Jerusalem, Alexandria, Rome: Studies in Ancient Cultural by Florentino Garcia Martinez, Gerard P Luttikhuizen

By Florentino Garcia Martinez, Gerard P Luttikhuizen

The current quantity has been compiled via colleagues and neighbors as a tribute to Dr. A. Hilhorst, the Secretary of the magazine for the examine of Judaism, at the get together of his sixty fifth birthday. Its 23 contributions by way of popular foreign specialists, mirror many of the pursuits of the honouree, his method of the Classical and Semitic languages and literatures as forming a part of a continuum, and his realization to the interactions among different literary corpora. numerous contributions take care of the interplay of the outdated testomony with later Jewish, Gnostic, or Christian writings; others discover the affects of Greek writings inside of a Jewish context on the degrees of philology, of theological rules, of realia, or of impression of literary compositions. moreover, a few contributions facilities at the interplay of Greek reasons in Jewish and Christian literature, while in different others the point of interest is at the Martyrium literature or on early Christian texts.

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Flavian Rome: Culture, Image, Text by A. J. Boyle

By A. J. Boyle

The politics, literature and tradition of historical Rome through the Flavian principate (69-96 ce) have lately been the topic of severe research. during this quantity of recent, specifically commissioned reviews, twenty-five students from 5 nations have mixed to supply a serious survey of the interval, which underscores and re-evaluates its foundational significance. lots of the authors are confirmed overseas figures, yet a characteristic of the quantity is the presence of younger, rising students on the innovative of the self-discipline. The stories attend to a variety of issues, together with: the recent political payment, the function of the military, switch and continuity in Rome’s social buildings, cultural fairs, structure, sculpture, faith, coinage, imperial discourse, epistemology and political keep watch over, rhetoric, philosophy, Greek highbrow lifestyles, drama, poetry, patronage, Flavian historians, amphitheatrical Rome. All Greek and Latin textual content is translated. Readership: useful to a large readership, from the undergraduate pupil of Roman civilisation to the professional student.

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Free Speech In Classical Antiquity (Mnemosyne) by Professor Ineke Sluiter, Professor of Classical Studies

By Professor Ineke Sluiter, Professor of Classical Studies Ralph Rosen

This publication includes a selection of essays at the proposal of "Free Speech" in classical antiquity. The essays study such thoughts as "freedom of speech," "self-expression," and "censorship," in historical Greek and Roman tradition from historic, philosophical, and literary views. among the questions addressed are: what was once the right lexicographical valence of the traditional phrases we repeatedly translate as "Freedom of Speech," e.g., Parrhesia in Greece, Licentia in Rome? What courting do such phrases have with suggestions similar to isegoria, demokratia and eleutheria; or libertas, res publica and imperium? What does old theorizing approximately unfastened speech let us know approximately modern relationships among strength and speech? What are the philosophical foundations and ideological underpinnings of unfastened speech in particular ancient contexts?

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Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica, Book I: A Commentary by Aad Kleywegt

By Aad Kleywegt

This paintings presents a whole observation at the first e-book of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, an epic which has got elevated cognizance within the previous couple of a long time, as will be obvious from fresh versions (1997 and 2003). Its first objective is to explain the textual content, that's occasionally quite tough and, in areas, nonetheless now not tested with sure bet. except this philological point, the literary advantages of the poem have additionally been taken into consideration.

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The Woman at the Well: Interpretation of John 4:1-42 in by Janeth Norfleete Day

By Janeth Norfleete Day

The topic of this article is that by way of integrating conventional ancient equipment of interpretation with more moderen literary and sociological tools, it really is attainable to suggest another figuring out of the nature and position of the Samaritan girl in John four. The contents contain a survey of the interpretative culture in regards to the Samaritan lady within the church's exegesis, in inventive renderings, and in literary compositions from the Patristic interval until eventually the trendy period. The paintings concludes with the author's substitute interpretation, which proposes a pious Samaritan lady as opposed to the conventional immoral one. the amount will be worthy as a version for a man-made method of biblical interpretation that makes use of either historic and extra modern tools. also, it demonstrates one attainable street in which biblical and theological students can perform interdisciplinary experiences.

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To Your Tents, O Israel!: The Terminology, Function, Form, by Michael M Homan PH.D.

By Michael M Homan PH.D.

An exam of the functionality, shape and symbolism of old tents, in particular within the Hebrew Bible, but in addition within the larger context of the traditional close to East. Terminology linked to tents and the mixing of phrases for domiciles are in the beginning explored. Then, utilizing ancient, mythological, archaeological and anthropological insights, tents are tested of their manifold utilization: domiciliary, army, nuptial and non secular. quite a few parallels and versions of the Tabernacle are assessed, and the Tabernacle's historicity is addressed. The paintings ends by way of interpreting a biblical word that dismisses councils: "To your tents, O Israel!"

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Education in Ancient India (Handbook of Oriental Studies by Hartmut Scharfe

By Hartmut Scharfe

A complete survey of all facets of schooling in India, either within the oral and written traditions. Chronologically it covers every little thing from the Vedic interval as much as the Hindu kingdoms earlier than the institution of Muslim rule. If proper, the reader will usually locate sidesteps to fashionable continuities. The function of the oral culture and the options of memorization are mentioned, besides schooling in small deepest tutorials and the improvement of enormous monasteries and temple faculties drawing close collage personality. expert education, the function of the trainer and of overseas languages are handled, and the influence of the atypical positive factors of Indian schooling on Indian society.

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The Many Canons of Tibetan Buddhism by Helmut Eimer, David Germano (eds)

By Helmut Eimer, David Germano (eds)

This examine explores either the mainstream Tibetan canons of translated Buddhist classics (known because the Bka' 'gyur and Bstan 'gyur), and the choice canons of literature of the Nyingma sectarian traditions (known because the Rnying ma rgyud 'bum). the 1st part discusses the formation and transmission of Tibetan "canonical" texts, but in addition contains very important works of reference, resembling a Bka' gdams pa instruction manual and a number of other certain catalogues. It additionally includes a document on Tibetan textual transmission in Mongolia. the second one part not just offers interpretative research of 1 of an important replacement canons in Tibet, the Rnying ma rgyud 'bum, but additionally discusses crucial problems with legitimacy, authority and lineage in the course of the "grey" sessions of the tenth to twelfth centuries which laid the root for the formation of all resulting Tibetan canons. the quantity hence seeks to strengthen clean views at the nature, plurality and contents of canons in Tibetan Buddhism.

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