(Re)using Ruins: Public Building in the Cities of the Late Antique West, A.D. 300-600

Author: Douglas R. Underwood

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004390537

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 1299

In (Re)using Ruins, Douglas Underwood presents the history of Roman urban public monuments in the Late Antique West, demonstrating that their vibrant, yet variable, development was closely tied to significant shifts in urban ideologies and euergetistic patterns.

Das Leben des Apollonios von Tyana

Author: Philostratos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110361582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1168

View: 1902

Jetzt beim Akademie Verlag: Sammlung Tusculum - die berühmte zweisprachige Bibliothek der Antike! Die 1923 gegründete Sammlung Tusculum umfasst ca. 200 klassische Werke der griechischen und lateinischen Literatur des Altertums und bildet damit das Fundament der abendländischen Geistesgeschichte ab. Die Werke Ciceros, Ovids und Horaz’ gehören ebenso zum Programm wie die philosophischen Schriften Platons, die Dramen des Sophokles oder die enzyklopädische Naturgeschichte des Plinius. Die Reihe bietet die weltliterarisch bedeutenden Originaltexte zusammen mit exzellenten deutschen Übersetzungen und kurzen Sachkommentaren. Von renommierten Altphilologen betreut, präsentiert Tusculum zuverlässige Standardausgaben mit klassischer Einbandgestaltung für Wissenschaftler und Bibliotheken, Studenten und Lehrer sowie das allgemeine Publikum mit Interesse an antiker Dichtung und Philosophie. Der Name der Reihe geht auf die ehemalige Stadt Tusculum in Latium zurück, in der Cicero eine Villa besaß, die ihm als Refugium diente und in der er die Tuskulanen verfasste. Neben der hochwertig ausgestatteten Hauptreihe erscheinen in der Serie Tusculum Studienausgaben einschlägige Texte für Universität und Schule im Taschenbuch. Im Akademie Verlag startet die Reihe 2011 mit sieben wichtigen Neuerscheinungen.

Political Dissidence Under Nero

The Price of Dissimulation

Author: Vasily Rudich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134914512

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 3012

Vasily Rudich examines dissidence under Nero from both historical and psychological perspectives and inquires into the balance of the universal and historically conditioned components of political behaviour. The careers of numerous dissident individuals and their attempts at accomodation to a hostile reality are discussed.

Arms and Armour of the Imperial Roman Soldier

Author: Graham Summer,Raffaele D'Amato

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1848325126

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2626

From the Latin warriors on the Palatine Hill in the age of Romulus, to the last defenders of Constantinople in 1453 AD, the weaponry of the Roman Army was constantly evolving. Through glory and defeat, the Roman warrior adapted to the changing face of warfare. Due to the immense size of the Roman Empire, which reached from the British Isles to the Arabian Gulf, the equipment of the Roman soldier varied greatly from region to region.Through the use of materials such as leather, linen and felt, the army was able to adjust its equipment to these varied climates. Arms and Armour of the Imperial Roman Soldier sheds new light on the many different types of armour used by the Roman soldier, and combines written and artistic sources with the analysis of old and new archaeological finds. With a huge wealth of plates and illustrations, which include ancient paintings, mosaics, sculptures and coin depictions, this book gives the reader an unparalleled visual record of this fascinating period of military history. This book, the first of three volumes, examines the period from Marius to Commodus. Volume II covers the period from Commodus to Justinian, and Volume III will look at the period from Romulus to Marius.

Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash

Author: Rivka Ulmer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110223929

Category: Religion

Page: 404

View: 8377

Rabbinic midrash of late antiquity and the early medieval period visualized Egypt and presented Egyptian religious concepts and icons. Midrash is analyzed in a cross-cultural perspective utilizing insights from the discipline of Egyptology. Topics: the Greco-Roman Nile god, Isis, Serapis and other gods, festivals, mummy portraits, funeral customs, the Egyptian language, Pharaohs, Cleopatra, Alexandria, the divine eye. The hermeneutical role of Egyptian cultural icons in midrash is explored.


