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Published 2015
Dionysos in classical Athens : an understanding through images /

: Dionysos, with his following of satyrs and women, was a major theme in a big part of the figure painted pottery in 500-300 B.C. Athens. As an original testimonial of their time, the imagery on these vases convey what this god meant to his worshippers. It becomes clear that - contrary to what is usually assumed - he was not only appropriate for wine, wine indulgence, ecstasy and theatre. Rather, he was present in both the public and private sphere on many, both happy and sad, occasions. In addition, the vase painters have emphasized different aspects of Dionysos for their customers inside and outside of Athens, depending on the political and cultural situation.
: 1 online resource (xx, 290 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004270121 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1995
The early Amazons : modern and ancient perspectives on a persistent myth /

: The Early Amazons offers a new understanding of the ancient Amazon myth, situating mythical representations in the realm of cultural history. The first section examines how the Amazons have presented a challenge to views on history, myth and gender in classical mythology from the late eighteenth century up to the impact of structuralism. Topics included are nineteenth-century historiography and the interest in linguistics. The second section sheds new light on the culture of archaic Greece, offering a coherent assessment of literary and visual representations. Taking mythical narrative as a form of oral storytelling, it shows the emergence of the Amazon motif and its meaning in the world of epic. Iconographical analysis reveals how the visual arts have made a contribution of their own to the imaginary presence of the Amazons.
: 1 online resource (xxi, 473 pages, [12] pages of plates) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 443-460) and index. : 9789004301436 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2003
Trophonios de Lébadée : cultes et mythes d'une cité béotienne au miroir de la mentalité antique /

: The oracle of Trophonios at Lebadeia (Boiotia), among the best documented in Greece, was active from the archaic period to the third century AD. At this oracle, divine revelation was given in the form of a 'visionary trance', experienced as a psychic journey or leap of the soul into the world of truth. From the beginning, the cult and legend of Trophonios (and of similar heroes) turned upon the boundary between 'the other world' and the here-and-now, and were intimately linked with psychagogy, divination (including iatromancy), and the mysteries. The analysis of each of the oracle's components in the light of ancient mentalities has broadened our understanding of both Trophonios and of Greek divination in general.
: 1 online resource (xxx, 430 pages) : illustrations, map. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-374) and index. : 9789004295988 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2013
The religious life of Nabataea /

: Flourishing in the centuries around the birth of Christ, the Nabataean kingdom covered a large swathe of the north-western Arabian Peninsula and was shaped by cultural influences from the Mediterranean, Arabian and wider Semitic worlds. The Religious Life of Nabataea examines the inscriptions, sculptures and architectural remains left by worshippers in every corner of the kingdom, from the spectacular remains of the desert city of Petra to the fertile plains of southern Syria. While previous scholarly approaches have minimised the diversity of cultic practices and traditions found in Nabataea, this study reveals a vibrant religious landscape dominated by a variety of local traditions.
: 1 online resource (xi, 316 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p;ages [241]-256) and index. : 9789004216235 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2001
The religion of the Nabataeans : a conspectus /

: The history of the Nabataean Kingdom of Hellenistic-Roman times, centred on Petra, is now well known, but until the publication of this book, no monograph has been devoted to Nabataean religion, known to us principally from inscriptions in Nabataean Aramaic, iconography, archaeology and Greek literary texts. After a critical survey of the sources, the author analyses systematically the information on the individual gods worshipped by the Nabataeans, including a detailed illustrated account of temples and iconography. A further major section discusses religious themes: aniconism, henotheism, death-cult and the divinisation of kings. In a final chapter, Nabataean religion is considered in relation to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The book will be of particular interest to historians of religion in the Graeco-Roman Near East and to Semitic epigraphists.
: 1 online resource (xvi, 242 pages) : illustrations, maps. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-234) and indexes. : 9789004301481 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2010
Divine images and human imaginations in Ancient Greece and Rome /

