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Amar Annus

produced? Indeed, take her to the sea, (or) to the (highest) outcrop of the mountain! Indeed, bind her to a free-standing tamarisk or a lone reed stalk! As surely as a corpse does not have life and a still-born child has never suckled the milk of his mother, may the Daughter-of-Anu like smoke leave town

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Ghislaine van der Ploeg

, and religious, of Roman life. This cultic change could also be expected because religion and power were especially closely linked as religious rites gave elites a platform for self-representation. 15 Bendlin notes the social centrality which religion had in public life at this time; according to him

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Ghislaine van der Ploeg

of the physician’s relationship with the monarch must have made him an ideal messenger and advisor. If the emperor could trust him with his body and life then he could trust him with his political affairs. 46 Benario has argued that there is a dichotomy to Tacitus’ representation of Claudius in

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Julia Krul

Greek Berossos. According to the Babyloniaka , Oannès had taught humankind everything that was necessary to lead a good life: not only the esoteric knowledge of the priest-scholars that allowed them to contact the gods and interpret divine messages, but also writing, agriculture, architecture, cultic

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Henry Stadhouders and Strahil V. Panayotov

gather, a girl who is not living secluded yet between conjugal walls, or indeed a woman behaving improperly by putting her chastity at risk 57 —, whereas she ought to be housed in a place befitting her preciosity and integrity. The frustrated owner goes on with an address to his share arguing that she

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Julia Krul

motivated by classical incantations like Maqlû where she works together with Anu and Antu to banish evil witches, but it may also have been a response to popular demand. As a mediator in matters of life and death, Bēlet-ṣēri was especially popular outside of the traditional priestly elite. 290 Bēltu

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Edited by Harold Tarrant, Danielle A. Layne, Dirk Baltzly and François Renaud

philosophic practitioners. Ethics mattered; the example of Plato’s life mattered; and Plato’s voice (captured in the song of the swan at the outset of the de Platone ) also mattered. Therefore Apuleius’ voice also mattered. O’Brien here tackles the Didaskalikos of Alcinous, a text that has become

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Charles E. Snyder

books ( d.l . 4.32). Carneades, head of the Academy from 166 until 137 bce , followed the example of Arcesilaus in exactly this respect. The decision not to write while living a philosophical life within the Academy, and the repetition of that decision by Carneades over a century later, is the

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Catherine Gines Taylor

spindle are the bittersweet symbols of the powerful capacity of the Fates to determine the life-span of this child. Wool was known to produce a spark when rubbed with amber. The generation of this spark was connected with the cosmos and with what the Greeks called pneuma , “Spirit, Living Air

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Carl S. O’Brien

world should be without share in soul or in a living being superior to mortal nature. To their administration the whole sublunar and terrestrial sphere has been assigned” (15.171.15–20). While we now know that the Epinomis probably originated with Plato’s literary secretary, Philip of Opus, clearly