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xvi, 400 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Civil War of 49-48 BCE
  • 3. Italia
  • Introduction
  • 1. Crossing the Rubicon
  • 2. Opening the Sanctius Aerarium 3. The sources of soldiers
  • Conclusion
  • 4. Hispania
  • 1. Laudes Hispaniae
  • 2. C. Caesar and Hispania
  • 3. Cn. Pompeius and Hispania
  • 4. The significance of clientelae
  • 5. Gallia 1. Omnis Gallia Germaniaque 2. Massilia an ally
  • 3. Massilia a provincial capital?
  • 4. Geopolitical considerations
  • 5. Chagrin at Massilia
  • 6. Massilia and Phocaea, or the theme of libertas
  • 6. Africa
  • Introduction
  • 1. The sources of Caesar's narrative
  • 2. Legitimacy of command
  • 3. Roman armies in North Africa
  • 4. The grain of Africa
  • Conclusion
  • 7. Macedonia 1. Caesar fleeing forwards
  • 2. Pompeius' preparations for 48 BCE
  • 3. Life in the military
  • 4. Other than soldiers
  • 5. Supply-lines
  • 6. The provincial burden
  • 8. Asia
  • 1. From Pharsalus to Alexandria
  • 2. Ephesus capital of Asia
  • 3. The ceremony and rhetoric of arrival
  • 4. Caesar and the Sanctuary of Artemis of Ephesus
  • 9. Aegyptus
  • 1. Of civil wars Roman and Egyptian
  • 2. The wealth of Egypt
  • 3. Banking and imperialism
  • Conclusion.
In 'Caesar's Civil War: Historical Reality and Fabrication' Westall combines literary analysis of Caesar's Bellum Civile with a concern for the socio-economic history of the Roman empire. The 'Bellum Gallicum' and the Shakespearean play are better known, but Caesar's partisan account of the Roman civil war culminating in the battle of Pharsalus offers a historical text of perennial interest and relevance. Two introductory chapters contextualize this book and offer a traditional narrative of political and military history for 49-48 BCE. There follow seven chapters dedicated to each of the geographical theatres of civil war. These chapters show how Caesar's testimony sheds important light upon the nature of Roman rule in the Mediterranean, but also explore the problems to be encountered in using potentially tendentious testimony.
Green Library
xvi, 705 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Character and characterization in Ancient Greek literature: an introduction / Koen De Temmerman and Evert van Emde Boas
  • Epic and Elegiac Poetry. Homer / Irene de Jong
  • Hesiod / Hugo Koning
  • The Homeric hymns / Irene de Jong
  • Apollonius of Rhodes / Jacqueline Klooster
  • Callimachus /Annette Harder
  • Theocritus / Jacqueline Klooster
  • Historiography. Herodotus / Mathieu de Bakker
  • Thucydides / Tim Rood
  • Xenophon / Tim Rood
  • Polybius / Luke Pitcher
  • Appian / Luke Pitcher
  • Cassius Dio / Luke Pitcher
  • Herodian / Luke Pitcher
  • Josephus / Jan Willem van Henten and Luuk Huitink
  • Pausanias / Maria Pretzler
  • Choral Lyric. Pindar and Bacchylides / Bruno Currie
  • Drama. Aeschylus / Evert van Emde Boas
  • Sophocles / Michael Lloyd
  • Euripides / Evert van Emde Boas
  • Aristophanes / Angus Bowie
  • Menander / Peter Brown
  • Oratory. Lysias / Mathieu de Bakker
  • Aeschines and Demosthenes / Nancy Worman
  • Philosophy. Plato / Kathryn Morgan
  • Biography. Xenophon / Luuk Huitink
  • Plutarch / Judith Mossman
  • Philostratus / Kristoffel Demoen
  • Between Philosophy and Rhetoric. Dio Chrysostom / Dimitri Kasprzyk
  • Lucian / Owen Hodkinson
  • The Novel. Chariton/ Koen De Temmerman
  • Xenophon of Ephesus / Koen De Temmerman
  • Achilles Tatius / Koen De Temmerman
  • Longus / J. R. Morgan
  • Heliodorus / J.R. Morgan
  • Epilogue / Koen De Temmerman and Evert van Emde Boas.
