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Ritual & Desire Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9788772882888
Pub Date: 30 Jun 1992
Description:
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
Description:
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.
An Iron Age and Romano-British Enclosed Settlement at Watkins Farm, Oxon Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9780947816803
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1991
Series: Thames Valley Landscapes Monograph
Illustrations: 36 illus
Description:
Report on 1983-5 excavation of a low-lying gravel site close to the Thames. A mid Iron Age ditched enclosure with four huts, and evidence suggesting horse-breeding rather than arable cultivation is followed, after a break, by Roman period enclosures that initially respect the earlier ditches but later become rectangular; no structures but R-B domestic refuse up to mid 4th century. Later use in Middle Ages.
Archaic Pottery of Chios (2 vols) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9780947816308
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1991
Illustrations: 245 b/w and 5 col. pl.
Description:
A major study of the decorated pottery of Chios. It ranges from the patterned chalices of the seventh century, and the Wild Goat style, through the Reserving Styles of the sixth century (Animal Chalice Style, Grand Style, Chalice Style) to the Black-Figure Styles (Sphinx and Lion, Grand Style, Chalices, Kantharoi), with full discussion of shapes and changing styles. There are chapters on dating, distribution and the character of Chian vase painting.

Future Currents in Aqueduct Studies

Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780905205809
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1991
Imprint: Francis Cairns Publications
Illustrations: 8 pl.
Description:
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.

Cyropaedia

Xenophon's Aims & Methods
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9788772882468
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1990
Description:
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
Illustrations: 56p of col & b/w pls
Description:
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
Illustrations: xii + 329 pages
Description:
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.
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
Illustrations: b/w ilus
Description:
This is the first report on the finds from K. Kenyon's and J. B.

Herodotos and his `Sources'

Citation, invention and narrative art
Format: Hardback
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9780905205700
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1989
Imprint: Francis Cairns Publications
Description:
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.
Excavations at Tell Rubeidheh Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9780856684319
Pub Date: 01 Nov 1989
Series: Iraq Archaeological Reports
Description:
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
Description:
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
Series: Iraq Archaeological Reports
Illustrations: 16 plates, 57 figures
Description:
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
Series: Britannia Monographs
Illustrations: 27 b/w pls, 48 figs, tbs
Description:
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.

Sabellian-Samnite Bronze Belts in the British Museum

Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780861590575
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1986
Series: British Museum Research Publications
Maussolleion at Halikarnassos, Volume 2 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9788772880426
Pub Date: 31 Mar 1986
Series: Jutland Archaeological Society Publications
Illustrations: illus
Description:
Composition is so vast that no single book -- let alone a slender volume like this one -- can cover it exhaustively. The principles and views presented here are representative of a variety of approaches to visual design: some are concerned exclusively with form; others with the psychology of form; and still others with ideological properties thought to be inherent in particular choices of visual pattern.