sculpture, and portray, and attracts upon smooth paintings, together with autobiographies of individuals with disabilities, scientific learn, and theoretical paintings in incapacity stories. Her learn uncovers the realities of lifestyle for individuals with disabilities in old Greece and demanding situations the interpretation of the time period adunatos (unable) as "disabled," with all its sleek associations.

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By Martha L. Rose

Ancient Greek photos of incapacity permeate the Western realization: Homer, Teiresias, and Oedipus instantly are evoked. yet The employees of Oedipus seems at incapacity within the historical global during the lens of incapacity experiences, and divulges that our interpretations of incapacity within the historic global are usually skewed. those fake assumptions in flip lend weight to modern day discriminatory attitudes towards disability.
Martha L. Rose considers quite a number disabilities and the narratives surrounding them. She examines not just old literature, but in addition papyrus, skeletal fabric, inscriptions, sculpture, and portray, and attracts upon smooth paintings, together with autobiographies of individuals with disabilities, scientific learn, and theoretical paintings in incapacity stories. Her learn uncovers the realities of lifestyle for individuals with disabilities in old Greece and demanding situations the interpretation of the time period adunatos (unable) as "disabled," with all its sleek associations.

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Black Athena: The Linguistic Evidence

By Martin Bernal

May possibly Greek philosophy be rooted in Egyptian concept? Is it attainable that the Pythagorean concept was once conceived at the seashores of the Nile and the Euphrates instead of in historical Greece? may possibly it's that a lot of Western civilization used to be shaped at the “Dark Continent”? for nearly centuries, Western students have given little credence to the potential of such situations. In Black Athena, an audacious three-volume sequence that moves on the center of today's so much heated tradition wars, Martin Bernal demanding situations Eurocentric attitudes via calling into query of the longest-established factors for the origins of classical civilization. to exploit his phrases, the Aryan version, that's present at the present time, claims that Greek tradition arose because the results of the conquest from the north by means of Indo-European audio system, or “Aryans,” of the local “pre-Hellenes.” the traditional version, which was once maintained in Classical Greece, held that the local inhabitants of Greece had first and foremost been civilized by way of Egyptian and Phoenician colonists and that extra close to jap tradition have been brought to Greece by means of Greeks learning in Egypt and Southwest Asia. relocating past those winning versions, Bernal proposes a Revised old version, which implies that classical civilization in truth had deep roots in Afroasiatic cultures. This long-awaited 3rd and ultimate quantity of the sequence is anxious with the linguistic proof that contradicts the Aryan version of historical Greece. Bernal indicates how approximately forty percentage of the Greek vocabulary has been plausibly derived from Afroasiatic languages—Ancient Egyptian and West Semitic. He additionally finds how those derivations usually are not constrained to issues of exchange, yet prolonged to the delicate language of politics, faith, and philosophy. This proof, in keeping with Bernal, tremendously strengthens the speculation that during Greece an Indo-European–speaking inhabitants used to be culturally ruled via historic Egyptian and West Semitic audio system Provocative, passionate, and monstrous in scope, this quantity caps a considerate rewriting of historical past that has been stirring educational and political controversy because the book of the 1st quantity.

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By Martin Bernal

May possibly Greek philosophy be rooted in Egyptian concept? Is it attainable that the Pythagorean concept was once conceived at the seashores of the Nile and the Euphrates instead of in historical Greece? may possibly it's that a lot of Western civilization used to be shaped at the “Dark Continent”? for nearly centuries, Western students have given little credence to the potential of such situations. In Black Athena, an audacious three-volume sequence that moves on the center of today's so much heated tradition wars, Martin Bernal demanding situations Eurocentric attitudes via calling into query of the longest-established factors for the origins of classical civilization. to exploit his phrases, the Aryan version, that's present at the present time, claims that Greek tradition arose because the results of the conquest from the north by means of Indo-European audio system, or “Aryans,” of the local “pre-Hellenes.” the traditional version, which was once maintained in Classical Greece, held that the local inhabitants of Greece had first and foremost been civilized by way of Egyptian and Phoenician colonists and that extra close to jap tradition have been brought to Greece by means of Greeks learning in Egypt and Southwest Asia. relocating past those winning versions, Bernal proposes a Revised old version, which implies that classical civilization in truth had deep roots in Afroasiatic cultures. This long-awaited 3rd and ultimate quantity of the sequence is anxious with the linguistic proof that contradicts the Aryan version of historical Greece. Bernal indicates how approximately forty percentage of the Greek vocabulary has been plausibly derived from Afroasiatic languages—Ancient Egyptian and West Semitic. He additionally finds how those derivations usually are not constrained to issues of exchange, yet prolonged to the delicate language of politics, faith, and philosophy. This proof, in keeping with Bernal, tremendously strengthens the speculation that during Greece an Indo-European–speaking inhabitants used to be culturally ruled via historic Egyptian and West Semitic audio system Provocative, passionate, and monstrous in scope, this quantity caps a considerate rewriting of historical past that has been stirring educational and political controversy because the book of the 1st quantity.

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Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2 Vol. Set)

This quantity on Thucydides, crucial historian of the traditional international, includes articles by means of thirty best foreign students. The contributions conceal a variety of concerns, together with Thucydides lifestyles, highbrow milieu and predecessors, Thucydides and the act of writing, his rhetoric, historic process and narrative concepts, narrative team spirit within the background, the speeches, Thucydides reliability as a historian, and his legacy throughout the centuries. different issues handled contain war, faith, contributors, democracy and oligarchy, the discovery of political technological know-how, Thucydides and Athens, Sparta, Macedonia/Thrace, Sicily/South Italy, Persia, and the Argives. the quantity goals to supply a survey of present developments in Thucydidean stories on the way to be of curiosity to all scholars of historical background. "Brill's significant other to Thucydides was once offered selection extraordinary educational identify 2007.""

