Concepts of childhood and the treatment of children are often used as a barometer of society's humanity, values, and priorities. Children and Childhood in Roman Italy argues that in Roman society children were, in principle and often in practice, welcome, valued and visible. There is no evidence directly from children themselves, but we can reconstruct attitudes to them, and their own experiences, from a wide variety of material - art and architecture, artefacts, funerary dedications, Roman law, literature, and public and private ritual. There are distinctively Roman aspects to the treatment of children and to children's experiences. Education at many levels was important. The commemoration of children who died young has no parallel, in earlier or later societies, before the twentieth century. This study builds on the dynamic work on the Roman family that has been developing in recent decades. Its focus on the period between the first century BCE and the early third century CE provides a context for new work being done on early Christian societies, especially in Rome.
Erscheinungsdatum: 29.10.2015, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Die Kleruchien und Apoikien Athens im 6. und 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr., Titelzusatz: Rechtsformen und politische Funktionen der athenischen Gründungen, Übersetzungstitel: Athenian Cleruchies and Apoikias in the 6th and 5th centuries BCE: The Legal Forms and Political Functions of Athenian Colonies, Autor: Igelbrink, Christian, Verlag: Gruyter, Walter de GmbH // de Gruyter, Walter, GmbH, Sprache: Deutsch, Schlagworte: Altertum // Antike // griechisch-römisch // Griechenland // Hellas // Athen // Geschichte // Kulturgeschichte // Rechtsgeschichte // Europa // HISTORY // Ancient // Greece // Altes Griechenland // Politik und Staat // Europäische Geschichte, Rubrik: Geschichte // Altertum, Seiten: 527, Abbildungen: 1 Schwarz-Weiß- Abbildungen, Reihe: KLIO / Beihefte. Neue Folge (Nr. 25), Gewicht: 1054 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
The two Books of Kings, originally a single book, is the tenth of the Hebrew Bible or the eleventh and twelfth books of the Christian Old Testament. It concludes the Deuteronomistic history, a history of Israel also comprising the books of Joshua and Judges and the Book of Samuel, which biblical commentators believe was written to provide a theological explanation for the destruction of the Kingdom of Judah by Babylon in c. 586 BCE and a foundation for a return from exile. The two books of Kings present a history of ancient Israel and Judah from the death of King David to the release of Jehoiachin from imprisonment in Babylon, a period of some 400 years (c. 960 - c. 560 BCE). Scholars tend to treat the books as made up of a first edition from the late 7th century BCE and a second and final edition from the mid 6th century BCE. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David McNeill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/015140/bk_edel_015140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The two Books of Kings, originally a single book, is the tenth of the Hebrew Bible or the eleventh and twelfth books of the Christian Old Testament. It concludes the Deuteronomistic history, a history of Israel also comprising the books of Joshua and Judges and the Book of Samuel, which biblical commentators believe was written to provide a theological explanation for the destruction of the Kingdom of Judah by Babylon in c. 586 BCE and a foundation for a return from exile.The two books of Kings present a history of ancient Israel and Judah from the death of King David to the release of Jehoiachin from imprisonment in Babylon, a period of some 400 years (c. 960 - c. 560 BCE). Scholars tend to treat the books as made up of a first edition from the late 7th century BCE and a second and final edition from the mid 6th century BCE. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David McNeill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/015389/bk_edel_015389_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Book of Daniel is one of the books of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. It is notable for its changes from Hebrew to Aramaic and back. The first part of the book, comprising six chapters, is the story of Daniel set in the courts of Babylonian and Achaemenid Empire during the time of the Babylonian captivity. The remainder of the book contains three visions and their interpretation. There is sharp difference between the fundamentalist view of Daniel and the scholarly consensus. Conservative Biblical scholars and evangelical commentators hold that its stories tell of real events and real prophecies written during and shortly after the Babylonian captivity by a real Daniel living in the late sixth century BCE. The scholarly consensus is that the Book of Daniel (or at least the last three chapters) was written after Antiochus IV Epiphanes desecrated the altar of the Temple of Jerusalem around 167 BCE. In this view, Daniel was written in reaction to that incident and the final redaction of