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The Orientalizing Revolution: Near Eastern Influence on by Walter Burkert

By Walter Burkert

The tradition of the traditional Greeks has usually been defined as rising like a miracle from a genius of its personal, owing essentially not anything to its neighbours. Walter Burkert deals a decisive argument opposed to that view, pointing towards a extra balanced photo of the archaic interval "in which, below the impression of the Semitic East - from writers, craftsmen, retailers, healers - Greek tradition all started its particular flowering, quickly to imagine cultural hegemony within the Mediterranean".

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Cannibal Hymn: A Cultural and Literary Study (Liverpool by Christopher Eyre

By Christopher Eyre

The Cannibal Hymn types a self-standing episode within the ritual anthology that makes up the Pyramid Texts, first showing within the tomb of Unas on the finish of the 5th Dynasty. Its sort and layout are attribute of the oral-recitational poetry of pharaonic Egypt, marked by way of allusive metaphor and the exploitation of wordplay and homophony in its verbal game of a butchery ritual. Christopher Eyre examines the textual content of the Cannibal Hymn in its performative and cultural context: the targeted mythologization of the sacrificial method during this hymn poses key questions on the character of rites of passage and rituals of sacrifice in Egypt, and specifically concerning the mobilization of oral accompaniment to ritual activities.

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Speaking of Siva (Penguin Classics) by A. K. Ramanujan(Translator)

By A. K. Ramanujan(Translator)

"Speaking of Siva" is a range of vacanas or free-verse sayings from the Virasaiva spiritual circulate, devoted to Siva because the preferrred god. Written by means of 4 significant saints, the best exponents of this poetic shape, among the 10th and 12th centuries, they're passionate lyrical expressions of the hunt for an unpredictable and spontaneous non secular imaginative and prescient of 'now'. right here, yogic and tantric symbols, riddles and enigmas subvert the language of normal event, as references to nighttime and day, intercourse and kinfolk relationships tackle new mystical meanings. those excessive poems of non-public devotion to a unmarried deity additionally query conventional trust structures, customs, superstitions, photo worship or even ethical strictures, in verse that speaks to all women and men despite type and caste.

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Moult a Sans et Vallour : studies in Medieval French by Monica L. Norris Wright, Norris J. Lacy, Rupert T. Pickens

By Monica L. Norris Wright, Norris J. Lacy, Rupert T. Pickens

William W. Kibler is among the best and flexible medievalists of his new release. a few students and scholars contemplate him basically as a expert within the medieval epic, while others think of him to be an Arthurian student. he's in fact either, yet he's additionally even more: a consummate philologist and editor of texts and likewise a prolific and comprehensive translator. primarily, those that recognize him most sensible understand him as a very beneficiant and modest guy. the current quantity represents an attempt via thirty medievalists, experts in fields as different as William Kibler's pursuits, to point our admire for him, aptly defined within the foreword as "scholar, instructor, friend."

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Thucydides and Political Order: Lessons of Governance and by Christian R. Thauer, Christian Wendt, Ernst Baltrusch

By Christian R. Thauer, Christian Wendt, Ernst Baltrusch

This publication, the second one of 2 monographs, contains contributions via world-class students on Thucydides' legacy to the political procedure. it is also a cautious exam of the usefulness and efficacy of the interdisciplinary method of political order within the old international and proposes new paths for the longer term study.

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A Companion to the Ancient Novel by Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne

By Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne

This better half addresses a subject of constant modern relevance, either cultural and literary.

  • Offers either a wide-ranging exploration of the classical novel of antiquity and a wealth of shut literary analysis
  • Brings jointly the main updated foreign scholarship at the historic novel, together with clean new educational voices
  • Includes targeted chapters on person classical authors, similar to Petronius, Xenophon and Apuleius, in addition to a wide-ranging thematic analysis
  • Addresses confusing questions touching on authorial expression and readership of the traditional novel form
  • Provides an entire creation to a style with a emerging profile

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Reconstructing tradition : Advaita Ācārya and Gauḍīya by Rebecca Manring

By Rebecca Manring

Reconstructing culture explores the devotional Hindu Krishnaite revival of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and its endurance into glossy occasions via an exam of 1 of its important figures, Advaita Acarya. He was once the topic of numerous texts, and Manring considers them all when it comes to altering ancient, social, and sectarian contexts.Rebecca Manring considers the function of hagiography in a single university of Bengali Vaisnavism opposed to the backdrop of nearby non secular heritage, studying the ways that Advaita Acarya fans designed and used his lifestyles tale for political and non secular reasons. (January 2006)

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Apologetics in the Roman Empire.Pagans Jews and Christians by Mark J. Edwards, Martin Goodman, Simon Price, Chris Rowland

By Mark J. Edwards, Martin Goodman, Simon Price, Chris Rowland

This e-book is a accomplished survey of the discussion among pagans, Jews, and Christians within the Roman empire as much as the time while Constantine declared himself a Christian. every one bankruptcy is written by means of a unique pupil and is dedicated to a unmarried textual content or workforce of texts with the purpose of opting for the possible viewers, the literary milieu, and the situations that resulted in this manner of writing.

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Sculpting Idolatry in Flavian Rome: (An)Iconic Rhetoric in by Jason von Ehrenkrook

By Jason von Ehrenkrook

This ebook investigates the discourse on idolatry and photographs, in particular statues, within the writings of the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, with a selected specialize in his quite a few money owed of a contentious and every now and then iconoclastic dating among Jews and pictures. putting this narrative fabric inside a much broader comparative context, either Jewish and non-Jewish, demonstrates that the effect of strict aniconism uniform and specific competition to all figurative paintings rising from Josephus is partially a rhetorical build, an attempt to reframe Jewish iconoclastic habit now not as a resistance to Roman domination yet as an expression of convinced cultural values shared via Jews and Romans alike. Josephus therefore articulates during this discourse on photographs an idea of Jewish id that functioned to mitigate an more and more stressful dating among Romans and Jews within the wake of the Jewish rebellion opposed to Rome.

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A Companion to the Etruscans by Sinclair Bell

By Sinclair Bell

This new assortment provides a wealthy choice of leading edge scholarship at the Etruscans, a colourful, self sufficient humans whose unique civilization flourished in important Italy for many of the 1st millennium BCE and whose inventive, social and cultural traditions contributed to shaping the traditional Mediterranean, ecu, and Classical worlds. contains contributions from a global solid of either confirmed and rising students bargains clean views on Etruscan artwork and tradition, together with research of the main updated study and archaeological discoveries Reassesses and evaluates conventional subject matters like structure, wall portray, ceramics, and sculpture in addition to new ones equivalent to cloth archaeology, whereas additionally addressing topics that experience but to be completely investigated within the scholarship, similar to the obesus etruscus, the functionality and use of knickknack at various existence phases, Greek and Roman topoi in regards to the Etruscans, the Etruscans’ reception of ponderation, and extra Counters the declare that the Etruscans have been culturally not so good as the Greeks and Romans by means of emphasizing fields the place the Etruscans have been both technological or creative pioneers and by means of reframing similarities fashionable and iconography as examples of Etruscan organization and reception instead of as a deficit of neighborhood creativity

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