Download PDF by Daniela Dueck,Hugh Lindsay,Sarah Pothecary: Strabo's Cultural Geography: The Making of a Kolossourgia

By Daniela Dueck,Hugh Lindsay,Sarah Pothecary

Strabo of Amasia, a Greek geographer of the Augusto-Tiberian interval, saw the Roman global of his time. He gathered his observations in his magnum opus, the Geography, which he defined as a 'Kolossourgia', a tremendous statue of a piece. This time period displays not just the work's dimension in seventeen books, but in addition its multi-faceted nature, composed of many various components just like the detailing on a statue. during this 2005 quantity a world staff of Strabo students explores these information, discussing the cultural, political, historic and geographical questions addressed within the Geography. the gathering bargains a few varied ways to the examine of Strabo, from conventional literary and ancient views to more recent fabric and feminist readings. those diversified topics and techniques tell one another to supply a wide-ranging exploration of Strabo's paintings, making the booklet crucial examining for college students of historic historical past and historical geography.

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Get Das Germanenbild Caesars in seinen "Commentarii de Bello PDF

By Laura Geyer

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, observe: 1,3, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Noch zu Zeiten seines eigenen Konsulats fifty nine v. Chr. sicherte Caesar sich ein fünfjähriges Prokonsulat in den Provinzen Gallia cisalpina, Gallia Narbonensis und Illyricum. Dort, so hoffte er, würde er die Gelegenheit haben, sich Feldherrenruhm zu erkämpfen und als Triumphator nach Rom zurückzukehren. Eine erste Gelegenheit, Krieg zu führen, ergab sich in der Provinz Gallia Narbonensis, als Helvetier, anscheinend verdrängt durch Germanenstämme, das Gebiet der mit Rom verbündeten Häduer durchquerten. Viele weitere Kriege folgten, nicht alle Schlachten waren erfolgreich, nicht alle Kriege aus römischer Sicht „gerecht“. Um sich vor dem römischen Senat zu rechtfertigen, verfasste Caesar die Commentarii de bello Gallico, Feldherrenberichte, deren einziger Zweck es ist, den Verfasser und sein Handeln im günstigsten Licht erscheinen zu lassen. Und natürlich erstrahlt der Feldherr umso heller, je düsterer er seine Feinde – die Feinde Roms – erscheinen lässt.
Besonders intestine für den Entwurf eines furchterregenden, stereotypen Barbarenbildes eigneten sich die Germanen, deren Beschreibung sich Caesar an drei umfassenderen Stellen widmet. Anhand dieser drei Textpassagen, dem Bericht über den Krieg gegen Ariovist (58 v. Chr.), dem über die Vernichtung der Usipeter und Tenkterer (56/55 v. Chr.) und einem ethnologischen Vergleich zwischen Galliern und Germanen werde ich versuchen darzustellen, auf welche Weise Caesar das Bild der Germanen zeichnet und wie dieses Bild, je nachdem, welches Ziel er im jeweiligen Fall erreichen möchte, variiert.

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Tore zur Welt: Häfen in der Antike (German Edition) - download pdf or read online

By Christina Wawrzinek

Tore zur Welt - das waren Häfen schon in der Antike. Hier legten Handelsschiffe an, hier ankerten aber auch Kriegsschiffe, die Stadt und Hinterland schützten. Hier kamen Reisende an, die von fernen Landen zu erzählen wussten. Für bedeutende Städte der Antike wie Athen, Alexandria oder Rom conflict der Hafen nicht nur lebensnotwendiger Umschlagplatz für Waren zur Versorgung der Stadt. Zugleich warfare er auch das seeseitige Aushängeschild mit vielen technischen Wunderwerken und eindrucksvollen Bauten, guy denke etwa an den Leuchtturm von Alexandria, den Koloss von Rhodos, den verschließbaren Hafen in Milet oder die Schiffshäuser in Athen. Christina Wawrzinek gibt in diesem Buch erstmals einen Überblick über die Häfen in der antiken Welt und beleuchtet ihre ökonomische und militärische Bedeutung. Sie nimmt den Leser mit in berühmte Häfen im Mittelmeer und erzählt von enterprise und Funktion, aber auch vom prallen Leben und dem umtriebigen Alltag in Piräus, Ostia und anderen Häfen.

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Claire Louise Wilkinson's The Lyric of Ibycus (Sozomena) PDF

By Claire Louise Wilkinson

Ibycus is an important determine on this planet of archaic poetry, whose paintings has no longer acquired the eye it merits. This remark brings jointly his most vital fragments, including a few much less famous items which provide perception to his content material and elegance. It presents an advent to Ibycus’ existence and poetry, a person research of every fragment and a close remark at the textual content, with a brand new variation of the papyrus fragments. This examine therefore comprises either the trivialities of textual feedback and the wider literary/historical matters of Ibycus’ work.

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New PDF release: Alexandre le Grand: « Que sais-je ? » n° 622 (French

By Pierre Briant

Ce livre n’est pas une biographie d’Alexandre le Grand (356-323 av. J.-C.), determine historique célèbre pour ses conquêtes et l’empire qu’il parvint à édifier. À travers le variety de ce personnage fascinant qui régna sur trois continents, des questions plus générales se posent : quelle est l’origine de l. a. domination d’Alexandre ? remark comprendre ses objectifs ? Quelle était los angeles state of affairs de l’adversaire, l’empire perse-achéménide, et quelles résistances l. a. conquête y a-t-elle suscitées ? remark, enfin, l’empire s’est-il organisé, avec quels rapports entre les conquérants et les populations conquises ? automobile, au-delà de los angeles seule personne d’Alexandre le Grand, c’est un véritable phénomène historique que cet ouvrage examine et dont il met en aid les principaux caractères.

