The use of the kidneys in secular and ritual practices according to ancient Greek and Byzantine texts Athanasios Diamandopoulos, Andreas Skarpelos, and Georgios…
The thesis indicates that the establishment of Galatia as a geopolitical entity was probably unrelated to these incursive activities as traditionally indicated by the primary sources.
Competing Constructions of Masculinity in Ancient Greece Scott Rubarth (Rollins College) ATINER’S Conference Paper Series: No: MDT2013-0392 (2013) Abstract Scholars often speak of…
The five-book astrological poem of Manilius, composed during the final years of Augustus
A fresh look at the Peloponnese in the early hellenistic period is particularly worthwhile. Though it was now only a small corner of a Greek world that stretched as far as the Punjab, many of its cities enjoyed international prestige because of their distinguished past.
Sparta, the mythological birthplace and home of the Homeric heroine, was alleged to have worshiped her at two sites, at a shrine within the polis and at a shrine several kilometers outside the polis.8 We know very little about the former shrine, but the latter has been archaeologically attested; the partial walls and foundations of a fifth-century BCE monument to Helen of Sparta and her husband Menelaos, known as the Menelaion, have been recovered on a ridge near the west bank of the Eurotas.
To this day, the texts of ancient historians such as Herodotus and Thucydides, along with the historical phenomenon of the rise of Rome ‘from village to Empire,’ are considered fundamental cultural monuments of European civilization
This dissertation will thus attempt to shed light on the question of how and if the status of women changed in Ptolemaic Egypt during the Hellenistic period. The women in question will be both of the native Egyptian population and of the Graeco-Macedonian upper class who migrated toEgypt along with the early Ptolemaic dynasty (and who continued tomigrate to Egypt throughout the Hellenistic period).
Studies of collective identity have grown rapidly among ancient historians in recent decades, particularly among scholars of the Greek world. Scholars have been fascinated by the development of Greek identity, from the dark ages of Greece through the classical period, from the Hellenistic Age through to its period of political dormancy under Roman rule. Despite this plethora of work being done on Greek identity, there is not a comparable genre of works on Roman identity.