Artaxerxes

Soloists, The Parley of Instruments, Roy Goodman - Thomas Arne: Artaxerxes (2009) 2CDs

Thomas Arne - Artaxerxes (2009) 2CDs
Christopher Robson, countertenor; Ian Partridge, tenor; Patricia Spence, mezzo-soprano
Richard Edgar-Wilson, tenor; Catherine Bott, soprano; Philippa Hyde, soprano;
The Parley of Instruments; Roy Goodman, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 640 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Hyperion | # CDD22073 | Time: 02:20:20

Artaxerxes, premiered in London in 1762, was the first full-length opera seria sung in English. It proved a great success and helped to revive the fortunes of Thomas Arne, whose career had been in the doldrums. The opera featured his new protégée and mistress Charlotte Brent in the role of Mandane and Arne lavished attention on her music. Mandane’s arias and those of the hero Arbaces provide many of the opera’s high points, with their rich orchestrations, virtuoso vocal parts and captivating tunes. Though based on the Handelian model, Artaxerxes shows both Arne’s talent at the later galant style and his penchant for folk-like, pastoral airs. The results are mostly a delight (if a tad lightweight for the libretto’s blood ’n’ thunder deeds), with a variety of attractive arias further enhanced by Arne’s deft use of woodwind. Christopher Robson in the title role and Catherine Bott, thrilling as Mandane, head a fine team of singers: my only complaint is that Patricia Spence’s forceful Arbaces too often slips into shrill and strident mode.
A Study Of Plutarch's Life Of Artaxerxes: With Especial Reference To The Sources (1881) (Repost)

A Study Of Plutarch's Life Of Artaxerxes: With Especial Reference To The Sources (1881) by Charles Forster Smith
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1437468918 | 61 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
A Study of Plutarch's Life of Artaxerxes: With Especial Reference to the Sources

A Study of Plutarch's Life of Artaxerxes: With Especial Reference to the Sources
Publisher: Metzger & Wittig | 1881 | ISBN: 1437468918 | 61 pages | PDF | 1.1MB
Lives, XI: Aratus. Artaxerxes. Galba. Otho. General Index

Lives, XI: Aratus. Artaxerxes. Galba. Otho. General Index
Publisher: Loeb Classical Library | ISBN: 0674991141 | edition 1926 | PDF | 512 pages | 19,33 mb

Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. 45–120 CE, was born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in central Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a teacher in philosophy, was given consular rank by the emperor Trajan and a procuratorship in Greece by Hadrian. He was married and the father of one daughter and four sons. He appears as a man of kindly character and independent thought, studious and learned.

Hippocrates, Volume I: Ancient Medicine  

Posted by mapusi at April 3, 2015
Hippocrates, Volume I: Ancient Medicine

Hippocrates, Volume I: Ancient Medicine (Loeb Classical Library, No. 147) by Hippocrates
English | Jan 1, 1923 | ISBN: 0674991621 | 432 Pages | PDF | 13 MB

Hippocrates, said to have been born in Cos in or before 460 BCE, learned medicine and philosophy; travelled widely as a medical doctor and teacher; was consulted by King Perdiccas of Macedon and Artaxerxes of Persia; and died perhaps at Larissa. Apparently he rejected superstition in favour of inductive reasoning and the study of real medicine as subject to natural laws, in general and in individual people as patients for treatment by medicines and surgery.
The World of Achaemenid Persia: The Diversity of Ancient Iran (repost)

John Curtis, St. John Simpson, "The World of Achaemenid Persia: The Diversity of Ancient Iran"
2010 | ISBN: 1848853467 | 624 pages | PDF | 15,6 MB

Interest and fascination in Achaemenid Persia has burgeoned in recent years. It is time for a major new appraisal of the glorious civilization founded by Cyrus the Great and continued by his successors, the Great Kings Darius I, Xerxes and Artaxerxes I. This volume offers precisely that: a sustained and comprehensive overview of the field of Achaemenid studies by leading scholars and experts. It discusses all aspects of Achaemenid history and archaeology between 550 BCE and 330 BCE, and embraces the whole vast territory of the Persian Empire from North Africa to India and from Central Asia to the Persian Gulf.
Persia and Torah: The Theory of Imperial Authorization of the Pentateuch

Persia and Torah: The Theory of Imperial Authorization of the Pentateuch
Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature | ISBN: 1589830156 | edition 2001 | PDF | 242 pages | 10,9 mb

In 1984, Peter Frei revived an old theory about the influence of the Persian Empire on the promulgation of Jewish law in the time of Ezra. 1 Citing ancient references to codifications of Egyptian law under Darius, Persian involvement in the founding of local cults in Asia Minor and at Elephantine in Upper Egypt, and Persian permission for the promulgation of Jewish legal texts in the biblical books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, Frei argued that the Persians authorized local legislation in various parts of the empire. Such “imperial authorization” created a federal arrangement by which the local communities gained a degree of legal autonomy while remaining under imperial rule. Thus he depicted Artaxerxes’ authorization of Ezra’s law book (Ezra 7), presumably the Pentateuch more or less, as an action typical of Persian, and only of Persian, policies.