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xx, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • List of figures List of contributors Preface List of abbreviations Chapter 1: Enlightened King or Pragmatic Rulers? Ptolemaic Patronage of Scholarship and Sciences in Context - Francesca Schironi Chapter 2: How (not?) to Talk to Monarchs: The Case of the Epicurean Diogenes of Seleucia - Clive Chandler Chapter 3: A Disillusioned Intellectual: Timagenes of Alexandria - Livia Capponi Chapter 4: Reassessing Ovid's Image of Tiberius and his Principate - Sanjaya Thakur Chapter 5: Entangled Imperial Identities: Citizen, Subject, and Mentor in Plutarch's Aratus - Mallory Monaco Caterine Chapter 6: The Misleading Representations of Dion as Philosopher-General in Plutarch's Life - Richard Evans Chapter 7: Magister Domino: Intellectual and Pedagogical Power in Fronto's Correspondence - Noelle Zeiner-Carmichael Chapter 8: Marcus Aurelius, Greek Poets, and Greek Sophists: Friends or Foes? - Ewen Bowie Chapter 9: Entertainers, Persuaders, Adversaries: Interactions of Sophists and Rulers in Philostratus' Lives of Sophists - Katarzyna Jazdzewska Chapter 10: Lucian on Roman Officials - Heinz-Gunther Nesselrath Chapter 11: How to Flatter an Imperial Mistress: The Image of Panthea in Lucian's Imagines - Balbina Babler Chapter 12: Speaking Truth to Power: Julian, the Cynics, and the Ethiopian Gymnosophists of Heliodorus - John Hilton Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138505094 20180910
This volume deals with the interaction between public intellectuals of the late Hellenistic and Roman era, and the powerful individuals with whom they came into contact. How did they negotiate power and its abuses? How did they manage to retain a critical distance from the people they depended upon for their liveli-hood, and even their very existence? These figures include a broad range of prose and poetry authors, dramatists, historians and biographers, philosophers, rhetoricians, religious and other figures of public status. The contributors to the volume consider how such individuals positioned themselves within existing power matrices, and what the approaches and mechanisms were by means of which they negotiated such matrices, whether in the form of opposition, compromise or advocacy. Apart from cutting-edge scholarship on the figures from antiquity investigated, the volume aims to address issues of pertinence in the current political climate, with its manipulation of popular media, and with the increasing interference in the affairs of institutions of higher learning funded from public coffers.
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Green Library
xxxii, 446 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Green Library
xxxiv, 446 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
The ancient world that Alexander the Great transformed in his lifetime was transformed once more by his death. The imperial dynasties of his successors incorporated and reorganized the fallen Persian empire, creating a new land empire stretching from the shores of the Mediterranean to as far east as Bactria. In old Greece a fragile balance of power was continually disturbed by wars. Then, from the late third century, the military and diplomatic power of Rome successively defeated and dismantled every one of the post-Alexandrian political structures. The Hellenistic period (c. 323-30 BC) was then one of fragmentation, violent antagonism between large states, and struggles by small polities to retain an illusion of independence. Yet it was also a period of growth, prosperity, and intellectual achievement. A vast network spread of trade, influence and cultural contact, from Italy to Afghanistan and from Russia to Ethiopia, enriching and enlivening centres of wealth, power and intellectual ferment. From Alexander the Great's early days building an empire, via wars with Rome, rampaging pirates, Cleopatra's death and the Jewish diaspora, right up to the death of Hadrian, Chaniotis examines the social structures, economic trends, political upheaval and technological progress of an era that spans five centuries and where, perhaps, modernity began.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781846682964 20180416
Green Library
368 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
Green Library
xv, 430 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