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This quantity on Thucydides, crucial historian of the traditional international, includes articles by means of thirty best foreign students. The contributions conceal a variety of concerns, together with Thucydides lifestyles, highbrow milieu and predecessors, Thucydides and the act of writing, his rhetoric, historic process and narrative concepts, narrative team spirit within the background, the speeches, Thucydides reliability as a historian, and his legacy throughout the centuries. different issues handled contain war, faith, contributors, democracy and oligarchy, the discovery of political technological know-how, Thucydides and Athens, Sparta, Macedonia/Thrace, Sicily/South Italy, Persia, and the Argives. the quantity goals to supply a survey of present developments in Thucydidean stories on the way to be of curiosity to all scholars of historical background. "Brill's significant other to Thucydides was once offered selection extraordinary educational identify 2007.""

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Later Greek Literature (Yale Classical Studies)

Lower than the Roman Empire Greek literature skilled a renaissance. This flowering of curiosity within the Classics used to be partially a revival of the conventional tradition linked to the fantastic prior and partially a improvement of latest kinds similar to the unconventional, the classical lecture and the erotic letter. This literature has generally been significantly underrated and the essays during this 1982 quantity of Yale Classical experiences have been accrued in an try and draw recognition to the literary excellence of a few undeservedly missed authors and to motivate extra readers to take them heavily. because the editors say of their creation: 'nowadays we glance to papyrology for ocasional revelations of fascinating new items of old literature, yet there are masterpieces already at the cabinets ready to be noticed'. This ebook might be of curiosity to scholars of Greek literature and historical hsitory, specifically to these keen on post-Hellenistic Greek tradition.

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Lower than the Roman Empire Greek literature skilled a renaissance. This flowering of curiosity within the Classics used to be partially a revival of the conventional tradition linked to the fantastic prior and partially a improvement of latest kinds similar to the unconventional, the classical lecture and the erotic letter. This literature has generally been significantly underrated and the essays during this 1982 quantity of Yale Classical experiences have been accrued in an try and draw recognition to the literary excellence of a few undeservedly missed authors and to motivate extra readers to take them heavily. because the editors say of their creation: 'nowadays we glance to papyrology for ocasional revelations of fascinating new items of old literature, yet there are masterpieces already at the cabinets ready to be noticed'. This ebook might be of curiosity to scholars of Greek literature and historical hsitory, specifically to these keen on post-Hellenistic Greek tradition.

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The Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematics: A Study in Cognitive History (Ideas in Context)

By Reviel Netz

This publication offers how to comprehend a momentous improvement in human highbrow background: the phenomenon of deductive argument in classical Greek arithmetic. The argument rests on a detailed description of the practices of Greek arithmetic, mostly using lettered diagrams and the regulated, formulaic use of language.

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By Reviel Netz

This publication offers how to comprehend a momentous improvement in human highbrow background: the phenomenon of deductive argument in classical Greek arithmetic. The argument rests on a detailed description of the practices of Greek arithmetic, mostly using lettered diagrams and the regulated, formulaic use of language.

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The Dionysian Vision of the World

By Friedrich Nietzsche, Ira J. Allen

During this early paintings, Nietzsche explores the Dionysian perfect and worldview which might grow to be crucial within the beginning of Tragedy.

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By Friedrich Nietzsche, Ira J. Allen

During this early paintings, Nietzsche explores the Dionysian perfect and worldview which might grow to be crucial within the beginning of Tragedy.

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The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Volume 1

By Plutarch

Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives,' written before everything of the second one century A.D., shape a super social background of the traditional international. They have been initially offered in a chain of books that gave an account of 1 Greek and one Roman existence, by means of a comparability of the 2: Theseus and Romulus, Alcibiades and Coriolanus, Demosthenes and Cicero, Demetrius and Antony. Plutarch was once drawn to the personalities of his matters and at the method their characters molded their activities, prime them to tragedy or victory. He was once a moralist of the top order. 'It was once for the sake of others that I first began writing biographies,' he says, 'but i locate myself continuing and attaching myself to it for my very own; the virtues of those nice males serving me as a type of looking-glass, within which i'll see tips to alter and embellish my very own life.' Plutarch used to be a guy of titanic erudition who had traveled broadly during the Roman Empire, and the Lives are richly anecdotal and entire of element. They have been the significant resource of Shakespeare's Roman performs.

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By Plutarch

Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives,' written before everything of the second one century A.D., shape a super social background of the traditional international. They have been initially offered in a chain of books that gave an account of 1 Greek and one Roman existence, by means of a comparability of the 2: Theseus and Romulus, Alcibiades and Coriolanus, Demosthenes and Cicero, Demetrius and Antony. Plutarch was once drawn to the personalities of his matters and at the method their characters molded their activities, prime them to tragedy or victory. He was once a moralist of the top order. 'It was once for the sake of others that I first began writing biographies,' he says, 'but i locate myself continuing and attaching myself to it for my very own; the virtues of those nice males serving me as a type of looking-glass, within which i'll see tips to alter and embellish my very own life.' Plutarch used to be a guy of titanic erudition who had traveled broadly during the Roman Empire, and the Lives are richly anecdotal and entire of element. They have been the significant resource of Shakespeare's Roman performs.

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