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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.

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.

Les institutions de la République romaine des origines à la mort d'Auguste

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Book Series: Schweizerische Beiträge zur Altertumswissenschaft ISBN: 9783796534690 Year: Pages: 245 DOI: 10.24894/978-3-7965-3469-0 Language: French
Publisher: Schwabe Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: History
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This book’s presentation of the republican Roman institutions and their history enables the reader to clearly distinguish between what we know from ancient sources and the contemporary knowledge based on modern research. The main goal consists in first presenting the well-documented Roman institutions of the last centuries of the Republic and then analysing the reliability of the ancient sources which deal with the origins of these institutions since the foundation of Rome.

Voter en Grèce, à Rome et en Gaule : Pratiques, lieux et finalités

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ISBN: 9782356681782 DOI: 10.4000/books.momeditions.6411 Language: French
Publisher: MOM Éditions
Subject: History
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Dans ses aspects aussi bien théoriques que matériels, le système du vote dans les mondes grec et romain a depuis longtemps été exploré au sein d’études plus générales sur les institutions ou les différents types de régimes politiques. Il n’a cependant jamais fait l’objet de publications réunissant à la fois les témoignages textuels et les résultats des fouilles archéologiques, dans l’optique d’une compréhension globale de cette pratique. De ce constat est né le projet d’une synthèse portant sur les modalités, les lieux et les finalités du vote en Grèce, à Rome et en Gaule, dans une perspective comparatiste. Menée dans le cadre d’un programme de recherche interdisciplinaire soutenu par l’université Lumière Lyon 2 et la Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, cette recherche a suscité, selon les régions et les périodes concernées, des questionnements spécifiques mais elle a aussi fait émerger des points de convergence. La collaboration de chercheurs issus de plusieurs disciplines – l’histoire, la philologie et l’archéologie – a permis de cerner la pratique du vote à travers ses implications politiques, ses modalités procédurales et la place qui lui a été réservée dans l’espace civique par les différentes sociétés antiques qui l’ont mise en œuvre. Le présent ouvrage, qui présente une synthèse sur chacune des aires géographiques étudiées et rassemble vingt et une contributions issues de séminaires ou de journées d’études qui se sont tenus à Lyon, à la Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, de la fin de l’année 2012 au printemps 2014, propose une approche inédite de l’acte de vote dans l’Antiquité.

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