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Staatlichkeit und politisches Handeln in der römischen Kaiserzeit: Statehood and Political Action in Imperial Rome

Edited by: Hans-Ulrich Wiemer

This collected volume contributes to the discussion among ancient historians of the character and form of political action in Imperial Rome. It concentrates on the East of the Imperium Romanum for the whole duration of the Imperial Era, including Late Antiquity. Using concrete examples, the individual papers explore the question of how much latitude and freedom of action was exercised by the emperors - and by other authorities, such as governors and cities - and whether their actions display a political strategy which went beyond merely reacting to impulses from their subjects and subordinates.

  • Published: February 14, 2012
  • ISBN: 9783110926590
  • Published: October 25, 2006
  • ISBN: 9783110191011


Chiasmen: Antike Philosophie von Platon zu Sappho - von Sappho zu uns

Alice Pechriggl  
book: Chiasmen
  • Funded by: Backlisttransformation FID Philosophie


»Chiasmen« ist ein Buch zu Platon, Sappho und Aristoteles. Das Chiasma, die diagonale Überkreuzung zweier Gegensatzpaare, hat sich als der methodologisch beste Schlüssel für deren Bearbeitung erwiesen - ein Schlüssel, der vor allem am Leib-Seele-Problem sowie an der Geschlechterfrage im Kontext der antiken Polis erprobt wurde. Dieser Schlüssel hebelt die alteingesessenen Dogmen umso besser aus, als er in den antiken Werken selbst zu finden ist. Das Chiasma legt ebenso die surreale Komik Platons inmitten seiner einfallsreichen Begriffssystematik frei, wie es die genial poetischen Philosopheme Sapphos zu erschließen hilft.

  • Language: German
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • Copyright year: 2006
  • Edition: 1. Aufl.
  • Audience: Professional and scholarly;
  • Pages
    • Main content: 190
  • Keywords: Gender; Ancient Philosophy; Gender Studies
  • Published: July 27, 2015
  • ISBN: 9783839405369

"Donation of Constantine" and "Constitutum Constantini": The Misinterpretation of a Fiction and its Original Meaning. With a contribution by Wolfram Brandes: "The Satraps of Constantine"

Johannes Fried
book: "Donation of Constantine" and "Constitutum Constantini"

The Donation of Constantine is the most outrageous and powerful forgery in world history. The question of its precise time of origin alone kept generations of researchers occupied. But, what exactly is the Donation of Constantine? To find the answer, it is necessary to approach the question on two different semantic levels: First, as the Constitutum Constantini, a fictitious privilege, in which, among other things, rights and presents were bestowed on the catholic church by a grateful Emperor Konstantin. Secondly, as a reflection of the Middle Age mindset, becoming part of the culture landscape midway through 11th century A.D. The author not only reinterprets the origin of this forgery (i.e. puts it down to the Franks’ opposition of Emperor Louis the Pious), but retells, as well, the history of its misinterpretation since the High Middle Ages.

In an appendix, all relevant texts are printed in the original language, an English translation is provided.

  • Language: English
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Copyright year: 2007
  • Audience: Academics (Byzantine History), Academic Departments, Libraries
  • Pages
    • Main content: 201
  • Illustrations
    • Other: 6 plates
  • Keywords: Middle Ages; Donation of Constantine
  • Published: February 13, 2012
  • ISBN: 9783110902235
  • Published: June 18, 2007
  • ISBN: 9783110185393


Open Access Journal: NEO-LITHICS: The Newsletter of Southwest Asian Neolithic Research

 [First posted in AWOL 26 February 2015, updated 15 July 2024]

NEO-LITHICS: The Newsletter of Southwest Asian Neolithic Research
ISSN: 1434-6990

Edited by Gary O. Rollefson and Hans Georg K. Gebel (managing editors: Hans Georg K. Gebel 1994-2002, Jürgen Baumgarten 2003-2008, Dörte Rokitta-Krumnow 2009-today).
A Newsletter of Southwest Asian Lithic Research (appears since 1994, two issues per year, c. 40-50 pages each.

