Ancient History From Inscriptions
Author: John Bodel
Epigraphic Evidence is an accessible guide to the responsible use of Greek and Latin inscriptions as sources for ancient history. It introduces the types of historical information supplied by inscriptional texts and the methods with which they can be used. It outlines the limitations as well as the advantages of the different types of evidence covered. Epigraphic Evidence includes a general introduction, a guide to the arrangement of the standard corpora inscriptions and individual chapters on local languages and native cultures, epitaphs and the ancient economy amongst others.
wechselseitige Wahrnehmungen ; III. Internationales Symposium zum Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti 21. - 24. Mai 2009, Leipzig
Author: Roland Deines
Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek
English summary: In New Testament research, the exploration of the witnesses of everyday life in antiquity has again attracted remarkable interest. However, interpreting the remains of material culture or documentary papyri raises complex methodological issues. The Third International Symposium of the Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum Project focused on the Hellenistic-Jewish perspectives on the conditions of everyday life. Once again, the main interest was the question of how the research on the Hellenistic-Jewish culture could contribute to the understanding of the New Testament and vice versa. This volume documents the interdisciplinary discourse between New Testament research and the fields of epigraphy, numismatics, archaeology, papyrology, iconography, geography and the history of culture. German description: Die Erforschung der lebensweltlichen Rahmenbedingungen der Entstehung neutestamentlicher Schriften erfahrt in den letzten Jahren starkere Beachtung. Die Beschaftigung mit den Zeugnissen der antiken Alltagskultur wirft aber methodische Fragen auf, die bisher in ihrer Tragweite kaum bedacht wurden. Das III. Internationale Symposium zum Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti hat sich dieser Thematik speziell unter dem Aspekt der judisch-hellenistischen Alltagskultur gewidmet. Dabei ging es erneut um awechselseitige Wahrnehmungen, d.h. um die Frage, welchen Beitrag die Erforschung der hellenistisch-judischen Alltagskultur fur das Verstandnis des Neuen Testaments leisten kann und umgekehrt, welche Perspektiven sich aus neutestamentlicher Sicht fur die Erforschung der judisch-hellenistischen Alltagskultur ergeben. Die Ertrage des interdisziplinaren Dialogs zwischen neutestamentlicher Forschung und Beitragen aus den Bereichen Epigraphik, Numismatik, Archaologie, Papyrologie, Ikonographie, Geographie und Kulturgeschichte sind in diesem Band dokumentiert.
Victory and Virtue
Author: Zahra Newby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Includes information on Athens, baths, boxing, Capitoline games at Rome, crowns, discus thrower statue, festivals, Gaul, gymnasium, Hadrian, Heracles, homoeroticism, identity, Myron, Nero, Olympic games, Ostia, Pausanias, Philostratus, Polycletius, Pomeii, Rome, sculpture, Sparta, theatre, victory statues, villas, etc.
Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD
Author: Paraskevi Martzavou,Nikolaos Papazarkadas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Epigraphical Approaches to the Postclassical Polis richly illustrates the multiple ways in which epigraphy enables historical analysis of the postclassical polis (city-state) across a world of geographically dispersed poleis. It looks at a variety of themes and aims to identify the postclassical polis both as a reality and as a constructed concept. The individual contributions show that the postclassical polis, both as a reality and as a representation,is the result of negotiations, ancient and modern; and how much of our understanding of the polis is built on patient, painstaking work on the inscriptions.
Author: Michael Crawford,Emilio Gabba,Fergus Millar,Anthony M. Snodgrass
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
If a scholar wishes to create a picture of a topical society in all its aspects, there is little of what he needs to know that he cannot know, although there may still be much that he cannot understand. For the history of Greece and Rome, there is a great deal that is simply unknowable. From the end of the archaic age of Greece, there is an unbroken sequence of works by Greek and, later, Roman historians down to the end of antiquity. Their vision and range of interest were often limited and much of what they produced has been lost. Some help may be derived from the documentary material supplied in antiquity, material that was the product of officials organising public activities, or heads of families organising their affairs, or individuals leaving their mark on the world. Beyond this, the evidence of archaeology and numismatics may also be helpful. The four essays in this book set out to characterise the nature of the ancient literary tradition, the inscriptional material, the archaeological and numismatic evidence and to explain how and for what purposes they may be used.