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Download e-book for iPad: A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities: Strange Tales and by Anthony Kaldellis

By Anthony Kaldellis

bizarre, decadent, degenerate, racially combined, superstitious, theocratic, effeminate, or even hyper-literate, Byzantium has lengthy been looked by way of many as one great interest. in keeping with Voltaire, it represented "a valueless selection of miracles, a shame for the human mind"; for Hegel, it used to be "a disgusting photograph of imbecility."

A cupboard of Byzantine Curiosities will churn up those previous prejudices, whereas additionally stimulating a deeper curiosity between readers in a single of history's best civilizations. some of the zanier stories and minutiae which are gathered right here revolve round the political and non secular lifetime of Byzantium. therefore, tales of saints, relics, and their miracles-from the hilarious to the revolting-abound. Byzantine forms (whence the adjective "Byzantine"), court docket scandals, and complicated penal code are global well-known. And what may Byzantium be with no its eunuchs, whose ambiguous gender produced ordinary and risible results in numerous contexts? The booklet additionally includes sections on way of life which are both eye-opening, together with foodstuff (from aphrodisiacs to fermented fish sauce), video games equivalent to polo and acrobatics, and obnoxious perspectives of foreigners and others (e.g., Germans, Catholics, Arabs, dwarves). yet lest we omit Byzantium's extra honorable contributions to civilization, additionally integrated are a few of the marvels of Byzantine technology and know-how, from the army (flamethrowers and hand grenades) to the theatrical ("elevator" thrones, roaring mechanical lions) and clinical (catheters and remedies, a few bizarre). This immense collection of historic anomaly and absurdity sheds very important mild on one among history's so much imprecise and orthodox empires.

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Download PDF by Ammien Marcellin: Histoire de Rome - Livre XVII (French Edition)

By Ammien Marcellin

Histoire de Rome - Livre XVII
Ammien Marcellin, Né vers 330 à Antioche sur l’Oronte (aujourd’hui en Turquie), mort vers 395 (au plus tard en 400)

Ce livre numérique présente «Histoire de Rome - Livre XVII», de Ammien Marcellin, édité en texte intégral. Une desk des matières dynamique permet d'accéder directement aux différentes sections.

Table des matières
- Présentation
- Chapitre I
- Chapitre Ii
- Chapitre Iii
- Chapitre Iv
- Chapitre V
- Chapitre Vi
- Chapitre Vii
- Chapitre Viii
- Chapitre Ix
- Chapitre X
- Chapitre Xi
- Chapitre Xii
- Chapitre Xiii
- Chapitre Xiv

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John's Gospel (New Testament Readings) - download pdf or read online

By Revd Dr Mark W G Stibbe,Mark W.G. Stibbe

John's Gospel is an leading edge research which exhibits how the present plurality of literary methodologies can be utilized successfully to light up the textual content of the fourth gospel. Dr Stibbe, the well-respected writer of 3 past volumes on St John, makes use of the tools of structuralism, deconstructionism and narrative feedback in his interpretation. an in depth creation makes his publication available to the non-specialist.
The booklet is a useful consultant to John's Gospel for all these drawn to the Bible as literature. it will be significant analyzing for all theologians, scholars of theology and ministers of religion.

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Download PDF by Sarah J. Butler: Britain and Its Empire in the Shadow of Rome: The Reception

By Sarah J. Butler

Drawing on new basic resource facts, this quantity evaluates historic Rome's impression on an English highbrow culture from the 1850s to the Twenties as politicians, scientists, economists and social reformers addressed 3 primary debates of the interval - Empire, state, and town. those debates emerged due to political, monetary and social swap either within the Empire and Britain, and coalesced round problems with degeneracy, morality, and neighborhood. As principles of political freedom have been subsumed through principles of civilization, most sensible preserved through technocratic governance, the political and ancient specialize in Republican Rome used to be steadily displaced by means of curiosity within the Imperial interval of the Roman emperors. additionally, because the spectre of the British Empire and state in decline elevated in the direction of the flip of the 19th century, the reception of Imperial Rome itself was once remodeled. by way of the Nineteen Twenties, following the tip of worldwide battle I, Imperial Rome was once conjured right into a new framework echoing that of the British Empire and beautiful to the surging nationalistic temper.

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Mass and Elite in the Greek and Roman Worlds: From Sparta to by Richard Evans PDF

By Richard Evans

This quantity has its foundation within the 14th college of South Africa Classics Colloquium within which the subject and identify of the development have been encouraged via Josiah Ober’s seminal paintings Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens (1989). certainly the effect this paintings has had on later examine in all points of the Greek and Roman global is mirrored via the range of the papers accumulated the following, which take their cue and start line from the argument that, in Ober’s phrases (1989, 338): ‘Rhetorical verbal exchange among lots and elites... was once a main ability wherein the strategic ends of social balance and political order have been achieved.’ even if, the participants to the quantity have additionally sought to construct additional on such conclusions and to provide new perceptions a couple of unfold of concerns affecting mass and elite interplay in a miles wider variety of destinations round the historic Mediterranean over a miles longer chronological span. hence the conclusions the following recommend that when the idea that of mass and elite used to be demonstrated within the minds of Greeks and later Romans it grew to become a common section of political lifestyles and from there has been simply transferred to financial job or faith. In casting the web past the confines of Athens (although the town is usually represented right here) to – amongst others – Syracuse, the towns of Asia Minor, Pompeii and Rome, and to literary and philosophical discourse, in each one example that interaction among the broader physique of the group and the hierarchically privileged might be proven to have ruled and directed the options and activities of the individuals.

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