Sunday, March 31, 2024

Kaiser Julian 'Apostata' und die philosophische Reaktion gegen das Christentum

Edited by: Christian Schäfer
book: Kaiser Julian 'Apostata' und die philosophische Reaktion gegen das Christentum

 During his short reign in the 4th century, Emperor Julian II, known as the Apostate, attempted to combat Christianity philosophically and to set up a pagan Neo-Platonic doctrine as a counter-programme. The volume presents a collection of papers on the general relationship between Platonism and Christianity, on Julian's character and his philosophical programme and on individual writings in which the Emperor sets out his own position and his critique of Christian thought.

  • Published: December 10, 2008
  • ISBN: 9783110210330
  • Published: October 20, 2008
  • ISBN: 9783110205411

The Unity of Plutarch's Work: 'Moralia' Themes in the 'Lives', Features of the 'Lives' in the 'Moralia'

Edited by: Anastasios Nikolaidis
book: The Unity of Plutarch's Work

This volume of collected essays explores the premise that Plutarch’s work, notwithstanding its amazing thematic multifariousness, constantly pivots on certain ideological pillars which secure its unity and coherence. So, unlike other similar books which, more or less, concentrate on either the Lives or the Moralia or on some particular aspect(s) of Plutarch’s œuvre, the articles of the present volume observe Plutarch at work in both Lives and Moralia, thus bringing forward and illustrating the inner unity of his varied literary production.

The subject-matter of the volume is uncommonly wide-ranging and the studies collected here inquire into many important issues of Plutarchean scholarship: the conditions under which Plutarch’s writings were separated into two distinct corpora, his methods of work and the various authorial techniques employed, the interplay between Lives and Moralia, Plutarch and politics, Plutarch and philosophy, literary aspects of Plutarch’s œuvre, Plutarch on women, Plutarch in his epistemological and socio-historical context. In sum, this book brings Plutarchean scholarship to date by revisiting and discussing older and recent problematization concerning Plutarch, in an attempt to further illuminate his personality and work.

  • Language: English
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Copyright year: 2008
  • Audience: Academics, Libraries, Institutes
  • Pages
    • Front matter: 18
    • Main content: 851
  • Keywords: Plutarch
  • Published: December 10, 2008
  • ISBN: 9783110211665
  • Published: September 16, 2008
  • ISBN: 9783110202496


Sel, eau, forêt. D’hier à aujourd’hui: Sal, agua, bosque. De ayer a hoy

 Sel, eau, forêt. D’hier à aujourd’hui

Depuis huit millénaires au moins, les sociétés agricoles ont considéré le sel comme une source de vie et de richesse dont l’origine s’inscrivait dans les mythes. Les approches croisées des ethnologues, des archéologues, des historiens et des environnementalistes permettent aujourd’hui de renouveler profondément nos connaissances sur l’exploitation généralisée de l’eau de mer, des sources salées, des terres salées et du sel gemme. Ainsi, d’extraordinaires techniques ont été mises en œuvre, tandis que les logiques sociales plaçaient le sel au centre des systèmes de croyance, un peu partout dans le monde.

Les vingt-quatre contributions regroupées dans cet ouvrage ont été présentées en octobre 2006 lors d’un colloque international du bicentenaire de la mort de Claude Nicolas Ledoux, l’architecte génial de la Saline Royale d’Arc-et-Senans. Rompant avec les limites entre disciplines scientifiques et les cloisonnements géographiques, les auteurs proposent une nouvelle lecture de l’exploitation du sel en abordant la longue durée, depuis la Chine et le Mexique préhispanique jusqu’à l’Europe préhistorique, ou encore des salines médiévales continentales au sel antique méditerranéen. C’est donc d’histoire technique et sociale qu’il s’agit, en relation avec les modifications environnementales.

  • Éditeur : Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté
  • Collection : Les Cahiers de la MSHE Ledoux | 12
  • Lieu d’édition : Besançon
  • Année d’édition : 2008
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 29 mars 2024
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 978-2-84867-230-4
  • EAN électronique : 978-2-84867-813-9
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.pufc.25467
  • Nombre de pages : 570 p.


Olivier Weller et Pierre Pétrequin
1. L’exploitation du sel : une longue histoire

Deuxième partie. L’exploitation pré- et protohistorique du sel dans le monde et ses interactions environnementales

Burçin Erdogu et Mihriban Özbasaran
8. Salt in prehistoric Central Anatolia


Greek Polytheism: A Historical Subject: Inaugural lecture delivered at the Collège de France on Thursday 7 December 2017

Greek Polytheism: A Historical Subject

Greek polytheism was not a simple collection of juxtaposed gods and goddesses, but a complex interplay between deities at different levels – local, regional and panhellenic. Significant evidence – combining literary, epigraphic, archaeological and iconographic sources – has profoundly renewed the study of Greek polytheism and made it a relevant subject to understand ancient societies from both a historical and anthropological perspective. Greek religion is deeply embedded in unexpected areas and bringing it to the fore helps to enrich our understanding of the ancient Greek world.