Characterization in Ancient Greek Literature is the fourth volume in the series Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative. The book deals with the narratological concepts of character and characterization and explores the textual devices used for purposes of characterization by ancient Greek authors spanning a large historical period (from Homer to Heliodorus) and a variety of literary genres (epic, elegy, historiography, choral lyric, drama, oratory, philosophy, biography, and novel). The book's aim is not only to describe these devices, but also to investigate their effects and the implications of their use for our interpretation of the texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004356306 20180205
Green Library
xiii, 384 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Preface
  • 1. Feasting and polis institutions : an introduction / Floris van den Eijnde
  • 2. Feasting in Early Iron Age Attika : the evidence from the site of the academy / Alexandra Alexandridou
  • 3. Power play at the dinner table : feasting and patronage between palace and polis in Attika / Floris van den Eijnde
  • 4. Feasting at the sanctuary of Apollo Hyakinthos at Amykles : the evidence from the Early Iron Age / Vicky Vlachou
  • 5. Consuming the wild : more thoughts on the Andreion / James Whitley and Richard Madgwick
  • 6. Individual and collective in the funding of sacrifices in classical Athens : the sacrificial calendar of the Marathonian Tetrapolis / Stephen Lambert
  • 7. Table arrangements : Sitesis as a polis institution (IG I3 131) / Josine Blok and Evelyn van 't Wout
  • 8. Measure for measure : fifth-century public dining at the Tholos in Athens / Ann Steiner
  • 9. The Hellenistic Symposium as feast / Kathleen Lynch
  • 10. When did the symposion die? On the decline of the Greek aristocratic banquet / Marek Wecowski
  • 11. The return of the king : civic feasting and the entanglement of city and empire in Hellenistic Greece / Rolf Strootman
  • 12. The Macedonian background of Hellenistic panegyreis and public feasting / Manuela Mari
  • 13. Sharing the civic sacrifice : civic feast, procession, and sacrificial division in the Hellenistic period / Stéphanie Paul
  • 14. A network of hearths : honors, sacrificial shares, and 'traveling meat' / Jan-Mathieu Carbon.
Feasting and commensality formed the backbone of social life in the polis, the most characteristic and enduring form of political organization in the ancient Greek world. Exploring a wide array of commensal practices, Feasting and Polis Institutions reveals how feasts defi ned the religious and political institutions of the Greek citizen-state. Taking the reader from the Early Iron Age to the Imperial Period, this volume launches an essential inquiry into Greek power relations. Focusing on the myriad of patronage roles at the feast and making use of a wide variety of methodologies and primary sources, including archaeology, epigraphy and literature, Feasting and Polis Institutions argues that in ancient Greece political interaction could never be complete until it was consummated in a festive context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004356726 20180806
Green Library
x, 293 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Notes on Contributors Homer and the Good Ruler in Antiquity and Beyond: Introduction Jacqueline Klooster and Baukje van den Berg The Birth of the Princes' Mirror in the Homeric Epics Irene J.F. de Jong Between Gods and Mortals: The Piety of Homeric Kings Will Desmond A Speaker of Words and Doer of Deeds: The Reception of Phoenix' Educational Ideal Jacqueline Klooster Plato's Homer as a Guide for Moderation and Obedience Patrick G. Lake The Problem with the Prince: Agamemnon in the Ancient Exegetical Tradition on Homer Elsa Bouchard Educating Kings through Travel: The Wanderings of Odysseus as a Mental Model in Polybius' Histories Maria Gerolemou Some Critical Themes in Philodemus' On the Good King According to Homer Jeffrey Fish Eumaeus, Evander, and Augustus: Dionysius and Virgil on Noble Simplicity Casper C. de Jonge Speaking Homer to Power: Anecdotes of Greek Intellectuals and Their Rulers in Plutarch's Symposia David F. Driscoll Homeric Ideals Versus Roman Realities? Civil War, Autocracy, and the Reception of Homer in Silius Italicus' Punica Elina Pyy Homer and the Good Ruler in the `Age of Rhetoric': Eustathios of Thessalonike on Excellent Oratory Baukje van den Berg On the Good King According to Homer: A Sixteenth-Century Treatise by Christophoros Kondoleon Filippomaria Pontani `Royal Blood Will Stain My Spear': Satire, Trauma, and Semi-barbarous Princelings in Robert Graves' The Anger of Achilles Laura McKenzie Index Locorum General Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004365810 20180618
Homer and the Good Ruler in Antiquity and Beyond focuses on the important question of how and why later authors employ Homeric poetry to reflect on various types and aspects of leadership. In a range of essays discussing generically diverse receptions of the epics of Homer in historically diverse contexts, this question is answered in various ways. Rather than considering Homer's works as literary products, then, this volume discusses the pedagogic dimension of the Iliad and the Odyssey as perceived by later thinkers and writers interested in the parameters of good rule, such as Plato, Philodemus, Polybius, Vergil, and Eustathios.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004365810 20180618
