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A Cognitive Analysis of the Main Apolline Divinatory Practices Decoding Divination

A Cognitive Analysis of the Main Apolline Divinatory Practices: Decoding Divination

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By Giulia Frigerio
May 05, 2023

This volume takes an innovative interdisciplinary approach to investigating divination procedures at sanctuaries of Apollo in Classical and Hellenistic Greece, merging neuroscience, psychology, and behavioural studies with archaeology. Through a deep analysis of primary sources and the historical ...

Personal Experience and Materiality in Greek Religion

Personal Experience and Materiality in Greek Religion

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By K.A. Rask
April 14, 2023

Employing frameworks of lived religion and materiality, this book provides the first full-length study of personal religious experience in the Greek Archaic and Classical periods. Rask analyzes archaeological, epigraphic, and textual evidence to highlight the role of individuals as vital actors and...

Studies in Ancient Greek Philosophy In Honor of Professor Anthony Preus

Studies in Ancient Greek Philosophy: In Honor of Professor Anthony Preus

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By D. M. Spitzer
March 24, 2023

Spanning a wide range of texts, figures, and traditions from the ancient Mediterranean world, this volume gathers far-reaching, interdisciplinary papers on Greek philosophy from an international group of scholars. The book’s sixteen chapters address an array of topics and themes, extending from ...

Religion and Apuleius' Golden Ass The Sacred Ass

Religion and Apuleius' Golden Ass: The Sacred Ass

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By Warren S. Smith
December 30, 2022

This volume examines Apuleius’ comic donkey novel, The Golden Ass, within the context of the popular beliefs and Jewish and Christian writings that were part of the intellectual culture of his own day in 2nd century C.E. North Africa, a culture which can also be glimpsed in some early Arabic ...

The War Cry in the Graeco-Roman World

The War Cry in the Graeco-Roman World

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By James Gersbach
December 23, 2022

This book aims to reconceptualise the Graeco-Roman military phenomenon of the "war cry"; the term itself is inadequate for defining an ancient military practice that has been misrepresented in modern media and understudied by contemporary scholars. Gersbach introduces the term and paradigm "battle...

Power and Rhetoric in the Ecclesiastical Correspondence of Constantine the Great

Power and Rhetoric in the Ecclesiastical Correspondence of Constantine the Great

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By Andrew J. Pottenger
November 30, 2022

This volume closely examines patterns of rhetoric in surviving correspondence by the Roman emperor Constantine on conflicts among Christians that occurred during his reign, primarily the ‘Donatist schism’ and ‘Arian controversy’. Commonly remembered as the ‘first Christian emperor’ of the Roman ...

Politics in the Monuments of Pompey the Great and Julius Caesar

Politics in the Monuments of Pompey the Great and Julius Caesar

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By Eleonora Zampieri
October 21, 2022

This book explores the diachronic development of the ideological content of Pompey and Caesar’s monuments in Rome, emphasising the importance of the late Republican period as a precursor to imperial propaganda through architecture. In the final years of the Roman Republic, individuals such as ...

Poverty in Ancient Greece and Rome Discourses and Realities

Poverty in Ancient Greece and Rome: Discourses and Realities

1st Edition

Edited By Filippo Carlà-Uhink, Lucia Cecchet, Carlos Machado
September 02, 2022

This volume presents an innovative picture of the ancient Mediterranean world. Approaching poverty as a multifaceted condition, it examines how different groups were affected by the lack of access to symbolic, cultural and social – as well as economic – capital. Collecting a wide range of studies ...

Animals in Ancient Greek Religion

Animals in Ancient Greek Religion

1st Edition

Edited By Julia Kindt
August 01, 2022

This book provides the first systematic study of the role of animals in different areas of the ancient Greek religious experience, including in myth and ritual, the literary and the material evidence, the real and the imaginary. An international team of renowned contributors shows that animals had ...

Greek and Roman Military Manuals Genre and History

Greek and Roman Military Manuals: Genre and History

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Edited By James T. Chlup, Conor Whately
August 01, 2022

This volume explores the enigmatic primary source known as the ancient military manual. In particular, the volume explores the extent to which these diverse texts constitute a genre (sometimes unsatisfactorily classified as ‘technical literature’), and the degree to which they reflect the practice ...

Proclus and the Chaldean Oracles A Study on Proclean Exegesis, with a Translation and Commentary of Proclus’ Treatise On Chaldean Philosophy

Proclus and the Chaldean Oracles: A Study on Proclean Exegesis, with a Translation and Commentary of Proclus’ Treatise On Chaldean Philosophy

1st Edition

By Nicola Spanu
August 01, 2022

This volume examines the discussion of the Chaldean Oracles in the work of Proclus, as well as offering a translation and commentary of Proclus’ Treatise On Chaldean Philosophy. Spanu assesses whether Proclus’ exegesis of the Chaldean Oracles can be used by modern research to better clarify the ...

Taxation, Economy, and Revolt in Ancient Rome, Galilee, and Egypt

Taxation, Economy, and Revolt in Ancient Rome, Galilee, and Egypt

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Edited By Thomas R. Blanton IV, Agnes Choi, Jinyu Liu
June 07, 2022

This volume introduces new perspectives on taxation policies in the Roman Empire, the Galilee, and Egypt, with unique insights into the economic effects of imperial pacification on local and regional microlevel economies in the Galilee both before and after the First Jewish Revolt against Rome. ...

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