Le texte et les autres éléments (illustrations, fichiers annexes importés) sont sous Licence OpenEdition Books, sauf mention contraire.

  • Éditeur : Collège de France
  • Collection : Leçons inaugurales
  • Lieu d’édition : Paris
  • Année d’édition : 2024
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 29 mars 2024
  • EAN électronique : 978-2-7226-0740-8
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.cdf.16709
Thomas Römer
Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge
Greek Polytheism: A Historical Subject

Inaugural lecture delivered at the Collège de France on Thursday 7 December 2017



Saturday, March 30, 2024

Der Kaiser und sein Gott: Das Christentum im Denken und in der Religionspolitik Konstantins des Großen

 book: Der Kaiser und sein Gott
Klaus M. Girardet
Volume 27 in the series Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies

In his reconstruction of the process and motivation of Constantine’s adoption of Christianity, the author proposes a number of new individual aspects. He commences with an analysis of the earliest testimonials by the Emperor himself after his conversion, his massive moral and material support for the Christian clergy and ecclesiastic communities, and Constantine’s role as the first ruler of all Christendom up to his death in 337. Finally, it is shown that the Emperor wanted to suppress non-Christian religions and make Christianity the sole religion of the Empire and all humanity.

  • Published: May 27, 2010
  • ISBN: 9783110227895
  • Published: May 19, 2010
  • ISBN: 9783110227888
  • Published: June 20, 2016
  • ISBN: 9783110482300

Krise und Kult: Vorderer Orient und Nordafrika von Aurelian bis Justinian

Edited by: Detlev Kreikenbom , Karl-Uwe Mahler , Patrick Schollmeyer and Thomas M. Weber
 book: Krise und Kult
Volume 28 in the series Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies

This volume contains twelve contributions on the urban development of the Near East and North Africa in Late Antiquity. On the one hand the authors consider historical and cultural aspects of the region. A comprehensive section of illustrations of new archaeological material and its interpretation then form the second focus of this volume of papers.

  • Published: September 22, 2010
  • ISBN: 9783110220513
  • Published: September 17, 2010
  • ISBN: 9783110220506



Hadrian and the Christians

Edited by: Marco Rizzi
 book: Hadrian and the Christians
Volume 30 in the series Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies

The Second Century occupies a central place in the development of ancient Christianity. The aim of the book is to examine how in the cultural, social, and religious efflorescence of the Second Century, to be witnessed in phenomena such as the Second Sophistic, Christianity found a peculiar way of integrating into the more general transformation of the Empire and how this allowed the emerging religion to establish and flourish in Graeco-Roman society. Hadrian’s reign was the starting point of that process and opened new possibilities of self-definition and external self-presentation to Christianity, as well as to other social and religious agencies. Differently from Judaism, however, Christianity fully seized the opportunity, thus gaining an increasing place in Graeco-Roman society, which ultimately led to the first Christian peace under the Severan emperors. The point at issue is examined from a multi-disciplinary perspective (including archaeology, cultural, religious, and political history) to challenge well-established, but no longer satisfactory, historical and hermeneutical paradigms. The contributors aim to examine institutional issues and sociocultural processes in their different aspects, as they were made possible on Hadrian’s initiative and resulted in the merge of early Christianity into the Roman Empire.

  • Published: September 22, 2010
  • ISBN: 9783110224719
  • Published: September 17, 2010
  • ISBN: 9783110224702



Life, Death and Representation: Some New Work on Roman Sarcophagi

Edited by: Jas Elsner and Janet Huskinson

book: Life, Death and Representation

Volume 29 in the series Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies

This volume presents a collection of essays on different aspects of Roman sarcophagi. These varied approaches will produce fresh insights into a subject which is receiving increased interest in English-language scholarship, with a new awareness of the important contribution that sarcophagi can make to the study of the social use and production of Roman art. The book will therefore be a timely addition to existing literature. Metropolitan sarcophagi are the main focus of the volume, which will cover a wide time range from the first century AD to post classical periods (including early Christian sarcophagi and post-classical reception). Other papers will look at aspects of viewing and representation, iconography, and marble analysis. There will be an Introduction written by the co-editors.

  • Language: English
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Copyright year: 2011
  • Audience: Academics, Libraries, Institutes
  • Pages
    • Front matter: 8
    • Main content: 446
  • Illustrations
    • Illustrations: 130
  • Keywords: Roman Art; Roman Culture; Roman Society; Sarcophagi
  • Published: December 15, 2010
  • ISBN: 9783110216783
  • Published: December 13, 2010
  • ISBN: 9783110202137


Friday, March 29, 2024

Open Access Journal: GROMA | documenting archaeology

 [First posted in AWOL 24 May 2017 updated 29 March 2024]

GROMA | documenting archaeology
ISSN: 2531-6672
DOI: 10.12977/groma 

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Groma is an open access peer-reviewed e-journal of the Department of History and Cultures (DISCI) of the University of Bologna focusing on the different methodologies applied to archaeology. Particular attention is paid to Mediterranean archaeology and to specific methodological aspects such as archaeological documentation and landscape archaeology. 

