The Slave in Greece and Rome

Author: Jean Andreau,Raymond Descat,Marion Leopold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780299283742

Category: History

Page: 198

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Jean Andreau and Raymond Descat break new ground in this comparative history of slavery in Greece and Rome. Focusing on slaves' economic role in society, their crucial contributions to Greek and Roman culture, and their daily and family lives, the authors examine the different ways in which slavery evolved in the two cultures. Accessible to both scholars and students, this book provides a detailed overview of the ancient evidence and the modern debates surrounding the vast and largely invisible populations of enslaved peoples in the classical world.

Der Brief an Philemon

Author: Martin Ebner

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3788731087

Category: Religion

Page: 193

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Der Philemonbrief bringt wie kaum ein anderer Brief des Paulus auf den Punkt, worum es im Christentum (das in der Zeit des Paulus noch nicht so genannt wurde) eigentlich geht: um eine im Glauben begründete und durch den Glauben provozierte Veränderung sozialer Beziehungsnetze innerhalb eines gesellschaftspolitisch ganz anders geprägten Raumes. Der Text, der ursprünglich das Begleitschreiben war, mit dem Paulus einen entflohenen Sklaven zu seinem Herrn zurückgeschickt hat, versucht die Geleise dafür zu legen, dass der Sklavenherr mit dem Sklaven ab sofort wie mit einem Bruder umgeht – ganz einfach deshalb, weil der Sklave gläubig geworden ist und sich hat taufen lassen, gemäß Gal 3,27f. also zu den »Söhnen Gottes« gehört, unter denen die für die Antike typische Einteilung der Menschen in »Sklaven« und »Freie« nicht mehr gilt. Damit zeigt der Philemonbrief exemplarisch, wie Paulus als theologischer Diplomat erster Garnitur um die praktische Umsetzung der Konsequenzen seines Evangeliums im Haushalt eines reichen Christen sein ganzes Können einsetzt.Der vorliegende Kommentar analysiert das Schreiben unter diesen Leitgedanken philologisch (dem griechischen Urklang auf der Spur), epistemologisch (im Blick auf die Briefschreibgewohnheiten der Zeit), sozialgeschichtlich (im Blick auf den gesellschaftlichen Kontext) und – typisch für den EKK – wirkungsgeschichtlich (fokussiert auf besonders wichtige Brennpunkte).

Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery

Author: Peter Hunt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405188065

Category: History

Page: 264

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"The general introduction will provide the political and historical context for Greek and Roman slavery and briefly survey the institutions themselves. Each chapter will open with a section on "Background and Methodology." These will orient the reader for the chapter's "Case Studies," one from Greece and one from Rome--and sometimes a Hellenistic case--that would constitute the bulk of the book"--

Preaching Bondage

John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Author: Chris L. de Wet

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520961552

Category: Religion

Page: 331

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Preaching Bondage introduces and investigates the novel concept of doulology, the discourse of slavery, in the homilies of John Chrysostom, the late fourth-century priest and bishop. Chris L. de Wet examines the dynamics of enslavement in Chrysostom’s theology, virtue ethics, and biblical interpretation and shows that human bondage as a metaphorical and theological construct had a profound effect on the lives of institutional slaves. The highly corporeal and gendered discourse associated with slavery was necessarily central in Chrysostom’s discussions of the household, property, education, discipline, and sexuality. De Wet explores the impact of doulology in these contexts and disseminates the results in a new and highly anticipated language, bringing to light the more pervasive fissures between ancient Roman slaveholding and early Christianity. The corpus of Chrysostom’s public addresses provides much of the literary evidence for slavery in the fourth century, and De Wet’s convincing analysis is a groundbreaking contribution to studies of the social world in late antiquity.

Women in Roman Republican Drama

Author: Dorota Dutsch,Sharon L. James,David Konstan

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299303144

Category: History

Page: 274

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About the role of women in Roman Republican plays of all genres, and about the role of gender in the influence of this on later dramatists

Greek Prostitutes in the Ancient Mediterranean, 800 BCE–200 CE

Author: Allison Glazebrook,Madeleine M. Henry

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299235637

Category: History

Page: 324

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Greek Prostitutes in the Ancient Mediterranean, 800 BCE–200 CE challenges the often-romanticized view of the prostitute as an urbane and liberated courtesan by examining the social and economic realities of the sex industry in Greco-Roman culture. Departing from the conventional focus on elite society, these essays consider the Greek prostitute as displaced foreigner, slave, and member of an urban underclass. The contributors draw on a wide range of material and textual evidence to discuss portrayals of prostitutes on painted vases and in the literary tradition, their roles at symposia (Greek drinking parties), and their place in the everyday life of the polis. Reassessing many assumptions about the people who provided and purchased sexual services, this volume yields a new look at gender, sexuality, urbanism, and economy in the ancient Mediterranean world.