  • Introduction G. E. R. Lloyd-- Part I. Methodological Issues and Goals: 1. Why some comparisons make more difference than others Nathan Sivin-- 2. Comparing comparisons Walter Scheidel-- 3. On the very idea of (philosophical?) translation Robert Wardy-- Part II. Philosophy and Religion: 4. Freedom in parts of the Zhuangzi and Epictetus R. A. H. King-- 5. Shame and moral education in Aristotle and Xunzi Jingyi Jenny Zhao-- 6. Human and animal in early China and Greece Lisa Raphals-- 7. Genealogies of ghosts, gods and humans: the capriciousness of the Divine in early Greece and China Michael Puett-- Part III. Art and Literature: 8. Visual art and historical representation in Ancient Greece and China Jeremy Tanner-- 9. Helen and Chinese femmes fatales Yiqun Zhou-- Part IV. Mathematics and Life Sciences: 10. Divisions, big and small: comparing Archimedes and Liu Hui Reviel Netz-- 11. Abstraction as a value in the historiography of mathematics in Ancient Greece and China Karine Chemla-- 12. Recipes for love in the ancient world Vivienne Lo and Eleanor Re'em-- Part V. Agriculture, Planning and Institutions: 13. From the harvest to the meal in prehistoric China and Greece: a comparative approach to the social context of food Xinyi Liu, Evi Margaritis and Martin Jones-- 14. On libraries and manuscript culture in Western Han Chang'an and Alexandria Michael Nylan-- Afterword Michael Loewe.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107086661 20180326
Ancient Greece and China Compared is a pioneering, methodologically sophisticated set of studies, bringing together scholars who all share the conviction that the sustained critical comparison and contrast between ancient societies can bring to light significant aspects of each that would be missed by focusing on just one of them. The topics tackled include key issues in philosophy and religion, in art and literature, in mathematics and the life sciences (including gender studies), in agriculture, city planning and institutions. The volume also analyses how to go about the task of comparing, including finding viable comparanda and avoiding the trap of interpreting one culture in terms appropriate only to another. The book is set to provide a model for future collaborative and interdisciplinary work exploring what is common between ancient civilisations, what is distinctive of particular ones, and what may help to account for the latter.
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6. Ancient Macedonia [2018]

xviii, 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Early Macedonia
  • Macedonia and the Argead monarchy in the fifth century
  • Macedonian succession and survival, 399-360
  • Philip II, 306-336 : consolidation and expansion
  • Macedonian military
  • Alexander III and Macedonia, 356-334
  • Alexander and the Macedonians beyond Macedonia, 334-323
  • Antipater and the early wars of the successors, 334-319
  • Between dynasties, 319-279 : wars of the successors
  • The Antigonids, the Greek Leagues, and Rome, 278-167.
Green Library
336 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Vorwort und Dank
  • Verzeichnis der Abbildungen
  • Verzeichnis der Abkürzungen
  • Die archäologische Entdeckung als Forschungsgegenstand wissenschafts- und medienhistorischer Betrachtung
  • Thema und Erkenntnisinteressen
  • Methodische Vorüberlegungen und Leitbegriffe
  • Quellen und Aufbau der Arbeit
  • Kurzbiographie von Heinrich Schliemann
  • Forschungsstand
  • Von der 'nebuls̲en Vorzeit' zur Fachwissenschaft : die Entwicklung der Prähistorischen Archäologie im 19. Jahrhundert
  • Die Anfänge
  • Die Prähistorische Archäologie im 19. Jahrhundert
  • Von Lehrern, Juristen und Theologen : die Phase der bürgerlichen Altertumskunde (etwa 1815 bis 1869-70)
  • Wissenschaftliche Etablierung der Ur- und Frühgeschichtswissenschaft (1869-70 bis 1902)
  • Archäologische Presseberichterstattung im 19. Jahrhundert : ein Überblick
  • Tageszeitungen
  • Illustrierte Zeitungen
  • Witz- und Satireblätter
  • Familienblätter
  • Die Zeitungsleser
  • Zusammenfassung
  • Heinrich Schliemann, seine Ausgrabungen und die Presse
  • Schliemann und die Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Schliemanns Briefe an die Redaktion
  • Schliemanns Inszenierungen
  • "Der Schatz des Priamos"
  • Das Ende der Zusammenarbeit
  • "So Erlaube ich mir Ihnen die Spalten unserer Zeitschrift zur Verfügung zu stellen"
  • Schliemann und andere Periodika
