Industrial Religion

The Saucer Pyres of the Athenian Agora

Author: Susan I. Rotroff

Publisher: Amer School of Classical

ISBN: 9780876615485

Category: History

Page: 228

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Pindar's metaphor of the Isthmus as a bridge spanning two seas encapsulates the essence of the place and gives a fitting title for this volume of essays on the history and archaeology of the area. The Isthmus, best known for the panhellenic sanctuary of Poseidon, attracted travelers both before and after Pausanias's visit in the 2nd century A.D., but only toward the end of the 19th century were the ruins investigated and, after another half century, finally systematically excavated. More recently, archaeologists have surveyed the territory beyond the sanctuary, compiling evidence for a varied picture of activity on the wider Isthmus and the eastern Corinthia.The 17 essays in this book celebrate 55 years of research on the Isthmus and provide a comprehensive overview of the state of our knowledge. Topics include an early Mycenaean habitation site at Kyras Vrysi; the settlement at Kalamianos; the Archaic Temple of Poseidon; domestic architecture of the Rachi settlement; dining vessels from the Sanctuary of Poseidon; the Temple Deposit at Isthmia and the dating of Archaic and early Classical Greek coins; terracotta figurines from the Sanctuary of Poseidon; the Chigi Painter; arms from the age of Philip and Alexander at Broneer's West Foundation on the road to Corinth; new sculptures from the Isthmian Palaimonion; an inscribed herm from the Gymnasium-Bath complex of Corinth; Roman baths at Isthmia and sanctuary baths in Greece; Roman buildings east of the Temple of Poseidon; patterns of settlement and land use on the Roman Isthmus; epigraphy, liturgy, and Imperial policy on the Justinianic Isthmus; and circular lamps in the Late Antique Peloponnese.
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Bridge of the Untiring Sea

The Corinthian Isthmus from Prehistory to Late Antiquity

Author: Elizabeth R. Gebhard,Timothy. E. Gregory

Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

ISBN: 162139025X

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 3738

Pindar’s metaphor of the Isthmus as a bridge spanning two seas encapsulates the essence of the place and gives a fitting title for this volume of essays on the history and archaeology of the area. The Isthmus, best known for the panhellenic sanctuary of Poseidon, attracted travelers both before and after Pausanias’s visit in the 2nd century A.D., but only toward the end of the 19th century were the ruins investigated and, after another half century, finally systematically excavated. More recently, archaeologists have surveyed the territory beyond the sanctuary, compiling evidence for a varied picture of activity on the wider Isthmus and the eastern Corinthia. The 17 essays in this book celebrate 55 years of research on the Isthmus and provide a comprehensive overview of the state of our knowledge. Topics include an early Mycenaean habitation site at Kyras Vrysi; the settlement at Kalamianos; the Archaic Temple of Poseidon; domestic architecture of the Rachi settlement; dining vessels from the Sanctuary of Poseidon; the Temple Deposit at Isthmia and the dating of Archaic and early Classical Greek coins; terracotta figurines from the Sanctuary of Poseidon; the Chigi Painter; arms from the age of Philip and Alexander at Broneer’s West Foundation on the road to Corinth; new sculptures from the Isthmian Palaimonion; an inscribed herm from the Gymnasium-Bath complex of Corinth; Roman baths at Isthmia and sanctuary baths in Greece; Roman buildings east of the Temple of Poseidon; patterns of settlement and land use on the Roman Isthmus; epigraphy, liturgy, and Imperial policy on the Justinianic Isthmus; and circular lamps in the Late Antique Peloponnese.
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Corinth in Late Antiquity

A Greek, Roman and Christian City

Author: Amelia R. Brown

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786723581

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 2357

Late antique Corinth was on the frontline of the radical political, economic and religious transformations that swept across the Mediterranean world from the second to sixth centuries CE. A strategic merchant city, it became a hugely important metropolis in Roman Greece and, later, a key focal point for early Christianity. In late antiquity, Corinthians recognised new Christian authorities; adopted novel rites of civic celebration and decoration; and destroyed, rebuilt and added to the city’s ancient landscape and monuments. Drawing on evidence from ancient literary sources, extensive archaeological excavations and historical records, Amelia Brown here surveys this period of urban transformation, from the old Agora and temples to new churches and fortifications. Influenced by the methodological advances of urban studies, Brown demonstrates the many ways Corinthians responded to internal and external pressures by building, demolishing and repurposing urban public space, thus transforming Corinthian society, civic identity and urban infrastructure. In a departure from isolated textual and archaeological studies, she connects this process to broader changes in metropolitan life, contributing to the present understanding of urban experience in the late antique Mediterranean.
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The First Urban Churches 1

