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Public and Private in Ancient Mediterranean Law and Religion

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ISBN: 9783110367034 9783110371024 9783110392517 Year: Pages: 263 DOI: 10.1515/9783110367034 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council
Subject: Religion --- History
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The public/private distinction is fundamental to modern theories of the family, religion and religious freedom, and state power, yet it has different salience, and is understood differently, from place to place and time to time. The volume examines the public/private distinction in the cultures and religions of the ancient Mediterranean, in the formative periods of Greece and Rome and the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Die königlichen Frauen der III. Dynastie von Ur

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ISBN: 9783940344106 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Religion --- History
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The kings of the III. Dynasty of Ur (2112-2004 BC) were always married with several women at a time, of which only one woman took the position of a queen. Among the large number of economic documents of that period, which give a detailed insight into the state economy and administration, more than 1,000 articles relating to transactions of the royal consorts can be assigned. All women of the rulers of Ur were active in business and administration, they were involved in the cult on several occasions and involved in the complex structures of court life. This work investigates in the sources in which functions and activities the royal women were involved and by which degree the posts of a Queen of Ur were different from that of a concubine. In four discurses the situation of the royal women of the Ur III period is compared with the women of the ruling houses in Ebla and the Early Dynastic Akkade (Akkadezeit).

Frauen und Geschlechter

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ISBN: 9783205775072 Year: Pages: 436 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_437152 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3686
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This volume is an outcome of the FWF project P14853 "Ethnographie - Gender-Perspektive - Antikerezeption". The research project intended to connect ancient ethnography, gender studies and the running methodological debate. For this purpose the collaborators to the project organised two workshops. The volume contains the revised papers held at the first workshop Frauenbild und Geschlechterrollen bei antiken Autoren der römischen Kaiserzeit at the University of Innsbruck, 5.-8. 3. 2003. According to the goal of this workshop the papers connect the theoretical debates of postmodernism und feminism with the daily work of historians or philologists. Each paper touches , in some way or other, the premise underlying the mentioned project that an author's profile can be uncovered by comparing his text with other texts synchronically and diachronically. Most of the papers deal with the Roman imperial period. As a whole they cover the time span from the 5th century BCE to the 6th century CE. But they are not arranged chronologically but systematically. First comes a methodological introduction (C. Ulf and K. Schnegg) connected with a description of the papers. The first section then contains five articles pointing at the 'basis and kind of text and its lecture' (Grundlagen und Formen der Texte und der Textlektüre). The authors deal with Augustine, archaeological remains, and modern movies as well. Seven articles focusing on the topic 'historical realities within texts' (Historische Realität(en) im Text) build up the second section. They deal with the attic democray, Augustean propaganda, and authors from Cornelius Nepus to Synesios of Cyrene. In the last section 'text levels and pictures of sexes' (Textebenen und Bilder der Geschlechter) the reader finds articles concerning some aspects of ancient ethnography and the gender perspective of authors from Tacitus to Ennodius. The volume offers, in a broad chronological spectrum, varied perspectives on and ways of dealing with texts by separating consciously the search for historical realities form the interpretation of texts.

Frauen und Geschlechter

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ISBN: 9783205775096 Year: Pages: 380 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_437191 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3686
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This volume is an outcome of the FWF project P14853 "Ethnographie - Gender-Perspektive - Antikerezeption". The research project intended to connect ancient ethnography, gender studies and the running methodological debate. For this purpose the collaborators to the project organised two workshops. The volume contains the revised papers held at the first workshop Frauenbild und Geschlechterrollen bei antiken Autoren der römischen Kaiserzeit at the University of Innsbruck, 5.-8. 3. 2003. According to the goal of this workshop the papers connect the theoretical debates of postmodernism und feminism with the daily work of historians or philologists. Each paper touches , in some way or other, the premise underlying the mentioned project that an author's profile can be uncovered by comparing his text with other texts synchronically and diachronically. Most of the papers deal with the Roman imperial period. As a whole they cover the time span from the 5th century BCE to the 6th century CE. But they are not arranged chronologically but systematically. First comes a methodological introduction (C. Ulf and K. Schnegg) connected with a description of the papers. The first section then contains five articles pointing at the 'basis and kind of text and its lecture' (Grundlagen und Formen der Texte und der Textlektüre). The authors deal with Augustine, archaeological remains, and modern movies as well. Seven articles focusing on the topic 'historical realities within texts' (Historische Realität(en) im Text) build up the second section. They deal with the attic democray, Augustean propaganda, and authors from Cornelius Nepus to Synesios of Cyrene. In the last section 'text levels and pictures of sexes' (Textebenen und Bilder der Geschlechter) the reader finds articles concerning some aspects of ancient ethnography and the gender perspective of authors from Tacitus to Ennodius. The volume offers, in a broad chronological spectrum, varied perspectives on and ways of dealing with texts by separating consciously the search for historical realities form the interpretation of texts.