: The polytheistic religious systems of ancient Greece and Rome reveal an imaginative attitude towards the construction of the divine. One of the most important instruments in this process was certainly the visualisation. Images of the gods transformed the divine world into a visually experienceable entity, comprehensible even without a theoretical or theological superstructure. For the illiterates, images were together with oral traditions and rituals the only possibility to approach the idea of the divine; for the intellectuals, images of the gods could be allegorically transcended symbols to reflect upon. Based on the art historical and textual evidence, this volume offers a fresh view on the historical, literary, and artistic significance of divine images as powerful visual media of religious and intellectual communication.
: Paperback version published 2015. : 1 online resource (xvi, 437 pages) : illustrations, map, plans. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-359) and indexes. : 9789047441656 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2009
Roman gods : a conceptual approach /

: The book is concerned with the question of how the concept of \'god\' in urban Rome can be analyzed along the lines of six constituent concepts, id est space, time, personnel, function, iconography and ritual. While older publications tended to focus on the conceptual nature of Roman gods only in those (comparatively rare) instances in which different concepts patently overlapped (as in the case of the deified emperor or hero-worship), this book develops general criteria for an analysis of pagan, Jewish and Christian concepts of gods in ancient Rome (and by extension elsewhere). While the argument of the book is exclusively based on the evidence from the capital up to the age of Constantine, in the concluding section the results are compared to other religious belief systems, thus demonstrating the general applicability of this conceptual approach.
: 1 online resource (219 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-209) and index. : 9789047428480 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1981
Faith, hope and worship : aspects of religious mentality in the ancient world /

: 1 online resource (xiii, 284 pages, [27] pages of plates) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004296695 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2002
Attis, between myth and history : king, priest, and God /

: This volume deals with the figure of Attis. The work aims to reconsider the mythical and cultic information about this character, trying to provide proof of the processes of \'construction\' and \'reconstruction\' that have contributed to the moulding of the different forms of Attis that developed as a result of various demands within different religious traditions. After an introduction about the history of the studies, the first part examines the oldest evidence on Attis, resorting to comparison with religious traditions earlier than or contemporary with Phrygian culture. The second part tackles the classical world and collects the elements of continuity and of innovation in respect of Asianic religious traditions. The third part analyses the problem of the processes of reinterpretation of the traditional cults that both the \'pagan\' philosophers and the fathers of the Church effected. The link between Attis and Death is discussed in the fourth part.
: 1 online resource (xii, 207 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-198) and indexes. : 9789004295971 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2002
Aegyptiaca Romana : nilotic scenes and the Roman views of Egypt /

: This archaeological study investigates the meaning of the Egyptian and egyptianising artefacts that have been preserved from the Roman world in different ways. Its point of departure is a detailed study on the so-called Nilotic scenes or Nilotic landscapes. The book presents a comprehensive and illustrated catalogue of the genre that was popular all around the Mediterranean from the Hellenistic period to the Christian era as well as a contextualisation and interpretation. Drawing on the conclusions thus reached the whole group of Aegyptiaca Romana is subsequently studied. Based on a general overview of this material in the Roman world and, moreover, a case-study of the Aegyptiaca from the city of Rome the different meanings of this cultural phenomenon are mapped. Together with other Egyptian deities popular in the Roman world, the goddess Isis plays an important role in this discussion. Aegyptiaca Romana, among them the Nilotic scenes, are part of the reflection of the Roman attitude towards and thoughts on Egypt, Egyptian culture and the East. The concluding part of the book illustrates and tries to explain this Roman discourse on Egypt.
: 1 online resource (xiv, 509 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 478-489) and index. : 9789004295957 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2008
The variety of local religious life in the Near East in the Hellenistic and Roman periods /

