The Oracles of the Ancient World: A Comprehensive Guide

By Trevor Curnow

Starting from Abai to Zeleia, from colossal temples in Egypt to modest tombs in Turkey, oracles have been a big characteristic of the religions of many old cultures until eventually their loss of life lower than the Christian Roman emperors. This paintings is a advisor to the entire identified oracles of the traditional global. The higher a part of it truly is dedicated to an alphabetical directory delivering info of approximately three hundred websites in additional than 25 nations the place oracles of 1 variety or one other functioned in antiquity. The textual content is broadly cross-referenced and illustrated, and supplemented by way of indexes, a thesaurus, and a considerable creation.

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Aphrodite und Eros in der antiken Tragödie: Mit Ausblicken auf motivgeschichtlich verwandte Dichtungen

By Ursula Bittrich

Publish yr note: First released in 2005
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Aphrodite und Eros - ihr Wesen und Wirken ist richtungweisend für den Handlungsablauf zahlreicher antiker Tragödien. Die Autorin zeigt an ausgewählten Dramen von Aischylos bis Seneca sowie an verwandten Texten vom frühgriechischen Epos bis hin zu Theokrit, Ovid und Nonnos, wie sich das Bild dieser beiden so facettenreichen Gottheiten unter Wahrung bestimmter Konstanten tradiert und gewandelt hat.

Focussing upon a variety of dramas from "Aeschylus" to "Seneca," the writer demonstrates how the photographs of the 2 multifaceted gods, Aphrodite and Eros, were transmitted, whilst that yes beneficial properties were preserved. The emphasis at the damaging facet of the twofold love gods is proven to be attribute of tragedy

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Redefining Dionysos (Mythoseikonpoiesis)

This publication contributes to the certainty of Dionysos, the Greek god of wine, dancing, theatre and ecstasy, by means of placing jointly 30 experiences of classical students. They mix the research of particular cases of specific dimensions of the god in cult, fantasy, literature and iconography, with common visions of Dionysos in antiquity and glossy instances. simply from the mix of other views do we clutch the advanced character of Dionysos, and the types of his presence in numerous cults, literary genres, and inventive types, from Mycenaean occasions to overdue antiquity.

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The Daeva Cult in the Gathas: An Ideological Archaeology of Zoroastrianism (Iranian Studies)

Addressing the query of the origins of the Zoroastrian faith, this e-book argues that the intransigent competition to the cult of the daēvas, the traditional Indo-Iranian gods, is the basis of the improvement of the 2 critical doctrines of Zoroastrianism: cosmic dualism and eschatology (fate of the soul after loss of life and its passage to the opposite world).

The daēva cult because it appears to be like within the Gāthās, the oldest a part of the Zoroastrian sacred textual content, the Avesta, had eschatological pretentions. The poet of the Gāthās condemns those as deception. The e-book severely examines quite a few theories recommend because the 19th century to account for the condemnation of the daēvas. It then turns to the proper Gāthic passages and analyzes them intimately that allows you to provide an image of the cult and the explanations for its repudiation. ultimately, it examines fabrics from different assets, specially the Greek money owed of Iranian ritual lore (mainly) within the context of the secret cults. Classical Greek writers always affiliate the nocturnal rite of the magi with the mysteries as belonging to a similar religious-cultural type. This indicates that Iranian non secular lore incorporated a nocturnal ceremony that aimed toward making sure the soul’s trip to the past and a fascinating afterlife.

Challenging the primary scholarship of the Greek interpretation of Iranian non secular lore and offering a brand new research of the formation of the Hellenistic inspiration of ‘magic,’ this e-book is a vital source for college students and students of heritage, faith and Iranian Studies.

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Masters of the Mind: Exploring the Story of Mental Illness from Ancient Times to the New Millennium

By Theodore Millon

The compelling tale of the hunt to appreciate the human brain - and its ailments

This enticing presentation of our evolving figuring out of the human brain and the that means of psychological sickness asks the questions that experience involved philosophers, researchers, clinicians, and traditional people for millennia: What motives human habit? What methods underlie own functioning and psychopathology, and what tools paintings most sensible to relieve issues of the brain? Written via Theodore Millon, a number one researcher in character conception and psychopathology, it good points dozens of illuminating profiles of well-known clinicians and philosophers.

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Los olvidados de Roma: Prostitutas, forajidos, esclavos, gladiadores y gente corriente

By Robert Knapp

Robert Knapp, health care provider en Historia Antigua y reputado divulgador, bucea en los usos y costumbres de los auténticos protagonistas de Roma y su imperio desde l. a. época de Augusto, a principios del primer milenio, hasta los angeles llegada al poder de Constantino tres siglos después. Les da voz a través de los vestigios que aún se preservan de sus palabras a través de l. a. literatura, las cartas y las inscripciones, así como del retrato que de ellos hacen las élites en sus obras y poesía.

El libro muestra como los angeles gente común buscaba prosperar y encontrar su sustento  en unos tiempos difíciles en los que abundaba los angeles enfermedad, el hambre y los angeles violencia y en los que los poderes les oprimían e ignoraban.  Los capítulos, dedicados a cada uno de los grupos sociales, revelan cuáles eran los lazos existentes entre ellos: l. a. necesidad, los angeles explotación, los angeles esperanza y el miedo, y narra cómo los esclavos devienen en forajidos o por qué los hijos de los liberados acababan formando parte del ejército. En definitiva, ciudadanos invisibles de un imperio que cambió el mundo mientras daba forma a sus vidas. 

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A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

A significant other to activity and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity offers a sequence of essays that practice a socio-historical point of view to myriad elements of historic recreation and spectacle.

  • Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire
  • Includes contributions from various foreign students with quite a few Classical antiquity specialties
  • Goes past the standard concentrations on Olympia and Rome to ascertain game in towns and territories during the Mediterranean basin
  • Features numerous illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, inner cross-referencing, and a close index to extend accessibility and support researchers

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The Later Plato and the Academy (A History of Greek Philosophy, Volume 5)

By W. K. C. Guthrie

All volumes of Professor Guthrie's nice background of Greek philosophy have received their due acclaim. the main awesome advantages of Guthrie's paintings are his mastery of an enormous diversity of historic literature and glossy scholarship, his equity and stability of judgement and the lucidity and precision of his English prose. He has completed readability and comprehensiveness.

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Sextus Empiricus and Ancient Physics

The 2 books of Sextus Empiricus' opposed to the Physicists haven't obtained a lot consciousness of their personal correct, as sustained and methodical specimens of sceptical philosophy. This quantity redresses the stability via delivering a sequence of in-depth reviews on them, focusing specifically on their total argumentative constitution and at the numerous ways that their formal gains relate to their contents, exhibiting how Sextus' approaches differ from one part to the opposite, and throwing new gentle at the method he was once utilizing his resources. It follows Sextus' personal department of those books into 9 successive subject matters, particularly god, reason, wholes and elements, physique, position, movement, time, quantity, coming-to-be and passing-away. those 9 chapters are preceded by way of an creation which discusses a couple of basic beneficial properties of Sextus' scepticism and hyperlinks the conclusions of this quantity to a few fresh discussions at the scope of historical scepticism.

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