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East and West in the Roman Empire of the Fourth Century

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Book Series: Radboud Studies in Humanities ISBN: 9789004291928 9789004291935 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 196 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_613429 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Social Sciences
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In East and West in the Roman Empire of the Fourth Century scholars examine from different angles to which degree the empire was still unified and whether it was perceived as such in the fourth century AD.

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Hidden Criticism?

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ISBN: 9783161537950 9783161537967 Year: DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-153796-7 Language: English
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103698
Subject: Religion
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Is there a counter-imperial message beneath the surface of the text in Paul? Christoph Heilig analyzes the letters of the apostle and concludes that the hypothesis that we can identify critical »echoes« of the Roman Empire in Paul's letters needs to be modified for it to be maintained.

From Myotragus to Metellus-a journey through the pre- and early-history of Majorca and Minorca

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ISBN: 9783952403877 Year: DOI: 10.19218/3952403877 Language: English
Publisher: LIBRUM Publishers & Editors LLC
Subject: Archaeology --- History
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Majorca and Minorca, the most exotic places in the Mediterranean Sea.Every year, the archipelago’s beaches attract millions of tourists. Mark Van Strydonck found more than sand-castles: he encountered an extraordinarily rich prehistoric culture.Sanctuaries and lime burials that revealed unique rituals. Bronze bull heads, lead pectorals and sling-stones from warriors in the service of Hannibal. The flourishing Bronze and Iron Age culture of the Balearic Islands has left its traces, from megalithic monuments to in refined jewelry. The most recent finds and scientific developments are made tangible in well-founded comments and more than a hundred original pictures.A surprising, scientific and substantiated look on Majorca and Minorca. An elemental study and a first for north-western Europe. The genesis of the archipelago, the natural fauna and flora, the first human traces, its colonization, the primitive architecture: the author reveals the secrets behind the sand-castles.An impulse to travel with the mind or to visit the islands in a different way.MARK VAN STRYDONCK is head of the Radiocarbon laboratory at the Royal Institute of Cultural Heritage in Brussels (Belgium). For more than 25 years he has worked together with well-known Spanish, American and English scientific institutes performing archaeological investigations on the Balearic Islands.

Theodore Metochites on the Human Condition and the Decline of Rome: Semeioseis gnomikai 27–60

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ISBN: 9789173468893 9789173468909 9789173469005 9789173468992 Year: Pages: 335 DOI: 10.21524/kriterium.4 Language: English
Publisher: Kriterium
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"A critical edition, with English translation and notes, of chapters 27–60 of the Semeioseis gnomikai (“Sententious notes”), a collection of 120 essays by the Byzantine statesman and scholar Theodore Metochites (1270–1332). The edition is based on three manuscripts, which are briefly presented in the introduction. P (Par. gr. 2003, Paris) and M (Marc. gr. 532, Venice) were both written in the early fourteenth century; E (Scor. gr. 248, Escorial) is a sixteenth-century copy of M. After the edition, with accompanying English translation and notes, the book is concluded with a bibliography and three indexes: of quoted passages, Greek words, and Greek names. Several of the essays in this volume contain laments on the reduced state of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium), and on the vicissitudes of human life and fortune. A group of short essays describe the pleasure of beholding Creation and one of the longest discusses the pros and cons of having been born, i.e. of life."

Beyond Priesthood. Religious Entrepreneurs and Innovators in the Roman Empire

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Book Series: Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten ISSN: 0939-2580 ISBN: 9783110448184 9783110447644 Year: Volume: 66 Pages: xiv, 460 DOI: 10.1515/9783110448184 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion --- History
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The last decade has seen a surge of scholarly interest in these religious professionals and a good number of high quality publications. Our volume, however, with its unique intercultural character and its explicit focus on appropriation and contestation of religious expertise in the Imperial Era is substantially different.Unlike the rather narrow focus of earlier studies of civic priests, the papers presented here examine a wider range of religious professionals, their dynamic interaction with established religious authorities and institutions, and their contributions to religious innovation in the ancient Mediterranean world, from the late Hellenistic period through to Late Antiquity, from the City of Rome to mainland Greece, Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt, from Greek civic practice to ancient Judaism.A further advantage of our volume is the wide range of media of transmission taken into account. Our contributors look at both old and new materials, which derive not only from literary sources but also from papyri, inscriptions, and material culture. Above all, this volume assesses critically convenient terminological usage and offers a unique insight into a rich gamut of ancient Mediterranean religious specialists.

Transformations of Romanness: Early Medieval Regions and Identities

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ISBN: 9783110598384 9783110589597 9783110597561 Year: Pages: 597 DOI: 10.1515/9783110598384 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council
Subject: History
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Few pre-modern empires had an impact on their subjects comparable to that of the Roman Empire. Over time, being Roman could mean many different things, e.g. Latin speakers under barbarian rule, subjects of the Byzantine empire or Christians in post-Roman Syria. This volume explores the changes Roman identity underwent in most of the former provinces of the empire between c. 400 and c. 1000, offering the first comprehensive overview on this topic.

Power and Status in the Roman Empire, AD 193-284

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Book Series: Power and Status in the Roman Empire, AD 193-284 ISBN: 9789004203594 9789004211926 Year: Volume: 12 Pages: 320 DOI: 10.1163/9789004211926 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: History
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This book deals with changing power and status relations between the highest ranking representatives of Roman imperial power at the central level, in a period when the Empire came under tremendous pressure, AD 193-284. Based on epigraphic, literary and legal materials, the author deals with issues such as the third-century development of emperorship, the shift in power of the senatorial elite and the developing position of senior military officers and other high equestrians. By analyzing the various senior power-holders involved in Roman imperial administration by social rank, this book presents new insights into the diachronic development of imperial administration, appointment policies and socio-political hierarchies between the second and fourth centuries AD.

Empire in Crisis: Gothic Invasions and Roman Historiography

ISBN: 9783903207387 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Holzhausen Grant: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - PUB 673
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures --- Arts in general --- Archaeology --- Linguistics --- Social Sciences
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The volume, which has emerged from an international conference of the same title, unites a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary contributions on invasions of Goths and other Germanic tribes into the Roman Empire, focusing primarily on the third-century CE. The newly discovered fragments of the lost work Scythica by the third-century historian Dexippus of Athens, the so-called Scythica Vindobonensia alias Dexippus Vindobonensis, which survived in a Greek palimpsest kept in the Austrian National Library in Vienna, have great impact on the study of this field. The contributions explore the Vienna fragments in their historical and historiographical contexts, from the Roman to the Byzantine Era, and the history of the invasions themselves.

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