Green Library
xiii, 215 pages : charts (1 color), 3 maps ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Illustrations List of Roman Emperors 1 Introduction: Approaching the Imperial Roman Economy â 1â Central Aims of the Book â 2â Who Will Read This? Target Audiences â 3â Lingering Questions about Imperial Rome â 4â The Many Faces of Roman Economic History â 5â From Fine-Grained to `Big Picture': Methods and Treatment of the Evidence â 6â The Contribution of Modern Thinking to Ancient Problems â 7â Book Organization â 8â Terms and Definitions 2 The Gift That Kept on Giving: Perpetual Endowments and the Role of Prosociality in Rome's Economic Development â 1â The Evolution of Prosocial Traits from the Early Days of Rome â 2â Prosociality, Charity, and Social Capital: How Elite Benefaction Came to Be â 3â Perpetual Foundations: The Gift That Kept on Giving â 4â What Lies under the Epiphenomena? 3 Investing in the Roman Economy: Material Evidence for Economic Development â 1â Benefactions as Wealth Generators â 2â Investment Opportunities in the Roman Economy â 3â Money in the Roman Economy: The Numismatic Evidence â 4â Supplying the Demand: Coinage, Monetization, and Market Development 4 Aligning Public and Private Interests: Public Building, Private Money, and Urban Development â 1â Public Needs and Private Incentives â 2â Rome: A World of Cities â 3â Public Building in the Cities of Roman Africa: A Case Study â 4â Urbanization and the Development of the Non-Agrarian Sectors â 5â The Surprisingly Short Reach of the Roman State â 6â The Public Deeds of Private Citizens â 7â Aligning Interests 5 Measuring Economic Performance beyond GDP: Economic Growth, Income Inequality, and Roman Living Standards â 1â Real Growth in the Pre-Modern World? Debates, Controversies, and Confusion in Roman Economic History â 2â Proxy Evidence: Extrapolation or Hypothesis Testing? â 3â Rome's 99â ¯%: Economic Capacity and the Distribution of Wealth â 4â Sharing the Spoils of Success: Increasing Living Standards with Public Goods â 5â Collective Action and Prosociality in the Creation of Public Goods 6 From Prosociality to Civil Strife: Conflict, Stagnation, and Growing Regional Divides in the Third Century CE â 1â An Overview of the `Crises' of the Third Century â 2â What Really Happened after 235â ¯CE? â 3â Money, Investment, and Markets â 4â Production and Exchange â 5â The End of Roman Prosociality? Conclusion: Rome's Place in a Global History of Development Appendix 1: List of Inscriptions from the Western Empire Recording Interest being Drawn Appendix 2: List of Building Inscriptions from the North African Provinces Recording the Sponsor Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004358270 20180430
The Roman Empire has long held pride of place in the collective memory of scholars, politicians, and the general public in the western world. In Money, Culture, and Well-Being in Rome's Economic Development, 0-275 CE, Daniel Hoyer offers a new approach to explain Rome's remarkable development. Hoyer surveys a broad selection of material to see how this diverse body of evidence can be reconciled to produce a single, coherent picture of the Roman economy. Engaging with social scientific and economic theory, Hoyer highlights key issues in economic history, placing the Roman Empire in its rightful place as a special-but not wholly unique-example of a successful preindustrial state.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004358270 20180430
Green Library
xvi, 670 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction to the comparative study of Plato and Xenophon / Gabriel Danzig
  • ‎Introduction to this volume / David M. Johnson --‎ Part 1. Methods. Comparative exegesis and the Socratic problem / Louis-André Dorion
  • ‎Xenophon's intertextual Socrates / David M. Johnson
  • ‎Division and collection: a new paradigm for the relationship between Plato and Xenophon / William H.F. Altman
  • ‎Xenophon and the Socratics / James M. Redfield
  • ‎Xenophon on "philosophy" and Socrates / Christopher Moore
  • ‎Xenophon and the Elenchos: a formal and comparative analysis / Geneviève Lachance
  • ‎Part 2. Ethics. Laughter in Plato's and Xenophon's Symposia / Katarzyna Jazdzewska
  • Socrates' physiognomy: Plato and Xenophon in comparison / Alessandro Stavru
  • ‎Xenophon's triad of Socratic virtues and the poverty of Socrates / Lowell Edmunds
  • Pity or pardon: Plato, Xenophon and Aristotle on the appropriate response to intentional wrongdoing / Roslyn Weiss
  • ‎Mechanisms of pleasure according to Xenophon's Socrates / Olga Chernyakhovskaya
  • ‎Plato, Aristotle and Xenophon on the ends of virtue / Gabriel Danzig
  • ‎Socrates Erotikos: mutuality, role reversal, and erotic Paideia in Xenophon's and Plato's Symposia / Francesca Pentassuglio
  • ‎Socratic economics and the psychology of money / Tazuko Angela van Berkel --‎ Part 3. Friendship and politics. Xenophon's conception of friendship in Memorabilia 2.6 (with reference to Plato's Lysis) / Melina Tamiolaki
  • ‎Socrates' attitude towards politics in Xenophon and Plato / Fiorenza Bevilacqua
  • ‎Plato and Xenophon on the different reasons that Socrates always obeys the law / Louis-André Dorion
  • ‎Plato's Statesman and Xenophon's Cyrus / Carol Atack --‎ Part 4. History. Sparta in Xenophon and Plato / Noreen Humble
  • ‎Plato, Xenophon and Persia / Chrisopher J. Tuplin
  • ‎The enemies of hunting in Xenophon's Cynegeticus / David Thomas.
