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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius—a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions. The copying and translation of this ancient book-the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age-fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare and even Thomas Jefferson.

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Genre : History
Author : Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2011-09-26
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780393083385

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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius—a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions. The copying and translation of this ancient book-the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age-fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare and even Thomas Jefferson.

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Genre : History
Author : Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2011-09-26
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780393083385

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Nearly six hundred years ago, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius was discovered on a library shelf. The book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, filled with dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion. The copying and translation of this ancient book fuelled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had revolutionary influence on writers from Montaigne to Thomas Jefferson.

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Genre : Civilization, Modern
Author : Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher :
Release : 2012
File : 357 Pages
ISBN-13 : 140749631X

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In this book, Tim O'Keefe reconstructs the philosopher Epicurus' (341 271/0 BCE) theory of freedom. Epicurus' theory has attracted much interest, but our attempts to understand it have been hampered by reading it anachronistically as the discovery of the modern problem of free will and determinism. O'Keefe argues that the sort of freedom which Epicurus wanted to preserve is significantly different from the 'free will' which philosophers debate today, and that in its emphasis on rational action it has much closer affinities with Aristotle's thought than with current preoccupations.

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Genre : History
Author : Tim O'Keefe
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2005-07-28
File : 175 Pages
ISBN-13 : 052184696X

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Walter G. Englert
Publisher : Society for Classical Studies American Classical Studies
Release : 1987
File : 215 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1555401244

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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.

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Genre : Mathematics
Author : Eric Harold Neville
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Release : 2013-04-16
File : 80 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781447487937

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Publisher : Brill Archive
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File : Pages
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For motorcyclists who have already learned how to operate their bikes with competence. Volume 2 provides detailed explanations of such subjects as weight management and traction during braking and acceleration, slip angles, accident avoidance maneuvers, and much more. Group riding is covered, including authoritative suggestions for pre-ride briefings, lane changes and other normal riding maneuvers, and unusual formations involving trikes and sidecar rigs, as well as how to deal with an impaired rider. Riders who wish to carry a passenger, tow a trailer, go camping, or tour on their motorcycles will find information here on how to plan such trips. Jim and Cash have distilled these lessons from over a half million miles of combined experience, and Jim's spreadsheets and models give readers the ability to analyze complicated issues of physics and motorcycle handling. You'll discover more interesting material than you can imagine when you study the contents of Volume 2. Letter paperback. 176 pages.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : James R. Davis
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2011-08
File : 176 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781257963096

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Concepts of God presented by Greek philosophers were significantly different from the image of the divine of popular religion and indicate a fairly sophisticated theological reflection from the very inception of Greek philosophy. This book presents a comprehensive history of theological thought of Greek philosophers from the Presocratics to the early Hellenistic period. Concentrating on views concerning the attributes of God and their impact on eschatological and ethical thought, Drozdek explains that theology was of paramount importance for all Greek philosophers even in the absence of purely theological or religious language.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Dr Adam Drozdek
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2013-05-28
File : 266 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781409477570

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Genre : Mathematics
Author : Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa
Publisher :
Release : 1970
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015035723207

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