Author: Michael Scott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An interdisciplinary study of the dynamic relationship between space and society through case studies across the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.
Author: Andrew Erskine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to keytopics in the study of ancient history. Examines the forms of evidence, problems, approaches, and majorthemes in the study of ancient history Comprises more than 40 essays, written by leading internationalscholars Moves beyond the primary focus on Greece and Rome with coverageof the various cultures within the ancient Mediterranean Draws on the latest research in the field Provides an essential resource for any student of ancienthistory
Author: Esther Eidinow,Julia Kindt
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of scholarship in ancient Greek religion, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic periods. The handbook lays out the key dimensions of ancient Greek religion, approaches to evidence, and the representations of myths. The chapters reveal to readers the questions about, and the continuities and differences between, religious structures across time and place; including cultural interactions with Egypt, the Near East, theBlack Sea, and Bactria and India.
Author: Fergus Millar
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
One of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world, Fergus Millar has transformed the study of ancient history by shifting the focus of inquiry away from the narrow study of Athens and Rome onto the broader Mediterranean world. This book makes 16 of his most significant essays available in one edition for the first time.
Author: Kristen Seaman,Peter Schultz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Greek artists and architects were important social agents who played significant roles in the social, cultural, and economic life of the ancient Greek world. In Artists and Artistic Production in Ancient Greece, art historians, archaeologists, and historians explore the roles and impacts of artists and craftsmen in ancient Greek society. The contributing authors draw upon artistic, architectural, literary, epigraphical, and historical evidence to discuss a range of artists, architects, artistic media, and regions. They refer to historiography and modern theory, taking stock of the past while offering some new directions for future research. Incorporating a variety of methodological approaches and making use of often-neglected evidence, Artists and Artistic Production in Ancient Greece re-examines many long-held ideas and provides a deeper understanding of particular artists and architects, their works, and their social agency.
Author: Anton Powell
Publisher: Psychology Press
Studying from the Mycenean to the late Hellenistic period, this work includes new articles by twenty-seven specialists of ancient Greece, and presents an examination of the Greek cultures of mainland Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt and Italy. With the chapters sharing the theme of social history, this fascinating book focuses on women, the poor, and the slaves – all traditionally seen as beyond the margins of powerand includes the study of figures who were on the literal margins of the Greek world. Bringing to the forefront the research into areas previously thought of as marginal, Anton Powell sheds new light on vital topics and authors who are central to the study of Greek culture. Plato's reforms are illuminated through a consideration of his impatient and revolutionary attitude to women, and Powell also examines how the most potent symbol of central Greek history – the Parthenon – can be understood as a political symbol when viewed with the knowledge of the cosmetic techniques used by classical Athenian women. The Greek World is a stimulating and enlightening interaction of social and political history, comprehensive, and unique to boot, students will undoubtedly benefit from the insight and knowledge it imparts.
Author: D. Michaelides
Publisher: Oxbow Books
There are many recoverable aspects and indications concerning medicine and healing in the ancient past Ð from the archaeological evidence of skeletal remains, grave-goods comprising medical and/or surgical equipment and visual representations in tombs and other monuments thorough to epigraphic and literary sources. The 42 papers presented here cover many aspects medicine in the Mediterranean world during Antiquity and early Byzantine times, bringing together both internationally established specialists on the history of medicine and researchers in the early stages of their career. The contributions are grouped under a series of headings: medicine and archaeology; media (online access to electronic corpus); the Aegean; medical authors/schools of medicine; surgery; medicaments and cures; skeletal remains; new research in Cyprus; Asklepios and incubation; and Byzantine, Arab and medieval sources. These subject areas are addressed through a combination of wide ranging archaeological and osteological data and the examination and interpretation of philosophical, literary and historiographical texts to provide a comprehensive suite of studies into early practices in this fundamental field of human experience.
