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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

Archaeologies of ColonialismConsumption, Entanglement, and Violence in Ancient Mediterranean France

Archaeologies of Colonialism: Consumption, Entanglement, and Violence in Ancient Mediterranean France

Michael Dietler

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265516
eISBN:
9780520947948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265516.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book presents a theoretically informed, up-to-date study of interactions between indigenous peoples of Mediterranean France and Etruscan, Greek and Roman colonists during the first millennium ... 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

Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Steven Sidebotham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The legendary overland silk road was not the only way to reach Asia for ancient travelers from the Mediterranean. During the Roman Empire's heyday, equally important maritime routes reached from the ... More

The Berkeley PlatoFrom Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

The Berkeley Plato: From Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

Stephen Miller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258334
eISBN:
9780520943599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258334.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book explores the provenance of the so-called Berkeley Herm of Plato, a sculptural portrait that the author first encountered over thirty years ago in a university storage basement. The head, ... 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

Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

John David Dawson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book makes an illuminating contribution to one of Christianity's central problems: the understanding and interpretation of scripture, and more specifically, the relationship between the Old ... More

Citizen BacchaeWomen's Ritual Practice in Ancient Greece

Citizen Bacchae: Women's Ritual Practice in Ancient Greece

Barbara Goff

Terence Taylor (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239982
eISBN:
9780520930582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239982.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

What activities did the women of ancient Greece perform in the sphere of ritual, and what were the meanings of such activities for them and their culture? By offering answers to these questions, this ... 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

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

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