Plato and Xenophon are the two students of Socrates whose works have come down to us in their entirety. Their works have been studied by countless scholars over the generations; but rarely have they been brought into direct contact, outside of their use in relation to the Socratic problem. This volume changes that, by offering a collection of articles containing comparative analyses of almost the entire range of Plato's and Xenophon's writings, approaching them from literary, philosophical and historical perspectives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004369016 20180820
Green Library
x, 247 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction / Paul McKechnie
  • Ptolemy I in Egypt: continuity and change / Dorothy J. Thompson
  • The Greek wars: the fight for Egypt / Paul McKechnie
  • Soter and the calendars / Chris Bennett
  • The role of coinage in the political economy of fourth century Egypt / Henry P. Colburn
  • Pharaoh and temple-building in the fourth century BCE / Martina Minas-Nerpel
  • The Satrap Stele of Ptolemy: a reassessment / Boyo G. Ockinga
  • Cremation and cross-cultural interaction in early Ptolemaic Alexandria: cremation in context / Thomas Landvatter.
Amyrtaeus, only pharaoh of the Twenty-eighth Dynasty, shook off the shackles of Persian rule in 404 BCE; a little over seventy years later, Ptolemy son of Lagus started the `Greek millennium' (J.G. Manning's phrase) in Egypt-living long enough to leave a powerful kingdom to his youngest son, Ptolemy II, in 282. In this book, expert studies document the transformation of Egypt through the dynamic fourth century, and the inauguration of the Ptolemaic state. Ptolemy built up his position as ruler subtly and steadily. Continuity and change marked the Egyptian-Greek encounter. The calendar, the economy and coinage, the temples, all took on new directions. In the great new city of Alexandria, the settlers' burial customs had their own story to tell.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004366961 20180730
Green Library
viii, 355 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Tables, Maps and Figures 1 Introduction Scope of the Book Key Themes Scholarly Developments Approaching the Evidence Summary 2 The Ptolemies and the Erythra Thalassa Early Ptolemaic Activity in the Red Sea Voyages over the Open Ocean: The Monsoon Trade Winds Increasing Trade Ptolemaic Monopolies Ptolemaic Egypt and the Port of Arikamedu Ptolemaic Routes and Facilities Summary 3 Organisation and Finance Merchants and Financiers The Scale of Investment Ship Design and Construction Summary 4 The Roman State and the Indian Ocean Trade Facilitating the Trade Administration and Security Roman Military and Diplomatic Policy The Imperial Family's Commercial Interests? Summary 5 Trade Routes and Merchant Diasporas Trading Routes and Schedules Merchant Diasporas Romans in the Far East Summary 6 Imports Imports from the Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Goods and Roman Society Summary 7 Exports Exports from the Mediterranean World Roman Coins in India 8 Rome's Trade Balance with India A Roman Trade Deficit? The Significance of Gold and Silver as Exports Ballast and Stowage Crew Provisions Summary 9 The Peak of Roman Trade in the Indian Ocean Roman Participation in the Indian Ocean Trade: The Second and Third Centuries Archaeological Evidence: The Dating of Roman Exports Archaeological Evidence: The Red Sea Ports and the Eastern Desert Fortlets Interpreting the Chronological Patterns 10 Conclusion The Development of Roman Trade in the Indian Ocean Schedules, Practicalities and Roman Diasporas Indian Ocean Goods and Roman Society Barter and Bullion The Peak Period of Roman Trade Afterword Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004373099 20180924
In Rome and the Indian Ocean Trade from Augustus to the Early Third Century CE Matthew Adam Cobb examines the development of commercial exchange between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean worlds from the Roman annexation of Egypt (30 BCE) up to the early third century CE. Among the issues considered are the identities of those involved, how they organised and financed themselves, the challenges they faced (scheduling, logistics, security, sailing conditions), and the types of goods they traded. Drawing upon an expanding corpus of new evidence, Cobb aims to reassess a number of long-standing scholarly assumptions about the nature of Roman participation in this trade. These range from its chronological development to its economic and social impact.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004373099 20180924
Green Library
ix, 801 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Preface and acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Text and translation
  • Commentary
  • Bibliography
  • Index nominum
  • Index rerum
  • Index verborum.
