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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.

Initiation into the Mysteries of the Ancient World

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Book Series: Münchner Vorlesungen zu Antiken Welten ISSN: 2198-9664 ISBN: 9783110299557 9783110376999 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: vi, 256 DOI: 10.1515/9783110299557 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Religion
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The ancient Mysteries have long attracted the interest of scholars, an interest that goes back at least to the time of the Reformation. After a period of interest around the turn of the twentieth century, recent decades have seen an important study of Walter Burkert (1987). Yet his thematic approach makes it hard to see how the actual initiation into the Mysteries took place. To do precisely that is the aim of this book.It gives a ‘thick description’ of the major Mysteries, not only of the famous Eleusinian Mysteries, but also those located at the interface of Greece and Anatolia: the Mysteries of Samothrace, Imbros and Lemnos as well as those of the Corybants. It then proceeds to look at the Orphic-Bacchic Mysteries, which have become increasingly better understood due to the many discoveries of new texts in the recent times. Having looked at classical Greece we move on to the Roman Empire, where we study not only the lesser Mysteries, which we know especially from Pausanias, but also the new ones of Isis and Mithras. We conclude our book with a discussion of the possible influence of the Mysteries on emerging Christianity.Its detailed references and up-to-date bibliography will make this book indispensable for any scholar interested in the Mysteries and ancient religion, but also for those scholars who work on initiation or esoteric rituals, which were often inspired by the ancient Mysteries.

Rhetoric and Drama

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ISBN: 9783110484663 Year: Pages: x, 244 DOI: 10.1515/9783110484663 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Performing Arts --- Linguistics
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Proving fruitful in various applications throughout its two millennia of predominance, the rhetorical téchne appears to have entertained a particularly symbiotic interrelation with drama. With contributions from (among others) a Classicist, historical, linguistic, musicological, operatic, cultural and literary studies perspective, this publication offers interdisciplinary assessments of specific reciprocities between the system of rhetoric and dramatic works: tracing the longue durée of this nexus—highlighting its Ancient foundations, its various Early Modern formations, as well as certain configurations enduring to this day—enables describing shifting degrees of rhetoricity; approaching it from an interdisciplinary viewpoint facilitates focusing on the often sidelined rhetorical phenomena located beyond the textual plane, specifically memoria and actio; tackling this interchange from various viewpoints and with diverse emphases, a long-lasting and highly prolific cross-fertilization between drama and rhetoric is rendered visible. In tendering a balanced panorama of both detailed case studies and descriptive overviews, this volume also points toward terrain yet to be charted in the scholarship to come.

Christian Martyrdom in Late Antiquity (300-450 AD). History and Discourse, Tradition and Religious Identity

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Book Series: Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte ISSN: 18615996 ISBN: 9783110263527 Year: Volume: 116 Pages: 265 DOI: 10.1515/9783110263527 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101079
Subject: Religion
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The present volume`s focus lies on the formation of a multifaceted discourse on Christian martyrdom in Late Antiquity. While martyrdom accounts remain a central means of defining Christian identity, new literary genres emerge, e.g., the Lives of Saints (Athanasius on Antony), sermons (the Cappadocians), hymns (Prudentius). Authors like Eusebius of Caesarea and Augustine employ martyrological language and motifs in their writings, while beyond the borders of the Roman Empire, new martyrs` narratives can be found. The volume thus enlarges and specifies our knowledge of this important Christian discourse.

Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica

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ISBN: 9781607328353 9781607328360 Year: DOI: 10.5876/9781607328360 Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Colorado Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102339
Subject: Archaeology
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Archaeologists have long recognized the crucial role of interregional interaction in the development and cultural dynamics of ancient societies, particularly in terms of the evolution of sociocultural complexity and economic systems. New Perspectives on Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica builds on and amplifies this earlier research to examine such sociocultural phenomena as movement, migration, symbolic exchange, and material interaction in their role as catalysts for variability in cultural systems. The contributors contend that interregional cultural exchange in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica played a key role in the creation of systems of shared ideologies, the production of regional or “international” artistic and architectural styles, shifting sociopolitical patterns, and changes in cultural practices and meanings.

