The Cambridge Ancient History

Author: J. A. Crook,Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards,Cyril John Gadd,John Boardman,Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond,Andrew Lintott,John Anthony Crook,Frank William Walbank,Elizabeth Rawson,David Malcolm Lewis,A. E. Astin,Alan K. Bowman,Edward Champlin,Peter Garnsey,Averil Cameron,Dominic Rathbone,Bryan Ward-Perkins,Michael Whitby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521256032

Category: History

Page: 929

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This volume of 'The Cambridge Ancient History' embraces the wide range of approaches and scholarships which have in recent decades transformed our view of late antiquity.

The Cambridge Ancient History

Author: S. A. Cook,F. E. Adcock,M. P. Charlesworth,H. Baynes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521044943

Category: History

Page: 878

View: 8673

Volumes I and II of The Cambridge Ancient History have had to be entirely rewritten as a result of the very considerable additions to knowledge which have accrued in the past forty-five years. For the same reason it has also been necessary to increase the size of the volumes and to divide each of them into two separately published parts. The individual chapters have already appeared as fascicles, but without maps, indexes and chronological tables which, for practical reasons, have been reserved for these volumes. Some additions and corrections have also been made in order to bring the text, as far as possible, up to date. Together the new volumes provide a history of Egypt and the Ancient Orient (including Greece and the Aegean region) down to 1000 BC in a form suitable for both specialist and student. Volume II, Part I, deals with the history of the region from about 1800 to 1380 BC. This was the era of Hammurabi in Western Asia, the Hyksos and warrior-kings of the Eighteenth Dynasty in Egypt, and the Minoan and early Mycenaean civilizations in Crete and mainland Greece.

Mondfeuer

Roman

Author: Donna Gillespie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105618341

Category: Fiction

Page: 1152

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Jenseits von Rhein und Main stehen die römischen Legionen. Auriane, Tochter eines germanischen Chattenfürsten, ist eine große Schwertkämpferin. Ihr war eine bedeutende Zukunft geweissagt worden. Aber beim Kampf gegen die Römer werden die Chatten geschlagen, Auriane gefangen und nach Rom verschleppt. Viele Themen streift die Autorin Donna Gillespie in ihrem großen historischen Roman. Vom aufkeimenden Christentum mit seinen für Römer und Germanen gleichermaßen befremdlichen Sitten über die Traditionen der Priester und Seher in Germanien bis hin zum Alltagsleben im hektischen Rom, der viel zu schnell wachsenden Hauptstadt des Imperiums. Ein Schicksal zwischen zwei völlig verschiedenen Welten. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians

Author: Andrew Feldherr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827693

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6820

No field of Latin literature has been more transformed over the last couple of decades than that of the Roman historians. Narratology, a new receptiveness to intertextuality, and a re-thinking of the relationship between literature and its political contexts have ensured that the works of historians such as Livy, Sallust, and Tacitus will be read as texts with the same interest and sophistication as they are used as sources. In this book, topics central to the entire tradition, such as conceptions of time, characterization, and depictions of politics and the gods, are treated synoptically, while other essays highlight the works of less familiar historians, such as Curtius Rufus and Ammianus Marcellinus. A final section focuses on the rich reception history of Roman historiography, from the ancient Greek historians of Rome to the twentieth century. An appendix offers a chronological list of the ancient historians of Rome.