: A 'Near Eastern religion', along the lines of 'Greek religion' or 'Roman religion', is hard to distinguish for the Classical period, since the religious cultures of the many cities, villages and regions that constituted the Near East in the Hellenistic and Roman periods were, despite some obvious similarities, above all very different from each other. This collection of articles by scholars from different disciplines (Ancient History, Archaeology, Art-History, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Oriental Studies, Theology) contributes to our quest for understanding the polytheistic cults of the Near East as a whole by bringing out the variety between the different local and regional forms of worship in this part of the world.
: 1 online resource (xx, 329 pages, [61] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-310) and indexes. : 9789047433538 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1996
Cybele, Attis, and related cults : essays in memory of M.J. Vermaseren /

: This volume brings together articles on the cult of the mother-goddess Cybele and her consort Attis, from the emergence of the religion in Anatolia through its expansion into Greece and Italy to the latest times of the Roman Empire and its farthest extent west, the Iberian Peninsula. It combines the work of established scholars with that of young researchers in the field, and represents a truly international perspective. The reader will find treatment inter alia of Cybele's emasculated priests, the Galli; the dissemination of Cybele-cult through the harbour city, Miletus; the cult of Cybele in Ephesus; the rock-cut sanctuary of Cybele at Akrai in Sicily; the competition between the Cybele-cult and Christianity; and the role of Attis in Neo-Platonic philosophy.
: 1 online resource (ix, 441 pages) : illustrations, maps. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004295889 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1980
Pietas : selected studies in Roman religion /

: Translated from the Latin. : 1 online resource (xx, 264 pages, [7] pages of plates) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004296688 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2011
Ancient angels : conceptualizing angeloi in the Roman Empire /

: Although angels are typically associated with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Ancient Angels demonstrates that angels (angeloi) were also a prominent feature of non-Abrahamic religions in the Roman era. Following an interdisciplinary approach, the study uses literary, inscriptional, and archaeological evidence to examine Roman conceptions of angels, how residents of the empire venerated angels, and how Christian authorities responded to this potentially heterodox aspect of Roman religion. The book brings together the evidence for popular beliefs about angels in Roman religion, demonstrating the widespread nature of speculation about, and veneration of, angels in the Roman Empire
: 1 online resource (xviii, 181 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-177) and index. : 9789004210899 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1995
The Jews in late ancient Rome : evidence of cultural interaction in the Roman diaspora /

: The Jews in Late Ancient Rome focusses on the Jewish community in third and fourth century Rome, and in particular on how this community related to the larger non-Jewish world that surrounded it. The book's point of departure is a refutation of the disputable thesis that Roman Jews lived in complete isolation. The book examines Jewish archaeological remains and Jewish funerary inscriptions from Rome from various angles, and compares them with Pagan and early Christian material and epigraphical remains. In the last part the author concentrates on an enigmatic legal treatise entitled the Collatio , identifying its author and exploring the implications of this identification. This study proposes a new way in which the relationship between Jews and non-Jews in late antiquity can be studied.
: 1 online resource (xx, 283 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-280) and index. : 9789004283473 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2012
La raison des signes : présages, rites, destin dans les sociétés de la méditerranée ancienne /

: Comment prévoir l'inconnu et contrôler l'inattendu ? Les Anciens ont tenté de répondre à ces questions en interprétant des signes dans lesquels il reconnaissaient des messages divins. Ce recueil permet de comparer la diversité de leurs questionnements dans les sociétés polythéistes ou monothéistes de la Méditerranée antique. Il interroge premièrement la construction rituelle des signes au sein des institutions divinatoires ; deuxièmement, des phénomènes naturels spontanés, qui, apparus hors de toute institution, ont néanmoins valeur de présages ou d'avertissements ; troisièmement, l'intentionnalité manifestée à travers l'intervention divine dans l'histoire des peuples ou les vies singulières ; quatrièmement, l'épistémologie des signes dans des élaborations philosophiques ou théologiques qui éclairent la tension entre données oraculaires et contrôle ritualisé des signes, entre données révélées et argumentations raisonnées visant à neutraliser les injonctions du destin. How to foresee the unknown and master the unexpected? Ancient people tried to answer those questions by interpreting signs considered as divine messages. In this volume, the writers compare and examine this manifold questioning in the polytheistic and monotheistic societies of the ancient Mediterranean Sea. In the first place, it is shown how signs were ritually constructed within instituted practice of divination ; second, how, although some spontaneous natural phenomena appeared out of any instituted context, may nevertheless constitute omens or monition ; third, how the gods' intervention may reveal a sort of intention in the course of national history or individual life ; finally, the essays study the epistemology of signs at work in some philosophical or theological elaborations, which may enlighten the tension between oracular evidence and ritual control of signs, and between revealed facts and reasoning arguments intending to neutralize the injunctions of the divine.
: Text in French; summaries in English. : 1 online resource (xviii, 626 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004210912 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2005
Mantikê : studies in ancient divination /

