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Antiquities & Archaeology

  • North Coast of the Black Sea, Asia Minorby Philip A. Harland

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Private associations organized around a common cult, profession, ethnic identity, neighbourhood or family were common throughout the Greco-Roman antiquity. This volume collects a representative selection of inscriptions from associations in Asia Minor and the north coast of the Black Sea, published with English translations, brief explanatory notes,... more...

  • Migrating Talesby Richard Kalmin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Migrating Tales situates the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, in its cultural context by reading several rich rabbinic stories against the background of Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Persian, and Mesopotamian literature of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, much of it Christian in origin. In this nuanced work, Richard Kalmin argues that non-Jewish literature... more...

  • Cacus and Marsyas in Etrusco-Roman Legend. (PMAA-44)by Jocelyn Penny Small

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This book discusses how Greek and South Italian vase paintings of the musical contest between Apollo and Marsyas became the model for Etruscan representations of Cacus ambushed by the Vibennae brothers, two Etruscan heroes of the sixth century B.C. The study demonstrates that the Etruscans knowingly adapted Greek iconographic forms to represent their... more...

  • The Glory of Heraby Philip Elliot Slater

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 68.00

    The ancient Athenians were "quarrelsome as friends, treacherous as neighbors, brutal as masters, faithless as servants, shallow as lovers--all of which was in part redeemed by their intelligence and creativity." Thus writes Philip Slater in this classic work on narcissism and family relationships in fifth-century Athenian society. Exploring a rich... more...

  • Deep History, Secular Theoryby Luther Martin

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Over the course of his career, Luther H. Martin has experimented with methodological approaches to the study of religion, particularly Hellenistic religions. This volume represents Martin?s shift from comparative to socio-political to scientific studies of religion, and especially to the cognitive science of religion. The 25 contributions collected... more...

  • The Case for the Jordan Lead Codicesby David Elkington; Jennifer Elkington; Margaret Barker; Philip Davies; Keith Hearne

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Case For the Jordan Lead Codices presents a series of essays by eminent scholars underlining the case for proper analysis and restoration of the codices back to Jordan. For the first time, a very thorough analysis of the metal and its origins is argued by a senior analyst in the private sector. David Elkington provides a brief account of the... more...

  • The John Dominic Crossan Essential Setby John Dominic Crossan

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 35.99

    The eBook collection of four complete works by bestselling author and leading historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, including Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography , The Birth of Christianity , The Power of Parable , and The Greatest Prayer . more...

  • The John Dominic Crossan Essential Setby John Dominic Crossan

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    The eBook collection of four complete works by bestselling author and leading historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, including Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography , The Birth of Christianity , The Power of Parable , and The Greatest Prayer . more...

  • The John Dominic Crossan Essential Setby John Dominic Crossan

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    The eBook collection of four complete works by bestselling author and leading historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, including Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography , The Birth of Christianity , The Power of Parable , and The Greatest Prayer . more...

  • Controlling Contested Placesby Christine Shepardson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    From constructing new buildings to describing rival-controlled areas as morally and physically dangerous, leaders in late antiquity fundamentally shaped their physical environment and thus the events that unfolded within it. Controlling Contested Places maps the city of Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) through the topographically sensitive vocabulary of... more...