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Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Frank Holt

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238817
eISBN:
9780520938786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238817.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

To all those who witnessed his extraordinary conquests, from Albania to India, Alexander the Great appeared invincible. How Alexander himself promoted this appearance—how he abetted the belief that ... More

ArchaeologyThe Discipline of Things

Archaeology: The Discipline of Things

Bjørnar Olsen, Michael Shanks, Timothy Webmoor, and Christopher Witmore

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274167
eISBN:
9780520954007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274167.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The “science of old things,” archaeology is marked by its care, obligation, and loyalty to things, from ancient cities in the Mexican heartland and megalithic monuments in Britain to the perfume jars ... More

Athens and MacedonAttic Letter-Cutters of 300 to 229 B.C.

Athens and Macedon: Attic Letter-Cutters of 300 to 229 B.C.

Stephen Tracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233331
eISBN:
9780520928541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233331.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Little of the historiography of third-century Athens survives, and much of what is known—or might be known—about the period has come down in inscriptions carved by Attic stonemasons of the time. This ... More

Caesar's CalendarAncient Time and the Beginnings of History

Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

Denis Feeney

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251199
eISBN:
9780520933767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251199.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The ancient Romans changed more than the map of the world when they conquered so much of it; they altered the way historical time itself is marked and understood. This book investigates time and its ... More

City and Empire in the Age of the SuccessorsUrbanization and Social Response in the Making of the Hellenistic Kingdoms

City and Empire in the Age of the Successors: Urbanization and Social Response in the Making of the Hellenistic Kingdoms

Ryan Boehm

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296923
eISBN:
9780520969223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296923.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In the chaotic decades after the death of Alexander the Great, the world of the Greek city-state became deeply embroiled in the political struggles and unremitting violence of his successors’ contest ... More

City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria

City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria

Edward Watts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244214
eISBN:
9780520931800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244214.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This study of the men and ideas of late antique education explores the intellectual and doctrinal milieu in the two great cities of Athens and Alexandria from the second to the sixth centuries. It ... 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

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

From Alexander to Jesus

From Alexander to Jesus

Ory Amitay

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Scholars have long recognized the relevance to Christianity of the many stories surrounding the life of Alexander the Great, who claimed to be the son of Zeus. But until now, no comprehensive effort ... More

A Greek Roman EmpirePower and Belief under Theodosius II (408-450)

A Greek Roman Empire: Power and Belief under Theodosius II (408-450)

Fergus Millar

Todd Keeler-Wolf and Allan Schoenherr (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247031
eISBN:
9780520941410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247031.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In the first half of the fifth century, the Latin-speaking part of the Roman Empire suffered vast losses of territory to barbarian invaders. However, in the Greek-speaking half of the Eastern ... More

Hesiod's Ascra

Hesiod's Ascra

Anthony Edwards

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236585
eISBN:
9780520929579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236585.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In Works and Days, one of the two long poems that have come down to us from Hesiod, the poet writes of farming, morality, and what seems to be a very nasty quarrel with his brother Perses over their ... More

Homosexuality in Greece and RomeA Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Thomas Hubbard (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The most important primary texts on homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome have been translated into modern, explicit English and collected together in this sourcebook. Covering an extensive ... More

Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

Clifford Ando

Giday WoldeGabriel (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220676
eISBN:
9780520923720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220676.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Roman empire remains unique. Although Rome claimed to rule the world, it did not. Rather, its uniqueness stems from the culture it created and the loyalty it inspired across an area that ... More

Landscapes, Gender, and Ritual SpaceThe Ancient Greek Experience

Landscapes, Gender, and Ritual Space: The Ancient Greek Experience

Susan Guettel Cole

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235441
eISBN:
9780520929326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235441.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The division of land and the consolidation of territory that created the Greek polis also divided sacred from productive space, sharpened distinctions between purity and pollution, and created a ... More

Mediterranean Anarchy, Interstate War, and the Rise of Rome

Mediterranean Anarchy, Interstate War, and the Rise of Rome

Arthur Eckstein

Nishanta Rajakaruna (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246188
eISBN:
9780520932302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246188.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This study is the first to employ modern international relations theory to place Roman militarism and expansion of power within the broader Mediterranean context of interstate anarchy. The book ... More

Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece

Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece

Kurt Raaflaub

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245624
eISBN:
9780520932173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245624.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book presents a state-of-the-art debate about the origins of Athenian democracy by five scholars. The result is a critical exploration and interpretation of the extant evidence on this topic. ... More

PericlesA Sourcebook and Reader

Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Stephen Tracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Pericles, Greece's greatest statesman and the leader of its Golden Age, created the Parthenon and championed democracy in Athens and beyond. Centuries of praise have endowed him with the powers of a ... More

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