This volume provides the first full-scale commentary on the eighth book of Virgil's Aeneid, the book in which the poet presents the unforgettable tour of the site of the future Rome that the Arcadian Evander provides for his Trojan guest Aeneas, as well as the glorious apparition and bestowal of the mystical, magical shield of Vulcan on which the great events of the future Roman history are presented - culminating in the Battle of Actium and the victory of Octavian over the forces of Antony and Cleopatra. A critical text based on a fresh examination of the manuscript tradition is accompanied by a prose translation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004367357 20180813
Green Library
xii, 172 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Virgil has always been copied, studied, imitated, and revered as perhaps the greatest poet of the Latin language. He has been centrally important to the transmission of the classical tradition, and has played a unique role in European education. In recognition of the richness of his reception the fourth conferences in the joint Warburg Institute and Institute of Classical Studies series on the afterlife of the Classics was devoted to the afterlife of Virgil. This volume focuses on the reception of the Eclogues and the Aeneid in three main areas: Italian Renaissance poetry, scholarship and visual art; English responses to Virgil's poetry; and emerging literatures in Eastern Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Contributors are Giulia Perucchi, M. Elisabeth Schwab, Clementina Marsico, David Quint, Marilena Caciorgna, Mate Vince, Hanna Paulouskaya, Tim Markey, Charles Martindale, and Francesca Bortoletti.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781905670659 20180604
Green Library
x, 359 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
The Alexander Romance by Ps.-Callisthenes of Krzysztof Nawotka is a guide to a third century AD fictional biography of Alexander the Great, the anonymous Historia Alexandri Magni. It is a historical commentary which identifies all names and places in this piece of Greek literature approached as a source for the history of Alexander the Great, from kings, like Nectanebo II of Egypt and Darius III of Persia, to fictional characters. It discusses real and imaginary geography of the Alexander Romance. While dealing with all aspects of Ps.-Callisthenes relevant to Greek history and to Macedonia, its pays particular attention to aspects of ancient history and culture of Babylonia and Egypt and to the multi-layered foundation story of Alexandria.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004335219 20170925
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
x, 295 pages : 2 color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction / Egbert J. Bakker
  • The construction of authority in Pindar's Isthmian 2 in performance / Eva Stehle
  • Voice and worship / Christopher Carey
  • Crooked competition: the performance and poetics of Skolia / Richard P. Martin
  • Placing the poet: the topography of authorship / Nicholas Boterf
  • Trust and fame: the seal of Theognis / Egbert J. Bakker
  • Authenticity and autochthonous traditions in Archaic and Hellenistic lyric poetry / Jacqueline Klooster
  • Embedded song and poetic authority in Pindar and Bacchylides / Sarah J. Harden
  • Narratorial authority and its subversion in Archilochus / Laura Swift
  • The invention of Stesichorus : Hesiod, Helen, and the muse / Jesús Carruesco
  • On the antagonism between divine and human performer in Archaic Greek poetics / Vayos Liapis
  • "Newly written buds:" Archaic and Classical pseudepigrapha in Meleager's Garland / Irene Peirano Garrison
  • Sappho or Alcaeus: authors and genres of Archaic hymns / Leanna Boychenko
  • Which Sappho? The case study of the Cologne Papyrus / Elisabetta Pitotto and Amedeo A. Raschieri.
Authorship and Greek Song is a collection of papers dealing with various aspects of authorship in the song culture of Ancient Greece. In this cultural context the idea of the poet as author of his poems is complicated by the fact that poetry in archaic Greece circulated as songs performed for a variety of audiences, both local and "global" (Panhellenic). The volume's chapters discuss questions about the importance of the singers/performers; the nature of the performance occasion; the status of the poet; the authority of the poet/author and/or that of the performer; and the issues of authenticity arising when poems are composed under a given poet's name. The volume offers discussions of major authors such as Pindar, Sappho, and Theognis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004339699 20170424
Green Library
xi, 341 pages : 2 color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Preface â L. Cecchet and A. Busetto List of Abbreviations Introduction. Greek and Roman Citizenship: State of Research and Open Questions â L. Cecchet Defining the Citizen Body in the Greek Poleis 1 Looking for Citizenship in Archaic Greece. Methodological and Historical Problems â M. Giangiulio 2 Re-Shaping and Re-Founding Citizen Bodies: The Case of Athens, Cyrene and Camarina â L. Cecchet 3 Politeia in Greek Federal States â C. Lasagni 4 Social Identity and Representation of Socio-Political Status: The Case of Multiple Citizenship Holders in the Graeco-Roman East â A. Stefan Citizens and Non-Citizens in the Roman World 5 Citizens Among Outsiders in Plautus's Roman Cosmopolis. A Moment of Change â E. Isayev 6 Were Children Second-Class Citizens in Roman Society? Information Technology Resources for a New Vision of an Ancient Issue â D. Fasolini 7 Egyptians and Citizenship from the First Century AD to the Constitutio Antoniniana â V. Marotta 8 Fifty Years before the Antonine Constitution: Access to Roman Citizenship and Exclusive Rights â A. Besson Ancient Citizenship in the Philosophical and Political Reflection 9 Metaphorical Appeals to Civic Ethos in Lycurgus' Against Leocrates â J. Filonik 10 Alteram loci patriam, alteram iuris: "Double Fatherlands" and the Role of Italy in Cicero's Political Discourse â F. Carla 11 Ancient and Modern Sources of Hegel's Conception of the Roman Citizenship â V. Rocco Lozano 12 The Idea of Cosmopolitanism from Its Origins to the 21st Century â A. Busetto Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004346680 20171204
The twelve studies contained in this volume discuss some key-aspects of citizenship from its emergence in Archaic Greece until the Roman period before AD 212, when Roman citizenship was extended to all the free inhabitants of the Empire. The book explores the processes of formation and re-formation of citizen bodies, the integration of foreigners, the question of multiple-citizenship holders and the political and philosophical thought on ancient citizenship. The aim is that of offering a multidisciplinary approach to the subject, ranging from literature to history and philosophy, as well as encouraging the reader to integrate the traditional institutional and legalistic approach to citizenship with a broader perspective, which encompasses aspects such as identity formation, performative aspect and discourse of citizenship.