Vol. 7 (2022): Proceedings of Archeo.FOSS XV 2021 Open software, hardware, processes, data and formats in archaeological research 

The seven volume of the open access journal Groma. Documenting Archaeology, of year 2022 publishes the proceedings of ArcheoFOSS XV 2021 International conference on open software, hardware, processes, data and formats in archaeological research. It is edited by Domizia D’Erasmo, Cristina Esteban Gonzalez, Paolo Rosati, Matteo Serpetti and Livia Tirabassi, and collects contributes by the following authors:

 Julian Bogdani, Filippo Brandolini, Michael Campeggi, Renzo Carlucci, Giorgia Dato, Valerio De Luca, Alessio Di Iorio, Andrea Di Iorio,  Javier Esclapés, Cristina Gonzales Esteban, Laia Fabregat, Philip Fayad, Martina Frau, Carolina Frías, Luca Forti, Elisa Ginoli, Giuseppe Guarino, Charilaos Maniatakis, Alejandro Martín, Allard W. Mees, Jaime Molina,  Javier Munoz, Valentina Oselini, Alexandros Paraskeuas, Luca Peyronel, Andrea Pezzotta, Guillem Domingo-Ribas, Paolo Rosati, Eugenio Saccà, Mónica Sánchez, Haris Saroglou, Νikolaos Schetakis, Alessandro Spadaro, Costantine Spyrakos, Daniel Tejerina, Florian Thiery, Agnese Vacca, Morgan Lemmer Webber



Published: 2024-01-29

An open source platform addressing structural stability risk assessment in historical centres

Renzo Carlucci, Charilaos Maniatakis, Philip Fayad, Andrea Di Iorio, Nikolaos Schetakis, Costantine Spyrakos, Haris Saroglou, Alessio Di Iorio, Alexandros Paraskeuas, Nikos Papadopoulos


From micro-regional to intra-site analysis: the GIS of the Italian Archaeological Expedition in the Erbil Plain (Kurdistan Region of Iraq)

Valentina Oselini, Michael Campeggi, Luca Forti, Elisa Ginoli, Andrea Pezzotta, Agnese Vacca, Luca Peyronel


The Roman Villa of l’Albir (Alicante, Spain). The use of Blender and the Extended Matrix in the virtual reconstruction

Jaime Molina, Javier Esclapés, Carolina Frías, Javier Munoz, Alejandro Martín, Mónica Sánchez, Laia Fabregat, Daniel Tejerina


re3dragon – A Research Registry Resource API for Data Dragons

Florian Thiery, Allard W. Mees




Articles ;
Traces around a capital: the hinterland of Ravenna through remote sensing – Michele Abballe, Marco Cavalazzi ;
New considerations on the acropolis of Butrint during the Archaic age – Federica Carbotti ;
Rocca Savelli (Aventine Hill). Contribution to the knowledge on defence systems for family goods in Rome during the Late Middle Ages – Andrea Fiorini ;
The use of mudbricks and earth in modern Umbrian architectures: a preliminary report – Stefano Bordoni ;
A diachronic multi-source approach to the study of a historical landscape in Central-Western Europe: the Blies Survey Project – S. Antonelli, J.-P. Petit, A. Stinsky, C. Casolino, S. D’Arcangelo, P. Haupt, M. Moderato, S. Occhietti, V. Ollive, D. Rieth, S. Schmit ;
The 3D reconstruction model of the Roman theatre of Falerio Picenus (Falerone, Italy): promoting cultural heritage, understanding our past – Paolo Storchi ;

Notes ;
Architectures and urban landscapes in Pompeii: the project of Sapienza University in the Regio VII – Rosy Bianco, Sara Bossi, Maria Teresa D’Alessio ;
Preliminary zooarchaeological analysis of the Phoenice and Butrint excavations (2021 campaign) – Fabio Fiori ;
Geomatics and Ancient Architecture: the study of Villa San Marco and the Baths of StabiaeDario Saggese ;

Reviews ;
Julian Bogdani, Riccardo Montalbano, Paolo Rosati (eds.), Archeo.FOSS XIV 2020: Open software, hardware, processes, data and formats in archeological research, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference (15-17 October 2020), Archaeopress Archaeology, Oxford 2021 | Book review – Noemi Giovino ;
Davide Gangale Risoleo, Ippolita Raimondo (eds), Landscape: una sintesi di elementi diacronici. Metodologie a confronto per l’analisi del territorio, BAR International Series 3047, Oxford, 2021 | Book review – Francesco Pizzimenti ;
Custode Silvio Fioriello, Francis Tassaux (eds), I paesaggi costieri dell’Adriatico tra Antichita e Altomedioevo: Atti della Tavola Rotonda di Bari, 22–23 maggio 2017, Ausonius Editions, Bordeaux, 2019 | Book review – Frank Vermeulen





Book reviews

B. Forsén (ed.), “Thesprotia Expedition IV. Region Transformed by Empire”
B. Forsén (ed.), “Thesprotia Expedition IV. Region Transformed by Empire”