Elagabal: Leben und Vermächtnis von Roms entartetem by Martijn Icks

By Martijn Icks

Trotz seines frühen Todes mit gerade einmal achtzehn Jahren ging Elagabal als einer der berüchtigtsten Kaiser Roms in die Geschichte ein. Mit nur vierzehn Jahren kam der orientalische Knabenpriester aus Syrien im Jahr 218 an die Macht. Er stellte den gleichnamigen Sonnengott Elagabal an die Spitze des etablierten römischen Pantheons, beschäftigte sich mit orgienhaften Ritualen, nahm sich männliche und weibliche Geliebte und soll sich in Kneipen und sogar im Kaiserpalast prostituiert haben. Sein Verhalten zog Kritik und Verdammung seitens des Senats und des Volkes gleichermaßen auf sich. Seit seiner Ermordung durch die Prätorianergarde faszinierte Elagabal Historiker und inspirierte Künstler und Schriftsteller.
Äußerst lebendig schildert Martijn Icks das Leben Elagabals. Er geht mit seiner Studie weit über die klassische Kaiserbiografie hinaus, indem er das Wesen religiöser Anschauungen, Kultur und Ethnizität, die Präsentation des kaiserlichen Bildes und die Reaktion darauf einbezieht.

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Patients and Healers in the High Roman Empire by Ido Israelowich

By Ido Israelowich

Patients and Healers within the excessive Roman Empire deals a desirable holistic examine the perform of historical Roman medication. Ido Irsaelowich offers 3 richly particular case studies—one concentrating on the house and copy; one other at the military; the final on clinical tourism—from the perspective of these on either side of the patient-healer divide. He explains extensive how humans within the classical global turned conscious of their illnesses, what they believed brought on specific health problems, and why they grew to become to convinced healers—root cutters, gymnastic running shoes, dream interpreters, pharmacologists, and priests—or sought treatment in particular locations equivalent to temples, bathtub homes, and town facilities.

The booklet brings to lifestyles the complicated habit and social prestige of the entire actors desirous about the clinical market. It additionally sheds new gentle on classical theories approximately ailment, the measures Romans undertook to take on sickness and enhance public well-being, and private expectancies for and reviews of varied remedies.

Ultimately, Israelowich concludes that this clamoring multitude of coexisting kinds of healthiness care truly shared a standard language. Drawing on a various variety of sources—including sufferer tales; the writings of physicians, historians, and poets; and reputable courses of the Roman nation— Patients and Healers within the excessive Roman Empire is a groundbreaking historical past of the tradition of classical medicine.

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Callimachus in Context: From Plato to the Augustan Poets by Benjamin Acosta-Hughes,Susan A. Stephens

By Benjamin Acosta-Hughes,Susan A. Stephens

Scholarly reception has bequeathed Callimachuses: the Roman model is a poet of stylish non-heroic poetry (usually erotic elegy), represented through a handful of intertexts with a ordinary set of pictures - narrow Muse, teaching divinity, small voice, natural waters; the Greek model emphasizes a discovered pupil who contains literary feedback inside of his poetry, an encomiast of the Ptolemies, a poet of the e-book whose narratives are frequently understood as metapoetic. This learn goals to situate those Callimachuses inside of a sequence of interlocking old and highbrow contexts so as higher to appreciate how they arose. during this narrative of his poetics and poetic reception 4 major resources of inventive opportunism are pointed out: Callimachus' reactions to philosophers and literary critics as arbiters of poetic authority, the possibility of the textual content as a venue for functionality, understanding of Alexandria as a brand new position, and eventually, his charm for Roman poets.

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Roman Imperial Policy from Julian to Theodosius (Studies in by R. Malcolm Errington

By R. Malcolm Errington

The department of the past due Roman Empire into theoretically cooperating elements through the brothers Valentinian and Valens in 364 deeply stimulated many elements of presidency in all the divisions. even supposing the imperial regulations in this well-documented and formative interval are ordinarily understood to were pushed by way of the spiritual and ideological goals of the emperors, R. Malcolm Errington argues that the emperors have been truly even more pragmatic of their choice making than has formerly been assumed.