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Green Library
xviii, 513 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Gijs Tol and Tymon de Haas
  • The economic, social and geographic context
  • The benefits of market integration : five centuries of prosperity in Roman Italy / Willem Jongman
  • The global roman countryside : connectivity and community / Robert Witcher
  • The geography of Roman Italy and its implications for the development of rural economies / Tymon de Haas
  • Arable production and society
  • Something old, something new : social and economic developments in the countryside of Roman Italy between republic and empire / Alessandro Launaro
  • The diversification and intensification of Italian agriculture : the complementary roles of the small and wealthy farmer / Geoffrey Kron
  • Modelling crop-selection in Roman Italy : the economics of agricultural decision making in a globalizing economy / Frits Heinrich
  • Peasant agricultural strategies in southern Tuscany : convertible agriculture and the importance of pasture / Kim Bowes, Anna Maria Mercuri, Eleonora Rattigheri, Rossella Rinaldi, Antonia Arnoldus-Huyzendveld, Mariaelena Ghisleni, Cam Grey, Michael MacKinnon and Emanuele Vaccaro
  • Rural crafts
  • Issues in the study of rural craft production in Roman Italy / J. Theodore Pena
  • Italic sigillata production and trade in rural central Italy : new data from the project "excavating the Roman peasant" / Emanuele Vaccaro, Claudio Capelli and Mariaelena Ghisleni
  • Crafts and trade in minor settlements in north and central Italy : reflections on an ongoing research project / Sara Santoro
  • Commercialisation
  • Wine and amphorae in campania in the hellenistic age : the case of Ischia / Gloria Olcese
  • Rural, urban and suburban communities and their economic interconnectivity in coastal north Etruria (2nd century BC-2nd century AD) / Marinella Pasquinucci and Simonetta Menchelli
  • The role of overseas export and local consumption demand in the development of viticulture in central-Adriatic Italy (200 BC-AD 150) : the case of the Ager Potentinus and the wider Potenza Valley / Dimitri Van Limbergen, Patrick Monsieur and Frank Vermeulen
  • From surface find to consumption trend : a ceramic perspective on the economic history of the Pontine Region (Lazio, central Italy) in the Roman period / Gijs Tol
  • Wood and charcoal for Rome: towards an understanding of ancient regional fuel economics / Robyn Veal
  • Where were the coins we find actually used? / Michael Crawford
  • Conclusions
  • Roman economic practice across time and space : an outside perspective / Gary M. Feinman
  • Landscape archaeology in Italy : past questions, current state and future directions / Peter Attema
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
Over the past decades, archaeological field surveys and excavations have greatly enriched our knowledge of the Roman countryside Drawing on such new data, the volume The Economic Integration of Roman Italy, edited by Tymon de Haas and Gijs Tol, presents a series of papers that explore the changes Rome's territorial and economic expansion brought about in the countryside of the Italian peninsula. By drawing on a variety of source materials (e.g. pottery, settlement patterns, environmental data), they shed light on the complexity of rural settlement and economies on the local, regional and supra-regional scales. As such, the volume contributes to a re-assessment of Roman economic history in light of concepts such as globalisation, integration, economic performance and growth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004325906 20170814
Green Library
xviii, 436 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface / Herbert Bannert and Nicole Kröll
  • Introduction: Nonnus, from our time to his. A retrospective glance at Nonnian studies (notably the Dionysiaca) since the 1930s / Pierre Chuvin
  • Part 1. The poetry of the Dionysiaca
  • 1. The Cadmus narrative in Nonnus' Dionysiaca / Michael Paschalis
  • 2. Dionysus, Ampelus, and mythological examples in Nonnus' Dionysiaca / Katerina Carvounis
  • 3. Nonnus' catalogic strategies. A preliminary approach to the Dionysiaca / Laura Miguélez-Cavero
  • 4. Mythographic lists as sources of the Dionysiaca of Nonnus / Simon Zuenelli
  • 5. Similes and comparisons on the Dionysiaca: imitation, innovation, erudition / Camille Geisz
  • 6. What a wonder! Looking through the text-internal observer's eyes in Nonnus' Dionysiaca / Berenice Verhelst
  • 7. The tablets of Harmonia and the role of poet and reader in the Dionysiaca / Joshua Fincher
