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Author: Peter Kelly

This paper will examine Ovid’s depiction of the catalogue of hybrids from Tristia 4.7. It will argue that this passage may be read as an allusion to Empedocles’ description of the compound creatures which existed at an early stage in the evolution of living beings (fr. 60 DK). It will attempt

In: Mnemosyne
Toward a Postcolonial Reading of the Epistle of James offers an interpretation of Jas 2:1-13 putting the text in the midst of the Roman imperial system of rank. This study shows that the conflict of the text has more to do with differences of rank than poverty and wealth. The main problem is that the Christian assemblies are acting according to Roman cultural etiquette instead of their Jewish-Christian heritage when a Roman equestrian and a beggar visit the assembly. The members of the assemblies are accused of having become too Roman. From a postcolonial
perspective, this is a typical case of hybrid identities. Additional key concepts from postcolonialism, such as diaspora, ‘othering’, naming of oppressors, and binarisms such as coloniser/colonised, centre/margin, honour/shame and power/powerless, are highlighted throughout the study.

[German version] Coins on which obverse and reverse do not belong together. Hybrid coins (HC) were sometimes created by mistake, when the personnel of a mint combined the minting stamps of two different emissions (quinar, Rome, AD 261, obverse Gallienus, reverse Salonina, see [1]), other times when

In: Brill's New Pauly Online
This book investigates Hellenistic popular religion through an interdisciplinary study of terracotta figurines of Egyptian deities, mostly from domestic contexts, from the trading port of Delos. A comparison of the figurines’ iconography to parallels in Egyptian religious texts, temple reliefs, and ritual objects suggests that many figurines depict deities or rituals associated with Egyptian festivals. An analysis of the objects’ clay fabrics and manufacturing techniques indicates that most were made on Delos. Additionally, archival research on unpublished notes from early excavations reveals new data on many figurines’ archaeological contexts, illuminating their roles in both domestic and temple cults. The results offer a new perspective on Hellenistic reinterpretations of Egyptian religion, as well as the relationship between “popular” and “official” cults.

been explored through the lens of cultural hybridity and how a minority identity is expressed within larger structures of empire. 25 Sylvie Honigman has argued that within the context of Ptolemaic Egypt, Judaeans were a part of a nested construction of Greek ethnicity, accepted as a sub-group of Greek

In: Uncovering Jewish Creativity in Book III of the Sibylline Oracles

Mixanthropoi. Animal-human Hybrid Deities in Greek Religion (Kernos Suppl. 25). Liège, Centre International d’Étude de la Religion Grecque Antique, 2011. 383 pp. Pr. €40.00. ISBN 9782960071788. According to common perception―ancient and modern alike―Greek antiquity knew no animal gods. And yet

In: Mnemosyne
Author: J.R. Porter
This work challenges recent critical assessments that emphasize the allegedly subversive elements in Euripides' play. The Orestes is found to present a curious mélange of early and late Euripidean features, resulting in a drama where the tragic potential of Orestes' predicament becomes lost amid the moral, political and situational chaos that dominates the late Euripidean stage. Throughout, emphasis is placed on reading the Orestes in light of Greek stage conventions and the poet's own practice. Of particular interest are: an original examination, in light of Greek rhetorical practice, of Orestes' agon with Tyndareus; an analysis of the Phrygian's monody as a cunning hybrid of Timothean nome and traditional messenger speech; and a re-evaluation of the play's troubling deus ex machina.
Romanization, Identity and Socio-Cultural Interaction in the South of the Iberian Peninsula between the 4th and 1st centuries BCE
Roman Turdetania makes use of the literary and archeological sources to provide an updated state of knowledge from a postcolonial approach about the socio-cultural interaction processes and the subsequent romanisation of the populations in the southern Iberian Peninsula from the 4th to the 1st centuries BCE. The resulting communities shaped a new identity, hybrid and converging, resulting from the previous Phoenician–Punic substrate vigorously coexisting with the new Hellenistic-Roman imprint.
The literary letter was one of the most versatile and popular forms of writing in Greek antiquity, yet one of the least widely studied today. The use of the letter within narrative or as narrative medium is something which the Ancient Greek literary tradition established as central to the western world (especially through the letters of Plato, Hippocrates and the Christian epistolographers). This volume presents detailed literary readings of a wide range of Greek literary letter collections. By comparison of the various narrative strategies taken within Greek epistolary texts across a range of genres, cultural backgrounds, and time periods, the volume takes a significant step towards the appreciation of Greek epistolary collections as a unique literary phenomenon.
Author: Ronny Kaiser

biographical texts to generate and to integrate various discourses seems to be an important reason that the process of appropriation varies. For sure, the differences between biography and historiography in antiquity do not differ much from those in the Renaissance. This is mainly because of the hybridity and

In: Framing Classical Reception Studies