The department of duties among the emperors unavoidably inspired separate advancements and allowed in the neighborhood various and sometimes altering imperial attitudes towards various varieties of non secular trust. Errington demonstrates that the most stimulus for motion during this interval almost always got here from less than the extent of the imperial govt, and never from an imperial initiative. Extending the idea of Fergus Millar into the later empire, Errington argues that the emperors have been essentially reactive to locally provided info, as Millar has asserted used to be the case for the excessive Empire. therefore, regardless of major structural alterations, the empire remained generally conventional in its operations.

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The Neolithisation of Iran (British Association for Near by Roger Matthews,Hassan Fazeli Nashli

By Roger Matthews,Hassan Fazeli Nashli

The interval c. 10,000-5000 BC witnessed basic adjustments within the human with societies around the Fertile Crescent transferring their alignment from millennia-old practices of seasonally cellular looking and foraging to year-round sedentism, plant cultivation and animal herding. the numerous function of Iran within the early levels of this transition used to be regarded greater than part a century in the past yet has no longer been to the fore of educational realization in fresh many years. meanwhile, investigations into Neolithic transformation have proceeded apace in all different areas of the Fertile Crescent and past. the following, 18 stories try to redress that stability in re-assessing the position of Iran within the early neolithisation of human societies.

These reviews, lots of them by way of Iranian students, contemplate styles of swap and/or continuity throughout quite a few topographical landscapes; examine Neolithic cost styles, using caves, animal exploitation and environmental symptoms and current new insights into a few recognized and a few newly investigated websites. the consequences re-affirm the formative function of this zone within the transition to sedentary farming.

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A Companion to Late Antiquity (Blackwell Companions to the by Philip Rousseau

By Philip Rousseau

An available and authoritative review taking pictures the power and variety of scholarship that exists at the transformative period of time referred to as overdue antiquity.

  • Provides an important evaluation of present scholarship on past due antiquity – from among the accession of Diocletian in advert 284 and the tip of Roman rule within the Mediterranean
  • Comprises 39 essays from many of the world's preferable students of the era
  • Presents this once-neglected interval as an age of robust transformation that formed the fashionable world
  • Emphasizes the relevant significance of faith and its reference to monetary, social, and political life
  • Winner of the 2009 unmarried quantity Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by way of the organization of yankee Publishers

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Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries by Deborah F. Sawyer

By Deborah F. Sawyer

ladies and faith within the First Christian Centuries makes a speciality of faith in the course of the interval of Roman imperial rule and its importance in women's lives. It discusses the wealthy number of spiritual expression, from pagan cults and classical mythology to old Judaism and early Christianity, and the big range of non secular capabilities fulfilled by way of ladies. the writer analyses key examples from every one context, making a shiny photograph of this significant interval which laid the rules of western civilization. The research demanding situations the recommendations of faith and of ladies within the gentle of post-modern critique. As such, it truly is a major contribution to modern gender idea. In its wide and interdisciplinary procedure, this ebook may be of curiosity to scholars of early faith in addition to these eager about cultural theory.

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Les empires: Antiquité et Moyen Âge. Analyse comparée by Frédéric Hurlet,Michel Balard,Brigitte Beaujard,Geneviève

By Frédéric Hurlet,Michel Balard,Brigitte Beaujard,Geneviève Bührer-Thierry,Collectif,Laurent Capdetrey