  • Part 2. The poetry of the Paraphrasis
  • 8. In the beginning was the voice / Jane L. Lightfoot
  • 9. Words and their meaning. On the chronology of the Paraphrasis of St John's Gospel / Fabian Sieber
  • 10. Characterization of persons and groups of persons in the Metabole / Maria Ypsilanti and Laura Franco
  • 11. The wise mysteries of the sacrificial hour. Nonnus' exegesis of John 4.23 / Filip Doroszewski
  • 12. Flumina de ventre eius fluent aquae vivae, Nonnus' Paraphrase 7.143-148, John 7.37-38, and the symbolism of living water / Roberta Franchi
  • 13. The staphylus episode. Nonnus and the Secret Gospel of Mark / Konstantinos Spanoudakis
  • Part 3. Nonnus of Panopolis in context
  • 14. Nonnus and Pindar / Daria Gigli Piccardi
  • 15. Christodorus of Coptus on the statues in the Baths of Zeuxippus at Constantinople. Text and context / Mary Whitby
  • 16. An attempt to remove the Asia-Europe opposition. Καύχασος in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus of Panopolis / Nestan Egetashvili
  • 17. Metrische Beobachungen zum Hexameter der Disticha des Kyklos / Claudio De Stefani
  • 18. Die Versuchung des Nonnos. Der Mythos als Brücke zwischen Heiden- und Christentum / Domenico Accorinti
  • 19. The quest for Nonnus' life. From scholarship to fiction / David Hernández de la Fuente
  • 20. Ut poesis pictura. Nonnus' Europa as poetry and painting / Robert Shorrock
  • Appendix: Note on Panopolis in Upper Egypt (now Akhmim, Governorate Sohag) in late antiquity and after / Michael Zach.
Nonnus of Panopolis in Upper-Egypt is the author of the 48 books of the last large scale mythological epic in antiquity, the Dionysiaca. The same author also wrote an epic poem on the life and times of Jesus Christ according to St John's Gospel. Nonnus has an outstanding position in ancient literature being at the same time a pagan and a Christian author, living in a time when Christianity was common in the Roman empire, while pagan culture and traditional world views were still maintained. The volume is designed to cover literary, cultural and religious aspects of Nonnus' poetry as well as to highlight the social and educational background of both the Dionysiaca and the Paraphrasis of the Gospel of St. John.
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xvii, 480 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 25 cm.
  • The Early Hellenistic Period, 323 BC-197 BC
  • The Late Hellenistic Period, 197 BC-31 BC
  • The Early Imperial Period, 31 BC-97 AD
  • The High Imperial Period, 97 AD-267 AD.
On the Agora traces the evolution of the main public square of the Greek polis for the six centuries from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC to the height of the Roman Empire and the Herulian invasion of Greece in 267 AD. Drawing on literary, epigraphic and, especially, archaeological evidence, the book takes a comparative approach to consider how the layout and function of agoras in cities throughout Greece changed during centuries that witnessed far reaching transformations in culture, society and political life. The book challenges the popular view of the post-Classical agora as characterised by decline, makes important arguments about how we use evidence to understand ancient public spaces and proposes many new interpretations of individual sites.
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xii, 414 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
  • Iere partie. L'intelligence territoriale et la colonisation greco-romaine
  • La Phrygie Paroree aux confins des provinces romaines d'Asie, de Galatie et de Lycie-Pamphylie
  • Les Thraces et Lyciens en Phrygie Paroree aux epoques hellenistique et romaine
  • Apollonia de Pisidie et "Olympichos"
  • IIeme partie. Territoires civiques et populations en Phrygie Paroree et en Pisidie septentrionale aux epoques hellenistique et romaine
  • Remarques liminaires
  • Le territoire d' Apollonia de Pisidie
  • La Tete de Serpent, l'Aulon et le pays d'Ouramma
  • Territoires, "dieux-fleuves," et monnayages
  • Le territoire d'Antioche de Pisidie
  • La plaine Killanienne et le pays des Orondeis
  • IIIeme partie. Identites culturelles, peuplement et onomastique
  • L'hellenisme a Antioche de Pisidie a l'epoque imperiale romaine (langue, institutions, onomastique)
  • L'identite culturelle hellenique de quelques cites aux alentours de la Phrygie Paroree interieure
  • Les inscriptions neo-phrygiennes et pisidiennes de Phrygie Paroree et de Pisidie septentrionale : essai de contextualisation et d'interpretation historique
  • Onomastique, cultures et peuplement en Phrygie Paroree.
