Palestine in Late Antiquity by Hagith Sivan

By Hagith Sivan

Hagith Sivan bargains an unconventional research of 1 nook of the Roman Empire in overdue antiquity, weaving round the subject of clash strands of detailed histories, and of peoples and areas, highlighting Palestine's polyethnicity, and cultural, topographical, architectural, and non secular range. through the interval 300-650 CE the fortunes of the 'east' and the 'west' have been in detail associated. hundreds of thousands of westerners within the guise of pilgrims, pious clergymen, squaddies, and civilians flocked to what grew to become a Christian holy land. this can be the period that witnessed the transformation of Jerusalem from a sleepy Roman city outfitted at the ruins of incredible Herodian Jerusalem into a global centre of Christianity and finally right into a centre of Islamic worship. It used to be additionally a interval of exceptional prosperity for the frontier zones, and a time whilst non secular specialists have been actively engaged in guiding their groups whereas contesting each one other's rights to the Bible and its interpretation.

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Chinese Poetry in Times of Mind, Mayhem and Money by Maghiel van Crevel

By Maghiel van Crevel

"Chinese Poetry in instances of brain, Mayhem and funds" is a groundbreaking contribution to scholarship, well-suited to lecture room use in that it combines rigorous research with a full of life kind. protecting the interval from Eighties to the current, it really is equipped round the notions of textual content, context and metatext, which means poetry, its socio-political and cultural atmosphere, and significant discourse within the broadest experience. The authors and concerns studied comprise Han Dong, Haizi, Xi Chuan, Yu Jian, sunlight Wenbo, Yang Lian, Wang Jiaxin, Bei Dao, Yin Lichuan, Shen Haobo and Yan Jun, and every little thing from the subtleties of poetic rhythm to exile-bashing in household media. This ebook has room for all that poetry is: cultural historical past, symbolic capital, highbrow undertaking, social observation, emotional expression, song and the materiality of language - artwork, in a be aware.

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Histories, Volume III: Books V-VII (Loeb Classical Library) by Herodotus, A. D. Godley

By Herodotus, A. D. Godley

Herodotus the nice Greek historian used to be born approximately 484 BCE, at Halicarnassus in Caria, Asia Minor, while it used to be topic to the Persians. He travelled commonly in such a lot of Asia Minor, Egypt (as a ways as Assuan), North Africa, Syria, the rustic north of the Black Sea, and plenty of components of the Aegean Sea and the mainland of Greece. He lived, it kind of feels, for a while in Athens, and in 443 went with different colonists to the hot urban Thurii (in South Italy), the place he died approximately 430. He was once 'the prose correlative of the bard, a narrator of the deeds of actual males, and a describer of remote places' (Murray). Herodotus's well-known background of struggle among the Greeks and the Persians has an epic dignity which boosts his pleasant sort. It contains the increase of the Persian energy and an account of the Persian empire; an outline and background of Egypt; and a protracted digression at the geography and customs of Scythia. Even within the later books at the assaults of the Persians opposed to Greece there are digressions. All is so much enjoyable and produces a grand team spirit. After own inquiry and learn of rumour and different facts, Herodotus supplies us a no longer uncritical estimate of the easiest that he may perhaps locate. The Loeb Classical Library version of Herodotus is in 4 volumes.

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Mythical and Legendary Narrative in Ovid's Fasti (Mnemosyne: by Professor of Classics Paul Murgatroyd

By Professor of Classics Paul Murgatroyd

This publication analyses the legendary and mythical narratives in Ovid's Fasti as narrative and concentrates at the overlooked literary facets of those tales. It combines conventional instruments of literary feedback with extra glossy ideas (taken particularly from narratology and intertextuality). From a narratological standpoint it covers very important beneficial properties akin to aperture, closure, characterization, inner narrators, description, area, time and cinematic strategy. at the intertextual point it examines the narratives' advanced dating with Virgil, Livy and Ovid's personal prior works. contemporary feedback at the Fasti has addressed numerous components (religious, old, political, astronomical etc.), yet specified narrative learn has been in need of. This e-book fills that hole, to supply a extra educated and balanced appreciation of this multifaceted poem geared toward classicists and literary critics often (for whom all of the Latin is translated).

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The Adventure of the Human Intellect: Self, Society, and the by Kurt A. Raaflaub

By Kurt A. Raaflaub

The Adventure of the Human mind presents the most recent scholarship at the beginnings of highbrow background on a wide scope, encompassing ten eminent old or early civilizations from either the previous and New Worlds.