  • Die Korrespondenz mit Feuilletonisten und Popularisierern
  • Schliemann in der englischen Presse
  • Die Schliemann-Feier 1881 und die Berliner Presse
  • Schliemann in den Augen von Zeitgenossen
  • Kritische Berichterstattung zu Schliemann und seinen Ausgrabungen
  • Schliemann und die gelehrte Altertumswissenschaft
  • Schliemann und das Berliner Witzblatt Kladderadatsch
  • Schliemann und seine Entdeckungen in der Zeitschrift : die Grenzboten
  • Schliemann und der "Schmähschreiber" William Simpson
  • Simpson als Special Artist bei der Illustrated London News
  • Simpsons Kritik
  • Vom "Schmähschreiber" zum Briefpartner
  • Nationale Unternehmungen : die Ausgrabungen in Olympia und Pergamon in der Presse
  • Die Ausgrabungen in Olympia
  • Die Ausgrabungen in Pergamon
  • Schliemanns Tod : ein transnationales Medienereignis
  • Einmal um die ganze Welt : die Nachricht vom Tod Heinrich Schliemanns
  • Schatzgräber, Entdecker, Autodidaktik : Trauer um Schliemann im In-und Ausland
  • 'Mythos Schliemann'
  • Heinrich Schliemann nach rund 125 Jahren : eine Einschätzung
  • Schliemann : Abenteurer und Medienstar
  • Schliemann und Archäologie als Teil der bürgerlichen Kultur
  • Editionsteil
  • Vorwort
  • Liste der Briefpartner
  • In den Briefen verwendete Abkürzungen
  • Edition
  • Kurzbiographien ausgewählter Publizisten und Verleger
  • Liste der Schliemann'schen Artikel in der Allgemeinen Zeitung
  • Quellen- und Literaturverzeichnis
  • Ungedruckte und gedruckte Quellen
  • Literaturverzeichnis
  • Summary
  • Personenregister
  • Sach- und Ortsregister.
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199, 8 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
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336 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
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xi, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • INTRODUCTION. More than a place: Athens in the sixth century PART ONE. The kinship community 1. The Athenian kinsmen The astoi and the gnesioi The functioning of the kinship community 2. Solon's organization of the kinship community The reforms and laws of Solon Solon's reforms: a reappraisal ã PART TWO. The legal community 3. Politeia and politai 1. Grants of politeia "by decree" and ethnics 2. The status of politai 4. Solon and the Athenian politeia 1. Reinterpreting Solon's politeia 2. The legal community and (written) laws PART THREE. The political community 5. Politeia and politics 1. The political use of politeia 2. The diapsephismos of 510 and later diapsephismoi 6. Cleisthenes and the emergence of the political community 1. Status and participation 2. Cleisthenes's reorganization of Attica ã EPILOGUE. Approximating the Athenian community APPENDICES 1. The "citizenship of bastards" 2. Adultery and moicheia in ancient Athens 3. The "Plataean politeia" 4. Politeia and symbola 5. The "ancestral constitution" (patrios politeia) 6. The politeia of the younger Pericles INDICES Index of Inscriptions and Papyri Index of Classical Authors and Texts Index of Names and Subjects Select Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138083516 20171218
The Birth of the Athenian Community elucidates the social and political development of Athens in the sixth century, when, as a result of reforms by Solon and Cleisthenes (at the beginning and end of the sixth century, respectively), Athens turned into the most advanced and famous city, or polis, of the entire ancient Greek civilization. Undermining the current dominant approach, which seeks to explain ancient Athens in modern terms, dividing all Athenians into citizens and non-citizens, this book rationalizes the development of Athens, and other Greek poleis, as a gradually rising complexity, rather than a linear progression. The multidimensional social fabric of Athens was comprised of three major groups: the kinship community of the astoi, whose privileged status was due to their origins; the legal community of the politai, who enjoyed legal and social equality in the polis; and the political community of the demotai, or adult males with political rights. These communities only partially overlapped. Their evolving relationship determined the course of Athenian history, including Cleisthenes' establishment of demokratia, which was originally, and for a long time, a kinship democracy, since it only belonged to qualified male astoi.