the work dates to the second century BCE. For secular scholars, the issue was settled over a century ago, but many Christians do not accept this line of reasoning, looking to Jesus' implicit approval of the book by quoting from it in his teachings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellery Truesdell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009917/bk_acx0_009917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This classic work by Alfred Edersheim offers a window into the Levant at the time of Christ, providing information on the inhabitants, people’s working lives, and the position of various segments of society during this time.Although the area had fallen under the dominion of Rome in the first century BCE, it was still a Jewish Kingdom under the Herodian dynasty. The author draws on Christian, Greek, Jewish, and Roman sources to present life in Jerusalem, Judea, and the Galilee, including quotes from scripture, rabbinic sources, and the works of the Alexandrian philosopher Philo and the historian Josephus. Sketches of Jewish Social Life is highly regarded as an authoritative work of history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Erwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/001090/bk_yurt_001090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from about the fifth century BCE. The work contains a detailed explanation and analysis of the Chinese military, from weapons and strategy to rank and discipline. It also stresses the importance of intelligence operatives and espionage to the war effort. The Art of War, attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, contains 13 chapters, each of which focuses on an aspect of warfare and its related strategy and tactics. For almost 1,500 years, The Art of War was the primary text in an anthology that would be formalized in 1080 as the Seven Military Classics by Emperor Shenzong of Song. The first English translation, by Lionel Giles, was published in 1910. The Art of War has influenced both Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy, lifestyles, and beyond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Adler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/193588/bk_acx0_193588_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Book of Judges is the seventh book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. In the narrative of the Hebrew Bible, it covers the time between the conquest described in the Book of Joshua and the establishment of a kingdom in the Books of Samuel, during which Biblical judges served as temporary leaders. The stories follow a consistent pattern: the people are unfaithful to Yahweh and he therefore delivers them into the hands of their enemies; the people repent and entreat Yahweh for mercy, which he sends in the form of a leader or champion; the judge delivers the Israelites from oppression and they prosper, but soon they fall again into unfaithfulness and the cycle is repeated. Scholars consider many of the stories in Judges to be the oldest in the Deuteronomistic history, with their major redaction dated to the 8th century BCE and with materials such as the Song of Deborah dating from much earlier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David McNeill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/014868/bk_edel_014868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An award-winning historian of religion examines the role a "messiah" plays in Western culture, from its pre-Christian roots to modern interpretations of a savior. Over the centuries, people have longed for a messiah, whether a religious figure such as Jesus, a political leader, or even in popular culture. The messianic quest emerges most acutely during difficult times when people experience a sense of powerlessness and desperation. But the concept of a messiah-a savior-has its root in the writings of ancient Judaism and early Christianity, evolving from an anointed leader to universal savior. Wilson turns to a little understood pre-Christian text, The Psalms of Solomon, which set the stage for messianic expectation just prior to the birth of Jesus. Known today only to a handful of scholars-in marked contrast to the "Song of Solomon"-this important writing was composed not by a King, but by a devout 1st century BCE Jew who witnessed terrible atrocities under brutal Roman rule.This crucial work tells us what a messiah is and what he must do. Jesus directed his followers to search for "the messiah within" in his parables. Paul changed the concept of "the messiah," to "the Christ," when presented to Gentiles instead of Jews. Jesus was no longer a Jewish messiah but a Hellenistic divine avatar. In Searching for the Messiah, Wilson reveals how this collective search for messiahs throughout modern human history has been fundamentally flawed. Jesus himself rejected the idea of an external fixer, instead formulating his teachings to focus on the role of the individual, their choices, and their actions. Searching for the Messiah is revelatory and illuminating work of scholarship that will challenge and inspire.