The Alexandrian Riots of 38 C.E. and the Persecution of the by Gambetti

By Gambetti

An imperial adjudication opposed to the Jews brought on the riots of 38 CE in Alexandria. The Roman prefect and the Alexandrian citizenry acted inside of their institutional roles to the impact that almost all of the Jews misplaced their criminal place of abode for strong.

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Tierbilder aus dem ersten Jahrhundert: Ein zoologischer by Ragnar Kinzelbach

By Ragnar Kinzelbach

The Artemidorus papyrus, originating from Alexandria firstly of the first century A. D., includes on its verso forty-one drawings by way of one hand, thereof 38 sketches of animals (some comprising species every one, hence leading to forty four species), so much of them labelled withtheir Greek names. As seen from the ‛title' at the papyrus itself, it provides terrestrial tetrapods besides asbirds, fish, and whales. No orderingprinciple should be pointed out, other than the choice ofespecially infrequent and impressivecreatures. Theybelong to diverse animal taxa, i.e. crustaceans (1), fish (5), reptiles (6), birds (11), and mammals (17). The paintings as a wholestands inthe culture of Hellenistic animal photographs, starting with Aristotle, constructed furtherby the forerunners of the Nile Mosaic of Praeneste (Palestrina), and persevered in Hellenistic and Roman art (wall work, mosaics) to boot asin ‛scientific' Byzantine codices. most likely, this a part of the papyrus was once used as a suite of specimen.

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Minimus Pupil's Book: Starting out in Latin by Barbara Bell, Helen Forte

By Barbara Bell, Helen Forte

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This simple Latin direction for 7-10 yr olds combines a easy advent to the Latin language with fabric at the historical past and tradition of Roman Britain. hugely illustrated, the e-book incorporates a mix of tales and myths, grammar factors and workouts, and history cultural info. scholars are drawn into the fabric as they examine the lives of a kinfolk dwelling in a group at Vindolanda the adventures of the youngsters and the family members cat and mouse supply curiosity all through. in addition to providing a full of life creation to Latin and classical experiences, Minimus additionally has cross-curricular relevance.

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Jerusalem Besieged: From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel by Eric H. Cline

By Eric H. Cline

"Jerusalem Besieged is an interesting account of ways and why a baffling array of peoples, ideologies, and religions have fought for a few 4 thousand years over a urban with no both nice wealth, dimension, or strategic significance. Cline publications us in the course of the baffling, yet regularly bloody, array of Jewish, Roman, Moslem, Crusader, Ottoman, Western, Arab, and Israeli fights for ownership of any such symbolic prize in a fashion that's either scholarly and engaging."
-Victor Davis Hanson, Stanford college; writer of The different Greeks and Carnage and Culture

"A superbly lucid presentation of 4 thousand years of historical past in one quantity. Cline writes basically as an archaeologist-avoiding polemic and delivering facts for any non secular claims-yet he has additionally included a lot journalistic fabric into this examine. Jerusalem Besieged will enlighten someone attracted to the background of army clash in and round Jerusalem."
-Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, Virginia army Institute

"This groundbreaking research bargains a desirable synthesis of Jerusalem's army background from its first career into the trendy period. Cline amply deploys fundamental resource fabric to enquire attacks on Jerusalem of each type, beginning on the sunrise of recorded background. Jerusalem Besieged is important for framing the modern state of affairs within the center East within the context of a truly lengthy and pertinent history."
-Baruch Halpern, Pennsylvania country University

A sweeping historical past of 4 thousand years of fight for regulate of 1 city

"[An] soaking up account of archaeological historical past, from the traditional Israelites' first conquest to present day moment intifada. Cline sincerely lays out the attention-grabbing historical past in the back of the conflicts."
-USA Today

"A excitement to learn, this paintings makes this crucial yet complex topic fascinating."
-Jewish e-book World

"Jerusalem Besieged is an interesting account of the way and why a baffling array of peoples, ideologies, and religions have fought for a few 4 thousand years over a urban with no both nice wealth, measurement, or strategic value. Cline courses us in the course of the baffling, yet consistently bloody, array of Jewish, Roman, Moslem, Crusader, Ottoman, Western, Arab, and Israeli fights for ownership of one of these symbolic prize in a way that's either scholarly and engaging."
-Victor Davis Hanson, Stanford college; writer of the opposite Greeks and Carnage and Culture