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1 online resource.
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xxiii, 855 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Editor's foreword K.R. Moore List of Illustrations List of Contributors Ancient Greek, Roman and Persian Receptions 1 Framing the Debate K.R. Moore 2 Attic Orators on Alexander the Great Elias Koulakiotis 3 The Reception of Alexander's Father Philip II of Macedon Sabine Muller 4 The Reception of Alexander in the Ptolemaic Dynasty John Holton 5 Alexander after Alexander: Macedonian Propaganda and Historical Memory in Ptolemy and Aristobulus' Writings Giuseppe Squillace 6 The Reception of Alexander the Great in Hellenistic Art Olga Palagia 7 Metalexandron: Receptions of Alexander in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds Shane Wallace 8 Alexander between Rome and Persia: Politics, Ideology, and History Jacob Nabel 9 Beyond Persianization: The Adoption of Near Eastern Traditions by Alexander the Great James Mullen 10 Sons of Heracles: Antony and Alexander in the Late Republic Kyle Erickson 11 The Ambivalent Model: Alexander in the Greek World between Politics and Literature (1st Century BC / beg. 1st Century AD) Federicomaria Muccioli 12 The Latin Alexander: Roman Power, Imperialism, and Alexander the Great Dawn Gilley 13 Alexander the Great in Seneca's Works and in Lucan's Bellum Civile Giulio Celotto 14 Plutarch's Alexander Sulochana Asirvatham Later Receptions in the Near- and Far-East and the Romance Tradition 15 Alexander in the Jewish tradition: From Second Temple Writings to Hebrew Alexander Romances Aleksandra Kleczar 16 Jews, Samaritans and Alexander: Facts and Fictions in Jewish Stories on the Meeting of Alexander and the High Priest Meir Ben-Shahar 17 The Reception of Alexander the Great in Roman, Byzantine and Early Modern Egypt Agnieszka Wojciechowska and Krzysztof Nawotka 18 Byzantine Views on Alexander the Great Juanno Corrine 19 The Church Fathers and Their Reception of Alexander Jaakkojuhani Peltonen 20 Medieval and Renaissance Italian Receptions of the Alexander Romance Tradition Barbara Blythe 21 Syriac and Persian Versions of the Alexander Romance Krzysztof Nawotka "Modern" and Postmodern Receptions 22 The Men Who Would be Alexander: Alexander the Great and His Graeco-Bactrian Successors in the Raj Rachael Mairs 23 Receptions of Alexander in Johann Gustav Droysen Joseph Wiesehoefer 24 "The Unmanly Ruler": Bagoas, Alexander's Eunuch Lover, Mary Renault's The Persian Boy, and Alexander Reception Elizabeth Baynham and Terry Ryan 25 Alexander's Image in German, Anglo-American and French Scholarship from the Aftermath of World War I to the Cold War Reinhold Bichler 26 Alexander as Glorious Failure: The Case of Robert Rossen's Alexander the Great (1956) Alastair Blanshard 27 Go East, Young Man: Adventuring in the Spirit of Alexander Margaret Butler 28 The Great Misstep: The Legacy of Alexander the Great & Persepolis Alexander McAuley 29 Avoiding Afghanistan: An Absent Insight from Alexander Jason Warren 30 The Artist as Art Historian: Some Modern Works on Alexander Ada Cohen 31 Alexander the Great Screaming Out for Hellenicity: Greek Songs and Political Dissent Guendalina D.M. Taietti 32 "Nobody Can Consider His Condition in Life Superior to Yours": The Reception of the Ancient Disabled and Alexander the Great Alexandra Morris Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004285071 20180717
Brill's Companion to the Reception of Alexander the Great offers a considerable range of topics, of interest to students and academics alike, in the long tradition of this subject's significant impact, across a sometimes surprising and comprehensive variety of areas. Arguably no other historical figure has cast such a long shadow for so long a time. Every civilisation touched by the Macedonian Conqueror, along with many more that he never imagined, has scrambled to "own" some part of his legacy. This volume canvasses a comprehensive array of these receptions, beginning from Alexander's own era and journeying up to the present, in order to come to grips with the impact left by this influential but elusive figure.
