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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Suggested Books of the Week 11, 2018

Check out these books below by Ancient Origins and TradePub.

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Genesis Characters and Events in Ancient Greek Art 

Genesis Characters and Events
in Ancient Greek Art

The Greek gods look exactly like people because they are people, glorified ancestors in the way of Cain, boasting of their exaltation of humanity as the measure of all things in the post-Flood world. Despite Socrates’ testimony that Zeus and Athena were his “ancestors,” this significant interconnection has remained the overlooked key to understanding our true origins—until now. (See www.genesisingreekart.com for the human genealogy of the gods). The 170 full-color ancient vase and sculpture images in this extraordinary book depict:
  • Zeus’ and Hera’s relation to the serpent-entwined apple tree
  • Cain killing Abel on the Parthenon
  • Seth-men as Centaurs seizing Cain-women as their wives (Genesis 6:2)
  • How the Greeks remembered Noah’s Flood • Naamah (Genesis 4:22), the Cain-woman who survived the Flood as Ham’s wife
  • Naamah/Athena consecrating her grandson Nimrod/Herakles to the way of Cain
  • Nimrod/Herakles usurping the authority of Noah/Nereus
  • The altar of Zeus in Pergamum as the throne of Satan from Revelation 2:13
  • The post-Flood Cainite onslaught against the line of Seth
  • The true identity of the Amazons, and much more. www.genesisingreekart.com  www.solvinglight.com
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The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
The Cave and the Light:
Plato Versus Aristotle, and the
Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization

Plato came from a wealthy, connected Athenian family and lived a comfortable upper-class lifestyle until he met an odd little man named Socrates, who showed him a new world of ideas and ideals. Socrates taught Plato that a man must use reason to attain wisdom, and that the life of a lover of wisdom, a philosopher, was the pinnacle of achievement. Plato dedicated himself to living that ideal and went on to create a school, his famed Academy, to teach others the path to enlightenment through contemplation.

However, the same Academy that spread Plato’s teachings also fostered his greatest rival. Born to a family of Greek physicians, Aristotle had learned early on the value of observation and hands-on experience. Rather than rely on pure contemplation, he insisted that the truest path to knowledge is through empirical discovery and exploration of the world around us. Aristotle, Plato’s most brilliant pupil, thus settled on a philosophy very different from his instructor’s and launched a rivalry with profound effects on Western culture.

The two men disagreed on the fundamental purpose of the philosophy. For Plato, the image of the cave summed up man’s destined path, emerging from the darkness of material existence to the light of a higher and more spiritual truth. Aristotle thought otherwise. Instead of rising above mundane reality, he insisted, the philosopher’s job is to explain how the real world works, and how we can find our place in it. Aristotle set up a school in Athens to rival Plato’s Academy: the Lyceum. The competition that ensued between the two schools, and between Plato and Aristotle, set the world on an intellectual adventure that lasted through the Middle Ages and Renaissance and that still continues today.

From Martin Luther (who named Aristotle the third great enemy of true religion, after the devil and the Pope) to Karl Marx (whose utopian views rival Plato’s), heroes and villains of history have been inspired and incensed by these two master philosophers—but never outside their influence.

Accessible, riveting, and eloquently written, The Cave and the Light provides a stunning new perspective on the Western world, certain to open eyes and stir debate. 
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The Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens and Rome

The Ancient City:
Life in Classical Athens and Rome
In this superbly illustrated volume, Athens and Rome, the two greatest cities of antiquity, spring to life through the masterful pen of Peter Connolly. For the first time ever, all the evidence has been painstakingly pieced together to reconstruct the architectural wonders of these mighty civilizations. By re-creating their public buildings, their temples, shops, and houses, Connolly reveals every aspect of a person's life in glorious detail, including religion, food, drama, games, and the baths.
The first part of The Ancient City covers the development of Athens in the hundred years following the Persian Wars, which began in the 4th century B.C. These chapters encompass the Golden Years of Athens; the establishment of democracy; the building of the Parthenon, the Erechtheum, and the municipal buildings of the Agora; a typical Athenian workday; and the construction of the Long Walls.


Part II examines the development of Rome in the hundred years from Nero (emperor of Rome from A.D. 54 to 68) to Hadrian (emperor of Rome from A.D. 117 to 138)--the great building period of Rome. Visit Nero's Golden Palace and the buildings subsequently built over it, the Colosseum, the Flavian Palace, the Baths of Trajan, the Temple of Venus and Roma, as well as other buildings such as the Circus Maximus, the Theatre of Marcellus, and Trajan's Forum and Market. In addition to reading about the great monuments and moments of classical Greece and Rome, readers learn about a typical day in the life of an Athenian and a Roman. They read about--and see--the houses people inhabited; attend 5-day festivals and go to the theatre; fight great battles and witness the birth of Rome's navy; visit temples and spend a day at the races. The fascinating artwork and vivid descriptions provide a window into the great history of these two extraordinary cities and civilizations. 
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Why Collaboration Boosts Creativity
  
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British innovators can help you push the boundaries.

The UK is Europe’s leading App Economy country, with London being Europe’s leading App Economy city. From carbon fibre to graphene; microprocessor IP to IoT, UK Tech is in demand globally and account for 46% of all exports from the UK creative industries. 

Also home to 23 of the top 100 games development studios, the UK is at the forefront of global trends -  artificial intelligence, augmented reality, massively multiplayer online games (MMOG / MMO), mobile games, social, virtual reality. The UK is actively exploring the artistry of Virtual Reality (VR) and creative storytelling to push technology further. 
Trust British creative services to deliver your next big idea.
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Break Through the Hype: Uncover the Reality of AI 

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic in commerce marketing and may be the fastest growing technology trend today. Experts believe AI will have a huge impact on our daily lives, our interactions with one another and the broader economy.
Remember that technology is simply a tool to expand and accelerate your own efforts. It’s the combination of your team’s expertise and the technology you use to automate marketing tactics that will win the day.
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Robots in Recruiting

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Learn various ways that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the way recruiters find, engage and screen candidates. AI is applied to machines and algorithms that mimic the cognitive functions of human beings. Although it does not and may never possess a “general intelligence” like that of a human brain, AI machines are constantly improving and evolving.
  • Lower your sourcing costs
  • Enhance the candidate experience
  • Leverage automation technologies
Learn how artificial intelligence is quietly changing the way recruiters find, engage, and screen candidates. 
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Enjoy your reading!   

Source: Ancient Origins and TradePub


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