Gegenstand dieses Buches is die illusionistische Architekturmalerei des zweiten Stils in ihrer ersten Phase (ca. 100-50/40 v.Chr.). Es Befäßt sich einerseits mit formalen und typologischen Aspekten, zum anderen mit Fragen nach Funktion und Bedeutung. Eine ausführliche philologische Analyse von Vitruvs Äusserungen zur spätrepublikanischen Wandmalerei (De Architectura VII 5.1-3) geht der Behandlung des archäologischen Materials voran.
As one of the greatest cities of antiquity, Alexandria has always been a severe challenge to its historians, all the more so because the surviving evidence, material and textual, is so disparate. New archaeological and literary discoveries and the startling diversity of ancient Alexandria (so reminiscent of some modern cities) add to the interest. The present volume contains the papers given at a conference at Columbia University in 2002 which attempted to lay some of the foundations for a new history of Alexandria by considering, in particular, its position between the traditions and life of Egypt on the one hand, and on the other the immigrants who came there from Greece and elsewhere in the wake of the founder Alexander of Macedon.
The Herakleian peninsula or the Minor Khersonesos of Strabon is a plain territory in the South Western Crimea which served as the hinterland of the Greek city of Khersonesos Taurike. In ancient times this territory, divided up into plots and cultivated, constituted the agrarian base of the city-state. The ruins of farms had attracted the attention of scholars as early as the 18th and 19th centuries. Systematic archaeological excavations began in 1876. As a result a large amount of material was found revealing a complex political and agrarian network. An archaeological mission was set up in 1974; it was constituted by archaeologists from the Moscow State University and other Institutes. The expedition started working on the agrarian territory of Khersonesos Taurike and its main task was to draught a complete plan of the divisions of the Herakleian Peninsula as well as to find out the actual number of country estates contained within the area.
This volume - a Festschrift in honour of the renowned Acts-scholar Eckhard Plümacher - contains thirteen articles on Luke's Acts of the Apostles. Presented are essays concerning Luke's language and style (Alexander, Koch, Steyn, Victor), the literary and historiographical technique applied in Acts (Moessner, Koch, Lindemann), on Luke's theology / Christology (Schröter, Vouga) and on the use (and abuse) of Acts for reconstructing aspects of the history of Early Christianity (Breytenbach, Horn, Schmithals) and for constructing theology relevant to modern culture (Vouga). Furthermore it contains a critical edition and commentary of the Martyrdom of Stephen with a discussion of its relationship to Acts (Bovon/Bouvier) and a presentation and discussion of some unknown Coptic Fragments of Acts (Bethge).
Contra Apionem, the last known work by the Jewish author Flavius Josephus (38 - ca. 100 CE), is the only direct Jewish apology, that remains from antiquity. It is of special interest to us, because in its third part Josephus undertakes to explain the main ideas and laws of Judaism and its "theocratic" constitution to non-Jewish readers.
This volume gives an introduction to
Contra Apionem as a whole, a German translation, and a precise analysis and interpretation of the work's third part on Judaism, especially its meaning for non-Jewish readers.
This study gives the reader access to an aspect of Josephus and to a part of his important work
Contra Apionem, which, to date, have not attracted sufficient scholarly attention.
Following on from the author's Ancient Topography of Eastern Phokis (1986) and Topography and Population of Ancient Boiotia (1988) this monograph completes his studies of settlement in antiquity of Eastern Central Greece (excluding Attike and Megaris). The structure of the book is exactly the same as the parallel work on Eastern Phokis: an account of the physical geography (and natural economy) of the area is followed by a detailed catalogue of 22 sites in which location, bibliography, and structural remains are discussed, surface finds and inscriptions are listed, and the possible identifications with ancient names are elaborated; after these presentations of the raw data, analytical sections on settlement development and organisation, on fortifications, and on cults follow. Several appendices treat of connex subjects or list various testimonia, ancient and modern, and the work concludes with indices of ancient texts, placenames and general subjects.