New PDF release: Letters, Volume II: Books 8-10. Panegyricus (Loeb Classical

By Pliny the Younger, William Melmoth, W.M.L. Hutchinson

ISBN-10: 0674990668

ISBN-13: 9780674990661

The more youthful Pliny used to be born in sixty one or sixty two CE, the son of Lucius Caecilius of Comum (Como) and the Elder Pliny's sister. He used to be expert at domestic after which in Rome lower than Quintilian. He used to be at Misenum on the time of the eruption of Vesuvius in seventy nine (described in recognized letters) whilst the Elder Pliny died. Pliny began his profession on the Roman bar on the age of eighteen. He moved in the course of the general places of work in a senator's profession, held treasury appointments and a priesthood, and used to be consul in September and October a hundred. in this get together he introduced the speech of because of the Emperor Trajan which he afterwards improved and released because the Panegyricus. After his consulship he again to advocacy within the court docket and Senate, and was once additionally president of the Tiber Conservancy Board. His hopes of retirement have been reduce brief while he was once selected by means of Trajan to move out to the province of Bithynia and Pontus on a distinct fee because the Emperor's direct consultant. he's identified to were there years, and is presumed to have died there prior to the top of 113. booklet X of the Letters comprises his correspondence with Trajan in this interval, and contains letters concerning the early Christians. Pliny's Letters are very important as a social record of his instances. They let us know concerning the guy himself and his huge pursuits, and approximately his many acquaintances, together with Tacitus, Martial and Suetonius. Pliny has a present for description and a flexible prose variety, and greater than any of his contemporaries he supplies an unprejudiced photograph of Rome as he knew it. The Loeb Classical Library version of Pliny the more youthful is in volumes; the 1st comprises Books I–VII of his Letters and an Introduction.>

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Download e-book for iPad: The Curves of Life (Dover books explaining science) by Theodore A. Cook

By Theodore A. Cook

ISBN-10: 048623701X

ISBN-13: 9780486237015

ISBN-10: 0844657468

ISBN-13: 9780844657462

Vintage, well-thought-out exam of the functionality of the spiral, or helix, in either nature and artwork. Demonstrates how spiral is key to constitution of shells, leaves, horns, human physique, drawings of Leonardo, Leaning Tower of Pisa, extra. 1914 variation. 426 illustrations.

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Roman History. Volume II: Books 12-35 (Loeb Classical by Dio Cassius; Earnest Cary (trans.) PDF

By Dio Cassius; Earnest Cary (trans.)

ISBN-10: 0674990412

ISBN-13: 9780674990418

Dio Cassius (Cassius Dio), ca. a hundred and fifty– 235 CE, was once born at Nicaea in Bithynia in Asia Minor. at the loss of life of his father (Roman governor of Cilicia) he went in a hundred and eighty to Rome, entered the Senate, and below the emperor Commodus used to be an suggest. He held excessive workplaces, turning into a detailed good friend of numerous emperors. He used to be made governor of Pergamum and Smyrna; consul in 220; proconsul of Africa; governor of Dalmatia after which of Pannonia; and consul back in 229. Of the 80 books of Dio's nice paintings Roman heritage, overlaying the period from the mythical touchdown of Aeneas in Italy to the reign of Alexander Severus (222–235 CE), we own Books 36–60 (36 and 55–60 have gaps), which disguise the years sixty eight BCE–47 CE. The lacking parts are partially provided, for the sooner gaps via Zonaras, who is based heavily on Dio, and for a few later gaps (Book 35 onwards) via John Xiphilinus (of the 11th century). There also are many excerpts. The amenities for learn afforded by way of Dio's authentic tasks and his personal make him a truly important resource for Roman historical past of the final years of the republic and the 1st 4 emperors. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Dio Cassius is in 9 volumes.

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C. J. Ash;J. N. Crossley;C. J. Brickhill;J. C. Stillwell;N.'s What is Mathematical Logic? PDF

By C. J. Ash;J. N. Crossley;C. J. Brickhill;J. C. Stillwell;N. H. Williams

ISBN-10: 0486264041

ISBN-13: 9780486264042

This advent to the most rules and result of mathematical common sense is a major therapy aimed at non-logicians. beginning with a old survey of good judgment in precedent days, it strains the 17th-century improvement of calculus and discusses sleek theories, together with set conception, the continuum speculation, and different principles. 1972 version.

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Space Exploration 2007 (Springer Praxis Books Space - download pdf or read online

By Brian Harvey

ISBN-10: 0387333304

ISBN-13: 9780387333304

This e-book offers an annual replace on contemporary area launches, missions and effects. the once a year, written for either younger and older area lovers, offers a typical, balanced overview of the entire world’s significant house programmes. It covers area exploration from a number of angles: on reflection at prior missions, reviewing these presently lower than method and looking out to these deliberate for the longer term. the 10 invited contributions every year will hide quite a few subject matters inside of those parts. The publication is for area fanatics from youth upwards via to execs operating within the all over the world house and reporters overlaying house matters.

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