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Lucian: Three Menippean Fantasies

By Lucian,Joel C. Relihan
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  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Isbn : 1647920272
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Literary Collections
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A handful of fragments is all that remains of the writings of Menippus, the third-century BCE provocateur of the Greek Cynic movement. The Western literary tradition knows him through Lucian, the Greek satirist who lived and worked four hundred years later. Included in this book are Joel Relihan’s lively English translations of Lucian’s three reanimations of Menippus—fantastic narratives and comic dialogues set in heaven and hell: Menippus; or, The Consultation of the Corpses Icaromenippus; or, A Man above the Clouds The Colloquies of the Corpses (Dialogues of the Dead) For the first time in over fifty years, these works are assembled in a unified format to tell a particular story: Lucian’s evolving understanding of the philosophical and literary potential of the person, productions, and purposes of Menippus. Not only is it time to give Lucian’s Menippus a fresh look and a thorough reevaluation, but also to consider how Lucian’s imitations and innovations adumbrate, illuminate, and complicate the history of that enigmatic genre, Menippean satire.

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This unique and engaging open access title provides a compelling and ground-breaking account of the patient safety movement in the United States, told from the perspective of one of its most prominent leaders, and arguably the movement’s founder, Lucian L. Leape, MD. Covering the growth of the field from the late 1980s to 2015, Dr. Leape details the developments, actors, organizations, research, and policy-making activities that marked the evolution and major advances of patient safety in this time span. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, this book not only comprehensively details how and why human and systems errors too often occur in the process of providing health care, it also promotes an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices of patient safety, including how they were influenced by today’s modern safety sciences and systems theory and design. Indeed, the book emphasizes how the growing awareness of systems-design thinking and the self-education and commitment to improving patient safety, by not only Dr. Leape but a wide range of other clinicians and health executives from both the private and public sectors, all converged to drive forward the patient safety movement in the US. Making Healthcare Safe is divided into four parts: I. In the Beginning describes the research and theory that defined patient safety and the early initiatives to enhance it. II. Institutional Responses tells the stories of the efforts of the major organizations that began to apply the new concepts and make patient safety a reality. Most of these stories have not been previously told, so this account becomes their histories as well. III. Getting to Work provides in-depth analyses of four key issues that cut across disciplinary lines impacting patient safety which required special attention. IV. Creating a Culture of Safety looks to the future, marshalling the best thinking about what it will take to achieve the safe care we all deserve. Captivatingly written with an “insider’s” tone and a major contribution to the clinical literature, this title will be of immense value to health care professionals, to students in a range of academic disciplines, to medical trainees, to health administrators, to policymakers and even to lay readers with an interest in patient safety and in the critical quest to create safe care.

Disgusting Bliss

By Lucian Randall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 0857200909
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 790
  • File Pdf: disgusting-bliss.pdf

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The Sunnewspaper asked if Chris Morris's July 2001 Brass Eye Special on paedophilia was 'the sickest TV ever?' It was certainly the most controversial, though his uncompromising style of comedy meant he was rarely far from trouble. Morris first came to national prominence at the heart of a group of virtually unknown comedians brought together by Armando Iannucci. This book follows them from their 1991 news satire On the Hour, which transferred from radio to television where it was reinvented as the equally successful The Day Today. It became impossible to watch bulletins without thinking of Morris's Paxmanesque anchor character chastising a reporter -- 'Peter! You've lost the news!' -- or authoritatively delivering nonsense headlines: 'Sacked chimney worker pumps boss full of mayonnaise.' Meanwhile co-star Steve Coogan created a lasting anti-hero in Alan Partridge, imbued with a horrible life all of his own. But Morris himself was always the most compelling character of all. Drawing on exclusive new interviews and original research, this book creates a compelling portrait of Morris from his earliest radio days and of the comedians and writers who frequently took on the industry they worked in, polarising opinion to such a degree that government ministers threatened to ban them entirely. THIS IS THE NEEEWWWWS!

Lucian's Angel [Warriors of the Light 16]

By AJ Jarrett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Siren-BookStrand
  • Isbn : 1682956199
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 759
  • File Pdf: lucian-s-angel-warriors-of-the-light-16.pdf

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[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, HEA] For thousands of years, Lucian Salva has been the most feared dark warrior to roam the land. Well...that was until he got his soul back. Now he's a man living with regret but, in the mist of all this darkness, he finds an angel. But is it real or just another illusion? Leo Hadfield is happily living his immortal life. He's been waiting patiently to find his soul mate but never expected to find him in a dark and dank alley. Even more so that it would be the most hated man to ever cross pass with the warriors of the light. There are few things in life worth fighting for and love is one of them. It's now up to Leo to find a way to protect Lucian from those who want him dead and keep himself alive in the process. Shouldn't be too hard for a young vampire, should it? ** A Siren Erotic Romance AJ Jarrett is a Siren-exclusive author.