Problems and Methods for Ancient Historians
Author: O. F. Robinson
The notion and understanding of law penetrated society in Ancient Rome to a degree unparalleled in modern times. The poet Juvenal, for instance, described the virtuous man as a good soldier, faithful guardian, incorruptible judge and honest witness. This book is concerned with four central questions: Who made the law? Where did a Roman go to discover what the law was? How has the law survived to be known to us today? And what procedures were there for putting the law into effect? In The Sources of Roman Law, the origins of law and their relative weight are described in the light of developing Roman history. This is a topic that appeals to a wide range of readers: the law student will find illumination for the study of the substantive law; the student of history will be guided into an appreciation of what Roman law means as well as its value for the understanding and interpretation of Roman history. Both will find invaluable the description of how the sources have survived to inform our legal system and pose their problems for us.
Author: Jennifer Baird,Claire Taylor
Graffiti are ubiquitous within the ancient world, but remain underexploited as a form of archaeological or historical evidence. They include a great variety of texts and images written or drawn inside and outside buildings, in public and private places, on monuments in the city, on objects used in daily life, and on mountains in the countryside. In each case they can be seen as actively engaging with their environment in a variety of ways. Ancient Graffiti in Context interrogates this cultural phenomenon and by doing so, brings it into the mainstream of ancient history and archaeology. Focusing on different approaches to and interpretations of graffiti from a variety of sites and chronological contexts, Baird and Taylor pose a series of questions not previously asked of this evidence, such as: What are graffiti, and how can we interpret them? In what ways, and with whom, do graffiti communicate? To what extent do graffiti represent or subvert the cultural values of the society in which they occur? By comparing themes across time and space, and viewing graffiti in context, this book provides a series of interpretative strategies for scholars and students of the ancient world. As such it will be essential reading for Classical archaeologists and historians alike.
Author: Henrik Mouritsen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Freedmen occupied a complex and often problematic place in Roman society between slaves on the one hand and freeborn citizens on the other. Playing an extremely important role in the economic life of the Roman world, they were also a key instrument for replenishing and even increasing the size of the citizen body. This book presents an original synthesis, for the first time covering both Republic and Empire in a single volume. While providing up-to-date discussions of most significant aspects of the phenomenon, the book also offers a new understanding of the practice of manumission, its role in the organisation of slave labour and the Roman economy, as well as the deep-seated ideological concerns to which it gave rise. It locates the freedman in a broader social and economic context, explaining the remarkable popularity of manumission in the Roman world.
Approaches to the economics of ancient Greece
Author: Paul Cartledge,Edward E. Cohen,Lin Foxhall
The cultural wealth of the classical Greek world was matched by its material wealth, and there is abundant textual and archaeological evidence for both. However, radically different theoretical and methodological approaches have been used to interpret this evidence, and conflicts continue to rage as these different starting points produce clashing views on the significance and distribution of money, labour and land. Money, Labour and Land reflects the current explosion in ideas and research by assembling case-studies from an international selection of renowned US, British and European scholars. Drawing on comparative historical and anthropological approaches, sociological, economic and cultural theory, and developments in epigraphy, legal history, numismatics and spatial archaeology, this volume will be of interest to all students and scholars of ancient economies.
Essays in Culture, History, and Historiography
Author: Paul Cartledge,Peter Garnsey,Erich S. Gruen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
The Hellenistic period (approximately the last three centuries B.C.), with its cultural complexities and enduring legacies, retains a lasting fascination today. Reflecting the vigor and productivity of scholarship directed at this period in the past decade, this collection of original essays is a wide-ranging exploration of current discoveries and questions. The twelve essays emphasize the cultural interaction of Greek and non-Greek societies in the Hellenistic period, in contrast to more conventional focuses on politics, society, or economy. The result of original research by some of the leading scholars in Hellenistic history and culture, this volume is an exemplary illustration of the cultural richness of this period. Paul Cartledge's introduction contains an illuminating introductory overview of current trends in Hellenistic scholarship. The essays themselves range over broad questions of comparative historiography, literature, religion, and the roles of Athens, Rome, and the Jews within the context of the Hellenistic world. The volume is dedicated to Frank Walbank and includes an updated bibliography of his work which has been essential to our understanding of the Hellenistic period.