L'Iliade ou le poeme de la force

L'Iliade ou le poeme de la force

Simone Weil, a brilliant young teacher, philosopher, and social activist, wrote the essay, The ‘Iliad’ or the Poem of Force at France at the beginning of World War II. Her profound meditation on the nature of violence provides a remarkably vivid and accessible testament of the Greek epic’s continuing relevance to our lives. This celebrated work appears here for the first time in a bilingual version, based on the text of the authoritative edition of the author’s complete writings. An introduction discusses the significance of the essay both in the evolution of Weil’s thought and as a distinctively iconoclastic contribution to Homeric studies. The commentary draws on recent interpretations of the Iliad and examines the parallels between Weil’s vision of Homer’s warriors and the experiences of modern soldiers.

French Vernacular Books / Livres vernaculaires français (FB) (2 vols.)

Books Published in the French Language before 1601 / Livres imprimés en français avant 1601

French Vernacular Books / Livres vernaculaires français (FB) (2 vols.)

A complete short-title catalogue of all books published in the French language before 1601. Based on twelve years of investigations in libraries in France and other countries, FB lists over 52,000 bibliographically distinct items in over 1,600 different libraries.

A Manual of Classical Bibliography

Comprising a Copious Detail of the Various Editions; Commentaries, and Works Critical and Illustrative; and Translations Into the English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, And, Occasionally, Other Languages; of the Greek and Latin Classics

A Manual of Classical Bibliography


Fear of slaves, fear of enslavement in the ancient Mediterranean

Fear of slaves, fear of enslavement in the ancient Mediterranean

Centré sur la problématique de la peur et de l'esclavage le 29e colloque du GIREA qui s'est tenu à Rethymnon en novembre 2004 s'est voulu un rassemblement international d'antiquisants qui a porté son attention sur une thématique qui incitait à l'analyse de la peur par le biais de la logique de domination et de soumission, rappelant ainsi ce qui fut perçu par plusieurs historiens comme une ambiguïté inhérente au statut des émotions : à la fois produits des instances dirigeantes et productrices de mouvements et de comportements collectifs et individuels. Le couple du maître et de l'esclave, soumis à ce schéma d'autorité et d'obéissance, de liberté et de servitude, de suprématie et de soumission, se prêtait de manière exemplaire à ce domaine qui se veut novateur, même si les stoïciens, bien avant nos inquiétudes historiographiques modernes ont su montrer à leur façon la pertinence de l'inégalité de sentiments dans la gérance de soi et du monde.

L'Iliade D'Homere

L'Iliade D'Homere

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