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Tille Hoyuk 1 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9781898249009
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1993
Imprint: British Institute at Ankara
Tille Hoyuk was excavated between 1979 and 1990 by the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara as part of the Turkish Lower Euphrates Rescue Project. The site revealed important remains of the Late Bronze and Iron Ages, and of the Achaemenid, and Hellenistic periods, as well as a Medieval phase. Between the 12th and 15th centuries the prehistoric mound was occupied by the fortified residence of a local chieftain. This volume contains a discussion of the methodology and stratigraphy of the excavation, followed by catalogues of the pottery, metal objects and coins.
Sculpture in the Parthian Empire Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9788772883113
Pub Date: 31 Aug 1993
Imprint: Aarhus University Press
A study on the chronology of the sculpture, primarily large-scale, of the Parthian Empire. The catalogue describes individual sculptural monuments and enumerates results and proposals of previous research. The text volume attempts to date the monuments according to their style and other criteria (such as iconographical traits, historical identifications or the contents of accompanying inscriptions and technical details). The study deals with sculptures from the central part of the Parthian Empire, defined as the area from around the Euphrates in the west (including a few monuments from Edesa and ancient Armenia) to the eastern frontiers of Iran, and from the Persian Gulf in the south to Parthyene, the southern part of Soviet Turkmenistan, in the north. However, some ivory reliefs found at Olbia and normally included in studies on Parthian art are also treated here.

East Roman Foreign Policy

formation and conduct from Diocletian to Anastasius
Format: Hardback
Pages: 283
ISBN: 9780905205830
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1992
Imprint: Francis Cairns Publications
The early Roman empire took a militaristic attitude towards its neighbours, but by the reign of Justinian a complex stance had evolved in which military force was tempered by diplomacy. Covering the period from the Peace of Nisibis in 299 to the death of Anastasius in 518, the author traces the development of the diplomatic element in late East Roman foreign policy from a mere adjunct or epilogue to war, into something with the capacity of being an alternative for war. Offers a detailed narrative history of the military and diplomatic activity in this field.
Well Built Mycenae, Fascicule 27 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9780946897353
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1992
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Well Built Mycenae
This fascicule describes the ground stone objects from the 1959-69 excavations at Mycenae. Don Evely describes the vases (36 complete and fragmentary pieces including `Minoan' birds' nest bowls and Mycenaean piriform jars,, fragments of rhyta and legged mortars) and other objects (inlays in valuable stones such as lapis lazuli and lapis lacedaemonius , mushroom shaped pommels, a steatite jewellery mould and other items). Curtis Runnels discusses sixteen domestic millstones.
Ritual & Desire Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9788772882888
Pub Date: 30 Jun 1992
Imprint: Aarhus University Press
Catullus' two wedding poems contain important statements regarding the poet's personality, Roman sexual morality, attitudes to love and marriage, and the practice and psychology of ancient religion. This work subjects the two poems to detailed analysis, and yields new insights into the ritual drama enacted, the mythical and erotic dimensions, and the depiction of male and female. The poems are shown to be more provocative than is usually recognised; marriage is conceived as eternal wedding night.
The Maussolleion at Halikarnassos Cover
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9788772885636
Pub Date: 31 Mar 1992
Imprint: Aarhus University Press
This third report of the Danish Archaeological Expedition to Bodrum is devoted to study of the terrace on which the Maussolleion was built. Seventy five trenches were dug in gardens and orchards to examine the extent and nature of the perimeter revetment and its facing wall, the surfacing of the terrace platform, and the foundation of the building that stood at its entrance, at the centre of the east side. Also included is a transcript of G M A Biliotti's diary recording excavations on behalf of the British Museum at the site of the Mausoleum in 1865 (with transcripts of inscriptions) and an account of the early history of marginally drafted masonry.

Future Currents in Aqueduct Studies

Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780905205809
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1991
Imprint: Francis Cairns Publications
A secure supply of safe water is essential for the development of civilised life. The great aqueducts of the Roman period are lasting and visible symbols of ancient achievements in this area, while other, less spectacular but equally well adapted water storage and distribution systems served communities of different types. All of these systems are of interest to archaeologists and to historians of engineering and technology. This volume contains thirteen papers by leaders in the field of Roman hydraulics in response to the question: "What would be the approach most profitably to be pursued in future studies in Roman aqueducts?" The nucleus is the five revised papers of the colloquium chaired by A. T. Hodge in New York in 1987. Eight further papers were added at the editor's invitation, to make a volume varied in approach and in geographical spread, unified by the international distinction of the contributors. Trevor Hodge himself contributes a masterly, and entertaining, concluding essay on the whole question of the interdisciplinary nature of his field, its possibilities, problems and pleasures.


Xenophon's Aims & Methods
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9788772882468
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1990
Imprint: Aarhus University Press
Cyropaedia - Xenophon's Aims & Methods
Unearthing Ancient Egypt (Objevovani stareho Egypta) (Czech/English) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 60
ISBN: 9788070662892
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1990
Imprint: Czech Institute of Egyptology
Presented in both Czech and English this book commemorates work by the Czech Institute of Egyptology in Egypt between 1958 and 1988. The topics covered are: The international UNESCO campaign to save the monuments of Nubia; work at the Mastaba of Ptahshepses at Abusir; work in the South Field at Abusir; an overview of Czech Egyptological Expeditions and a bibliography of Czech Egyptological publications.

