Древние цивилизации: социум и человек. Доклады конференции Российской ассоциации антиковедов с международным участием
The edition is a collection of conference reports, held by the Russian Society of Classical Studies in cooperation with the Scientific and Educational Centre for Classical Studies at Yaroslavl Demidov State University with the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project 18-09-20043). The collection includes reports of thematic plenary sessions: 1. Ancient civilizations of the East and the West: common, special, contacts. 2. Real sources of the study of ancient societies: finds, collections, interpretations. 3. The ancient Greek polis: economy, power, political leadership. 4. Legal regulation in ancient societies. 5. The Roman state of the era of the Republic and the Principate: power and its carriers. 6. Romans, Italic peoples, provincials, barbarians: „own“, „neighbors“, „others“. 7. The man of ancient society: worldview, value system, interpersonal communication, leisure. 8. Christianity: society, ideologues, believers. 9. Classical historians: society and scientist.
The analysis of Pericles' leadership pattern
The article analyzes the features of perception of the past and the present in the work of Valerius Maximus, the author of the collected moralizing stories “Factorum et dictorum memorabilium libri novem” (first half of the 1st century A.D.). This work belongs to the time of the transition from Republic to Empire. The author tries not to reproach the idealized antiquity focusing criticism on the relatively recent period of the crisis of the Republic. At the same time he avoids too frequent comparison with the present, as well as direct reference to it, because it was fraught with implicit criticism of Emperor’ policy. His work is a timeless discussion of morality and ethics and this discussion is considerate providing the reader with an opportunity to reflect and draw the right conclusions. With all the admiration for the ancient mores Valerius Maximus in fact and mentally refers to the new era.