Methodological Foundations

Author: James R. Harrison,L. L. Welborn

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 1628371048

Category: Religion

Page: 360

View: 7118

A fresh look at early urban churches This collection of essays examines the urban context of early Christian churches in the first-century Roman world. A city-by-city investigation of the early churches in the New Testament clarifies the challenges, threats, and opportunities that urban living provided for early Christians. Readers will come away with a better understanding of how scholars assemble an accurate picture of the cities in which the first Christians flourished. Features: Analysis of urban evidence of the inscriptions, papyri, archaeological remains, coins, and iconography Discussion of how to use different types of evidence responsibly Outline of what constitutes proper methodological use for establishing a nuanced, informed portrait of ancient urban life
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Approaching the Ancient Artifact

Representation, Narrative, and Function

Author: Amalia Avramidou,Denise Demetriou

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110308819

Category: Art

Page: 615

View: 5244

This book offers a fresh and timely perspective on the study of ancient art and archaeology. Through a series of essays, the volume explores the links between text and image and offers innovative readings of narrative scenes on pottery and sculpture. Topics treated include gender in antiquity, myth and art, and Athenian ritual and politics. This volume is essential reading for students and scholars of classical art and archaeology.
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Kaiserzeitliche Grabaltäre Niedermakedoniens

Untersuchungen zur Sepulkralskulptur einer Kunstlandschaft im Spannungsfeld zwischen Ost und West

Author: Ioanna Spiliopoulou-Donderer

Publisher: Harrassowitz

ISBN: 9783447059633

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 9237

Das kaiserzeitliche Makedonien hat sich zwischen dem starken westlichen Einfluss einerseits und den aus dem kleinasiatischen Bereich ubernommenen Elementen sowie der lokalen spathellenistischen Tradition andererseits zu einer eigenstandigen Kunstlandschaft entwickelt. Da das westliche Element deutlich vorherrscht, kann von einer weitgehend romanisierten Kunstlandschaft gesprochen werden, zumindest im Spiegel ihrer Grabkunst.Die Grundlage der Studie bilden 134 Grabaltare aus vier Zentren des niedermakedonischen Raumes und deren Umgebung: aus Beroia, dem Sitz des makedonischen Bundes, aus Dion, der colonia lulia Diensis, aus Edessa, einer Stadt mit hellenistischen Strukturen noch in romischer Zeit, und aus Thessaloniki, dem Statthaltersitz der Provinz Macedonia. Sie werden unter den Gesichtspunkten der Typologie, Ikonographie, Chronologie, Epigraphik und Prosopographie untersucht. Vergleiche mit weiteren Denkmalern ostlicher und westlicher Grabkunst zeigen, dass die makedonischen Grabaltare eine lokal und zeitlich begrenzte Gattung darstellen, die im l. Viertel des 2. Jhs. beginnt und im mittleren 3. Jh.n.Chr. auslauft.
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Weaving and Fabric in Antiquity / Weben und Gewebe in der Antike

Materiality – Representation – Epistemology – Metapoetics / Materialität – Repräsentation – Episteme – Metapoetik

Author: Henriette Harich-Schwarzbauer

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785700634

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Weaving and Fabric in Antiquity: Materiality – Representation – Epistemology – Metapoetics presents 11 papers arranged under the four headings of the title which focus on the process of textile manufacture, the weaving process itself, and the materiality of fabric. Contributions address the problematic issues of cognitive archaeology, consumer research, literary theory and themes addressing both philosophical history and the history of reception of ideas and practice. The contributions seek both to close the critical gaps with respect to weaving, a broad and complex field in the area of ancient cultural techniques, and to identify new themes. Accordingly, the submissions expand our focus into late antiquity, to integrate texts such as letters written on Papyrus detailing the everyday correspondence of an Egyptian family or to spotlight the meaning of textile terms and the history of misunderstandings associated therein. Frequently overused analogies between writing and weaving are also examined in terms of their legitimacy as well as their limits. The papers presented here result from an international and interdisciplinary conference under the same title held in Castelen, near Basel in 2012. TEXT MOSTLY IN GERMAN
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Athen im 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr.