The Fifth-Century Chroniclers

Prosper, Hydatius and the Gallic Chronicle of 452
Format: Paperback
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780905205465
Pub Date: 12 Dec 1990
Imprint: Francis Cairns Publications
Series: ARCA, Classical and Medieval Texts, Papers and Monographs
The fifth century AD has always been a period of intense interest for historians. At the beginning, the Roman Empire looked as impentrable as it had done for centuries, but by 500AD the world had changed beyond recognition. The western emperor had been deposed and the imperial government had lost control of most of Europe. From now on, inhabitants of western Europe lived in a post-Roman world. The writers of Latin histories in the fifth century were not concerned with the minutiae of politcs, or military affairs, they were Christians who saw the development of the world purely as God's plan for humanity. The connection between present and past was best shown through the new type of historical work, the Christian chronicle, the narrative structure of which was based around extensive lists, with minimal written detail. The three chroniclers whose work is discussed here were amongst the earliest to take up this new literary form, and each wrote a continuation of Jerome's chroncile, itself a translation of Eusebius' Christian world chronicle.
Excavations at Sabratha 1948-1951. Volume II Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9780950836355
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1989
Imprint: Society for Libyan Studies
Series: Society for Libyan Studies Monograph
This is the first report on the finds from K. Kenyon's and J. B. Ward-Perkins' excavations at Sabratha from 1948-1951, and contains full discussion and catalogues. This volume constitutes a landmark in the study of Punic and Roman pottery from Sabratha and Tripolitania, not only covering new dated types but also quantified studies and analysis It will be a lasting reference to the pottry from this area, and invaluable also for what it brings to the historical picture of this city.

Herodotos and his `Sources'

Citation, invention and narrative art
Format: Hardback
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9780905205700
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1989
Imprint: Francis Cairns Publications
Professor Fehling's important study of source-citations in Herodotus first appeared in German in 1971 ( Die Quellenangaben bei Herodot ). It proved controversial at the time, setting its face as it did against the general trend of Herodotean studies over the preceding few decades. Herodotus and his 'Sources' re-opens the question of the veracity of Herodotus' source-citations, raised in the last century in Britain by A. H. Sayce and in Germany by H. Panofsky. Their view, in essence that Herodotus simply invented most of the sources to which he attributed his information, so that they were without factual basis, met with general disbelief. However, modern arguments in favour of a factual basis are, as Fehling suggests in his Introduction, logically untenable. A rigorous analysis in Chapters 1 and 2 of Herodotus' methods of source-citation, and of his narrative strategies, lays the foundation for chapters on the role of free invention in Herodotus and on Herodotus' use of 'typical numbers'. Some comparative material from other authors, mainly ancient but also medieval, is adduced. A short concluding chapter sketches some of the wider implications of the view adopted in this study. In this English edition, translated by J. G. Howie in close collaboration with the author, numerous small revisions and a few major ones are incorporated. The translator has aimed at clarity and ease of comprehension. This book will be of primary concern to ancient historians and historiographers; narratologists will also find much in it to interest them.
Excavations at Tell Rubeidheh Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9780856684319
Pub Date: 01 Nov 1989
Imprint: British Institute for the Study of Iraq
Series: Iraq Archaeological Reports
A report on the excavation of an Uruk period mound dug as  part of the Hamrin Dam rescue project in East Iraq. It includes sections on the archaeology, finds, animal bones and flints.
Catalogue of the Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum VIII Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 442
ISBN: 9780714111247
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1988
Imprint: British Museum Press
The third and final Sippar volume catalogues some 12,000 Babylonian tablets acquired by the British Museum between 1882 and 1895. The tablets, which are catalogued by date, include a large number of Old Babylonian examples.
Excavations at Ana Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780856684258
Pub Date: 01 Feb 1988
Imprint: British Institute for the Study of Iraq
Series: Iraq Archaeological Reports
This was a rescue project in the basin of the Qadisiyya Dam recently completed at Haditha. Qal'at 'Ana is an island in the stream of the Euphrates, the site of the ancient and medieval city of 'Ana, since the 17th century downgraded to a village and palm-gardens, while the town moved to the right bank. 'Ana, on the Middle Euphrates some 150 km below the modern Iraqi-Syrian border, a very beautiful place, was the centre of an autonomous governorate under the Assyrians, a border fortress under the Parthians, Romans and Sasanians, and a caravan town and bedouin centre under Islam.
Longthorpe II Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9780907764083
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1987
Imprint: Roman Society Publications
Series: Britannia Monographs
This volume describes the pottery-making depot attached to the pre-Flavian vexillation fortress of Longthorpe near Peterborough and and throws light on the problems of supply of the Roman army during the conquest campaigns. It contains a detailed report on excavations at a group of sites lying east and south-east of the Roman fortress of Longthorpe, Cambridgeshire. A second section reports on the finds from the excavations.