Erscheinungsdatum: 29.11.2016, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Leadership, Social Memory and Judean Discourse in the 5th-2nd Centuries BCE, Redaktion: Ben Zvi, Ehud // Edelman, Diana, Verlag: Equinox Publishing Ltd, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // Ancient // General // Alte Welt, Rubrik: Geschichte // Altertum, Seiten: 296, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 758 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
The half day tour will be a special and unforgettable memory for your Chinese trip. Learning Guzheng is easy! No need of music background. Everyone will be able to play 2-3 China famous music. A good way to mediate too in beautiful sound. The Guzheng (Chinese: 古箏) is a Chinese plucked string instrument with a more than 2,500-year history. It is ancestral to several other Asian zithers such as the Japanese koto the Korean gayageum, Mongolian yatga, and the Vietnamese đàn tranh. The guzheng has gone through many changes during its long history. The oldest specimen yet discovered was dated to around 500 BCE. It became prominent during the Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE). By Tang Dynasty (618–907 CE) it have been the most commonly played instrument in China.
Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE, was the son of a physician. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367-347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil, Hermeias, in Asia Minor. After some time at Mitylene, in 343-2 he was appointed by King Philip of Macedon to be tutor of his teen-aged son Alexander. After Philip's death in 336, Aristotle became head of his own school (of 'Peripatetics'), the Lyceum at Athens. Because of anti-Macedonian feeling there after Alexander's death in 323, he withdrew to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322. Nearly all the works Aristotle prepared for publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). They can be categorized as follows. I Practical Nicomachean Ethics; Great Ethics (Magna Moralia); Eudemian Ethics; Politics; Economics (on the good of the family); On Virtues and Vices. II Logical Categories; Analytics (Prior and Posterior); Interpretation; Refutations used by Sophists; Topica. III Physical Twenty-six works (some suspect) including astronomy, generation and destruction, the senses, memory, sleep, dreams, life, facts about animals, etc. IV Metaphysics on being as being. V Art Rhetoric and Poetics. VI Other works including the Constitution of Athens; more works also of doubtful authorship. VII Fragments of various works such as dialogues on philosophy and literature; and of treatises on rhetoric, politics and metaphysics. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Aristotle is in twenty-three volumes.
Of all the cities of ancient Mesopotamia, Babylon is virtually the only one still remembered today. The very word Babylon has entered the lexicon of popular understanding as a synonym for decadence and wealth. But what do we really know about the history of this once mighty city?Inside you will read about: King Hammurabi and the Babylonian EmpireThe Persian ConquestAlexander the Great Enters BabylonBabylon FallsBabylon in the BibleAnd much more!Babylon first became important in the 18th century BCE under the rule of King Hammurabi. However, it barely survived his death before it was conquered, first by the Hittites and then by the Assyrians. In the seventh century BCE, the city was completely destroyed after it rebelled against Assyrian rule, and it wasn’t until the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar II that it once again became the heart of a large empire. After that, it was conquered by the Persians and finally, in the fourth century BCE, by Alexander the Great.Alexander planned to make Babylon the capital of his mighty empire, but he died in the city under mysterious circumstances before this was done. After his death, Babylon entered a period of decline from which it never recovered, until by the seventh century CE, it was no more than a source of bricks for local builders.How did this happen? How did this city rise to great power and then fall to become nothing but a memory? Why do we remember the name of Babylon when the names of all the other great cities of ancient Mesopotamia have been forgotten? This is the story of Babylon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Paul Aulridge, Jr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141685/bk_acx0_141685_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the very outset in the West - from the time of Homer himself in about 750 BCE - the epic has been the most highly regarded of literary genres. It is rivaled only by tragedy, which arose a bit more than two centuries later, as the most respected, the most influential, and, from a slightly different vantage point, the most prestigious mode of addressing the human condition in literary terms. The major epics are the big boys, the works that, from the very outset, everyone had heard of and everyone knew, at least by reputation. They are the works that had the most profound and most enduring cultural influence. And they are very much with us still, some more than others, but all - or all the most successful ones - are more or less firmly enshrined in cultural memory. They are still read. They are still taught. They still gain imitators and admirers. The stories they tell still shape our imagination and aspirations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Shutt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002529/bk_reco_002529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word cakra, meaning "wheel". It was first described in the Vedas, ancient Hindu texts that date back to about 1,500 BCE. Throughout history, many cultures - including the Egyptians, Hindus, Chinese, Sufis, Zarathustrians, Greeks, Native Americans, Incas, and Mayans, among others - have all known these centers of energy, or the chakra system, to be a reflection of the natural law that exists within the universe and an intertwined counterpart to our physical selves. Chakras are force vortexes inside each one of us. These vortexes of energy transport energy into your aura and body from the universe around you, as well as between the physical body and the layers of your aura. Your chakra system can be thought to be similar to a spiritual bloodstream. Blood carries throughout the body oxygen, nutrients, and hormones; it helps to regulate and balance the body; and it protects the body by removing waste products and coagulating when the body is damaged. Your bloodstream connects and supports many other physical body systems in much the same way that your chakra system connects and supports your physical self and energy self. While you will not see the relaxation of the practicing