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War and Peace in Ancient and Medieval History by Philip de Souza, John France

By Philip de Souza, John France

This can be a significant examine of the tips and practices enthusiastic about the making and breaking of peace treaties and truces from Classical Greece to the time of the Crusades. top experts on conflict and peace in historical and medieval background learn the construction of peace agreements, and discover the level to which their phrases may be manipulated to serve the pursuits of 1 facet on the other's rate. The chapters talk about quite a lot of makes use of to which treaties and different peace agreements have been positioned through rulers and armed forces commanders in pursuit of either person and collective political goals. The ebook additionally considers the broader implications of those concerns for our knowing of the character of conflict and peace within the old and medieval classes. This broad-ranging account comprises chapters on historic Persia, the Roman and Byzantine Empires, Anglo-Saxon England and the Vikings.

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Orlando Furioso: A New Verse Translation by Ludovico Ariosto, David R. Slavitt, Charles S. Ross

By Ludovico Ariosto, David R. Slavitt, Charles S. Ross

The looks of David R. Slavitt’s translation of Orlando Furioso (“Mad Orlando”), one of many nice literary achievements of the Italian Renaissance, is a publishing occasion. With this energetic new verse translation, Slavitt introduces readers to Ariosto’s now missed masterpiece―a poem whose effect on Western literature can scarcely be exaggerated. It used to be a massive effect on Spenser’s Faerie Queene. William Shakespeare borrowed one in all its plots. Voltaire referred to as it the equivalent of the Iliad, the Odyssey, and Don Quixote mixed. extra lately, Italo Calvino drew notion from it. Borges used to be a fan. Now, via translations of beneficiant choices from this longest of all significant eu poems, Slavitt brings the poem to existence in methods prior translators have not.
At the guts of Ariosto’s romance are Orlando’s unrequited love for the pagan princess Angelica and his jealous rage while she elopes. The motion happens opposed to a besieged Paris, as Charlemagne and his Christian paladins protect the town opposed to the Saracen king. The poem, in spite of the fact that, obeys no geography or principles yet its personal, because the tale strikes by way of whim from Japan to the Hebrides to the moon; it comprises such imaginary creatures because the hippogriff and a sea monster referred to as the orc.
Orlando Furioso is Dante’s medieval universe grew to become the wrong way up and made comedian. characterised by way of satire, parody, and irony, the poem celebrates a brand new humanistic Renaissance notion of guy in an totally fantastical global. Slavitt’s translation captures the power, comedy, and nice enjoyable of Ariosto’s Italian.

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Making Men: Sophists and Self-Presentation in Ancient Rome by Maud W. Gleason

By Maud W. Gleason

The careers of 2 well known second-century rhetorical virtuosos provide Maud Gleason interesting insights into the methods historical Romans built masculinity in the course of a time marked through nervousness over manly deportment. Declamation was once an exciting paintings shape for the Greeks and bilingual Romans of the second one Sophistic flow, and its most sensible practitioners may go back and forth the empire appearing in entrance of enraptured audiences. The mastery of rhetoric marked the transition to manhood for all aristocratic electorate and remained an important to a man's social status.

In treating rhetoric as a strategy of self-presentation in a face-to-face society, Gleason analyzes the deportment and writings of the 2 Sophists - Favorinus, a eunuch, and Polemo, a guy who met traditional gender expectancies - to signify the methods personality and gender have been perceived. Physiognomical texts of the period express how closely males scrutinized each other for minute symptoms of gender deviance in such positive factors as gait, gesture, facial features, and voice. Rhetoricians expert to improve those qualities in a "masculine" style. studying the profitable occupation of Favorinus, whose high-pitched voice and florid presentation contrasted sharply with the traditionalist variety of Polemo, Gleason indicates, although, that perfect masculine habit was once now not a monolithic abstraction.

In a hugely obtainable examine treating the semiotics of deportment and the clinical, cultural, and ethical concerns surrounding rhetorical task, she explores the chances of self presentation within the look for acceptance as a speaker and a man.

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