By Hans Beck,Peter Funke
By Nina Hollstein
zahlreiche Darstellungen finden. Doch anders als bei seinen Vorgängern und Nachfolgern
bildete Augustus Schriftstellerei selbst die Grundlage für alle weiteren schriftlichen
Behandlungen mit seiner Person.
Sein Werk, die ‚Res gestae (divi Augusti)’, wird von Theodor Mommsen, welcher als
einflussreichster Historiker des 19. Jahrhunderts gilt, als ‚Königin der Inschriften’ bezeichnet.
Wilhelm Weber nennt das augusteische Werk „ein Selbstbild von eigenem Reiz (...) dem kein
ähnliches zur Seite gestellt werden kann.1“
Um diese Aussagen nachvollziehen und greifbar machen zu können, soll im Folgenden
zunächst der Autor und der Entstehungskontext der ‚Res gestae’ dargestellt werden. Ziel ist
es, den Zweck, welchen Augustus mit der Veröffentlichung verfolgte, zu ermitteln.
Anschließend sollen speziell die Schlusskapitel 34 und 35 des Werkes im Mittelpunkt der
Betrachtungen stehen. Unter Einbeziehung aller Untersuchungen soll am Schluss der Arbeit
ein möglichst umfangreiches Bild über den Nachlass des ersten römischen Kaisers entstehen.
By Jonathan Master
Master attracts on scholarship in political conception, Latin historiography, Roman heritage, and ethnic identification to illustrate how Tacitus awarded to his modern viewers in Trajanic Rome the damaging outcomes of the city’s failure to gift and contain its provincial matters. grasp argues that Tacitus’ presentation of the Vitellian and Flavian armies, and particularly the Batavian auxiliary squaddies, displays a imperative lesson of the Histories: the Empire’s exploitation of provincial manpower (increasingly nearly all of all infantrymen less than Roman banners) whereas supplying little in go back, set the level for civil wars and eventually the separatist Batavian revolt.
By Barbara A. Olsen
Women in Mycenaean Greece is the 1st book-length examine of girls within the Linear B capsules from Mycenaean Greece and the one to gather and collect the entire references to girls within the files of the 2 top attested websites of past due Bronze Age Greece - Pylos at the Greek mainland and Knossos at the island of Crete. The publication bargains a scientific research of women’s projects, holdings, and social and fiscal prestige within the Linear B pills courting from the 14th and thirteenth centuries BCE, deciding on how Mycenaean ladies functioned within the monetary associations the place they have been top attested - construction, estate keep an eye on, land tenure, and cult. Analysing all references to ladies within the Mycenaean files, the e-book specializes in the ways that the commercial associations of those Bronze Age palace states have been gendered and successfully extends the framework for the examine of girls in Greek antiquity again greater than four hundred years.
Throughout, the ebook seeks to set up even if gender practices have been uniform within the Mycenaean states or differed from web site to website and to gauge the connection of the jobs and standing of Mycenaean ladies to their Archaic and Classical opposite numbers to check if the often-proposed theories of a extra egalitarian Bronze Age properly mirror the textual facts. The Linear B drugs provide a distinct, if under-utilized, element of access into women’s heritage in old Greece, documenting approximately 2000 girls appearing over fifty activity assignments. From their decipherment in 1952 one significant hole within the scholarly checklist remained: an entire accounting of the ladies who inhabited the palace states and their initiatives, ranks, and monetary contributions. Women in Mycenaean Greece fills that hole getting better how type, rank, and different social markers created prestige hierarchies between ladies, how ladies as a bunch functioned relative to males, and the place varied localities conformed or diverged of their gender practices.
By Stuart J. Borsch
Throughout the fourteenth century AD/eighth century H, waves of plague swept out of critical Asia and decimated populations from China to Iceland. So devastating used to be the Black demise around the previous international that a few historians have in comparison its results to these of a nuclear holocaust. As nations started to get over the plague throughout the following century, sharp contrasts arose among the East, the place societies slumped into long term fiscal and social decline, and the West, the place technological and social innovation set the degree for Europe's dominance into the 20th century. Why have been there such contrary results from an identical catastrophic event?
In distinction to past stories that experience appeared to modifications among Islam and Christianity for the answer to the puzzle, this pioneering paintings proposes country's process of landholding basically decided how effectively it recovered from the calamity of the Black dying. Stuart Borsch compares the explicit circumstances of Egypt and England, nations whose economies have been established in agriculture and whose pre-plague degrees of overall and agrarian gross household product have been approximately an identical. project a radical research of medieval monetary facts, he cogently explains why Egypt's centralized and concrete landholding method was once not able to conform to giant depopulation, whereas England's localized and rural landholding procedure had absolutely recovered by way of the 12 months 1500.
By Adolf Bäuerle
This booklet is a duplicate of the unique publication released in 1855 and should have a few imperfections similar to marks or hand-written notes.
By Kelli C. Rudolph
Olives, bread, meat and wine: it truly is deceptively effortless to awaken historic Greece and Rome via a couple of goods of food and drinks. yet how have been their tastes varied from ours? How did they comprehend the feel of flavor itself, with regards to their very own our bodies and to different modes of sensory adventure? This quantity, the 1st of its style to discover the traditional feel of flavor, attracts at the literature, philosophy, background and archaeology of Greco-Roman antiquity to supply solutions to those crucial questions.
By surveying and probing the literary and fabric is still from the Archaic interval to past due antiquity, contributors investigate the cultural and highbrow development towards attitudes and theories approximately style. those especially commissioned chapters additionally open a window onto historic puzzling over belief and the physique. Importantly, those authors transcend exploring the practical importance of style to discover its price and which means within the activities, suggestions and phrases of the Greeks and Romans. Taste and the traditional Senses offers an entire variety of interpretative ways to the gustatory feel, and offers an vital source for college kids and students of classical antiquity and sensory studies.
By Daniel J. Gargola
From what geometrical styles Roman elites most well liked to how they developed their hierarchies in area, Gargola considers a large physique of disparate fabrics to illustrate how spatial orientation dictated motion, laying off new gentle at the advanced peculiarities of Roman political organization.
By Andy Schalm
By Stephan Elbern