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Pharaonic King-Lists, Annals and Day-Books

A Contribution to the Study of the Egyptian Sense of History
Format: Hardback
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9780920168080
Pub Date: 01 Feb 1986
Imprint: Benben Publications
Series: SSEA Publication
Illustrations: 4 b/w pls
Description:
This is a classic study into the Egyptians' use of the past, focusing on the pictures and texts common in Ancient Egypt showing groupings of kings. The author discusses the genesis and development of the "king list" tradition, following a tradition over three millennia. After taking a chronological approach to "king lists", annals and day lists from the Old to New Kingdoms, the book focuses on the Aegyptiaca of Manetho, perhaps the first truly 'historical' approach to Egyptian sources written during the early Ptolemaic period.

Excavations at Sidi Khrebish Benghazi (Bengazi) Volume III, Part 2

The lamps
Format: Paperback
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9781915808066
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1985
Imprint: Society for Libyan Studies
Series: Supplements to Libya Antiqua
Illustrations: 39 b/w pls, 19 b/w illus, fold-out
Description:
Over 5650 lamps, largely ceramic, were discovered during excavation of the Hellenistic city of Berenice, North Africa. These date from the foundation of the city in the mid 3rd century through to the 10th- and 11th-century Islamic period. This full report catalogues Hellenistic, Roman and Islamic lamps, both imported and local, and also considers inscriptions, marks and historical context.
Biblical Epic and Rhetorical Paraphrase in Late Antiquity Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 253
ISBN: 9780905205243
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1985
Imprint: Francis Cairns Publications
Illustrations: x + 253 pages.
Description:
The turning of biblical texts into Latin poetry - biblical paraphrase - was a significant literary activity in late antiquity (third to sixth centuries AD). The most important surviving examples of this form are Juvencus and Sedulius (of the Gospels), Arator (of Acts), "Cyprianus Gallus" (Genesis to Judges), Claudius Marius Victorius (Genesis) and Avitus (parts of Genesis and Exodus). Generally described as biblical epics because they are written in hexameters and imitate pagan epic (especially Virgil), they have also been widely recognized to have drawn for their technique of composition on the rhetorical school exercise of paraphrase.
The San Rocco Villa at Francolise Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 277
ISBN: 9780904152081
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1985
Illustrations: incl. 66 figs plus 1 foldout and 98 photos
Description:
Full report on the 1962-6 excavations of the villa and on the finds, with discussion of the region.

A Historical Commentary on Sallust's Bellum Jugurthinum

Format: Hardback
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9780905205168
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1984
Imprint: Francis Cairns Publications
Illustrations: xxvi + 276 pages.
Description:
The Bellum Jugurthinum is the second historical monograph (the other is the Catilina) written by C. Sallustius Crispus (probably 86-35 B.C.

Lindos IV, I

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9788748004870
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1984

Sheep-rearing and the wool trade in Italy during the Roman period

Format: Hardback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780905205229
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1984
Imprint: Francis Cairns Publications
Illustrations: 13 illus, 8 plates.
Description:
For this study of sheep-rearing in Roman Italy, Dr. Frayn presents and evaluates material from epigraphy, law, literature, archaeology, painting and sculpture to illuminate the social life of shepherd communities. Throughout, the ancient evidence for Italian practice is supplemented with comparative material from other ancient societies and (where relevant) from more modern farming experience.
Fragmentary Classicising Historians of the Later Roman Empire, Volume 2 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 515
ISBN: 9780905205496
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1983
Imprint: Francis Cairns Publications
Series: ARCA, Classical and Medieval Texts, Papers and Monographs
Illustrations: x + 515 pages.
Description:
This volume is the much larger companion to Roger Blockley's similarly-titled monograph, published in 1981 (ARCA 6). The earlier volume gave a commented conspectus of the fragments, and essays on the individual historians. In vol.

Statius and the Silvae. Poets, Patrons and Epideixis in the Graeco-Roman World

Format: Hardback
Pages: 261
ISBN: 9780905205137
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1983
Imprint: Francis Cairns Publications
Illustrations: viii + 231 pages.
Description:
Although writing in Latin, Statius (first-century AD) was, by origin and training, a Greek poet, and his collection of "occasional" poems, the Silvae, are a Roman extension of contemporary trends in Greek display poetry. No reading of the Silvae can be accurate without an understanding of this Graeco-Roman poetic milieu. This book therefore begins with a reconstruction of the professional background to the Silvae - the festival circuit, the conditions of work for writers, their opportunities for advancement in the Greek and Roman worlds - both in the Hellenistic period and in the first century A.
Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum Part 55 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780714111063
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1982
Illustrations: 322 pls
Description:
Publishes 875 Neo-Babylonian and Achaemenid economic texts, excavated at Abu Hamma, ancient Sippar, and copied by Pinches between 1892 and 1894. This volume reproduces his drawings.

The Ambleside Hoard

A Discovery in the Royal Collections
Format: Paperback
Pages: 68
ISBN: 9780861590391
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1982
Series: British Museum Press Occasional Paper
Description:
Documentation and description of the history and substance of the hoard, lost for over two centuries since its original 18th century discovery, and found once more in the Queen's collection.
Corpus Speculorum Etruscorum -- Denmark 1 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9788774923237
Pub Date: 30 Nov 1981
Illustrations: illus
Description:
Corpus Speculorum Etruscorum -- Denmark 1 - Copenhagen, the Danish National Museum, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek
The Late Republican Villa at Posto, Francolise Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780904152036
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1979
Illustrations: including 69 figs, 1 fold-out figure and 56 photos
Description:
Report on the 1962-5 excavations with full description of pottery and other finds.