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xiv, 300 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Imperial geographies : city, settlement, and ideology in the formation of the Hellenistic kingdoms
  • Urbanization and economic networks
  • Civic cults between continuity and change
  • Consensus, community, and discourses of power.
In the chaotic decades after the death of Alexander the Great, the world of the Greek city-state became deeply embroiled in the political struggles and unremitting violence of his successors' contest for supremacy. As these presumptive rulers turned to the practical reality of administering the disparate territories under their control, they increasingly developed new cities by merging smaller settlements into large urban agglomerations. This practice of synoikism gave rise to many of the most important cities of the age, initiated major shifts in patterns of settlement, and consolidated numerous previously independent polities. The result was the increasing transformation of the fragmented world of the small Greek polis into an urbanized network of cities. Drawing on a wide array of archaeological, epigraphic, and textual evidence, City and Empire in the Age of the Successors reinterprets the role of urbanization in the creation of the Hellenistic kingdoms and argues for the agency of local actors in the formation of these new imperial cities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520296923 20180416
Green Library
xii, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • 1. Places of darkness: colonial settlements and the history of classical Greece-- 2. Huts and houses: a question of ideology?-- 3. Tombs: visibility and invisibility in colonial societies-- 4. Fields: colonial definitions of equality-- 5. Farms: the end of equality?-- 6. Mountains: the limits of Greekness and citizenship-- 7. Workshops: Banausoi in the colony-- 8. Classical Greece from a colonial perspective-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108419031 20171218
In this book, Gabriel Zuchtriegel explores and reconstructs the unwritten history of Classical Greece - the experience of nonelite colonial populations. Using postcolonial critical methods to analyze Greek settlements and their hinterlands of the fifth and fourth centuries BC, he reconstructs the social and economic structures in which exploitation, violence, and subjugation were implicit. He mines literary sources and inscriptions, as well as archaeological and data from excavations and field surveys, much of it published here for the first time, that offer new insights into the lives and status of nonelite populations in Greek colonies. Zuchtriegel demonstrates that Greece's colonial experience has far-reaching implications beyond the study of archaeology and ancient history. As reflected in foundational texts such as Plato's 'Laws' and Aristotle's 'Politics', the ideology that sustained Greek colonialism is still felt in many Western societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108419031 20171218
Green Library
x, 306 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Green Library
viii, 206 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 22 cm.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784918392 20180702
This study is concerned with how the Greek peoples, of primarily the classical period, collectively commemorated the Persian Wars. The data presented here are public monuments, which include both physical and behavioural commemorations. The aim of this work is to reveal and present the methods by which Greeks of the fifth century BC commemorated the Persian Wars. Several trends have drawn attention away from studies presenting commemorative practices in their entirety: the focus on singular monument types, individual commemorative places, a particular commemorating group or specific battle, and an overemphasis on Athenian commemorations. This project works towards rectifying this issue by highlighting the variations in commemorative traditions. This holistic approach to the data, which is inclusive in its remit of commemorative objects, places, and groups, allows for a more complete representation of the commemorative tradition. What emerges from this study is the compilation of all known ancient Greek monuments to commemorate the battles of Marathon, Salamis, Artemisium, Thermopylae and Plataea.
