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Sarah Emily Bond is a Professor of History at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on late Roman history, epigraphy, law, topography, GIS, and Digital Humanities.
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Territorial Inviolability in the Hellenistic World (Hellenistic Culture and Society)
by Kent J. Rigsby (Mar 27, 1997)
In the Hellenistic period certain Greek temples and cities came to be declared "sacred and inviolable." Asylia was the practice of declaring religious places precincts of asylum, meaning they were immune to violence and civil authority. The evidence for this phenomenon—mainly inscriptions and coins—is scattered in the published record. The material...
Cæsar’s Calendar
Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History
by Denis Feeney (Jun 03, 2007)
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The ancient Romans changed more than the map of the world when they conquered so much of it; they altered the way historical time itself is marked and understood. In this brilliant, erudite, and exhilarating book Denis Feeney investigates time and its contours as described by the ancient Romans, first as Rome positioned itself in relation to Greece...
Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs
by Nadia Maria El Cheikh (Sep 14, 2004)
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This book studies the Arabic-Islamic view of Byzantium, tracing the Byzantine image as it evolved through centuries of warfare, contact, and exchanges. Including previously inaccessible material on the Arabic textual tradition on Byzantium, this investigation shows the significance of Byzantium to the Arab Muslim establishment and their appreciatio...
Chasing Vines
Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life (Hardcover) – By Beth Moore – Spiritual Guidance for a Life that Matters
by Beth Moore (Feb 03, 2020)
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Join bestselling author Beth Moore in her life-changing quest of vine-chasing―and learn how everything changes when you discover the true meaning of a fruitful, God-pleasing, meaning-filled life.God wants us to flourish. In fact, he delights in our flourishing. Life isn’t always fun, but in Christ it can always be fruitful.In Chasing Vines, Beth sh...
On the Bullet Train with Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights in Japan
by Judith Pascoe (Jan 22, 2019)
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While teaching in Japan, Judith Pascoe was fascinated to discover the popularity that Emily Bront�'s novel Wuthering Heights has enjoyed there. Nearly one hundred years after its first formal introduction to the country, the novel continues to engage the imaginations of Japanese novelists, filmmakers, manga artists, and others, resulting in numerou...
On Roman Time
The Codex-Calendar of 354 and the Rhythms of Urban Life in Late Antiquity (Volume 17) (Transformation of the Classical Heritage)
by Michele Renee Salzman (Mar 24, 1991)
Because they list all the public holidays and pagan festivals of the age, calendars provide unique insights into the culture and everyday life of ancient Rome. The Codex-Calendar of 354 miraculously survived the Fall of Rome. Although it was subsequently lost, the copies made in the Renaissance remain invaluable documents of Roman society and relig...
Bishops in Flight
Exile and Displacement in Late Antiquity
by Jennifer Barry (Apr 22, 2019)
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A free open access ebook is upon publication. Learn more at Flight during times of persecution has a long and fraught history in early Christianity. In the third century, bishops who fled were considered cowards or, worse yet, heretics. On the face, flight meant denial of Christ and thus betrayal of faith and community. But by th...
Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome
by Gregory S. Aldrete (Mar 04, 2007)
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While the remains of its massive aqueducts serve as tangible reminders of Rome’s efforts to control its supply of drinking water, there are scant physical reminders that other waters sometimes raged out of control. In fact, floods were simply a part of life in ancient Rome, where proximity to the Tiber left a substantial part of the city vulnerable...