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The Isthmus of Corinth : crossroads of the Mediterranean world
Pettegrew, David K., author
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2016
The Isthmos -- The Gate -- The Fetter -- The Portage -- The Bridge -- The Center -- The District.

"The narrow neck of Corinthian territory that joins the Peloponnese with the Greek mainland was central to the fortunes of the city of Corinth and the history of Greece in the Roman era. This situated Corinth well for monitoring land traffic both north and south, as between Athens and Sparta, and also sideways across the Isthmus, between the Gulf of Corinth to the west and the Aegean Sea to the east. David Pettegrew's new book investigates the Isthmus of Corinth from the Romans' initial presence in Greece during the Hellenistic era to the epic transformations of the Empire in late antiquity. A new interpretation of the extensive literary evidence outlines how the isthmus became the most famous land bridge of the ancient world, central to maritime interests of Corinth, and a medium for Rome's conquest, annexation, and administration in the Greek east. A fresh synthesis of archaeological evidence and the results of a recent intensive survey on the Isthmus describe the physical development of fortifications, settlements, harbors, roads, and sanctuaries in the region. The author includes chapters on the classical background of the concept isthmos, the sacking of Corinth and the defeat of the Achaean League, colonization in the Late Roman Republic, the Emperor Nero's canal project and its failure, and the shifting growth of the Roman settlement in the territory"--Publisher's website.
Baker Berry DF261.C65 P38 2016

Gods and mortals at Olympus : ancient Dion, city of Zeus
edited by Dimitrios Pandermalis
New York, NY : Onassis Foundation (USA), [2016]
Baker Berry DF261.D53 G63 2016

Benefaction and rewards in the ancient Greek city : the origins of euergetism
Domingo Gygax, Marc, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2016
1. Synchronic approaches -- 2. Creating an institution -- 3. Continuity and change (1) : foreigners and athletes; 4. Continuity and change (2) : citizens -- The generalization of euergetism -- Epilogue: Sequence and causal relationships -- Index of passages and inscriptions.

"This volume presents for the first time an in-depth analysis of the origins of Greek euergetism. Derived from the Greek for 'benefactor, ' 'euergetism' refers to the process whereby citizens and foreigners offered voluntary services and donations to the polis that were in turn recognised as benefactions in a formal act of reciprocation. Euergetism is key to our understanding of how city-states negotiated both the internal tensions between mass and elite, and their conflicts with external powers. This study adopts the standpoint of historical anthropology and seeks to identify patterns of behaviour and social practices deeply rooted in Greek society and in the long course of Greek history. It covers more than five hundred years and will appeal to ancient historians and scholars in other fields interested in gift exchange, benefactions, philanthropy, power relationships between mass and elite, and the interplay between public discourse and social praxis"--
Baker Berry DF78 .D645 2016

The Hellenistic age
Thonemann, Peter, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
Baker Berry DF77 .T525 2016

Eastern Rome and the rise of Islam : history and prophecy
Heilo, Olof, author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2016
Prologue -- A broken colossus -- Taming Leviathan -- Shadows at dusk -- Eyes in the dark -- New horizons -- Cultural capitals -- Epilogue.

"The emergence of Islam in the seventh century AD still polarises scholars who seek to separate religious truth from the historical reality with which it is associated. However, history and prophecy are not solely defined by positive evidence or apocalyptic truth, but by human subjects, who consider them to convey distinct messages and in turn make these messages meaningful to others. These messages are mutually interdependent, and analysed together provide new insights into history. It is by way of this concept that Olof Heilo presents the decline of the Eastern Roman Empire as a key to understanding the rise of Islam; two historical processes often perceived as distinct from one another. Eastern Rome and the Rise of Islam highlights significant convergences between Early Islam and the Late Ancient world. It suggests that Islam's rise is a feature of a common process during which tensions between imperial ambitions and apocalyptic beliefs in Europe and the Middle East cut straight across today's theological and political definitions. The conquests of Islam, the emergence of the caliphate, and the transformation of the Roman and Christian world are approached from both prophetic anticipations in the Ancient and Late Ancient world, and from the Medieval and Modern receptions of history. In the shadow of their narratives it becomes possible to trace the outline of a shared history of Christianity and Islam. The 'Dark Ages' thus emerge not merely as a tale of sound and fury, but as an era of openness, diversity and unexpected possibilities. Approaching the rise of Islam as a historical phenomenon, this book opens new perspectives in the study of early religion and philosophy, as well as providing a valuable resource for students and scholars of Islamic Studies"--
Baker Berry DF571 .H45 2016

Houses of ill repute : the archaeology of brothels, houses, and taverns in the Greek world
edited by Allison Glazebrook and Barbara Tsakirgis
Philadelphia : Penn, University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
Baker Berry DF99 .H68 2016