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2 volumes (various pagings) : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Notes on Contributors ix Foreword by Paul Cartledge xii Preface xvii PART I Reconstructing Sparta: General 1 1 Sparta: Reconstructing History from Secrecy, Lies and Myth 3Anton Powell 2 Sparta: An Exceptional Domination of State over Society? 29Stephen Hodkinson PART II Origins: From Pre-Classical to Classical Culture 59 3 An Archaeology of Ancient Sparta with Reference to Laconia and Messenia 61William Cavanagh 4 Lykourgos the Spartan Lawgiver : Ancient Beliefs and Modern Scholarship 93Massimo Nafissi 5 Laconian Pottery 124Maria Pipili 6 Laconian Art 154Francise Prost (Translated by James Roy) 7 Pre ]Classical Sparta as Song Culture 177Claude Calame (Translated by James Roy) 8 Luxury, Austerity and Equality in Sparta 202Hans van Wees 9 The Common Messes 236Hans van Wees PART III Political and Military History: The Classical Period and Beyond 269 10 Sparta and the Persian Wars, 499 478 271Marcello Lupi 11 Sparta s Foreign and Internal History 478 403 291Anton Powell 12 The Empire of the Spartans (404 371) 320Francoise Ruze(Translated by Anton Powell) 13 Sparta and the Peloponnese from the Archaic Period to 362 bc 354James Roy 14 From Leuktra to Nabis, 371 192 374Daniel Stewart 15 Sparta in the Roman Period 403Yves Lafond(Translated by Anton Powell) Notes on Contributors ix PART IV Culture, Society and Economy: The Classical Period and Beyond 423 16 Spartan Religion 425Michael A. Flower 17 Kingship: The History, Power, and Prerogatives of the Spartans Divine Dyarchy 452Ellen G. Millender 18 Equality and Distinction within the Spartiate Community 480Philip Davies 19 Spartan Women 500Ellen G. Millender 20 Spartan Education in the Classical Period 525Nicolas Richer (Translated by Anton Powell) 21 Sparta and Athletics 543Paul Christesen 22 Helotage and the Spartan Economy 565Thomas Figueira 23 The Perioikoi 596Jean Ducat(Translated by Anton Powell) 24 Roads and Quarries in Laconia 615Jacqueline Christien (Translated by Christopher Annandale and Anton Powell) 25 Spartan Cultural Memory in the Roman Period 643Nigel M. Kennell PART V Reception of Sparta in Recent Centuries 663 26 The Literary Reception of Sparta in France 665Haydn Mason 27 Reception of Sparta in Germany and German ]Speaking Europe 685Stefan Rebenich 28 Reception of Sparta in North America: Eighteenth to Twenty ]First Centuries 704Sean R. Jensen 29 Sparta and the Imperial Schools of Britain: Comparisons 723Anton Powell Bibliography 760 Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405188692 20180122
The two-volume A Companion to Sparta presents the first comprehensive, multi-authored series of essays to address all aspects of Spartan history and society from its origins in the Greek Dark Ages to the late Roman Empire. Offers a lucid, comprehensive introduction to all aspects of Sparta, a community recognised by contemporary cities as the greatest power in classical GreeceFeatures in-depth coverage of Sparta history and culture contributed by an international cast including almost every noted specialist and scholar in the fieldProvides over a dozen images of Spartan art that reveal the evolution of everyday life in SpartaSheds new light on a modern controversy relating to changes in Spartan society from the Archaic to Classical periods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405188692 20180122
Green Library
224 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • The question of Byzantine nationalism in modern research and the approach of the present research
  • The concept of the elect nation : terminology
  • The Byzantine concept of the elect nation : religious and historical contexts
  • Chronological framework
  • The state of research
  • Theoretical background : the concept of the elect nation and its manifestations throughout history
  • The elect nation concept as part of the Byzantine response to the calamities of the seventh century
  • Evaluation of the elect nation motifs in the works of antiochos strategios and theodore the synkellos
  • The akathistos Hymn, Proem II
  • The elect nation concept and seventh-century Byzantine reponses to the Muslim conquest
  • The institutional adoption and use of the elect nation concept, from Heraklios to leo III
  • The elect nation concept and Heraklian ideology
  • The elect nation concept in canonical and imperial reform legislation : the council in Trullo and the EcLoga