Neo-Lithics 2021

Editorial on the Current Threats to Neolithic Research, by Marion Benz and Hans Georg K. Gebel

Book Reviews

  • Emma L. Baysal: Review of Milena Vasić: Personal adornment in the Neolithic Middle East: a case study of Çatalhöyük. Neo-Lithics 21. pages A1-A5.
  • Moritz Kinzel: Review of Alan C. Mellaart and other contributors, E. Baysal (ed.): James Mellaart – The Journey to Çatalhöyük. Neo-Lithics 21. pages A6-A8.
  • Ricarda Braun and Julia Schönicke: Review of Konrad N. Godtfredsen and Moritz Kinzel: The fox: a tale from Neolithic Shkārat Msaied. Neo-Lithics 21. pages A22-25.

New Theses

  • Joaquim Sisa-López de Pablo: Social spaces during the Neolithization process in Southwest Asia: a habitat representation from a microstratigraphic approach. PhD Thesis. Neo-Lithics 21. pages A9-12.
  • Ricarda Braun: The demythologization of landscape: landscape research in the context of prehistoric societies – the example of the Neolithic site of Göbekli Tepe. PhD Thesis. Neo-Lithics 21. pages A26-28.
  • Sidar Gündüzalp: Beginning and development of pottery use in Upper Mesopotamia in the light of Sumaki Höyük data. PhD Thesis. Neo-Lithics 21. pages A29-31.
  • Cartolano, M. Animal and human representations in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic of the Near East. Neo-Lithics 21. pages A37-39.



New Publications

  • Nishiaki Y. , Guliyev F., and Kadowaki S.(ed): Hacı Elamxanlı Tepe: the archaeological investigations of an early Neolithic settlement in West Azerbaijan
  • Abar A. and Koehler J. for the Editorial Collective (eds.): Pearls, politics and pistachios: essays in anthropology and memories on the occasion of Susan Pollock’s 65th birthday.
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Sunday, July 14, 2024

Post-Roman Towns, Trade and Settlement in Europe and Byzantium

In this collection leading international authorities analyse the structures and economic functions of non-agrarian centres between ca. 500 and 1000 A.D. – their trade, their surrounding settlements, and the agricultural and cultural milieux. The thirty-one papers presented at an international conference held in Bad Homburg focus on recent archaeological discoveries in Central Europe (Vol.1), as well as on those from southeastern Europe to Asia Minor (Vol. 2).


Quintus Smyrnaeus: Transforming Homer in Second Sophistic Epic

Edited by: Manuel Baumbach and Silvio Bär in collaboration with: Nicola Dümmler
book: Quintus Smyrnaeus: Transforming Homer in Second Sophistic Epic

The “Events after Homer”, described by Quintus Smyrnaeus in the third century AD in his Greek epic Posthomerica, are an attempt to bridge the gap between the Iliad and the Odyssey , and to combine the various scattered reports of the battle for Troy into a single tale: the fate of Achilles, Ajax, Paris and the Amazon Penthesileia, the intervention of Neoptolemos and the story from the Trojan horse to the destruction of the city. The volume presented here summarizes the results of the first international conference on Quintus Smyrnaeus.

  • Languages: English, German
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Copyright year: 2007
  • Audience: Wissenschaftler, Bibliotheken, Institute
  • Pages
    • Front matter: 6
    • Main content: 501
  • Keywords: Greek Antiquity (literature); Homer; sophistics
  • Published: February 14, 2012
  • ISBN: 9783110942507
  • Published: December 18, 2007
  • ISBN: 9783110195774


Endzeiten: Eschatologie in den monotheistischen Weltreligionen

Edited by: Wolfram Brandes and Felicitas Schmieder
book: Endzeiten

 In this volume, leading scholars examine the ideas of the last days of the world held in Islam, Christianity and Judaism in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age. They discuss the mutual influence of these ideas together with their intended and actual political effect at the time. They open up a significant source for political and intellectual history, because apocalyptic writings are always to be found among the powerful.

  • Published: December 10, 2008
  • ISBN: 9783110209709
  • Published: April 15, 2008
  • ISBN: 9783110186215