Eris vs. Aemulatio

Valuing Competition in Classical Antiquity

Author: Cynthia Damon,Christoph Pieper

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004383972

Category: History

Page: 384

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Eris vs. Aemulatio examines the functioning and effect of competition in ancient society, in both its productive and destructive aspects.

The Tao of Jack Bauer

What Our Favorite Terrorist Buster Says About Life, Love, Torture, and Saving the World 24 Times in 24 Hours With No Lunch Break

Author: Steven Keslowitz

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440120633

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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As the preeminent post-9/11 television thriller, 24 has addressed critical issues relating to striking the proper balance between maintaining our civil liberties and ensuring our national security. The show continues to have a profound impact on the way in which we view the world. The Tao of Jack Bauer is an insightful study of Jack Bauer's influence in society. What does Jack Bauer teach us about torture? Does 24 glorify torture or does the series take a more nuanced approach to the issue? How can we maintain our civil liberties in the age of terrorism? How can we best fight terrorists while maintaining our core values? Is Jack Bauer a lawbreaker or a lawmaker? How do we analyze the countless moral and ethical dilemmas presented on 24? What is the "Jack Bauer effect"? How do government agents make use of technology to fight terrorism? The Tao of Jack Bauer tackles all of these issues and many more. The book also contains a fun quiz that measures how similar you are to Jack Bauer. So sit back, relax, and explore the world of 24 in a fresh, new light. As Jack Bauer would say: open the book "now, damn it!"

Homer and the Good Ruler in Antiquity and Beyond

Author: Jacqueline Klooster,Baukje van den Berg

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004365850

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 394

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Homer and the Good Ruler in Antiquity and Beyond focuses on the important question of how and why later authors employ the Homeric epics to reflect on various types and aspects of leadership.

The Doctors' Dictionary, 2nd edition

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors

Author: Joseph C Segen

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1617926744

Category: Medical

Page: 1200

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This book provides thousands of nuggets of information about nearly everything that impacts on medicine, with a particular emphasis on jargon and terminology that we use daily but can.t find under one roof.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

A Complete Concordance to the Old and New Testament

Or, A Dictionary and Alphabetical Index to the Bible ... : to which is Added, a Concordance to the Apocrypha; with a Compendium of the Bible and a Brief Account of Its History and Excellency

Author: Alexander Cruden

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: 719

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Nordische Mythen und Sagen

Author: Neil Gaiman


ISBN: 3732539962

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 7332

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Warum bebt die Erde? Wie entstanden Ebbe und Flut? Wie kam die Poesie in unsere Welt? Neil Gaiman erzählt die nordischen Sagen und Mythen neu, mit Witz und Sinnlichkeit, voller Zuneigung und Neugierde. Wir machen Bekanntschaft mit dem mächtigen Odin, reisen mit Thor und seinem Hammer durch die neun nordischen Welten, sind bezaubert von den Göttern und entsetzt von mancher Skrupellosigkeit. Machen Sie sich die Sagen zu eigen, erzählen Sie sie weiter, an den langen kalten Winterabenden, in den lauen Sommernächten. Nach der Lektüre werden Sie selbst die Wolken mit anderen Augen betrachten.