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of the legend of Mary the Egyptian. Motivating Contexts The legend of Mary the Egyptian achieved a perfected form in the Sophronian vita, a hagiography emphasizing the power of an icon of the Blessed Virgin; the life of Mary the Egyptian could thus be read and employed as a refutation of

In: Egypt, Israel, and the Ancient Mediterranean World

Germany in 1889, the range of benefits have grown from a modest pension to a total support system for medical, housing and living needs. In a preamble to the Older Americans Act of 1965, the Congressional declaration of objectives in­ cluded thefollowing: 1) An adequate income in retirement in accordance

In: The Care of the Elderly in the Ancient Near East
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programme of which dates back to the early period of the rule of Cyrus. The Mardioi, Sagartians and some other nomadic peoples living in the mountains of Persis, and also the sedentary peoples of the Carmanians, Panthialaioi and Derousiaioi, were subjugated by Cyrus at a later date , apparently after the

In: A Political History of the Achaemenid Empire
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snatching up an unsullied flake and making his pen express the irony of life. (Davies 1917:236) As satire tends to be topical, directed against specific and often transi- tory social or political evils, one would expect its cartoon expression to be a unique and somewhat spontaneous creation, as suggested

In: Egypt, Israel, and the Ancient Mediterranean World

in order to demonstrate that violence against such images entailed more that a symbolic "politi- cal statement." To deface or destroy an image of the king, in the conceptual world of ancient l\ifesopotamia, represented a genuine attempt on the life of the living-or the afterlife of the dead

In: Aššur is King! Aššur is King!
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many spices259 (and possibly also images).260 Samsi fled for her life "like a wild she-ass" to the desert. At this point she apparently decided to surrender to Tiglath-Pileser, and paid tribute of camels, she-camels and their young, and probably also spices, sheep and the like, notation of which has

In: The Ancient Arabs

hinterland-those daughter towns and their depend­ ent farms who belonged to and supported the city-state (Portugali 1994: 212)-upon whom the greater burden of taxes and coroee would have fallen, and who, consequently, would have been highly motivated to leave. Their departure would have undoubtedly led to a

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Neo-Babylonian rule to the west, it was inevitable that problems would arise with the independently motivated Phoenicians. In ca. 574, after a long siege, Nebuchadnezzar defeated Tyre and finally brought all of Phoenicia under his rule (Harden 1971:50). Thirty-five years later, Cyrus moved into

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after his first campaign,"? the Arabs along both sides of the West Babylonian border were probably in close contact. In any case, the settlement of the Arabs in western Babylonia during the Neo-Assyrian period, proceeding from nomadism through the various stages of sedentary life, presents us with a

In: The Ancient Arabs

reign and beyond." Both empires were bound to reassert their impe- rial claims repeatedly, at vast cost of materiel and human life, for a lasting humiliation spelled international loss of prestige, and empires must maintain the fiction of invincibility at their peril. The British Foreign Office, the

In: Aššur is King! Aššur is King!