Boiotia in antiquity : selected papers
Schachter, Albert, 1932- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Preface / Hans Beck -- PART I. INTRODUCTION. Boiotian beginnings : the creation of an ethnos -- PART II. HISTORY : BOIOTIAN. Kadmos and the implications of the tradition for Boiotian history -- Boiotia in the sixth century BC -- The early Boiotoi : from alliance to federation -- Politics and personalities in classical Thebes -- Tanagra : the geographical and historical context -- From hegemony to disaster : Thebes from 362 to 335 -- Pausanias and Boiotia -- PART III. HISTORY : BOIOTIAN AND OTHER. The politics of dedication : two Athenian dedications at the sanctuary of Apollo Ptoieus in Boiotia -- The seer Tisamenos and the Klytiadai -- PART IV. BOIOTIAN INSTITUTIONS. Gods in the service of the state : the Boiotian experience -- Boiotian military elites (with an appendix on the funereal stelai) -- Three generations of magistrates from Akraiphia -- PART V. LITERATURE. Simonides' elegy on Plataia : the occasion of its performance -- The singing contest of Kithairon and Helikon : Korinna fr. 654 PMG col. i and ii.1-11 : content and context -- Ovid and Boiotia -- PART VI. CULT. The Daphnephoria of Thebes -- Reflections on an inscription from Tanagra -- Egyptian cults and local elites in Boiotia -- Evolutions of a mystery cult : the Theban Kabiroi -- The Mouseia of Thespiai : organization and development -- Tilphossa : the site and its cults -- A consultation of Trophonios (IG 7.4136).

"Boiotia was - next to Athens and Sparta - one of the most important regions of ancient Greece. Albert Schachter, a leading expert on the region, has for many decades pioneered and fostered the exploration of it and its people through his research. His seminal publications have covered all aspects of its history, institutions, cults, and literature from late Mycenaean times to the Roman Empire, revealing a mastery of the epigraphic evidence, archaeological data, and the literary tradition. This volume conveniently brings together twenty-three papers (two previously unpublished, others revised and updated) which display a compelling intellectual coherence and a narrative style refreshingly immune to jargon. All major topics of Boiotian history from early Greece to Roman times are touched upon, and the book can be read as a history of Boiotia, in pieces"--
Baker Berry DF261.B5 S33 2016

Das klassische Griechenland : der Krieg und die Freiheit
Schmidt-Hofner, Sebastian, author
München : C.H. Beck, [2016]
Einleitung -- Die Perserkriege -- Neue Ordnungen -- Der Peloponnesische Krieg -- Agon ohne Ausweg -- Spartas gescheiterte Hegemonie (404-369) -- Katastrophe, Konsolidierung und Wiederaufstieg : Athen (404-378) -- Alte und neue Mächte -- Destabilisierung in Hellas (371-355) -- Renaissance im Schatten Makedoniens -- Epilog : Was bleibt von der 'Klassik'?.

An account of the history of Greece during the classical period (5th-4th centuries BC).
Baker Berry DF225 .S36 2016

Kalochorafitis : two chamber tombs from the LM IIIA 2-B cemetery : a contribution to postpalatial funerary practice in the Mesara
Alexandra Karetsou, Luca Girella ; with contributions by Maria Anastasiadou, Irini Antonakaki, Argyro Napflioti and Eleni Nodarou
Padova : Bottega d'Erasmo, Aldo Ausilio editore in Padova, [2015]
Baker Berry DF221.C8 K32 2015

Das Herakles-Heiligtum von Kleonai : Architektur und Kult im Kontext
Mattern, Torsten, author
Wiesbaden : Reichert Verlag, 2015
Kleonai, südwestlich von Korinth am Übergang in die Argolis gelegen, war Gründerin und lange Zeit auch die Ausrichterin der panhellenischen Spiele von Nemea. Sie liegt an einer verkehrstechnisch höchst wichtigen Stelle am Übergang von der Korinthias in die Argolis. Dies macht aber noch nicht allein das wissenschaftliche Interes- se an Kleonai aus, sondern es ist der Umstand, dass Kleonai als Vertreterin des „Dritten Griechenlands“ zugleich auch eine Vertreterin jener Poleis ist, welche die zahlenmäßige Majorität in Griechenland gegenüber den großen wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Zentren ihrer Zeit stellten. Besonders günstig ist dabei der Umstand, dass das Stadtgebiet von Kleonai niemals überbaut wurde. Bei dem vorliegenden Band handelt es sich um den ersten Teil der Forschungsergebnisse zu Kleonai, der eine Fortsetzung mit den Ergebnissen weiterer Forschungen im Stadtgebiet und im Umland enthalten soll.
Baker Berry DF261.K52 M388 2015

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