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The beginning, development and decline of the Vandal and Berber Kingdoms in North Africa have frequently been forgotten in reports of the overdue Roman and post-Roman West. even though fresh archaeological task has alleviated this case, the large and disparate physique of written facts from the sector is still relatively missed. the current quantity makes an attempt to redress this imbalance via an exam of the altering cultural panorama of fifth- and 6th-century North Africa. Many questions, that have been relevant inside of different components of past due vintage experiences, are right here requested of the North African proof for the 1st time. Vandals, Romans and Berbers considers problems with ethnicity, id and kingdom formation in the Vandal kingdoms and the Berber polities, via new research of the textual, epigraphic and archaeological list. It reassesses the various physique of written fabric that has survived from Africa, and questions its authorship, viewers and serve as, in addition to its old price to the trendy pupil. the ultimate part is worried with the spiritual alterations of the interval, and demanding situations some of the cozy certainties that have arisen within the attention of North African Christianity, together with the tensions among 'Donatist', Catholic and Arian, and the intended disappearance of the religion after the Arab conquest. all through, makes an attempt are made to evaluate the relation of Vandal and Berber states to the broader international and the significance of the African facts to the wider figuring out of the post-Roman international.

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23. ”33 We also hear of a “women’s market” (Theoph. Char. 2. 9). This seems to have been the place to purchase things a woman might need, such as pots and pans (Pollux 10. 18, citing Menander), or specialized slaves (Theoph. Char. 22. 10). Slaves were also for sale in the so-called Anakeion (Dem. 45. 80), which was otherwise a shrine for the Dioscuri. 34 But the These testimonia and many others are collected by Wycherley in Agora 3: 184–206. We hear that it was sold in a stoa, though it is not certain which one (Ar.

3 That we do this, but should not, is the argument of Cammack 2013. She suggests that the courts are a better place to look to for understanding Athenian democracy. I privilege the Street over both. 2 See Thompson 1982; Forsén and Stanton 1996. 3 See Thompson and Scranton 1943. 1 26 Figure 2. Reconstruction of the Agora, looking southwest toward the port. Connolly included in his illustration a “racetrack” through the Triangle; more recent studies have doubted it existed (see Miller 1995: 216–18).

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