Download Ritual, Finance, Politics. Athenian Democratic Accounts by Robin Osborne, Simon Hornblower PDF

By Robin Osborne, Simon Hornblower

2500 years in the past, democracy was once born in classical Athens. This selection of essays by way of twenty-two top students from the united kingdom, Europe, and the USA, is a dual celebration--it marks this get together and likewise the sixty-fifth birthday of David Lewis, Professor of historic heritage on the college of Oxford. The essays talk about the spiritual, monetary, and political points of Athenian democracy, and all provide new interpretations of the topic, paying specific realization to epigraphy, Lewis's speciality.

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Download The Governor and His Subjects in the Later Roman Empire by Danielle Slootjes PDF

By Danielle Slootjes

This ebook offers new insights into the dynamics of the connection among governors and provincial topics within the Later Roman Empire, with a spotlight at the provincial standpoint. in response to literary, criminal, epigraphic and creative fabrics the writer bargains with questions comparable to how provincials communicated their must governors, how they expressed either their favorable and significant critiques of governors' habit, and the way they rewarded 'good' governors. Provincial expectancies, a continuing discussion, interdependence, reciprocity, and ceremonial regimen play key roles during this examine that not just results in a greater figuring out of past due Roman provincial management, but in addition of the winning functioning of an empire as huge as that of Rome.

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Download Greek Art from Prehistoric to Classical PDF

В этой публикации представлена музейная коллекция образцов греческого искусства от доисторического периода до конца классической эпохи.
Кроме большого числа иллюстраций памятников греческого искусства в книгу включена краткая история Афин с 6-го по 4-м веке до н.э., комментарии в адрес художников, различный биографические данные и много другой дополнительной информации.
Хотя книга и написана на английском языке, благодаря большому количеству иллюстраций многое понятно и без слов.

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Download Dun Ailinne: Excavations at an Irish Royal Site, 1968-1975 by Susan A. Johnston PDF

By Susan A. Johnston

The website of Dún Ailinne is certainly one of 4 significant ritual websites from the Irish Iron Age, every one stated to shape the guts of a political country and therefore defined as "royal." Excavation has produced artifacts starting from the Neolithic (about 5,000 years in the past) during the later Iron Age (fourth century CE), while the positioning was once the point of interest of repeated rituals, most likely with regards to the production and upkeep of political hegemony. a chain of trees constructions have been equipped and changed as every one staff of leaders sought to say historical descent from a deep previous and nonetheless create anything specific and lasting.

Pam J. Crabtree and Ronald Hicks offer analyses on, respectively, organic continues to be and Dún Ailinne's function in folklore, fantasy, and the sacred panorama, whereas Katherine Moreau examines bronze and iron artifacts and Elizabeth Hamilton, slag.

Content of this book's CD-ROM could be discovered on-line at this situation:

University Museum Monograph, 129

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Download Scholars and Poets Talk about Queens by Christine Stewart-Nuñez, Carole Levin PDF

By Christine Stewart-Nuñez, Carole Levin

Scholars and Poets speak about Queens is a full of life and erudite assortment, strange in an extremely beautiful approach. This choice of essays indicates how queens have been represented within the heart a while and Renaissance via basic money owed, chronicles, and literary representations. The publication additionally includes sleek poetry and brief performs approximately those similar queens, permitting readers to appreciate and get pleasure from them either intellectually and emotionally. individuals examine quite a lot of queens together with such recognized and engaging ladies as Queen Elizabeth I, Cleopatra, Hecuba, the Empress Matilda, Mary Stuart, Margaret of Anjou, Catherine of Aragon, and the pirate queen Grace O'Malley. through pairing scholarly essays with modern poems approximately them, the gathering demonstrates the ongoing relevance and immediacy of those robust and engaging women.

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Download Late Roman Towns in Britain: Rethinking Change and Decline by Adam Rogers PDF

By Adam Rogers

During this ebook, Adam Rogers examines the past due Roman stages of cities in Britain. seriously analysing the archaeological idea of decline, he makes a speciality of public structures, which performed a huge function, administrative and symbolic, inside city complexes. Arguing opposed to the translation that a lot of those huge civic structures have been in decline or deserted within the later Roman interval, he demonstrates that they remained functional areas and demanding centres of city existence. via a close overview of the archaeology of past due Roman cities, this publication argues that the archaeological framework of decline doesn't allow an sufficient and accomplished figuring out of the cities in this interval. relocating past the assumption of decline, this booklet emphasises a longer-term point of view for figuring out the significance of cities within the later Roman interval.

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Download Han Material Culture: An Archaeological Analysis and Vessel by Sophia-Karin Psarras PDF

By Sophia-Karin Psarras

Han fabric tradition is an research of Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) chinese language archaeology in accordance with a comparability of the kinds of vessels present in definitely dated tombs. the consequent chronological framework permits the go relationship of tombs throughout China, of which nearly 1000 are documented the following. within the context of this physique of information, the improvement of not just vessel kinds but additionally tomb constitution and decor is reevaluated, including the pervasive intercultural trade noticeable in all parts of this fabric. The Han dynasty emerges as an inventive, unusually open society, inheritor to the Bronze Age and bring in of what may be referred to as the Age of Ceramics.

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Download Hittite Myths, 2nd Edition (Writings from the Ancient World) by Harry A. Hoffner PDF

By Harry A. Hoffner

This paintings includes the 1st English translations of a number of Hittite myths. The translations are in line with the unique drugs on which the myths have been written, and take into consideration fresh textual discoveries and released reports at the texts. Revised and corrected, this moment version comprises an extra newly released Hurrian delusion. as well as translations, the quantity incorporates a sequence of short introductions to the myths, a word list of names and technical phrases, and indexes of right names and topics/subjects. obtainable to nonspecialists, the translations additionally guard column and line count number for the benefit of students.

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