By Catherine Hezser
This booklet is the 1st complete research of Jewish attitudes in the direction of slavery in Hellenistic and Roman occasions. opposed to the conventional opinion that once the Babylonian Exile Jews shunned utilizing slaves, Catherine Hezser exhibits that slavery remained an important phenomenon of old Jewish way of life and generated a discourse which resembled Graeco-Roman and early Christian perspectives whereas whilst keeping particularly Jewish nuances. Hezser examines the influence of family slavery at the historical Jewish family and on relatives relationships. She discusses the perceived merits of slaves over different kinds of hard work and evaluates their position in the historical Jewish economic system. the traditional Jewish adventure of slavery turns out to were so pervasive that slave photos additionally entered theological discourse. Like their Graeco-Roman and Christian opposite numbers, old Jewish intellectuals didn't suggest the abolition of slavery, yet they used the biblical culture and their very own decisions to ameliorate the established order.
By S. A. Cook, F. E. Adcock, M. P. Charlesworth
By Dafydd Ap Gwilym, Richard Morgan Loomis
Dafydd ap Gwilym, 14th cent. Dafydd ap Gwilym: the poems. Translation and remark through Richard Morgan Loomis; illustrations by means of Mary Guerriere Loomis. Binghamton, N.Y.: heart for Medieval & Early Renaissance experiences, 1982, 346 p, notes, bib, word list, index, illus, maps. first-class, fresh tight replica.
A spouse to recreation and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity provides a sequence of essays that follow a socio-historical standpoint to myriad points of old recreation and spectacle. Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire
• comprises contributions from a number overseas students with numerous Classical antiquity specialties
• is going past the standard concentrations on Olympia and Rome to ascertain activity in towns and territories during the Mediterranean basin
• incorporates a number of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, inner cross-referencing, and a close index to extend accessibility and support researchers
By Jakob Munk Hojte
Mithridates VI Eupator, the final king of Pontos, used to be surely probably the most fashionable figures within the overdue Hellenistic interval. all through his lengthy reign (120-63 BC), the political and cultural panorama of Asia Minor and the Black Sea sector was once reshaped alongside new traces. The authors current new archaeological examine and new interpretations of assorted elements of Pontic society and its contacts with the Greek global and its japanese neighbours and examine the history for the growth of the Pontic nation that finally resulted in the disagreement with Rome.
By Douglas Clark, Victor Matthews
This quantity provides a huge choice of essays on historical past and archaeology of the traditional center East, written by means of the prime students within the box. in accordance with papers awarded on the ASOR Centennial occasion in Washington DC in 2000, those essays supply an invaluable synthesis of the result of North American excavations within the heart East quarter during the last century, and their implications for historic and anthropological learn. however the concentration isn't just retrospective; the various members also are considering a potential view, trying to tackle how archaeologists should still continue with their paintings at first of the twenty-first century. many of the papers be aware of the main historic classes, from the Bronze and Iron a while to the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman, Byzantine and Islamic classes; in addition they ponder particular geographical parts and different thematic subject matters, reminiscent of know-how, faith, economics and politics. participants comprise: James Muhly, Robert S Merrillees, William Dever, Al Leonard, Jonathan Tubb, Sharon Herbert, Elizabeth Stone, James Weinstein, Rudolph Dornemann, Ian Morris, and Jane Waldbaum.
By Warren B. Hamilton (auth.), Mervin J. Bartholomew, Donald W. Hyndman, David W. Mogk, Robert Mason (eds.)
The eighth foreign convention on Basement Tectonics used to be held in Butte, Montana, August 8-12,1988. traditionally, basement tectonics meetings have fascinated about such subject matters as reactivation of faults, the effect of basement faults on metallogeny and hyrocarbon accumulation, and using geophysical and distant sensing ideas to interpret subsurface and floor geology. The eighth convention diverged from earlier meetings in unifying subject matter was once chosen. simply because old significant terrane or cratonic obstacles are usually postulated to be fault zones that are as a consequence reactivated, the convention was once equipped to check all features of historical continental margins and terrane obstacles and to match more youthful (Mesozoic) ones, approximately which extra is understood, with older (Paleozoic and Precambrian) ones. additionally, as the eighth convention used to be held within the northwestern usa, a better emphasis was once put on the Mesozoic margin of western North the USA and the North American safeguard. The seven oral periods and 4 poster classes all handled features of the convention topic: characterization and comparability of historical continental margins. The organizers expand their because of these people who graciously consented to function moderators for the oral periods: John M. Bartley, Mark S. Gettings, M. Charles Gilbert, John M. Guilbert, Donald W. Hyndman, William P. Leeman, Robert Mason, and A. Krishna Sinha. this system with abstracts quantity used to be ready by means of S. E. Lewis and M. J. Bartholomew.
By Bengt Martin Staffan Wahlgren
This is often the 1st quantity of a two-volume version of the "Chronicle" via Symeon Logothetes (10th century), one of many major resources for center Byzantine background. The textual content is gifted right here in a severe version for the 1st time. all of the manuscripts are defined, and the relationships among them re-defined. Navigation during the quantity is facilitated by means of complete indexes.
By Peter S. Bellwood
"The first e-book to stipulate the advanced international tale of human migration and dispersal during the entire of human prehistory. using archaeological, linguistic and organic proof, Peter Bellwood strains the trips of the earliest hunter-gatherer and agriculturalist migrants as serious parts within the evolution of human lifeways. the 1st quantity to chart worldwide human migration and inhabitants dispersal in the course of the entire of human prehistory, in all areas of the realm An archaeological odyssey that information the preliminary unfold of early people out of Africa nearly million years in the past, in the course of the Ice a long time, and right down to the continental and island migrations of agricultural populations in the previous 10,000 years Employs archaeological, linguistic and organic facts to illustrate how migration has continually been a necessary and intricate point in explaining the evolution of the human species Outlines how major migrations have affected inhabitants range in each quarter of the area Clarifies the significance of the advance of agriculture as a migratory significant in later prehistory absolutely referenced with particular maps all through "