Download E-books Reproducing Rome: Motherhood in Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Statius (Oxford Studies in Classical Literature and Gender Theory) PDF

Within the conservative and aggressive society of historic Rome, the place the legislation of the daddy (patria potestas) used to be supposedly absolute, motherhood took on advanced aesthetic, ethical, and political meanings in elite literary discourse. Reproducing Rome is a examine of the illustration of maternity within the Roman literature of the 1st century CE, a interval of excessive social upheaval and reorganization as Rome used to be reworked from a Republic to a sort of
hereditary monarchy below the emperor Augustus.

Through a chain of shut readings of works through Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Statius, the quantity scrutinizes the gender dynamics that permeate those historic authors' language, imagery, and narrative buildings. Analysing those texts 'through and for the maternal', McAuley considers to what measure their representations of motherhood replicate, build, or subvert Roman beliefs of, and anxieties approximately, kinfolk, gender roles, and replica. the quantity additionally explores the level to which these
representations distort or displace issues approximately fatherhood or different family members of energy in Augustan and post-Augustan Rome. holding the traditional literary and old context in view, the quantity conducts a discussion among those old male authors and glossy feminist theorists—from Klein to
Irigaray, Kristeva to Cavarero—to ponder the connection among motherhood as image and the way a maternal subjectivity is advised, constructed, or suppressed via the authors. Readers are inspired to think about the issues and chances of interpreting the maternal in those historical texts, and to discover the original website the maternal occupies in pre-modern discourses underpinning Western tradition.

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Download E-books Fracture and Failure of Natural Building Stones: Applications in the Restoration of Ancient Monuments PDF

By K.T. Chau, R.H.C. Wong, T.-f. Wong (auth.), STAVROS K. KOURKOULIS (eds.)

The fracture and failure of typical construction stones has been for a few years the worry of the engineering neighborhood and especially the c- munity of scientists operating for the recovery and conservation of stone monuments. the necessity to defend the real stone and the requirement for reversibility of the interventions rendered the in-depth wisdom of the mechanical behaviour of either the real fabric and its substitutes - dispensable. This ebook comprises 36 papers awarded on the Symposium on “Fracture and Failure of average development Stones” which was once equipped within the body of the “16th ecu convention on Fracture (ECF16)”. The convention came about in Alexandroupolis, Hellas on July 3-7, 2006. To my top kn- ledge this is often the 1st time designated Symposium of a eu C- ference on Fracture is dedicated solely to the examine of the fracture and failure of creating stones. The booklet comprises invited papers written via top specialists within the box. It comprises unique contributions in regards to the most modern advancements within the fracture and failure of the usual construction stones and their program within the recovery of old monuments. It covers a variety of topics - cluding in simple terms mechanical points, physico-chemical ways, appli- tions and case experiences. The papers are prepared in elements with a complete of 9 chapters. half I is dedicated to basically mechanical and structural features and functions, whereas half II is dedicated to the physico-chemical and environmental elements together with thermal effects.

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Download E-books Commerce and Monetary Systems in the Ancient World: Means of Transmission and Cultural Interaction (Oriens Et Occidens. Studien Zu Antiken Kulturkontakten Und I) PDF

By Robert Rollinger

This quantity kinds the lawsuits of the 5th Annual Symposium of the Assyrian and Babylonian highbrow background venture held in Innsbruck in 2002. Twenty-nine expert contributions concentrate on the commercial features of the `diffusion and transformation of the cultural historical past of the traditional close to East'. 8 thematic sections speak about: close to jap fiscal conception; Mesopotamia within the 3rd millenium BC; Mesopotamia and the Levant within the first 1/2 the 1st millennium BC; Levant, Egypt and the Aegean international through the comparable time span; Greece and Achaemenids, Parthians, Sasanians and Rome; social facets of this alternate, together with its impacts on faith, borders, schooling and cosmology. The scope of the papers is extensive, with topics together with Babylonian dual cities and ethnic minorities, archaic Greek aristocrats, the Phoenicians and the beginning of a Mediterranean society, slavery, Iron Age Cyprus, Seleucid cash, the `Silk Route', and Greek pictures of the Assyrian and Babylonian kingdoms. 16 papers in English, the remainder in German.