chakra right now, you will see a big change in your mind and body once meditation becomes one of your routines. Chakra mediation yields many advantages: Brain Preserves the brain from aging Improves key brain areas Better memory Better concentration Mental health Stress relief Protects from depression Reduces panic symptoms and anxiety Relaxation and inner peace Physical health Reduces blood pressure Reduces risk of heart attack Alzheimer's prevention Reduces back pain Self-detection. As we touch the energies inside our chakras, we interact more deepl 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Barberio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/187868/bk_acx0_187868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When scholars study the history of the ancient Near East, several wars that had extremely brutal consequences (at least by modern standards) often stand out. Forced removal of entire populations, sieges that decimated entire cities, and wanton destruction of property were all tactics used by the various peoples of the ancient Near East against each other, but the Assyrians were the first people to make war a science. When the Assyrians are mentioned, images of war and brutality are among the first that come to mind, despite the fact that their culture prospered for nearly 2,000 years. Like a number of ancient individuals and empires in that region, the negative perception of ancient Assyrian culture was passed down through Biblical accounts, and regardless of the accuracy of the Bible’s depiction of certain events, the Assyrians clearly played the role of adversary for the Israelites. Indeed, Assyria (Biblical Shinar) and the Assyrian people played an important role in many books of the Old Testament and are first mentioned in the book of Genesis. Although the Biblical accounts of the Assyrians are among the most interesting and are often corroborated with other historical sources, the Assyrians were much more than just the enemies of the Israelites and brutal thugs. Among all the cities that thrived in the ancient Near East, few can match the opulence and ostentatiousness of Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian Empire for much of the seventh century BCE. During that time it became known for its mighty citadels, grand palaces, beautiful gardens, and even its zoos. In fact, the beauty of Nineveh, especially its gardens, impressed later writers so much that they assigned its gardens as one of the original Seven Wonders of the World, except unfortunately for Nineveh’s memory, the location was placed in Babylon. The confusion that assigned one of the Wonders of the World to Babylon instead of Nineveh is in fact a large part of Nineveh’s history - it w 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073444/bk_acx0_073444_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to discover the captivating history of the Battle of Thermopylae, then pay attention.... The Battle of Thermopylae is one of the most famous battles in human history. It featured two of the ancient world’s most prominent cultures, the Achaemenid-led Persian Empire and the fragmented yet culturally advanced Greeks. It also included some of history’s most famous leaders, such as the Persian king Xerxes and the Spartan king and military general Leonidas. This glorification is apt only because the battle was indeed an important moment in the much larger conflict known as the Greco-Persian Wars. However, the Greeks lost this battle. In fact, it was a slaughter. Had it not been for some good fortune as well as an advantage in terms of equipment and fighting techniques, the Battle of Thermopylae could have gone down in history as the beginning of the end for one of the world’s great civilizations. That these soldiers were more willing to die than to surrender to the evil Persians is part of the reason why this battle has become so famous. It serves as a symbol of what people will do to protect their freedom and their homeland. Sure, much of our memory of the Battle of Thermopylae is glorified untruth, but no one can deny that the Greeks and the Persians, in late August or early September of 480 BCE, fought one of the most important battles in one of the most important wars of the ancient era. In this audiobook, you will discover topics such asLeading up to the Battle of ThermopylaeThe main characters of the Battle of ThermopylaeGreece and Persia prepare for battleThe Battle of Thermopylae: Seven days to last the test of timeAfter the Battle of ThermopylaeThe Greek and Persian armiesAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about the Battle of Thermopylae, buy this book now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168269/bk_acx0_168269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From as early as the third century BCE, the Romans were prodigious monument builders, so much so that the memory of the great Roman Republic and the Roman Empire continues to exist within a cityscape of stone. Rome's public spaces were filled with statues, arches, temples, and many other varieties of monumental images, and each of these structures had its own civic or religious function. At the same time, most were embedded with stories, messages, and symbolism so that they also tended to function as propaganda. These monuments allowed the leading citizens of Rome, especially its emperors, to sculpt their own self-image and embed themselves and their most memorable deeds into the very structure of the Roman city. As the most completely preserved building of the Imperial Roman capital, the Pantheon represents the peak of Imperial monument building at Rome. It is no coincidence that the Pantheon was built during the zenith of the Roman Empire's power and wealth; as with most civilizations, this period of exceptional commercial and political activity was symbolized by large-scale building. In this respect, the Pantheon is a visual symbol of the greatness of the Roman Empire, and as such, it captivates all who have been privileged enough to behold it. Michelangelo declared the building to be of "angelic and not human design", while Goethe claimed to be "overwhelmed with admiration" for the structure. While the sublime nature of the Pantheon's design has always been readily apparent, no one has ever been able to figure out exactly what the structure was supposed to mean or even how it was built. Stepping into the Pantheon's soaring, curved interior is itself enough to make anyone feel insignificant by comparison, and this feeling is only reinforced by the elusiveness of its meaning and design. In a sense, however, the fact that the Pantheon seems doomed to be forever shrouded in mystery only serves to enhance its captivating beauty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077412/bk_acx0_077412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.