In the present era, scientists and researchers have gathered together a considerable amount of evidence which putatively demonstrates that contact occurred between the Old and New Worlds far in advance of either Columbus or the Vikings.
Scholarship of the last century has discussed this element of the LT in its historical and literary contexts, addressed a variety of social and legal issues pertinent to the laudator’s account, and evaluated its depiction of M. Aemilius Lepidus in the light of his attested character and career.1 None of these treatments has approached the de‐ scription of the experiences and actions of the laudata from the perspective of the ancient consumer of information and meaning within the complete epigraphic envi‐ ronment of the inscription.
It did not seem to us that rendition into the rhyming couplets of, say, an Alexander Pope from an earlier age or a James Michie from our own, or into the more contemporary free-verse style of a Palmer Bovie, would offer any more faithful a guide to Martial than the sort of fidelity we were aiming for. Especially for a readership coming from a background in modern English poetry, it seemed to us that a translation which attempts to simulate the discipline and constraints of the elegiac couplets, the hendecasyllabics, the limping iambic trimeters, and so on, of Martial’s original poems might have real value.
Was Kushite kingship ideology based on a notion of joint rule? To what extent did the 25th Dynasty adopt kingship ideology from Egypt? Further, how did the Kushites govern Egypt and Kush and did one king rule over both lands?
The following thesis developed out of a desire to understand the process behind identity formation in the ancient world.
In this study, I explore administration, appointment policies and social hierarchies in the period between AD 193 to 284, in order to define changing status and power relations between the highest ranking representatives of imperial power at the central level.
There are several hundreds of Latin inscriptions which record the production of games (in the sense of “Shows” or “Spectacles”) outside Rome by local magistrates, priests and private benefactors. This material is the subject of this dissertation
MARRIAGE IN THE ROMAN IMPERIAL PERIOD Konstantinos Mantas (Athens) POLIS: Revista de ideas y formas políticas de la Antigüedad Clásica, 11 (1999), pp.…
This thesis examines the cultural and social relationships cultivated by ethnically diverse auxiliary soldiers in the western Roman empire. These soldiers were enrolled in the Roman auxilia, military units that drew primarily on the non-Roman subjects of the empire for their recruits in numbers that equaled the legionaries.