: This book thoroughly revisits divination as a central phenomenon in the lives of ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. It collects studies from many periods in Graeco-Roman history, from the Archaic period to the late Roman, and touches on many different areas of this rich topic, including treatments of dice oracles, sortition in both pagan and Christian contexts, the overlap between divination and other interpretive practices in antiquity, the fortunes of independent diviners, the activity of Delphi in ordering relations with the dead, the role of Egyptian cult centers in divinatory practices, and the surreptitious survival of recipes for divination by corpses. It also reflects a ranges of methodologies, drawn from anthropology, history of religions, intellectual history, literary studies, and archaeology, epigraphy, and paleography. It will be of particular interest to scholars and student of ancient Mediterranean religions.
: 1 online resource (322 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789047407966 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2009
Votives, places and rituals in Etruscan religion : studies in honor of Jean MacIntosh Turfa /

: Etruscans were deemed "the most religious of men" by their Roman successors and it is hardly surprising that the topic of Etruscan religion has been explored for some time now. This volume offers a contribution to the continued study of Etruscan religion and daily life, by focusing on the less explored issue of ritual. Ritual is approached through fourteen case studies, considering mortuary customs, votive rituals and other religious and daily life practices. The book gathers new material, interpretations and approaches to the less emphasized areas of Etruscan religion, especially its votive aspects, based on archaeological and epigraphic sources.
: 1 online resource (xliii, 291 pages) : illustrations, maps. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789047442622 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2005
Paroles d'Apollon : pratiques et traditions oraculaires dans l'Antiquité tardive, IIe-VIe siècle /

: This book deals with the making and the reuses of the divine words which were ascribed to Apollo from the 2nd to the 6th centuries AD and which have now become available in both epigraphical and literary sources. The larger part has been issued by the sanctuaries of Claros and Didyma. This comprehensive and historical approach analyses the oracles of Apollo according to the various contexts ancient authors used to resort to the sacred words. The first part of the book examines, in the context of the Graeco-Roman city-states, the oracular texts in relation to the sanctuaries where they had originally been produced. The second part explores the different ways in which the Apollinian oracles were reappropriated by pagan and Christian authors for philosophical, polemical and apologetic purposes. This study of the sacred texts reveals in an original manner the cultural, political, and religious life of pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire.
: 1 online resource (x, 516 pages) : maps. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-500) and indexes. : 9789047415855 : 0927-7633 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2004
The imperial cult in the Latin west : studies in the ruler cult of the western provinces of the Roman Empire /

: This volume focuses on the headquarters of provincial cults and the principal features of the worship offered there on behalf of the province. Evidence for provincial centres survives in various forms of varying degress of reliability but, while no standard pattern emerges, it seems clear that every province established a permanent base that served similar cultic, administrative, recreational and ideological purposes. Traces of provincial worship are more fleeting but a rough picture can be reconstructed of priestly regalia and of the calendar, rites and associated liturgy and ceremonial that marked the differing cults of individual provinces. Both studies conclude with an overview of the main conclusions and are profusely illustrated with over a hundred plates or diagrams.
: 1 online resource (xxiii, 397 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-397). : 9789047412762 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.