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Ancient

  • "... vor dem Papyrus sind alle gleich!"by Raimar Eberhard; Holger Kockelmann; Stefan Pfeiffer; Maren Schentuleit

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    Die Festschrift enthält rund zwei Dutzend Aufsätze zu unterschiedlichsten Themen aus dem Bereich der griechischen, demotischen sowie koptischen Papyrologie und Epigraphik Ägyptens: Landesverwaltung, Wirtschaft, Vertragswesen, antike Literatur, Tempelweihung, rechtliche Stellung der Frau, griechische Wortkunde und christliches Ägypten. Unter den Beiträgen... more...

  • "Artes Grammaticae" in frammentiby Maria Chiara Scappaticcio

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 210.00

    Artes Grammaticae in frammenti collects and scrutinizes all the known Latin and bilingual (Greek-Latin and Latin-Greek) grammatical texts on papyrus (1 st cent. B.C. - VI th cent. A.D) in order to add further tesserae in the mosaic of our knowledge of forms, practices and circulation of Latin grammar and language and of Roman education,... more...

  • 'Bread and Circuses'by Tim Cornell; Dr Kathryn Lomas; Kathryn Lomas

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Cities in the ancient world relied on private generosity to provide many basic amenities, as well as expecting leading citizens to pay for 'bread and circuses' - free food and public entertainment. This collection of essays by leading scholars from the UK and USA explores the important phenomenon of benefaction and public patronage in Roman Italy.... more...

  • "Donation of Constantine" and "Constitutum Constantini"by Johannes Fried

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 140.00

    The Donation of Constantine is the largest and most powerful forgery in world history. Disputed until modern times, this document was the fuel of religious war, used by both the reformation, as well as the counter-reformation. Johannes Fried not only reinterprets the origin of this forgery (i.e. he ascribes it to the Franks? opposition... more...

  • "Hadriani genitura" ? Die astrologischen Fragmente des Antigonos von Nikaiaby Stephan Heilen

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 252.00

    This critical edition provides for the very first time a thorough presentation of Antigonus?s life, work, sources, and reception. The commentary is based on a systematic assessment of all relevant ancient handbooks and horoscopes. more...

  • "I Undertook Great Works"by Douglas J. Green

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 67.37

    Traditionally, scholars study ancient Near Eastern royal inscriptions to reconstruct the events they narrate. In recent decades, however, a new approach has analyzed these inscriptions as products of royal ideology and has delineated the way that ideology has shaped their narration of historical events. This ideologically-sensitive approach has focused... more...

  • "Kleine Leute" und große Helden in Homers Odyssee und Kallimachos' Hekaleby Marios Skempis

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Callimachus? Hekale is one of the most famous short epics of Greek literature and was highly regarded as such in antiquity. This study addresses the question of whether and to what extent the Hekale is related to the Homeric epics, and especially the Odyssey . The ensuing conclusions show that the Odyssey exerted a strong influence... more...

  • 'Let us die that we may live'by Pauline Allen; Boudewijn Dehandschutter; Johan Leemans; Wendy Mayer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    This book presents fresh, lively translations of fourteen such homilies, the majority for the first time in English. The homilies were delivered in some of the main cities of the Greek East of the later Roman Empire, by well-known figures such as Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa and John Chrysostom, as well as the equally gifted preachers Asterius... more...

  • "Pharmakeía und crimen magiae"by Michaela Rücker

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 62.73

    Magie war im Leben der antiken Menschen ein fester Bestandteil des kollektiven und religiösen Miteinanders. Der Umgang mit Magie war gesellschaftlichen, sozialen und politischen Änderungen unterworfen, die sich vor allem auf der rechtlichen Ebene bemerkbar machten. Michaela Rücker definiert in ihrer Studie die antiken Begrifflichkeiten von Magie und... more...

  • "Spuria Macri"by Ulrike Jansen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    ?Spuria Macri? consists of 20 chapters and 487 hexameters about plant, animal, and mineral remedies added to the poem ?Macer Floridus.? This translation, the first ever into German, contains rich commentaries on language, sources, reception, authorship, intellectual history, and genre. more...