  • Borrows subject matters from The highbrow event of historic Man (1946), updating an outdated subject with a brand new strategy and up to date theoretical underpinning, facts, and scholarship
  • Provides a huge scope of reviews, together with dialogue of hugely constructed historic or early civilizations in China, India, West Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Americas
  • Examines the area view of ten old or early societies, reconstructed from their very own texts, about the position of humans in society and country, in nature and cosmos, in area and time, in existence and demise, and in terms of these in energy and the area of the divine
  • Considers a variety of resources representing a wide range of specific responses to differing environments, situations, and highbrow challenges
  • Reflects a extra inclusive and nuanced historiographical angle with admire to non-elites, gender, and native variations
  • Brings jointly best experts within the box, and is edited via an the world over well known scholar

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Eduard Zeller: Philosophie- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte im by Gerald Hartung

By Gerald Hartung

Eduard Zeller (1814-1908), einer der groen wirkungsmachtigen Gelehrten des 19. Jahrhunderts, hat seine Zeit als Theologe, Religions- und Kirchenhistoriker, Philosoph, Philosophie- und Kulturhistoriker der Antike ebenso wie als Wissenschaftspolitiker und Organisator groer Akademieprojekte gepragt. Die Beitrage in diesem Band zeigen die Bedeutung dieses Gelehrten, dessen Werk auerst vielschichtig ist und dessen Wirkung sich in wissenschaftsgeschichtlichen Diskursen bis ins 20. Jahrhundert nachzeichnen lasst.

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Marcus Cornelius Fronto: Correspondence, II (Loeb Classical by Fronto, C. R. Haines

By Fronto, C. R. Haines

The correspondence of Fronto--a a lot trendy orator and rhetorician who used to be befriended via the emperor Antoninus Pius and instructor of his followed sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus--offers a useful photograph of aristocratic lifestyles and literary tradition within the 2d century. His letters show Fronto's robust stylistic perspectives and dislike of Stoicism in addition to his relatives joys and sorrows. They painting the successes and trials of a in demand determine within the palace, literary salons, the Senate, and lawcourts, and so they supply a desirable checklist of the connection among the key instructor of his time and his illustrious pupil Marcus Aurelius, his leader correspondent. The Loeb Classical Library version of Fronto is in volumes.

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The Dance of the Islands: Insularity, Networks, the Athenian by Christy Constantakopoulou

By Christy Constantakopoulou

Christy Constantakopoulou examines the heritage of the Aegean islands and altering ideas of insularity, with specific emphasis at the 5th century BC. Islands are a well-liked characteristic of the Aegean panorama, and this unavoidably created a number of varied (and occasionally contradictory) perceptions of insularity in classical Greek suggestion. Geographic research of insularity emphasizes the interaction among island isolation and island interplay, however the predominance of islands within the Aegean sea made island isolation virtually very unlikely. relatively, island connectivity was once a massive characteristic of the historical past of the Aegean and used to be expressed on many degrees. Constantakopoulou investigates island interplay in trendy parts, faith and imperial politics, interpreting either the non secular networks situated on islands within the historical Greek global and the influence of imperial politics at the Aegean islands through the 5th century.

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Pausanias: Description of Greece, Volume II, Books 3-5 by Pausanias, W. H. S. Jones, H. A. Ormerod

By Pausanias, W. H. S. Jones, H. A. Ormerod

Pausanias, born most likely in Lydia in Asia Minor, was once a Greek of the 2d century CE, approximately 120–180, who travelled greatly not just in Asia Minor, Palestine, Egypt and North Africa, but in addition in Greece and in Italy, together with Rome. He left an outline of Greece in ten books, that is like a topographical guidebook or travel of Attica, the Peloponnese, and valuable Greece, crammed out with historic money owed and occasions and digressions on proof and wonders of nature. His leader curiosity used to be the monuments of paintings and structure, specially the main recognized of them; the accuracy of his descriptions of those is proved via surviving continues to be. The Loeb Classical Library version of Pausanias is in 5 volumes; the 5th quantity includes maps, plans, illustrations, and a normal index.

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Flavian Poetry and Its Greek Past by Antony Augoustakis

By Antony Augoustakis

Flavian Poetry and its Greek earlier breaks new floor by way of investigating the shut interplay among Flavian poetry and Greek literary culture and through comparing the that means of this association within the socio-political and cultural context of the past due first century CE. Authors tested contain Martial, Silius Italicus, Statius, and Valerius Flaccus. Their interplay with Greek literature isn't just thematic or geographical: the Greek literary previous is conceived because the poetic impact of a number of authors, sessions, and genres, equivalent to Homer, the Cyclic culture, Greek lyric poetry, Greek tragedy, Hellenistic poetry and aesthetics, and Greek historiography.

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