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Title A Companion to Greco Roman and Late Antique Egypt
Author Katelijn Vandorpe
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2019-06-05
Category History
Total Pages 792
ISBN 1118428471
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An authoritative and multidisciplinary Companion to Egypt during the Greco‑Roman and Late Antique period With contributions from noted authorities in the field, A Companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt offers a comprehensive resource that covers almost 1000 years of Egyptian history, starting with the liberation of Egypt from Persian rule by Alexander the Great in 332 BC and ending in AD 642, when Arab rule started in the Nile country. The Companion takes a largely sociological perspective and includes a section on life portraits at the end of each part. The theme of identity in a multicultural environment and a chapter on the quality of life of Egypt's inhabitants clearly illustrate this objective. The authors put the emphasis on the changes that occurred in the Greco-Roman and Late Antique periods, as illustrated by such topics as: Traditional religious life challenged; Governing a country with a past: between tradition and innovation; and Creative minds in theory and praxis. This important resource: Discusses how Egypt became part of a globalizing world in Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine times Explores notable innovations by the Ptolemies and Romans Puts the focus on the longue durée development Offers a thematic and multidisciplinary approach to the subject, bringing together scholars of different disciplines Contains life portraits in which various aspects and themes of people’s daily life in Egypt are discussed Written for academics and students of the Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt period, this Companion offers a guide that is useful for students in the areas of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and New Testament studies.

Title A Companion to Greco Roman and Late Antique Egypt
Author Katelijn Vandorpe
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2019-03-19
Category History
Total Pages 792
ISBN 1118428455
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An authoritative and multidisciplinary Companion to Egypt during the Greco‑Roman and Late Antique period With contributions from noted authorities in the field, A Companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt offers a comprehensive resource that covers almost 1000 years of Egyptian history, starting with the liberation of Egypt from Persian rule by Alexander the Great in 332 BC and ending in AD 642, when Arab rule started in the Nile country. The Companion takes a largely sociological perspective and includes a section on life portraits at the end of each part. The theme of identity in a multicultural environment and a chapter on the quality of life of Egypt's inhabitants clearly illustrate this objective. The authors put the emphasis on the changes that occurred in the Greco-Roman and Late Antique periods, as illustrated by such topics as: Traditional religious life challenged; Governing a country with a past: between tradition and innovation; and Creative minds in theory and praxis. This important resource: Discusses how Egypt became part of a globalizing world in Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine times Explores notable innovations by the Ptolemies and Romans Puts the focus on the longue durée development Offers a thematic and multidisciplinary approach to the subject, bringing together scholars of different disciplines Contains life portraits in which various aspects and themes of people’s daily life in Egypt are discussed Written for academics and students of the Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt period, this Companion offers a guide that is useful for students in the areas of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and New Testament studies.

Title A Social Archaeology of Roman and Late Antique Egypt
Author Ellen Swift
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2021-11-11
Category History
Total Pages 496
ISBN 0198867344
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Artefact evidence has the unique power to illuminate many aspects of life that are rarely explored in written sources. This book presents the first in-depth study that uses everyday artefacts as its principal source of evidence to transform our understanding of the society and culture of Roman and Late Antique Egypt.

A Companion to Late Antiquity by Philip Rousseau

Title A Companion to Late Antiquity
Author Philip Rousseau
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2012-01-25
Category History
Total Pages 736
ISBN 1118293479
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An accessible and authoritative overview capturing the vitality anddiversity of scholarship that exists on the transformative timeperiod known as late antiquity. Provides an essential overview of current scholarship on lateantiquity – from between the accession of Diocletian in AD284 and the end of Roman rule in the Mediterranean Comprises 39 essays from some of the world's foremost scholarsof the era Presents this once-neglected period as an age of powerfultransformation that shaped the modern world Emphasizes the central importance of religion and itsconnection with economic, social, and political life Winner of the 2009 Single Volume Reference/Humanities &Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of AmericanPublishers

Title A Companion to Ancient Egypt 2 Volume Set
Author Alan B. Lloyd
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2010-05-06
Category History
Total Pages 1352
ISBN 1444320068
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This companion provides the very latest accounts of the major and current aspects of Egyptology by leading scholars. Delivered in a highly readable style and extensively illustrated, it offers unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, giving full scope to the discussion of this incredible civilization. Provides the very latest and, where relevant, well-illustrated accounts of the major aspects of Egypt?s ancient history and culture Covers a broad scope of topics including physical context, history, economic and social mechanisms, language, literature, and the visual arts Delivered in a highly readable style with students and scholars of both Egyptology and Graeco-Roman studies in mind Provides a chronological table at the start of each volume to help readers orient chapters within the wider historical context

A Companion to Ancient History by Andrew Erskine

Title A Companion to Ancient History
Author Andrew Erskine
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2012-11-20
Category History
Total Pages 640
ISBN 1118581539
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to keytopics in the study of ancient history. Examines the forms of evidence, problems, approaches, and majorthemes in the study of ancient history Comprises more than 40 essays, written by leading internationalscholars Moves beyond the primary focus on Greece and Rome with coverageof the various cultures within the ancient Mediterranean Draws on the latest research in the field Provides an essential resource for any student of ancienthistory

Gymnastics of the Mind by Raffaella Cribiore

Title Gymnastics of the Mind
Author Raffaella Cribiore
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release 2001
Category History
Total Pages 270
ISBN 9780691002644
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The book makes excursions beyond Egypt as well, particularly in the Greek East, by examining the letters of the Antiochene Libanius that are concerned with education." "Gymnastics of the Mind will be an indispensable resource to students and scholars of the ancient world and of the history of education."--BOOK JACKET.

Title A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean
Author Jeremy McInerney
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2014-08-25
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 608
ISBN 1444337343
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity Features cutting-edge research on ethnicity relating to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities Reveals the explicit relationships between ancient and modern ethnicities Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an active component of social identity Represents a fundamental questioning of formally accepted and fixed categories in the field

Title The School of Libanius in Late Antique Antioch
Author Raffaella Cribiore
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release 2007-01-22
Category History
Total Pages 376
ISBN 9780691128245
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book is a study of the fourth-century sophist Libanius, a major intellectual figure who ran one of the most prestigious schools of rhetoric in the later Roman Empire. He was a tenacious adherent of pagan religion and a friend of the emperor Julian, but also taught leaders of the early Christian church like St. John Chrysostom and St. Basil the Great. Raffaella Cribiore examines Libanius's training and personality, showing him to be a vibrant educator, though somewhat gloomy and anxious by nature. She traces how he cultivated a wide network of friends and former pupils and courted powerful officials to recruit top students. Cribiore describes his school in Antioch--how students applied, how they were evaluated and trained, and how Libanius reported progress to their families. She details the professional opportunities that a thorough training in rhetoric opened up for young men of the day. Also included here are translations of 200 of Libanius's most important letters on education, almost none of which have appeared in English before. Cribiore casts into striking relief the importance of rhetoric in late antiquity and its influence not only on pagan intellectuals but also on prominent Christian figures. She gives a balanced view of Libanius and his circle against the far-flung panorama of the Greek East.

Title A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography
Author John Marincola
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2010-12-09
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 752
ISBN 9781444393828
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This two-volume Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography reflects the new directions and interpretations that have arisen in the field of ancient historiography in the past few decades. Comprises a series of cutting edge articles written by recognised scholars Presents broad, chronological treatments of important issues in the writing of history and antiquity These are complemented by chapters on individual genres and sub-genres from the fifth century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E. Provides a series of interpretative readings on the individual historians Contains essays on the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, among others, and their relationship to history