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Zum Gedenken an Peter Herrmann. 22. 5. 1927 - 22. 11. 2002

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Book Series: Hamburger Universitätsreden Neue Folge ISBN: 9783980898577 Year: Pages: 78 DOI: 10.15460/HUP.HURNF.4.51 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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This volume documents the speeches given at the academic commemoration ceremony for Peter Herrmann at the Warburg-Haus in Hamburg on May 15, 2003.

Centaurs, Rioting in Thessaly: Memory and the Classical World

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ISBN: 9781947447400 9781947447417 Year: Pages: 116 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0192.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Religion
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This book treads new paths through the labyrinths of our human thought. It meanders through the darkness to encounter the monsters at the heart of the maze: Minotaurs, Centaurs, Automata, Makers, Humans. One part of our human thought emerges from classical Ionia and Greek civilisation more generally. We obsessively return to that thought, tread again its pathways, re-enact its stories, repeat its motifs and gestures. We return time and time again to construct and re-construct the beings which were part of its cosmology and mythology – stories enacted from a classical world which is itself at once imaginary and material. The “Never Never Lands” of the ancient world contain fabulous beasts and humans and landscapes of desire and violence. We encounter the rioting Centaurs there and never again cease to conjure them up time and time again through our history. The Centaur mythologies display a fascination with animals and what binds and divides human beings from them. The Centaur hints ultimately at the idea of the genesis of civilisation itself. The Labyrinth, constructed by Daedalus, is itself a prison and a way of thinking about making, designing, and human aspiration. Designed by humans it offers mysteries that would be repeated time and time again – a motif which is replicated through human history. Daedalus himself is an archetype for creation and mastery, the designer of artefacts and machines which would be the beginning of forays into the total domination of nature. Centaurs, Labyrinths, Automata offer clues to the origins and ultimately the futures of humanity and what might come after it.

Akkadische Logogramme

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Book Series: Göttinger Beiträge zum Alten Orient ISBN: 9783941875654 Year: Pages: 184 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: History --- Linguistics
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Reading transliterated akkadian texts sometimes is rather difficult, if the akkadian equivalents of the logograms are not given. This first alphabetic index of akkadian logograms offers help now: it contains the akkadian readings of most logograms, so the time consuming detour through the indexes of sign lists can be avoided in most cases. The circa 5000 entries also record the principal meaning of the akkadian word as well as references to sign lists (Borger, Mesopotamisches Zeichenlexikon or Labat, Manuel d’épigraphie akkadienne) or to akkadian dictionaries. In this way the epigraphic as well as the lexical approach to the text is enhanced. The book (written in German) is designed for students who are interested in akkadian literature, but cannot read cuneiform writing or Sumerian. The 2nd edition was thoroughly revised. In particular, R. Borger’s Mesopotamisches Zeichenlexikon is now quoted as the standard sign list for Akkadian.

Religion, Institutions and Society in Ancient Rome

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ISBN: 9782722602663 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Collège de France
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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By opposing sectarian discourses with the universal weapons of history, philology and anthropology, in short, the entire arsenal of science and reason, the history of religions of the past enables us to deflate modern myths, and not only those of others but also our own. It allows us to identify the projection, in the imaginary past, of the “origins” of nationalist, religious or racist fantasies, and to disarm exaggerated interpretations of the sacred texts. Within nations inherited from the ...

The Roman Empire

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Book Series: Roots of Imperialism ISBN: 9780745328706 9781849645478 9781783715732 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100878
Subject: History --- Migration
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A millennium and a half after the end of the period of its unquestioned dominance, Rome remains a significant presence in western culture. This book explores what the empire meant to its subjects.The idea of Rome has long outlived the physical empire that gave it form, and now holds sway over vastly more people and a far greater geographical area than the Romans ever ruled. It continues to shape our understanding of the nature of imperialism, and thus, however subtly, to influence the workings of the world. Unlike most works on Roman history, this book does not offer a simplistic narrative, with military triumph followed by decline and fall. Instead, it analyses the origins and nature of Roman imperialism, its economic, social and cultural impact on the regions it conquered, and its continuing influence in discussions and debates about modern imperialism.

Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

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ISBN: 9781474411073 9781474433181 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101044
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Why did human beings first begin to write history? Lisa Irene Hau argues that a driving force among Greek historians was the desire to use the past to teach lessons about the present and for the future. She uncovers the moral messages of the ancient Greek writers of history and the techniques they used to bring them across. Hau also shows how moral didacticism was an integral part of the writing of history from its inception in the 5th century BC, how it developed over the next 500 years in parallel with the development of historiography as a genre and how the moral messages on display remained surprisingly stable across this period. For the ancient Greek historiographers, moral didacticism was a way of making sense of the past and making it relevant to the present; but this does not mean that they falsified events: truth and morality were compatible and synergistic ends.

