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.
However, the theory concerning fertility behaviour during the Late Roman Republic that has been put forward by Brunt depends largely on such viewpoints as have become controversial in the discipline of demography. Rather than purely economic and rational in scope, decision making processes – such as those concerning marriage and procreation – are embedded in specific cultural and social settings that affect outcomes through the creation or upholding of practical, structural, normative or perceived constraints.
The first episode will be aired on BBC 4 on Wednesday 29 May at 9pm.
In an initial attempt to investigate what variations in comparative scale meant to the ancient Egyptians who created and viewed Egyptian art, I have considered the limited case of the wife represented with her husband in reliefs and paintings in his tomb chapel.
This thesis examines sigla found on a particular artifact, loom weights, from four sites in Etruria in an effort to interpret these marks
This study looks at ancient Greek and Roman sexual practices from the point of view of their (implied) differences from modern western practices. There are eight major themes: sex and status, the ubiquity of sex, the body, body modification, violence and pain, having sex, viewing sex, and transgressions.
The main sources in Greek literature for the cult of Helen and/or Menelaus at Therapn? are Herodotus (6.61.3), Isocrates 10 (Encomium of Helen), and Pausanias (3.19.9-10). Isocrates is the one who speaks of joint-worship of Helen and Menelaus (10.63).
Our sources for knowledge about women doctors in antiquity are fragmentary: a few passing mentions in classical authors, some scattered references in the medical writers, nearly forty inscriptions.
Hieratic inscriptions in a Theban quarry north of the road to the Valley of the Kings were first noticed by Petrie. It has subsequently been shown that stone from this quarry was used for the construction of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. This article presents drawings and photographs of graffiti noted during recent examination of the site.