Ulysses in Black

Ralph Ellison, Classicism, and African American Literature

Author: Patrice D. Rankine

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299220037

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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In this groundbreaking work, Patrice D. Rankine asserts that the classics need not be a mark of Eurocentrism, as they have long been considered. Instead, the classical tradition can be part of a self-conscious, prideful approach to African American culture, esthetics, and identity. Ulysses in Black demonstrates that, similar to their white counterparts, African American authors have been students of classical languages, literature, and mythologies by such writers as Homer, Euripides, and Seneca. Ulysses in Black closely analyzes classical themes (the nature of love and its relationship to the social, Dionysus in myth as a parallel to the black protagonist in the American scene, misplaced Ulyssean manhood) as seen in the works of such African American writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Countee Cullen. Rankine finds that the merging of a black esthetic with the classics—contrary to expectations throughout American culture—has often been a radical addressing of concerns including violence against blacks, racism, and oppression. Ultimately, this unique study of black classicism becomes an exploration of America’s broader cultural integrity, one that is inclusive and historic. Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World

Author: Christopher A. Faraone,Laura K. McClure

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299213138

Category: History

Page: 376

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Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World explores the implications of sex-for-pay across a broad span of time, from ancient Mesopotamia to the early Christian period. In ancient times, although they were socially marginal, prostitutes connected with almost every aspect of daily life. They sat in brothels and walked the streets; they paid taxes and set up dedications in religious sanctuaries; they appeared as characters—sometimes admirable, sometimes despicable—on the comic stage and in the law courts; they lived lavishly, consorting with famous poets and politicians; and they participated in otherwise all-male banquets and drinking parties, where they aroused jealousy among their anxious lovers. The chapters in this volume examine a wide variety of genres and sources, from legal and religious tracts to the genres of lyric poetry, love elegy, and comic drama to the graffiti scrawled on the walls of ancient Pompeii. These essays reflect the variety and vitality of the debates engendered by the last three decades of research by confronting the ambiguous terms for prostitution in ancient languages, the difficulty of distinguishing the prostitute from the woman who is merely promiscuous or adulterous, the question of whether sacred or temple prostitution actually existed in the ancient Near East and Greece, and the political and social implications of literary representations of prostitutes and courtesans.

Classics in Translation

Latin Literature. v.2

Author: Paul MacKendrick,Herbert Marshall Howe

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299808969

Category: Classical literature

Page: 436

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Annotation Here, translated into modern idiom, are many works of the authors whose ideas have consitituted the mainstream of classical thought. This volume of new translations was born of necessity, to answer the needs of a course in Greek and Roman culture offered by the Department of Integrated Liberal Studies at the University of Wisconsin. Since its original publication in 1952, Classics in Translation has been adopted by many different academic insititutions to fill similar needs of their undergraduate students. This new printing is further evidence of this collection's general acceptance by teachers, students, and the reviewing critics.

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Author: William M. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678716X

Category: Reference

Page: 2000

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Novel in the Ancient World

Author: Gareth L. Schmeling

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004096301

Category: History

Page: 876

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This is the second publication in Brill's handbook series "The Classical Tradition," The subject of this volume is that group of works of extended prose narrative fiction which bears many similarities to the modern novel and which appeared in the later classical periods in Greece and Rome. The ancient novel has enjoyed renewed popularity in recent years not only among students of literature, but also among those looking for new sources on the popular culture of antiquity and among scholars of religion. The volume surveys the new insights and approaches to the ancient novel which have emerged form the application of a variety of disciplines in the recent years. The 25 senior scholars contributing to the volume are drawn from a broad range of European and North American traditions of scholarship. Chapters cover the important issues dealing with the novel, novelists, novel-like works of fiction, their development, transformation, Christianisation and Nachleben, as well as a broad range of matters, from literary/philological to cultural/historical and religious, which concerns modern scholars in the field. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.

Inventing Western Civilization

Author: Thomas C. Patterson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 158367408X

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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"In this wonderful book, Thomas Patterson effectively dethrones the concept of 'civilization' as an abstract good, transcending human society." --Martin Bernal Drawing on his extensive knowledge of early societies, Thomas C. Patterson shows how class, sexism, and racism have been integral to the appearance of "civilized" societies in Western Europe. He lays out clearly and simply how civilization, with its designs of "civilizing" and "being civilized," has been closely tied to the rise of capitalism in Western Europe and the development of social classes.

The National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints

a cumulative author list representing Library of Congress printed cards and titles reported by other American libraries

Author: Library of Congress,American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries. National Union Catalog Subcommittee

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Selected Epigrams

Author: Martial

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299301745

Category: History

Page: 189

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This lively translation accurately captures the wit and uncensored bawdiness of the epigrams of Martial, who satirized Roman society, both high and low, in the first century CE. The selections cover nearly a third of Martial s 1,500 or so epigrams, augmented by a historical introduction and informative notes."


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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Courtesans at Table

Gender and Greek Literary Culture in Athenaeus

Author: Laura McClure

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415939478

Category: History

Page: 242

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.