Sonnenkult und Kaisertum von den Severern bis zu Constantin I. (193-337 n. Chr.)


Author: Stephan Berrens
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9783515085755
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Christian Identity in Corinth

A Comparative Study of 2 Corinthians, Epictetus and Valerius Maximums
Author: V. Henry T. Nguyen
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161496660
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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V. Henry T. Nguyen explores the social dynamics of Christian identity in the apostle Paul's second letter to the Corinthians. He examines Paul's approach to Christian identity in light of a large preoccupation with superficial features of identity that was prevalent in the Graceo-Roman social world.

Roman Palmyra

Identity, Community, and State Formation
Author: Andrew M. Smith II
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199861102
Category: History
Page: 293
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This history of Roman Palmyra offers an examination of how the Palmyrenes constructed and maintained a unique identity, individually and collectively, amid progressive communal changes.

The Philosopher's Banquet

Plutarch's Table Talk in the Intellectual Culture of the Roman Empire
Author: Frieda Klotz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199588953
Category: History
Page: 279
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A collection of essays on 'Plutarch's Table Talk', an influential Greek prose text which is a combination of philosophical dialogue and miscellany. The contributors offer a range of methodologically innovative and sophisticated readings of the work's literary form, themes, and cultural background.

Arms and Armour of the Imperial Roman Soldier


Author: Graham Summer,Raffaele D'Amato
Publisher: Frontline Books
ISBN: 1848325126
Category: History
Page: 320
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From the Latin warriors on the Palatine Hill in the age of Romulus, to the last defenders of Constantinople in 1453 AD, the weaponry of the Roman Army was constantly evolving. Through glory and defeat, the Roman warrior adapted to the changing face of warfare. Due to the immense size of the Roman Empire, which reached from the British Isles to the Arabian Gulf, the equipment of the Roman soldier varied greatly from region to region.Through the use of materials such as leather, linen and felt, the army was able to adjust its equipment to these varied climates. Arms and Armour of the Imperial Roman Soldier sheds new light on the many different types of armour used by the Roman soldier, and combines written and artistic sources with the analysis of old and new archaeological finds. With a huge wealth of plates and illustrations, which include ancient paintings, mosaics, sculptures and coin depictions, this book gives the reader an unparalleled visual record of this fascinating period of military history. This book, the first of three volumes, examines the period from Marius to Commodus. Volume II covers the period from Commodus to Justinian, and Volume III will look at the period from Romulus to Marius.

The Christ of the Miracle Stories

Portrait Through Encounter
Author: Wendy Cotter
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801039509
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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"Calling on her almost encyclopedic knowledge of conditions in the first-century Mediterranean world, Professor Cotter discusses the miracle stories reported in the Gospel of Mark in terms of the likely reaction of contemporary people upon seeing them or hearing of them. This enables her to portray the Jesus of these stories in terms of his divine authority and power and also as an example of how his followers are to treat those to whom they proclaim the gospel. The book is an excellent source for both historical information and theological reflection."--Paul J. Achtemeier, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Virginia "In this engaging book, Professor Cotter presents the best explanation to date of why Jesus' followers narrated the stories of his mighty deeds as they did. She points us both to the unusually bold, even outrageous, speech of the petitioners and to Jesus' exemplary use of his power to inspire his followers to treat compassionately those who deserve rebuke and rejection."--S. Scott Bartchy, UCLA "Wendy Cotter's penetrating analysis and her formidable knowledge of the Greco-Roman world are brought to bear on the encounters between Jesus and the forward, pushy, and insistent petitioners of the Gospel miracle stories. Yielding a stream of fresh insights, she shows that the miracle stories were not only attestations of Jesus' power, intended simply to amaze. Cotter shows that the miracle stories serve as anecdotes revealing the face of Jesus--his soul, his virtue--to those who long to know what he was like and to those who strive to be like him."--Graham H. Twelftree, Regent University School of Divinity "In this exciting new study, Wendy Cotter draws on a wide range of documentation from the Greco-Roman and Jewish historical contexts to explain the characteristics of the petitioners of Jesus across different categories of miracle stories. She likewise examines the virtues of Jesus as portrayed in the miracle stories. The result is an engaging new study in which readers will encounter, for instance, the boldness of a Bartimaeus or a leper together with a Jesus who demonstrates epieikia and a profound philanthrōpia. I highly recommend this book to a range of readers."--Elaine Wainwright, University of Auckland

Coal in Roman Britain


Author: John Robert Travis
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 270
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Coal has often been considered unimportant to the economy of Roman Britain, and not something that was deliberately mined. This study, based on growing archaeological evidence aims to overturn this view. Travis centres his research on Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire, tracing coal from these coalfields further afield, and finding that, in the case of Yorkshire and Derbyshire it was transported much further than has often been assumed. Lancashire presents a different case, and Travis posits that the coal was used primarily locally in industry controlled by the military.

I, Caesar

Ruling the Roman Empire
Author: Phil Grabsky
Publisher: Bbc Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 256
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Starting with Julius Caesar, the author "charts the rise and fall of Roman power over 600 years."--Jacket.

Books for College Libraries: Language and literature


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780838901786
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Römische Geschichte


Author: Cassius Dio Cocceianus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Das römische Heer auf der Trajanssäule

Propaganda und Realität : Waffen und Ausrüstung : Marsch, Arbeit und Kampf
Author: Danae Richter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Trajan's Column (Rome, Italy)
Page: 472
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Diodoros Historische Bibliothek


Author: Günter Klawes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783865393791
Category:
Page: 1568
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Ancient Times: A History of the Early World


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Books for college libraries

a core collection of 50,000 titles : a project of the Association of College and Research Libraries
Author: Association of College and Research Libraries
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780838933565
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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Ancient Times

A History of the Early World ; an Introduction to the Study of Ancient History and the Career of Early Man
Author: James Henry Breasted
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History, Ancient
Page: 823
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A Companion to Augustine


Author: Mark Vessey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118255437
Category: History
Page: 640
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A Companion to Augustine presents a fresh collection ofscholarship by leading academics with a new approach tocontextualizing Augustine and his works within themulti-disciplinary field of Late Antiquity, showing Augustine asboth a product of the cultural forces of his times and a culturalforce in his own right. Discusses the life and works of Augustine within their fullhistorical context, rather than privileging the theologicalcontext Presents Augustine’s life, works and leading ideas in thecultural context of the late Roman world, providing a vibrant andengaging sense of Augustine in action in his own time andplace Opens up a new phase of study on Augustine, sensitive to themany and varied perspectives of scholarship on late Romanculture State-of-the-art essays by leading academics in this field

Scipio Africanus & Rome's Invasion of Africa

(a Historical Commentary on Titus Livius, Book Xxix)
Author: Philip J. Smith
Publisher: J C Gieben
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 105
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Lucretius as Theorist of Political Life


Author: J. Colman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137292326
Category: Political Science
Page: 173
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Lucretius as Theorist of Political Life is an interpretation of Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things as a defense of philosophy given the irremediable tension between the competing claims of the philosophic and political life. The central issue is the need for, and attempt by, philosophy to justify and defend its way of life to the political community. This work uncovers how Lucretius' conception of the philosophic life, and the reaction to the human, religious, and political implications of the discovery of nature, distinguish his intention from the anti-theological animus that drives the politically and scientifically ambitious project of his modern appropriators.

Über den Gott des Sokrates


Author: Apuleius
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783534155736
Category: Genius (Companion spirit)
Page: 230
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