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The 2006 Season at Tall al-‘Umayri and Subsequent Studies

edited by Larry G. Herr; Douglas R. Clark; Lawrence T. Geraty & Monique D. Vincent
edition: Hardcover
tagged: archaeology, israel

This volume is the tenth in a series of technical seasonal reports on the excavations of Tall al-ʿUmayri, Jordan, part of the Madaba Plains Project. It covers artifactual finds and related research from excavation fields active during the 2006 season: Field A, the western citadel with Early Iron Age domestic structures; Field B, the western defens …

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Sosipatra of Pergamum

Philosopher and Oracle

by Heidi Marx
edition: Paperback
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The story of Sosipatra of Pergamum (4th century C.E.) as told by her biographer, Eunapius of Sardis in his Lives of the Philosophers and Sophists, is a remarkable tale. It is the story of an elite young girl from the area of Ephesus, who was educated by traveling oracles (daemons), and who grew up to lead her own philosophy school on the west coast …

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Treasures of World History

The Story Of Civilization in 50 Documents

by Peter Snow & Ann Macmillan
edition: Hardcover
tagged: world, civilization, reference

A spirited examination of world history, told through 50 key documents, by two celebrated historians and journalists. With a wealth of experience between them on political, social, cultural and military history, and today's current affairs. Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan are the perfect guides to appreciating the significance of each document.

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The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides

edited by Ryan Balot; Sarah Forsdyke & Edith Foster
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: greece

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides contains newly commissioned essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features chapters on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The creative juxtaposition of historical, literary, philosophical, and reception studies allows for a better grasp of Thucydides' complex projec …

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Acculturation and Its Discontents

The Italian Jewish Experience Between Exclusion and Inclusion

by David N. Myers; Massimo Ciavolella; Peter Reill & Geoffrey Symcox
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
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Exploring the fascinating cross-cultural influences between Jews and Christians in Italy from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, Acculturation and Its Discontents assembles essays by leading historians, literary scholars, and musicologists to present a well-rounded history of Italian Jewry.

The contributors offer rich portraits of the many vi …

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The Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies

by Michael J. MacDonald
edition: Paperback
tagged: greece

One of the most remarkable trends in the humanities and social sciences in recent decades has been the resurgence of interest in the history, theory, and practice of rhetoric: in an age of global media networks and viral communication, rhetoric is once again "contagious" and "communicable" (Friedrich Nietzsche). Featuring sixty commissioned chapter …

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Exploring Gender Diversity in the Ancient World

edited by Allison Surtees & Jennifer Dyer
edition: Hardcover
tagged: gender studies

Explores how binary gender and behaviours of gender were actively challenged in classical antiquity

 

 

  • Provides a focus on gender on its own terms and outside the context of sex and sexuality
  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach, appealing to Classicists, Ancient Historians, and Archaeologists, as well as audiences working outside the ancient wo …
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Maternal Conceptions in Classical Literature and Philosophy

by Alison Sharrock & Alison Keith
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: ancient & classical, greece, gender studies

Unlike many studies of the family in the ancient world, this volume presents readings of mothers in classical literature, including philosophical and epigraphic writing as well as poetic texts. Rather than relying on a male viewpoint, the essays offer a female perspective on the lifecycle of motherhood. 

 

Although almost all ancient authors are men …

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The 2004 Season at Tall al ‘Umayri and Subsequent Studies

edited by Larry G. Herr; Douglas R. Clark & Lawrence T. Geraty
edition: Hardcover
tagged: archaeology, israel

Modeled after previous seasonal reports, this ninth volume of the Madaba Plains Project’s excavations at Tall al-ʿUmayri, Jordan gives a detailed accounting of the artifactual finds from the 2004 season of the excavations, accompanied by hundreds of photos and supplemented with related research. The active fields in 2004 included Field A, the we …

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