Musiker und ihr vokales Repertoire - Untersuchungen zu Inhalt und Organisation von Musikerberufen und Liedgattungen in altbabylonischer Zeit

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Book Series: Göttinger Beiträge zum Alten Orient ISBN: 9783941875135 Year: Pages: 479 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: History --- History of arts --- Arts in general
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Musik ist ein wesentlicher Bestandteil geistig-kulturellen Erbes moderner wie antiker Hochkulturen. Die Musik Mesopotamiens und benachbarter Gebiete ist gerade im letzten Jahrzehnt immer mehr in den Fokus wissenschaftlichen Interesses gerückt worden. Es faszinieren in gleicher Weise klanglich-schöpferische Spezifika wie auch inhaltlich-funktionale und strukturelle Hintergründe zur Ausführung von Musik. Die Tätigkeitsfelder von Musikern, ihr Einflussbereich an Tempel oder Palast aber auch ihr öffentliches Ansehen sind in Hunderten von Briefen, Urkunden sowie literarischen Texten dokumentiert. Zudem ist uns auch der Wortlaut von Liedern und Gesängen erhalten geblieben, die professionelle Sänger zu unterschiedlichen Anlässen zu Gehör brachten. Zum Genuss ihrer hoch spezialisierten Vortragskunst kamen vor allem Götter und Könige, deren Wohlwollen sie mit ihrem süßen Gesang zu sichern wussten. Die vorliegende Studie setzt den Schwerpunkt in ebendiesem Bereich an, wobei der zeitliche und geographische Rahmen durch das Babylonien des 19. bis 16. Jahrhunderts v.Chr., der altbabylonischen Zeit gebildet wird. Die überwiegend aus schriftlichen Quellen gewonnenen Daten zeichnen ein genaues Bild von der institutionellen wie auch privaten Organisation von Musik. Auch wenn die originalen Musikklänge der Babylonier für immer verklungen sind, so werden doch bedeutende Details zur vokalen Aufführungspraxis bekannt, die eine Annäherung an den Ursprung möglich machen. 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.

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Greek Medicine from Hippocrates to Galen

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Book Series: Studies in Ancient Medicine ISBN: 9789004208599 9789004232549 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627416 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100628
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This volume makes available in English translation a selection of Jacques Jouanna's papers on Greek and Roman medicine, ranging from the early beginnings of Greek medicine to late antiquity.

Tacitus, Annals, 15.20-23, 33-45: Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary

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Book Series: Classics Textbooks ISSN: 20542437 20542445 ISBN: 9781783740017 Year: Pages: 274 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0035 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- History
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The emperor Nero is etched into the Western imagination as one of ancient Rome’s most infamous villains, and Tacitus’ Annals have played a central role in shaping the mainstream historiographical understanding of this flamboyant autocrat.This section of the text plunges us straight into the moral cesspool that Rome had apparently become in the later years of Nero’s reign, chronicling the emperor’s fledgling stage career including his plans for a grand tour of Greece; his participation in a city-wide orgy climaxing in his publicly consummated ‘marriage’ to his toy boy Pythagoras; the great fire of AD 64, during which large parts of central Rome went up in flames; and the rising of Nero’s ‘grotesque’ new palace, the so-called ‘Golden House’, from the ashes of the city. This building project stoked the rumours that the emperor himself was behind the conflagration, and Tacitus goes on to present us with Nero’s gruesome efforts to quell these mutterings by scapegoating and executing members of an unpopular new cult then starting to spread through the Roman empire: Christianity.All this contrasts starkly with four chapters focusing on one of Nero’s most principled opponents, the Stoic senator Thrasea Paetus, an audacious figure of moral fibre, who courageously refuses to bend to the forces of imperial corruption and hypocrisy.This course book offers a portion of the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and a commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Owen’s and Gildenhard’s incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at both A2 and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis and historical background to encourage critical engagement with Tacitus’ prose and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

Tacitus, Annals, 15.20-23, 33-45

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Book Series: Classics Textbooks ISBN: 9781783740024 Year: Pages: 274 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0035 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History --- Linguistics --- Economics
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The emperor Nero is etched into the Western imagination as one of ancient Rome’s most infamous villains, and Tacitus’ Annals have played a central role in shaping the mainstream historiographical understanding of this flamboyant autocrat. This section of the text plunges us straight into the moral cesspool that Rome had apparently become in the later years of Nero’s reign, chronicling the emperor’s fledgling stage career including his plans for a grand tour of Greece; his participation in a city-wide orgy climaxing in his publicly consummated ‘marriage’ to his toy boy Pythagoras; the great fire of AD 64, during which large parts of central Rome went up in flames; and the rising of Nero’s ‘grotesque’ new palace, the so-called ‘Golden House’, from the ashes of the city. This building project stoked the rumours that the emperor himself was behind the conflagration, and Tacitus goes on to present us with Nero’s gruesome efforts to quell these mutterings by scapegoating and executing members of an unpopular new cult then starting to spread through the Roman empire: Christianity. All this contrasts starkly with four chapters focusing on one of Nero’s most principled opponents, the Stoic senator Thrasea Paetus, an audacious figure of moral fibre, who courageously refuses to bend to the forces of imperial corruption and hypocrisy. This course book offers a portion of the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and a commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Owen’s and Gildenhard’s incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at both A2 and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis and historical background to encourage critical engagement with Tacitus’ prose and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

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.

Die Großstadt als literarischer Raum in der römischen Dichtung

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ISBN: 9783863952259 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Linguistics
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Die Entstehung von Großstädten ist kein Novum der letzten drei Jahrhunderte. Auch im griechisch-römischen Kulturraum gab es bereits Millionenstädte, die in struktureller, kultureller und sozialer Hinsicht heutigen Großstädten durchaus vergleichbar waren. Aber hielt diese besondere Form menschlichen Zusammenlebens auch Einzug in die Literatur ihrer Zeit? Ohne Zweifel wurde in den Dichtungen der augusteischen und kaiserzeitlichen Epoche eine Großstadt wiederholt zum Ort der Literatur gewählt: die Hauptstadt Rom. Die vorliegende Untersuchung geht der Frage nach, inwieweit die Großstadt mit ihren (spezifischen) räumlichen Merkmalen in den zeitgenössischen Werken thematisiert wird und wie die lateinischen Autoren sich zu ihr als einem eigenen literarischen Gegenstand positionieren.

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