By Marta Diaz-Guardamino, Leonardo Garcia Sanjuan, David Wheatley
This quantity explores the pervasive impression exerted via a few prehistoric monuments on eu social existence over hundreds of thousands of years, and divulges how they could act as a node linking humans via time, owning large ideological and political importance. during the development of theoretical techniques and clinical methodologies, archaeologists were in a position to examine how a few of these monuments offer assets to barter stories, identities, and gear and social kin all through ecu history.
The essays during this assortment learn the life-histories of conscientiously selected megalithic monuments, stelae and statue-menhirs, and rock artwork websites of assorted eu and Mediterranean areas through the Iron Age and Roman and Medieval instances. by means of targeting the concrete interplay among humans, monuments, and locations, the quantity deals an cutting edge outlook on quite a few debated matters. well-liked between those is the function of historical continues to be within the production, institutionalization, contestation, and negotiation of social identities and thoughts, in addition to their courting with political financial system in early ancient ecu societies.
By contributing to present theoretical debates on materiality, panorama, and place-making, The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman, and Medieval Europe seeks to beat disciplinary limitations among prehistory and background, and spotlight the long term, genealogical nature of our engagement with the world.
By Vincent Barletta
Notwithstanding Alexander the nice lived greater than seventeen centuries prior to the onset of Iberian enlargement into Muslim Africa and Asia, he loomed huge within the literature of overdue medieval and early smooth Portugal and Spain. Exploring little-studied chronicles, chivalric romances, novels, travelogues, and crypto-Muslim texts, Vincent Barletta indicates that the tale of Alexander not just sowed the seeds of Iberian empire yet foreshadowed the decline of Portuguese and Spanish effect within the centuries to return. demise in Babylon depicts Alexander as a posh image of Western domination, immortality, dissolution, heroism, villainy, and dying. yet Barletta additionally indicates that texts ostensibly celebrating the conqueror have been haunted via failure. reading literary and historic works in Aljamiado, Castilian, Catalan, Greek, Latin, and Portuguese, demise in Babylon develops a view of empire and modernity trained by means of the moral metaphysics of French phenomenologist Emmanuel Levinas. a singular contribution to the literature of empire construction, demise in Babylon presents a body for the deep mortal anxiousness that has infused and given form to the unfold of imperial Europe from its very starting.
By James J. Clauss, Martine Cuypers
Providing extraordinary scope, A better half to Hellenistic Literature in 30 newly commissioned essays explores the social and highbrow contexts of literature creation within the Hellenistic interval, and examines the connection among Hellenistic and prior literature. presents a panoramic serious exam of Hellenistic literature, together with the works of well-respected poets along lesser-known ancient, philosophical, and medical prose of the interval Explores how the indigenous literatures of Hellenized lands prompted Greek literature and the way Greek literature prompted Jewish, close to jap, Egyptian, and Roman literary works
By Professor Ineke Sluiter, Ralph M Rosen
How do humans reply to and review their sensory stories of the usual and man-made global? What does it suggest to talk of the ‘value’ of aesthetic phenomena? And in comparing human arts and artifacts, what are the factors for achievement or failure?
The 6th in a chain exploring ‘ancient values’, this e-book investigates from numerous views aesthetic price in classical antiquity. The essays discover not just the evaluative ideas and phrases utilized to the humanities, but in addition the social and cultural ideologies of aesthetic worth itself. Seventeen chapters diversity from the ‘life with out the Muses’ to ‘the Sublime’, and from philosophical perspectives to middle-brow and renowned aesthetics.
Aesthetic worth in classical antiquity could be of curiosity to classicists, cultural and artwork historians, and philosophers.
By Susan Crane
Medieval courtiers outlined themselves in ceremonies and rituals. Tournaments, Maying, interludes, charivaris, and covering invited the English and French the Aristocracy to claim their identities in gesture and dress in addition to in speech. those occasions presumed that functionality makes a self, unlike the trendy trust that identification precedes social functionality and, certainly, that functionality falsifies the real, internal self. Susan Crane resists the longstanding convictions that medieval rituals have been trivial affairs, and that private identification remained unarticulated until eventually a later period.
Focusing on England and France throughout the Hundred Years warfare, Crane attracts on cloth cabinet debts, manuscript illuminations, chronicles, archaeological proof, and literature to recuperate the fabric in addition to the verbal buildings of id. She seeks intersections among theories of perform and function that specify how appearances and language attach while courtiers gown as wild males to break a marriage banquet, whilst knights decide on crests and badges to complement their coats of palms, and whilst Joan of Arc cross-dresses for the courtroom of inquisition after her trap.
By Alexia Zotou
This research comprises new translations and interpretations of the 1st 34 poems within the Anacreontic corpus. the purpose of the learn is to stipulate a consultant picture of this alteration of the poetry of the Imperial interval via making an allowance for how older in addition to extra modern literary genres prompted their building.
Die vorliegende Studie enthält neue Übersetzungen und Interpretationsansätze zu den ersten 34 Gedichten des anakreontischen Corpus. Ziel der Studie ist es, ein möglichst repräsentatives Bild dieser Spielart der kaiserzeitlichen Lyrik zu skizzieren, indem Einflüsse sowohl älterer als auchzeitgenössischer literarischer Gattungen aufderen Gestaltungmitberücksichtigt werden.
By David Potter
Literary Texts and the Roman Historian appears at literary texts from the Roman Empire which depict real occasions. It examines the ways that those texts have been created, disseminated and read.Beside overlaying the main Roman historic authors resembling Livy and Tacitus, he additionally considers the contributions of authors in different genres like:* Cicero* Lucian* Aulus Gellius.Literary Texts and the Roman Historian presents an available and concise advent to the complexities of Roman historiography.