Antiquipop : La référence à l’Antiquité dans la culture populaire contemporaine

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ISBN: 9782356680662 DOI: 10.4000/books.momeditions.3299 Language: French
Publisher: MOM Éditions
Subject: Arts in general
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Citée discrètement, utilisée comme toile de fond ou comme motif principal, l’Antiquité irrigue, inspire et influence les productions audiovisuelles contemporaines de tout genre. La culture classique occupe en effet une place majeure dans la construction des sociétés occidentales et fait depuis de nombreuses années l’objet de travaux scientifiques, notamment dans les pays anglo-saxons. Ces études, que certains nomment les « reception studies », commencent depuis peu à intéresser la recherche française. Cependant, celle-ci se concentre avant tout sur l’époque moderne et les débuts de la période contemporaine, délaissant la période la plus actuelle. De plus, les études concernant les manifestations les plus récentes de l’Antiquité dans la culture populaire se consacrent généralement à la littérature, à la bande dessinée et aux péplums, ceux de la vague d’après 2000 ayant cependant été peu traités. Ce volume rassemble les actes du colloque Antiquipop qui s’est tenu en mai 2016 à Lyon. Il propose de se concentrer sur les références à l’Antiquité dans la culture populaire la plus contemporaine, et sur des supports trop peu considérés : le jeu vidéo, les séries télévisées, l’art, la musique pop… Ces médias, à la fois divers et interconnectés, et pour la plupart issus de la culture de masse, constituent une vaste interface entre nos sociétés et la culture classique : y étudier la présence de l’Antiquité fournit un miroir de notre époque et de notre rapport au passé, que les auteurs réunis ici proposent de saisir. En abordant des figures emblématiques, telles qu’Alexandre ou Cléopâtre, ou des références mythologiques, comme les sirènes ou les Amazones, ces actes offrent un panorama de ces représentations dans la culture populaire contemporaine et suggèrent d’analyser notre relation à l’Antiquité, dans toute sa profondeur et sa complexité.

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Antiquity --- pop culture

Chapter One (The Wrong Kind of ) Gonorrhea in Antiquity (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781580469616 Year: Pages: 25 Language: English
Publisher: University of Rochester Press Grant: Wellcome Trust - 605972
Subject: Medicine (General)
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Studying the relationship between disease and fertility in antiquity is challenging. The first difficulty is establishing the presence, and then prevalence, of any particular condition before an assessment can be made of its demographic impact. In the case of what are now called sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the empirical obstacles to identifying such infections in the classical world are exacerbated by the moralizing that attends discussions of sexual practice and that has so strongly characterized the ways sexual behavior and pathology have been, and continue to be, conceptually conjoined. Julius Rosenbaum’s influential and exhaustive nineteenth-century exploration of the ancient history of syphilis (broadly construed), for example, is based on the assumption that venereal diseases are caused by the “abuse” of the genital organs for nonprocreative purposes. Their history is, therefore, the history of human “lasciviousness and debauchery,” and there was so much of that in classical Greece and Rome that syphilis and all kinds of genital afflictions necessarily followed.

Materialität und Präsenz spätantiker Inschriften. Eine Studie zum Wandel der Inschriftenkultur in den italienischen Provinzen

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 21986932 ISBN: 9783110633566 Year: Volume: 25 Pages: 448 DOI: 10.1515/9783110633566 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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That inscriptions are not only texts but also material objects of specific materiality and presence is one of the recent central insights of ancient epigraphy. This understanding is applied here for the first time systematically, across different regions and over an entire epoch, by examining the change in the inscriptions culture in late antiquity with a view of the Italian peninsula.

Von Herodas zu Elytis

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ISBN: 9783205787105 Year: Pages: 526 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_574821 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 4241
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The monography includes ten studies, starting from the 3rd century B.C. and finishing in the 20th century.

Dionysos in Archaic Greece

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Book Series: Religions in the Graeco-Roman World ISBN: 9789004144453 9789047418825 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100632
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An interpretation of the god Dionysos as seen by Greek vase painters before the golden age of classical culture, which will help understand his wide popularity beyond wine consumption, which lasted until the end of antiquity.

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