Ovid on Cosmetics

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ISBN: 9781472514424 9781472506740 9781472507495 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102546
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The Medicamina Faciei Femineae is a didactic elegy which showcases an early example of Ovid's trademark combination of a moralistic, instructive form and trivial subject and meter. Exploring female beauty and cosmetics, with particular emphasis on the concept of ‘cultus', the poem also presents five practical recipes for cosmetic treatments used by Roman women. Covering both didactic parody and pharmacological reality, this deceptively complex poem possesses wit, vivacity and importance. The first full study devoted to this little-researched but multi-faceted poem, Ovid on Cosmetics includes an in-depth introduction which situates the poem within its literary heritage of didactic and elegiac poetry, its place in Ovid's oeuvre and its relevance to social values, personal aesthetics and attitudes to female beauty in Roman society.

Von der bronzezeitlichen Geschichte zur modernen Antikenrezeption - Vorträge aus dem Sommersemester 2008 und Wintersemester 2008/09

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Book Series: Syngramma. Vorträge aus dem Althistorischen Seminar ISBN: 9783863950262 Year: Pages: 213 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Archaeology --- History --- Linguistics --- Arts in general
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Der erste Band der Schriftenreihe „Syngramma“ umfasst Vorträge aus dem Sommersemester 2008 sowie Wintersemester 2008/09, die im Rahmen der altertumswissenschaftlichen Vortragsreihe am Althistorischen Seminar der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen präsentiert worden sind. Die thematische Spannweite der einzelnen Beiträge reicht in diesem Band geographisch von der eurasischen Seidenstraße bis zu dem prominenten Kampfplatz von Kalkriese (mit Spuren einer römisch-germanischen Auseinandersetzung in der augusteischen Ära) und chronologisch von den Zeiten des bronzezeitlichen Westkleinasien und des hethitischen Großreiches bis zur Rezeptionsgeschichte der „klassischen Antike“ im 18. Jahrhundert.

Stele und Legende - Untersuchungen zu den keilschriftlichen Erzählwerken über die Könige von Akkade

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Book Series: Göttinger Beiträge zum Alten Orient ISBN: 9783941875111 Year: Pages: 517 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Archaeology --- History --- Linguistics --- History of arts
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Überlieferte Originalstelen mit Inschriften der großen Könige Sargon und Narām-Sîn von Akkade, die im 23. Jahrhundert v. Chr. als erste ein Weltreich eroberten, sowie mündlich tradierte Sagen haben diesen beiden Königen einen herausragenden Stellenwert in der historischen Erinnerung der Babylonier und Assyrer verschafft. Dies führte zu einer Reihe erzählender Werke, die zum Teil wie echte Heldenlieder gestaltet sind, zum Teil sich aber auch als authentische Königsinschriften gebärden. Das Verständnis dieser heterogenen Textgruppe in verschiedenen Fragerichtungen zu erhellen, ist das Ziel vorliegender Studie. Zu den Fragestellungen gehören die Bestimmung der Gattungen, denen die Texte angehören, und ihre Scheidung von den authentischen Königsinschriften, die durch das Merkmal der Fiktionalität gekennzeichnet ist. Des Weiteren soll die zum Teil hohe literarische Qualität dieser Werke herausgearbeitet werden. Schließlich wird untersucht, inwiefern sich an diesen Werken die Mechanismen und Bedingungen ihrer Überlieferung ablesen lassen, ob sie Spuren eines mündlichen Sargon- und Narām-Sîn-Sagenschatzes aufweisen und welche literarischen Funktionen sie erfüllten. Die Reihe “Göttinger Beiträge zun Alten Orient” setzt die erfolgreichen “Göttinger Arbeitshefte zur Altorientalischen Literatur” fort. Die Reihe wird vom Seminar für Altorientalistik der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen herausgegeben und behandelt die Erschließung und Deutung der reichhaltigen Schriftdenkmäler in akkadischer oder sumerischer Sprache aus der Zeit von ca. 3100 - 500 v. Chr.

Sport und Recht in der Antike

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ISBN: 9783902976147 Pages: 426 Seiten Language: French|Italian|English|German
Publisher: Holzhausen Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 203
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The volume deals with the juridical and institutional framework of athletic and artistic games from archaic Greece to late antique Rome. The agones’ rules and regulations, the funding by public contributions and wealthy private sponsors were approached as well as the athletes’ training and prizes and privileges, which determined the athletes’—and especially the winner’s— social status. Moreover attention was drawn onto the end of the classical Greek agones from a Roman perspective.The Second Vienna Colloquium on Ancient Legal History addressed the juridical and institutional framework of athletic and artistic games in classical antiquity. The chronological frame ranged from Archaic times to Late Antiquity (8th cent. BCE – 6th cent. CE). The symposium covered three main areas of interest. Firstly, the agones’ rules and regulations, the funding by public contributions and wealthy private sponsors as well as the athletes’ training were approached. Prizes and privileges, which determined the athletes’—and especially the winner’s— social status and were thus crucial to the agones’ appeal, were then attended to by several papers. In contrast to the conditions under the Imperium Romanum, where the emperor enforced nation-wide regulations, the „politics of sports“ followed different rules in the small-scaled world of the classical Greek poleis. Thus, differences in the conception of sports between Greeks and Romans were traced and exemplarily demonstrated on the basis of the gladiatorial games. Lastly, attention was drawn onto the end of the classical Greek agones from a Roman perspective. The now Christian empire couldn’t tolerate the pagan agones anymore and instead developed new forms of athletic competitions and public entertainment: late antique circus games and chariot races.

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