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Because of the close association between departed humans and the divine world, the metaphors evoked by avian imagery have further significance for under-standing the Egyptians’ conception of the afterlife.
Until recent times, the idea of a human-animal hybrid belonged only in tales of folklore and fantasy and the realm of science fiction.
Got Druids? Ghastly reads on Halloween and the Ancients!
Most will agree with the observation that Augustus was a master of what shall we call it? Spin? There will be disagreement as to the integrity of his claims. I prefer to follow the teachings of Edwin Judge that Augustus was so much in control of language that he could bend its specificity to say precisely what he wanted to say and to say what could not be gainsaid.
An example of the archaeological record’s value in reassessing the inherent prejudices of the ancient literary record can be seen in the instance of the archaic-era Ionian Greek colony of Massalia.
The current prevailing model for the study of gender and sexuality in Greco-Roman antiquity defines relationships as based upon either power or penetration. Through analysis of the amatory defixiones, or curse tablets, it will be demonstrated that romantic love, in addition to relationships based on domination and familial and political alliances, existed in the classical world.
The distinct aspect of our approach to health care is drawn from recent advances in medical anthropology. In its most general sense, an anthropological approach seeks to apply the insights and theories that develop from the observation of actual societies. Such insights may help place an ancient culture in comparative perspective.
The traditional opinion is that the cat was domesticated in place in Egypt from
wild local stock. SCHAUENBERG (1972) contradicted this hypothesis by showing that the
cranial index (ic = cranium length/volume of encephalic cavity) of the modern domestic cat was closer to that of the steppe cat (Felis ornata) of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan than that of the wild Libyan desert cat (Felis libyca).