L’empire est une forme d’état qui est attestée tout au lengthy de l’Antiquité et du Moyen Âge, mais qui a été peu souvent étudiée en tant que telle en raison des succès rencontrés en Europe occidentale par l’état-nation. Loin de toute visée encyclopédique, cet ouvrage collectif a pour objet de définir en tant que constitution politique los angeles suggestion d’empire à partir d’une sélection qui invite à los angeles comparaison. Ont fait l’objet d’une synthèse rédigée par des spécialistes reconnus les empires suivants : l’Assyrie, Athènes au ve siècle, les Séleucides, Rome depuis l. a. République jusqu’à los angeles fin de l’Antiquité, Byzance, les Carolingiens, le Saint-Empire romain germanique, Gênes, le califat abbasside, les Almoravides et le califat almohade. Une examine comparée a été tentée à l’aide d’un argumentaire qui a conduit à traiter de façon systématique dans les onze contributions les trois questions : l. a. terminologie utilisée durant l’Antiquité et le Moyen Âge pour désigner ce que nous appelons un empire ; le mode de fonctionnement politique, administratif et militaire de l. a. constitution impériale ; l. a. manière dont les idées, informations, objets ou personnes circulaient dans l’espace impérial depuis le(s) centre(s) du pouvoir vers les périphéries ou dans l’autre sens. Les réponses liées à chacun des empires étudiés ont fait apparaître cinq qualities communs : sentiment de s’inscrire dans une continuité historique ; lifestyles d’un ou plusieurs pouvoirs centraux forts dont l’exercice passait par le commandement militaire, l. a. délégation de compétences et l’alliance avec des pouvoirs locaux ; mise en relation de ce(s) centre(s) avec les périphéries ; prétentions à l’universalisme ; identité impériale au sein d’espaces étendus marqués par une diversité ethnique, politique et culturelle. L’ensemble de ces cinq caractéristiques ou en tout cas l. a. majorité d’entre elles se sont combinées et articulées d’une manière et sous une forme qui sont propres à chacune des entités politiques étudiées dans cet ouvrage. Il faut à ce titre cesser de raisonner par référence à un idéal-type qui serait à identifier avec l’Empire romain ou les empires coloniaux de l’époque contemporaine et à l’aune duquel les autres empires, antérieurs et postérieurs, seraient à évaluer. l. a. référence à l’Antiquité et au Moyen Âge témoigne de l. a. variété des expériences historiques dont chacune engendra une forme spécifique d’empire.

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L'Enéide (French Edition) by Virgile

By Virgile

Virgile, Poète latin (70–19 av. J.-C.)

Ce livre numérique présente «L'Enéide», de Virgile, édité en texte intégral. Une desk des matières dynamique permet d'accéder directement aux différentes sections.

Table des matières
- Présentation
- Livre optimum. L'énéide
- Livre Deuxième. L'énéide
- Livre Troisième. L'énéide
- Livre Quatrième. L'énéide
- Livre Cinquième. L'énéide
- Livre Sixième. L'énéide
- Livre Septième. L'énéide
- Livre Huitième. L'énéide
- Livre Neuvième. L'énéide
- Livre Dixième. L'énéide
- Livre Onzième. L'énéide
- Livre Douzième. L'énéide

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Griechische Mythologie im Zeitalter der Kolonisation (German by Tobias Noack

By Tobias Noack

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, be aware: 2,0, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald (Historisches Institut), Veranstaltung: Enstehung der Poliswelt, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die Arbeit behandelt die Mythologie in der Zeit der Großen Griechischen Kolonisation im Achten bis zum Sechsten Jahrhundert vor Christus. Bei den Kolonisationsbemühungen der Oikisten wurde das delphische Orakel zum Mittelpunkt jeder Reise, denn nur durch die Befragung des Orakels wurde das Unternehmen als gottgewollt anerkannt und stand somit unter einem guten Stern. Im Falle der Nichtbefragung wurde es zugleich zum Scheitern verurteilt. Doch wie entstand die Griechische Mythologie eigentlich und welche Bedeutung hatte das delphische Orakel genau? Diese Fragen werden in der vorliegenden Arbeit geklärt und an den Beispielstädten Syrakus und Kyrene näher aufgezeigt.

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