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Download E-books The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland (Cambridge World Archaeology) PDF

By Richard Bradley

Sited on the furthest limits of the Neolithic revolution and status on the confluence of the 2 nice sea routes of prehistory, Britain and eire are certain from continental Europe for far of the prehistoric series. during this landmark 2007 learn - the 1st major survey of the archaeology of england and eire for two decades - Richard Bradley bargains an interpretation of the original archaeological list of those islands in keeping with a wealth of present and principally unpublished info. Bradley surveys the total archaeological series over a 4,000 yr interval, from the adoption of agriculture within the Neolithic interval to the invention of england and eire by way of guests from the Mediterranean throughout the later pre-Roman Iron Age. considerably, this can be the 1st smooth account to regard Britain and eire on equivalent phrases, providing an in depth interpretation of the prehistory of either islands.

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Download E-books The Lost Capital of Byzantium: The History of Mistra and the Peloponnese PDF

By Steven Runciman

Clinging to a rugged hillside within the lush valley of Sparta lies Mistra, some of the most dramatically appealing Byzantine towns in Greece, a spot steeped in heritage, fable, and romance. Following the Frankish conquest of the Peloponnese within the 13th century, William II of Villehardouin outfitted a good citadel on a hill close to Sparta that later got here to be often called Mistra. Ten years later, in a conflict in northern Greece, Villehardouin used to be defeated and captured by means of the Byzantine emperor. The phrases for his unencumber integrated giving Mistra to the Byzantine Greeks. below their rule, town flourished and built right into a heart of studying and the humanities and was once a focus for the cultural improvement of Europe. Sir Steven Runciman, the most uncommon historians of the Byzantine interval, traveled to Mistra on a variety of events and have become enchanted with where. Now released in paperback for the 1st time, Lost Capital of Byzantium tells the tale of this once-great city―its upward push and fall and its position within the historical past of the Peloponnese and the Byzantine empire.

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Download E-books Ancient and Medieval Memories: Studies in the Reconstruction of the Past PDF

By Janet Coleman

This ebook includes a sequence of reports that take the traditional texts as proof of the earlier, and convey how medieval readers and writers understood them. particularly, they learn how medieval readers tested the development of those texts to discover a few mirrored image of the way it felt to exist in the old international. The experiences ensure that medieval and Renaissance interpretations and makes use of of the previous fluctuate vastly from a contemporary interpretation and makes use of, and but the learn betrays many startling continuities among sleek and historic medieval theories. dialogue extends from the character of old facts, via theories in the back of medieval historiography, to numerous hypotheses concerning physiological attributes of the mind to highbrow approaches of the brain.

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Download E-books Across the Ocean: Nine Essays on Indo-Mediterranean Trade (Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition) PDF

By Federico De Romanis, Marco Maiuro

Across the Ocean comprises 9 essays, every one devoted to a key query within the background of the alternate kinfolk among the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean from Antiquity to the Early sleek interval: the function of the country within the purple Sea exchange, Roman coverage within the pink Sea, the functionality of Trajan s Canal, the pepper exchange, the pearl exchange, the Nabataean middlemen, using gold in historical India, the consistent renewal of the Indian Ocean ports of alternate, and the increase and loss of life of the VOC."

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Download E-books Ritual, Finance, Politics: Athenian Democratic Accounts Presented to David Lewis PDF

2500 years in the past, democracy used to be born in classical Athens. This selection of essays by way of twenty-two prime students from the united kingdom, Europe, and the USA, is a dual celebration--it marks this social gathering and in addition the sixty-fifth birthday of David Lewis, Professor of historical historical past on the college of Oxford. The essays talk about the non secular, monetary, and political points of Athenian democracy, and all supply new interpretations of the topic, paying specific awareness to epigraphy, Lewis's speciality.

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