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City of Demons

City of Demons

Dayna S. Kalleres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520276475
eISBN:
9780520956841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276475.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

City of Demons widens our view of the late antique urban environment by insisting upon a simple but far-reaching interpretive innovation: people believed in and continuously ritually interacted with, ... More

Cleomedes' Lectures on AstronomyA Translation of  The Heavens

Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomy: A Translation of The Heavens

Cleomedes

Lawrence Witmer (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233256
eISBN:
9780520928510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233256.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

At some time around 200 A.D., the Stoic philosopher and teacher Cleomedes delivered a set of lectures on elementary astronomy as part of a complete introduction to Stoicism for his students. The ... More

Constantine and the Captive Christians of PersiaMartyrdom and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia: Martyrdom and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

Kyle Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520289604
eISBN:
9780520964204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289604.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

It is widely believed that the Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity politicized religious allegiances, dividing the Christian Roman Empire from the Zoroastrian Sasanian Empire and leading ... More

Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity

Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity

David Sedley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253643
eISBN:
9780520934368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253643.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The world is configured in ways that seem systematically hospitable to life forms, especially the human race. Is this the outcome of divine planning or simply of the laws of physics? Ancient Greeks ... More

A Critical History of Early RomeFrom Prehistory to the First Punic War

A Critical History of Early Rome: From Prehistory to the First Punic War

Gary Forsythe

John Connelly (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226517
eISBN:
9780520940291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226517.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

During the period from Rome's Stone Age beginnings on the Tiber River to its conquest of the Italian peninsula in 264 B.C., the Romans in large measure developed the social, political, and military ... More

Cultural Politics in Polybius's Histories

Cultural Politics in Polybius's Histories

Craige Champion

William Joseph Sanders (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237643
eISBN:
9780520929890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237643.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Polybius was a Greek statesman and political prisoner of Rome in the second century bce. His Histories provide the earliest continuous narrative of the rise of the Roman Empire. This study, informed ... More

Encountering the SacredThe Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity

Encountering the Sacred: The Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity

Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241916
eISBN:
9780520931121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241916.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study sheds new light on one of the most spectacular changes to occur in late antiquity—the rise of pilgrimage all over the Christian world—by setting the phenomenon against the wide background ... More

Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East

Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East

Roger Bagnall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267022
eISBN:
9780520948525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267022.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Most of the everyday writing from the ancient world—that is, informal writing not intended for a long life or wide public distribution—has perished. Reinterpreting the silences and blanks of the ... More

Excavations at Nemea IIIThe Coins

Excavations at Nemea III: The Coins

Robert Knapp

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231696
eISBN:
9780520927902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231696.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Since 1974 the University of California at Berkeley has been sponsoring extensive excavations at the Panhellenic athletic festival center of ancient Nemea in the modern Greek province of Korinthia. ... More

Failure of EmpireValens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.

Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.

Noel Lenski

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233324
eISBN:
9780520928534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233324.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book is a biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (A.D. 364–78). Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the ... More

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