Räume und Funde der frühen Polis

Author: Annarita Doronzio

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110526263

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 4468

In diesem Buch werden die archäologischen Befunde Athens zwischen dem späten 8. und frühen 6. Jh. v. Chr. erstmals systematisch zusammengestellt. Die sich daran anschließende Auswertung hat das Ziel, das vorhandene Material in die Kontexte der urbanen Topographie einzuordnen und in Hinblick auf sakrale, soziale und politische Fragestellungen auszuwerten. Die Genese der Polis Athen erhält damit eine neue archäologisch-historische Grundlage.
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Prognoserechnung

Author: Peter Mertens,Susanne Rässler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3790827975

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 665

View: 4726

Mit diesem Buch liegen kompakte Beschreibungen von Prognoseverfahren vor, die vor allem in Systemen der betrieblichen Informationsverarbeitung eingesetzt werden. Praktiker mit langjähriger Prognoseerfahrung zeigen außerdem, wie die einzelnen Methoden in der Unternehmung Verwendung finden und wo die Probleme beim Einsatz liegen. Das Buch wendet sich gleichermaßen an Wissenschaft und Praxis. Das Spektrum reicht von einfachen Verfahren der Vorhersage über neuere Ansätze der künstlichen Intelligenz und Zeitreihenanalyse bis hin zur Prognose von Softwarezuverlässigkeit und zur kooperativen Vorhersage in Liefernetzen. In der siebenten, wesentlich überarbeiteten und erweiterten Auflage werden neue Vergleiche von Prognosemethoden, GARCH-Modelle zur Finanzmarktprognose, „Predictive Analytics“ als Variante der „Business Intelligence“ und die Kombination von Vorhersagen mit Elementen der Chaostheorie berücksichtigt.
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Griechische Kulturgeschichte, Band 4

Author: Jacob Burckhardt

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849606287

Category:

Page: 450

View: 2075

Burckhardts Werk gehört auch heute noch zu den absoluten Klassikern der Kulturgeschichte und ist ein unerschöpfliches Referenzwerk. Dies ist Band 4 mit folgendem Inhalt: Inhalt: Neunter Abschnitt. Der hellenische Mensch in seiner zeitlichen Entwicklung I. Einleitendes II. Der heroische Mensch III. Der koloniale und agonale Mensch IV. Der Mensch des V. Jahrhunderts V. Der Mensch des IV. Jahrhunderts bis auf Alexander VI. Der hellenistische Mensch Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.
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Dichtung und Philosophie des frühen Griechentums

eine Geschichte der griechischen Epik, Lyrik und Prosa bis zur Mitte des fünften Jahrhunderts

Author: Hermann Fränkel

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406377167

Category:

Page: 636

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Einführung in die klassische Mythologie

Author: Barry B. Powell

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476004708

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 2390

Antike Mythen verstehen. Die griechischen und römischen Mythen von Homer, Ovid, Vergil u. a. gehören zum Kernbestand der europäischen Kultur. Die fundierte Einführung liefert den historischen und theoretischen Hintergrund, beschreibt die zentralen Themen und Figuren der klassischen Mythologie und beleuchtet den kulturellen Kontext ihrer Entstehung im antiken Griechenland. Ausführlich werden die Mythentheorien und -interpretationen von der Antike bis zur Moderne behandelt.
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Der Musicalische Quack-Salber

Author: Johann Kuhnau

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5876708607

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Agalmata

Studien Zur Griechisch-archaischen Bronzekunst

Author: C. M. Stibbe,Barbara Heldring

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042917088

Category: Art

Page: 341

View: 4888

"This collection of writings by Conrad M. Stibbe appears in honor of the octogenarian, to the benefit of the research and to the delight of lovers of Greek culture, as the editors hope and expect. These twelve essays (and a book review), all contribute, each in Zeiner specific objective, a substantial contribution to the understanding of art period. This era, the archaic features that appear on long drives yet unexplored and sometimes as a playground opposite opinions in the research, hence this already exciting prospects."--Publisher's website.
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Satyrspiele

Bilder griechischer Vasen

Author: Frank Brommer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: N.A

Category: Vases, Greek

Page: 92

View: 2348

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Klassische Bauforschung

Author: Gottfried Gruben

Publisher: Hirmer Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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Gottfried Gruben considered himself a historian who, through the methods of architectural history, treated the monument itself as a source, paying special attention to questions of religion and art, which are defining factors of Greek temples. Apart from thorough and detailed research and interdisciplinary discussion, Gruben always considered the communication of finds to the general public of paramount importance. This collection of shorter texts aims exactly at this readership. Topics include: the role of the architect and classical architectural history, the development of the Greek temple, aspects of ionian temples in the Greek isles, and present-day problems with ancient ruins. German text.
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Griechische Weihreliefs

Author: Ulrich Hausmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110032821

Category: Art and mythology

Page: 112

View: 3201

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Die Enzyklopädie der Mythologie

klassisch, keltisch, nordisch

Author: Arthur Cotterell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897363007

Category:

Page: 256

View: 9580

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