Classics

Emperor Whisperers: A Comparative History of Ancient Chinese and Western Philosophy

Author: 

Roman, David

Credentials: 

David Roman was born in Madrid in 1973. After a long career as a foreign correspondent with the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, mostly in the Asia-Pacific region, he started work on Emperor Whisperers, his first non-fiction book. He is married with two children and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Emperor Whisperers charts a comparative history of the two largest strains of ancient philosophy, from the first millennium BC to around AD 500. The book examines how philosophy arose from atheism in both China and Greece but entered a cul de sac when atheism spread from the elites to the middle classes. China’s philosophy evolved to oppose law with morals, which created a mandarin class of “emperor whisperers,” while Western philosophy was complicated by competing political systems that were only harmonized by the triumph of the Roman Empire.

Market: 
Religion, History, Philosophy, Western Philosophy, Classics, Ancient History, Social Science, Asian Studies, Critical Studies, Chinese History, China, Greece
Release Date: 
February 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537321 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
210
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Finding Arcadia: Wisdom, Truth, and Love in the Classics

Author: 

Krause, Paul

Credentials: 

Paul Krause is the editor-in-chief of VoegelinView. He was educated at Baldwin Wallace University, Yale Divinity School, and the University of Buckingham, where he studied with Sir Roger Scruton. His writings on the arts, classics, literature, politics, philosophy, and religion have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, and journals. He is the author of The Odyssey of Love and contributed to The College Lecture Today and Making Sense of Diseases and Disasters.

“Paul Krause has written a beautiful and accessible commentary on the Greeks, Romans, and Saint Augustine, illuminating the wisdom of the ancients for a contemporary audience. Rather than engaging in an anachronistic reading of these works, Krause uncover the enduring truths that these authors offer us today.”
– Lee Trepanier, Samford University

Market: 
Literature, Classics, Philosophy, Education, Social Science, Critical Studies
Release Date: 
January 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537147 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

Politics, Law, and Disorder in the Garden of Eden: The Quest for Identity

Author: 

Haug, Nils A.

Credentials: 

Nils A. Haug is a trial lawyer by profession and past member of the International Bar Association. He was born in Norway but retired in Australia to focus on writing and teaching. His particular field of interest is the intersection of Western civilization and culture with political theory, philosophy, theology, ethics and law. He holds various degrees, including an M.A. in Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in Theology from North West University.

Contemporary Western society is in a state of internal disorder. Stimulated by progressive politicians and radical identity activists, and enforced through legal sanctions based on slanted juridical decisions contrary to an originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, the rise of identity ideologies has adversely affected all aspects of the public arena. Long-established Judeo-Christian principles founding the classical liberal democratic traditions of both Western culture and civilization are under threat of elimination.

Market: 
Literature, Classics, Education, Social Science, Religion, Western Literature, European Literature, Medieval Literature, Cultural Studies, Identity Studies
Release Date: 
January 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537178 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

The Homeric Question Revisited: An Essay on the History of the Ancient Greeks

Author: 

Michalopoulos, Dimitris G. Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Dimitris G. Michalopoulos obtained his Ph.D. at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in Paris. He has served as the Curator of the Archives of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Constantine Karamanlis (1980-1982), Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Diplomatic and Balkan History at the Aristotelian University of Salonika (1982-1994), Professor of European History at the Naval War College of Greece (1990-1997), and Professor of Naval History at the Naval Academy of Greece (1994-1997). From 1990 to 2000, he was Director of the Museum of the City of Athens, and served from 2004 to 2011 as Acting Director of the Historical Institute for Studies on Eleutherios Venizelos and his Era. He is currently an Acting Academic Advisor to the Institute of Hellenic Maritime History and lectures on Greek and Balkan History at the People’s University, Athens.

How did Socrates and Plato know that our planet is shaped like a ball? How were they aware that the earth has twelve tectonic plates? Were the Persians conquered at the naval battle of Salamis thanks to missiles launched from the nearby Thriasion Plain? How can Theocritus’s accurate knowledge of the American continent and Plutarch’s awareness of the Sargasso Sea be explained? Who was the real victor of the Trojan War, the Greeks or the Trojans? Can the aftermath of that legendary war in Anatolia be regarded as proof that the Greeks were conquered by the Trojans and not vice-versa?

Market: 
History, Political Science, Classics, Ancient History, European History, Mediterranean Studies, Greece
Release Date: 
Date: September 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537000 Hardcover
Price: 
Price: $139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Plato-Nietzsche: Philosophy the Other Way

Author: 

Dixsaut, Monique

Credentials: 

Professor Emerita at the University of Paris I. Translator: Kenneth Quandt, Ph.D. in Classics, University of California, Berkeley

The "PHILOSOPHY THE OTHER WAY" uncovers in the works of Plato and Nietzsche not some royal road to truth but rather the intensity of their love and commitment to the life of thought, whatever it discovers and wherever it might lead. Plato explored this in his ubiquitous absence from the adventures of thought depicted in his Dialogues. Nietzsche followed suit with his unrelenting presence as the grim and forceful conscience behind all the masks through which he spoke in his chaotic oeuvre.

Market: 
Philosophy, Classics, Plato, Nietzsche, Practical Philosophy, World Literature, German Literature, Idealism, Education
Release Date: 
October 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530483
Price: 
$89.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
316
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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The ABC of Lit Crit

Author: 

Ellis, Frank H.

Credentials: 

Ph.D; Professor of English, Smith College

Using technical discussion, definition and example, Dr Ellis discusses the art and craft of literary criticism and uses a variety of essay forms to discuss the critical impulse. Critical essays on 17th and 18th century literature and poetry are used to illustrate the notions of criticism and its overall purpose. Excellent study of the origins, purpose and style inherent in literary criticism.

“ Recommended for research libraries…”
Professor M. Hawkins, UL, Alberta

Market: 
Literary Criticism, Critical apparatus; Samuel Johnson, D.Defoe, Savage, Thomas Grey
Release Date: 
8/2005
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-933146-07-9
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
234
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

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