The Metaphysics of Religion

By Michael S. Jones
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Isbn : 9780838641002
  • Pages : 287
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 958
  • File Pdf: the-metaphysics-of-religion.pdf

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Lucian Blaga was an early twentieth-century European philosopher whose work was suppressed at the height of his career by the creation of the Romanian Socialist Republic. Blaga's philosophical writings are rich and creative, spanning metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophical anthropology, aesthetics, philosophy of culture, philosophy of history, and philosophy of religion. Mircea Eliade wrote that Blaga was the most gifted and critical original thinker in the history of Romanian philosophy. Because of historical circumstances, Blaga's philosophy has not become known outside of his own country, although within Romania it continues to be read and discussed. Were it to become known outside of Romania, Blaga's philosophy could provide interesting contributions to contemporary philosophical discussions. The thesis of this book is that Blaga's philosophy can make valuable contributions to contemporary Anglo-American philosophy. In order to support this thesis, Blaga's philosophical system is explained in detail so that the reader may see how it can be applied to a variety of philosophical issues. philosophy of religion in order to demonstrate that it can contribute to contemporary Anglo-American discussions. Michael S. Jones is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Liberty University.

Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons

By Lucian Turcescu
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780198038832
  • Pages : 186
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 364
  • File Pdf: gregory-of-nyssa-and-the-concept-of-divine-persons.pdf

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The concept of personhood is central to a wide range of contemporary issues, ranging from reproductive rights to the death penalty and euthanasia. We may think that the concept of person is a modern development. In fact, however, this idea does not originate with our discovery of human rights, consciousness, and individuality. In this study Lucian Turcescu shows that the fourth-century theologian Gregory of Nyssa developed a very sophisticated concept of the person in the context of his attempts to clarify the paradox of the Trinity-a single God comprising three distinct persons. Turcescu offers the first in-depth analysis of Gregory's writings about the divine persons. He shows that Gregory understood personhood as characterized by uniqueness, relationality, and freedom. He reasoned that the three persons of the Trinity have distinctive properties that make them individuals, that is, capable of being enumerated and circumscribed. But this idea of individuation, inherited from the neo-Platonists, falls short of expressing a clear notion of personal uniqueness. By itself it would suggest that a person is merely a collection of properties. Gregory's great contribution was to perceive the importance of relationality to personhood. The three divine persons know and love each other, are in communion with each other, and freely act together in their common will. This understanding, argues Turcescu, adds up to a concept of personal uniqueness much like our modern one. Turcescu's work not only contributes to our knowledge of the history of Trinitarian theology but can be helpful to theologians who are dealing with issues in contemporary ethics.

Political Culture and Political Development

By Lucian W. Pye,Sidney Verba
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400875323
  • Pages : 586
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 973
  • File Pdf: political-culture-and-political-development.pdf

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Volume 5 in the Studies in Political Development Series. Originally published in 1965. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Rose

By Sydney Landon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sydney Landon LLC
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 286
  • File Pdf: rose.pdf

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My name is Rose Madden and I have spent my life being the perfect daughter. Thanks to my daddy, I'm an expert marksman who dresses like some modern day freaking June Cleaver. My life has been perfectly scripted since the day I was born. I've never deviated from the plan—until I met attorney Max Decker. Now he has me doing insane things to get his attention, like grabbing him in his car and being arrested for stalking my ex-boyfriend just so he'll come bail me out of jail. He thinks I'm crazy—but he wants me anyway. Will he still feel the same when fate steps in, revealing my secret shame to him?

Designing and Implementing Linux Firewalls with QoS Using Netfilter, Iproute2, NAT and L7-filter

By Lucian Gheorghe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 1847190510
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 193
  • File Pdf: designing-and-implementing-linux-firewalls-with-qos-using-netfilter-iproute2-nat-and-l7-filter.pdf

Book Summary:

Learn how to secure your system and implement QoS using real-world scenarios for networks of all sizes.