"La Phrygie Parorée et la Pisidie septentrionale deals with the history, the historical geography and the cultural sociology of Phrygia Paroreios and northern Pisidia during the Hellenistic and Roman periods (IVth cent. BC-IVth cent. AD). This region of inner Anatolia, mostly inhabited by Pisidians and Phrygians, faced gradually the settlement of Greek, Macedonian, Jewish, Thracian, Lycian and Roman colonists who deeply modified the local cultures and geopolitics. With an approach based on epigraphic, archaeological, literary and numismatic sources, this work is the first historical synthesis devoted to a region showing strong cultural identities, which makes it essential to the understanding of the Graeco-Roman East"--Publisher description.
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viii, 242 pages ; 24 cm.
  • List of Contributors Introduction: The Power-and the Problems-of Plato's Images â Pierre Destree and Radcliffe Edmonds Alcibiades' Eikon of Socrates and the Platonic Text: Symp. 215a-222d â Andrew Ford The Image of Achilles in Plato's Symposium â Elizabeth Belfiore The Power of a Beautiful Image in Plato and the Poets: Infatuation or Transcendence? â Francisco Gonzalez Putting Him on a Pedestal: (Re)collection and the Use of Images in Plato's Phaedrus â Radcliffe Edmonds Images of Oneself in Plato â Christopher Moore Perspectivism in Plato's Views of the Gods â Gerd Van Riel The Power of Plato's Cave â Grace Ledbetter Political Images of the Soul â Olivier Renaut The Ship of State and the Subordination of Socrates â A.G. Long Plato's Goat-Stags and the Uses of Comparison â Kathryn Morgan Poetry and the Image of the Tyrant in Plato's Republic â Penelope Murray The Tripartite Soul as Metaphor â Douglas Cairns Index.
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Plato is well known both for the harsh condemnations of images and image-making poets that appear in his dialogues and for the vivid and intense imagery that he himself uses in his matchless prose. Through their resemblance to true reality, images have the power to move their viewers to action and to change themselves, but because of their distance from true reality, that power always remains problematic. Two recurrent problems addressed here are how an image resembles what it represents and how to avoid mistaking that image for what it represents. Plato and the Power of Images comprises twelve chapters on the ways Plato has used images, and the ways we could, or should, understand their status as images.
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vi, 227 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • "I also have to dialogue with the posterity" : Aelius Aristides' legacy to the late antiquity / Lorenzo Miletti
  • Sofrosune and self-knowledge in Methodius' Symposium / Ryan C. Fowler
  • Rhétorique et argumentation dans l' apologétique latine de la période constantinenne / Guadalupe Lopetegui Semperena
  • Image and word in Eusebius of Caesarea (vc 3.4-24): Constantine in Nicaea / José B. Torres Guerra
  • In heaven unlike on earth : rhetorical strategies in Julian's caesars / Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas
  • Asianism, Arianism, and the encomium of Athanasius by Gregory of Nazianzus / Byron MacDougall
  • Rhetoric against the theatre and theatre by means of rhetoric in John Chrysostom / Leonardo Lugaresi
  • Socrates amongst the holy men : Socratic paradigms and styles in Eunapius' lives / Javier Campos Daroca
  • Harmonia's necklace (Nonn. D. 5.135-189) : a set of jewellery, ekphrasis and a narrative node / Laura Miguélez-Cavero.
Rhetorical Strategies in Late Antique Literature: Images, Metatexts and Interpretation offers new and penetrating insights into the rhetorical nature of a selection of works from the fourth and fifth centuries, with the intent of providing innovative interpretations that firmly situate these texts within their historical and religious coordinates.
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xvii, 548 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction and method of research
  • Status quaestionis
  • The Greek direct tradition
  • Description of manuscripts
  • The primary manuscripts of the Timaeus
  • The relationship of the primary manuscripts
  • The individual primary manuscripts
  • The secondary manuscripts of the Timaeus
  • The manuscripts of the Critias
  • The first printed editions of the Timaeus and Critias
  • Two papyrus fragments
  • The indirect tradition of the Timaeus and Critias
  • The Greek, Latin, Armenian and Arabic tradition
  • Index testimoniorum
  • Index auctorum Platonis Timaeum vel Critiam laudantium.
In The Textual Tradition of Plato's Timaeus and Critias, Gijsbert Jonkers provides new insights into the extant ancient and medieval evidence for the text of both Platonic dialogues. The discussions are set in the broader context of examinations in recent decades of the textual traditions of other individual Platonic works. Particularly the vast collection of testimonia of the Timaeus, one of Plato's most read, interpreted and discussed dialogues of all times, will be of interest for students of ancient philosophy, science and philology.
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