Author: Hippocrates

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1673

View: 4355

Hippocrates, said to have been born in Cos in or before 460 BCE, learned medicine and philosophy; travelled widely as a medical doctor and teacher; was consulted by King Perdiccas of Macedon and Artaxerxes of Persia; and died perhaps at Larissa. Apparently he rejected superstition in favour of inductive reasoning and the study of real medicine as subject to natural laws, in general and in individual people as patients for treatment by medicines and surgery. Of the roughly 70 works in the 'Hippocratic Collection' many are not by Hippocrates; even the famous oath may not be his. But he was undeniably the 'Father of Medicine'. The works available in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Hippocrates are the following. Volume I: Ancient Medicine. Airs, Waters, Places. Epidemics 1 and 3. The Oath. Precepts. Nutriment. Volume II: Prognostic. Regimen in Acute Diseases. The Sacred Disease. The Art. Breaths. Law. Decorum. Physician (Ch. 1). Dentition. Volume III: On Wounds in the Head. In the Surgery. On Fractures. On Joints. Mochlicon. Volume IV: Nature of Man. Regimen in Health. Humours. Aphorisms. Regimen 1?3. Dreams. Volume V: Affections. Diseases 1?2. Volume VI: Diseases 3. Internal Affections. Regimen in Acute Diseases. Volume VII: Epidemics 2 and 4?7. Volume VIII: Places in Man. Glands. Fleshes. Prorrhetic I?II. Physician. Use of Liquids. Ulcers. Haemorrhoids and Fistulas. Volume IV also contains the fragments of Heracleitus, On the Universe.

Natural history

Author: Pliny,Pliny (the Elder.),Harris Rackham

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library


Category: Nature

Page: 576

View: 7918

Pliny the Elder, tireless researcher and writer, is author of the encyclopedic Natural History, in 37 books, an unrivaled compendium of Roman knowledge. The contents of the books are as follows. Book 1: table of contents of the others and of authorities; 2: mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; 3-6: geography and ethnography of the known world; 7: anthropology and the physiology of man; 8-11: zoology; 12-19: botany, agriculture, and horticulture; 20-27: plant products as used in medicine; 28-32: medical zoology; 33-37: minerals (and medicine), the fine arts, and gemstones. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Natural History is in ten volumes.

Books for college libraries

a core collection of 50,000 titles : a project of the Association of College and Research Libraries

Author: Association of College and Research Libraries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780838933565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 6857

Gespräche der Götter und der Meeresgötter

Author: Lukian

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743711737

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 7900

Lukian: Gespräche der Götter und der Meeresgötter Gespräche der Götter: Entstanden um 150. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung von Christoph Martin Wieland. Gespräche der Meeresgötter: Entstanden um 150. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung von Christoph Martin Wieland. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Lukian: Werke in drei Bänden. Aus dem Griechischen übersetzt von Christoph Martin Wieland. Herausgegeben von Jürgen Werner und Herbert Greiner-Mai. 2. Auflage. Berlin, Weimar: Aufbau-Verlag, 1981. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Neptun, 1750. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.


Author: Aristoteles,Heinrich Knebel

Publisher: N.A



Page: 207

View: 7386

A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity

Author: Linda Kalof

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781845203610

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 4779

Animals had an ubiquitous and central presence in the ancient world. A Cultural History of Animals In Antiquity presents an extraordinarily broad assessment of animal cultures from 2500 BCE to 1000 CE, describing how animals were an intrinsic part of the spiritual life of ancient society, how they were hunted, domesticated and used for entertainment, and the roles animals played in ancient science and philosophy. Since much of what we know about animals in antiquity is gleaned from the images left by our ancestors, the book presents a wealth of illustrations. Seminal ancient narratives about animals -- including works from Aristotle, Plutarch, Ovid and Pliny the Elder -- are also drawn upon to illustrate contemporary ideas about and attitudes towards animals. As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Animals, this volume presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary Symbolism, Hunting, Domestication, Sports and Entertainment, Science, Philosophy, and Art. Volume 1 in the Cultural History of Animals edited by Linda Kalof and Brigitte Resl.

A History of Ideas About the Prolongation of Life

Author: Gerald J. Gruman, MD, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826118745

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 7723

Dr. Grumanís book examines the quest for longevity and immortality up to the year 1800. He presents multicultural perspectives and attitudes as depicted in Islamic and Chinese societies as well as in Western Civilization. This scholarly work contributes to our understanding of the origins of medicine, personal hygiene and public health as well as the underlying psychological and social determinants of longevity and humanityís longing for its attainment.

Animals as Domesticates

A World View Through History

Author: Juliet Clutton-Brock

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 189

View: 3639

Eurasia after the ice -- Settlement and domestication in Eurasia -- Arrival of domesticates in Europe -- Domesticates in ancient Egypt and their origins -- Domesticates of the ancient Israelites, Assyrians, and Scythians -- Domesticates in the classical world of Greece and Rome -- Domesticates in ancient India and Southeast Asia -- Domesticates in Oceania -- Domesticates in Africa south of the Sahara -- Domesticates in the Americas -- Conclusions -- Appendix : Nomenclature of the domestic animals and their wild progenitors.