The Hellenistic polis of Kos

Author: Kerstin Höghammar
Publisher: Uppsala Universitet
ISBN: 9789155458645
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"The general aim of the conference, the papers of which are published in this volume, was to convene scholars working on different aspects of Koan history and culture during the Hellenistic period to provide an up-to-date view of present research in different fields. The contributions cover the main areas of archaeology, epigraphy, history, numismatics and prosopography and also touch upon art history and geology. Most of the articles concern inscriptions in one form or another and their chronological and historical contexts. The contributions cover questions connected with the Koan Asklepieia in the third century, a general survey of the chronology of inscriptions and the application of S. Tracey's method of distinguishing different hands, the chronology of the eponymous magistrates, the monarchoi, and of a group of decorated, funerary altars. The modern historical events resulting in the delay in the publication of IG XII are presented. Also treated are the personal names on coins, a recently excavated statue base for a poetess, Hellenistic democracy, and two inscriptions, a local decree and a cult calendar, from Halasarna. Three articles treat Koan amphoras. They give a survey of the Koan amphora shapes known up to now and present new material from Halasarna and the southern Levant. A refined system for the dating of complete or nearly complete amphoras through the proportions of the vessels is presented. Certain methodological problems encountered when trying to ""translate"" the number of stamped handles reported at a certain site into a rough estimate of the probable volume of wine which they signify are also discussed. Finally, we are given a survey of the stone materials extracted on the island and how they were used in different periods."

Architecture of the Sacred

Author: Bonna D. Wescoat
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110737829X
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In this book, a distinguished team of authors explores the way space, place, architecture, and ritual interact to construct sacred experience in the historical cultures of the eastern Mediterranean. Essays address fundamental issues and features that enable buildings to perform as spiritually transformative spaces in ancient Greek, Roman, Jewish, early Christian, and Byzantine civilizations. Collectively they demonstrate the multiple ways in which works of architecture and their settings were active agents in the ritual process. Architecture did not merely host events; rather, it magnified and elevated them, interacting with rituals facilitating the construction of ceremony. This book examines comparatively the ways in which ideas and situations generated by the interaction of place, built environment, ritual action, and memory contributed to the cultural formulation of the sacred experience in different religious faiths.

Neufunde Analysen Bewahrung

Author: Boris Dreyer
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643139403
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Mit einem vielseitigen Themenrepertoire wartet der dritte Band der Reihe „Orient und Okzident in der Antike“ auf. Die Beiträge der Spitzenforscher aus der Türkei, aus den USA sowie aus Norwegen und Deutschland erfassen geographisch die Gebiete der Westtürkei, reichen chronologisch von der menschlichen Frühgeschichte bis zur Gegenwart und behandeln thematisch Neufunde rezenter Ausgrabungen, Bestandsaufnahmen und systematisierende Analysen sowie diffizile Fragen der Restauration, Bewahrung und Präsentation des unschätzbar wertvollen historischen Erbes auf dem Gebiete der Türkei. Zugleich geben die Beiträge einen Einblick in die aspektenreiche wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit von Recep Meriç, dem die Beitragenden persönlich verbunden sind.

Law and Drama in Ancient Greece

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Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 147251985X
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The relationship between law and literature is rich and complex. In the past three and half decades, the topic has received much attention from literary critics and legal scholars studying modern literature. Despite the prominence of law and justice in Ancient Greek literature, there has been little interest among Classical scholars in the connections between law and drama. This is the first collection of essays to approach Greek tragedy and comedy from a legal perspective. The volume does not claim to provide an exhaustive treatment of law and literature in ancient Greece. Rather it provides a sample of different approaches to the topic. Some essays show how knowledge of Athenian law enhances our understanding of individual passages in Attic drama and the mimes of Herodas and enriches our appreciation of dramatic techniques. Other essays examine the information provided about legal procedure found in Aristophanes' comedies or the views about the role of law in society expressed in Attic drama. The collection reveals reveal how the study of law and legal procedure can enhance our understanding of ancient drama and bring new insights to the interpretation of individual plays.

Bad Year Economics

Author: Paul Halstead
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521611923
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Explores the role of risk and uncertainty in human economics within an interdisciplinary an cross-cultural framework.