The Handbook of Banking Technology

By Tim Walker,Lucian Morris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119328101
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 174
  • File Pdf: the-handbook-of-banking-technology.pdf

Book Summary:

Competitive advantage in banking comes from effective use of technology The Handbook of Banking Technology provides a blueprint for the future of banking, with deep insight into the technologies at the heart of the industry. The rapid evolution of IT brings continual change and demand for investment — yet keeping pace with these changes has become an essential part of doing business. This book describes how banks can harness the power of current and upcoming technology to add business value and gain a competitive advantage; you'll learn how banks are using technology to drive business today, and which emerging trends are likely to drive the evolution of banking over the next decade. Regulation is playing an ever increasing role in banking and the impact of regulatory change on technology and the management of it are discussed — while mandatory changes put pressure on many of our high street banking brands, their ability to adapt and utilise technology will have a fundamental impact on their success in the rapidly changing marketplace. Technology costs can amount to 15 per cent or more of operational costs and bank leaders need to be able to make informed decisions about technology investments in light of the potential benefits. This book explores the depth and breadth of banking technology to help decision makers stay up to date and drive better business. Assess your current technology against the new banking paradigms Procure the systems needed to protect the bottom line Implement newer technology more efficiently and effectively Ensure compliance and drive value with appropriate technology management Technological change is driven by mass adoption of new channels, innovation from new entrants, and by banks themselves as a means of increasing revenue and reducing costs. The Handbook of Banking Technology offers a comprehensive look at the role of technology in banking, and the impact it will have in the coming years.

The Cynic Philosophers

By Diogenes of Sinope,Julian,Lucian
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141939303
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 608
  • File Pdf: the-cynic-philosophers.pdf

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'Poverty does not consist in the want of money,' I answered, 'nor is begging to be deplored. Poverty consists in the desire to have everything, and through violent means if necessary' From their founding in the fifth century BC and for over 800 years, the Cynic philosophers sought to cure humanity of greed and vice with their proposal of living simply. They guaranteed happiness to their adherents through freedom of speech, poverty, self-sufficiency and physical hardiness. In this fascinating and completely new collection of Cynic writing through the centuries, from Diogenes and Hipparchia, to Lucian and the Roman emperor Julian, the history and experiences of the Cynic philosophers are explored to the full. Robert Dobbin's introduction examines the public image of the Cynics through the ages, as well as the philosophy's contradictions and how their views on women were centuries ahead of their time. This edition also includes notes on the text, chronology, glossary and suggested further reading. Translated, edited and with an introduction by Robert Dobbin

Reliability and Failure of Electronic Materials and Devices

By Milton Ohring,Lucian Kasprzak
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Isbn : 0080575528
  • Pages : 758
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 913
  • File Pdf: reliability-and-failure-of-electronic-materials-and-devices.pdf

Book Summary:

Reliability and Failure of Electronic Materials and Devices is a well-established and well-regarded reference work offering unique, single-source coverage of most major topics related to the performance and failure of materials used in electronic devices and electronics packaging. With a focus on statistically predicting failure and product yields, this book can help the design engineer, manufacturing engineer, and quality control engineer all better understand the common mechanisms that lead to electronics materials failures, including dielectric breakdown, hot-electron effects, and radiation damage. This new edition adds cutting-edge knowledge gained both in research labs and on the manufacturing floor, with new sections on plastics and other new packaging materials, new testing procedures, and new coverage of MEMS devices. Covers all major types of electronics materials degradation and their causes, including dielectric breakdown, hot-electron effects, electrostatic discharge, corrosion, and failure of contacts and solder joints New updated sections on "failure physics," on mass transport-induced failure in copper and low-k dielectrics, and on reliability of lead-free/reduced-lead solder connections New chapter on testing procedures, sample handling and sample selection, and experimental design Coverage of new packaging materials, including plastics and composites

Noel Gallagher - The Biography

By Lucian Randall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Isbn : 1782190910
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 142
  • File Pdf: noel-gallagher-the-biography.pdf

Book Summary:

Noel Gallagher is as well-known for his singer-song writing talent as he is for his controversial, outspoken statements and his tempestuous relationships. With the renowned Britpop band, Oasis, Noel found worldwide acclaim and influenced the musical style of a generation. At the forefront of the Britpop movement in the Nineties, Noel was responsible for writing some of the big anthems of the period, including 'Wonderwall' and 'Champagne Supernova'. At their peak they were playing sold-out concerts to over 200,000 people. But what is the truth about the boy from Manchester? How did his relationship with his father affect him? What caused the public and personal rivalry with fellow Britpop band Blur? Why has he always had such a turbulent relationship with his brother and front man of Oasis, Liam? Is the band over for good this time? This book maps out Noel's story from the beginning. It takes you from his dysfunctional upbringing in Manchester to the man we know now. As an icon of the Nineties, Noel developed a reputation for his rock and roll lifestyle and rebellious attitude. This book offers an insight into the prolific, outspoken and controversial songwriter who has become a worldwide success.

Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania

By Lavinia Stan,Lucian Turcescu
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780198042174
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 524
  • File Pdf: religion-and-politics-in-post-communist-romania.pdf

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In the post-communist era it has become evident that the emerging democracies in Eastern Europe will be determined by many factors, only some of them political. Throughout the region, the Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Greek Catholic churches have tried to impose their views on democracy through direct political engagement. Moreover, surveys show that the churches (and the army) enjoy more popular confidence than elected political bodies such as parliaments. These results reflect widespread disenchantment with a democratization process that has allowed politicians to advance their own agendas rather than work to solve the urgent socio-economic problems these countries face. In this penetrating study, Lavinia Stan and Lucian Turcescu investigate the interaction of religion and politics in one such country, Romania. Facing internal challenges and external competitions from other religions old and new, the Orthodox Church in Romania has sought to consolidate its position and ensure Romania's version of democracy recognizes its privileged position of "national Church", enforcing the Church's stances on issues such as homosexuality and abortion. The post-communist state and political elite in turn rely on the Church for compliance with educational and cultural policies and to quell the insistent demands of the Hungarian minority for autonomy. Stan and Turcescu examine the complex relationship between church and state in this new Romania, providing analysis in key areas: church collaboration with communist authorities, post-communist electoral politics, nationalism and ethno-politics, restitution of Greek Catholic property, religious education, and sexual behavior and reproduction. As the first scholars to be given access to confidential materials from the archives of the communist political police, the notorious Securitate, Stan and Turcescu also examine church archives, legislation, news reports, and interviews with politicians and church leaders. This study will move the debate from common analyses of nationalism in isolation to more comprehensive investigations which consider the impact of religious actors on a multitude of other issues relevant to the political and social life of the country.

Chattering Courtesans and Other Sardonic Sketches

By Lucian
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141967412
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 205
  • File Pdf: chattering-courtesans-and-other-sardonic-sketches.pdf

Book Summary:

Described by a later Greek historian as "a man seriously committed to raising a laugh", Lucian exulted in the exposure of absurdity and the puncturing of pretension, and was capable of finding a comic angle on almost any subject. In this selection we see him conversing with his literary enemies, railing against hypocrisy and the vanity of human wealth and power, and taking a wry look at the power of lust and the unsatisfactory nature of deviant sexual practices.

Fake News and Media Bias

By Lucian Vance
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Isbn : 1534562001
  • Pages : 104
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 108
  • File Pdf: fake-news-and-media-bias.pdf

Book Summary:

Although news outlets are meant to be impartial, they have never been perfectly unbiased. Another layer was added to the ongoing debate over the role of news media after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, when allegations of fake news surfaced. How can people know which news sources to trust? This volume explores the fake news phenomenon and offers readers tips on how to be critical of what they see reported. Full-color photographs, engaging sidebars, and discussion questions enhance the compelling text as it explores this crucial aspect of a democratic society.

The French Blood in America

By Lucian John Fosdick
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Genealogical Publishing Com
  • Isbn : 0806305525
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 651
  • File Pdf: the-french-blood-in-america.pdf

Book Summary:

A history of Huguenots in the United States.

Sfarsitul lumii. O istorie fara sfarsit

By Lucian Boia
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Humanitas SA
  • Isbn : 9735068567
  • Pages : 538
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 901
  • File Pdf: sfarsitul-lumii-o-istorie-fara-sfarsit.pdf

Book Summary:

De mii de ani încoace, sfârşiturile lumii se succedă fără încetare. Potop sau incendiu universal, Apocalipsa urmată de Judecata de Apoi, comete devastatoare, prăbuşiri ale scoarţei terestre, invazii ale extratereştrilor, război nuclear, dezastru ecologic, dereglări climatice... Toate, din fericire, cel puţin până astăzi, s-au petrecut doar în imaginar şi mai degrabă sub forma unor sfârşituri incomplete, oferind de fiecare dată omenirii o nouă şansă. Moartea este urmată astfel de renaştere, într-o istorie care tinde să se desfăşoare ciclic.De ce această înverşunare de a distruge lumea şi a o reclădi pe baze noi? Întrebare cu atât mai actuală cu cât suntem încă sub semnul anului 2000, cu întregul său cortegiu de ameninţări reale sau închipuite. Lucian Boia, cunoscut specialist in istoria imaginarului, încearcă să dea un răspuns, propunând o interpretare istorică multiplelor sfârşituri fictive ale lumii în această carte apărută iniţial în Franţa şi oferită acum publicului român.