This publication offers in translation a hundred seventy five of the main revealing records that experience survived on stone and papyrus from the Hellenistic interval.
- Presents over a hundred and fifty resources in translation.
- Captures the political, social, monetary and non secular dynamism of the Hellenistic kingdoms and cities.
- Covers the total Hellenistic international, with vast assurance of the Ptolemaic kingdom.
The examine of girls within the old Mediterranean international is a subject of starting to be curiosity between classicists and old historians, and likewise scholars of historical past, sociology and women's reports. This quantity is a vital source providing a compilation of resource fabric in translation, with feedback for extra examining, a normal bibliography, and an index of historic authors and works. Texts come from literary, rhetorical, philosophical and criminal resources, in addition to papyri and inscriptions, and every textual content might be put into the cultural mosaic to which it belongs. Ranging geographically from the Greek mainland and the groups alongside the jap beaches of the Mediterranean, to Egypt and the Greek West (modern day southern Italy and Sicily), the amount follows a transparent chronological constitution. starting within the 8th century Bce the insurance maintains via Archaic and Classical Athens concluding with the Hellenistic period.
By David Cohen
This e-book examines the criminal law of violence and the function of litigation in Athenian society. utilizing comparative anthropological and old views, David Cohen demanding situations conventional evolutionary and functionalist money owed of the improvement of felony procedure. interpreting Athenian theories of social clash and the guideline of legislation, in addition to genuine litigation regarding the law of violence, the ebook emphasizes the way the judicial technique operates in an agonistic society.
By Robin Osborne
Demos is a learn of a classical city-state. it's the first try and offer an built-in account which supplies due awareness to the nation-state in addition to the city parts of a polis. focusing on classical Athens, for which the literary and archaeological facts is richest, Dr Osborne establishes the character of payment within the geographical region and explores how this pertains to the farming of the land, the exploitation of mineral assets, and the character of political participation in either neighborhood and imperative politics. additional reports demonstrate the way the geographical region was once established by means of spiritual associations and cults and through the character of the relations.
This learn is the 1st to gather the proof for the lifestyles of sorcerors within the historical international; it additionally addresses the query in their identification and social origins. The ensuing research takes us to the bottom of Greek and Roman society, right into a international of wandering holy women and men, conjurors and wonder-workers, and into the lives of prostitutes, procuresses, charioteers and theatrical performers.
This interesting reconstruction of the careers of witches and sorcerors permits us to work out into formerly inaccessible components of Greco-Roman lifestyles. Compelling for either its element and readability, and with a very revealing breadth of proof hired, it is going to be an important source for somebody learning old magic.
By Robin Lane Fox
The classical civilizations of Greece and Rome ruled the area for hundreds of years and proceed to intrigue and enlighten us with their innovations, no matter if philosophy, politics, theatre, athletics, superstar, technological know-how or the pleasures of horse racing. Robin Lane Fox's spellbinding historical past spans virtually 1000 years of swap, from the basis of the world's first democracy in Athens to the Roman Republic and the Empire below Hadrian. Bringing nice figures corresponding to Homer, Socrates, Alexander, Julius Caesar, Augustus and the 1st Christian martyrs to lifestyles, exploring freedom, justice and comfort, this splendidly intriguing journey brings the turbulent histories of Greece and Rome jointly in a masterly research.
This assortment offers 13 experiences devoted to the background of medieval Bulgaria and Byzantium from the 6th to the 15th centuries. supplying snapshots of the cumulative services of 3 generations of Bulgarian students over 1 / 4 of a century, it explores problems with severe import for the functioning of the church and kingdom in medieval Bulgaria, and their intimate linkages to related phenomena in Byzantium. A historiographical advent tracing the advance of the sphere in Bulgaria because the overdue 19th century and an annotated bibliography make this quantity quite worthwhile to Byzantinists and students of the medieval Balkans.