Conquerors and Slaves (Sociological Studies in Roman by Keith Hopkins

By Keith Hopkins

The large dimension of the Roman empire and the size of time it persevered demand an figuring out of the associations which sustained it. during this publication, Keith Hopkins, who's either classicist and sociologist, makes use of a variety of sociological techniques and techniques to realize new insights into how conventional Roman associations replaced because the Romans got their empire. He examines the chain reactions as a result of elevated wealth; a number of features of slavery, particularly manumission and the price of freedom; the curious phenomenon of the political strength wielded through eunuchs at court docket; and within the ultimate bankruptcy he discusses the Roman emperor's divinity and the move of unfaithful tales, which have been a forex of the political method. Professor Hopkins has constructed an exhilarating method of social questions in antiquity and his ebook could be of curiosity to all scholars of historic historical past and of old sociology.

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Springs and Bottled Waters of the World: Ancient History, by Philip E. LaMoreaux (auth.), Dr. Philip E. LaMoreaux, Judy

By Philip E. LaMoreaux (auth.), Dr. Philip E. LaMoreaux, Judy T. Tanner (eds.)

Springs and Bottled Waters of the World presents info for most of the people, criminal and medical pros, and governmental scientists approximately springs, mineral water, and thermal waters used for municipal, business, and agricultural water provides in addition to for the speedily increasing bottled water undefined. The function of springs is defined for historical civilizations, army campaigns and, in additional contemporary occasions, for tourism and healthiness spas of the area. additionally, their resource, incidence, and strategies for improvement and use are defined. within the guidance of this ebook facts have been acquired from significant hydrogeologic info bases and from top hydrogeologists.

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Ancient Ireland: A Study in the Lessons of Archaeology and by R.A.S. Macalister

By R.A.S. Macalister

Archaeological proof this is used to aid building up an image of the lives led via the folks of which it's a list. The contents comprise an outline of primitive settlements, top as much as an account of the paintings, alternate and civilization normally of early a while sooner than the Celtic invasion and as much as the tip of Medieval instances. chapters take narratives from the time and examine them opposed to actual facts and look at what they let us know along that details. Many frequently missed evidence are delivered to the fore and targeted consciousness is paid to the overpowering impact of weather in shaping human future. initially released in 1935, this ebook is as enlightening today.

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Science and Technology in World History, Vol. 1: The Ancient by David Deming

By David Deming

Technology is a residing, natural job, the that means and knowing of that have advanced incrementally over human background. This booklet, the 1st in a approximately chronological sequence, explores the advance of the technique and significant rules of technology, in old context, from precedent days to the decline of classical civilizations round three hundred A.D. It comprises information particular to the histories of specialised sciences together with astronomy, drugs and physics--along with Roman engineering and Greek philosophy. It heavily describes the contributions of such members as Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the good, Euclid, Archimedes, Ptolemy, Seneca, Pliny the Elder, and Galen.

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Inscriptions in the Private Sphere in the Greco-Roman World by Rebecca Benefiel, Peter Keegan (Le

By Rebecca Benefiel, Peter Keegan (Le

While one thinks of inscriptions produced below the Roman Empire, public inscribed monuments tend to are evoked. thousands of such inscriptions are recognized from around the breadth of the Roman Empire, preserved simply because they have been created of sturdy fabric or have been reused in next development. This quantity appears to be like at one other element of epigraphic construction - from handwritten messages scratched on wall-plaster to family sculptures categorised with texts to monitors of legit patronage published in houses: a number inscriptions look in the inner most sphere within the Greco-Roman global. infrequently scrutinized as a discrete epigraphic phenomenon, the incised texts studied during this quantity display that writing in deepest areas used to be greatly part of the epigraphic tradition of the Roman Empire.

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Shoshannat Yaakov: Jewish and Iranian Studies in Honor of by Shai Secunda

By Shai Secunda

Shoshannat Yaakov honors Yaakov Elman, Professor of Talmud at Yeshiva collage, and celebrates Elman's contributions to a large diversity of disciplines inside Jewish and Iranian reports. The end result of Elman's seminal undertaking of bringing jointly of students of Iranian stories and Talmud in ways in which have remodeled either disciplines, are good represented during this quantity, including scholarship that levels from moment Temple Judaism to overdue old Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Samaritanism and Christianity.

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Case Studies in Archaeological Predictive Modeling by Philip Verhagen

By Philip Verhagen

Dutch archaeology has skilled profound adjustments in recent times. This has resulted in an expanding use of archaeological predictive modelling, a method that makes use of information regarding the site of identified early human settlements to foretell the place extra settlements can have been positioned. Case reviews in Archaeological Predictive Modelling is the made of a decade of labor via Philip Verhagen as a consultant in geographical info platforms at RAAP Archeologisch Adviesbureau BV, one of many top enterprises within the box; the case reviews provided right here offer an outline of the sector and element to power destiny parts of analysis.

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