  • The elect nation concept as an identity element of the embattled Byzantine society, seventh-ninth centuries
  • The Sermesians and Justinian it's 'Peculiar people'
  • Arab and Russian invasions of the black sea coasts in the life of St George of Amastris, eighth-ninth centuries
  • Photios' Homilies concerning the Russian siege of constantinople in
  • The effect of the iconoclast controversy upon the Byzantine elect nation concept
  • The iconoclast controversy and the biblical model
  • National elements within the polemical discourse of the iconoclast Era
  • State religion versus universal Christianity
  • The Macedonian Dynasty and the expanding empire, ninth-tenth centuries
  • Basil i's use of the elect nation concept
  • The wars against the Muslim world, holy war and the Byzantine elect nation concept, ninth-tenth centuries
  • Brothers in the covenant or gentiles? the elect nation concept and the christianization of Eastern Europe : the Bulgarian case study
  • Two concepts of election, influence and competition : Byzantium and the Franks during the crusades
  • Evolution of the Frankish election concept from charlermagne to the twelfth century
  • Evolution of the Byzantine and Frankish elect nation concepts : influences and collisions
  • Summary and conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
In The Concept of the Elect Nation in Byzantium, Shay Eshel shows how the Old Testament model of the ancient Israelites was a prominent factor in the evolution of Roman-Byzantine national awareness between the 7th and 13th centuries. The Byzantines' interpretation of the 7th century epic events as manifestations of God's wrath enabled them to incorporate the events into a paradigm which they now embraced: the Old Testament paradigm of the Israelite Elect Nation's complex relationship with God, a cyclic relation of sin, wrath, punishment, repentance and salvation. The Elect Nation concept enabled the Byzantines to express the shift in their collective identity toward a shrunken, yet more clearly defined, national awareness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004349476 20180813
Green Library
xiv, 341 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, plans ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction2. Sources3. People of Corinth4. Administration & Civic Amenities5. Religion6. Public Entertainments from arenas to obsolesence7. Residential, productive and commercial space8. Fortifications9. Conclusions10. Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784538231 20180430
Late antique Corinth was on the frontline of the radical political, economic and religious transformations that swept across the Mediterranean world from the second to sixth centuries CE. A strategic merchant city, it became a hugely important metropolis in Roman Greece and, later, a key focal point for early Christianity. In late antiquity, Corinthians recognised new Christian authorities; adopted novel rites of civic celebration and decoration; and destroyed, rebuilt and added to the city's ancient landscape and monuments. Drawing on evidence from ancient literary sources, extensive archaeological excavations and historical records, Amelia Brown here surveys this period of urban transformation, from the old Agora and temples to new churches and fortifications. Influenced by the methodological advances of urban studies, Brown demonstrates the many ways Corinthians responded to internal and external pressures by building, demolishing and repurposing urban public space, thus transforming Corinthian society, civic identity and urban infrastructure. In a departure from isolated textual and archaeological studies, she connects this process to broader changes in metropolitan life, contributing to the present understanding of urban experience in the late antique Mediterranean.
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Green Library
250 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword[-]Introduction[-]Chapter 1 Nikephoros the Layman[-]Chapter 2 Short History in the Byzantine Historiographical Tradition[-]Chapter 3 Herakleios - a Model of an Emperor[-]Chapter 4 The Dark Century[-]Chapter 5 Iconoclasts Restoring Order[-]Conclusion[-]Glossary[-]Abbreviations and Bibliography[-]Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462980396 20180312
Emperor, Patriarch, Church, State, Orthodoxy, Byzantine Empire.
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