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Levantine Epigraphy and History in the Achaemenid Period (539-322 BCE)

André Lemaire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265895
eISBN:
9780191772023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265895.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Since 1980, epigraphic discoveries and researches have thrown new light on the Levant during the Achaemenid period (533-332 BCE). As an epigrapher who published many new Phoenician, Aramaic and ... More


On the Civic Stage

Anna J. Clark

in Divine Qualities: Cult and Community in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226825
eISBN:
9780191710278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226825.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines different ways in which people came into contact with temples, statues, and other representations of divine qualities. It explores festivals and rites honouring divine ... More


Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

H. G. M. Williamson (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In recent years, the study of the history of Ancient Israel has become very heated. On the one hand there are those who continue to use the Bible as a primary source, modified and illustrated by the ... More


Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

John Davies and John Wilkes (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This volume publishes all but three of the plenary lectures that were delivered during the XIIIth International Congress of Greek and Roman Epigraphy, held at Oxford in September 2007. Its format ... More


West Semitic Inscriptions and Ninth-Century bce Ancient Israel

ANDRÉ LEMAIRE

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Together with material archaeology and the literary tradition of the Hebrew Bible, epigraphy is one of the main sources for the history of ancient Israel in the ninth century BCE. Although limited in ... More


Levantine Epigraphy and Phoenicia: the Kingdoms of Aradus, Byblos, Sidon and Tyre during the Achaemenid Period

André Lemaire

in Levantine Epigraphy and History in the Achaemenid Period (539-322 BCE)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265895
eISBN:
9780191772023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265895.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Our knowledge of Phoenicia during the Achaemenid period has made important progresses during the last thirty-five years thanks to new epigraphic discoveries and researches: the succession of several ... More


Imperial Administration and Epigraphy: In Defence of Prosopography

WERNER ECK

in Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Administration produces documents. In that respect Roman administration does not differ from its modem counterparts. An identifying mark of Roman administration is the libellous, submitted to the ... More


Digitising Cuneiform Tablets

Carlo Vandecasteele, Luc Van Gool, Karel Van Lerberghe, Johan Van Rompay, and Patrick Wambacq

in Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262962
eISBN:
9780191734533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

In 1850, ‘Assyriology’, or the science of reading and interpreting cuneiform, was created. During this period, historians travelled to the Middle East and spent years copying cuneiform tablets. Now, ... More


The Pre‐Islamic Heritage: Yaman and Nizâr

John C. Wilkinson

in Ibâḍism: Origins and Early Development in Oman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588268
eISBN:
9780191595400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588268.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter outlines the importance of the tribal dimension in the origins of Ibâḍism, demonstrating that its ideology found fertile ground amongst the Yamani tribes of Iraq following the defeat of ... More


Creswell Photographs Re-examined: New Perspectives on Islamic Architecture

Bernard O'Kane (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162442
eISBN:
9781617970115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162442.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Creswell photographic archive at the American University in Cairo is an invaluable resource of over 12,000 printed images of Islamic architecture, mainly in Cairo, but also including buildings in ... More


The Politics of Plunder: Aitolians and their Koinon in the Early Hellenistic Era, 279-217 B.C.

Joseph Scholten

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520201873
eISBN:
9780520916746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201873.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Between 279 and 229 bc, the Aitolian koinon, a federation of mountain cantons in west central Greece, expanded to incorporate many of the neighboring lands and peoples lying between the Adriatic and ... More


Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-classical Polis: Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD

Paraskevi Martzavou and Nikolaos Papazarkadas (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652143
eISBN:
9780191745935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652143.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This volume illustrates the multiple ways in which epigraphy enables historical analysis of the postclassical polis (city-state) across a world of geographically dispersed poleis: from the Black Sea ... More


Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius

Christopher Smith and Liv Mariah Yarrow (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600755
eISBN:
9780191738791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600755.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapters here address central problems in the development of Roman imperialism in the third and second century bc. Published in honour of the distinguished Oxford academic Peter Derow, they ... More


Rough Rocks

Milette Gaifman

in Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645787
eISBN:
9780191741623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645787.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter considers a range of cases where rough rocks appear to have been the focus of attention in cult practice. It examines instances in which a rock was singled out through epigraphy, ... More


Introduction

Florin Curta and Siu-lun Wong

in The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, c. 500 to 1050: The Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638093
eISBN:
9780748670741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638093.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Although the early medieval period is one of great significance for the history of medieval Greece, its systematic study began comparatively late, and only as a reaction to the theories of the German ... More


Hellenistic Far East

Rachel Mairs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520281271
eISBN:
9780520959545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281271.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores the archaeological and epigraphic evidence for Greek colonies in Central Asia in the Hellenistic period, in the aftermath of the campaigns of Alexander the Great. In communities ... More


The Prosopographia Imperii Romani and Prosopographical Method

Werner Eck

in Fifty Years of Prosopography: The Later Roman Empire, Byzantium and Beyond

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262924
eISBN:
9780191734434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262924.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

The official birthday of the Prosopographia Imperii Romani was 31 March 1874. That was the day on which Theodor Mommsen formulated an application to the plenary assembly of the Ködeiresniglich ... More


Paradigms of ‘Women’ in Discourses on Philosophia

Joan E. Taylor

in Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria: Philo's 'Therapeutae' Reconsidered

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199291410
eISBN:
9780191700637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291410.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

Philo wished to present a group of extreme allegorizers as living the bios theoretikos: Jewish men and women living a philosophical lifestyle more excellent than any known in the Graeco-Roman world. ... More


Graeco-Roman Egypt and the Question of Cultural Interactions

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The rich documentation in both Egyptian and Greek from Hellenistic Egypt offers an exceptional opportunity to study cultural interaction in the ancient world. This chapter looks at the difficulties ... More


Normality and Distinctiveness in the Epigraphy of Greek and Roman Egypt

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Although most of the evidence for the history of Ptolemaic Egypt comes from texts on papyrus, Egypt has also produced a large number of inscriptions on stone, the type of document that makes up most ... More


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